Strategic Reinvention in Popular Culture

5 ViewsStrategic Reinvention in Popular Culture Not all original works invoke the encore impulse in their audiences. Those that do generally spawn replications – sequels, spin-offs, or re-makes. This book presents a theory of why some replications succeed and others fail across genres and media Price: $ 103.27 Sold by …

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Reframing Culture: The Case of the Vitagraph Quality Films

12 ViewsReframing Culture: The Case of the Vitagraph Quality Films The works of Shakespeare and Dante or the figures of George Washington and Moses do not often enter into popular conceptions of the silent cinema, yet, between 1907 and 1910, the Vitagraph Company frequently used such material in producing “quality” …

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A History of the Book in America: Volume 2: An Extensive Republic: Print, Culture, and Society in the New Nation, 1790-1840

29 ViewsA History of the Book in America: Volume 2: An Extensive Republic: Print, Culture, and Society in the New Nation, 1790-1840 Volume Two of A History of the Book in America documents the development of a distinctive culture of print in the new American republic. Between 1790 and 1840 …

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Addressing America: George Washington’s Farewell and the Making of National Culture, Politics, and Diplomacy, 1796-1852

14 ViewsAddressing America: George Washington’s Farewell and the Making of National Culture, Politics, and Diplomacy, 1796-1852 Washington’s Farewell Address and the development of the early republic In his presidential Farewell Address of 1796, George Washington presented a series of maxims to guide the construction of a wise foreign policy. He …

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Victorian Bathing and Bathing Suits: The Culture of the Two-Piece Bathing Dress from 1837 – 1901

19 ViewsVictorian Bathing and Bathing Suits: The Culture of the Two-Piece Bathing Dress from 1837 – 1901 When I decided to create a new bathing suit pattern, I searched for a modern book documenting Victorian bathing suits. To my surprise, I couldn’t find one. Yet I had quite a few …

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A Rape in the Early Republic: Gender and Legal Culture in an 1806 Virginia Trial

15 ViewsA Rape in the Early Republic: Gender and Legal Culture in an 1806 Virginia Trial On January 14, 1806, Sidney Hanson was raped by John Deskins on a rough gravel path in the woods in Tazewell County, Virginia. In the early nineteenth century, trials for rape were rare. Scanty …

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The Single Homemaker and Material Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century

14 ViewsThe Single Homemaker and Material Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century The Single Homemaker and Material Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century represents a new synthesis of gender history and material culture studies. It seeks to analyse the lives and cultural expression of single men and women from 1650 …

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