Judaism and StoryJudaism and Story

Hananiah, Prefect of the Priests, 164, 184, 214, 222; expanding wise sayings, 33, 35, 37 Hananiah b. ... 86–89, 105, 117, 122–25, 135, 153 History and scriptural heroes, 107–10 Hiyya and Tosefta authorship, 14 Isaac b.

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592443598


Page: 264

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In this close analysis of 'The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan', a sixth-century commentary on the Mishnah-tractyate 'The Fathers' (Avot), Jacob Neusner considers the way in which the story, as a distinctive type of narrative, entered the canonical writings of Judaism. The final installment in Neusner's cycle of analyses of the major texts of the Judaic canon, 'Judaism and Story' shows that stories about sages exist in far greater proportion in 'The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan' than in any of the other principal writings in the canon of Judaism of late antiquity. Neusner's detailed comparison of 'The Fathers' and 'The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan' demonstrates the transmission and elaboration of these stories and shows how these processes incorporated the newer view of the sage as a supernatural figure and of the eschatological character of Judaic teleology. These distinctions, as Neusner describes them, mark a shift in Jewish orientation to world history. 'Judaism and Story' documents a chapter of rabbinic tradition that explored the possibility of historical orientation by means of stories. As Neusner demonstrates, this experiment with narrative went beyond argumentation focused on the explication of the Torah. The sage story moved in the direction of biography, but without allowing biography to emerge. This development, in Neusner's account, parallels the movement from epistle to Gospel in early Christianity and thus has broad implications for the history of religions.

Media AuthorshipMedia Authorship

Such a focus could provide a basis for expanding standard norms of authorship to include legitimation of the authorizing practices of adinkra and kente producers. The contingent nature of intellectual property law, the ways it has ...

Author: Cynthia Chris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136485718


Page: 328

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Contemporary media authorship is frequently collaborative, participatory, non-site specific, or quite simply goes unrecognized. In this volume, media and film scholars explore the theoretical debates around authorship, intention, and identity within the rapidly transforming and globalized culture industry of new media. Defining media broadly, across a range of creative artifacts and production cultures—from visual arts to videogames, from textiles to television—contributors consider authoring practices of artists, designers, do-it-yourselfers, media professionals, scholars, and others. Specifically, they ask: What constitutes "media" and "authorship" in a technologically converged, globally conglomerated, multiplatform environment for the production and distribution of content? What can we learn from cinematic and literary models of authorship—and critiques of those models—with regard to authorship not only in television and recorded music, but also interactive media such as videogames and the Internet? How do we conceive of authorship through practices in which users generate content collaboratively or via appropriation? What institutional prerogatives and legal debates around intellectual property rights, fair use, and copyright bear on concepts of authorship in "new media"? By addressing these issues, Media Authorship demonstrates that the concept of authorship as formulated in literary and film studies is reinvigorated, contested, remade—even, reauthored—by new practices in the digital media environment.

Expanding Intellectual PropertyExpanding Intellectual Property

In terms of current Western copyright philosophy—that in order to encourage the creation and distribution of works, one must extend to the author copyright protection over anything “fixed in a tangible form”— samizdat is not explainable ...

Author: Hannes Siegrist

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789633861868


Page: 324

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The book deals with the expansion and institutionalization of intellectual property norms in the twentieth century, with a European focus. Its thirteen chapters revolve around the transfer, adaptation and the ambivalence of legal transplants in the interface between national and international projects, trends and contexts. The first part discusses the institutionalization of copyright and patent law in the frame- work of the bigger political and economic projects of the twentieth century. The second and third parts of the collection review relevant processes in the communist regimes and the post-communist societies, respectively. The essays point at processes of enculturation, trans-nationalization and universalization of norms, as well as practices of incorporation and resistance. The contributors lay a particular emphasis on the role and activity of social actors in the establishment and validation of intellectual property norms and regimes, from the function of experts and creation of expert cultures to the compelling power of popular street protests.

The PrefaceThe Preface

and West examines the intense attention to commercial interests that authors gave their work in the twentieth century. ... fostered a new interest in authorial prefaces as a means of creating and expanding authorship in the new century, ...

Author: Ross K. Tangedal

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030851514


Page: 220

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Building on insights from the fields of textual criticism, bibliography, narratology, authorship studies, and book history, The Preface: American Authorship in the Twentieth Century examines the role that prefaces played in the development of professional authorship in America. Many of the prefaces written by American writers in the twentieth century catalogue the shifting landscape of a more self-consciously professionalized trade, one fraught with tension and compromise, and influenced by evolving reading publics. With analyses of Willa Cather, Ring Lardner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Penn Warren, and Toni Morrison, Ross K. Tangedal argues that writers used prefaces as a means of expanding and complicating authority over their work and, ultimately, as a way to write about their careers. Tangedal’s approach offers a new way of examining American writers in the evolving literary marketplace of the twentieth century.

A Long Essay on the Long PoemA Long Essay on the Long Poem

Middleton, Expanding Authorship, 262. 69. My typographical error when typing “honorific” led me to the typo “nonorific” and then by etymology to “nanorific.” That seems definitionally appropriate—“nano” meaning “mini”—small but lots ...

Author: Rachel Blau DuPlessis

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817360689


Page: 308

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"In A Long Essay on the Long Poem, DuPlessis invokes a quote from Ronald Johnson: "Americans like to write big poems, even if people don't read them." It's a joke, in part, but also a telling indication of the difficulty of the subject. Long poems are elusive, particularly in the slippery forms that have emerged in the postmodern mode. DuPlessis quotes both Nathaniel Mackey and Anne Waldman in metaphorizing the poem as a Box: both in the sense of a vessel that contains, and as a machine that processes, an instrument on which language is played. To reckon with a particularly noncompliant variant of a notoriously slippery form, DuPlessis works in a polyvalent mode, a hybrid of critical analysis and speculative essay. She resists a single-focus approach to the long poem and does not venture a bravura, one-size-all thesis. Yet there is an arc of argument here, even as the book ranges across five chapters and a host of disparate writers. DuPlessis roughly divides the long poem and the long poets into three genres: epics, quests, and something she terms "assemblages." The poets surveyed will be familiar for most readers of twentieth-century American and English poetry: T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Louis Zukofsky, Charles Olson, Alice Notley, Anne Waldman, Nathaniel Mackey, Ron Silliman, and Robert Duncan. But rather than attempting a definitive treatment of such a long roster, DuPlessis assumes a certain familiarity in order to focus on key works. A standout example comes in the third chapter, in which DuPlessis reads Dante by way of the modern long poem to generate surprising insights. But she also carefully avoids the self-confirming search for genealogical patterns (e.g., Eliot to Pound to Williams to Zukofsky). Instead she deliberately seeks to see different but intersecting patterns of connection between poems, a nexus rather than a lineage. In doing so she works around the metatextual challenge of the long poem and of her own attempt to "essay" it: how to encompass "everything." The end result is a fascinating and generous work that defies neat categorization as anything other than essential"--

Performing Authorship in the Nineteenth Century Transatlantic Lecture TourPerforming Authorship in the Nineteenth Century Transatlantic Lecture Tour

imagining a separate sphere where canonical authors hover above economy in artistic isolation, critics have uncovered ... Such critical interventions have identified the nineteenth-century literary market as expanding, with periodicals ...

Author: Amanda Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317082477


Page: 204

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Expanding our understanding of what it meant to be a nineteenth-century author, Amanda Adams takes up the concept of performative, embodied authorship in relationship to the transatlantic lecture tour. Adams argues that these tours were a central aspect of nineteenth-century authorship, at a time when authors were becoming celebrities and celebrities were international. Spanning the years from 1834 to 1904, Adams’s book examines the British lecture tours of American authors such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Mark Twain, and the American lecture tours of British writers that include Harriet Martineau, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, and Matthew Arnold. Adams concludes her study with a discussion of Henry James, whose American lecture tour took place after a decades-long absence. In highlighting the wide range of authors who participated in this phenomenon, Adams makes a case for the lecture tour as a microcosm for nineteenth-century authorship in all its contradictions and complexity.

Expanded Choreographies Choreographic HistoriesExpanded Choreographies Choreographic Histories

Nevertheless, this tendency conceals the potential – expandedauthorship of the master of order. In both his more practical tasks and his more artistic/conceptual considerations, Saint-Hubert's maître d'ordre accomplishes ...

Author: Anna Leon

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783732861057


Page: 380

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From objects to sounds, choreography is expanding beyond dance and human bodies in motion. This book offers one of the rare systematic investigations of expanded choreography as it develops in contemporaneity, and is the first to consider expanded choreography from a trans-historical perspective. Through case studies on different periods of European dance history - ranging from Renaissance dance to William Forsythe's choreographic objects and from Baroque court ballets to digital choreographies - it traces a journey of choreography as a practice transcending its sole association with dancing, moving, human bodies.

Instabilities and PotentialitiesInstabilities and Potentialities

Authorship. In. Informed. Material. Processes. Pablo. Lorenzo-Eiroa. The current, digital-fabrication revolution is ... it is crucial to establish a retroactive and, simultaneously, a continuously expanding project for computation; ...

Author: Chandler Ahrens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429014000


Page: 252

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Now that information technologies are fully embedded into the design studio, Instabilities and Potentialities explores our post-digital culture to better understand its impact on theoretical discourse and design processes in architecture. The role of digital technologies and its ever-increasing infusion of information into the design process entails three main shifts in the way we approach architecture: its movement from an abstracted mode of codification to the formation of its image, the emergence of the informed object as a statistical model rather than a fixed entity and the increasing porosity of the architectural discipline to other fields of knowledge. Instabilities and Potentialities aims to bridge theoretical and practical approaches in digital architecture.

Nezhat s Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy and HysteroscopyNezhat s Operative Gynecologic Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy

By further expanding authorship and including experts who are authoritative and scholarly,this editionhas ... They have also addressed the issues of trainingand have expanded the section dealingwith complications, their prevalence, ...

Author: Camran Nezhat

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139472003



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Gynecologic laparoscopy has evolved into a major surgical tool used to treat a multitude of gynecologic indications. Laparoscopy is the most common surgical procedure performed by gynecologists today. This book catalogs the full spectrum of laparoscopic procedures in gynecology, oncology, and infertility treatment. The authors describe different techniques in minimally invasive surgery and review the evidence-based medical literature supporting these techniques. Included are sections on the management of complications during laparoscopy, ranging from vascular injury to bladder or bowel injury. It contains expanded chapters on laparoscopic anatomy, operative hysteroscopy and pelvic floor repair. The editors have pioneered some of the most important laparoscopic procedures used today. Their work has opened up the video laparoscopy field for surgeons worldwide. The contributors have extensive experience in laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, and many of them have established some of the surgical techniques discussed. High-quality color pictures supplement many of the presentations.