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Edited by Margarita Alfaro Amieiro, Stéphane Sawas and Ana Belén Soto Cano

Le présent volume s’intéresse au phénomène de la littérature interculturelle en Europe depuis les dernières décennies du siècle passé jusqu’à l’actualité. Les onze essais réunis dans ce volume analysent différentes thématiques (déplacement, exil, déracinement, changement de langue, création littéraire et société d’accueil) traitées par des auteures aux optiques très variées en fonction de leur pays d’origine, l’Europe étant leur lieu d’arrivée.

Le terme xénographie féminine désigne une vaste constellation de situations de femmes liées à l’immigration, à l’exil et au voyage volontaire, dont la caractéristique principale est la rencontre avec l’altérité sous différentes manifestations (linguistiques, sociales, culturelles, artistiques et idéologiques). Les xénographies occupent donc une place privilégiée dans la littérature européenne contemporaine, articulée autour d’une diversité d’espaces et de champs littéraires révélateurs d’une identité européenne supranationale.

Les textes sont articulés autour de trois grands axes où les auteures étudiées montrent leur apport et leur originalité à la conception des xénographies féminines. Ainsi sont objet d’étude dans le premier axe, « Entre deux mondes », Fatou Diome, Marzena Sowa, Najat El Hachmi, Laila Karrouch et Kaha Mohamed Aden. Dans le deuxième axe, « Questionnements identitaires », sont abordées Calixthe Beyala, Sema Kiliçkaya, Fatima Gallaire et Anna Moï. Dans le troisième axe, « Figures du retour », figurent Hélé Béji, Fawzia Zouari, Éléni Dikaiou, Cypris Kophidès, Allain Glykos et Nahal Tajadod.

Ce recueil collectif offre une réflexion littéraire sur la réalité plurielle de la société européenne contemporaine en tant que terre d’accueil et de dialogue interculturel et montre le dynamisme et l’intérêt des productions littéraires produites par des femmes venues d’ailleurs.

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Boom e dintorni

Le rappresentazioni del miracolo economico nella cultura italiana degli anni Cinquanta e Sessanta


Edited by Inge Lanslots, Lorella Martinelli, Fulvio Orsitto and Ugo Perolino

Cinquant’anni sono un segmento di tempo ragionevolmente collaudato per guardare indietro, nel tempo, senza il pericolo della nostalgia e senza il rischio di enfasi. Cinquant’anni ci separano dagli avvenimenti che gli autori di questo libro prendono in esame: il Sessantanove e poi, a ritroso, i fatti dell’anno precedente e quelli ancora prima, quando l’Italia si trova immersa dentro le trasformazioni della modernità. Nostalgia ed enfasi sono atteggiamenti nocivi allo sguardo dello studioso: la prima indulge verso un compiacimento emotivo che può finire nella retorica del come eravamo..., la seconda corre il pericolo di amplificare i dati, ingigantire gli esiti, falsificare la percezione. Entrambi i rischi si corrono quando si analizza un periodo felice e lo si mette soprattutto a confronto con un presente di minore spessore. Ma è un rischio da cui non sono stati toccati gli autori dei saggi radunati in questo volume. In nessuna pagina si avverte il sospetto del compiacimento e nemmeno l’ombra di una malinconica retrospettiva. Semmai è forte il tentativo di ricostruire un’epoca che ha i contorni del mito: ricostruirla settore per settore, dalla letteratura al cinema, dalla pubblicità alla comunicazione aziendale, dalla musica alla televisione, confermando una scelta di metodo che privilegia la dimensione politecnica del libro, il suo essere punto di convergenza di indagini sviluppate su forme e linguaggi diversi.

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Jerry Worley and Logan Roshell

Now more than ever, students need support. To meet their needs, educators should encourage their students to break from the mainstream by inspecting their experiences, and therefore expressing their own values. This endeavor will lead students to make choices that are best for themselves and others. It is important to support students in both relating and connecting to society, and to have hope and joy for meeting the day full on.

Educators need to give their students the opportunity to reveal their life histories, experiences, perspectives, and expectations in ways that are themed with the educators' class curriculums. Doing so will naturally build inter-subjectivity. Increased inter-subjectivity leads to meaningful relationships and higher achievement. In turn, this will lead to stronger social relatedness and connectedness.

The purpose of Building, Maintaining, and Repairing Classroom Relationships is simple: to quickly build classroom relationships in a metaphorical, colorful, and creative way. This can be accomplished by theming curriculum with phenomenology, experience, and values clarification (PEVC) strategies. This book is set up in a concrete, sequential, and linear fashion, and is designed to meet the needs of a variety of educators and leaders. It is arranged to be browsed for quick reference for teachers who are busy and need relationship building strategies, fast.

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Edited by Igor Kąkolewski, Przemyslaw Urbánczyk and Christian Lübke

This book covers two fields of research. The first part of the volume includes essays authored by Polish, German, Czech, and Ukrainian archeologists and historians on the genesis and unique nature of the roads whereby Christianization proceeded in Polish lands in the early Middle Ages in the context of the kindred processes underway especially from the 10th century in neighboring lands. The second part of this publication includes considerations on the politics of memory as applied to the beginnings of statehood in Poland and Kievan Rus’. Chosen examples reveal the uniqueness and the evolution of various politics of memory related to the founding myths of statehood in modern Poland, Russia, and Ukraine.

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Enlivening Faith

Music, Spirituality and Christian Theology


Edited by June Boyce-Tillman, Stephen Roberts and Jane Erricker

The relationship between Christian theology and music has been complex since the early days

of the Church. In the twentieth century the secularization of Western culture has led to further

complexity. The search for the soul, following Nietzsche’s declaration of the Death of God has

led to an increasing body of literature in many fields on spirituality. This book is an attempt

to open up a conversation between these related discourses, with contributions reflecting a

range of perspectives within them. It is not the final word on the relationship but expresses a

conviction about their relationship. Collecting together such a variety of approaches allows new

understandings to emerge from their juxtaposition and collation. This book will contribute to

the ongoing debate between theology, spirituality, culture and the arts. It includes contexts with

structured relationships between music and the Church alongside situations where spirituality

and music are explored with sometimes distant echoes of Divinity and ancient theologies

reinterpreted for the contemporary world.

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Przemysław Żywiczyński and Sławomir Wacewicz

This book discusses the scope and development of the science of language evolution – a newly emergent field that investigates the origin of language. The book is addressed to audiences who are not professionally involved in science and presents the problems of language origins together with introductory information on such topics as the theory of evolution, elements of linguistic theory, the neural infrastructure of language or the signalling theory.

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Sophie Heine

While anti-European forces are still raging, pro-Europeans seem impotent and deprived of a strong, clear and convincing alternative. This book is an attempt to fill that void: reacting to the anti-European wave, it also outlines a strong criticism both of the current EU and of its advocates. Far from the Europeanist defence of the status quo, it proposes an original and radical project of European sovereignty. Its message is both critical and propositional.

This book is therefore original in its method, approach and content. It distinguishes itself from most of the literature on the subject by going beyond the narrow cleavage opposing mainstream anti- and pro- Europeans. In this general polemic, anti-European arguments usually promote a return to sovereignty at the national level, while pro-Europeans justify the existing EU configuration and its so-called "sharing" or "division" of sovereignty. Despite being clearly in favour of a deeper European integration in some fields, Sophie Heine refuses to throw away the classical concept of sovereign power. Relying on a rich literature and deploying a theoretical and strategic argument, she proposes to rehabilitate this notion at a supra-national level while avoiding the common traps of national sovereignty. This allows her to propose a redefinition of European federalism connected to her broader liberal approach.

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Genustransfer durch «Thinking for Speaking»

Kognitive Muster und ihre Bedeutung für den DaF-Unterricht


Katharina Hirt

Wie wirken sich kognitive ‚Thinking for Speaking’ Muster auf das Fremdsprachenlernen aus? Dieser Frage geht die Autorin mithilfe einer empirischen Untersuchung an deutschen Muttersprachlern nach, die Genustransfer anhand der Pronominalisierung und Kategorisierung von belebten, nicht-menschlichen Referenten (Tiernomen) beim Sprechen des Englischen erforscht. Chinesische und englische Muttersprachler dienen als Vergleichsgruppe. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass der Genustransfer durch eine unbewusste Fehlinterpretation des Genus zum Sexus ausgelöst wird. Die Existenz solcher kognitiven Muster bedeutet, dass das Erlernen einer neuen Sprache das Erlernen neuer Muster erfordert. Die Autorin folgert, dass die Genusvermittlung einen höheren Stellenwert im DaF-Unterricht erhalten sollte, um die kognitive Umstrukturierung zu fördern.

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Grounded Visionary

The Mystic Fictions of Gerald Murnane

Brendan McNamee

Grounded Visionary: The Mystic Fictions of Gerald Murnane is a reading of Australian writer Gerald Murnane’s fiction in the light of what is known as the Perennial Philosophy, a philosophical tradition that positions itself as the mystical foundation of all the world’s religions and spiritual systems. The essential tenet of that philosophy is that at a fundamental level all of life is a unity—consciousness and world are the same thing—and that it is possible, if extremely difficult, for the discriminating individual mind to experience this wholeness. Murnane’s work can be seen not to take its lead from writings in this philosophical tradition but rather to resonate with many of them through Murnane’s unique artistic expression of his experience of the world. The crux of the argument is that beneath their yearnings for landscapes and love, Murnane’s narrators and chief characters are all in search of the essential unity that the Perennial Philosophy postulates.

Taking its cue from Murnane’s self-description as a "technical writer," this book examines each of the author’s works in detail to reveal how structures and themes are seamlessly woven together to create artworks that shimmer with mystery while at the same time remaining thoroughly grounded in the actual.

Grounded Visionary is the first full-length study of Gerald Murnane’s work to tackle head-on his underlying mystical sensibility and is also the first to deal comprehensively with the author’s complete fictional output from Tamarisk Row to Border Districts. This book will be of interest to all lovers of modern literature and will be of special interest to students of Australian literature and those concerned with the interface between art and spirituality.

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Der Konzern im Kompetenzrecht der EuGVVO

Unternehmensgruppe und internationale Zuständigkeit


Samy Sakka

In der Unternehmenswirklichkeit ist der gesetzliche Normalfall einer Einzelgesellschaft zur Ausnahme geworden. Trotz zunehmender internationaler Verflechtung von Unternehmen fehlt es bis heute an besonderen Regelungen zur gerichtlichen Zuständigkeit bei Klagen mit Konzernbezug. Der Autor beleuchtet umfassend, welche Gerichtsstände der EuGVVO im Rahmen von Streitigkeiten mit Konzernbezug eröffnet sind. Er untersucht dabei ausführlich Ansprüche im Konzernaußen- und Konzerninnenverhältnis. Er hat dabei besonders im Fokus, die Schutzzwecke des materiellen Konzernrechts (insbesondere Abwehr von Gefahren für beherrschte Unternehmen, Gläubiger und Minderheitsaktionäre bzw. -gesellschafter) auch im Kompetenzrecht besser zu verwirklichen und gibt wertvolle Reformanstöße.