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How Scholars Work: Panning For Gold In Libraries, Judith M. Nixon, Marianne Ryan Dec 2009

How Scholars Work: Panning For Gold In Libraries, Judith M. Nixon, Marianne Ryan

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

How do liberal arts scholars work? For example, where do they get their ideas? When beginning a research project, do they start with a Google search or the library's home page? How and when do scholars utilize libraries and library resources—especially library-funded databases? How has research changed since the advent of the World Wide Web? These are questions that the social science and humanities librarians at Purdue University Libraries have been asking. To begin to find answers, we invited selected faculty members and students to a How Scholars Work series. This article summarizes their comments.


Speech Act Disagreement Among Young Women In Iran, Vahid Parvaresh, Abbas Eslami Rasekh Dec 2009

Speech Act Disagreement Among Young Women In Iran, Vahid Parvaresh, Abbas Eslami Rasekh

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In their article "Speech Act Disagreement among Young Women in Iran" Vahid Parvaresh and Abbas Eslami Rasekh investigate the effects of solidarity and deference proposed by Ronald Scollon and Suzanne Scollon on the ways in which young women in Iran perform the speech act of disagreement in their own language and culture. Their data has been analyzed using Geoffrey Leech's classification of illocutionary functions which is based on the social goal of establishing and maintaining comity. Special care has also been exercised to take the respondents' points of view into consideration. Parvaresh and Rasekh suggest that in a non-Western ...


The Role Of The Unconscious In Culture: A Review Article Of New Work By Green And Bainbridge, Radstone, Rustin, And Yates, Xiana Sotelo Dec 2009

The Role Of The Unconscious In Culture: A Review Article Of New Work By Green And Bainbridge, Radstone, Rustin, And Yates, Xiana Sotelo

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No abstract provided.


Cultural Studies Through Literary And Semiotic Approaches: A Review Article Of New Manuals By Walton And Thwaites, Davis, And Mules, Maya Zalbidea Paniagua Dec 2009

Cultural Studies Through Literary And Semiotic Approaches: A Review Article Of New Manuals By Walton And Thwaites, Davis, And Mules, Maya Zalbidea Paniagua

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No abstract provided.


Myth And History In The Poetry Of Osundare, Christopher Anyokwu Dec 2009

Myth And History In The Poetry Of Osundare, Christopher Anyokwu

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In his article "Myth and History in the Poetry of Osundare" Christopher Anyokwu examines the interrelation of myth and history from an African perspective. Anyokwu analyzes the poetry of one of Africa's most prolific and decorated contemporary poets, Niyi Osundare. Osundare is a third-generation Nigerian poet whose work is based on Yoruba oral tradition and informed by Marxist ideology. Osundare's poetry demonstrates the so-called "return-to-roots" neo-traditionalist ethos in modern African writing. Osundare's attitude to myth, ritual, and other African animist categories is intriguingly complex, ambivalent, and giving rise to charges of ideological irresolution and culturo-epistemic bifurcation. As ...


Playwriting In Three Major Nigerian Languages, Isaiah Ilo Dec 2009

Playwriting In Three Major Nigerian Languages, Isaiah Ilo

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In his article, "Playwriting in Three Major Nigerian Languages" Isaiah Ilo analyzes the frequency of playwriting in Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba, the three major Nigerian languages, which together hold about a half of the country's estimated population of 140 million. Ilo uses a case study to contrast the importance of the languages, their evolution as literary languages, and their official status with a role in education. Ilo locates the significance of these factors next to an inventory of the plays and a listing of the writers to demonstrate the neglect of the mother tongue by experienced Nigerian dramatists. The ...


Innovation And Multimedia In The Poetry Of Cummings And Mayakovsky, Svetlana Nikitina Dec 2009

Innovation And Multimedia In The Poetry Of Cummings And Mayakovsky, Svetlana Nikitina

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In her article "Innovation and Multimedia in the Poetry of cummings and Mayakovsky" Svetlana Nikitina discusses how e.e. cummings and Vladimir Mayakovsky foreshadowed the digital revolution of today in their multimedia experiments in poetry. Although they spoke different languages and lived in different societies, the two modernist poets display similarities in their modernist aesthetics. Both are artists as well as poets who blur the line between the two forms of art. Their synesthesia inoculates them against postmodern disintegration of meaning or form. Although cummings is a staunch individualist, and Mayakovsky the tribune of the collective, they both rebel against ...


The Metaphor Of Assimilation In Rabéarivelo's Poetry, Yasser Khamees Ragab Aman Dec 2009

The Metaphor Of Assimilation In Rabéarivelo's Poetry, Yasser Khamees Ragab Aman

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In his article "The Metaphor of Assimilation in Rabéarivelo's Poetry" Yasser Khamees Ragab Aman discusses the impact of the metaphor and the policy of assimilation in the poetry of Jean-Joseph Rabéarivelo, who swings between a desired image of a superior France based on a mythically archetypal symbol of a patron and a reality which, as a matter of course, distorts the image of a good-natured colonizer. Aman traces the influence of French Symbolists such as Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Mallarmé, and Laforgue on Rabéarivelo's poems and discusses to what extent these influences help make an assimilé of the poet. In ...


Space In Cardinal's Au Pays De Mes Racines And Goytisolo's Coto Vedado, Laura Dennis Dec 2009

Space In Cardinal's Au Pays De Mes Racines And Goytisolo's Coto Vedado, Laura Dennis

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In her article "Space in Cardinal's Au Pays de mes racines and Goytisolo's Coto vedado" Laura Dennis discusses the ways in which two memoirs of the late twentieth century treat exile and diverse spaces as part of a quest for a place in which to live fully and freely. Juan Goytisolo's Coto vedado and Marie Cardinal's Au Pays de mes racines constitute particularly rich treatments of space and exile and the ways in which these intersect with questions of culture, gender, and power. Dennis uses Henri Lefebvre's theories of abstract and differential space together with ...


Adams's Quest For The Unity Of Knowledge, Karl Shaddox Dec 2009

Adams's Quest For The Unity Of Knowledge, Karl Shaddox

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In "Adams's Quest for the Unity of Knowledge," Karl Shaddox discusses Henry Adams's lesser known work, The Degradation of the Democratic Dogma, as a continuation of the historian's attempt at unifying knowledge in The Education. Whereas unification in The Education was proposed by historicizing force, whether religious or molecular, Adams's effort in The Degradation employed a scientistic approach to history. Using Josiah Gibb's research on the equilibrium of heterogeneous substances, Adams felt he had provided a natural explanation of social and historical change — and thus the elemental connection between matter and mind. Critical opinion has ...


Russian Magical Realism And Pelevin As Its Exponent, Alexandra Berlina Dec 2009

Russian Magical Realism And Pelevin As Its Exponent, Alexandra Berlina

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In her article "Russian Magical Realism and Pelevin as Its Exponent" Alexandra Berlina seeks to enrich magical realism studies as a field of comparative literature and culture by showing that, although largely ignored in scholarship, such a thing as Russian magical realism exists and provides an interesting field for analysis. First, Berlina provides an overview of relevant scholarly works on the genre, tracing mentions (as well as striking omissions) of Russian influence, followed by a discussion of the few publications which deal with Russian magical realism, concentrating on Erika Haber's The Myth of the Non-Russian. Berlina then discusses Viktor ...


Necropolitics And Contemporary Hungarian Literature And Cinema, Ryan Michael Kehoe Dec 2009

Necropolitics And Contemporary Hungarian Literature And Cinema, Ryan Michael Kehoe

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In his article "Necropolitics and Contemporary Hungarian Literature and Cinema" Ryan Michael discusses aspects of the concept of necropower (Mbembe) applied to contemporary Hungarian literature and cinema. Kehoe argues that his analysis provides models of postcolonial "aesthetic acts" that disrupt, destabilize, and ultimately subvert the global regimes to which Achille Mbembe refers. Accordingly, Hungary's status as a postcolony is discussed within the context of Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek's and David Chioni Moore's contention that the parameters of postcolonial cultural analysis need to be expanded to account for Central and East Europe's transition out of the Soviet ...


A Talk Show In Hungary And The Question Of "Proper Distance", Lajos Császi Dec 2009

A Talk Show In Hungary And The Question Of "Proper Distance", Lajos Császi

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In his article "A Talk Show in Hungary and the Question of 'proper distance'" Lajos Császi discusses the phenomenon of the talk show in its specific post-communist Hungarian context. During the past few years, Hungarian commercial television programs have been the target of frequent ideological attacks. At the same time, they have become increasingly popular among audiences. In my study I focus on the "Mónika" talk show, one of the most popular programs. Analyzing this new media phenomenon, I attempt to combine the political-economic and the socio-cultural perspectives of tabloid media, which are often opposed to each other. I ask ...


Indirect Discourse In German, Russian, And English, Henry Whittlesey Schroeder Dec 2009

Indirect Discourse In German, Russian, And English, Henry Whittlesey Schroeder

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In his article "Indirect Discourse in German, Russian, and English" Henry Whittlesey Schroeder analyzes the different tenses of indirect discourse in these three languages. Indirect discourse in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century adopts a different time in English, German and Russian. English indirect discourse reports in the preterit; German indirect discourse hovers in the subjunctive; Russian indirect discourse speaks in the present. The transposition of English indirect discourse allows the character's discourse to surface in a tense identical to the narration. Consequently, the character can corrupt the narration, undermining the narrator's narration and commentary on that narration ...


In Memoriam Peter Edgerly Firchow (1937-2008), Gerald Gillespie Dec 2009

In Memoriam Peter Edgerly Firchow (1937-2008), Gerald Gillespie

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

No abstract provided.


Questions & Answers - Copyright Column, Laura N. Gassaway Dec 2009

Questions & Answers - Copyright Column, Laura N. Gassaway

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


Technology Left Behind: Deepdyving Into Journal Article Rental, Cris Ferguson Dec 2009

Technology Left Behind: Deepdyving Into Journal Article Rental, Cris Ferguson

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


Atg Deadlines, Editor Dec 2009

Atg Deadlines, Editor

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


Getting Our Feet Wet: One Library’S Experience With Transactional Access, Ryan Weir, Ashley Ireland Dec 2009

Getting Our Feet Wet: One Library’S Experience With Transactional Access, Ryan Weir, Ashley Ireland

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


Group Therapy - A Case Of Discredited Research, Jack G. Montgomery Dec 2009

Group Therapy - A Case Of Discredited Research, Jack G. Montgomery

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


Pay-Per-Use Article Delivery At The University Of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Mindy King, Aaron Nichols Dec 2009

Pay-Per-Use Article Delivery At The University Of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Mindy King, Aaron Nichols

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


Book Reviews: Monographic Musings, Debbie Vaughn, Eleanor Cook Dec 2009

Book Reviews: Monographic Musings, Debbie Vaughn, Eleanor Cook

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


Biz Of Acq - Things To Consider When Planning Section Programming, Sylvia Mcaphee Dec 2009

Biz Of Acq - Things To Consider When Planning Section Programming, Sylvia Mcaphee

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


The Pirus Project: Developing A Standard For Recording And Reporting Usage At The Individual Article Level, Peter T. Shepherd Dec 2009

The Pirus Project: Developing A Standard For Recording And Reporting Usage At The Individual Article Level, Peter T. Shepherd

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


Issues In Vendor/Library Relations - Blackwell’S, Bob Nardini Dec 2009

Issues In Vendor/Library Relations - Blackwell’S, Bob Nardini

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


Atg Interviews George Machovec, Dennis Brunning Dec 2009

Atg Interviews George Machovec, Dennis Brunning

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


And They Were There: Reports Of Meetings - 28th Annual Charleston Conference, Ramune K. Kubilius Dec 2009

And They Were There: Reports Of Meetings - 28th Annual Charleston Conference, Ramune K. Kubilius

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


As I See It! Impact Factors And Usage Factors: Testing Alternative Metrics, John Cox Dec 2009

As I See It! Impact Factors And Usage Factors: Testing Alternative Metrics, John Cox

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


People Profile: Ryan Weir, Editor Dec 2009

People Profile: Ryan Weir, Editor

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.


If Rumors Were Horses, Katina Strauch Dec 2009

If Rumors Were Horses, Katina Strauch

Against the Grain

No abstract provided.