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David Ulrich

Bei der Abwicklung eines D&O-Versicherungsfalls, der aufgrund einer Innenhaftung ausgelöst wurde, führt die zwischen VR, VN und vP bestehende Dreieckskonstellation zu Interessenkollisionen. Bisher sind weder aus der Wissenschaft noch aus der Praxis zufriedenstellende Vertragsgestaltungen bekannt, die eine direkte Inanspruchnahme interessengerecht regeln. Die Arbeit zielt daher darauf ab, zu untersuchen, ob und wie eine interessengerechte Abwicklung des D&O-Versicherungsfalls durch eine direkte Inanspruchnahme des D&O-Versicherers erreicht werden kann.

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Analysis of a Primary Literary Theme


Horst S. Daemmrich

The study of self-realization as a primary literary theme covers a wide range of literature. The journey to self-discovery can be represented in many different forms, from novels of development to social criticism and to historical plays. It can provide the core of a basic literary form, such as a fairytale and the decision on crossroads of life. The self as a primary literary element can be identified as an axis of symmetry, similar to a central section of a wheel, which connects to all related themes. The description of space, setting, time, historical moment, and heritage shape all documentation of self-orientation. Thematic developments highlight specific appropriate locations for the unfolding story. By comparing works from different periods and examining manifestations of the theme in American, French, English, and German literature, this study traces the theme of self-realization in the coming-of-age constellation, the acceptance and the criticism of existing social conditions, the attempts to comprehend the past and the current historical conditions, and in utopian visions of the future.

While literature has provided singular and unforgettable portraits of figures in works ranging from Bellow, Dickens, Fontane, Goethe, Moliere, Schiller, Grass, and Raabe to Tolstoy or Trollope, it is equally apparent that primary forms of self-realization show a high correlation of recurring patterns. Some features associated with primary thematic emphasis and resolution occur with high frequency. Figures can be conceived of as being capable of intellectual and spiritual growth. Alternately, in a moment of insight, they may persevere in their errors in judgment, the frailty of institutions, or a web of circumstances that impeded their optimal development. In such instances, the action is usually designed to convey a vision of human potential to the reader—and furthermore, raise serious questions about the apparent predetermination of existence.

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Deutsche Kulturkader im Moskauer Exil und in der DDR


Edited by Silke Flegel and Christoph Garstka

Nicht nur die Bürger der Sowjetunion, sondern auch deutsche Emigranten, die vor Hitler Zuflucht gesucht hatten, darunter viele Künstler, waren dem Stalinismus als Herrschaftssystem und Alltagsphänomen ausgesetzt.

Wie hat diese Erfahrung ihr Handeln und Denken geprägt? Welches »Exilgepäck« brachten diejenigen mit, die 1945 nach Deutschland zurückkehren konnten? Wie stark bestimmten stalinistische Kämpfe und Konfliktmuster den oft positiv beschriebenen kulturellen Neuanfang?

Die Autoren fragen nach Parallelen zwischen dem sowjetischen Hochstalinismus und dem spät- und poststalinistischen Zeitabschnitt im westlichsten Satellitenstaat, zudem nach den Trägern dieser Erfahrungen und ihren je individuellen Verarbeitungen politischer Umbrüche und biografischer Zäsuren.

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Das subjektiv-öffentliche Recht des Gemeindebürgers

Zur Bindungswirkung kommunaler Bürgerentscheide


Sabrina Rita Müller

Die Arbeit untersucht, ob und wie aus den kommunalverfassungsrechtlichen Normen über die Bindungswirkung von Bürgerentscheiden ein subjektiv-öffentliches Recht des Gemeindebürgers herzuleiten ist. Hierdurch könnte er die Beachtung des Bürgerentscheids und seines Ergebnisses vonseiten des gewählten Vertretungsorgans einklagen – wohingegen er sonst auf die Kommunalaufsicht angewiesen wäre, deren Einschreiten der Einzelne jedoch nicht beanspruchen kann, da sie allein im objektiv-öffentlichen Interesse handelt. Die Autorin analysiert hierzu die verwaltungs- und verfassungsgerichtliche Rechtsprechung, legt die relevanten Normen aus und entwickelt abschließend einen eigenen Lösungsweg, der zwischen den Ansätzen aus der Rechtsprechung und der Gesetzesauslegung vermittelt.

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Luca Valleriani

This volume deals with the language of the British upper class in natural face-to-face dialogue and how this is rendered fictionally in audiovisual media. Its main aim is that of reorganising the sparse information on the topic that is found in previous scholarly studies through a qualitative methodological approach.

After focusing on the linguistic description and evolution of the upper-class sociolect, the study offers original insights on the language of the Royal Family and its representation in the TV series The Crown.

The results from this research, which combines the disciplines of sociolinguistics and dialectology applied to the audiovisual text, will hopefully open a new path in the study of language of elite groups in Britain, arguably an under-researched topic.

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Against the Grain

The Poetics of Non-Normative Masculinity in Decadent French Literature


Mathew Rickard

Is it really a man’s world? At a time when masculinity is being challenged, this book explores the links between reading and writing and how they have historically been associated with masculine privilege. This book focuses on the representation of masculinity as a literary concept in Decadent literature by Huysmans, Lorrain, Rachilde, and Mirbeau to demonstrate how the movement both appropriated and subverted patriarchal assumptions surrounding reading and writing. The author takes a broad approach towards masculinity and its discontents by uncovering unlikely pretenders to the throne – witches, dandies, and cuckolds – destabilising its validity. By positioning the study against the backdrop of the fi n-de-siècle «crisis» of masculinity, the book undermines previously held assertions about the nature of masculinity then and now, opening up fresh ground for the appraisal and analysis of gender in French studies and beyond.

This book was Joint Winner of the 2019 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Nineteenth-Century French Studies.

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«Dunkle Kontinente» und onirische Schreibweisen

Bausteine für eine alternative Genealogie der Traumliteratur von Nodier bis Cixous


Isabel Maurer Queipo

Die Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts und die der historischen Avantgarde basieren auf einem traditionellen Gendercode, in dem in der Regel das weibliche Geschlecht als begehrtes Objekt männlicher (Wunsch)Träume und Phantasmen imaginiert und nur dem Mann die Rolle des Träumers zugewiesen wird. Dies ändert sich grundlegend erst ab den 70er Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts mit dem Aufkommen der feministischen Bewegungen. Vor allem durch die kritische Relektüre der weiblichen Schreibweise (écriture féminine) als Variante der traumanalogen Schreibweise (écriture onirique) und des automatischen Schreibens (écriture automatique) bietet die Untersuchung eine alternative Traumgenealogie an.

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Edited by Fabio Caputo Dalpra and Anders-Christian Jacobsen

What is a human being according to Augustine of Hippo? This question has occupied a group of researchers from Brazil and Europe and has been explored at two workshops during which the contributors to this volume have discussed anthropological themes in Augustine’s vast corpus. In this volume, the reader will find articles on a wide spectrum of Augustine’s anthropological ideas. Some contributions focus on specific texts, while others focus on specific theological or philosophical aspects of Augustine’s anthropology. The authors of the articles in this volume are convinced that Augustine’s anthropology is of major importance for how human beings have been understood in Western civilization for better or for worse. The topic is therefore highly relevant to present times in which humanity is under pressure from various sides.

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From Potentials to Reality: Transforming Africa's Food Production

Investment and policy priorities for sufficient, nutritious and sustainable food supplies


Edited by Joachim von Braun, Assefa Admassie, Sheryl Hendriks, Getaw Tadesse and Heike Baumüller

This book identifies ways in which Africa can realize its potential to secure a supply of food for affordable and healthy diets through the sustainable use of its own resources. The focus is on investment, cooperation, and policy action. The agenda proposed here is intended to be a long-term one, but one that should be initiated in the short term with concrete actions.

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Edited by Adil Akinci and ÖZER ÖZCELIK

This volume is a collection of empirical and theoretical research papers regarding
economics, public finance and business written by researchers from several different
universities. It also includes a wide range of topics concerning issues in economics,
public finance and business. This book is aimed at educators, researchers and
students interested in these fields.