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  • 1
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    2019
    ISBN: 9781442689985 
    Contributer: Potter, Tiffany
    Title: Women, Popular Culture, and the Eighteenth Century
    Publisher(s): University of Toronto Press
    Year of publication: 2019
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781442689985
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: In contemporary pop culture, the pursuits regarded as the most frivolous are typically understood to be more feminine in nature than masculine. This collection illustrates how ideas of the popular and the feminine were assumed to be equally naturally intertwined in the eighteenth century, and the ways in which that association facilitates the ongoing trivialization of both.Top scholars in eighteenth-century studies examine the significance of the parallel devaluations of women's culture and popular culture by looking at theatres and actresses; novels, magazines, and cookbooks; and populist politics, dress, and portraiture. They also assess how eighteenth-century women have been re-imagined in contemporary historical fiction, films, and television, from the works of award-winner Beryl Bainbridge to Darcymania and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. By reconsidering the cultural and social practices of eighteenth-century women, this fascinating volume reclaims the ostensibly trivial as a substantive cultural contribution
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  • 2
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    2018
    ISBN: 9781442660328 
    Title: Ponteach, or the Savages of America
    Subtitle: A Tragedy
    Publisher(s): University of Toronto Press
    Year of publication: 2018
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781442660328
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Pontiac, or Ponteach, was a Native American leader who made war upon the British in what became known as Pontiac's Rebellion (1763 to 1766). One of the earliest accounts of Pontiac is a play, written in 1766 by the famous frontier soldier Robert Rogers, of the Rangers. Ponteach, or the Savages of America is one of the only early dramatic works composed by an author with personal knowledge of the Indigenous nations of North America. Important both as a literary work and as a historical document, Ponteach interrogates eighteenth-century Europe's widespread ideological constructions of Indigenous peoples as either innocent and noble savages, or monstrous and violent Others.Presented for the first time in a fully annotated edition, Ponteach takes on questions of nationalism, religion, race, cultural identity, gender, and sexuality; the play offers a unique perspective on the Rebellion and on the emergence of Canadian and American identities. Tiffany Potter's edition is supplemented by an introduction that critically and contextually frames the play, as well as by important appendices, including Rogers' ethnographic accounts of the Great Lakes nations
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  • 3
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    1 2009
    ISBN: 9781441182685 
    Contributer: Marshall, C. W
    Title: The Wire
    Subtitle: Urban Decay and American Television
    Edition: 1
    Publisher(s): Bloomsbury Academic & Professional
    Year of publication: 2009
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781441182685
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: The first collection of critical essays on HBO's The Wire - the most brilliant and socially relevant television series in years T he Wire is about survival, about the strategies adopted by those living and working in the inner cities of America. It presents a world where for many even hope isn't an option, where life operates as day-to-day existence without education, without job security, and without social structures. This is a world that is only grey, an exacting autopsy of a side of American life that has never seen the inside of a Starbucks. Over its five season, sixty-episode run (2002-2008), The Wire presented severall overlapping narrative threads, all set in the city of Baltimore. The series consistently deconstructed the conventional narratives of law, order, and disorder, offering a view of America that has never before been admitted to the public discourse of the televisual. It was bleak and at times excruciating. Even when the show made metatextual reference to its own world as Dickensian, it was too gentle by half. By focusing on four main topics (Crime, Law Enforcement, America, and Television), The Wire: Urban Decay and American Television examines the series' place within popular culture and its representation of the realities of inner city life, social institutions, and politics in contemporary American society. This is a brilliant collection of essays on a show that has taken the art of television drama to new heights
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  • 4
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    1 2007
    ISBN: 9781441157065 
    Contributer: Marshall, C. W
    Title: Cylons in America
    Subtitle: Critical Studies in Battlestar Galactica
    Edition: 1
    Publisher(s): Bloomsbury Academic & Professional
    Year of publication: 2007
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9781441157065
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: With its fourth season due to air in January 2008, the award-winning Battlestar Galactica continues to be exceptionally popular for non-network television, combining the familiar features of science fiction with direct commentary on life in mainstream America. Cylons in America is the first collection of critical studies of Battlestar Galactica (its 2003 miniseries, and the ongoing 2004 television series), examining its place within popular culture and its engagement with contemporary American society. Battlestar Galactica depicts the remnants of the human race fleeing across space from a robotic enemy called the Cylons. The fleet is protected by a single warship, the Battlestar, and is searching for a "lost colony" that settled on the legendary planet "Earth." Originally a television series in the 1970s, the current series maintains the mythic sense established with the earlier quest narrative, but adds elements of hard science and aggressive engagement with post-9/11 American politics. Cylons In America casts a critical eye on the revived series and is sure to appeal to fans of the show, as well as to scholars and researchers of contemporary television
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  • 5
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    1998
    ISBN: 9780773567559 
    Title: Honest Sins
    Subtitle: Georgian Libertinism and the Plays and Novels of Henry Fielding
    Publisher(s): MQUP
    Year of publication: 1998
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780773567559
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Originally cruel, manipulative, and self-serving, during the eighteenth century the Restoration rake evolved into a more cheerful sinner: the good-natured libertine. While Tom Jones was Henry Fielding's most complete embodiment of this new ideal, Tiffany Potter shows that the revised Georgian libertinism informs and illuminates all of his work
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