Download The psychology of humor : a reference guide and annotated by Jon Roeckelein PDF

By Jon Roeckelein

This paintings lines the origins and evolution of the concept that of humor in psychology from historical to fashionable instances with an emphasis on an experimental/empirical method of the certainty of humor and humorousness. as well as greater than 3,000 vital citations and references concerning the background, theories, and definitions of the idea that of humor, this reference consultant includes greater than 380 recent Read more...

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Download Contest(ed) writing : re-conceptualizing literacy by Mary R. Lamb PDF

By Mary R. Lamb

This assortment is set writing contests, a colourful rhetorical perform traceable to rhetorical performances in historic Greece. of their dialogue of contests' cultural paintings, the students during this assortment discover very important questions on our practices. for instance, academic contests as epideictic rhetoric do certainly have fun writing, yet does this social gathering only relieve educators of the accountability of discovering methods for all writers to be successful? Contests designed to present unmarried winners and singly-authored works admirably have fun labor, yet do they over-emphasize unparalleled person success over shared ambitions and communal present for fulfillment? Taking a cultural-rhetorical method of contests, each one bankruptcy demonstrates the cultural paintings the contests accomplish. The essays partially I study contests and riddles in classical Greek and Roman sessions, academic contests in eighteenth-century Scotland, and the Lyceum circulate within the Antebellum American South. the following set of essays discusses how contests leverage festival and present in academic settings: medieval universities, American turn-of-the-century women's schools, twenty-first century scholarship-essay contests, and writing contests for audio system of different languages within the college of Portugal. The final set of essays examines renowned contests, together with poetry contests in early life Spoken be aware, renowned American contests designed via agents, and twenty-first century podcasting competitions. This assortment, then, takes up contests as a cultural marker of our values, assumptions, and relationships to writing, contests, and festival

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Download The Greek Accounts of Eastern History by Robert Drews PDF

By Robert Drews

"Professor Drews has written a very impressive booklet. He provides not anything lower than a completely new thesis concerning either the genesis of Greek historiography and the character of the Histories of Herodotus. right into a box lengthy ruled via the good figures of Germanic scholarship, Eduard Schwartz, Felix Jacoby and Kurt von Fritz, Drews has come forth with the braveness to examine issues anew and to come to a decision that the heavily reasoned Entwicklungstheorien of his predecessors are essentially fallacious. To country issues baldly, Drews has determined to take Herodotus at his note. rather than going to tricky lengths to end up that Herodotus doesn't suggest what he says, Drews purposes that Herodotus intended to just do what he says he's going to do. This user-friendly switch in angle has produced a appreciably various method of Herodotus and to the origins of Greek historiography." J. D. Muhly (Journal of close to jap reports, 35:1, Jan 1976, p. forty-one)

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Download Qualitative Research Interviewing: Biographic Narrative and by Tom Wengraf PDF

By Tom Wengraf

Unique in its conceptual coherence and the extent of sensible element, this e-book presents a entire source for these concerned about the perform of semi-structured interviewing, the main widespread interview method in social learn, and specifically for in-depth, biographic narrative interviewing. It covers the whole variety of practices from the id of subject matters via to innovations for writing up examine findings in varied ways.

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Download Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer's (and by Susanne Alleyn PDF

By Susanne Alleyn

This isn't really a publication on how you can write old fiction. It is a publication on how not to write down ancient fiction.

If you like historical past and you’re tough at paintings writing your first old novel, yet you’re considering in the event that your medieval Irishmen may survive potatoes, in the event that your 17th-century pirate might use a revolver, or in case your hero will be capable of provide Marie-Antoinette a field of chocolate bonbons . . .

(The solution to these kinds of is “Absolutely not!”)

. . . then Medieval Underpants and different Blunders is the publication for you.

Medieval Underpants will consultant you thru the real error that writers of ancient fiction—both newbies and pro professionals—often make, and help you steer clear of them. From fictional characters crossing streets that wouldn’t exist for one more sixty (or thousand) years, to Nineties slang within the mouths of Nineteen Forties characters, to South American meals on historic Roman plates, acclaimed ancient novelist Susanne Alleyn exposes the customarily hilarious, regularly painful goofs that take place most often in fiction set within the past.

Alleyn stresses the risks to writers of assuming an excessive amount of approximately info of lifestyles in prior centuries, offering a variety of examples of error that may simply were kept away from. She additionally explores commonly-confused issues corresponding to the $64000 distinction among pistols and revolvers, and among the British titles “Lord John Smith” and “John, Lord Smith” and why they’re now not interchangeable, and offers easy instructions for buying them correct. In a large collection of chapters together with foodstuff and vegetation; trip; weapons; funds; Hygiene; discussion; Attitudes; examine; and, in fact, Underpants, she deals how one can stay away from blunders and anachronisms whereas regularly reminding writers of the need of meticulous historic research.

NEW 3rd variation, revised and expanded

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Download Writing biography: historians & their craft by Lloyd E. Ambrosius PDF

By Lloyd E. Ambrosius

The historian as biographer needs to unravel questions that mirror the twin problem of telling background and telling lives: How does the biographer tackle the individual’s position in the higher old context? How do biographical stories relate to other kinds of historical past? may still historians use various techniques to biography, looking on the cultures in their matters? What are the correct fundamental assets and strategies that students may still use in writing biographies of their respective fields? In Writing Biography , six widespread historians tackle those matters and think about their diversified reports and divergent views as biographers. Shirley A. Leckie examines the mental and private connections among biographer and topic; R. Keith Schoppa considers the pervasive impression of tradition at the reputation of individuality and the presentation of a existence; Retha M. Warnicke explores previous context and sleek cultural biases in writing the biographies of Tudor girls; John Milton Cooper Jr. discusses the demanding situations of writing smooth biographies and the interaction of the biographer’s personal studies; Nell Irvin Painter appears to be like on the means of reconstructing a lifestyles while written records are scant; and Robert J. Richards investigates the intimate courting among lifestyles stories and new rules. regardless of their huge diversity of views, all six students agree on primary issues: biography and historic research are inextricably associated, and biographical reports supply a major device for examining ancient questions. > (10/24/2005)

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Download Interdisciplinary Measures: Literature and the Future of by Graham Huggan PDF

By Graham Huggan

The place now for postcolonial reports? that's the valuable query during this new quantity from one of many field’s most unique thinkers. no longer goodbye in the past, the driver at the back of postcolonial feedback used to be literary; more and more, besides the fact that, many have claimed that the way forward for postcolonial experiences is interdisciplinary. Interdisciplinary Measures completely considers this replacement trajectory during the box of postcolonial stories by way of establishing a sequence of conversations between those newly postcolonial disciplines—notably geography, environmental stories, heritage, and anthropology—and literary stories during which the innovative chances of non-Western epistemologies are dropped at the fore.

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Download The Accursed Share, Vols. 2 and 3: The History of Eroticism by Georges Bataille PDF

By Georges Bataille

The 3 volumes of The Accursed proportion handle what Georges Bataille sees because the paradox of software: specifically, if being precious capability serving one other finish, then the final word finish of software can simply be uselessness. the 1st quantity of The Accursed percentage, the one one released ahead of Bataille's dying, taken care of this paradox in fiscal phrases, exhibiting that "it isn't necessity yet its opposite, luxurious, that offers dwelling topic and mankind with their primary problems." This quarter version comprises in one quantity a reconstruction, in accordance with the models released in Bataille's posthumous accumulated works, of his meant continuation of The Accursed Share.In the second one and 3rd volumes, The historical past of Eroticism and Sovereignty, Bataille explores a similar paradox of application, respectively from an anthropological and a moral standpoint. He first analyzes the fears and fascination, the prohibitions and the transgressions connected to the area of eroticism as such a lot of expressions of the "uselessness" of erotic existence. it is only this expenditure of extra strength that demarcates the area of human autonomy, of independence relative to.useful" ends. The examine of eroticism accordingly leads evidently to the exam of human sovereignty, during which Bataille defines the sovereign person as one that consumes and doesn't exertions, making a existence past the world of utility.Georges Bataille, a thinker and novelist sui generis, died in 1962.

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Download Border Writing: The Multidimensional Text by D. Emily Hicks PDF

By D. Emily Hicks

Border Writing was once first released in 1991. Minnesota Archive variants makes use of electronic expertise to make long-unavailable books once more obtainable, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions.Until lately, literary idea has been grounded within the histories of English, French, German, and Spanish literature. The phrases and types for the construction of literature and its functionality in tradition and society have been made up our minds in Western Europe, and any deviations have been instantly marginalized. This Eurocentric view has been extensively hooked up by means of postmodern, feminist, and postcolonial political practices.Drawing on numerous severe and theoretical assets, D. Emily Hicks employs the idea that of border writing to contemplate the complexities of latest Latin American writing. With its emphasis at the multiplicity of languages and the issues of translation, border writing connotes a viewpoint that's now not made up our minds by way of neat differences. Hicks combines Deleuze and Guattari's proposal of "deterritorialization" (the geographic, linguistic, or cultural displacement from one's personal kingdom, language, or local tradition) with a holographic metaphor in provocative readings of Latin the US writers, together with Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Luisa Valenzuela, and Julio Cortazar. the result's a quantity that forces the reader to think about the improvement of literature by way of techniques and strategies that give a contribution to the creation of that means in culturally complicated and politically repressive societies.D. Emily Hicks is affiliate professor of English and comparative literature and a member of the Latin American reviews college at San Diego nation college. Neil Larsen is affiliate professor of Spanish and Latin American literature at Northeastern collage and the writer of Modernism and Hegemony: A Materialist Critique of Aesthetic enterprises (Minnesota, 1990).

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