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2286-0428
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Volume 10 (2013): Edizione 1 (March 2013)

Dettagli della rivista
Formato
Rivista
eISSN
2286-0428
Pubblicato per la prima volta
21 Feb 2013
Periodo di pubblicazione
1 volta all'anno
Lingue
Inglese

Cerca

30 Articoli
Accesso libero

African Literary Topoi in Modern African Texts and the Problematics of Europhone Forms

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 1 - 17

Astratto

Abstract

This article treats selected oral poems whose topoi or motifs have transcended time and space to play out themselves in modern African fictions where colonial languages and their consequent habits of thought serve as media of enunciation. Thereafter, it beams attention on African scholars and writers who have attempted, presumably, to translate the oral medium of expression into indigenous and/or colonial written form(s) while maintaining the navel-strings that linked them, through the transfer of topoi and from the local and indigenous language to the Europhone form which, though, has led to international recognition, also serves to affirm a classic consequential illustration of the zero sum game

Parole chiave

  • African oral literature
  • African novel
  • African poetry
  • Europhone forms
  • topoi
Accesso libero

A Blend of Sound and Image- the Music Video

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 18 - 26

Astratto

Abstract

The focus of this paper is first of all the issue of authorship in music videos, with reference to the division of tasks between the musician and the director. Secondly, a non-narrative musical piece in analysed - The Chemical Brothers’ Star Guitar - in relation to the narrative video created by Michel Gondry to enrich its meanings and better convey the intended message of the musicians.

Parole chiave

  • authorship
  • musical message
  • video message
Accesso libero

Orientalising the Occident? Portrayals of the Welsh in ‘The Indian Doctor’

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 27 - 34

Astratto

Abstract

This paper seeks to analyse the portrayal of the Welsh characters in the popular 2010 BBC television comedy drama The Indian Doctor

Parole chiave

  • celticism
  • India
  • Orientalism
  • postcolonialism
Accesso libero

Aspects of Ethnicity, Class and Religion in Case of Slovak Immigrant Communities in the UK

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 35 - 61

Astratto

Abstract

Since 2004 several tens of thousands of Slovaks arrived in the United Kingdom. A number of Slovak communities have emerged that bear the characteristic marks of diasporas. This paper displays an analysis of these immigrant groups based on online surveys and interviews. Questions of integration versus assimilation are discussed in the light of class, religious affiliation and ethnic identity.

Parole chiave

  • class
  • education
  • ethnicity
  • religion
Accesso libero

The Perceived Role of L2 English in the Process of Learning L3 German

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 62 - 76

Astratto

Abstract

The central aim of my research is to investigate the third language learning processes of L1 Hungarian high-school learners learning L2 English and L3 German. More specifically, I aim at revealing to what extent Hungarian learners rely on their knowledge of their L1 and L2 as well as on the learning strategies they have developed while learning their L2.

Parole chiave

  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • perceived distance
  • third language acquisition
  • third language learning
Accesso libero

Affix Acquisition Order in Serbian EFL Learners

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 77 - 88

Astratto

Abstract

Given that affix knowledge plays a vital role in the development of L1/L2 knowledge, the aim of this paper is to explore Mochizuki and Aizawa’s (2000) notion about the order of affix acquisition in the Serbian EFL context. We will attempt to analyze correlations between the EFL learners’ vocabulary size and their affix knowledge and postulate the order of affix acquisition.

Parole chiave

  • affixes
  • derivation
  • production
  • reception
  • vocabulary size
Accesso libero

An Increase in Imported Goods, Imports Have Increased – The Role of Teaching Pronunciation in an Esp Classroom

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 89 - 98

Astratto

Abstract

The fact that English has become the major lingua franca of international business and economy has influenced the goal of teaching pronunciation in an ESP economics classroom: the nativelike speaking skill as the ultimate goal has been superseded by a more realistic and more reasonable goal - the adoption of intelligibility and communicability skills. We argue here, however, that pronunciation skills should be included in a university level ESP economics course syllabus. We point out common pronunciation errors made by economics students due to first-language transfer, exemplifying our points with various types of exercises aiming at overcoming their pronunciation problems.

Parole chiave

  • errors
  • ESP
  • exercises
  • pronunciation
  • Serbian
Accesso libero

Teachers’ Response to Serbian EFL Learners’ Pronunciation Errors

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 99 - 112

Astratto

Abstract

The present paper aims at discovering what type of feedback Serbian teachers resort to when correcting their students’ mispronounced words or utterances. To accomplish the previously stated aim of the study, we conducted a survey investigating teachers’ preferences for specific types of corrective feedback and the results indicate that the most frequently employed type of feedback among Serbian EFL teachers is recast, whereas the least preferred one is direct or explicit correction. The total of 55 teachers from primary, secondary schools and colleges participated in the survey.

Parole chiave

  • corrective feedback
  • EFL
  • pronunciation errors
Accesso libero

Culture in Esp Syllabus: Why and How

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 113 - 122

Astratto

Abstract

While language and culture are generally recognised to be intimately linked, English for Specific Purposes has typically been seen as “acultural”. This paper argues that cultural information is a necessary component of any ESP course and that a contrastive-comparative approach can help the learner in appropriating other cultures.

Parole chiave

  • contrastive-comparative approach
  • cultural awareness
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • intercultural communication
Accesso libero

Using Field Trip as a Teaching Method: A Walking Tour of Timişoara as Seen by British Writers

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 123 - 134

Astratto

Abstract

This article proposes a literary walking tour of Timişoara as seen by British authors who visited the city from the beginning of the 17th century to present. The article proposes a synthesis of the authors’ perceptions of some of the main attractions of Timişoara: the Bega Canal, the Victory Square, the Liberation Square, the Union Square and the Bastion.

Parole chiave

  • field trip
  • image of Romania in British Literature
  • imagology
  • literary tour
  • Timişoara
Accesso libero

Internalization and Production of Metaphorical Expressions with EFL Students

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 135 - 144

Astratto

Abstract

The paper presents the results of qualitative research with 20 EFL students, who were exposed to structured metaphorical input for one academic year. It will be demonstrated how metaphorical expressions covered in classes are used spontaneously by students in writing tasks some time after they had been introduced and practiced, which is clear evidence of internalization that surfaces during production.

Parole chiave

  • EFL
  • internalization
  • metaphor
  • production
  • qualitative research
  • vocabulary
Accesso libero

Academic Research Skills of University Students

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 145 - 152

Astratto

Abstract

The paper analyzes questionnaires administered to 135 English Language students in all four years with an attempt to elaborate how developed the students’ academic research skills are and investigate if they correlate with the years of study. Furthermore, the results are compared to students’ general habits concerning internet use to prove that they do not correlate with academic research skills.

Parole chiave

  • academic research skills
  • information literacy
  • virtual/digital libraries
Accesso libero

Sense Discrimination in Five English Learner’s Dictionaries

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 153 - 164

Astratto

Abstract

This paper presents the comparison of sense discrimination strategies including the structure and organization of a polysemous word entry in five English monolingual learner’s dictionaries with the aim of gaining an insight into the aspects of sense division where the given dictionaries agree and disagree. The final outcome of the analysis is the selection of features contributing to the establishment of the user friendliest sense discrimination system in a pedagogical dictionary

Parole chiave

  • lexicography
  • lumping
  • polysemy
  • sense discrimination
  • splitting
Accesso libero

(MIS)Translating U.S. Southwest History

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 165 - 173

Astratto

Abstract

Historians of the U.S. Southwest invariably rely on English-language translations of original Spanish documents for their interpretive work. However, a philological approach to the Spanish documents reveals all manner of translator shortcomings, some of which negatively impact the historical record. I document one such instance pertaining to the early history of Texas and argue that the failure to adhere to sound philological practice has produced an inaccurate historical canon. Data are taken from a Spanish expedition diary from the late 17th-century and from unpublished archival sources pertaining to it.

Parole chiave

  • English-language translation
  • paleography
  • philological practice
  • Spanish colonial documents
  • U.S. Southwest history
Accesso libero

Strategies for Expressing Power Relationships in the Slovenian Translation of Amitav Ghosh's Novel the Hungry Tide

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 174 - 180

Astratto

Abstract

The paper explores various narrative and rhetorical strategies for expressing power relationships in the Slovenian translation of Amitav Ghosh’s novel “The Hungry Tide”. Based on critical discourse analysis and the model of micro- and macrostructural shifts developed by van Leuven-Zwart, the paper provides a classification of the aforementioned strategies based on a pilot study of the source text and its translation into Slovenian. Illustrating the strategies with chosen examples, the paper then discusses the solutions adopted by the translator, focusing on general issues concerning the cultural transfer of relationships characterized by inequality in terms of social power.

Parole chiave

  • critical discourse analysis
  • postcolonial criticism
  • power relationships
  • social power
Accesso libero

Selling Their Research: The Linguistic Realization of Rhetoric Moves in English Thesis Abstracts Written by Hungarian Undergraduates

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 181 - 191

Astratto

Abstract

Abstracts are short and dense summaries of the main aspects of academic work. Major rhetoric moves, such as the aim the research, description of the methodology, the summary of the results, are identified in 52 undergraduate theses written by Hungarian students of English. Emphasis is given to the academic lexical bundles, the use of tenses and aspects, personal pronouns, modal auxiliaries, hedging in the realization of these moves. Comparison is made between novice and experienced writers. The pedagogical implications of the findings are also discussed.

Parole chiave

  • abstract
  • academic phrases
  • academic writing
  • rhetoric moves
  • undergraduates
Accesso libero

Ways of Representing Accumulation: The Archive and the Collection in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated and John Fowles’ the Collector

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 192 - 198

Astratto

Abstract

The paper explores the desire of accumulating in our contemporary society by analysing two processes: that of archiving and that of collecting; and how these are represented in literature, in novels such as Everything is Illuminated, which deals with the preservation of memory through the archive; and The Collector, which brings a different perspective on the act of collecting, namely, the relationship between collecting, possession and fetishism.

Parole chiave

  • archive
  • collection
  • possession
  • tabulation
  • preservation
Accesso libero

Tristram Shandy – The Playful Art of Seduction

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 199 - 207

Astratto

Abstract

The main concern of a skilled storyteller is not to report a sequence of events, but to tell a ‘tellable’ story and to ward off the question ‘so what?’ coming from the listener. However, what happens when the story has little to recommend it as ‘tellable’? This is the case of Tristram Shandy who uses sexuality as elaborate rhetorical strategy to constantly tease and arouse his narratees’ imagination.

Parole chiave

  • tellability
  • sexuality
  • rhetoric
  • anticipatory constituents
Accesso libero

The Impossible Tradition of the Pindaric Ode in England

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 208 - 220

Astratto

Abstract

The “burden of the past” (W. J. Bate) has persistently remained in the focus of poets’ attention across various periods of the history of Western poetry. Questions of tradition, historical belatedness, and “anxieti[es] of influence” (H. Bloom) have fueled both theorists and practitioners of poetry. The English Pindaric tradition confronts these questions uniquely. It has shown consciousness of its own historicity from the beginning. The vocation of the Pindaric poet and his relation to the inimitable master, Pindar, persist as central themes throughout the reception history. They contribute to the evolution of a tradition where poets increasingly question the possibility of autonomous poetic creation.

Parole chiave

  • form
  • irregularity
  • Pindaric ode
  • poetic vocation
  • tradition
Accesso libero

Identity Formation in Paul Auster’s Fictional Urban Space

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 221 - 228

Astratto

Abstract

How does the contemporary self depicted in Paul Auster’s fiction constitute himself in the metropolis New York City? I will investigate the extent to which New York City influences the shaping of a metropolitan identity in two selected literary works by Paul Auster: City of Glass and Sunset Park

Keywords

  • American literature
  • heterotopia
  • identity
  • urban space
Accesso libero

Re-Assembling the City in Ivan Vladislavić’s Novels

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 229 - 234

Astratto

Abstract

The paper analyses the various aspects of the city as described by the South African writer Ivan Vladislavić in the novel Portrait with Keys. Hunters, gatherers and urban poachers are the inhabitants of the South African city bordering the veld, a city whose economic centre has been moved to the suburbs due to high rates of crime.

Parole chiave

  • identity
  • Johannesburg
  • labyrinth
  • violence
Accesso libero

Narratives of Spaces, Places, and People: M.C. Beaton’s Highlands and Highlanders

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 235 - 242

Astratto

Abstract

The paper attempts to suggest re-reading literary texts from the perspective of the interconnections between settings and individuals in the process of forging the latter’s place-identity. This environmental concept, meant to foreground the importance of the place for the development of the sense of the self, is to be operated with in a selection of books authored by the Scottish mystery writer, M.C. Beaton.

Parole chiave

  • emplacement
  • otherness
  • place-identity
  • the self
Accesso libero

“The Powers That Decide” in the J. R. Ward Message Board

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 243 - 252

Astratto

Abstract

Romance has the reputation of being an opiate for the masses. This paper intends to analyze if it is indeed a fantasy imposed from above or if there is room for negotiation. The chosen space is vampire romance writer J. R. Ward's forum. Power will be discussed through the lens of Foucault's Panopticon and de Certeau's productive consumption, among others.

Parole chiave

  • fan studies
  • power relations
  • romance
  • Panopticon
  • productive consumption
Accesso libero

Queenship, Power, and Elizabethan Mentalities in Shakespeare’s Histories

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 253 - 262

Astratto

Abstract

The paper looks at the way in which the notion of queenship - in connection or in contrast with that of kingship and royalty in general - is reflected in Shakespeare’s historical tetralogies and in Henry VIII. It is argued that all royal figures, male and female, featured in these plays, are presented by Shakespeare in accordance not only with Tudor historiography, but also with Elizabeth I’s own strategies of self-representation. Thus, the major notions to be looked into are virtue, legitimacy, agency, as well as, more generally, early modern religious and political issues concerning gender relations

Parole chiave

  • agency
  • gender relations
  • legitimacy
  • queenship
  • Tudor England
  • virtue
Accesso libero

David Jones and the Self-Conscious Uses of Tradition

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 263 - 270

Astratto

Abstract

This paper will explore the way that the poetry of David Jones, while generally recognised as being modernist, nevertheless promotes a continuation of the Western literary tradition (as opposed to more revolutionary strands of modernism), but does this while introducing a self-conscious understanding of the role and workings of tradition, an element lacking in pre-modern traditional literature. Other figures with a similar interest in the viability of a self-consciously understood practice of (literary or philosophical) tradition, in continuity with pre-modern tradition, but in modern conditions (Thomas Mann, John Henry Newman, Alasdair MacIntyre), will also be discussed.

Parole chiave

  • David Jones
  • modernism
  • self-consciousness
  • tradition
Accesso libero

James Joyce’S Dublin and Lars Saabye Christensen’s Oslo. Geocritical Readings

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 271 - 277

Astratto

Abstract

This paper analyzes the literary representations of Dublin and Oslo in the novels of James Joyce, respectively Lars Saabye Christensen. The methodology derives from concepts introduced by Bertrand Westphal in his books on geocriticism, with a special emphasis on the performative nature of literature in relation to space production.

Parole chiave

  • Dublin
  • geocriticism
  • Oslo
  • space and place
  • space production writing the city
Accesso libero

Anticipating Apocalypse: Power Structures and the Periphery in Doris Lessing’s the Fifth Child and Ben, in the World

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 278 - 292

Astratto

Abstract

This article argues that unremitting conflicts between the power centres and the individuals from the borderline spaces of the society characterise Doris Lessing’s novels The Fifth Child and Ben, in the World. The paper seeks to further the argument by applying Michel Foucault’s early work on power and Zygmunt Bauman’s theory on liquid, thus postmodern, fear to manifest the implosion of the contemporary civilization that lives on global/local disparities and operates through subversive surveillance.

Parole chiave

  • elimination of the unregistered other
  • fear of the unknown
  • globalisation
  • intertextuality
  • resistance
Accesso libero

Mirror-Images, or Love As Religion in Philip Pullman’s Trilogy, His Dark Materials

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 293 - 301

Astratto

Abstract

Philip Pullman retells mankind’s archetypal memories of the Fall in his fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials. I aim to prove that the age-old religious desire for the oneness of the sacred and the profane, as well as of spirit and matter is manifested in Pullman’s fictional mythology in a way that religion and love also turn out to be one.

Parole chiave

  • fantasy literature
  • myth-criticism
  • Philip Pullman
  • religious symbolism
Accesso libero

The Reader’s Mind Beyond the Text – The Science of Cognitive Narratology

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 302 - 311

Astratto

Abstract

The paper argues that narrative functions as a valuable resource for thought and also for developing human cognition and mental work. More specifically, the paper outlines an approach to studying narratives as basic cognitive tools for thinking, and thus my contribution will continue to explore several cognitive processes that allow readers to comprehend narrative texts.

Parole chiave

  • cognitive narratology
  • cognitive processes
  • mental representation
  • post-classical narratology
  • possible world theory
Accesso libero

The Madness Narrative, Between the Literary, the Therapeutic and the Political

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 312 - 323

Astratto

Abstract

The present paper discusses the types, functions and limitations of the madness narrative, a particular type of text dealing with a popular research topic: mental instability, within the larger contexts of women’s autobiographical writing and illness-based writing. The overview aims to provide the theoretical framework necessary for the further analysis of specific madness narratives.

Parole chiave

  • autobiographical fiction
  • madness
  • madness narrative
  • pathography
  • scriptotherapy
30 Articoli
Accesso libero

African Literary Topoi in Modern African Texts and the Problematics of Europhone Forms

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 1 - 17

Astratto

Abstract

This article treats selected oral poems whose topoi or motifs have transcended time and space to play out themselves in modern African fictions where colonial languages and their consequent habits of thought serve as media of enunciation. Thereafter, it beams attention on African scholars and writers who have attempted, presumably, to translate the oral medium of expression into indigenous and/or colonial written form(s) while maintaining the navel-strings that linked them, through the transfer of topoi and from the local and indigenous language to the Europhone form which, though, has led to international recognition, also serves to affirm a classic consequential illustration of the zero sum game

Parole chiave

  • African oral literature
  • African novel
  • African poetry
  • Europhone forms
  • topoi
Accesso libero

A Blend of Sound and Image- the Music Video

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 18 - 26

Astratto

Abstract

The focus of this paper is first of all the issue of authorship in music videos, with reference to the division of tasks between the musician and the director. Secondly, a non-narrative musical piece in analysed - The Chemical Brothers’ Star Guitar - in relation to the narrative video created by Michel Gondry to enrich its meanings and better convey the intended message of the musicians.

Parole chiave

  • authorship
  • musical message
  • video message
Accesso libero

Orientalising the Occident? Portrayals of the Welsh in ‘The Indian Doctor’

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 27 - 34

Astratto

Abstract

This paper seeks to analyse the portrayal of the Welsh characters in the popular 2010 BBC television comedy drama The Indian Doctor

Parole chiave

  • celticism
  • India
  • Orientalism
  • postcolonialism
Accesso libero

Aspects of Ethnicity, Class and Religion in Case of Slovak Immigrant Communities in the UK

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 35 - 61

Astratto

Abstract

Since 2004 several tens of thousands of Slovaks arrived in the United Kingdom. A number of Slovak communities have emerged that bear the characteristic marks of diasporas. This paper displays an analysis of these immigrant groups based on online surveys and interviews. Questions of integration versus assimilation are discussed in the light of class, religious affiliation and ethnic identity.

Parole chiave

  • class
  • education
  • ethnicity
  • religion
Accesso libero

The Perceived Role of L2 English in the Process of Learning L3 German

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 62 - 76

Astratto

Abstract

The central aim of my research is to investigate the third language learning processes of L1 Hungarian high-school learners learning L2 English and L3 German. More specifically, I aim at revealing to what extent Hungarian learners rely on their knowledge of their L1 and L2 as well as on the learning strategies they have developed while learning their L2.

Parole chiave

  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • perceived distance
  • third language acquisition
  • third language learning
Accesso libero

Affix Acquisition Order in Serbian EFL Learners

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 77 - 88

Astratto

Abstract

Given that affix knowledge plays a vital role in the development of L1/L2 knowledge, the aim of this paper is to explore Mochizuki and Aizawa’s (2000) notion about the order of affix acquisition in the Serbian EFL context. We will attempt to analyze correlations between the EFL learners’ vocabulary size and their affix knowledge and postulate the order of affix acquisition.

Parole chiave

  • affixes
  • derivation
  • production
  • reception
  • vocabulary size
Accesso libero

An Increase in Imported Goods, Imports Have Increased – The Role of Teaching Pronunciation in an Esp Classroom

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 89 - 98

Astratto

Abstract

The fact that English has become the major lingua franca of international business and economy has influenced the goal of teaching pronunciation in an ESP economics classroom: the nativelike speaking skill as the ultimate goal has been superseded by a more realistic and more reasonable goal - the adoption of intelligibility and communicability skills. We argue here, however, that pronunciation skills should be included in a university level ESP economics course syllabus. We point out common pronunciation errors made by economics students due to first-language transfer, exemplifying our points with various types of exercises aiming at overcoming their pronunciation problems.

Parole chiave

  • errors
  • ESP
  • exercises
  • pronunciation
  • Serbian
Accesso libero

Teachers’ Response to Serbian EFL Learners’ Pronunciation Errors

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 99 - 112

Astratto

Abstract

The present paper aims at discovering what type of feedback Serbian teachers resort to when correcting their students’ mispronounced words or utterances. To accomplish the previously stated aim of the study, we conducted a survey investigating teachers’ preferences for specific types of corrective feedback and the results indicate that the most frequently employed type of feedback among Serbian EFL teachers is recast, whereas the least preferred one is direct or explicit correction. The total of 55 teachers from primary, secondary schools and colleges participated in the survey.

Parole chiave

  • corrective feedback
  • EFL
  • pronunciation errors
Accesso libero

Culture in Esp Syllabus: Why and How

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 113 - 122

Astratto

Abstract

While language and culture are generally recognised to be intimately linked, English for Specific Purposes has typically been seen as “acultural”. This paper argues that cultural information is a necessary component of any ESP course and that a contrastive-comparative approach can help the learner in appropriating other cultures.

Parole chiave

  • contrastive-comparative approach
  • cultural awareness
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • intercultural communication
Accesso libero

Using Field Trip as a Teaching Method: A Walking Tour of Timişoara as Seen by British Writers

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 123 - 134

Astratto

Abstract

This article proposes a literary walking tour of Timişoara as seen by British authors who visited the city from the beginning of the 17th century to present. The article proposes a synthesis of the authors’ perceptions of some of the main attractions of Timişoara: the Bega Canal, the Victory Square, the Liberation Square, the Union Square and the Bastion.

Parole chiave

  • field trip
  • image of Romania in British Literature
  • imagology
  • literary tour
  • Timişoara
Accesso libero

Internalization and Production of Metaphorical Expressions with EFL Students

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 135 - 144

Astratto

Abstract

The paper presents the results of qualitative research with 20 EFL students, who were exposed to structured metaphorical input for one academic year. It will be demonstrated how metaphorical expressions covered in classes are used spontaneously by students in writing tasks some time after they had been introduced and practiced, which is clear evidence of internalization that surfaces during production.

Parole chiave

  • EFL
  • internalization
  • metaphor
  • production
  • qualitative research
  • vocabulary
Accesso libero

Academic Research Skills of University Students

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 145 - 152

Astratto

Abstract

The paper analyzes questionnaires administered to 135 English Language students in all four years with an attempt to elaborate how developed the students’ academic research skills are and investigate if they correlate with the years of study. Furthermore, the results are compared to students’ general habits concerning internet use to prove that they do not correlate with academic research skills.

Parole chiave

  • academic research skills
  • information literacy
  • virtual/digital libraries
Accesso libero

Sense Discrimination in Five English Learner’s Dictionaries

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 153 - 164

Astratto

Abstract

This paper presents the comparison of sense discrimination strategies including the structure and organization of a polysemous word entry in five English monolingual learner’s dictionaries with the aim of gaining an insight into the aspects of sense division where the given dictionaries agree and disagree. The final outcome of the analysis is the selection of features contributing to the establishment of the user friendliest sense discrimination system in a pedagogical dictionary

Parole chiave

  • lexicography
  • lumping
  • polysemy
  • sense discrimination
  • splitting
Accesso libero

(MIS)Translating U.S. Southwest History

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 165 - 173

Astratto

Abstract

Historians of the U.S. Southwest invariably rely on English-language translations of original Spanish documents for their interpretive work. However, a philological approach to the Spanish documents reveals all manner of translator shortcomings, some of which negatively impact the historical record. I document one such instance pertaining to the early history of Texas and argue that the failure to adhere to sound philological practice has produced an inaccurate historical canon. Data are taken from a Spanish expedition diary from the late 17th-century and from unpublished archival sources pertaining to it.

Parole chiave

  • English-language translation
  • paleography
  • philological practice
  • Spanish colonial documents
  • U.S. Southwest history
Accesso libero

Strategies for Expressing Power Relationships in the Slovenian Translation of Amitav Ghosh's Novel the Hungry Tide

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 174 - 180

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Abstract

The paper explores various narrative and rhetorical strategies for expressing power relationships in the Slovenian translation of Amitav Ghosh’s novel “The Hungry Tide”. Based on critical discourse analysis and the model of micro- and macrostructural shifts developed by van Leuven-Zwart, the paper provides a classification of the aforementioned strategies based on a pilot study of the source text and its translation into Slovenian. Illustrating the strategies with chosen examples, the paper then discusses the solutions adopted by the translator, focusing on general issues concerning the cultural transfer of relationships characterized by inequality in terms of social power.

Parole chiave

  • critical discourse analysis
  • postcolonial criticism
  • power relationships
  • social power
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Selling Their Research: The Linguistic Realization of Rhetoric Moves in English Thesis Abstracts Written by Hungarian Undergraduates

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 181 - 191

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Abstracts are short and dense summaries of the main aspects of academic work. Major rhetoric moves, such as the aim the research, description of the methodology, the summary of the results, are identified in 52 undergraduate theses written by Hungarian students of English. Emphasis is given to the academic lexical bundles, the use of tenses and aspects, personal pronouns, modal auxiliaries, hedging in the realization of these moves. Comparison is made between novice and experienced writers. The pedagogical implications of the findings are also discussed.

Parole chiave

  • abstract
  • academic phrases
  • academic writing
  • rhetoric moves
  • undergraduates
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Ways of Representing Accumulation: The Archive and the Collection in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated and John Fowles’ the Collector

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 192 - 198

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The paper explores the desire of accumulating in our contemporary society by analysing two processes: that of archiving and that of collecting; and how these are represented in literature, in novels such as Everything is Illuminated, which deals with the preservation of memory through the archive; and The Collector, which brings a different perspective on the act of collecting, namely, the relationship between collecting, possession and fetishism.

Parole chiave

  • archive
  • collection
  • possession
  • tabulation
  • preservation
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Tristram Shandy – The Playful Art of Seduction

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 199 - 207

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The main concern of a skilled storyteller is not to report a sequence of events, but to tell a ‘tellable’ story and to ward off the question ‘so what?’ coming from the listener. However, what happens when the story has little to recommend it as ‘tellable’? This is the case of Tristram Shandy who uses sexuality as elaborate rhetorical strategy to constantly tease and arouse his narratees’ imagination.

Parole chiave

  • tellability
  • sexuality
  • rhetoric
  • anticipatory constituents
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The Impossible Tradition of the Pindaric Ode in England

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 208 - 220

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The “burden of the past” (W. J. Bate) has persistently remained in the focus of poets’ attention across various periods of the history of Western poetry. Questions of tradition, historical belatedness, and “anxieti[es] of influence” (H. Bloom) have fueled both theorists and practitioners of poetry. The English Pindaric tradition confronts these questions uniquely. It has shown consciousness of its own historicity from the beginning. The vocation of the Pindaric poet and his relation to the inimitable master, Pindar, persist as central themes throughout the reception history. They contribute to the evolution of a tradition where poets increasingly question the possibility of autonomous poetic creation.

Parole chiave

  • form
  • irregularity
  • Pindaric ode
  • poetic vocation
  • tradition
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Identity Formation in Paul Auster’s Fictional Urban Space

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 221 - 228

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How does the contemporary self depicted in Paul Auster’s fiction constitute himself in the metropolis New York City? I will investigate the extent to which New York City influences the shaping of a metropolitan identity in two selected literary works by Paul Auster: City of Glass and Sunset Park

Keywords

  • American literature
  • heterotopia
  • identity
  • urban space
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Re-Assembling the City in Ivan Vladislavić’s Novels

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 229 - 234

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The paper analyses the various aspects of the city as described by the South African writer Ivan Vladislavić in the novel Portrait with Keys. Hunters, gatherers and urban poachers are the inhabitants of the South African city bordering the veld, a city whose economic centre has been moved to the suburbs due to high rates of crime.

Parole chiave

  • identity
  • Johannesburg
  • labyrinth
  • violence
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Narratives of Spaces, Places, and People: M.C. Beaton’s Highlands and Highlanders

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 235 - 242

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The paper attempts to suggest re-reading literary texts from the perspective of the interconnections between settings and individuals in the process of forging the latter’s place-identity. This environmental concept, meant to foreground the importance of the place for the development of the sense of the self, is to be operated with in a selection of books authored by the Scottish mystery writer, M.C. Beaton.

Parole chiave

  • emplacement
  • otherness
  • place-identity
  • the self
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“The Powers That Decide” in the J. R. Ward Message Board

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 243 - 252

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Romance has the reputation of being an opiate for the masses. This paper intends to analyze if it is indeed a fantasy imposed from above or if there is room for negotiation. The chosen space is vampire romance writer J. R. Ward's forum. Power will be discussed through the lens of Foucault's Panopticon and de Certeau's productive consumption, among others.

Parole chiave

  • fan studies
  • power relations
  • romance
  • Panopticon
  • productive consumption
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Queenship, Power, and Elizabethan Mentalities in Shakespeare’s Histories

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 253 - 262

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The paper looks at the way in which the notion of queenship - in connection or in contrast with that of kingship and royalty in general - is reflected in Shakespeare’s historical tetralogies and in Henry VIII. It is argued that all royal figures, male and female, featured in these plays, are presented by Shakespeare in accordance not only with Tudor historiography, but also with Elizabeth I’s own strategies of self-representation. Thus, the major notions to be looked into are virtue, legitimacy, agency, as well as, more generally, early modern religious and political issues concerning gender relations

Parole chiave

  • agency
  • gender relations
  • legitimacy
  • queenship
  • Tudor England
  • virtue
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David Jones and the Self-Conscious Uses of Tradition

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 263 - 270

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This paper will explore the way that the poetry of David Jones, while generally recognised as being modernist, nevertheless promotes a continuation of the Western literary tradition (as opposed to more revolutionary strands of modernism), but does this while introducing a self-conscious understanding of the role and workings of tradition, an element lacking in pre-modern traditional literature. Other figures with a similar interest in the viability of a self-consciously understood practice of (literary or philosophical) tradition, in continuity with pre-modern tradition, but in modern conditions (Thomas Mann, John Henry Newman, Alasdair MacIntyre), will also be discussed.

Parole chiave

  • David Jones
  • modernism
  • self-consciousness
  • tradition
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James Joyce’S Dublin and Lars Saabye Christensen’s Oslo. Geocritical Readings

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 271 - 277

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This paper analyzes the literary representations of Dublin and Oslo in the novels of James Joyce, respectively Lars Saabye Christensen. The methodology derives from concepts introduced by Bertrand Westphal in his books on geocriticism, with a special emphasis on the performative nature of literature in relation to space production.

Parole chiave

  • Dublin
  • geocriticism
  • Oslo
  • space and place
  • space production writing the city
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Anticipating Apocalypse: Power Structures and the Periphery in Doris Lessing’s the Fifth Child and Ben, in the World

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 278 - 292

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This article argues that unremitting conflicts between the power centres and the individuals from the borderline spaces of the society characterise Doris Lessing’s novels The Fifth Child and Ben, in the World. The paper seeks to further the argument by applying Michel Foucault’s early work on power and Zygmunt Bauman’s theory on liquid, thus postmodern, fear to manifest the implosion of the contemporary civilization that lives on global/local disparities and operates through subversive surveillance.

Parole chiave

  • elimination of the unregistered other
  • fear of the unknown
  • globalisation
  • intertextuality
  • resistance
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Mirror-Images, or Love As Religion in Philip Pullman’s Trilogy, His Dark Materials

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 293 - 301

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Philip Pullman retells mankind’s archetypal memories of the Fall in his fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials. I aim to prove that the age-old religious desire for the oneness of the sacred and the profane, as well as of spirit and matter is manifested in Pullman’s fictional mythology in a way that religion and love also turn out to be one.

Parole chiave

  • fantasy literature
  • myth-criticism
  • Philip Pullman
  • religious symbolism
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The Reader’s Mind Beyond the Text – The Science of Cognitive Narratology

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 302 - 311

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The paper argues that narrative functions as a valuable resource for thought and also for developing human cognition and mental work. More specifically, the paper outlines an approach to studying narratives as basic cognitive tools for thinking, and thus my contribution will continue to explore several cognitive processes that allow readers to comprehend narrative texts.

Parole chiave

  • cognitive narratology
  • cognitive processes
  • mental representation
  • post-classical narratology
  • possible world theory
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The Madness Narrative, Between the Literary, the Therapeutic and the Political

Pubblicato online: 22 Feb 2013
Pagine: 312 - 323

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The present paper discusses the types, functions and limitations of the madness narrative, a particular type of text dealing with a popular research topic: mental instability, within the larger contexts of women’s autobiographical writing and illness-based writing. The overview aims to provide the theoretical framework necessary for the further analysis of specific madness narratives.

Parole chiave

  • autobiographical fiction
  • madness
  • madness narrative
  • pathography
  • scriptotherapy

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