Rebuilding Story Worlds offers the first full-length study of this seminal series, exploring both the artistic traditions from which it emerges and the innovative ways it plays with genre, gender, and urban space.
Author: Jan Baetens
Publisher: Critical Graphics
"The Obscure Cities series is a long-running comics series by François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters that is considered one of the major European and global contributions to the "new comics". It is a series that escapes the dichotomy "comics" versus "graphic novel" as well as the opposition between popular comics and avant-garde niche production. The Obscure Cities is the perfect example of a series that is both highly innovative and very popular. Both authors, Schuiten and Peeters, are key players in contemporary cultural debates and work in Europe, and well known to the American public. Rebuilding Story Worlds, aims at providing the first introduction to this essential series. It has the ambition to offer, in a truly interdisciplinary spirit, a threefold presentation and analysis of the work by Schuiten and Peeters: A synoptic overview and historical contextual contextualization of the series and the European and global comics culture of which it is part. A critical reading of the major themes and techniques of the series, in relationship with the general stakes of the field and in light of cutting-edge research on comics, with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary concerns (architecture, gender, visual culture, genre theory). An analysis of certain themes that stress the political and societal relevance of The Obscure Cities, more specifically themes that have come to the fore in recent and current scholarship in comics studies (which have shifted, very generally speaking, from semiotics to cultural studies and critical theory); the question of gender will play a major role in this regard. Rebuilding Story Worlds also contains a wide range of close reading, which make it a great choice for comics fans and for classroom discussion"--
In her study of the use of “ethnic mentions” in Mexican immigrants' narratives, De
Fina identifies a corpus of such stories that make evaluative statements about
different ethnoracial populations. In these “argumentative stories,” speakers are ...
Author: Andrea L. Smith
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Rebuilding Shattered Worlds explores the ways a demolished neighborhood in Easton, Pennsylvania, still resonates in the imaginations of displaced residents. Drawing on six years of ethnographic research, the authors highlight the intersecting languages of blight, race, and place as elderly interlocutors attempt to make sense of the world they lost when urban renewal initiatives razed "Syrian Town"--a densely packed neighborhood of Lebanese American, Italian American, and African American residents. This ethnography of remembering shows how former residents engage collective memory-making through their shared place, language, and class position within the larger cityscape. Demonstrating the creative power of linguistic resources, material traces, and absent spaces, Rebuilding Shattered Worlds brings together insights from linguistic anthropology and material studies, foregrounding the role language plays in signaling "pastness."
Great stuff' STEPHEN KING I want to tell you about my Father's murder. I want to tell you who killed him and why. This is the story of my life. And the story of your life and your world too, as you will see.
Author: Deon Meyer
Publisher: Hachette UK
'UK readers, you have a nice surprise coming. No, not Brexit, FEVER, by Deon Meyer. Reminiscent of THE STAND and THE PASSAGE. Great stuff' STEPHEN KING I want to tell you about my Father's murder. I want to tell you who killed him and why. This is the story of my life. And the story of your life and your world too, as you will see. Nico Storm and his father drive across a desolate South Africa, constantly alert for feral dogs, motorcycle gangs, nuclear contamination. They are among the few survivors of a virus that has killed most of the world's population. Young as he is, Nico realises that his superb marksmanship and cool head mean he is destined to be his father's protector. But Willem Storm, though not a fighter, is a man with a vision. He is searching for a place that can become a refuge, a beacon of light and hope in a dark and hopeless world, a community that survivors will rebuild from the ruins. And so Amanzi is born. Fever is the epic, searing story of a group of people determined to carve a city out of chaos.
In telling the story of this sea conservation pioneer and marine life protector, Kate Messner and Matthew Forsythe create a stunning tribute to the wonders of nature and the power of human hope—a power even the smallest readers can access ...
Author: Kate Messner
Publisher: Chronicle Books
The Brilliant Deep is the proud recipient of the ALA Notable Children's Books Award, the NSTA-CBC Best STEM Trade Books Award, the Junior Library Guild Selection and the ILA Teacher's Choices. All it takes is one: one coral gamete to start a colony in the ocean, one person to make a difference in the world, one idea to help us heal the earth. The ongoing conservation efforts to save and rebuild the world's coral reefs—with hammer and glue, and grafts of newly grown coral—are the living legacy of environmental scientist Ken Nedimyer, founder of the Coral Restoration Foundation. In telling the story of this sea conservation pioneer and marine life protector, Kate Messner and Matthew Forsythe create a stunning tribute to the wonders of nature and the power of human hope—a power even the smallest readers can access in their quest to aid our extraordinary planet. Recommended by experts for children who are reading independently and transitioning to longer books, The Brilliant Deep is perfect for the following reading categories: • Books for Kids Ages 5-9 • Children's Books for Kindergarten – 3rd Grade • Nonfiction Science Studies Education • Summer Reading
He shares the story of a Spirit-guided restorative process, the emotional anguish
of confession and repentance by which a broken world can be rebuilt. Thus this
book, born out of indescribable travail, is a message needed by every Christian ...
Author: Gordon MacDonald
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
What happens when your ideals and desires, plans and strategies, all go awry? From what sources might one find the resolve to begin a rebuilding process? "The fact is," writes Gordon MacDonald in Rebuilding Your Broken World, "the God of the Bible is a God of the rebuilding process. And not enough broken people know that." No stranger himself to brokenness, Gordon MacDonald draws from personal experience and discusses the likely sources of pain, the humiliation, and the long- and short-range consequences of a broken personal world. And he offers encouraging answers to the questions everyone asks when their worlds fall apart: Is there a way back?
DIVThe continuation of World War IIâ€™s most intriguing new aviation series./divDIV/divDIVIn Hidden Warbirds II, the engaging follow-up to the critically acclaimed Hidden Warbirds, aviation historian Nicholas A. Veronico further ...
Author: Nicholas A. Veronico
Publisher: Zenith Press
DIVThe continuation of World War IIâ€™s most intriguing new aviation series./divDIV/divDIVIn Hidden Warbirds II, the engaging follow-up to the critically acclaimed Hidden Warbirds, aviation historian Nicholas A. Veronico further explores the romantic era of World War II warbirds and the stories of some of its most famous wrecks and recoveries. The long-long aircraft featured in this much-anticipated sequel include the Dotty Mae, a P-47 rescued from a lake in Austria; a Hawker Tempest being restored in Texas; and a Junker 88 recovered from the icy waters of Norway. Throughout the book, Veronico provides a history of each aircraft, as well as the unique story behind each discovery and recovery, all accompanied by incredible documentary photographs. With over 150 of these photographs, depicting more than 20 warbird stories spanning the world, Hidden Warbirds II triumphantly continues a nonfiction series that renowned military author Alan Griffith calls â€œa fascinating joy to read.â€?/div
... a burgeoning church and form it into a body that would be known as catholic or
universal throughout both the eastern and western worlds of late antiquity . It
would ... The story of the growth of Christendom is , then , itself almost miraculous
Author: Stephen Platten
Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian
This book assumes that everyone has a basic religious impulse, but that in England the Church has 'lost the hearts' of the English people. This did not happen suddenly and this book will examine what happened, and how the natural human response to religion can be rekindled. Questions and issues to be covered include: Why religion still appears to be a natural response within certain parts of Europe, How did the English Reformation affect the religious sensibilities of the population?, The Methodist revival of the 18th Century Evangelical and Tractarian revivals of the 19th Century, Secularisation, How does one re-awaken a sacred view of the world?, Examples of good practice