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Produktion - Rezeption - Revision
Author: Katrin Thomson
Die Studie präsentiert neue wegweisende Erkenntnisse zur Produktion, Rezeption und Revision von Broadway-Dramen der Progressive Era (1890–1920) im Spannungsfeld konfligierender Geschlechterdiskurse mit dem Ziel, den immer noch üblichen negativen Pauschalbewertungen des Phänomens Broadway eine differenziertere Betrachtungsweise entgegenzusetzen.
Die Progressive Era war eine Zeit rapiden gesellschaftlichen Wandels, geprägt durch ein spannungsvolles Gegeneinander von progressiven und konservativen Tendenzen, nicht zuletzt auch in Fragen der Geschlechterbeziehungen. Dieses Thema wurde auch in zahlreichen Stücken des zeitgenössischen Broadway-Theaters aufgegriffen, dessen rigides Regelkorsett jedoch kaum Spielraum für eine Behandlung der Thematik jenseits des vorgegebenen Konventionsrahmens ließ. Es gab allerdings vereinzelte Versuche, die ästhetischen und ideologischen Grenzen dieses Rahmens zu überwinden.
Auf diesen bislang kaum beachteten Aspekt richtet sich das spezifische Erkenntnisinteresse der vorliegenden Arbeit. An einer Reihe von ausführlichen Text-Kontext-Analysen ausgewählter Stücke demonstriert sie die Strategien, mit denen die betreffenden Autor(inn)en in einem subtilen Wechselspiel von Anpassung und Subversion ihre geschlechterpolitische Reformagenda gegen die Restriktionen des Kommerztheaters verteidigen und dabei auch im ästhetischen Bereich zu durchaus beachtlichen Leistungen fähig sind, und zeigt so, dass auch in dieser populärkulturellen Theaterform ein größeres Innovations- und Subversionspotential virulent war als ihr in der bisherigen Forschung gemeinhin zugesprochen wird.
Education, Crisis, Diachronicity and the Transition to a Sustainable Future
This work contributes to education for sustainability with innovative pedagogy and a new conceptual approach. It is based on a realistic assessment of our future in the Anthropocene, based on principles of human security and scientific models of remaining safe operating space. It critiques current approaches to education for sustainability and highlights solutions. A chapter on the ethics of sustainability education provides the conceptual basis for a taxonomy of learning outcomes and a section on how culturally diverse communities of learners can transform their guiding values in today’s classrooms.
Special attention is given to cultural learning, developing shared visions and diverse approaches, collective learning from transition events such as the 2020 pandemic, cultures learning from each other, and teacher education. The book integrates environmental ethics, zero growth and climate mitigation into a blueprint to educate successfully for a Great Transition to a truly sustainable future for a smaller, wiser humanity.

Author: Hans Rothe
Tolstojs Hauptwerk, der Roman Krieg und Frieden, ist wahrscheinlich einer der meist gelesenen Romane der Weltliteratur. Dies lag nicht allein am Stoff, der künstlerischen Darstellung der nach-revolutionären Napoleonzeit, sondern ebenso an Tolstojs Erfindungsgabe wie an seiner Schreib- und Darstellungskunst.
Author: Lisa Ebert
Since its publication, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights has given rise to an unusual plurality of interpretations, leading to the impression that the novel somehow resists interpretation. The author offers a new reading of the novel that takes this effect into account by investigating its reason: ambiguity is a thematic focal point and structural key element of the novel.
This study is concerned with the ambiguity of Wuthering Heights which arises through a complex interplay of distinct but interdependent ambiguities of perception, narration, and the narrated world. In particular, it shows how specific ambiguous utterances (e.g. a clash of implicatures and presuppositions) are linked with each other and contribute to the global ambiguity of the text. In this way, not only the function of ambiguity for understanding Wuthering Heights is explored but also the function of Wuthering Heights for understanding ambiguity. The book should thus be of interest not only to Brontë scholars and Victorianists but also to literary scholars and linguists in general.
The Lost Mirror traces cultural patterns in which the interpretation of learning and education was developed against the backdrop of Hebrew thought.
The appreciation of learning is deeply rooted in the Hebrew way of thinking. Learning is understood as an open and history-conscious engagement of man with culture. The consciousness of history is shaped by the motif of the unavailability of the “other” and the difference to this “other”. This “other” is traditionally remembered as “God”, but may also be reflected in the motifs of the other person or the other society. The Lost Mirror reminds us of a deficit, which is that in our everyday thinking and everyday action, we usually hide, forget and partly suppress the meaning and presence of the unavailable other. The book approaches this thinking through portraits of people such as Janusz Korczak, Martin Buber, Hannah Arendt, Emmanuel Levinas, Jean-Francois Lyotard and others.
The Portrayal of Destruction and Mass Violence
The present volume provides a critical insight into the relationship of art and war. It shows how artists perceive war and how they depict it, to warn the spectator but to cure their own trauma at the same time.
War causes destruction, loss, and trauma. Many artists have used their art to express feelings and memories related to these losses and their own traumatic experiences. The artwork that came into existence due to such processes reflects on events of our past, but should be considered a warning at the same time. To deal with human suffering means to fully engage with the artist remains of human war experiences. The present volume aims to provide a critical insight into the relationship between art and war, showing how artists dealt with human losses, destruction, and personal trauma.