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Review Caring Cultures: Sharing Imaginations: Australia And India, Michael Jacklin Dec 2011

Review Caring Cultures: Sharing Imaginations: Australia And India, Michael Jacklin

Michael Jacklin

The reading of Australian literature from international perspectives is vital, not only for the publication and promotion of Australian literature overseas, but also for the maintenance of a robust and energetic discipline that is both national and global in its reach. India, increasingly, is a contributor to this international network of scholarly engagement, with at least four anthologies of critical essays on Australian literature published in New Delhi in as many years. The present collection of papers, Caring Cultures: Sharing Imaginations: Australia and India, adds to this growing body of work. Several of its essays offer fascinating views on Australian ...


Review Keyes, Roger S. 2006. Ehon: The Artist And The Book In Japan., Helen Kilpatrick Dec 2011

Review Keyes, Roger S. 2006. Ehon: The Artist And The Book In Japan., Helen Kilpatrick

Helen Kilpatrick

This handsome tome is based on an exhibition of Japanese picture books held by the New York Public Library from October 2006 to February 2007. Despite the more contemporary connotations associated with the term ehon, this is not a catalogue of books for children. The collection is best described as a volume that traces the traditions of Japanese artists’ books. With the inclusion of two more recent works by non-Japanese (American and German) artists, the volume also features international entries that are currently ‘‘contribut[ing] to the living Japanese book tradition’’ (p. 313). Although it excludes neither children’s nor ...


Book Review - Theresa Coletti: Mary Magdalene And The Drama Of Saints: Theater, Gender, And Religion In Late Medieval England, Louise D'Arcens Nov 2011

Book Review - Theresa Coletti: Mary Magdalene And The Drama Of Saints: Theater, Gender, And Religion In Late Medieval England, Louise D'Arcens

Louise D'Arcens

Theresa Coletti’s Mary Magdalene and the Drama of Saints is a persuasively argued and rigorously researched study that examines the late medieval English career of medieval Christianity’s “other Mary.” Coletti argues for the significance of the figure of Mary Magdalene within traditions of medieval insular piety dating back to Bede, and more specifically within vernacular East Anglian culture of the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Taking as her main focus the early sixteenthcentury Digby saint play Mary Magdalene, Coletti succeeds in demonstrating the many striking ways in which “late medieval East Anglia’s feminine religious culture and commitment ...


Book Review - Kate Langdon Forhan, The Political Theory Of Christine De Pizan, Louise D'Arcens Nov 2011

Book Review - Kate Langdon Forhan, The Political Theory Of Christine De Pizan, Louise D'Arcens

Louise D'Arcens

Christine de Pizan scholars are familiar with Kate Langdon Forhan’s many valuable contributions to the growing research into Christine’s political writings. In The Political Theory of Christine de Pizan Forhan seeks to bring Christine’s work to the attention of a new audience, political theorists, in order to ensure a place for her within the mainstream history of political theory. In so doing she continues the worthy task already underway in her translation of Christine’s Book of the Body Politic for Cambridge’s Texts in the History of Political Thought series, and her Medieval Political Theory reader ...


Review Of Women In The Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia, 2 Vols, Louise D'Arcens Nov 2011

Review Of Women In The Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia, 2 Vols, Louise D'Arcens

Louise D'Arcens

At the 2003 International Congress at Leeds, a panel posed the question of whether feminist medieval studies can be said today to be "pressing or passé." Far from signalling the obsolescence of feminist investigations into the Middle Ages, the posing of such a question reflects the extent to which feminist scholarship, and in particular the study of medieval women, has consolidated its position within the larger field of Medieval Studies. Similarly, the appearance of a watershed resource such as Women in the Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia is a clear sign not of only how far scholarship on medieval women has ...


Book Review, Richard Utz And Tom Shippey (Eds), Medievalism And The Modern World: Essays In Honour Of Leslie Workman, Louise D'Arcens Nov 2011

Book Review, Richard Utz And Tom Shippey (Eds), Medievalism And The Modern World: Essays In Honour Of Leslie Workman, Louise D'Arcens

Louise D'Arcens

As an area of enquiry, the academic study of medievalism has seemed constitutionally, and indeed institutionally, marginal. Neither fish nor fowl, its interdisciplinarity has long consigned it in the eyes of many medievalists to the shadowy realm of para-disciplinarity, seemingly doomed to the task of merely commenting on the work of others. In recent years, however, Anglophone medieval studies has witnessed the growing momentum of what might be called a "medievalist turn". The emergence of numerous studies of the historical and political forces buttressing the emergence of the discipline, along with the biographical studies of Helen Damico and Norman Cantor ...


Book Review - Allison Levy, Widowhood And Visual Culture In Early Modern Europe, Louise D'Arcens Nov 2011

Book Review - Allison Levy, Widowhood And Visual Culture In Early Modern Europe, Louise D'Arcens

Louise D'Arcens

The past decade has witnessed the appearance of a number of excellent edited essay collections dealing with widowhood in the European past, including Louise Mirrer’s Upon My Husband’s Death: Widows in the Literature and Histories of Medieval Europe (1992), Cindy L. Carlson and Angela Jane Weisl’s Constructions of Widowhood and Virginity in the Middle Ages (1999), and Sandra Cavallo and Lyndan Warner’s Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (1999). The essays assembled by Allison Levy in Widowhood and Visual Culture in Early Modern Europe offer a distinctive contribution to the existing scholarship, shifting the focus ...


Book Review Of James, D & Kim, K.H (Eds) Im Kwon-Taek: The Making Of A Korean National Cinema, Brian Yecies Nov 2011

Book Review Of James, D & Kim, K.H (Eds) Im Kwon-Taek: The Making Of A Korean National Cinema, Brian Yecies

Brian Yecies

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of: Tracking King Kong: A Hollywood Icon In World Culture, Brian M. Yecies Nov 2011

Book Review Of: Tracking King Kong: A Hollywood Icon In World Culture, Brian M. Yecies

Dr Brian Yecies

No abstract provided.


Book Review Of: Sound Technology And The American Cinema, Brian M. Yecies Nov 2011

Book Review Of: Sound Technology And The American Cinema, Brian M. Yecies

Dr Brian Yecies

Sound technology and the American cinema makes an exciting contribution to the fields of film history, film theory, and cultural studies. It offers an in-depth, multi-sourced study of the development of representational technologies, including photography, phonography, and the cinema; each had a convergent role in the permanent adoption of sound into the Hollywood film industry. James Lastra intrigues the reader by constructing a technological genealogy, which connects the ideas and sensibilities of an American culture on the brink of modernity. In doing so, he brings to life a material history of this century's "most influential audiovisual form-the classical Hollywood ...


Book Review Of: Newmedia.Com.Au, Brian M. Yecies Nov 2011

Book Review Of: Newmedia.Com.Au, Brian M. Yecies

Dr Brian Yecies

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Ways Of Seeing China: From Yellow Peril To Shangrila" By Timothy Kendall, Wenche Ommundsen Nov 2011

Review Of "Ways Of Seeing China: From Yellow Peril To Shangrila" By Timothy Kendall, Wenche Ommundsen

Wenche Ommundsen

No abstract provided.


Sins Of The Fathers, And The Mothers', Review Of Jessica Anderson, Wenche Ommundsen Nov 2011

Sins Of The Fathers, And The Mothers', Review Of Jessica Anderson, Wenche Ommundsen

Wenche Ommundsen

No abstract provided.


Paris Review Interviews: Writers At Talk, Wenche Ommundsen Nov 2011

Paris Review Interviews: Writers At Talk, Wenche Ommundsen

Wenche Ommundsen

No abstract provided.


The Narratology Plot, Review Of Horst Ruthrof, Wenche Ommundsen Nov 2011

The Narratology Plot, Review Of Horst Ruthrof, Wenche Ommundsen

Wenche Ommundsen

No abstract provided.


Review Of Nicholas Jose, The Red Thread: A Love Story, Wenche Ommundsen Nov 2011

Review Of Nicholas Jose, The Red Thread: A Love Story, Wenche Ommundsen

Wenche Ommundsen

No abstract provided.


'Eye Am An Other', Review Of David Parker, Wenche Ommundsen Nov 2011

'Eye Am An Other', Review Of David Parker, Wenche Ommundsen

Wenche Ommundsen

No abstract provided.


Review Of Leela Gandhi, Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction, Wenche Ommundsen Nov 2011

Review Of Leela Gandhi, Postcolonial Theory: A Critical Introduction, Wenche Ommundsen

Wenche Ommundsen

No abstract provided.


Rereading For The Plot, Review Of Matei Calinescu, Wenche Ommundsen Nov 2011

Rereading For The Plot, Review Of Matei Calinescu, Wenche Ommundsen

Wenche Ommundsen

No abstract provided.


A Composition For Four Players, Review Of Brian Matthews, Wenche Ommundsen Nov 2011

A Composition For Four Players, Review Of Brian Matthews, Wenche Ommundsen

Wenche Ommundsen

No abstract provided.


Review: The Making Of Pro-Life Activists By Ziad W. Munson, Gene Deerman Nov 2011

Review: The Making Of Pro-Life Activists By Ziad W. Munson, Gene Deerman

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Review: The Making Of Pro-Life Activists By Ziad W. Munson, Gene Deerman Nov 2011

Review: The Making Of Pro-Life Activists By Ziad W. Munson, Gene Deerman

Gene Deerman

No abstract provided.


Review: The Making Of Pro-Life Activists By Ziad W. Munson, Gene Deerman Nov 2011

Review: The Making Of Pro-Life Activists By Ziad W. Munson, Gene Deerman

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Jane (Journal/Author Name Estimator), Sharon L. Leslie Oct 2011

Jane (Journal/Author Name Estimator), Sharon L. Leslie

University Library Faculty Publications

Acceptance of a manuscript is a relief but often depends on submission to the appropriate journal. Jane is a Web-based resource to assess novelty or repetition of subject matter in MEDLINE. Researchers and scientists can use this Web site to help determine the best journal to approach for publishing a manuscript, discover who has done similar research in a specific field, and search for articles with related topics.


In Search Of The Neurobiological Substrates For Social Playfulness In Mammalian Brains, Stephen M. Siviy, Jaak Panksepp Oct 2011

In Search Of The Neurobiological Substrates For Social Playfulness In Mammalian Brains, Stephen M. Siviy, Jaak Panksepp

Psychology Faculty Publications

Play behavior is a fundamental and intrinsic neurobehavioral process in the mammalian brain. Using rough-and-tumble play in the juvenile rat as a model system to study mammalian playfulness, some of the relevant neurobiological substrates for this behavior have been identified, and in this review this progress. A primary-process executive circuit for play in the rat that includes thalamic intralaminar nuclei, frontal cortex and striatum can be gleaned from these data. Other neural areas that may interact with this putative circuit include amygdala, ventral hypothalamus, periaqueductal gray (PAG), and deep tectum, as well as ascending dopamine systems which participate in all ...


[Review Of] What They Don’T Teach You In Library School, Jennifer A. Bartlett Oct 2011

[Review Of] What They Don’T Teach You In Library School, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


[Review Of] Project Management In Libraries, Archives And Museums: Working With Government And Other External Partners, Jennifer A. Bartlett Oct 2011

[Review Of] Project Management In Libraries, Archives And Museums: Working With Government And Other External Partners, Jennifer A. Bartlett

Library Faculty and Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Gender Differences In Smoking Behaviour And Cessation, Chizimuzo Okoli, Iris Torchalla, Natalie Hemsing, Lorraine Greaves Jun 2011

Gender Differences In Smoking Behaviour And Cessation, Chizimuzo Okoli, Iris Torchalla, Natalie Hemsing, Lorraine Greaves

Chizimuzo T.C. Okoli

This article reviews the literature to compare differential outcomes among men and women after smoking cessation, assess barriers they may face during cessation and provide recommendation to address gender-specific challenges in smoking cessation interventions. There is some evidence that women achieve lower abstinence rates than men after a quit attempt with nicotine replacement therapy, as well as without pharmacotherapy, and several underlying mechanisms were discussed to account for these findings. These include: (a) women have specific genetic variants that affect pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the medication, (b) hormonal influences increase nicotine metabolism and withdrawal symptoms, (c) women are more responsive ...


Review Of Weizmann, Elda. (2008), Positioning In Media Dialogue: Negotiating Roles In The News Interview, Claire Emily Scott Jan 2011

Review Of Weizmann, Elda. (2008), Positioning In Media Dialogue: Negotiating Roles In The News Interview, Claire Emily Scott

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This book presents an investigation of interactional discourse features of news interviews in Israeli (Hebrew) television media, focussing on the way interviewers and interviewees are discursively positioned with respect to each other. The study is based on two sets of data, comprising a 24-hour corpus of news interviews from the “New Evening” (Erev Xadash) program on Israeli national television, and a corpus of meta-comments from leading Israeli media figures.


Approach To Multiple Pulmonary Nodules: A Case Report And Review Of Literature, Farshid Niknam, Jiezhong Chen, Sarbar Napaki, Morteza Aghmesheh Jan 2011

Approach To Multiple Pulmonary Nodules: A Case Report And Review Of Literature, Farshid Niknam, Jiezhong Chen, Sarbar Napaki, Morteza Aghmesheh

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

Chest X-ray and CT examinations often find pulmonary nodules that could be malignant or benign. A case is presented and discussed here in order to improve diagnosis and management of pulmonary nodules. A 62-year-old lady was found to have multiple pulmonary nodules by X-ray when she complained of a cough and fever. This was confirmed by a CT scan. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) of one of the lung lesions reported scant atypical epithelial cells that stained positive for TTF-1 and cytokeratin 7, but negative for cytokeratin 20. Thus, it was suspicious for large cell carcinoma. A videothoracoscopic lung biopsy and ...