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Biblical Assyria And Other Anxieties In The British Empire, Steven W. Holloway Jun 2018

Biblical Assyria And Other Anxieties In The British Empire, Steven W. Holloway

Steven W Holloway

The successful “invasion” of ancient Mesopotamia by explorers in the pay of the British Museum Trustees resulted in best-selling publications, a treasure-trove of Assyrian antiquities for display purposes and scholarly excavation, and a remarkable boost to the quest for confirmation of the literal truth of the Bible. The public registered its delight with the findings through the turnstyle- twirling appeal of the British Museum exhibits, and a series of appropriations of Assyrian art motifs and narratives in popular culture - jewelry, bookends, clocks, fine arts, theater productions, and a walk-through Assyrian palace among other period mansions at the Sydenham Crystal Palace ...


The Digital Dionysus: Nietzsche & The Network-Centric Condition Dec 2015

The Digital Dionysus: Nietzsche & The Network-Centric Condition

Dan Mellamphy

No abstract provided.


Review Of Herbert Blau’S Reality Principles: From The Absurd To The Virtual, Clark Lunberry Nov 2015

Review Of Herbert Blau’S Reality Principles: From The Absurd To The Virtual, Clark Lunberry

Clark Lunberry

In his most recent book of collected essays on theatre and performance, the esteemed scholar and theatre director Herbert Blau (who died on 3 May 2013 at age 87) recounts a story from his early days as a director of an actor’s lament with his rehearsed role, “I don’t feel this, I’m not feeling this at all.” To which Blau forcefully replied, “I couldn’t care less what you feel, or don’t, feelings are cheap! I only care what you think. What we’re doing here is thinking, trying to understand”. In a chapter entitled “The ...


Artwork Completion : A Response To Gover, Kelly Trogdon, Paisley Nathan Livingston Jul 2015

Artwork Completion : A Response To Gover, Kelly Trogdon, Paisley Nathan Livingston

Prof. LIVINGSTON Paisley Nathan

No abstract provided.


Remembering The Avant-Garde: Vision And Time In The Poetry Of Frank O'Hara, Graham Macphee Feb 2015

Remembering The Avant-Garde: Vision And Time In The Poetry Of Frank O'Hara, Graham Macphee

Graham MacPhee

No abstract provided.


From Reproduction To Reproducibility: Creativity And Technics In Benjamin And Arendt, Graham Mcphee Feb 2015

From Reproduction To Reproducibility: Creativity And Technics In Benjamin And Arendt, Graham Mcphee

Graham MacPhee

No abstract provided.


Glass Before Its Time, Premature Iron: The Unforeseeable Futures Of Technology In Benjamin's Arcades Project, Graham Mcphee Feb 2015

Glass Before Its Time, Premature Iron: The Unforeseeable Futures Of Technology In Benjamin's Arcades Project, Graham Mcphee

Graham MacPhee

No abstract provided.


Technology, Time, And The Return Of Abstract Painting, Graham Mcphee Feb 2015

Technology, Time, And The Return Of Abstract Painting, Graham Mcphee

Graham MacPhee

No abstract provided.


The Face Of Our Wartime, Sharon Sliwinski Dec 2014

The Face Of Our Wartime, Sharon Sliwinski

Sharon Sliwinski

This paper considers a turn toward portraiture amongst contemporary photojournalists who have covered the War on Terror. A series of wartime faces is examined in order to consider the way prolonged conflict flattens our visual landscape.


Railroads And The American Industrial Landscape: Ted Rose Paintings And Photographs, Curtis Carter Jul 2014

Railroads And The American Industrial Landscape: Ted Rose Paintings And Photographs, Curtis Carter

Curtis Carter

No abstract provided.


Rudolph Ernst, A Moor Robing After The Bath, Curtis L. Carter Jul 2014

Rudolph Ernst, A Moor Robing After The Bath, Curtis L. Carter

Curtis Carter

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Museum Pieces: Toward The Indigenization Of Canadian Museums, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D. Feb 2014

Book Review: Museum Pieces: Toward The Indigenization Of Canadian Museums, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


'Gardens Of Justice': Australian Feminist Law Journal, 2013, Volume 39, Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström, Merima Bruncevic, Leif Dahlberg Jan 2014

'Gardens Of Justice': Australian Feminist Law Journal, 2013, Volume 39, Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström, Merima Bruncevic, Leif Dahlberg

Dr Matilda Arvidsson

FOREWARD: GARDENS OF JUSTICE

Matilda Arvidsson, Merima Bruncevic, Leila Brannstrom, Leif Dahlberg

Our Gardens of Justice special themed issue of the Australian Feminist Law Journal grew out of the 2012 Critical Legal Conference in Stockholm and its theme of Gardens of Justice, a conference organised by Matilda Arvidsson, Merima Bruncevic, Leila Brannstrom and Leif Dahlberg. We issued a Call for Papers early in 2013 in which several conference theme questions were repeated. We called for papers devoted to thinking about law and justice as a physical as well as a social environment. The theme suggested a plurality of justice gardens ...


Building A Collection Of Contemporary Urban Material Culture, Robert Rotenberg, Alaka Wali Dec 2013

Building A Collection Of Contemporary Urban Material Culture, Robert Rotenberg, Alaka Wali

Robert Rotenberg

No abstract provided.


Material Agency In The Urban Material Culture Initiative, Robert Rotenberg Dec 2013

Material Agency In The Urban Material Culture Initiative, Robert Rotenberg

Robert Rotenberg

This contribution to the discussion of collecting contemporary objects reviews the implications of taking seriously how and what objects communicate, especially how we can identify the ways messages are coded in the forms of familiar objects. Of special interest are the conceptual tools that are available to differentiate these messages when objects are arranged in assemblages, including emergent implicit messages, the messages implicit in sets of objects. I advocate an approach to collecting in museums based on the tactics people use to create these assemblages at home. What theorizing about material agency offers to our collection program is a focus ...


Walking In And Out Of Place: The Pedestrian Performances Of Tim Robinson, Daniel Sack Dec 2013

Walking In And Out Of Place: The Pedestrian Performances Of Tim Robinson, Daniel Sack

Daniel Sack

No abstract provided.


Response To "Money Is In The Eye Of The Beholder", Stephen M. Buttes Oct 2013

Response To "Money Is In The Eye Of The Beholder", Stephen M. Buttes

Stephen M Buttes

Beginning with the editor's discussion of an episode of Project Runway and its relationship to contemporary theories of affect in art, my response to Todd Cronan's piece questions his application of affect theory in the particular instance of the episode he discusses and then draws it together with a discussion of the novel Baroni: A Journey, by Argentine author Sergio Chejfec, to explore critiques of the economic logic of neoliberalism through aesthetic objects.


Rembrandt Workshop, The Philosopher, Ca. 1660, Sebastian Luft Oct 2013

Rembrandt Workshop, The Philosopher, Ca. 1660, Sebastian Luft

Sebastian Luft

No abstract provided.


“Onde Está A Felicidade?", Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Apr 2013

“Onde Está A Felicidade?", Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Poderemos ser felizes? Passamos a maior parte do tempo a trabalhar, no emprego ou em casa, e em Portugal até dormimos cada vez menos. A aproximação à felicidade parece cada vez mais depender de como nos sentirmos no trabalho. E face à dura realidade, poderemos sonhar que todos sejam felizes no trabalho, ou tal será uma quimera?


“Onde Está A Felicidade?", Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Apr 2013

“Onde Está A Felicidade?", Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Poderemos ser felizes? Passamos a maior parte do tempo a trabalhar, no emprego ou em casa, e em Portugal até dormimos cada vez menos. A aproximação à felicidade parece cada vez mais depender de como nos sentirmos no trabalho. E face à dura realidade, poderemos sonhar que todos sejam felizes no trabalho, ou tal será uma quimera?


“Onde Está A Felicidade", Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Apr 2013

“Onde Está A Felicidade", Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Poderemos ser felizes? Passamos a maior parte do tempo a trabalhar, no emprego ou em casa, e em Portugal até dormimos cada vez menos. A aproximação à felicidade parece cada vez mais depender de como nos sentirmos no trabalho. E face à dura realidade, poderemos sonhar que todos sejam felizes no trabalho, ou tal será uma quimera?


Crime Virtuoso, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Mar 2013

Crime Virtuoso, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Neste artigo discute-se o que há de profundo e o que há de circunstancial na mania das fotocópias de livros e os problemas conexos da educação e da edição.


Blood-Stained Linen And Shattered Skull: Ford's Theatre As A Reliquary To Abraham Lincoln, Erika Schneider Feb 2013

Blood-Stained Linen And Shattered Skull: Ford's Theatre As A Reliquary To Abraham Lincoln, Erika Schneider

Erika Schneider

No abstract provided.


Melville And The Trope Of The Starving American Artist In Rome, Erika Schneider Feb 2013

Melville And The Trope Of The Starving American Artist In Rome, Erika Schneider

Erika Schneider

No abstract provided.


Para Uma Desconstrução Social E Política, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Feb 2013

Para Uma Desconstrução Social E Política, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Feira de vaidades, sociedade de enganos, mundo de aparências, a pólis em tempo de crise profunda mostra rostos que não são a sua alma, se é que ainda a tem (e não a vendeu já: por exemplo ao diabo). É preciso olhar raio X para ver através das cortinas de fumo quando, na comunidade política, por um lado se quer parecer o que se não é, ou meramente se pretende demostrar o que se pensa, sem se ter já qualquer veleidade de alterar o que está aí. Quando as consciências morais - ou quem a tal aspire - se limitam a querer ...


Heather Saunders: The "Freaky Friday" Series, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D. Jan 2013

Heather Saunders: The "Freaky Friday" Series, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

Desire and sex and lust. The conflation of signifiers of sensuality and femininity in female clothing points to a rigorous sexualization of the body beginning in girlhood, through their dress and the way it’s worn. Lace, fishnet, silk, leather, satin, chiffon and latex are shown in their various iterations in children’s fashion. The same materials, fabrics and the words used to describe them host different meanings and associations in adulthood. Yet, somewhere in this liminal divide, childhood and adulthood speak to each other, and the conversation is uncomfortable, like the first time you heard about the birds and ...


Vencer A Crise. Ética, Psicologia E Partidos, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Jan 2013

Vencer A Crise. Ética, Psicologia E Partidos, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Crise e medidas de liofilização e compressão ensurdecem toda a comunicação social. Há contudo que analisar as raízes psicológicas da crise e da crise sobre a crise, e urgentemente regenerar os partidos, sob pena de sempre se ter "mais do mesmo". Ou então muito diferente, porque a obstinação de uns levará à obstinação de outros. E se a II República não mostrar que vale a pena, poderá vir (o diabo não nos oiça) uma anti-república que se chamará IV (porque contará também o Estado Novo) a tentar resolver tudo à força.


Exhibition Review: Clive Holden: Media/Mediated, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D. Dec 2012

Exhibition Review: Clive Holden: Media/Mediated, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

An approach to artmaking that is driven by the prospect of chance, by the accidental, is reliant upon the inherent rationale of the natural world. There, chaos constitutes change (or vice versa) and reveals new forms that displace and/or update the old. Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist Clive Holden’s recent practice has manipulated the properties of the natural world into an aesthetic strategy. Utilizing the randomization and dynamism found in nature serves to unsettle and reconfigure his installations, transforming them into ever-evolving media.


Shapeshifting: Transformations In Native American Art, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D. Dec 2012

Shapeshifting: Transformations In Native American Art, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

Concise, clear and consistent, the catalogue that accompanies the exhibition Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art establishes a critical dialogue between historical and contemporary Native American objects. Mounted at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts by the PEM’s resident curator of Native American Art and Culture Karen Kramer Russell, the exhibition “offers an exciting new orientation for understanding Native creativity and art-making as an all-encompassing product of its time, grounded in an artist’s community, philosophy, language, and environment” (15). Essentially, the exhibition project embraced chronological and aesthetic differences to reconsider the ways that Native American transhistoricity can ...


Gary Wyatt: Seekers And Travellers Contemporary Art Of The Pacific Northwest Coast, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D. Dec 2012

Gary Wyatt: Seekers And Travellers Contemporary Art Of The Pacific Northwest Coast, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.