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Masquerade And Civilization

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Author: Terry Castle
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804714686
Size: 52.66 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 395
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Public masquerades were a popular and controversial form of urban entertainment in England for most of the eighteenth century. They were held regularly in London and attended by hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people from all ranks of society who delighted in disguising themselves in fanciful costumes and masks and moving through crowds of strangers. The authors shows how the masquerade played a subversive role in the eighteenth-century imagination, and that it was persistently associated with the crossing of class and sexual boundaries, sexual freedom, the overthrow of decorum, and urban corruption. Authorities clearly saw it as a profound challenge to social order and persistently sought to suppress it. The book is in two parts. In the first, the author recreates the historical phenomenon of the English masquerade: the makeup of the crowds, the symbolic language of costume, and the various codes of verbal exchange, gesture, and sexual behavior. The second part analyzes contemporary literary representations of the masquerade, using novels by Richardson, Fielding, Burney, and Inchbald to show how the masquerade in fiction reflected the disruptive power it had in contemporary life. It also served as an indispensable plot-catalyst, generating the complications out of which the essential drama of the fiction emerged. An epilogue discusses the use of the masquerade as a literary device after the eighteenth century. The book contains some 40 illustrations.


Masquerade And Gender

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Author: Catherine Craft-Fairchild
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271025827
Size: 38.97 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 204
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Terry Castle's recent study of masquerade follows Bakhtin's analysis of the carnivalesque to conclude that, for women, masquerade offered exciting possibilities for social and sexual freedom. Castle's interpretation conforms to the fears expressed by male writers during the period&—Addison, Steele, and Fielding all insisted that masquerade allowed women to usurp the privileges of men. Female authors, however, often mistrusted these claims, perceiving that masquerade's apparent freedoms were frequently nothing more than sophisticated forms of oppression. Catherine Craft-Fairchild's work provides a useful corrective to Castle's treatment of masquerade. She argues that, in fictions by Aphra Behn, Mary Davys, Eliza Haywood, Elizabeth Inchbald, and Frances Burney, masquerade is double-sided. It is represented in some cases as a disempowering capitulation to patriarchal strictures that posit female subordination. Often within the same text, however, masquerade is also depicted as an empowering defiance of the dominant norms for female behavior. Heroines who attempt to separate themselves from the image of womanhood they consciously construct escape victimization. In both cases, masquerade is the condition of femininity: gender in the woman's novel is constructed rather than essential. Craft-Fairchild examines the guises in which womanhood appears, analyzing the ways in which women writers both construct and deconstruct eighteenth-century cultural conceptions of femininity. She offers a careful and engaging textual analysis of both canonical and noncanonical eighteenth-century texts, thereby setting lesser-read fictions into a critical dialogue with more widely known novels. Detailed readings are informed throughout by the ideas of current feminist theorists, including Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, Mary Ann Doane, and Kaja Silverman. Instead of assuming that fictions about women were based on biological fact, Craft-Fairchild stresses the opposite: the domestic novel itself constructs the domestic woman.


Masquerade

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Author: Kit Williams
Publisher: Schocken
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Size: 33.76 MB
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Category : Children's stories, English
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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On his way to deliver a splendid necklace to the Sun from the Moon, Jack Hare is diverted by a series of odd characters and when he finally reaches his destination he realizes that the necklace is missing. The reader is invited to answer several riddles a


Bronx Masquerade

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Author: Nikki Grimes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440672814
Size: 16.76 MB
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Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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When Wesley Boone writes a poem for his high school English class, some of his classmates clamor to read their poems aloud too. Soon they're having weekly poetry sessions and, one by one, the eighteen students are opening up and taking on the risky challenge of self-revelation. There's Lupe Alvarin, desperate to have a baby so she will feel loved. Raynard Patterson, hiding a secret behind his silence. Porscha Johnson, needing an outlet for her anger after her mother OD's. Through the poetry they share and narratives in which they reveal their most intimate thoughts about themselves and one another, their words and lives show what lies beneath the skin, behind the eyes, beyond the masquerade.


The Modernist Masquerade

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Author: Colleen McQuillen
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 029929613X
Size: 38.20 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Masked and costume balls thrived in Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries during a period of rich literary and theatrical experimentation. The first study of its kind, The Modernist Masquerade examines the cultural history of masquerades in Russia and their representations in influential literary works. The masquerade's widespread appearance as a literary motif in works by such writers as Anna Akhmatova, Leonid Andreev, Andrei Bely, Aleksandr Blok, and Fyodor Sologub mirrored its popularity as a leisure-time activity and illuminated its integral role in the Russian modernist creative consciousness. Colleen McQuillen charts how the political, cultural, and personal significance of lavish costumes and other forms of self-stylizing evolved in Russia over time. She shows how their representations in literature engaged in dialog with the diverse aesthetic trends of Decadence, Symbolism, and Futurism and with the era's artistic philosophies.


The Zionist Masquerade

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Author: James Renton
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN:
Size: 68.64 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 231
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The Zionist Masquerade is a new history of the birth of the Anglo-Zionist alliance during the Great War - a critical chapter in the history of the Zionist-Palestinian conflict. James Renton argues that the Balfour Declaration was the result of a wider phenomenon of British propaganda policies during World War I that were driven by mistaken conceptions of ethnicity, ethnic power and nationalism. From this vantage point, Renton contends that while a number of Zionist activists played a crucial role in the making of the Balfour Declaration, the end result was not the great Zionist victory that has been widely assumed. Although the Declaration came to be the basis for the British Mandate for Palestine, which made a Jewish State possible thirty years later, this was far from being the original intention of the British Government. The primary purpose of Britain's wartime support for Zionism was to secure Jewish backing for the war effort. The unintended consequences of this policy, however, were to be explosive and far-reaching.


Masquerade

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Author: Gary Drury
Publisher: Gary Drury Digital Publishing
ISBN: 1413773427
Size: 78.14 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 93
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Masquerade is a tantalizing collection of poems reflecting on daily experiences, circumstances and mere creativity. A compilation of work spanning several years, it is a poetic excursion expressing a conglomeration of the author's thoughts, which convey a simplistic sense of honesty. Dark, vivid imagery of an observant soul has molded these poems. The poems featured here are in tune with the writings of Edgar Allen Poe, by whom the author has long been inspired. The author endeavors to inspire the reader in ways he or she may never have contemplated.


Masquerade

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Author: Cyrus Parker
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1524853933
Size: 16.72 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Divided into three parts and illustrated by Parker, masquerade grapples with topics such as the never-ending search for acceptance, gender identity, and relationships, and the struggle to recognize your own face after hiding behind another for so long.


Masquerade

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Author: Tammy Gard
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326265393
Size: 79.50 MB
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Languages : en
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Maiko Masquerade

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Author: Jan Bardsley
Publisher:
ISBN: 0520296443
Size: 23.85 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 299
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Maiko Masquerade explores Japanese representations of the maiko, or apprentice geisha, in films, manga, and other popular media as an icon of exemplary girlhood. Jan Bardsley traces how the maiko, long stigmatized as a victim of sexual exploitation, emerges in the 2000s as the chaste keeper of Kyoto's classical artistic traditions. Insider accounts by maiko and geisha, their leaders and fans, show pride in the training, challenges, and rewards maiko face. No longer viewed as a toy for men's amusement, she serves as catalyst for women's consumer fun. This change inspires stories of ordinary girls--and even one boy--striving to embody the maiko ideal, engaging in masquerades that highlight questions of personal choice, gender performance, and national identity.


Masquerade Politics

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Author: Abner Cohen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520078383
Size: 41.78 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 166
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Principally a study of the Notting Hill Carnival.


Die Lustige Hochzeit Und Dabey Angestellte Bauren Masquerade Hamburg 1708

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Author: Mauritz Cuno
Publisher:
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Size: 65.54 MB
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Languages : de
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Techromancy Scrolls Masquerade

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Author: Erik Schubach
Publisher: Erik Schubach
ISBN: 0998511005
Size: 17.99 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 447
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Almost three thousand years after an extinction level event on Earth, mankind seeks to regain its former glory, in a new world where magic and technology collide. Laney Herder finds herself thrust into an adventure not of her choosing as Prince George asks for her assistance, in her role as a Sora of the Mountain Gypsies. She is tasked to uncover a plot to sow unrest between Highland Reach and the Lower Ten realms. As the shadow of a civil war looms over the lands of Sparo, Laney and Celeste must navigate the twists and turns of a sedition that runs deep through all the realms, orchestrated by a familiar foe. Can Laney stop the treasonous plan from coming to fruition as she attends the Capitol for the Royal Masquerade?


Masquerade

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Author: Deborah Bell
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078647646X
Size: 50.15 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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In its conventional meaning, masquerade refers to a festive gathering of people wearing masks and elegant costumes. But traditional forms of masquerade have evolved over the past century to include the representation of alternate identities in the media and venues of popular culture, including television, film, the internet, theater, museums, sports arenas, popular magazines and a range of community celebrations, reenactments and conventions. This collection of fresh essays examines the art and function of masquerade from a broad range of perspectives. From African slave masquerade in New World iconography, to the familiar Guy Fawkes masks of the Occupy Wall Street movement, to the branded identities created by celebrities like Madonna, Beyonce and Lady Gaga, the essays show how masquerade permeates modern life.


Intercultural Masquerade

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Author: Regis Machart
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 366247056X
Size: 25.11 MB
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Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 147
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This volume revisits the notions of Orientalism, Occidentalism and, to a certain extent, Reverse Orientalism/Occidentalism in the 21st century, adopting post-modern, constructionist and potentially non-essentialising approaches. The representations of the ‘cultural Other’ in education, literature and the arts are examined by scholars working in Australia, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA. Vinyl compilations, TV series, novels, institutional discourses and surveys, amongst others, are examined so as to better understand how people construct their identity in relation to an imagined and idealised Other. This book will appeal to all researchers and students interested in cultural identity and stereotypes of the ‘East’ and the ‘West’, in particular in the fields of academic mobility, cultural studies, intercultural education, postcolonial literature and media studies.


Grand Masquerade

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Author: Stephen Perkins
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1647862299
Size: 69.25 MB
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Languages : en
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The Fourth Masquerade

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Author: Yeibo, Ebi
Publisher: Kraft Books
ISBN: 9789181698
Size: 43.74 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 124
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As one of the most important Nigerian poets who continue to write the nation in verse, Yeibo, in this fifth collection of poems, has strategically fashioned a kind of poetry that does not only derive its idiom from the prosody and folk tradition of the Izon of Nigeria, it equally advances the poet’s vision through form and structure. His recourse to folklore and reliance on oral materials in the image making process gives coherence and form to the poems. However, what distinguishes this collection from the previous ones is the question of the form through which he demonstrates an intense awareness of the Nigerian experience.


Die Lustige Hochzeit Und Dabey Angestellte Bauern Masquerade

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Author: Mauritz Cuno
Publisher:
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Size: 10.86 MB
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Languages : de
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A Masquerade In The Moonlight

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Author: Kasey Michaels
Publisher: Kasey Michaels
ISBN:
Size: 67.66 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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From NEW YORK TIMES bestselling romance author Kasey Michaels comes the third in her ENTERPRISING LADIES series. A brash American, Thomas Joseph Donovan, arrives in London just in time to meet debutante Marquerite Balfour, young, beautiful, and very much in Donovan's way. It would appear she has some mischief afoot, mischief that could ruin Donovan's mission to arrange some "deliveries" to his country, hoping to avoid yet another war with England. Bring on a battle of wills, a battle of wits... and an attraction that can't be denied. **For a limited time, get two free books from Kasey > bit.ly/kaseymichaels (just copy and paste into your browser)**


Masquerade Of The Dream Walkers

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Author: Peter A. Redpath
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042007918
Size: 26.78 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 331
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Through extensive textual analysis, this book concludes that the prevailing opinion about the nature of modern and contemporary philosophy is wrong. It maintains that almost all modern and contemporary philosophy is deconstructed, secularized, Augustinian theology, not philosophy. The work is divided into eight chapters, a guest Foreword by Herbert I. London (President of the Hudson Institute and Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University) notes, bibliography, and an index. Chapter 1 (Protagoras Sees the Ghost of Hippo) considers Cartesian thought, Hobbes, and Newton. Chapter 2 (I Feel the Spirit Move Me) examines Locke, Berkeley, and Hume. Chapter 3 (The Urge to Emerge) investigates Lessing and Rousseau. Chapters 4 (To Dream the Impossible Dream) and 5 (Wake Up, Wake Up, You Sleepyhead) treat Kant. Chapters 6 (I Am Music) and 7 (Looking for God in All The Wrong Places) deal with Hegel. Chapter 8 (Dirty Dancing: Higher Education as Enlightened Swindling) concludes that a lack of philosophical and historical experience coupled with a widespread inability to read philosophical texts according to the intention of the author (1) causes us to mistake secularized theology for philosophy and (2) is a main cause for the decline of contemporary universities.