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Lost And Found: The Imagined Geographies Of American Studies, Cindi Katz Oct 2005

Lost And Found: The Imagined Geographies Of American Studies, Cindi Katz

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In the days after September 11th, 2001, and continuing until now, the national guard and other military personnel fanned out around New York City. Automatic rifles slung over their camouflaged shoulders, they "guarded" New York City's transportation stations, vital corners and thoroughfares, marquee buildings, and each and every bridge and tunnel entrance. Their comportment was usually cordial and rarely vigilant. Exuding the antithesis of an urban sensibility, they complemented the beefy boredom of the police who usually stood nearby, with an almost surreal sense of incredulity; not just "Why am I here?" but a sort of bafflement that anyone ...


Out Of The Blue: Re-Evaluating Electra-Glide In Blue, William Blick Oct 2005

Out Of The Blue: Re-Evaluating Electra-Glide In Blue, William Blick

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The 1970s was a time of moral ambiguity for the cinema. The cult- favorite, Electra Glide in Blue demonstrates the polarization of ideologies in America at the time. In this film, there are several conflicting views of the Vietnam War, "Hippies", drugs, conservatism, communes, and the mistrust of authority that made up a zeitgeist of the time. This short article defines the film as a examination of the ambiguity of the 1970s.


Review Of Boudu Saved From Drowning, Michael Adams Aug 2005

Review Of Boudu Saved From Drowning, Michael Adams

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Review of Jean Renoir's 1932 film.


Charting An Ethics Of Desire In "The Wings Of The Dove”, Phyllis E. Vanslyck Jul 2005

Charting An Ethics Of Desire In "The Wings Of The Dove”, Phyllis E. Vanslyck

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James’s characters are nothing if not willful—and ultimately alone—in their quests. Like figures from ancient Greek drama, they demand everything and give up nothing, enacting Jacques Lacan’s ethical claim that “the only thing of which one can be guilty is of having given ground relative to one’s desire.”[i] In doing so, they seem to call into question, or at least complicate, the Kantian categorical imperative and the ideal of disinterested action, offering a radical ethical alternative. James’s characters enact, I will argue, an ethic of desire.

[i]Lacan, Seminar VII, 319.


Creole Carnival: Unwrapping The Pleasures And Paradoxes Of The Gift Of Creolization, Kevin Frank Jul 2005

Creole Carnival: Unwrapping The Pleasures And Paradoxes Of The Gift Of Creolization, Kevin Frank

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In this essay Kevin Frank goes against the current in questioning the social and intellectual embrace of the poetics of creolization, in terms of its the efficacy in subverting biases that underpinned colonial subordination and exploitation.


"More Than Ever Can Be Spoken": Unconscious Fantasy In Shelley's Jane Williams Poems, Thomas R. Frosch Jul 2005

"More Than Ever Can Be Spoken": Unconscious Fantasy In Shelley's Jane Williams Poems, Thomas R. Frosch

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No abstract provided.


Review Of The Book Historical Dictionary Of Turkmenistan, John A. Drobnicki Jun 2005

Review Of The Book Historical Dictionary Of Turkmenistan, John A. Drobnicki

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Review of the book Historical dictionary of Turkmenistan.


Two Kinds Of Utility: England’S ‘Supremacy’ And The Quest For Completion In David Dabydeen’S The Intended, Kevin Frank Jun 2005

Two Kinds Of Utility: England’S ‘Supremacy’ And The Quest For Completion In David Dabydeen’S The Intended, Kevin Frank

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This essay concerns the Caribbean writer’s crucial confrontation with colonial literary models. In it, Kevin Frank argues that the central protagonist of David Dabydeen’s The Intended, the unnamed narrator, resembles the author in that he is torn between cultures (English, East Indian, and West Indian), and torn between two kinds of utility: one base, mechanical, and calculating, and the other, romantic. The latter predicament, Frank demonstrates, is a natural consequence of the convergence of romantic and utilitarian ideology underpinning British colonialism. Moreover, Dabydeen’s ambivalence about his allegiances and literary heritage is similar to that of one of ...


Review Of The Book Dictionary Of Literary Biography, Vol. 299: Holocaust Novelists, John A. Drobnicki Mar 2005

Review Of The Book Dictionary Of Literary Biography, Vol. 299: Holocaust Novelists, John A. Drobnicki

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Review of the book Dictionary of literary biography, Vol. 299: Holocaust novelists.


Female Iconography In Invisible Man, Shelly J. Eversley Jan 2005

Female Iconography In Invisible Man, Shelly J. Eversley

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Argument concerning female visuality in Ralph Ellison's novel, Invisible Man.


Oy Science Fiction: On Genre, Criticism, And Alien Love: An Interview With Marleen S. Barr, C. Jason Smith, Ximena C. Gallardo, Marleen S. Barr Jan 2005

Oy Science Fiction: On Genre, Criticism, And Alien Love: An Interview With Marleen S. Barr, C. Jason Smith, Ximena C. Gallardo, Marleen S. Barr

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Marleen S. Barr is a pioneer of feminist science fiction criticism and a leader in the fight against the ghettoizing influences of genre-labeling in literary criticism. While the noteworthy Feminist Fabulation: Space/Postmodern Fiction (University of Iowa Press, 1992) has been praised as Barr's seminal work in feminist science fiction criticism and theory, it is in Genre Fission: A New Discourse Practice for Cultural Studies (U of Iowa P, 2000) where she takes on literary critics' discriminatory practices against "genre fiction" in general and fantasy and science fiction in particular.

Currently teaching at Fordham University in New York City ...


Scientists Seeking To Identify Skull As That Of Copernicus, Aldemaro Romero Jr., Andrew T. Sustich Jan 2005

Scientists Seeking To Identify Skull As That Of Copernicus, Aldemaro Romero Jr., Andrew T. Sustich

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No abstract provided.


On White Fish And Black Men: Did Stephen Bishop Really Discover The Blind Cave Fish Of Mammoth Cave?, Aldemaro Romero Jr., Jonathan S. Woodward Jan 2005

On White Fish And Black Men: Did Stephen Bishop Really Discover The Blind Cave Fish Of Mammoth Cave?, Aldemaro Romero Jr., Jonathan S. Woodward

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No abstract provided.


From Center To Margin: A Feminist Journey In The Roman Catholic Church, Susan A. Farrell Jan 2005

From Center To Margin: A Feminist Journey In The Roman Catholic Church, Susan A. Farrell

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Using a socio-religious approach to autobiography, a sociologist traces her development within the Roman catholic Church and her journey from the center of that religious faith to the margins. As a Feminist sociologist critiquing the institution and its practices which exclude women from ordination, Women-Church, an umbrella organization of feminist groups within the Roman catholic tradition, is used as an example of what a more inclusive religious organization could look like.


Review Of The Innocents, Michael Adams Jan 2005

Review Of The Innocents, Michael Adams

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Review of Jack Clayton's The Innocents: http://www.media-party.com/discland/2005/10/the-innocents.html


Intentionalism: On The Assumption Of Authority In Literature, Aaron Barlow Jan 2005

Intentionalism: On The Assumption Of Authority In Literature, Aaron Barlow

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No abstract provided.


How Much Does Chaos Scare You?: Politics, Religion, And Philosophy In The Fiction Of Philip K. Dick, Aaron Barlow Jan 2005

How Much Does Chaos Scare You?: Politics, Religion, And Philosophy In The Fiction Of Philip K. Dick, Aaron Barlow

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"Certain themes appear with surprising consistency in Dick’s fiction. They crop up in the early short stories, called by some critics, including Kim Stanley Robinson, Dick’s “apprentice” fiction. They appear in the novels of Dick’s most productive period, the 1960s. And they are a part of the last novels, the VALIS trilogy and The Transmigration of Timothy Archer—written when Dick was, according to Eric Rabkin and others, insane. These themes fall into three inter-related categories: metaphysics, religion, and politics. The first concerns perception and the world, and the individual’s interaction with both. The second, the ...


Review Of Seven Men From Now, Michael Adams Jan 2005

Review Of Seven Men From Now, Michael Adams

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Review of Budd Boetticher's Seven Men from Now: http://www.media-party.com/discland/2006/01/seven-men-from-now.html


Review Of The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers, Michael Adams Jan 2005

Review Of The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers, Michael Adams

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Review of Lewis Milestone's The Strange Love of Martha Ivers: http://www.media-party.com/discland/2005/11/the-strange-love-of-martha-ivers.html


"You Better Work": Underground Dance Music In New York City By Kai Fikentscher, Eliot Bates Jan 2005

"You Better Work": Underground Dance Music In New York City By Kai Fikentscher, Eliot Bates

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You Better Work!: Underground Dance Music in New York City is arguably the first ethnography of electronic dance music culture; it is also one of the first ethnomusicologically-influenced monographs on mediated dance music. Kai Fikentscher deftly avoids the wealth of music industry genre tags (such as "deep house" or "two step garage") that plague many writings on electronic dance music, instead focusing on a specific dance community in New York City which began its social dance practice in the days of disco and continued the practice well into the 1990s. His study took place over the course of thirteen years ...


Sacco And Vanzetti: The Italian American Legacy, Fred L. Gardaphé Jan 2005

Sacco And Vanzetti: The Italian American Legacy, Fred L. Gardaphé

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No abstract provided.


Zines Straight From The Stacks: Self-Published Tracts From Library Workers, Alycia Sellie Jan 2005

Zines Straight From The Stacks: Self-Published Tracts From Library Workers, Alycia Sellie

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No abstract provided.


Like Falling Off A Log: Rubato In Chopin's Prelude In Ab Major (Op. 28, No. 17), William Rothstein Jan 2005

Like Falling Off A Log: Rubato In Chopin's Prelude In Ab Major (Op. 28, No. 17), William Rothstein

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Rubato is widely regarded as a purely intuitive art. While it may be true that most performers rely solely on intuition for their rubato, a conscious approach may also be helpful. For the teacher of “analysis for performers,” a conscious approach is essential if rubato is to be discussed at all.

Rubato is a difficult subject to theorize. The late David Epstein made an admirable attempt in his book Shaping Time, using recordings by performers he admired to construct quantitative models. My approach here will be qualitative rather than quantitative, and introspective rather than empirical. Unlike Epstein, I will make ...


The World Map Of Music: The Edison Phonograph And The Musical Cartography Of The Earth By Ulrich Wegner, Eliot Bates Jan 2005

The World Map Of Music: The Edison Phonograph And The Musical Cartography Of The Earth By Ulrich Wegner, Eliot Bates

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The Berlin Phonogram-Archive was founded in 1900 by Carl Stumpf and Otto Abraham with a collection of twenty wax cylinders of a Siamese theatre ensemble. Erich Moritz von Hornbostel became the head of the archive in 1905, and ever since, the archive—and its archivists—have held an important place in the histories f folklore, ethnomusicology, and recorded sound. Recognized in 1999 by UNESCO’s “Memory of the World” project, the archive now holds over 150,000 music recordings and recently released a comprehensive catalogue (Ziegler 2006) and the CD-ROM The World Map of Music: The Edison Phonograph and the ...


Negative Emotions And Music Revisited, Peter L. Manuel Jan 2005

Negative Emotions And Music Revisited, Peter L. Manuel

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No abstract provided.


Review Of Somewhere In The Night, Michael Adams Jan 2005

Review Of Somewhere In The Night, Michael Adams

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Review of Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Somewhere in the Night: http://www.media-party.com/discland/2005/11/somewhere-in-the-night.html


Review Of Whirlpool, Michael Adams Jan 2005

Review Of Whirlpool, Michael Adams

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Review of Otto Preminger's 1949 film: http://www.media-party.com/discland/2005/10/whirlpool.html


Review Of Sleepless Town, Michael Adams Jan 2005

Review Of Sleepless Town, Michael Adams

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Review of Lee Chi Ngai's 1998 film: http://www.media-party.com/discland/2005/08/sleepless-town.html


Review Of Masculin Feminin, Michael Adams Jan 2005

Review Of Masculin Feminin, Michael Adams

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Review of Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin feminin: http://www.media-party.com/discland/2005/09/masculin-feminin.html


Review Of Two For The Road, Michael Adams Jan 2005

Review Of Two For The Road, Michael Adams

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Review of Stanley Donen's Two for the Road: http://www.media-party.com/discland/2005/11/two-for-the-road.html