By David N. Livingstone
Using position, politics, and rhetoric as analytical instruments, old geographer David N. Livingstone investigates how non secular groups sharing a Scots Presbyterian historical past engaged with Darwin and Darwinism on the flip of the 20th century. His findings, offered because the prestigious Gifford Lectures, remodel our understandings of the connection among technological know-how and religion.
The details of place―whether in Edinburgh, Belfast, Toronto, Princeton, or Columbia, South Carolina―shaped the reaction to Darwin’s theories. have been they tolerated, repudiated, or welcomed? Livingstone indicates how Darwin was once learn in several methods, with that means distilled from Darwin's texts looking on readers' personal histories―their literary genealogies and cultural preoccupations. That the speculation of evolution fared another way elsewhere, Livingstone writes, is "exactly what Darwin may need expected. because the thought subtle, it diverged."
Dealing with Darwin exhibits the profound quantity to which theological debates approximately evolution have been rooted in such issues as anxieties over keep watch over of schooling, the politics of race family, the character of neighborhood clinical traditions, and demanding situations to standard cultural identification. In a few settings, conciliation with the hot idea, even endorsement, was once possible―demonstrating that getting to the explicit nature of person groups subverts a bent to imagine a unmarried courting among technology and faith commonly, evolution and Christianity specifically.
Livingstone concludes with modern examples to remind us that what scientists can say and what others can listen in numerous venues fluctuate this present day simply up to they did within the past.
By Mardy Grothe
The work of art in eating places are on a par with the foodstuff in museums.
America is a gigantic frosted cupcake in the course of thousands of ravenous humans.
Critics are like pigs on the pastry cart.
Describing whatever through bearing on it to a different factor is the essence of metaphorical notion. it really is one of many oldest actions of humankind—and the most extraordinary while performed skillfully. all through background, many masters of metaphor have crafted observations which are so stunning they've got taken up an everlasting place of abode in our minds.
In I by no means Metaphor I Didn't Like, citation maven Dr. Mardy Grothe fixes his cognizance at the 3 superstars of figurative language—analogies, metaphors, and similes. the result's a unprecedented compilation of approximately 2,000 feats of organization that may entertain, teach, and infrequently motivate citation fanatics in all places.
In this highbrow smorgasbord, the writer of Oxymoronica and Viva los angeles Repartee explains figurative language in a refreshingly down-to-earth means ahead of taking readers on a journey of history's maximum be aware images. In chapters on wit, love, intercourse, level and display, insults, politics, activities, and extra, you will discover quotations from Aristotle and Maya Angelou to George Washington and Oprah Winfrey.
By Craig A. Gibson
Demosthenes (384-322 b.c.) used to be an Athenian statesman and a commonly learn writer whose lifestyles, occasions, and rhetorical skills captivated the minds of generations. Sifting during the rubble of a as a rule misplaced culture of historic scholarship, Craig A. Gibson tells the tale of the way one crew of old students helped their readers comprehend this man's writings. This publication collects for the 1st time, interprets, and provides explanatory notes on all of the enormous fragments of historical philological and ancient commentaries on Demosthenes. utilizing those texts to light up a huge element of Graeco-Roman antiquity that has hitherto been tricky to glimpse, Gibson offers an in depth portrait of a scholarly that touched generations of historic readers from the 1st century b.c. to the 5th century and past. during this lucidly equipped paintings, Gibson surveys the actual type of the commentaries, strains the heritage of the way they have been handed down, and explains their resources, pursuits, and readership. He additionally incorporates a whole choice of Greek texts, English translations, and unique notes at the commentaries.
By S. Rebecca Leigh
This publication addresses (and goals to dismantle) author woundedness, a country of being that forestalls scholars from trusting themselves as able to writing anything they could be ok with. Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write? invitations scholars to start a brand new writing background via a suite of forty eight free-writes that discover record writing, aesthetic writing, observe craft, and writing that delves into own existence tales. those free-writes are invites to enhance a lead or increase a narrative identify, to find a character's identify or substitute one notice for one more that's extra bright, to find a narrative proposal or revise a story's concentration. greater than this, Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write? emphasizes artistic awareness over correctness, the place writing is a motor vehicle for exploring id and (re)claiming voice throughout a number of grade degrees. This ebook is for the wounded pupil author up to it's for the wounded lecture room instructor as author, who might believe stressed by way of his/her personal writing historical past such that he/she struggles with the place or how you can commence. for every free-write, Leigh bargains prior to Writing, in the course of Writing, and After Writing feedback with samples of pupil writing to lead academics into writing engagements with their scholars that holiday down partitions and open up new vistas.
By Elvin T. Lim
Why has it been goodbye on account that an American president has successfully and always awarded well-crafted, intellectually great arguments to the yankee public? Why have presidential utterances fallen from the rousing speeches of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Wilson, and FDR to a sequence of robot repetitions of speaking issues and sixty-second soundbites, principally designed to obfuscate instead of illuminate?
within the Anti-Intellectual Presidency, Elvin Lim attracts on interviews with greater than forty presidential speechwriters to enquire this relentless qualitative decline, over the process 2 hundred years, in our presidents' skill to speak with the general public. Lim argues that the ever-increasing strain for presidents to control public opinion and conception has created a "pathology of vacuous rhetoric and imagery" the place gesture and visual appeal subject greater than accomplishment and truth. Lim tracks the crusade to simplify presidential discourse via presidential and speechwriting judgements made of the Truman to the current management, explaining how and why presidents have embraced anti-intellectualism and imprecise platitudes as a public relatives process. Lim sees this anti-intellectual stance as a planned selection instead of a mirrored image of presidents' highbrow boundaries. in basic terms the clever, he indicates, know the way to dumb down. the outcome, he indicates, is a perilous debasement of our political discourse and a top quality of rhetoric which has been defined, charitably, as "a linguistic struggle" and, maybe extra appropriately, as "dogs barking idiotically via unending nights."
Sharply written and incisively argued, The Anti-Intellectual Presidency sheds new mild at the murky depths of presidential oratory, illuminating either the motives and outcomes of this noticeable impoverishment.
By Maria de Jesus Cabral
Mallarm?© hors fronti??res s'attache ? dessiner un nouveau profil de Mallarm?© et ? d?©couvrir l. a. mobilit?© de sa pens?©e, contrariant certaines caract?©risations irr?©m?©diablement associ?©es ? son nom herm?©tisme, obscurit?©, misanthropie vis-? -vis de los angeles r?©alit?© historique, r?©sultant de lectures fragmentaires, souvent essentialistes de son uvre. L'impact de Mallarm?© sur le Symbolisme est pourtant majeur. A partir de 1885 surtout, on assiste ? une convergence d'id?©es, puis ? un regroupement d'un vaste ?©ventail de po??tes autour du ?« ma?®tre ?» de los angeles rue de Rome. Eclectique, ?« franco-?©trang??re ?», cosmopolite, cette g?©n?©ration est ? l'image m??me du mouvement: on ne peut l'enfermer dans des fronti??res strictes, cr?©ant une dynamique d'?©changes tout ? fait exemplaire entre Paris et los angeles Belgique. Parmi les jeunes ?©crivains d?©butant dans l'effervescence symboliste, Maurice Maeterlinck est rapidement devenu un nom de proue de l. a. r?©novation du th?©??tre fran?§ais. Auteur de los angeles Princesse Maleine et de los angeles c?©l??bre Pell?©as et M?©lisande, le po??te-dramaturge start non seulement sa carri??re sous les encouragements de Mallarm?©, comme ses pi??ces r?©v??lent de nombreuses passerelles avec l' uvre du ma?®tre fran?§ais, chez qui l. a. recherche d'un th?©??tre nouveau constitue peut-??tre le v?©ritable fil d'Ariane, depuis H?©rodiade, le Faune et Igitur, jusqu'aux textes de l. a. maturit?©. Le leading th?©??tre maeterlinckien a donn?© ? des principes comme l. a. recommendation, l'effet et le myst??re une measurement "active", cr?©ant un filon symbolique du projet de Mallarm?©, hors fronti??res, au seuil de l. a. modernit?©.
By Traci Gardner
Powerful scholar writing starts off with well-designed school room assignments. In _Designing Writing Assignments_, veteran educator Traci Gardner bargains useful methods for lecturers to improve assignments that might permit scholars to precise their creativity and develop as writers and thinkers whereas nonetheless addressing the various calls for of resource-stretched study rooms. Gardner explores easy methods to stability pedagogical and curricular pursuits with the desires of a number of inexperienced persons whereas handling daily demanding situations reminiscent of mandates, trying out, and the paper load.Gardner makes use of her lecture room adventure to supply principles on how one can successfully outline a writing activity, discover the expectancies for a composition job, and gather the helping fabrics that scholars have to do their most sensible paintings. This publication contains dozens of beginning issues that lecturers can customise and additional enhance for the scholars of their personal school rooms.