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Thomas Simmons

Obscenity and Disruption in the Poetry of Dylan Krieger is the first full-length study of the radical poetry of Baton Rouge-based poet Dylan Krieger. Wickedly smart, iconoclastic, daring in their critiques of religion and contemporary culture, Krieger’s poems rank with Allen Ginsberg’s and Adrienne Rich’s as the most provocative and avant-garde of any recent generation. With its debt to third-wave feminism and the "Gurlesque," Krieger’s work nevertheless moves outward and backward across the landmines of sexual precocity and religious fundamentalism and across the entire western project of epistemology as Krieger came to understand it at the University of Notre Dame. Though this book necessarily stays close to Krieger’s specific poems, it follows her lead in stretching her cultural, sexual, and religious furies to their apotheosis in a manifesto of liberation.

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Edited by Alexander Trunk and Nazar Panych

Der Band enthält Beiträge aus zwei inhaltlich verknüpften interdisziplinären Ringvorlesungen des Zentrums für Osteuropa-Studien der Universität Kiel, die verschiedene Aspekte des Ersten Weltkrieges unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des östlichen Europa beleuchten und in diesem Zusammenhang einen besonderen Fokus auf die aus dem Weltkrieg hervorgegangenen russischen Revolutionen des Jahres 1917 legen. Der Band kann auch als historische Hintergrundlektüre zum besseren Verständnis heutiger Spannungslagen in der Region – Beziehungen EU-Russland, Ukraine, Georgien u.a. – gelesen werden. Politische, juristische, historische, wirtschaftliche und kulturwissenschaftliche Gesichtspunkte müssen im Zusammenhang betrachtet werden, um Konflikte zu lösen.

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Crime Scenes

Latin American Crime Fiction from the 1960s to the 2010s

Edited by Charlotte Lange and Ailsa Peate

Crime fiction has become a key element in Latin American literature. The rise in production of the genre can be explained by an urgency to explore issues of morality in societies which incorporate varying levels of censorship and corruption. Through a focus on the concept of the crime scene itself, this book identifies and interrogates some of the principal developments in contemporary Latin American crime fiction. In ten chapters which cover Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela, and generic diversity which spans police procedurals, narcoliteratura, postmodern detection, and historical portrayals of crimes, the authors investigate how the crime scene – which has always been central to the genre and its subgenres – critiques local and global issues, including social injustice, discrimination, neoliberalism, violence, identity, corruption, and memory.

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Geschichte der Appendizitis

Von der Entdeckung des Organs bin hin zur minimalinvasiven Appendektomie

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Mali Kallenberger

Die akute Appendizitis gilt in der heutigen Zeit als die häufigste operationsbedürftige Erkrankung des Bauchraums und als die Hauptursache des akuten Abdomen. Seit Anfang des 20. Jh.s ist die Appendektomie als Therapiemaßnahme bei akuter Appendizitis eine der am meisten durchgeführten chirurgischen Eingriffe, sodass sie mittlerweile zur Routine gezählt wird. Jedoch weit weniger bekannt ist die Tatsache, dass die Existenz des Wurmfortsatzes erst am Ende des 15. Jh.s durch Leonardo da Vinci erkannt wurde und das Krankheitsbild einer entzündeten Appendix vermiformis erst viel später im 19. Jh. unter den Medizinern etabliert war. Vor diesem Hintergrund untersucht die Autorin, wie sich der Weg hin bis zur Entdeckung der Appendix vermiformis und die Etablierung des Krankheitsbildes und dessen Therapie im klinischen Alltag gestaltete und welche Gründe diesen Weg zu einem langwierigen machten.

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Gütliche Streitbeilegung zivilrechtlicher Verfahren

Analyse und Würdigung des Gesetzes zur Förderung der Mediation und anderer Verfahren der außergerichtliche Konfliktbeilegung

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Felix Stoecker

Die vorliegende Publikation ist der Analyse des geltenden Mediationsrechts gewidmet. Der Fokus ruht hierbei auf dem Mediationsgesetz und den entsprechenden zivilverfahrensrechtlichen Regelungen, insbesondere zum Güterichterverfahren. Dabei werden Unklarheiten beseitigt, die sich aus dem Gesetzestext selbst oder durch Interaktionen mit anderen Gesetzen ergeben.

Der Autor setzt sich zudem mit der Verfassungsmäßigkeit der sogenannten gerichtsinternen Mediation, wie sie in Modellversuchen von Gerichten in der Vergangenheit praktiziert wurde, auseinander.

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Horror

A Companion

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Edited by Simon Bacon

What is Horror?

Horror is an inherently sensational and popular phenomenon. Extreme violence, terrifying monsters and jarring music shock, scare and excite us out of our everyday lives. The horror genre gives shape to the particular anxieties of society but also reveals the fundamental nature of what it is to be human.

This volume provides an introduction to horror in compact and accessible essays, from classics such as Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining to contemporary throwbacks like the Duffer Brothers’ Stranger Things. Beginning with the philosophical and historical background of horror, this book touches upon seminal figures such as Poe, Lovecraft, Quiroga, Jackson, King and Suzuki and engages with the evolution of the genre across old and new media from literature, art and comics to film, gaming and social media. Alongside this is a consideration of established and emerging areas like smart horror (Jordan Peele’s Get Out), queer horror (Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story), eco-horror (Alex Garland’s Annihilation), horror video games (P.T.) and African American horror (Tananarive Due’s Ghost Summer: Stories).

This volume provides an invaluable resource for experts, students and general readers alike for further understanding the horror genre and the ways it is developing into the future.

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Abschied von der bürgerlich-rechtlichen Prospekthaftung

Vorschlag für ein Prospekthaftungsgesetz de lege ferenda

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Manuel Weiß

Das Konkurrenzverhältnis zwischen der spezialgesetzlichen und der bürgerlich-rechtlichen Prospekthaftung ist Gegenstand dieser Arbeit. Im Rahmen einer historisch-funktionalen Betrachtung werden die Entwicklungslinien sowie die rechtsökonomische Funktion der beiden Ausformungen der Prospekthaftung aufgezeigt. Der Erläuterung, dass es sich bei der bürgerlich-rechtlichen Prospekthaftung um eine verfassungsrechtlich unzulässige Rechtsfortbildung handelt, folgt eine Analyse des jeweiligen Anwendungsbereichs. Daraus wird das rechtspraktische Bedürfnis einer einheitlichen spezialgesetzlichen Prospekthaftung deutlich. Durch das vom Autor vorgeschlagene Prospekthaftungsgesetz bliebe für die bürgerlich-rechtliche Prospekthaftung kein Anwendungsbereich und es könnte von ihr Abschied genommen werden.

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Death in Scotland

Chapters From the Twelfth Century to the Twenty-First

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Peter C. Jupp and Hilary J. Grainger

For the past twenty years, Scottish death culture has emerged as a focus of scholars drawn from a wide variety of disciplines. Death comes to us all but too often we treat it as a private or personal matter. The former taboo about death is slowly lifting and contemporary research is playing an increasing part. Accordingly, the fifteen essays gathered in this book probe the multi-facetted role of death in Scottish history and culture. They explore personal fears of death, anxieties about Predestination, prayers for the dead and the appeal of Spiritualism. They analyse the public face of death in law, economics and medicine: changes in capital punishment, funeral poverty, the teaching of anatomy and prevention of stillbirths. Within the worlds of religion and ritual, they consider the making of saints, burial practice following the Scottish Reformation and the tradition of keening within the Gáidhealtachd. With an Introduction by Professor Jane Dawson, these essays by specialists in the field not only highlight the richness of the primary sources for studying death in Scotland but reveal how death studies identify key features of Scottish life and society across ten centuries.

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Roads Less Traveled

German-Jewish Exile Experiences in Kenya, 1933–1947

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Natalie Eppelsheimer

Before Nowhere in Africa won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002, the fate of German-Jewish exiles in Africa was not widely discussed. The film, based on the autobiographical work of Stefanie Zweig, tells the story of the Zweig family, who escaped the perils of Nazism and found refuge in the British colony of Kenya.

Taking Zweig’s written works Nowhere in Africa and Nirgendwo war Heimat: Mein Leben auf zwei Kontinenten [Nowhere was Home: My Life on Two Continents] as a point of departure, and drawing on extensive sources – including previously unexplored government files from the Colonial Office and other archival records, correspondence, first-person accounts and personal communication with former refugees – this book provides a detailed historical look at German- Jewish emigration to Kenya. The volume explores British immigration policies and the formation of the Plough Settlement Association, under whose auspices German-Jewish refugees were to be settled in Kenya as farmers. It also traces the difficult lives of refugees, both adults and children, within the complex dynamics of British colonial society in the Kenya of the 1930s and 1940s, paying special attention to the experiences of children in the colony.

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Translation and Interpreting

Convergence, Contact and Interaction

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Edited by Eugenia Dal Fovo and Paola Gentile

A glance at the current state of the profession reveals a varied scenario in which Translation and Interpreting (T&I) constitute two interlingual processes usually performed by the same person in the same communicative situation or in different situations within the same set of relations and contacts. Although both practices call for somewhat different communicative competences, they are often seen as a single entity in the eyes of the public at large. T&I are thus found in relations of overlap, hybridity and contiguity and can be effected variously in professional practices and translation processes and strategies. Yet, when it comes to research, T&I have long been regarded as two separate fields of study. This book aims to address this gap by providing insights into theoretical and methodological approaches that can help integrate both fields into one and the same discipline. Each of the contributions in this volume offers innovative perspectives on T&I by focusing on topics that cover areas as diverse as training methods, identity perception, use of English as lingua franca, T&I strategies, T&I in specific speech communities, and the socio-professional status of translators and interpreters.