Roman Jakobson Today I am going to talk about Roman Jakobson. First of all I would like to tell you the most important facts of his life. Roman Jakobson was born in Moscow in 1896. He grew up in pre-Revolutionary Russia and began his high school studies at the Lazarev Institute of Languages at the age of ten. He taught at the university of Moscow and it was there that he and six other students founded the Moscow Linguistics Circle. In 1920 he left the Soviet Union for Prague where he worke ... Four epochs in the development of Jakobson´s research can be distinguished. 1) In his formalist period from 1914 to 1920 he was both the founder of the Moscow Linguistics Circle and a member of the influential Opoyaz poetics group. 2) In his structuralist period from 1920 to 1939 he was a dominating figure of the Prague School of linguistics and Aesthetics. 3) In his semiotic period from 1939 to 1949 he was associated with the Copenhagen Linguistic Circle and was active in founding the Linguistic Circle of New York. 4) Jakobsons interdisciplinary period began in 1949 with his teaching at ...
African Dance Katherine Dunham Katherine Dunham is known as of the most influential African American individuals, when it come down to the art of African Dance. Her unprecedented blend of cultural anthropology with the artistic genre of dance in the eartly 1930"s produced ground breaking forms of movement in the United states. Dunham established African-American dance as an art in its own. Her professionalism lead the way for many other notable African dancers like Alivin Ailey and A ... African Dance Katherine Dunham Katherine Dunham is known as of the most influential African American individuals, when it come down to the art of African Dance. ... Dunham established African-American dance as an art in its own. ... Although Dunham"s technique classes were the heart of the school.They were supplemented by courses in humanities, philosophy, languages, aesthetics, drama, and speech. ... To an enthusiastic but all-white audience in the South, she made an after-performance speech, saying she could never play there again until it was integrated. ...
A Biography of Oscar Wilde Oscar Fingal O"Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on October 16, 1854 in the city of Dublin, Ireland. He was born into and lived in the prejudiced and etiquette-ridden years of the Late Victorian Age. Actions and language of the individuals were required to conform to rigid rules of behavior and ethics. Even the canons of art and literature were laid down and had to be adhered to. It was this state of affairs that Wilde made it his mission in life to break down, and ... Even the canons of art and literature were laid down and had to be adhered to. ... He proclaimed himself a "Professor of Aesthetics," and adopted a bizarre dress code. The purpose of his dress was to startle, and he professed "art for art"s sake.... " Wilde strolled on stage smoking a cigarette, and delivered an eloquent but brief speech. ... They found the cigarette insulting and the speech offensive (Pearson 199). ...
Justification for use of Creative Drama in the Classroom Communicating ideas and opinions stands tantamount as the one skill that all human beings must do well to succeed in their lives. We must talk openly and honestly to convey whom we are, and what we want. And we must listen to understand who others are and what they want as well. For real learning is joyful. Learning, and more importantly, collaborating in the learning experience, is an invitation to pure excitement and exhilaration. S ... Theater is an art form, which focuses on a product, a play production for an audience. ... While many of the ideas and practices of the arts inform drama, it is principally valued as an art form rather than a learning medium, and is validated through standards other than aesthetics. ...
Jin-Me Yoon ... Just What Is She Trying to Say?Upon entering the Glenbow Museum Lecture theatre, I was impressed by the attendance of anxious listeners awaiting Jin-Me Yoon's speech on her artwork. I immediately concluded that she must be a well-connected or popular artist, with a lot of personal ex ... Upon entering the Glenbow Museum Lecture theatre, I was impressed by the attendance of anxious listeners awaiting Jin-Me Yoon's speech on her artwork. ... Perhaps the way this process effects us as we look at her art is to make us more aware of our identities. ... Without knowing her philosophy, Jin-Me's Yoon's work is mechanical.In conclusion, I personally have become aware that identity can some how be found in relating to the philosophy or theories of aesthetics. ... Interpreting his art would be closer to the abstracts I can relate to in my 18 years of experience. ...
Introduction Although one cannot tell a book by its cover, we often look to physical appearance to give us clues about a person"s sanity, morality, intelligence, and abilities. Because appearance can be a fairly reliable indicator of one"s behavior, it is no surprise that in society physical image is very important. Today people can change their clothing, hair, teeth, face, and body. Most of these changes are met with a level of tolerance. Taking action to change one"s appearance is often appro ... Introduction Although one cannot tell a book by its cover, we often look to physical appearance to give us clues about a person"s sanity, morality, intelligence, and abilities. Because appearance can be a fairly reliable indicator of one"s behavior, it is no surprise that in society physical image is very important. Today people can change their clothing, hair, teeth, face, and body. Most of these changes are met with a level of tolerance. Taking action to change one"s appearance is often approved or at least accepted as a way of retaining youth, keeping current, or boosting self-esteem. ...
ABSTRACT This paper illustrates an application of computer content analysis in sexology. It compares a set of fictional fetishistic narratives published on a web site for rubber boot fetishists (n = 27) with a set of samples taken from general romance and love stories (n = 29). Using Martindale's Regressive Imagery Dictionary, it is shown that the fetishistic narratives contain a significantly higher proportion of primary process content and a significantly lower proportion of secondary ... As primary and secondary process are typically negatively correlated, the measurement of secondary as well as primary process content has frequently been neglected (as, for example, in West and Martindale 1988), but a count of secondary process is arguably a valuable additional statistic: for instance, in a content analytic study of speech under hypnosis, Elter-Nodvin (2000) found no significant difference in primary process between the hypnotic and waking states, but she did find a significant reduction in secondary process in the hypnotic state. 2.2 Data The data for this inve...
Birches" is a memorable poem that is rich and interesting enough to repay more than one reading. Robert Frost provides vivid images of birches in order to oppose life's harsh realities with the human actions of the imagination. ... "Birches" has a profound theme and its sounds, rhythm, form, tone, and figures of speech emphasize this meaning. ... Mastering your art of imagination will increase your ability to handle the bad things life dishes out. ... The comforting image of the boy who "one by one . . . subdued his father's trees" pits art against the destructive chaos of reality. The boy refines his art of imagination by persistence-- And not one but h...
The Country of IrelandPopulationIreland has been inhabited since Stone Age times. For more than five thousand years peoples moving westwards across the European continent have settled in the country and each new group of immigrants, Celts, Vikings, Normans, English, has contributed to its present p ... The Norse settlements (AD 800 onwards) and the Anglo-Norman colonization (AD 1169 onwards) introduced periods of new language diversity into Ireland, but Irish remained dominant and other speech communities were gradually assimilated. ...
The Evolution of Rap MusicAll one has to do is simply observe their surroundings to realize the huge impact of rap music on today's society. The way people dress, talk, and act have all been influenced by the cultural phenomenon known as rap music. Almost every aspect of American culture has been ... Cheryl Keyes, a rap historian and the author of Music in American Life, defines rap music as, "Rhythms and melodies that give a forum that addresses the political and economic disfranchisement of black youths and other groups, fosters ethnic pride, and displays culture values and aesthetics."...
PrologueWilliam Wordsworth is possibly the greatest Romantic poet to ever live. In his writings, his use of vivid descriptions, symbolism, and imagery are unmatched by any author past or present. Reading the poetry of Wordsworth is a unique experience that is both intellectual and enjoyable. His ... PrologueWilliam Wordsworth is possibly the greatest Romantic poet to ever live. In his writings, his use of vivid descriptions, symbolism, and imagery are unmatched by any author past or present. Reading the poetry of Wordsworth is a unique experience that is both intellectual and enjoyable. His style of writing and themes captivate the reader and make him/her feel that they are experiencing the sights and sounds described in the poem.Throughout this report, I will discuss the life of William Wordsworth. This includes his childhood, the tragic loss of his parents at a young age, reuniting ...