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The New Europe at the Crossroads

Europe's Classical Heritage in the Twenty-First Century

Ursula Beitter

The New Europe at the Crossroads: Europe’s Classical Heritage in the Twenty-first Century consists of a selection of essays presented at the «New Europe at the Crossroads» conferences in York, England (1998), and at Teikyo University in Berlin, Germany (1999). The diverse contributions from scholars in the fields of education, philosophy, political science, modern languages, literature, physics, theology, and economics show that a truly united Europe must remain a distant utopia as long as cultural, religious, and ethnic identities are a cause for repression, discrimination, and strife. The essays go beyond the usual political and economic discussions associated with a united Europe. They broach the question of Europe’s identity in the twenty-first century and raise the specter of a Europe that continues to be divided by ethnic differences, cultural intolerance, and an inability to come to terms with its «others.»
Contents: Ursula E. Beitter: Introductory Remarks – Charles R. Batson: «Jeanne Moreau euro», or The Ambiguities of a Truly French Art in a New Europe – Joseph C. Bertolini: Frustration and Hope: The Real Rousseau and the Persistence of the European Radical Tradition – Roberto E. Campo: The Ottoman «Other» in the Literature of Renaissance France: An Early Modern Perspective on a «New» European Problem – Silvia M. Cappellini: The Role of Literature in Managing Multiculturalism and Integration – Donald J. Dietrich: Moral Values and Dialogue in a United Germany – William M. Downs: Multicultural Belgium at the Crossroads: A Federalist Antidote to Regional Nationalist Conflict? – Denise Egéa-Kuehne: Paths to Integration and/or Multiculturalism: Cultural Crossroads and Education – Charles D. Forster Jr.: The Limits of Law and the Criticisability of Justice: «Toward a Critique of Violence» in a New Europe – David A. Freeman: Two Faces of Democracy: Equality and Liberty – Frank R. Haig: The International Space Station from a European Perspective Introduction - a Bit of Drama in Space – Salam Hawa: Freedom and Subjectivity in the New Europe – Michèle Lemettais: The New Face of Marianne: The Maghrebin Factor in the Creation of the New France – David W. Lovell: Post-Communism and the New Agenda of Freedom – Paul Michael Lützeler: Writers on European Identity Nineteenth-Century Visions and Contemporary Realities – B. Venkat Mani: What is Turkish-German? Developing New Taste-Buds for Islam with Emine Sevgi Özdamer’s Mutterzunge (1990) – Katherine Kearney Maynard: Carnival in Edinburgh: a Bakhtinian Analysis of Menippean Satire in Twentieth-Century Scotland – James Mensch: Rescue and the Face to Face – Erin E. Mountz/Edward J. Chute: Culture, Imagery, and Adaptation – Robert N. North: Post-Communist Eastern Europe: Conflicting Ambitions – Kalle Pihlainen: Crossing the Public-Private Divide: Jean-Paul Sartre and Richard Rorty on the Function of Literature – Jean-Marc Trouille: France, Germany and the Eastern Expansion of the European Union – Steve Watson: Locating a European Heritage – Stephen Wood: A Classical Heritage?: Perspectives on «Europe» as a Cultural Entity.