The Horse in Literature and Film

Exploring issues such as power, the boundaries between justice and the law, the meaning of love and home, the significance of cultural belonging, and the consequences of misguided nationalism, this book demonstrates the far-reaching ...

Author: Francisco LaRubia-Prado

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498534925

Category: Social Science

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Horses serve as central characters in great literary works that span ages and cultures. But why? In The Horse in Literature and Film: Uncovering a Transcultural Paradigm, Francisco LaRubia-Prado, Ph.D. explores the deep symbolic meaning, cultural significance, and projective power that these magnificent animals carry in literature, film, and the human psyche. Examining iconic texts and films from the Middle Ages to the present—and from Western and Eastern cultural traditions—this book reveals how horses, as timeless symbols of nature, bring harmony to unbalanced situations. Regardless of how disrupted human lives become, whether through the suffering caused by the atrocities of war, or the wrestling of individuals and society with issues of authenticity, horses offer an antidote firmly rooted in nature. The Horse in Literature and Film is a book for our time. After an introduction to the field of animal studies, it analyzes celebrated works by authors and film directors such as Leo Tolstoy, Heinrich von Kleist, D.H. Lawrence, Akira Kurosawa, John Huston, Girish Karnad, Michael Morpurgo, and Benedikt Erlingsson. Exploring issues such as power, the boundaries between justice and the law, the meaning of love and home, the significance of cultural belonging, and the consequences of misguided nationalism, this book demonstrates the far-reaching consequences of human disconnection from nature, and the role of the horse in individual and societal healing.
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Western Movie References in American Literature

The bookshelves were lined with tomes such as The Films ofQuentin Tarantino, M. Night Shyamalan: The Man and the Myth, Martin Scorsese's Cinema, and, ...

Author: Henryk Hoffmann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786493241

Category: Performing Arts

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References to western movies scattered over some 250 works by more than 130 authors constitute the subject matter of this book, arranged in an encyclopedic format. The entries are distributed among western movies, television series, big screen and television actors, western writers, directors and miscellaneous topics related to the genre. The data cover films from The Great Train Robbery (1903) to No Country for Old Men (2007) and the entries include many western film milestones (from The Aryan through Shane to Unforgiven), television classics (Gunsmoke, Bonanza) and great screen cowboys of both “A” and “B” productions.
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Library of Congress Subject Headings

UF Race films - United States Race movies BT Motion pictures RT African ... UF Racehorses BT Competition horses Working animals RT Horse racing SA names of ...

Author: Library of Congress

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ISBN: WISC:89122457625

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The Horse who Drank the Sky

For all its dramatic, literary, political, sociological, and philosophical weight, film is ultimately an art that provokes, touches, and riddles the viewer ...

Author: Murray Pomerance

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813543284

Category: Performing Arts

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The author argues in this book that what is most important for cinema is that we are alive with it and that for all its dramatic, literary, political, sociological, and philosophical weight, film is ultimately an art that provokes, touches, and riddles the viewer through an image that transcends narrative and theory.
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The Universal Adversary

47 Zora Neale Hurston, Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica ... Made Flesh: The Zombie in Literature, Film and Culture«, in Niall Scott (ed.) ...

Author: Mark Neocleous

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317355427

Category: Law

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The history of bourgeois modernity is a history of the Enemy. This book is a radical exploration of an Enemy that has recently emerged from within security documents released by the US security state: the Universal Adversary. The Universal Adversary is now central to emergency planning in general and, more specifically, to security preparations for future attacks. But an attack from who, or what? This book – the first to appear on the topic – shows how the concept of the Universal Adversary draws on several key figures in the history of ideas, said to pose a threat to state power and capital accumulation. Within the Universal Adversary there lies the problem not just of the ‘terrorist’ but, more generally, of the ‘subversive’, and what the emergency planning documents refer to as the ‘disgruntled worker’. This reference reveals the conjoined power of the contemporary mobilisation of security and the defence of capital. But it also reveals much more. Taking the figure of the disgruntled worker as its starting point, the book introduces some of this worker’s close cousins – figures often regarded not simply as a threat to security and capital but as nothing less than the Enemy of all Mankind: the Zombie, the Devil and the Pirate. In situating these figures of enmity within debates about security and capital, the book engages an extraordinary variety of issues that now comprise a contemporary politics of security. From crowd control to contagion, from the witch-hunt to the apocalypse, from pigs to intellectual property, this book provides a compelling analysis of the ways in which security and capital are organized against nothing less than the ‘Enemies of all Mankind’.
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Marks of Toil

Work and Disfigurement in Literature, Film and Philosophy Justin Vicari. 46. Ibid., 103 [my translation]. 47. Ross, The Emergence of Social Space, 61. 48.

Author: Justin Vicari

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786495887

Category: Performing Arts

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Are people nothing more than their physical capital--what their bodies can produce and provide? This philosophical treatise examines the idea of mutational bodies as it has appeared in fiction and cinema since the industrial era, theorizing that capitalism and other modern collective systems require transformations both literal and figurative for the individual to survive. Infringements on individualism include both the concept of eternity, which asks that we resign ourselves to life and death as endless waiting, and the Hegelian dialectic itself, which has been reversed by neoconservative thinkers into a new conviction that the rich are oppressed by the poor. In response, this work suggests the inauguration of a post-dialectic "ethical materialism." Subjects considered include the films of Charlie Kaufman and Stan Brakhage, the fiction of Philip Roth and Don DeLillo, the feminist art criticism of Lucy Lippard, and the meanings of virtuality and the internet.
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Life Flows on in Endless Song

Survival depended on how well one used an axe or rode a horse, not on who one's ... American art, literature, film, and, of course, song would be much ...

Author: Robert V. Wells

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252076503

Category: Music

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An engaging survey of what folk songs tell us about the American past
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Soviet Life

TA There are cases when people who are very impressionable have gone out after seeing a horror film and repeated the actions of its " hero .

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Native American Literature

Mixedblood Messages: Literature, Film, Family, Place. Norman, OK:University ofOklahoma Press,1998. ... The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse.

Author: Helen May Dennis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134153961

Category: Literary Criticism

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Native American Literature underwent a Renaissance around 1968, and the current canon of novels written in the late twentieth century in American English by Native American or mixed-blood authors is diverse, exciting and flourishing. Despite this, very few such novels are accepted as part of the broader American literary canon. This book offers a valuable and original approach to contemporary Native American literature. Dennis’s contemplation of space and spatialized aesthetics is compelling and persuasive. Considering Native American literature within a modernist framework, and comparing it with writers such as Woolf, Stein, T.S Eliot and Proust results in a valuable and enriching context for the selected texts. Vital reading for scholars of Native American Literature, this book will also provide good grounding in the subject for those with an interest in American and twentieth century literature more generally.
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The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television

It also covers the Buffy and Angel comic books from Dark Horse and IDW. Contributors to the book version with entries relative to Buffy and/or Angel include ...

Author: J. Gordon Melton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786499366

Category: Literary Criticism

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This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire's penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television--from Bela Lugosi's Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga--are well represented.
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Michael Chabon s America

“Shepherding the Weak: The Ethics of Redemption in Quentin Tarantino'sPulp Fiction.” Literature Film Quarterly 26.1 (1998): 60–66. Print. Fiehrer, Thomas.

Author: Jesse Kavadlo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442236059

Category: Literary Criticism

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Michael Chabon’s America: Magical Words, Secret Worlds, and Sacred Spaces is the first comprehensive scholarly collection analyzing the work of acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon. At its core, the book demonstrates how Chabon uses a broad range of styles and genres, including detective and comic book fiction and essays and other works of nonfiction, to get at the heart of defining the American experience. As a result, Michael Chabon’s America provides context and exploration for understanding the author’s work from cultural, historical, and stylistic perspectives by scholars from five continents, revealing Chabon’s deep global impact.
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Representations of the Mother in Law in Literature Film Drama and Television

Juwon's mother says to Ini: “Juwon loves his horse. Watch the horse, it kicks.” To Juwon: “Watch nothing happens to your business.

Author: Jo Parnell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498569071

Category: Social Science

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This collection discusses the depictions of mothers-in-law in popular culture and provides a different approach to the popularly-held views of mothers-in-law.
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Beyond the Epic

Literature/Film Quarterly 15, no. 1 (winter 1987): 43–48. McKee, Al. “Art or Outrage? Oliver Twist and Fagin.” Film Comment 36, no.

Author: Gene D. Phillips

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813138206

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Two-time Academy Award winner Sir David Lean (1908–1991) was one of the most prominent directors of the twentieth century, responsible for the classics The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and Doctor Zhivago (1965). British-born Lean asserted himself in Hollywood as a major filmmaker with his epic storytelling and panoramic visions of history, but he started out as a talented film editor and director in Great Britain. As a result, he brought an art-house mentality to blockbuster films. Combining elements of biography and film criticism, Beyond the Epic: The Life and Films of David Lean uses screenplays and production histories to assess Lean's body of work. Author Gene D. Phillips interviews actors who worked with Lean and directors who knew him, and their comments reveal new details about the director's life and career. Phillips also explores Lean's lesser-studied films, such as The Passionate Friends (1949), Hobson's Choice (1954), and Summertime (1955). The result is an in-depth examination of the director in cultural, historical, and cinematic contexts. Lean's approach to filmmaking was far different than that of many of his contemporaries. He chose his films carefully and, as a result, directed only sixteen films in a period of more than forty years. Those films, however, have become some of the landmarks of motion-picture history. Lean is best known for his epics, but Phillips also focuses on Lean's successful adaptations of famous works of literature, including retellings of plays such as Brief Encounter (1945) and novels such as Great Expectations (1946), Oliver Twist (1948), and A Passage to India (1984). From expansive studies of war and strife to some of literature's greatest high comedies and domestic dramas, Lean imbued all of his films with his unique creative vision. Few directors can match Lean's ability to combine narrative sweep and psychological detail, and Phillips goes beyond Lean's epics to reveal this unifying characteristic in the director's body of work. Beyond the Epic is a vital assessment of a great director's artistic process and his place in the film industry.
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Globalizing Automobilism

“Remapping the Road Story: Contemporary Narratives of Autonomy and Mobility in American Literature, Film, and Television.” PhD diss., University of Southern ...

Author: Gijs Mom

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789204629

Category: Transportation

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Why has “car society” proven so durable, even in the face of mounting environmental and economic crises? In this follow-up to his magisterial Atlantic Automobilism, Gijs Mom traces the global spread of the automobile in the postwar era and investigates why adopting more sustainable forms of mobility has proven so difficult. Drawing on archival research as well as wide-ranging forays into popular culture, Mom reveals here the roots of the exuberance, excess, and danger that define modern automotive culture.
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Animals and Agency

THE SLAVE WHISPERER RIDES THE FRONTIER: HORSEFACE MINSTRELSY IN THE WESTERN ... of the stereotypical western horse of literature, film, and television.

Author: Sarah McFarland

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047429241

Category: Nature

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This collection examines the question of nonhuman animal agency by shifting emphasis from the human perspective toward that of other animals, exploring modes of animal resistance to human behaviors, and considering the ways the presence of animals refracts human notions like agency and species.
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The Donkey in Human History

... entire idea of a riding horse, for instance, but which were not the horse ... on the donkey's portrayal and symbolic significance in literature, film, ...

Author: Peter Mitchell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191066146

Category: Social Science

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Donkeys carried Christ into Jerusalem while in Greek myth they transported Hephaistos up to Mount Olympos and Dionysos into battle against the Giants. They were probably the first animals that people ever rode, as well as the first used on a large-scale as beasts of burden. Associated with kingship and the gods in the ancient Near East, they have been (and in many places still are) a core technology for moving people and goods over both short and long distances, as well as a supplier of muscle power for threshing and grinding grain, pressing olives, raising water, ploughing fields, and pulling carts, to name just a few of the uses to which they have been put. Yet despite this, they remain one of the least studied, and most widely ignored, of all domestic animals, consigned to the margins of history like so many of those who still depend upon them. Spanning the globe and extending from the donkey's initial domestication up to the present, this book seeks to remedy this situation by using archaeological evidence, in combination with insights from history and anthropology, to resituate the donkey (and its hybrid offspring such as the mule) in the unfolding of human history, looking not just at what donkeys and mules did, but also at how people have thought about and understood them. Intended in part for university researchers and students working in the broad fields of world history, archaeology, animal history, and anthropology, but it should also interest anyone keen to learn more about one of the most widespread and important of the animals that people have domesticated.
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The Rotarian

1 MOVIES BY JANE LOCKHART Key: Audience Suitability: M — Mature. ... This ideal has been achieved to a very great degree in the two books I have noted.

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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.
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A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

... it would be twenty-five years at least before literary or film westerns began any ... horse, wagon; not the car or highway system moviegoers used to get ...

Author: Nicolas S. Witschi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444396584

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West presents a series of essays that explore the historic and contemporary cultural expressions rooted in America's western states. Offers a comprehensive approach to the wide range of cultural expressions originating in the west Focuses on the intersections, complexities, and challenges found within and between the different historical and cultural groups that define the west's various distinctive regions Addresses traditionally familiar icons and ideas about the west (such as cowboys, wide-open spaces, and violence) and their intersections with urbanization and other regional complexities Features essays written by many of the leading scholars in western American cultural studies
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The Routledge Companion to Adaptation

Grossman, J. (2015) Literature, Film, and Their Hideous Progeny: Adaptation and ElasTEXTity, New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Hare, D. (2002) in “DVD Extras,” ...

Author: Dennis Cutchins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317426554

Category: Performing Arts

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The Routledge Companion to Adaptation offers a broad range of scholarship from this growing, interdisciplinary field. With a basis in source-oriented studies, such as novel-to-stage and stage-to-film adaptations, this volume also seeks to highlight the new and innovative aspects of adaptation studies, ranging from theatre and dance to radio, television and new media. It is divided into five sections: Mapping, which presents a variety of perspectives on the scope and development of adaptation studies; Historiography, which investigates the ways in which adaptation engages with – and disrupts – history; Identity, which considers texts and practices in adaptation as sites of multiple and fluid identity formations; Reception, which examines the role played by an audience, considering the unpredictable relationships between adaptations and those who experience them; Technology, which focuses on the effects of ongoing technological advances and shifts on specific adaptations, and on the wider field of adaptation. An emphasis on adaptation-as-practice establishes methods of investigation that move beyond a purely comparative case study model. The Routledge Companion to Adaptation celebrates the complexity and diversity of adaptation studies, mapping the field across genres and disciplines.
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Research in Education

Ride a White Horse . ... ED 047 207 Financial Problems Film Study Financial Problems of ... ED 053 689 ED 042 417 The Celluloid Literature : Film in the ...

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