The Night Trilogy

The Night Trilogy
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 0809073641
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night Trilogy Book Excerpt:

Three works deal with a concentration camp survivor, a hostage holder in Palestine, and a recovering accident victim.

Elie Wiesel and the Art of Storytelling

Elie Wiesel and the Art of Storytelling
Author: Rosemary Horowitz
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2014-11-01
ISBN: 9780786482689
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elie Wiesel and the Art of Storytelling Book Excerpt:

Elie Wiesel is a master storyteller with the ability to use storytelling as a form of activism. From his landmark memoir Night to his novels and numerous retellings of Hasidic legends, Wiesel’s literature emphasizes storytelling, and he frequently refers to himself as a storyteller rather than an author or historian. In this work, essays examine Wiesel’s roots in Jewish storytelling traditions; influences from religious, folk, and secular sources; education; Yiddish background; Holocaust experience; and writing style. Emphasized throughout is Wiesel’s use of multiple sources in an effort to reach diverse audiences.

M bian Nights

M  bian Nights
Author: Sandor Goodhart
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-08-24
ISBN: 1501326953
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

M bian Nights Book Excerpt:

"I died at Auschwitz,†? French writer Charlotte Delbo asserts, "and nobody knows it.†? Möbian Nights: Reading Literature and Darkness develops a new understanding of literary reading: that in the wake of disasters like the Holocaust, death remains a premise of our experience rather than a future. Challenging customary "aesthetic†? assumptions that we write in order not to die, Sandor Goodhart suggests (with Kafka) we write to die. Drawing upon analyses developed by Girard, Foucault, Blanchot, and Levinas (along with examples from Homer to Beckett), Möbian Nights proposes that all literature works "autobiographically†?, which is to say, in the wake of disaster; with the credo "I died; therefore, I am†?; and for which the language of topology (for example, the "Möbius strip†?) offers a vocabulary for naming the "deep structure†? of such literary, critical, and scriptural sacrificial and anti-sacrificial dynamics.

Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel
Author: Steven T. Katz,Alan Rosen
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2013-05-17
ISBN: 0253008123
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elie Wiesel Book Excerpt:

“Illuminating . . . 24 academic essays covering Wiesel’s interpretations of the Bible, retellings of Talmudic stories . . . his post-Holocaust theology, and more.” —Publishers Weekly Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, best known for his writings on the Holocaust, is also the accomplished author of novels, essays, tales, and plays as well as portraits of seminal figures in Jewish life and experience. In this volume, leading scholars in the fields of Biblical, Rabbinic, Hasidic, Holocaust, and literary studies offer fascinating and innovative analyses of Wiesel’s texts as well as enlightening commentaries on his considerable influence as a teacher and as a moral voice for human rights. By exploring the varied aspects of Wiesel’s multifaceted career—his texts on the Bible, the Talmud, and Hasidism as well as his literary works, his teaching, and his testimony—this thought-provoking volume adds depth to our understanding of the impact of this important man of letters and towering international figure. “This book reveals Elie Wiesel’s towering intellectual capacity, his deeply held spiritual belief system, and the depth of his emotional makeup.” —New York Journal of Books “Close, scholarly readings of a master storyteller’s fiction, memoirs and essays suggest his uncommon breadth and depth . . . Criticism that enhances the appreciation of readers well-versed in the author’s work.” —Kirkus Reviews “Navigating deftly among Wiesel’s varied scholarly and literary works, the authors view his writings from religious, social, political, and literary perspectives in highly accessible prose that will well serve a broad and diverse readership.” —S. Lillian Kremer author of Women’s Holocaust Writing: Memory and Imagination

Elie Wiesel the Shtetl and Post Auschwitz Memory

Elie Wiesel the Shtetl and Post Auschwitz Memory
Author: Christine June Wunderli
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2022-08
ISBN: 364391217X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elie Wiesel the Shtetl and Post Auschwitz Memory Book Excerpt:

How are Holocaust events remembered and narrated, and why? What knowledge can Holocaust testimony convey? Christine June Wunderli explores these questions as she examines four works by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Guided by Bourdieu's theory of literary field as well as Young's theory of literary representation, she traces Hasidic influences in Wiesel's writing. Her conclusions are telling: Wiesel's narratives are born as memory is pulled towards both Auschwitz and the shtetl, caught up in the tension between the two. Still, the emerging trajectory is one of hope, led by a new categorical imperative.

Love Literacy

Love   Literacy
Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo,Stephen Chiger
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN: 1119751675
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Literacy Book Excerpt:

When our students enter middle and high school, the saying goes that they stop learning to read and start reading to learn. Then why is literacy still a struggle for so many of our students? The reality is that elementary school isn’t designed to prepare students for Othello and Song of Solomon: so what do we do? Love and Literacy steps into the classrooms of extraordinary teachers who have guided students to the highest levels of literacy. There is magic in their teaching, but that magic is replicable. It starts with a simple premise: kids fall in love with texts when they understand them, and that understanding comes from the right knowledge and/or the right strategy at the right time. Love and Literacy dissects the moves of successful teachers and schools and leaves you with the tools to make these your own: Research-based best practices in facilitating discourse, building curriculum, guiding student comprehension and analysis, creating a class culture where literacy thrives, and more Video clips of middle and high school teachers implementing these practices An online, print-ready Reading and Writing Handbook that places every tool at your fingertips to implement effectively Discussion questions for your own professional learning or book study group Great reading is more than just liking books: it’s having the knowledge, skill, and desire to experience any text in all its fullness. Love and Literacy guides you to create environments where students can build the will and wherewithal to truly fall in love with literacy.

Sources of Holocaust Insight

Sources of Holocaust Insight
Author: John K. Roth
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-01-29
ISBN: 1532674201
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources of Holocaust Insight Book Excerpt:

Sources of Holocaust Insight maps the odyssey of an American Christian philosopher who has studied, written, and taught about the Holocaust for more than fifty years. What findings result from John Roth's journey; what moods pervade it? How have events and experiences, scholars and students, texts and testimonies--especially the questions they raise--affected Roth's Holocaust studies and guided his efforts to heed the biblical proverb: "Whatever else you get, get insight"? More sources than Roth can acknowledge have informed his encounters with the Holocaust. But particular persons--among them Elie Wiesel, Raul Hilberg, Primo Levi, and Albert Camus--loom especially large. Revisiting Roth's sources of Holocaust insight, this book does so not only to pay tribute to them but also to show how the ethical, philosophical, and religious reverberations of the Holocaust confer and encourage responsibility for human well-being in the twenty-first century. Seeing differently, seeing better--sound learning and teaching about the Holocaust aim for what may be the most important Holocaust insight of all: Take nothing good for granted.

Does Religious Education Matter

Does Religious Education Matter
Author: Mary Shanahan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2016-07-28
ISBN: 1317148681
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does Religious Education Matter Book Excerpt:

In the current climate, and in an age of increasing hostility towards religion and the study of religion, religious education is a much-debated area. Bringing together an interdisciplinary team of contributors from the USA, Britain and Ireland, and Australia, representing a variety of religious perspectives, Does Religious Education Matter? provocatively demonstrates that it is vital that religious education is presented as it ’really’ is: a valuable and rich resource that, when taught and engaged with appropriately, stimulates essential qualities for global and responsible citizenship: critical thinking, tolerance, respect, and mutual understanding.

European Pack for Visiting Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial and Museum

European Pack for Visiting Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial and Museum
Author: Alicja Białecka
Publsiher: Council of Europe
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 9789287167941
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European Pack for Visiting Auschwitz Birkenau Memorial and Museum Book Excerpt:

Taking groups of students To The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is a heavy responsibility, but it is a major contribution to citizenship if it fosters understanding of what Auschwitz stands for, particularly when the last survivors are at the end of their lives. it comes with certain risks, however. This pack is designed for teachers wishing to organise student visits to authentic places of remembrance, and For The guides, academics and others who work every day with young people at Auschwitz. There is nothing magical about visiting an authentic place of remembrance, and it calls for a carefully thought-out approach. To avoid the risk of inappropriate reactions or the failure to benefit from a large investment in travel and accommodation, considerable preparation and discussion is necessary before the visit and serious reflection afterwards. Teachers must prepare students for a form of learning they may never have met before. This pack offers insights into the complexities of human behaviour so that students can have a better understanding of what it means to be a citizen. How are they concerned by what happened at Auschwitz? is the unprecedented process of exclusion that was practised in the Holocaust still going on in Europe today? in what sense is it different from present-day racism and anti-Semitism? the young people who visit Auschwitz in the next few years will be witnesses of the last witnesses, links in the chain of memory. Their generation will be the last to hear the survivors speaking on the spot. The Council of Europe, The Polish Ministry of Education And The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum are jointly sponsoring this project aimed at preventing crimes against humanity through Holocaust remembrance teaching.

Encyclopedia of the American Novel

Encyclopedia of the American Novel
Author: Abby H. P. Werlock
Publsiher: Infobase Learning
Total Pages: 4202
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN: 143814069X
Category: American fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the American Novel Book Excerpt:

Praise for the print edition:" ... no other reference work on American fiction brings together such an array of authors and texts as this.

Better Britons

Better Britons
Author: Nadine Attewell
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1442647027
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Britons Book Excerpt:

Better Britons charts an innovative approach to the politics of reproduction by reading an array of works and discourses that reflect on the significance of reproductive behaviours for civic, national, and racial identities.

Zombie Theory

Zombie Theory
Author: Sarah Juliet Lauro
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2017-10-15
ISBN: 1452955522
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zombie Theory Book Excerpt:

Zombies first shuffled across movie screens in 1932 in the low-budget Hollywood film White Zombie and were reimagined as undead flesh-eaters in George A. Romero’s The Night of the Living Dead almost four decades later. Today, zombies are omnipresent in global popular culture, from video games and top-rated cable shows in the United States to comic books and other visual art forms to low-budget films from Cuba and the Philippines. The zombie’s ability to embody a variety of cultural anxieties—ecological disaster, social and economic collapse, political extremism—has ensured its continued relevance and legibility, and has precipitated an unprecedented deluge of international scholarship. Zombie studies manifested across academic disciplines in the humanities but also beyond, spreading into sociology, economics, computer science, mathematics, and even epidemiology. Zombie Theory collects the best interdisciplinary zombie scholarship from around the world. Essays portray the zombie not as a singular cultural figure or myth but show how the undead represent larger issues: the belief in an afterlife, fears of contagion and technology, the effect of capitalism and commodification, racial exclusion and oppression, dehumanization. As presented here, zombies are not simple metaphors; rather, they emerge as a critical mode for theoretical work. With its diverse disciplinary and methodological approaches, Zombie Theory thinks through what the walking undead reveal about our relationships to the world and to each other. Contributors: Fred Botting, Kingston U; Samuel Byrnand, U of Canberra; Gerry Canavan, Marquette U; Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington U; Jean Comaroff, Harvard U; John Comaroff, Harvard U; Edward P. Comentale, Indiana U; Anna Mae Duane, U of Connecticut; Karen Embry, Portland Community College; Barry Keith Grant, Brock U; Edward Green, Roosevelt U; Lars Bang Larsen; Travis Linnemann, Eastern Kentucky U; Elizabeth McAlister, Wesleyan U; Shaka McGlotten, Purchase College-SUNY; David McNally, York U; Tayla Nyong’o, Yale U; Simon Orpana, U of Alberta; Steven Shaviro, Wayne State U; Ola Sigurdson, U of Gothenburg; Jon Stratton, U of South Australia; Eugene Thacker, The New School; Sherryl Vint, U of California Riverside; Priscilla Wald, Duke U; Tyler Wall, Eastern Kentucky U; Jen Webb, U of Canberra; Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Central Michigan U.

Trauma Sensitive Theology

Trauma Sensitive Theology
Author: Jennifer Baldwin
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2018-09-20
ISBN: 1532643136
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trauma Sensitive Theology Book Excerpt:

The intention of Trauma Sensitive Theology is to help theologians, professors, clergy, spiritual care givers, and therapists speak well of God and faith without further wounding survivors of trauma. It explores the nature of traumatic exposure, response, processing, and recovery and its impact on constructive theology and pastoral leadership and care. Through the lenses of contemporary traumatology, somatics, and the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy, the text offers a framework for seeing trauma and its impact in the lives of individuals, communities, society, and within our own sacred texts. It argues that care of traumatic wounding must include all dimensions of the human person, including our spiritual practices, religious rituals and community participation, and theological thinking. As such, clergy and spiritual care professionals have an important role to play in the recovery of traumatic wounding and fostering of resiliency. This book explores how trauma-informed congregational leaders can facilitate resiliency and offers one way of thinking theologically in response to traumatizing abuses of relational power and our resources for restoration.

LGBTQ Families

LGBTQ Families
Author: Eva Apelqvist
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-08-28
ISBN: 0810885379
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LGBTQ Families Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on the difficulties young people face as members of households in which one or more members are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. It offers encouragement, insights, and resources to help them cope with and embrace the uniqueness of their family life. Teens and adults from LGBTQ families—and teens who identify as LGBTQ themselves—tell their personal stories and share strategies they use to deal with a sometimes unaccepting society. Topics discussed include politics, religion, media, and bullying.

The Trinity and Theodicy

The Trinity and Theodicy
Author: Jacob H. Friesenhahn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2016-02-17
ISBN: 1317013026
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trinity and Theodicy Book Excerpt:

Why does God permit the great suffering and evil that we see in our world? This basic question of human existence receives a fresh answer in this book as the mystery of evil is explored in the context of the mystery of the Trinity. God's permission of evil and the way in which suffering can lead human persons into the life of the Trinity are discussed in dialogue with the great Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar. In the light of Balthasar's model of the Trinity as divine self-giving love, we gain a profound grasp of the nature of suffering in human life by placing our suffering in the context of the divine life of the Triune God.

Holocaust History and the Readings of Ka Tzetnik

Holocaust History and the Readings of Ka Tzetnik
Author: Annette F. Timm
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-01-25
ISBN: 1350012114
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holocaust History and the Readings of Ka Tzetnik Book Excerpt:

Holocaust History and the Readings of Ka-Tzetnik provides the first extensive exploration of the reception of Ka-Tzetnik's work and the role that his books have played in the larger discussion of the Holocaust and its memorialization around the world. Including contributions from an international and interdisciplinary group of experienced scholars, the book examines the literary merits, historical context and public resonance of Ka-Tzetnik's stories. It also places his novels in the context of post-WWII debates about how the memories and testimonies of the victims of the Holocaust can be represented and made publicly accessible through literature. There is also detailed coverage of key topics, like Holocaust memory and sexual violence in the concentration camps, and thorough historical analysis of key works like House of Dolls included throughout. This is an important study for all scholars and students with an interest in the Holocaust and Holocaust literature.

Habeas Viscus

Habeas Viscus
Author: Alexander G. Weheliye
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-07-30
ISBN: 0822376490
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Habeas Viscus Book Excerpt:

Habeas Viscus focuses attention on the centrality of race to notions of the human. Alexander G. Weheliye develops a theory of "racializing assemblages," taking race as a set of sociopolitical processes that discipline humanity into full humans, not-quite-humans, and nonhumans. This disciplining, while not biological per se, frequently depends on anchoring political hierarchies in human flesh. The work of the black feminist scholars Hortense Spillers and Sylvia Wynter is vital to Weheliye's argument. Particularly significant are their contributions to the intellectual project of black studies vis-à-vis racialization and the category of the human in western modernity. Wynter and Spillers configure black studies as an endeavor to disrupt the governing conception of humanity as synonymous with white, western man. Weheliye posits black feminist theories of modern humanity as useful correctives to the "bare life and biopolitics discourse" exemplified by the works of Giorgio Agamben and Michel Foucault, which, Weheliye contends, vastly underestimate the conceptual and political significance of race in constructions of the human. Habeas Viscus reveals the pressing need to make the insights of black studies and black feminism foundational to the study of modern humanity.

An Introduction to Modern Jewish Philosophy

An Introduction to Modern Jewish Philosophy
Author: Claire Elise Katz
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN: 0857726323
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Modern Jewish Philosophy Book Excerpt:

How Jewish is modern Jewish philosophy? The question at first appears nonsensical, until we consider that the chief issues with which Jewish philosophers have engaged, from the Enlightenment through to the late 20th century, are the standard preoccupations of general philosophical inquiry. Questions about God, reality, language, and knowledge - metaphysics and epistemology - have been of as much concern to Jewish thinkers as they have been to others. Moses Mendelssohn, for example, was a friend of Kant. Hermann Cohen's philosophy is often described as 'neo-Kantian.' Franz Rosenzweig wrote his dissertation on Hegel. And the thought of Emmanuel Levinas is indebted to Husserl. In this much-needed textbook, which surveys the most prominent thinkers of the last three centuries, Claire Katz situates modern Jewish philosophy in the wider cultural and intellectual context of its day, indicating how broader currents of British, French and German thought influenced its practitioners. But she also addresses the unique ways in which being Jewish coloured their output, suggesting that a keen sense of particularity enabled the Jewish philosophers to help define the whole modern era. Intended to be used as a core undergraduate text, the book will also appeal to anyone with an interest how some of the greatest minds of the age grappled with some of its most urgent and fascinating philosophical problems.

New Realms for Writing

New Realms for Writing
Author: Michele Haiken
Publsiher: International Society for Technology in Education
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2022-08-24
ISBN: 1564847888
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Realms for Writing Book Excerpt:

Boost students’ communication and writing skills, with strategies and examples to help them craft their own stories, tell their truth and be heard. The world should be the driving curriculum in our schools. Assignments should be authentic, have real-world connections and encourage students to create meaningful work. Accordingly, content created and read in school should go beyond books and include podcasts, popular culture, games and films to help students build writing and critical-thinking skills. New Realms for Writing features a variety of teacher-created resources and samples of student work to illustrate how teachers can design inquiry units for their content area that are authentic and engage students while developing digital age skills. This book: • Provides insights into creating and using innovative materials and texts that are differentiated and personalized to student learners, specifically for teaching writing. • Provides pedagogy and lesson ideas that promote student choice and voice within units of study that make cross-curricular connections. • Offers tips to ensure that tech tools support student learning -- while not driving it. There are many great tech tools to support learning, but the conversation must center on thoughtful teaching and purpose, with tech supporting robust pedagogy. This book offers strategies and lesson ideas to help teachers make sure their instruction does just that.

Facing Sufering

Facing Sufering
Author: Roberto Badenas
Publsiher: Editorial Safeliz
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2021-05-17
ISBN: 8472088588
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing Sufering Book Excerpt:

In a myriad of forms—acute, violent, dull, excruciating, persistent—pain wears down the body and oppresses the spirit. It abounds in the life of the poor and ruins the life of the rich. It makes a child cry, disfigures a young person's body, marks an adult's face, and bows the shoulders of the elderly. From the cradle to the grave, our suffering is relentless. Work and pleasure, dependence and freedom, virtue and vice, love and hate, all can make us suffer. Pain is part of our human condition. You could say that we are no longer children when we learn that a mother's kiss cannot take away all of our sorrows. This book is intended to help the individual face suffering with dignity and realism, addressing some of the more practical aspects—psychological, social, philosophical, and theological. With an awareness of subject's complexity, the book presents a series of thoughts aimed at understanding the ultimate why behind pain and how to cope with it meaningfully. In addition, with the layman in mind, this book provides simple resources to face one's own pain calmly and that of others with compassion and tact. The objective is to help fight and endure the reality of pain as much as possible, with courage and hope...