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What is Literature for?

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ISBN: 9782722602755 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Collège de France
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Along with the theoretical or traditionally historical question “What is literature?”, the critical and political question “What can literature do?” begs an answer. What value do contemporary society and culture ascribe to literature? What utility? What role? “My confidence in the future of literature”, wrote Italo Calvino, consists in the knowledge that there are things that only literature can give us, by means specific to it”. Is this still relevant to us today?

Stele und Legende - Untersuchungen zu den keilschriftlichen Erzählwerken über die Könige von Akkade

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Book Series: Göttinger Beiträge zum Alten Orient ISBN: 9783941875111 Year: Pages: 517 DOI: 10.17875/gup2009-508 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Archaeology --- History --- Linguistics --- History of arts
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Überlieferte Originalstelen mit Inschriften der großen Könige Sargon und Narām-Sîn von Akkade, die im 23. Jahrhundert v. Chr. als erste ein Weltreich eroberten, sowie mündlich tradierte Sagen haben diesen beiden Königen einen herausragenden Stellenwert in der historischen Erinnerung der Babylonier und Assyrer verschafft. Dies führte zu einer Reihe erzählender Werke, die zum Teil wie echte Heldenlieder gestaltet sind, zum Teil sich aber auch als authentische Königsinschriften gebärden. Das Verständnis dieser heterogenen Textgruppe in verschiedenen Fragerichtungen zu erhellen, ist das Ziel vorliegender Studie. Zu den Fragestellungen gehören die Bestimmung der Gattungen, denen die Texte angehören, und ihre Scheidung von den authentischen Königsinschriften, die durch das Merkmal der Fiktionalität gekennzeichnet ist. Des Weiteren soll die zum Teil hohe literarische Qualität dieser Werke herausgearbeitet werden. Schließlich wird untersucht, inwiefern sich an diesen Werken die Mechanismen und Bedingungen ihrer Überlieferung ablesen lassen, ob sie Spuren eines mündlichen Sargon- und Narām-Sîn-Sagenschatzes aufweisen und welche literarischen Funktionen sie erfüllten. Die Reihe “Göttinger Beiträge zun Alten Orient” setzt die erfolgreichen “Göttinger Arbeitshefte zur Altorientalischen Literatur” fort. Die Reihe wird vom Seminar für Altorientalistik der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen herausgegeben und behandelt die Erschließung und Deutung der reichhaltigen Schriftdenkmäler in akkadischer oder sumerischer Sprache aus der Zeit von ca. 3100 - 500 v. Chr.

Arbeit. Philosophische, juristische und kulturwissenschaftliche Studien

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Book Series: Schwabe interdisziplinär ISBN: 9783796533365 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_587950 Language: German
Publisher: Schwabe Verlag Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163514
Subject: Political Science --- Philosophy --- Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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We may consider labour as boon or bane ‒ man’s existence is not conceivable without labour. The expulsion from the Garden of Eden can be understood as a punishment for the consumption of the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge, but it can likewise be interpreted as the perfection of God’s creation. Hence only beyond Eden, God’s creature becomes man. He or she becomes human by cultivat-ing the earth, by working. Labour is not only a necessary evil in order to secure existence, nor does it serve as a means for self-preservation, but also for self-fulfillment. Labour is the epitome of the ability of self-being and thus of man’s liberty.

Médiations interculturelles entre la France et la Suède: Trajectoires et circulations de 1945 à nos jours

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Book Series: Stockholm Studies in Romance Languages ISBN: 9789176350157 9789176350126 9789176350133 9789176350140 Year: Pages: 314 DOI: 10.16993/bad Language: French
Publisher: Stockholm University Press Grant: Åke Wibergs stiftelse, Stockholm, Department of Romance and Classical Studies, Stockholm University
Subject: Social Sciences --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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Ce livre porte sur les relations culturelles entre la France et la Suède de 1945 à nos jours. Il réunit les articles présentés à l’occasion de la conférence internationale, « Frankrike-Sverige – Tur och retur », qui a eu lieu à Stockholm en janvier 2014, organisée par l’Université Paris-Sorbonne et l’Université de Stockholm. Ces vingt-deux articles tracent ensemble une histoire croisée des médiations matérielles et immatérielles, dynamiques et complexes, ayant permis la construction des identités culturelles dans trois domaines principaux : les représentations et l’imaginaire ; la médiation et les vecteurs de transmission ; la traduction, la réception et la circulation des oeuvres.

Nodes of Contemporary Finnish Literature

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Litteraria ISBN: 9789522223593 9789522224095 9789522225108 Year: Pages: 199 DOI: 10.21435/sflit.6 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and SKS||SKS
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book examines phenomena from Finnish and Finnish-Swedish literature written in the years between the 1980s and the first decade of the new millennium. Its objective is to study this interesting era of literary history in Finland and to sketch some possible directions for future development by identifying literary turning points which have already occurred.

Handbuch der deutsch-jüdischen Literatur

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ISBN: 9783110282566 Year: Pages: 637 DOI: 10.1515/9783110282566 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion --- Languages and Literatures
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Research activity on German-language literature by Jewish authors has intensified, especially since the 1970s. However, until now there has been no single work to compile and evaluate this body of literary work. This Handbook successfully fulfills this need. A historical section addresses the course of German-Jewish literature since the beginning of the Enlightenment, and a systematic section is devoted to the presentation of specific genres.

Einstein au Collège de France

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ISBN: 9782722605503 DOI: 10.4000/books.cdf.9367 Language: French
Publisher: Collège de France
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures --- Philosophy --- Science (General) --- Mathematics
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En 1914, Albert Einstein avait été invité à donner les conférences Michonis au Collège de France, organisées à partir de 1905 grâce au mécène Georges Michonis, pour y accueillir des savants étrangers. L’entrée en guerre l’empêcha de venir à Paris. Sous l’impulsion de Paul Langevin, professeur de Physique générale et expérimentale (1909-1946), l’invitation fut renouvelée en février 1922, peu après les tests de la théorie de la relativité générale effectués par l’astronome Sir Arthur Eddington en 1919, qui contribuèrent à la renommée mondiale d’Einstein. Le Collège se singularisera encore par la suite dans la réception des idées d’Einstein, en créant, en 1933, une chaire pour le physicien, qui avait fui l’Allemagne. Ayant déjà accepté un poste à l’Institut des études avancées de Princeton nouvellement créé (1930), Einstein n’occupera jamais cette chaire. Avec pour fil conducteur la visite d’Einstein au Collège, ce 3e volume de la collection s’intéresse à l’impact des idées d’Einstein sur la physique française et, plus largement, dans la formation des savoirs et des arts (des années 1910 jusqu’à la Seconde Guerre mondiale) en France et au-delà. Contrairement à Freud et à Darwin, dont l’accueil au Collège a été difficile, accueil qui a fait l’objet de deux volumes précédents de la collection, la théorie de la relativité d’Einstein y a très tôt été présentée par Langevin, qui en a fait le sujet de ses cours dès 1910-1911. D’autres professeurs du Collège s’y sont intéressés (Léon Brillouin [Physique théorique, 1932-1949], Frédéric Joliot [Chimie nucléaire, 1937-1958] et André Lichnérowicz [Physique mathématique, 1952-1986], de même que des professeurs de philosophie, de poétique et d’histoire (Henri Bergson, Paul Valéry [Poétique, 1937-1945]), Lucien Febvre [Histoire de la civilisation moderne, 1933-1949], ou Maurice Merleau-Ponty [Philosophie, 1952-1961]) pour nous limiter à ces quelques noms. Ce volume découle d’un colloque organisé par Antoine Compagnon (Littérature française moderne et contemporaine), Jean Dalibard (Atomes et rayonnement) et Jean-François Joanny (Matière molle et biophysique) les 11 et 12 juin 2018, dans le cadre du projet « Passage des disciplines : histoire globale du Collège de France, xixe-xxe siècle », qui porte sur l’évolution des matières enseignées aussi bien que celles qui n’y ont pas été admises et qui forment un « Collège virtuel », depuis la fin du xviiie siècle jusqu’aux années 1960. Il est dirigé par Antoine Compagnon, avec la collaboration de Céline Surprenant et reçoit le soutien financier de PSL (2016-2019), et de la Fondation Hugot.

Handbuch der österreichischen Kinder- und Jugendbuchautorinnen: L-Z

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ISBN: 9783205785521 Year: Pages: 789 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 4232
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This handbook is based on the project "Österreichische Kinder- und Jugendbuchautorinnen" (Austrian Women Writers of children's literature), which was defined as part of the project "biografiA. datenbank und lexikon österreichischer frauen" (database of austrian women, http://www.biografia.at), localised on the Institute for Science and Art in Vienna. In the years 1999 to 2002 more than 800 women writers could be described biographically. Among them are many women, who wrote only one single book for children, there are some illustrators who decided to write also the text for their books and there are also some wellknown writers for Children's books, like Christine Nöstlinger, Renate Welsh, Friederike Mayröcker and many others. There ist no time-limitation, so we have a good overlook of the whole production of children's literature in Austria. Austria means by that way to be born in this land or to live here for more than 10 years. Many of the living authors sendt their curriculum vitae and also many experts on this field helped to fill up the entries. But there are great differences between the portraits of the women, differences in the length of the articles, in the presenting details of the lifes and also differences in their way to live, in their political behaviour and so on. Many of the authors had to flee from austria during the time of nationalsocialism because of their jewish origin or their political background. Some of them are nearly forgotten. They were murdered or had to emigrate in a land with another language, the chance to be able to continue the writing career was very small. But we know some women who had the luck to continue the career. Alex Wedding is one of them, she founded with some other writers like Auguste Lazar the proletarian children's literature. Hertha Pauli is one of the women whose career began in her exile, she began to write books for children in the USA. The biographs can be read as a part of austrian culture, as a piece of our own history. It is the intention of this handbook to encourage scientists to study more about the austrian women-writers of children's books and to discuss their publications.

Handbuch der österreichischen Kinder- und Jugendbuchautorinnen: A-K

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ISBN: 9783205785521 Year: Pages: 622 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_512194 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 4231
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This handbook is based on the project "Österreichische Kinder- und Jugendbuchautorinnen" (Austrian Women Writers of children's literature), which was defined as part of the project "biografiA. datenbank und lexikon österreichischer frauen" (database of austrian women, http://www.biografia.at), localised on the Institute for Science and Art in Vienna. In the years 1999 to 2002 more than 800 women writers could be described biographically. Among them are many women, who wrote only one single book for children, there are some illustrators who decided to write also the text for their books and there are also some wellknown writers for Children's books, like Christine Nöstlinger, Renate Welsh, Friederike Mayröcker and many others. There ist no time-limitation, so we have a good overlook of the whole production of children's literature in Austria. Austria means by that way to be born in this land or to live here for more than 10 years. Many of the living authors sendt their curriculum vitae and also many experts on this field helped to fill up the entries. But there are great differences between the portraits of the women, differences in the length of the articles, in the presenting details of the lifes and also differences in their way to live, in their political behaviour and so on. Many of the authors had to flee from austria during the time of nationalsocialism because of their jewish origin or their political background. Some of them are nearly forgotten. They were murdered or had to emigrate in a land with another language, the chance to be able to continue the writing career was very small. But we know some women who had the luck to continue the career. Alex Wedding is one of them, she founded with some other writers like Auguste Lazar the proletarian children's literature. Hertha Pauli is one of the women whose career began in her exile, she began to write books for children in the USA. The biographs can be read as a part of austrian culture, as a piece of our own history. It is the intention of this handbook to encourage scientists to study more about the austrian women-writers of children's books and to discuss their publications.

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