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Embodied writing

Embodied writing practices are used by academics and artists to highlight the connection between writing and the body. Bring consciousness to the cultural implications of academic writing, inform an understanding of art forms as first person narrative. In her article, "Embodied Writing: A Tool for Teaching and Learning in Dance", dance theorist Betsy Cooper defines embodied writing as: vividly descriptive writing inclusive of an array of sensory mechanisms such that a kinesthetic and visceral experience unfolds during the act of writing and a sympathetic response ensues for the reader. Psychologist Rosemarie Anderson describes embodied writing: Embodied writing seeks to reveal the lived experience of the body by portraying in words the finely textured experience of the body and evoking sympathetic resonance in readers. Introduced into the research endeavor in an effort to describe human experience-- and transpersonal experiences-- more to how they are lived, embodied writing is itself an act of embodiment, entwining in words our senses with the senses of the world.

Certain psychologists utilize embodied writing as a practice of putting the experience of the body into words to connect to it more deeply. Some link this to meditative practicesIn dance theory, choreographic writing is done by imagining words as dancing across a page Others use forms of yoga to more connect the body to the writingEach of these practices aim to create more awareness of the sensation of the body in space and to think of writing as a physical act

Fort de Plappeville

The Fort de Plappeville, or Feste Alvensleben, is a military fortification located to the northwest of Metz in the commune of Plappeville. As part of the first ring of the fortifications of Metz, it is an early example of a Séré de Rivières system fort. While it did not see action during World War I, it was the scene of heavy fighting between American forces and German defenders at the end of the Battle of Metz, in 1944. After Second World War it became a training center for the French Air Force. Fort'Alvensleben' has been abandoned since 1995; the Fort de Plappeville is part of the first ring of the Metz fortifications, built during the Second Empire by Napoleon III. The works began in 1867, it was designed by Raymond Adolphe Séré de Rivières, who oversaw the initial stages of the Metz fortifications. The fort was not complete in 1870 when war was declared between Germany; the defensive system would be completed and improved by German engineers between 1871 and 1898. The fort had a garrison of about 1600 men.

Half-buried in a slope, the fort dominates the valley of the Moselle. Conceived to resist distant artillery fire, it has a system of ditches evocative of the fortifications of Vauban; the fort resembles the contemporary Fort de Queuleu and the Fort de Saint-Julien, using a bastioned layout that would be superseded in forts begun a few years later. The fort's barracks differ from those at Saint-Quentin and Queleu, are located under the artillery platform of cavalier. Batteries on the Plappeville plateau, equipped with artillery turrets, complete the defense of the principal fort. Two of the most important armored batteries have four armored turrets with 150mm guns. A powder explosion in 1871 caused extensive damage to the barracks and required their reconstruction. Armored observation points were installed in 1885. During the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine by Germany, the fort was renamed Feste Alvensleben and became a training camp for Prussian officers. From 1914 to 1918 it was used as a rest station for soldiers traveling along the front from Verdun.

Its military equipment was upgraded to the standards current at the time. In November 1918, the fort was reoccupied by the French army. After the armistice of 1940 the fort was occupied by German forces. On 7 September Heinrich Himmler reviewed the troops of the 1st SS Division in the fort's place d'armes; the occasion was the presentation of a new standard to the SS formation, organized for the visit of the Reichsführer to Metz at the request of General Sepp Dietrich. The fort became a disciplinary camp for the Wehrmacht. At the beginning of September 1944 the fort's defense was reorganized and integrated into the defense of Metz. Like the Fort du Mont Saint-Quentin, Fort Driant and Fort Jeanne d'Arc, the Fort de Plappeville first saw combat between September and November 1944 during the Battle of Metz; the Fort de Plappeville, placed under the command of Colonel Vogel of the artillery, as well as Fort du Mont Saint Quentin, commanded by Colonel von Stossel, provided mutual artillery support and impeded the American advance along the valley of the Moselle to the west of Metz.

During the Battle of Metz the buried fortifications resisted American artillery attack well attacks with incendiary weapons. The forts fell after a series of violent assaults. Encircled by the 378th Regiment of the U. S. 95th Infantry Division, the Fort de Plappeville repelled a number of attacks. Colonel Vogel refused to surrender; the Fort de Plappeville surrendered on 8 December 1944, with 200 men to the U. S. 5th Infantry Division, two weeks after the surrender of German troops in Metz. After the Second World War, in 1949, the fort was transferred to the French air force and became a military instruction center for new recruits at Metz-Frescaty Air Base. Abandoned since 1995, the fort has been vandalized; this article incorporates text translated from the corresponding French Wikipedia article as of April 23, 2010. Fort de Plappeville/Fort Alvensleben Fort de Plappeville and other fortresses at metz - homepage in german language

Cave City, California

Cave City is an unincorporated community in Calaveras County, California. It lies at an elevation of 1,617 feet and is located at 38°12′09″N 120°30′31″W; the community is in ZIP code 95222 and area code 209. Like most communities in Calaveras County, Cave City began as a mining town. However, its only claim to fame today is that it is the location of the California Caverns, the most extensive system of caverns and passageways in the area. In the state legislature, Cave City is in the 8th Senate District, represented by Republican Andreas Borgeas, the 5th Assembly District, represented by Republican Frank Bigelow. Federally, Cave City is in California's 4th congressional district, represented by Republican Tom McClintock. U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cave City, California

Family Guy (season 3)

Family Guy's third season first aired on the Fox network in 22 episodes from July 11, 2001, to November 9, 2003, before being released as a DVD box set and in syndication. It premiered with the episode "The Thin White Line" and finished with "Family Guy Viewer Mail #1". An episode, not part of the season's original broadcast run, "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein", was included on the DVD release and shown on both Adult Swim and Fox; the third season of Family Guy continues the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family—father Peter, mother Lois, daughter Meg, son Chris, baby Stewie and Brian, the family pet, who reside in their hometown of Quahog. The executive producers for the third production season were Dan Palladino and series creator Seth MacFarlane; the aired season contained nine episodes which were holdovers from season two, which were produced by MacFarlane and David Zuckerman. Although Family Guy was canceled in 2000 due to low ratings, following a last-minute reprieve, the series returned for a third season in 2001.

The series was canceled again in 2002. The series returned for a total of 30 new episodes in 2005. Family Guy was first canceled in 2000 following the series' second season, but following a last-minute reprieve, it returned for a third season in 2001. In 2002, the series was canceled again after three seasons due to low ratings. Fox attempted to sell the rights for reruns of the show, but it was difficult to find networks that were interested; when the reruns were shown on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim in 2003, Family Guy became Adult Swim's most-watched show with an average 1.9 million viewers an episode. Following Family Guy's high ratings on Adult Swim, the first season was released on DVD in April 2003. Sales of the DVD set reached 2.2 million copies, becoming the best-selling television DVD of 2003 and the second highest-selling television DVD behind the first season of Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show. The second season DVD release sold more than a million copies; the show's popularity in both DVD sales and reruns rekindled Fox's interest in it.

They ordered 35 new episodes in 2004, marking the first revival of a television show based on DVD sales. Fox president Gail Berman said that it was one of her most difficult decisions to cancel the show, was therefore happy it would return; the network began production of a film based on the series. Dan Povenmire, who became a director on Family Guy during the series' second season, took a more prominent role in directing by the third season, having directed five episodes. Creator Seth MacFarlane granted Povenmire substantial creative freedom. Povenmire recalled. Give me some visual gags. Do whatever you want. I trust you." Povenmire praised this management style for letting him "have fun." Povenmire brought realism, material from his own experiences, to the visual direction of Family Guy. For "One If by Clam, Two If by Sea", several characters carried out fosse moves in prison — Povenmire went into the office of a color artist, Cynthia Macintosh, a professional dancer, had her strike poses in order for him to better illustrate the sequence.

In the episode "To Love and Die in Dixie" Povenmire drew on his childhood in the deep south to sequence a background scene where the "redneck" character nonchalantly kicks a corpse into the nearby river. The episode "Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows" won an Emmy Award for Best Song. Creator MacFarlane, the recipient of the award, noted that the episode's director Dan Povenmire deserved to have received the award for the contribution the visuals made to the episode's win. Povenmire jokingly responded "That's a nice sentiment and all, but did he offer to give me his? No! And it's not like he doesn't have two of his own just sitting in his house!"The third season has received positive reviews from critics. In his review for the Family Guy Volume 3 DVD, Aaron Beierle of DVD Talk stated "Often brilliant witty and darkly hilarious, Family Guy was cancelled after Fox bumped it around six or seven different time slots. Although this third season wasn't as consistent as the first two, it's still hilarious and fans of the show should pick up this terrific set."

Specific GeneralCallaghan, Steve. Family Guy: The Official Episode Guide, Seasons 1–3. HarperCollins. ISBN 0-06-083305-X. Season 3 at

Top of the Box

Top of the Box is a British television series created by BBC Studios for Channel 5. Presented by Matthew Kelly, each episode counts down the Top 20 most viewed TV shows in the UK during a particular year – the series was billed as the "TV time machine"; the programme ran for a single series of four episodes. The first episode, "1985", was broadcast on Channel 5 at 9 p.m. on 20 May 2018, while the final three episodes were broadcast at 10 p.m. the following Sundays. As well as the countdown, each episode featured punditry from guests such as Lionel Blair and Maggie Moone, correspondence from stars of the time, who discussed either the comedy, soap or children's TV shows of that year; the pilot episode of Top of the Box, "1985", was noted for featuring the final interview with comedian and Bullseye host Jim Bowen, who died a few weeks after filming. Official website Top of the Box on IMDb Top of the Box at TheTVDB