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Off-Canon pleasures - a case study and a perspective

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ISBN: 9783941875951 Year: Pages: 135 DOI: 10.17875/gup2011-400 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Linguistics
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The inclusion of works in a canonical list creates a large body of exclusions. But among these neglected works there are not a few that nevertheless are worth reading. Literary worth is not necessarily aesthetic impeccability. A literary work recommends itself by a high degree of artistic achievement with elbowroom for historical importance. The present study focuses on Leo Rosten’s immigration novel The Education of Hyman Kaplan (1937) and Archibald MacLeish’s radio play Air Raid (1938). The first is more than the apparent compendium of language-based jokes. Read in the context of immigration policy from Presidents Theodore Roosevelt to F. D. Roosevelt and of Jewish-American humor, it displays Kaplan’s moral and intellectual growth, which extant commentary denies, and exhibits the “interior internationality” of an immigration country. Air Raid is one of the few achieved American radio plays to take a stand on foreign affairs in a context that does not only consist of broadcasting and Picasso’s collage-painting Guernica – the “screaming picture” which MacLeish transposed into the acoustic medium – but also of the historical saturation bombing of the Basque town.

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Plastidules to Humans - Leopoldo Maggi (1840-1905) and Ernst Haeckel´s naturalist philosophy in the Kingdom of Italy

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Book Series: Annals of the History and Philosophy of Biology ISBN: 9783941875975 Year: Pages: 182 DOI: 10.17875/gup2011-700 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Sports Science --- Biology --- Philosophy
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The name DGGTB (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Theorie der Biologie; German Society for the History and Theory of Biology) reflects recent history as well as German tradition. The Society is a relatively late addition to a series of German societies of science and medicine that began with the »Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin und der Naturwissenschaften«, founded in 1910 by Leipzig University's Karl Sudhoff (1853-1938), who wrote: »We want to establish a ,German' society in order to gather German-speaking historians together in our special disciplines so that they form the core of an international society...«. Yet Sudhoff, at this time of burgeoning academic internationalism, was »quite willing« to accommodate the wishes of a number of founding members and »drop the word German in the title of the Society and have it merge with an international society«. The founding and naming of the Society at that time derived from a specific set of historical circumstances, and the same was true some 80 years later when in 1991, in the wake of German reunification, the »Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Theorie der Biologie« was founded. From the start, the Society has been committed to bringing studies in the history and philosophy of biology to a wide audience, using for this purpose its Jahrbuch für Geschichte und Theorie der Biologie. Parallel to the Jahrbuch, the Verhandlungen zur Geschichte und Theorie der Biologie has become the by now traditional medium for the publication of papers delivered at the Society's annual meetings. In 2005 the Jahrbuch was renamed Annals of the History and Philosophy of Biology, reflecting the Society's internationalist aspirations in addressing comparative biology as a subject of historical and philosophical studies.

Finis coronat opus - Festschrift für Walter Kroll zum 65. Geburtstag

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ISBN: 9783938616482 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2006-398 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Linguistics
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In the 24 contributions of this commemorative publication companions, colleagues and friends of the Göttingen Slavonic and Literary scholar Walter Kroll honor his 65th Birthday. Its thematic diversity reflects the breadth of the academic interests and research areas of the honoured. In addition to the essays on aspects of the Bulgarian, Croatian, Lachian, Polish, Russian and Czech literature, the volume contains also works regarding the following areas: cultural studies, literary theory, modern history, Russian philosophy, micro literary language research, language, personal names research, lexical semantics, historical and comparative linguistics . Some cheerful and a lyrical contribution, plus a list of publications round off the volume.

Sich windende Wege - Ethnografie der Melo-Schnecke in Papua, Indonesien

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Book Series: Göttinger Beiträge zur Ethnologie ISBN: 9783941875838 Year: Pages: 329 DOI: 10.17875/gup2011-420 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Ethnology --- Sociology --- Social Sciences
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Das Buch schildert die verschlungenen Wege der Meeresschnecke Melo im Westteil der Insel Neuguinea, in der indonesischen Provinz Papua. Zahlreiche Etappen dieser Wege durch die zerklüfteten und schwer zugänglichen Bergtäler und an der Südküste der Insel, aber auch in Museumssammlungen in Europa hat die Autorin selbst verfolgt und erforscht. Die Meeresschnecke Melo ist in den Küstengewässern Neuguineas beheimatet. Die kulturellen Erscheinungsformen ihrer Schale wurden aber, wie Museumsobjekte in europäischen Sammlungen belegen, auch in weit abgelegenen Tälern des Hochlandes im Innern der Insel gefunden. Auf den Spuren der Melo-Schnecke hat die Autorin Verbindungen hergestellt zwischen „immobilen“ Museumsobjekten im „Hier“ und dynamischen kulturellen Aneignungs- und Umdeutungsprozessen im „Dort“. So war es ihr möglich, frühkoloniale Verhältnisse, Handelswege, Tauschaktionen, Verwendungs- und Bearbeitungsformen in Neuguinea nachzuzeichnen und mit aktuellen Erscheinungsformen der Schale, etwa im katholischen oder touristischen Kontext, zu kontrastieren. In einer Reihe von Essays beschreibt sie Etappen von Wegen der Melo- Schnecke, die räumlich und zeitlich an unterschiedlichen Punkten einsetzen und enden. Literarisch gefärbte Passagen wechseln sich dabei mit unterschiedlichen theoretischen Ansätzen ab. So ist es gerade das Fragmentarische dieser Ethnografie, welches das Thema immer wieder neu und auf spannende Art zu beleuchten vermag.

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research --- Cultural studies

Sex and gender in biomedicine - theories, methodologies, results

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ISBN: 9783941875265 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2010-394 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Gender Studies
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Sex and gender in biomedicine are innovative research concepts of theoretical and clinical medicine that enable a better understanding of health and disease, evidence-based knowledge, effective therapies, and better health outcomes for women and men. Gender Medicine stimulates new ways of doing research: that is to consider sex and gender at all levels of research, from basic research into gene polymorphisms to health behaviour. New research questions have been put forward that focus not on differences per se but on the development of differences. In this book, contributions from the field of neuroscience, addiction research, and organ transplantation exemplify concepts, approaches, methods and results in the field.

Deutschland und die "Wende" in Literatur, Sprache und Medien - Interkulturelle und kulturkontrastive Perspektiven Dokumentation eines Expertenseminars für internationale Alumni der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen vom 8. – 13. Juli 2007

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ISBN: 9783940344588 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2008-312 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Linguistics
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With its expert seminars for alumnis abroad the Georg-August-University Göttingen wants to strengthen its contact with the alumni in the long term and create a global network. This volume is the result of a seminar on "Germany and the Wende (Change) in Literature, Language and Media". The participants were scientists, writers and filmmakers with their own views on contemporary German history and the reunification as well as alumni from China, Japan and Korea who are involved in their home countries in the dissemination of German language and culture. The seminar and the title discuss a specifically German experience, the reunification („Die Wende“) as central theme which also has an actual and high relevance in Korea and China.

Kafka and the Universal

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Book Series: Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies ISBN: 9783110458121 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103588
Subject: Sociology
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Kafka`s work has been attributed a universal significance and is often regarded as the ultimate witness of the human condition in the twentieth century. Yet his work is also considered paradigmatic for the expression of the singular that cannot be subsumed under any generalization. This paradox engenders questions not only concerning the meaning of the universal as it manifests itself in (and is transformed by) Kafka`s writings but also about the expression of the singular in literary fiction as it challenges the opposition between the universal and the singular. The contributions in this volume approach these questions from a variety of perspectives. They are structured according to the following issues: ambiguity as a tool of deconstructing the pre-established philosophical meanings of the universal the concept of the law as a major symbol for the universal meaning of Kafka`s writings the presence of animals in Kafka`s texts the modernist mode of writing as challenge of philosophical

Vergessen und verloren

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ISBN: 3897330172 Year: Pages: 396 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_470933 Language: German
Publisher: Projektverlag Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3180
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Lost and Forgotten presents an historical overview of one regional development of Chinese studies / Sinology from the seventeenth century to the present time. The book focuses on the description and evaluation of contributions by scholars who originated from Austria and the Austro-Hungarian monarchy.Contributions that were made in Austria and achievements of emigrants are treated in separate chapters. The account of the development of Chinese studies from the time when Sinology was institutionalised at Vienna University (1972) deals with the institutions involved.Apart from published material, the author also includes a wealth of unpublished research work found in libraries and archives in Austria, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The book incorporates detailed investigations of the source material, descriptions of state-of-the-art research at the time, and a discussion of these contributions in the light of the international Sinological discourse past and present. Book reviews, personal correspondence, discussion of personal affiliations and feuds offer further insights into the intellectual background of these scholars, their aims, concerns and methodological approaches.

Mission im kolonialen Umfeld - Deutsche protestantische Missionsgesellschaften in Deutsch-Ostafrika

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ISBN: 9783941875203 Year: Pages: 109 DOI: 10.17875/gup2010-471 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Religion
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Mit der Ausrufung Deutsch-Ostafrikas zur Kronkolonie des deutschen Kaiserreiches 1891 begann ein weiteres Kapitel seiner offiziellen Kolonialgeschichte. Inwieweit deutsche protestantische Missionsgesellschaften „kolonialbegeistert“ das neuerrungene „deutsche“ Gebiet, das sich in etwa mit der Fläche des heutigen Tansanias deckt, als neues Missionsfeld für ihre Missionstätigkeit in Anspruch genommen haben, ist Gegenstand dieses Buches. Die Erarbeitung dieser Thematik erfolgte aus kritischer, religions–wissenschaftlicher, nicht aber missionstheologischer Perspektive.

Entwicklungstendenzen germanistischer Studiengänge im Ausland - Sprache, Philologie, Berufsbezug

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Book Series: Materialien Deutsch als Fremdsprache ISBN: 9783941875791 Year: Pages: 229 DOI: 10.17875/gup2010-323 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Education --- Science (General) --- Linguistics --- History of arts
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21 articles give insights into German Studies outside the German-speaking countries. The contributions cover as wide a range as reports country by country, descriptions of individual profiles and local study plans, conceptual cross-country approaches and analyses of specific aspects of general relevance. In all their diversity, the articles demonstrate, besides the basic consensus that German and Germany are to be taught as manifestations of another culture, further similarities: Almost without exception German studies have entered a transitional phase that is not only characterized by curriculum reforms but also by discussions about the identity of German studies themselves. Here, the practical orientation seems to be a central point since, more and more, German Studies are seen as a professional education, too.

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