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Maria Luisa Pérez Cañado and Borja Ojeda-Pinar

This book focuses on communicative classroom language for bilingual education and aims to equip language and content teachers with real, updated English expressions of direct relevance in CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) contexts. To this end, it presents a theoretical backdrop with the rationale underpinning the proposal and three sets of tried-and-tested original activities, classified according to type of lexical chunk, function, and level (Infant, Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Education). Students are encouraged to move from more controlled and basic stages of identification of these types of communicative chunks towards a freer type of production, through a wide variety of originally designed and piloted activities based on multimodal texts (gap-filling, matching, tic-tac-toe, sentence completion, error correction, T/F, multiple choice, ordering, odd-one-out). A full glossary is also provided with 330 useful expressions, as well as an answer key and printable posters and cut-outs which are directly applicable in the CLIL classroom.

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Edited by Jatinder Mann

This series is designed to advance the publication of interdisciplinary research in transnationalism from scholars in history, literature, politics, theology, art, sociology, etc. It traces the ways in which a concept or idea is expressed across national borders, focusing on imperialism, globalism, cosmopolitanism, diaspora, etc. It welcomes both established and innovative methodologies, as well as various formats, including monographs, textbooks, colloquia, reference books, etc.
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Adam Dziadek

This book illustrates the problems connected with the body and the sign: the real body and the body of the text, somaticism and semiology (both as a general sign theory and in the medical sense as «symptomatology»). The author seeks to derive a more general principle from these two words, referring to the representation of experience in different literary texts. If we are talking about the representation of experience, we cannot, by any means, ignore the body that becomes the essential point of reference for human experience. This general principle aims at creating a matter of concept, a somatic criticism project, which is closely related to the issue of rhythm in literary texts - a rhythm understood as an intermediary between the body and the sense of the text.

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Florian Schmitz

Der «Willehalm» Wolframs von Eschenbach erzählt von einem der großen Konflikte des Mittelalters. Dieser Band zeigt, wie systematisch sich Wolfram verschiedener Diskurse seiner Zeit bedient, um eine polyperspektivische Erzählung zu schaffen, die der Komplexität der damaligen Welt gerecht wird. Der diskursanalytische Ansatz beschreibt anhand von Quellen die Wissensbestände, Gesetzmäßigkeiten und Strategien verschiedener maßgeblicher Diskurse des Mittelalters, um darzustellen, welche Rolle diese Formationen im «Willehalm» spielen und wie sie sich auf das Gefüge der Figuren auswirken. Aus dem Spiel der Diskurse, das ein geschultes Ordnungsdenken erkennen lässt, können so Erkenntnisse abgeleitet werden, die zum Teil über das Ende des Erzählens hinaus verweisen.

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Narrativas del miedo

Terror en obras literarias, cinemáticas y televisivas de Latinoamérica

Edited by Marco Ramírez, David Rozotto and Karem Langer

Narrativas del miedo: Terror en obras literarias, cinemáticas y televisivas de Latinoamérica es una colección de ensayos escritos en inglés y en español en los que se analizan distintas representaciones del miedo como un elemento estructural y simbólico en obras literarias, teatrales y visuales de Argentina, Chile, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, República Dominicana y Venezuela. Este libro ofrece una coherente y comprensiva visión de conjunto que abre una discusión sobre una de las más problemáticas consecuencias de la violencia: el miedo. A los largo de los últimos dos siglos, los países de América Latina han experimentado numerosos conflictos tales como guerras, revoluciones, dictaduras, narcotráfico, desplazamientos, exilios, etc. Existen abundantes estudios críticos sobre estas problemáticas, así como también sobre sus representaciones literarias y cinematográficas. Sin embargo, es muy poco lo que se ha dicho sobre el miedo que distintos tipos de violencia infligen en la sociedad, los individuos y sobre cómo estos fenómenos condicionan las representaciones artísticas y literarias. El valor y la originalidad de este volumen yace en el hecho de que enfoca su atención en esta fuerza emocional tan profundamente integrada en la producción de novelas, cuentos, teatro, películas y cómics en América Latina.

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Disciplining Coolies

An Archival Footprint of Trinidad, 1846

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Amar Wahab

The early years of the East Indian Indentureship system in the Caribbean saw experiments on "coolie" laborers under the British Empire. Colonial Trinidad was one of the main sites for this experiment. This book foregrounds one of the earliest cases (1846) of occupational and physical cruelty against East Indian indentured laborers in Trinidad within this very early period of experimentation. It presents and analyzes the full transcripts of an inquiry concerning the ill-treatment of "coolie" laborers and the severe punishment and death of one laborer, Kunduppa, by a Scottish planter in Trinidad. Drawing on the concepts of discipline, governmentality, and Orientalism, the main argument of the manuscript is that within the early experimental period of Indentureship, the figure of the "coolie" and disciplinary tactics of bodily torture were instrumental to redrafting and stabilizing the colonial governance of contract labor. It also argues that Crown investigations of "coolie" abuse and death became occasions for establishing a new colonial order, in which the disciplinary powers of planters were curbed in the interest of protecting and "caring" for the "coolie" —a discourse that was crucial to re-inventing colonial rule as benevolent. As such, the author’s analysis of colonial violence has crucial implications for critically re-thinking colonial liberalism and its legacies in the present.

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Vincenzo Traversa

Several poetic and prose compositions in early Italian literature contain references to the bubonic plague and other illnesses that were used in the language both literally and metaphorically. The first detailed description of a plague epidemic, however, was written by Giovanni Boccaccio in the introduction to The Decameron. It is a precise and dramatic view of the physical, social, and medical conditions of Florence during the epidemic of 1348. The Theme of the Plague in Italian Letters follows the subsequent developments, both in poetic and prose works, until the time of the plague of Milan of 1630. With the report of Giuseppe Ripamonti and other writers, the plague became not only a medical issue but also a topic involving the laws of the time as they appear in the trials of the presumed untori (spreaders of the disease). A combination of faith, fear, and superstition led the legal officials and the populace to imagine that the plague was a divine punishment and was deliberately spread by individuals of criminal nature. Arrests and trials involving interrogations and the use of merciless physical tortures (a legitimate procedure in Europe at that time) brought about a formidable reaction led by early humanitarians, such as Cesare Beccaria and Pietro Verri, who determined the eventual changes in the laws and legal procedures. The Plague of Milan of 1630 by Giuseppe Ripamonti, the treatise by L. A. Muratori Del Governo della Peste, 1720, and several interventions contributed to a series of radical changes that appeared in the works of Alessandro Manzoni, such as The Betrothed and The History of the Pillar of Infamy that are discussed in part or in full in this study.

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Children’s Environmental Identity Development

Negotiating Inner and Outer Tensions in Natural World Socialization

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Carie Green

Children’s Environmental Identity Development: Negotiating Inner and Outer Tensions in Natural World Socialization draws inspiration from environmental education, education for sustainability, environmental psychology, sociology, and child development to propose a theoretical framework for considering how children’s identity in/with/for nature evolves through formative experiences. The natural world socialization of young children considers not only how the natural environment affects the growth and development of young children but also how children shape and influence natural settings. Such childhood relations with the environment are explicitly linked to familial, sociocultural, geographical, and educational contexts. While the book is theoretical and will be of interest to academics and students, the use of accessible language, vignettes, and figures will make it useful to teachers, policy-makers, parents, and others genuinely concerned with children’s relationships with other humans and the natural world.

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Stanisław Filipowicz

It is often repeated that we live today in a ‹post-truth› world. But this problem has a long history. Greek philosophers investigated the origins of truth (and the will to truth) in hope to separate truth from illusion. But already Machiavelli equated the concept of truth with the notion of what seems to be true. And today? Perhaps, we are paying the price of naivety. In this book, the author approaches the idea of deliberative democracy with reservation, attempting to expose the vain hopes rooted in the Enlightenment tradition, which placed the desire for truth at the fore, and relegated the desire for illusion to the shadows. The book encourages reflection on the appeal of deception in a world which has become the media’s ‹grazing ground›; a world which rejects metaphysics in favour of pragmatic theories, thereby transforming politics into a sphere where truth is replaced with ‹narrative›.