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Brian Donnelly - Author

Books by Brian Donnelly

Poetry in Pre-Raphaelite Paintings Transcending Boundaries

Poetry in Pre-Raphaelite Paintings Transcending Boundaries

Author: Brian Donnelly Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/12/2017

Poetry in Pre-Raphaelite Paintings is an international collection of essays written by seasoned and emerging scholars. This book explores, discusses, and provides new perspectives on Pre-Raphaelite paintings inspired by poems and poems inspired by Pre-Raphaelite paintings, ranging from the inauguration of the movement in 1848 until the end of the nineteenth century. Through a textual and visual journey, this work reflects an innovative approach to Pre-Raphaelite art and Victorian poetry. The rationale in collating this collection of essays is to suggest new approaches for studies in Victorian visual and verbal art. This collection urges new ways of looking at Pre-Raphaelite art and poetry and its dynamic impact on the changing face of Victorian artistic practices through the second half of the nineteenth century, re-evaluating the extent to which this relatively short-lived movement influenced diverse writers and artists and their work. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Pre-Raphaelites, Victorian poetry and painting, and the intersection between them.

International Code of Practice for Planning, Commissioning and Providing Technology Enabled Care Services

International Code of Practice for Planning, Commissioning and Providing Technology Enabled Care Services

Author: Brian Donnelly Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2017

This unique and comprehensive outcomes-based Code of Practice is the essential guide needed to plan, commission and provide good quality and effective Technology Enabled Care Services. The Code acts as a quality framework for procurement and provision of services, worldwide. Digital technologies are becoming more popular in the health, housing and care sectors. Technologies such as telehealth, telecare, telemedicine, telecoaching and self-care apps, now commonly called 'technology enabled care services' (TECS), can transform the way people take part in and control their own health and wellbeing, as well as promoting independence for the growing elderly population and people living with long-term conditions. TECS are changing the global health and care landscape. The right planning and commissioning environment, supported by standards and tools, is essential to encourage the innovative use of technology to improve health, care and wellbeing outcomes, and for ensuring services are delivered in the most effective and efficient way. Uniquely, this Code offers an end-to-end and whole-system approach, ranging from the early planning stages through to post-implementation of services. It can be looked at as a value-chain solution that interlinks those responsible for planning and commissioning services with service users, through the activities of clinicians and providers.

Reading Dante Gabriel Rossetti The Painter as Poet

Reading Dante Gabriel Rossetti The Painter as Poet

Author: Brian Donnelly Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2015

A revolutionary figure throughout his career, Dante Gabriel Rossetti's work provides a distinctly revolutionary lens through which the Victorian period can be viewed. Suggesting that Rossetti's work should be approached through his poetry, Brian Donnelly argues that it is both inscribed by and inscribes the development of verbal as well as visual culture in the Victorian era. In his discussions of modernity, aestheticism, and material culture, he identifies Rossetti as a central figure who helped define the terms through which we approach the cultural productions of this period. Donnelly begins by articulating a method for reading Rossetti's poetry that highlights the intertextual relations within and between the poetry and paintings. His interpretations of such poems as the 'Mary's Girlhood' sonnets, the sonnet sequence The House of Life, and 'The Orchard-Pit' in relationship to paintings such as The Girlhood of Mary Virgin and Ecce Ancilla Domini! shed light on Victorian ideals of femininity, on consumer culture, and on the role of gender hierarchies in Victorian culture. Situating Rossetti's poetry as the key to all of his work, Donnelly also makes a case for its centrality in its representation of the dominant discourses of the late Victorian period: faith, sex, consumption, death, and the nature of representation itself.

Code of Practice for Disability Equipment, Wheelchair and Seating Services

Code of Practice for Disability Equipment, Wheelchair and Seating Services

Author: Brian Donnelly Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2015

Discover everything you need to know about planning, commissioning, assessing for and providing disability equipment, wheelchair and seating services safely and effectively in this comprehensive and unique Code of Practice. To address the impending global care crisis resulting from the growing elderly population and an increase in the number of people living with long term conditions, there needs to be better deployment of the full range of disability equipment, with a clear strategy, for enabling independent living, enhancing disabled people's employment prospects and empowering individuals to take control and manage their own care. To achieve this effectively there need to be the right structures and processes in place to ensure timely and safe provision of the right equipment and associated services, thereby improving outcomes for service users. This Code provides a template for taking these actions and following it will go a long way in achieving these aims. The Code relates mainly to disability equipment, wheelchair and seating services, and applies in every setting where these services are provided. It also applies more generally to other assistive technology related services, and provides the necessary links to these services so that holistic, integrated and person-centred care can become a reality. The Code can be used for many purposes: as a general guide, for tendering services, performance and risk management, regulatory compliance, strategic and operational purposes and much more. It puts the user at the heart of services. The Code sets a national (UK), and perhaps international, benchmark against which services can be measured, as well as a realistic level of service people should expect to receive.

Huckleberry Finn

Huckleberry Finn

Author: Brian Donnelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/1998

Key features of this text: How to study the text Author and historical background General and detailed summaries Commentary on themes, structure, characters, language and style Glossaries Test questions and issues to consider Essay writing advice Cultural connections Literary terms Illustrations Colour design

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