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Subject: Music

This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Fathers of the 20th century

Fathers of the 20th century   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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...of the 20th century . The title ‘Father of’ has long been traditionally applied to a leader, inventor or pioneer of some kind, such as Hippocrates ( 460–377 bc ), the Father of Medicine, or George Washington ( 1732–99 ), the Father of America. The following are some modern ‘Fathers’ in various fields (in order of subject Father of American Music: Charles Ives ( 1874–1954 ), US composer Father of Australia: Sir Edmund Barton ( 1849–1920 ), the first Australian prime minister ( 1901–3 ) Father of Country Music: Jimmie Rodgers ( 1897–1933 ), US...

Dragged kicking and screaming into the 20th century

Dragged kicking and screaming into the 20th century   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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...kicking and screaming into the 20th century . A phrase applied to any person or institution that is reluctant to modernize or resistant to progress. In current usage ‘21st century’ is often used instead. [Listening to ragtime] he felt literally dragged out of the nineteenth into the 20th century. j.b. priestley : in London Opinion , 1913 A change, slight but unmistakable, has taken place; the English theatre has been dragged, as Adlai Stevenson once said of the Republican Party, kicking and screaming into the 20th century. kenneth tynan : Curtains ...

Advertising slogans of the 20th and 21st centuries

Advertising slogans of the 20th and 21st centuries   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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...slogans of the 20th and 21st centuries . The ever-pervasive media of the 20th and 21st centuries has etched several advertising slogans on the collective consciousness, even when no actual interest is individually shown in the particular product. The most powerful have undoubtedly been those shown in television commercials, although the printed advertisements of the first half of the 20th century also generated many memorable phrases. Rhymes, puns and wordplay are often evident. The following is a selection of some of the best known, with the name of...

alternate modernity

alternate modernity  

The theory in development studies and Postcolonialism that different parts of the world experienced modernity in their own fashion and at their own time. This theory is especially prominent in China ...
hysterical sublime

hysterical sublime  

Fredric Jameson's suggested term for a reformulated vision of the sublime (in Kant's sense) focused on technology rather than nature. Kant defined nature as sublime because it consistently exceeds ...
paranoid-critical method

paranoid-critical method  

Spanish artist Salvador Dalí's proposed second phase of Surrealism which, in contrast to the first phase, would seek to consciously exploit its explorations of the unconscious. In other words, rather ...
Hayden White

Hayden White  

(1928–)Americanhistorian best known for his post-structuralist approach and his emphasis on the importance of tropes in historiography. Educated at Wayne State University and the University of ...
German Expressionism

German Expressionism  

A modernist film movement that developed in Germany in the first part of the 20th century, lasting roughly from 1919 until 1924. The best-known examples of German Expressionist film are: The Cabinet ...
society of the spectacle

society of the spectacle  

A zeitgeist or periodizing term proposed by French Marxist critic and activist Guy Debord as the appropriate designation for the latter half of the 20th century in which the process of alienation had ...
Philippe Sollers

Philippe Sollers  

(1936–)Frenchwriter and editor. Born in Bordeaux to a middle-class family of factory owners, he was educated at the Jesuits’ École Sainte-Geneviève, but was expelled. He pretended to have ...
Michael Hardt

Michael Hardt  

(1960–)American*Marxistphilosopher, social theorist, and cultural critic best known for his collaborative work with Italian Marxist philosopher Antonio Negri with whom he has co-authored four ...
Roman Jakobson

Roman Jakobson  

Best known for his contributions to phonology,Jakobson was born on 11 October 1896 in Moscow, and died in Boston on 18 July 1982. It was in Moscow that he ...
J. Hillis Miller

J. Hillis Miller  

(1928–)Americanliterary critic (primarily a Victorianist) who was part of the group of scholars who were known as the Yale School of deconstruction. Born in Virginia, Miller attended Oberlin College ...
Ernst Bloch

Ernst Bloch  

(1885–1977)GermanMarxist philosopher, social critic and utopianist. Bloch was born in the industrial town of Ludwigshafen. His father was an assimilated Jew of modest means who worked as an official ...
Empire

Empire  

A prophetic and utopian concept which attempts to theorize in philosophical terms the nature of the new paradigm of power and right that emerged alongside globalization in the latter half of the 20th ...
practical criticism

practical criticism  

In the general sense, the kind of criticism that analyses specific literary works, either as a deliberate application of a previously elaborated theory or as a supposedly non-theoretical ...
Situationism

Situationism  

A small, influential and highly politicized artistic movement founded in 1957, from the remnants of two previous Avant-garde groups, the Movement for an Imaginist Bauhaus (led by Asger Jorn, who had ...
Jean-Luc Nancy

Jean-Luc Nancy  

(1940–)Frenchpost-structuralist philosopher. A prolific author of books on the German Romantic tradition in philosophy, including its 20th century adherents such as Martin Heidegger.Born in Caudéran, ...
simulacrum

simulacrum  

Although the term has been around since Plato's time, it is really only in the 20th century that it has acquired the significance it has today. The two most important names that have come to be ...
feminist Theory

feminist Theory  

The extension of feminism (understood as a practical social movement concerned to address the inequality of the sexes) into theoretical discourse. Undoubtedly one of the most important and ...

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