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Enduring Presence

William Hogarth’s British and European Afterlives

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Edited by Caroline Patey, Cynthia E. Roman and Georges Letissier

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Long after his death in 1764, William Hogarth is still our contemporary. Far from leading a secluded existence in museums and academies, his legacy of vibrant images and provocative ideas remains a powerful source of inventiveness and inspiration for the artists of today, as once for those of yesterday, be it on page, stage, canvas or digital formats.

After approaching the artist by way of his challenging aesthetic philosophy and his resistance to normative categories, this two-book set considers Hogarth’s pioneering sense of performativity, which has long made him the treasured interlocutor of actors and playwrights, from David Garrick to Bertolt Brecht or Nick Dear. While his conversations with film, television, graphic novel and modern art bear witness to the artist’s radical and almost prophetic use of iconography, the world of the novel, British and European, reveals unexpected areas of cross-pollination, whose effects prove particularly remarkable in the modernist age and indeed the present times. Brimming as it is with energy, plenty, affliction, entropy and empathy, Hogarth’s contradictory universe of chaos and beauty is in tune with ours and resonates vividly with contemporary passions and struggles.

The twenty-eight essays in this collection chart the teeming legacies of William Hogarth and explore the ways in which his works and ideas were and are revisited and appropriated in the UK and across Europe. For the eighteenth-century artist lives on as an unforgotten presence, whose invigorating and challenging memory energizes multiple expressive forms, including drama, visual arts, literature, film, graphic novels and TV serials.

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The Fractured Self

Selected German Letters of the Australian-born Violinist Alma Moodie, 1918–1943

Kay Dreyfus

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Mishle he-‘arav

La tradición sapiencial hebrea en la Península Ibérica y Provenza, s. XII y XIII

David Torollo

Este libro explora la obra Mishle he-‘arav [Los dichos de los árabes], un texto sapiencial en hebreo, probablemente escrito en Provenza en la primera mitad del siglo XIII. Sus cincuenta capítulos contienen secciones en prosa, poemas de estilo andalusí y grupos de versículos bíblicos. El lugar y la fecha de composición son inciertos, pero el autor, cuya identidad también se desconoce, dice que traduce la obra del árabe. Hasta el momento no se cuenta ni con una edición crítica de los manuscritos hebreos, ni con una traducción a alguna lengua occidental, ni con un estudio amplio del Mishle he-‘arav, que sólo es mencionado brevemente en historias generales de la literatura hebrea medieval o analizado parcialmente en estudios que se centran en un aspecto particular de la obra. Esto constituye una llamativa laguna en nuestro conocimiento de la literatura hebrea medieval, laguna que este libro tiene la intención de remediar.

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The Preamble as Policy

A Guidebook to Governance and Civic Duty

Robert Irons and Jim Twombly

In The Preamble as Policy: A Guidebook to Governance and Civic Duty the authors show that the Preamble to the Constitution is more than an introduction to the document; it sets the tone for the rest of the document and how it should be viewed and interpreted. It is also a list of goals for a new government and a tool for holding our elected representatives accountable for their efforts on our behalf. The Preamble as Policy looks at the history of the development of the Constitution to show how the Preamble can be used to judge the laws and policies enacted by the federal government. The Preamble as Policy weaves political thought, history, and current events together allowing for examination of an oft forgotten part of the Constitution. It provides a unique framework and firm foundation for class discussions or social interactions about what we have achieved as a nation and where we might have come up short.

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Reflections on Syntax

Lectures in General Linguistics, Syntax, and Child Language Acquisition

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Joseph Galasso

The lectures in this book are immensely Chomskyan in spirit, recursive-syntactic in nature, and tethered to a framework which takes as the null hypothesis the notion that language is an innate, pre-determined biological system—a system which by definition is multi-complex, human-specific, and analogous to a philosophy highly commensurate of Descartes’ great proverbial adage which announces the calling for a ‘ghost-in-the-machine’. The book begins with a gradual assessment of the kinds of complex constructs students of syntax need to work-up. Leading to the classic ‘Four-Sentences’—each of which bears as a kind of post-mark its own decade of Chomskyan analysis—we trace the origins of generative grammar from the fields of child language acquisition (of the 1960s), to psycholinguistics (of the 1970s), to where we stand today within the Minimalist Program. Various spin-off proposals have been spawned by envisioned analyses which treat syntactic movement as the quintessential human processing—a processing which would give rise to human language. Such spin-offs include ‘Proto-language’ and a new treatment of the so-called morpho-syntactic ‘Dual Mechanism Model’.

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Serving Refugee Children

Listening to Stories of Detention in the USA

Edited by Montse Feu and Amanda Venta

Serving Refugee Children shows the struggles and traumatic experiences that unaccompanied and/or undocumented children undergo when seeking safety in the United States and find instead imprisonment, separation from their families, and ICE raids in what would have become their neighborhoods. Current legislation and bureaucracy limit first-person narratives from these children, but service providers and grassroots activist authoring the pieces in this collection bear witness to the children’s brave human spirits in their search for safety and their arrival in the United States. Through the power of storytelling, Serving Refugee Children exposes current detention center conditions while also protecting detained children. No child should have to live the persecution suffered by children featured in these stories, nor should they have to embark upon perilous journeys across Latin America or be subjected to the difficult immigration court process unaided. Researchers and the general public who believe that the emotional bonding of telling stories continues to humanize discussions and who want immigration policies that foster a culture of engagement and interconnectedness will be interested in this volume.
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Helmut Heißenbüttel

Edited by Christoph Rauen

Mit der dreibändigen Jubiläumsedition zum 100. Geburtstag liegen erstmals Helmut Heißenbüttels späte Schriften zur Literatur in gesammelter Form vor. Sie enthält bislang nur verstreut veröffentlichte Texte und zeichnet wesentliche Entwicklungslinien des essayistischen Werks nach.

Der dritte Teil beinhaltet Aufsätze zu Poetik und Literaturtheorie, Gattungen und Geschichte radiophoner Literatur sowie Comic und Science Fiction, ebenso wie autobiographische Essays, Interviews und Schriften zum Kulturbetrieb. Er versammelt außerdem Texte zum Kriminalroman aus allen Phasen von Heißenbüttels jahrzehntelanger Auseinandersetzung mit dem Genre.

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Verfassungsrechtliche Untersuchung der Impfgesetzgebung in Deutschland

Von Information und Aufklärung bis zum Impfzwang

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Marleen Staudinger

Die Arbeit betrifft die historische Entwicklung, diedogmatische Verortung sowie die verfassungsrechtliche Bewertung derImpfgesetzgebung, insbesondere einer Impfpflicht. Der thematische Bogen reichtvom Reichsimpfgesetz 1874 bis zur Impfgesetzgebung 2019/2020. Die Verfasserinbehandelt sozial- und krankenversicherungsrechtliche Fragen, Schul- undKitarecht, zeigt aber ebenso den zivil- und strafrechtlichen Rahmen auf. Dabeibezieht sie auch Stellungnahmen verschiedener Expertengremien wie etwa der WHOin ihre Untersuchung mit ein. Des Weiteren würdigt sie die Impfgesetze amMaßstab des Grundgesetzes. 
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A Tale of Two Sisters

Life in Early British Colonial Madras The Letters of Elizabeth Gwillim and Her Sister Mary Symonds from Madras 1801–1807

Patrick Wheeler

These letters give a personal and intimate insight into the lives of two sisters living in Madras (now Chennai) in the time of Jane Austen. Both describe day-to-day life, occupations and relationships in the earliest days of British settlement, providing a rare glimpse into the social history of a place in India, far from home. Both women were accomplished artists, the older one, Elizabeth, deserving significant recognition for her extraordinary bird paintings. She also had a strong fascination for all things Indian: the people; their history; religions and languages, which she relates with enthusiasm, and then widens this with evident talent for botany and horticulture.

Her younger sister, Mary, contented herself with descriptions of places, people and surroundings, not always complimentary to her peers. Behind all this was an undercurrent of anxiety about news from home, correspondence difficulties, war with France and a terrifying sepoy mutiny in Vellore. There was also a background of tension arising from the broken relationships between Elizabeth’s husband, judge Sir Henry Gwillim, and both his Chief Justice and the Governor of Madras.

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Carolin Paul

Zur Exploration der Resilienz als Grundlage für mögliche Maßnahmen der Prävention- und Gesundheitsförderung bei Fernstudierenden in Assoziation mit studienbezogenen sowie intrapersonellen Aspekten der Mehrbelastung soll diese Publikation einen Beitrag leisten. Zur Generierung der Daten wurde ein retrospektives Querschnittsdesign, unter der Verwendung der Resilienzskala (RS-13), der Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), der Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) und einem Teil des Stress- und Coping-Inventars (SCI) als standarisierte Messverfahren gewählt.

Als zentrales Ergebnis der Untersuchung ist zu berichten, dass die Teilnahme an einem Fernstudium einen direkten Zusammenhang zwischen Stress und Resilienz intendiert. Auf dieser Basis, sowie weiterer bestätigter Hypothesen, erweitert diese Publikation den Forschungsstand hinsichtlich der Beschreibung des Gesundheitszustandes im Zusammenhang mit einem stressevozierten Belastungspotenzials durch ein Fernstudium.