Bodies and Biases: Sexualities in Hispanic Cultures and by David William Foster, Roberto Reis

By David William Foster, Roberto Reis

A variety of cultural practices and artifacts, together with tv, well known tune, and pornography, our bodies and Biases addresses representations of sexual habit and collective id, homosexuality, and ideologies of gender in historic and modern Hispanic tradition. themes comprise cross-dressing at the seventeenth-century Spanish degree, homosexual existence in Cuba and Mexico, a butch-femme studying of Peri-Rossi's Solitario de amor, pornography, and queer and lesbian areas. a few essays supply radical rereadings of canonical textual content resembling Don Quixote and Martin Fierro; others carry to the fore lesser-known works, equivalent to Marco Denevi's Rosaura a las diez and the writings of Virgilio Pinera. Reflecting a variety of sociological, literary, and mental theoretical underpinnings, our bodies and Biases is an interesting research of sexuality within the context of Hispanic literature and tradition.

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Faustus From the German of Goethe Translated by Samuel by Frederick Burwick, James C. McKusick

By Frederick Burwick, James C. McKusick

The most important paintings of German literature, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust (1808), used to be translated into English via considered one of Britain's such a lot able mediators of German literature and philosophy, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Goethe himself two times talked about Coleridge's translation of his Faust. Goethe's personality wrestles with the very metaphysical and theological difficulties that preoccupied Coleridge: the which means of the emblems, the obvious competition of theism and pantheism. Coleridge, the poet of tormented guilt, of the demonic and the supernatural, chanced on himself on ordinary floor in translating Faust. simply because his translation finds revisions and reworkings of Coleridge's previous works, his Faust contributes considerably to the knowledge of Coleridge's whole oeuvre. Coleridge started, yet quickly deserted, the interpretation in 1814, returning to the duty in 1820. At Coleridge's personal insistence, it was once released anonymously in 1821, illustrated with 27 line engravings copied by means of Henry Moses after the unique plates by means of Moritz Retzsch. His writer, Thomas Boosey, introduced out one other variation in 1824. even though a number of critics famous that it was once Coleridge's paintings, his function as translator used to be obscured due to its nameless booklet. Coleridge himself declared that he "never placed pen to paper as translator of Faust", and next generations mistakenly attributed the interpretation to George Soane, a minor playwright, who had really started translating for a rival press. This variation of Coleridge's translation presents the textual and documentary facts of his authorship, and offers his paintings within the context of alternative modern efforts at translating Goethe's Faust.

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Friendship in Medieval Iberia: Historical, Legal and by Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo

By Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo

Deepest and public relationships among members or teams - usually labelled as friendships - have performed a significant function in human societies. but, over the centuries rules and meanings of friendship reworked, adapting to the political and social weather of a interval, and therefore resisting inflexible definitions. altering recommendations and practices of friendship characterised the highbrow, social, political and cultural landscape of medieval Europe, together with that of the attention-grabbing and but understudied thirteenth-century Iberia. The Peninsula's interesting background, because the topic of conquests and 'Reconquest', land of convivencia, but additionally of rebellions, political instability, and secular and non secular foreign power-struggles, makes the articulation of friendship inside its borders a very fraught topic to check. Drawing on a few of the encyclopaedic masterpieces produced within the scriptorium of 'The clever' and 'The discovered' King, Alfonso X of Castile (1252-84) - specifically the Marian songs of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, the legislations code of the Siete Partidas and the chronicle Estoria de Espana - this learn explores the political, non secular and social networks, inter-faith and gender relationships, criminal definitions, in addition to bonds of tutorship and companionship, which have been usually outlined in the course of the vocabulary and rhetoric of friendship. This learn additionally highlights how the values and meanings of amicitia, usually linked to classical, Roman, Visigothic, Arabic and japanese traditions, have been later remodeled to evolve to Alfonso X's cultural initiatives and political propaganda. This publication contributes to the learn of the historical past of feelings and cultural histories of the center a while, whereas additionally including one other an important piece to the wider historiographical debate presently hard the main conventional view of the Iberian Peninsula's 'exceptionalism'. This interdisciplinary examine considers no matter if Iberia will be fairly regarded as a peripheral, yet nonetheless important, ring in a sequence which associated it to the remainder of Europe, whereas occupying a significant position within the historic and cultural advancements of the Western Mediterranean.

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Galileo's reading by Hall, Crystal; Galilei, Galileo; Ariosto, Ludovico

By Hall, Crystal; Galilei, Galileo; Ariosto, Ludovico

Galileo (1564-1642) included all through his paintings the language of conflict, the rhetoric of the epic, and the constitution of romance as a way to elicit emotional responses from his readers opposed to his competitors. by means of turning to the literary as a box for growing wisdom, Galileo delineated a textual area for developing and validating the identification of the hot, idealized thinker. Galileo's analyzing locations Galileo within the entire highbrow and educational international during which he operated, bringing jointly, for instance, debates over the character of floating our bodies and Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso, disputes on comets and the literary feedback of Don Quixote, mathematical demonstrations of fabric power and Dante's voyage throughout the afterlife, and the parallels of his feisty note-taking practices with renowned comedy of the interval

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Der Antichrist by Friedrich Nietzsche

By Friedrich Nietzsche

Der Antichrist. Fluch auf das Christenthum ist eines der Spätwerke Friedrich Nietzsches. Wie in mehreren seiner letzten Werke philosophiert Nietzsche auch hier „mit dem Hammer“ und will alte Werte „umwerten“. Unter Rückgriff auf einige seiner früheren Schriften bündelt er seine Kritik am Christentum, der er eine bisher nicht gekannte Schärfe gibt.

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Poets, Saints, And Visionaries of the Great Schism, by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski

By Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski

For nearly 40 years, from 1378 to 1417, the Western Church was once divided into rival camps headed through two-and ultimately three-competing popes. The so-called Schism provoked a profound and long-lasting nervousness all through eu nervousness that reverberated all through clerical circles and one of the usual trustworthy. In Poets, Saints, and Visionaries of the good Schism, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski seems past the political and ecclesiastical typhoon and unearths an outpouring of creative, literary, and visionary responses to 1 of the good calamities of the past due center a while. smooth historians have analyzed the good Schism usually from the point of view of church politics. Blumenfeld-Kosinski shifts our realization to numerous teams that experience no longer sooner than been thought of jointly: saintly women and men (such as Catherine of Siena, Pedro of Aragon, Vincent Ferrer, and Constance de Rabastens), politically acutely aware and dedicated poets (such as Philippe de Mezieres and Christine de Pizan), and prophets (for instance, the mysterious Telesphorus of Cosenza and the authors of the nameless Prophecies of the final Popes). no longer strangely, those teams usually observed the Schism as an apocalyptic signal of the top instances. photos abounded of the divided Church as a two-headed monster or anguish widow. A twelfth-century prelude appears to be like on the schism of 1159 and the position the recognized visionaries Hildegard of Bingen and Elisabeth of Schonau performed during this past main issue so as to outline universal threads of mystical activism in addition to the profound adjustments with the later nice Schism. Poets, Saints, and Visionaries of the nice Schism can be of curiosity to scholars and students of medieval and early glossy historical past, spiritual reviews, and literature.

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The Last Soviet Avant-Garde: OBERIU - Fact, Fiction, by Graham Roberts

By Graham Roberts

This is often the 1st entire examine of the gang of avant-garde Soviet writers who styled themselves OBERIU, "The organization for genuine Art". Graham Roberts reexamines commonly-held assumptions approximately OBERIU, its id as a gaggle, its aesthetics, its dating to the formalists and the Bakhtin circle, and its position inside Russian and ecu literary traditions. Roberts concludes via exhibiting how the self-conscious literature of OBERIU--its metafiction--occupies an incredible transitional house among modernism and postmodernism.

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Wolfram von Eschenbach : ein Handbuch by Joachim Heinzle

By Joachim Heinzle

Put jointly via top specialists within the box, this entire guide bargains information regarding the nation of study on Wolfram von Eschenbach and his works (songs, Parzival, Titurel, Willehalm), his reception within the smooth period and the emergence of Wolfram scholarship. For the aim of this unmarried volumestudy variation, the unique quantity paintings of 2012 used to be abbreviated (leaving out the seperate study bibliography).

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