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Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House and Beyond
Professor Miranda Green-Barteet | 2019
University Press of Mississippi
Under the Gamma Camera
Professor Madeline Bassnett | 2019
Under the Gamma Camera is a frank portrait of our relationship with disease, exploring the contrary state of being that is illness. Rooted in her own experience of diagnosis, treatment and remission, Madeline Bassnett’s poems bristle with authenticity, with tactile and emotional detail available only to one who has lived it. A major preoccupation in these poems is reconciling the contradictory ways in which we experience illness and treatment—an experience at once deeply personal and human and also strangely impersonal and clinical. On one side is a catalogue of emotional responses, from denial, resistance and a sense of betrayal, to gratitude and relief; on the other, the strange detachment from our own body, the indifference of our corrupt cells to our fate, and the often alienating medical complex and the technology mobilized in our aid. Bassnett pays particular attention to the way the body is the medium through which all these things are experienced.
THE SUPERMARKET OF THE VISIBLE - Toward a General Economy of Images
Professor Jan Plug | 2019
Fordham University Press
Already in 1929, Walter Benjamin described “a one hundred per cent image-space.” Such an image space saturates our world now more than ever, constituting the visibility in which we live. The Supermarket of the Visible analyzes this space and the icons that populate it as the culmination of a history of the circulation and general commodification of images and gazes. From the first elevators and escalators (tracking shots avant la lettre) to cinema (the great conductor of gazes), all the way down to contemporary eye-tracking techniques that monitor the slightest saccades of our eyes, Peter Szendy offers an entirely novel theory of the intersection of the image and economics.
Theory for Theatre Studies: Space
Professor Kim Solga | 2019
Her latest book provides a comprehensive introduction to the “spatial turn” in modern theatre and performance theory, exploring topics as diverse as embodied space, environmental performance politics, and urban performance studies. The book is written in accessible prose and features in-depth case studies of a range of performance works.
Professor Clarissa (Harwood) Suranyi | 2019
Pitched as Grantchester meets Great Expectations, Bear No Malice is the story of Tom, an Anglican priest and social reformer who has been covering up his mistakes and lying about his traumatic past for so many years that he no longer knows who he is. It’s also the story of Miranda, an artist and Lady of Shalott figure who is haunted by her own painful past. When Tom’s secrets catch up with him and his reputation is destroyed, he realizes that Miranda is the only person he trusts with the truth. What he doesn’t realize is that even if she believes him and returns his feelings, he can’t free her from the shackles of her past.