Square Pegs: Stories about Everything and Nothing by Nick Clooney

By Nick Clooney

sq. Pegs is a suite of reports written via Betsy and Sam Wecker's illustrious pops, David Wecker, while he was once a journalist for The Kentucky put up, The Cincinnati put up and the Scripps information carrier. He shared a column with Nick Clooney, additionally the dad of somebody. higher go'n getcha a duplicate whereas ya nonetheless can.

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Die Dichotomie zwischen "minstrel stereotype" und "human by Felix Kretz

By Felix Kretz

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, be aware: 1,0, Universität Mannheim (Anglistisches Seminar), Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar "American Realism", Sprache: Deutsch, summary: "Tatsachen muß guy kennen, bevor guy sie verdrehen kann" – so lautet ein verbreitetes Zitat des Schriftstellers Samuel Longhorne Clemens, besser bekannt unter dem Pseudonym Mark Twain. Tatsächlich wird Twains Roman "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" nicht nur attestiert, dass dieser der am besten bekannte Roman in der amerikanischen Literaturgeschichte ist, sondern gleichermaßen ein Meisterwerk darstellt, dem die moderne amerikanische Literatur in ihrer Gesamtheit entstammt. Umso suggestiver mutet es daher an, dass John H. Wallace im Rahmen eines ethnischen bzw. rassenbezogenen Diskurses über den Roman den Vorwurf artikuliert, Huckleberry Finn sei "rassistischer Schund". Tatsächlich bedient sich Twain des Begriffs "nigger" hier auffallend häufig. Insofern scheint die Frage nach der korrekten Behandlung von afroamerikanischer Ethnizität bei weitem einer der zentralsten Aspekte im Hinblick auf den Roman zu sein. Über diese allgemeine Fragestellung hinaus beschäftigt sich die vorliegende Arbeit im Kern mit folgender Problematik: Ist die Romanfigur „Jim“ eher als stereotypischer Afroamerikaner nach der Facon weißer Amerikaner ("minstrel stereotype") zu begreifen oder kann Jim seinem Wesen nach als menschliches Individuum ("human figure") charakterisiert werden? Ausgehend davon steht die those, dass die Dichotomie zwischen "minstrel stereotype" und "human determine" letztlich dazu dient Jim in der Gesamtheit seiner romanfigürlichen Konzeption als Mensch zu verstehen, im Mittelpunkt der Betrachtungen.
Die Ausführungen arbeiten die zentrale Problemstellung nach chronologisch-systematischen Gesichtspunkten auf. Zunächst soll eine Skizzierung einiger einschlägiger literaturhistorischer und gesellschafts- bzw. polit-historischer Aspekte den Argumentationsverlauf in einen übergreifenden Rahmen fassen. Im Anschluss wird der Begriff "minstrel stereotype" einer genauen Untersuchung unterzogen: Nach einer einführenden Übersicht über den Sachverhalt der Minstrelsy wird eine einheitliche Definition des "minstrel stereotype" erarbeitet, um daran die diesbezüglichen Charaktereigenschaften der individual Jim im Roman messen zu können. Darauf aufbauend erfolgt eine Betrachtung Jims nach Kriterien menschlich positiven Verhaltens, wobei der Gegenüberstellung von „minstrel stereotype“ und "human determine" Rechnung getragen wird. Ingesamt fußen die Ausführungen auf der englischen Ausgabe des Romans.

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Becoming Sui Sin Far: Early Fiction, Journalism, and Travel by Mary Chapman

By Mary Chapman

whilst her 1912 tale assortment, Mrs. Spring body spray, was once rescued from obscurity within the Nineteen Nineties, students have been quickly to have fun Sui Sin a ways as a pioneering chronicler of Asian American Chinatowns. Newly came across works, besides the fact that, display that Edith Eaton (1865–1914) released on a wide selection of topics – and less than quite a few pseudonyms – in Canada and Jamaica for a decade sooner than she all started writing Chinatown fiction signed “Sui Sin a ways” for US magazines. Born in England to a chinese language mom and a British father, and raised in Montreal, Edith Eaton is a posh transnational author whose extended oeuvre calls for reconsideration.
turning into Sui Sin a long way collects and contextualizes seventy of Eaton’s early works, so much of that have now not been republished for the reason that they first seemed in turn-of-the-century periodicals. those works of fiction and journalism, in assorted types and from numerous views, record Eaton’s early occupation as a brief tale author, “stunt-girl” journalist, ethnographer, political commentator, and commute author. Showcasing her playful humour, savage wit, and deep sympathy, the texts integrated during this quantity assert an important position for Eaton in North American literary historical past. Mary Chapman’s creation presents an insightful and readable review of Eaton’s transnational profession. the amount additionally contains an multiplied bibliography that lists over 2 hundred and sixty works attributed to Eaton, an in depth biographical timeline, and a newly found interview with Eaton from the yr within which she first followed the orientalist pseudonym for which she is better recognized.
turning into Sui Sin a ways considerably expands our figuring out of the subjects and issues that outlined Eaton’s oeuvre and may curiosity students and scholars of Canadian, American, Asian North American, and ethnic literatures and history.

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German immigrants in the Chicago area by Catharina Bloch

By Catharina Bloch

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2007 within the topic American reports - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 2,3, college of Frankfurt (Main), language: English, summary: The Germans are the biggest ethnic crew within the usa and particularly in Chicago. in particular, their impression turns out to have vanished. some other ethnic workforce left more advantageous lines in their lifestyles than the Germans. i made a decision to look at the improvement of the German- American group or actually to pursue the query as to if there's a German- American identity.

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Myth, Technology, and the (Post)Human Subject in William by Markus Kienscherf

By Markus Kienscherf

Master's Thesis from the 12 months 2004 within the topic American experiences - Literature, grade: contrast, college of Newcastle upon Tyne (School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics), 35 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: Gibson’s fiction either embraces the potential for expertise for undermining conventional different types and, whilst, encodes a nostalgic eager for the strong identities produced by means of those very different types. This examine will express how William Gibson’s Sprawl Trilogy blends high-tech and delusion in an effort to articulate an oxymoronic stress among possessed and possessive individualism. This oxymoronic rigidity is expressed via Gibson's literary construction of 2 specific applied sciences: the cyborg and the web. This research will interrogate those literary constructs in Gibson's Sprawl Trilogy which will express how they impinge on rules of signification, subjectivity, and identity.

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John F. Kennedy und die Wahl zum amerikanischen Präsidenten by Tobias Kollmann

By Tobias Kollmann

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Kultur und Landeskunde, notice: 1,0, Universität Kassel (Fachbereich 05 - Geschichte), Veranstaltung: Die Wahl des amerikanischen Präsidenten in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 15 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Das Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit soll eine examine des Wahlkampfes aus der Perspektive des demokratischen Kandidaten John F. Kennedy in der amerikanischen Präsidentschaftswahl von 1960 darstellen. Im Wesentlichen soll dabei den Fragestellungen nachgegangen werden, inwieweit John F. Kennedys Strategien im Wahlkampf aufgingen und auf welche Weise diese ausdifferenziert werden konnten. Inwieweit wurden solche Taktiken und Berechnungen genutzt und inwiefern waren sie für den knappen Wahlsieg entscheidend?
Insgesamt kann resümiert werden, dass eine Vielzahl ausgeklügelter Taktiken und Entscheidungen zum Wahlsieg führte. In Anlehnung an den amerikanischen Journalisten Thomas H. White muss zudem das traditionelle Wahlverhalten der meisten Amerikaner bedacht werden: es ist ein Abwägen von Vergangenheit/Tradition, zu der der soziale prestige, die Vorurteile und das Wahlverhalten der Familie zählen, und Zukunftsvorstellungen/–wünschen. Hierbei spielen Sehnsüchte, Ängste und vor allem individuelle Interessen eine gewichtige Rolle. Innerhalb dieser Schranken pendelt der Wähler hin und her und versucht - damals wie heute - aus dieser Polarität heraus zu einer Entscheidung zu kommen.

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Sanctuary 2017: The Interdisciplinary Arts Magazine of by Arthur Glowka

By Arthur Glowka

Sanctuary is edited through the scholars and college of the artistic writing application of Reinhardt college. Submissions are permitted from scholars, alumni, college, and employees. This factor contains the paintings of the pro writers partaking within the Etowah Valley Writers Institute in organization with the grasp of good Arts in artistic Writing.

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The Concept of Racism, Stereotypes and Prejudices Reflected by Sarah Wunderlich

By Sarah Wunderlich

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2015 within the topic American reviews - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 1,0, college of Koblenz-Landau (Institut für Anglistik), direction: Seminar: formative years tradition and type, Didactic methods, language: English, summary: With the idea of being an issue of the earlier, the subjects of racism, stereotypes and prejudices are mostly set aside in today’s early life mind-set. yet, even supposing possible far-off from Germany, those topics are nonetheless current and feature been ever because the racial segregation within the US has been dissolved; regrettably an identical applies in Germany and the problems are more and more found in German information, e.g. PEGIDA activities or the burning of refugee houses. particularly now, lecturers are required to target instructing serious voters and making scholars conscious of the present advancements and significantly mirror the hazards and attainable methods of diminishing such advancements.

This paper indicates a potential method of take on the problem defined above in devising a lesson that handles with the subject material by utilizing En Vogue’s “Free Your Mind”. even supposing published in 1992, the music nonetheless addresses modern difficulties of racial discrimination and calls on overcoming fossilized stereotypes with a purpose to get past these conflicts.

This paper presents an procedure on designing a lesson inside a unit on these concerns, utilizing actual fabric and modern thoughts. It fits the necessities of the "Lehrplan" in Rhineland-Palatinate and the typical ecu Framework of Reference for Languages.

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Affrilachian Tales: Folktales from the African-American by Lynette Ford

By Lynette Ford

Folktales from the African American Appalachian culture. informed via Lyn Ford, one in every of America’s busiest traveling storytellers. The strength of Lyn's storytelling comes immediately out of her family heritage, that is the content material of this, her first book. Here she tells how she discovered tales from her father and grandfather—and she comprises the various tales they informed her.

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Against the Closet: identity, political longing, and black by Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman

By Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman

In Against the Closet, Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman interrogates and demanding situations cultural theorists' interpretations of sexual transgression in African American literature. She argues that, from the mid-nineteenth century during the 20th, black writers used depictions of erotic transgression to contest renowned theories of id, pathology, nationwide belonging, and racial distinction in American tradition. Connecting metaphors of sexual transgression to express old classes, Abdur-Rahman explains how tropes akin to sadomasochism and incest illuminated the psychodynamics of specific racial accidents and instructed sorts of social fix and political redress from the time of slavery, via post-Reconstruction and the civil rights and black strength activities, to the overdue 20th century.

Abdur-Rahman brings black feminist, psychoanalytic, severe race, and poststructuralist theories to undergo on literary genres from slave narratives to technology fiction. examining works by way of African American writers, together with Frederick Douglass, Pauline Hopkins, Harriet Jacobs, James Baldwin, and Octavia Butler, she indicates how literary representations of transgressive sexuality expressed the longings of African americans for person and collective freedom. Abdur-Rahman contends that these representations have been basic to the improvement of African American kinds of literary expression and modes of political intervention and cultural self-fashioning.

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