The railways in Dorset evolved around four main routes, two running east–west and two running north–south. Including some images dating to the early 20th century, this collection of archive photographs explores the county's lines during the steam era, including the small branch lines and other interesting aspects of the region's railways, such as the Weymouth Quay Tramway where trains ran on public roads through the town.
The Autobiographical Turn in Germanophone Documentary and Experimental Film
In 12 essays, this volume examines films - including works by Heldmann, Haemmerli and Wenders - that give an idea of the forms of autobiography unique to the German context and highlight the challenges of constructing the self via audiovisual media.
DEFA after East Germany
In this volume of essays, German scholars introduce 18 key films made by DEFA (Deutsche Filmaktiengesellschaft) between 1988 and 1994, the period around the fall of the Berlin Wall and the sweeping changes in East Germany – the Wende – that followed. Including interviews and contemporary reviews of films, the book presents a complex portrait of East German cinema, its communist bloc influences and its legacy for German film culture. No jacket.
Literary Studies and the Pursuits of Reading
In these twelve essays, critical discussion is combined with historical investigations into cultural practices and representations of reading, with topics ranging from 15th-century carnival plays to ‘reading on the edge of oblivion’ in JM Coetzee’s Age of Iron.
Dorset and the Sea
The sea has played a leading role in the history of Dorset and the county's shores boast not only the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site but also historic towns such as Poole and Lyme Regis. Gordon Le Pard's book looks at the Dorset people's relationship with the sea, whether making a living from its bounty, travelling and trading from Dorset ports, defending the coastline from the threat of erosion or against foreign raiders, or simply enjoying the seaside.
Weymouth and Portland
Then Meets Now
John Speed's 1601 map of Dorsetshire contains place names and an indication of topography but it is the Ordnance Survey of 1811 that first presents a precise arrangement of the geography to compare with later developments. Reviewing a selection of over 70 historic maps from a Tudor town plan to the 1957 Ordnance Survey, this book studies the changes in Weymouth and Portland over the centuries, supported by historic illustrations and archive and modern photographs.