Reading the World

Encyclopedic Writing in the Scholastic Age

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Author: Mary Franklin-Brown

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226260682

Category: History

Page: 446

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The thirteenth century saw such a proliferation of new encyclopedic texts that more than one scholar has called it the “century of the encyclopedias.” Variously referred to as a speculum, thesaurus, or imago mundi—the term encyclopedia was not commonly applied to such books until the eighteenth century—these texts were organized in such a way that a reader could easily locate a collection of authoritative statements on any given topic. Because they reproduced, rather than simply summarized, parts of prior texts, these compilations became libraries in miniature. In this groundbreaking study, Mary Franklin-Brown examines writings in Latin, Catalan, and French that are connected to the encyclopedic movement: Vincent of Beauvais’s Speculum maius; Ramon Llull’s Libre de meravelles, Arbor scientiae, and Arbre de filosofia d’amor; and Jean de Meun’s continuation of the Roman de la Rose. Franklin-Brown analyzes the order of knowledge in these challenging texts, describing the wide-ranging interests, the textual practices—including commentary, compilation, and organization—and the diverse discourses that they absorb from preexisting classical, patristic, and medieval writing. She also demonstrates how these encyclopedias, like libraries, became “heterotopias” of knowledge—spaces where many possible ways of knowing are juxtaposed. But Franklin-Brown’s study will not appeal only to historians: she argues that a revised understanding of late medievalism makes it possible to discern a close connection between scholasticism and contemporary imaginative literature. She shows how encyclopedists employed the same practices of figuration, narrative, and citation as poets and romanciers, while much of the difficulty of the imaginative writing of this period derives from a juxtaposition of heterogeneous discourses inspired by encyclopedias. With rich and innovative readings of texts both familiar and neglected, Reading the World reveals how the study of encyclopedism can illuminate both the intellectual work and the imaginative writing of the scholastic age.

Reading the World

Cormac McCarthy's Tennessee Period

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Author: Dianne C. Luce

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570038242

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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In Reading the World Dianne C. Luce explores the historical and philosophical contexts of Cormac McCarthyas early works crafted during his Tennessee period from 1959 to 1979 to demonstrate how McCarthy integrates literary realism with the imagery and myths of Platonic, gnostic, and existentialist philosophies to create his unique vision of the world. Luce begins with a substantial treatment of the east Tennessee context from which McCarthyas fiction emerges, sketching an Appalachian culture and environment in flux. Against this backdrop Luce examines, novel by novel, McCarthyas distinctive rendering of character through mixed narrative techniques of flashbacks, shifts in vantage point, and dream sequences. Luce shows how McCarthyas fragmented narration and lyrical style combine to create a rich portrayal of the philosophical and religious elements at play in human consciousness as it confronts a world rife with isolation and violence.

Literacy

Reading the Word and the World

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Author: Paulo Freire,Donaldo Macedo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113578485X

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Freire and Macedo analyse the connection between literacy and politics according to whether it produces existing social relations, or introduces a new set of cultural practices that promote democratic and emancipatory change.

Reading the World

Confessions of a Literary Explorer

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Author: Ann Morgan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448181569

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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In 2012, the world arrived in London for the Olympics...and Ann Morgan went out to meet it. She read her way around all the globe’s 196 independent countries (plus one extra), sampling one book from every nation. It wasn't easy. Many languages have next to nothing translated into English; there are tiny, tucked-away places where very little is written down at all; some governments don't like to let works of art leak out to corrupt Westerners. Her literary adventures shed light on the issues that affect us all: personal, political, national and global. Using her quest as a starting point, this book explores questions such as: What is cultural heritage? How do we define national identity? Is it possible to overcome censorship and propaganda? And how can we celebrate, challenge and change our remarkable world?

Reading the World with Picture Books

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Author: Nancy Polette

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 159884587X

Category: Education

Page: 348

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This valuable reference guide provides suggestions of picture books set in more than 70 countries in each continent of the world, along with standards-based activities. * Features original booktalk activities and a bibliography of books from around the world that exceeds 400 titles, spanning over 70 countries * Each section begins with a list of the countries within that continent and provides basic information about the continent * Provides fun mnemonics to help young students remember countries and continents * Includes indexes by title, author, and illustrator

The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe

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Author: Ann Morgan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1631490680

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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A beguiling exploration of the joys of reading across boundaries, inspired by the author’s year-long journey through a book from every country. Ann Morgan writes in the opening of this delightful book, "I glanced up at my bookshelves, the proud record of more than twenty years of reading, and found a host of English and North American greats starting down at me…I had barely touched a work by a foreign language author in years…The awful truth dawned. I was a literary xenophobe." Prompted to read a book translated into English from each of the world's 195 UN-recognized countries (plus Taiwan and one extra), Ann sought out classics, folktales, current favorites and commercial triumphs, novels, short stories, memoirs, and countless mixtures of all these things. The world between two covers, the world to which Ann introduces us with affection and no small measure of wit, is a world rich in the kind of narratives that engage us passionately: we meet an irreverent junk food–obsessed heroine in Kuwait, an explorer from Togo who spent years among the Inuit in Greenland, and a former child circus performer of Roma background seeking sanctuary in Switzerland. Ann's quest explores issues that affect us all: personal, political, national, and global. What is cultural heritage? How do we define national identity? Is it possible to overcome censorship and propaganda? And, above all, why and how should we read from other cultures, languages, and traditions? Illuminating and inspiring, The World Between Two Covers welcomes us into the global community of stories.

Reading the World's Stories

An Annotated Bibliography of International Youth Literature

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Author: Annette Y. Goldsmith,Theo Heras,Susan Corapi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442270861

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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Reading the World’s Stories is volume 5 in the Bridges to Understanding series of annotated international youth literature bibliographies sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People. USBBY is the United States chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a Switzerland-based nonprofit whose mission is bring books and children together. The series promotes sharing international children’s books as a way to facilitate intercultural understanding and meet new literary voices. This volume follows Children’s Books from Other Countries (1998), The World though Children’s Books (2002), Crossing Boundaries with Children’s Books (2006), and Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through Children’s Books (2011) and acts as a companion book to the earlier titles. Centered around the theme of the importance of stories, the guide is a resource for discovering more recent global books that fit many reading tastes and educational needs for readers aged 0-18 years. Essays by storyteller Anne Pellowski, author Beverley Naidoo, and academic Marianne Martens offer a variety of perspectives on international youth literature. This latest installment in the series covers books published from 2010-2014 and includes English-language imports as well as translations of children’s and young adult literature first published outside of the United States. These books are supplemented by a smaller number of culturally appropriate books from the US to help fill in gaps from underrepresented countries. The organization of the guide is geographic by region and country. All of the more than 800 entries are recommended, and many of the books have won awards or achieved other recognition in their home countries. Forty children’s book experts wrote the annotations. The entries are indexed by author, translator, illustrator, title, and subject. Back matter also includes international book awards, important organizations and research collections, and a selected directory of publishers known for publishing books from other countries.

Reading the world

selected writings, 1935-1976

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Author: Northrop Frye,Robert D. Denham

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 416

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Offers a collection of eighty of Northrop Frye's essays, reviews, editorials, sermons, addresses, and other occasional pieces.

Reading the Global

Troubling Perspectives on Britain's Empire in Asia

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Author: Sanjay Krishnan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231511742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The global is an instituted perspective, not just an empirical process. Adopted initially by the British in order to make sense of their polyglot territorial empire, the global perspective served to make heterogeneous spaces and nonwhite subjects "legible," and in effect produced the regions it sought merely to describe. The global was the dominant perspective from which the world was produced for representation and control. It also set the terms within which subjectivity and history came to be imagined by colonizers and modern anticolonial nationalists. In this book, Sanjay Krishnan demonstrates how ideas of the global took root in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century descriptions of Southeast Asia. Krishnan turns to the works of Adam Smith, Thomas De Quincey, Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir, and Joseph Conrad, four authors who discuss the Malay Archipelago during the rise and consolidation of the British Empire. These works offer some of the most explicit and sophisticated discussions of the world as a single, interconnected entity, inducting their readers into comprehensive and objective descriptions of the world. The perspective organizing these authors' conception of the global-the frame or code through which the world came into view-is indebted to the material and discursive possibilities set in motion by European conquest. The global, therefore, is not just a peculiar mode of thematization; it is aligned to a conception of historical development unique to European colonial capitalism. Krishnan troubles this dominant perspective. Drawing on the poststructuralist and postcolonial approaches of Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and challenging the recent historiography of empire and economic histories of globalization, he elaborates a bold new approach to the humanities in the age of globalization.

Reading The World

Contemporary Literature From Around The Globe

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Author: Plc,Schumacher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780789159410

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 608

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Reading the World

Ideas That Matter, with 2016 MLA Update

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Author: Michael Austin

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393617429

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 752

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With 80 readings by some of the world's greatest thinkers--from Plato to Gandhi, Carl Jung to Edmund O. Wilson, Gloria Anzald�a to Toni Morrison--Reading the World is the only great ideas reader to offer a global perspective. Selections strike a balance between western and nonwestern, classic and contemporary, longer and shorter, verbal and visual.

Worlds of Hurt

Reading the Literatures of Trauma

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Author: Kalí Tal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521445047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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This is a study of the literature of trauma focusing on the Holocaust, the Vietnam war, and sexual violence against women.

Global Voices

Reading the Bible in the Majority World

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Author: Craig S. Keener,Edwin Yamauchi,M. Daniel Carroll R

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 1619700093

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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Ethnically and nationally diverse scholars familiar with both non-western and Western hermeneutic traditions explore what it means to hear, heed, and appreciate biblical interpretations from the non-Western world in this illuminating collection of writings.

Reading the World, the Globe, and the Cosmos

Approaches to Teaching Literature for the Twenty-First Century

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Author: Suzanne S. Choo

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781433121777

Category: Education

Page: 193

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"The purpose of this book is to restore the centrality of pedagogy in governing the ways literary texts are received, experienced, and interpreted by students in the classroom. Utilizing a method of pedagogical criticsim, the book provides an account of core approaches to teaching literature that have emerged across history and the conceptual values informing these approaches. More importantly, Reading the Wold, the Globe, and the Cosmos discusses how these values have been shaped by broader global forces and key movements in the discipline of English literature." -- Cover.

Reading Cavell's The World Viewed

A Philosophical Perspective on Film

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Author: William Rothman,Marian Keane

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814328965

Category: Education

Page: 294

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A philosophical reexamination of Stanley Cavell's The World Viewed.

A Pedagogy for Liberation

Dialogues on Transforming Education

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Author: Ira Shor,Paulo Freire

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897891059

Category: Education

Page: 203

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Two world renowned educators, Paulo Freire and Ira Shor, speak passionately about the role of education in various cultural and political arenas. They demonstrate the effectiveness of dialogue in action as a practical means by which teachers and students can become active participants in the learning process. In a lively exchange, the authors illuminate the problems of the educational system in relation to those of the larger society and argue for the pressing need to transform the classroom in both Third and First World contexts. Shor and Freire illustrate the possibilities of transformation by describing their own experiences in liberating the classroom from its traditional constraints. They demonstrate how vital the teacher's role is in empowering students to think critically about themselves and their relation, not only to the classroom, but to society. For those readers seeking a liberatory approach to education, these dialogues will be a revelation and a unique summary. For all those convinced of the need for transformation, this book shows the way.

Der weite Weg der Hoffnung

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Author: Loung Ung

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104902380

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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***Ein ergreifendes Buch über eine zerstörte Kindheit in einem zerstörten Land – jetzt auch verfilmt von Angelina Jolie*** Kambodscha im April 1975. Soldaten der Roten Khmer rücken in die Hauptstadt Phnom Penh vor. Das Land versinkt in Hunger, Grauen und Mord. Aus dem umhegten Kind Loung Ung wird ein elternloser Flüchtling, der im kambodschanischen Dschungel verzweifelt ums Überleben kämpft. Unsagbares Leid bricht über sie herein. Loung muss sich in einem Waisenlager zum Kindersoldaten ausbilden lassen, ihre Brüder und Schwestern kämpfen in Arbeitslagern verzweifelt um ihr Leben. Allein die Hoffnung, ihre Familie am Ende der Schreckensherrschaft wiederzusehen, spendet Loung Ung Trost. »Reden heißt, meine Familie in große Gefahr zu bringen. Mir fünf Jahren beginne ich zu verstehen, wie es ist, allein zu sein, still und einsam mit der Erwartung, dass mich jeder verletzen könnte.«

Book of the Fourth World

Reading the Native Americas Through Their Literature

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Author: Gordon Brotherston

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521307604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 478

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The Book of the Fourth World offers detailed analyses of texts that range far back into the centuries of civilised life from what is now Latin- and Anglo-America. At the time of its 'discovery', the American continent was identified as the Fourth World of our planet. In the course of just a few centuries its original inhabitants, though settled there for millennia and countable in many millions, have come to be perceived as a marginal if not entirely dispensable factor in the continent's destiny. Today the term has been taken up again by its native peoples, to describe their own world: both its threatened present condition, and its political history, which stretches back thousands of years before Columbus. In order to explore the literature of this world, Brotherston uses primary sources that have traditionally been ignored because they have not conformed to Western definitions of oral and written literature, such as the scrolls of the Algonkin, the knotted strings (Quipus) of the Inca, Navajo dry-paintings and the encyclopedic pages of Meso-America's screenfold books.

Reading the World

Ideas that Matter

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Author: Michael Austin,Karen Austin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393929492

Category: College readers

Page: 749

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