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Aesop's Fables And George Eliot's Brother And Sisters Sonnets, Margaret Wolfit Dec 2005

Aesop's Fables And George Eliot's Brother And Sisters Sonnets, Margaret Wolfit

The George Eliot Review

It is always exciting to discover something new and to come upon it unexpectedly. That was my happy experience a few years ago. I had decided to try my hand at devising a biographical programme on George Eliot and to attempt to portray her at the end of her life, reminiscing on past events. I wanted to absorb as much as I could about her, starting with her early days. What were the influences that shaped her life and writing? What books had she read as a child?

She tells us: 'I could not be satisfied with the things around ...


Towards A Theory Of Emotional Communication, Anne Bartsch, Susanne Hübner Dec 2005

Towards A Theory Of Emotional Communication, Anne Bartsch, Susanne Hübner

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In their paper, "Towards a Theory of Emotional Communication," Anne Bartsch and Susanne Hübner outline a model of emotional communication where emotional communication is conceptualized as a process of mutual influence between the emotions of communication partners. To elaborate this general notion further, four working definitions of emotional communication are introduced, each of which is based on a different theory of emotions. In the second part of the paper, an integrative framework is proposed that reconciles the four working definitions and their underlying theories of emotion. According to this framework, emotional communication comprises three interrelated levels of complexity: 1) innate ...


The Canonization Of German-Language Digital Literature, Florian Hartling Dec 2005

The Canonization Of German-Language Digital Literature, Florian Hartling

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In his paper, "The Canonization of German-language Digital Literature," Florian Hartling discusses "Net Literature," a relatively young phenomenon, that has its roots in experimental visual and concrete poetry and hypertext. With the use of new media technology, this new genre of literature has acquired much interest and is now considered to be one of the most important influences in contemporary art. Not only does Net Literature connect sound, video, and animation with interactivity and allows new forms of artistic expression, it also impacts significantly on the traditional functions of the literary system. Hartling suggests that, in relation to Net Literature ...


A New Look At Robert J. Flaherty's Documentary Art, Gerhard Lampe Dec 2005

A New Look At Robert J. Flaherty's Documentary Art, Gerhard Lampe

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In his paper, "A New Look at Robert J. Flaherty's Documentary Art," Gerhard Lampe challenges the general view of documentary film director Robert J. Flaherty's work. In film studies, it is generally assumed that Flaherty ignored cinematographic developments and kept repeating himself by telling his stories of mythical battles of the individual against the powers of nature in always the same old-fashioned way. He is said to have improved his "photographic eye" with the help of improved lenses and more detailed shots; nevertheless, he did not show any interest in editing problems and sound recording. By comparing Flaherty ...


New Books In German Media And Communication Studies, Martin Grimm Dec 2005

New Books In German Media And Communication Studies, Martin Grimm

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No abstract provided.


Introduction To Media And Communication Studies At The University Of Halle-Wittenberg, Reinhold Viehoff Dec 2005

Introduction To Media And Communication Studies At The University Of Halle-Wittenberg, Reinhold Viehoff

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Television And Politics In The Former East Germany, Claudia Dittmar Dec 2005

Television And Politics In The Former East Germany, Claudia Dittmar

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In her paper, "Television and Politics in the Former East Germany," Claudia Dittmar analyzes how in the former East Germany (GDR) while television audience was restricted severly by government, at the same time West German broadcasts acquired a substantial audience and what the impact of these broadcasts had on the audience. West German television programs enjoyed a high level of popularity with the East German population, thereby posing the greatest competition to the GDR's own television stations. As a result, GDR television was forced to counteract the impact of West German television. Dittmar discusses how the West German media ...


Aesthetics And Audiovisual Metaphors In Media Perception, Kathrin Fahlenbrach Dec 2005

Aesthetics And Audiovisual Metaphors In Media Perception, Kathrin Fahlenbrach

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In her paper, "Aesthetics and Audiovisual Metaphors in Media Perception," Kathrin Fahlenbrach presents a model of audiovisual analysis where focus is on audiovisual aesthetics perceived physically and affectively. Fahlenbrach starts out from the assumption that image and sound are inseparable in audiovisual media and must be treated as a unit, a "synchresis" (Chion). Fahlenbrach proposes that only this premise is able to cover the pre-consciously perceived elements sufficiently, namely the sensorial and affective structures of audiovisual aesthetics. Fahlenbrach articulates some aspects for an audiovisual aesthetics that concentrate on the interfaces between audiovisual perception and audiovisual design and employs to this ...


Mental Models Of Communication And Television Advertising, Detlev Nothnagel, Gilda Vera Aguirre Dec 2005

Mental Models Of Communication And Television Advertising, Detlev Nothnagel, Gilda Vera Aguirre

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In their paper, "Mental Models of Communication and Television Advertising," Detlev Nothnagel and Gilda Vera Aguirre discuss the question whether and if so, how and to what extent television advertisement spots differ cross-culturally. In contrast to the majority of studies on this topic, Nothnagel and Aguirre concentrate on a protocol-based formal analysis that is statistically oriented. In a more general perspective, the relation between face-to-face communication and communication mediated by technology is scrutinized. Provided that there are important differences, one hypothesis would be that they originate in habits of communication older than those found in technically-mediated communication. That would, at ...


An Analysis Of Websites Of Bi-National Heterosexual Couples, Sadashivam Rao Dec 2005

An Analysis Of Websites Of Bi-National Heterosexual Couples, Sadashivam Rao

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In his paper "An Analysis of Websites of Bi-national Heterosexual Couples," Sadashivam Rao discusses the design of world wide web homepages of bi-national couples. Rao shows how such websites become locations of the re-invention of notions of culture, generating a particular practice of representation, namely that of "hyphenating." Rao contends that the subjects of personal homepages enter the domain of the internet as entities already embedded in many other domains of discourse such as those of nationalism, culture, and media. Further, Rao proposes that this specific genre of websites reflects traces of these discourses. Of course, in the process of ...


Imre Kertész's Nobel Prize, Public Discourse, And The Media, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Dec 2005

Imre Kertész's Nobel Prize, Public Discourse, And The Media, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

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Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek, in his paper, "Imre Kertész's Nobel Prize, Public Discourse, and the Media," discusses aspects of media coverage in German-, Hungarian-, and English-language newspapers and magazines of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Literature, awarded to Imre Kertész. The perspective of Tötösy's analysis is to gauge the importance and impact of media coverage comparatively in the three cultural and media landscapes. Based on selected examples from newspapers and magazines with an international scope, Tötösy argues that the reception of Kertész's Nobel Prize suggests the convergence of the media (as the message) and the contents of ...


Media Icons Of War And The Instrumentalisation Of Images In Us-American Media Today, Reinhold Viehoff Dec 2005

Media Icons Of War And The Instrumentalisation Of Images In Us-American Media Today, Reinhold Viehoff

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In his paper "Media Icons of War and the Instrumenalisation of Images in US-American Media Today," Reinhold Viehoff argues that the destruction of Saddam Hussein's statue in Baghdad in April 2004 by the US army represents an attempt to instrumentalise the logic of mass media as a strategy of public diplomacy. Viehoff explains the logic of mass media and public diplomacy of the US government and US media today in the context of the history of the destruction of monuments as played out on the landscape of media during and following the demise of the Soviet empire. Viehoff proposes ...


Selected Bibliography Of German-Language Books In Media, Communication, And Cultural Studies (2000-2005), Martin Grimm Dec 2005

Selected Bibliography Of German-Language Books In Media, Communication, And Cultural Studies (2000-2005), Martin Grimm

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No abstract provided.


谷崎潤一郎與"高貴的大陸"語言 = Tanizaki Jun'ichirō And Narrating "Transcendental China", Kan Nozaki, Shao Yang Lin Dec 2005

谷崎潤一郎與"高貴的大陸"語言 = Tanizaki Jun'ichirō And Narrating "Transcendental China", Kan Nozaki, Shao Yang Lin

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


"文"與"現實" : 由東京新感覺派、上海新感覺派至當代香港小說的一個探索譜系 = "Wen" And "Reality" : From Tokyo New Sensation School, Shanghai New Sensation School To Contemporary Hong Kong Fictions : A Genealogy, Shao Yang Lin Dec 2005

"文"與"現實" : 由東京新感覺派、上海新感覺派至當代香港小說的一個探索譜系 = "Wen" And "Reality" : From Tokyo New Sensation School, Shanghai New Sensation School To Contemporary Hong Kong Fictions : A Genealogy, Shao Yang Lin

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


嶺南大學與日本詩人草野心平 = Lingnan University And Japanese Poet Kusano Shinpei, Shadako Ikegami Dec 2005

嶺南大學與日本詩人草野心平 = Lingnan University And Japanese Poet Kusano Shinpei, Shadako Ikegami

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


Bordwell, David. Planet Hong Kong : Popular Cinema And The Art Of Entertainment = 大衛.鮑德威爾 :《香港電影王國 : 娛樂的藝術》, Lori Morimoto Dec 2005

Bordwell, David. Planet Hong Kong : Popular Cinema And The Art Of Entertainment = 大衛.鮑德威爾 :《香港電影王國 : 娛樂的藝術》, Lori Morimoto

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


Notes On Contributors = 作者簡介 Dec 2005

Notes On Contributors = 作者簡介

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


二十世紀東亞都市文化的相互越境 : 東京與南方漢語圈的三座城市 : 上海、臺北、香港 = Border Crossing Of East-Asian Urban Culture In The Twentieth Century : Tokyo And Three South China Cities : Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Shozo Fujii Dec 2005

二十世紀東亞都市文化的相互越境 : 東京與南方漢語圈的三座城市 : 上海、臺北、香港 = Border Crossing Of East-Asian Urban Culture In The Twentieth Century : Tokyo And Three South China Cities : Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Shozo Fujii

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


The Rise And Fall Of Taipei Cinema League : Film Revolution In 1930'S Modern City = 臺北電影聯盟的盛衰 : 三○年代現代城市的電影革命, Shozo Fujii, Faye Kleeman Yuan Dec 2005

The Rise And Fall Of Taipei Cinema League : Film Revolution In 1930'S Modern City = 臺北電影聯盟的盛衰 : 三○年代現代城市的電影革命, Shozo Fujii, Faye Kleeman Yuan

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


The Gendering Of Modernity : The Colonial Body In Japanese And Taiwanese Literature = 性別與現代性 : 日本臺灣文學中的殖民身體, Faye Kleeman Yuan Dec 2005

The Gendering Of Modernity : The Colonial Body In Japanese And Taiwanese Literature = 性別與現代性 : 日本臺灣文學中的殖民身體, Faye Kleeman Yuan

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


Liu, Lydia H., Ed. Tokens Of Exchange : The Problem Of Translation In Global Circulations = 劉禾編 :《交易的符號 : 全球環流中的翻譯問題》, Yomi Braester Dec 2005

Liu, Lydia H., Ed. Tokens Of Exchange : The Problem Of Translation In Global Circulations = 劉禾編 :《交易的符號 : 全球環流中的翻譯問題》, Yomi Braester

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


Lu, Sheldon H. China, Transnational Visuality, Global Postmodernity = 盧小鵬 :《中國,跨國視覺,全球後現代性》, Zhen Zhang Dec 2005

Lu, Sheldon H. China, Transnational Visuality, Global Postmodernity = 盧小鵬 :《中國,跨國視覺,全球後現代性》, Zhen Zhang

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


Lee Harris, Civlizations And Its Enemies: The Next Stage Of History, Laina Farhat-Holzman Oct 2005

Lee Harris, Civlizations And Its Enemies: The Next Stage Of History, Laina Farhat-Holzman

Comparative Civilizations Review

No abstract provided.


Okolie Animba, Ed. Glimpses Of Igbo Culture And Civilization, Michael Andregg Oct 2005

Okolie Animba, Ed. Glimpses Of Igbo Culture And Civilization, Michael Andregg

Comparative Civilizations Review

No abstract provided.


Cultural Studies, Composition, And Pedagogy, Mark Mullen Sep 2005

Cultural Studies, Composition, And Pedagogy, Mark Mullen

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In his paper, "Cultural Studies, Composition, and Pedagogy," Mark Mullen argues that while much cultural studies work makes claims for the transformative powers of a radical educational agenda, such work is often, surprisingly, deeply resistant to a complex discussion of pedagogy. The response to Mary Louise Pratt's theory of the "contact zone" offers a useful case study in this regard, and indicates the way in feelgood narratives of student and teacher empowerment are only made possible by a refusal to analyze the classroom as a workplace. Reliance upon depictions of the classroom as essentially an empty space playing host ...


Intercultural Communication And Speech Style, Fee-Alexandra Haase Sep 2005

Intercultural Communication And Speech Style, Fee-Alexandra Haase

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In her article, "Intercultural Communication and Speech Style," Fee-Alexandra Haase discusses intercultural communication as a concept for the production and analysis of speeches and written texts. Starting with a theoretical and historical perspective, Haase exemplifies selected intercultural patterns found in different cultures. Further, based on definitions of style in rhetoric from different cultural backgrounds from the ancient Greek culture up to modern approaches of rhetoricians, Haase proposes a concept for the analysis of texts employing aspects of rhetoric as an intercultural concept. Haase locates in her concept methods of composition used for the analysis of texts and spoken words within ...


Hybridity And Whiteness In Claudine C. O'Hearn's Half And Half: Writings On Growing Up Biracial And Bicultural, Heather Latimer Sep 2005

Hybridity And Whiteness In Claudine C. O'Hearn's Half And Half: Writings On Growing Up Biracial And Bicultural, Heather Latimer

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In her paper, "Hybridity and Whiteness in Claudine C. O'Hearn's Half and Half: Writings on Growing up Biracial and Bicultural," Heather Latimer examines the autobiographical collection Half and Half: Writings on Growing up Biracial and Bicultural assembled and edited by Claudine C. O'Hearn. Latimer's analysis reveals how current models of hybridity theory are performed, articulated, and exemplified in the texts of O'Hearn's volume. In her analysis, Latimer explores the anxiety and tension about whiteness within hybridity theory, often reflected in the performance of hybrid aesthetics. Latimer argues that while some authors in Half and ...


The Staged Self In Mary Carleton's Autobiographical Narratives, Geraldine Wagner Sep 2005

The Staged Self In Mary Carleton's Autobiographical Narratives, Geraldine Wagner

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In her paper, "The Staged Self in Mary Carleton's Autobiographical Narratives," Geraldine Wagner examines Mary Carleton's use of romance and picaresque modes of self-representation to appropriate and redefine counterfeiting as a legitimate means to identity. The most notorious female criminal of the English Restoration, Mary Carleton, captured the public's imagination in 1662 when she stood trial for bigamy. Although acquitted on insufficient evidence, the allegation that she was a common shoemaker's wife counterfeiting the identity of a German noblewoman spawned a war of pamphlets of competing biographical accounts between Carleton and her detractors. Wagner argues that ...


Watsuji And Deleuze And Guattari In The Climate Of Culture, Seth Jacobowitz Sep 2005

Watsuji And Deleuze And Guattari In The Climate Of Culture, Seth Jacobowitz

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Seth Jacobowitz, in his paper "Watsuji and Deleuze and Guattari in the Climate of Culture," analyzes theories of cultural properties in Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus alongside Watsuji Tetsuro's prewar Climate and Culture. At stake in these investigations is the status of the West as a universalizing particular ratified by these authors in the instance of its own critique. We are confronted on the one hand with Deleuze and Guattari's exoticized, Orientalist promise of an alternative economy of meaning derived from the Balinese term for "plateau" and the morphology of the rhizome and, on ...