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RA-50045-06
Fellowships at the National Humanities Center
Elizabeth Mansfield, National Humanities Center

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The Aesthetics of Anarchy: Art and Ideology in the Early Russian Avant-Garde (Book)
Title: The Aesthetics of Anarchy: Art and Ideology in the Early Russian Avant-Garde
Author: Nina Gurianova
Abstract: Nina Gurianova identifies the early Russian avant-garde (1910-1918) as a distinctive movement in its own right and not a preliminary stage to the Constructivism of the 1920s. Gurianova identifies what she terms an “aesthetics of anarchy”—art-making without rules—that greatly influenced early twentieth-century modernists. Setting the early Russian avant-garde movement firmly within a broader European context, Gurianova draws on primary and archival sources by individual writers and artists, Russian theorists, theorizing artists, and German philosophers. As it explores the aesthetics embraced by the movement, the book shows how artists transformed literary, theatrical, and performance practices, eroding the traditional boundaries of the visual arts and challenging the conventions of their day.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520268760
Primary URL Description: Publisher's website
Secondary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/aesthetics-of-anarchy-art-and-ideology-in-the-early-russian-avant-garde/oclc/785332887&referer=brief_results
Secondary URL Description: WorldCat
Publisher: University of California Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780520268760

The Little Girl who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America (Book)
Title: The Little Girl who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America
Author: John F. Kasson
Abstract: Her image appeared in periodicals and advertisements roughly twenty times daily; she rivaled FDR and Edward VIII as the most photographed person in the world. Her portrait brightened the homes of countless admirers: from a black laborer's cabin in South Carolina to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's recreation room in Washington, DC. A few years later her smile cheered the secret bedchamber of Anne Frank in Amsterdam. For four consecutive years Shirley Temple was the world's box-office champion, a record never equaled. Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions and shaped their collective character for generations to come. Cultural historian John F. Kasson shows how the most famous, adored, imitated, and commodified child in the world astonished movie goers, created a new international culture of celebrity, and revolutionized the role of children as consumers. To do so, she worked virtually every day of her childhood, transforming her own family as well as the lives of her fans.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/little-girl-who-fought-the-great-depression-shirley-temple-and-1930s-america/oclc/869365388&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat description
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780393240795
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

The Homoerotics of Orientalism (Book)
Title: The Homoerotics of Orientalism
Author: Boone, Joseph Allen
Abstract: This book offers an erudite and timely interpretation of the phenomenon of homoeroticism in orientalism in the Near and Middle East. Treating a broad range of Western representations of the “Orient”, Boone provides an important corrective to Edward Said’s Orientalism by addressing the powerful ways in which Europeans writers’ and artists’ representations of homoeroticism in the “Orient” have covertly enabled the appeal of orientalism as a predominantly male mode of discourse.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-15110-8/the-homoerotics-of-orientalism/reviews; http://www.worldcat.org/title/homoerotics-of-orientalism/oclc/842879159&referer=brief_results
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Access Model: codex available for purchase
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780231151108
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

When Christians First Met Muslims: A Sourcebook of the Earliest Syriac Writings on Islam (Book)
Title: When Christians First Met Muslims: A Sourcebook of the Earliest Syriac Writings on Islam
Author: Michael Philip Penn
Abstract: The first Christians to meet Muslims were not Latin-speaking Christians from the western Mediterranean or Greek-speaking Christians from Constantinople but rather Christians from northern Mesopotamia who spoke the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Living in what constitutes modern-day Iran, Iraq, Syria, and eastern Turkey, these Syriac Christians were under Muslim rule from the seventh century to the present, wrote the earliest and most extensive accounts of Islam, and described a complicated set of religious and cultural exchanges not reducible to the solely antagonistic. Through its critical introductions and new translations of this material, When Christians First Met Muslims allows scholars, students, and the general public to explore the earliest interactions of what eventually became the world's two largest religions. - Publisher's description.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/when-christians-first-met-muslims-a-sourcebook-of-the-earliest-syriac-writings-on-islam/oclc/890310380&referer=brief_results
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Publisher: University of California Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780520284944
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Envisioning Islam: Syriac Christians and the Early Muslim World (Book)
Title: Envisioning Islam: Syriac Christians and the Early Muslim World
Author: Michael Philip Penn
Abstract: The earliest and largest corpus of Christian writings on Islam was written in the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Envisioning Islam shows how these previously neglected texts problematize modern perceptions of an exclusively hostile Christian reaction to Islam and revolutionize our understanding of the early Islamic world.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/envisioning-islam-syriac-christianity-and-early-muslim-world/oclc/911211337&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780812247220
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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