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Shibboleth: Judges, Derrida, Celan [Toc], Marc Redfield 2020 Fordham University

Shibboleth: Judges, Derrida, Celan [Toc], Marc Redfield

Philosophy

In the Book of Judges, the Gileadites use the word shibboleth to target and kill members of a closely related tribe, the Ephraimites, who cannot pronunce the initial shin phoneme. In modern European languages, shibboleth has come to mean a hard-to-falsify sign that winnows identities, and establishes and confirms borders; it has also acquired the ancillary meanings of slogan or cliché. The semantic field of shibboleth thus seems keyed to the waning of the logos in an era of technical reproducibility—to the proliferation of technologies and practices of encryption, decryption, exclusion and inclusion that saturate modern life. In the ...


The Führer Of All Maladies: Cancer And The Utility Of Metaphors For Its “Independence,” Under The Nazi Regime, Jill K. Jones 2020 Duke University

The Führer Of All Maladies: Cancer And The Utility Of Metaphors For Its “Independence,” Under The Nazi Regime, Jill K. Jones

The Macksey Journal

Work in science studies has demonstrated that metaphors construct a cognitive framework for making sense of both disease and new scientific research. In her 1978 book, Illness as Metaphor, Susan Sontag argued that the dominant metaphor for one disease in particular, cancer, has ultimately become one of war; cancer cells do not just “multiply,” they are invasive—cancer patients do not just “heal,” they “fight a battle.” However, this “war metaphor” for cancer was not always and everywhere so ubiquitous. In the Third Reich, for example, Nazi scientists discussed cancer in terms of independent agency. Cancer cells were viewed not ...


Das Haus, Lou Andreas-Salomé 2020 Brigham Young University

Das Haus, Lou Andreas-Salomé

Prose Nonfiction

No abstract provided.


Vor Dem Erwachen, Lou Andreas-Salomé 2020 Brigham Young University

Vor Dem Erwachen, Lou Andreas-Salomé

Prose Fiction

No abstract provided.


The Dialectic Of Naturgeist In Hegel’S Anthropology: Soul, World, And Bodiliness, Jiho Oh 2020 Duquesne University

The Dialectic Of Naturgeist In Hegel’S Anthropology: Soul, World, And Bodiliness, Jiho Oh

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The primary concern of the “Anthropology” section in Hegel’s Encyclopedia of 1830 is the relationship between soul and body: how the soul gains an immediate, bodily existence through embodiment, why and how this immediate mode of the soul’s bodily existence is precarious, and how the soul becomes second nature by overcoming the immediate, bodily existence through habit, more precisely. Importantly, the “Anthropology” is the place in Hegel’s Encyclopedia system where the Philosophy of Nature ends, and the Philosophy of Spirit begins. The thematization of the soul-body relationship in the “Anthropology” is thus essentially framed by a broader ...


Eigenes Land, Augusta Supper 2020 Brigham Young University

Eigenes Land, Augusta Supper

Poetry

No abstract provided.


An Eine Orange (Poem), Francisca Stoecklin 2020 Brigham Young University

An Eine Orange (Poem), Francisca Stoecklin

Poetry

No abstract provided.


An Ein Mädchen (Poem), Franziska Stockman 2020 Brigham Young University

An Ein Mädchen (Poem), Franziska Stockman

Poetry

No abstract provided.


Einer Weiss Um Mich (Poem), Elisabeth Paulsen 2020 Brigham Young University

Einer Weiss Um Mich (Poem), Elisabeth Paulsen

Poetry

"This text comes from a collection of German-speaking women's literature entitled ""Deutsche Dichterinnen vom 16. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart: Gedichte und Lebensläufe. Herausgegeben und eingeleitet von Gisela Brinker-Gabler."" This text was graciously donated to the Sophie library by Gisela Brinker-Gabler. The Foreword and Introduction may be read HERE."


Das Unsichtbare Königreich, Richard von Volkmann 2020 Brigham Young University

Das Unsichtbare Königreich, Richard Von Volkmann

Drama and Film

No abstract provided.


Blaubart: Schauspiel In Drei Akten, Charles Perrault 2020 Brigham Young University

Blaubart: Schauspiel In Drei Akten, Charles Perrault

Drama and Film

No abstract provided.


Die Chinesenzwillinge, Anna Oehler 2020 Brigham Young University

Die Chinesenzwillinge, Anna Oehler

Drama and Film

No abstract provided.


“The Symmetrical Battle” Extended: Old Norse Fránn And Other Symmetry In Norse-Germanic Dragon Lore, Julian A. Emole 2020 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

“The Symmetrical Battle” Extended: Old Norse Fránn And Other Symmetry In Norse-Germanic Dragon Lore, Julian A. Emole

The Macksey Journal

Previous endeavors to identify a common origin of the dragon-slayer myth (and its many derivatives) in the Indo-European language family have produced mixed results, due in part to the ubiquity of dragon lore. Calvert Watkins’s ambitious project (How to Kill a Dragon, 1995) to reconstruct a poetic formula with PIE *gwhen- (‘to smite, slay’) has garnered both praise and criticism (see, e.g., Daniel Ogden 2013). Christine Rauer (Beowulf and the Dragon, 2000) has demonstrated that Beowulf was influenced by the Latin hagiographic tradition but finds that “the imagery which seems to be so typical for the ...


Karin Baumgartner And Monika Shafi, Editors. Anxious Journeys: Twenty-First-Century Travel Writing In German. Camden House, 2019., Doris McGonagill 2020 Utah State University

Karin Baumgartner And Monika Shafi, Editors. Anxious Journeys: Twenty-First-Century Travel Writing In German. Camden House, 2019., Doris Mcgonagill

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Karin Baumgartner and Monika Shafi, editors. Anxious Journeys: Twenty-First-Century Travel Writing in German. Camden House, 2019. viii + 276 pp.


Dada Futures: Introduction, Jennifer A. Buckley, Joyce Tsai, Timothy Shipe 2020 University of Iowa

Dada Futures: Introduction, Jennifer A. Buckley, Joyce Tsai, Timothy Shipe

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


The Dada Text And The Landscape Of War, Timothy O. Benson 2020 Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Dada Text And The Landscape Of War, Timothy O. Benson

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Decoding Dada: Avant-Garde Poetry In Its Cryptographic Context, Kurt Beals 2020 Washington University in St. Louis

Decoding Dada: Avant-Garde Poetry In Its Cryptographic Context, Kurt Beals

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Inclusion And Exclusion Of Gender, Social Class, Race And Ability In Elementary German Textbooks, Emmalie Keenan 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Inclusion And Exclusion Of Gender, Social Class, Race And Ability In Elementary German Textbooks, Emmalie Keenan

Masters Theses

Elementary German language textbooks today lack diverse representations of gender, social class, race, and ability. This thesis argues that the exclusion of those categories of diversity impedes the objectives of the communicative learning approach for students in first-year German courses. It examines research on diversity in textbooks with a focus on the concept of the “third space”, and shows how these findings apply to German students. An analysis of chapters from three German textbooks published between 2018 and 2020: Netzwerk neu A1, Impuls Deutsch 1, and Grenzenlos Deutsch provides specific examples of how images, texts, dialogs, grammar, and vocabulary exercises ...


Review Of Louden, Mark. 2016. Pennsylvania Dutch: The Story Of An American Language. Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press. Pp. 473., Steve Hartman Keiser 2020 The University of Akron

Review Of Louden, Mark. 2016. Pennsylvania Dutch: The Story Of An American Language. Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press. Pp. 473., Steve Hartman Keiser

Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies

The title of this book neatly captures the arc of its narrative: Pennsylvania Dutch is a language—not “just a dialect.” Those who speak it—though popularly perceived as peculiar—are thoroughly American; and the tale of how this language was birthed, bloomed, faded, and yet thrives into the 21st century is well worth the telling. And in this telling, Louden succeeds in linking the lively present and future of Dutch among the plain people with its rich and revealing history among the non-plain Dutch people of Pennsylvania. [First paragraph]


Borderless Flows In Federspiel’S Die Ballade Von Der Typhoid Mary, Charlotte Melin 2020 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Borderless Flows In Federspiel’S Die Ballade Von Der Typhoid Mary, Charlotte Melin

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Jürg Federspiel’s novel Die Ballade von der Typhoid Mary (1982) offers a fictionalized account of the notorious heroine’s life that ultimately sympathizes with her plight as an immigrant who faced exclusionary cultural barriers. Drawing on Rob Nixon’s concept of “slow violence” and recent approaches developed by material ecocriticism theory, my essay reinterprets this work from an environmental humanities perspective. The interpretation focuses on the interconnection of discourses related to disease, food, and pollution flows. Exploration of these themes leads to the conclusion that Federspiel’s work was prescient in its parallel engagement with both immigration issues and ...


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