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Posthuman Heroes, Joanna Pascoe Jun 2019

Posthuman Heroes, Joanna Pascoe

Heroism Science

This article explores whether narrative texts may help learners grapple with what it means to be human or indeed posthuman in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous (VUCA) world inclusive of biotechnology and developing artificial intelligence (AI). Narratives with a posthuman hero may provide access to a post-anthropocentric view described by Braidotti (2016) as life-force egalitarianism inclusive of all human, non-human, geo, cross-species, and transversal alliances. Definitions are broad – narrative includes novels, film, television series, visual art; hero is beyond gender, accessible and encompassing all with life force; posthumanism refers to popular culture and critical theory, with links to transhumanism. Underpinning ...


For The Wild: Ritual And Commitment In Radical Eco-Activism By Sarah M. Pike, Alda Balthrop-Lewis Jun 2019

For The Wild: Ritual And Commitment In Radical Eco-Activism By Sarah M. Pike, Alda Balthrop-Lewis

The Goose

Review of Sarah M. Pike's For the Wild: Ritual and Commitment in Radical Eco-Activism


Sueños De Tánger: Extraterritorial Basque Crime Fiction On Immigration To Spain, Shanna Lino Jun 2019

Sueños De Tánger: Extraterritorial Basque Crime Fiction On Immigration To Spain, Shanna Lino

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

As the world increasingly turns its attention to the European refugee crisis and to the 1.8 million who have arrived on that continent since 2014 as a consequence of being forced to flee their native countries’ war-torn cities and villages, questions continue to arise regarding the ethical and political responsibilities of Western nations to facilitate this exodus and to provide refugee and immigration services en route and at destination. Spain remains the intended port of arrival for thousands of Malians, Mauritanians, Moroccans, and Western Saharans who sometimes manage to escape war and extreme poverty only to find themselves stalled ...


Four Poems By Yang Chia-Hsien, Tina Z. Shan Dec 2018

Four Poems By Yang Chia-Hsien, Tina Z. Shan

Transference

Translated from Chinese by Tina Z. Shan:

  • Waltzing Violence
  • The Drill
  • Breakfast on Pluto
  • The Keepsake


Transference Vol. 6, Fall 2018 Dec 2018

Transference Vol. 6, Fall 2018

Transference

Complete issue with covers of Transference Vol. 6, Fall 2018


Meera Atkinson. The Poetics Of Transgenerational Trauma. Bloomsbury, 2017., Katie Lally Dec 2018

Meera Atkinson. The Poetics Of Transgenerational Trauma. Bloomsbury, 2017., Katie Lally

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Meera Atkinson. The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma. Bloomsbury, 2017.


Young Adult Literature: Ethics, Evils, And The Ever-Present Question Of Censorship, Alexandria K. Mintah Sep 2018

Young Adult Literature: Ethics, Evils, And The Ever-Present Question Of Censorship, Alexandria K. Mintah

Exigence

This paper explores censorship in regard to young adult (YA) literature, examining the reasons why YA is often censored and how such censored content relates to the mental capabilities and emotional needs of YA’s readership. The author reviews the arguments of both supporters and opponents of censored YA: supporters cite intellectual freedom and adolescent need, claiming the First Amendment protects adolescents’ right to read and that YA books are too valuable to teens’ development to be confiscated. Critics state that YA has become toxic, full of explicit evil, and is therefore unsuitable for adolescent consumption. The author concludes that ...


Self As Religion In Noviolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names, Lauren Randall Aug 2018

Self As Religion In Noviolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names, Lauren Randall

Best Integrated Writing

In this essay, Lauren shows how a breakdown in the belief in the Christian God in NoViolet Bulawayo’s novel We Need New Names leads to the protagonist’s renewal of faith in herself. As the world around her implodes and modern-day Zimbabwe collapses under the political regime of Robert Mugabe (who is never named in the novel but whose baleful influence is nevertheless assumed), “Bulawayo juxtaposes human endurance and the absence of a helpful god to achieve commentary on Darling’s fortitude and resilience.” The essay presents several original insights and offers a sensitive and highly nuanced picture of ...


Self-Destructive Educationin Tsitsi Dangarembga’S Nervous Conditions, Sarah Miller Aug 2018

Self-Destructive Educationin Tsitsi Dangarembga’S Nervous Conditions, Sarah Miller

Best Integrated Writing

In this essay, Sarah examines Tsitsi Dangarembga’s 1988 novel Nervous Conditions, set during the colonial period in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). She argues that the novel portrays education in an ambivalent light: while it serves as a vehicle of liberation and progress for the black Rhodesian characters, it also reveals to them the injustices of colonial occupation. The essay uses excellent textual examples and good support from secondary sources to convincingly advance this thesis. I believe that Sarah makes us rethink the function of education in a critical light; when viewed in the African colonial context, education becomes a tool ...


Best Integrated Writing 2018 - Complete Edition Aug 2018

Best Integrated Writing 2018 - Complete Edition

Best Integrated Writing

Best Integrated Writing includes excellent student writing from Integrated Writing courses taught at Wright State University. The journal is published annually by the Wright State University Department of English Language and Literatures.


Lucille Cairns. Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2015., Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken Jun 2018

Lucille Cairns. Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2015., Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Lucille Cairns. Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2015. x + 310 pp.


David Ohana. Albert Camus And The Critique Of Violence. Trans. David Maisel. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2017., Melissa Ptacek Jun 2018

David Ohana. Albert Camus And The Critique Of Violence. Trans. David Maisel. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2017., Melissa Ptacek

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of David Ohana. Albert Camus and the Critique of Violence. Trans. David Maisel. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2017. vi + 192 pp.


Notes On Contributors Dec 2017

Notes On Contributors

Transference

No abstract provided.


To Fabullus (Invitation) By Catullus, Ranald A. Barnicot Dec 2017

To Fabullus (Invitation) By Catullus, Ranald A. Barnicot

Transference

Translated from Latin by Ranald Barnicot


In Jerusalem By Tamim Al-Barghouti, Houssem Ben Lazreg Dec 2017

In Jerusalem By Tamim Al-Barghouti, Houssem Ben Lazreg

Transference

Translated from Arabic by Houssem Ben Lazreg


Gina, Steamers On The Havel, I Made My Landing On An Island Where..., And Both Day And Evening Now Began To Seep By Georg Heym, William A. Ruleman Iii Dec 2017

Gina, Steamers On The Havel, I Made My Landing On An Island Where..., And Both Day And Evening Now Began To Seep By Georg Heym, William A. Ruleman Iii

Transference

Translated from German by William Ruleman


Poor Rutebeuf By Rutebeuf/ Leo Ferré, Roger Greenwald Dec 2017

Poor Rutebeuf By Rutebeuf/ Leo Ferré, Roger Greenwald

Transference

Translated from French by Roger Greenwald


Standing And The Ninth Floor Again: The Military Hospital By Sghaier Ouled Ahmed, Hager Ben Driss Dec 2017

Standing And The Ninth Floor Again: The Military Hospital By Sghaier Ouled Ahmed, Hager Ben Driss

Transference

Translated from Arabic by Hager Ben Driss


Excerpts From And Here's The Song By Hélène Sanguinetti, Ann Cefola Dec 2017

Excerpts From And Here's The Song By Hélène Sanguinetti, Ann Cefola

Transference

Translated from French by Ann Cefola


Woe To Those... By Jakob Van Hoddis And Mystery And Crime And Elderly Couple By Yaak Karsunke, Gregory Divers Dec 2017

Woe To Those... By Jakob Van Hoddis And Mystery And Crime And Elderly Couple By Yaak Karsunke, Gregory Divers

Transference

Translated from German by Gregory Divers


Four Love Poems From One Hundred Poems Of The Dharma Gate By Jakuzen, Stephen D. Miller, Patrick Donnelly Dec 2017

Four Love Poems From One Hundred Poems Of The Dharma Gate By Jakuzen, Stephen D. Miller, Patrick Donnelly

Transference

Translated from Japanese and Chinese by Stephen D. Miller and Patrick Donnelly


Four Poems From Sonnets Pour Hélène By Pierre De Ronsard, Ann Lauinger Dec 2017

Four Poems From Sonnets Pour Hélène By Pierre De Ronsard, Ann Lauinger

Transference

Translated from French by Ann Lauinger.


Excerpts From The Clutter Of Words By Suzanne Alaywan, Nina Youkhanna Dec 2017

Excerpts From The Clutter Of Words By Suzanne Alaywan, Nina Youkhanna

Transference

Translated from Arabic by Nina Youkhanna


Foreword, Molly Lynde-Recchia Dec 2017

Foreword, Molly Lynde-Recchia

Transference

No abstract provided.


Transference Vol. 5, Fall 2017 Dec 2017

Transference Vol. 5, Fall 2017

Transference

No abstract provided.


Reinventing Translation: Toward A Common Language For Scholar-Practitioners, Ann Kowal Smith, Karen R. Nestor Aug 2017

Reinventing Translation: Toward A Common Language For Scholar-Practitioners, Ann Kowal Smith, Karen R. Nestor

Engaged Management ReView

Translation starts in one language, and converts to a second. But it doesn't change the languages or the people who "speak" them. We propose – instead of translation – the joint development of theory and practice that becomes a common language – a common language of a community of scholar-practitioners. This paper describes the work of two scholar-practitioners committed to addressing a pressing problem of practice: the educational attainment and skills required for positive outcomes in the 21st century workplace. This paper considers the original design and implementation of an innovative, theory-based workplace learning initiative (Books@Work) and, arising from this work ...


Book Review - Among The Living, Linda M. Golian-Lui Jul 2017

Book Review - Among The Living, Linda M. Golian-Lui

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


Outlandish Outsourcing, Traci Grodner Jun 2017

Outlandish Outsourcing, Traci Grodner

Best Integrated Writing

Grodner Provides a review of Thomas Friedman’s The Lexus and the Olive Tree that relates a personal anecdote about outsourcing to her academic analysis of the text. Grodner concludes that outsourcing has dire implications for both domestic and foreign workers.


An Excerpt From The Latin Ladies, Julia Gomez-Cambronero Jun 2017

An Excerpt From The Latin Ladies, Julia Gomez-Cambronero

Best Integrated Writing

In this excerpt, Gomez-Cambronero offers an editorial about the effect of U.S. involvement in Central America’s politics on the children of the region. It also contains Gomez-Cambronero’s essay on a poem by Rubén Darío.


Best Integrated Writing 2017 - Complete Edition Jun 2017

Best Integrated Writing 2017 - Complete Edition

Best Integrated Writing

Best Integrated Writing includes excellent student writing from Integrated Writing courses taught at Wright State University. The journal is published annually by the Wright State University Department of English Language and Literatures.