♥ Book Title : Close Listening
☯ Full Synopsis : "Close Listening brings together seventeen strikingly original essays, especially written for this volume, on the poetry reading, the sound of poetry, and the visual performance of poetry. While the performance of poetry is as old as poetry itself, critical attention to modern and postmodern poetry performance has been surprisingly slight. This volume, featuring work by critics and poets such as Marjorie Perloff, Susan Stewart, Johanna Drucker, Dennis Tedlock, and Susan Howe, is the first comprehensive introduction to the ways in which twentieth-century poetry has been practiced as a performance art. From the performance styles of individual poets and types of poetry to the relation of sound to meaning, from historical and social approaches to poetry readings to new imaginations of prosody, the entries gathered here investigate a compelling range of topics for anyone interested in poetry. Taken together, these essays encourage new forms of "close listenings"--not only to the printed text of poems but also to tapes, performances, and other expressions of the sounded and visualized word. The time is right for such a volume: with readings, spoken word events, and the Web gaining an increasing audience for poetry, Close Listening opens a number of new avenues for the critical discussion of the sound and performance of poetry."Article| Charles Bernstein| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Consider the Audiobook, Or, the Hermeneutics of Close Listening
☯ Full Synopsis : "" ... explores the literary, cultural, and political implications surrounding the fastest growing industry in American publishing: audiobooks. It grounds its analysis in Foucault’s notion of the author function and Gerard Genette’s concept of paratextuality, situating each within the burgeoning and interdisciplinary field of Literary Sound Studies. “Consider the Audiobook” aims to rediscover a new conception of authorship, the book, and what literature and hermeneutics might mean in a time of increasing re-mediation and adaptation of the printed word."--Abstract."Article| Ryan Matthew Marnane| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Listening
☯ Full Synopsis : "How can new and experienced teachers rethink the ways of teaching and learn to embrace and learn from the diversity they encounter among their students? Rather than preparing teachers to follow prescriptions or blueprints, Katherine Schultz suggests that we show them how to attend to and respond to the students they teach. In this book, she offers a conceptual framework for "deep listening," illustrating how successful teachers listen for the particularities of individual students, listen for the rhythm and balance of the whole class, listen for the broader contexts of students' lives, and listen for silence and acts of silence. Listening in this manner brings together knowledge of individual students, an understanding of a student's place within the classroom, and mastery of subject matter and pedagogy. This volume features compelling case studies that reveal the classroom lives of teachers who are exemplary listeners."Article| Katherine Schultz| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Teaching Music Creatively
☯ Full Synopsis : "Offering a brand new approach to teaching music in the primary classroom, Teaching Music Creatively provides training and qualified teachers with a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively deliver a creative music curriculum. Exploring research-informed teaching ideas, diverse practices and approaches to music teaching, the authors offer well-tested strategies for developing children’s musical creativity, knowledge, skills and understanding. With ground-breaking contributions from international experts in the field, this book presents a unique set of perspectives on music teaching. Key topics covered include: Creative teaching, and what it means to teach creatively; Composition, listening and notation; Spontaneous music-making; Group music and performance; The use of multimedia; Integration of music into the wider curriculum; Musical play; Cultural diversity; Assessment and planning. Packed with practical, innovative ideas for teaching music in a lively and creative way, together with the theory and background necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of creative teaching methods, Teaching Music Creatively is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in initial teacher training, practising teachers, and undergraduate students of music and education."Article| Pam Burnard| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Counseling the Communicatively Disabled and Their Families
☯ Full Synopsis : "Counseling the Communicatively Disabled and Their Families: A Manual for Clinicians, Second Edition, written by George H. Shames, emphasizes the development of specific interviewing and counseling skills for speech-language pathologists and audiologists, which is a requirement of ASHA's clinical certification standards. The book offers a clear, basic definition of counseling, then builds a picture of the multidimensional role of counseling in speech-language pathology and audiology using anecdotal references to clinical cases. Among the changes in the Second Edition, Dr. Shames, a licensed speech-language pathologist as well as a licensed clinical psychologist, has expanded the theoretical overviews that ground the "learning by doing" skill development feature of this updated edition. Practicing clinicians and students in communication disorders programs, in addition to social workers and clinical psychologists, will find this book invaluable to their training as focused, helpful evaluators and counselors of the communicatively disabled. It will also apply to training in other contexts and circumstances wherein counseling is appropriate."Article| George H. Shames| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Poetics in a New Key
☯ Full Synopsis : "This collection of interviews and essays presents an entertaining and provocative introduction to the critical thought of Marjorie Perloff. The fourteen interviews conducted by accomplished scholars, poets, and critics from the United States, Denmark, Norway, France, and Poland cover many topics: poetry s nature as a literary genre, its current state, and its relation to art, politics, language, theory, and technology. The volume also features three essays by Perloff: an academic memoir, an exploration of poetry pedagogy, and an essay on the (re)constitution of the intellectuals in the 21st century. It will be an inspiring resource for both scholars and poets who care to live a life of attention, on and off the page of poetry.""Article| Marjorie Perloff| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Close Encounters of the Divine Kind
☯ Full Synopsis : "We have actually had an encounter with a true extraterrestrial—but an extraterrestrial from another space, another time, another dimension, the ultimate extraterrestrial: God."Article| Che Ahn| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Postmodern Music/Postmodern Thought
☯ Full Synopsis : "First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."Article| Judy Lochhead| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Our House
☯ Full Synopsis : "Space has emerged in recent years as a radical category in a range of related disciplines across the humanities. Of the many possible applications of this new interest, some of the most exciting and challenging have addressed the issue of domestic architecture and its function as a space for both the dramatisation and the negotiation of a cluster of highly salient issues concerning, amongst other things, belonging and exclusion, fear and desire, identity and difference.Our House is a cross-disciplinary collection of essays taking as its focus both the prospect and the possibility of 'the house'. This latter term is taken in its broadest possible resonance, encompassing everything from the great houses so beloved of nineteenth-century English novelists to the caravans and mobile homes of the latterday travelling community, and all points in between. The essays are written by a combination of established and emerging scholars, working in a variety of scholarly disciplines, including literary criticism, sociology, cultural studies, history, popular music, and architecture. No specific school or theory predominates, although the work of two key figures – Gaston Bachelard and Martin Heidegger – is engaged throughout. This collection engages with a number of key issues raised by the increasingly troubled relationship between the cultural (built) and natural environments in the contemporary world."Article| Gerry Smyth| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Patient-Centred Medicine in Transition
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book challenges functional models for more aesthetic and ethical models, where communication is grounded in values systems of cultures. Here, communication is treated as a distributed phenomenon involving networks of persons, activities and artifacts, and extends beyond doctor-patient relationships to working in and across teams around patients. The purpose of the book is to stimulate thinking about how patient care and safety may be improved through a focus upon the ‘non-technical’ work of doctors – interpersonal communication, teamwork and situation awareness in teams. The focus is then not on the personality of the doctor, but on the dynamics of relationships which form doctors’ multiple identities."Article| Alan Bleakley| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : How to Become a Guitar Player from Hell
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book covers almost every guitar technique used by modern guitar virtuosos and explains them in simple terms anyone can understand. Topics include arpeggios, finger tapping, artificial and muted harmonics, exotic scales and chords, modes, "outside" playing, and more, along with never before published methods such as the "wah-wham" technique, unorthodox tremolo bar manipulations, and out-of-the-box thinking exercises. Extensive musical examples are provided in tablature form, no traditional music reading skills necessary. Topics tangential to guitar playing yet still of interest to guitarists are also included, such as how to find band members, taking care of your hands, how to get gigs, and more. The author draws upon his 20 years of guitar playing experience to provide genuine "insider" information, much of which has never appeared elsewhere. Guitarists of all levels will find a plethora of knowledge within this book to dramatically improve their proficiency on the instrument."Article| Jason Earls| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Close Kids
☯ Full Synopsis : "Statistics show brothers and sisters do not share as close of a relationship as they once did. They are starting to grow apart earlier, which is damaging their connection as adults. Is there anything parents and grandparents can do right now, while their children are young, to influence their adult relationship for the better? Brett A. Johnston, a father of three, wondered the same things, leading him on a quest for answers. His extensive research into adult sibling relationships led to the development of Close Kids. In this insightful book, he explains the various influences on sibling relationships and reveals the factors most common among the closest siblings that any family can apply. Implementing his findings into your children's lives will result in positive, lifelong sibling relationships for your children. Parents, learn what it takes to have Close Kids for life!"Article| Brett A. Johnston| Statement ..."