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Dafydd Sills-Jones, Jouko Aaltonen and Pietari Kaapa

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Teatralidades del conflicto armado en Colombia

Dramaturgia de las victímas

Adriana Sánchez Gutiérrez

En momentos de crisis y conflictos políticos nacionales, el teatro se reconfigura como una de las artes que denuncia, devela e ilustra los quiebres sociales de un país. En esos términos, la dramaturgia en Colombia empodera nuevas estéticas en donde el ciudadano deviene protagonista de la escena, defendiendo derechos humanos y civiles que le han sido negados por el Estado. A partir de ese contexto, este libro analiza la producción de cuatro dramaturgos colombianos para descubrir cómo el cuerpo de las víctimas es representado en la escena y cuáles son las estéticas que se proponen en torno a los casos de desaparición forzada, ejecuciones extrajudiciales, desplazamientos, genocidios y masacres. Crímenes que, hasta el 2018, en el marco de un proceso de reparación y restitución a las víctimas, cuentan con más de ocho millones de casos en donde menos del cinco por ciento ha recibido condena por parte del Estado. En este estudio se propone el concepto de cuerpos-no-ausentes para entender la presencia corpo-política de las víctimas en la escena de las obras de Patricia Ariza, Felipe Vergara, Carlos Satizábal y Nohora Ayala.

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La chanson dans l'Espagne contemporaine (XIXe-XXIe siècles)

Variations, appropriation, métamorphoses

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Edited by Marie Franco and Miguel Olmos

Les chansons populaires, les hymnes politiques, les chants traditionnels, les compositions savantes ou les morceaux produits au sein de la culture de masse ont en commun d’exprimer, du xixe siècle à nos jours, les combats ou les rêves des Espagnols ; ils témoignent également, dans leurs avatars successifs, des sentiments identitaires en évolution et des crises traversées. Les contributeurs de ce livre s’interrogent sur la chanson comme forme musicale autonome associant un texte à une mélodie et générant une pluralité d’expériences de partage et d’écoute, dans une perspective d’histoire culturelle qui s’attache à examiner les interactions de l’individuel et de l’émotionnel, du sensoriel, du collectif et du politique.

Les notions de « variation » et d’« appropriation » permettent d’éclairer cette nature mouvante en soi de la chanson, dans laquelle surgissent parfois les échos du passé, ou les traces d’autres « performances ». Interprétée, adaptée, traduite, parodiée ou tout simplement incarnée dans des voix et des corps différents, elle se caractérise par cette aptitude à se laisser transformer en profondeur au fil des époques, des crises et des variations de goûts.

Les articulations thématiques de cet ouvrage la présentent successivement, à travers quelques cas d’étude, dans sa construction comme spectacle et expérience sensorielle et intellectuelle, comme investissement collectif, comme outil mémoriel ou témoin des rapports aux modernités successives et, enfin, comme un enjeu technique, en vue de sa reproductibilité, qui s’accompagne toujours d’évolutions esthétiques, mais aussi économiques. Forme mouvante en soi, nourrie de voix individuelles et collectives, la chanson est l’expression ultime de la culture comme circulation et bouillonnement infatigables.

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Ludwik Bielawski

From Aristotle to Heidegger, philosophers distinguished two orders of time, before, after and past, present, future, presenting them in a wide range of interpretations. It was only around the turn of the 1970s that two theories of time which deliberately went beyond that tradition, enhancing our notional apparatus, were produced independently of one another. The nature philosopher Julius T. Fraser, founder of the interdisciplinary International Society for the Study of Time, distinguished temporal levels in the evolution of the Cosmos and the structure of the human mind: atemporality, prototemporality, eotemporality, biotemporality and nootemporality. The author of the book distinguishes two ‘dimensions’ in time: the dimension of the sequence of time (syntagmatic) and the dimension of the sizes of duration or frequency (systemic). On the systemic scale, the author distinguishes, in human ways of existing and acting, a visual zone, zone of the psychological present, zone of works and performances, zone of the natural and cultural environment, zone of individual and social life and zone of history, myth and tradition. In this book, the author provides a synthesis of these theories.

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Bengt Edlund

This book gives a critical account of various methods used in music analysis. In the first chapter, a number of current approaches such as semiotics, musical implications, Schenkerian analysis, and generative theory are demonstrated on Mozart’s K. 331 theme. Five essays deal with important concepts in music analysis: ambiguity, formal proportions, and similarity within and between works. A further chapter provides a discussion of probability, kinship, and influence – decisive criteria when judging musical plagiarism. The last essay, studying a piece by Schubert, sifts the prospects of deciphering a composer’s sexual leanings from his music.

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Chinese Cinema Culture

A Scene in the Fog

Dai Jinhua

From her early film studies to her most recent critiques of contemporary pop culture, Chinese Cinema Culture: A Scene in the Fog presents Dai Jinhua’s multiple theoretical moves toward writing difference into the Euro-American discourses current in China today; it is an account of both her interrogation of mainstream Western theories and her eventual flight from them. She searches for a theoretical strategy that enables her to narrate critically the intellectual and gendered film history and culture of the post-Mao and post-Deng eras without sacrificing it to the orientalizing gaze of the West. Her work demonstrates brilliant insights into China’s cinema tradition that is inseparable from both the political legacy of Maoism and current postcolonial order of cultural knowledge. This book includes 11 essays organized in three parts and one dialogue on Chinese cinema culture as the afterword.

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Anna Śliwińska

Running off the Anger. British New Wave includes several areas of research that suggest interpreting the cinema of the British New Wave in relation to social realism, the construction of the main characters, popular culture and the way New Wave played with film-making. Thanks to an in-depth analysis of key films of this trend, it is possible not only to understand the workings of social realism and examine character creation and their rebellion, but also to explore the intentionality of the utilising New Wave techniques that were known from nouvelle vague. The last chapter of this book is devoted to the most recent references to British New Wave Cinema.

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Andrzej Tuchowski

This book concerns the ways in which many different types of nationalism, chauvinism and racism penetrated into musical thought in the interwar period, and how the leading artistic personalities of that period reacted to these ideologies. The concept of "nationalism" is understood broadly in this book and covers the entire spectrum of its positive and negative aspects. The topics listed in the book’s title have been discussed on the example of selected four countries, significant with respect to population and territory and representing different social-political systems: Germany (mostly after 1933), Italy, Poland (after 1926) and Great Britain. This selection is also representative of the main ethnic groups in Europe: Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Latin-Romance and Slavic.

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Růžena Zátková

Un’artista dimenticata

Marina Giorgini

La figura di Růžena Zátková (České Budějovice 1885 – Leysin 1923), artista boema generalmente associata al futurismo italiano ma per alcuni versi più vicina all’avanguardia russa, risulta tanto affascinante quanto ancora semisconosciuta al grande pubblico e non solo. Affascinante perché la sua vita, e tutta la sua straordinaria storia, costituiscono di per sé la trama esemplare di un romanzo avventuroso e tragico al contempo. Figlia di una prestigiosa famiglia dell’aristocrazia boema, si legò in un matrimonio infelice a Vasilij Khvoschinskij, coltissimo diplomatico dell’Ambasciata Russa a Roma, dove entrò immediatamente negli ambienti più rinomati e prestigiosi. Musa e amante platonica dello scultore croato Ivan Meštrović, del pittore messicano Roberto Montenegro e del compositore russo Igor’ Stravinskij, cara amica del maestro futurista Giacomo Balla, gravitò inoltre nell’orbita dei Balletti Russi di Djagilev, legandosi in una profonda e sincera amicizia a Larionov e alla Gončarova. Protagonista di una serie di sedute spiritiche tenutesi alla presenza delle personalità più eminenti e stravaganti della capitale italiana, scoprendo grazie allo spiritismo "la legittima realtà dell’astrazione", si ammalò gravemente di tubercolosi e venne ricoverata in un isolato sanatorio svizzero per ben tre anni. Sposò in seconde nozze Arturo Cappa, membro eminente del Partito Comunista italiano vicino ad Antonio Gramsci e futuro cognato di Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Fu infine amica sincera e confidente di Benedetta Cappa Marinetti e dell’archeologo e umanista Umberto Zanotti-Bianco. Morì a soli 38 anni per l’aggravarsi della tisi proprio mentre la sua carriera stava decollando.

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Horror

A Companion

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Edited by Simon Bacon

What is Horror?

Horror is an inherently sensational and popular phenomenon. Extreme violence, terrifying monsters and jarring music shock, scare and excite us out of our everyday lives. The horror genre gives shape to the particular anxieties of society but also reveals the fundamental nature of what it is to be human.

This volume provides an introduction to horror in compact and accessible essays, from classics such as Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining to contemporary throwbacks like the Duffer Brothers’ Stranger Things. Beginning with the philosophical and historical background of horror, this book touches upon seminal figures such as Poe, Lovecraft, Quiroga, Jackson, King and Suzuki and engages with the evolution of the genre across old and new media from literature, art and comics to film, gaming and social media. Alongside this is a consideration of established and emerging areas like smart horror (Jordan Peele’s Get Out), queer horror (Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story), eco-horror (Alex Garland’s Annihilation), horror video games (P.T.) and African American horror (Tananarive Due’s Ghost Summer: Stories).

This volume provides an invaluable resource for experts, students and general readers alike for further understanding the horror genre and the ways it is developing into the future.