Witnessing Waterloo: 24 Hours, 48 Lives, A World Forever Changed

Witnessing Waterloo: 24 Hours, 48 Lives, A World Forever Changed PDF Author: David Crane
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007358377
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 384

Book Description
[Previously published as ‘Went The Day Well’] A sweeping political, social, military and cultural overview of the United Kingdom on the eve, and then the day, of the greatest battle fought by British arms.

After Austen

After Austen PDF Author: Lisa Hopkins
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319958941
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 296

Book Description
This collection of twelve new essays examines some of what Jane Austen has become in the two hundred years since her death. Some of the chapters explore adaptations or repurposings of her work while others trace her influence on a surprising variety of different kinds of writing, sometimes even when there is no announced or obvious debt to her. In so doing they also inevitably shed light on Austen herself. Austen is often considered romantic and not often considered political, but both those perceptions are challenged her, as is the idea that she is primarily a writer for and about women. Her books are comic and ironic, but they have been reworked and drawn upon in very different genres and styles. Collectively these essays testify to the extraordinary versatility and resonance of Austen’s books.

On Media Memory

On Media Memory PDF Author: M. Neiger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230307078
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 300

Book Description
This volume offers a comprehensive discussion of Media Memory and brings Media and Mediation to the forefront of Collective Memory research. The essays explore a diversity of media technologies (television, radio, film and new media), genres (news, fiction, documentaries) and contexts (US, UK, Spain, Nigeria, Germany and the Middle East).

Collected Essays 1929 - 1968

Collected Essays 1929 - 1968 PDF Author: Gilbert Ryle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113401208X
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 556

Book Description
Gilbert Ryle was one of the most important and yet misunderstood philosophers of the Twentieth Century. Long unavailable, Collected Essays 1929-1968: Collected Papers Volume 2 stands as testament to the astonishing breadth of Ryle’s philosophical concerns. This volume showcases Ryle’s deep interest in the notion of thinking and contains many of his major pieces, including his classic essays ‘Knowing How and Knowing That’, ‘Philosophical Arguments’, ‘Systematically Misleading Expressions’, and ‘A Puzzling Element in the Notion of Thinking’. He ranges over an astonishing number of topics, including feelings, pleasure, sensation, forgetting and concepts and in so doing hones his own philosophical stance, steering a careful path between behaviourism and Cartesianism. Together with the Collected Papers Volume 1 and the new edition of The Concept of Mind, these outstanding essays represent the very best of Ryle’s work. Each volume contains a substantial preface by Julia Tanney, and both are essential reading for any student of twentieth-century philosophies of mind and language. Gilbert Ryle (1900 -1976) was Waynflete Professor of Metaphysics and Fellow of Magdalen College Oxford, an editor of Mind, and a president of the Aristotelian Society. Julia Tanney is Senior Lectuer at the University of Kent, and has held visiting positions at the University of Picardie and Paris-Sorbonne.

Black Holes / J. Hillis Miller; or, Boustrophedonic Reading

Black Holes / J. Hillis Miller; or, Boustrophedonic Reading PDF Author: Joseph Hillis Miller
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804732442
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 560

Book Description
J. Hillis Miller's text deals mainly with Anthony Trollope's Ayala's angel and Marcel Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu.

Essays on History, Biography, Geography, Engineering, Etc

Essays on History, Biography, Geography, Engineering, Etc PDF Author: Francis Egerton Earl of Ellesmere
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Books
Languages : en
Pages : 498

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The American Eclectic

The American Eclectic PDF Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : American periodicals
Languages : en
Pages : 642

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The Law Reports of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

The Law Reports of the Special Court for Sierra Leone PDF Author: Charles Chernor Jalloh
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004221689
Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 4969

Book Description
This volume, which consists of three books and a CD-ROM and is edited by two legal experts on the Sierra Leone court, presents, for the first time in a single place, a comprehensive collection of all the interlocutory decisions and final trial and appeals judgments issued by the court in the case Prosecutor v. Charles Ghankay Taylor. The Taylor case is the jewel in the crown of the SCSL, as it was the first ever trial and conviction of a former African head of state for crimes committed in a neighboring state. It is also one of a handful of such significant cases in international criminal law.

Campbell's Foreign Semi-monthly Magazine

Campbell's Foreign Semi-monthly Magazine PDF Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :

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Henry Irving's Waterloo

Henry Irving's Waterloo PDF Author: W. D. King
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520333314
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 330

Book Description
In this creative study of history and popular culture, W. D. King ingeniously illustrates how a long-forgotten instance in theatre history can reveal the very process of historical change itself. Late in the nineteenth century, Henry Irving, the leading actor-manager of the English stage, was scathingly attacked by George Bernard Shaw for his popular performance in Conan Doyle's play, A Story of Waterloo. Shaw's review was one of the first onslaughts in a war against the old guard of the English stage, against Victorianism, against England and Empire itself. King's depiction of this event and its aftermath illuminates the period's crucial values and cultural issues, and is presented in a manner that is both convincing and highly entertaining. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1993.