Welt-Komposita

Ein Lexikon

Edited by Thomas Erthel and Robert Stockhammer

Weltgeschichte, Halbwelt, Weltanschauung: Es gibt keine Welt ohne Welt-Komposita. Das vorliegende Lexikon entfaltet diese These in ungefähr sechzig Artikeln im Grenzbereich von Essay und Wortgeschichte.
Die Rede von der Welt ist in aller Munde, zumal angesichts der aktuellen Dynamik, die als fortgeschrittene ‚Globalisierung‘ begriffen wird. Besonders in der deutschen Sprache tritt das kleine Wort mit der großen Bedeutung häufig in zusammengesetzten Wörtern auf. Solche Welt-Komposita sind immer auch Verfahren, Welten – die es ja nicht an sich und je schon gibt – zu komponieren, und ihre genauere Analyse ermöglicht Einblicke in die Vielfalt der Kompositionsweisen.

Akzessorische Fragen im kanonischen Prozess

Eine Untersuchung anhand der Rechtsprechung der Römischen Rota

Johannes Klösges

Das kirchliche Prozessrecht manifestiert sich in einem detailreichen Normenkomplex, der nur selten in den Blick wissenschaftlicher Untersuchung gerät. Grund genug, einigen Detailfragen Raum zu geben, die gleichzeitig paradigmatische Problemanzeigen für den gegenwärtigen Zustand kirchlicher Rechtskultur darstellen.
Neben der eigentlichen Hauptsache können im kanonischen Prozess auch so genannte akzessorische Fragen auftreten, die von der Hauptsache abhängig sind, aber eine eigene richterliche Entscheidung verlangen. Die auf derartige Fragen fokussierte Untersuchung der Rechtsprechung der Römischen Rota offenbart einen höchst bedenklichen Zustand des geltenden Prozessrechts. Ist der Untergang des kanonischen Prozesses längst besiegelt?

Ästhetisches Verstehen

Zugänge zur Kunst nach Wittgenstein und Cavell

Jochen Schuff

An den Rändern des Lebens

Träume vom Sterben und Geborenwerden in den Künsten

Edited by Mauro Fosco Bertola and Christiane Solte-Gresser

Literarisch-künstlerische Traumerzählungen und Traumbilder finden höchst originelle Ausdrucksformen, um das Abwesende, Unvorstellbare oder nicht realistisch Erzählbare zu vergegenwärtigen. In diesem Band werden Träume in Literatur, Kunst, Musik und Film von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart untersucht, bei denen die leibliche und sinnliche Erfahrung von den Grenzen des Lebens im Mittelpunkt steht.
Dieser im Rahmen des DFG-Graduiertenkollegs „Europäische Traumkulturen“ entstandene Band liefert einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Literatur-, Kultur- und Mediengeschichte des Traums. Den gemeinsamen Fokus bilden Phänomene des geträumten Geborenwerdens und Sterbens, ihre komplexen künstlerischen Realisierungen und die damit verbundenen Wissensdiskurse.

Epiphanien

Religiöse Erfahrungen in deutschsprachiger Prosa der ästhetischen Moderne

Hendrick Heimböckel

Seit den frühen Schriftzeugnissen ist die religiöse Erfahrung ein wesentlicher Topos von Literatur: in kosmologischen und prophetischen Texten über philosophische Dialoge bis hin zu Epos, Drama und Lyrik.
In der deutschsprachigen Prosa der Romantik zeichnet sich ein Funktionswandel von religiösen Erfahrungen ab, der sich durch die ästhetische Moderne zieht. Diesen Auswirkungen widmet sich die hier vorliegende Studie anhand der systematischen Analyse von Epiphanien in deutschsprachiger Prosa der Romantik und der 1920er bis 1950er Jahre.

Edited by Nikolaj Plotnikov and Meike Siegfried

War and Memorials

The Age of Nationalism and the Great War

Edited by Frank Jacob and Kenneth Pearl

War Memorials were an important element of nation building, for the invention of traditions, and the establishment of historical traditions. Especially nationalist remembrance in the late 19th century and the memory of the First World War stimulated a memorial boom in the period which the present book is focusing on.
The remembrance of war is nothing particularly new in history, since victories in decisive battles had been of interest since ancient times. However, the age of nationalism and the First World War triggered a new level of war remembrance that was expressed in countless memorials all over the world. The present volume presents the research of international specialists from different disciplines within the Humanities, whose research is dealing with the role of war memorials for the remembrance of conflicts like the First World War and their perceptions within the analyzed societies. It will be shown how memorials – in several different chronological and geographical contexts – were used to remember the dead, remind the survivors, and warn the descendants.

Artistic Mentoring as a Decolonizing Methodology

An Evolving 18-year Collaborative Painting Ethnography with Maya Artists

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Kryssi Staikidis

To expand the possibilities of “doing arts thinking” from a non-Eurocentric view, Artistic Mentoring as a Decolonizing Methodology: An Evolving 18-year Collaborative Painting Ethnography with Maya Artists is grounded in Indigenous perspectives on arts practice, arts research, and art education. Mentored in painting for eighteen years by two Guatemalan Maya artists, Kryssi Staikidis, a North American painter and art education professor, used both Indigenous and decolonizing methodologies, which involve respectful collaboration, and continuously reexamined her positions as student, artist, and ethnographer searching to redefine and transform the roles of the artist as mentor, historian/activist, ethnographer, and teacher.

The primary purpose of the book is to illuminate the Maya artists as mentors, the collaborative and holistic processes underlying their painting, and the teaching and insights from their studios. These include Imagined Realism, a process excluding rendering from observation, and the fusion of pedagogy and curriculum into a holistic paradigm of decentralized teaching, negotiated curriculum, personal and cultural narrative as thematic content, and the surrounding visual culture and community as text.

The Maya artist as cultural historian creates paintings as platforms of protest and vehicles of cultural transmission, for example, genocide witnessed in paintings as historical evidence. The mentored artist as ethnographer cedes the traditional ethnographic authority of the colonizing stance to the Indigenous expert as partner and mentor, and under this mentorship analyzes its possibilities as decolonizing arts-based qualitative inquiry. For the teacher, Maya world views broaden and integrate arts practice and arts research, inaugurating possibilities to transform arts education.

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Patricia Leavy

Film follows three women who moved to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams. Tash Daniels aspires to be a filmmaker. Her short film was rejected from festivals, she has a stack of rejected grant proposals, and she lost her internship at a studio when her boss harassed her, forcing her to take a job as a personal shopper. Lu K is a hot deejay slowly working her way up the club scene, but no one is doing her any favors. Fiercely independent, she’s at a loss when she meets Paisley, a woman who captures her heart. Monroe Preston is the glamorous wife of a Hollywood studio head. As a teenager she moved to LA in search of a “big” life, but now she wonders if reality measures up to fantasy. When a man in their circle finds sudden fame, each of these women is catapulted on a journey of self-discovery. As the characters’ stories unfold, each is forced to confront how her past has shaped her fears and to choose how she wants to live in the present. Film is a novel about the underside of dreams, the struggle to find internal strength, the power of art, and what it truly means to live a “big” life. Frequently shown bathed in the glow of the silver screen, the characters in Film show us how the arts can reignite the light within. With a tribute to popular culture, set against the backdrop of Tinseltown, Film celebrates how the art we make and consume can shape our stories, scene by scene. Although fictional, Film is loosely grounded in interview research. It can be read entirely for pleasure or used as supplemental reading in a variety of courses in women’s studies/gender studies, sociology, psychology, communication, popular culture, media studies, or qualitative inquiry. Film can be read as a stand-alone novel or as a sequel to the bestselling novel, Blue.

Edited by Kirill Dmitriev, Julia Hauser and Bilal Orfali

Insatiable Appetite: Food as Cultural Signifier in the Middle East and Beyond explores the cultural ramifications of food and foodways in the Mediterranean, and Arab-Muslim countries in particular. The volume addresses the cultural meanings of food from a wider chronological scope, from antiquity to present, adopting approaches from various disciplines, including classical Greek philology, Arabic literature, Islamic studies, anthropology, and history. The contributions to the book are structured around six thematic parts, ranging in focus from social status to religious prohibitions, gender issues, intoxicants, vegetarianism, and management of scarcity.