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Textual Practice

Textual Practice

Author: Alan Sinfield

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415184223

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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The split between national and popular interests is examined through an analysis of Branagh's 'multicultural' Much Ado - 'a Shakespeare film for the world' and analysis of other popular works including Cocteau, Woolf and Neil Jordan's.

Textual Practice

Textual Practice

Author: Jean Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134718665

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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In this volume Textual Practice brings together some of its most pressing concerns by exploring the interaction of texts with language, politics, gender and history. Textual Practice has a theoretical approach that crosses over into a range of other, apparently disparate, disciplines: philosophy, history, law, medicine, science, architechtrure, gender, and media studies. Key Features: * Features the most exciting new voices and the most influential new scholars in the field * Multidisciplinary * Includes two articles on Ireland _ _ _

Violence, Scripture, and Textual Practice in Early Judaism and Christianity

Violence, Scripture, and Textual Practice in Early Judaism and Christianity

Author: Ra'anan S. Boustan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047444787

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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This volume analyzes the emergence of Jewish and Christian discourses of “religious violence” within their Roman imperial context with an emphasis on the shared textual practices through which authoritative scriptural traditions were redeployed to represent, legitimate, and indeed sacralize violence.

Posthumanism and the Digital University

Posthumanism and the Digital University

Author: Lesley Gourlay

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350038189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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It is a commonplace in educational policy and theory to claim that digital technology has 'transformed' the university, the nature of learning and even the essence of what it means to be a scholar or a student. However, these claims have not always been based on strong research evidence. What are students and scholars actually doing in the day-to-day life of the digital university? This book examines in detail how the world of the digital interacts with texts, artefacts, devices and humans, in the contemporary university setting. Weaving together perspectives from a range of thinkers and disciplinary sources, Lesley Gourlay draws on ideas from posthuman and new materialist theory in particular, to open up our understanding about how digital knowledge practices operate. She proposes that digital engagement in the university should not be regarded as 'virtual' or disembodied, but instead may be understood as a complex set of entanglements of the body, texts and material artefacts, making a case that agency and the ways in which knowledge emerges should be regarded as 'more than human'.

Philosophy as a Way of Life

Philosophy as a Way of Life

Author: Michael Chase

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118609224

Category: Philosophy

Page: 344

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This unique collection of essays on the late Pierre Hadot’s revolutionary approach to studying and practising philosophy traces the links between his work and that of thinkers from Wittgenstein to the French postmodernists. It shows how his secular spiritual exercises expand our horizons, enabling us to be in a fuller, more authentic way. Comprehensive treatment of a neglected theme: philosophy’s practical relevance in our lives Interdisciplinary analysis reflects the wide influence of Hadot’s thought Explores the links between Hadot’s ideas and those of a wealth of ancient and modern thinkers, including the French postmodernists Offers a practical ‘third way’ in philosophy beyond the dichotomy of Continental and analytical traditions

Enlightenment in Dispute

Enlightenment in Dispute

Author: Jiang Wu

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199715408

Category: History

Page: 480

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Enlightenment in Dispute is the first comprehensive study of the revival of Chan Buddhism in seventeenth-century China. Focusing on the evolution of a series of controversies about Chan enlightenment, Jiang Wu describes the process by which Chan reemerged as the most prominent Buddhist establishment of the time. He investigates the development of Chan Buddhism in the seventeenth century, focusing on controversies involving issues such as correct practice and lines of lineage. In this way, he shows how the Chan revival reshaped Chinese Buddhism in late imperial China. Situating these controversies alongside major events of the fateful Ming-Qing transition, Wu shows how the rise and fall of Chan Buddhism was conditioned by social changes in the seventeenth century.

Priests of the Law

Priests of the Law

Author: Thomas J. McSweeney

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192584182

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Priests of the Law tells the story of the first people in the history of the common law to think of themselves as legal professionals. In the middle decades of the thirteenth century, a group of justices working in the English royal courts spent a great deal of time thinking and writing about what it meant to be a person who worked in the law courts. This book examines the justices who wrote the treatise known as Bracton. Written and re-written between the 1220s and the 1260s, Bracton is considered one of the great treatises of the early common law and is still occasionally cited by judges and lawyers when they want to make the case that a particular rule goes back to the beginning of the common law. This book looks to Bracton less for what it can tell us about the law of the thirteenth century, however, than for what it can tell us about the judges who wrote it. The judges who wrote Bracton - Martin of Pattishall, William of Raleigh, and Henry of Bratton - were some of the first people to work full-time in England's royal courts, at a time when there was no recourse to an obvious model for the legal professional. They found one in an unexpected place: they sought to clothe themselves in the authority and prestige of the scholarly Roman-law tradition that was sweeping across Europe in the thirteenth century, modelling themselves on the jurists of Roman law who were teaching in European universities. In Bracton and other texts they produced, the justices of the royal courts worked hard to ensure that the nascent common-law tradition grew from Roman Law. Through their writing, this small group of people, working in the courts of an island realm, imagined themselves to be part of a broader European legal culture. They made the case that they were not merely servants of the king: they were priests of the law.