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On The Edge Of The Panel

Author : Esther Claudio
ISBN : 9781443881999
Genre : Art
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To create a comic is not to illustrate words, but to create narrative diagrams and transform strokes into imaging words. The infinite array of possibilities that the merging of text and pictures provides is a garden of forking paths that critics have just started to explore. This is an art that operates as the crossroads of various disciplines, but whose specifications require a thorough understanding of its unique mechanisms. The explosion of experimental works and the incorporation of previously marginal (or nonexistent) genres and themes in comics have enriched an already fruitful art in ways that continue to surprise both readers and critics. This collection of essays offers a space of reflection on the cultural, social, historical, and ideological dimensions of comics. With this in the background, the book focuses on three main areas: the origins and definitions of comics; the formal tools of the medium; and authors and their works. The historical and formal approach to comics, as shown here, is still essential and the debate about the origins and definition is still present, but two thirds of this collection formulate other treatments that scholars had not started to tackle until recently. Does this mean that the study of comics has finally reached the necessary confidence to abandon the artistic legitimization of the medium? Or are they just new self defense mechanisms through alliances with other fields of academic interest? This book will add to the debate on comics, as did the international conference that led to it. It provides a channel of communication with an art, a two-headed medium that, like the god Janus, operates as a hinge, as a meeting point, as a bridge between pictorial and literary expression.
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Global Realignments And The Canadian Nation In The Third Millennium

Author : Karin Ikas
ISBN : 3447061340
Genre : History
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With aggravating global realignments, the dynamics and contradictions of a world (risk) society are looming ahead in the unfolding Third Millennium while globalization is gaining further steam. To this bears witness a potpourri of often frightening geopolitical, social, cultural, economic, demographic, ecological and other changes and challenges that gives substantial cause for concern about getting lost in a 'trans-whatever' sea of turmoil, uncertainty and indeterminateness. The resultant current backlash or rather renewed interest in the nation as a collective identity-establishing category is an effort to gain some anchorage in ever more disintegrating times and proves especially those theoreticians wrong for whom the whole concept of the nation has worn off since long. In 16 resourceful essays internationally distinguished Canadian and European experts from a variety of fields take a fresh look at these developments by focussing on one of the most fascinating multicultural and multifaceted nation(-state)s in the world, Canada in the Third Millennium. The topics they discuss include, among others, Canada's difficult dissociation from Europe and the USA; the reframing and reclaiming of the Canadian story; the role of nations within the nation; the efforts to transcend the nation; pending geopolitical and (geo)ecological crises; glocal issues and new wars. Collectively, the entries prove that Canada is a very progressive nation and opens up new perspectives for other collectives currently reassessing their national identities in a global environment. Thus, the book reaches well beyond the study of 'Canada' and will be valuable to academics, professionals, teachers and students of various disciplines coping with the issue at stake as well as the general reader.
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What Happens To History

Author : Howard Marchitello
ISBN : 9781134721498
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While the questions of ethics have become increasingly important in recent years for many fields within the humanities, there has been no single volume that seeks to address the emergence of this concern with ethics across the disciplinary spectrum. Given this lack in currently available critical and secondary texts, and also the urgency of the issues addressed by the critics assembled here, the time is right for a collection of this nature.
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Literary Cultures Of Latin America A Comparative History Latin American Literary Culture

Author : Mario J. Valdés
ISBN : 0195175425
Genre : Brazilian literature
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In three volumes of expert, innovative scholarship, Literary Cultures of Latin America offers a multidisciplinary reference on one of the most distinctive literary cultures in the world. In topically arranged articles written by a team of international scholars, Literary Cultures of Latin America explores the shifting problems that have arisen across national borders, geographic regions, time periods, linguistic systems, and cultural traditions in literary history. Bucking the tradition of focusing almost exclusively on the great canons of literature, this unique reference work casts its net wider, exploring pop culture, sermons, scientific essays, and more. While collaborators are careful to note that these volumes offer only a snapshot of the diverse body of Latin American literature, Literary Cultures of Latin America highlights unique cultural perspectives that have never before received academic attention. Comprised of signed articles each with complete bibliographies, this unique reference also takes into account relevant political, anthropological, economic, geographic, historical, demographic, and sociological research in order to understand the full context of each community's literature.
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Selected Poems

Author : Octavio Paz
ISBN : UOM:39015012190602
Genre : Poetry
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Dermatologia Tropica

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Diccionario Bilingue Cambridge Spanish English Paperback Compact Edition

Author : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 8483234823
Genre : Education
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A Spanish-English bilingual dictionary specifically written to meet the needs of Spanish learners of English. The best bilingual dictionary of Spanish and English for beginner to upper-intermediate learners. It has been especially written to meet the needs of Spanish speakers learning English and includes over 110,000 headwords and phrases, as well as a wealth of information geared specifically to enhance understanding and improve communication skills in English. It includes extensive notes highlighting the most common mistakes made by Hispanic learners (informed by the Cambridge Learner Corpus). The grammar boxes concentrate on the most difficult and problematic aspects of learning English.
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Collins Diccionario Espa Ol Ingl S Ingl S Espa Ol

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The world's leading Concise Spanish/English Dictionary, revised to include the most up-to-date language in both Spanish and EnglishThe new Collins Spanish Concise is based on the latest edition of the Collins Spanish Dictionary and has additional features which will help users speak and write natural, accurate Spanish. With its clear colour presentation, it is the most user-friendly Spanish dictionary available for upper-intermediate to advanced learners. The Spanish Concise contains guidance on the pronunciation of words that are likely to cause problems, and warnings against faux amis, i. e. those words which look familiar, but do not mean what one would expect. Numerous grammar tips clarify points that students may be uncertain about and which commonly cause problems. It is a very practical book -- ideal for upper-intermediate to advanced learners at school, college or in the world of business. Internet vocabulary. New to this edition are Internet links to useful and informative websites in English and in Spanish. Information in the new Spanish Concise is presented in an approachable way: complicated terminology is avoided and learners are helped to find what they are looking for quickly and easily. Important phrases are highlighted so that they will catch the user's eye even if they are part of a long and complex entry. The fifth edition includes in-depth coverage of entries relating to Spanish life and culture, as well as a revised version of the acclaimed Spanish in Action section.
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