Transforming Texts

1 Why transforming texts is valuable 3 Transforming texts 4 2 Transforming Texts for Different Audiences and Purposes 9 Introduction 9 How language varies and changes: selection and combination 9 The functions of language 11 ...

Author: Shaun O'Toole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134448746

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

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Transforming Texts: considers why language changes, and how we transform it covers the key factors we need to take into account when transforming texts, including audience, register, mode, historical period, source and genre explores a wide variety of texts from a range of genres and periods, from Macbeth and Sense and Sensibility to Fever Pitch and The Bill offers a step-by-step guide to re-writing text; can be used as both a course text and a revision tool. Written by an experienced teacher, author and AS and A2 examiner, Transforming Texts is an essential resource for all students of AS and A2 level English Language and English Language and Literature.

Transforming Texts

These transformations continued into the twentieth century with Wallace Stevens's " The World of Meditation " and John Wheatcroft's own poem ... TRANSFORMING TEXTS EXHIBITION AT THE CENTER GALLERY , BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY INTRODUCTION 13.

Author: Robert Paul Metzger

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838752160

Category: Meaning (Philosophy)

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This collection of four essays is the result of a humanities symposium presented at Bucknell University in 1987. Sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the collected papers encompass science and the visual arts as well as literature, history, philosophy, and religion. The transformed texts provide a continuity with the past and a revitalization of Western civilization for the future. Because of their durability and sustaining transformative efficacy, the classic texts continue to be of interest and concern in the late twentieth century. The contributors to this volume expand the world we inhabit through their pursuit of elementary or universal truth. They have presented contemplative, insightful overtones of the past in the hopes of increasing awareness of the infinite possibilities of the present. All four papers are rooted in ancient texts whether they be in the Homeric poetry of Ulysses (John Wheatcroft), the Greek myth of Orpheus (Varujan Boghosian), Old Testament archetypes (Robert Jewett and John Lawrence), or the Mayan astronomers of pre-Columbian Mexico (Anthony Aveni).

Transforming Texts

There is , of course , a need for research investigating organizational transformations that readers make in their representations of texts when they approach texts with their own agendas and when they have tasks that invite ...

Author: Nancy Nelson


ISBN: STANFORD:36105033229878

Category: English language

Page: 24

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Grieving Brooding and Transforming The Spirit The Bible and Gender

5 Transforming the Text In advocating for an orthopathic reading of the Tamar story, Casey Cole writes, It makes room for the Spirit to transform our affections by ... Is there a transformational element to these particular texts?


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004469518

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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Grieving, Brooding, and Transforming explores troubling biblical and historical texts in regards to their portrayal of women and calls for readers to identify the Spirit’s work of grieving over brokenness, brooding over chaos, and transforming the creation.

Transforming Unjust Structures

Here Sen engages with the way in which a “tradition” shapes a social world and a culture, and goes on to give examples of texts which have this transformative power. For instance, he refers to the question of Maitreyee in the Sanskrit ...

Author: Severine Deneulin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402044328

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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SÉVERINE DENEULIN, MATHIAS NEBEL AND NICHOLAS SAGOVSKY TRANSFORMING UNJUST STRUCTURES The Capability Approach THE CAPABILITY APPROACH Structural injustice has traditionally been the concern of two major academic disciplines: economics and philosophy. The dominant model of economics has long been that of neo-classical economics. For neo-classical economists, human we- being is to be assessed by the availability of disposable income or according to goods consumed; it is measured by the levels of utility achieved in the consumption of commodities. Social order is fashioned by the ways consumers maximise their 1 well-being and enterprises maximise their profits. A core assumption is that all 2 commodities are commensurable: they can all be measured according to a single 3 numerical covering value, which is their price. Within this neo-classical paradigm, justice is achieved when the utility level of someone cannot be increased without 4 another person seeing his or her utility level decrease. The dominant paradigm of neo-classical economics was strongly challenged when development and welfare economist Amartya Sen received the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998. His work offered an alternative to the neo-classical evaluation of human well-being in the utility/commodity space. The underlining philosophical intuition behind Sen’s work is that the standard of living lies in the living and not in the consumption of commodities. In searching for an alternative measure of human well-being, Sen devised his capability approach.

Transforming Bodies

Like Toledano's collection, the texts under discussion are built upon and trigger the American cultural fascination with extreme somatic transformations and negotiate the discourses and politics that transforming bodies express and are ...

Author: H. Steinhoff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137493798

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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At the turn of the twenty-first century, American media abound with images and narratives of bodily transformations. At the crossroads of American, cultural, literary, media, gender, queer, disability and governmentality studies, the book presents a timely intervention into critical debates on body transformations and contemporary makeover culture.

Transforming Schooling for Second Language Learners

... in collaboration with their grade-level partners, would be expected to develop four standards-based literacy units per year—two focusing on narrative texts, and two focusing on informational ones. Over the course of the school year, ...

Author: Mariana Pacheco

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641135092

Category: Education

Page: 297

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The purpose of Transforming Schooling for Second Language Learners: Theoretical Insights, Policies, Pedagogies, and Practices is to bring together educational researchers and practitioners who have implemented, documented, or examined policies, pedagogies, and practices in and out of classrooms and in real and virtual contexts that are in some way transforming what we know about the extent to which emergent bilinguals (EBs) learn and achieve in educational settings. In the following chapters, scholars and researchers identify both (1) the current state of schooling for EBs, from their perspective, and (2) the particular ways that policies, pedagogies, and/or practices transform schooling as it currently exists for EBs in discernible ways based on their scholarship and research. Drawing on current and seminal research in fields including second language acquisition, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, and educational linguistics, contributing authors draw on complementary theoretical, methodological, and philosophical frameworks that attend to the social, cultural, political, and ideological dimensions of being and becoming bi/multilingual and bi/multiliterate in schools and in the United States. In sum, we are deeply committed to asserting hope, possibility, and potential to discussions and discourses about bi/multilingual students. We value the urgency around improving the conditions, experiences, and circumstances in which they are learning languages and academic content. Our aim is to highlight perspectives, conceptualizations, orientations, and ideologies that disrupt and contest legacies of deficit thinking, linguistic purism, language standardization, and racism and the racialization of ethnolinguistic minorities.

Transforming Christian Thought in the Visual Arts

Some offer a direct testimony to the enlivening stimulus of scriptural texts across many centuries because they are themselves receptions of the biblical text. Others demonstrate the power of art to transform our relationships with ...

Author: Sheona Beaumont

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000386073

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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This volume explores how the visual arts are presenting and responding to Christian theology and demonstrates how modern and contemporary artists and artworks have actively engaged in conversation with Christianity. Modern intellectual enquiry has often been reluctant to engage theology as an enriching or useful form of visual analysis, but critics are increasingly revisiting religious narratives and Christian thought in pursuit of understanding our present-day visual culture. In this book an international group of contributors demonstrate how theology is often implicit within artworks and how, regardless of a viewer’s personal faith, it can become implicit in a viewer’s visual encounter. Their observations include deliberate juxtaposition of Christian symbols, imaginative play with theologies, the validation of non-confessional or secular public engagement, and inversions of biblical interpretation. Case studies such as an interactive Easter, glow-sticks as sacrament, and visualisation of the Bible’s polyphonic voices enrich this discussion. Together, they call for a greater interpretative generosity and more nuance around theology’s cultural contexts in the modern era. By engaging with theology, culture, and the visual art, this collection offers a fresh lens through which to see the interaction of religion and art. As such, it will be of great use to those working in Religion and the Arts, Visual Art, Material Religion, Theology, Aesthetics, and Cultural Studies.

Transforming Talk

The Wife of Bath deploys idle talk to transform her texts as well as her audience. Her infamous glossing resembles nothing so much as gossip in the House of Fame. Whether it be her discussion of ''octagamye'' (III.

Author: Susan E. Phillips

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271047393

Category: Literary Criticism


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Transforming Harry

McCain examines how these GIF sets have become a new form of fan fiction in the ways that both GIF sets and prose fan fiction engage in an analysis of the canonical texts and also transform them. For one, fans are using GIF sets to fix ...

Author: John Alberti

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814342879

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

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Focuses on the critical and theoretical implications of adapting the Harry Potter novels to films and media.

Transforming Visions

Although virtually unknown in HB, examples like this are not as rare as scholars once imagined.82 Within Second Temple Jewish literature, there are many examples of texts composed from fragments of preexisting scriptures.

Author: Michael A Lyons

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227903551

Category: Religion

Page: 378

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This volume includes nine essays that move Ezekiel's creative reuse of older materials to the foreground of discussion. The essays highlight the transformation of earlier texts, traditions, and theology in Ezekiel. They explore the diverse ways thatEzekiel reshapes Israel's legal texts, rituals, oracles against foreign nations, royal ideology, conception of the individual, remembrance of the past, and hope for the future. The work concludes by noting the subsequent transformation of Ezekiel inscribal transmission and in the New Testament.

Textual Transformations

and transforming published texts. In Chapter 2, Tessa Whitehouse shows how personal and familial relationships were decisive in the construction of nonconformist memorials from both manuscript and print sources, re-forming texts to ...

Author: Tessa Whitehouse

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192536358

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Early modern books were not stable or settled outputs of the press but dynamic shape-changers, subject to reworking, re-presentation, revision, and reinterpretation. Their history is often the history of multiple, sometimes competing, agencies as their texts were re-packaged, redirected, and transformed in ways that their original authors might hardly recognize. Processes of editing, revision, redaction, selection, abridgement, glossing, disputation, translation, and posthumous publication resulted in a textual elasticity and mobility that could dissolve distinctions between text and paratexts, textuality and intertextuality, manuscript and print, author and reader or editor, such that title and author's name are no longer sufficient pointers to a book's identity or contents. This collection brings together original essays by an international team of eminent scholars in the field of book history that explore these various kinds of textual inconstancy and variability. The essays are alive to the impact of commercial and technological aspects of book production and distribution (discussing, for example, the career of the pre-eminent bookseller John Nourse, the market appeal of abridgements, and the financial incentives to posthumous publication), but their interest is also in the many additional forms of agency that shaped texts and their meanings as books were repurposed to articulate, and respond to, a variety of cultural and individual needs. They engage with early modern religious, political, philosophical, and scholarly trends and debates as they discuss a wide range of genres and kinds of publication including fictional and non-fictional prose, verse miscellanies, abridgements, sermons, religious controversy, and of authors including Lucy Hutchinson, Richard Baxter, John Dryden, Thomas Burnet, John Tillotson, Henry Maundrell, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Richardson, John Wesley, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The result is a richly diverse collection that demonstrates the embeddedness of the book trade in the cultural dynamics of early modernity.

Words Remembered Texts Renewed

Jewett, R. and J.S. Lawrence 1992 'Rambo and the Myth of Redemption', in Transforming Texts: Classical Images in New Contexts (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press), Joyce, D. 1975 The Jesus Scroll (London: Sphere Books).

Author: Jon Davies

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567532145

Category: Religion

Page: 533

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To mark the retirement of John F. A. Sawyer, Professor of Religious Studies in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, colleagues and former students from around the world have contributed studies on his areas of interest: the study of Hebrew, the books of the Jewish Bible, and the culture and traditions of Judaism. The essayists consider not simply the origin of the meaning of word and text, but also the many and strange ways in which word and text become transposed, re-oriented and often enough traduced by later interests and purposes. The roll call of scholars reads: Philip Alexander, Francis Andersen, Graeme Auld, Calvin Carmichael, Robert Carroll, David Clines, Richard Coggins, Jon Davies, Philip Davies, James Dunn, John Elwolde, John Gibson, Graham Harvey, Peter Hayman, Dermot Killingley, Jonathan Magonet, Robert Morgan, Takamitsu Muraoka, Christopher Rowland, Deborah Sawyer, Clyde Curry Smith, Max Sussman, William Telford, Marc Vervenne, Wilfred Watson, Keith Whitelam and Isabel Wollaston.

Girls Transforming

Instead, I will explore the ways in which characters in the selected texts are represented as persons whose subjectivities are first deconstructed due to their bodily transformations but, in the end, reconstructed at moments of coming ...

Author: Sanna Lehtonen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476601939

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This book explores representations of girlhood and young womanhood in recent English language children’s fantasy by focusing on two fantastic body transformation types: invisibility and age-shifting. Drawing on recent feminist and queer theory, the study discusses the tropes of invisibility and age-shifting as narrative devices representing gendered experiences. The transformations offer various perspectives on a girl’s changing body and identity and provide links between real-life and fantastic discourses of gender, power, invisibility and aging. The main focus is on English-language fantasy published since the 1970s but the motifs of invisibility and age-shifting in earlier tales and children's books is reviewed; this is the first study of children’s fantasy literature that considers these tropes at length. Novels discussed are from both critically acclaimed authors and the less well known. Most of the novels depicting invisible or age-shifting girls are neither thoroughly conventional nor radically subversive but present a range of styles. In terms of gender, children’s fantasy novels can be more complex than they are often interpreted to be.

Transforming Emotions with Chinese Medicine

Zhongyi lilun as shown in the canonical texts employs a language of imagery and metaphor (xingxiang siwei yuyan ྙའනົე࿽) and allows direct access to concrete details and nuances. As such, lilun in the context of Chinese ...

Author: Yanhua Zhang

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791480595

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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Explores how Chinese medicine deals with emotional disorders.

Transforming Type

Metamorphosis is a unique category of fluidity in the extent to which it has already been explored in existing texts. While the categories of construction and revelation are not adequately addressed in texts relating to any kind of ...

Author: Barbara Brownie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857855336

Category: Design

Page: 128

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Transforming Type examines kinetic or moving type in a range of fields including film credits, television idents, interactive poetry and motion graphics. As the screen increasingly imitates the properties of real-life environments, typographic sequences are able to present letters that are active and reactive. These environments invite new discussions about the difference between motion and change, global and local transformation, and the relationship between word and image. In this illuminating study, Barbara Brownie explores the ways in which letterforms transform on screen, and the consequences of such transformations. Drawing on examples including Kyle Cooper's title sequence design, kinetic poetry and MPC's idents for the UK's Channel 4, she differentiates motion from other kinds of kineticism, with particular emphasis on the transformation of letterforms into other forms and objects, through construction, parallax and metamorphosis. She proposes that each of these kinetic behaviours requires us to revisit existing assumptions about the nature of alphabetic forms and the spaces in which they are found.

Transforming Preaching

Transformations Series Ruthanna Hooke James Lemler ... Preaching is the moment when the preacher seeks to make the texts and traditions of the Christian faith relevant to the rest of us, to show why these texts and traditions ought to ...

Author: Ruthanna Hooke

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898696462

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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Hooke, writing for both clergy and lay leaders, delivers the good and bad news about Episcopalians and preaching. She explains why preaching is more difficult than ever today, and provides essential models and spiritual practices in order to transform bot

Transforming Ethnohistories

have ignored a large corpus of Indigenous language texts that are critical in understanding how tribal members viewed themselves as historical actors during the upheavals and social transformations of the nineteenth century.

Author: Sebastian Felix Braun

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806150857

Category: History

Page: 316

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Anthropologists need history to understand how the past has shaped the present. Historians need anthropology to help them interpret the past. Where anthropologists’ and historians’ needs intersect is ethnohistory. The contributors to this volume have been inspired in large part by the teaching and writing of distinguished ethnohistorian Raymond J. DeMallie, whose exemplary combination of ethnographic and archival research demonstrates the ways anthropology and history can work together to create an understanding of the past and the present. Transforming Ethnohistories comprises ten new avenues of ethnohistorical research ranging in topic from fiddling performances to environmental disturbance and spanning places from North Carolina to the Yukon. The authors seek to understand communities by finding and interpreting their stories in a variety of different texts, some of which lie outside academic understanding and research methodology. It is exactly those stories, conventionally labeled “myths” or “oral tradition,” that ethnohistorians demand we pay attention to. Although historians cannot see or talk to their informants as anthropologists do, both anthropologists and historians can listen to oral histories and written documents for the essential stories they contain. The essays assembled here use DeMallie’s approach to contribute to the history and anthropology of Native North America and address issues of literary criticism and contexts, sociolinguistics, performance theory, identity and historical change, historical and anthropological methods and theory, and the interpretation of histories, cultures, and stories. Debates over the legitimacy of ethnohistory as a specialization have led some scholars to declare its decline. This volume shows ethnohistory to be alive and well and continuing to attract young scholars.

Transforming Anthony Trollope

While the Sienkiewicz and Chichester Classics Illustrated adaptation is no more 'true' to the novel in terms of giving a comprehensive picture of Moby-Dick than the other two texts we have examined, it is more receptive to Ishmael's ...

Author: Laurence Grove

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789462700413

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 264

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200 years of Anthony Trollope This volume is a cross-disciplinary collection of essays in the fields of nineteenth-century history, adaptation, word/image and Victorianism. Featuring new writing by some of the most influential, respected and radical scholars in these fields, Transforming Anthony Trollope constitutes both a close companion to Simon Grennan’s 2015 graphic novel Dispossession – an adaptation of Anthony Trollope’s 1879 novel John Caldigate – and a forward-looking, stand-alone addition to current debates on the cultural uses of history and the theorisation of remediation, illustration and narrative drawing. Contributors Jan Baetens (KU Leuven), Hugo Frey (University of Chichester), Ian Hague (Comics Forum), Marie-Luise Kohlke (Swansea University), John Miers (University of the Arts London / Kingston University), Barbara Postema (Ryerson University), Aarnoud Rommens (University of Liège), David Skilton (Cardiff University), Frederik Van Dam (KU Leuven), Peter Wilkins (Douglas College)

Preaching God s Transforming Justice

The comments on the biblical texts are intended to be more than notes on contemporary social issues. The comments are designed to help preachers and congregations develop a deep and broad theological vision out of which to interpret the ...

Author: Ronald J. Allen

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664234539

Category: Religion

Page: 510

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This is the final volume in a unique new commentary series that helps the preacher identify and reflect on the social implications of the biblical readings in the Revised Common Lectionary. The essays concentrate on the themes of social justice in the weekly texts and how those themes can be teachable moments for preaching social justice in the church. In addition to the lectionary days, there are essays for twenty-two "Holy Days of Justice," including Martin Luther King Day, Earth Day, World AIDS Day, and Children's Sabbath. These days are intended to enlarge the church's awareness of God's call for justice and of the many ways that call comes to the church and world today.