This book departs significantly from existing scholarship on contemporary performance in its rejection of the dramatic/postdramatic binary and its interrogation of previous applications of Derridean poststructuralism to theatrical ...
Author: Liz Tomlin
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Acts and Apparitions examines how new performance practices from the 1990s to the present day have been driven by questions of the real and the ensuing political implications of the concept's rapidly disintegrating authority. This book departs significantly from existing scholarship on contemporary performance in its rejection of the dramatic/postdramatic binary and its interrogation of previous applications of Derridean poststructuralism to theatrical representation and notions of the real. It offers new perspectives on the political analysis of contemporary theatre and performance across a wide range of models from Forced Entertainment and the Wooster Group, to Roland Schimmelpfennig and Howard Barker; from verbatim theatre to audio tours and the interactive performances of Ontroerend Goed.
Author: Alexandre-Jacques-François Brierre de BoismontPublish On: 1855
when the hallucination is recognized by the person affected as an error , when it
exercises no evil influence on the conduct , and is only the effect of a rational
idea , it cannot be considered as the act of a madman ; but when it incites to
Author: Alexandre-Jacques-François Brierre de Boismont
This call to action elaborates upon the act of dis- pelling, tying these acts to the
body in an exhortation to reveal the self. “From A Far” closed by insisting on
action; the opening pages of “Urania/Astronomy” tie this action to the body and
Author: Josephine Park
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Apparitions of Asia traces a literary intimacy between the U.S. and East Asia that spans the twentieth century. Commercial and political bridges generated transpacific literary alliances, and Park analyzes American bards who capitalized on these ties and interrogates the price of such intimacies in the work of Asian American poets.
Author: Alexandre Jacques François Brierre de BoismontPublish On: 1860
A young girl , named Grabowska , not fifteen years of age , was attacked with
nostalgia , and twice committed acts of incendiarism in order to leave her
employers . She declared that from the time she had entered their service she
Author: Alexandre Jacques François Brierre de Boismont
Uexample of a like influence affecting several individuals simultaneously in a
similar manner is mentioned by Dr . Hibbert in his well - known Treatise on Apparitions : A whole ship ' s company was thrown into the utmost sternation by
Author: Frederick Luis AldamaPublish On: 2010-05-10
... no matter how tenuous. Knowing this, the apparitions supply provisional doubt
... The third apparition reassures that he cannot be harmed till “Great Birnam
wood to high Dunsinane hill/Shall come against him” (4.1.93–94). From a
Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Toward a Cognitive Theory of Narrative Acts brings together in one volume cutting-edge research that turns to recent findings in cognitive and neurobiological sciences, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and evolutionary biology, among other disciplines, to explore and understand more deeply various cultural phenomena, including art, music, literature, and film. The essays fulfilling this task for the general reader as well as the specialist are written by renowned authors H. Porter Abbott, Patrick Colm Hogan, Suzanne Keen, Herbert Lindenberger, Lisa Zunshine, Katja Mellman, Lalita Pandit Hogan, Klarina Priborkin, Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach, Ellen Spolsky, and Richard Walsh. Among the works analyzed are plays by Samuel Beckett, novels by Maxine Hong Kingston, music compositions by Igor Stravinsky, art by Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, and films by Michael Haneke. Each of the essays shows in a systematic, clear, and precise way how music, art, literature, and film work in and of themselves and also how they are interconnected. Finally, while each of the essays is unique in style and methodological approach, together they show the way toward a unified knowledge of artistic creativity.
The mere act of drawing the eye is not enough to bring me into this state , or I
should experience such a state at least once a day , which I do not . But if a
strong mental impression takes hold of me I begin drawing an eye . . . . The
drawing will ...
Author: Frank Podmore
"The following pages aim at presenting in brief compass a selection of the evidence upon which the hypothesis of thought-transference, or telepathy, is based. It is now more than twelve years since the Society for Psychical Research was founded, and nearly eight since the publication of Phantasms of the Living. Both in the periodical Proceedings of the Society and in the pages of Edmund Gurney's book, a large mass of evidence has been laid before the public. But the papers included in the Proceedings are interspersed with other matter, some of it too technical for the taste of the general reader; whilst the two volumes of Phantasms of the Living, which have for some time been out of print, were too costly for the purse of some, and too bulky for the patience of others.
It is with reason that obsessions and possessions of the devil are placed in the
rank of apparitions of the evil spirit among men. We call it obsession when the
demon acts externally against the person whom he besets, and possession when
The Act also included provisions to promote diversity and localism. In 1996,
Congress passed the Telecommunications Act to replace the 1934 law. The
principal aim of the 1996 law was to deregulate all communication industries. To
Author: Berthold Hoeckner
Apparitions takes a new look at the critical legacy of one of the 20th century's most important and influential thinkers about music, Theodor W. Adorno. Bringing together an international group of scholars, the book offers new historical and critical insights into Adorno's theories of music and how these theories, in turn, have affected the study of contemporary art music, popular music, and jazz.
As already noted , in Acts Peter and Paul have visions that have direct relevance
for the nations , that is , the gentiles . ... Seneca refers to ' the delusive shape of
dreams and the apparitions of the night , which have nothing in them that is ...
Author: Rick Strelan
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
This book examines many of the strange events and actions in Acts in the context of the Hellenistic world and from that perspective. These events and actions include the ascension of Jesus, direction by the Spirit, visions, angelophanies, prison escapes and resuscitations of the dead. Many of these events are either avoided in scholarship or are investigated with an agenda other than to understand them for themselves. The book constructs an ancient audience to be one that has a close familiarity with the Septuagint and with other Greek and Latin writings. The culturally-strange events are then interpreted through the lens of these texts.
Using Rahnerian concepts, what can we conclude theologically about “special acts” of God? We might say that special acts like visions and revelations are not
really special but are rooted in God's original creating, sustaining, and
Author: Lisa J. Schwebel
Publisher: Paulist Press
Mysticism and parapsychology -- Ghosts and apparitions -- Weeping icons and other unusual phenomena -- Prophecy and precognition -- Criteria for genuine visions -- Healings and miracles -- Conclusion: Some theological observations.
... examining the major Marian apparitions of the nineteenth century and their role
in the history of this era , beginning in ... just after the descent of the Holy Spirit at
Pentecost on the assembled Apostles and Mary , as recounted in the Acts of ...
Author: Donal Anthony Foley
Publisher: Gracewing Publishing
This groundbreaking book looks at the major approved Marian apparitions of the last five centuries and relates them to important historical moments: the Reformation, the French and Russian Revolutions, the rise of Nazism. These Marian apparitions, and particularly Fatima, are not historically unimportant events, but rather follow a preordained plan: they have a crucial role in helping us to see how the modern world, with all its problems, has developed. Donal Foley makes clear the fascinating and intriguing connections between Marian apparitions and the Scriptural types of Mary found in the Bible, a crucial element in the theology and exegesis of the early Church Fathers. By understanding these biblical types and their symbolism we see that each of the apparitions has a much greater significance for both the Church and the modern world than has generally been recognised. Here is a convincing demonstration that the future of the Church, and the papacy, is intimately bound up with a proper understanding of the role of Mary: there will only be true peace in the world when her message is accepted and lived. If you thought you really understood how the modern world developed, and the role and meaning of Marian apparitions, then this book will make you think again. 'Donal Foley has written a book with an extraordinary message.' Aidan Nichols, O.P.
So that I am apt to think there may be a power of real fascination in the Witches
eyes and imagination , by whick for the moft part the acts upon tender bodies .
Nescio quis teneros oculus For the pestilential spirits being darted by a Spightful
Philosophy can hardly explain it , but by saying that by virtue of the union
between herself and the body , God , by an effect of his wisdom , has given her
power to act upon the humours , its organs , and impress them with certain
thing to put into them but an apparition , unless you put these two women into
them for a trial . Mrs. Whim . Do you hear that , Betty . Betty . I'll not stop a minute
longer . Mrs. Whim . Nor I neither ; -I'll not trust myself with a coffin - maker , and
Author: James R. McConnell Jr.Publish On: 2014-07-21
Divine Testimony through Dreams and Visions There are a plethora of examples
of dreams, visions, and apparitions in ancient narratives.67 many are true
dreams, occurring while the subject is asleep. others are simply visions which
Author: James R. McConnell Jr.
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In this study James McConnell addresses the concept of authoritative testimony in Luke-Acts. Specifically, he argues that particular elements in the narrative of Luke-Acts can be understood as instances of the topos of divine testimony through utterances and deeds, considered in some ancient rhetorical handbooks to be the most authoritative form of testimony when seeking to persuade an audience. McConnell claims the gods' testimony was used in ancient law courts and political speeches to persuade a judge of a defendant's guilt or innocence, and in attempts in public forums to convince others of a particular course of action. Similarly, the topos is used in ancient narratives and biographies to legitimate certain characters and discredit others. The instances of the topos of God's speech (both oral and through OT citations) and deeds in Luke-Acts are functioning in the same way.
answer'd the apparition . Said Joseph , " What's the matter , , brother ? how came
you here ? " The apparition reply'd , “ Brother ! I have been most barbarously and
inhumanely murder'd by a debauch'd fellow , to whom I never did any wrong in ...
The Marian apparitions rate is based on the number of shrines and centers
devoted to apparitions of the Virgin Mary per 100,000 Catholics. Again South
Carolina had the highest RELIGIOUS COMPETITION AND COMMITMENT 245.
Author: Rodney Stark
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Finally, social scientists have begun to attempt to understand religious behavior rather than to discredit it as irrational, ignorant, or foolish—and Rodney Stark and Roger Finke have played a major role in this new approach. Acknowledging that science cannot assess the supernatural side of religion (and therefore should not claim to do so), Stark and Finke analyze the observable, human side of faith. In clear and engaging prose, the authors combine explicit theorizing with animated discussions as they move from considering the religiousness of individuals to the dynamics of religious groups and then to the religious workings of entire societies as religious groups contend for support. The result is a comprehensive new paradigm for the social-scientific study of religion.
Usually He acts as if he doesn't hear me.” I generally found it comforting to learn
there was someone else out there who was struggling with the same problems as
I was, but not that time. * * * * when I My phone was ringing arrived at my office.
Author: Robert Chan
Jed Caplan, a lawyer who has written a stack of unpublished novels, is unnerved when he encounters one of his fictional characters in the flesh. Then his most fascinating creation, a brilliant and seductive thrill-killer, takes a romantic interest in him. Intoxicated by their kinky sex, Jed stops caring whether she is a figment of his imagination or a living psychopath. Then she vanishes along with all evidence that she ever existed. Have the pressures of divorce, fatherhood, and his cutthroat law practice driven Jed crazy? Or is he the target of a vengeful conspiracy? He runs from one false lead to another until he discovers the horrifying truth, and realizes he must bend it to his own advantage. By slaying his own demons, Jed reveals the dark underside of the glittering world of the New York legal elite and comes to understand true love. Apparitions may be the funniest thriller of the millennium, or it might merely be the wisest, sexiest and most provocative book of the century. The critics are split. You decide.
Considering the state of feeling with which many persons enter the séance-room,
it is not singular that they are sometimes treated to what seems to be deception.
The spirits, perceiving the condition of the minds around them, act very much as ...
Author: Edward A. Brackett
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Varla Ventura, Coast to Coast favorite, Weird News blogger on Huffington Post, and author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, introduces Weiser Books’ new Collection of forgotten occult classics. Paranormal Parlor is an eerie assemblage of affordable digital editions, curated with Varla’s sixth sense for tales of the weird and unusual. Noted sculptor Edward A. Brackett endeavors to discover the truth about the afterlife by attending a series of seances in which several loved ones attempt to contact him from the other side. Join him on this journey from skeptic to psychic, first published in 1908.