Bridging Cultures

Intercultural Mediation in Literature, Linguistics and the Arts

Author: Ciara

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 3838263529

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 8644


With the rapidly developing globalization of various sectors of modern life, individuals, organizations, and nations are becoming increasingly aware of the ways in which cultural diversity may not only be a potential cause of conflict but also a source of growth, creativity, and inspiration. If, traditionally, intercultural mediation has been understood as a conflict-solving strategy or as a means to facilitate communication between individuals from different cultural backgrounds, Bridging Culture aims at providing a framework and a set of theoretical reflections towards a larger vision of the field, presenting mediation as a particular form of critical intervention within the different domains of the humanities. The contributions in the present volume take intercultural mediation to be a multifaceted, interdisciplinary phenomenon, impacting upon the fields of linguistics and literature as well as translation and cultural studies, where themes such as interculturality, multilingualism, and cultural transfer are continual and urgent features of contemporary discourse and debate.

Tantalus: The Greek Epic Cycle Retold in Ten Plays

The Epic Greek Cycle Retold in Ten Plays

Author: John Barton

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783195274

Category: Drama

Page: 420

View: 3449


Who is to Blame? What is the Truth? Could it be Otherwise? When theatre began, two and a half millennia ago in ancient Greece, it drew from a well of even older myths, the Epic Cycle. These myths were Europe’s first account of the tragedy and comedy of the human enterprise. Stories and characters from the beginning of our imagination inspired John Barton to write the great cycle of human life, Tantalus, an epic theatre myth for the modern age. Its subject is the Trojan War, a crusade which became a catastrophe. Helen of Troy – was she really the cause of this ten-year war? Agamemnon’s anguish – did he have to sacrifice his daughter? Clytemnestra – was her murderous revenge justified? A wooden horse – how could it destroy a great city? Heroes humbled, children hurt, mothers and fathers bereaved, entire nations shaken and rebuilt: all pass through this kaleidoscope of human fate. This new edition of Tantalus is the culmination of a lifetime’s work and fully encompasses John Barton’s visions and revisions.

Interfaces Between Language and Culture in Medieval England

A Festschrift for Matti Kilpiö

Author: Alaric Hall

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004180117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 333

View: 4297


The twelve articles in this volume promote the growing contacts between medieval linguistics and medieval cultural studies generally. Articles address medieval English linguistics, and the interrelation in Anglo-Saxon England between Latin and vernacular language and culture.

Plato's progeny

how Plato and Socrates still captivate the modern mind

Author: Melissa S. Lane

Publisher: Duckbacks


Category: History

Page: 165

View: 4769


Modern responses to the trials of Socrates and the ironies of Socratic inquiry

Pity Transformed

Author: David Konstan

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9780715629048

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 3755


"Pity Transformed" is an examination of how pity was imagined and expressed in classical antiquity. It pays particular attention to the ways in which the pity of the Greeks and Romans differed from modern ideas. Among the topics investigated in this study are the appeal to pity in courts of law and the connection between pity and desert; the relation between pity and love or intimacy; self-pity; the role of pity in war and its relation to human rights and human dignity; divine pity from paganism to Christianity; and why pity was considered an emotion. This book will lead readers to ponder how the Greeks and Romans were both like and unlike us in this fundamental area of cultural sensibility.

Interfaces of the Word

Studies in the Evolution of Consciousness and Culture

Author: Walter J. Ong

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080146630X

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 9377


In Interfaces of the World, Walter J. Ong explores the effects on consciousness of the word as it moves through oral to written to print and electronic culture.

Radical Theatre

Greek Tragedy in the Modern World

Author: Rush Rehm

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9780715629161

Category: Drama

Page: 160

View: 431


Why should Greek tragedy matter now? This book opens a dialogue between the tragic theatre in ancient Athens and the multiple performances of the modern world. In five interconnected chapters, Rush Rehm engages tragedy on its own terms, using our oldest theatre as inspiration for how we might shape the theatre of the future. Part analysis, part polemic, this book engages the aesthetic, political and ethical challenges of Greek tragedy as a means of confronting what tomorrow's theatre can do.

The tragic idea

Author: Vassilis Lambropoulos

Publisher: Duckbacks

ISBN: 9780715635582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 158

View: 8447


Traces the rise of the tragic idea from early Romanticism to late Modernism.

Delusions of Invulnerability

Wisdom and Morality in Ancient Greece,China and Today

Author: G.E.R. Lloyd

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9780715633861

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 9974


How were the aims of philosophy and the responsibilities of philosophers conceived in ancient Greece and China? How were the learned elite recruited and controlled; how were their speculations and advice influenced by the different types of audiences they faced and the institutions in which they worked? How was a yearning for invulnerability reconciled with a sense of human frailty? In each chapter of this fascinating analysis ancient Greek and Chinese ideas and practices are used as a basis for critical reflections on the predicaments we continue to face today, with a particular focus on the key Greek ideas of the equal participation of all citizens in the political process, and on the key Chinese one of a dedication to the ideal of the welfare of all under heaven

Nation, empire, decline

studies in rhetorical continuity from the Romans to the modern era

Author: Nancy Shumate

Publisher: Duckbacks

ISBN: 9780715635513

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

View: 5182


Offers four readings of Latin literary texts to show that the templates for these 'modern' discourses were forged in their essentials by the early Roman imperial period.

11th Conference on British and American Studies

Embracing Multitudes of Meaning

Author: Marinela Burada,Oana Tatu,Raluca Sinu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443872911

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 475

View: 8649


The present volume includes a selection of twenty-nine papers by academics, and senior and junior researchers who came together within the framework of the 11th Conference on British and American Studies. Structured into three sections, the contributions included here display a wide array of topics and methodologies illustrating a variety of scholarly pursuits and approaches. These, in their turn, reflect the issues which constitute the complex nature of language and culture, and their mutual relationship. The authors’ interests encompass aspects related to the structural and rhetorical organization of languages approached both individually and cross-linguistically; first and second language acquisition; issues of translation and rendering considered from linguistic and cultural perspectives; and the cultural construction of meaning and identity as reflected in literature and art.

Brian Friel

A Casebook

Author: William Kerwin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815324782

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 8416


First published in 1997

Der Fall Meursault - eine Gegendarstellung


Author: Kamel Daoud

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462315412

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4789


Dieser Roman gibt dem namenlosen Toten aus »Der Fremde« von Camus ein Gesicht Ein Roman aus Algerien, der um die Welt geht: in Frankreich ein Riesenbestseller, in den USA und England als literarische Sensation gefeiert, jetzt in deutscher Übersetzung. Die Geschichte des namenlosen Arabers aus Camus’ weltberühmtem Roman »Der Fremde« – erzählt von dessen Bruder. Der alte Mann, der Nacht für Nacht in einer Bar in Oran seine Geschichte erzählt, ist der Bruder jenes Arabers, der 1942 von einem gewissen Meursault am Strand von Algier erschossen wurde – in einem der berühmtesten Romane des 20. Jahrhunderts. 70 Jahre später, mit all dem Ärger, der Angst und Frustration eines Lebens im Schatten dieses Todes, gibt der alte Mann seinem Bruder seinen Namen zurück. Der Araber aus Camus’ Roman »Der Fremde« bekommt so eine Identität und eine Geschichte. Eine Geschichte, die untrennbar mit der Algeriens verknüpft ist und doch gleichzeitig so berührend und persönlich, dass man das Buch nicht mehr aus der Hand legen kann. Ein großer Roman darüber, wie die Vergangenheit unsere Gegenwart prägt, und über die ungebrochene Kraft der Literatur, eine tiefere Erkenntnis, eine verborgene Wahrheit ans Licht zu bringen. Das Buch gilt jetzt schon als Klassiker – gleichwertig zu Camus’ Roman: »Ein großartiger Roman. In Zukunft wird man ›Der Fremde‹ und ›Der Fall Meursault – eine Gegendarstellung‹ nebeneinander lesen.« Le monde des livres