Illness and Literature in the Low Countries

Author: Jaap Grave
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783847005209
Release Date: 2015-12-09
Genre: Fiction

Seit der Antike existiert das Zusammenspiel zwischen Literatur und Medizin. Das erste Buch von Homers »Ilias« etwa berichtet über die im Lager der Achaier ausgebrochene Pest. Handelt es sich hierbei um eine ausführliche Erzählung, so war vor allem das Genre des Aphorismus als eine literarische Technik zur Verbreitung medizinischen Wissens von Bedeutung, angefangen beim »Corpus Hippocraticum« bis zu den »Aphorismi de cognoscendis et curandis morbis« (1715) von Herman Boerhaave.Gleichzeitig wurde das Thema Krankheit und ihr Einfluss auf die Entwicklung der Menschheit von einer großen Zahl poetischer Gelehrter und gelehrter Poeten untersucht. Der Sammelband vereinigt vierzehn Artikel, die sich mit dem Verhältnis von Krankheit und Literatur beschäftigen. Er bietet erstmals eine Übersicht der niederländischsprachigen Forschung zu diesem Thema, wobei die literarischen und kulturellen Funktionen medizinischen Wissens und die Poetik medizinischen wie literarischen Schreibens im Mittelpunkt stehen.

Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archives Users

Author: Ellen Greenblatt
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786461844
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Building upon the legacy of Gay and Lesbian Library Service (1990, “invaluable”—Library Journal; “recommended”—Booklist), this current anthology brings the discussion into a 21st century context by broadening the community base served and by examining the role of the Internet and Web 2.0 in libraries and archives. Many chapters include personal accounts of individuals’ experiences to illustrate the importance of library services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer/questioning users. Specific topics include: library services provided to LGBTIQ youth; collection assessment and the process of gauging user satisfaction; the classification of LGBTIQ resources in the Dewey Decimal Classification system; attempts to restrict access to LGBTIQ resources through challenges, censorship, and Internet filtering; and workplace concerns of LGBTIQ library workers. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Performing Archives Archives of Performance

Author: Gunhild Borggreen
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN: 9788763537506
Release Date: 2013-07-12
Genre: Art

Performing Archives/Archives of Performance contributes to the ongoing critical discussions of performance and its disappearance, of the ephemeral and its reproduction, of archives and mediatized recordings of liveness. The many contributions by excellent scholars and artists from a broad range of interdisciplinary fields as well as from various locations in research geographies demonstrate that despite the extensive discourse on the relationship between performance and the archive, inquiry into the productive tensions between ephemerality and permanence is by no means outdated or exhausted. New ways of understanding archives, history, and memory emerge and address theories of enactment and intervention, while concepts of performance constantly proliferate and enable a critical focus on archival residue. The contributions in Performing Archives/Archives of Performance cover philosophical inquiries as well as discussions of specific art works, performances, and archives.

Contributions by: Heike Roms, Amelia Jones, Julie Louise Bacon, Peter van der Meijden, Emma Willis, Rivka Syd Eisner, Rachel Fensham, Sarah Whatley, Tracy C. Davis, Barnaby King, Laura Luise Schultz, Malene Vest Hansen, Mette Sandbye, Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen, Margeritha Sprio, Annelis Kuhlmann, Morten Søndergaard, Martha Wilson, Catherine Bagnall, Paul Clarke, Solveig Gade, Gunhild Borggreen, Rune Gade, Louise Wolthers, Mathias Danbolt, Marco Pustianaz.

Gunhild Borggreen is Associate Professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen.

Rune Gade is Associate Professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen.

Nonbinary Gender Identities

Author: Charlie McNabb
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442275522
Release Date: 2017-12-08
Genre: Social Science

This timely resource—the first reference text on nonbinary gender identities—offers an accessible entry into researching this topic. Written by a nonbinary scholar and librarian, this text includes historical information, bibliographies and other research materials, and a glossary of the rich vocabulary emerging from nonbinary communities.

Russian Symbolism and Literary Tradition

Author: Michael Wachtel
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 029914450X
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Literary Criticism

Russian Symbolism, a movement at once literary and philosophical, flourished at the beginning of the twentieth century. Unlike other contemporaneous movements that renounced the influence and traditions of the past, the Symbolists sought to integrate themselves with their predecessors, and achieve in both life and art a fundamental unity. By linking poetry, religious thought, music, and the visual arts, and by discovering, reading, and disseminating the work of numerous foreign and indigenous writers, the Symbolists initiated a cultural renaissance in Russia wherein reception became the movement's guiding principle. Michael Wachtel explores here the art and development of Vyacheslav Ivanov (1866-1949), a poet and theorist who articulated a highly influential concept of Symbolism. The German writers Goethe and Novalis played a central part in Ivanov's vision and were, in his mind, powerful precursors in a proto-Symbolist pantheon. Their work not only influenced his own writing but also, in maintaining the Symbolist creed of unity in art and life, altered his world perspective. Wachtel, in exploring Ivanov's relationship to Goethe and Novalis, illuminates the issues that lie at the core of Symbolism: the theory of the symbol, poetics, poetry as theurgy, the relationship between literary creation and "real life,"and the theory and practice of translation. Ivanov's reception of the Germans, Wachtel asserts, is indicative of the fundamental Symbolist striving for spiritual and artist community, for establishing a seamless tradition. This strain of early twentieth-century thought, whose adherents include Mikhail Bakhtin, Martin Buber, and Ernst Robert Curtis, retains a pervasive potency in scholarly studies today. To understand Ivanov's integrating ideals, then, is to become conversant with a movement that continues to influence our understanding of culture.

From Ah Q to Lei Feng

Author: Wendy Larson
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804769826
Release Date: 2008-10-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

When Freudian sexual theory hit China in the early 20th century, it ran up against competing models of the mind from both Chinese tradition and the new revolutionary culture. Chinese theorists of the mind—both traditional intellectuals and revolutionary psychologists— steadily put forward the anti-Freud: a mind shaped not by deep interiority that must be excavated by professionals, but shaped instead by social and cultural interactions. Chinese novelists and film directors understood this focus and its relationship to Mao's revolutionary ethos, and much of the literature of twentieth-century China reflects the spiritual qualities of the revolutionary mind. From Ah Q to Lei Feng investigates the continual clash of these contrasting models of the mind provided by Freud and revolutionary Chinese culture, and explores how writers and filmmakers negotiated with the implications of each model. .

Newsletter

Author: Archives of American Art
Publisher:
ISBN: UCBK:C051353741
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Art, American


Volk oder Religion

Author: Philipp Lenhard
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525310250
Release Date: 2014-09-17
Genre: History

Die Studie fragt nach der Entstehungsgeschichte moderner jüdischer Ethnizität in Deutschland und Frankreich.

Beitr ge zum Pfandrecht am eigenen Grundst ck

Author: Otto Hirschfeld
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662266304
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: Law

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.