Reading the World

A comprehensive collection of writings, drawings, paintings, photographs, and other visual works by some of the world's greatest thinkers, authors, and artists including Lao Tsu, Aristotle, and Charles Darwin, organized around themes such ...

Author: Michael Austin

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393933490

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 673

View: 398

DOWNLOAD →

The only great ideas reader to offer a global perspective. Western and non-Western, classic and contemporary, longer and shorter, verbal and visual, accessible and challenging. With 72 readings by thinkers from around the world-Plato to Toni Morrison, Lao Tzu to Aung San Suu Kyi-Reading the World is the only great ideas reader for composition students that offers a truly global perspective. The Second Edition offers more contemporary readings and provides more help to make the texts accessible for undergraduate readers. Brief overviews of each reading give students a sense of what the piece is about, and detailed headnotes call attention to the rhetoric of each reading to help students focus not only on what the authors say but also on how they say it.

Reading the World

Because they reproduced, rather than simply summarized, parts of prior texts, these compilations became libraries in miniature.

Author: Mary Franklin-Brown

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226260686

Category: History

Page: 446

View: 568

DOWNLOAD →

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.

Literacy

Discusses the political and social implications of illiteracy, looks at literacy campaigns in other countries, and suggests new approaches to solving the problem An up-to-date overview of diverse findings and accomplishments in biocatalysis ...

Author: Paulo Freire

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 0897891260

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

View: 370

DOWNLOAD →

Discusses the political and social implications of illiteracy, looks at literacy campaigns in other countries, and suggests new approaches to solving the problem

Reading the World

Just like the world itself, the international literary landscape has long been a
contested and rather unequally represented domain. Since Goethe focused the
attention of the European literation the concept of reading across national
boundaries ...

Author: Ann Morgan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448181568

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 263

DOWNLOAD →

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

Literature - not literacy - for young children is explored though the theory of semiotics, narrative and culture. The book looks at the oral tradition, at wordless picture books, picturebooks with words, chapter books, and translation.

Author: Sandra Smidt

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

ISBN: 1858565057

Category: Education

Page: 181

View: 887

DOWNLOAD →

The first part sets the theoretical framework: semiotics, narrative, culture, cultural tools. The second section looks at the oral tradition, wordless picture books, picture books with words, chapter books, popular culture and translation. The final section considers issues around controversy in literature, children as narrators, and what children do to adopt and subvert the world through their role play - their own acted out narratives.

Reading the World with Picture Books

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.

Author: Nancy Polette

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598845877

Category: Education

Page: 348

View: 531

DOWNLOAD →

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

Reading the World

In Reading the World Dianne C. Luce explores the historical and philosophical contexts of Cormac McCarthy's early works crafted during his Tennessee period from 1959 to 1979 to demonstrate how McCarthy integrates literary realism with the ...

Author: Dianne C. Luce

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570038244

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

View: 457

DOWNLOAD →

In Reading the World Dianne C. Luce explores the historical and philosophical contexts of Cormac McCarthy's 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 McCarthy's fiction emerges, sketching an Appalachian culture and environment in flux. Against this backdrop Luce examines, novel by novel, McCarthy's distinctive rendering of character through mixed narrative techniques of flashbacks, shifts in vantage point, and dream sequences. Luce shows how McCarthy's 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.

Reading the Earth

This collection demonstrates promising new directions in the study of literature and environment and suggests the importance and passion of this scholarly enterprise.

Author: VARIOS AUTORES

Publisher: Caxton Press

ISBN: UOM:39015041992572

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 923

DOWNLOAD →

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press Ecocriticism is a scholary approach to literature that is rapidly building momentum and legitimacy because of its usefulness as a means of inquiry into the relationship between human culture and the nonhuman world. This collection demonstrates promising new directions in the study of literature and environment and suggests the importance and passion of this scholarly enterprise.

Book of the Fourth World

A classic of world literature, this 16th-century work sets out a story of evolution understood by Europe only hundreds of years later; its natural philosophy is now being defended, as a way of life critical to that of the planet itself, in ...

Author: Gordon Brotherston

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521307600

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 478

View: 200

DOWNLOAD →

At the time of its "discovery", the American continent was identified as the Fourth World of our planet. Today the term has been taken up again by its "Indian" or native peoples to describe their own world - both its threatened present condition and its political history, which stretches back thousands of years before Columbus. Using indigenous sources as primary sources, Book of the Fourth World explores the landscapes and chronologies of this world as they have been seen and interpreted from the inside. Mapping the continent by this literary means, it pays particular attention to the well-documented traditions of the Nahuatl (Aztec) and Maya to the north of the isthmus, and of the Quechua-speaking Inca to the South. According to both the literary evidence and the testimony of native Americans themselves, notably at the Quito Conference of July 1990, an underlying coherence is to be found in the creation story told in the "bible of America", the Popol vuh of the Quiche Maya. A classic of world literature, this 16th-century work sets out a story of evolution understood by Europe only hundreds of years later; its natural philosophy is now being defended, as a way of life critical to that of the planet itself, in the tropical forests of the Amazon. Taking a skeptical view of the 1992 quincentenary and respecting the testimony of the Indians themselves, this study brings together a wide range of evidence from what is now Latin and Anglo America. In doing so, it offers detailed analyses of texts ranging far back into the centuries of civilized life that antedated Columbus.

Reading the World

Reading the World: An Introduction helps readers see that the normal, familiar aspects of their everyday life frequently have unexpected and startling dimensions.

Author: Rafael Narvaez

Publisher:

ISBN: 1516536525

Category:

Page: 224

View: 784

DOWNLOAD →

Reading the World: An Introduction to Sociological Critique and Analysis helps students see that the normal, familiar aspects of their everyday life frequently have unexpected and even startling dimensions. Students learn to uncover layers of meaning that are hard to spontaneously perceive in things, behaviors, and events in the world around them. The book helps readers understand how and why the familiar can be deceptive. It shows that the sciences, sociology included, help us see things otherwise blurred by our own habits of thought, obscured by unexamined mental routines that limit what we can perceive, think, and imagine. The text also helps students understand how individuals and societies develop a sense of curiosity about the way the world works, and a related readiness for the new, the unexpected, and the strange. It shows that this kind of reflective attitude has changed history, liberated us from our own unexamined perceptions, and bettered the human experience. Reading the World is designed for courses in the social sciences, particularly those that emphasize social constructionism as well as critique and analysis of ideology, including introductory courses in sociology, social psychology, and social theory. The second edition features expanded content and more robust discussions of key topics throughout. It has been revised, updated, and reorganized to present the information in 13 chapters rather than 16. Rafael F. Narváez earned a Ph.D. in sociology at The New School in New York City. He is an associate professor of sociology at Winona State University in Minnesota. His research interests include the intersections of sociology, psychology, and biology, and questions pertaining to embodied collective memory.

Reading the World

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

Author: Northrop Frye

Publisher: New York : P. Lang

ISBN: UVA:X002036924

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

View: 392

DOWNLOAD →

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

Reading the Malay World

This collection of essays is the culmination of a symposium on the representation of Malays and Malay culture in Singaporean and Malaysian literature in English held in Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Author: Rick Hosking

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781862548947

Category: Malay literature

Page: 255

View: 673

DOWNLOAD →

This collection of essays is the culmination of a symposium on the representation of Malays and Malay culture in Singaporean and Malaysian literature in English held in Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Worlds of Hurt

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

Author: Kalí Tal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521445043

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 531

DOWNLOAD →

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

Reading the World

A series of three video programs describing how effective comprehension strategy instruction is integrated with content knowledge acquisition in science and social studies in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.

Author: Anne Goudvis

Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

ISBN: 1571103791

Category: Education

Page:

View: 530

DOWNLOAD →

A series of three video programs describing how effective comprehension strategy instruction is integrated with content knowledge acquisition in science and social studies in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.

Faithful Interpretation

A K. M. Adam has become one of the leading voices in postmodern criticism. This volume brings together his original essays introducing postmodern interpretation and arguing its urgent importance for the life of the contemporary church.

Author: Andrew Keith Malcolm Adam

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451403380

Category: Religion

Page: 193

View: 295

DOWNLOAD →

A K. M. Adam has become one of the leading voices in postmodern criticism. This volume brings together his original essays introducing postmodern interpretation and arguing its urgent importance for the life of the contemporary church. Includes a bibliography and name and Scripture indexes.

Teaching Globally

A Curriculum that is Intercultural / Kathy G. Short -- The Social Responsibility of the Reader : Becoming Open to Intercultural Perspectives / Holly Johnson -- Young Children's Explorations of Their Cultural Identities / Ray Martens and ...

Author: Deanna Day

Publisher:

ISBN: 1571107924

Category: Education

Page:

View: 331

DOWNLOAD →

Reading the Middle Ages Volume I

This volume spans the period c.300 to c.1150.

Author: Barbara H. Rosenwein

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442636774

Category:

Page: 344

View: 143

DOWNLOAD →

The third edition of Reading the Middle Ages retains the strengths of previous editions and adds significant new materials, especially on the Byzantine and Islamic worlds and the Mediterranean region. This volume spans the period c.300 to c.1150.