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The Triumph Within: Carolina Maria De Jesus And Strategies For Black Female Empowerment In Brazil, Dawn Duke Nov 2012

The Triumph Within: Carolina Maria De Jesus And Strategies For Black Female Empowerment In Brazil, Dawn Duke

Dawn Duke

After generations of being rendered virtually invisible by the US academy in critical anthologies and literary histories, writing by Latin Americans of African ancestry has become represented by a booming corpus of intellectual and critical investigation. This volume aims to provide an introduction to the literary worlds and perceptions of national culture and identity of authors from Spanish-America, Brazil, and uniquely, Equatorial Guinea, thus contextually connecting Africa to the history of Spanish colonization. The importance of Latin America literature to the discipline of African Diaspora studies is immeasurable, and this edited collection provides a ripe cultural context for critical comparative ...


“Not Peace But A Sword,”, William Cavanaugh Nov 2012

“Not Peace But A Sword,”, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


Wagon Trains And Rhizomes: Metaphors Of Globalization And Their Implications For Religion, Dave Mills Nov 2012

Wagon Trains And Rhizomes: Metaphors Of Globalization And Their Implications For Religion, Dave Mills

David M. Mills

Francis Fukuyama's “wagon train” metaphor expresses a view of globalization widely held in the West. It assumes that every country or economy is heading for the same destination, but some are more developed than others. This metaphor does not adequately equip us to face the challenges generated by our globally interconnected economies, political systems, and religions. The metaphor of the expansive and heterogeneous rhizome, as explained by philosopher Gilles Deleuze, offers a more accurate interpretation of global realities. Religions, as hybrid and indigenizing transnational entities, are uniquely positioned to form principled connections in a rhizomatic paradigm.


Review Of The Pure Land Tradition: History And Development, Edited By J. Foard, M. Solomon, And R.K. Payne, Paul Nietupski Nov 2012

Review Of The Pure Land Tradition: History And Development, Edited By J. Foard, M. Solomon, And R.K. Payne, Paul Nietupski

Paul K Nietupski

No abstract provided.


Eight Is Enough?: The Ethics Of The California Octuplets Case, Scott Paeth Oct 2012

Eight Is Enough?: The Ethics Of The California Octuplets Case, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

The recent California octuplets case raises a number of important issues that need to be addressed in the context of the increasingly widespread practice of in vitro fertilization. This paper explores some of those issues as looked at from the perspective of protestant theological ethics and public theology, examining the moral responsibilities of the various participants in the process, both before and after the octuplets’ birth, including the mother, her doctors, the health care bureaucracy, the wider society, and the media. Each of these participants failed in significant respects to consider the ethical implications of the births in this complicated ...


The Messiah Jesus In The Mythic World Of James, Matt Jackson-Mccabe Oct 2012

The Messiah Jesus In The Mythic World Of James, Matt Jackson-Mccabe

Matt Jackson-McCabe

Discusses the references of the Letter of James to Jesus. Role of the Christ figure in James; Structure of the world and its history; Significance of the twelve tribes of Israel.


Job's Encounters With The Adversary, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Job's Encounters With The Adversary, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Although Job has been universally admired, his encounters with evil have met with diverse and often contradictory interpretations. In contrast to the tradition that exalts "patient Job," recent scholars have focused attention on the"impatient Job" who questions divine justice. I will suggest thatJob is essentially a book about questions and assertions, a bookthat leads us to consider the significance of theological questioning.


S.Y. Agnon: Master Of Many Voices, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

S.Y. Agnon: Master Of Many Voices, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Review of Gershon Shaked's work Samuel Yosef Agnon: A Revolutionary Traditionalist. Translated by Jeffrey M. Green.


The Faith Of The Mithnagdim: Rabbinic Responses To Hasidic Rapture, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

The Faith Of The Mithnagdim: Rabbinic Responses To Hasidic Rapture, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Book review of Allan Nadler's work The Faith of the Mithnagdim: Rabbinic Responses to Hasidic Rapture.


"All Dreams Follow The Mouth": The Dream-Interpreter As Prophet, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

"All Dreams Follow The Mouth": The Dream-Interpreter As Prophet, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Freud's "talking cure" and methods of dream interpretation have occasionallybeen understood in the context of Jewish traditions, yet the natureof this association remains a matter of dispute} Without making anyclaims concerning influence or continuity, this essay attends to some resonancesbetween Talmudic, Freudian, and Lacanian thought, which nodoubt merit a full-length study.


The Life And Work Of S.M. Dubnov: Disapora Nationalism And Jewish History, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

The Life And Work Of S.M. Dubnov: Disapora Nationalism And Jewish History, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Review of Sophie Dubnov-Erligh's work The Life and Work of S.M. Dubnov: Diaspora Nationalism and Jewish History. Translated by Judith Vowles, and edited by Jeffrey Shandler.


The Father Of Modern Yiddish Literature, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

The Father Of Modern Yiddish Literature, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Review of Ruth R. Wisse's works, I.L. Peretz and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture, and The I.L. Peretz Reader.


Talmudic Dream Interpretation, Freudian Ambivalence, Deconstruction, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Talmudic Dream Interpretation, Freudian Ambivalence, Deconstruction, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

No abstract provided.


Hebrew Poetry Written With A Gothic Script, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Hebrew Poetry Written With A Gothic Script, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Review of Else Lasker-Schueler's work A Study in German-Jewish Literature.


Psychological Depth In I. L. Peretz' Familiar Scenes: On The 75th Anniversary Of His Death, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Psychological Depth In I. L. Peretz' Familiar Scenes: On The 75th Anniversary Of His Death, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

No abstract provided.


Chana Kronfeld. On The Margins Of Moderism: Decentering Literary Dynamics, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Chana Kronfeld. On The Margins Of Moderism: Decentering Literary Dynamics, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Review of Chana Kronfeld's work On the Margins of Modernism: Decentering Literary Dynamics.


The Displacement Of Jewish Identity In Stefan Zweig's "Buchmendel", Ken Frieden Sep 2012

The Displacement Of Jewish Identity In Stefan Zweig's "Buchmendel", Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

IN THE STORY "BUCHMENDEL" ( 1929), Stefan Zweig represents Jewish identityin Vienna as it is displaced. eclipsed, and then destroyed. Yet the narrator.a man of the world much like Zweig himself. does not mourn this process ofethnic effacement. Instead, he bemoans the associated destruction of literaryculture at !arge and seems unconcerned about the implications for Jews inVienna or elsewhere. Like other residents of Vienna during the First WorldWar, the urbane postwar narrator even shows a measure of unexamined xenophobia, which is surprising in light of the nesh-and-blood author's Jewish ethnicity and cosmopolitanism. Because the Judaic subtext of "Buchmendel" issubordinated ...


Stefan Zweig And The Nazis, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Stefan Zweig And The Nazis, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

No abstract provided.


Teller's First And Last Visits To Sigmund Freud, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Teller's First And Last Visits To Sigmund Freud, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

During the 1930's, as a young Yiddish poet in New York, YehudaLeyb Teller produced some of the memorab1e pre-war poetry of his generation.Like the introspectivist writers who inspired him, Teller was increasingly aware of politica1 deve10pments in Europe. Thepoetic cyc1e entit1ed "Psychoana1ysis," one of Teller's most outstandingaccomp1ishments, fuses real and imaginary dimensions. Twoof the six "Psychoana1ysis" poems confront Sigmund Freud and thesituation of the European Jews.


Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim. Freud's Mosses: Judaism Terminable And Interminable., Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim. Freud's Mosses: Judaism Terminable And Interminable., Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Review of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi's work Freud's Mosses: Judaism Terminable and Interminable.


Yiddish Literature, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Yiddish Literature, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Entry in Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th edition on Yiddish Literature.


Intertextual And Interlinguistic Approaches To Agnon's Writing, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Intertextual And Interlinguistic Approaches To Agnon's Writing, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

While previous critics have raised the question of outsideinfluences upon Agnon, his fiction has seldom been read inconnection with contemporary views of intertextuality. Agnonspecialists might learn from the theories of Harold Bloom, forexample, as they are set forth in The Anxiety of Influenceand A Map of Misreading. This article will providespecific examples of intertextual and interlinguistic reading,applied to Agnon's "Panim Aherot" and ul'Veit Abba", and suggestthe broader significance of these approaches.


I.B. Singer's Monologues Of Demons, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

I.B. Singer's Monologues Of Demons, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

No abstract provided.


Sigmund Freud's Passover Dream Responds To Theodor Herzl's Zionist Dream, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Sigmund Freud's Passover Dream Responds To Theodor Herzl's Zionist Dream, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

No abstract provided.


Forgetting Jerusalem, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Forgetting Jerusalem, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Book review on Clive Sinclair's Cosmetic Effects.


Yekhezkel Kotik. Journey To A Nineteenth-Century Shtetl: The Memoirs Of Yekhezkel Kotik, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Yekhezkel Kotik. Journey To A Nineteenth-Century Shtetl: The Memoirs Of Yekhezkel Kotik, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Review of Yekhezkel Kotik's work Journey to a Nineteenth-Century Shtetl: The Memoirs of Yekhezkel. Edited by David Assaf and Translated by Margaret Birstein.


Sholem Aleichem: Monologues Of Mastery, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Sholem Aleichem: Monologues Of Mastery, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

No abstract provided.


Freud's Dream Of Interpretation, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Freud's Dream Of Interpretation, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Frieden explores methods of dream interpretation in the Bible, the Talmud, and in the writings of Sugmund Freud, and brings to light Freud's Troubled relationship to his Judaic forerunners. This book reveals unfamiliar associations in intellectual history and challenges received ideas in biblical, Talmudic, and Freudian scholarship.


“The Myth Of Religious Violence,”, William Cavanaugh Aug 2012

“The Myth Of Religious Violence,”, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


A Healthy Mania For The Macabre, Stephen Asma Aug 2012

A Healthy Mania For The Macabre, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The article discusses the fascination with death in art in response to several exhibits which display preserved human bodies, such as the "Body Worlds" traveling exhibit which features human bodies preserved with silicon after an acetone bath, a technique discovered by medical scientist Gunther von Hagens. The author looks at human curiosity with morbidity and artists such as Damien Hirst that use it as the focus of their work. Topics include comments by Richard Harris, creator of "Morbid Curiosity" exhibition in Chicago, Illinois, art historian Paul Koudounaris, and the beauty of death and morbidity according to New York artist and ...