Critical Survey of Graphic Novels

Critical Survey of Graphic Novels

This book offers in-depth insight into themes and topics related to graphic novels.

Author: Bart Beaty

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 1587659573

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 470

View: 159

This book offers in-depth insight into themes and topics related to graphic novels. It provides insight into various aspects of the industry, from craftsmanship such as lettering, inking, and illustration styles, to the production and distribution of graphic novels and the significance and history of comic book conventions.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Critical Survey of Graphic Novels

Critical Survey of Graphic Novels

Provides readers with a solid understanding of the history of graphic novels alongside new information about themes and techniques used in this expanding genre.

Author: Bart H. Beaty and Stephen Weiner


ISBN: 1682179591

Category: ART

Page: 512

View: 644

Provides readers with a solid understanding of the history of graphic novels alongside new information about themes and techniques used in this expanding genre.
Categories: ART

Critical Survey of Graphic Novels

Critical Survey of Graphic Novels

The Second Edition of Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: History, Theme & Technique contains over 80 essays covering themes and concepts of graphic novels.

Author: Bart Beaty

Publisher: Salem Press

ISBN: 1682179117

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 400

View: 886

The Second Edition of Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: History, Theme & Technique contains over 80 essays covering themes and concepts of graphic novels. It includes genres, time periods, foreign language traditions, social relevance, and craftsmanship such as penciling and inking.
Categories: Comic books, strips, etc

Historicizing Fiction Fictionalizing History

Historicizing Fiction Fictionalizing History

Since Enishte's Book sets out to capture Murat's reign, it has a declared historical theme and relies on representational techniques to illustrate its ...

Author: Nishevita J. Murthy

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443869140

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

View: 922

Historicizing Fiction/Fictionalizing History brings together two authors, Umberto Eco and Orhan Pamuk, not frequently studied in comparison. By focusing on their non/fictional works to present a unique study of the methods and concepts of representation, Murthy uses contemporary historical novels to examine fictional depictions of reality, and provides a fresh perspective on representation studies in literature. Written in an accessible style, and tapping into fields as varied as literary and critical theory, the historical novel, postmodernism, and historiography, Historicizing Fiction/Fictionalizing History considers the ways in which reality, as discourse, confronts a text-external reality, and how this confrontation affects the autonomy of the fictional space – topics that remain persistently problematic areas within literary studies. Eco’s The Name of the Rose and Baudolino, and Pamuk’s My Name is Red and Snow, with their topical concerns and methods of representation, promise a rewarding comparative study. This book provides an early critical framework for these four works, placing them within the rubric of the postmodernist historical novel, as creative works that also comment on the process of literary writing through their recreation of historical pasts. In this respect, Historicizing Fiction/Fictionalizing History promises to be an engaging read in literary criticism and historiography, as well as a handy companion for Eco and Pamuk enthusiasts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Theory and Method of Teaching History

Theory and Method of Teaching History

The dissertation should have as its theme a single , complete and separate problem . The following , for example , would be unacceptable as the theme for a ...

Author: Floris Albertus Van Jaarsveld


ISBN: WISC:89094345204

Category: History

Page: 182

View: 741

Categories: History

Raja Rao A Study Of His Themes And Technique

Raja Rao  A Study Of His Themes And Technique

... architectural symmetry which is related to the development of the theme . ... Madeleine Rousselin , a lecturer in History , is working on the origin of ...

Author: Kaushal Sharma

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 817625617X


Page: 134

View: 996

Raja Rao, b. 1909, Indo-English novelist.

An Anthropologist Looks at History

An Anthropologist Looks at History

The forms achieved by such techniques also serve as means of achieving certain ends ... The content of an art product is also called its subject or theme .

Author: Alfred Louis Kroeber

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Civilization

Page: 213

View: 498

Categories: Civilization

Methodology and Method in History RLE Accounting

Methodology and Method in History  RLE Accounting

Collection of essays that argue the merits of quantification in historical research. One recurrent theme is that cliometrics helps overcome the traditional ...

Author: Lee D. Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317974031

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 202

This bibliography provides the reader with a comprehensive reference tool that will enhance understanding of methodological issues and enable the user to employ research methods appropriate to their subject of study. It also provides accounting historians a comprehensive data base for the development of papers addressing methodological issues in an accounting history context. Access to this type of resource is particularly crucial to the development of accounting history research since the number of papers dealing with methodological issues published in accounting history literature is very small. Hence the references in this bibliography are drawn from the literature of general history, economic and business history, legal and social history and philosophy. The scope and range of its contents are broad – references are taken from texts as well as papers published in over 450 journals.
Categories: Business & Economics

Body Psychotherapy History Concepts and Methods

Body Psychotherapy  History  Concepts  and Methods

this theme developed with an even greater passion by Reich as he approached his fifties and his death. In 2010, Daniel N. Stern undertakes this theme anew.

Author: Michael C. Heller

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393707663

Category: Psychology

Page: 862

View: 281

From yoga to neuroscience, a tour of major ideas about the body and mind. Body psychotherapy, which examines the relationship of bodily and physical experiences to emotional and psychological experiences, seems at first glance to be a relatively new area and on the cutting edge of psychotherapeutic theory and practice. It is, but the major concepts of body/mind treatment are actually drawn from a wide range of historical material, material that spans centuries and continents. Here, in a massively comprehensive book, Michael Heller summarizes all the major concepts, thinkers, and movements whose work has led to the creation of the field we now know as body/mind psychotherapy. The book covers everything from Eastern and Western thought—beginning with yoga and Taosim and moving to Plato and Descartes. It also discusses major developments in biology—how organisms are defined—and neuroscience. This is truly a comprehensive reference for anyone interested in the origins of the idea that the mind and body are not separate and that both must be understood together in order to understand people and their behavior.
Categories: Psychology

Mosaic History and Technique

Mosaic  History and Technique

An independent artist who worked out his own approach to new forms and themes was Boris Anrep ( 1883 - 1969 ) , a Russian who had settled in Paris after ...

Author: Peter Fischer


ISBN: STANFORD:36105005344465

Category: Mosaics

Page: 152

View: 647

"In this book Peter Fischer traces the achievements of the artist-craftsman in mosaic, from the colored clay pegs arranged in patterns on the pillars of Uruk around 2500 BC up to the present day, discusses the architectural function, and illuminates the religious, social and scientific background which shaped the various forms of the mosaic."--Book jacket.
Categories: Mosaics

Literary History Towards a Global Perspective

Literary History  Towards a Global Perspective

Realismo mdgico has become a very elusive and controversial term, not only because of its multifaceted presentation as theme, technique, space, ...

Author: Anders Pettersson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110894110

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1187

View: 655

Literary History: Towards a Global Perspective is a research project funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). Initiated in 1996 and launched in 1999, it aims at finding suitable methods and approaches for studying and analysing literature globally, emphasizing the comparative and intercultural aspect. Even though we nowadays have fast and easy access to any kind of information on literature and literary history, we encounter, more than ever, the difficulty of finding a credible overall perspective on world literary history. Until today, literary cultures and traditions have usually been studied separately, each field using its own principles and methods. Even the conceptual basis itself varies from section to section and the genre concepts employed are not mutually compatible. As a consequence, it is very difficult, if not impossible, for the interested layperson as well as for the professional student, to gain a clear and fair perspective both on the literary traditions of other peoples and on one's own traditions. The project can be considered as a contribution to gradually removing this problem and helping to gain a better understanding of literature and literary history by means of a concerted empirical research and deeper conceptual reflection. The contributions to the four volumes are written in English by specialists from a large number of disciplines, primarily from the fields of comparative literature, Oriental studies and African studies in Sweden. All of the literary texts discussed in the articles are in the original language. Each one of the four volumes is devoted to a special research topic.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Twentieth century Literary Criticism

Twentieth century Literary Criticism

... 254 - 69 historical background , 269 - 78 the essay in the seventeenth century ... 177 - 82 Romantic theory , 182 - 200 themes and techniques , 200 - 23 ...

Author: Gale Research Company


ISBN: UOM:39015068933269

Category: Authors

Page: 29

View: 291

Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.
Categories: Authors

A New History of French Literature

A New History of French Literature

The play combines key themes and techniques from his earlier plays with a baroque variety of dramaturgic techniques, including the use of puppets and ...

Author: Denis Hollier

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674254619

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1200

View: 406

Designed for the general reader, this splendid introduction to French literature from 842 A.D.—the date of the earliest surviving document in any Romance language—to the present decade is the most compact and imaginative single-volume guide available in English to the French literary tradition. In fact, no comparable work exists in either language. It is not the customary inventory of authors and titles but rather a collection of wide-angled views of historical and cultural phenomena. It sets before us writers, public figures, criminals, saints, and monarchs, as well as religious, cultural, and social revolutions. It gives us books, paintings, public monuments, even TV shows. Written by 164 American and European specialists, the essays are introduced by date and arranged in chronological order, but here ends the book’s resemblance to the usual history of literature. Each date is followed by a headline evoking an event that indicates the chronological point of departure. Usually the event is literary—the publication of an original work, a journal, a translation, the first performance of a play, the death of an author—but some events are literary only in terms of their repercussions and resonances. Essays devoted to a genre exist alongside essays devoted to one book, institutions are presented side by side with literary movements, and large surveys appear next to detailed discussions of specific landmarks. No article is limited to the “life and works” of a single author. Proust, for example, appears through various lenses: fleetingly, in 1701, apropos of Antoine Galland’s translation of The Thousand and One Nights; in 1898, in connection with the Dreyfus Affair; in 1905, on the occasion of the law on the separation of church and state; in 1911, in relation to Gide and their different treatments of homosexuality; and at his death in 1922. Without attempting to cover every author, work, and cultural development since the Serments de Strasbourg in 842, this history succeeds in being both informative and critical about the more than 1,000 years it describes. The contributors offer us a chance to appreciate not only French culture but also the major critical positions in literary studies today. A New History of French Literature will be essential reading for all engaged in the study of French culture and for all who are interested in it. It is an authoritative, lively, and readable volume.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Belief History and the Individual in Modern Chinese Literary Culture

Belief  History and the Individual in Modern Chinese Literary Culture

Narrative technique The definition of historical fiction in the history of modern ... historical fiction differs greatly from its predecessors both in theme ...

Author: Artur K. Wardega

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443807913

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 190

View: 946

A value system in constant change; a longing for stability amid uncertainties about the future; a new consciousness about the unlimited challenges and aspirations in modern life: these are themes in modern Chinese literature that attract the attention of overseas readers as well as its domestic audience. They also provide Chinese and foreign literary researchers with complex questions about human life and achievements that search beyond national identities for global interaction and exchange. This volume presents ten outstanding essays by Chinese and European scholars who have undertaken such exchange for the purpose of examining the individual and society in modern Chinese literature.
Categories: Literary Collections

Mosaics a Survey of Their History and Techniques

Mosaics  a Survey of Their History and Techniques

... so - called fish and nilotic pieces , and his description of the technique and theme favoured by these great Roman artists will repay careful study .

Author: Ferdinando Rossi


ISBN: UOM:39015006741915

Category: Carving (Art industries)

Page: 200

View: 880

A study of mosaics intended to illustrate the development of the art from its origins up to the present time.
Categories: Carving (Art industries)

A History of the Symphony

A History of the Symphony

... and techniques heretofore employed only in the world of musical theater. ... theme takes on historical significance as a symphonic technique because it ...

Author: Jeffrey Langford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351125222

Category: Music

Page: 296

View: 665

A History of the Symphony: The Grand Genre identifies the underlying cultural factors that have shaped the symphony over the past three hundred years, presenting a unified view of the entire history of the genre. The text goes beyond discussions of individual composers and the stylistic evolution of the genre to address what constitutes a symphony within each historical period, describing how such works fit into the lives of composers and audiences of the time, recognizing that they do not exist in a vacuum but rather as the products of numerous external forces spurring their creation. In three parts, the text proceeds chronologically, drawing connections between musical examples across regions and eras: The Classical Symphony The Romantic Symphony The Symphony in the Modern Era Within this broad chronology—from the earliest Italian symphonies of the 18th century to the most experimental works of the 20th century—discussion of the development of the genre often breaks down along national lines that outline divergent but parallel paths of stylistic growth. In consideration of what is and is not a symphony, musical developments in other genres are presented as they relate to the symphony, genres such as the serenade, the tone poem, and the concert overture. Suitable for a one-semester course as well as a full-year syllabus, and with illustrative musical examples throughout, A History of the Symphony places composers and works in sociological and musical contexts while confronting the fundamental question: What is a symphony?
Categories: Music

Nineteenth century Literature Criticism

Nineteenth century Literature Criticism

259-78 method, 278-79 Holmes and the Victorian world, 279-92 Sherlockian scholarship ... 24-7 language, theme, and technique, 27-70 historical authenticity, ...

Author: Laurie Lanzen Harris


ISBN: UOM:39015057932314

Category: Literature, Modern


View: 149

Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1800 and 1900, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.
Categories: Literature, Modern

Watercolor History and Technique

Watercolor  History and Technique

... more effective than more complicated arrangements and construction will be further improved if the scene centres on ' some principal commanding theme ' ...

Author: Walter Koschatzky


ISBN: UOM:39015006801925

Category: Watercolor painting

Page: 128

View: 570

Categories: Watercolor painting

Historical Painting Techniques Materials and Studio Practice

Historical Painting Techniques  Materials  and Studio Practice

This examination made it possible to compare Titian's execution of the same theme at different stages in his career. Our study was greatly facilitated by ...

Author: Arie Wallert

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892363223

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 359

Bridging the fields of conservation, art history, and museum curating, this volume contains the principal papers from an international symposium titled "Historical Painting Techniques, Materials, and Studio Practice" at the University of Leiden in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from June 26 to 29, 1995. The symposium—designed for art historians, conservators, conservation scientists, and museum curators worldwide—was organized by the Department of Art History at the University of Leiden and the Art History Department of the Central Research Laboratory for Objects of Art and Science in Amsterdam. Twenty-five contributors representing museums and conservation institutions throughout the world provide recent research on historical painting techniques, including wall painting and polychrome sculpture. Topics cover the latest art historical research and scientific analyses of original techniques and materials, as well as historical sources, such as medieval treatises and descriptions of painting techniques in historical literature. Chapters include the painting methods of Rembrandt and Vermeer, Dutch 17th-century landscape painting, wall paintings in English churches, Chinese paintings on paper and canvas, and Tibetan thangkas. Color plates and black-and-white photographs illustrate works from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
Categories: Art

Psychoanalysis History and Subjectivity

Psychoanalysis  History  and Subjectivity

( Eisenstein 1943 : 19 ) The montage technique of building up a theme from the juxtaposition of many images was used by Benjamin both in some of his major ...

Author: Roger Kennedy

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1583912606

Category: Psychology

Page: 189

View: 498

Clinical psychoanalysis since Freud has put reconstruction of the patient's history at the forefront of its task but in recent years, this approach has not been so prominent. This book aims to explore and re-evaluate the relationship between history and psychoanalysis. Roger Kennedy develops new perspectives on historiography by applying psychoanalytic insight to the key issues of narrative, time and subjectivity in the construction of historical accounts. He also throws new light on the importance of history for and within psychoanalytic treatment. It is argued that human subjectivity is a major element in any historical enterprise, both the subjectivity of the historian or clinician and that of those being studied. Illustrated with clinical examples, Psychoanalysis, History and Subjectivity covers areas such as postmodernism, the nature of memory, clinical evidence and the place of trauma. Psychoanalysis, History and Subjectivity will be of great interest both to professionals in the psychoanalytic and therapeutic fields and to historians.
Categories: Psychology