A Delicate Aggression

Engle's bullwhip curled beside his typewriter is richly symbolic of “the delicate and imaginative aggression” he felt was essential to literary production.22 Demystifying romantic notions of literary production through the hard glare of ...

Author: David O. Dowling

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300245004

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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A vibrant history of the renowned and often controversial Iowa Writers’ Workshop and its celebrated alumni and faculty As the world’s preeminent creative writing program, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop has produced an astonishing number of distinguished writers and poets since its establishment in 1936. Its alumni and faculty include twenty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners, six U.S. poet laureates, and numerous National Book Award winners. This volume follows the program from its rise to prominence in the early 1940s under director Paul Engle, who promoted the “workshop” method of classroom peer criticism. Meant to simulate the rigors of editorial and critical scrutiny in the publishing industry, this educational style created an environment of both competition and community, cooperation and rivalry. Focusing on some of the exceptional authors who have participated in the program—such as Flannery O’Connor, Dylan Thomas, Kurt Vonnegut, Jane Smiley, Sandra Cisneros, T. C. Boyle, and Marilynne Robinson—David Dowling examines how the Iowa Writers’ Workshop has shaped professional authorship, publishing industries, and the course of American literature.

Philip Roth

Also revealing is David O. Dowling, A Delicate Aggression: Savagery and Survival in the Iowa Writers' Workshop (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2019), which explores the impact of the writers' workshop on literary culture, ...

Author: Ira Nadel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199846108

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 576

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This new biography of the controversial, influential, and prize-winning American novelist Philip Roth, a writer with an international reputation for inventive, original novels from Portnoy's Complaint to American Pastoral and The Plot Against America, is based on new access to archival documents and new interviews with Roth's friends and associates.

A Delicate Aggression

This volume follows the program from its rise to prominence in the early 1940s under director Paul Engle, who promoted the "workshop" method of classroom peer criticism.

Author: David O. Dowling

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300215847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 420

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A vibrant history of the renowned and often controversial Iowa Writers' Workshop and its celebrated alumni and faculty As the world's preeminent creative writing program, the Iowa Writers' Workshop has produced an astonishing number of distinguished writers and poets since its establishment in 1936. Its alumni and faculty include twenty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners, six U.S. poet laureates, and numerous National Book Award winners. This volume follows the program from its rise to prominence in the early 1940s under director Paul Engle, who promoted the "workshop" method of classroom peer criticism. Meant to simulate the rigors of editorial and critical scrutiny in the publishing industry, this educational style created an environment of both competition and community, cooperation and rivalry. Focusing on some of the exceptional authors who have participated in the program--such as Flannery O'Connor, Dylan Thomas, Kurt Vonnegut, Jane Smiley, Sandra Cisneros, T. C. Boyle, and Marilynne Robinson--David Dowling examines how the Iowa Writers' Workshop has shaped professional authorship, publishing industries, and the course of American literature.

On the Evolution of Human Behavior

A similar phenomenon can also be observed in redirected aggression , where it is often called cascaded aggression ... If the fine tuning of agonistic behavior implies the maintenance of a delicate balance between aggression and fear ...

Author: Peter C. Reynolds

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520044169

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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"Challenging many of the premises of conventional anthropological theory, 'On the evolution of human behavior' draws on recent evidence from psychobiology, linguistics, and ethology to trace the evolution of human social behavior from that of other primates. Rejecting the assumption that significant behavioral discrepancies between man and other primate species stem from equally significant psychological differences, Reynolds argues instead that small evolutionary changes may result in greatly increased complexity of behavior. His frankly ethological theory of human origins assumes that reason and instinct evolve together and that instinctual mechanisms are necessary for the emergence of human culture." -- book cover.

American Foreign Policy

of personal violence it becomes possible for one nation to destroy the genuine independence of another . It was in order to help to halt such ... We must , of course , recognize that this issue of indirect aggression is a delicate one .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105062404061

Category: United States

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Foundations of Peace

We must , of course , recognize that this issue of indirect aggression is a delicate one . On the one hand , it is clear , beyond a possibility of a doubt , that nations are free to seek , and to get , help as against a genuine external ...

Author: John Foster Dulles

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03563224V

Category: Peace

Page: 9

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Family Violence From a Global Perspective

Analyzed one by one, these aspects cannot be considered predictors or confirmation of intrafamilial violence. ... It is a delicate theme because familial environments are idealized as a place of security and protection (Sacramento ...

Author: Sylvia M. Asay

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483310411

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Focusing on family violence worldwide, Family Violence From a Global Perspective: A Strengths-Based Approach draws on the expertise of authors from 16 countries representing 17 cultures to tell the story of domestic violence in their respective parts of the world. This one-of-a-kind edited collection by Sylvia M. Asay, John DeFrain, Marcee Metzger, and Bob Moyer incorporates a strengths-based approach, including individual, relationship, community, and societal strengths. The collection draws on multiple perspectives (academics, counselors, organizers, activists, and victims) to determine strengths and analyze how they can translate into greater safety for victims, increased accountability of perpetrators, and improved policy formation and research. Each chapter focuses on the lived experiences of victims of intimate partner violence, child abuse, or elder abuse and includes information about the abuser, the family, the community, and the culture.

Craft Consciousness and Artistic Practice in Creative Writing

The Iowa Writers' Workshop is legendary in this regard, and David O. Dowling's book A Delicate Aggression: Savagery ... and the book chronicles the mire of intolerance, violence, and sexism that were endemic and characteristic of the ...

Author: Ben Ristow

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350120693

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Craft lives inside the artist, and it operates in the mind, not in standards or techniques. Creative writers navigate thresholds in consciousness as they develop their arts practice. Craft Consciousness and Artistic Practice in Creative Writing explores what it is to be an artist as it traces radical, feminist, and culturally embedded traditions in craft. The new term "craft consciousness" identifies the nexus from which writers explore making processes and practitioner knowledge. Writers, as with all artists, create and reimagine themselves anew, and it is in this perpetual state of becoming that they find ways to enlarge their sense of artistry through an exploration of forms, processes, and mediums beyond the written word. For writers, this book initiates a reexamination of the mission of creative writing through disrupting patriarchal, racist, colonialist, ableist, and capitalist associations with dominant craft. Drawing from twenty-five interviews with living artists outside of writing and in a host of fields from conceptual art to leatherwork and dance, the book shines a light on how the processes associated with craft are embodied. Craft is an internalized matrix; it need not be commodified for the marketplace or codified in the standards necessitated by institutions of higher education. By redesigning writing workshops and MFA/PhD programs through craft consciousness, new potentials and collaborations emerge, and it becomes more conceivable to imagine dynamic, inclusive relationships between writers, scientists, and other artists.

Press Releases

We must , of course , recognize that this issue of indirect aggression is a delicate one . On the one hand it is clear , beyond a possibility of a doubt , that nations are free to seek , and to get , help as against a genuine external ...

Author: United States Department of State

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105006295914

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Christian Martyrdom and Christian Violence

But history still labors under sin and evil, with violence and injustice at work in the world, and at work in his ... amid sin and aggression prior to the eschaton.84 And if this tradition is correct, it may leave open in a delicate way ...

Author: Matthew D. Lundberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197566596

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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"What is the place-if any-for violence in the Christian life? This book explores this question by analyzing a paradox of mainstream Christian history, theology, and ethics: At the heart of the Christian story, the suffering of violence stands as the price of faithfulness. From Jesus himself to martyrs who have died while following him, at the core of Christian faith is an experience of being victimized by the world's violence. At the same time, the majority opinion for most of Christian history has held that there are situations when the follower of Jesus may be justified in inflicting violence on others, especially in the context of war. Do these two facets of Christian ethics and experience-martyrdom and the just war-represent a contradiction, the self-defeating irony of those who follow a Lord who refused to defend himself taking up deadly weapons? In arguing that they do not, the book contends that any meaningful coherence between a theology of martyrdom and commitment to a just war ethic requires shifts away from a common heroic conception of Christian martyrdom and a common secularized Realpolitik conception of necessary violence. Instead, it requires a view of martyrdom that acknowledges even the martyrs as subject to the ambiguities of the human condition, even as they present a compelling witness to Jesus and the way of the cross. And it requires an approach to justified violence that reflects the self-sacrificial ethos of Jesus displayed in the lives of true Christian martyrs"--