‘Canonical Romanticism continued to be seen as a transcendentalising, idealist literary movement, implicitly hostile not only to the feminine and to the racially or ethic “other,” but to physical nature and to the material body itself.’ 2,451 more words
Tags » Orientalism
Referring to the geopolitical map today, we tend to use ideological or cultural metaphors by using abstract geographical generalizations about an “East” and a “West”. These references are not used solely and necessarily as geographical indicators that help us to orientate ourselves in space, but also they are ideologically loaded stereotypes that imply different things, for example: a “level” of development or absence of “development”, complex ideas like a “type of society”, standards of living etc. 2,455 more words
Watch the complete opera here in a 1975 film version. No subtitles (but you won’t need them because you have the libretto!), but beautifully and sensitively performed. 14 more words
Historical accounts and entertainment that pertain to Ancient Egypt have always interested me. However, it was not until I matured that I felt, the international contemporary media only talks about Egypt in two stereotypical contexts. 855 more words
26-27 октября 2018 г. в НАН РА состоялась международная конференция «Китай-Евразия», организованная совместно Советом политических и стратегических исследований «Китай-Евразия» и Институтом Востоковедения НАН РА, при поддержке Дипломатического фонда Армении и Организации по реализации транспортных проектов (TPIO). 24 more words
Hurrah, another open debate.
Do middle-aged pundits pose a threat to civilised society? How might this threat be managed?
Let me be clear, I’m not suggesting that the likes of Claire Fox, Trevor Phillips, Matthew Goodwin, Eric Kaufmann and David Aaronovitch really are a threat, I’ve always opposed discrimination against pundits of all ages. 1,062 more words