Crafting Presence

However, the scope of Crafting Presence in American Essays also allows us to analyze essays across types. In this way, the book contributes to existing ...

Author: Nicole B. Wallack

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607325352

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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Essays are central to students’ and teachers’ development as thinkers in their fields. In Crafting Presence, Nicole B. Wallack develops an approach to teaching writing with the literary essay that holds promise for writing students, as well as for achieving a sense of common purpose currently lacking among professionals in composition, creative writing, and literature. Wallack analyzes examples drawn primarily from volumes of The Best American Essays to illuminate the most important quality of the essay as a literary form: the writer’s “presence.” She demonstrates how accounting for presence provides a flexible and rigorous heuristic for reading the contexts, formal elements, and purposes of essays. Such readings can help students learn writing principles, practices, and skills for crafting myriad presences rather than a single voice. Crafting Presence holds serious implications for writing pedagogy by providing new methods to help teachers and students become more insightful and confident readers and writers of essays. At a time when liberal arts education faces significant challenges, this important contribution to literary studies, composition, and creative writing shows how an essay-centered curriculum empowers students to show up in the world as public thinkers who must shape the “knowledge economy” of the twenty-first century.

Reading with Presence

"The author uses Reading Responses (RRs) as a way for students to read deeper, write more persuasively, and think differently"--

Author: Marilyn Pryle

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325088675

Category: Education

Page: 184

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"The author uses Reading Responses (RRs) as a way for students to read deeper, write more persuasively, and think differently"--

Mindful Crafting

Our Gift of Presence When we craft with others, we are sharing our presence. As a parent of a young daughter, some of the most precious times we have spent ...

Author: Sarah Samuel

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 9781782406488

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Apart from the sheer enjoyment of using our hands to create something new, crafting helps us to connect with who we are. Mindful Crafting explores our relationship with our creativity and self-expression, and reveals how the act of making is the beautiful epitome of conscious living. Sarah Samuel casts fresh light on how the basic human need to create is often forgotten as mass-consumerism grows, and how we can all still find our unique path, craft and our own means of individual, joyful self-expression. Through personal anecdote and expert insight, this book unearths the true value of craft, and how we can meet our soul’s yearning to be creative and open ourselves up to infinite possibilities.

After Method

Note that it is the emphasis on presence that distinguishes method from any other form of assemblage . Note also that to talk of crafting is not necessarily ...

Author: John Law

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415341744

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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This stimulating book is about what went wrong with 'research methods'. Its controversial argument is radical, and at times, even revolutionary.-publisher description.

Presence of the Cross in Public Spaces

Does the public presence of the Cross or other religious symbols fit our ... for every square kilometre.53 Lithuanian cross crafting (Kryždirbystơ) as a ...

Author: Piotr Stanisz

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443878661

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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The judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Lautsi vs. Italy (3 November 2009 and 18 March 2011) served as a catalyst for the debate on the presence of the cross in the public space in a number of European states. What are the effects of this debate? What is the meaning attributed to so-called negative religious freedom viewed in relation to the right to manifest religion and protect tradition and culture? Answers to these and related questions are provided in this volume by experienced contributors, who adopt diversified research perspectives and viewpoints. The analyses presented here concern not only the established democracies of Western Europe, but also post-communist states. Owing to the multifaceted approach thus offered, the book will prove to be helpful in distinguishing the implications of respect for the freedom of thought, conscience and religion from the consequences of diversified constitutional norms adopted in individual states, and also from subjective expectations.

Crafting Minoanisation

Even the two features assumed to be the strongest indicators of an actual Cretan presence – the presence of Cretan-style cooking vessels and of large ...

Author: Joanne Elizabeth Cutler

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781785709678

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 544

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The mid second millennium BC material record of the southern Aegean shows evidence of strong Cretan influence. This phenomenon has traditionally been seen in terms of ‘Minoanisation’, but the nature and degree of Cretan influence, and the process/processes by which it was spread and adopted, have been widely debated. This new study addresses the question of ‘Minoanisation’ through a study of the adoption of Cretan technologies in the wider southern Aegean: principally, weaving technology. By the early Late Bronze Age, Cretan-style discoid loom weights had appeared at a number of settlements across the southern Aegean. In most cases, this represents not only the adoption of a particular type of loom weight, but also the introduction of a new weaving technology: the use of the warp-weighted loom. The evidence for, and the implications of, the adoption of this new technology is examined. Drawing upon recent advances in textile experimental archaeology, the types of textiles that are likely to have been produced at a range of sites both on Crete itself and in the wider southern Aegean are discussed, and the likely nature and scale of textile production at the various settlements is assessed. A consideration of the evidence for the timing and extent of the adoption of Cretan weaving technology in the light of additional evidence for the adoption of other Cretan technologies is used to gain insight into the potential social and economic strategies engaged in by various groups across the southern Aegean, as well as the motivations that may have driven the adoption and adaptation of Cretan cultural traits and accompanying behaviors. By examining how technological skills and techniques are learned and considering possible mechanisms for the transmission of such technical knowledge and know-how, new perspectives can be proposed concerning the processes through which Cretan techniques were taken up and imitated abroad.

The Reimagined PhD

Presence. Some professional development gurus will advise graduate students to ... But don't assume graduate students know how to craft an online presence.

Author: Leanne M Horinko

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978809130

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Long seen as proving grounds for professors, PhD programs have begun to shed this singular sense of mission. Prompted by poor placement numbers and guided by the efforts of academic organizations, administrators and faculty are beginning to feel called to equip students for a range of careers. Yet, graduate students, faculty, and administrators often feel ill-prepared for this pivot. The Reimagined PhD assembles an array of professionals to address this difficult issue. The contributors show that students, faculty, and administrators must collaborate in order to prepare the 21st century PhD for a wide range of careers. The volume also undercuts the insidious notion that career preparation is a zero sum game in which time spent preparing for alternate careers detracts from professorial training. In doing so, The Reimagined PhD normalizes the multiple career paths open to PhD students, while providing practical advice geared to help students, faculty, and administrators incorporate professional skills into graduate training, build career networks, and prepare PhDs for a variety of careers.

The Tabernacling Presence of God

Rather than crafting carefully orchestrated strategies, taking the land required sanctification and reliance on the presence and power of God.

Author: Susan Booth

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498200141

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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Although a large majority of believers agree that they should share their faith, most report that they, in fact, do not. That's not really all that surprising given today's pluralistic cultural setting. But maybe this same culture's longing for transcendence, community, and a place to call home points to a backstory that makes sense of it all. If such a narrative exists, it deserves a hearing, and those who know and live this story have both the responsibility and privilege of sharing its message of hope. The narrative of the Bible tells just such a story where God's purpose from the beginning has been to dwell--or tabernacle--in the midst of the people he has created. This book traces the theme of God's tabernacling presence across Scripture, reading the story afresh through a missional lens in order to gain insights for mission and gospel witness. The hope is that readers will awaken wide-eyed to the wonder of God's tabernacling presence in our midst, that we will live in such a way that others recognize this reality, and that we will boldly and joyfully share the good news of Jesus under the direction and power of his indwelling Spirit.


Henry Mintzlaerg has made similar points in his amlysis of effective strategy as emergent: see H. Mintzberg, “Crafting Strategy,” Harvard Business Review ...

Author: Peter M. Senge

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9780385516808

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Presence is an intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning. In wide-ranging conversations held over a year and a half, organizational learning pioneers Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers explored the nature of transformational change—how it arises, and the fresh possibilities it offers a world dangerously out of balance. The book introduces the idea of “presence”—a concept borrowed from the natural world that the whole is entirely present in any of its parts—to the worlds of business, education, government, and leadership. Too often, the authors found, we remain stuck in old patterns of seeing and acting. By encouraging deeper levels of learning, we create an awareness of the larger whole, leading to actions that can help to shape its evolution and our future. Drawing on the wisdom and experience of 150 scientists, social leaders, and entrepreneurs, including Brian Arthur, Rupert Sheldrake, Buckminster Fuller, Lao Tzu, and Carl Jung, Presence is both revolutionary in its exploration and hopeful in its message. This astonishing and completely original work goes on to define the capabilities that underlie our ability to see, sense, and realize new possibilities—in ourselves, in our institutions and organizations, and in society itself.

Thinking Its Presence

Indeed, the attempts at crafting and sustaining a string of poetic metaphors break down completely. Writes Simpson: “Metaphor . . . fulfils or fails to ...

Author: Dorothy J. Wang

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804789097

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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When will American poetry and poetics stop viewing poetry by racialized persons as a secondary subject within the field? Dorothy J. Wang makes an impassioned case that now is the time. Thinking Its Presence calls for a radical rethinking of how American poetry is being read today, offering its own reading as a roadmap. While focusing on the work of five contemporary Asian American poets—Li-Young Lee, Marilyn Chin, John Yau, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, and Pamela Lu—the book contends that aesthetic forms are inseparable from social, political, and historical contexts in the writing and reception of all poetry. Wang questions the tendency of critics and academics alike to occlude the role of race in their discussions of the American poetic tradition and casts a harsh light on the double standard they apply in reading poems by poets who are racial minorities. This is the first sustained study of the formal properties in Asian American poetry across a range of aesthetic styles, from traditional lyric to avant-garde. Wang argues with conviction that critics should read minority poetry with the same attention to language and form that they bring to their analyses of writing by white poets.

Screen Presence

... Movies suggested.102 Popular technology magazines from the 1930s through the 1960s regularly published tips for amateurs on crafting adequate projection ...

Author: Monteiro Stephen Monteiro

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474403382

Category: Art

Page: 200

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Cinema plays a major role in contemporary art, yet the deeper influence of its diverse historical forms on artistic practice has received little attention. Screen Presence explores the intersections of film, popular media, and art since the 1950s through the examples of four pivotal figures - Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Mona Hatoum and Douglas Gordon. While their film-related works may appear primarily as challenges to conventional cinema, these artists draw on overlooked forms of popular film culture that have been commonplace, and even dominant, in specific social contexts. Through a range of new sources, including advertisements, specialty magazines, postcards, technical guides and souvenir programs, Stephen Monteiro demonstrates the dependence of contemporary artists on cinema's shifting applications and interpretations, offering a fresh understanding of the enduring impact of everyday media on how we make and view art.

Whitman s Presence

... Whitman accords it the teleological privilege and millennial resonance which the Revolutionary re-crafting of the jeremiad lent the notion of freedom.

Author: Tenney Nathanson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814757796

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 550

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"Nathanson addresses with renewed insight a problem that has vexed Whitman scholars at least since James E. Miller, Jr.'s A Critical Guide to Leaves of Grass turned Whitman into a respectable academic subject; that is, the unusual status of Whitman's poetic voice. . . . The overall result is the finest articulation of Whitman's project in existence." —Donald Pease, Department of English, Dartmouth College "What enables Nathanson to perform a feat no other critic has accomplished depends as much on his awareness of a range of thinkers from Wittgenstein to J.L. Austin and Derrida as on his sense of the qualities of poetry: he gives the term presence a cultural as well as poetic significance which opens out to cultural history, and makes Whitman as much a representative presence in the culture as our unequalled poet. I see this as a central book about our literature." —Quentin Anderson, J.C. Levi Professor in the Humanities Emeritus, Columbia University

Personhood and Presence

... expressing and exploring our own and others' stories: crafting and shaping to aid understanding and development. These stories are data banks of skill, ...

Author: Ewan Kelly

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567247575

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The greatest asset which people in pastoral care offer in a caring relationship is themselves, or to be more precise, the aspects of self which they have reflected upon. Offering oneself to other people in order to provide companionship along the road of life, especially when the particular stage on the journey is one of anticipated or actual loss, is an act which is both challenging and yet potentially life enhancing for a carer. The purpose of this book is to offer an aid to those who seek to understand themselves better with a view to enhancing the quality of spiritual and pastoral care they offer. Here the reference point for reflexivity is the caring relationship. Yet as we are fundamentally the same beings in personal and professional relationships, readers may also find stimulus to reflect on what they bring to a variety of relationships including that with the Sacred and, indeed, themselves.

The Presence of Self

... and successfully negotiated a presence for his self and that of the other. ... Self creates itself in crafting an architectonic relation between the ...

Author: R. S. Perinbanayagam

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847693849

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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Drawing on ideas from Charles Sanders Peirce, George Herbert Mead, Kenneth Burke, and Mikhail Bakhtin, this work focuses on the centrality of the social act in describing and understanding the beingness of the human individual, situating such acts in dialogic and rhetorical processes. Such processes enable actors to give presence to their selves and, it is claimed, put them into play by using both a logic and a poetic of identity. These arguments are supported by an analysis of everyday conversations, certain inter-personal encounters, and acts of reading and watching sporting engagements.

The Spirit of Presence

I loved drawing, painting, sketching, crafting, and sculpting. I wasn't great at it, but I was good, and I enjoyed doing it. So naturally, I went into the ...

Author: Jénal N. Menola

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504376167

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 72

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Whether you are just getting started in the industry or well experienced, The Spirit Of Presence offers insights and exercises to help your career as a Massage Therapist and Bodyworker.

The Gift of Presence

We learn to balance the loss of certain roles with the crafting of fresh and more serviceable ones. Hopefully, we become more gentle and kind to ourselves” ...

Author: Caroline Welch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525503880

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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A practical, user-friendly guide for women seeking focus and calm in the midst of life's storms. Overwhelmed by the demands of family, work, and multiple responsibilities, many women find themselves feeling scattered, and distracted. In this eye-opening book, co-founder and CEO of the Mindsight Institute, Caroline Welch takes readers on a mindfulness journey to help them de-stress and cultivate inner peace. According to Welch, you do not need countless hours sitting in silence to be more present in your life--the key is to practice mindfulness wherever you are and whenever you can. The Gift of Presence guides readers in developing four innate capacities we all possess that will allow us to become more resilient and centered in our lives--even when life is throwing all that it has at us: Presence: the ability to remain firmly in the present moment; to be fully aware of what's happening as it's happening. Purpose: the personal meaning that gets us going and gives direction to our lives. Pivoting: an openness to change that allows you to switch direction if that is what is needed. Pacing: the awareness that it is impossible to do everything we want or need to do all at once; the ability to take life one step at a time. This life-changing book reveals that you already hold in your hands the keys to a more harmonious life--you simply need to look within.

I Am The Power and the Presence

LESSON 13 Leader's Guide : Page 102 Assured of God's Presence Building the ... His current task was different : crafting a crib for the upcoming birth of ...


Publisher: Kindred Productions

ISBN: 0921788916

Category: Bible

Page: 107

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The Presence of the Past

In crafting such associations, the filmmakers stuck to a fairly strict temporal specificity. The two versions of “Cold, Cold Heart” were both released ...

Author: Daniel Bishop

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190932688

Category: Music

Page: 264

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"In the tumultuous era of the late 1960s and early 70s, several currents of American art and culture coalesced around a broad sensibility that elevated and explored the immediacy of lived experience, whether as an aesthetic or political imperative. But in films set in the historical past, this sensibility acquired complex additional resonances by speaking to the ephemerality of the present moment through a framework of history, myth, nostalgia, and other forms associated with temporal alienation or distance. The Presence of the Past explores the implications of this complex moment in Hollywood cinema through several prominent examples released in the years 1967 to 1974. Key genres are explored in detailed case studies: the outlaw film (Bonnie and Clyde and Badlands), the revisionist Western (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, McCabe and Mrs. Miller), the neo-noir (Chinatown) and the nostalgia film (The Last Picture Show and American Graffiti). In these films, however, "the past" is more than a matter of genre or setting. Rather, it is a richly diverse, often paradoxical concern in its own right, bridging conceptual territories within soundtrack studies, including the sixties pop score, myth criticism, the representation of media technology, and the role of classical music in compilation scoring. Against a broader background of an industry and film culture that were witnessing a stylistic and aesthetic diversification in the use of music and sound design, The Presence of the Past argues for the film-philosophical importance of the soundtrack for cultivating an imagined experiential understanding of the past"--

Women in the Presence

... which by its sheer multiplicity affirmed the provisional , temporal nature of all those confessions and in the crafting of the Confession of 1967 .

Author: Jody Shapiro Davie

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812215141

Category: History

Page: 163

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"A beautifully written ethnography that provides new insight into the functioning of congregations and the meaning of spirituality at the end of the twentieth century." —Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University