Arts

Undergraduate Conductors' and Conducting Teachers' Perceptions of Basic Conducting Efficacy
The purpose of this study was to examine undergraduate conductors’ and conducting teachers’ perceptions about basic conducting efficacy. At the beginning and end of the semester, undergraduate students (N = 19) enrolled in a basic conducting course (a) were surveyed about the importance of certain skills necessary for being an effective conductor and (b) viewed and rated their first...


Embedding the hypersequent calculus in the display calculus
The difficulty in finding analytic Gentzen sequent calculi for non-classical logics has lead to the development of many new proof frameworks (proof systems) that have been used to give analytic calculi for these logics. The multitude and diversity of such frameworks has made it increasingly important to identify their interrelationships and relative expressive power. Hypersequent and Display ca...
Congruence between Poetry and Music in Schumann's Dichterliebe
Poetry and music have in common various ways of structuring sound. In both, one can speak of rhythm, meter, loudness (e.g., accent), and pitch. Beyond sound in the narrow sense, one can also speak of syntax in that both language and Western tonal music create expectations that are satisfied or not in a variety of ways. These material aspects of poetry and music can be the basis for exploring ho...


Density-Dependent Interference of Aphids with Caterpillar-Induced Defenses in Arabidopsis: Involvement of Phytohormones and Transcription Factors
In nature, plants are exposed to attacks by multiple herbivore species at the same time. To cope with these attacks plants regulate defenses with the production of hormones such as salicylic acid (SA) and jasmonic acid (JA). Because herbivore densities are dynamic in time, this may affect plant-mediated interactions between different herbivores attacking at the same time. In Arabidopsis thalian...
Diffuse DCP2 Accumulates In DCP1 Foci Under Heat Stress In Arabidopsis thaliana
The decapping enzymes DCP1 and DCP2 are components of a decapping complex that degrades mRNAs. DCP2 is the catalytic core and DCP1 is an auxiliary subunit. It has been assumed that DCP1 and DCP2 are consistently co-localized in cytoplasmic RNA granules called processing bodies (P-bodies). However, it has not been confirmed whether DCP1 and DCP2 co-localize in Arabidopsis thaliana. In this study...


The Iliad in Theatre: Ancient and Modern Modes of Epic Performance
In this article Dmitry Trubotchkin focuses on Homer's Iliad as directed by Stathis Livathinos and premiered in Athens on 4 July 2013 as part of the Athens and Epidaurus Summer Festival – as far as is known, the first production of the complete Iliad in world theatre. It was performed by fifteen actors, each of whom played several roles and also acted the role of the ancient rhapsode, or n...
The Oppositional Theatre of McGrath and MacLennan in Scotland, 1989–96
In this article, Linda Mackenney explores the four epic plays John McGrath wrote between 1989 and 1996 in the aftermath of his forced resignation from 7:84 Scotland in 1988. These were produced in association with David MacLennan of Wildcat Stage Productions and televised by McGrath's Freeway Films for Channel Four in the 1990s. McGrath died of leukaemia in 2002, and MacLennan died earlier this...

Stanislavsky to Grotowski: Actor to Performer/Doer
Stanislavsky's ‘life of the human spirit’ is at the heart of his understanding of how the actor could become an organic actor rather than a player of borrowed actions and lines. In this article Maria Shevtsova explores the links between Stanislavsky's aspirations for the actor and Grotowski's ‘holy’ actor, the latter providing the impetus for a theatre of presence rather...
Humour and the Representation of Fascism in Schweyk im zweiten Weltkrieg : Adorno contra Brecht and Hanns Eisler
Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler's Schweyk im zweiten Weltkrieg occupies a key but under-recognized place in debates about humour in anti-fascist art in the late 1950s and early 1960s – debates largely dominated by Theodor W. Adorno's critique of Brecht's satirical plays on the Third Reich. In this article Anna Papaeti examines the artistic strategies and reception history of Schweyk im zw...

The Trial That Never Was: Russian Documentary Theatre and the Pursuit of Justice
Twenty-first-century Russian theatre artists have increasingly taken to using material from real-life events to explore the intricacies of injustice in the civic sphere and its connection to the country's past. In a fifteen-year time span documentary forms have come to the forefront of Russia's theatrical avant-garde. In this article Molly Flynn offers a close reading of one of the most politic...
Me estás diciendo cosas que no está dentro del malecu". La ideología de la autenticidad y la planificación terminológica de la lengua malecu
En el actual contexto de avanzado desplazamiento de la cultura tradicional malecu (Guatuso, Costa Rica), surgió y se ha afianzado el principio ideológico de la autenticidad y la originalidad con respecto a la pureza genética y la legitimidad de determinadas prácticas culturales. El presente artículo expone cómo se manifiesta esta ideología en el debate sobre la posibilidad de crea...

Wenn der Wind der Veränderung weht
Playbacktheater ist eine Form des Improvisationstheaters, bei der die Zuschauer persönliche Geschichten erzählen, die unmittelbar auf der Bühne in Szene gesetzt werden. Anhand von vielen Auftrittsbeispielen wird ein Eindruck von der Lebendigkeit des Playbacktheaters und seinen Einsatzmöglichkeiten in Veränderungsprozessen vermittelt.
The EC nighttime repressor plays a crucial role in modulating circadian clock transcriptional circuitry by conservatively double-checking both warm-night and nighttime-light signals in a synergistic manner in Arabidopsis thaliana
During the last decade, significant research progress in Arabidopsis thaliana has been made in defining the molecular mechanisms behind the plant circadian clock. The circadian clock must have the ability to integrate both external light and ambient temperature signals into its transcriptional circuitry to properly regulate its function. We previously showed that transcription of a set of clock...
Cultural resources and cultural distinction in networks
Though both cultural tastes and social networks have been of interest to sociologists for more than 25 years, investigations of the role that tastes play in shaping networks are relatively new. This paper follows recent research that considers the relationship between culture and social structure by focusing on the mechanism at work in the cultural matching process. We use the Cambridge College...
Music access patterns: A social interpretation
The substitution of purchased music by downloaded music has been much researched using individualistic psychological or economic frameworks. However, such research designs rarely take into account the social dimension of music taste and access to music, with social science research only recently addressing the way individuals access information and cultural expressions. Our research develops an...