In der islamischen Geschichte stand die Poesie im Mittelpunkt des kulturellen und wissenschaftlichen Lebens. In diesem Zusammenhang zählt die Abhandlung Basṭ al-maqbūḍ fī mabādiʾ ʿilm al-ʿarūḍ von Maḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Maǧīd b. ʿAbd as-Salām b. Kīrān (gest. 1214 n. Hiǧra / 1799 n. Chr.) zu den seltenen Manuskripten im Bereich der Erforschung früherer arabischer Gedichte sowie deren Metrik (ʿilm al-ʿarūḍ). Nach einer inhaltlichen Darstellung der Abhandlung erläutert der Verfasser die Grundprinzipien der Metrik (ʿilm al-ʿarūḍ) und ordnet sie in stringenter Reihenfolge. In dieser Edition wird der Abhandlung Basṭ al-maqbūḍ fī mabādiʾ ʿilm al-ʿarūḍ ein Kurztraktat desselben Verfassers beigefügt, in dem eine Auseinandersetzung mit den drei Zweigen der arabischen Rhetorik (balāġa) vorgenommen wird.
Basṭ al-maqbūḍ fī mabādiʾ ʿilm al-ʿarūḍ Maḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Maǧīd b. b. Kīrān (Mit einem zusätzlichen Kurztraktat des Verfassers zur balāġa)
Habib El Mallouki
Edited by Mélanie Boissonneau and Anne-Marie Paquet-Deyris
Twenty years after Universal horror movies, the Hammer studio brought back to life the great mythical figures inspired from British literature as well as French and European folklore (Dracula, Frankenstein, the Werewolf, the Phantom of the Opera, etc.). It invented new incarnations rooted in a precise historical context and revisited according to the evolution of British society. This independent studio constitutes a notable stage in the history of the genre between the Gothic horror of the 1930s and the more radical productions of the 1970s, which eventually contributed to its demise. Focusing on the peculiar balance between Hammer’s inventiveness and classicism, this volume mainly explores the lesser-known productions, examining as well its contradictions, paradoxes and limitations.
The book raises the question of the paradoxical modernity of films that are innovative in various respects (themes, modes of representation challenging censorship, aesthetics), but are also trying to resurrect a dying tradition, mostly offering a rather surprisingly conservative discourse despite their efforts to comply with the expectations of new audiences. The films born from the recent Hammer renaissance are still referring to this bygone Golden Age of the horror film. One may wonder whether the Hammer studio was a mere factory churning out mostly conventional horror films now buried in the dust of a gothic dungeon, or a true laboratory of modern cinematic horror whose past glory still inspires contemporary filmmakers. This volume will provide some answers and raise quite a few questions.
Edited by Jean-Alexandre Perras and Érika Wicky
Innovations in Practice
Edited by Crystal E. Garcia and Antonio Duran
Mit dem verbreiteten Einsatz von Zahlungsinstrumenten geht auch das Missbrauchsrisiko einher. Das Buch widmet sich der Frage, wie dieses Missbrauchsrisiko zwischen dem Zahler und seinem Zahlungsdienstleister in Deutschland und China verteilt wird. Auf Grundlage der rechtsvergleichenden Ergebnisse schlägt der Autor vor, eine einheitliche und spezialgesetzliche Regelung der Risikoverteilung beim Missbrauch von Zahlungsinstrumenten in China einzuführen.
Edited by Luďa Klusáková and Bianca del Espino Hidalgo
Small towns are continuously overlooked and under-researched, although they represent a type of urban settlement present in large numbers, especially in Europe. Questions regarding the resilience of small towns are an important issue acknowledged in the EU policy of regional development. This volume is written by an international and interdisciplinary team of scholars who are convinced about the importance of the small town as a research topic. It looks at how towns approach heritage, its instrumental use and its commodification in support of its survival, asking about towns’ strategies to achieve resilience to external pressure. The chapters present cases from Europe and beyond. It represents various types of situations and approaches of urban communities, but it is not limited to success stories. The authors deal with places that are undervalued, not fully exploited, or in danger because of lack of appreciation. They explore a wide range of strategies in the fields of revitalization, stabilization, stagnation, decline, or desertification, considering the possible role of heritage, as well as small towns´ creativity in networking initiatives.
Illusions of Progress and a Way Forward
Ulrich Hoffmann and Arpit Bhutani
Perspectives from College Writing Teachers and Administrators
Connie Kendall Theado and Samantha NeCamp
Working with and against Shared Curricula: Perspectives from College Writing Teachers and Administrators explores the complexities surrounding the expanding use of shared curricula—syllabi and assignments intended to work universally, for all teachers and all students within a given writing program. Chapters in this collection offer the experiential accounts and research-based arguments needed to prepare teachers and administrators to respond to calls to scale up writing programs for delivery by contingent instructors, in online courses, or at distant sites. Speaking from a variety of perspectives and institutional locations, these authors grapple with questions increasingly common in writing programs: In what ways do shared curricula forward noble goals, such as reducing workload for teachers or ensuring an equitable educational experience for all?; In what ways do shared curricula undermine teacher efficacy and student learning?; When syllabi and assignments are exported from one location to another, what contexts are gained, lost, or changed in the process? In the end, what emerges from this collection is not a clear or simplified argument either for or against shared curricula and pre-designed courses. Instead, readers gain a nuanced picture of both the affordances and limitations of these instructional modelsfor writing programs, and their potential impacts for teachers and students. By exploring the lived experiences, material conditions, political economies, and ideological conflicts of shared curricula environments for multiple stakeholders, this collection serves as a thoughtful interrogation of scalability in writing instruction.