The Writer and Commitment

The Writer and Commitment

Author: John Mander

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1069294602

Category: English literature

Page: 215

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Categories: English literature

The Writer and Commitment

The Writer and Commitment

Author: Smith Boonlikit

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:951634341

Category: Political fiction, English

Page: 206

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Categories: Political fiction, English

Contemporary Francophone African Writers and the Burden of Commitment

Contemporary Francophone African Writers and the Burden of Commitment

... Beti's preface to Diop's Le temps de Tamango raised the question of the existence of a new generation of engagé writers. ... hold on the Pré Carré (private preserve) that no longer says its name.56 They signal Enduring Commitments 47.

Author: Odile Cazenave

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813931159

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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By looking at engagée literature from the recent past, when the francophone African writer was implicitly seen as imparted with a mission, to the present, when such authors usually aspire to be acknowledged primarily for their work as writers, Contemporary Francophone African Writers and the Burden of Commitment addresses the currrent processes of canonization in contemporary francophone African literature. Odile Cazenave and Patricia Célérier argue that aesthetic as well as political issues are now at the forefront of debates about the African literary canon, as writers and critics increasingly acknowledge the ideology of form. Working across genres but focusing on the novel, the authors take up the question of renewed forms of commitment in this literature. Their selected writers range from Mongo Beti, Ousmane Sembène, and Aminata Sow Fall to Boubacar Boris Diop, Véronique Tadjo, Alain Mabanckou, and Léonora Miano, among others.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Marxism and Literary Criticism

Marxism and Literary Criticism

3 35 35 38 The writer and commitment Art and the proletariat Lenin , Trotsky and commitment Marx , Engels and commitment The reflectionist theory Literary commitment and English Marxism 41 45 50 4 55 55 56 The author as producer Art as ...

Author: Terry Eagleton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415285844

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 84

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This title is an introduction to the application of Marx's theories to the study of literature. It provides a survey of major 20th century literary theorists, including Marcuse and Jameson.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Question of Commitment

A Question of Commitment

24 The political commitments of the writers who called themselves socialist realists influenced their writing in a number of ways . For many of them , communism offered a reason to write and gave them the confidence to attempt novel ...

Author: Susan Lever

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000251913

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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In the years since the Second World War, Australia has seen a period of literary creativity which outshines any earlier period in the nation's literary history. This creativity has its beginnings in the arguments and alignments which emerged at the end of the War, and the changes in perceptions of art and society which occurred during the fifties and early sixties. A Question of Commitment examines the attitudes of writers as diverse as James McAuley, Frank Hardy, Judith Wright, Patrick White and A. D. Hope, as they responded to a changing Australian society during the postwar years. Through their work and that of many others, it considers the debates about literary nationalism, the artistic politics of the Cold War, the threat of technology to art in the Atomic Age, and the nature of the writer's role in the new society. It documents the way in which the political commitments of some writers and the resistance to commitment of others were challenged by political and social changes of the late fifties. Susan McKernan's lively exploration of Australia's writers in a time of innovation provides the reader with the context needed to understand the creative choices they made and, in so doing, introduces wider intellectual and cultural issues which remain relevant to this day.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Simone de Beauvoir and the Limits of Commitment

Simone de Beauvoir and the Limits of Commitment

This fits in with what Adereth says about committed literature, claiming that it is 'the application of commitment to the special field of literature. Its one and only requirement is that the writer should take part in the struggles of ...

Author: Anne Whitmarsh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521236690

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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This book was the first full-scale study of Simone de Beauvoir, surveying the whole range of her activity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Writing Under Pressure

Writing Under Pressure

Writers react to the pressures of time constraints in different ways . Even if a deadline is several ... QWP harnesses the writer's energies against these pressures by shaping his or her commitment to the task . The Writer's Commitment ...

Author: Sanford Kaye

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195066618

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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In Writing Under Pressure, Sanford Kaye, a renowned expert on the subject, presents a system he calls the Quick Writing Process (QWP) that focuses on real-world writing tasks and demonstrates how to produce the clearest, most honest, most powerful work possible under the constraints of time and space. A writing instructor with twenty-five years of experience teaching students and professionals, Kaye tells writers how to budget their time and how to use this time efficiently. Exploring particular writing situations in which QWP can be applied to make the most of what the writer knows, Kaye discusses, for example, the process of taking exams, focusing on how instructors select questions and evaluate essays. This invaluable reference offers essential guidelines for any student faced with a difficult writing assignment that has to be done now.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Seven Steps on the Writer s Path

Seven Steps on the Writer s Path

Have you ever gazed at people who seem to be committed to something as if their lives depended on it and envied them? If so, then what you're wishing for is the courage of' the same kind of commitment those writers have, the courage to ...

Author: Nancy Pickard

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307416629

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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The blank page, the impossible deadline, the rush of inspiration: There is no profession more maddening or more rewarding than being a writer. Yet surprisingly, all writers pass through the same sequence of stages in the course of their careers. It was this remarkable insight that inspired veteran authors Nancy Pickard and Lynn Lott to write one of the wisest and liveliest guides to the literary life ever penned— a volume of astonishing revelation, warm reassurance, brilliant encouragement, and welcome humor. No matter what you write or how much recognition you’ve received, you are bound to pass through the seven steps on the writer’s path: Unhappiness, Wanting, Commitment, Wavering, Letting Go, Immersion, and Fulfillment. Whether you’re a wannabe writer or a published literary veteran, you’re bound to find this book a source of true delight, vital wisdom, and lasting inspiration.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Scholarship and Commitment

Scholarship and Commitment

A writer who writes in a native language to express his thought is trying to sustain the survival of oral literature (that used to be the collective thought of a culture) which has been going into extinction. This point of view was put ...

Author: Omoko, Peter E.

Publisher: Malthouse Press

ISBN: 9789785557886

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 522

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Professor Darah turned seventy on Wednesday November 22, 2017 and to celebrate his very productive career, his colleagues and many of those he has mentored thought it appropriate to mark his official exit from the university in a dignified way by commissioning for publication, in the now acceptable festschrift tradition, the highly compelling and outstanding collection of essays titled: Scholarship and Commitment: Essays in Honour of G.G. Darah. The book is a ground-breaking collection of essays; some are couched as tributes to the ebullient celebrant, there are others on more serious discourses in the areas of literary theories and criticism, language and linguistics, popular literature and politics, the African woman, identity and contemporary realities, oral literature, the news media and cultural studies. The essays, on their own, attest to the vivacity and liveliness as well as the encouraging state of health of publishing in the Nigerian academia, which in this collection alone, parades forty-two essays in different fields or discourses.
Categories: Literary Collections

Critical Literacy and Urban Youth

Critical Literacy and Urban Youth

The writer thus assumes a specific position within the context of a sociopolitical reality and is said to be committed to the extent of being lucidly ... The idea of commitment establishes a full circuit between reader and writer. (p.

Author: Ernest Morrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135599850

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Critical Literacy and Urban Youth offers an interrogation of critical theory developed from the author’s work with young people in classrooms, neighborhoods, and institutions of power. Through cases, an articulated process, and a theory of literacy education and social change, Morrell extends the conversation among literacy educators about what constitutes critical literacy while also examining implications for practice in secondary and postsecondary American educational contexts. This book is distinguished by its weaving together of theory and practice. Morrell begins by arguing for a broader definition of the "critical" in critical literacy – one that encapsulates the entire Western philosophical tradition as well as several important "Othered" traditions ranging from postcolonialism to the African-American tradition. Next, he looks at four cases of critical literacy pedagogy with urban youth: teaching popular culture in a high school English classroom; conducting community-based critical research; engaging in cyber-activism; and doing critical media literacy education. Lastly, he returns to theory, first considering two areas of critical literacy pedagogy that are still relatively unexplored: the importance of critical reading and writing in constituting and reconstituting the self, and critical writing that is not just about coming to a critical understanding of the world but that plays an explicit and self-referential role in changing the world. Morrell concludes by outlining a grounded theory of critical literacy pedagogy and considering its implications for literacy research, teacher education, classroom practice, and advocacy work for social change.
Categories: Education

Responsibility and Commitment

Responsibility and Commitment

Not an exercise in futility but in genuine sensitive commitment .... We must therefore question fundamental assumptions , in particular those touching on the writer's function as propagated by metropolitan thinking .

Author: Tiang Hong Ee

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 997169204X

Category: Poetry

Page: 196

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The author examines the changing thematic and stylistic concerns in the poetry of Edwin Thumboo. Ee identifies and analyses in the context of social and historical change.
Categories: Poetry

Commitment in the Artistic Practice of Aref el Rayess

Commitment in the Artistic Practice of Aref el Rayess

(The Writer in Battle!) in al-Adab's June issue, in which he calls on the Arab writer to participate as a fidāʾī in the intellectual battle against imperialism, Zionism and conservatism.21 He was responding, in large part, ...

Author: Natasha Gasparian

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785274640

Category: Art

Page: 78

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Aref El-Rayess’s The 5th of June, or, The Changing of Horses was exhibited at the Salle de L’Orient in the city center of Beirut in April 1968. Dima’ wa Hurriyya (Blood and Freedom), the itinerant solo exhibition in which the painting first appeared, was held just nine months after the colossal Arab defeat in the June 1967 war. The work represented the defeat as an opportunity to fervently commit to the struggles that the war served to highlight, namely, the emancipation from bondage, colonialism, and capitalist domination. Monumental in scale and subject matter, The Changing of Horses crystallized the shift toward a revolutionary commitment (‘iltizam thawri) in El-Rayess’s practice. In this, the first comprehensive study of the work, Natasha Gasparian weaves together a social art history from the artist’s writings, exhibition reviews, guestbook comments, personal correspondences and testimonies, as well as social, political, and aesthetic shifts, particularly as they are related to the debates on commitment (‘iltizam) in the aftermath of the June 1967 war. Through this constellation of contextual elements, Gasparian reveals that the picture was presented and received, allegorically or metaphysically, as an idealized narrative of national liberation. By tracing the caesuras and slips in discourse, she exposes the social antagonism that is repressed and obfuscated in this ideal picture of reality, and she reconstructs an alternative reading of the artwork’s uncanny yet historically determinate character.
Categories: Art

Literary Passion Ideological Commitment

Literary Passion  Ideological Commitment

The Cuban revolutionary commitment to the national process and the Brazilian alliance with the black movement activism attest to their rules of nationalistic commitment and social responsibility. Located as writers are within settings ...

Author: Dawn Duke

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0838757065

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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This study examines Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian women writers, as well as analysing the roles of women of African descent in Cuban and Brazilian literature. Initially, literary imagination locked women into circumscribed roles, a result of hierarchies embedded in slavery and colonialism, and sustained by hierarchical theories on race and gender.The discussion illustrates how these negative aspects have influenced the mainstream literary imagination that contrasts with the 'self-portrayals' created by women writers themselves. Even as there continues to be disadvantageous constructions, there is no doubt that a modification has occurred over time in images, representation, and articulation. It is a change directly associated with the instances when women themselves are the writers.The historiographic image of the Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian woman as a written object is ideologically replaced by a vision of her as a writing subject. It is here that the vision of a creative, multifaceted, and diversified literature becomes important.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Drama and Commitment

Drama and Commitment

Similarly , K. W. Gransden sees the problem of commitment as a necessary reassertion of humanistic values in an empirically - oriented , apolitical society . To Gransden , the committed writer represents the voice crying in the ...

Author: Gerald Rabkin

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Toxic Torts

Toxic Torts

Since research articles and reports “publicly link scientists with their knowledge claims, [the articles] therefore represent careful decisions concerning the degree of commitment the writer wishes to invest in them.

Author: Carl F. Cranor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139458788

Category: Law

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The relationship between science, law and justice has become a pressing issue with US Supreme Court decisions beginning with Daubert v. Merrell-Dow Pharmaceutical. How courts review scientific testimony and its foundation before trial can substantially affect the possibility of justice for persons wrongfully injured by exposure to toxic substances. If courts do not review scientific testimony, they will deny one of the parties the possibility of justice. Even if courts review evidence well, the fact and perception of greater judicial scrutiny increases litigation costs and attorney screening of clients. Mistaken review of scientific evidence can decrease citizen access to the law, increase unfortunate incentives for firms not to test their products, lower deterrence for wrongful conduct and harmful products, and decrease the possibility of justice for citizens injured by toxic substances. This book introduces these issues, reveals the relationships that pose problems, and shows how justice can be denied.
Categories: Law

America s Commitment To Culture

America s Commitment To Culture

63 The Music Project, like the Art Project and the Writers' Project became involved in historical research and the preservation of art forms. The Index of American Composers, an unfinished project, attempted to list all major American ...

Author: Kevin V Mulcahy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429718564

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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Robert Mapplethorpe and Andres Serrano are now legendary, as much because of NEA support of their work as for the work itself. This is one example of what can happen when politics meets culture, and it provides an appropriate snapshot of the issues explored in this book. As in other policy areas, cultural policies develop within a particular political context, evolve as a consequence of government action or inattention, and affect a variety of publics and interests. In this volume, the contributors explore the inescapable politics accompanying public culture. Surveying the philosophical, economic, legal, and political underpinnings of cultural assistance, they articulate not only governments role in the support of the arts, but also basic questions for future cultural policy. Robert Mapplethorpe and Andres Serrano are now legendary, as much because of NEA support of their work as for the work itself. This is one example of what can happen when politics meets culture, and it provides an appropriate snapshot of the issues explored in this book. As in other policy areas, cultural policies develop within a particular political context, evolve as a consequence of government action or inattention, and affect a variety of publics and interests.Americas Commitment to Culture discusses government support of culture as a public policy area. The book focuses on the rationales underlying public support for the arts and examines the development and practice of government as an arts patron. The contributors explore the inescapable politics accompanying public culture. Surveying the philosophical, economic, legal, and political underpinnings of cultural assistance, they articulate not only governments role in the support of the arts, but also basic questions for future cultural policy.
Categories: Political Science

Joint Commitment

Joint Commitment

8 The writer-reader relationship may be a version of the situation on which Taylor focuses. The writer purports, implicitly or explicitly, to “address” the reader with his words. The reader is supposed to “get” what he is saying: but ...

Author: Margaret Gilbert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190251956

Category: Philosophy

Page: 466

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In this wide-ranging collection of essays, distinguished philosopher Margaret Gilbert investigates the structure of our social world. People often speak of what we do, think, and feel, and of our values, conventions, and laws. Asking what we mean by such talk, Gilbert invokes the foundational idea of joint commitment. She applies this idea to topics ranging from the mutual recognition of two people to the unity of the European Union, from marital love to patriotism, from promissory obligation to the rights of those who issue authoritative commands. Written clearly and without undue technicality, this richly textured collection of essays makes a powerful argument for the importance of joint commitment in our personal and public lives.
Categories: Philosophy

Commitment in Modern French Literature

Commitment in Modern French Literature

... 167 Mander, John ( The Writer and Commitment), 27, 32, 34, 132 Marcel, 60, 75 Marx, Marxism, 39, 43, 46, 48, 66, 116, 135, 137, 139, 141-42, 144-46, 175-77, I95-96. Ï96- 97, 199, 200, 202, 204, 207, 213 Mayakovsky, Vladimir, 47, 89, ...

Author: Maxwell Adereth

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038035569

Category: French literature

Page: 239

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Categories: French literature

Maximize Your Coaching Effectiveness with Acceptance Commitment Therapy

Maximize Your Coaching Effectiveness with Acceptance   Commitment Therapy

writer. Trying to write when she is sober and clearheaded is difficult enough, but if she tried to write when hungover or spaced out on drugs, it would be almost impossible. Sticking to a disciplined writing schedule is very difficult ...

Author: Richard Blonna

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572249318

Category: Psychology

Page: 164

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Many people who suffer from anxiety, worry, stress, or who are simply stuck in a rut do not have a diagnosable mental health disorder, yet can benefit from the help of a mental health professional through life coaching. Approximately 20 percent of therapists now offer life coaching as part of their practices, and many more are interested in offering this service. Life coaches help people live purposeful, more values-driven lives—a goal that happens to dovetail with that of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a proven-effective psychotherapeutic approach that is quickly gaining favour among mental health professionals. Maximize Your Coaching Effectiveness with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy integrates ACT with life coaching to help clients develop psychological flexibility and overcome the mental barriers that keep them from achieving their goals and living according to their values. This guide discusses the similarities and differences between coaching and psychotherapy and explains how ACT techniques can be adapted for use with life coaching clients. It also includes ACT-based activities and exercises that life coaches can use with clients. A must-read for every certified professional life coach or therapist interested in life coaching, this book can boost readers' practices and help clients get results.
Categories: Psychology