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Pria Jandu

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The Grotesque and its Meaning

The cover of this book is quite old and plain therefore I automatically thought it to be filled with old English, however I found it quite the opposite though it quotes an immense amount of Latin. It actually defines grotesque in an understandable form by viewing the words origins and extends on the meaning over … Continue reading

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Review

I decided to review Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as there was a main part set in the City of Venice. Even before watching the film, I had the idea of religion in my head, as I previously reviewed religion in Venice I believed there would be some connotations of religion. The main summary … Continue reading

Religion in Venice

When looking at Italy as a whole, I automatically assumed it was a religious country. As soon as I think of Italy I straight away add connotations of religion; the Pope, the Vatican, Churches, and Cathedrals etc. As the Pope resides in Vatican City I assumed, as many others do, that it’s from this city … Continue reading

Decentring Leisure, Rethinking Leisure Theory; Chris Rojek (1995)

Capitalism/Modernity/Postmodernity Associating leisure with freedom, choice and life satisfaction is easy to do, but taking a step back and reflecting on it makes us realise associating these actions is meagre. We can’t tell if we’re satisfied or not whilst we’re experiencing leisure, and our freedom and choice we have are only possible “upon place, time … Continue reading

Mikail Bakhtin and the Grotesque Body

The grotesque refers to the use of bizarre, absurd, irony, laughter and excess, dealing with the dichotomy life and death. This art is characterized by the mixture of parts of humans and animals, the presentation of defecation and vomit, which has to be considered as a whole celebration of the body. For instance, in The … Continue reading

An interpretation of Mikhail Bakhtin’s ‘Rabelais and his World’

Passages from Mikhail Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World. According to Mikhail, he states carnival is not a mere holiday or “self serving festival”, he argues it pre exists the power of priests and kings etc. and didn’t derive from a calendar prescribed by the church or state. In the introduction he refers quite a bit to … Continue reading

The History of Venice Carnival – PART 2

I have come across a very informative and brief explanation of the Venice Carnivals history which highlights all the major changes that have occurred in relation to tourism and the Italian tradition. Venice Carnival, History The Venice Carnival is the most internationally known festival celebrated in Venice, Italy, as well as being one of the oldest. This congregation of masked people, … Continue reading