Shimmering Images

Rich, funny, and moving personal narratives depend on a few key moments in time to anchor the story and give it impact.

Author: Lisa Dale Norton

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429953071

Category: Reference

Page: 144

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Rich, funny, and moving personal narratives depend on a few key moments in time to anchor the story and give it impact. Shimmering Images teaches the aspiring memoirist how to locate key memories using Lisa's technique for finding, linking, and fleshing out those vibrant recollections of important moments and situations. Shimmering Images will address: *the difference between memoir and autobiography *how to claim your voice *the art of storytelling *honesty, truth, and compassion in writing *authentic dialogue and the need for specificity Readers will learn how to craft a short piece of narrative nonfiction grounded in their core memories and master a technique they can use over and over again for writing other narratives. A must-have book for anyone who has treasured Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott or Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.

Shimmering Images

In Shimmering Images Eliza Steinbock traces how cinema offers alternative ways to understand gender transitions through a specific aesthetics of change.

Author: Eliza Steinbock


ISBN: 1478003243

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Eliza Steinbock traces how cinema offers alternative ways to understand gender transitions through a specific aesthetics of change, thereby opening up new means to understand transgender ontologies and epistemologies.

Shimmering Images

In this adventure of following the shimmering light and its watery shimmers, ... In each I have tried to parse how shimmering images can conceptually ...

Author: Eliza Steinbock

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478004509

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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In Shimmering Images Eliza Steinbock traces how cinema offers alternative ways to understand gender transitions through a specific aesthetics of change. Drawing on Barthes's idea of the “shimmer” and Foucault's notion of sex as a mirage, the author shows how sex and gender can appear mirage-like on film, an effect they label shimmering. Steinbock applies the concept of shimmering—which delineates change in its emergent form as well as the qualities of transforming bodies, images, and affects—to analyses of films that span time and genre. These include examinations of the fantastic and phantasmagorical shimmerings of sex change in Georges Méliès's nineteenth-century trick films and Lili Elbe's 1931 autobiographical writings and photomontage in Man into Woman. Steinbock also explores more recent documentaries, science fiction, and pornographic and experimental films. Presenting a cinematic philosophy of transgender embodiment that demonstrates how shimmering images mediate transitioning, Steinbock not only offers a corrective to the gender binary orientation of feminist film theory; they open up new means to understand trans ontologies and epistemologies as emergent, affective, and processual.

Shimmering Literacies

There is no doubt , however , that we can process images and sound much more quickly in most cases than we can process words . In addition , images and ...

Author: Bronwyn T. Williams

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433103346

Category: Computers

Page: 221

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This book examines the powerful role of popular culture in the daily online literacy practices of young people. Whether as subject matter, discourse, or through rhetorical patterns, popular culture dominates both the form and the content of online reading and writing. In order to understand not only how but why online technologies have changed literacy and popular culture practices, this book looks at online participatory popular culture from MySpace and Facebook pages to fan forums to fan fiction. Interviews and observations reveal the skills and practices students develop, as they sit multitasking at their computers, across popular culture genres and electronic media. For educators, the book provides significant insights into popular culture literacy practices, thus illuminating how students are making meaning and performing identity every day as they read and write online.

Path of Archaic Thinking The

Limit as such (shimmering) is the withdrawal that belongs at root to the ... Thus rather than line or demarcation, boundary images a shimmering openness.

Author: Kenneth Maly

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438411804

Category: Philosophy

Page: 316

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This is the first anthology of commentary on Sallis that shows what is genuinely unique in his thought: the transformative relation of reason and imagination in thinking "after Heidegger."

Shimmering Images

Steinbock argues that transgender embodiment and cinematic aesthetics have something in common, namely 'shimmering'.

Author: Elizabeth Anne Steinbock


ISBN: OCLC:741196359


Page: 238

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The Lost Spellweaver

A violent violet ray of Magick streaked toward the images of Bryce. ... 233 shimmering images of young Bryce now lined up against the big Droll.

Author: Benjamin Towe

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449025410

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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The Lost Spellweaver begins the Elfdreams series. Set in ancient Parallan, the tale chronicles events that occurred long before the Draiths came to prominence in the World of the Three Suns. When the wandering gray sun Andreas draws near Parallan, Magick touches the dwellers of the primitive world. Only during the Approximations of Andreas are Spellweavers born to the forest dwellers, the Drelves. Generations of Drelves went about their lives, lived in harmony with the forest, and harvested the tubers of the enhancing plant, which grew only in the exotic Green Vale, the home of the Thirttene friends and one of only two green places in the mostly orange-yellow World of the Three Suns. The Drelves’ enemies, gnarly goblin-like Kiennites and powerful wolf-faced Drolls, assailed the forest folk at every opportunity. After many Approximations resulted in no Spellweavers, twin Spellweavers are born and kindle the Drelves’ hopes. Wisps of Magick connect other worlds to Parallan. Masters of the powerful ability Translocation, Dreamraiders use these threads of Magick to influence events in Parallan. What motivates the Dreamraiders? Can dreams come true? Should dreams come true? Deathquest to Parallan, the Orb of Chalar, The Death of Magick, The Chalice of Mystery, and The Dawn of Magick... The Donothor and Parallan series...a different kind of Sci-Fi/fantasy.

Astrophotography is Easy

eyepiece projection or Barlow/extender images. ... you get a good focus as you watch the shimmering image of the Sun (with proper filters), Moon or planets.

Author: Gregory I. Redfern

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030459437



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Brown Trans Figurations

Steinbock, Shimmering Images, 9. 25. Steinbock, Shimmering Images, 10. Steinbock engages Barthes's The Neutral. 26. Barthes, The Neutral, 6. 27.

Author: Francisco J. Galarte

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477322130

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Within queer, transgender, and Latinx and Chicanx cultural politics, brown transgender narratives are frequently silenced and erased. Brown trans subjects are treated as deceptive, unnatural, nonexistent, or impossible, their bodies, lives, and material circumstances represented through tropes and used as metaphors. Restoring personhood and agency to these subjects, Francisco J. Galarte advances “brown trans figuration” as a theoretical framework to describe how transness and brownness coexist within the larger queer, trans, and Latinx historical experiences. Brown Trans Figurations presents a collection of representations that reveal the repression of brown trans narratives and make that repression visible and palpable. Galarte examines the violent deaths of two transgender Latinas and the corresponding narratives that emerged about their lives, analyzes the invisibility of brown transmasculinity in Chicana feminist works, and explores how issues such as transgender politics can be imagined as part of Chicanx and Latinx political movements. This book considers the contexts in which brown trans narratives appear, how they circulate, and how they are reproduced in politics, sexual cultures, and racialized economies.

Jungian Psychiatry

It is the archetypal situation – itself yet another image if it is seen as ... shimmering images, in the same way that, in our patient's case, the image of ...

Author: Heinrich Karl Fierz

Publisher: Daimon

ISBN: 9783856305215

Category: Psychology

Page: 424

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C G Jung spent the first ten years of his career working in a psychiatric clinic, an experience which had a powerful influence on his lifelong endeavours. Now the psychiatric-analytic observations of a highly respected Jungian, the Swiss Heinrich Fierz, who devoted his life to psychiatry, are available in English at last. "Jungian Psychiatry" is rich with the insights of a rare therapist and teacher in the world of the psychiatric clinic.

Treasure a Sailor s Siren

The broach floated up and into Sol's hands, but a shimmering image of it stayed with all the other treasure images for a moment and then they and the ...

Author: Bob Gebhardt

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781304013132

Category: Fiction


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A fellow approaches you and says, “I know where there is a sunken pirate treasure ship right here off the coast. Would you be interested in helping me for a fifty percent partnership?” He claims he heard a voice of a spirit asking for help and promises of great treasures. You dive on the site and find a large lump of corroded Spanish pieces of eight, worth many thousands. Dragging it up on deck you encounter a manifestation of a pirate spirit who spelled it out, no help, no treasure then he disappears along with the lump of ancient silver coins. Three individuals pool their funds to search a suspected underwater ancient treasure site and find more than they bargained for with a pirate’s spirit demanding assistance in crossing over into a repentance afterlife. In assisting the spirits they find favor with other successful salvors and their allies, the US Navy who help keep them out of danger from modern day pirates and drug runners

No Country for Old Men

( Madden , 1994 : 18 ) If vibrant colours , vivid shimmering images , motion and variation are the qualities emphasized here , we can look at the failings ...

Author: Paddy Lyons

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039118412

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

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Once a country of emigration and diaspora, in the 1990s Ireland began to attract immigration from other parts of the world: a new citizenry. By the first decade of the twenty-first century, the ratio between GDP and population placed Ireland among the wealthiest nations in the world. The Peace Agreements of the mid-1990s and the advent of power-sharing in Northern Ireland have enabled Ireland's story to change still further. No longer locked into troubles from the past, the Celtic Tiger can now leap in new directions. These shifts in culture have given Irish literature the opportunity to look afresh at its own past and, thereby, new perspectives have also opened for Irish Studies. The contributors to this volume explore these new openings; the essays examine writings from both now and the past in the new frames afforded by new times.

The Rax Out of Darkness

A jumble of ghostly images, as if an invisible being had been revealed through the displacement of water in a driving rain. He saw faintly shimmering images ...

Author: C.G. Harris

Publisher: Hot Chocolate Press

ISBN: 9781733334105

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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Human technology is a crime punishable by death and the alien race controlling the planet fears one thing... a blind boy immune to their greatest weapon... With Earth enslaved by a vicious alien race known as the Rax, hope hangs on a single savior—a blind runaway named Tael. His alien captors distill fear into a devastating weapon, but Tael and a small band of rebels discover an ancient super computer that holds the technology to defeat them. If Tael unravels its secrets, humanity may have a fighting chance. But only if they find the traitor hidden within their rebel ranks who threatens their extinction…

Laird of the Wind The Celtic Nights Series Book 4

But she could not dispel the shimmering images that had already begun. * * * A man sat in the darkest corner of a dank chamber, his back leaned against the ...

Author: Susan King

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 9781614171836

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The beautiful Isobel of Aberlady is coveted by many men for the power of her prophetic visions. Isobel's father has kept her isolated at Aberlady Castle for this very reason. But when he is taken prisoner in battle, Isobel must rely on her own resources to protect her besieged castle and its people. Just when all hope seems lost, James Lindsay, Scottish knight turned outlaw, scales the high castle walls to save her. Isobel obeys the counsel of her guards and escapes with James, certain he will deliver her safely to her betrothed, Sir Ralph Leslie. But James has other plans, plans that go even further awry when the hardened warrior finds the lure of the gentle lady more than he can deny. REVIEWS: "A mythical tale rich with descriptive detail, memorable characters, and an ending that will take readers by surprise." ~Lois Faye Dyer "A rare combination of history mixed with a poignant storyline." ~Literary Times THE CELTIC NIGHTS, in series order The Stone Maiden The Swan Maiden The Sword Maiden Laird of the Wind THE BORDER ROGUES, in series order The Raven's Wish The Raven's Moon The Heather Moon OTHER TITLES by Susan King The Black Thorne's Rose

Shimmering in a Transformed Light

Reading Rembrandt : Beyond the Word - Image Opposition . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1991 . Balzac , Honoré de . César Birotteau .

Author: Rosemary Lloyd

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801442966

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 173

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Although much has been written lately on the links between painting and writing, little or no attention has been paid to those moments in literature when the narrative stops to allow for the description of those objects we associate with still life. Rosemary Lloyd's book shows how fascinating this overlooked area is; how rich in suggestions of class, race, and gender; how much it indicates about human pleasures and about the experience of space and time. Lloyd focuses on the last two centuries, particularly at points marked by the irruption of images of contingency and rapid change into the fields of art: for example, the year of the Terror in French history; the decade in which Haussman's politically driven transformation of Paris led Baudelaire to write his great modernist poem "Le Cygne"; and "on or about December 1910," the date to which Virginia Woolf attributes a revolution in the definition of literary character. Lloyd's central concern lies with the ways in which the still life, written or painted, both evokes and attempts to deal with the sense of contingency. While she makes frequent reference to paintings, she focuses above all on written still lifes, particularly those moments when novels pause to address the subject matter of still life--a bowl of fruit, a hat rack, a desk cluttered with pens and papers--in ways that invite contemplation of other and broader cultural domains. She draws on literary and art works from Australia, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and the United States.

Shimmering Substance

the " Colorado Dan Hays " on the other side of the globe and has utilised the souvenirs of another man's life as found images in an act of reinterpretation ...

Author: Catsou Roberts


ISBN: STANFORD:36105112783290

Category: Art

Page: 120

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The Documentary Film Book

It is a luminous work, silent, filled with shimmering images that play at the edges of abstraction. Some of these dancing images are reflections cap- tured ...

Author: Brian Winston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838718756

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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Powerfully posing questions of ethics, ideology, authorship and form, documentary film has never been more popular than it is today. Edited by one of the leading British authorities in the field, The Documentary Film Book is an essential guide to current thinking on documentary film. In a series of fascinating essays, key international experts discuss the theory of documentary, outline current understandings of its history (from pre-Flaherty to the post-Griersonian world of digital 'i-Docs'), survey documentary production (from Africa to Europe, and from the Americas to Asia), consider documentaries by marginalised minority communities, and assess its contribution to other disciplines and arts. Brought together here in one volume, these scholars offer compelling evidence as to why, over the last few decades, documentary has come to the centre of screen studies.

Short Stories for Romantics

Settled in Brian's easy-chair, I again looked up at the shimmering images on the ceiling. What came to me, was our fifteenth birthday party.

Author: Andrew J. Salat

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 9781489701190

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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The famous songwriter Cole Porter once asked, "What Is This Thing Called Love?" His question caused author Andrew J. Salat to wonder: is the condition physical, spiritual, or, as some cynics might describe, "a temporary madness of the heart"? Salat believes Mr. Porter's question is answered quite well in Short Stories for Romantics. The story "High Heels" is a haunting tale of love found and lost, told to him by an interesting airline passenger. "Adrienne's Room" takes the reader on an unforgettable roller-coaster ride. For a more spiritual journey, "High Level Meeting" seeks to bring on second thoughts about the way we live our lives. These sixteen stories take the reader on an imaginary sojourn we all must take in order to experience true love in our lives. "Mr. Salat is a gifted storyteller with imagination and eloquent style. His stories had me turning pages to the very last." --Beverly DeGeorge, literary consultant

Phantoms and Gemstones A Mike Falco Mystery

A cold burst of wind shot down the hall, and a few pictures on the far wall seemed to ... Still there, the shimmering images sped to the end of the hall.

Author: Milton Grasle

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483450827

Category: Fiction


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In Bracken City, nothing is ever as it seems... Mike Falco is a Restorative Justice Specialist, a present day private eye with 1940’s methods of seeking justice for his clients when the system fails to do so. He’ll take on anything, until vivacious Victoria Lindsey walks into his office and requests he do murder to remove a curse placed on her. Mike doesn’t want the job, but doesn’t get to refuse. Victoria drops dead in his office, leaving behind a paper with cryptic symbols and a small black gemstone. Mike finds himself thrust into a world filled with strange homicidal characters, who now believe he was Victoria’s accomplice. Will he be the curse’s next victim? Mike’s tackled some tough assignments, and he’s used to the odds being stacked against him, but this might prove to be too much of a challenge. Even for Mike Falco.

Three Documentary Filmmakers

These three images deliberately challenge the idea that only Hollywood films can provide shimmering images; the consistent element of these shots is, ...

Author: William Rothman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438425023

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

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Uses new critical approaches to demonstrate deep affinities in these vastly different filmmakers’ philosophies on film, fantasy, and reality.