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Author : Margaret Linley
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2016-04-29
ISBN : 131709865X
Pages : 316 pages
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Download Free Media, Technology, and Literature in the Nineteenth Century PDF by Margaret Linley Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-29 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Operating at the intersection where new technology meets literature, this collection discovers the relationship among image, sound, and touch in the long nineteenth century. The chapters speak to the special mixed-media properties of literature, while exploring the important interconnections of science, technology, and art at the historical moment when media was being theorized, debated, and scrutinized. Each chapter focuses on a specific visual, acoustic, or haptic dimension of media, while also calling attention to the relationships among the three. Famous works such as Wordsworth's "I wandered lonely as a cloud" and Shelley's Frankenstein are discussed alongside a range of lesser-known literary, scientific, and pornographic writings. Topics include the development of a print culture for the visually impaired; the relationship between photography and narrative; the kaleidoscope and modern urban experience; Christmas gift books; poetry, painting and music as remediated forms; the interface among the piano, telegraph, and typewriter; Ernst Heinrich Weber's model of rationalized tactility; and how the shift from visual to auditory telegraphic instruments amplified anxieties about the place of women in nineteenth-century information networks. Full of surprising insights and connections, the collection offers new impetus for stimulating historical conversations and debates about nineteenth-century media, while also contributing fresh perspectives on new media and (re)mediation today.
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Download Free The Man Who Tasted Shapes, revised edition PDF by Richard E. Cytowic Full Book and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2008-07-01 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this medical detective adventure, Cytowic shows how synesthesia, or "joined sensation," illuminates a wide swath of mental life and leads to a new view of what it means to be human. Richard Cytowic's dinner host apologized, "There aren't enough points on the chicken!" He felt flavor also as a physical shape in his hands, and the chicken had come out "too round." This offbeat comment in 1980 launched Cytowic's exploration into the oddity called synesthesia. He is one of the few world authorities on the subject. Sharing a root with anesthesia ("no sensation"), synesthesia means "joined sensation," whereby a voice, for example, is not only heard but also seen, felt, or tasted. The trait is involuntary, hereditary, and fairly common. It stayed a scientific mystery for two centuries until Cytowic's original experiments led to a neurological explanation—and to a new concept of brain organization that accentuates emotion over reason. That chicken dinner two decades ago led Cytowic to explore a deeper reality that, he argues, exists in everyone but is often just below the surface of awareness (which is why finding meaning in our lives can be elusive). In this medical detective adventure, Cytowic shows how synesthesia, far from being a mere curiosity, illuminates a wide swath of mental life and leads to a new view of what is means to be human—a view that turns upside down conventional ideas about reason, emotional knowledge, and self-understanding. This 2003 edition features a new afterword.
Author : Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bienkowska
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2019-01-04
ISBN : 1848882025
Pages : 204 pages
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Download Free Monstrous manifestations: Realities and the Imaginings of the Monster PDF by Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bienkowska Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-01-04 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An enlightening collection of inter-disciplinary research on the multifarious incarnations of the monster, 'Monstrous Manifestations' invites the reader to venture into the deepest anxieties of the human psyche.
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Download Free Little Shoppe of Horrors #37 PDF by Little Shoppe of Horrors Full Book and published by Little Shoppe of Horrors & BearManor Media. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Little Shoppe of Horrors presents Little Shoppe of Horrors #37 "A Living Hell That Time Forgot!” The Making of Hammer's 1967 THE LOST CONTINENT ...or "Beasts, Bosoms and Balloons -- Hammer's Wildest Movie!" Based on Famed British writer Dennis Wheatley's "Uncharted Seas", it was the most expensive film Hammer had made up to that time. Top notch cast, fun effects by Disney Academy Award© winning SPFX man, Robert A. Mattey, and a story that combines a 'ship of fools' with a wild exotic Sargasso Sea setting. And those balloons...!! -Rondo-winning author Bruce G. ("gore") Hallenbeck gives you the complete 'behind-the-scenes" story. - Robert A. Mattey and his Lost Continent Monsters. - Darryl Read is "el Supremo". - Gerard Schurmann and the Music from THE LOST CONTINENT. - “From Balloons to the Blues...” Interview with Dana Gillespie (Sara) - By Michael Augustine Reed. - “Paradise - Hammer Style” Interview with Suzanna Leigh (Unity) - By Doug & Pam Murray. – Also In the Issue– - A History of Horror Film Fanzines: "Castle of Frankenstein" - by Christopher M. O'Brien, who gives you th in-depth story of CoF and its unique creator/editor, Calvin T. Beck. - “Thank Goodness...It's Only For Two Weeks!” Roy Skeggs - A Lifetime in Hammer Films. In his own words, the man who supervised, produced (SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL, TO THE DEVIL..A DAUGHTER, "Hammer House of Horror" & "Hammer House of Mystery & Suspense"), then owned Hammer films. Great inside stories with lots of photos and art. - Sword & Sorcery Productions Limited Present 'Lost in Lemuria' - Milton Subotsky & Harley Cokeliss's unmade production of THONGOR IN THE VALLEY OF DEMONS - by Micah S. Harris. What might have been an epic sword & sorcery / stop-motion animation film with an Edgar Rice Burroughs feel. - THE SHADOW OF THE CAT - By Tim Rogerson. The Making of Hammer's 1960 thriller, with Barbara Shelley and Andre Morell. All Our regular features are back – Letters to LSoH – Ralph's One-and-Only Travelling Review Company —Hammer News— Front Cover by Rondo winner, Mark Maddox. Back Cover by Dr. Who artist, Adrian Salmon Inside Front Cover by Warner Bros artist / Producer, Bruce Timm Inside Back Cover by Dan Gallagher, Jr. The Best Hammer Coverage Since 1972
Download Free The Immortal Count PDF by Arthur Lennig Full Book and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2013-07-24 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the 1931 film Dracula, Bela Lugosi set the standard for horror film villainy. Though many actors have donned the cape since that first production, remnants of Hungarian-born Lugosi's portrayal continue to surface in popular culture -- from highly prized memorabilia to a character on Sesame Street. After a decade of trying vainly to broaden his range, Lugosi gave up his ambitions and began to support himself with roles that were all in some way a variation of the first. Ultimately, Lugosi became a sad parody of his former self, and the last years of his life were marked by financial crises, family turmoil, and drug addiction. Offering new insights into the films and personality of an actor who could not overcome Hollywood typecasting, The Immortal Count is the definitive account of Lugosi's tragic life.
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Author : Sonia Baelo-Allué
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2021-05-05
ISBN : 1000374017
Pages : 250 pages
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Author : Jamieson, Kathy
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release Date : 2016-08-09
ISBN : 1450421024
Pages : 176 pages
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