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Mariacruz Castro Ricalde, Mauricio Díaz Calderón and James Ramey

"It was a great night for Mexico, as usual." Donald Trump's words about Alejandro González Iñárritu on Oscars’ night 2014 were a preview of his now-notorious attitude toward Mexicans: "He´s walking away with all the gold? Was it that good? I don´t hear that. It was certainly a big night for them." Although the future president’s comments were offensive, for scholars interested in transnational film and literature, his words were themselves pure gold. For they raise questions about "nation" as a category of representation. When we invoke "Mexican cinema," for example, we imply that some kind of "national cinema" exists – but what is a national cinema? Is the cinema made in the US a national cinema in the same way as that of Mexico’s? And is a film made by a foreigner in Mexico part of Mexican cinema? What does it mean for a film or a literary work to cross a border? And are borders to be defined in geographical terms only, or can they also be cast in terms of gender, sexual orientation, race, or language itself? This book, in short, reflects on the implications of the term "transnational" in relation to film and literature conceived – in any way, shape, or form – as "Mexican."

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Beyond the Broadway

Performance, Culture and Social Change in Southall

Jerri Daboo

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June Boyce-Tillman

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Talking Shakespeare

Notes from a Journey

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Louis Fantasia

A collection of essays on Shakespeare's plays and politics and their impact in the world today. Originally given as provocative talks on Shakespeare at some of the most prestigious universities, conferences, and theatres around the world, they reflect on the author’s more than thirty-year career as a producer, director and educator. The essays provide a unique and personal look into multiple aspects of Shakespeare's world - and ours.

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Dire, Redire et Ne Pas Dire

Enjeux du Dialogue Filmique dans les <> (É. Rohmer)

Carmen Alberdi

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Mar Castro Ricalde, Mauricio Díaz Calderón and James Ramey

"It was a great night for Mexico, as usual." Donald Trump's words about Alejandro González Iñárritu on Oscars’ night 2014 were a preview of his now-notorious attitude toward Mexicans: "He's walking away with all the gold? Was it that good? I don't hear that. It was certainly a big night for them." Although the future president’s comments were offensive, for scholars interested in transnational film and literature, his words were themselves pure gold. For they raise questions about "nation" as a category of representation. When we invoke "Mexican cinema," for example, we imply that some kind of "national cinema" exists – but what is a national cinema? Is the cinema made in the US a national cinema in the same way as that of Mexico’s? And is a film made by a foreigner in Mexico part of Mexican cinema? What does it mean for a film or a literary work to cross a border? And are borders to be defined in geographical terms only, or can they also be cast in terms of gender, sexual orientation, race, or language itself? This book, in short, reflects on the implications of the term "transnational" in relation to film and literature conceived – in any way, shape, or form – as "Mexican."

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Teresa Pękala

This book focuses on Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, philosopher and controversial artist. It expresses the opinions of philosophers, museologists and artists, for whom Stanisław Ignacy Witkacy’s 130th birthday anniversary became an opportunity to view his works from the perspective of postmodernity. The authors concentrate on Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz as eminent and prophetic philosopher concerned about Western culture with its waning metaphysical feelings, master of gesture and poses, anticipating the postmodern theatricalization of life.

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Luca Zoppelli

Die Doppelausgabe 34/35 des Schweizer Jahrbuchs für Musikwissenschaft versammelt Studien und Forschungen aus unterschiedlichen internationalen Zusammenhängen des Fachs. Zugleich will es aber auch der Forschung, die von Schweizer Wissenschaftlern und Institutionen betrieben wird, ein Forum geben.
In Übereinstimmung mit globalen intellektuellen Tendenzen sind in den letzten Jahren vermehrt wissenschaftliche Initiativen entstanden, die sich um methodische Herangehensweisen bemühen, welche gestatten, die historiographische und identitätsstiftende Dimension der Schweizer Musik, ihre regionalen und kontinentalen Artikulationsweisen und ihre Stellung im Kanon neu zu bedenken. In diesem Sinn enthält der vorliegende Band eine Gruppe von Aufsätzen, die sich aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln mit einer prägenden Figur der Schweizer Musikgeschichte befassen, mit Hans Georg Nägeli; sie gehen auf Vorträge zurück, die im Februar 2015 im Rahmen der Tagung Das schweizerische Musikwesen im frühen 19. Jahrhundert an der Universität Bern gehalten wurden. Im selben Sinn enthält das Jahrbuch von dieser Ausgabe an Besprechungen über musikwissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen zur Schweiz. Vervollständigt wird die vorliegende Doppel-Nummer durch Beiträge, die verschiedenste Themen behandeln und Methoden verwenden und von Kollegen stammen, die unterschiedlichen akademischen Zusammenhängen und Generationen angehören. Für die Mithilfe bei der Redaktion dieses Bandes gilt der Dank Andrea Garavaglia (Freiburg), Miriam Roner (Bern), Louise Sykes und Delphine Vincent (Freiburg), für die grosszügige finanzielle Unterstützung dem Forschungspool der Universität Fribourg.

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Lara Babbar

Die Autorin schlägt anhand der Figur des Cherubino einen Bogen von der Komödienvorlage Beaumarchais über Da Pontes Libretto und Mozarts Partitur bis hin zum Vergleich von Tonaufnahmen des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts. Im Bereich der Interpretationsforschung besteht die methodische Herausforderung in dem Versuch, die analytische Auswertung schriftlicher und akustischer Musikquellen zusammenzuführen und so letztlich zum erklingenden Phänomen vorzudringen. Diese Darstellung ergänzt die Autorin materialreich mit Oszillogrammen, Tabellen und Notenbeispielen.

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Tonia Kazakopoulou and Mikela Fotiou

This collection of new writing on contemporary Greek cinema builds and expands on existing work in the field, providing a coherent analysis of films which, despite their international importance, have so far received limited critical attention. The volume maps key trends in Greek cinema since the 1990s within the wider context of production and consumption at both national and international levels. It offers a wide range of critical analyses of documentary and avant-garde filmmaking, art house and popular cinema, and the work of established and new directors as well as deliberations on teaching methodologies and marketing strategies. The book seeks to highlight the continuities, mutual influences and common contexts that inform, shape and inspire filmmaking in Greece today.