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The Economics of Poetry

The Efficient Production of Neo-Latin Verse, 1400–1720


Edited by Paul Gwynne and Bernhard Schirg

The Economics of Poetry takes an innovative approach to the genre of Neo-Latin poetry, encompassing the entire process of poetic production, from composition and physical realization to the formal presentation to the honorand. This process was not predicated upon post-Romantic ideas of inspiration and originality, but rather upon the need to produce literary works in a timely fashion, often (though not exclusively) dependent upon the realities and exigencies of the contemporary political situation.

Applying this approach across more than three centuries of literary production, this volume analyses the techniques employed and developed by authors all around the world to reduce the effort of poetic composition, streamline its production and facilitate its presentation when time was a crucial factor in success. To reveal the efficient techniques which authors employed in order to meet their deadlines, each essay focuses on a variety of works by the same writer and examines the full context of their production. The re-use and recycling of previous texts and rhetorical templates – and even the re-dedication of previously presented manuscripts – emerges as a central and essential modus operandi in response to the strict dictates of fast production.

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Poetry in the Novel

Selected Case Studies

Adrian Kempton

Taking up Virginia Woolf’s provocative claim that «the best prose is that which is most full of poetry», this study examines the different ways in which novelists have incorporated poetry into the fabric of their fictions. The inclusion of poems in a novel may serve a variety of purposes: to heighten the atmosphere, to represent a character’s sensations and thoughts as «stream of consciousness», to illustrate a protagonist’s creative output, to provide an explicit or embedded literary illusion, to function as an interlude or structural divider, or to create an unclassifiable literary hybrid that highlights an author’s dual talents.

To illustrate these and other forms of integration, twenty-two works of prose fiction are analysed under five headings: textual composites that combine prose, poetry and poetic prose to achieve original effects; apprenticeship novels about the development of fictive poets and their work; fictions concerned with the investigation and appropriation of a dead poet’s opus; works in which a single long poem constitutes a novel’s principal focus; and research-based biofictions relating particular events in the lives of real poets.

Intended to stimulate reflection on the interrelations of prose and poetry, this book works against literary compartmentalization by revealing how poetry can enhance prose narrative and how the novel can bring poetry to the notice of a wider reading public.

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Positive und negative Höflichkeit in der Interimssprache

Eine empirische Untersuchung zur pragmatischen Kompetenz gymnasialer Englischlerner


Christian Schröter

Vor allem im anglo-amerikanischen Sprachraum gelten Deutsche als unhöflich: Sie kommunizieren zu direkt, zu explizit und sie schrecken auch vor heiklen Gesprächsthemen nicht zurück. Der Band überprüft diese stereotypischen Vorstellungen kritisch. Aus linguistischer und fachdidaktischer Perspektive untersucht er die pragmatische Kompetenz gymnasialer Englischlerner: Welche Höflichkeitsstrategien beherrschen die Lerner im Englischen? Wie häufig verwenden sie diese Strategien? Mithilfe einer Fragebogenstudie werden Erkenntnisse gewonnen, die zentrale Aspekte des Deutschen-Stereotyps widerlegen können.

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Lautes Denken, «Stimulated Recall» und Dokumentarische Methode

Rekonstruktive Verfahren in der Fremdsprachenlehr- und -lernforschung


Edited by Karin Aguado, Claudia Finkbeiner and Bernd Tesch

Methodische und methodologische empirische Grundlagen wurden über einen langen Zeitraum aus der Psychologie, der Soziologie und aus den Erziehungswissenschaften in die fachdidaktische Forschung «exportiert» und sind mitverantwortlich für die gelungene empirische Wende auch in den Fachdidaktiken.

Der Tagungsband der Kasseler Methodentage 2016 zu den drei rekonstruktiven Analyseverfahren Lautes Denken, «Stimulated Recall» und Dokumentarische Methode spiegelt den Austausch junger Promovendinnen und Promovenden sowie Habilitandinnen und Habilitanden über relevante methodisch-methodologische Themen der Sprachlehr- und -lernforschung. Er leistet einen Beitrag zur Konsolidierung und Verbreiterung des forschungsmethodischen Wissens in diesem Bereich.

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Nature, Nation, Consumption


Yi-peng Lai

This study focuses on the relationship between environment, history, politics, and rhetorical discourses in James Joyce’s Ulysses. Delving into different aspects of Joyce’s use of nature and linguistic discourses in orchestrating a specific dynamic of eco-politics, it adopts an interdisciplinary approach that includes cultural politics, historiographical poetics, and genetic criticism with close reading of the text. The first of the two sessions of the book addresses the environmental questions of land and consumption through discussions on co-operative politics, garden city movement, and the eco-politics of waste. The second section moves to examine the diverse ways in which nature and nation are (re)imagined exemplarily in Joyce’s composition of the forest and the marketplace.

By examining several thematic environmental issues addressed in Ulysses with the evidence of historical and archival resources, this study has demonstrated that Joyce is after all a writer with the environment in mind, and that the imagination of nature in Ulysses is inseparable from that of the emergent nation of fin-de-siècle Ireland.

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Universitäre Englischlehrerbildung

Wege zu mehr Kohärenz im Studium und Korrespondenz mit der Praxis


Edited by Bärbel Diehr

Die Englischlehrerbildung findet in einem Spannungsfeld zwischen Theorie und Praxis statt. Die Aufgabe ihrer Weiterentwicklung stand im Mittelpunkt des Wuppertaler Symposiums Kohärenz und Korrespondenz in der universitären Englischlehrerbildung. Der Band enthält Beiträge aller Vortragenden aus Wissenschaft, Schule und Ausbildung. Sie gehen der Frage nach, wie die fachliche Fundierung des Studiums mit dem Professionsbezug zur Praxis verbunden werden kann. Dabei diskutieren sie Kohärenz in Bezug auf das Verhältnis zwischen Sprachwissenschaft, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft, Didaktik des Englischen und Praxiselementen. Zudem beleuchten sie den Austausch, die Korrespondenz, zwischen dem Schulfach Englisch und der universitären Disziplin Anglistik/Amerikanistik.

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Writing Slums

Dublin, Dirt and Literature


Nils Beese

Dublin’s slums were once considered the worst in Europe. The city’s tenements were omnipresent and their inhabitants were plagued by poverty. Illuminating the intricate relationship between the «dirty» cityscape and Dublin literature from 1880 to 1920, this seminal book offers new socio-historical, cultural and political insights into one of the most interesting periods of Irish literature and history.

As well as delineating the characteristics of Dublin slum literature as a genre, the book challenges general assumptions about the Literary Revival as a mainly rural movement and discusses representations of slums in a variety of texts by «Alpha and Omega», James Connolly, Fannie Gallaher, May Laffan, Seumas O’Sullivan, Frederick Ryan, James Stephens, Katharine Tynan and many others. In addition, it reassesses W. B. Yeats’s and James Joyce’s literary genealogy in the context of the urban literary-historical discourse and analyses the impact of slums on their writing strategies. This work will be essential reading for scholars and students of Irish literature and cultural history.

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Edited by Birgit Bauridl, Ingrid Gessner and Udo Hebel

Rooted in Transnational American Studies, this collection explores German-American encounters in Bavaria since 1945. Spanning a trajectory from the end of World War II to the contemporary American presence in the region, the articles and visuals discuss the impact of the transnational contact zone on negotiations of democratization, historical guilt, cultural diplomacy, identity politics, military cooperation, economic interaction, pop and folk culture, literature, memory, museums, and tourism. Articles on Rhineland-Palatinate, Austria, and the Netherlands signify the complexity of European-American relations. The volume complicates bipolar, solidifying comparative approaches in favor of multidirectional, fluid conceptualizations of intercultural transfer and transnational entanglements.

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Reading Authentic English Picture Books in the Primary School EFL Classroom

A Study of Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies and FL Development


Julia Reckermann

This book deals with reading authentic English picture books in the primary school EFL classroom in Germany. Questioning whether teachers and researchers underestimate young learners’ competences in English as a foreign language, the author conducted a mixed methods study that investigated Year 4 EFL learners’ reading of six different picture books. While focusing on the learners’ reading comprehension and reading strategies, the study also explored the possible effects of regular reading on foreign language development. The results of the study suggest a greater focus on meaningful reading tasks in the primary school EFL classroom to create a challenging, authentic and individualised learning environment for young learners of English.

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Sichtweisen auf den Englischunterricht

Die Bedeutung des Migrationshintergrunds von Englischlehrerinnen und Englischlehrern für den inter-/transkulturellen Englischunterricht – eine empirische Studie


Soumaya Djemai-Runkel

Das Buch untersucht die Sichtweisen von Englischlehrern mit Migrationshintergrund auf den Englischunterricht. Die Autorin geht hierbei der Frage nach, welchen Einfluss die inter-/transkulturellen Lebenserfahrungen auf die LehrerInnen ausübt und rekonstruiert diese systematisch, um sie für didaktisch-methodische Überlegungen zu nutzen. Das Buch bedient sich des problemzentrierten Interviews als zentraler Untersuchungsmethode. Die Auswertung der Datenerhebung lässt darauf schließen, dass Englischlehrer mit Migrationshintergrund ein besonderes Potenzial für den Englischunterricht aufweisen. Darüber hinaus resultieren die Ergebnisse in der Erweiterung und Modifizierung des ICC/TC-Modells sowie in dem Modell zu portativen Kompetenzen.