Children and Armed Conflict

Cross-disciplinary Investigations
Author: D. Cook,J. Wall
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230307698
Category: Social Science
Page: 250
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Exploring the experiences of children encountering war and armed conflict, this book draws upon history, ethnography, sociology, literature, media studies, psychology, public policy, and other disciplines to address children as soldiers, refugees, and peace-builders within their social, cultural, and political contexts.

The Aesthetics of Cultural Studies

Author: Michael Bérubé
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047077732X
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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The subject of the aesthetic has returned to cultural and literary debates with a vengeance. The Aesthetics of Cultural Studies is a timely and authoritative collection of essays that analyze the role of aesthetics in American and British cultural studies, and reflect on its recuperation in the field. Contains first-rate, original essays that analyze the role of aesthetics in American and British cultural studies, and reflect on its recuperation in the field. Contributors are leading scholars, internationally based. Includes substantial introductory material by the editor.

Teaching the Representation of the Holocaust

Author: Marianne Hirsch,Irene Kacandes
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ISBN: 9780873523493
Category: Education
Page: 512
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Can the story be told? Jorge Semprun asked after his liberation from Buchenwald. The question is addressed from many angles in this volume of essays on teaching about the Holocaust. In their introduction, Marianne Hirsch and Irene Kacandes argue that Semprun's question is as vital now, and as difficult and complex, as it was for the survivors in 1945. The thirty-eight contributors to Teaching the Representation of the Holocaust come from various disciplines (history, literary criticism, psychology, film studies) and address a wide range of issues pertinent to the teaching of a subject that many teachers and students feel is an essential part of a liberal arts education. This volume offers approaches to such works as Jurek Becker's Jacob the Liar, Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful, Anne Frank's diary, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners, Claude Lanzmann's Shoah, Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz, Cynthia Ozick's The Shawl, Dan Pagis's "Written in Pencil in the Sealed Railway Car," Art Spiegelman's Maus, Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, Elie Wiesel's Night, and Abraham Yehoshua's Mr. Mani. To the challenge "How do we transmit so hurtful an image of our own species without killing hope and breeding indifference?" posed by Geoffrey Hartman in this volume, the editors respond, "Only in the very human context of classroom interaction can we hope to avoid either false redemption or unending despair."

Tracing the autobiographical

Author: Marlene Kadar
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780889204768
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 276
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Annotation Essays analyze the autobiographical impulse in variety of contexts, genres, and locations to reveal the intersections of personal revelation with vital modern and historical events.

Teaching Film

Author: Lucy Fischer,Patrice Petro
Publisher: Modern Language Association
ISBN: 1603291334
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 413
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Film studies has been a part of higher education curricula in the United States almost since the development of the medium. Although the study of film is dispersed across a range of academic departments, programs, and scholarly organizations, film studies has come to be recognized as a field in its own right. In an era when teaching and scholarship are increasingly interdisciplinary, film studies continues to expand and thrive, attracting new scholars and fresh ideas, direction, and research. Given the dynamism of the field, experienced and beginning instructors alike need resources for bringing the study of film into the classroom. This volume will help instructors conceptualize contemporary film studies in pedagogical terms. The first part of the volume features essays on theory and on representation, including gender, race, and sexuality. Contributors then examine the geographies of cinema and offer practical suggestions for structuring courses on national, regional, and transnational film. Several essays focus on interdisciplinary approaches, while others describe courses designed around genre (film noir, the musical), mode (animation, documentary, avant-garde film), or the formal elements of film, such as sound, music, and mise-en-scene. The volume closes with a section on film and media in the digital age, in which contributors discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by access to resources, media convergence, and technological developments in the field.

Approaches to Teaching Wiesel's Night

Author: Alan Rosen
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ISBN: 9780873525893
Category: Education
Page: 169
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Elie Wiesel is an internationally known author, human rights advocate, and lecturer. Night, his first book (1956 in Yiddish, 1958 in French, 1960 in English; a new English translation appeared in 2006), has become a classic memoir of a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust. The seventeen essays of this volume in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature examine the historical, cultural, and literary contexts of Wiesel's book as well as strategies for teaching it in the classroom. Part 1, "Materials," provides resources on the Jewish ghettos and concentration camps of World War II, on the Jewish faith and religious practices, on the genre of victims' diaries, on the critical reception of Night, on Wiesel's other work, and on available audiovisual materials. Part 2, "Approaches," addresses many subjects--among them, Wiesel's narrative techniques, the representation of Auschwitz, the use of different languages, the comparison of Wiesel with Primo Levi, the problems of memory and bearing witness, the Christian response to the Holocaust, and the challenge of teaching a grim and painful text to students.

Approaches to Teaching Grass's The Tin Drum

Author: Monika Shafi
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ISBN: 9780873528122
Category: Fiction
Page: 258
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The career of Günter Grass began dramatically in 1959, with the publication of his first novel. The Tin Drum brought instant fame to the thirty-two-year-old author and led to his receiving the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. Translated into dozens of languages, the novel has sold over four million copies worldwide. Its status as a major text of postwar German literature, however, has not diminished its provocative nature. In both style and content, it continues to challenge scholars, teachers, and students. This volume, like others in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature, is divided into two parts. Part 1, "Materials," provides the instructor with bibliographic information on the text, critical studies, and audiovisual and Internet resources. Part 2, "Approaches," contains eighteen essays on teaching The Tin Drum, including three that discuss Völker Schlöndorff's 1979 film adaptation of the novel. Some of the topics covered are the historical context (Nazism, World War II, the Holocaust), Oskar Matzerath as an unreliable narrator, the imagery (e.g., eels, the Virgin Mary), the use of German fairy tales, and how Grass's satirical treatment of Germany speaks to postwar generations.

Who's who in Writers, Editors & Poets, United States & Canada

Author: Curt Johnson,Frank Nipp
Publisher: December Pr
Category: Authors, American
Page: 589
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An authoritative source of personal, bibliographical & professional information about 9,500 individuals who are making & who have made significant contributions to publishing & literature in the United States & Canada, either through their own works or the publications & books they edit. Current addresses. Geographical index. The profiles in WHO'S WHO IN WRITERS, EDITORS & POETS provide accurate, detailed, & up-to-date information about the subjects' lives & accomplishments, particularly their publishing achievements. The range of facts presented includes date & place of birth of the the biographee; names of parents, spouse, & children; details of education; civic & political activities; military service; professional memberships; vocational history; awards, grants, prizes, & other special recognition; current address - & a full publishing & or editing history. To ensure accuracy & currency, biographees are given the opportunity to proofread, amend, & update their sketches - which are, in most instances, prepared from data they themselves submit. Those profiled include poets, novelists, short story writers, editors of journals, periodicals & books, journalists, nonfiction writers, translators, critics, playwrights, scriptwriters, & biographers.

Ich habe den Todesengel überlebt

Ein Mengele-Opfer erzählt
Author: Eva Mozes Kor,Lisa Rojany Buccieri
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641067014
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
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Berührend und authentisch – eine der letzten Zeitzeuginnen erzählt Eva Mozes Kor ist zehn Jahre alt, als sie mit ihrer Familie nach Auschwitz verschleppt wird. Während die Eltern und zwei ältere Geschwister in den Gaskammern umkommen, geraten Eva und ihre Zwillingsschwester Miriam in die Hände des KZ-Arztes Mengele, der grausame »Experimente« an den Mädchen durchführt. Für Eva und ihre Schwester beginnt ein täglicher Überlebenskampf ... Die wahre Geschichte einer Frau mit einem unbezwingbaren Überlebenswillen und dem Mut, die schlimmsten Taten zu vergeben.

Das Ende des Holocaust

Author: Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647540420
Category: Fiction
Page: 273
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In seinem zu Diskussionen anregenden Werk kritisiert Alvin H. Rosenfeld die Zunahme von Büchern, Filmen, Fernsehsendungen, Ausstellungen und öffentlichen Gedenkveranstaltungen zum Holocaust. Es grenze an Perversität, dass damit eine Verunglimpfung des Gedenkens an den Holocaust und eine Schwächung seiner Bedeutung verbunden sei. Rosenfeld untersucht eine große Bandbreite von Geschehnissen und kulturellen Phänomenen – so etwa Ronald Reagans Besuch des Friedhofes in Bitburg 1985, die Entstellungen der Geschichte von Anne Frank sowie die Art und Weise, in der der Holocaust von Künstlern und Filmproduzenten wie Judy Chicago und Steven Spielberg dargestellt wird. Er zeigt die kulturellen Kräfte auf, die den Holocaust in der allgemeinen Wahrnehmung heruntergespielt haben. Als Kontrast dazu präsentiert der Autor sachliche Darstellungen aus der Feder von Holocaust-Zeugen wie Jean Améry, Primo Levi, Elie Wiesel und Imre Kertész. Das Buch schließt mit einer eindringlichen Warnung vor den möglichen Konsequenzen eines „Endes des Holocaust“ im öffentlichen Bewusstsein.

Das Ende der Arbeit und ihre Zukunft

Neue Konzepte für das 21. Jahrhundert
Author: Jeremy Rifkin
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593400855
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Die Arbeit hat sich im letzten Jahrzehnt weiter verändert. Bereits in 50 Jahren werden weniger als 10 Prozent der Bevölkerung ausreichen, um alle Güter und Dienstleistungen bereitzustellen. Die Konsequenzen für die sozialen Sicherungssysteme sind dramatisch, soziale Konlikte scheinen unvermeidlich. Dass "es nicht mehr genug Arbeit für alle geben wird" erkannte Jeremy Rifkin bereits in seinem Weltbesteller Das Ende der Arbeit - und seine Thesen sind heute aktueller denn je. In der Neuausgabe des in 16 Sprachen übersetzten Bestsellers entwickelt Rifkin seine radikalen Vorschläge weiter und zeigt mit gewohntem wirtschaftlichen und politischen Sachverstand, wie wir verhindern können, dass uns die Arbeit ausgeht. "Rifkins Buch wird uns noch lange beschäftigen." Süddeutsche Zeitung

Exit West

Author: Mohsin Hamid
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 3832189645
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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In einer Welt, die aus den Fugen geraten ist, in einem muslimisch geprägten Land, das am Rande eines Bürgerkriegs steht, in einer Stadt, die namenlos bleibt, lernen sie sich kennen: Nadia und Saeed. Sie hat mit ihrer Familie gebrochen, fährt Motorrad, lebt säkular und trägt ihr dunkles Gewand nur als Schutz vor den Zudringlichkeiten fremder Männer. Er wohnt noch bei seinen Eltern, ist eher schüchtern und nimmt die Ausübung seiner Religion sehr ernst. Doch während die Stadt um sie herum in Flammen aufgeht, sich Anschläge häufen und die Sicherheitslage immer prekärer wird, finden die beiden zusammen. Sie wollen eine gemeinsame Zukunft, in Freiheit. Und da sind diese Gerüchte über Türen, die diejenigen, die sie passieren, an ferne Orte bringen können. Doch den Weg durch diese Türen muss man sich mit viel Geld erkaufen. Als die Gewalt weiter eskaliert, entscheiden sich Nadia und Saeed, diesen Schritt zu gehen. Sie lassen ihr Land und ihr altes Leben zurück ... ›Exit West‹ ist ein überaus berührender Roman, der sich mit den zentralen Themen unserer Zeit beschäftigt: Flucht und Migration. Mohsin Hamid beweist, dass Literatur poetisch und zugleich politisch sein kann. Mit diesem »fesselnden Roman« (New York Times) steht Mohsin Hamid auf der Longlist des diesjährigen Man Booker Preises.

Gedächtnis und Geschlecht

Deutungsmuster in Darstellungen des nationalsozialistischen Genozids
Author: Insa Eschebach
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593370530
Category: History
Page: 426
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In der Debatte um das »kulturelle Gedächtnis« wird die Geschlechterdifferenz kaum berücksichtigt. Doch ob Denkmäler, Filme, Autobiografien oder Gedenkfeiern: Wie die Beiträge des Bandes zeigen, spielen Vorstellungen von »männlich« und »weiblich« in der Rezeption des Nationalsozialismus und den Konstruktionen nationaler Identitäten nach 1945 eine zentrale Rolle.

Bekenntnisse einer Giftmischerin, von ihr selbst geschrieben

Author: Raleigh Whitinger,Diana Spokiene
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ISBN: 9781603290647
Category: Fiction
Page: 220
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In Berlin, 1803, readers rushed to their bookstores and libraries to learn more about Countess Charlotte Ursinus, who had murdered several people with poison and was now in prison. To their surprise, Confessions of a Poisoner, Written by Herself turned out to be not an account by this serial killer but a novel, its author anonymous and its pages filled with promiscuous sex, sharp social criticism, and dark humor. In their introduction to the translation, Raleigh Whitinger and Diana Spokiene show how Confessions was written in response to a literary tradition (Richardson, Rousseau, Goethe) and how, in its questioning of the submissive images and roles of women, it anticipates feminist fiction of a century later. Whitinger and Spokiene also review the critical arguments about whether the author was a man or a woman.