Anticipating Sin in Medieval Society

Introduction
1 Little Books of Penance
Introduction to the Sources
The Penitential of Finnian
The Ambrosian Penitential
The Penitential of Columbanus
The Penitential of Cummean
The Burgundian Penitential
The Penitential of Theodore
The Penitential of Ecgbert
The Bigotian Penitential
The Old Irish Penitential
Influences
Community
Penance
Subjectivity in Practice
 
2The Aetas Infantes
Speech and the Limits of Childhood Innocence
The Language of Childhood
An Age of Infancy
Doli Capax
Little Sinners
Vulnerable Infants
Shared Anxieties
 
3 The Games of Youth
Puberty, Culpability, and Autonomy
Between Childhood and Autonomy
Youths in Religious Communities
Sexual Oppression and Pollution
A Spectrum of Youth and Culpability
Young Females
Dependence and Autonomy
Sex, Age, and Status
 
4 Children of Eve
Lawful Marriage and the Regulation of Sexual Intercourse
Regulating Sex in Marriage
Adultery
Challenging Illicit Unions
Dissolution of Conjugal Unions
Religious Vows and Sexual Legitimacy
 
5 Heirs of Sodom
Sexual Deviance, Pollution, and Community
Lust, Pollution, and Self-Discipline
Pastoral Duties and Temptation
Terminology, Placement, and Equivalence
Transmitting Pollution
Incest and Social Contamination
Women and Deviant Sex
The Sin of Sodom
 
6 Siblings of Cain
Social Violence and the Gendering of Sin
Maleficia
Abortion as Violence
Violence against Children
Violence as a Gendered Sin
Violence and Status
Reverberations
 
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
 
List of Tables
Table 1 Demographics
Table 2 General Topics
Table 3 Potential Components
 

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Original author: V.

Narrative Worlds of Paul the Deacon

328 pages | 46 line drawings | 6 x 9 | © 2017

Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9789089648235 Published January 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Written as the Lombard kingdom was on the cusp of downfall at the hands of the Carolingian empire, the works of Paul the Deacon (c. 720–799) are vital to understanding the history of Italy and Western Europe in the Middle Ages. But until now, scholars have tended to neglect the narrative structure of his texts, which reflect in important ways his personal responses to the events of his time. This study presents fresh interpretations of Paul’s Historia Romana, Vita Sancti Gregorii Magni, Gesta Episcopum Mettensium, and Historia Langobardorum by focusing on him as an individual and on his strategies of argumentation, ultimately advancing a new conception of Paul as a dynamic author whose development of multiple lines of thought deserves closer examination.

Original author: Heath

Popular Music in Southeast Asia

Bart Barentdregt, Peter Keppy, and Henk Schulte Nordholt

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

100 pages | 15 halftones | 5.25 x 8.25

Paper $43.50 ISBN: 9789462984035 Published January 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

From the 1920s on, popular music in Southeast Asia was a mass-audience phenomenon that drew new connections between indigenous musical styles and contemporary genres from elsewhere to create new, hybrid forms. This book presents a cultural history of modern Southeast Asia from the vantage point of popular music, considering not just singers and musicians but their fans as well, showing how the music was intrinsically bound up with modern life and the societal changes that came with it. Reaching new audiences across national borders, popular music of the period helped push social change, and at times served as a medium for expressions of social or political discontent.
 

Original author: Barentdregt;

Datafied Society

272 pages | 20 color plates, 9 halftones, 2 line drawings | 6 x 9 | © 2017

Paper $31.50 ISBN: 9789462987173 Published January 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9789462981362 Published April 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

The ability to gather data that can be crunched by machines is valuable for studying society. The new methods needed to work it require new skills and new ways of thinking about best research practices. This book reflects on the role and usefulness of big data, challenging overly optimistic expectations about what it can reveal, introducing practices and methods for its analysis and visualization, and raising important political and ethical questions regarding its collection, handling, and presentation.
 

Original author: Tobias

Troubles in Northern Ireland and Theories of Social Movements

240 pages | 1 halftone, 1 line drawing | 6 x 9

Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9789089649591 Published January 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

This volume focuses on a number of research questions, drawn from social movement scholarship: How does nonviolent mobilization emerge and persist in deeply divided societies? What are the trajectories of participation in violent groups in these societies? What is the relationship between overt mobilization, clandestine operations and protests among political prisoners? What is the role of media coverage and identity politics? Can there be non-sectarian collective mobilization in deeply divided societies? The answers to these questions do not merely try to explain contentious politics in Northern Ireland; instead, they inform future research on social movements beyond this case.
 

Original author: Bosi;

Visions of Vienna

1 Introduction
Viennese Modernity and the Impact on Cinema
The Structure of the Cinematic City
2 Fairgrounds and Vineyards: Urban Topographies in the Viennese Films of Erich von Stroheim
Introduction
Reflections at the Fairground: Erich von Stroheim’s and Rupert Julian’s MERRY-GO-ROUND (1923)
Melodrama, Mass Culture, and Social Masquerade
Deception and Reflection: The Entertainment machinery
Sex, Romance, and Spectacle: Leaving the Prater Behind
Excess and Analysis: Erich von Stroheim’s THE WEDDING MARCH (1928)
Concentric City: Center, Circle, and Suburbs
Baroque Modernity: The Aesthetics of the Rotten
Repressed and Restricted Looks: A Geography of the Gaze
Meet Me at the ‘Heuriger’: Tales of the Iron Man
3 Critical, Controversial, Conventional: Viennese Girls in Films by Ophüls, Feyder, Hochbaum, and Forst
Introduction
Arthur Schnitzler’s Sweet Young Thing: Male Fantasy and Female Misery
The Viennese Girl vs. the Femme Fatale
The Viennese Girl in International Cinema
Max Ophüls, Vienna, and LIEBELEI (1933)
Variations of Reality in LIEBELEI: The Military and the Theater
The Gaze of Oppressive Masculinity and the Need for Disguise
The Kaiser and The Viennese Girl: Doing Away with the Habsburg Myth in LIEBELEI and DE MAYERLING À SARAJEVO (1938)
Happy Endings in Hollywood: Sidney Franklin’s REUNION IN VIENNA (1933) and Jacques Feyder’s DAYBREAK (1931)
The Viennese Girl and the Truth of Music in LIEBELEI
The Viennese Girl on Stage: Werner Hochbaum’s VORSTADTVARIETÉ (1935)
Will Forst’s MASKERADE (1934): The Viennese Girl and Social Folklore
Living Bakcstage, Dying in the Backyard: The Drama of Marginalization in LIEBELEI
4 Women and the Market of Modernity: G.W. Pabst’s THE JOYLESS STREET (1925)
Introduction
Leaving the Habsburg Myth Behind: Postwar Misery, Hugo Bettauer, and the Literature of Inflation
A Taste for the Real: New Objectivity, Cynicism, and the Cult of Distance in Weimar Modernity
The Weimar Street Film, the Street, and THE JOYLESS STREET
The Semi-Public Hotel: In the Realm of Purchasing Power
The Public Street: Taking a Walk in Melchiorgasse
Upstairs, Downstairs: Social Climbing Along a Vertical Axis
Mother and Whore: The Convolution of the Inside and the Outside World
Challenging the Male Gaze: The Female Subject in Armor
The Tranfer of Agency: Reclaiming the Joyless Streets
Pabst’s Film Adaptation of Bettauer’s Book: Omitting the (Anti-)Semitic Discourse in THE JOYLESS STREET
Death in the Mirror: The Killing of a Jewish Femme Fatale
5 The Sound of Make-Believe: Ernst Lubitsch and the World of the Operetta
Introduction
‘Retrospective Utopia’: The Myth of Vienna and the Operetta
The Meaning of the Waltz: The High, the Low, and the Great Fall
Contested Territory: The Operetta and Its Allure fro Cinema
Becoming Viennese: Music and Sexual Agency
Ernst Lubitsch and the Naughty Operetta Tradition
‘What a Speller!’: Noise and Speech versus Song and Dance
Making Love on a Park Bench: Private Boredom and Public Bliss
The Taste of Mandelbaum and the Greenstein: The Masquerade of Otherness
Jewish Sophistication and the Viennese Operetta
Coda
6 Conclusion
Acknowledgements
Notes
Illustration Credits
Filmography
Bibliography
Index of Film Titles
Index of Names and Subjects
 

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Original author: Seibel

Creating Memories in Late 8th-Century Byzantium

181 pages | 4 halftones | 6 x 9

Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9789462980396 Published January 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Creating Memories in Late 8th-Century Byzantium is one of the key sources for our understanding of Byzantine history in the seventh and eighth century. This book offers a close look at that volume and its manner of representation of the past—Nikephoros's specific authorial method in the shaping of the image of Byzantine emperors and ecclesiastical topics linked with Iconoclasm. When seen through this lens, Creating Memories is revealed to be more engaged with and burdened by contemporary political and ecclesiastical strife than has previously been thought.
 

Original author: Marjanovic

New Year

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.001  Friday, 12 January 2018

 

From:        Hardy M. Cook

Date:         Friday, January 12, 2018

Subject:    New Year

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Prof Eugenio Biagini is awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship

We are delighted to announce that Prof Biagini will be taking up a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship in 2018, on religious minorities and the construction of democracy in twentieth-century Ireland. He reflects on his recent research and future plans here.

Prof Eugenio Biagini is awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship

We are delighted to announce that Prof Biagini will be taking up a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship in 2018, on religious minorities and the construction of democracy in twentieth-century Ireland. He reflects on his recent research and future plans here.

Palaeography Slam!

At Stanford, we aim to create a dynamic and collegial research and teaching environment in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, both through scholarly exchange and through genuine intellectual engagement in our vibrant programs.

Original author: Mae Lyons-Penner
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Palaeography Slam!

At Stanford, we aim to create a dynamic and collegial research and teaching environment in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, both through scholarly exchange and through genuine intellectual engagement in our vibrant programs.

Original author: Mae Lyons-Penner
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Palaeography Slam!

At Stanford, we aim to create a dynamic and collegial research and teaching environment in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, both through scholarly exchange and through genuine intellectual engagement in our vibrant programs.

Original author: Mae Lyons-Penner
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Palaeography Slam!

At Stanford, we aim to create a dynamic and collegial research and teaching environment in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, both through scholarly exchange and through genuine intellectual engagement in our vibrant programs.

Original author: Mae Lyons-Penner
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Palaeography Slam!

At Stanford, we aim to create a dynamic and collegial research and teaching environment in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, both through scholarly exchange and through genuine intellectual engagement in our vibrant programs.

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On Belonging: English Conceptions of Migration and Transculturality, 1550 – 1700

© Society for Renaissance Studies 2018

Original author: RWillie
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CFP : Gendered Emotions in History

Appel à communications pour une journée d’études sur le genre des émotions qui se tiendra à l’Université de Sheffield le 29 juin 2018: ici.

C’est l’occasion pour moi d’annoncer que le numéro 47 de la revue Clio. Femmes, genre, histoire sera consacré à ce sujet du genre de émotions. Parution au printemps 2018 !

Original author: Damien Boquet

CMEMS Workshop with Shirin A. Khanmohamadi (SFSU, Literature)

June 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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CMEMS Workshop with Michael Penn (Stanford, Religious Studies)

May 30, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
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CMEMS Workshop with Danny Smith (Stanford, Art History)

May 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
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