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Varõams and Vocalizations: The Special Status of Some Musical Beginnings

Richard K. Wolf

in Theorizing the Local: Music, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331370
eISBN:
9780199868087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331370.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Certain kinds of beginnings foreshadow, suggest, portend, or otherwise have implications for the future. Drawing on south Indian classical (Karnatak), folk (Tamil temmānku, tālāññu, oyilattam), and ... More


Beginnings And Ends

Geoffrey Bennington

in Not Half No End: Militantly Melancholic Essays in Memory of Jacques Derrida

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639854
eISBN:
9780748652105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639854.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter briefly discusses the ‘beginnings’ and ‘ends’ in Derrida's thinking. It introduces the concept of metaphysics, which tries to bring things back to a simple origin point. It also ... More


The Influence of the Past

Irene W. Leigh

in A Lens on Deaf Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195320664
eISBN:
9780199864584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320664.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews diverse deaf identities through the lens of historical perspectives. The focus is on the tenor of the times and the social forces related to selected historical events, ... More


At the Start

Tilo Schabert

in The Second Birth: On the Political Beginnings of Human Existence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226038056
eISBN:
9780226185156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185156.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

As the present book deals with the beginnings of human existence in political existence, this chapter undertakes the preliminary task of elucidating the notion of a “beginning” (Anfang) in human ... More


The Beginnings of a Modern State

Keith Hitchins

in The Romanians, 1774–1866

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205913
eISBN:
9780191676857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205913.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the beginnings of a modern state in Romania, which became perceptible between the outbreak of the Greek War for Independence in 1821 and the revolutions of 1848. Moldavia and ... More


From bumps to diagrams: Tracing language in the brain

Willem J.M. Levelt

in A History of Psycholinguistics: The Pre-Chomskyan Era

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199653669
eISBN:
9780191742040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653669.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses language in the brain, which became an advanced science during the latter half of the nineteenth century. It highlights various opinions on matters of brain and language that ... More


James Joyce A Critical Guide

Lee Spinks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638352
eISBN:
9780748671632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638352.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book presents a full and comprehensive account of the major writing of the modernist novelist James Joyce. Ranging right across Joyce's literary corpus from his earliest artistic beginnings to ... More


Criteria for Analysis I

Kofi Agawu

in Music as Discourse: Semiotic Adventures in Romantic Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195370249
eISBN:
9780199852161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370249.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses three of six rubrics created by the author that help in considering the reality of Romantic music. It looks at the topics or topoi, beginnings, middles, and endings, and high ... More


Introductions to Welty

Carolyn J. Brown and Lee Anne Bryan

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter provides strategies and suggests specific works for introducing Welty to new audiences, stressing the importance of helping readers connect to Welty’s life and work in a personal way. ... More


Finding the Freshman Voice: Using One Writer’s Beginnings in the Classroom

Virginia Ottley Craighill

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the use of Eudora Welty’s One Writer’s Beginnings as a tool for first-year writing classes and argues that a student’s exposure to books as a child is an indicator of their ... More


‘Where do I Begin?’: An Odyssean Narrative Strategy and its Afterlife

Richard Hunter

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The proem of Odysseus’ narrative of his adventures at Odyssey 912-18, in which he asks in what order he should tells his many troubles, was influential throughout later Greek narrative and Greek ... More


Hellenism and Hybridity: Did the Jews Learn How to Be Jewish from the Greeks?

Steven Weitzman

in The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174600
eISBN:
9781400884933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174600.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the theory advanced by the American scholar Shaye Cohen stating that the Greeks played a role in the formation of Judaism, and that Hellenization is the process that created the ... More


Modernity as Ground Zero

Nancy Levene

in Powers of Distinction: On Religion and Modernity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226507361
eISBN:
9780226507675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226507675.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 7 follows the theory and critique of collective life in chapter 4 with a theory and critique of the epoch of modernity. It proposes an idea of history adequate to the task of plumbing what ... More


The Mississippianization of the Illinois and Apple River Valleys

Gregory D. Wilson, Colleen M. Delaney, and Phillip G. Millhouse

in Mississippian Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781683400103
eISBN:
9781683400318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400103.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter investigates Mississippian beginnings in three regions; the Lower Illinois River Valley, the Central Illinois River Valley, and the Apple River Valley. During the eleventh and twelfth ... More


Introduction

Alan Graham

in Land Bridges: Ancient Environments, Plant Migrations, and New World Connections

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226544151
eISBN:
9780226544328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544328.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The Introduction outlines the beginnings of the New World land bridges—Bering, North Atlantic, Antillean, Central American, and Magellan. The assumptions are that patterns of distribution are ... More


Melancholy is the Best Storyteller: Oil, Water, and Blood from Gonzenbach back to Basile

Armando Maggi

in Preserving the Spell: Basile's "The Tale of Tales" and Its Afterlife in the Fairy-Tale Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242965
eISBN:
9780226243016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243016.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter with a tale from the Sicilian collection of fairy tales (“The Maiden with Seven Veils”) that is a rewriting of the first and the last tale of Basile’s The Tale of Tales. This original ... More


Esalen’s Reach: A Brief History

Marion Goldman

in The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732878
eISBN:
9780814733387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732878.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the Institute's creation narrative and charts Esalen's history through the twenty-first century. This creation story described how Michael Murphy and Dick Price's dream of a ... More


The First Years

David Bates

in William the Conqueror

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300118759
eISBN:
9780300183832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300118759.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the birth of William the Conqueror, his childhood, as well as his family and the larger historical context in which he would grow up in. The son of Robert, duke of Normandy, ... More


Beginnings

Caroline Field Levander and Matthew Pratt Guterl

in Hotel Life: The Story of a Place Where Anything Can Happen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621128
eISBN:
9781469623290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621128.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the role of the hotel as a regenerative space, as it assesses time differently—especially when compared with the rigors of modernity. Offering the anxious laborer a temporary ... More


Writing and Letter Writing: The Evidence

Paola Ceccarelli

in Ancient Greek Letter Writing: A Cultural History (600 BC- 150 BC)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199675593
eISBN:
9780191757174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675593.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The second chapter opens with a discussion of the evidence for the beginnings and the impact of alphabetic writing, and more generally the sociology of early writing; it emphasizes regional ... More


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