Download or read book Women of Algiers in Their Apartment written by Assia Djebar and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Features stories celebrating the strength and dignity of Algerian women of the past and present
Download or read book Algeria Cuts written by Ranjana Khanna and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Algeria Cuts discusses the figure of woman, both under colonial rule in Algeria and within the postcolonial independent nation-state. It is an interdisciplinary project that spans fine art, film, colonial and legal policy, manifestos, prose fiction, and theoretical and philosophical texts concerning the relationship between France and Algeria. Khanna investigates gendered representation, identification, and justice, and in the process, calls into question the ways in which conventional disciplinary frameworks foreclose certain avenues of reflection while foregrounding others. Algeria Cuts seeks to understand Algeria and Algerian women as a philosophical site that facilitates an understanding of justice and the pursuit of feminism.
Download or read book Art in an Age of Counterrevolution 1815 1848 written by Albert Boime and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2004-08-18 with total page 771 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Art for art's sake. Art created in pursuit of personal expression. In Art in an Age of Counterrevolution, Albert Boime rejects these popular modern notions and suggests that history—not internal drive or expressive urge—as the dynamic force that shapes art. This volume focuses on the astonishing range of art forms currently understood to fall within the broad category of Romanticism. Drawing on visual media and popular imagery of the time, this generously illustrated work examines the art of Romanticism as a reaction to the social and political events surrounding it. Boime reinterprets canonical works by such politicized artists as Goya, Delacroix, Géricault, Friedrich, and Turner, framing their work not by personality but by its sociohistorical context. Boime's capacious approach and scope allows him to incorporate a wide range of perspectives into his analysis of Romantic art, including Marxism, social history, gender identity, ecology, structuralism, and psychoanalytic theory, a reach that parallels the work of contemporary cultural historians and theorists such as Edward Said, Pierre Bourdieu, Eric Hobsbawm, Frederic Jameson, and T. J. Clark. Boime ultimately establishes that art serves the interests and aspirations of the cultural bourgeoisie. In grounding his arguments on their work and its scope and influence, he elucidates how all artists are inextricably linked to history. This book will be used widely in art history courses and exert enormous influence on cultural studies as well.
Download or read book What Great Paintings Say written by Rose-Marie Hagen and published by Taschen. This book was released on 2003 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen provide answers to these and other questions about world-famous works of art. Guiding our eye to revealing details, they also shed fascinating light on fishions and lifestyles, loves and intrigues, politics and people, and transform our encounter with art into an exciting adventure. Book jacket.
Download or read book Women of Algiers in Their Apartment written by Assia Djebar and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 1992 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Features stories celebrating the strength and dignity of Algerian women of the past and present
Download or read book Delacroix written by Gilles Néret and published by Taschen. This book was released on 2000 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At Delacroix' studio sale, held six months after his death in 1864, crowds and critics were astonished at both the abundance and the multi-disciplinary nature of the work on display, the life's vision of a man praised by Baudelaire for being the last great artist of the Renaissance period and the first of the Modern. But Delacroix himself was well aware of the position he wanted to occupy. Taking his cue from Rubens in both lifestyle and visual inventiveness, he took the order of classical composition and allied it to a universally appreciated symbolic and allegorical intent, producing from that marriage works of unmatched integrity and sensuality. From the spectacular Salon reception in 1824 to a work such as the major Scenes from the Chios Massacre (when the term Romantique was first applied to his style) through to the liberating and controversial carnality of The Agony in the Garden, Delacroix' genius in graphic design, in the liberation and reinvention of colour, and in the portrayal of bodies was never in doubt. His numerous sketchbooks attest to a personality committed to the most truthful results, in both his Goyaesque fantasias of horror, cruelty and sacrifice and in his huge historical canvases. Excessive, monumental, Byronic even, this Victor Hugo of the art world has proved profoundly influential, his technique studied by movements as diverse as Impressionism, Expressionism and the Abstract painters of mid-century. Leaving the self-indulgence of the Romantics far behind, the nobility of Delacroix' spirit will continue to speak to any and every age.
Download or read book Francophone Women written by Cybelle McFadden Wilkens and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2010 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Francophone Women: Between Visibility and Invisibility underscores the writing of authors who foreground the female body and who write across geographical borders, as part of a global literary movement that has the French language as its common denominator. This edited collection exposes how female authors portray the tensions that exist between visibility and invisibility, public and private, presence and absence, and excess and restraint when it is linked to femininity and the female body." --Book Jacket.
Download or read book Imagery and Ideology written by William J. Berg and published by Associated University Presse. This book was released on 2007 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By juxtaposing the works of ten major writers and ten painters of comparable stature, this book explores the various modalities and layers of meaning in nineteenth-century French art, both verbal and visual. It proposes ways of reading the ambivalent artifacts of modernity.
Download or read book Arab Women s Lives Retold written by Nawar Al-Hassan Golley and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 2007-10-18 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examining late twentieth-century autobiographical writing by Arab women novelists, poets, and artists, this essay collection explores the ways in which Arab women have portrayed and created their identities within differing social environments. The collection goes well beyond dismantling standard notions of Arab female subservience, exploring the many ways Arab women writers have learned to speak to each other, to their readers, and to the world at large. Drawing from a rich body of liter-ature, the essays attest to the surprisingly lively and committed roles Arab women play in varied geographic regions, at home and abroad. These recent writings assess how the interplay between individual, private, eth-nic identity and the collective, public, global world of politics has impact-ed Arab women’s rights.
Download or read book Algerian Imprints written by Brigitte Weltman-Aron and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2015-08-18 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born and raised in French Algeria, Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous represent in their literary works signs of conflict and enmity, drawing on discordant histories so as to reappraise the political on the very basis of dissensus. In a rare comparison of these authors' writings, Algerian Imprints shows how Cixous and Djebar consistently reclaim for ethical and political purposes the demarcations and dislocations emphasized in their fictions. Their works affirm the chance for thinking afforded by marginalization and exclusion and delineate political ways of preserving a space for difference informed by expropriation and nonbelonging. Cixous's inquiry is steeped in her formative encounter with the grudging integration of the Jews in French Algeria, while Djebar's narratives concern the colonial separation of "French" and "Arab," self and other. Yet both authors elaborate strategies to address inequality and injustice without resorting to tropes of victimization, challenging and transforming the understanding of the history and legacy of colonized space.
Download or read book Learning to Look at Paintings written by Mary Acton and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mary Acton shows how you can learn to look at and understand an image by analysing how it works, what its pictorial elements are and how they relate to each other. She describes the ingredients of composition, space, form, tone and colour which make up a picture, and discusses the importance of subject matter and the original function and setting of a picture in appreciating its visual meanings.
Download or read book Third World Women s Literatures written by Barbara Fister and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1995 with total page 414 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alphabetically arranged entries cover writers, works, and subjects, and include bibliographical references to both works and criticism
Download or read book Gender Nation Text written by Lorraine Kelly and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2017 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection explores the multifarious manifestations of gender intrinsic to national ideologies, the use of gender in the construction and development of nation states, and the role of political, literary, and cinematographic discourses in cultural debates that define national and international borders in post-colonial societies. The selected essays focus primarily on Europe and Latin America and consider the implications of colonialism, dictatorship, and the transition to democracy on national identities as well as the deliberate use of gendered language and images in the development of discourses of hegemony, frequently used to underpin support for individual political regimes, or as a call to arms to defend national patrimony. (Series: Cultural Studies / Kulturwissenschaft / Estudios Culturales / Etudes Culturelles, Vol. 55) [Subject: Gender Studies, Politics, Sociology, Cultural Studies]
|Author||: Antonio Medina-Rivera|
|Publisher||: Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Release Date||: 2021-02-10|
|ISBN 10||: 9781527566101|
|Pages||: 250 pages|
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Download or read book Crossing Over Redefining the Scope of Border Studies written by Antonio Medina-Rivera and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2021-02-10 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The present volume brings together selected proceedings of the 2005 Cleveland State University Symposium “Crossing Over: Learning to Navigate the Borderlands of Intercultural Encounters.” The collection of essays offers some samples of the complex and potentially infinite array of investigations that the newly expanded field of ‘Border Studies’ can add to the academy’s scholarly enterprise. The articles collected in this volume demonstrate innovative approaches to comparative explorations of topics in American, Latin-American, European, and Post-Colonial literature as well as Linguistics, History and Education.
Download or read book Civilisations First Contact The Cult of Progress written by David Olusoga and published by Profile Books. This book was released on 2018-03-29 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Companion to the major new BBC documentary series CIVILISATIONS, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama Oscar Wilde said 'Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.' Was he right? In Civilisations, David Olusoga travels the world to piece together the shared histories that link nations. In Part One, First Contact, we discover what happened to art in the great Age of Discovery, when civilisations encountered each other for the first time. Although undoubtedly a period of conquest and destruction, it was also one of mutual curiosity, global trade and the exchange of ideas. In Part Two, The Cult of Progress, we see how the Industrial Revolution transformed the world, impacting every corner, and every civilisation, from the cotton mills of the Midlands through Napoleon's conquest of Egypt to the decimation of both Native American and Maori populations and the advent of photography in Paris in 1839. Incredible art - both looted and created - relays the key events and their outcomes throughout the world.
Download or read book Haram in the Harem written by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2009 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Haram in the Harem focuses on the differences in nationalist discourse regarding women and the way female writers conceptualized the experience of women in three contexts: the middle-class Muslim reform movement, the Algerian Revolution, and the Partition of India. During each of these periods the subject of women, their behavior, bodies, and dress were discussed by male scholars, politicians, and revolutionaries. The resonating theme amongst these disparate events is that women were believed to be best protected when they were ensconced within their homes and governed by their families, particularly male authority, whether they were fathers, brothers, or husbands. The threat to national identity was often linked to the preservation of womanly purity. Yet for the writers of this study, Ismat Chughtai (1915-1991), Assia Djebar (1936-), and Khadija Mastur (1927-1982), the danger to women was not in the public sphere but embedded within a domestic hierarchy enforced by male privilege. In their fictional texts, each writer shows how women resist, subvert, and challenge the normative behaviors prescribed in masculine discourse. In their writings they highlight the different ways women negotiated private spaces between intersecting masculine hegemonies of power including colonialism and native patriarchy. They demonstrate distinct literary viewpoints of nation, home, and women's experiences at particular historical moments. The choice of these various texts reveals how fiction provided a safe space for female writers to contest traditional systems of power. Bringing into focus the voices and experiences of women - who existed as limited cultural icons in the nationalist discourse - is a common theme throughout the selected stories. This book showcases the fluidity of literature as a response to the intersections of gender, race, and nation.
Download or read book Schreiben auf der Grenze written by Beatrice Schuchardt and published by Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar. This book was released on 2006 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Auf der Suche nach den Spuren einer algerischen Identitat taucht die mehrfach preisgekronte algerische Schriftstellerin, Historikerin und Filmemacherin Assia Djebar in ihren Romanen, Kurzgeschichten und Filmen in die Tiefen eines postkolonialen Raumes ein. Dieser ist ebenso gepragt durch dunkle und abgelagerte Schichten des lange Vergessenen, wie er zugleich die Oberflache der Gegenwart im Sprung auf die Zukunft hin tangiert. Djebar spurt einer paradoxen Hassliebe der Kulturen nach, die aus der kolonialen Situation entsprungen ist und sowohl die algerische als auch die franzosische Identitat pragt. Ihre postkoloniale Literatur entwirft einen Raum zwischen den Kulturen, innerhalb dessen sie ihr Schreiben uber Geschichte praktiziert. Geschichtsarbeit ist hier sowohl Dekonstruktion bekannter Geschichtsbilder wie innovative Montage. Das Buch umspannt die Schaffensperiode der Autorin von 1980 bis 2003 und thematisiert unter anderem die algerische Kolonialgeschichte sowie die politischen Spannungen der 1990er Jahre zwischen Islamismus und Nationalstaat.