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“A Music Numerous as Space”: Cognitive Environment and the House that Lyric Builds  

Sharon Lattig

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Aug 2014
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Mar 2014
This article examines the concept of cognitive environment in relation to ecocriticism. It discusses Gaston Bachelard’s analysis, in his The Poetics of Space, of historian Jules Michelet’s ... More

Advertising and Design  

Jonathan M. Woodham

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Nov 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter focuses on various ways in which the rhetoric and visual iconography of the space age and the world of science fiction was explored in the styling and promotion of consumer ... More

Aesthetics  

Peter Stockwell

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Nov 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter argues that the prescriptive turn in literary aesthetics over the last two centuries has marginalized science fiction, placing it in the category of the “Sublime” rather than ... More

Animals in Graphic Narrative  

José Alaniz

Animal representation in graphic narrative has figured in many of the medium’s important developments and anchored one of its most popular genres, funny-animal comics. Since the modern ... More

Antipodean Modernisms: Australia and New Zealand  

Prudence Black and Stephen Muecke

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the history of antipodean modernisms in Australia and New Zealand. It suggests that antipodean modernisms are determined first and foremost by historical and ... More

Architecture  

Nic Clear

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Nov 2014
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Oct 2014
The usual practice when discussing science fiction and architecture is to look at the architecture “in” science fiction, particularly in science fiction films. This chapter starts by ... More

Architecture, Design, and Modern Living  

Christopher Crouch

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the history of modernist architecture. It argues that of all the arts, it can be argued that the forms and functions of modern architecture and design are the most ... More

Are You Serious? A Modest Proposal for Environmental Humor  

Michael P. Branch

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Aug 2014
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Mar 2014
This article proposes the concept of environmental humor. It discusses David Gessner’s essay about why environmental writers do see more humor in the subject of our studies and why they do ... More

Art and Illustration  

Jerome Winter

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Nov 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter discusses images and discourses of the future in a wide spectrum of SF visual media—from the trail-blazing photorealist interior illustrations and frontispieces of Jules ... More

Atomic Culture and the Space Race  

David Seed

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Nov 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter explores how the space race emerged in the aftermath of the atomic bomb and gradually entered the cultural mainstream. Science fiction played a crucial role in this process as ... More

The Balkans Uncovered: Toward Historie Croisée of Modernism  

Sanja Bahun

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
Balkan modernisms boast rich aesthetic production—varied in intentions, diverse in the forms, shapes, and modes of execution, and of unequal degrees of impact on regional and international ... More

Barrier Beach  

Rob Nixon

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Aug 2014
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Mar 2014
This article combines personal reflections on the segregation of space in apartheid-era South Africa with a discussion of the place, imagined and real, of African-Americans in the national ... More

Beauty and Quality for All: A Vision of Fashion under Cuban Socialism  

María A. Cabrera Arús

This article focuses on sartorial visions put forth by institutions and representatives of the Cuban regime throughout the 1960s to the 1980s, in particular the visions of modernity ... More

Berlin: Expressionism, Dada, Neue Sachlichkeit  

Richard J. Murphy

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the significance of Berlin as a centre of modernity for a great many young artists and writers during the so-called Expressionist decade of 1910–20. It explains that ... More

Biosemiotic Criticism  

Timo Maran

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Aug 2014
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Mar 2014
This article examines the concept of biosemiotic criticism. It contrasts biosemiotics with the semiology of Ferdinand de Saussure and provides an overview of biosemiotics as a synthetic ... More

Body Modification  

Ross Farnell

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Nov 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter discusses the growing interest in and practices of body modification—both common and extreme—since the rise of “modern primitivism” in the 1980s. Viewed variously as a ... More

Books in the Cold War: Beyond “Culture” and “Information”  

Trysh Travis

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Dec 2013
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Aug 2013
This essay departs from Frank Ninkovich’s classic narrative of the evolution of American propaganda from a “culturalist” to an “informationalist” mode. Drawing on the example of post-World ... More

Chinese Modernism, Mimetic Desire, and European Time  

Eric Hayot

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
Scholarship on Chinese modernism differs little from scholarship on any “local” modernism, so long as one understands that the generic modernism to which these local modernisms refer has ... More

Chinese Modernisms  

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald and Yi Zheng

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Dec 2010
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Sep 2012
This article presents a short account of modernism in China. It explains that the modern is, and has always been, a political project, and that despite the political impetus to modernism, ... More

The Circulation of Interwar Anglophone and Hispanic Modernisms  

Gayle Rogers

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
After the Great War, modernist artists beyond Europe' traditional geopolitical and metaphysical borders saw in this moment an opportunity to revitalize both Europe and their local milieux ... More

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