Combining Aesthetic and Psychological Approaches to TV Series Addiction

Combining Aesthetic and Psychological Approaches to TV Series Addiction PDF Book Detail Author: Sébastien Lefait
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527514498
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 329

Book Description
This book establishes, and then analyses, the interrelation between series and dependence by focusing on two aspects of their connection: the overconsumption of TV series, and the production devices that lead to it. Due to its two-sided nature, the volume brings together specialists from different backgrounds. On the one hand, it involves people working with addiction, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers, whose analytical tools and statistics are extremely useful in assessing the prevalence of TV series addiction, as well as its consequences, in order to make sense of its mechanics. For similar reasons, the authors also include professionals working with children and teenagers, since youths under 18 are largely affected by addictive tendencies. On the other hand, other contributions here are authored by TV series specialists, producers and scriptwriters, as well as academics in the fields of film and TV series studies, cultural studies, and narratology. Their specific perspectives on the topic help better understand what it is about the construction or reception of TV series that aims to create, maintain, amplify, or, on the contrary, curb their ingrained addictive effects.

Heritage and Ruptures in Indian Literature Culture and Cinema

Heritage and Ruptures in Indian Literature  Culture and Cinema PDF Book Detail Author: Cornelius Crowley
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443878545
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 290

Book Description
This book investigates the millennial history of the Indian subcontinent. Through the various methods adopted, the objects and moments examined, it questions various linguistic, literary and artistic appropriations of the past, to address the conflicting comprehensions of the present and also the figuring/imagining of a possible future. The volume engages with this general cultural condition, in relation both to the subcontinent’s current “synchronic” reality and to certain aspects of the culture’s underlying diachronic determinations. It also reveals how the multiple heritages are negotiated through the subcontinent’s long-term sedimentational history. It scrutinizes both conservative interpretations of heritage and a possibly incremental enrichment, and the additional possibility of a mode of appropriation open to a dialectic of creative destruction, in which the patrimonial imperative is challenged, leaving room for processes of renewal and rejuvenation. The collection is organized around four major topics: Orientalism, addressed by way of the Tamil Epic Manimekalai, through the evocation of the Hastings Circle and views on a possible Hindu-Muslim unity sketched out by Sayyid Ahmed Khan; modernism in Indian and Burmese texts written in English; pictorial art, through a consideration of the work of British Asian and Indian film directors; and, finally, the current state of a body of critical thinking on gender.

Johnny Cash International

Johnny Cash International PDF Book Detail Author: Michael Hinds
Publisher: Fandom & Culture
ISBN: 1609387015
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 270

Book Description
"How the world shows it loves Johnny Cash:: a Brazilian records "Hurt" and posts it to YouTube;an elderly shopkeeper in Northern Ireland plays Johnny Cash every day on his tape recorder ; a young man in Tomb, a farm town in southern Norway, sports a Johnny Cash tattoo; a woman in the Netherlands maintains the Johnny Cash Infocenter, an exhaustive resource of Johnny Cash materials worldwide--and gets to wear June Carter's clothing and sleep in Johnny Cash's bedroom. One might have suspected that Johnny Cash's appeal was universal, given his nonstop touring schedule for more than 40 years. But the breadth-and nuance-of his appeal worldwide is stunning, as is the way in which his fans have sought both to further that appeal as well as protect his legacy. International Cash: How the World Loves the Man in Black explores the nature of Johnny Cash's appeal worldwide from the fan perspective, explaining what the worldwide love of the artist tells us about him, the world, the United States, and the nature of fandom. It's also a series of stories about technology and authenticity, as a world easily navigated by the Internet is also one that conceives authenticity as a type of commodity easily displayed. Different eras of technology have also produced different fan behaviours and activities, and they are represented in continuity with one another here. There are Cash superfans who travel extensively to trail Cash's life and perform in homage to him, but there is also another population of Cash fans who express themselves more discreetly, often online. There they are often expressing their love for Cash in uncertain spaces, forums where there are no guarantees that everyone feels the same way as themselves. Here Cash is seen as somebody not only worth admiring, but worth fighting for, and this book shows that Cash fandom is a more active field of politics and commitment than might routinely be assumed"--

The Alexander Romance in Persia and the East

The Alexander Romance in Persia and the East PDF Book Detail Author: Richard Stoneman
Publisher: Barkhuis
ISBN: 9491431048
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 416

Book Description
Alexander the Great of Macedon was no stranger to controversy in his own time. Conqueror of the Greek states, of Egypt and of the Persian Empire as well as many of the principalities of the Indus Valley, he nevertheless became revered as well as vilified. Was he a simply a destroyer of the ancient civilizations and religions of these regions, or was he a hero of the Persian dynasties and of Islam? The conflicting views that were taken of him in the Middle East in his own time and the centuries that followed are still reflected in the tensions that exist between east and west today. The story of Alexander became the subject of legend in the medieval west, but was perhaps even more pervasive in the east. The Alexander Romance was translated into Syriac in the sixth century and may have become current in Persia as early as the third century AD. From these beginnings it reached into the Persian national epic, the Shahnameh, into Jewish traditions, and into the Quran and subsequent Arab romance. The papers in this volume all have the aim of deepening our understanding of this complex development. If we can understand better why Alexander is such an important figure in both east and west, we shall be a little closer to understanding what unites two often antipathetic worlds. This volume collects the papers delivered at the conference of the same title held at the University of Exeter from July 26-29 2010. More than half the papers were by invited speakers and were designed to provide a systematic view of the subject; the remainder were selected for their ability to carry research forward in an integrated way.

The Mammoth Book of Lost Symbols

The Mammoth Book of Lost Symbols PDF Book Detail Author: Nadia Julien
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780335334
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 512

Book Description
Humanity has always used symbols-material objects used to denote difficult, abstract concepts-to describe thoughts and feelings, or to protect secret truths from common knowledge. This concise A-Z guide is a fascinating work of reference that brings to light all the symbols and symbolisms of the world, many aspects of which have been lost to time, including Freemasonry, the Kabbalah, the tarot, astrology, alchemy, Zoroastrianism, and ancient cultures from Egypt to Japan.

John Baldessari

John Baldessari PDF Book Detail Author: John Baldessari
Publisher: Carré d'Art
ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 155

Book Description
Retrace la carrière de l'artiste John Baldessari à travers ses oeuvres majeures, de ses premières peintures de 1962 à "Blockage" en 2005.

The French Novel

The French Novel PDF Book Detail Author: Sharon Diane Nell
Publisher: New Paradigm Press (TN)
ISBN:
Category : French fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 334

Book Description

Le jeune h ros

Le jeune h  ros PDF Book Detail Author: J.-M. Durand
Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company
ISBN:
Category : Religion
Languages : fr
Pages : 386

Book Description
The international conference organized by the College of France on April 6-7, 2009, addressed a major theme within Near Eastern ideology: the "Young Hero." Different from those "elders" who were given power by traditionalistic Near Eastern civilizations and whose anthroponymy proudly underlined their eldership, the young hero nonetheless succeeds most of the time, or at least for a time, through his personal gifts as much as the inconstancy of gods who do not always favor the same men. Illustrations are multiform. We chose to show that the theme's typology matched precise criteria within time periods. Over a millennium and a half, each of the different ways of apprehending this figure corresponds to a specific attestation type. It was not possible, even at a regional level, to establish a complete "young hero" typology. Various forms pertaining to romanced myth, most often through epic form, but also to historical discourse, have been studied by our contributors.After a general introduction, the first part deals with historical and literary accounts of the young hero's (un)successful rise to kingship: Samsî-Ãrah, Idrimi, David, Saul and Esarhaddon. The authors then find a section on non-royal young heroes yet depicted by means of royal categories: Samson, Moses and Daniel. Two contributions on Athaliah and Esther deal with the theme of feminine heroism, and a last section focuses on heroic friendships: GilgameÅ and Enkidu, David and Jonathan, Achilles and Patroclus.

Roman anglais et traditions populaires

Roman anglais et traditions populaires PDF Book Detail Author: Mamadou Kandji
Publisher: Brossard, Québec : Humanitas
ISBN:
Category : Country life in literature
Languages : fr
Pages : 307

Book Description
La profondeur symbolique de l'univers romanesque de cinq grands écrivains : Walter Scott, Charlotte et Emily Bronte, George Eliot et Thomas Hardy. Un constat des incidences, insertions et échos des croyances populaires dans la trame romanesque.

Classer les r cits

Classer les r  cits PDF Book Detail Author: Aboubakr Chraïbi
Publisher: Editions L'Harmattan
ISBN:
Category : Arabic literature
Languages : fr
Pages : 466

Book Description
En mai 2007, un colloque a été organisé à Paris (INALCO, Fondation Singer-Polignac, Sorbonne-Paris IV) sur la reconnaissance, l'interprétation et, surtout, la classification des récits. Les différentes interventions ainsi que les débats qui ont suivi forment l'essentiel de ce livre : la 1ère partie propose quelques approches théoriques, comme celle de Claude Bremond ou de Gerald Prince ; la 2e des études pratiques sur la littérature arabe médiévale et la littérature persane ; la 3e est consacrée à un projet sur les exempla médiévaux qui refuse, en quelque sorte, la classification et lui préfère l'indexation (Marie Anne Polo de Beaulieu et Jacques Berlioz) ; la 4e et dernière partie est consacrée principalement aux contes du folklore (Nicole Belmont, Hasan El-Shamy, etc.). Particularité de cet ouvrage : toutes les contributions ou presque sont suivies d'un commentaire critique, relativement bref, écrit par un spécialiste du domaine concerné ou bien d'un domaine voisin, et ce commentaire est lui-même suivi de la réponse de l'auteur. C'est cet ensemble particulièrement riche, représentatif de travaux innovants, qui compose ce livre.

A Handbook to Classical Reception in Eastern and Central Europe

A Handbook to Classical Reception in Eastern and Central Europe PDF Book Detail Author: Zara Martirosova Torlone
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111883268X
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 632

Book Description
A Handbook to Classical Reception in Eastern and Central Europe is the first comprehensive English?]language study of the reception of classical antiquity in Eastern and Central Europe. This groundbreaking work offers detailed case studies of thirteen countries that are fully contextualized historically, locally, and regionally. The first English-language collection of research and scholarship on Greco-Roman heritage in Eastern and Central Europe Written and edited by an international group of seasoned and up-and-coming scholars with vast subject-matter experience and expertise Essays from leading scholars in the field provide broad insight into the reception of the classical world within specific cultural and geographical areas Discusses the reception of many aspects of Greco-Roman heritage, such as prose/philosophy, poetry, material culture Offers broad and significant insights into the complicated engagement many countries of Eastern and Central Europe have had and continue to have with Greco-Roman antiquity

Litt rature et identit s sexuelles

Litt  rature et identit  s sexuelles PDF Book Detail Author: Anne Tomiche
Publisher: Champ social Editions
ISBN:
Category : Gender identity in literature
Languages : fr
Pages : 191

Book Description
Etudes sur les relations entre les études de littérature comparée et les études qui, sous une forme ou sous une autre, interrogent les constructions et les représentations des identités sexuelles. L'ouvrage est structuré autour d'un dialogue transatlantique et confronte les approches théoriques et les pratiques institutionnelles en s'appuyant sur des exemples d'analyse de textes littéraires.

Bridges

Bridges PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : African literature
Languages : fr
Pages :

Book Description

The Mammoth Dictionary of Symbols

The Mammoth Dictionary of Symbols PDF Book Detail Author: Nadia Julien
Publisher: Constable
ISBN:
Category : Signs and symbols
Languages : en
Pages : 524

Book Description
Since the dawn of time, mankind has used symbols to express thoughts or feelings, and to preserve those truths believed to come from a higher sphere. Every culture, in every age, invests the objects, animals and plants around it with a multitude of different meanings.