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Old English in Context Lecture 3 - Religion and Magic

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Lecture 3 in a series on placing Old English in Context, Religion and magic. Delivered by Dr S D Lee, Faculty of English, University of Oxford - 31/1/08. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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#greatwriters | england | medieval | old english | religion | english | magic | anglo-saxon | #greatwriters | england | medieval | old english | religion | english | magic | anglo-saxon | 2008-01-31

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Gender Studies Seminar: Latina Women's Voices (MIT) Gender Studies Seminar: Latina Women's Voices (MIT)

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This course will explore the rich diversity of women's voices and experiences as reflected in writings and films by and about Latina writers, filmmakers, and artists. Through close readings, class discussions and independently researched student presentations related to each text, we will explore not only the unique, individual voice of the writer, but also the cultural, social and political contexts which inform their narratives. We will also examine the roles that gender, familial ties and social and political preoccupations play in shaping the values of the writers and the nature of the characters encountered in the texts and films. This course will explore the rich diversity of women's voices and experiences as reflected in writings and films by and about Latina writers, filmmakers, and artists. Through close readings, class discussions and independently researched student presentations related to each text, we will explore not only the unique, individual voice of the writer, but also the cultural, social and political contexts which inform their narratives. We will also examine the roles that gender, familial ties and social and political preoccupations play in shaping the values of the writers and the nature of the characters encountered in the texts and films.

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Latina | Latina | women | women | code-switching | code-switching | first generation | first generation | coming-of-age | coming-of-age | Chicana | Chicana | roots | roots | revolution | revolution | politics | politics | poverty | | poverty | | social criticism | social criticism | kinship | kinship | biography | biography | magic realism | magic realism | mythical historicism | mythical historicism

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Save our souls

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This is a boldly illustrated glass slide featuring the heroic lifeboat men saving the souls of a ship in distress. The slide is from some time between the late 19th century and early 20th century. It would have been viewed using a Magic Lantern, an early type of image projector. This image is part of the Tyne & Wear archives & museums set Our Life-Boat Men. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email adam.bell@twmuseums.org.uk

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lifeboat | sea | rescue | magiclantern | slide | magiclanternslide

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The pulley

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This is a boldly illustrated glass slide featuring the heroic rescuse of a child by a traditional lifeboat man, braving the dangers of the storm on a pully. The slide is from some time between the late 19th century and early 20th century. It would have been viewed using a magic lantern, an early type of image projector. This image is part of the Tyne & Wear archives & museums set Our Life-Boat Men. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email adam.bell@twmuseums.org.uk

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lifeboat | sea | rescue | magiclantern | slide | magiclanternslide

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Sinking ship

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This is a boldly illustrated glass slide featuring a traditional lifeboat and its crew braving the water and aiding the crew of a sinking ship to safety. The slide is from some time between the late 19th century and early 20th century. It would have been viewed using a Magic Lantern, an early type of image projector. This image is part of the Tyne & Wear archives & museums set Our Life-Boat Men. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email adam.bell@twmuseums.org.uk

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lifeboat | sea | rescue | magiclantern | slide | magiclanternslide

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The lifeboat men at work

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This is a boldly illustrated glass slide featuring three traditional lifeboat men at work. The slide is from some time between the late 19th century and early 20th century. It would have been viewed using a magic lantern, an early type of image projector. This image is part of the Tyne & Wear archives & museums set Our Life-Boat Men. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email adam.bell@twmuseums.org.uk

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lifeboat | sea | rescue | magiclantern | slide | magiclanternslide | thelifeboatmenatwork | illustration | glassslide | colourphotograph | digitalimage | archives | abstract | artanddesign | socialhistory | ourlifeboatmen | illustratedglassslide | bold | traditional | late19thcenturyandearly20thcentury | imageprojector | fascinating | engaging | interesting | unusual | pipe | storm | boat | beard | oar | timber | float | seated | standing | steering | lifejacket | hat | waves | rain | clothing | shoes | sky | curve | grain | blackoutline | mark | number | identification | serious | blur | vivid

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The heroic crew

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This is a boldly illustrated glass slide featuring a traditional lifeboat and its crew as they triumphantly steer and row through a storm. The slide is from some time between the late 19th century and early 20th century. It would have been viewed using a magic lantern, an early type of image projector. This image is part of the Tyne & Wear archives & museums set Our Life-Boat Men. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email adam.bell@twmuseums.org.uk

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lifeboat | sea | rescue | magiclantern | slide | magiclanternslide

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The wreckage of the storm

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This is a boldly illustrated glass slide featuring a lifeboat and its crew battling the waters and searching wreckage in a storm. The slide is from some time between the late 19th century and early 20th century. It would have been viewed using a magic lantern, an early type of image projector. This image is part of the Tyne & Wear archives & museums set Our Life-Boat Men. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email adam.bell@twmuseums.org.uk

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lifeboat | sea | rescue | magiclantern | slide | magiclanternslide

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The lifeboat and crew

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This is a boldly illustrated glass slide featuring a traditional lifeboat and crew in dock. The slide is from some time between the late 19th century and early 20th century. It would have been viewed using a magic lantern, an early type of image projector. This image is part of the Tyne & Wear archives & museums set Our Life-Boat Men. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email adam.bell@twmuseums.org.uk

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lifeboat | sea | rescue | magiclantern | slide | magiclanternslide

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'Our Life-Boat Men'

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This is a boldly illustrated glass slide featuring a traditional lifeboat man. The slide is from some time between the late 19th century and early 20th century. It would have been viewed using a magic lantern, an early type of image projector. This image is part of the Tyne & Wear archives & museums set Our Life-Boat Men. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email adam.bell@twmuseums.org.uk

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lifeboat | sea | rescue | magiclantern | slide | magiclanternslide

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21H.141 Renaissance To Revolution: Europe, 1300-1800 (MIT) 21H.141 Renaissance To Revolution: Europe, 1300-1800 (MIT)

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This course provides an introduction to major political, social, cultural and intellectual changes in Europe from the beginnings of the Renaissance in Italy around 1300 to the outbreak of the French Revolution at the end of the 1700s. It focuses on the porous boundaries between categories of theology, magic and science, as well as print. It examines how developments in these areas altered European political institutions, social structures, and cultural practices. It also studies men and women, nobles and commoners, as well as Europeans and some non-Europeans with whom they came into contact. This course provides an introduction to major political, social, cultural and intellectual changes in Europe from the beginnings of the Renaissance in Italy around 1300 to the outbreak of the French Revolution at the end of the 1700s. It focuses on the porous boundaries between categories of theology, magic and science, as well as print. It examines how developments in these areas altered European political institutions, social structures, and cultural practices. It also studies men and women, nobles and commoners, as well as Europeans and some non-Europeans with whom they came into contact.

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renaissance | renaissance | revolution | revolution | Europe | Europe | Italy | Italy | French Revolution | French Revolution | theology | theology | magic | magic | science | science | England | England | censorship | censorship | Rene Descartes | Rene Descartes | Italian humanism | Italian humanism | Copernicus | Copernicus | Constantine | Constantine | printing | printing | rare books | rare books | paper-making | paper-making | Erasmus of Rotterdam | Erasmus of Rotterdam | The Paraclesis | The Paraclesis | free will | free will | Luther | Luther | German Peasants War | German Peasants War | The Cheese and the Worms | The Cheese and the Worms | Protestant revolution | Protestant revolution | Catholic renewal | Catholic renewal | radical reform movements | radical reform movements | religion | religion | Menocchio | Menocchio | skepticism | skepticism | the occult | the occult | Michel de Montaigne | Michel de Montaigne | astrology | astrology | Cardano | Cardano | Cartesian Method | Cartesian Method | Discourse on Method | Discourse on Method | English Civil War | English Civil War | interregnum | Putney debates | interregnum | Putney debates | Wallington's World | Wallington's World | The Mad Hatter | The Mad Hatter | Isaac Newton | Isaac Newton | Newtonianism | Newtonianism | Principia | Principia | The Encyclopedie | The Encyclopedie | Diderot | Diderot | d'Alembert | d'Alembert | metric system | metric system

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MAS.S66 Indistinguishable From... Magic as Interface, Technology, and Tradition (MIT) MAS.S66 Indistinguishable From... Magic as Interface, Technology, and Tradition (MIT)

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With a focus on the creation of functional prototypes and practicing real magical crafts, this class combines theatrical illusion, game design, sleight of hand, machine learning, camouflage, and neuroscience to explore how ideas from ancient magic and modern stage illusion can inform cutting edge technology. With a focus on the creation of functional prototypes and practicing real magical crafts, this class combines theatrical illusion, game design, sleight of hand, machine learning, camouflage, and neuroscience to explore how ideas from ancient magic and modern stage illusion can inform cutting edge technology.

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magic | magic | technology | technology | illusion | illusion | ritual | ritual | performance | performance | design | design | interface | interface | game design | game design | machine learning | machine learning | neuroscience | neuroscience | tricks | tricks | design exercise | design exercise | deception | deception | bots | bots | user experience | user experience

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21L.430 Popular Narrative: Masterminds (MIT) 21L.430 Popular Narrative: Masterminds (MIT)

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Our purpose is to consider some of the most elaborate and thoughtful efforts to define and delineate "all-mastering," and to consider some of the delineations of "all-mastering the intellect" in various guises - from magicians to master spies to detectives to scientists (mad and otherwise). The major written work of the term will be an ongoing reading journal, which you will circulate to your classmates using an e-mail mailing list. The use of that list is fundamental - it is my intention to generate a sort of ongoing cyberconversation. Our purpose is to consider some of the most elaborate and thoughtful efforts to define and delineate "all-mastering," and to consider some of the delineations of "all-mastering the intellect" in various guises - from magicians to master spies to detectives to scientists (mad and otherwise). The major written work of the term will be an ongoing reading journal, which you will circulate to your classmates using an e-mail mailing list. The use of that list is fundamental - it is my intention to generate a sort of ongoing cyberconversation.

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Mastering | Mastering | mastery | mastery | narrative | narrative | popular culture | popular culture | media | media | convergence | convergence | film | film | television | television | spies | spies | detectives | detectives | intellect | intellect | magician | magician | scientists | scientists | graduate students | graduate students | journals | journals | SP.492 | SP.492

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Conjurer entertaining children Conjurer entertaining children

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girls | girls | boy | boy | party | party | abstract | abstract | man | man | industry | industry | boys | boys | girl | girl | smile | smile | hat | hat | wall | wall | kids | kids | standing | standing | children | children | table | table | fun | fun | happy | happy | interesting | interesting | construction | construction | chair | chair | industrial | industrial | ship | ship | child | child | mask | mask | furniture | furniture | interior | interior | room | room | daughter | daughter | smiles | smiles | hats | hats | vessel | vessel | social | social | structure | structure | ceiling | ceiling | entertainment | entertainment | maritime | maritime | 1950s | 1950s | gathering | gathering | entertainer | entertainer | laughter | laughter | cheer | cheer | launch | launch | tablecloth | tablecloth | director | director | northeast | northeast | seated | seated | youngster | youngster | southshields | southshields | development | development | partnership | partnership | fascinating | fascinating | digitalimage | digitalimage | magician | magician | entertain | entertain | 1865 | 1865 | bulkcarrier | bulkcarrier | shipbuilding | shipbuilding | shiplaunch | shiplaunch | gloxinia | gloxinia | unsual | unsual | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | lawe | lawe | conjurer | conjurer | comradeship | comradeship | stagline | stagline | johnreadhead | johnreadhead | johnreadheadsonsltd | johnreadheadsonsltd | highwestyard | highwestyard | 20february1958 | 20february1958 | nicholasjrobinson | nicholasjrobinson | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | johnreadheadsonssouthshields | jsoftley | jsoftley | dorothyannerobinson | dorothyannerobinson | shipyardmanager | shipyardmanager | johnreadheadco | johnreadheadco

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21A.00 Introduction to Anthropology (MIT) 21A.00 Introduction to Anthropology (MIT)

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Through the comparative study of different cultures, anthropology explores fundamental questions about what it means to be human. It seeks to understand how culture both shapes societies, from the smallest island in the South Pacific to the largest Asian metropolis, and affects the way institutions work, from scientific laboratories to Christian mega-churches. This course will provide a framework for analyzing diverse facets of human experience such as gender, ethnicity, language, politics, economics, and art.  Through the comparative study of different cultures, anthropology explores fundamental questions about what it means to be human. It seeks to understand how culture both shapes societies, from the smallest island in the South Pacific to the largest Asian metropolis, and affects the way institutions work, from scientific laboratories to Christian mega-churches. This course will provide a framework for analyzing diverse facets of human experience such as gender, ethnicity, language, politics, economics, and art. 

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anthropology | anthropology | Social Science | Social Science | humanities | humanities | culture | culture | society | society | gender | gender | ethnicity | ethnicity | race | race | language | language | politics | politics | economics | economics | art | art | identity | identity | Capoeira | Capoeira | tradition | tradition | modernity | modernity | communication | communication | expressive culture | expressive culture | magic | magic

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21A.212 Myth, Ritual, and Symbolism (MIT) 21A.212 Myth, Ritual, and Symbolism (MIT)

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Human beings are symbol-making as well as tool-making animals. We understand our world and shape our lives in large part by assigning meanings to objects, beings, and persons; by connecting things together in symbolic patterns; and by creating elaborate forms of symbolic action and narrative. In this introductory subject we consider how symbols are created and structured; how they draw on and give meaning to different domains of the human world; how they are woven into politics, family life, and the life cycle; and how we can interpret them. The semester will be devoted to a number of topics in symbolism. Metaphor and Other Figurative Language The Raw Materials of Symbolism, especially Animals and The Human Body Cosmology and Complex Symbolic Systems Ritual, including Symbolic Curing Human beings are symbol-making as well as tool-making animals. We understand our world and shape our lives in large part by assigning meanings to objects, beings, and persons; by connecting things together in symbolic patterns; and by creating elaborate forms of symbolic action and narrative. In this introductory subject we consider how symbols are created and structured; how they draw on and give meaning to different domains of the human world; how they are woven into politics, family life, and the life cycle; and how we can interpret them. The semester will be devoted to a number of topics in symbolism. Metaphor and Other Figurative Language The Raw Materials of Symbolism, especially Animals and The Human Body Cosmology and Complex Symbolic Systems Ritual, including Symbolic Curing

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anthropology | anthropology | myth | myth | ritual | ritual | symbolism | symbolism | animals | animals | symbolic system | symbolic system | meaning | meaning | life cycle | life cycle | metaphor | metaphor | figurative language | figurative language | human body | human body | cosmology | cosmology | magic | magic | narrative | narrative | mythology | mythology | patterns | patterns | culture | culture | sign | sign | tropes | tropes | classification | classification | interpretation | interpretation | folktale | folktale | power | power | passage | passage | persuasion | persuasion

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21M.013J The Supernatural in Music, Literature and Culture (MIT) 21M.013J The Supernatural in Music, Literature and Culture (MIT)

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This class explores the relationship between music and the supernatural, focusing on the social history and context of supernatural beliefs as reflected in key literary and musical works from 1600 to the present. Provides a better understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Explores great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten. Readings will also include selections from the most recent scholarship on magic and the supernatural. Writing assignments will range from web-based projects to analytic essays. No previous experience in music is necessary. Projected guest lectures, musical performances, field trips. This class explores the relationship between music and the supernatural, focusing on the social history and context of supernatural beliefs as reflected in key literary and musical works from 1600 to the present. Provides a better understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Explores great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten. Readings will also include selections from the most recent scholarship on magic and the supernatural. Writing assignments will range from web-based projects to analytic essays. No previous experience in music is necessary. Projected guest lectures, musical performances, field trips.

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magic | magic | witches | witches | witchcraft | witchcraft | belief | belief | superstition | superstition | sorcery | sorcery | ghost | ghost | spirit | spirit | heaven | heaven | hell | hell | devil | devil | angel | angel | occult | occult | paranormal | paranormal | religion | religion | allegory | allegory | Bible | Bible | God | God | sin | sin | alchemy | alchemy | astrology | astrology | mystic | mystic | mysticism | mysticism | Europe | Europe | European history | European history | medieval | medieval | Renaissance | Renaissance | Shakespeare | Shakespeare | Goethe | Goethe | Henry James | Henry James | 19th century America | 19th century America | metaphysics | metaphysics | pragmatism | pragmatism | death | death | afterlife | afterlife | soul | soul | phantom | phantom | myth | myth | spell | spell | wizard | wizard | wisdom | wisdom

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21A.211 Magic, Witchcraft, and the Spirit World (MIT) 21A.211 Magic, Witchcraft, and the Spirit World (MIT)

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Spiritual, magical, and "occult" aspects of human behavior in anthropological and historical perspective: magic, ritual curing, trance, spirit possession, sorcery, and accusations of witchcraft. Material drawn from traditional nonwestern societies, medieval and early modern Europe, and colonial and contemporary North America. Spiritual, magical, and "occult" aspects of human behavior in anthropological and historical perspective: magic, ritual curing, trance, spirit possession, sorcery, and accusations of witchcraft. Material drawn from traditional nonwestern societies, medieval and early modern Europe, and colonial and contemporary North America.

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anthropology | anthropology | sorcery | sorcery | spirit possession | spirit possession | ritual curing | ritual curing | magic | magic | witchcraft | witchcraft

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21M.013J The Supernatural in Music, Literature and Culture (MIT) 21M.013J The Supernatural in Music, Literature and Culture (MIT)

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This course explores the relationship between music and the supernatural, focusing on the social history and context of supernatural beliefs as reflected in key literary and musical works from 1600 to the present. It provides an understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten are explored, as well as readings from the most recent scholarship on magic and the supernatural. This course explores the relationship between music and the supernatural, focusing on the social history and context of supernatural beliefs as reflected in key literary and musical works from 1600 to the present. It provides an understanding of the place of ambiguity and the role of interpretation in culture, science and art. Great works of art by Shakespeare, Verdi, Goethe (in translation), Gounod, Henry James and Benjamin Britten are explored, as well as readings from the most recent scholarship on magic and the supernatural.

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21M.013 | 21M.013 | 21A.113 | 21A.113 | 21L.013 | 21L.013 | Macbeth | Macbeth | Dido and Aeneas | Dido and Aeneas | Faust | Faust | Liszt | Liszt | Berlioz | Berlioz | Murnau | Murnau | Turn of the Screw | Turn of the Screw | magic | magic | witches | witches | witchcraft | witchcraft | belief | belief | superstition | superstition | sorcery | sorcery | ghost | ghost | spirit | spirit | heaven | heaven | hell | hell | devil | devil | angel | angel | occult | occult | paranormal | paranormal | religion | religion | allegory | allegory | Bible | Bible | God | God | sin | sin | alchemy | alchemy | astrology | astrology | mystic | mystic | mysticism | mysticism | Europe | Europe | European history | European history | medieval | medieval | Renaissance | Renaissance | Shakespeare | Shakespeare | Goethe | Goethe | Henry James | Henry James | 19th century America | 19th century America | metaphysics | metaphysics | pragmatism | pragmatism | death | death | afterlife | afterlife | soul | soul | phantom | phantom | myth | myth | spell | spell | wizard | wizard | wisdom | wisdom

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Gender Studies Seminar: Latina Women's Voices (MIT) Gender Studies Seminar: Latina Women's Voices (MIT)

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This course will explore the rich diversity of women's voices and experiences as reflected in writings and films by and about Latina writers, filmmakers, and artists. Through close readings, class discussions and independently researched student presentations related to each text, we will explore not only the unique, individual voice of the writer, but also the cultural, social and political contexts which inform their narratives. We will also examine the roles that gender, familial ties and social and political preoccupations play in shaping the values of the writers and the nature of the characters encountered in the texts and films. This course will explore the rich diversity of women's voices and experiences as reflected in writings and films by and about Latina writers, filmmakers, and artists. Through close readings, class discussions and independently researched student presentations related to each text, we will explore not only the unique, individual voice of the writer, but also the cultural, social and political contexts which inform their narratives. We will also examine the roles that gender, familial ties and social and political preoccupations play in shaping the values of the writers and the nature of the characters encountered in the texts and films.

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Latina | Latina | women | women | code-switching | code-switching | first generation | first generation | coming-of-age | coming-of-age | Chicana | Chicana | roots | roots | revolution | revolution | politics | politics | poverty | | poverty | | social criticism | social criticism | kinship | kinship | biography | biography | magic realism | magic realism | mythical historicism | mythical historicism

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MAS.S66 Indistinguishable From... Magic as Interface, Technology, and Tradition (MIT)

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With a focus on the creation of functional prototypes and practicing real magical crafts, this class combines theatrical illusion, game design, sleight of hand, machine learning, camouflage, and neuroscience to explore how ideas from ancient magic and modern stage illusion can inform cutting edge technology.

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magic | technology | illusion | ritual | performance | design | interface | game design | machine learning | neuroscience | tricks | design exercise | deception | bots | user experience

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"That's your game is it?"

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This is a glass slide telling the comic tale of a young boy playing tricks. The slide is from some time between the late 19th century and early 20th century. It would have been viewed using a magic lantern, an early type of image projector. This image is part of the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums set Playing Tricks. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email adam.bell@twmuseums.org.uk

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glassslide | magiclantern | imageprojecter | late19thcenturytoearly20thcentury | comictale | youngboy | playingtricks | thatsyourgameisit | socialhistory | archives | artanddesign | abstract | colourphotograph | digitalimage | series | pictures | frames | wall | interior | doorway | door | floor | room | ceiling | text | letters | blackoutline | number | furniture | mat | table | chair | cloth | fabric | mark | grain | curve | man | woman | child | cap | beard | hair | embrace | kneeling | seated | standing | laughter | fascinating | unusual | interesting | engaging | neutralbackground | unitedkingdom | northeastofengland | curtain | dot | leg

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Whitley Sands

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This is a Glass Slide showing a sea side summer scene of Whitley Sands. The slide is from some time between the late 19th and early 20th century. It was taken by the Tynemouth photographer M. Auty. The slide would have been viewed through a Magic Lantern, an early type of image projector. This image is part of the Tyne & Wear archives & museums set South Shields Art Gallery Social History collection. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email adam.bell@twmuseums.org.uk

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whitleysands | southshieldsartgallerysocialhistorycollection | blackframe | blackoutline | mark | grain | sky | land | sea | ocean | water | tide | buildings | slope | bathers | glassslide | seasidesummerscene | seaside | slide | archives | socialhistory | late19thandearly20thcentury | view | glimpse | magiclantern | imageprojector | leisure | digitalimage | blackandwhitephotograph | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | umbrella | rocks | sign | post | window | door | stairs | chimney | curve | wheel | horse | carriage | tent | pole | flag | blur | reflection | fence | posts | gathering | people | dress | hat | ribbon | fascinating | interesting | unusual | tynemouth | mauty | recreation | socialheritage | landscape | sand | calm

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The Village Homes

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This is a Glass Slide showing the village homes in whitley and a group of young girls. The slide is from some time between the late 19th and early 20th century. It was taken by the Tynemouth photographer M. Auty. The slide would have been viewed through a Magic Lantern, an early type of image projector. This image is part of the Tyne & Wear archives & museums set South Shields Art Gallery Social History collection. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email adam.bell@twmuseums.org.uk

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glassslide | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | socialhistory | southshieldsartgallerysocialhistorycollection | whitley | group | gathering | late19thandearly20thcentury | tynemouthphotographer | mauty | magiclantern | view | glimpse | imageprojector | lawn | grass | building | land | sky | wall | window | frame | glass | roof | label | blackoutline | blackframe | curve | debris | grain | mark | blur | stone | brick | vent | seat | seated | younggirls | staff | man | women | standing | pipe | gutter | hat | fascinating | interesting | unusual | compelling | poignant | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | villagehomes | residential | shelter | refuge | carer | caretaker | fabric | crease | clothing | uniform | shirt | coat | faded

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H.M.S Victoria

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This is a Glass Slide of the H.M.S Victoria in Dock. The H.M.S Victoria was an iconic Battleship named in honour of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1888. The slide is from the late 19th century. It was taken by the Tynemouth Photographer M. Auty. The slide would have been viewed through a Magic Lantern, an early type of image projector. This image is part of the Tyne & Wear archives & museums set South Shields Art Gallery Social History collection. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email adam.bell@twmuseums.org.uk

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dock | hmsvictoria | battleship | glass | slide | honour | queenvictoria | goldenjubilee | 1888 | tynemouthphotographermauty | view | magiclantern | earlytype | imageprojector | horseandcart | humanity | people | steam | smoke | water | maritime | heritage | boats | ships | gathering | crowds | blackandwhite | authentic | stark | shoes | socks | suit | hats | dress | women | men | flag | bridge | anchor | standing | observing | road | path | frame | supports | smog | appearances

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