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1. The modernist work

1. The modernist work  

Christopher Butler

in Modernism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775963
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804419.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192804419
‘The modernist work’ examines the nature of modernism by looking at a novel (James Joyce's Ulysses), a painting (Fernand Léger's La Ville [The City]), and a musical work (Kurt Weill's The ... More
Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction  

Bence Nanay

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2019
Published Online: 
Oct 2019
eISBN: 
9780191865633
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826613.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198826613
Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste. It doesn’t just consider traditional artistic experiences such as artworks in a museum or an opera ... More
Introduction: The stories of American history and why they matter

Introduction: The stories of American history and why they matter  

Eric Avila

in American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190200619
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190200589
The book opens in explaining that this very short introduction to American cultural history emphasizes culture as a driving force in American history. Cultural history is the history of ... More
2. Alien encounters

2. Alien encounters  

David Seed

in Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777394
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199557455.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199557455
Through the theme of alien encounters science fiction has interrogated the limits of identity and the nature of differences. From H.G. Wells to Star Trek, ‘Alien encounters’ examines the ... More
9. On stage & screenstates of illusion

9. On stage & screen: states of illusion  

Marina Warner

in Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
Published Online: 
Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191853500
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532155.003.0009
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199532155
Because fairy tales can be meddled with, mixed up, and turned around in ways that an authored text resists, they have emerged as the favoured reservoir of contemporary mass entertainment, ... More

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