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Noel N. Sauer

“Image in the mind” is only a round-about way of saying “imagination.” But to infer from this that there is really an image in the mind … is to be misled by an analogical expression. — Thomas Reid 1 Sartre’s theory of mental imagery has long been

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Of Other Cinematic Spaces

Urban Zionism in Early Hebrew Cinema

Hizky Shoham

The Zionist ethos is commonly described as pro-rural and anti-urban, with the imagined Zionist space perceived as being rural and the Zionist drama as a reflection of the life of the pioneers in Palestine. Recent studies of early Hebrew cinema shared this view. This article analyzes two Jewish films from inter-war Palestine, Vayehi Bimey (In the Days of Yore) (1932, Tel Aviv) and Zot Hi Ha'aretz (This Is the Land) (1935, Tel Aviv), to suggest a more complex view of the Zionist ethos and spatial imagery in the context of the relationship between the urban and the rural. A thematic and formal analysis of the films shows their sources of Soviet influence and reveals the presentation of the city as a nationalist space.

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Mirrors for Margraves

Peter Damian’s Models for Male and Female Rulers

Alison Creber

violent acts, and made use of militaristic imagery. 32 Damian cited several biblical examples in which evildoers were “cut down by the sword” wielded by decisive judges or rulers. Thus the Amalekite who killed Saul was “cut down by David’s sword,” and the

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Groped and Gutted

Hollywood's Hegemonic Reimagining of Counterculture

Samantha Eddy

Review Hollywood and Hegemony Hollywood exists as a unique entity in a transnational media system, allowing America's commercial imagery and values to be globally consumed ( Semati and Sotorin 1999 ). And yet, in some sense that box office authority

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Michael Alexander Ulfstjerne

also gendered, both in terms of how male and female tears are perceived and tabooed and in terms of how they translate into national imageries of loss and longing ( Ramaswamy 1998 ). However, as argued by some researchers, there may also be chemical

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The Return to the Monument

The Looming Absence of the Temple

Hava Schwartz

to the gentiles and in light of the Temple. The more institutional memory is refined through the national instruments of monumentalizing, landscape unification, multiplication of models, and visual imagery, and the formation of a kind of visual

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Rebranding Desolation

The Allure of Israel’s Desert Landscapes

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

desolation as an ecological problem solved by the Jewish purchase of land and agricultural cultivation. The imagery of positive transformation became part of the idea of reclamation, a rightful path to building collective national identity and nurturing a

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Narva as Method

Urban Inventories and the Mutation of the Postsocialist City

Francisco Martínez

the Kreenholm area through cultural activities and to increase the touristic imagery of Narva abroad. Another example are the increasing efforts by the municipality to access EU funding programmes to repair the existing Soviet infrastructures. The

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Nonrecording the “European refugee crisis” in Greece

Navigating through irregular bureaucracy

Katerina Rozakou

leave the island without any form of registration was unimaginable. The imagery associated with an ideal bureaucracy—a system of absolute knowledge, control, and governance of populations—is powerful; and yet, the actors are fully aware that it is a

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Rethinking the Margins with André Schwarz-Bart

From The Last of the Just and A Woman Named Solitude to the Posthumous Narratives

Kathleen Gyssels

his death, with or without his wife’s collaboration. Finally, I conclude that critics have marginalized an ‘extravagant stranger’ who has been misunderstood for his biracial and bicultural transracial imagery, a ‘Fremdkörper’ in the canon of both