The present article seeks to examine processes of cultural accommodation and the conflicts generated by intercultural contacts as manifested in anecdotes about Ladino-speaking immigrants in Israel. The folkloristic analysis will focus on humoristic aspects of the anecdotes, which reveal the
[German version] Today one understands an anecdote to be a short oral story, often with one punch line, also including some humorous words, and which has a claim to be factually representative of some specific aspect of personalities or political-social circumstances [3. 641]. [German version
The anecdote relates a small, graphic, not always historically verifiable event in compressed form, pointedly sharpened as an existentially meaningful incident of special significance. It is categorized with the simple form of the memorabile (Denkwürdigen), on the historical borderline between
Byzantine period, chreia continued to be used in the sense of ‘anecdote’ in the rhetorical handbooks known as progymnasmata , a sense that has received a fair amount of recent scholarly attention. A number of claims have been made for the chreia in this sense: that it is a Cynic invention, that it is a
This qualitative journey explores how literature informs and challenges my understanding of teaching and learning. Insights, questions, and conflicts are revealed through a series of essays in which my evolving teacher identity is illuminated through literature and imagination. Hopefully reading this portrayal of literature, which has been a source of educational insight and imagination for me, will be of use to other educators as they reflect on their own teaching.
The primary works of literature used to facilitate this journey are:
The Red Badge of Courage (1895),
Les Miserables (1862), and
American Idiot (2004);
Light in August (1932),
Seinfeld scripts (1991-98), and
Frankenstein (1818); and
The Odyssey, Night (1960), and
The Souls of Black Folk (1903). By delving beneath my exterior ‘teacher mask,’ a collage of images, anecdotes, reflections, aspirations, and fears is exposed.
As a resource for pre-service teachers or a reflective exercise for veteran teachers, this study aims to benefit educators by providing a new pathway through which to better understand their intrinsic identities as teachers. Each chapter concludes with “Recommendations for Reflection” that readers are encouraged to consider individually and/or collectively.
The spirit of daydreams allows me to integrate literature, autobiography, and imagination through inventive and inspired discourses with literary figures, using authentic quotations as content for original commentaries that further examine the intrinsic nature of teacher identity. My hope is that this journey will inspire other educators to further reflect on realities and possibilities of what it means to be a teacher.
are we so disparaging of anecdotes? The word comes from the Greek [a-necdote] meaning “unpublished.” It doesn’t mean “inherently unreliable” “trivial” or “unfit for publication.” In fact anecdotes can be a valuable way of communicating insight and wisdom. I once heard a keynote by Professor Graham
[German version] Mimesis anecdotes (MA) can be understood here as stories of naturalistic paintings and sculptures and their deceptive and illusionistic effects on humans and animals. Their discourse, on a level far below the Aristotelian concept of mimesis, is based on the assumption that art is
OENOMAUS AND TALMUDIC ANECDOTE BY MENAHEM LUZ Haifa University In ihrem Kampfe gegen die verschiedenen Arten des Polytheismus fanden Judenthum und Christentum wenig wirksamere Bundesgenossen als die überall umherziehenden kynischen Wanderprediger. J. BERNAYS, Lukian und die Kyniker, p. 31. It
The present volume consists of translated anecdotes, on musicological and socio-cultural topics, from al-Iṣbahānī’s
Kitāb al-Aghānī al-Kabīr (
The Grand Book of Songs) with annotations and commentaries. It deals with musical rhythmic and melodic modes, technical terms and treatises; music instruments; composition techniques and processes; education and oral/written transmissions; vocal and instrumental performances and their aesthetics; solo and ensemble music; change and its inevitability; musical and textual improvisations;
ṭarab and the acute emotions of joy or grief; medieval dances; social status. Though extracts from
The Grand Book of Songs have been translated in European languages since 1816, this work presents a much larger and more comprehensive scope that will benefit musicologists, medievalist and Middle Eastern scholars as well as the general reader.
Tarrying with Repression: Political Anecdotes and Social Memory in Northern Mongolia MORTEN AXEL PEDERSEN University of Copenhagen firstname.lastname@example.org ABSTRACT This article 1 explores different forms of social memory about the state socialist repression of Mongolian Buddhism in the