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German Travel Cultures

Berg, 2000

Book Chapter

...The modern tourist seeks ‘elsewherelands,’ writes Orvar Löfgren, whose history of vacationing charts a search for transcendence lying at the heart of leisure travel. For Löfgren, it is the longing for a ‘great personal experience...

High Culture and Popular Culture

A Cultural History of Memory in the Nineteenth Century Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1847, chemist Justus Liebig invented a procedure for extracting meat into a highly-concentrated bouillon paste. The sales of this industrially mass-produced condiment skyrocketed due to Liebig’s innovative marketing strategy...

Literature and the Performing Arts: A Poetic Case Study

A Cultural History of Color in the Age of Industry Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction: The industrial background This chapter concentrates on the literature of Germany, as an example of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century work in that field. It begins with an overview of colorant production and use...


A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...A clothed young man watches six men of different physiques and ages who, with only their genitals covered, pose in an open-air bath in the midst of an urban setting. A highly suggestive choreography of male bodies is on display. The eyes...

Interpretations: The Interpretation of Theatre

Peter W. Marx

Peter W. Marx is Professor at the Institute for Media Culture and Theater, University of Cologne, Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...The nineteenth century was undoubtedly an important age for theatre and yet it was also a period that was perplexed by the meaning and social function of the art form. The preceding century had been a formative period of Western theatre...

Philosophy and Social Theory

A Cultural History of Tragedy in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...Tom McCarthy’s novel Satin Island (2015) begins in Turin, at the Torino-Caselle airport on an evening when a rogue airplane has grounded all flights over Europe. As the protagonist, U., waits, he checks his phone, clicks through news sites...

Body and Soul

A Cultural History of Food in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...The dichotomy of body and soul permeates much of the history of philosophy. There is no one way to approach and account for this tension. The history of food generally eschews the very notion, and the relation between food, body, and soul...

Music and Dance

A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Age of Romanticism, Revolution, and Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...On the one hand it is said that the aim and object of music is to excite emotions – i.e., pleasurable emotions; on the other hand, the emotions are said to be the subject-matter which musical works are intended to illustrate. Both...


A Cultural History of Comedy in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...“Aduertite,/ omnes populi,/ ridiculum” (Listen, all you people, to something laughable): these opening lines of the Modus Liebinc (Wolterbeek 1991: 134–6), one of the more celebrated short narratives from the eleventh-century collection...

The Senses in Philosophy and Science

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...In the first half of the nineteenth century many philosophers challenged the canonical number of senses. The Spanish theologian Jaime Balmes (1810–48), for example, did not rule out the existence of more than the traditional five...