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Dorian Gray, Tom Ripley, And The Queer Closet, Jonathan Alexander, Deborah Meem Dec 2003

Dorian Gray, Tom Ripley, And The Queer Closet, Jonathan Alexander, Deborah Meem

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In their paper, "Dorian Gray, Tom Ripley, and the Queer Closet," Jonathan Alexander and Deborah Meem present and portray an imaginary conversation among an impossible but intriguing group of writers, critics, and fictional characters. These individuals speak in their own (published) voices, which are moderated by the author-facilitators and shaped into an extended rumination on art, the Doppelgänger, queerness, and literary influence. Through their dialogue, the actors reveal a tradition of the queer novel, running in this case from Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray to Patricia Highsmith's five Tom Ripley books, whereby the closet functions simultaneously ...


On Edward Said, Scholar And Public Intellectual, F. Elizabeth Dahab Dec 2003

On Edward Said, Scholar And Public Intellectual, F. Elizabeth Dahab

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In her paper, "On Edward Said, Scholar and Public Intellectual," F. Elizabeth Dahab pays tribute to Edward Said, 1935-2003. Dahab discusses selected aspects of Said's trajectories as a scholar and Palestinian-American activist including aspects of Said's numerous activities and work as a musician, an ardent political polemicist, a music critic, a Columbia University professor of comparative literature, a humanist, President of the Modern Language Association of America, and an exiled Palestinian as evident in the vast corpus of this eminent scholar's publications over the course of almost four decades (twenty-four books and hundreds of articles and interviews ...


Cultures Of Populism And The Political Right In Central Europe, Patricia Chiantera-Stutte, Andrea Petö Dec 2003

Cultures Of Populism And The Political Right In Central Europe, Patricia Chiantera-Stutte, Andrea Petö

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In their paper, "Cultures of Populism and the Political Right in Central Europe," Patricia Chiantera-Stutte and Andrea Petö analyze the common points and differences in which imagined and mythologized histories are serving as a mobilizing force for extreme-right movements in three Central European countries, in Austria, Hungary, and Italy. The authors discuss how populist and right-wing political parties in these countries construct their conceptions of an alternative identity for the European Union. Further, the authors analyze the politico-territorial myths constructed by the three populist right-wing parties, the Freedom Party in Austria, the Northern League in Italy, and the Party of ...


Postcolonial African Consciousness And The Poetry Of Agostinho Neto, Irene Marques Dec 2003

Postcolonial African Consciousness And The Poetry Of Agostinho Neto, Irene Marques

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In her paper, "Postcolonial African Consciousness and the Poetry of Agostinho Neto," Irene Marques introduces the magic words of a great poet with the question: can poetry carry enough sorrow, enough strength, enough fire, enough love, enough wisdom, enough care, and enough horror to penetrate the hearts and the souls of the oppressed and the oppressors so that both will desperately want to escape their sinister labels? For Marques, this question represents an old quandary and one that many of us wish could be answered with a simple yes. Marques analyses Neto's poetry in the context of littérature engagé ...


From Plato To Derrida And Theories Of Play, Simona Livescu Dec 2003

From Plato To Derrida And Theories Of Play, Simona Livescu

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In her paper, "From Plato to Derrida and Theories of Play," Simona Livescu proposes a reevaluation of the concept of play. By examining various critical interpretations of this term from Greek antiquity to modern structuralists and poststructuralist theories, Livescu analyzes the common denominator in philosophical, cultural, and religious facets of the play. In her discussion, Livescu emphasizes the ultimate importance of the ludic presence in every fundamental human action. Among the conclusions of the paper, Livescu suggests that play exists as an essence of consciousness and that it is, actually, a way of being, not only a way of knowing ...


Comparative Literature Versus Comparative Cultural Studies, Tomo Virk Dec 2003

Comparative Literature Versus Comparative Cultural Studies, Tomo Virk

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In his paper, "Comparative Literature versus Comparative Cultural Studies," Tomo Virk discusses debates of the role, essence, and the future of comparative literature as it has developed since the 1995 publication of the Bernheimer Report. Virk explores the situation of the discipline in its North American context: "contextualists" argue for the abandoning of comparative literature understood as the study of literature with theoretical investigations of literariness while the "non-contextualists" underscore the study of the linguistic structure(s) of the text. Virk supports comparative literature understood as the traditional concentration of the discipline with focus on the specificities of literary questions ...


Selected Bibliography Of Work About And Of Edward Said's Texts, Clare Callaghan Dec 2003

Selected Bibliography Of Work About And Of Edward Said's Texts, Clare Callaghan

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Selected Bibliography Of Work In Cultural Studies And Us-American Popular Culture, Marta Guirao, Benton Jay Komins Sep 2003

Selected Bibliography Of Work In Cultural Studies And Us-American Popular Culture, Marta Guirao, Benton Jay Komins

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An Introduction To Comparative Cultural Studies And Popular Culture, Benton Jay Komins Sep 2003

An Introduction To Comparative Cultural Studies And Popular Culture, Benton Jay Komins

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New Orleans And Its Influence On The Work Of Lillian Hellman, Charlotte Headrick Sep 2003

New Orleans And Its Influence On The Work Of Lillian Hellman, Charlotte Headrick

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In her article, "New Orleans and Its Influence on the Work of Lillian Hellman," Charlotte Headrick explores playwright Lillian Hellman's life and work. Headrick proposes that Hellman was indelibly shaped by her years in the city of New Orleans. In her early childhood, Hellman would spend half a year in New York and half a year in New Orleans, home to her parents. Despite this seemingly schizophrenic upbringing, she considered herself a Southerner to the end of her days and, in fact, defined herself less by her Jewishness than by her "Southernness." Hellman's plays and memoirs are peppered ...


Heidegger, The Erotics Of Ontology, And The Mass-Market Romance, Deborah Lutz Sep 2003

Heidegger, The Erotics Of Ontology, And The Mass-Market Romance, Deborah Lutz

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In her paper, "Heidegger, the Erotics of Ontology, and the Mass-Market Romance," Deborah Lutz explores a particular formula of mass-market romance -- the dangerous lover or "sweet savage" one -- as an allegory for Heidegger's theories of nearness and being-toward-an-end in Being and Time. The postponements, secrets, and failed presence of the final immanence of love in these narratives allegorize the flight and entanglement of Dasein in the everyday. The romance's narrative movement as always in relationship with its end -- the full presence of love -- and its structure of being always ahead of itself, mirrors the narrativity of Dasein's ...


Symbolism, Popular Drama, And Politics And Art In Belgium, 1886-1910, Joan Gross Sep 2003

Symbolism, Popular Drama, And Politics And Art In Belgium, 1886-1910, Joan Gross

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In her article "Symbolism, Popular Drama, and Politics and Arts in Belgium, 1886-1910," Joan Gross examines what effects the reign of terror in the Congo and the silence that masked it might have had on popular performance traditions and literary practices in Belgium. Gross examines a popular puppet play by Léopold Leloup and an essay by Maurice Maeterlinck, both of which are called The Massacre of the Innocents. The third text she explores is a parliamentary speech given by Émile Vandervelde in 1903 in which he protested brutal practices in the Congo. Gross explores the interconnections between these three disparate ...


Holy Fools, Secular Saints, And Illiterate Saviors In American Literature And Popular Culture, Dana Heller Sep 2003

Holy Fools, Secular Saints, And Illiterate Saviors In American Literature And Popular Culture, Dana Heller

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In her article, "Holy Fools, Secular Saints, and Illiterate Saviors in American Literature and Popular Culture," Dana Heller identifies and analyzes characteristics of the holy fool figure in American literature and culture. Heller defines the holy fool, or divine idiot, as a figure central to U.S. myths of nation. One encounters such figures in American literature as well as in American folklore, popular culture, and mass media. In American culture, the Divine Idiot is a hybrid form which grows out of the crossings of numerous literary and historical currents, both secular and non-secular. This unwieldy hybridity -- the fact that ...


Qu(E)Erying Comic Book Culture And Representations Of Sexuality In Wonder Woman, Brian Mitchell Peters Sep 2003

Qu(E)Erying Comic Book Culture And Representations Of Sexuality In Wonder Woman, Brian Mitchell Peters

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In his paper, "Qu(e)erying Comic Book Culture and Representations of Sexuality in Wonder Woman," Brian Mitchell Peters proposes that youth culture is responsible for an arbitrary yet highly structured appropriation of what we can call high-contemporary culture. Hence, notions of pop-culture take from the past and use the present to create a highly fluid now, capable of transcending its present moment in a stereotypical fifteen minutes of fame. Part of twentieth-century pop-culture phenomena is the evolution of the comic book. The comic, in its habitual split of binaries, creates a space where young people have tapped consistently into ...


E-Learning And Libraries: Trends And Opportunities, Han Roes Jun 2003

E-Learning And Libraries: Trends And Opportunities, Han Roes

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

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Negotiating With Suppliers: The Work Of Chest: Overview For Iatul Members, Nikki Green Jun 2003

Negotiating With Suppliers: The Work Of Chest: Overview For Iatul Members, Nikki Green

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

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Education And Training For Information Empowerment Specialists In The Networked Society: An Indian Experience, Cr Karisiddappa Jun 2003

Education And Training For Information Empowerment Specialists In The Networked Society: An Indian Experience, Cr Karisiddappa

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

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Ever Widening Circles: Managing Library Consortia, Managing Change, Deb Debrujin Jun 2003

Ever Widening Circles: Managing Library Consortia, Managing Change, Deb Debrujin

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

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Managing Library Transformation To Meet The Challenges Of A New Era, Egbert D. Gerryts Jun 2003

Managing Library Transformation To Meet The Challenges Of A New Era, Egbert D. Gerryts

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

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The Next Information Revolution – Can Institutional Repositories And Self-Archiving Transform Scholarly Communications?, David C. Prosser Jun 2003

The Next Information Revolution – Can Institutional Repositories And Self-Archiving Transform Scholarly Communications?, David C. Prosser

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

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Learning And Working In Libraries, Han Roes Jun 2003

Learning And Working In Libraries, Han Roes

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

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Physical Places And Virtual Spaces: Fostering Innovative Partnerships Between The Library And The Stakeholder, Grace Saw Jun 2003

Physical Places And Virtual Spaces: Fostering Innovative Partnerships Between The Library And The Stakeholder, Grace Saw

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

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Library Mergers In Higher Education Institutions: Different Theories, Beliefs And Practices, Adriaan Swanepoel Jun 2003

Library Mergers In Higher Education Institutions: Different Theories, Beliefs And Practices, Adriaan Swanepoel

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

No abstract provided.


Providing Document Delivery Services Using Electronic Journals, Yurdagul Unal, Yasar Tonta Jun 2003

Providing Document Delivery Services Using Electronic Journals, Yurdagul Unal, Yasar Tonta

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

No abstract provided.


Learning Communities: A Fundamental Shift In The Learning Process An Investigative Study Into Their Impact On Library Services, Sohair F. Wastawy Jun 2003

Learning Communities: A Fundamental Shift In The Learning Process An Investigative Study Into Their Impact On Library Services, Sohair F. Wastawy

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

No abstract provided.


Personalization Of Digital Information Services, Yasar Tonta Jun 2003

Personalization Of Digital Information Services, Yasar Tonta

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Assessing The Hybrid University Library: Addressing Diverse Agendas Through Effective And Efficient Approaches, Graham Walton Jun 2003

Assessing The Hybrid University Library: Addressing Diverse Agendas Through Effective And Efficient Approaches, Graham Walton

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

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Dml-Eu: Recent Progress In European Projects For Digitising Mathematics– An Essential Contribution For The Construction Of The Digital Mathematical Library Dml, Bernd Wegner Jun 2003

Dml-Eu: Recent Progress In European Projects For Digitising Mathematics– An Essential Contribution For The Construction Of The Digital Mathematical Library Dml, Bernd Wegner

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

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Technology Foundations For Digital Libraries, Sun Microsystems Jun 2003

Technology Foundations For Digital Libraries, Sun Microsystems

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

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What's In Collection Configuration Files?, Ian H. Witten Jun 2003

What's In Collection Configuration Files?, Ian H. Witten

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

No abstract provided.