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Representations (2015) 132 (1): 61–78.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Nicholas Mathew; Mary Ann Smart In this introduction to the forum Quirk Historicism , the editors describe the recent tendency of music scholars, in the wake of New Historicism, to avail themselves of objets trouvés and historical micronarratives for interpretation. NICHOLAS MATHEW AND MARY ANN...
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Representations (2015) 132 (1): 104–111.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Aoife Monks This essay considers the systems of value that undergird the employment of quirky objects in scholarship and argues that quirk historicism is another iteration of modernism in its attachment to estrangement and theatricality as modes of critique. In doing so, the essay asks why it is...
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Representations (2015) 132 (1): 112–120.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Benjamin Piekut The author shares his experience researching an elusive piece of music, reflecting on the possible causes of quirk historicism and the possible consequences of the postcritical turn. BENJAMIN PIEKUT Pigeons IN T H E A UT UM N O F 1973, the English experimental rock band Henry Cow...
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Representations (2015) 132 (1): 95–103.
Published: 01 November 2015
... sobering is the realization of how limited such quirk historicist methods can be for understanding the very currency in which they trade: things and ideas, their natures and how they move through the world. Quirk historicism does epistemology of a sort, but not ontology; no matter how attentive to so...
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Representations (2020) 150 (1): 120–141.
Published: 08 May 2020
..., for example, that Rameau s famous key- board piece La poule discloses the being of chicken? One would hope not51 The gesture is carried forward in Nicholas Mathew and Mary Ann Smart s 2015 essay Elephants in the Music Room: The Future of Quirk Histori- cism Smart and Mathew list the pair of...
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Representations (2018) 143 (1): 36–62.
Published: 01 August 2018
... (or, rather, in) music more imme- diately tangible, those bodies are still in need of much more nuanced historicization. Like James Q. Davies in his recent study of nineteenth- century virtuosity, I suggest that acts of musicking, in their capacity not just to reflect but to generate particular modes...
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Representations (2015) 132 (1): 88–94.
Published: 01 November 2015
... central problematics of quirk historicism as well as possible paths forward. As I indicated at the start of this essay, on the surface, the materialist preoccupations of recent music history seem to serve the purposes of demystification turning our attention away from the enchanting musical works...
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Representations (2015) 132 (1): 79–87.
Published: 01 November 2015
... shortage of indi- vidually wrapped, handcrafted items. The natural world is overflowing in rich abundance with prepackaged objets d art lovingly displayed for creative liberal delectation. I m being facetious, of course, and it is easy to throw stones. The quirk in the neologism quirk historicism I...
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Representations (2006) 95 (1): 105–122.
Published: 01 August 2006
... talking about?On the ancient understand- ing, astrology covered a lotmore ground than amodern newspaper horoscope does. Astrology could account for everything from an individual s personality quirks and dispositions to large-scale political and social events, crop yields, plagues, storms, earthquakes, and...
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Representations (1999) 65: 1–41.
Published: 01 January 1999
...-Century English Narratives 1995 Jill Campbell, Natural Masks: Gender and Identity in Fielding's Plays and Novels (Stanford, Calif., 1995) Campbell Natural Masks: Gender and Identity in Fielding's Plays and Novels 1995 Michael McKeon, "Historicizing Patriarchy: The Emergence of Gender...