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Telling October
Memory and the Making of the Bolshevik Revolution
Frederick C. Corney, Frederick Corney
All revolutionary regimes seek to legitimize themselves through foundation narratives that, told and retold, become constituent parts of the social fabric, erasing or pushing aside alternative histories. Frederick C. Corney draws on a wide range...



Flesh to Metal
Soviet Literature and the Alchemy of Revolution
Rolf Hellebust
"That science-fiction future in which technology would make everything very good—or very bad—has not yet arrived. From our vantage point at least, no age appears to have had a deeper faith in the inevitability and imminence of such a...



Visualizing the Nation
Gender, Representation, and Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France
Joan B. Landes
Popular images of women were everywhere in revolutionary France. Although women's political participation was curtailed, female allegories of liberty, justice, and the republic played a crucial role in the passage from old regime to modern society...



Political Actors
Representative Bodies and Theatricality in the Age of the French Revolution
Paul Friedland
From the start of the French Revolution, contemporary observers were struck by the overwhelming theatricality of political events. Examples of convergence between theater and politics included the election of dramatic actors to powerful political...



Invisible Natives
Myth and Identity in the American Western
Armando José Prats
This incisive, provocative, and wide-ranging book casts a critical eye on the representation of Native Americans in the Western film since the genre's beginnings. Armando José Prats shows the ways in which film reflects cultural transformations in...



Shakespeare Remains
Theater to Film, Early Modern to Postmodern
Courtney Lehmann
No literary figure has proved so elusive as Shakespeare. How, Courtney Lehmann asks, can the controversies surrounding the Bard's authorship be resolved when his works precede the historical birth of that modern concept? And how is it that...



The Analytic Imaginary
Marguerite Caze, Marguerite La Caze
The notion of the philosophical imaginary developed by Michéle Le Doeuff refers to the capacity to imagine as well as to the stock of images philosophers employ. Making use of this notion, Marguerite La Caze explores the idea of the imaginary...



The Eye's Mind
Literary Modernism and Visual Culture
Karen Jacobs
The Eye's Mind significantly alters our understanding of modernist literature by showing how changing visual discourses, techniques, and technologies affected the novels of that period. In readings that bring philosophies of vision into dialogue...



Performing Live
Aesthetic Alternatives for the Ends of Art
Richard Shusterman
Current philosophies of art remain sadly dominated by visions of its end and lamentations of decline. Defining the very notions of art and the aesthetic as special products of Western modernity, they suggest that postmodern challenges to traditional...



Broadcasting Politics in Japan
NHK and Television News
Ellis S. Krauss
The aftermath of Japan's 1945 military defeat left its public institutions in a state of deep crisis; virtually every major source of state legitimacy was seriously damaged or wholly remade by the postwar occupation. Between 1960 and 1990...



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