Shimmering Images

Where did Shimmering Images come from ? I made them up a long time ago — not the images , of course . I simply named something I saw in my head , something I used in my writing process , something that worked for me , and it worked so ...

Author: Lisa Dale Norton

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429953078

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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: 147800388X

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, I've attended to that which baffles the ... In each I have tried to parse how shimmering images can conceptually accomplish a turn to the more-than-visuality, ...

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.

Path of Archaic Thinking The

This dimension of the shimmering boundary, of the opening of the bounds of the possible, transforms the character of the end of metaphysics, as revealed in the shimmering in the tension in image-original. The root-character of imaging ...

Author: Kenneth Maly

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438411804

Category: Philosophy

Page: 344

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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."

Brown Trans Figurations

Steinbock, Shimmering Images, 9. 25. Steinbock, Shimmering Images, 10. Steinbock engages Barthes's The Neutral. 26. Barthes, The Neutral, 6. 27. My uses of “being with” and “having” are heavily influenced by Jennifer A. González's essay ...

Author: Francisco J. Galarte

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477322154

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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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.

Fashioning the Afropolis

Shimmering images that capture gestures of ostentation and consumption: money scattered across the floor, bejewelled hands, lush bouquets of flowers. Lagosbased photographer Andrew Esiebo, who has been working independently as well on ...

Author: Kerstin Pinther

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350179530

Category: Design

Page: 256

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With a focus on sub-Saharan Africa, Fashioning the Afropolis provides a range of innovative perspectives on global fashion, design, dress, photography, and the body in some of the major cities, with a focus on Lagos, Johannesburg, Dakar, and Douala. It contributes to the ongoing debates around the globalization of fashion and fashion theory by exploring fashion as a genuine urban phenomenon on the continent and among its diasporas. To date, “fashion” and “city” have not been systematically related to each other in the African context and, for too long, a western-centric gaze has dominated scholarship, resulting in the perception of Africa as provincial and its visual arts and textile cultures as static and folkloristic. This perspective is all the more distorted, given Africa's rich sartorial past. With a huge number of tailors ready to adapt and renew clothing, reshaping garments into contemporary styles, and many cities in Africa becoming hot-spots for a steadily growing and well-connected scene of fashion designers in the past 20 years, the time is ripe for a reevaluation and reconsideration of the fashionscapes of Africa. Leading scholars offer an updated empirical and theoretical foundation on which to base new and exciting research on sub-Saharan fashion, challenging perceptions and offering new insights.

Treasure a Sailor s Siren

They again saw the apparition shimmering over a bolder sticking out of the ground just above the weeds. ... 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 ...

Author: Bob Gebhardt


ISBN: 9781312783287

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

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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

Nothing could have prepared her for the impact made strange combination of dimness and vibrant colour , the coolness of the buildings and the vivid , shimmering images they contained . The frieze of women on a gold field : she ...

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.

Excursions with Thoreau

Images can shock us awake to what's real. But are such shocks sufficient ... Thoreau follows Kant in praising the productive powers of imagination.13 There are moments of conviction as Thoreau gives us the shimmering image of a Maker.

Author: Edward F. Mooney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501305665

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Excursions with Thoreau is a major new exploration of Thoreau's writing and thought that is philosophical yet sensitive to the literary and religious. Edward F. Mooney's excursions through passages from Walden, Cape Cod, and his late essay “Walking” reveal Thoreau as a miraculous writer, artist, and religious adept. Of course Thoreau remains the familiar political activist and environmental philosopher, but in these fifteen excursions we discover new terrain. Among the notable themes that emerge are Thoreau's grappling with underlying affliction; his pursuit of wonder as ameliorating affliction; his use of the enigmatic image of “a child of the mist”; his exalting “sympathy with intelligence” over plain knowledge; and his preferring “befitting reverie”-not argument-as the way to be carried to better, cleaner perceptions of reality. Mooney's aim is bring alive Thoreau's moments of reverie and insight, and to frame his philosophy as poetic and episodic rather than discursive and systematic.

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 from the imperfect window glass of the moving car, rippling distortions ...

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.