Crosscurrents

Transatlantic Perspectives on Early Modern Hispanic Drama

Crosscurrents

Taken as a whole, the essays in this volume represent a preliminary step in exploring Hispanic drama of the early modern period, mindful of the fact that theater on both sides of the Atlantic was "stimulated by the abundance and wonder of the Americas, and cannot be understood without the gold, silver, chocolate, pineapple, birds, colors, and flavors of the laboratory of the New World" (Ortega 2002, 9). This volume successfully encompasses and reflects critically relevant, actual issues of memory, identity, ceremony, and power in an ebb-and-flow effect from shore to shore, and demonstrates how both the New and Old Worlds were performed, imagined, codified, and allegorized as they were empirically understood.

Crosscurrents in Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theories

Crosscurrents in Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theories

The term “crosscurrent” is defined as “a current flowing counter to another.” This volume represents crosscurrents in second language acquisition and linguistic theory in several respects. First, although the main currents running between linguistics and second language acquisition have traditionally flowed from theory to application, equally important contributions can be made in the other direction as well. Second, although there is a strong tendency in the field of linguistics to see “theorists” working within formal models of syntax, SLA research can contribute to linguistic theory more broadly defined to include various functional as well as formal models of syntax, theories of phonology, variationist theories of sociolinguists, etc. These assumptions formed the basis for a conference held at Stanford University during the Linguistic Institute there in the summer of 1987. The conference was organized to update the relation between second language acquisition and linguistic theory. This book contains a selection of (mostly revised and updated) papers of this conference and two newly written papers.

Crosscurrents: writings of German political emigrés in nineteenth-century America

Section I, Memoirs

Crosscurrents: writings of German political emigrés in nineteenth-century America

English introduction by Carol Poore, German original text by August Spies. Einleitung von Carol Poore in englischer, Originaltext von August Spies in deutscher Sprache. August Spies emigrated to the United States in 1872 and settled in Chicago. As editor of the Chicago Arbeiter-Zeitung, he was a prominent social revolutionary, affiliated with the anarchist International Working Peoples' Association. He was involved in the Haymarket Affair and was hanged for it in Chicago in November 1887. This collection of his writings is an insightful personal statement and provides a compelling account of the development of German-Ameri- can radicals in Chicago. August Spies wanderte im Jahre 1872 in die Vereinigten Staaten aus und liess sich in Chicago nieder. Er war Herausgeber der in Chicago publizierten Arbeiter-Zeitung und einer der bekanntesten Sozialrevolutionäre in dieser Stadt. Weil er an der «Heumarkt-Affäre» von 1886 beteiligt war, wurde August Spies am 11. November 1887 in Chicago gehängt. Diese Sammlung von Schriftstücken ist ein aufschlussreiches, persönliches Dokument von August Spies und vermittelt eine packende Schilderung der Entwicklung von den deutsch-amerikanischen Radikalen in Chicago.

Crosscurrents in Indigenous Spirituality

Interface of Maya, Catholic, and Protestant Worldviews

Crosscurrents in Indigenous Spirituality

"Much have been said about the Mayas, but they have not been allowed to speak for themselves." This collection of original articles by indigenous Mesoamericans - in counterpoint with the insights of social scientists - makes a significant contribution to intercultural and religious dialogue.

Quaker Crosscurrents

Three Hundred Years of Friends in the New York Yearly Meetings

Quaker Crosscurrents

This volume is a history of the Religious Society of Friends or Quakers of New York, from their earliest appearance in the Dutch colony of New Netherlands in the 1650s. It covers myriad aspects of Quaker life, including architecture, philanthropy and women's roles.

Crosscurrents

African Americans, Africa, and Germany in the Modern World

Crosscurrents

This volume brings together fascinating research on the historical interaction between Germany, African nations and Black Americans. Leading scholars explore the influence of German missions, language and culture, politics, and science on Africa and Black America. Essays examine the medieval links between Germany and Africa, encounters between immigrant Germans and America's African population during the colonial era; the influence of German culture and natinalism on African-American social elites studying in Germany throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; Black American musical performers in Weimar Germany; and the shifting contacts among Black Americans, Germany, and Africa as Germany led Western modernization and expansionism during the twentieth century. The authors present a variety of disciplines and use heretofore untapped sources from German, American, and African depositories.

Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents

On a tour of the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Nancy is asked to look into a series of threats against the staff. But the controversial curator, whose stand against industrial pollution had sparked conflict, is immediately killed. Nancy races to solve the crime before the murderer strikes again.

Anglo-German and American-German Crosscurrents

Anglo-German and American-German Crosscurrents

This fourth volume continues a series emerging from the Penn State Project on Anglo-German and American-German Literary and Cultural Relations. All articles contained in the volume focus on the theme of the Project and reflect the wealth of scholarly resources to be found in the Allison-Shelley Collection, located in the Pattee Library of The Pennsylvania State University. Contents: Goethe in the American Annuals and Gift-Books, Philip Allison Shelley; John Quincy Adams and Alexander Hill Everett: Pathfinders of German Studies in America, Walter J. Morris; Alexander Hill Everett: Early Advocate of American Interest in German Literature and Culture, Kenneth B. Hunsaker and Maureen C. Devine; Henry Edwin Dwight: Evocator of American Interest in Germany, Kenneth B. Hunsaker; Thomas Medwin: Intermediary of German Literature and Culture, Heimy Taylor; The German Experience of William and Mary Howitt, William Stupp; James Lorimer Graham: Fosterer of American-German Literary Rela Andrew M. Kovalecs; Adolf Strodtmann's Letters to Bayard Taylor: A Further Fostering of German-American Relations, Edward J. Danis; Publications of Philip Allison Shelley, Edward J. Danis; Index.

Crosscurrents and Crosscutting Themes

Crosscurrents and Crosscutting Themes

In this Third Volume of the series, Research on Education in Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East, the volume continues with the previously established overarching purpose of publishing chapters that are based upon research conducted in those regions by scholars, many of whom are indigenous to the regions they write about and are, therefore, able to provide cultural insights about relevant issues, as well as nonindigenous scholars who have conducted their studies in countries within the regions or about those regions. This mixture of indigenous scholarship offering emic perspectives and outside scholarship offering etic perspectives continues to be a relative strength and uniqueness of this book series. In addition, several chapters in the current volume constitute collaborations between the authors etic and emic to the contexts about which they write. This bifocality in the gaze cast upon issues covered in this book series has been well received by readers of earlier volumes of the series.

Crosscurrents in the Drama

East and West

Crosscurrents in the Drama

Distinguished scholars and artists consider the mingling of Eastern and Western cultures and traditions in theatre. The divergent cultures of East and West had been completely separated from one another for so long that their mutual discovery, beginning a little more than a hundred years ago, has had fascinating and invigorating results, especially in the drama. This volume gathers papers, discussion notes, and essays on three major topics: Kabuki and the West; Crosscurrents in the Drama: East and West; and Theatrical Influences between East and West: Enrichment through Borrowings, Appropriations, and Misinterpretations.