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Edited by Magdalena Kowalska

Despite the numerous famous examples of «les litanies» in French poetry, the manner in which the structures of this form of worship affect the versification strategies of poems has not previously been discussed thoroughly. Litanic verse, whose origins are as ancient as those of the litany genre, is recognized in works whose poetic diction, in whole or in part, includes the distinctive features of the litany, such as enumeration, parallelism, anaphora, and epiphora. The third volume describes the development of litanic verse from troubadour poetry and Old French religious verse up to World War II. This rich and multifaceted material is presented in chronological order and in the context of different literary genres.

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European Litanic Verse

A Different Space-Time

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Witold Sadowski

This fifth volume in the Litanic Verse series is centered upon the poetics of European litanic verse (genre structure, rhythm, rhetorical figures), as well as its philosophy and cosmology, with a particular focus on the space-time matrix within which the litanic world is depicted. The content of the book moves beyond an analysis of enumerations and parallelisms as it provides an insight into relevant cultural processes, including the history of religion and literary conventions from Antiquity to Early Modernity. This allows seemingly distant topics, such as comparative versification and European identity, to be related. Theoretical considerations are accompanied by examples mostly taken from Latin, English, French, German, Iberian, Italian, Scandinavian and Slavic poetry.

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Engaging with Diversity

Multidisciplinary Reflections on Plurality from Quebec

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Edited by Stéphan Gervais, Raffaele Iacovino and Mary-Anne Poutanen

Contributed by leading scholars of Quebec Studies, both emerging and established, the 30 essays of this comprehensive collection offer a multidisci- plinary survey of the study of diversity in Quebec over space and time. The volume is organized around a variety of themes through which Quebec’s plural reality is expressed, including conceptual, historical and contemporary approaches, covering a wide range of social and economic cleavages, iden- tity markers, political contestation and, broadly, the lived experiences of Quebecers negotiating differ- ence over time. In an environment increasingly demarcated by conflicts around values and cultural and social practices, this collection hopes to contrib- ute to broadening the spectrum of voices to the cur- rent debate, adding an inclusive reflection to a con- versation that has only intensified over the last decade. Quebec as a pluri-national and multi-ethnic society has been and remains a great laboratory to study and to test public policies on ethnic diversity. It allows us to identify the tensions and to evaluate the balance between the majority and the minority; and between settler society and indigenous nations, in conceptualizing and finding a normative consen- sus around the configuration of collective rights. In short, the contributions in this volume seek to illus- trate how pluralism has and continues to constitute the lifeblood of belonging in Quebec.

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Edited by Ekaterina Velmezova

Plusieurs aspects de la slavistique helvétique sont représentés dans cet ouvrage, préparé à l’occasion du XVIème congrès mondial des slavistes à Belgrade (août 2018) : la linguistique, l’histoire, l’analyse littéraire, l’histoire des idées. Les auteurs des articles du recueil sont des slavisants helvétiques des sept universités (Bâle, Zurich, Saint-Gall, Berne, Fribourg, Lausanne et Genève) où la slavistique est enseignée en Suisse. 

Dieser Band aus Anlass des XVI. Internationalen Slavistenkongresses (August 2018) vereint mehrere Forschungsbereiche der Schweizer Slavistik: Linguistik, Geschichte, Literaturwissenschaft, Ideengeschichte. Die Autoren der Beiträge sind Slavisten der sieben Schweizer Universitäten, an denen Slavistik gelehrt wird (Basel, Zürich, St. Gallen, Bern, Freiburg, Lausanne, Genf).

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Edited by Adriana Mica, Katarzyna M. Wyrzykowska, Rafał Wiśniewski and Iwona Zielińska

This book illustrates the applicability of the seminal and controversial metaphor of the «invisible hand» in modern sociological theory. It shows that sociologists have long been part of a field mainly associated with economists and political philosophers. Though unlike the framing that builds directly on Adam Smith, sociological theory focuses on undesirable and perverse outcomes. Furthermore, the sociological angle favors the explanation of invisible hand-like mechanisms as contingent upon social structures and broader processes. Thus, it goes beyond its classical formulation in terms of interdependence, interaction and aggregation of individual actions.

This book gathers contributions of remarkable authors who are linked directly either with the invisible hand metaphor, with the spontaneous order phenomenon or with the unintended consequences issue and aims to describe the traditional and contemporary applicability of the sociological framing of the invisible hand for social sciences.

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Irma Ratiani

The book deals with the reception of Georgian national literature in the context of the world literary process. It depicts the place of Georgian literature on the world literary map, starting from Middle Ages and going through the different periods including the Soviet and Post-soviet epochs. Important terms are world literature, literary canon, Georgian literary canon, and periodization. The research is based upon a comparative approach, using modern theoretical methodologies. The Author provides a professional guide in the world of Georgian literature and the first monograph written on this topic by a Georgian researcher.

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Hahnemanns «Handbuch für Mütter», 1796

Erziehungsratgeber zwischen Pädagogik und Medizin im ausgehenden 18. Jahrhundert

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Samuel Hahnemann

Edited by Stephan Heinrich Nolte

Das in Samuel Hahnemanns umfangreicher Übersetzertätigkeit entstandene «Handbuch für Mütter» ist die erweiterte Bearbeitung eines revolutionären französischen Textes nach Rousseau. Es reiht sich in eine große Zahl pädagogisch-medizinischer Ratgeber ein, die im späten 18. Jahrhundert als Folge der Aufklärung und der Entwicklung von an Locke und Rousseau orientierten pädagogischen Konzepten erschienen sind. Die kommentierte Textausgabe stellt die Erweiterungen, aber auch Auslassungen Hahnemanns gegenüber der anonymen französischen Vorlage dar und ordnet sie in den Kontext der Aufklärung, der Reformpädagogik, der Französischen Revolution sowie der konkurrierenden medizinischen und pädagogischen Schriften und ihrer zeitgenössischen Rezeption ein.

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Maria K. Lasatowicz and Jaroslaw Bogacki

Das Buch präsentiert Beiträge von Wissenschaftlern aus Deutschland, Rumänien und Polen, die die deutsche Sprache in kulturell mehrfach kodierten Räumen zu ihren Forschungsobjekten machen. Auswirkungen der Plurikulturalität bzw. der Interkulturalität auf Sprache und Sprachgebrauch sind in solchen Räumen registrierbar und bieten der germanistischen Forschung reichhaltigen Stoff für linguistische und literarisch-ästhetische Reflexionen. Unter Zuhilfenahme verschiedener methodologischer Konzeptionen analysieren die Autoren das Deutsche in Städten, Regionen und Sprachinseln, in Medien, Werbung und Politik sowie in künstlerischer und religiöser Literatur, in Räumen mithin, in welchen Kulturen interagieren.

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The Aesthetics and Multimodality of Style

Experimental Research on the Edge of Theory

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Martin Siefkes and Emanuele Arielli

Style research has a long and venerable tradition, but its results are highly fragmented. Style exists in language and literature, art and architecture – but every discipline has its own theories. New approaches in empirical aesthetics and multimodality call for broader perspectives. This book offers an overview of experimental research on style, and proposes a common theoretical basis. How do we perceive styles? How do styles change – and why? What is multimodal style? Are style and personality really connected? How is style related to aesthetic experiences? Which cognitive mechanisms are relevant for the creation and perception of styles? Are there neural correlates for style use? The book discusses these and further questions, providing researchers with a valuable source of new ideas.

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The Horn of Africa and Italy

Colonial, Postcolonial and Transnational Cultural Encounters

Edited by Simone Brioni and Shimelis Bonsa Gulema

This multidisciplinary volume analyses key themes and topics related to the cultural encounters between Italy and its former colonies in the Horn of Africa (Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia). The multi-faceted relations between the Horn of Africa and Italy were initiated during the colonial period but have also been shaped more recently through migration. In eleven chapters by experts in comparative literature, cultural studies, history, migration studies, political philosophy and postcolonial theory, the volume highlights how the legacy of colonialism permeates Italian society as well as influencing the construction of national identities in the Horn of Africa. The analysis of this transnational encounter opens up new possibilities for comparative research and critical synergies in Italian studies, African studies and beyond.