Women Medievalists and the Academy

Author: Jane Chance
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299207502
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1073
View: 5496
Long overlooked in standard reference works, pioneering women medievalists finally receive their due in Women Medievalists and the Academy. This comprehensive edited volume brings to life a diverse collection of inspiring figures through memoirs, biographical essays, and interviews. Covering many different nationalities and academic disciplines—including literature, philology, history, archaeology, art history, theology (or religious studies), and philosophy—each essay delves into one woman’s life, intellectual contributions, and efforts to succeed in a male-dominated field. Together, these extraordinary personal histories constitute a new standard reference that speaks to a growing interest in women’s roles in the development of scholarship and the academy. The collection begins in the seventeenth century with Elizabeth Elstob and continues through the twentieth century, and includes—among more than seventy profiles—such important figures as Anna Jameson, Lina Eckenstein, Georgiana Goddard King, Eileen [Edna Le Poer] Power, Dorothy L. Sayers, Dorothy Whitelock, Susan Mosher Stuard, Marcia Colish, and Caroline Walker Bynum, among others.

Anti-feminism in the Academy

Author: Veve Clark,Shirley Nelson Garner,Margaret Higonnet,Ketu Katrak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131795906X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
View: 7075
Contending that the anti-feminist backlash in the academy is part of the broader "politically correct" rhetoric, this collection of writers, academics and activists is a much-needed response to the assault on feminist thinkers and critics in the academy today.

Conan Meets the Academy

Multidisciplinary Essays on the Enduring Barbarian
Author: Jonas Prida
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786489898
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
View: 5479
Robert E. Howard penned a series of fantasy stories in 1932 featuring Conan, a hulking warrior from “Cimmeria” who roamed the mythical Hyborian Age landscape engaging in heroic adventures. More than the quirky manifestation of Depression-era magazines, Conan the Barbarian has endured as a cultural mainstay for over 70 years. This multidisciplinary collection offers the first scholarly investigation of Conan, from Howard’s early stories, through midcentury novels and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s iconic films, to the 2011 cinematic remake of Conan the Barbarian. Drawing on disciplines such as stylometry, archeology, cultural and folklore studies and literary history, the essays examine statistical analyses of the words in Conan texts, the literary genesis of Conan, later-day parodies, Conan video games, and much more. This volume reveals the hidden scholarly depth of this seemingly unsophisticated fictional character.

Transforming the Academy

Faculty Perspectives on Diversity and Pedagogy
Author: Sarah Willie-LeBreton
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813572959
Category: Education
Page: 248
View: 1349
In recent decades, American universities have begun to tout the “diversity” of their faculty and student bodies. But what kinds of diversity are being championed in their admissions and hiring practices, and what kinds are being neglected? Is diversity enough to solve the structural inequalities that plague our universities? And how might we articulate the value of diversity in the first place? Transforming the Academy begins to answer these questions by bringing together a mix of faculty—male and female, cisgender and queer, immigrant and native-born, tenured and contingent, white, black, multiracial, and other—from public and private universities across the United States. Whether describing contentious power dynamics within their classrooms or recounting protests that occurred on their campuses, the book’s contributors offer bracingly honest inside accounts of both the conflicts and the learning experiences that can emerge from being a representative of diversity. The collection’s authors are united by their commitment to an ideal of the American university as an inclusive and transformative space, one where students from all backgrounds can simultaneously feel intellectually challenged and personally supported. Yet Transforming the Academy also offers a wide range of perspectives on how to best achieve these goals, a diversity of opinion that is sure to inspire lively debate.

Imagining the Academy

Higher Education and Popular Culture
Author: Susan Edgerton,Gunilla Holm,Toby Daspit,Paul Farber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136284443
Category: Education
Page: 264
View: 7962
The essays in this book examine various forms of popular culture and the ways in which they represent, shape, and are constrained by notions about and issues within higher education. From an exploration of rap music to an analysis of how the academy presents and markets itself on the World Wide Web, the essays focus attention on higher education issues that are bound up in the workings and effects of popular culture.

The Academy: Love Match

Author: Monica Seles,Paul Ruditis
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408842998
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 216
View: 7577
Six-pack abs, cutthroat competition, nonstop drama. The second book in a hot new series inspired by one champion's teen years.

Politics and the Academy

Arnold Toynbee and the Koraes Chair
Author: Richard Clogg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135176051
Category: Political Science
Page: 128
View: 9534
First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Decolonizing the Academy

African Diaspora Studies
Author: Carole Boyce Davies,Meredith Gadsby,Charles F. Peterson,Henrietta Williams
Publisher: Africa World Press
ISBN: 9781592210664
Category: Social Science
Page: 338
View: 8737
Decolonizing the Academy asserts that the academy is perhaps the most colonized space. At the same time the academy is a place of knowledge and transformation. As we move into the 21st century it is becoming clear that the academy is one of the primary sites for the production and reproduction of ideas that serve the interests of colonising powers. This collection of essays argues the possibility of re-engaging the decolonizing process at the level of knowledge and asserts that this is an ongoing project worthy of being undertaken in a variety of fields.

Medievalism and the Academy

Author: Leslie J. Workman,Kathleen Verduin,David Metzger,David D. Metzger
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9780859915328
Category: History
Page: 263
View: 9876
The first of a two-volume examination of medievalism and academic scholarship, this collection is divided into four sections: Canonizing Chaucer, Antiquarian loomings, Medievalism, medieval studies, and Medieval studies at the millennium.

Language in the Academy

Cultural Reflexivity and Intercultural Dynamics
Author: Dr. Joan Turner
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781847694904
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 8842
This book takes a critical look at why issues of language in higher education are routinely marginalised, despite the growing internationalisation of universities. Through analyses of a variety of intercultural encounters, the book highlights the range of interpretative possibilities available for understanding these encounters, and suggests the role that the reality of the contemporary intercultural dynamic between the Socratic and Confucian pedagogic traditions can play in driving change to the pedagogic practices of higher education. Another important aim of the book is to examine language in the academy as an object of cultural theory. While rooted in the practical and empirical reality of teaching and using language in higher education, this book argues for the importance of examining the institutional interface between language and higher education, and of critically exploring the values inscribed in the pedagogy and evaluation of academic language.

Jewish Philosophy and the Academy

Author: International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838636435
Category: Philosophy
Page: 255
View: 5183
"Jewish Philosophy and the Academy reflects in broad terms on the current state of Jewish philosophy in the university. This generation of university teachers lives at a unique historic junction. It is the last to be taught by the giants of European Wissenschaft des Judentums and the first to experience the remarkable expansion of Judaic scholarship in Israel and abroad." "Emil Fackenheim suggests that if we are indebted to Athens for the philosophical method, we are also indebted to Jerusalem for the ethical content of philosophy, which is both an intellectual and a moral challenge. This dual challenge shapes the diverse papers in this volume."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Academy

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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The Academy

Author: Bentley Little
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440635649
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 7832
Here?s one good reason for staying home from school... Something strange is happening at Tyler High. The laid-back principal has become unusually strict. The janitors no longer work nights because of what they hear. The students are frightened by what they see. And things are happening on school grounds that defy rational explanation. But there is an explanation. It?s just nothing that anyone can begin to believe?or hope to survive.

The Academy

The Beginning of a Tale
Author: Vania Cheryl Antono
Publisher: Pustaka Alvabet
ISBN: 6029193880
Page: 170
View: 5396
Families and feuds. Bad-bloods and age-old hatred. Friends and foes masked with facades of their own, the truth blanketed over words and smiles. The Academy has it all. But between rising conflicts, lies and tension thick in the air, emerges a more deadly game of chess. The one pulling the strings has yet to be discovered and meanwhile, the girl of shadows and thorns lurks in the darkness of the Academy halls, collecting the pawns and pieces at play and setting motion to the falling dominoes promising pure, unparalleled chaos like no other. The risks are high; the secrets will come to light… and safety? Well, safety is merely an illusion. This is, after all, the beginning of a tale…

Indigenizing the Academy

Transforming Scholarship and Empowering Communities
Author: Devon Abbott Mihesuah,Angela Cavender Wilson
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803232297
Category: Social Science
Page: 245
View: 9656
Native American scholars reflect on issues related to academic study by students drawn from the indigenous peoples of America. Topics range from problems of racism and ethnic fraud in academic hiring to how indigenous values and perspectives can be integrated into research methodologies and interpretive theories.

Esotericism and the Academy

Rejected Knowledge in Western Culture
Author: Wouter J. Hanegraaff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521196213
Category: Religion
Page: 468
View: 6826
The neglected history of how intellectuals since the Renaissance have approached ideas of the occult which challenged biblical religion.

Science Fiction, Canonization, Marginalization, and the Academy

Author: Gary Westfahl,George Slusser
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313077401
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
View: 8934
Science fiction occupies a peculiar place in the academic study of literature. For decades, scholars have looked at science fiction with disdain and have criticized it for being inferior to other types of literature. But despite the sentiments of these traditionalists, many works of science fiction engage recognized canonical texts, such as the Odyssey, and many traditionally canonical works contain elements of science fiction. More recently, the canon has been subject to revision, as scholars have deliberately sought to include works that reflect diversity and have participated in the serious study of popular culture. But these attempts to create a more inclusive canon have nonetheless continued to marginalize science fiction. This book examines the treatment of science fiction within the academy. The expert contributors to this volume explore a wide range of topics related to the place of science fiction in literary studies. These include academic attitudes toward science fiction, the role of journals and cultural gatekeepers in canon formation, and the marginalization of specific works and authors by literary critics. In addition, the volume gives special attention to multicultural and feminist concerns. In discussing these topics, the book sheds considerable light on much broader issues related to the politics of literary studies and academic inquiry.

Learning Outside the Academy

International Research Perspectives on Lifelong Learning
Author: Richard Edwards,Jim Gallacher,Susan Whittaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134213956
Category: Education
Page: 256
View: 7752
This book weaves together different strands of research in the area of lifelong learning that concentrates particularly on learning in alternative settings and ways, such experiential learning and informal and community learning. Drawing upon international research, the book examines how these strands of research can contribute to each other. The contributions to this book are based on material presented at a conference at the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning, UK, and they focus on research into key issues of policy and practice in lifelong learning. Establishing a wider framework for debate about the meaning and significance of lifelong learning, this timely and thought-provoking book provides practitioners in the field with a relevant and current discussion on some very important ideas about non-formal education.

Hermes in the Academy

Ten Years' Study of Western Esotericism at the University of Amsterdam
Author: Wouter J. Hanegraaff,Joyce Pijnenburg
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9056295721
Category: Philosophy
Page: 163
View: 947
"Hermes in the Academy" commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and related Currents (GHF) at the University of Amsterdam. The center devotes itself to the study of Western esotericism, which includes topics such as Hermetic philosophy, Christian kabbalah and occultism. This volume shows how, over the past ten years, the GHF has developed into the leading international center for research and teaching in this domain.

Engaging the Six Cultures of the Academy

Revised and Expanded Edition of The Four Cultures of the Academy
Author: William H. Bergquist,Kenneth Pawlak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787995193
Category: Education
Page: 281
View: 8337
Rev. ed. of: The four cultures of the academy. 1st ed. c1992.