Representing Scotland in Literature, Popular Culture and Iconography

The Masks of the Modern Nation

Author: A. Riach

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230554962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 8126

This fascinating new study is about cultural change and continuities. At the core of the book are discrete literary studies of Scotland and Shakespeare, Walter Scott, R.L. Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, the modern Scottish Renaissance of the 1920s and more recent cultural and literary phenomena. The central theme of literature and popular 'representation' recontextualises literary analysis in a broader, multi-faceted picture involving all the arts and the changing sense of what 'the popular' might be in a modern nation. New technologies alter forms of cultural production and the book charts a way through these forms, from oral poetry and song to the novel, and includes studies of paintings, classical music, socialist drama, TV, film and comic books. The international context for mass media cultural production is examined as the story of the intrinsic curiosity of the imagination and the intensely local aspect of Scotland's cultural self-representation unfolds.

McLuhan's Global Village Today

Transatlantic Perspectives

Author: Angela Krewani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131731834X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 3555

Marshall McLuhan was one of the leading media theorists of the twentieth century. This collection of essays explores the many facets of McLuhan’s work from a transatlantic perspective, balancing applied case studies with theoretical discussions.

Transforming Classroom Practice through Robotics Education

Author: Loh Sau Cheong,Loo Chu Kiong,Nahid Bayat Bodaghi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527521273

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 200

View: 2987

This book offers a thorough and reader-friendly discussion of the relevance of incorporating robotics into the 21st century classroom. It explores essential topics including outcome-based education, robotics technology, the use robotics in education, and its theoretical underpinnings, among others. It also provides a wide range of examples and figures, making the book relevant across multiple disciplines in the social, educational and computer sciences. As such, it will appeal to students, teachers, researchers, and practitioners who intend to conduct robotics training in schools or institutions.

Spirits of the Age

Scottish Self Portraits

Author: Paul Henderson Scott

Publisher: The Saltire Society

ISBN: 9780854110872

Category: English literature

Page: 370

View: 587

Presents a collection of Scottish autobiographical essays of George Davie, David Daiches, Robin Jenkins, Muriel Spark, Tom Nairn, Edwin Morgan, Derick Thomson, Alastair Reid, Agnes Owens, Ronald Stevenson, Richard Demarco, Elizabeth Blackadder, Alasdair Gray, Stewart Conn, Hugh Pennington, Allan Massie, Duncan Macmillan, John Byrne, and others.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Berlin (Germany)

Page: N.A

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The media in Scotland

Author: Neil Blain,David Hutchison

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr


Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 5065

What does it mean to 'think differently'? What are the conditions under which original thought can take place and what are the obstacles to it? The ability to create thoughts is what lies at the base of philosophy and political theory and practice. One cannot hope to change the world, or even adequately critique it, without the possibility of the new in mental life.The Political Mindseeks to explore the possibility of thinking differently through connecting neuropsychological material on consciousness, nonconsciousness and affect to political theory. It spans many diverse disciplines: from hard-edged neuropsychology to sociology, economics, political theory and Eastern and Western philosophy. Its originality lies in its ability to draw meaningful connections between such disparate literatures, weaving a coherent whole. It then applies the concepts created to the currently popular topics of consumerism and the anti-capitalist and anti-globalisation movements.Key Features:* Unique in drawing connections between neuropsychology and political theory* Addresses an enormous breadth of material* Relevant to those interested in the anti-globalisation and anti-capitalism movements

The Comics Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781560979852

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 207

View: 7175

Brian K. Vaughan on Y: The Last Man, Lost, Ex Machina and more; Paul Karasik interviews Gipi; John Kerschbaum talks brutality. Should superheroes come out of the closet? Reviews of Zot!, Kirby: King of Comics, and more!

The Edinburgh companion to contemporary Scottish poetry

Author: Matt McGuire,Colin Nicholson

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780748636266

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

View: 7840

This is the first book to take political devolution as an organising context for the presentation and discussion of main currents in contemporary Scottish poetry.

Report of Investigations

no.2002 to no.7380

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mineral industries

Page: N.A

View: 1728


ICMA 2002

proceedings of the International Conference on Manufacturing Automation : Rapid Response Solutions to Product Development, December 10-12, 2002, Hong Kong, China

Author: S. T. Tan,I. Gibson,Y. H. Chen

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781860583766

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

View: 437



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Algology

Page: N.A

View: 8960


Rush and Philosophy

Heart and Mind United

Author: Jim Berti,Durrell Bowman

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697294

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 7509

The progressive/hard rock band Rush has never been as popular as it is now. A documentary film about the band, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, which was released in the summer of 2010 has been universally well received. They had a cameo in the movie I Love You Man. Their seven-part song “2112” was included in a version of “Guitar Hero” released in 2010. The group even appeared on The Colbert Report. Even legendary trios such as Led Zeppelin, Cream, and The Police don’t enjoy the commitment and devotion that Rush’s fans lavish on Alex, Geddy, and Neil. In part, this is because Rush is equally devoted to its fans. Since their first album in 1974, they have released 18 additional albums and toured the world following nearly every release. Today, when other 70s-bands have either broken up or become nostalgia acts, Rush continues to sell out arenas and amphitheatres and sell albums—to date Rush has sold over 40 million albums. They are ranked fourth after The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band. Rush’s success is also due to its intellectual approach to music and sound. The concept album 2112 made Rush a world-class band and cemented its reputation as the thinking-person’s progressive rock trio. Rush’s interest in political philosophy, mind-control, the nature of free-will, of individuality, and our relationship to machines makes Rush a band that matters and which speaks to its fans directly and honestly like no other. Lyricist Niel Peart has even built a following by writing books, both about his motorcycle travels and about the tragic death of his daughter, which have only furthered the respect Rush’s fans have for (arguably) rock’s greatest drummer and lyricist. Fiercely independent of trends, Rush has maintained a clear mission and purpose throughout their career. With the unique “Rush sound,” the band has been able to blend thought-provoking lyrics and music for almost four decades. The Rush style of music can trigger the unusual combination of air-drumming, air-guitar, singing along, and fist-pumping, just as much as it can thoughtful reflection and deep thinking, making Rush “The Thinking Man’s Band.” Rush and Philosophy does not set out to sway the public’s opinion, nor is it an awkward gushing of how much the authors love Rush. Rush and Philosophy is a fascinating look at the music and lyrics of the band, setting out to address thought-provoking questions. For example, elements of philosophical thinking from the likes of Jean Paul-Sartre, Ayn Rand, and Plato can be found in Peart’s lyrics; does this make Peart a disciple of philosophy? In what ways has technology influenced the band through the decades? Can there be too much technology for a power-trio? Can listening to Rush’s music and lyrics lead listeners to think more clearly, responsibly, and happily? Is the band’s music a “pleasant distraction” from the singing of Geddy Lee? In what ways is Rush Canadian? How can a band that has been referred to as “right-wing” also criticize big government, religion, and imperialism? Rush and Philosophy is written by an assortment of philosophers and scholars with eclectic and diverse backgrounds who love Rush’s music and who “get” the meaning and importance of it. They discuss Rush with the enthusiasm of fan. The book will be a must-read for the many fans who have long known that Rush deserves as much respect as the ideas, concepts, and puzzles about human existence they write and compose music about.

British Writers

Supplement XIII

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference

ISBN: 9780684315188

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 9312

Covers hundreds of writers who have made contributions to British, Irish and Commonwealth literature from the 14th century to the present day. Introductory essays and chronological tables open each volume and provide historical background. Each Supplement covers approximately 20 additional authors.

My Granny Made Me an Anarchist

The Cultural and Political Formation of a West of Scotland "baby-boomer"

Author: Stuart Christie


ISBN: 1873976143

Category: Anarchism

Page: 257

View: 363


The Primer of Humor Research

Author: Victor Raskin

Publisher: Mouton De Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110186857

Category: Humor

Page: 673

View: 4016

The book is intended to provide a definitive view of the field of humor research for both beginning and established scholars in a variety of fields who are developing an interest in humor and need to familiarize themselves with the available body of knowledge. Each chapter of the book is devoted to an important aspect of humor research or to a disciplinary approach to the field, and each is written by the leading expert or emerging scholar in that area. "