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Shimomura, Sachi

Works: 5 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 339 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Sachi Shimomura
Odd bodies and visible ends in medieval literature by Sachi Shimomura( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study traces how medieval audiences judge bodies (as saved or damned, human or monstrous) from Doomsday visions to beauty contests. It exposes how medieval texts manipulate narrative time and its visual evidence, like marked bodies. Anxieties about time, death, and Doomsday transform bodies (magically or literally) even in romances. Employing cultural and formalist approaches, this study breaks new ground on the historical obsession about ends and changes, reflected in different genres spanning several hundred years. It lays crucial foundations for the study of bodies - judged by deformity, gender, and other viewed perspectives - in medieval narrative and beyond."--Jacket
Luminous pursuit : jellyfish, GFP, and the unforeseen path to the Nobel Prize by Osamu Shimomura( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book narrates the uniquely intertwined life and scientific career of Nobel laureate Osamu Shimomura, with particular attention to his discovery of aequorin and Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP). It includes his early memories of Manchuria and wartime Japan featuring an eyewitness account of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, his postwar studies and his travels to collect and research more than fifteen bioluminescent species, in locations ranging from Japan to San Juan Island, Bermuda, New Zealand and Norway. Dr Shimomura describes the unique combination of serendipity and perseverance that led ultimately to his 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry. The book provides an engaging account of the life of a dedicated scientist, emphasizing the value of determination in the pursuit of pure scientific knowledge, and showing how a general understanding of science helped him open up new areas of research that have led to unforeseen applications in cell biology and medicine -- Provided by publisher
The economy of telling tales by Mark Hazard( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazard examines religious categories of middle English literature and their respective public and private audiences. Shunomura describes tales by and about merchants as having value in terms of economics and commodification. Phelan addresses the medieval social problem, extending into modern times, of making sacrifices to ensure peace and security within the community. Jo Miller chairs this session of the colloquium. Sean Eisen Murphy, chairman of the Medieval Studies students colloquium committee for 1994, makes closing remarks
From doomsday to romance: Visual judgment in Old and Middle English narrative by Sachi Shimomura( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This project explores layered narratives, their judging audiences, and the narrative and epistemological implications of those judgments. I argue that the ability of publicly displayed judgment to shape closure reveals a mode--"visual judgment"--In which seeing affirms or creates truths. As a preliminary model, I examine Old English sermons and the poem Christ III to link the visual preoccupations (metaphors of revelation) of Doomsday with secular discourses. I argue that Christ III unravels patristic and biblical metaphorics of revelation in favor of a concrete, literal visualization of Judgment that impinges on heroic shame/praise discourse
An annotated bio-bibliography of Toyohiko Kagawa, 1888- by Sachi Shimomura( )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.61 (from 0.31 for An annotat ... to 0.80 for From dooms ...)

Odd bodies and visible ends in medieval literature
Alternative Names
Sachi Shimomura

Shimomura Sachi

English (17)