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Virginia Woolf As a Character in Michael Cunningham's the Hours
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 36

Virginia Woolf As a Character in Michael Cunningham's the Hours

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-09
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  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 3,0, University of Paderborn (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Two Recent Re-Writes, language: English, abstract: In this term paper I will show how a real person - Virginia Woolf - is presented as a fictional character in Michael Cunningham's The Hours. The title he chose for his book is the working title of Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway. Cunningham's composed his work is composed of three interlacing parts, entitled "Mrs Woolf," "Mrs Dalloway" and "Mrs Brown." This fact hints at the possibility of his wanting to point out some relations ...

The Relativity Principle in Language
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 28

The Relativity Principle in Language

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  • Published: 2011-06
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  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,3, University of Paderborn (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Metaphor and Metonymy, language: English, abstract: For hundreds of years scholars have been pondering on the interconnection of language and thought with in some points corresponding and in some points differing results. Two important protagonists in this discussion were Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835) and Leo Weisgerber (1899-1985), whose positions to this question I am trying to set out in this paper. As the theme is very complex, I shall at least attempt to point out some aspects, which seem especially important to me. All the authors I consulted agree that Humboldt's theory cannot be comprehended without considering the philosophical background. Not being a student of philosophy, conceiving this part of the paper was very difficult for me. I tried to do my best by picking out those aspects of his philosophical ideas which I thought indispensable for the understanding of his doctrines.

Gestural Languages
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 40

Gestural Languages

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-09
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  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,7, University of Paderborn (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Psycholinguistics, language: English, abstract: In the book What the Hands Reveal about the Brain, published in 1987 by the MIT Press, the authors J. Poizner, E. Klima and U. Bellugi analyze the consequences of brain damage for deaf patients, whose primary way of communication is sign language. By analyzing them they hope to find a way to help to remediate the impairments, in the long term, but also to get some help to understand the nature of language representation in the brain. Chapter 5 of this book - the part I am occupied with - concentrates on the implications of right-hemisphere lesions for signers of ASL. Right-hemisphere lesions often produce pronounced visuospatial deficits. The question the authors raise is whether consequently linguistic deficits or even clusters of language deficits appear...

Decay in Nature - Seen from Two Different Points of View
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 10

Decay in Nature - Seen from Two Different Points of View

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-06-22
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  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Paderborn (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: American Poetry from the Puritans to the Revolution, language: English, abstract: Decay in nature can be seen from different points of view. On the one hand, to decay just means to die or more literally to rot. This is not a pleasant process, but a process that cannot be stopped and must take place according to the natural way of life/the laws of nature. On the other hand, decay does not only have this negative connotation because to decay in nature also means that something new is developing out of the dead material. Only when something, like an apple for example, dies, a new generation of apples can arise. These two different points of view are shown in the poems “’Tis the Last Rose of Summer” by Thomas Moore (1779-1852) and “On Observing a Large Red-streak Apple” by Philip Freneau (1752-1832).

Functional Translation Theory Compared to an Older Version
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 10

Functional Translation Theory Compared to an Older Version

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-06-27
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  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2,3, University of Paderborn (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Linguistics and the Theory of Translation, language: English, abstract: 1. Introduction "Translation ist eine Sondersorte des kommunikativen Handelns, welches kulturspezifisch ist. Ihr oberster Primat ist der funktionale Zweck. Die Skopostheorie sieht im Translat ein Informationsangebot in der Zielkultur über ein Informationsangebot aus einer Ausgangskultur. Wichtiger als die Nähe zwischen Ausgangs- und Zieltext ist die kulturspezifische Kohärenz des Translats." This is an appropriate summary of what the functional tr...

The Elizabethan World Picture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 4

The Elizabethan World Picture

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-06-22
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  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Essay from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Paderborn (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Elizabethan Tragedies, language: English, abstract: If you consider the world picture to be a system of viewing the world (and the universe), there is, in fact, a common Elizabethan world picture. It is a general model of the world, and serves the Elizabethans as a frame of order and a system of communication. As a frame of order it can be invested with details of his/her own personal knowledge by every individual. This universal order being all-embracing is generally accepted. All material and spiritual entities are embedded in it, and therefore all fields of human thought root in it.

Paul Carty - the Main Character - in Kevin Sampson’s Novel
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 8

Paul Carty - the Main Character - in Kevin Sampson’s Novel "Awaydays"

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  • Published: 2011-06-22
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  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Paderborn (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Football Violence in English Literature, language: English, abstract: Kevin Samspon’s Awaydays is a story about football violence, but just as much a story about initiation, and I want to demonstrate this with my paper. “By initiation we mean that a character, in the course of the story, learns something that he did not know before, and that what he learns is already known to, and shared by, the larger group of the world. [...] the goal is participation in a larger circle and wider grouping.” In this paper I will introduce the main protagonist Paul Carty in Kevin Sampson’s novel Awaydays, do a characterization of him and show how he - in the course of the story - becomes an adult. From early childhood two driving forces are apparent in his character: fear and hatred. They make Paul join the hooligan scene where he finds an outlet for his pent-up feelings in violence and sex. But only when he learns to cope with his emotions in another way, can he really find some meaning in his life.

George Eliot’s
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 19

George Eliot’s "Silas Marner": How a Man’s Life is Influenced By his Environment

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-06-22
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  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject German Studies - Comparative Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Paderborn (Germanistik und vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft), course: Europäischer Realismus, language: English, abstract: George Eliot’s Silas Marner, “that charming minor master piece“ (in Eliot 252) as F. R. Lewis calls it, was published in 1861 by John Blackwood. Her publisher explains: “Silas Marner sprang from her childish recollection of a man with a stoop and an expression of face that led her to think that he was an alien from his fellows” (Eliot VII). This man was a weaver like Silas Marner. In making him the protagonist of her novel, George Eliot emphasizes his strangeness by adding short-sightedness and cataleptic fits to set him off from the people around him. The difficult process of this outsider’s integration into society is the theme of the novel...

Francis Bacon - Faszination Des Entsetzens
  • Language: de
  • Pages: 28

Francis Bacon - Faszination Des Entsetzens

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011
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  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Essay aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Komparatistik, Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, Note: 1,0, Universitat Paderborn (Germanistik und vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Ansichten vom Menschen in Literatur, Fotografie und Film, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Francis Bacon wurde am 28.10.1909 als Sohn englischer Eltern in Dublin geboren. Er litt von Jugend an unter schweren Asthmaanfallen. Sein Vater Eddy" Bacon war zunachst im militarischen Dienst, spater beschaftigte er sich in Irland mit der Zucht und dem Training von Rennpferden. Er galt als sehr autoritares, strenges und auch gewalttatiges Familienoberhaupt - von Francis selbst oft als Haustyrann" beschrieben. Diese dominante Vaterfigur hatte entscheidenden Einfluss auf sein Lebensbild und sein kunstlerisches Schaffen."

The Different Implications of the Name
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 52

The Different Implications of the Name "Middlesex" in the Novel of the Same Name by Jeffrey Eugenides

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-06
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  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Paderborn (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Jeffrey Eugenides's Middlesex, language: English, abstract: The novel Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides won the Pulitzer Price in 2002. If you endeavour to sum up the story in one sentence, you could say it is an epic tale of an hermaphrodite of Greek origin, of his genealogy and of the first forty years of his life in the USA and in Berlin, told by himself. The question is: Why did Eugenides choose the title "Middlesex" for his novel? and: How can the motive "Middlesex" be traced in the text? In trying to answer this, I used different ways of...