Teaching a Stone to Talk

Author: Annie Dillard
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781782117759
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Genre: Literary Collections

In this dazzling collection, Annie Dillard explores the world over, from the Arctic to the Ecuadorian jungle, from the Galapagos to her beloved Tinker Creek. With her entrancing gaze she captures the wonders of natural facts and human meanings: watching a sublime lunar eclipse, locking eyes with a wild weasel, or beholding mirages appearing over Puget Sound through summer. Annie Dillard is one of the most respected and influential figures in contemporary non-fiction and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Teaching a Stone to Talk illuminates the world around us and showcases Dillard in all her enigmatic genius.

Das Buch Henoch

Author: August Dillmann
ISBN: HARVARD:32044029857745
Release Date: 1853
Genre: Ethiopic book of Enoch

Fremder in einer fremden Welt

Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641032739
Release Date: 2009-10-02
Genre: Fiction

Der Mann vom Mars Die erste Mars-Expedition ist auf dem roten Planeten abgestürzt, und erst zwanzig Jahre später erreichen erstmals wieder Menschen den Nachbarplaneten. Sie finden Michael Valentine Smith, einen jungen Mann, der als Kind die Katastrophe überlebt hat und von Marsianern erzogen wurde, und nehmen ihn mit zur Erde. Die Heimatwelt seiner Eltern ist für ihn eine fremde, unverständliche Welt, und er verwendet seine mentalen Kräfte dazu, sie zu verändern. Damit wird er für die einen zum Messias, und für die anderen zu einem Feind, den man mit allen Mitteln bekämpfen muss ...

Encyclopedia of the Essay

Author: Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135314101
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Genre: Reference

This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies

Film im Fremdsprachenunterricht

Author: Eva Leitzke-Ungerer
Publisher: ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press
ISBN: 9783838259253
Release Date: 2012-05-25
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Der vorliegende Band befasst sich mit dem Einsatz von Filmen im Englisch-, Französisch-, Spanisch- und Italienischunterricht. Ausgehend vom aktuellen fachdidaktischen Diskussionsstand werden in 22 Einzelbeiträgen theoretische Konzepte und unterrichtspraktische Vorschläge für die Behandlung klassischer und avantgardistischer Filme entwickelt. Bei den Literaturverfilmungen stehen dabei die intermedialen Transformationsprozesse zwischen Buch und Film im Vordergrund, die den Schülern Gelegenheit zur Analyse der filmspezifischen Mittel bieten. In einer zweiten Gruppe von Beiträgen wird untersucht, inwieweit die filmbezogene Wahrnehmungsschulung, insbesondere das Seh-Verstehen, zur Förderung der inter- und transkulturellen Kompetenz der Schüler genutzt werden kann. Schließlich werden, über das klassische Spielfilmformat hinausgehend, die didaktisch-methodischen Möglichkeiten weiterer Filmgattungen wie Episodenfilm, Kurzfilm, Dokumentarfilm, Doku-Drama, Sitcom und Musikvideoclip diskutiert und damit neue Felder für den Film im Fremdsprachenunterricht erschlossen.

Big Topics at Midnight

Author: Nancy M. Thurston
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780985451028
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Big Topics at Midnight: A Texas Girl Wakes Up to Race, Class, Gender and Herself is not only one woman's journey, but also a call for social change. Rooted in a lively spirituality, Nancy Thurston excavates history-family, personal, global-for the sake of cross-generational healing and transformed relationships.

Teaching Interreligious Encounters

Author: Marc A. Pugliese
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190677589
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Genre: Religion

In Teaching Interreligious Encounters, Marc A. Pugliese and Alexander Y. Hwang have gathered together a multidisciplinary and international group of scholar-teachers to explore the pedagogical issues that occur at the intersection of different religious traditions. This volume is a theoretical and practical guide for new teachers as well as seasoned scholars. It breaks the pedagogy of interreligious encounters down into five distinct components. In the first part, essays explore the theory of teaching these encounters; in the second, essays discuss course design. The parts that follow engage practical ideas for teaching textual analysis, practice, and real-world application. Despite their disciplinary, contextual, and methodological diversity, these essays share a common vision for the learning goals and outcomes of teaching interreligious encounters. This is a much-needed resource for any teacher participating in these conversations in our age of globalization and migration, with its attendant hopes and fears.

Theological Reflections at the Boundaries

Author: Paul O. Ingram
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781630874070
Release Date: 2011-11-04
Genre: Religion

The interdependence of boundary questions and the experience of cognitive dissonance reveal that knowledge in all fields of inquiry is always incomplete and tentative. The issues are particularly acute for Christian theological reflection. Ingram illustrates the importance of boundary questions and cognitive dissonance as a means of creatively transforming contemporary Christian theological reflection through dialogue with the natural sciences and the world's religions, particularly Buddhism, filtered through the lenses of Whiteheadian process philosophy.

The Implied Spider

Author: Wendy Doniger
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231527118
Release Date: 2010-12-15
Genre: Religion

Wendy Doniger's foundational study is both modern in its engagement with a diverse range of religions and refreshingly classic in its transhistorical, cross-cultural approach. By responsibly analyzing patterns and themes across context, Doniger reinvigorates the comparative reading of religion, tapping into a wealth of narrative traditions, from the instructive tales of Judaism and Christianity to the moral lessons of the Bhagavad Gita. She extracts political meaning from a variety of texts while respecting the original ideas of each. A new preface confronts the difficulty of contextualizing the comparison of religions as well as controversies over choosing subjects and positioning arguments, and the text itself is expanded and updated throughout.

Women s Utopian and Dystopian Fiction

Author: Sharon R. Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443864435
Release Date: 2014-07-18
Genre: Literary Collections

Women’s Utopian and Dystopian Fiction explores the genres of utopian and dystopian recent fiction. It is about how this literature of both imagined perfection and disaster creates new worlds and critiques gender roles, traditions, and values. Essays range in subject matter from Charlotte Perkins Gilman, P. D. James, Joanna Russ, and Marge Piercy, to Ursula Le Guin, Fay Weldon, and Toni Morrison. Two of the three sections focus on Doris Lessing and Margaret Atwood. Examining especially the twentieth century, including second-wave feminism, writers from Tunisia, Turkey, Italy, Korea, the US, and England give both an historical and a global perspective. Utopian and dystopian elements are explored in the Nobel-Prize-winning Doris Lessing’s Memoirs of a Survivor, the little-known Mara and Dann, and The Cleft; and new perspectives are offered on Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Pennsylvania Biographical Dictionary

Author: Jan Onofrio
Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780403099504
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: History

Pennsylvania Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of Pennsylvania. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.