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Introduction To American Law: Class 2, Jennifer Allison 2011 Pepperdine University

Introduction To American Law: Class 2, Jennifer Allison

Jennifer Allison

In June 2011 I taught a four-session "Introduction to the American Legal System" course to law students at the University of Augsburg in Germany. This is the presentation for the second session, which covers the American legal education system, how to read and analyze case law, and how to use citations to find judicial opinions.


Westlaw-Schulung Für Fachreferenten/Innen In Recht An Deutschen Rechtsbibliotheken, Jennifer Allison 2011 Pepperdine University

Westlaw-Schulung Für Fachreferenten/Innen In Recht An Deutschen Rechtsbibliotheken, Jennifer Allison

Jennifer Allison

This is a German-language training session on how to use the Westlaw database for American legal research. It offers a five-step process for using this database to conduct research on a particular legal topic, and includes examples of how to execute these research steps using a specific topic (punitive damages). I presented it multiple times throughout my visit to German law libraries during the summer of 2011.

Hier sind die Folien meiner deutschsprächigen Westlaw-Schulung, die ich im Sommer 2011 an mehreren Bibliotheken in Deutschland gegeben habe. Diese Schulung informiert, wie man die Materialen in Westlaw-International (Rechtsfällen, Zeitschriftsartikeln, Rechtsenzyklopedien, usw.) benutzt ...


Introduction To American Law: Class 3, Jennifer Allison 2011 Pepperdine University

Introduction To American Law: Class 3, Jennifer Allison

Jennifer Allison

In June 2011 I taught a four-session "Introduction to the American Legal System" course to law students at the University of Augsburg in Germany. This is the presentation for the third session, which covers a basic introduction to the U.S. Constitution.


Administrative Law Research Exercise For Law Students, Jennifer Allison 2011 Pepperdine University

Administrative Law Research Exercise For Law Students, Jennifer Allison

Jennifer Allison

In this exercise, law students use Google, government websites, and Westlaw Classic to research basic concepts related to the federal regulation of pesticides. In Westlaw, the resources accessed include the the USCA and AmJur, and the students also use a relevant Key Number to build a Custom Digest. The exercise takes about half an hour to complete.


Bernhard Ten Brink And German English Studies In Lotharingia, Richard Utz 2011 Western Michigan University

Bernhard Ten Brink And German English Studies In Lotharingia, Richard Utz

Richard Utz

No abstract provided.


Negotiating Heritage: Observations On Semantic Concepts, Temporality, And The Centre Of The Study Of The Cultural Heritage Of Medieval Rituals, Richard Utz 2011 Western Michigan University

Negotiating Heritage: Observations On Semantic Concepts, Temporality, And The Centre Of The Study Of The Cultural Heritage Of Medieval Rituals, Richard Utz

Richard Utz

This essay is a revised version of a paper originally presented at the "Fifth Conference on the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals" at University of Copenhagen on October 26, 2009. It seeks to review the interdisciplinary scholarship done by the Centre of the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals, a project funded by the Danish National Research Foundation since 2001, from the perspective of Reinhart Kosellek's work on semantic concepts and temporality, focusing specifically on a recent Centre publication: Negotiating Heritage: Memories of the Middle Ages, edited by Mette B. Bruun and Stephanie Glaser as volume 4 ...


Cahier Calin: Makers Of The Middle Ages. Essays In Honor Of William Calin, Richard Utz, Elizabeth Emery 2011 Western Michigan University

Cahier Calin: Makers Of The Middle Ages. Essays In Honor Of William Calin, Richard Utz, Elizabeth Emery

Richard Utz

No abstract provided.


Translating Contemporary Literature: Translating Parts Of Elisabeth Sheffield's "Fort Da - A Report" Into German, Katharina Gerda Renate Maes-Roopchansingh 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

Translating Contemporary Literature: Translating Parts Of Elisabeth Sheffield's "Fort Da - A Report" Into German, Katharina Gerda Renate Maes-Roopchansingh

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Fort Da - A Report stands surely in the tradition of Lolita, and is a successful re-writing of Nabokov's work. Elisabeth Sheffield takes a modern approach to the subject matter. The object of desire in Fort Da - A Report is Aslan, a Turkish-Cyprian boy who lives in Germany. Aslan is desired by Rosemarie Ramee, an almost forty-year old american neuroscientist, who works and lives in Kiel, Germany. Translating the unfolding of this provocative story was motivated by its cultural context, its contemporary manner as well as experimental writing style, such as using footnotes, neologisms and passive voice. Approaching this translation ...


Spenser, Wolfram, And The Reformation Of Despair, Susannah Monta, Lisi Oliver 2011 University of Notre Dame

Spenser, Wolfram, And The Reformation Of Despair, Susannah Monta, Lisi Oliver

Journal of Literary Onomastics

To date, no consensus has emerged concerning the derivation of Spenser’s names Trevisan and Terwin, the only two characters in Book I’s “Legend of Holiness” whose names are not obviously labels. This essay proposes that Wolfram’s Parzival offers a strong analogue that may also point to a possible origin for the names of Spenser’s Trevisan and Terwin. Further, and most significantly, the comparison between Wolfram’s poem and Spenser’s gives the more important of those two figures, the fearful knight Trevisan, a complex role to play as Spenser probes Protestant theological treatments of despair.


Restauration Und Ambivalenz: Maskulinitaet Im Deutschsprachigen Film Nach 1990 Im Lichte Des Neuen Deutschen Films, Sascha Harris 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Restauration Und Ambivalenz: Maskulinitaet Im Deutschsprachigen Film Nach 1990 Im Lichte Des Neuen Deutschen Films, Sascha Harris

Articles

Restoration and Ambiguity: The Male in Post-Wall German Film

As the programmatic, if diverse tenets of the Neuer Deutscher Film began to lose their hold on German film-making in the eighties, filmic narratives and cinematography emerged which on the one hand draw on this tradition, especially in seemingly postmodern narratives of subversion, minority and subjectivity, but on the other combine these with conventional, even restorative film language and narrative construction. Reunification has set a development in motion which to a remarkable extent echoes the cultural metanarrative of the post-war period. The role and representation of male characters in a significant ...


Der Detektiv In Der Literatur Des 19. Jahrhunderts Von Edgar Allan Poe Bis Henning Mankell, Daniela Marion Faerber 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

Der Detektiv In Der Literatur Des 19. Jahrhunderts Von Edgar Allan Poe Bis Henning Mankell, Daniela Marion Faerber

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The genre of the detective novel has been immensely popular for the last 200 years and continues to fascinate contemporary readers. This thesis explores the connection between modernity and the rise of such well-known detectives as Auguste Dupin and Sherlock Holmes. Key to this exploration is an examination of how bohemian hobby inspectors are propelled by novel scientific inventions towards an unprecedented rational thinking, which brings their specific attention to bear upon the minutiae of the crime scene. It also traces these 19th century detectives back to the modern figure, which Walter Benjamin describes as the flaneur amidst the newly ...


Bertolt Brechts Theater, David T. Ey 2011 Gettysburg College

Bertolt Brechts Theater, David T. Ey

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Bertolt Brecht hat Theater umgewälzt. Das populäre Theater seiner Tage bestand aus Tragödien. Sie waren amüsant, aber statisch. Sie zeigten die gefährlichsten Situationen der Menschen mit Wahrheit und hielten nichts zurück. Sie zeigten Wirklichkeit, aber diese Wirklichkeit blieb im Theater. Man ging ins Theater und sympathisierte sich mit den Charakteren. Das Schauspiel endete, und gleichzeitig endete das Mitleid. Man glaubte, dass man nichts machen konnte, weil die Charaktere nichts machen konnten. Bertolt Brecht hat diese Idee abgelehnt; er wollte ein dynamisches Theater machen. Er wollte ein Theater der Aktion: episches Theater. Seine Theaterstücke konnten das Publikum beeinflussen, und er glaubte ...


Nicaragua Und Puerto Rico, Melissa M. Weisbach 2011 Gettysburg College

Nicaragua Und Puerto Rico, Melissa M. Weisbach

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Ich bin drei Jahre nach einander mit dem Gettysburg College Chor gereist. Im Frühling 2006 habe ich Nicaragua besucht und vom 1. bis 9. März 2008 war ich in Puerto Rico. Beide Länder sind schon, aber es gibt viele Unterschiede zwischen Nicaragua und Puerto Rico. [excerpt]


Konflikt Und Überzeugung, Menschlichkeit Und Tod: Die Charakterisierung Von Friedrich Schiller, David T. Ey 2011 Gettysburg College

Konflikt Und Überzeugung, Menschlichkeit Und Tod: Die Charakterisierung Von Friedrich Schiller, David T. Ey

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Friedrich Schillers Charaktere sind dynamisch und statisch. Ihre Ziele ändern sich nicht durch das Schauspiel, aber die Ziele verursachen innere Konflikte, die mit einem äußeren Konflikt beschäftigten. Die Charaktere lösen die Konflikte durch den Verzicht eines Ziels auf. Schillers historische Tragödien handeln von absoluter Auswahl. Sie sind am Anfang fehler- und lückenhaft, aber sie ändern sich durch das Stück und werden absolut. Dann werden sie bestimmt, ein Ziel zu erreichen, aber sie verlieren ihre Menschlichkeit. Der innere Konflikt wird aufgelöst, und bald ist der äußere Konflikt aufgelöst. Am Ende sind die Charaktere und die Konflikte komplett und eindimensional. [excerpt]


Writings Of Esther Discherheit „Das Leben In Zwischen“, Jan Cerny 2011 Gettysburg College

Writings Of Esther Discherheit „Das Leben In Zwischen“, Jan Cerny

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Juden behaupten, dass sie nicht jüdisch genug ist. Deutsche sagen, dass sie nicht deutsch genug ist. Gesteckt zwischen zwei Welten und zwei Kulturen, ist Esther Discherheit eine von der wichtigsten Schriftstellerinnen im heutigen Deutschland. Als die weltbekannte Stimme einer gegenwärtigen jüdisch-deutscher Generation, kämpft sie stark gegen Kategorisierung, Stereotypen und Heuchelei. In ihren Werken finden wir alle Probleme vom heutigen Deutschland und jungen deutschen Juden. In dieser Arbeit versuche ich die Texte von Esther Discherheit zu analysieren und die „inneren“ und „äußerlichen“ Schwierigkeiten von ihrer Mix-Identität zu untersuchen. Ich werde mich hauptsächlich auf zwei von ihren Werken konzentrieren – den Essay Keine ...


E.T.A. Hoffmann's Marketplace Vision Of Berlin, Alexander M. Schlutz 2011 CUNY John Jay College

E.T.A. Hoffmann's Marketplace Vision Of Berlin, Alexander M. Schlutz

Publications and Research

This essay discusses E.T.A. Hoffmann’s late novella My Cousin’s Corner Window. On the one hand, Hoffmann’s text offers a narratological experiment on how to best represent the experience of seeing the modern city, and combines to that end Enlightenment, Romantic, and Modern aesthetics. On the other hand, the text paints a portrait of the people of post-Napoleonic Berlin at a time of intense state surveillance. Hoffmann defies such state control by means of an ironic meta-narrative perspective that remains invisible to the watchful eye of the censor.


The Ambiguity Of Revolution: Wu-Wei, Pathology And Criminality In Alfred Döblin’S "Die Drei Sprünge Des Wang-Lun. Chinesischer Roman", Qinna Shen 2011 Bryn Mawr College

The Ambiguity Of Revolution: Wu-Wei, Pathology And Criminality In Alfred Döblin’S "Die Drei Sprünge Des Wang-Lun. Chinesischer Roman", Qinna Shen

German Faculty Research and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Barometers Of Gdr Cultural Politics: Contextualizing The Defa Grimm Adaptations, Qinna Shen 2011 Bryn Mawr College

Barometers Of Gdr Cultural Politics: Contextualizing The Defa Grimm Adaptations, Qinna Shen

German Faculty Research and Scholarship

This essay examines adaptations of the Grimms' fairy tales by the East German Film Studio, die Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft (DEFA). After a brief discussion of the condemnation and rehabilitation of fairy tales in the Soviet Union and GDR (German Democratic Republic), it analyzes selected fairy-tale film adaptations against their political, ideological, and cultural-historical background. This investigation shows that the conception of the films, as well as their reception, responded quickly to vacillating liberal and repressive trends and thus functioned as a barometer of cultural politics in the GDR. As children's films, these adaptations illustrate an interesting synthesis of art and ...


“The Once And Future Site Of The U.S. Embassy Berlin” A Discursive Analysis Of Planning, Negotiation, And Reception, Andrew Maurer 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

“The Once And Future Site Of The U.S. Embassy Berlin” A Discursive Analysis Of Planning, Negotiation, And Reception, Andrew Maurer

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This paper examines the discourse surrounding the planning, negotiation, and reception stages of the U.S. Embassy at Pariser Platz in Berlin, which imbued the building with a highly politicized symbolic nature. Much more than simply a building, the architecture of the U.S. Embassy made a "statement," which acquired meaning through the discursive formations of Berlin as a "global city," the guiding doctrine of Berlin as "critically reconstructed," and the United States' security presence in post-Wall Berlin. This discourse focused not only on the present form of the building, but also on the site's historical form and visions ...


Minority Identity As German Identity In Conscious Rap And Gangsta Rap: Pushing The Margins, Redefining The Center, Kathrin M. Bower 2011 University of Richmond

Minority Identity As German Identity In Conscious Rap And Gangsta Rap: Pushing The Margins, Redefining The Center, Kathrin M. Bower

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

After rap entered the German music scene in the 1980s, it developed into a variety of styles that reflect Germany's increasingly multiethnic social fabric. Politically conscious rap assumed greater relevance after unification, focusing on issues of discrimination, integration, and xenophobia. Gangsta rap, with its emphasis on street conflict and violence, brought the ghetto to Germany and sparked debates about the condition of German cities and the erosion of civic consciousness. Alternately celebrated and reviled by the media, both styles utilize rap's synthesis of authenticity and performance to redefine the relationship between minority identity and German identity and debunk ...


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