Pre histories and Afterlives

Pre histories and Afterlives

It was — and this perhaps needs to be reiterated on the threshold of the main text
—to invite contributors to take part in a collective discussion of method by
engaging with pre-histories and/or afterlives from the perspective of their own

Author: Anna Holland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351194730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

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"If the past is indeed a foreign country, then how can we make sense of its richness and difference, without approaching it on our terms alone? 'Pre-histories' and 'afterlives', methods that have emerged in recent work by Terence Cave, offer new ways of shaping the stories we tell of the past and the analyses we offer. In this volume, distinguished contributors engage in a dialogue with these two new critical methods, exploring their uses in a range of contexts, disciplines, languages and periods. The contributors are Terence Cave, Marian Hobson, Anna Holland, Neil Kenny, Mary McKinley, Richard Scholar, Kate E. Tunstall, and Wes Williams."
Categories: Literary Criticism

Mignon s Afterlives

Mignon s Afterlives

History, with its aggregating preference, its desire to organize and appropriate
the imaginary space of the past, tends to erase the ... 50 On the notion of '
afterlives' as used here, see Pre-histories and Afterlives: Studies in Critical
Method, ed.

Author: Terence Cave

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199604807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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Terence Cave traces the afterlives of Mignon, an apparently minor character in Goethe's novel Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre, through the European cultures of the 19th and 20th centuries. The enigmatic and fascinating Mignon reappears in wide range of different works, mainly narrative fiction but also poetry, song, opera, and film.
Categories: Literary Criticism



writing the 'afterlives' of texts and motifs involves showing how 'their own terms'
have been developed, distorted, forgotten, ... This coexistence of pre-histories
and afterlives within one discussion is a reminder that the thresholds crossed in,
say ...

Author: Neil Kenny

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351194693

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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"Terence Cave's work has made a major contribution to the rethinking of the relationship between literature, history and culture over the last half-century. Retrospectives brings together substantially revised versions of studies written since 1970: together they constitute a searching methodological investigation of the practice of reading past texts. How do our ways of reading such texts compare with those practised in the periods when they were written? How do we distinguish between what a text meant in its own time and what it has come to mean over time? And how might reading provide access to past experiences? The book's epicentre is early modern French culture, but it extends to that culture's ancient Greek and Roman models, its European contexts, and the afterlives of some of its themes, from Pascal via George Eliot to Angela Carter."
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Afterlives of Animals

The Afterlives of Animals

During the mandrill's journey through life and afterlife as commodity, zoo exhibit,
and museum specimen, its meaning and status has been determined by cultural
... Pre-history The chartable biography of the Manchester Mandrill begins in ...

Author: Samuel J. M. M. Alberti

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813931678

Category: Science

Page: 247

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In the quiet halls of the natural history museum, there are some creatures still alive with stories, whose personalities refuse to be relegated to the dusty corners of an exhibit. The fame of these beasts during their lifetimes has given them an iconic status in death. More than just museum specimens, these animals have attained a second life as historical and cultural records. This collection of essays—from a broad array of contributors, including anthropologists, curators, fine artists, geographers, historians, and journalists—comprises short "biographies" of a number of famous taxidermized animals. Each essay traces the life, death, and museum "afterlife" of a specific creature, illuminating the overlooked role of the dead beast in the modern human-animal encounter through practices as disparate as hunting and zookeeping. The contributors offer fresh examinations of the many levels at which humans engage with other animals, especially those that function as both natural and cultural phenomena, including Queen Charlotte’s pet zebra, Maharajah the elephant, and Balto the sled dog, among others. Readers curious about the enduring fascination with animals who have attained these strange afterlives will be drawn to the individual narratives within each essay, while learning more about the scientific, cultural, and museological contexts of each subject. Ranging from autobiographical to analytical, the contributors’ varying styles make this delightful book a true menagerie. Contributors: Samuel J. M. M. Alberti, Royal College of Surgeons * Sophie Everest, University of Manchester * Kate Foster * Michelle Henning, University of the West of England, Bristol * Hayden Lorimer, University of Glasgow * Garry Marvin, Roehampton University, London * Henry Nicholls * Hannah Paddon * Merle Patchett * Christopher Plumb, University of Manchester * Rachel Poliquin * Jeanne Robinson, Glasgow Museums * Mike Rutherford, University of the West Indies * Richard C. Sabin, Natural History Museum * Richard Sutcliffe, Glasgow Museums * Geoffrey N. Swinney, University of Edinburgh
Categories: Science

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

The fact that Druidic, odinic or other neopagan or new Age practices and
histories come from medieval, Christian-era texts is ... beliefs come from medieval
texts mined and interpreted by contemporaries to uncover pre-Christian oral

Author: Gail Ashton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441160683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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With contributions from 29 leading international scholars, this is the first single-volume guide to the appropriation of medieval texts in contemporary culture. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture covers a comprehensive range of media, including literature, film, TV, comics book adaptations, electronic media, performances, and commercial merchandise and tourism. Its lively chapters range from Spamalot to the RSC, Beowulf to Merlin, computer games to internet memes, opera to Young Adult fiction and contemporary poetry, and much more. Also included is a companion website aimed at general readers, academics, and students interested in the burgeoning field of Medieval afterlives, complete with: - Further reading/weblinks - 'My favourite' guides to contemporary medieval appropriations - Images and interviews - Guide to library archives and manuscript collections - Guide to heritage collection See also our website at
Categories: Literary Criticism

Aesthetic Afterlives

Aesthetic Afterlives

This paradoxical relationship with an ahistorical residue repeated throughout
history might be said to represent Dorian's temporal condition according to three
essential modes ... The fictional vampire commonly figures a pre-modern social
form –

Author: Andrew Eastham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441102089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Since the development of British Aestheticism in the 1870s, the concept of irony has focused a series of anxieties which are integral to modern literary practice. Examining some of the most important debates in post-Romantic aesthetics through highly focused textual readings of authors from Walter Pater and Henry James to Samuel Beckett and Alan Hollinghurst, this study investigates the dialectical position of irony in Aestheticism and its twentieth-century afterlives. Aesthetic Afterlives constructs a far-reaching theoretical narrative by positioning Victorian Aestheticism as the basis of Literary Modernity. Aestheticism's cultivation of irony and reflexive detachment was central to this legacy, but it was also the focus of its own self-critique. Anxieties about the concept and practice of irony persisted through Modernism, and have recently been positioned in Hollinghurst's work as a symptom of the political stasis within post-modern culture. Referring to the recent debates about the 'new aestheticism' and the politics of aesthetics, Eastham asks how a utopian Aestheticism can be reconstructed from the problematics of irony and aesthetic autonomy that haunted writers from Pater to Adorno.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Afterlives of Confinement

Afterlives of Confinement

Literary. Afterlives. of. the. Punta. Carretas. Prison. Tunneling Histories of
Freedom. 2. How do the textual works that thematize the past of Punta Carretas
Prison contribute to an understanding of the afterlife of confinement? Moreover,
how do ...

Author: Susana Draper

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822978060

Category: Architecture

Page: 249

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During the age of dictatorships, Latin American prisons became a symbol for the vanquishing of political opponents, many of whom were never seen again. In the post-dictatorship era of the 1990s, a number of these prisons were repurposed into shopping malls, museums, and memorials. Susana Draper uses the phenomenon of the "opening" of prisons and detention centers to begin a dialog on conceptualizations of democracy and freedom in post-dictatorship Latin America. Focusing on the Southern Cone nations of Uruguay, Chile, and Argentina, Draper examines key works in architecture, film, and literature to peel away the veiled continuity of dictatorial power structures in ensuing consumer cultures. The afterlife of prisons became an important tool in the "forgetting" of past politics, while also serving as a reminder to citizens of the liberties they now enjoyed. In Draper's analysis, these symbols led the populace to believe they had attained freedom, although they had only witnessed the veneer of democracy--in the ability to vote and consume. In selected literary works by Roberto Bolaño, Eleuterio Fernández Huidoboro, and Diamela Eltit and films by Alejandro Agresti and Marco Bechis, Draper finds further evidence of the emptiness and melancholy of underachieved goals in the afterlife of dictatorships. The social changes that did not occur, the inability to effectively mourn the losses of a now-hidden past, the homogenizing effects of market economies, and a yearning for the promises of true freedom are thematic currents underlying much of these texts. Draper's study of the manipulation of culture and consumerism under the guise of democracy will have powerful implications not only for Latin Americanists but also for those studying neoliberal transformations globally.
Categories: Architecture

Imaginative Expansion and the Afterlives of Texts in Eighteenth Century Britain

Imaginative Expansion and the Afterlives of Texts in Eighteenth  Century Britain

This seeming allegiance is largely accidental ( I independently invented the
phrase “ afterlives of texts ” ) , but in some ... similarly pursued these traces : for a
dialectical historian , ( art ) works incorporate both their pre - history and their
after ...

Author: David Allen Brewer


ISBN: UCAL:C3441534


Page: 584

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The Afterlives of Walter Scott

The Afterlives of Walter Scott

... has been re-named, it still has its 'Waverley Lane' in the downtown area dating
back to pre-independence times. ... a sense of history in new urban environments
and of nostalgically flagging a collective affiliation to an imagined history in ...

Author: Ann Rigney

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199644018

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), once an immensely popular writer, is now largely forgotten. This book explores how works like Waverley, Ivanhoe, and Rob Roy percolated into all aspects of cultural and social life in the nineteenth century, and how his work continues to resonate into the present day even if Scott is no longer widely read.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Shakespearean Afterlives

Shakespearean Afterlives

For all the beautiful acting , and Gielgud speaks almost every line from
Shakespeare ' s script , including those of the other characters – Prospero ' s
Books is a film which gives me visual indigestion . Based on a central detail in the
pre - history ...

Author: John O'Connor

Publisher: Totem Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026625512


Page: 356

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From art to advertising, psycology to politics, opera to cinema, Shakespeare's stories and characters have found an enduring place in our consciousness, enjoying 'afterlives' as rich and varied as their original incarnations in the playhouse. This book is a cultural biography of Shakespeare's most famous characters. From Shylock to the Shrew, Richard the Third to Romeo - via Shakespeare in Love and West Side Story - it charts the many and various existences that these characters have led outside the pages of the First Folio. Each chapter offers an original perspective on a well-known character, examining their role in the play, their history in performance and their intriguingly kaleidoscopic life in the popular consciousness. Featuring interviews with actors and directors, this book is for 'the great Variety of Readers' who enjoy their Shakespeare and are intrigued by the seemingly endless capacity of his characters for re-invention and reincarnation.

Hell and its Afterlife

Hell and its Afterlife

... in the history of Western Christianity. The five distinct places or states which
had long defined the location and condition of the dead were reduced to two.
Purgatory, as well as the limbos for unbaptized infants and virtuous pre-
Christians, ...

Author: Margaret Toscano

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409481324

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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The notion of an infernal place of punishment for 'undesired' elements in human culture and human nature has a long history both as religious idea and as cultural metaphor. This book brings together a wide array of scholars who examine hell as an idea within the Christian tradition and its 'afterlife' in historical and contemporary imagination. Leading scholars grapple with the construction and meaning of hell in the past and investigate its modern utility as a means to describe what is perceived as horrific or undesirable in modern culture. While the idea of an infernal region of punishment was largely developed in the context of early Jewish and Christian religious culture, it remains a central belief for some Christians in the modern world. Hell's reception (its 'afterlife') in the modern world has extended hell's meaning beyond the religious realm; hell has become a pervasive image and metaphor in political rhetoric, in popular culture, and in the media. Bringing together scholars from a variety of fields to contribute to a wider understanding of this fascinating and important cultural idea, this book will appeal to readers from historical, religious, literary and cultural perspectives.
Categories: Religion

Death and the Afterlife in Pre Columbian America

Death and the Afterlife in Pre Columbian America

Sculpture of Ancient West Mexico ( Hasso von Winning and Olga Hammer ) .
Exhibition sponsored by the Ethnic Arts Council of Los Angeles at the Natural
History ...

Author: Elizabeth P Benson

Publisher: Department of Celtic Literature &

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173018667900

Category: Indian art

Page: 196

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Categories: Indian art

Egyptian Ideas of the Afterlife

Egyptian Ideas of the Afterlife

The writers of the various religious and other works, belonging to all periods of
Egyptian history, which have come down to ... The Egyptian belief in the
existence of Almighty God is old, so old that we must seek for its beginnings in
pre-dynastic ...

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486158679

Category: History

Page: 224

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Noted Egyptologist offers concise, learned exposition of central Egyptian concept of immortality. Belief in Osiris, god of resurrection, other "gods" of Egyptians, judgment of the dead, more. 8 illustrations.
Categories: History

Making India Colonialism National Culture and the Afterlife of Indian English Authority

Making India  Colonialism  National Culture  and the Afterlife of Indian English Authority

I consider the present period of Indian history to be somewhat similar—a time of
major transformations and possibilities, ... This book explores the cultural and
ideological possibilities of the pre-Nehruvian era to enable multiple ways of
being ...

Author: Makarand R. Paranjape

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400746619

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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Compared to how it looked 150 years ago at the eve of the colonial conquest, today’s India is almost completely unrecognizable. A sovereign nation, with a teeming, industrious population, it is an economic powerhouse and the world’s largest democracy. It can boast of robust legal institutions and a dizzying plurality of cultures, in addition to a lively and unrestricted print and electronic media. The question is how did it get to where it is now? Covering the period from 1800 to 1950, this study of about a dozen makers of modern India is a valuable addition to India’s cultural and intellectual history. More specifically, it shows how through the very act of writing, often in English, these thought leaders reconfigured Indian society. The very act of writing itself became endowed with almost a charismatic authority, which continued to influence generations that came after the exit of the authors from the national stage. By examining the lives and works of key players in the making of contemporary India, this study assesses their relationships with British colonialism and Indian traditions. Moreover, it analyzes how their use of the English language helped shape Indian modernity, thus giving rise to a uniquely Indian version of liberalism. The period was the fiery crucible from which an almost impossibly diverse and pluralistic new nation emerged through debate, dialogue, conflict, confrontation, and reconciliation. The author shows how the struggle for India was not only with British colonialism and imperialism, but also with itself and its past. He traces the religious and social reforms that laid the groundwork for the modern sub-continental state, proposed and advocated in English by the native voices that influenced the formation India’s society. Merging culture, politics, language, and literature, this is a path breaking volume that adds much to our understanding of a nation that looks set to achieve much in the coming century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilizations

Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilizations

Different conceptions of an afterlife developed in different civilizations, often
linked to ideas about some kind of moral judgement. ... through ancient ideas
about the afterlife in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Vedic India, Mesoamerica, and pre-
Buddhist China. ... Part of the argument is that in these experiences people report
a range of phenomena that have correlates in different cultures and different

Author: Gregory Shushan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826440730

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 238

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Gregory Shushan challenges post-modern scholarly attitudes concerning cross-cultural comparisons in the study of religions. In an original and innovative piece of comparative research, he analyses afterlife conceptions in five ancient civilisations (Old and Middle Kingdom Egypt, Sumerian and Old Babylonian Mesopotamia, Vedic India, pre-Buddhist China, and pre-Columbian Mesoamerica). These are considered in light of historical and contemporary reports of near-death experiences, and shamanic afterlife ‘journeys'. Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilizations is a significant study, for it presents a comprehensive new comparative framework for the cross-cultural study of myth and religion, while at the same time providing a fascinating exploration of the interface between belief and experience.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Afterlife Before Genesis

Afterlife Before Genesis

One possible explanation is the relative isolation of the Aborigines from contact
with other ways of life throughout pre - history . But there was some contact over
the past 200 years or so along the northern coast with Melanesians on the New ...

Author: David H. Turner

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: IND:30000056677853

Category: Music

Page: 267

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This final volume in Turner's (anthropology, U. of Toronto) trilogy on Australian Aboriginal culture focuses on what the Aborigines of the Groote Eylandt area of northern Australia take to be the foundations of their way of life, namely musical forms. The music is presented as a complex polyphonic interplay of didjereedoo and voice which not only transcends, but heals. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Music

Is There an Afterlife

Is There an Afterlife

... Crookes ' experiments with Cook ( Hall 1962 ) that " In the long history and pre
- history of psychical research there is no single episode of more crucial
importance than the series of sittings held by Crookes with Florence Cook as
medium .

Author: David Fontana

Publisher: Iff Books

ISBN: UOM:39015060641829

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 496

View: 300

A comprehensive overview of the evidence.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Beyond Heterosexism in the Pulpit

Beyond Heterosexism in the Pulpit

... afterlife is metaphorical for pre-death existence participating in God's eternal
life and when we die we die.2 Fortunately, the ... For a historical survey of the
development of views of the afterlife see Alana F. Segal, Life after Death: A
History of ...

Author: Emily Askew

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630877767

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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This book is not another volume attempting to persuade the reader of the rights of gays and lesbians in society and in the church. Instead it assumes the reader is a minister or student of ministry who already has a passion for this issue and is looking for better strategies to speak out of this passion in the pulpit. Too often progressive preachers avoid speaking about issues related to sexual orientation out of fear of rejection from the congregation, or address them in ways that unintentionally alienates either gay or straight hearers. Askew and Allen offer preachers tools for recognizing and prophetically countering heterosexism in the pulpit while being pastoral toward those in the pews who may not hold the same view as the preacher. The range of issues found at the intersection of homosexuality and the proclamation of the Christian gospel in light of the church's division and the changing landscape of society's attitudes is diverse and complex. Allen and Askew represent the combination of critical theology and contemporary homiletics needed to offer preachers new strategies for advocating against social and ecclesial discrimination directed at homosexuals and for the full inclusion of all in the church.
Categories: Religion

The Afterlife

The Afterlife

... history, and statistics, seemed likely to save the world from those shaggy old
beasts tribalism and religion. Harriet had been, with her pearly shy smile and
pony tail and tatty tennis sneakers, an apostle of light, in those unfocused pre-
protest ...

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307416773

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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To the hero of the title story of this collection, all of England has the glow of an afterlife: “A miraculous lacquer lay upon everything, beading each roadside twig . . . each reed of thatch, each tiny daisy trembling in the grass.” All of these stories, each in its own way, partake of this glow, as life beyond middle age is explored and found to have its own exquisite dearness. As death approaches, existence takes on, for some of Updike’s aging characters, a translucence, a magical fragility; vivid memory and casual misperception lend the mundane an antic texture, and the backward view, lengthening, acquires a certain grandeur. Here is a world where wonder stubbornly persists, and fresh beginnings almost outnumber losses.
Categories: Fiction

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts

... The Pre - History and AfterLife of Class , Canadian Journal of Sociology /
Cahiers canadiens de sociologie , 1984 , 9 , 3 , summer , 361 - 363 . a32497
Bauman , Zygmunt 1982 Graetz , Brian ( Rev ) 1984 Memories of Class : The Pre
- History ...

Author: Leo P. Chall


ISBN: UOM:39015078348458

Category: Sociology


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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
Categories: Sociology