by Enrica Asquer
On the wars of postmodern stage: Systematic problems of the period in the context of the theoretical explanations and the future perpectives.
by Babir Quliyev
Memories, Myths and Representations of a Contested Land
by Aide Esu
Israel and Palestine, over the course of their historical conflict, have created a complex patchwork of memory narratives dealing with different representations of the same landscape. The article examines how the two peoples have elaborated their narratives of national identity by practicing a pre-modern repertoire to shape a modern identity, and by knitting together their collective, multiple visions of the land. Israelis and Palestinians have used space as a temporal-spatial tool to practice the remembering of lost land and to elaborate an imaginative geography. Attention is focused on the relations created by the process of dreaming/imagining space, and on the intricacies, denials, oblivion and ambivalence related to memory construction.
About the Some Mythes in the History of Europe. “Golden Rain and Early Modern Drama”
by Julie Sanders
In a telling scene from the film version of Henry James's The Wings of the Dove (dir. Iain Softley, 1998), Merton Densher, already engaged in an illicit encounter with his lover Kate Croy, meets unexpectedly at an art gallery with the American heiress Milly Theale. She takes him to view Gustav Klimt's painting of Danae. What makes this visual image provided by the canvas symbolically apposite for the film audience's own spectatorship of the Milly-Merton encounter is the explicit connection it makes between sex and money, the two driving forces of James's 1902 novel. In classical mythology, Danae was impregnated by Jove in the form of a shower of gold, but the coins flowing into the female protagonist's vagina in the Klimt interpretation are far from ambiguous signifiers. An intriguing question therefore is at what stage did this highly secularised reading of the Danae story – one in which the shower of gold becomes money in its most tangible form – begin to predominate? An investigation of early modern drama begins to suggest that it was in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries that this idea took hold. This essay is a distillation of that search.
"The decrepit nobility" and "community": the burgundian lands in the face of French aggression in 1477
"The decrepit nobility" and "community": the burgundian lands
in the face of French aggression in 1477
by Chrisopher S. Pelling
University of Illinois, USA
Description military conflicts took most of the Medieval-postglacial chronicles. Burgundy historians pursued the purpose of glorifying the exploits of the Knights. However, the events that followed the death of Charles the Bold at Nancy in 1477, showed that many members of the second class devoted to the interests of Burgundy home or advocated acc-shenie with the king, while the citizens are actively defended Mary of Burgundy. Zhan Moline, who described the events of that period, "chrono ke" and prosimetrum "Shipwreck of the Virgin", clearly demonstrated the inability of "decrepit nobility" to perform its functions and the pu