• Gender differentiation and the asymmetrical use of animate nouns in contemporary Czech

      Dickins, Tom (Modern Humanities Research Association, 2001)
      This article analyses the use of animate nouns in contemporary Czech, with detailed reference to the dictionary Slovník spisovné etiny pro kolu a veejnost. Special attention is paid to the existence of generic masculine forms, which may underscore traditional perceptions of the status of men and women in Czech society. The study is informed by sociolinguistic theory and provides an overview of some of the relevant tenets of feminist argument, but it is primarily concerned with the linguistic implications of lexical practice. The main conclusion is that Czech is formally well adapted to suffixation and that there may now be scope for more feminine derivatives to assert themselves. (Ingenta)
    • Getting a Living. Getting a Life: Leonora Eyles, Employment and Agony 1925-1930

      Hackney, Fiona; Ritchie, Rachel; Hawkins, Sue; Phillips, Nicola; Kleinberg, S. Jay (Routledge, 2016)
    • Girl talk: feminist phonocentrism as act of resistance in the musical, Hair

      Browne, Sarah (Intellect, 2018-12-01)
      In response to Wollman’s assertion that ‘despite its left-leaning approach to the many social and political issues it tackles, Hair is jarringly old-fashioned in its depictions of women’, this article instead proposes that Hair’s sung moments function as acts of resistance against the hegemonic, patriarchal values of musical theatre in both form and content. By adopting Annette Schlichter’s proposition of a ‘feminist phonocentrism’ which positions the voice as a ‘metaphor of agency and self-representation [...] thereby allowing for an authentic self-presence’, the analysis presented illustrates a rejection of historical discourses that persistently link the female voice to an absence of social and cultural authority. With specific reference to songs from the score and their interpretations, this article celebrates ‘girl talk’ forming at the margins.
    • Glass Routes: from Wolverhampton to China

      Garfoot, Stuart (University of Wolverhampton: CADRE Publications, 2008)
      The ‘GlassRoutes’ exhibition and catalogue examines the role and impact of Professor Keith Cummings upon glass education in the UK and China. Through his work at Stourbridge College and the University of Wolverhampton Keith has proved guidance, support and career advice to some of the most important international glass artists. The exhibition looks back through forty years of work; examining the range of work produced by Cummings in glass and metal as well as in drawings and paintings. His work is contextualized amongst his colleagues in the glass world, which include a range of former students who are now academics, artists, designers and respected glass makers. Over the last forty years, Keith has influenced the present and future generations of glass artists and designers all over the world. The exhibition and catalogue specifically examines the effects of the University of Wolverhampton glass programme upon newly established university programmes in studio glass in Shanghai and Beijing.
    • Glassmaking and the Evolution of the Craft Process

      Cummings, Keith (A & C Black, 2002)
      Cummings was interested in documenting the development and evolution away from the industrial separation of design and practice. Where artists and designer in glass once exclusively planned the work and artisans made the work; the contemporary glass artist is an integrated artist/maker. This is an essential period in the evolution of contemporary craft attitudes and creativity, with special reference to individual methods and outcomes as evidenced in a variety of written sources, personal contacts and interviews. Working from an examination of the literature and personal contacts with fellow practitioners, Cummings develops the history of the evolution of the modern glass artist. Arguing that it was the process of learning the artisans’ technique and methodology that led the contemporary glass artist into the evolutionary process, whereby design ideas were worked out with an intimate knowledge of the materials and processes of making. The work builds on Cummings 45 year engagement with this area of practice, and his ongoing original research which embraces texts, images, illustrations and personal interviews with experts and pioneers in the field.
    • Glycemic response of a carbohydrate-protein bar with ewe-goat whey

      Manthou, E; Kanaki, M; Georgakouli, K; Deli, CK; Kouretas, D; Koutedakis, Y; Jamurtas, AZ; Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Karditsa 43100, Greece. eirinimanthou@yahoo.gr. (MDPI, 2014-06-12)
      In this study we examined the glycaemic index (GI) and glycaemic load (GL) of a functional food product, which contains ewe-goat whey protein and carbohydrates in a 1:1 ratio. Nine healthy volunteers, (age, 23.3 ± 3.9 years; body mass index, 24.2 ± 4.1 kg·m2; body fat %, 18.6 ± 10.0) randomly consumed either a reference food or amount of the test food both with equal carbohydrate content in two visits. In each visit, seven blood samples were collected; the first sample after an overnight fast and the remaining six at 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 min after the beginning of food consumption. Plasma glucose concentration was measured and the GI was determined by calculation of the incremental area under the curve. The GL was calculated using the equation: test food GI/100 g available carbohydrates per test food serving. The GI of the test food was found to be 5.18 ± 3.27, while the GL of one test food serving was 1.09 ± 0.68. These results indicate that the tested product can be classified as a low GI (<55) and low GL (<10) food. Given the health benefits of low glycaemic response foods and whey protein consumption, the tested food could potentially promote health beyond basic nutrition.
    • Got Up Late the Other Day

      Rooney, Paul (Colchester: Firstsite, 2006)
      The first comprehensive overview of Rooney’s practice, the book surveys twenty-two works made between 1998-2005, and includes critical essays by writer and critic Michael Bracewell and Claire Doherty, University of the West of England. The book includes stills from videos and soundtrack scripts and lyrics, and focuses upon the importance of language to Rooney's work.
    • Grand Detour

      Altintzoglou, Evripidis (Beton7 Arts, Athens, Greece, 2016-02)
      Euripides Altintzoglou returns to Beton7 Arts with a new group of works that engage with a range of issues related to the crisis of late capitalism. The collection of works does not simply address socio-economic phenomena and their effects but attempts to stimulate the generation of new forms of political agency. True to the avant-garde ethos Altintzoglou’s methods draw from the radical approaches of Situationism, while he breaks new ground by using ‘theft’ objects as a creative mode of production.
    • Growth, maturation and overuse injuries in dance and aesthetic sports: a systematic review

      Kolokythas, Nico; Metsios, George; Dinas, P; Allen, Nick; Galloway, Shaun; Wyon, Matthew (Taylor & Francis, 2021-01-24)
      Overuse injuries are the most prevalent injuries in aesthetic sports, due to the repetitive nature of the training. Evidence of their relationship with growth, maturation, and training load is equivocal. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of these factors on overuse injuries in dance and aesthetic sports. A database search was conducted using standard methods for article identification, selection, and risk of bias appraisal. The eligibility criteria for inclusion in the study consisted of peer-reviewed articles using any type of study design. Twenty-three studies met the criteria. These studies were cross-sectional in design, focusing on dance, gymnastics and diving. Nineteen studies indicated a positive association between growth, maturation, and overuse injuries and a further 6 reported a positive association with training load. There were inconsistencies in how the included studies accounted for important confounding associations of growth and maturation, in addition to showing high or unclear risk of bias. In conclusion, both the quantity and quality of research available on growth, maturation, and training load in association with overuse injuries in dance and aesthetic sports is lacking. The methodological approaches used, combined with the heterogeneity of the investigated populations, lead to equivocal and thus inconclusive results.
    • Guy Sherwin: Live Cinema: Retrospective Screenings

      Sherwin, Guy (2006)
      Curated by Sherwin, this is a series of live film performances in a retrospective programme of multi-projection works, some produced between 2001-2007; others reworked from films made in the seventies. The series addresses questions of moving-image art as performance or ‘live cinema’. What are the possibilities of exhibiting film as live performance? What are the specific analogue qualities of 16mm film that can contribute to a vibrant moving-image aesthetic in a digital era? The work builds on Sherwin’s 35 year history of investigation into the material properties of film, exhibition and interpretation. Informing the practice are the film works of Snow, Conrad, the LFMC, theories of Cognitive Psychology (Arnheim 1974), Structural Film (LeGrice 1975), Phenomenology (Hamlyn 2003). The primary research method is the process of exhibition itself. Films works are adapted to the space, time-allowance, and the wider curatorial context, resulting in unique programmes. The works focus attention on projection-as-event through the interrelationships between projector, screen and projectionists as performers of their instruments.
    • Hand/Shutter/#2

      Sherwin, Guy (2016-03)
    • Handbook of Research on Digital Media and Creative Technologies

      Harrison, Dew (IGI Global, 2015-03)
      Description Emerging technologies enable a wide variety of creative expression, from music and video to innovations in visual art. These aesthetics, when properly explored, can enable enhanced communication between all kinds of people and cultures. The Handbook of Research on Digital Media and Creative Technologies considers the latest research in education, communication, and creative social expression using digital technologies. By exploring advances in art and culture across national and sociological borders, this handbook serves to provide artists, theorists, information communication specialists, and researchers with the tools they need to effectively disseminate their ideas across the digital plane. Topics Covered Animation Art and Technology Communication Technologies Computer Games Digital Self Identity Education in Creative Spaces Spatial Reasoning and Creative Design Urban Management Video Processing Technologies Virtual Reality
    • The haptic iPod: passive learning of multi-limb rhythm skills

      Dalgleish, Mat; Holland, SImon; Bouwer, Anders (British Computing Society (BCS), 2011-07-04)
      Recent experiments showed that the use of haptic vibrotactile devices can support the learning of multi-limb rhythms [Holland et al., 2010]. These experiments centred on a tool called the Haptic Drum Kit, which uses vibrotactiles attached to wrists and ankles, together with a computer system that controls them, and a midi drum kit. The system uses haptic signals in real time, relying on human entrainment mechanisms [Clayton, Sager and Will, 2004] rather than stimulus response, to support the user in playing multi-limbed rhythms. In the present paper, we give a preliminary report on a new experiment, that aims to examine whether passive learning of multi-limb rhythms can occur through the silent playback of rhythmic stimuli via haptics when the subject is focusing on other tasks. The prototype system used for this new experiment is referred to as the Haptic iPod.
    • “He will bid me cross the border”: George Borrow's Wild Wales , O. M. Edwards's Cartrefi Cymru and the imagined nation

      Byrne, Aidan (Taylor and Francis, 2014-04-22)
      This article argues that George Borrow’s Wild Wales (1862) and O. M. Edwards’s Cartrefi Cymru (1896) construct Wales in significantly different ways through their authors’ journeys around Wales in the mid- and late-Victorian periods, by drawing on Benedict Anderson’s theory that nationalism requires industrial capitalism to construct an “imagined nation”. I suggest that Borrow’s neo-Romantic Wales allows for elective affinity for cultured outsiders while discursively excluding “lower” ethnic groups, while Edwards’s work constructs an essentialist and exclusive respectable, Nonconformist Wales. It further argues that beneath the didactic purpose of the texts, both texts hold therapeutic or recuperative significance for their authors.
    • Health in the digital era: searching health information online

      Mitu, B; Marinescu, Valentina; Mitu, Bianca (Routledge, 2016-01-01)
      This chapter examines a demanding and rather sensitive topic, specifically the search of health information online. Based on the work of Lustria, Smith and Hinnant who analyse the search of health information online in the United States (US). It reports on a survey conducted from May to July 2015 in the United Kingdom (UK). The chapter investigates the use of web-based technologies for seeking health information and personal health information management in the UK. It helps to understand health literacy' as the ability of people to read and understand health information at large, and to recognize reliable information online, evaluate it and use it to make informed healthcare choices or decisions. It uses Neter and Brainin's theory in measuring people's level of eHealth literacy. The chapter measures eHealth literacy; online health information search strategies, as well as health information sources and evaluation criteria used by consumers.
    • Heritage and Diversity

      Jones, David (2017)
    • Heygate Estate Sketches (Drawing)

      Read, Howard (UCL, Urban Laboratory, 2013-11)
    • Historical ‘signposts’ and other temporal indicators in the Czech lexicon

      Tom Dickins (2012)
      This article posits that the Czechs employ a great many historical markers, previously applied to other events of national importance, which help to shape collective memory and right the ‘wrongs’ of the past. It is argued that these temporal indicators share a number of clearly defined characteristics, and that their use is too systematic and calculated to be merely a function of the constraints of the lexicon. The first part of the study considers in detail questions of semantics (especially the distinction between denotation and connotation), the lexicographical sources available to the researcher, and the lexical ‘signpost’ in context, while the second part focuses on practical examples of lexical re-appropriation since 1918, with particular reference to dictionaries and the Czech National Corpus.
    • 'Home, (bitter)sweet home’. Voices of post-EU enlargement returnees to Poland

      Galasinska, Aleksandra; Hornstein Tomić, Caroline; Pichler, Robert; Scholl-Schneider, Sarah (LIT Verlag, 2018)
      This study examines the various discourses surrounding the return to Poland of migrants who left the country following accession to the EU in 2004. The data, which was analysed from the perspectives of discourse and narrative, stemmed from two complementary research projects. The first netnographic study examined a number of entries on an internet forum triggered by newspaper reports and articles related to (re)migration and published in the online issues of the ‘Gazeta Wyborcza’ since 2004. The data gathered from online media was coupled with semi-structured interviews with returnees collected during an ethnographic project conducted in 2013–14. The analysis revealed two distinctive themes: a tendency to complain about the home country upon return and the prospect of remigration. This chapter will attempt to explain how discourses of migration, return and remigration are thematically linked with – and at the same time contextualized in – post-communist transition, as well as how the micro-level of individual/semi-private stories feeds into general patterns of (re)migration to post-communist European countries.
    • Horseplay: Equine performance and creaturely acts in cinema

      HOCKENHULL, STELLA (Amsterdam University Press, 2014)
      Béla Tarr’s latest and reputedly final film, The Turin Horse (2011), takes its prompt from the story about an encounter that Nietzsche claims to have experienced with a maltreated horse on Via Carlo Alberto, Turin.[1] Tarr’s film opens with an image of a large horse pulling a cart through the bleak, inhospitable Hungarian landscape. The mare (Ricsi) walks toward the camera, seen in close-up and from a low angle; blinkered and with a sweat-matted coat, she progresses forward, seeming to struggle with the extreme weight of her cargo. As she continues on her journey the camera reveals her driver: Ohlsdorfer (János Derzsi), a stern and unkempt bearded man whose face remains expressionless throughout the film. The wind stirs up dust on the unmade road and blows the man’s hair and the horse’s mane; at this point, with her ears set back and her eyes showing white, the animal’s demeanour signals unease and discomfort. Tarr continues his focus on the horse, the camera roving over her powerful, straining body, thus displaying the arduous work involved in this daily toil. At one point she lowers her head and gathers her strength to pull harder against the wind and, surrounded by dust, she opens and closes her mouth, quickening her pace in the process. Toward the end of the sequence the man alights and leads the animal for the remainder of their journey home.