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Vingt études pour Maurice Delcroix


Edited by Christian Berg, Walter Geerts, Paul Pelckmans and Bruno Tritsmans

Was ist Zeit?

Synergien im Omnibusfilm Ten Minutes Older

Michael Lommel

und Musikern geschuldet ist, relativ willkürlich? Oder geriete die ganze Konstruktion aus der Balance, wenn man eine oder mehrere Episoden umstellte? 8 Oft lenkt uns schon der Titel eines Omnibusfilms auf das gemeinsame Zentrum, auf das hin sich die Episoden ausrichten. Betrachten wir beispielsweise


Ulrike Tancke

Early modern women writers are typically studied as voices from the margin, who engage in a counter-discourse to patriarchy and whose identities prefigure postmodern notions of fragmented selfhood. Studying a variety of literary forms – autobiographical writings, diaries, mothers’ advice books, poetry and drama – this innovative book approaches early modern women’s strategies of identity formation from an alternative angle: their self-writings should be understood as attempts to establish a coherent, stable and convincing subjectivity in spite of the constraints they encountered. While the authors acknowledge contradiction and ambiguity, they consistently strive to compromise and achieve balance. Drawing on social and cultural history, feminist theory, psychoanalysis and the study of discourses, the close reading of the women’s texts and other, literary and non-literary sources reveals that the female writers seek to reconcile the affective, corporeal, social, economic and ideological dimensions of their identities and thereby question both the modern idea of the unified self and its postmodern, fragmented variant. The women’s identities as writers, mothers, spouses, household members and economic agents testify to their acceptance of contradictions, their adherence to patriarchal norms and simultaneous self-assertion. Their pragmatic stances suggest that their simultaneous confidence and anxiety should be taken seriously, as tentative, precarious, yet ultimately workable and convincing expressions of identity.

Vera V. Koroleva

, to restore balance between the hero and the environment, to throw a bridge from the world of dreams in which the hero resides, into the world of reality. Making the corrections, the jester as though returns to life its real outlines distorted by illusory representations of the hero”. 18 This is


Erling Rasmussen, Jens Lind and Jelle Visser


Flexibility has been a major labour market issue in all OECD countries in the past two decades with a strong employer push for increased flexibility. The growth in atypical employment and working time patterns has also increased concerns over the economic and social impacts of these new patterns in many countries. In New Zealand, labour market deregulation coincided with a growth in shorter and longer weekly working hours and with the traditional 40-hour working week becoming less prevalent. Since the shift in political power in 1999, there have been changes to employment relations legislation and there has also been a search for ‘models’ where new working time patterns are associated with positive economic and social impacts. This paper provides a comparison between New Zealand, the Netherlands and Denmark. While all of the three countries have had major changes in working time patterns over the last two decades, they have experienced different types of changes and the impacts of these changes have also varied considerably. The Dutch and Danish changes may provide some interesting ideas for New Zealand policy makers, employers and unions as they grapple with the wider issues - such as public policy regulation, organisational efficiency, work-life balance, employee preferences and choices – associated with the working time debate.

After the GDR

New Perspectives on the Old GDR and Young Länder


Edited by Laurence McFalls and Lothar Probst

This volume represents the efforts of fifteen scholars from Europe and North America to work through the complex and sometimes compromising past and the current struggles that together define eastern German identity, society, and politics ten years after unification. Their papers offer an exemplary illustration of the variety of disciplinary methods and new source materials on which established and younger scholars can draw today to further differentiated understanding of the old GDR and the young Länder. In a volume that will interest students of German history, cultural studies and comparative politics, the authors show how utopian ideals quickly degenerated into a dictatorship that provoked the everyday resistance at all levels of society that ultimately brought the regime to its demise. They also suggest how the GDR might live on in memory to shape the emerging varieties of postcommunist politics in the young states of the Federal Republic and how the GDR experience might inspire new practices and concepts for German society as a whole. Most importantly, the papers here testify to the multidisciplinary vitality of a field whose original object of enquiry disappeared over a decade ago.

Irina Remkhe

. The natural context of data presented ensures the typicality, representativeness and balance of the linguistic material, as well as the possibility of a comprehensive and objective study of linguistic processes and phenomena. Linguistic corpora provide extra-linguistic (meta-) information according to