Author: Sonya Freeman Loftis,Allison Kellar,Lisa Ulevich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351967452

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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"Post-Hamlet: Shakespeare in an Era of Textual Exhaustion" examines how postmodern audiences continue to reengage with Hamlet in spite of our culture’s oversaturation with this most canonical of texts. Combining adaptation theory and performance theory with examinations of avant-garde performances and other unconventional appropriations of Shakespeare’s play, Post-Hamlet examines Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a central symbol of our era’s "textual exhaustion," an era in which the reader/viewer is bombarded by text—printed, digital, and otherwise. The essays in this edited collection, divided into four sections, focus on the radical employment of Hamlet as a cultural artifact that adaptors and readers use to depart from textual "authority" in, for instance, radical English-language performance, international film and stage performance, pop-culture and multi-media appropriation, and pedagogy.


Gender, Subculture and the Neo-Victorian

Author: Claire Nally

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350113190

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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What is steampunk? Fashion craze, literary genre, lifestyle - or all of the above? Playing with the scientific innovations and aesthetics of the Victorian era, steampunk creatively warps history and presents an alternative future, imagined from a nineteenth-century perspective. In her interdisciplinary book, Claire Nally delves into this contemporary subculture, explaining how the fashion, music, visual culture, literature and politics of steampunk intersect with theories of gender and sexuality. Exploring and occasionally critiquing the ways in which gender functions in the movement, she addresses a range of different issues, including the controversial trope of the Victorian asylum; gender and the graphic novel; the legacies of colonialism; science and the role of Ada Lovelace as a feminist steampunk icon. Drawing upon interviews, theoretical readings and textual analysis, Nally asks: why are steampunks fascinated by our Victorian heritage, and what strategies do they use to reinvent history in the present?

The Asylum 2019 Weekly Planner

Datebook and Calendar with Journaling Prompts (Asylum Stripes Cover)

Author: Emilie Autumn

Publisher: Asylum Emporium

ISBN: 9780578441436


Page: 210

View: 4565


Plan your most magical year with the Asylum! Every single page of this gorgeous planner is hand-drawn by Emilie Autumn for a truly personal planning experience unlike anything else. Special features include numerous illustrations to color, journaling prompts and questions to answer, space to create your own holidays and rituals, handy charts for the 2018 moon phases and eclipses, inclusion of Pagan and magical celebrations such as Yule, Samhain, the Celtic tree months, the solstices, and even a tea steeping guide to temperatures and measurements. Each month begins with a double-page spread of journaling prompts to help you lay out your goals and intentions for the month, setting your focus on positivity, inspiration, and gratitude. At the end of each month, you'll find another double-page spread filled with questions leading you to reflect upon the month and express your thoughts and memories, record your personal successes, and list what you've learned and what you can improve upon. DETAILS: - 12 months of detailed planning over 208 pages, from January through December of 2018 - Pages of illustrations for you to color if you choose - Yearly "at a glance" view with space to record important dates - Monthly overview includes area for notes and personal manifestation - Spacious weekly/daily view - Several lined note pages included - Contacts pages included - Durable soft cover and binding - Dimensions: 7.5" x 9.25" (plenty of space, yet still easy to carry with you) Please visit the Emilie Autumn author page to find blank journals, coloring books, yearly planners, music manuscript composition books, and the gothic fantasy novel that started it all, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls.

Past Mortems

Life and death behind mortuary doors

Author: Carla Valentine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751565334

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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A day in the life of Carla Valentine - curator, pathology technician and 'death professional' - is not your average day. She spent ten years training and working as an Anatomical Pathology Technologist: where the mortuary slab was her desk, and that day's corpses her task list. Past Mortems tells Carla's stories of those years, as well as investigating the body alongside our attitudes towards death - shedding light on what the living can learn from dead and the toll the work can take on the living souls who carry it out. Fascinating and insightful, Past Mortems reveals the truth about what happens when the mortuary doors swing shut or the lid of the coffin closes . . .

The Steampunk User's Manual

An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-futurist Dreams

Author: Jeff VanderMeer,Desirina Boskovich

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613127081

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1636


Steampunk, the retro-futuristic cultural movement, has become a substantial and permanent genre in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. A large part of its appeal is that, at its core, Steampunk is about doing it yourself: building on the past while also innovating and creating something original. VanderMeer’s latest book offers practical and inspirational guidance for readers to find their individual path into this realm. Including sections on art, fashion, architecture, crafts, music, performance, and storytelling, The Steampunk User’s Manual provides a conceptual how-to guide that motivates and awes both the armchair enthusiast and the committed creator. Examples range from the utterly doable to the completely over-the-top, encouraging participation and imagination at all levels.


Author: Robert G. W. Kirk,Neil Pemberton

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780230680

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Armed with razor-sharp teeth and capable of drinking many times its volume of blood, the leech is an unlikely cure for ill health. Yet that is exactly the role this worm-like parasite has played in both Western and Eastern medicine throughout history. In this book, Robert G. W. Kirk and Neil Pemberton explore how the leech surfaces in radically different spheres. The ancients used them in humeral medicine to bring the four humors of the body—blood, phlegm, and black and yellow bile—back into balance. Today, leeches are used in plastic and reconstructive surgery to help reattach severed limbs and remove pools of blood before it kills tissue. Leeches have also been used in a nineteenth-century meteorological barometer and a twentieth-century biomedical tool that helped win a Nobel Prize. Kirk and Pemberton also reveal the dark side of leeches as they are portrayed in fiction, film, and popular culture. From Bram Stoker’s Dracula to a video game player’s nemesis, the leech is used to represent the fears of science run amok. Leech shines new light on one of humanity’s most enduring and unlikely companions.

Who cared?

charity in Victorian and Edwardian Belfast

Author: Alison Jordan

Publisher: Inst of Irish Studies

ISBN: 9780853894063

Category: History

Page: 262

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