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Persona Medusa

Author : D. J. Sharry
ISBN : 1515186407
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Selective Mutism is an extreme anxiety disorder where people cannot talk in certain situations (i.e. school) due to severe anxiety, however, they can be talkative in other situations (i.e. home) where they are comfortable. 7 in 1000 children suffer from this disorder and if left untreated will continue into adulthood. Persona Medusa is the story of a boy, DJ, who upon starting school is struck by an overwhelming force of anxiety. The anxiety is so strong that he stops speaking and is paralysed of all expression. He continues to experience the same anxiety and paralysis of expression each day at every expectation to speak such as, the roll call, class-mates trying to speak to him, his pencil breaking, his paint brush drying, the teachers asking him questions and worst of all at break-times. DJ has a safe place home where he can speak freely but this is slowly eroded by the immense anxiety that attacks him in his away from home life. The anxiety follows DJ as he leaves school, starts college, travels, enters the work force, makes and loses friends and falls in love. With his marriage coming up DJ decides he wants to give a speech but first he must confront the anxiety that first confronted him at the age of four on the school classroom threshold. 'I watch as the door handle descends to a guillotine slope. It pauses there. I feel like a cold blade has sliced through me. I focus on a thin sliver of light at the edge of the door. It begins to widen like a sunlit knife slowly turning sideways.' Persona Medusa is structured on an exercise called the Spinal Roll which Actors use for freeing tension and the voice. Overlaid on top of this structure is a tale of a boy being stalked through a jungle by a tiger which is symbolic of the fight or flight response. The roll call becomes 'Tiger Eyes', speaking in class becomes 'Stepping on a Twig', home-life becomes the 'Clearing' and then 'Cloud Over Clearing'. DJ must make peace with the stalking tiger and rise and speak with a fully embodied voice. Told with imagery and a self help structure Persona Medusa is an essential book for anyone who has experienced the big freeze of selective mutism, social anxiety or indeed any type of anxiety and is looking for a roadmap out of the cold and into the warmth. Persona - that through which sound passes. Medusa - the terror that freezes the onlooker.
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The Gorgon Medusa Book I Herstory

Author : Tyrone Ross
ISBN : 9781483447186
Genre : Fiction
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Medusa, synonymous with the word monster, is one of three Gorgons who possess the power to petrify any living creature. With bronze claws, a mane of venomous serpents and those deadly eyes that can snatch the life from anyone who look upon her, Medusa was ancient Greece’s weapon of mass destruction. Mythology briefly told the story of the life, plight and death of the Gorgon. However it was a partial account of the being that lived over three thousand years ago. In truth, Medusa is alive today in the 21ST century! From the shadows of obscurity, she has risen to assume the guise of Madame Cynthia Petrakis: reclusive billionaire, philanthropist and humanitarian. One person, well noted archaeologist Jerimiah Clarke, stumbled upon her secret. It was a discovery that nearly ended in tragedy yet manifested into a new and true friendship. Few know of Medusa’s story and now she has decided to reveal it to one man. This is Herstory!
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Medusa

Author : David Leeming
ISBN : 9781780231334
Genre : History
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With her repulsive face and head full of living, venomous snakes, Medusa is petrifying—quite literally, since looking directly at her turned people to stone. Ever since Perseus cut off her head and presented it to Athena, she has been a woman of many forms: a dangerous female monster that had to be destroyed, an erotic power that could annihilate men, and, thanks to Freud, a woman whose hair was a nest of terrifying penises that signaled castration. She has been immortalized by artists from Leonardo da Vinci to Salvador Dalí and was the emblem of the Jacobins after the French Revolution. Today, she’s viewed by feminists as a noble victim of patriarchy and used by Versace in the designer’s logo for men’s underwear, haute couture, and exotic dinnerware. She even gives her name to a sushi roll on a Disney resort menu. Why does Medusa continue to have this power to transfix us? David Leeming seeks to answer this question in Medusa, a biography of the mythical creature. Searching for the origins of Medusa’s myth in cultures that predate ancient Greece, Leeming explores how and why the mythical figure of the gorgon has become one of the most important and enduring ideas in human history. From an oil painting by Caravaggio to Clash of the Titans and Dungeons and Dragons, he delves into the many depictions of Medusa, ultimately revealing that her story is a cultural dream that continues to change and develop with each new era. Asking what the evolution of the Medusa myth discloses about our culture and ourselves, this book paints an illuminating portrait of a woman who has never ceased to enthrall.
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Love Data

Author : Simon Drake
ISBN : 9781419613715
Genre : Fiction
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Love Data is an engaging tragicomedy set in the near future and explores the clash of love, cloning and indulgence.Bill is an inventor with futuristic vices and ambitious experiments on his mind: To use technology to trial his version of creative artificial intelligence, and bring back a dead lover, Jessy. He needs a breakthrough and he needs help. But the only aid he can find is from Casper, a wholesaler of clone androids to the sex-industry. Casper wishes to help Bill and create history by donating two androids: Betty and Jane.But Betty and Jane prove more cunning by taking on a life of their own. Does any experiment go to plan?
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Medusa S Mirrors

Author : Julia M. Walker
ISBN : 0874136253
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The question of selfhood in Renaissance texts constitutes a scholarly and critical debate of almost unmanageable proportions. The author of this work begins by questioning the strategies with which male writers depict powerful women. Although Spenser's Britomart, Shakespeare's Cleopatra, and Milton's Eve figure selfhood very differently and to very different ends, they do have two significant elements in common: mirrors and transformations that diminish the power of the female self.
Category: Literary Criticism

Teaching Poetry

Author : Amanda Naylor
ISBN : 9781136493768
Genre : Education
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Teaching Poetry is an indispensible source of guidance, confidence and ideas for all those new to the secondary English classroom. Written by experienced teachers who have worked with the many secondary pupils who ‘don’t get’ poetry, this friendly guide will help you support pupils as they access, understand, discuss and enjoy classic and contemporary poetry. With an emphasis on active approaches and the power of poetry to enrich the lives of both teachers and students, Teaching Poetry: Provides a succinct introduction to the major ideas and theory about teaching poetry Covers the key genres and periods through tried and tested favourites and a range of less well known new and historical poetry Illustrates good practice for every approach covered, through case studies of theory and ideas in action in the classroom Includes activities, ideas and resources to support teaching at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Teaching Poetry tackles head on one of the aspects of English teaching that new and experienced teachers alike find most difficult. It offers both a comprehensive introduction to teaching poetry and a rich source of inspiration and support to be mined when faced with an unfamiliar text or an unresponsive class.
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Write Black Write British

Author : Kadija Sesay
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122225506
Genre : Aufsatzsammlung - Englisch - Schwarze - Literatur - Geschichte 1980-2000
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This collection of essays puts the work of British-born writers of African and Caribbean parentage under the spotlight looking at themes of alienation, gender politics, language and race. Authors featured include Zadie Smith and Benjamin Zephaniah.
Category: Aufsatzsammlung - Englisch - Schwarze - Literatur - Geschichte 1980-2000

Louise Bogan

Author : Jaqueline Ridgeway
ISBN : UOM:39015011318303
Genre : Poetry
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Category: Poetry

Michelangelo Merisi Da Caravaggio

Author : Catherine R. Puglisi
ISBN : UOM:39015048768298
Genre : Art
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Traces the life of the Italian artist, analyzes his works, and explains the historical and social context of his painting
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Swamp Songs

Author : Sheryl St. Germain
ISBN : UOM:39015056265757
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A poet, now an English professor in Iowa, reminisces about her youth and family in Louisiana.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Medusa Rising Mills Boon Intrigue The Medusa Project Book 2

Author : Cindy Dees
ISBN : 9781472032607
Genre : Fiction
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SHE'S A DOCTOR. A HEALER. CAN SHE KILL IN THE NAME OF GOOD? Dr. Aleesha Gautier had asked herself that question many times since joining the Medusa Project, the United States' first all-woman Special Ops team. Could she take lives–even to protect national security–when her every instinct screamed to save them?
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Black British Aesthetics Today

Author : R. Victoria Arana
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123328424
Genre : Art
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Black British Aesthetics Today is a collection of twenty-four exciting critical and theoretical essays exploring current thinking about the hottest artistic, literary, and critical works now being produced by black Britons. This book features a number of chapters by the avant-garde black British novelists, poets, and artists themselves. It includes, for instance, aesthetic manifestos by Diran Adebayo, Anthony Joseph, Roshini Kempadoo, Sheree Mack, Valerie Mason-John, and SuAndi as well as key essays by globally renowned critics, including Amna Malik, Kobena Mercer, Lauri Ramey, Roy Sommer, and many others. As a compendium, this book represents a powerfully fresh intellectual current of thought. It provides readers with important insights into contemporary black aesthetics, and it includes an array of important clarifications initially voiced at the groundbreaking international symposium that took place on April 8, 2006, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., by outstanding new scholars in this burgeoning field of study: e.g., Kevin Etienne-Cummings, Valerie Kaneko Lucas, Michael McMillan, Magdalena Maczynska, Courtney Martin, Jude Okpala, Deirdre Osborne, Koye Oyedeji, Meenakshi Ponnuswami, Sandra Ponzanesi, Andrene M. Taylor, Samera Owusu Tutu, and Tracey Walters. The authors contextualise contemporary black British aesthetics in relation to the African, African American, and Postcolonial aesthetic traditions; they explore an exciting array of critical theories, trends of feeling, and lively aesthetic movements thriving today in black Britain; and they examine and assess embodied aesthetics at play in a wide range of specific works by today's most brilliant black British novelists, poets, photographers, live performance artists, dramatists, architects, musicians, graphic artists, and cinematographers.
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Medusa

Author : Boris Wastiau
ISBN : UOM:39015079341593
Genre : Art
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Just as the mythological Greek figure Medusa possessed the extraordinary power of turning onlookers into stone, the stunning African artifacts, masks, and statues showcased in this fascinating book were all created to cast spells on people. The function of these objects was not merely to symbolize a person or thing, but to incarnate a magical power that could act on people and the world during religious and medicinal rituals. Mysterious and exceptionally crafted, these masks and sculptures are deciphered by African art specialist Boris Wastiau, who examines their symbolism and ritual usage, and explores the connection between the material and spiritual. Against a backdrop of allegories are more than 100 beautifully photographed works from the Museum of Ethnography in Geneva; Medusa is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to African art
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Medusa

Author : Skye Kathleen Moody
ISBN : 0373265026
Genre : Fiction
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Rushing home when her teenage brother is falsely accused of murder, Fish and Wildlife agent Venus Diamond investigates the circumstances of the victim's death, which appears related to an enormous tentacled sea creature. Reprint.
Category: Fiction