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A Comparative Approach To European Folk Poetry And The Erotic Wedding Motif, Louise O. Vasvari Dec 1999

A Comparative Approach To European Folk Poetry And The Erotic Wedding Motif, Louise O. Vasvari

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In her article, "A Comparative Approach to European Folk Poetry and the Erotic Wedding Motif," Louise O. Vasvari posits that while the corpus of folk poetry in any one area of Europe always differs from neighboring traditions, of greater interest is the existence of a large amount of related material across the continent. Nevertheless, while research in folk poetry has been rich in field collecting and cataloguing, there exists little in-depth comparative study of folk poetry. Doubtless, this is owing in part to the fact that the great majority of the texts are accessible only in the original language or ...


Literature, "In-House" Writers, And Processes Of Success In Publishing, Frank De Glas Dec 1999

Literature, "In-House" Writers, And Processes Of Success In Publishing, Frank De Glas

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Frank de Glas discusses in his article, "Literature, 'In-House' Writers, and Processes of Success in Publishing," the fact that too many studies of twentieth-century publishing practices concentrate on individual case studies while neglecting more general patterns and that too little use is made of theoretical concepts developed in the sociology of cultural production. He argues that one of the contributing elements in the economic and artistic success of a publishing house is the bringing together of a productive group of "in-house authors." To build up and to maintain such a group, publishers steadily launch new authors who they hope will ...


Théophile Gautier And The Orient, F. Elizabeth Dahab Dec 1999

Théophile Gautier And The Orient, F. Elizabeth Dahab

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In her article, "Théophile Gautier and the Orient," F. Elizabeth Dahab discusses the function of the Orient in general, and in particular, the function of Ancient Egypt in some of Gautier's contes fantastiques written between 1835 and 1857. Gautier and many of his contemporaries including Baudelaire wanted to escape from a society dominated by the idea of progress. They expressed deep doubt in many of their texts and strived to find solace in the notion of permanence in art characteristic of Ancient Egyptian architecture and mortuary customs. They also believed that Ancient Egypt may provide an answer to humanity ...


A Comparative Analysis Of Text And Music And Gender And Audience In Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Andrea Fábry Dec 1999

A Comparative Analysis Of Text And Music And Gender And Audience In Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Andrea Fábry

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Andrea Fábry discusses in her article, "A Comparative Analysis of Text and Music and Gender and Audience in Duke Bluebeard's Castle," the image of Bluebeard as a metaphor for gender relations. Béla Bartók's opera and its libretto represent a prime example of the metaphor that in turn can be found in a range of text types, from fairy tales through novels to films. In the article, Fábry analyzes Bartók's contribution to the metaphor, namely with his opera, Duke Bluebeard's Castle. She relates the opera to the text of the opera's libretto, written by film theoretician ...


Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient, 'History,' And The Other, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Dec 1999

Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient, 'History,' And The Other, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

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In his article, "Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient, 'History,' and the Other," Steven Tötösy discusses the historical background of Michael Ondaatje's novel, The English Patient (1992). The historical background and its analysis extend to selected aspects of Anthony Minghella's and Michael Ondaatje's adaptation of the novel to film (1996) and the ensuing controversy after the release of the film. From the historical background Tötösy designates as the "Almásy theme" of the novel and the film, he relates Ondaatje's engagement of the protagonist -- Central European Hungarian László Almásy -- to the notion of the Other as a ...


Familial Autobiography And The World: A Review Article Of Work By Kenzaburo Oe, Manuel Yang Sep 1999

Familial Autobiography And The World: A Review Article Of Work By Kenzaburo Oe, Manuel Yang

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No abstract provided.


New Ways In Comparative Literature: A Review Article Of New Work By Tötösy And Tötösy, Dimic, And Sywenky, Ernst Grabovszki Sep 1999

New Ways In Comparative Literature: A Review Article Of New Work By Tötösy And Tötösy, Dimic, And Sywenky, Ernst Grabovszki

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No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Globalization And The New Media On The Notion Of World Literature, Ernst Grabovszki Sep 1999

The Impact Of Globalization And The New Media On The Notion Of World Literature, Ernst Grabovszki

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Ernst Grabovszki discusses in his article, "The Impact of Globalization and the New Media on the Notion of World Literature," aspects of communication and scholarship in the humanities in the context of social processes resulting from globalization and the impact of new media. The author suggests that the process of communication, the processes of creativity, and the study of literature and the changes these areas are now experiencing owing to the impact of globalization and new media should be studied from a systemic and empirical point of view. Further, the article is an exposition of changes we observe with regard ...


From Comparative Literature Today Toward Comparative Cultural Studies, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Sep 1999

From Comparative Literature Today Toward Comparative Cultural Studies, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

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In his article "From Comparative Literature Today Toward Comparative Cultural Studies" Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek proposes a theoretical approximation of already established and current aspects of the discipline of comparative literature and the field of cultural studies. "Comparative cultural studies" is conceived as an approach with three areas of theoretical content: 1) To study literature (text and/or literary system) with and in the context of culture and the discipline of cultural studies; 2) In cultural studies itself to study literature with borrowed elements (theories and methods) from comparative literature; and 3) To study culture and its composite parts and ...


Nietzsche And The Knowledge Of The Child At Play: On The Question Of Metaphysics, Johannes F. Welfing Sep 1999

Nietzsche And The Knowledge Of The Child At Play: On The Question Of Metaphysics, Johannes F. Welfing

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In his paper, "Nietzsche and the Knowledge of the Child at Play: On the Question of Metaphysics," Johannes Welfing raises the question of a Nietzschean metaphysical presence (did Nietzsche define the essence of life and of being and thus also implicitly establish an imperative about the way in which one should lead one's life, or did he refrain from all definition, truth, system or law whatsoever?). The controversy continues: while for some critics Nietzsche's philosophy is animated by a desire for truth, others emphasize the novelty of a philosophical project that questions the very premises on which it ...


Identity Politics In Atwood, Kogawa, And Wolf, Jean Wilson Sep 1999

Identity Politics In Atwood, Kogawa, And Wolf, Jean Wilson

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Jean Wilson's article, "Identity Politics in Atwood, Kogawa, and Wolf," is a comparative study of three texts published in the early 1980s: Atwood's "Significant Moments in the Life of My Mother," Kogawa's Obasan, and Wolf's Cassandra. Identity politics figure prominently in all three literary works, whose common poetic project is one of demythologization and of enabling at the same time the emergence of a new, liberating articulation, a language perhaps "never heard before." These writings interrogate the construction of identities in a patriarchal culture and contribute to a more complex understanding of identity formation. All three ...


Review Of Didier Souiller And Wladimir Troubetzkoy's Littérature Comparée, Thomas Pavel Sep 1999

Review Of Didier Souiller And Wladimir Troubetzkoy's Littérature Comparée, Thomas Pavel

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No abstract provided.


Canceling High Inflation And Low Usage Periodicals In A Serial Cancellation Project, Judith M. Nixon Jul 1999

Canceling High Inflation And Low Usage Periodicals In A Serial Cancellation Project, Judith M. Nixon

Libraries Research Publications

Describes an easy method to identify serials for cancellation based on usage data and inflation rates, both which can be extracted from online library management systems such as NOTIS. Data can be imported in to a Microsoft Access database and after simple calculations are, the database can be searched for high inflation/low use titles. These titles serve as the preliminary cancellation list.


Poetic Image And Tradition In Western European Modernism, José Manuel Losada Goya Jun 1999

Poetic Image And Tradition In Western European Modernism, José Manuel Losada Goya

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José Manuel Losada Goya investigates in his article "Poetic Image and Tradition in Western European Modernism: Pound, Lorca, Claudel," aspects of poetic imagery in modernism. The analysis of the changes brought about by modern poetry involves just as much the study of content as it does of form. In the very beginning of modernity, the poet feels the necessity to invent another tradition, distinct in spatial-temporal parameters and in rhetorical procedures. In the article, attention is paid to both the re-modification of the phonological figures (especially in rhyme and rhythm) and the restructuring of lexical levels (especially in metaphor and ...


Some Observations About The Suicide Of The Adulteress In The Modern Novel, Babis Dermitzakis Jun 1999

Some Observations About The Suicide Of The Adulteress In The Modern Novel, Babis Dermitzakis

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Babis Dermitzakis posits in his article "Some Observations about the Suicide of the Adulteress in the Modern Novel" that in three major male-authored European novels -- Madame Bovary, Anna Karenina, and Thérèse Raquin -- the protagonists are wives who commit adultery ending in suicide. In contrast, texts by women authors of the period show no similar description and perception of adultery by women. Dermitzakis suspects that the male writers did not simply fictionalize a specific social behavior or condition; rather, they likely imported their own prejudices about women's adultery -- and more generally about women's sexuality -- into their writing. Biographical evidence ...


Reading Orientalism And The Crisis Of Epistemology In The Novels Of Lawrence Durrell, James Gifford Jun 1999

Reading Orientalism And The Crisis Of Epistemology In The Novels Of Lawrence Durrell, James Gifford

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In his article, "Reading Orientalism and the Crisis of Epistemology in the Novels of Lawrence Durrell," James Gifford argues that Edward Said's Orientalism has had a far reaching impact on the study of literature as well as in Comparative Literature, especially in works which depict the "Eastern Other." However, a question arises in those texts which have completed the philosophical motion from existentialism to epistemological skepticism such as the novels of Lawrence Durrell. For example, in The Avignon Quintet a provisional and even counterfactual form of knowledge becomes central and obvious to the reader. Subsequently, knowledge of the Other ...


East Central Europe As A Politically Correct Scapegoat: The Case Of Bulgaria, Roumiana Deltcheva Jun 1999

East Central Europe As A Politically Correct Scapegoat: The Case Of Bulgaria, Roumiana Deltcheva

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Roumiana Deltcheva analyzes in her article "East Central Europe as a Politically Correct Scapegoat: The Case of Bulgaria" the mechanisms of image construction of East Central Europe in the West, taking Bulgaria as a case study as seen in literary and filmic texts. A historical overview of literary and theoretical texts which deal with the cultural semiosphere of Bulgaria is presented to demonstrate that contrary to widely held perceptions in North American (US and Canada) "politically correct" scholarship, Europe is not a homogeneous cultural unity. In fact, a clear centre/periphery situation is established and delineated along the geographical axis ...


The Innocence Of Children: Effects Of Vulgarity In South Park, Emily Ravenwood Jun 1999

The Innocence Of Children: Effects Of Vulgarity In South Park, Emily Ravenwood

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Emily Ravenwood examines in her article, "The Innocence of Children: Effects of Vulgarity in South Park" the way in which the appropriation of low culture into high art can operate to simultaneously raise and lower the cultural capital of the art in question. Usually, in definitions of high and low art vulgarity is understood as a negative representation. This dismissal is rooted in the linguistic and political relationship between vulgarity and perceived "lower class" realities. In the context of artistic representation, however, vulgarity can be a powerful weapon to enforce attention and awareness of foreign realities in a middle class ...


Comparative Literature In Spain Today: A Review Article Of New Work By Romero, Vega And Carbonell, And Guillén, Pablo Zambrano Jun 1999

Comparative Literature In Spain Today: A Review Article Of New Work By Romero, Vega And Carbonell, And Guillén, Pablo Zambrano

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

No abstract provided.


The Comparative Method And The Study Of Literature, Aldo Nemesio Mar 1999

The Comparative Method And The Study Of Literature, Aldo Nemesio

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Aldo Nemesio argues in his article "The Comparative Method and the Study of Literature" for the comparative method as follows. Contemporary literary research is based on parameters and methods which do not appear to have evolved similar to other fields of inquiry. If the study of literature is concerned with literary behavior, for instance, the object of study cannot limit itself to a single author or to a limited number of authors and what surrounds them closely. Also, national boundaries are too narrow: what happens within the boundaries of a culture can be understood only if we relate it to ...


Thematics And Intellectual Content: The Xvth Triennial Congress Of The International Comparative Literature Association In Leiden, Marko Juvan Mar 1999

Thematics And Intellectual Content: The Xvth Triennial Congress Of The International Comparative Literature Association In Leiden, Marko Juvan

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Marko Juvan's article, "Thematics and Intellectual Content: The XVth Triennial Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association in Leiden," offers an in-depth view of the intellectual structure and atmosphere of the Congress. The author describes both in detail and in an overview the thematics of the Congress, Literature as Cultural Memory, and explicates the intellectual content of a good number of important panels and papers presented at the Congress. The article represents in a concise manner the current situation of the discipline of Comparative Literature in an international context.


Review Of Ward Churchill, A Little Matter Of Genocide: Holocaust And Denial In The Americas, 1492 To The Present, A. Claire Brandabur Mar 1999

Review Of Ward Churchill, A Little Matter Of Genocide: Holocaust And Denial In The Americas, 1492 To The Present, A. Claire Brandabur

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Book Review Article: A. Clare Brandabur, Review of Ward Churchill, A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas, 1492 to the Present


Memories Of Hungary: A Review Article Of New Books By Suleiman And Teleky, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Mar 1999

Memories Of Hungary: A Review Article Of New Books By Suleiman And Teleky, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

No abstract provided.


The Comic In Literature As A General Systems Phenomenon, Vera Zubarev Mar 1999

The Comic In Literature As A General Systems Phenomenon, Vera Zubarev

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Vera Zubarev proposes in her article, "The Comic in Literature as a General Systems Phenomenon," that the definitions of and about aspects of dramatic genre are best articulated from the theoretical approach of systems theory. It is assumed that self-regulation is a basic element, that is, any object, any system or phenomenon has its own structure, fulfills its own function, performs its own process, has its own operator, and maintains its genesis. A number of new notions can be drawn from this proposition with regard to the concepts of potential in dramatic genre and the comic, as follows. 1) The ...


What's Past Is Prologue: Imagining The Socialist Nation In Cuba And In Hungary, Patricia D. Fox Mar 1999

What's Past Is Prologue: Imagining The Socialist Nation In Cuba And In Hungary, Patricia D. Fox

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Patricia D. Fox's article, "What's Past is Prologue: Imagining the Socialist Nation in Cuba and in Hungary," examines the symbolic mooring of Cuban and Hungarian identity, recuperated Caliban from William Shakespeare's The Tempest and an ever conflicted Faustus/Adam from Imre Madách's Az ember tragédiája, respectively. Despite serial cosmological fragmentations and political upheaval, the present analysis holds that production and reproduction of these founding figures in the process of imagining the socialist nation represent an ongoing litigation of meaning. This process then conserves a marked thematic continuity through temporal conceptions, totality of exegesis, the mix of ...


Manifesto For A Revolution Of The West, Armando Gnisci Mar 1999

Manifesto For A Revolution Of The West, Armando Gnisci

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Armando Gnisci's article, "Manifesto for a Revolution of the West," is a proposal for solidarity and action he understands as "revolution" against inequities and injustice. The world, conquered by the Eurocentric will-to-power, already centrifuged and spread across the globe, is now in sight of a new era. Images of the near future are appearing on the horizon: the rich and powerful North dominates and wastes the South. The cruelty of this Brave New World is contrasted with the utopean diaspora of de-colonizers, the "Creolitisation" of mind and cultures, the resistance of differences, and revolution. The first image, to which ...


Document Delivery In Academic Fee-Based Information Services, Suzanne M. Ward, Mary Dugan Jan 1999

Document Delivery In Academic Fee-Based Information Services, Suzanne M. Ward, Mary Dugan

Libraries Research Publications

No abstract provided.


The Supermarket Supply Chain In Shanghai, Gavin Sinclair, Ananth Iyer, Jane Anderson Jan 1998

The Supermarket Supply Chain In Shanghai, Gavin Sinclair, Ananth Iyer, Jane Anderson

Department of Management Faculty Publications

The authors conducted a series of structured interviews with managers of ten supermarket chains in Shanghai to compare supermarket business practices in Shanghai with those in the United States, emphasizing logistics management issues. Shanghai supermarkets tend to be smaller than U.S. stores, but the store layout and product selection are similar in both countries. While the Shanghai supermarkets have modern scanning equipment, they do little quantitative sales or inventory analysis.


Finding Wage And Salary Information, Suzanne M. Ward, Heidi Ann Petruzzi Jan 1995

Finding Wage And Salary Information, Suzanne M. Ward, Heidi Ann Petruzzi

Libraries Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Electronic Publishing Of Professional Articles: Attitudes Of Academics And Implications For The Scholarly Communication Industry, Don Schauder Jul 1993

Electronic Publishing Of Professional Articles: Attitudes Of Academics And Implications For The Scholarly Communication Industry, Don Schauder

Proceedings of the IATUL Conferences

No abstract provided.