28 Jun

The Use of Textual Criticism for the Interpretation of

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Veblen main­tained that it was obvious to all but economists that producing goods and making profits were two different things, that the business community's striving for profits often has deleterious effects on the economy and society, and that each individual businessperson following his or her own self-interest will promote only his or her own self-interest. Such problems have emerged for example in the practices of inquiry surrounding the treatment of AIDS.

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28 Jun

Vanity Fair (Wordsworth Classics)

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Assessing, fulfilling, and shaping the needs, wants, and desires of an audience should be the first task of an artist. We are sorry, but your access to the website was temporarily disabled. At the same time pain radiates centrifugally. Instead I've begun an ongoing response of pointing out errors of fact, errors in theoretical understanding (which, though critically important, is more problematic because a lot of people seem to think this is waffling), and urging the theory's proponents to respond to valid objections to their theory.

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28 Jun

Global Ibsen: Performing Multiple Modernities (Routledge

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The imitative art is an inferior who marries an inferior and has inferior offspring. 3. Not Karma, that was common property which Buddhism shared. Martha Graham, who had been commissioned to choreograph the piece and who danced the lead role, chose the title. The Art of the French Illustrated Book 1700-1914. Although women from the third world have been engaged in the feminist movement, Chandra Talpade Mohanty and Sarojini Sahoo criticize Western feminism on the grounds that it is ethnocentric and does not take into account the unique experiences of women from third-world countries or the existence of feminisms indigenous to third-world countries.

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27 Jun

Thoughts and Adventures: Churchill Reflects on Spies,

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And, of course, the overwhelming majority of tragedies do leave us with a sense of the supremacy of impersonal power and of the limitation of human effort. The terrible figure in this tradition, exemplified by Heathcliff, Simon Legree, and the villains of Dickens, is normally a ruthless figure strongly contrasted with some kind of delicate virtue, generally a helpless victim in his power. The exaltation of the female foot’s daintiness in many versions of the story is akin to the shamanism in Oedipus narratives. “The absence from continental Africa of such common and intimately linked cultural traits cannot be accidental.

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27 Jun

Literature of the Western World, Volume II: Neoclassicism

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The nation-firm is selling itself as an investment location, rather than simply selling export goods. Indeed, during the rise of fascism in the Second World War and the commodified culture afterwards, the Frankfurt School became skeptical of the possibility of agency, as the subjective conditions for social transformation were on their view undermined. Rather than being liberating and progressive, reason has become dominating and controlling with the spread of instrumental reason.

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27 Jun

The World Begins Here: An Anthology of Oregon Short Fiction

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Text by Liesbeth Huybrechts, Cristiano Storni, Yanki Lee, Selina Schepers, Jessica Schoffelen, Katrien Dreessen. The resistance to such reductionism is perhaps strongest in the work of the philosopher Ernst Cassirer, whose monumental Philosophy of Symbolic Forms is given over in its second volume (1925) to the proposition that "myth is a form of thought." ... the years from World War II to the present have presented new threats to the Pueblos, which, although more subtle than the early Spanish conquests, are even more dangerous, and must be fought if the Pueblo culture is to continue.

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27 Jun

The Saint Play in Medieval Europe (Monograph Series)

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The world's largest continuous zone of "temperate" climates lies in a belt stretching across Eurasia from southern Europe in the west to China in the east. In order to identify the argument of your sources, consider the following things: Summarize each article's thesis (central claim or purpose) or research question. Food/Beverages: Food and non-sealed beverage containers are NOT permitted in any classroom, lab or studio. Alexander, Neville. "Mainstreaming by Confluence: The Multilingual Context of Literature in South Africa."

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27 Jun

An Introduction to Antonio Gramsci: His Life, Thought and

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The author might have meant it to do something, but, say he wanted to describe a scene and he sets it in a cafe, and the way he describes the cafe inadvertently undermines the meaning of the scene. Do Jewish and Christian interpretations of this text differ significantly? These theories were formulated by biblical critics on the basis of na�ve precritical sociological assumptions. The poet becomes disconnected, never developing a true sense of place or of community outside the community of the printed page.

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26 Jun

Talking Trojan

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For hundreds of years the court and the nobility had spoken French. A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Márquez demonstrates how mental depictions of past perfections can change an awesome being into merely an aberration. The Political Animal, Special Issue of SubStance, Issue 117, 37:3 (2008) Edited by Chris Danta and Dimitris Vardoulakis Waste and Abundance: The Measure of Consumption, Special Issue of SubStance, Issue 116, 37:2 (2008), Edited by Susan Cahill, Emma Hegarty, and Emilie Moran Cultural Theory after 9/11: Terror, Religion, Media, Special Issue of SubStance, Issue 115, 37:1 (2008), Edited by Robert Doran Henri Bergson's Creative Evolution, Special Issue of SubStance, Issue 114, 36:3 (2007), Edited by Michael Kolkman and Michael Vaughan All back issues of SubStance beginning with Vol. 1, 1971 are available online through the JSTOR digital archive.

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26 Jun

Shakespearean Criticism, Vol. 15

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If you've ever been sitting in English class and thinking, 'Oh my god, he can't possibly have meant yellow or trees or canker sores or squirrels to symbolize whatever my teacher is saying it symbolizes' - no, the author might not have meant it to do that (although some were pretty good about being specific about what things meant. Some criticism does get to the public, of course, but most of it is corrupted by the same forces that have turned the rest of the media into a source of manipulation. (By Ken Sanes, http://www.transparencynow.com/ ) In an era when the media have grown to be one of the most dominant forms of culture in North American -- so dominant, in fact, that the they can now be seen as the pinnacle of commercial culture -- an explanatory theory of the media becomes paramount.

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