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‘A Great American Service’: George M. Cohan, the Stage, and the Nation in Yankee Doodle Dandy  

Elizabeth Titrington Craft

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Aug 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter looks at the musical biopic Yankee Doodle Dandy. George M. Cohan was still alive when the movie about his life was made and his influence is seen on how it depicts aspects of ... More

‘A Humane, Practical, and Beautiful Solution’: Adaptation and Triangulation in Paint Your Wagon  

Megan Woller

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Aug 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter deals with sexuality in the much-maligned film adaptation of Lerner and Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon, the least popular of the team’s three 1960s film adaptations (My Fair Lady and ... More

About a B(r)and: Geffen Records, Universal, and the (Posthumous) Packaging of Nirvana  

Laurel Westrup

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Mar 2021
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Feb 2021
In 1991, Nirvana’s Nevermind not only launched grunge and alternative rock into the mainstream but also helped launch the DGC imprint of Geffen Records. Following Nirvana singer/songwriter ... More

The Absent Image in Electronic Music  

Eric Lyon

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media edited by Carol Vernallis, Amy Herzog, and John Richardson. This essay discusses the separation between image ... More

Accelerated Aesthetics: A New Lexicon of Time, Space, and Rhythm  

Carol Vernallis

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media edited by Carol Vernallis, Amy Herzog, and John Richardson. This essay argues that contemporary digital media ... More

The Acousmatic Voice and Metaleptic Narration in Inland Empire  

Warren Buckland

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media edited by Carol Vernallis, Amy Herzog, and John Richardson. This chapter develops a poetic perspective to ... More

Acoustemologies of the Closet  

William Cheng

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Feb 2014
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Dec 2013
Many online video games nowadays feature voice-chat capabilities that enable players to speak with one another through microphones connected to computers and gaming consoles. Players who ... More

Acoustic Auteurs and Transnational Cinema  

Jay Beck

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media edited by Carol Vernallis, Amy Herzog, and John Richardson. This essay examines a growing number of ... More

Acting  

Simon Williams

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2015
Acting and singing have often been considered incompatible activities, but most successful operatic performances depend in part on successful acting. Acting in opera is, however, different ... More

The Ad Creation Process: From Production to Reception  

Lawrence Harte

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Mar 2021
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Feb 2021
The business of music and advertising involves finding, licensing, and producing music that enhances the influence of advertising messages. This chapter is a primer on the entire process of ... More

Advertising Millie-Christine, or the Making of the Two-Headed Nightingale  

Remi Chiu and Dana Gorzelany-Mostak

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Mar 2021
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Feb 2021
Millie and Christine McKoy (1851–1912), African American conjoined twins billed as the “Two-Headed Nightingale,” were among the most successful “freak show” performers in the last quarter ... More

Advertising the English Glee to Women, 1750–1800  

Bethany Blake

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Mar 2021
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Feb 2021
This chapter situates publications of English glees marketed to women within broader changes in publishing activities in both England and mainland Europe during the long eighteenth century. ... More

Aesthetics and Hyperembodiment in Pop Videos: Rihanna’s “Umbrella”  

Stan Hawkins

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Sep 2013
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Aug 2013
This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics edited by John Richardson, Claudia Gorbman, and Carol Vernallis. This chapter uses textual analysis of the music ... More

The Affective Experience of Space: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller  

Mirjam Schaub

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
This article investigates the aesthetic conclusions that the Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller draw from the basic phenomenon of listening—such as the “horizon of ... More

An Afterword in Four Binarisms  

Tom Boellstorff

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Feb 2014
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Jan 2014
The Afterword, positioned as it is at the rear of the Handbook, presents itself as a study of the conceptualization and application of the notion of virtuality found in the preceding 45 ... More

“All Those Homes Beyond the Microphone”: Advertising, Domesticity, and Early Country Music Variety Programs in the 1930s  

David VanderHamm

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Mar 2021
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Feb 2021
Radio programs called barn dances employed music and friendly address to insert advertising into rural forms of sociality. Rather than merely trying to cultivate goodwill or engage in ... More

Alternative Virtuality: Independent Micro Labels Facing the Ideological Challenge of Virtual Music Culture—The Case of Finnish Ektro Records  

Juho Kaitajärvi

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
This chapter examines virtual music culture from the viewpoint of an independent micro label, Ektro Records, based in Finland. Micro labels are small record producers who subscribe to ... More

American Rhapsody: From Modern to Postmodern in Visual Music  

Judith Zilczer

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
The opening decades of the twentieth century saw painters renounce mimetic representation for the formal rigors and spiritual transcendence of visual art divorced from reproduction of the ... More

‘An Elegant Legacy?’: The Aborted Cartoon Adaptation of Finian’s Rainbow  

Danielle Birkett

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Aug 2019
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Jul 2019
Different issues challenged the screen adaptation of Finian’s Rainbow, which was one of the most successful Broadway musicals of the 1940s but took more than twenty years to be released as ... More

An Analysis of Virtuality in the Creation and Reception of the Music of Frank Zappa  

Paul Carr

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
The problems associated with the “representational” nature of music has been a feature of musicology and Western thought for many years, with authors such as Eduard Hanslick highlighting ... More

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