Invited research presentation given at the University of Reading, 8 October 2015.
It has become a standard approach when considering screen presentations that incorporate the country house to examine them in the light of Andrew Higson’s formulation of the heritage drama, which presented an essentially conservative, depoliticised spectacle of grandeur, safely distanced from the reality of the majority of viewers. However, the c…[Read more]
The chapter argues that disciplinary memory claims in US American communication research have become smaller, more parochial, and less potent, as their underlying referent—the discipline—has splintered in the wake of the digital in the mid-1990s. For decades after its institutionalization in the 1950s, US communication research had relied on gra…[Read more]
This piece is part of APLA’s newest Speaking Justice to Power Series, which focuses on Kashmir and marks the one-year anniversary of the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A of the constitution (August 5, 2019).
Unmaking/Remaking Memory Work: Centering Community Narratives of Latinx Lived Experience One of a four person/presentation panel which locates itself within a growing social movement of new community-centered archiving and curatorial initiatives that has risen in recognition that traditionally ignored communities should have a role in how their…[Read more]
Laura Hernández Lorenzo deposited Sr Juana Inés de la Cruz y Los empeños de una casa: la comedia de capa y espada desde una perspectiva femenina in the group Cultural Studies on Humanities Commons 2 weeks, 4 days ago
En este trabajo analizamos Los empeños de una casa de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, una versión de la comedia de capa y espada en la que los valores patriarcales se critican y subvierten, mientras que los personajes femeninos adquieren complejidad y un inusitado protagonismo, pues en ellos se refleja cómo las mujeres de la época encaran los obst…[Read more]
Since 2014 after the General Elections in Indonesia, the public information space has been decorated with a lot of hoax information, which is false information with malicious content that can cause readers to misread something. This phenomenon is increasingly rife every time it approaches political performances. There is a big suspicion that…[Read more]
Samuel Adu-Gyamfi deposited A Historical narrative of the British Colonial Administration’s Clamp down on Witch finding Shrines amongst the Asante People of the Gold Coast in the group Cultural Studies on Humanities Commons 3 weeks ago
The paper focuses on the issue of witchcraft at the Gold Coast and Asante in particular. Information from archival sources and secondary sources has been gleaned to form a historical narrative covering the period 1907 to 1940. The dilemma of the indigenous people concerning witchcraft, the attempts of Indigenous Priest Healers (IPH) to cure and…[Read more]
Although the United Nations has called for a global ceasefire during the pandemic, Kashmiris are bracing for a new wave of violence as India accelerates its settler-colonial ambitions.
Literature on traditional medicine in Africa is diverse and broad but most are country based, regional based or time based. There is the need for a systematic review that focuses on the nature of traditional medicine and its healers, the impact of the changing society on traditional medicine, and an analysis of same based on scholarly literature.…[Read more]
Underground ‘extreme’ styles of heavy metal are marked apart by other sub-genres of metal by their adoption of a punk rock ethos and overt rejection of commercialism. In metal culture being ‘true’ is a by-word for a perceived authenticity of the artist(s) in their commitment to the culture and integrity as composers/performers. Authenticity is a…[Read more]
The music of Soundgarden represents a unique blend of heavy metal power and and art-rock sensitivity, this is clearly displayed in the song ‘Outshined’. The unorthodox harmony, use of odd time time signatures and sectional variation seem to blur genre boundaries within rock music and also lend the music a sense of emotional instability that runs…[Read more]
Guitar solos were a defining foundational aspects in the early formative years of what would become known as heavy metal music. Though Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath has been largely credited as the most influential guitarist on the wider genre, this essay argues that it is the style of Ritchie Blackmore that has been of greater importance and…[Read more]
The adoption of institutional diversity, equity and inclusion policies and programs in recent decades highlights an ongoing need for structural and cultural change within higher education institutions. It also raises questions around gender, race and disability politics, the decolonisation of diversity and neoliberal management of higher…[Read more]
This bibliography includes books, book chapters, articles, documentaries and websites grouped in geographic areas: Latin America (general); Central America; the Caribbean; Argentina; Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru; Brazil; Colombia and Venezuela; Mexico; Paraguay and Uruguay; Portugal and Spain. Thematic lists include: San Patricio Battalion of…[Read more]
Comments on the Lives and Governments of all the Spanish Viceroys in the Kingdom of Peru.
According to Declan Kiberd, “postcolonial writing does not begin only when the occupier withdraws: rather it is initiated at that very moment when a native writer formulates a text committed to cultural resistance.” The Irish in Latin America –a continent emerging from indigenous cultures, colonisation, and migrations– may be regarded as…[Read more]
The first building in Geneva designed to house an international organization, the Centre William Rappard has played host to the International Labour Office since it first opened its doors in 1926, and later to the General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade secretariat and to the World Trade Organization. “Centre William Rappard: Home of the World…[Read more]
These are the introductory chapter and chapter eight of the multi-authored book that I edited on food-music relations in various regions and periods. In the introduction I analyze the phenomenological basis of the unbalanced relations between food and music. Chapter 8 deals with song lyrics about food in Latin American and the Caribbean.
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