If the twentieth century has been dominated by discussions of the public, public life, and the public sphere, Contemporary Publics argues that, in the twenty-first century, we must complicate the singularity of that paradigm and start thinking of our world in terms of multiple, overlapping, and competing publics. In three distinct streams-art, media and technology, and the intimate life-this volume offers up the intellectual and political significance of thinking through the plurality of our publics. Countering Neoliberal Publics: Screen and Space, explores how different artistic practices articulate the challenges and desires of multiple publics. Making and Shaping Publics: Discourse and Technology showcases how media shape publics, and how new and emerging publics use these technologies to construct identities. Commodifying Public Intimacies examines what happens to the notion of the private when intimacies structure publics, move into public spaces, and develop value that can be exchanged and circulated. P. David Marshall holds a research professorship and personal chair in New Media, Communication and Cultural Studies at Deakin University, Australia and is also a Distinguished High-End Visiting Foreign Expert at Central China Universitys School of Journalism and Communication, China. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of many books including Celebrity and Power , 2nd Edition (2014), Companion to Celebrity (2015), Promotional Vistas (2016), and Persona Studies (2016). Glenn DCruz is a lecturer in Drama and Cultural Studies at Deakin University, Australia. He is the author of Midnights Orphans: Anglo-Indians in Post/Colonial Literature (2006) and the editor of Class Act: Melbourne Workers Theatre 1987-2007 (2007). He has published widely in national and international journals in the areas of literary studies, performance studies and cultural studies. Sharyn McDonald is a lecturer in Reputation Management and Marketing Communication at Deakin University, Australia. Her combined teaching and industry experience spans over 20 years and has strengthened her interdisciplinary approach to research. Sharyns research focuses on social responsibility and issue management with a particular emphasis on non-government organisations. Katja Lee is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at Simon Fraser University, Canada and a member of the Persona, Celebrity, Publics Research Group at Deakin University, Australia. She has published essays on celebrity, public identity performance, and life writing, and is co-editor of Celebrity Cultures in Canada (2016).
A young girl´s midnight séance awakens a long-slumbering malevolent spirit.… A band of runaway orphans allies with an underground collective of saboteurs and plans a daring rescue of their friends, imprisoned in the belly of an industrial wasteland.…Two old friends draw closer to their goal of bringing together a pair of exiled toy makers in order to reanimate a mechanical boy prince…. As the fate of Wildwood hangs in the balance. The third book in the Wildwood Chronicles is a rich, moving, and dazzling story, by turns funny and profound. Both Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis are at the height of their gifts with Wildwood Imperium. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Meloy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003816/bk_harp_003816_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The days between Christmas and New Year´s Eve are dead days, when spirits roam and magic shifts restlessly just beneath the surface of our lives. A magician called Valerian must save his own life within those few days or pay the price for the pact he made with evil so many years ago. But alchemy and sorcery are no match against the demonic power pursuing him. Helping him is his servant, Boy, a child with no name and no past. The quick-witted orphan girl, Willow, is with them as they dig in death fields at midnight, and as they are swept into the sprawling blackness of a subterranean city on a journey from which there is no escape. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Rees. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000185/bk_lili_000185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery´s beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams´ voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century. In this story of ´´kindred spirits´´, McAdams´ touching and heartfelt narration proves she is just that - bonded on a deep level to this shimmering classic. When aging brother and sister Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan boy to help with chores around their farm, Green Gables on Prince Edward Island, neither is prepared for the feisty and imaginative redheaded girl who is mistakenly brought to them instead. Nor are they prepared for the way in which she will change their lives. Through a series of hilarious misadventures, Anne´s uncompromising spirit makes her a striking presence in the close-knit village, bringing new friendships, first crushes, and, for her foster parents, a love and openness unimaginable before her arrival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel McAdams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027145/bk_adbl_027145_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.