Download American Studies, Ecocriticism, and Citizenship: Thinking by Joni Adamson,Kimberly N. Ruffin PDF

By Joni Adamson,Kimberly N. Ruffin

This assortment reclaims public intellectuals and students very important to the foundational paintings in American experiences that contributed to rising conceptions of an "ecological citizenship" advocating anything except nationalism or an "exclusionary ethics of place." Co-editors Adamson and Ruffin get better underrecognized box genealogies in American stories (i.e. the paintings of early students whose scope used to be transnational and whose activism thinking about race, category and gender) and ecocriticism (i.e. the paintings of move leaders, activists and students inquisitive about environmental justice whose paintings predates the Nineties creation of the field). They pressure the need of a confluence of highbrow traditions, or "interdisciplinarities," in assembly the demanding situations awarded via the "anthropocene," a brand new period during which humans have the facility to greatly endanger the planet or help new ways to transnational, nationwide and ecological citizenship. members to the gathering study literary, historic, and cultural examples from the 19th century to the 21st. They discover notions of the common—namely, universal humanity, universal wealth, and customary ground—and the relation of those notions to occasionally conflicting definitions of who (or what) could have entry to "citizenship" and "rights." The e-book engages in scholarly ecological research through the lens of varied human groups—ethnic, racial, gendered, coalitional—that are shaping twenty-first century environmental event and imaginative and prescient. learn jointly, the essays integrated in American reviews, Ecocriticism, and Citizenship create a "methodological commons" the place environmental justice case reviews and interviews with activists and artists residing in locations as diversified because the united states, Canada, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Taiwan and the Navajo kingdom, should be thought of along literary and social technology research that contributes considerably to present debates catalyzed by way of nuclear meltdowns, oil spills, hurricanes, and weather switch, but additionally by means of hopes for a typical destiny that would make sure the rights of all beings--human and nonhuman-- to exist, preserve, and regenerate lifestyles cycles and evolutionary processes

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Download Die Antiheldin in der viktorianischen Literatur: Das by Claudia Schraut PDF

By Claudia Schraut

Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, word: 1,7, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am major (Institut für England- und Amerikastudien ), Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Der Schwerpunkt der Arbeit liegt auf der Untersuchung der Frauenfiguren folgender Texte: Harriet Beecher Stowes Gesellschaftsroman 'My spouse and that i or, Harry Henderson’s background' (1871) und Louisa might Alcotts Kurzgeschichte 'Behind a masks' (1866). Ziel ist es, eine möglichst große Vielfalt an verschiedenen Bildern von Weiblichkeit darzustellen. Es gilt herauszufinden, ob sich bestimmte Frauentypen aus diesen Figuren ableiten lassen, und ob es unterschiedliche Verwendungsmöglichkeiten eines bestimmten Typs gab. Hierbei konzentriert sich die Untersuchung darauf, in welcher Beziehung die Frauenfiguren zum Literaturdiskurs ihrer Entstehungszeit standen; ob sie in Bezug auf ihr Wesen und ihr Verhalten gegen diesen aufbegehrten, ihn stützten oder ob auch innerhalb eines Textes Reibung zwischen diskursfestigenden und –gefährdenden Tendenzen entstand. Da die weiblichen und männlichen Figuren zueinander in Beziehung stehen und einander teilweise stark beeinflussen, finden auch Protagonisten Erwähnung, die den Diskurs der Geschlechterdifferenz in Frage stellen oder unterminieren.
Im zweiten Kapitel wird zusammengefasst, auf welchen Vorstellungen und Überzeugungen sich das Weiblichkeitsideal im viktorianischen Amerika des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts hauptsächlich gründete. Im dritten Kapitel erläutere ich die theoretischen Hintergründe der Untersuchung. Folgend werden die Genres household und sentimental fiction definiert, die auf Harriet Beecher Stowes Gesellschaftsromane My spouse and that i sowie purple and White Tyranny Bezug nehmen, und mit denen sich im fünften und sechsten Kapitel befasst wird.
Der eingangs erwähnte textual content von Louisa might Alcott ist nicht nur ein Beispiel für das Aufeinandertreffen von verschiedenen Weiblichkeitskonzepten, die sich auseinander entwickeln; er gibt auch Hinweise darauf, dass Alcott bestimmte Texte von den hier behandelten Autorinnen kannte. So battle Harriet Beecher Stowes little Eva aus Uncle Tom’s Cabin Vorbild für die Figur der Beth (Vgl. Fiedler 114). Dies ist ein Zeichen dafür, dass die englischsprachigen Autorinnen in Beziehung zueinander standen und einander beeinflussten, indem sie sich gegenseitig lasen. Nach einigen Erläuterungen zum style Sensation Fiction wird die Protagonistin von 'Behind a masks' in Kapitel 7.1 untersucht.
Im zehnten Kapitel werden die Ergebnisse der examine zusammengefasst.
Der Anhang befasst sich mit Bildern der Maler Robert Reid, Edward Burne-Jones und Horace Vernet, die ich den Texten in Beziehung stelle.

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Download Glynn County, Georgia (Black America Series) by Benjamin Allen PDF

By Benjamin Allen

Glynn County's African-American citizenry has left an indelible mark at the historical past of Georgia in addition to the state. Such impressive figures as Dr. Charles Wesley Buggs, popular microbiologist; Robert Sengstacke Abbott, founding father of the Chicago Defender; and Marilyn Moore Brown, an the world over praised opera singer have emerged from this picturesque coastal group. various others have accomplished good fortune in schooling, medication, activities, and the humanities. Their attractive tales of triumph and the legacy they've got created are celebrated and preserved during this exact volume.

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Download The Harlem Renaissance. A Critical Study of "The Bluest Eye" by Silvia Elias PDF

By Silvia Elias

Essay from the yr 2013 within the topic American stories - Literature, collage of Alexandria (Faculty of Arts (English Dept.)), path: African- American Literature, language: English, summary: Toni Morrison belongs to the trendy literary and inventive flow which reached its top within the Twenties. She used to be laid low with towering figures like Virginia Woolf and William Faulkner. She believed within the modernist slogan that says "The medium is the message," or "The shape is the content," because of this how a message or topic is gifted is as very important as what the message or topic is.

Unlike prior writers who wrote chronological narratives which in many ways mirrored the conventions of heritage writing, modernists got interested in representing the best way characters concept. They determined that folks didn't imagine in sequential, logical, or chronological methods yet even more as a kind of loose organization of notion. this is often what many modernist writers tried to catch of their novels they usually referred to as it the circulate of cognizance narration. Morrison used to be stricken by this literary institution to an excellent extent.

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Download The Early Posthumous Work by Steven Barthelme PDF

By Steven Barthelme

A choice of essays and coffee items on playing, educating, snakes, canine, vehicles, hitchhiking, marriage and class, reminiscence and paintings, and a dozen different subjects.  One essay declares that the 2 greenback invoice can purchase happiness and reviews a few resistance to this discovery. one other stories the artwork of lifestyles as a ne'er-do-well, a kind of prequel to the "slacker" phenomenon, written and released in Austin, Texas. In another essay, everyone's first identify is Philip, (except the comet). convinced liberties are serious about the form.  items initially seemed within the New York instances Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Oxford American, the Texas Observer, Connecticut Review, Apalachee Quarterly, and different newspapers, magazines, and anthologies.

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Download Canadian foreign policy after the Westminster Statute of by Hendrik M. Buurman PDF

By Hendrik M. Buurman

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2002 within the topic American reports - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 2,3 (B), Ernst Moritz Arndt collage of Greifswald (Anglistics/American Studies), path: The Eagle and the Beaver, 20 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: Abstract
This paper offers with Canadian international coverage, it's going to hereby specialise in the family of Canada with the us and the shift from one dependency to the following: After having reached a virtually whole sovereignty from nice Britain during the Statute of Westminster in 1931, an ever transforming into intimacy with america came about. till this date, the family among Canada and different states, in particular the united states, are usually defined as being triangular, simply because any exterior affairs of Canada have been on the related example affairs of serious Britain, which eagerly held its thumb at the Dominion. to provide a picture to the advance of kinfolk and impression within the twentieth century, you can still photo a really gradual relocating pendulum constituting Canada, and the left and the appropriate turning issues Britain and america. within the lapse of time it has no longer but fulfilled one complete swing. to arrive the second one turning element might suggest to turn into dissolved within the U.S. or to develop into built-in right into a new American nation.
Several questions within the Canadian-American family members given that 1931 are amazing, and those are to be mentioned inside of this paper. one of the best is the query, in what means the yank schedule has built after 1931- was once there a shift in the direction of continental integration that may be considered as resulting in the 1994 NAFTA? And, in direct connection to this, how are the possibilities of an self sustaining Canadian nation in the end?
The aim might be to extract from historical past, if the mixing of North American States might be obvious as a technique of continuity that has not only begun in 1994, or if this can be a new starting in Canadian international coverage. The paper argues that regardless of a few usually upcoming waves of anti-Americanism, there might be drawn a line of continuity from even lengthy earlier than Britain misplaced its dominant prestige over the kingdom, within which the transforming into cooperation and – assimilation – of Canada, specifically in fiscal issues, are mirrored and that issues to a fair extra built-in kind of cooperation in destiny than we witness this present day within the NAFTA. nonetheless, this doesn't mean the unalterable finality of a typical nation. additional, it may be tested that the time for the reason that 1931 has proven a improvement in the direction of actual sovereignty.

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Download Les Conséquences (Lettres néerlandaises) (French Edition) by Niña Weijers,Sandrine Maufroy PDF

By Niña Weijers,Sandrine Maufroy

Une jeune artiste conceptuelle questionne l. a. suggestion d’identité, de réalité de l’individu dans le monde contemporain, comme si nous n’avions le sentiment d’être réels que dans l. a. mesure où nous sommes vus tels que le montrent les réseaux sociaux. Mêlant satire sociale désopilante et brillante examine de l. a. motivation d’un artiste, ce foremost roman aux accents philosophiques est celui d’une jeune femme de vingt-sept ans.

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By Maritta Schwartz

Seminar paper from the 12 months 1998 within the topic American reports - Linguistics, grade: 1 (A), Ruhr-University of Bochum (English Seminar), direction: Seminar: advent to african-american Literature, four entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: Introduction
In this essay we will care for Black American English and its particular gains and ameliorations to straightforward English. The research contains an advent to the grammar of BAE, its particular vocabulary, the African components in BAE and the ethnographic speech behaviour attached with using BAE. at first a quick survey may be given on who really speaks BAE.
1. Who speaks Black American English?
In basic, we will say that each one these converse BAE (= Black American English) who think about themselves to be Black. these are eighty% of the Black American inhabitants. but in addition a few Puerto Ricans and contributors of the southern plantation possessing category do use this language. In former instances BAE was once extensively utilized by way of a few Indian tribes and Seminoles. The dialect styles depend upon social elements instead of racial or geographic. many of us are able to a number of dialects, and likewise a few Whites do communicate these dialects.
The historical past of the Afro–American languages correlates with a caste process. using BAE exhibits a low point of schooling in addition to a low social usual. It exhibits that the speaker belongs to a social team that has remained unassimilated to the white tradition. wealthy black households are inclined to converse ordinary English. within the use of normal English between Blacks agegrading performs an outstanding function. First the youngsters undertake the language they examine of their peer teams, in a while they study common English at school. The age-grading in the direction of commonplace English is heavily hooked up with prestige grading, i.e. young ones of households with a better social point are likely to using common English. the better a Black climbs at the social ladder the extra he has a tendency to plain English.
In common, ladies locate it more straightforward to associate with the middle-class and to undertake the white tradition standards.
But using BAE can also be a hallmark of racial information and identification. or even hugely proficient Blacks are looking to show their roots linguistically to teach their identity. They accomplish that by means of ethnic slang which they use, whether they loathe the grammar and phonology of BAE 1.
1 Dillard, J.L.; Black English, long island, 1972. (p.229 – 240)

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Download Social Fact, Biological Fiction: The Deconstruction of Race by Stefan Löchle PDF

By Stefan Löchle

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2008 within the topic American reports - Literature, grade: 1,0, college of Constance (Fachgruppe Literaturwissenschaft - British and American Studies), path: American Literature and tradition half - Minority Literatures, language: English, summary: This time period paper examines how Morrison exposes the class of "race" to be mere organic fiction yet nonetheless serves to constitution people's expectancies in the direction of eachother in daily interactions. the most questions tackled within the time period paper could be the following: what's the knowing of the time period race as offered by way of Morrison in “Recitatif”? What are the interrelations of race and gender in regards to Afro-American girls? What are the social proof surrounding definite attributes of “race”?

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Download From Bilateralism to Isolation - Germany and the United by Mathilde Dresdler PDF

By Mathilde Dresdler

Seminar paper from the yr 2010 within the topic American experiences - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 2,0, Dresden Technical college (Anglistik, Amerikanistik), direction: ecu- American family members, language: English, summary: After the peace of Paris in 1918, Germany and the US steadily stronger and superior their dating. In 1921, the U.S. and Germany made a bilateral peace and diplomatic kinfolk started out. The alternate contract of 1923 can be regarded as a affirmation of parallel pursuits and a good- operating dating. the USA supplied Germany with loans to remedy the German financial system after the hyperinflation. moreover, the U.S. aimed to aid the institution of a fit economic system to aid Germany permit to pay reparations and to have a marketplace for its exports. now not all Germans, although, embraced the modernism driven by means of the US via their aid. through the Weimar Years, the USA has assisted Germany in all the most important questions touching on reparations, reorganization and reintegration in Europe.
A multiplicity of concerns has worsened the connection within the Nineteen Thirties. the USA and Germany couldn't agree by way of disarmament, alternate agreements and money owed as a result of Dawes Plan loans and Austrian liabilities. meetings to stabilize the placement and the peace in Europe failed. in the course of his first years in workplace, the “Führer” had attempted to compromise with the USA. even though, he more and more emancipated from the Allies and the Treaty of Versailles by means of making his personal judgements regardless to the opposite nation’s opinion. The Neutrality legislation of 1935 constituted a relative freedom of choices for Hitler. inspite of American neutrality, Roosevelt commented on Hitler’s judgements and competitive international coverage from 1937 onwards. This was once additionally the turning element for the Nazis; articles within the BIZ, a newspaper being taken clear of the Jewish proprietors and was once now a Nazi establishment, grew to become from impartial and confident reviews at the New Deal to a adverse hate crusade (Junker, 1997: 246).
To carry issues to a head, ambivalence is clearly the easiest description of German- American kinfolk within the interwar years. Fears, hopes, and interdependences formed mutual perceptions in this interval. From the 1st encounters after the 1st international conflict, to a unique bilateral dating within the Nineteen Twenties, Germany and the United States had parted within the Thirties. apparently, either have been constructing towards isolation. the us due to hobbies of isolationists, and Germany was once separating itself via its competitive international coverage. The the USA, although, bought out in their isolation in 1937/1938. Germany in basic terms in 1945- defeated and destroyed.

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