Author: Julia L. Hairston,Walter Stephens
Publisher: JHU Press
Human bodies have been represented and defined in various ways across different cultures and historical periods. As an object of interpretation and site of social interaction, the body has throughout history attracted more attention than perhaps any other element of human experience. The essays in this volume explore the manifestations of the body in Italian society from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries. Adopting a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, these fresh and thought-provoking essays offer original perspectives on corporeality as understood in the early modern literature, art, architecture, science, and politics of Italy. An impressively diverse group of contributors comment on a broad range and variety of conceptualizations of the body, creating a rich dialogue among scholars of early modern Italy. Contributors: Albert R. Ascoli, University of California, Berkeley; Douglas Biow, The University of Texas at Austin; Margaret Brose, University of California, Santa Cruz; Anthony Colantuono, University of Maryland, College Park; Elizabeth Horodowich, New Mexico State University; Sergius Kodera, New Design University, St. Pölten, Austria; Jeanette Kohl, University of California, Riverside; D. Medina Lasansky, Cornell University; Luca Marcozzi, Roma Tre University; Ronald L. Martinez, Brown University; Katharine Park, Harvard University; Sandra Schmidt, Free University of Berlin; Bette Talvacchia, University of Connecticut
Author: J. Stevenson
Category: Literary Criticism
The Real History of Tom Jones revivifies historical materials from which Henry Fielding constructed the greatest comic novel of the eighteenth century. This study recovers and explores the contexts necessary to understand Fielding's subtle art, such as the bloody conflict for the throne between Stuarts and Hanoverians, a contradictory class system, game laws that both protected and flouted individual property rights, and a justice system that proclaimed hanging for many crimes but let most criminals go. Drawing on evidence such as the peculiar appearance of eighteenth-century money, the fraudulent autobiography of a gypsy king, and a magical prayer book illustration, the book offers new readings of both Tom Jones and the political and legal landscape of Georgian England.
A Photographic Survey
Author: Alison Gernsheim
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Bonnets, capes, caps, shawls, bodices, and crinolines as people actually wore them from 1840 to 1914. More than 200 photos depict aristocrats and members of the middle class as well as celebrities.
An Illustrated History
Author: Susan J. Vincent
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Bobs, beards, blondes and beyond, Hair takes us on a lavishly illustrated journey into the world of this remarkable substance and our complicated and fascinating relationship with it. Taking the key things we do to it in turn, this book captures its importance in the past and into the present: to individuals and society, for health and hygiene, in social and political challenge, in creating ideals of masculinity and womanliness, in being a vehicle for gossip, secrets and sex. Using art, film, personal diaries, newspapers, texts and images, Susan J. Vincent unearths the stories we have told about hair and why they are important. From ginger jibes in the seventeenth century to bobbed-hair suicides in the 1920s, from hippies to Roundheads, from bearded women to smooth metrosexuals, Hair shows the significance of the stuff we nurture, remove, style and tend. You will never take it for granted again.
Category: Electronic journals
Studies in psychoanalysis and culture.
Category: Literature, Modern
Provides almost 2700 articles on twentieth-century authors from all over the world who wrote in English or whose works are available in English translation.
Author: Theresa Rebeck,Alexandra Gersten
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Category: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Believing that lively, contentious debate is the heart and soul of a dinner party, a domestic artist and perfect hostess has invited an assortment of opinionated personalities to share a surreal meal. The guests at this exquisite feast of food and argument confront the global implications of September 11th and beyond in an urgent, impassioned and hilarious work that was applauded at Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival and Off Broadway.
Author: Lois W. Banner
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Category: Social Science
A social history of the American ideal of feminine beauty chronicles changes in taste, fashion, attitudes, morality, style, and behavior from the eighteenth century to the present
Their Social Standing, Religious Involvements, Decorative Possibilities, and Value in Offence and Defence Through the Ages
Author: Reginald Reynolds
Beards is a philosophic discussion of history from another standpoint-the dialectics of the beard and the razor. This book resounds with the noise of bloody battles fought for the sake of beards; and the thunder of Bell, Book and Candle echo through the bitter pages of theological controversy on the burning question-to shave or not to shave.