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Handling The Perceptual Politics Of Identity In Great Expectations, Peter J. Capuano 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Handling The Perceptual Politics Of Identity In Great Expectations, Peter J. Capuano

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

Historicizing hands in the context of contemporary discourse allows us to evaluate how this particular part of the body became a site where scientists and novelists alike could re-imagine “progress” and transformation. In the world of Great Expectations, those who fail to adapt and change never truly make any progress, and Dickens has some fun with this idea as he concludes the novel. While people like Pumblechook conspicuously offer “the same fat five fingers” in the text’s beginning and its end, Joe, over the same course of time, develops not only his laboring hand but his writing one as ...


Interview No. 1495, Yolanda Diaz 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1495, Yolanda Diaz

Paso del Norte Entrepreneurship Oral History Project

Yolanda recalls having a wonderful childhood being raised by her mother. While in high school Yolanda joined Vocational Office Education at Jefferson High school. This program helped Yolanda learn basic bookkeeping and accounting as well as provide opportunities for a job while in high school. Yolanda took advantage of the program and learned as much as she could. Yolanda also worked for the Veterans Affairs as an administrative assistant for the pharmacists. Yolanda would go on to work for Petro Shopping Centers, Jack Cardwell, Media Copy and Texas Gas Services in the accounting and bookkeeping aspects of those businesses. Yolanda ...


Nationhood And Women In Postcolonial African Literature, Elda Hungwe, Chipo Hungwe 2010 Midlands State University

Nationhood And Women In Postcolonial African Literature, Elda Hungwe, Chipo Hungwe

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In their article "Nationhood and Women in Postcolonial African Literature" Elda Hungwe and Chipo Hungwe, through an analysis of Pepetela's Mayombe, Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah, and Ngugi's Petals of Blood discuss nationhood and nation in postcolonial African literature within the framework of the postcolonial theory. Postcolonial theory negates master narratives of nation and nationhood, hence it deconstructs such narratives as problematic. Hungwe and Hungwe discuss problems associated with definitions of nation where groups or members are peripheralized. While Hungwe and Hungwe acknowledge that nationalism served a critical role during decolonization, their conclusion is that in postcolonial ...


Do Medieval And Renaissance Androids Presage The Posthuman?, Kevin LaGrandeur 2010 New York Institute of Technology

Do Medieval And Renaissance Androids Presage The Posthuman?, Kevin Lagrandeur

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Do Medieval and Renaissance Androids Presage the Posthuman?" Kevin LaGrandeur analyzes the relationships between literary images of artificial humans associated with medieval alchemists and alchemy, their modified reemergence in the Renaissance, and how such androids may forecast the idea of a posthuman subjectivity that is connected with their present-day descendents. For example, the talking brass heads in Robert Greene's two Renaissance plays, The Honorable History of Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay and Alphonsus, Prince of Aragon have their roots in Arabic sources, and the former derives specifically from legends concerning the thirteenth-century alchemist and philosopher Roger ...


The Metaphysics Of Electronic Being, Michał Ostrowicki [aka Sidey Myoo] 2010 Jagiellonian University

The Metaphysics Of Electronic Being, Michał Ostrowicki [Aka Sidey Myoo]

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "The Metaphysics of Electronic Being" Michał Ostrowicki discusses the electronic environment as a sphere of being. To this end, the notion of the "electronic sphere" is used as a subject of ontological analysis. Ostrowicki postulates that the problematics of the electronic sphere represents a part of ontology and designates it as "ontoelectronics." He makes a distinction made between an electronic image and an electronic being, thus indicating that they differ from each other in their existential status and thereby deny any metaphysical equivalence between the two. This distinction between an electronic image and an electronic being is ...


Japanese Science Fiction And Conceptions Of The (Human) Subject, Maria Poulaki 2010 University of Amsterdam

Japanese Science Fiction And Conceptions Of The (Human) Subject, Maria Poulaki

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "Japanese Science Fiction and Conceptions of the (Human) Subject" Maria Poulaki discusses the crisis that almost all essentialist categorizations have been facing in late modernity, in the context of which science fiction texts offer fertile ground to investigate the transitions brought about with the intensified invasion of the "human self" by its "nonhuman other." The analysis of a Japanese science fiction film draws a seemingly paradoxical connection between the Japanese version of modernity and self-identity with the relevant "Western" articulations found in the work of Bruno Latour and Alain Badiou. This connection points at a broader re-conceptualization ...


Erotic Mourning And Post-Traumatic Sexual Desire, Gila G. Ashtor 2010 Tufts University

Erotic Mourning And Post-Traumatic Sexual Desire, Gila G. Ashtor

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article, "Erotic Mourning and Post-traumatic Sexual Desire" Gila Ashtor investigates the ways Dave Eggers's A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius 2000 memoir contains an alternative logic of affectivity that locates possibilities for mourning in the ambivalent directionalities of post-traumatic sexual desire. Ashtor links dominant conceptualizations of post-traumatic working-through and regimes of heteronormative sexual reproductivity in order to argue that Eggers's self-exhibitionistic spectacle of failed post-traumatic healing, precisely as a drama of undoing that replaces the cumulative acquisition of psychic cohesion with survival incoherent gestures, produces a version of what this paper will call "radical mourning." To ...


Mahfouz Between Lukácsian And Brechtian Approaches To Realism, David F. DiMeo 2010 United States Military Academy West Point

Mahfouz Between Lukácsian And Brechtian Approaches To Realism, David F. Dimeo

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Mahfouz between Lukácsian and Brechtian Approaches to Realism" David F. DiMeo compares the interpretations of realism by the leading Arabic author of socially committed fiction to the theories of Bertolt Brecht and György Lukács. The early works of novelist Najib Mahfouz feature a Lukácsian approach, embracing critical realism to present a totalizing view of the social system, as experienced by credible, sympathetic characters. By the 1960s, disillusioned with this method, Mahfouz turned to a more Brechtian approach, seeking to highlight social injustices by alienating the audience from identification with the characters or particular situations through ambiguous narratives ...


A Consilient Science And Humanities In Mcewan's Enduring Love, Curtis D. Carbonell 2010 New Jersey City University

A Consilient Science And Humanities In Mcewan's Enduring Love, Curtis D. Carbonell

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "A Consilient Science and the Humanities in McEwan's Enduring Love" Curtis D. Carbonell provides a reading of a Third Culture novel that foregrounds the relationship of the sciences and the humanities. In Ian McEwan's novel we see a perfect example of how literary thinkers are listening to the world of science and speaking to it in return. This article responds to Stephen Greenberg's ideas about how Neo-Darwinian themes in the novel point to social themes by arguing that what underlies both of these is a deeper structure: the tension between C.P. Snow's ...


The Stereotyped Image Of Christ In Villiers's "Les Amants De Tolède", Graciela Susana Boruszko 2010 Pepperdine University

The Stereotyped Image Of Christ In Villiers's "Les Amants De Tolède", Graciela Susana Boruszko

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "The Stereotyped Image of Christ in Villiers's 'Les Amants de Tolède'" Graciela Susana Boruszko discusses images in Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam's text. The embedding of icons of foreign cultures, histories, and religions into a literary narrative results in a work of art enriched by the images fashioned by the "foreign eye." The narrative strategy of Villiers creates a kaleidoscopic representation of themes and images that merge the fields of religion, literature and history. These themes and images — transposed into the domain of littérature fantastique — follow the initiation of the reader to a supernatural world ...


Effects Of Family, Friends, And Relative Prices On Fruit And Vegetable Consumption By African American Youths, Oleksandr Zhylyevskyy, Helen H. Jensen, Steven B. Garasky, Carolyn E. Cutrona, Frederick X. Gibbons 2010 Iowa State University

Effects Of Family, Friends, And Relative Prices On Fruit And Vegetable Consumption By African American Youths, Oleksandr Zhylyevskyy, Helen H. Jensen, Steven B. Garasky, Carolyn E. Cutrona, Frederick X. Gibbons

CARD Working Papers

Facilitating healthy eating among young people, particularly among minorities who are at high risk for gaining excess weight, is at the forefront of the current policy discussions in the U.S. We investigate the effects of social interactions and relative prices on fruit and vegetable consumption by African American youths. We estimate a simultaneous equation ordered probit model of food intake using rich behavioral data from the Family and Community Health Study and price data from the Economic Research Service’s Quarterly Food-at-Home Price Database. We find the presence of endogenous effects between a youth and parent, but not between ...


Contextualising Recent Tensions In Seventh-Day Adventism: "A Constant Process Of Struggle And Rebirth"?, Arthur N. Patrick 2010 Avondale College

Contextualising Recent Tensions In Seventh-Day Adventism: "A Constant Process Of Struggle And Rebirth"?, Arthur N. Patrick

Theology Papers and Journal Articles

Between 1844 and 1863, fragments of disappointed Millerism developed the landmark ideas, the denominational name and the basic structure of what is now the Seventh-day Adventist Church with fifteen million members in 201 countries. This article contextualises the struggle of recent decades between continuity and change in Adventist teaching, suggesting that a score of doctoral theses/dissertations and other studies offer a coherence that is deeply disturbing for some believers, insufficient for some others, but satisfying for many. The demands in Western culture for faith to be aped by evidence and to offer existential meaning have elicited three stances in ...


Remaking The World Of Chinese Labour: A 30-Year Retrospective, Eli D. Friedman, Ching Kwan Lee 2010 Cornell University

Remaking The World Of Chinese Labour: A 30-Year Retrospective, Eli D. Friedman, Ching Kwan Lee

Articles and Chapters

Over the past 30 years, labour relations, and, indeed, the entirety of working class politics in China, have been dramatically altered by economic reforms. In this review, we focus on the two key processes of commodification and casualization and their implications for workers. On the one hand, these processes have resulted in the destruction of the old social contract and the emergence of marketized employment relations. This has implied a loss of the job security and generous benefits enjoyed by workers in the planned economy. On the other hand, commodification and casualization have produced significant but localized resistance from the ...


Word Recognition In The Parafovea: An Eye Movement Investigation Of Chinese Reading, Jinmian Yang 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Word Recognition In The Parafovea: An Eye Movement Investigation Of Chinese Reading, Jinmian Yang

Doctoral Dissertations 1896 - February 2014

Chinese is a logographic writing system that drastically differs from alphabetic scripts in many important aspects. Thus, the nature of parafoveal processing in reading Chinese may be different from that in reading alphabetic languages. Here, four eye-tracking experiments using the boundary display change paradigm (Rayner, 1975) were conducted to explore the role of high level information, like semantic and plausibility information, in the parafovea for Chinese readers.

Experiments 1 and 2 used two-character words that can have the order of their component characters reversed, and still be lexical units as target words. Readers received a parafoveal preview of a target ...


Ignatian Values In The Core Curriculum, Phyllis Brown, Diane Jonte-Pace 2010 Santa Clara University

Ignatian Values In The Core Curriculum, Phyllis Brown, Diane Jonte-Pace

English

In this essay we examine three major resources for revising the core curriculum in Jesuit universities, commenting on how each can contribute to an integrated Ignatian core, guiding us toward answers to our questions about content and pedagogy. Our rich Jesuit tradition is one of these resources. Two other important resources are contemporary publications about promoting citizenship in higher education and about supporting student learning through assessment.


About Intermedialities: A Review Article Of New Work By Paech And Schröter, Chapple And Kattenbelt, And Ellerström, Arno Gimber, Asunción López-Varela Azcárate 2010 Complutense University Madrid

About Intermedialities: A Review Article Of New Work By Paech And Schröter, Chapple And Kattenbelt, And Ellerström, Arno Gimber, Asunción López-Varela Azcárate

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

No abstract provided.


Christian Practices As Counter Discourses: Foucault, Barth, And The Discourse Of Higher Education, Jason Lief 2010 Dordt College

Christian Practices As Counter Discourses: Foucault, Barth, And The Discourse Of Higher Education, Jason Lief

Pro Rege

Jason Lief presented this paper at the Teaching, Learning, and Christian Practices Conference, held at Calvin College in October 2009.


Inherent Poetry Of Meaning, Matt Gerrelts 2010 Dordt College

Inherent Poetry Of Meaning, Matt Gerrelts

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Wow! What A Ride! A Journey With Cancer (Book Review), Pam Adams 2010 Dordt College

Wow! What A Ride! A Journey With Cancer (Book Review), Pam Adams

Pro Rege

Reviewed Title: Bosma, Cella. Wow! What a Ride! A Journey with Cancer. Sioux Center, IA: Dordt College Press, 2010. 274 pages. ISBN: 978-0-932914-84-2.


Web 2.0 Tools In The Foreign Language, Andres Villagra 2010 Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University

Web 2.0 Tools In The Foreign Language, Andres Villagra

Cornerstone 3 Reports : Interdisciplinary Informatics

No abstract provided.


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