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Epigenetics and periconception environment

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ISBN: 9788867055043 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Ledizioni
Subject: Technology (General)
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The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is the oldest and widest European intergovernmental network for cooperation in research. Established by the Ministerial Conference in November 1971, COST is presently used by more than 30.000 scientists of 35 European countries to cooperate in common research projects supported by national funds. The financial support for cooperation networks (COST Actions) provided by COST is about 1.5% (30 million EUR per year) of the total value of the projects (2000 million EUR per year). […] As precursor of advanced multidisciplinary research COST has a very important role in shaping the European Research Area (ERA). It anticipates and complements the activities of the current Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020). COST activities create a bridge between the scientific communities of countries and increases the mobility of researchers across Europe in many key scientific domains.Parental stress before, during and after conception induces epigenetic changes in gametes and embryos. Such epigenetic changes may adversely affect the future health, development, productivity and fertility of the offsprings. Our cooperation in this COST Action focuses on the timeframes and mechanisms of these epigenetic modifications. We plan public engagement activities to inform the general public on the importance of the epigenome and the periconception environment in future food production, health and welfare. We aim to coordinate various European research activities on epigenetic control of development in order to avoid duplication, set targets and guidance for future research in this field through a large collaborative network.

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Ann Van Soom

Zyklus und Serie - Van Goghs Ansichten des ummauerten Feldes in Saint-Rémy

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ISBN: 9783863953959 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2018-1120 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Arts in general
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A few weeks before van Gogh admitted himself into a mental hospital in Saint-Rémy in spring 1889 he had written to Gauguin that he wanted to create a “consolatory art for distressed hearts”. From his bedroom in the clinic he overlooked an enclosed wheat field. Over the course of a year the seasonal changes inspired Van Gogh to paint a cycle of this wheat field, thereby seeing it as an allegorical representation of the fate of human life, which comforted him.

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van Gogh --- cycle --- wheat field

Surviving the Crossing

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Book Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory ISBN: 9780203501399 9780415971188 9781138799059 9781135875510 9781135875503 9781135875466 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203501399 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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By examining the fiction of three women modernists--Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, and Nella Larsen--this book complicates binary paradigms of national, gender, and ethnic identities in the interwar period. In place of essentializing categories of identity, Jessica Rabin explores the liberating and dislocating ramifications of using multiple subject positions as a means of representing identity. While these three authors have been studied in non-intersecting categories (pioneer literature, high modernism, and the Harlem Renaissance, respectively), Jessica Rabin traces their similarities, showing how the dispersal of fixed identities are facilitated by the language of fiction.

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carl --- van --- vechten --- willa --- cather --- professors --- house --- larsens --- texts --- works

Keeping up Her Geography

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Book Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory ISBN: 9780203944493 9780415979498 9781138813946 9781135863333 9781135863326 9781135863289 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203944493 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Recently, literary critics and some historians have argued that to use the language of separate spheres is to "mistake fiction for reality." However, the tendency in this criticism is to ignore the work of feminist political theorists who argue that a range of ideologies of the public and private consistently work to mask gender inequalities. In Keeping Up Her Geography, Tanya Ann Kenedy argues that these inequalities are shaped by multiple, but interconnected, spatial constructions of the public and private in US culture. Moreover, the early twentieth century when key spatial concepts – the nation, the urban, the regional, and the domestic – were being redefined is a pivotal era for understanding how the public-private binary remains tenaciously central to the defining of gender. Keeping Up Her Geography shows that this is the case in a range of literary and cultural contexts: in feminist speeches at the World’s Columbian Exposition, in middle-class women’s urban reform texts, in southern writer Ellen Glasgow’s novels, and in the autobiographical narratives of Zora Neale Hurston and Agnes Smedley.

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private --- binary --- womans --- building --- female --- subject --- van --- vorst --- store --- porch

La fabrique de l'art au Japon : Portrait sociologique d’un marché de l’art

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ISBN: 9782271130419 DOI: 10.4000/books.editionscnrs.26179 Language: French
Publisher: CNRS Éditions
Subject: Social Sciences
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Le jour anniversaire de la naissance de Van Gogh, le 30 mars 1987, une compagnie d’assurances japonaise achète ses Tournesols pour 24,7 millions de livres. L’argent japonais déferle sur l’art mondial. En trente ans à peine, collection, spéculation et krach vont faire du Japon un marché de l’art unique, primordial et atypique. Nul autre pays ne peut s’enorgueillir d’une telle variété de circuits artistiques, de réseaux de marchands. Nul autre n’a pu déployer autant d’expositions de premier plan dans les musées ou dans les grands magasins, en échafaudant de complexes et profitables partenariats avec des mécènes privés et les quotidiens nationaux. Dans cette enquête sociologique rigoureuse, l’auteur dresse un état des lieux de la vente des œuvres d’art, en examinant les positions et les interdépendances de l’ensemble des acteurs. Elle revient aussi sur les grandes étapes historiques constitutives de cet univers, dévoilant les rouages du « rattrapage culturel » qui a poussé à la création de nombreux musées, à l’investissement public et philanthropique, et à la modernisation du marché de l’art. Cléa Patin analyse en particulier la formation, puis l’explosion dévastatrice de la bulle spéculative des quinze dernières années du xxe siècle. Et nous livre ici une réflexion délicate et vivante sur la manière dont les Japonais appréhendent le risque économique et la culture.

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culture --- œuvre d'art --- musée --- sociologie --- économie --- artiste --- Van Gogh

Hondered Jaar Kerk en Teologiese Opleiding: ‘n Kroniek van die Hervormde Kerk

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Book Series: HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies ISBN: 9780620482042 Year: Pages: 258 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_629098 Language: Afrikaans
Publisher: AOSIS Grant: University of Pretoria
Subject: Religion
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The Faculty of Theology at the University of Pretoria is the oldest university faculty in theology in South Africa. It was founded in 1917 as a multi-ecclesial academic institution, with the Netherdutch Reformed Church of Africa (NRCA) as one of the founding church partners for the scientific training of pastors. However, the initiatives for the establishment of a theological faculty in Pretoria, South Africa are rooted in a synodic resolution of the NRCA in 1909, with the institutionalisation of a Curatorium as an ecclesial executive board responsible for the strategic planning of the Faculty of Theology at the then Transvaal University College, which became the University of Pretoria. In 2009 the NRCA celebrates the centennial anniversary of the Curatorium with the publication of a Chronicle, authored by Professor J.P. Oberholzer. It is published as Supplementum 9 of the HTS Theological Studies, South Africa’s oldest theological scholarly journal. The Chronicle consists of 10 chapters: the beginning (1909-1916); the formative stage (1916-1933); multi-ecclesial partnership (1934-1940); internal ecclesial conflict (1941-1953); political tension because of apartheid (1954-1960); ecumenical isolation and internal discord (1961-1970); self-evaluation (1971-1980); growth, retrospection and prospection (1981-1987); rationalisation and optimalisation (1988-1997); multi-ecclesial partnership restored (1998-2009).

De perfecte verleiding

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ISBN: 9789053566763 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.5117/9789053566763 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History --- Music --- Performing Arts
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Music; Stage presentations; History of Amsterdam

Networks in the Russian Market Economy

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ISBN: 9780230252394 9780230294936 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_392746 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Computer Science --- Business and Management --- Economics
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If Russia has become a market economy, how does it function on a grassroots level? In addition to market mechanisms, what kinds of social and moral principles are at work in the new Russian economy? Is the 'Soviet legacy' still present in post-Soviet business practices? This book searches for answers to these questions, by investigating the networking practices of the Russian software industry. It examines what kinds of resources are transmitted through the personal networks of Russian IT directors and managers, and which mechanisms govern this transmission. The volume opens a rarely available grassroots-level view into the business practices of the new Russian knowledge-based economy. &#xD;&#xD;This book is essential reading for all interested in Russian society, culture and economy.

The Letters of Vincent van Gogh: A Critical Study

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Book Series: Cultural Dialectics ISSN: 19158378 ISBN: 9781927356746 9781927356753 9781927356760 Year: Pages: 254 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781927356746.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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When he died at the age of thirty-seven, Vincent van Gogh left a legacy of over two thousand artworks, for which he is now justly famous. But van Gogh was also a prodigious writer of letters - more than eight hundred of them, addressed to his parents, to friends such as Paul Gauguin, and, above all, to his brother Theo. His letters have long been admired for their exceptional literary quality, and art historians have sometimes drawn on the letters in their analysis of the paintings. And yet, to date, no one has undertaken a critical assessment of this remarkable body of writingÑnot as a footnote to the paintings but as a highly sophisticated literary achievement in its own right. Patrick Grant's long-awaited study provides such an assessment and, as such, redresses a significant omission in the field of van Gogh studies. As Grant demonstrates, quite apart from furnishing a highly revealing self-portrait of their author, the letters are compelling for their imaginative and expressive power, as well as for the perceptive commentary they offer on universal human themes. Through a subtle exploration of van Gogh's contrastive style of thinking and his fascination with the notion of imperfection, Grant illuminates gradual shifts in van Gogh's ideas on religion, ethics, and the meaning of art. He also analyzes the metaphorical significance of a number of key images in the letters, which prove to yield unexpected psychological and conceptual connections, and probes the relationships that surface when the letters are viewed as a cohesive literary product. The result is a wealth of new insights into van Gogh's inner landscape.

My Own Portrait in Writing: Self-Fashioning in the Letters of Vincent van Gogh

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Book Series: Cultural Dialectics ISSN: 19158378 ISBN: 9781771990455 9781771990592 9781771990608 9781771990585 Year: Pages: 220 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771990455.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Art historians, biographers, and other researchers have long drawn on Van Gogh’s voluminous correspondence—more than eight hundred letters—for insights into both his personal struggles and his art. But the letters, while often admired for their literary quality, have rarely been approached as literature. In this volume, Patrick Grant sets out to explore the question, “By what criteria do we judge Van Gogh's letters to be, specifically, literary?” Drawing, especially, on Mikhail Bakhtin’s conceptualization of self-awareness as an ongoing dialogue between “self” and “other,” Grant examines the ways in which Van Gogh’s letters raise, from within themselves, questions and issues to which they also respond. Their literary quality, he argues, derives in part from this “double-voiced discourse”—from the power of the letters to thematize, through their own internal dialogues, the very structure of self-fashioning itself. Far from merely reproducing the narrative of the artist’s personal progress, “the letters enable readers to recognize how necessary yet open-ended, constrained yet liberating, confined yet unpredictable, are the means by which people seek to shape a place for themselves in the world.”This volume builds on Grant’s earlier analysis of Van Gogh’s correspondence, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh: A Critical Study (AU Press, 2014), a study in which he approached the letters from a literary critical standpoint, delving into key patterns of metaphors and concepts. In the present volume, he provides instead a literary theoretical analysis of the letters, one that draws them more fully into the domain of modern literary studies. In his deft and keenly perceptive reading, Grant deconstructs the binaries that surface in both Van Gogh’s writing and painting, discusses the narrative dimensions of the letter-sketches and the recurring themes of fantasy, belief, and self-surrender, and draws attention to Van Gogh’s own understanding of the permeable boundary between words and visual art. Viewing the letters as an integrated body of discourse, “My Own Portrait in Writing” offers a theoretically informed interpretation of Van Gogh’s literary achievement that is, quite literally, without precedent.

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