Download Free Picturing the Closet PDF by Dominic Janes Full Book and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2015 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Picturing the Closet' takes a pioneering approach to visual culture and by so doing builds on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's 'Epistemology of the Closet' in order to present a compelling new approach to the British experience of queer culture since the eighteenth century. The book represents a visual culture counterpart to Sedgewick's study and aims, through the use of interdisciplinary case-studies, to explore both the pre-history of the closet since the eighteenth century and its evolution through to the present day. Chapters explore key moments in and issues within the British cultural experience and make pioneering use of a wide range of source materials ranging from art to fashion, literature, philosophy, theology, film and archival records.
Download Free Picturing the Wolf in Children's Literature PDF by Debra Mitts-Smith Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the villainous beast of “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs,” to the nurturing wolves of Romulus and Remus and Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, the wolf has long been a part of the landscape of children’s literature. Meanwhile, since the 1960s and the popularization of scientific research on these animals, children’s books have begun to feature more nuanced views. In Picturing the Wolf in Children’s Literature, Mitts-Smith analyzes visual images of the wolf in children’s books published in Western Europe and North America from 1500 to the present. In particular, she considers how wolves are depicted in and across particular works, the values and attitudes that inform these depictions, and how the concept of the wolf has changed over time. What she discovers is that illustrations and photos in works for children impart social, cultural, and scientific information not only about wolves, but also about humans and human behavior. First encountered in childhood, picture books act as a training ground where the young learn both how to decode the “symbolic” wolf across various contexts and how to make sense of “real” wolves. Mitts-Smith studies sources including myths, legends, fables, folk and fairy tales, fractured tales, fictional stories, and nonfiction, highlighting those instances in which images play a major role, including illustrated anthologies, chapbooks, picture books, and informational books. This book will be of interest to children’s literature scholars, as well as those interested in the figure of the wolf and how it has been informed over time.
Download Free The Book of Minor Perverts PDF by Benjamin Kahan Full Book and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2019-02-05 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shortlisted for the Modernist Studies Assocation Book Prize Statue-fondlers, wanderlusters, sex magicians, and nymphomaniacs: the story of these forgotten sexualities—what Michel Foucault deemed “minor perverts”—has never before been told. In The Book of Minor Perverts, Benjamin Kahan sets out to chart the proliferation of sexual classification that arose with the advent of nineteenth-century sexology. The book narrates the shift from Foucault’s “thousand aberrant sexualities” to one: homosexuality. The focus here is less on the effects of queer identity and more on the lines of causation behind a surprising array of minor perverts who refuse to fit neatly into our familiar sexual frameworks. The result stands at the intersection of history, queer studies, and the medical humanities to offer us a new way of feeling our way into the past.
Download Free The Closet PDF by Danielle Bobker Full Book and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2022-08-09 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A literary and cultural history of the intimate space of the eighteenth-century closet—and how it fired the imaginations of Pepys, Sterne, Swift, and so many other writers Long before it was a hidden storage space or a metaphor for queer and trans shame, the closet was one of the most charged settings in English architecture. This private room provided seclusion for reading, writing, praying, dressing, and collecting—and for talking in select company. In their closets, kings and duchesses shared secrets with favorites, midwives and apothecaries dispensed remedies, and newly wealthy men and women expanded their social networks. In The Closet, Danielle Bobker presents a literary and cultural history of these sites of extrafamilial intimacy, revealing how, as they proliferated both in buildings and in books, closets also became powerful symbols of the unstable virtual intimacy of the first mass-medium of print. Focused on the connections between status-conscious—and often awkward—interpersonal dynamics and an increasingly inclusive social and media landscape, The Closet examines dozens of historical and fictional encounters taking place in the various iterations of this room: courtly closets, bathing closets, prayer closets, privies, and the "moving closet" of the coach, among many others. In the process, the book conjures the intimate lives of well-known figures such as Samuel Pepys and Laurence Sterne, as well as less familiar ones such as Miss Hobart, a maid of honor at the Restoration court, and Lady Anne Acheson, Swift's patroness. Turning finally to queer theory, The Closet discovers uncanny echoes of the eighteenth-century language of the closet in twenty-first-century coming-out narratives. Featuring more than thirty illustrations, The Closet offers a richly detailed and compelling account of an eighteenth-century setting and symbol of intimacy that continues to resonate today.
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Author : United States. Patent Office
Release Date : 1879
Pages : 1590 pages
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Download Free Specifications and Drawings of Patents Issued from the U.S. Patent Office PDF by United States. Patent Office Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1879 with total page 1590 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Free The Magic Picture PDF by Bud Russo Full Book and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2007-12 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Joshua Andrews runs away from home into The Magic Picture, little does he realize the adventure that lies before him. The old wizard, Ostenso, sends him on a journey to help him find his way home; telling Joshua, "Life gives you the test first, then teaches you the lesson." Along the way, he encounters strange and fascinating characters, each of whom challenges his knowledge of the physical world. If he passes the tests, he moves on. If he fails just one, he will remain trapped in The Magic Picture ... forever. Written for young adults, The Magic Picture 1. Combines an entertaining story with an examination of basic middle school physical science such as reflection, refraction, magnetism, wave motion, and other aspects of Newtonian physics, 2. Includes instructions on how to duplicate all of Joshua's challenges, 3. Can be used as a team-teaching resource by both English and science teachers, 4. Offers readers core values to help them understand and modify social behaviors, boosting self-esteem.
Download Free Can You Picture This? PDF by Jerilyn Dufresne Full Book and published by eFitzgerald Publishing, LLC. This book was released on with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Buy the three book sets or even six together for the best deal! If Sam had known when she knocked over the guy's bicycle that it would put her knee-deep in murder again, she might have thought twice. Richie Klingman, the only representative of the “paparazzi” in Quincy, chased Sam down with his camera in an attempt to grab a quick shot of the local celebrity sleuth. But when the flashbulb went off in her face, she went off on him—or on his bike--and down it went, Richie and all. Turns out that one of the photos Richie took caught the precise moment of a murder on film. The next thing Sam knows, Richie himself has been stabbed and is in the hospital with a serious chest wound. Sam is stumped. There are no suspects. Instead there are round-the-clock police protecting Sam and her kids, who are home from college for the summer. And there is round-the-clock involvement with her old high school beau George, whom Sam has finally forgiven for standing her up on prom night. When at last a suspect emerges, Sam is confronted with her own mortality yet again. In this third book of the Sam Darling mystery series, you'll be wondering whodunit right up until the murderer is fully exposed and the picture finally emerges. Books by Bestselling Author Jerilyn Dufresne Who Killed My Boss? (Sam Darling mystery #1) Any Meat in That Soup? (Sam Darling mystery #2) Can You Picture This? (Sam Darling mystery #3) Will You Marry Me? (Sam Darling mystery #4) Where Is Henderson? (Sam Darling mystery #5) Who’s the Rogue? (Sam Darling mystery #6) Who Dies Next? (Sam Darling #7) Is This the End? (Sam Darling #8) Triple Trouble (Box Set of Sam Darling mysteries #1-3) Triple Trouble Too (Box Set of Sam Darling mysteries #4-6) Sam Darling Cozy Set of Six (Box Set of #1-6) Coming soon Where’s My Passport? (Sam Darling #9) Who Said What? (Sam Darling #10) "I love a good mystery with a spunky young woman heroine and a dog too!" "The Sam Darling mysteries are some of the best I've ever read." "Dufresne wraps humor, mystery, romance and a whole lot of fun into one package." Praise for Jerilyn Dufresne and the Sam Darling Mysteries Dufresne has created a charming, nosy, and slightly irreverent character in Samantha Darling, the heroine in Who Killed My Boss?, a fast-paced cozy that takes place in the small town of Quincy, Illinois. Beth Amos, author of the Mattie Winston Mystery series (as Annelise Ryan) The plot kept me guessing until nearly the end and I am looking forward to reading further adventures! Fun and entertaining read. Highly recommended… well done! Anne Kelleher, author of A Once and Future Love and Wickham’s Folly Dufresne shows her gift of storytelling as she moves the plot forward, introducing believable characters and a complicated plot. Recommended to everyone who enjoys a well-written, fun, cozy mystery! Kimberly Shursen, author of Itsy Bitsy Spider and Hush
Download Free How Picturebooks Work PDF by Maria Nikolajeva Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-02-01 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How Picturebooks Work is an innovative and engaging look at the interplay between text and image in picturebooks. The authors explore picturebooks as a specific medium or genre in literature and culture, one that prepares children for other media of communication, and they argue that picturebooks may be the most influential media of all in the socialization and representation of children. Spanning an international range of children's books, this book examine such favorites as Curious George and Frog and Toad Are Friends, along with the works of authors and illustrators including Maurice Sendak and Tove Jansson, among others. With 116 illustrations, How Picturebooks Work offers the student of children's literature a new methodology, new theories, and a new set of critical tools for examining the picturebook form.
Download Free The Painted Closet of Lady Anne Bacon Drury PDF by H.L. Meakin Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 411 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lady Anne Bacon Drury (1572-1624) was the granddaughter and niece of two of England's Lord Keepers of the Great Seal, Sir Nicholas Bacon and Sir Francis Bacon. Lady Anne was also the friend and patroness of John Donne and Joseph Hall; however, she deserves to be remembered in her own right. Within her massive country house, Lady Anne created a tiny painted room that she seems to have used as a kind of three-dimensional book. The walls consisted of panels of pictures and mottoes, grouped under Latin sentences. These panels can still be viewed in a Suffolk museum: Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich. Some panels point to classical and Biblical sources, and to popular emblem books. The sources of other panels are more recondite, while still others are original compositions by Lady Anne. The panels exhibit a contemptus mundi theme and reflect a struggle with ambition, pride, and even despair. Some panels also appear to register carefully veiled but pointed critiques of political and religious events and figures. Lady Anne's painted closet or 'architext' is thus relevant to a wide range of early modern scholarship in various disciplines but is as yet largely unappreciated. For the first time in four hundred years, this book fully describes the closet and places it in its personal, social, intellectual, and aesthetic contexts. It argues for the painted closet's importance for understanding early modern conceptualizations of private and public spaces, and for illuminating fundamental early modern habits of seeing and reading (especially combinations of text and image). Finally, this book explores the closet as an example of the ingenious ways in which female subjectivity found ways to express itself even within the constraints of early modern patriarchal society in England.
Cruchley's Picture of London, or, Visitor's assistant ... To which is annexed, a new map of London, etc
Author : George Frederick CRUCHLEY
Release Date : 1851
Pages : 324 pages
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Download Free Speaking Pictures PDF by Virginia Mason Vaughan Full Book and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Speaking Pictures explores the complex negotiations between seeing and hearing essential to the audiences' experience in any dramatic performance. Ranging chronologically from the Middle Ages to the present, the essays consider a variety of methods that help us recuperate the visual impact of theatrical spectacle before the age of video archives. The anthology takes its discussion of performance beyond the physical space of the theater to examine texts that were meant to be spoken but not literally performed, such as medieval pageantry and closet dramas of the nineteenth century. Many essays focus on the Early Modern English stage, particularly the challenges of recapturing the totality of the original audience's experience in London's open air theaters by the examination of stage directions, text, and archival evidence. The collection concludes with a discussion of the contemporary actor's challenge in physicalizing the language of Early Modern plays, especially Shakespeare's
Download Free The Bloomsbury Handbook to Edith Wharton PDF by Emily Orlando Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-10-20 with total page 629 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing together leading voices from across the globe, The Bloomsbury Handbook to Edith Wharton represents state-of-the-art scholarship on the American writer Edith Wharton, once primarily known as a New York novelist. Focusing on Wharton's extensive body of work and renaissance across 21st-century popular culture, chapters consider: - Wharton in the context of queer studies, race studies, whiteness studies, age studies, disability studies, anthropological studies, and economics; - Wharton's achievements in genres for which she deserves to be better known: poetry, drama, the short story, and non-fiction prose; - Comparative studies with Christina Rossetti, Henry James, and Willa Cather; -The places and cultures Wharton documented in her writing, including France, Greece, Italy, and Morocco; - Wharton's work as a reader and writer and her intersections with film and the digital humanities. Book-ended by Dale Bauer and Elaine Showalter, and with a foreword by the Director and senior staff at The Mount, Wharton's historic Massachusetts home, the Handbook underscores Wharton's lasting impact for our new Gilded Age. It is an indispensable resource for readers interested in Wharton and 19th- and 20th-century literature and culture.
Download Free The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray PDF by Oscar Wilde Full Book and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2012-08-13 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over 120 years after Oscar Wilde submitted The Picture of Dorian Gray for publication, the uncensored version of his novel appears here for the first time in a paperback edition. This volume restores material, including instances of graphic homosexual content, removed by the novel’s first editor, who feared it would be “offensive” to Victorians.
Download Free The Girl in the Picture PDF by Alexandra Monir Full Book and published by Delacorte Press. This book was released on 2016-11-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A dark and addictive mystery that had me flying through the pages: best read late at night under the covers with the doors locked!"—Kara Thomas, author ofThe Darkest Corners One dead body, one photograph, one comprimising secret. Everyone's a suspect in this classic "whodunit" murder mystery from Timeless author, Alexandra Monir. Nicole Morgan has been labeled many things—the geeky music girl, the shy sidekick of Miss Popularity, and the girl with the scar. Now only one name haunts her through the halls of Oyster Bay Prep. The girl in the picture. After heartthrob Chace Porter is found dead in the woods near the school, the police search for the girl snuggled up next to him in a picture discovered among his personal effects. A girl no one knew was even close to him—and whose best friend, Lana Rivera, was his girlfriend. Nicole is that girl, and now she’s the primary suspect in his murder. What happened that night? Were Nicole and Chace dating behind Lana’s back? Were he and Lana over? Could either of the girls have killed him? In alternating points of view—that of suspect Nicole Morgan and that of Lana Rivera—and weaving between present-day, flashbacks, and the characters' surreal subconscious, The Girl in the Picture is a unique tale of teen friendship, romance, and deadly secrets. "This is a murder mystery with tightly tucked-in clues. Perfect for readers who enjoy fancy prep-school tales or mysteries."--Booklist "Monir effectively keeps readers guessing until nearly the end. VERDICT Teens will enjoy the cleverly crafted ride of this whodunit."--SLJ "Mystery lovers will find Oyster Bay Prep just to their liking."--The Bulletin
Download Free The Very Picture of You PDF by Isabel Wolff Full Book and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2011-10-04 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Where the eye sees the brushstroke, the heart sees the truth. At thirty-five, Gabriella “Ella” Graham is a successful portrait artist in London. She captures the essential truth in each of her subjects’ faces—a tilt of the chin, a glint in the eye—and immortalizes it on canvas. But closer to home, Ella finds the truth more elusive. Her father abandoned the family when she was five, and her mother has remained silent on the subject ever since. Ella’s sister, Chloe, is engaged to Nate, an American working in London, but Ella suspects that he may not be so committed. Then, at Chloe’s behest, Ella agrees to paint Nate’s portrait. From session to session, Ella begins to see Nate in a different light, which gives rise to conflicted feelings. In fact, through the various people she paints—including an elderly client reflecting on her life and a woman dreading the prospect of turning forty—Ella realizes that there is so much more to a person’s life than what is seen on the surface. And as her portraits of Nate and the others progress, they begin to reveal less about their subjects than about the artist herself. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.