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Moral Markets: The Critical Role Of Values In The Economy By Paul J. Zak (Book Review), Jonathan B. Wight 2010 University of Richmond

Moral Markets: The Critical Role Of Values In The Economy By Paul J. Zak (Book Review), Jonathan B. Wight

Economics Faculty Publications

This volume contains the fruits of a two-year seminar on ethics and economics funded by the John Templeton Foundation and administered through the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research. Participants came from the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities, and included Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith and other figures such as Frans de Waal, Herbert Gintis, Robert Frank, and Robert Solomon (for whom the book is dedicated in memoriam). The book’s editor, Paul Zak, is a pioneer in the emerging field of neuroeconomics, which uses medical technology to discover the physiological manifestations of cooperative and altruistic behavior. A theme ...


Writing Southern Race Relations: Stories Ellen Douglas Was Brave Enough To Tell, Suzanne W. Jones 2010 University of Richmond

Writing Southern Race Relations: Stories Ellen Douglas Was Brave Enough To Tell, Suzanne W. Jones

English Faculty Publications

When Ellen Douglas started writing, she drew inspiration from the way William Faulkner and other southern writers whom she admired, like Eudora Welty, depicted southern places. Douglas planted all of her fiction firmly in the region of Mississippi that she knew best; her Homochitto is modeled of Natchez, where she was born, and her Philippi on Greenville, where she lived with her husband and their children. But Douglas reacted against the gothic and mythic elements in Faulkner's work and used as her first literary models the great nineteenth-century realists: Dostoevsky, Flaubert, James, and Tolstoy. She admired Eudora Welty, but ...


Faulkner's Sexualized City: Modernism, Commerce, And The (Textual) Body, Peter Lurie 2010 University of Richmond

Faulkner's Sexualized City: Modernism, Commerce, And The (Textual) Body, Peter Lurie

English Faculty Publications

Such classicism is the aesthetic opposite of what Faulkner demonstrates at moments in Mosquitoes and that would go on to become his famously baroque style. In the discussion that follows, I will be asking a number of questions about that development, among them the following: What is the role in Faulkner of a baroque, highly refined language, especially when Faulkner uses it to convey sexuality? And what connections (or disconnections) might that style have to Faulkner’s use of the setting of the city, as in Mosquitoes, or elsewhere of the rural countryside? As we will see, changes in these ...


Women Home From War, Laura Browder 2010 University of Richmond

Women Home From War, Laura Browder

English Faculty Publications

The first time I heard a woman describe her deployment in glowing terms, I was taken aback. Marine Colonel Jenny Holbert told me that being in charge of public affairs for the second battle of Fallujah was "probably one of the biggest events of my life, other than birthing two children." I thought, cynically, that this enthusiasm was all part of her role as a public-affairs officer. It took me a while to understand how compelling the experiences of being in a combat zone could be for the women I talked with. Colonel Holbert's enthusiasm for deployment was only ...


The Heart Is A Strange Muscle, Laura Browder 2010 University of Richmond

The Heart Is A Strange Muscle, Laura Browder

English Faculty Publications

Rachel’s beeper went off just as her back began growing numb, jammed against the pieces of broken and discarded furniture in the storage room. A second later, Bobby’s went off too. She unwrapped her legs from around his sweaty back, pulled herself up to a sitting position, and groped through the jumble of clothing.


Young, Brigham, Terryl Givens 2010 University of Richmond

Young, Brigham, Terryl Givens

English Faculty Publications

Upon Joseph Smith's murder in 1844, Young, as president of the Quoram of the Twelve Apostles, was recognized as the new leader by most members of the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Mormon, Book Of, Terryl Givens 2010 University of Richmond

Mormon, Book Of, Terryl Givens

English Faculty Publications

In 1830 Joseph Smith* published a book he claimed to have translated "by the gift and power of God" from ancient gold plates buried in a hillside in upstate New York. The book records the details of three ancient peoples who had inhabited the North American continent.


Invisible Dread, From Twisted: The Dreadlock Chronicles, Bertram D. Ashe 2010 University of Richmond

Invisible Dread, From Twisted: The Dreadlock Chronicles, Bertram D. Ashe

English Faculty Publications

This excerpt traces the issues and process surrounding the dreadlocking of an Afri­can-American professor's hair. The personal history leading up to the decision to grow locks is briefly addressed, as is the experience of getting twisted for the first time and some reactions to the new hairstyle. Twisted discusses issues of cultural authenticity and academic nonconformity. It examines dreadlocks as a pathway to explore black identity, but in opposing ways: the act of locking ones hair does dis­play unconventional blackness - but it also participates in a preexisting black style. To what extent, the excerpt asks, can the ...


The Tide Is Setting Strongly Against Us, Edward L. Ayers 2010 University of Richmond

The Tide Is Setting Strongly Against Us, Edward L. Ayers

History Faculty Publications

Lincoln's bid for reelection in 1864 faced serious challenges from a popular opponent and a nation weary of war. For a good part of 1864 -- the year he faced reelection -- Abraham Lincoln had little faith that he would win or even be renominated.


Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery (Foreword), Edward L. Ayers 2010 University of Richmond

Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery (Foreword), Edward L. Ayers

History Faculty Publications

A foreword to the book, Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery by John O. Peters. Petersbury: The Dietz Press, 2010.


What Lincoln Was Up Against: The Context Of Leadership, Edward L. Ayers 2010 University of Richmond

What Lincoln Was Up Against: The Context Of Leadership, Edward L. Ayers

History Faculty Publications

Abraham Lincoln faced desperate challenges from the moment he took office until the day he was killed. While Union armies in the field struggled for four years against dismayingly effective Confederate forces, Lincoln fought to keep the North from breaking apart. The task proved unrelenting.


Introduction To Visualizing Russia: Fedor Solntsev And Crafting A National Past, Wendy Salmond, Cynthia Hyla Whittaker 2010 Chapman University

Introduction To Visualizing Russia: Fedor Solntsev And Crafting A National Past, Wendy Salmond, Cynthia Hyla Whittaker

Art Faculty Books and Book Chapters

Wendy Salmond and Cynthia Hyla Whittaker's introduction to Visualizing Russia: Fedor Solntsev and Crafting a National Past, which "elaborates the origins of the Russian style in the 1830s and 1840s and celebrates the seminal role that Fedor Grigorevich Solntsev (1801-1892) played in its development."


How America Discovered Russian Icons: The Soviet Loan Exhibition Of 1930-32, Wendy Salmond 2010 Chapman University

How America Discovered Russian Icons: The Soviet Loan Exhibition Of 1930-32, Wendy Salmond

Art Faculty Books and Book Chapters

On 14 October 1930, the first exhibition of Russian icons ever to take place in the United States opened at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Over the next nineteen months it traveled to nine venues across the country, introducing the American public to a form of medieval painting virtually unknown outside Russia. Billed as the "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Loan Exhibition," its avowed goal was to share with the outside world the full story of Russian icon painting's evolution from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries, thereby adding a vital missing chapter to the history of ...


"You Hip To Buffalo?" The Hidden Heritage Of Black Theatre In Western New York, Virginia Anderson 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

"You Hip To Buffalo?" The Hidden Heritage Of Black Theatre In Western New York, Virginia Anderson

Theatre and Dance

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“The Dampness Of Her Mother’S Womb, The Only Place To Be:” Ó Cómo Recuperar El Habla Después De La Tragedia. Rasgado, De Lila Zemborain, Mariela Méndez 2010 University of Richmond

“The Dampness Of Her Mother’S Womb, The Only Place To Be:” Ó Cómo Recuperar El Habla Después De La Tragedia. Rasgado, De Lila Zemborain, Mariela Méndez

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

Como sugiere Gregory Orr en su libro Poetry as Survival, existe una larga tradición lírica en poesía que da testimonio del poder transformador y hasta “terapéutico” del género en momentos de extrema angustia, dolor, y desesperación causados por alguna tragedia o catástrofe. Orr habla, entre otras cosas, de la necesidad de revivir la tragedia en el lenguaje del poema, re-creándola en otros términos que permitan así la distancia física, espacial, emocional, y abran el camino hacia la superación del trauma (101). Rasgado (2006), de Lila Zemborain, es un libro que bien podría agregarse a la larga lista de poemas incluidos ...


Disorienting The Furniture: The Transgressive Journalism Of Alfonsina Storni And Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Mariela Méndez 2010 University of Richmond

Disorienting The Furniture: The Transgressive Journalism Of Alfonsina Storni And Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Mariela Méndez

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

Drawing on the journalistic prose of two major literary figures of early-twentieth-century Argentina and the U.S., this article breaches cultural, national, and geographical frontiers by comparing the discursive gestures through which Alfonsina Storni and Charlotte Perkins Gilman re-appropriate for themselves the canonical genre of essay-writing to advance their feminist agendas. By undermining the presuppositions underlying so-called feminine publications of their time, both women carry out an intriguing disarticulation of the classic private/public divide that empowers their female readers to conceive of female subjectivity in new and innovative ways. Almost a mythic figure in the world of Latin American ...


Cine, Producción Audiovisual Y Participación Politica En Centroamérica, Claudia Ferman 2010 University of Richmond

Cine, Producción Audiovisual Y Participación Politica En Centroamérica, Claudia Ferman

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

Si el cine y la fotografía son lenguajes altamente dependientes por su constitución tecnológica y su asociación a procesos industriales y de producción de mercancías, la historia de su desarrollo en Latinoamérica, y en especial en Centroamérica, confirma la enorme flexibilidad intrínseca a estos lenguajes, que les ha permitido ser reapropiados y reinventados de modo multifacético en la región. La presente Sección Especial de Istmo no. 20 presenta a las/los lectoras/es los trabajos de siete investigadores académicas/os expertas/os en estudios de cine, producción audiovisual y participación política en Centroamérica.

Estos trabajos basan su discusión en el ...


"Mi País Era América Latina": Testimonio De Jorge Denti, Cineasta De La Revolución Sandinista, Claudia Ferman 2010 University of Richmond

"Mi País Era América Latina": Testimonio De Jorge Denti, Cineasta De La Revolución Sandinista, Claudia Ferman

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

La discusión sobre las formas en que la práctica cinematográfica de compromiso político ha tomado en el contexto latinoamericano está presente en la entrevista al cineasta argentino Jorge Denti, donde se historizan y conceptualizan estas prácticas. El testimonio de Jorge Denti ilustra la sistemática preocupación dentro de las filas del sandinismo por la cultura y la educación, y el lugar preeminente que el cine ocupó en este proceso, aún antes de que el sandinismo fuera gobierno.

La entrevista fue grabada en Buenos Aires, en junio de 2009, cuando Denti participaba del Festival de Cine de Derechos Humanos, festival en el ...


Poem (Film Review), Kathrin M. Bower 2010 University of Richmond

Poem (Film Review), Kathrin M. Bower

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

POEM is the feature-length debut for Ralf Schmerberg, a self-taught photographer and filmmaker known for his music videos of German bands Die Toten Hosen and Die Fantastischen Vier and his imaginative television commercials. Schmerberg and his collaborator, the writer Antonia Keinz, spent two years reading poetry to determine the final selection of 19 poems for the film project. The concept of creating a film devoted to visual interpretations of poetry was intriguing enough to attract big name actors, including Klaus Maria Brandauer, Meret Becker, Hannelore Elsner, Jürgen Vogel, and Hermann van Veen, as well as camera men who previously had ...


À La Recherche Du «Bourgeois»: Drame Sérieux Et Tentations Narratives Chez Diderot, Olivier M. Delers 2010 University of Richmond

À La Recherche Du «Bourgeois»: Drame Sérieux Et Tentations Narratives Chez Diderot, Olivier M. Delers

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

Dans le drame bourgeois de Diderot, il n'y a pas de « bourgeois». Pas de personnages bourgeois (par exemple, pas de M. Jourdain ou de Turcaret dans le rôle du bourgeois à ridiculiser), pas de valeurs bourgeoises (qui sont après tout une invention du XIXe siècle), pas d'esprit de groupe bourgeois - de conscience de classe - qui unirait et distinguerait les protagonistes du Fils naturel (1757) et du Pere de famille (1758). Béatrice Didier, dans son Diderot dramaturge du vivant, remarque ce flottement conceptuel sans pour autant s'en distancer : « il s'agit de représenter la vie de bourgeois ...


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