Description : Susie Gilbert traces the development of ENO from its earliest origins in the darkest Victorian slums of the Cut, where it was conceived as a vehicle of social reform, through two world wars, and via Sadler's Wells to its great glory days at the Coliseum and beyond. Setting the company's artistic achievements within the wider context of social and political attitudes to the arts and the ever-changing theatrical style, Gilbert provides a vivid cultural history of this unique institution's 150 years. Inspired by the idealism of Lilian Baylis, the company has been based on the belief that opera in the vernacular can not only reach out to even the least privileged members of society but also create a potent and immediate communication with its audience. With full access to ENO's archive, Gilbert has unearthed a rich range of material and held numerous interviews with a fascinating array of personalities, to weave an absorbing tale of life both in front and behind the scenes of ENO as it developed over the years.
Description : "Composé de l'Agricola, de la Germanie et du Dialogue des orateurs, le corpus des opera minora, ou opuscules, de Tacite n'a pas toujours reçu une attention comparable à ses opera maiora, à savoir les Histoires et les Annales. Ce livre collectif est le premier qui leur soit consacré. Une première série de contributions envisage le corpus à la fois dans sa totalité et en articulation avec la production historiographique ultérieure de Tacite. Une deuxième section explore des questions spécifiques à chaque ouvrage. Une troisième partie revient sur la continuité avec les opera maiora, mais en se centrant sur des aspects particuliers. À travers tous ces textes, ce sont les procédés narratifs, la méthode historique et l'idéologie de Tacite, tels qu'ils se perpétuent et évoluent du début à la fin de sa carrière littéraire, qui sont examinés."--P.  of cover.
Description : This collection brings new voices and new perspectives to the study of popular—and particularly rock—music. Focusing on a variety of artists and music forms, Rock Over the Edge asks what happens to rock criticism when rock is no longer a coherent concept. To work toward an answer, contributors investigate previously neglected genres and styles, such as “lo fi,” alternative country, and “rock en español,” while offering a fresh look at such familiar figures as Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and Kurt Cobain. Bridging the disciplines of musicology and cultural studies, the collection has two primary goals: to seek out a language for talking about music culture and to look at the relationship of music to culture in general. The editors’ introduction provides a backward glance at recent rock criticism and also looks to the future of the rapidly expanding discipline of popular music studies. Taking seriously the implications of critical theory for the study of non-literary aesthetic endeavors, the volume also addresses such issues as the affective power of popular music and the psychic construction of fandom. Rock Over the Edge will appeal to scholars and students in popular music studies and American Studies as well as general readers interested in popular music. Contributors. Ian Balfour, Roger Beebe, Michael Coyle, Robert Fink, Denise Fulbrook, Tony Grajeda, Lawrence Grossberg, Trent Hill, Josh Kun, Jason Middleton, Lisa Ann Parks, Ben Saunders, John J. Sheinbaum, Gayle Wald, Warren Zanes
Description : A portrayal of the collision of two cultures in turn-of-the-century Alaska centers on gold-seekers flocking to Fairbanks and a young Seattle woman who is bought and sold by dreamers and seekers