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Author: Søren Frank
What is the ocean’s role in human and planetary history? How have writers, sailors, painters, scientists, historians, and philosophers from across time and space poetically envisioned the oceans and depicted human entanglements with the sea? In order to answer these questions, Søren Frank covers an impressive range of material in A Poetic History of the Oceans: Greek, Roman and Biblical texts, an Icelandic Saga, Shakespearean drama, Jens Munk’s logbook, 19th century-writers such as James Fenimore Cooper, Herman Melville, Jules Michelet, Victor Hugo, Jules Verne, Jonas Lie, and Joseph Conrad as well as their 20th and 21st century-heirs like J. G. Ballard, Jens Bjørneboe, and Siri Ranva Hjelm Jacobsen.
A Poetic History of the Oceans promotes what Frank labels an amphibian comparative literature and mobilises recent theoretical concepts and methodological developments in Blue Humanities, Blue Ecology, and New Materialism to shed new light on well-known texts and introduce readers to important, but lesser-known Scandinavian literary engagements with the sea.
Zur sozialethischen Produktivkraft einer Emotion in der literarischen Kultur des 18. Jahrhunderts
Author: Christian Sieg
Christian Sieg weist die sozialethische Relevanz der Scham für die literarische Kultur der Aufklärung nach und plädiert für eine kulturtheoretische Neubewertung dieser peinigenden Emotion: Als moralische Emotion gehört Scham zum Projekt der Aufklärung selbst. Die Aufklärung will die Disposition zur Scham schützen, fürchtet jedoch das episodische Schamempfinden, weil es individuelle Selbstbestimmung gefährdet. Die Schamvermeidung fungiert daher als sozialethischer Imperativ, dessen kulturelle Produktivität sich in der Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts zeigt. Die Studie widmet sich der Kritik der Scham in den Diskursen über Satire und über Selbstbeobachtung. Verfolgt wird, wie das traditionelle Verständnis der Satire als Schamstrafe einem humoristischen Welt- und Selbstverhältnis weicht und die Semantik der Freundschaft die Entwicklung therapeutischer Interaktion prägt. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei die sozialethischen Schreibprogramme von Christoph Martin Wieland und Karl Philipp Moritz.
In The Cooing of the Dove and the Cawing of the Crow Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych offers original translations, close readings, and new interpretations of selected poems from the two contrasting diwans of the blind Late ʿAbbāsid master-poet, Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī (d. 449 H./1057 C.E.). The first is Saqṭ al-Zand (Sparks of the Flint), the highly esteemed collection of qaṣīdah poetry of his youth, which he later disavowed. The second is Luzūm Mā Lā Yalzam (Requiring What Is Not Required), the programmatic double-rhymed collection from his later period of withdrawal and seclusion. She argues that the contrasting ‘poetics of engagement’ and ‘poetics of disengagement’ of the two diwans reflect the transition from High Classical to Post Classical aesthetics.
Author: Hasan Kujjah
الفهارس العامة لموسوعة حلب الشهباء في عيون الشعراء: (المجلد الرابع والأخير من الموسوعة) في هذا المجلّد يصنف حسن قجّـة الفهارس ضمن 8 فصول، ثلاثة منها لفهارس الأعلام (أعلام الشعراء، الأعلام العرب، الأعلام غير العرب)، واثنان منها لفهارس الأماكن (فهرس للدول والمدن والبلدات والمناطق الطبيعية، وفهرس آخر للأماكن الواقعة ضمن مدينة حلب)، وفهرس للقوافي، ثم فهارس الموضوعات في النهاية وتتضمن فهارس كافة المجلدات، لتمكين القارئ من رؤية شاملة لفهارس الموضوعات في الموسوعة بأكملها.

Aleppo through Poets' Eyes: Index Volume contains 8 indices, three of which are of personal names (poets, Arab names, non-Arab names), and two for place names (an index for countries, cities, towns and natural areas, another one for places located within the city of Aleppo), and an index of rhymes. The volume concludes with a general thematic index. These indices cover all volumes, and present a comprehensive search tool for the entire encyclopedia.
Italian Translations of Hebrew Literature in the Early Modern Period
This volume presents the culmination of research on an almost ignored literary corpus: the translations into literary Italian of classical Hebrew texts made by Jews between 1550 and 1650. It includes poetry, philosophy and wisdom literature, as well as dictionaries and biblical translations produced in what their authors viewed as a national tongue, common to Christians and Jews. In so doing, the authors/translators explicitly left behind the so-called Judeo-Italian. These texts, many of them being published for the first time, are studied in the context of intellectual and literary history. The book is an original contribution showing that the linguistic acculturation of German Jews in the late 18th century occurred in Italy 150 years earlier.