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A Short Letter By Humboldt To Jefferson, Reinhard Andress Nov 2017

A Short Letter By Humboldt To Jefferson, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

At the tail end of his monumental trip of exploration and scientific discovery through Latin America from 1799 to 1804, the German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt visited President Thomas Jefferson in Washington. United by their common interests in the Enlightenment, they began a correspondence that endured until 1825. This contribution discusses a letter of 1811 by Humboldt to the former president, hitherto unpublished in English. Aside from closing a gap in their correspondence, the letter, although short, offers an illuminating insight into Humboldt’s personal, political, and scientific networks, which included such figures as Abbé José Correia da Serra and ...


“... Heiße Ich Daher Die Emigration Gut“: Der Fall Des Egon Schwarz, Reinhard Andress Nov 2017

“... Heiße Ich Daher Die Emigration Gut“: Der Fall Des Egon Schwarz, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

No abstract provided.


Verses And Versions, Victor Fet Nov 2017

Verses And Versions, Victor Fet

Victor Fet

A review of the book: Verses and Versions: Three Centuries of Russian Poetry Selected and Translated by Vladimir Nabokov. Ed. Brian Boyd & Stanislav Shvabrin. Harcourt, 2008, 441 pp.

Резюме:

рецензия на книгу набоковских стихотворных переводов, Verses and Versions: Three Centuries of Russian Poetry Selected and Translated by Vladimir Nabokov. Ed. Brian Boyd & Stanislav Shvabrin. Harcourt, 2008, 441 pp.


Ein Kurzer Brief Humboldts An Den Hofmarschall, Reinhard Andress Oct 2017

Ein Kurzer Brief Humboldts An Den Hofmarschall, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

The collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University contain a short, hitherto unpublished letter written by Alexander von Humboldt to a Lord Chamberlain of the Prussian Court. The letter appears here for the first time with some explanations regarding its historical context.


Erste Briefe / First Letters Aus Dem Exil 1945-1950. (Un)Mögliche Gespräche. Fallbeispiele Des Literarischen Und Künstlerischen Exils, Reinhard Andress Oct 2017

Erste Briefe / First Letters Aus Dem Exil 1945-1950. (Un)Mögliche Gespräche. Fallbeispiele Des Literarischen Und Künstlerischen Exils, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

Zunächst eine Begriffsklärung durch die Herausgeber: „Als Erste Briefe werden hier jene Korrespondenzen verstanden und in den Blick genommen, die ab 1945–1946 zwischen Exilanten und im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland bzw. Österreich verbliebenen Freunden oder Kollegen und Kolleginnen die Wiederaufnahme eines Gesprächs markieren“ (9). Dabei geht die Forschung diesbezüglich auf David Kettler zurück, der sich schon seit Jahren mit Grundfragen des Exils aus interdisziplinärer und interkultureller Sicht beschäftigt. Im vorliegenden Band werden die ersten Briefe von solchen schreibenden Exilanten wie Hermann Kesten, Oskar Maria Graf, Thomas Mann, Anna Seghers, Karl Otten, Friedrich Torberg, Robert Neumann, Johannes R. Becher, Annemarie Selinko, Heinrich ...


Eine Bitte An Thomas Jefferson Um Tabaksamen: Ein Unveröffentlichter Brief Alexander Von Humboldts, Reinhard Andress Oct 2017

Eine Bitte An Thomas Jefferson Um Tabaksamen: Ein Unveröffentlichter Brief Alexander Von Humboldts, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

This contribution discusses an hitherto unpublished letter written by Alexander von Humboldt to Thomas Jefferson. The letter offers us an illuminating insight into Humboldt’s personal, political and scientific networks and closes a gap in the correspondence between Humboldt and Jefferson.


Around Sonja: On The First Russian Translation, Victor Fet Sep 2017

Around Sonja: On The First Russian Translation, Victor Fet

Victor Fet

The first Russian translation of Wonderland was published anonymously in 1879 as Sonja v tsarstvie diva (Sonja in a Kingdom of Wonder, hereinafter referred to as Sonja).1 Deep Victorian mysteries surround it. Its translator remains unknown—but a hint from Lewis Carroll himself leads one to Russian aristocrats, patrons of the arts, and famous writers. Its readership is undocumented, but the faces of children who most likely first read this book are still well known in Russia today, having been painted by the most famous nineteenth-century Russian artists. Further, as one looks carefully at the text itself, one finds ...


Cross-Language Community Engagement: Assessing The Strengths Of Heritage Learners, Elise Dubord, Elizabeth Kimball Sep 2017

Cross-Language Community Engagement: Assessing The Strengths Of Heritage Learners, Elise Dubord, Elizabeth Kimball

Elise DuBord

This article reports on university students’ learning outcomes stemming from their work as language partners in a community-based learning project in an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class with adult Spanish-speaking immigrants. We present a rubric designed to assess student learning in the collaborative, cross-language nature of the partnership that moves beyond notions of language acquisition. The rubric was used to score the reflective writing of students in two university classes who participated in this off-campus partnership, one in Spanish for majors, and one in English for general education students. Our analysis focuses on correlations between students’ language ...


Vintage Red.Docx, Rowan Cahill Sep 2017

Vintage Red.Docx, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Review article based on the author's reading of the autobiographical novel by Stephen Moline, Red (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2017). The novel is discussed in the context of the historiography of the Communist Party of Australia.


Forsaken Trust, Meredith Doench Sep 2017

Forsaken Trust, Meredith Doench

Meredith Doench

Book 2 in the Luce Hansen Thriller series. Third book forthcoming.

Description from the publisher:

Wallace Lake, Ohio, takes care of their own. Unwelcoming of outsiders, the community closes ranks when four women are found murdered along the water’s edge. Agent Luce Hansen of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation must find a way in before another woman loses her life to the ruthless serial killer.

With the help of her new team—a hot rookie and a smart, beautiful medical examiner—Luce uncovers a ring of devotion surrounding the prime suspect. As Luce works to unearth the dark ...


Madness And The Middle Passage : Warner-Vierya's Juletane As A Paradigm For Writing Caribbean Women's Identities., Ann Elizabeth Willey Aug 2017

Madness And The Middle Passage : Warner-Vierya's Juletane As A Paradigm For Writing Caribbean Women's Identities., Ann Elizabeth Willey

Ann Elizabeth Willey

This article links Glissant's theory of an inherent Caribbean madness due to the originary rupture and alienation from Africa with Foucault's theory of the ritual significance and essential liminality of the madman as exemplified in the medieval figure of the "Ship of Fools." In calling the madman the "passenger par excellence," Foucault implies a connection between sanity and linear narratives, such as that of a voyage. Myriam Warner-Vierya's novel, Juletane, suggests that European paradigms of narrative and voyage are inadequate to provide a sense of self for Caribbean women. The novel takes the form of a diary ...


End Of Paragraph, Rowan Cahill Aug 2017

End Of Paragraph, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

A tribute to the life and work of US journalist, author, soldier, script writer, leftist activist, Clancy Sigal (1926-2017), with particular reference to his novel/memoir Going Away (1962).


Exchange In And Beyond The Cartas Marruecas Of José Cadalso, Travis C. Landry Apr 2017

Exchange In And Beyond The Cartas Marruecas Of José Cadalso, Travis C. Landry

Travis C Landry

No abstract provided.


The Taming Of The Literary Animal A Review Of Jonathan Gottschall And David Sloan Wilson (Eds.) The Literary Animal: Evolution And The Nature Of Narrative. Evanston, Il: Northwestern University Press, 2005. Xxvi + 303 Pp., Travis Landry Apr 2017

The Taming Of The Literary Animal A Review Of Jonathan Gottschall And David Sloan Wilson (Eds.) The Literary Animal: Evolution And The Nature Of Narrative. Evanston, Il: Northwestern University Press, 2005. Xxvi + 303 Pp., Travis Landry

Travis C Landry

No abstract provided.


Trump’S Inauguration: What Could Critical Theory Learn?, Graham Macphee Jan 2017

Trump’S Inauguration: What Could Critical Theory Learn?, Graham Macphee

Graham MacPhee

No abstract provided.


“Man Darf Nicht Sagen...”. Kafka’S 1906 Fragment Über Ästhetische Apperception („On Perception“), Jonathan Skolnik Dec 2016

“Man Darf Nicht Sagen...”. Kafka’S 1906 Fragment Über Ästhetische Apperception („On Perception“), Jonathan Skolnik

Jonathan Skolnik


Inspired by Scott Spector’s analysis of the Prague Circle, this article investigates
how Kafka’s fragment “On Perception” (“Über ästhetische Apperception”) might
be viewed as a product of the dialogue between Brod and Kafka. After surveying
how Kafka scholars have framed and tried to apply Kafka’s early text on
aesthetics, the article shows Kafka’s work refuses to engage with the powerful
anti-Jewish tropes of aesthetic theory around 1900 (Weininger) and instead
develops literary themes and techniques that anticipate many aspects of Kafka’s
later literary production


Shylock Und Andere Schriften Zu Jüdischen Themen [Hermann Sinsheimer, Werke In Drei Bänden], Jonathan Skolnik Dec 2016

Shylock Und Andere Schriften Zu Jüdischen Themen [Hermann Sinsheimer, Werke In Drei Bänden], Jonathan Skolnik

Jonathan Skolnik


Shylock und andere Schriften zu jüdischen Themen
Herausgegeben von Deborah Vietor-Engländer und Jonathan Skolnik
Werke in drei Bänden, herausgegeben von Deborah Vietor-Engländer, Band 2
Der zweite Band der Werkausgabe stellt Hermann Sinsheimer als Autor von Beiträgen zum Thema Judentum vor: Arbeiten, die er nach seiner Entlassung aus dem Berliner Tageblatt vom Herbst 1933 bis zum Beginn seines Exils 1938 für jüdische Zeitungen und Zeitschriften schrieb. Damit werden Sinsheimers nun ganz auf das und sein Judentum bezogene Reflexionen wieder greifbar, erstmals wird sein bislang unveröffentlichtes Manuskript Benjamin – Wohin ...


Hegemony, Nostalgia, And The Archive In Contemporary Civil War Literature.Docx, Dallin S. Earl Dec 2016

Hegemony, Nostalgia, And The Archive In Contemporary Civil War Literature.Docx, Dallin S. Earl

Dallin Earl

In 1990 approximately fourteen million people tuned in to watch Ken Burn’s eleven-hour publicly televised film The Civil War—more than the entire population of the Confederate states at the time of secession (Cullen 9). In the last two decades we have seen a resurgence of interest in the Civil War following a lull from 1965 into the mid 1980’s (Gallagher 4).    Recent interest in the Civil War indicates that we as a people are not finished talking about it, nor have its effects or consequences yet been fully teased out.America and Americans are very different since ...


Zackary Vernon.Jpg Dec 2016

Zackary Vernon.Jpg

Dr. Zackary Vernon

No abstract provided.