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Review of Cary Wolfe, What is Posthumanism?  [cached]
Amy Ratelle
MediaTropes , 2011,
Abstract: Book Review. Cary Wolfe. What is Posthumanism? Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010. 392 pages; paper $24.95. ISBN 978-0-8166-6615-7.
Posthumanismo, Sociedad y ser humano. Presentación Posthumanism, Society and Human being. Presentation
Fernando J. García Selgas
Athenea Digital , 2010,
Abstract: Presentación al Tema Especial "Posthumanismo, Sociedad y ser humano" Presentation of the Special Topic "Posthumanism, Society and Human being"
Literary Discourse: An Investigation into Semiotic Perspectives of Persian Narratology
Hossein Vahid Dastjerdi,Shaahin Rahavard,Momene Ghadiri
Cross-Cultural Communication , 2011, DOI: 10.3968/1601
Abstract: This study was to approach critical discourse analysis (CDA) from a semiotic perspective. A case in point was Persian anecdotes. The data included four anecdotes randomly extracted from the book Stories of Bohlool. Data analysis was done within the framework of narrative semiotics of Greimas (1986). The anecdotes were analyzed in terms of 1) applicability of Greimassian approach to Persian anecdotes and 2) different levels of meaning latent in literary texts. The results of the study indicated that Greimassian approach is applicable to Persian narratology. Key words: CDA; Semiotic Perspective; Persian Anecdotes; Narrative Semiotics of Greimas Resumé: Cette étude tente d'aborder l'analyse critique du discours (ACD) dans une perspective sémiotique. Un exemple en a été anecdotes persiques. Les données comprenaient quatre anecdotes tirées au sort dans le livre Histoires de Bohlool. L'analyse des données a été réalisée dans le cadre de la sémiotique narrative de Greimas (1986). Les anecdotes ont été analysées en termes de 1) l'applicabilité de l'approche greimassienne d'anecdotes persiques et 2) les différents niveaux de sens latent dans les textes littéraires. Les résultats de l'étude ont indiqué que l'approche greimassienne est applicable à la narratologie persique. Mots-clés: ACD; Perspective SEmiotique; Anecdotes Persiques; SEmiotique Narrative De Greimas
(re) Performing the Posthuman: a conference on performance arts and posthumanism, University of Sussex, 21st-22nd May 2010  [cached]
Liz Sage
Excursions , 2010,
Abstract: Review of (re) Performing the Posthuman: a conference on performance arts and posthumanism, University of Sussex, 21st-22nd May 2010
Hungry Volterra equation, multi boson KP hierarchy and Two Matrix Models  [PDF]
Masato Hisakado
Physics , 1998, DOI: 10.1143/JPSJ.68.2221
Abstract: We consider the hungry Volterra hierarchy from the view point of the multi boson KP hierarchy. We construct the hungry Volterra equation as the B\"{a}cklund transformations (BT) which are not the ordinary ones. We call them ``fractional '' BT. We also study the relations between the (discrete time) hungry Volterra equation and two matrix models. From this point of view we study the reduction from (discrete time) 2d Toda lattice to the (discrete time) hungry Volterra equation.
Golden Research Thoughts , 2013, DOI: 10.9780/22315063
Abstract: Rabindranath Tagore's longest short story is “The Hungry Stones”. It is a blendof 'Three isms'-Lyricism, Realism and Supernaturalism. A solitary marble palace builtby Emperor Mahmud Shah II for his pleasure and luxury about 250 years ago is thebackground of the story. The atmosphere in the palace is full of “unrequited passions”and “lurid flames of wild blazing pleasure” which raged within that palace centuriesago. Even today, the curse of all the heart-aches and blasted hopes had made its everystone thirsty and hungry, eager to swallow up a living flesh. Thus it is called the story of“The Hungry Stones”.
At the Table with Hungry Ghosts: Intimate Borderwork in Mexico City  [cached]
Jean Duruz
Cultural Studies Review , 2011,
Abstract: This article focuses on the project of sustaining cultural diversity within global cities’ intimate spaces. Specifically, it sketches the culinary histories of an Anglo-Australian woman (who, in 1968, settled permanently in Mexico) and her male partner (who grew up in Mexico; his mother Mexican, his father Cantonese). Drawing on the tools of ‘borderwork’ (Hodge and O’Carroll), the argument positions culturally diverse landscapes of ‘Sydney’, ‘China’ and ‘Mexico City’ as distinct yet overlapping geographies. Meanwhile, analysis of curious moments in the couple’s intersecting histories contributes much fluidity to this cartography. In the process, a company of hungry ghosts appears at the dinner table – ghosts of diversity, diaspora and cosmopolitanism; nostalgia and memory; gender and ethnicity; home and belonging. The article concludes that even when borderwork is conducted amiably behind closed doors, it relies on contradictions for cultural sustenance. At the same time, its tensions resonate with possibilities for creative practice.
Changes in Chemical Composition of Treated and Untreated Hungry Rice “Acha” (Digitaria exilis)
C.A. Echendu,I.C. Obizoba,J.U. Anyika,P.C. Ojimelukwe
Pakistan Journal of Nutrition , 2009,
Abstract: This study focused on the changes in the chemical composition of treated and untreated hungry rice “Acha”. Nutrient composition and antinutritional factors were studied using standard methods of analysis. The results of analyses revealed that hungry rice fermented for 108 h (FHR108) had significantly higher Crude Protein (CP) (9.94%), True Protein (TP) (9.34%), True Nitrogen (TN) (1.49%), Non-Protein Nitrogen (NPN) (0.10%) and fat (3.08%) (p<0.05). Fermentation for 48 h (FHR48) had the highest copper (Cu) (3.26 mg), manganese (Mn) (1.38 mg), zinc (Zn) (1.62 mg), phosphorus (Ph) (160.89 mg) and iodine (I2) (103.33 mcg) than others (p<0.05). Untreated Hungry Rice (UTHR) had the highest tannins (0.13 mg), phytate (1.22 mg) and Trypsin Inhibitors (TI) (38.45 mg). Based on this study, cooking and fermentation increased both proximate and mineral composition in treated samples but decreased antinutritional factors in most parameters tested. Cooking and fermentation could be used by most rural and poor urban dwellers to increase nutrient content of their diets.
Reading the Postcolonial Island in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide  [PDF]
Lisa Fletcher
Island Studies Journal , 2011,
Abstract: This paper argues that literature has much to contribute to the theoretical work of island studies, and not just because literary texts provide evidence of the ways islands are conceptualized in different historical and cultural contexts. To this end, it discusses Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide (2004), a novel which actively theorizes key concepts in island studies. The Hungry Tide is set in the Sundarbans, an “immense archipelago” in the Ganges delta, and tells the largely forgotten history of the forced evacuation of refugees from the island of Morichjh pi in 1979. The liminal space of the Sundarbans, the “tide country”, is an extraordinary setting for a literary exploration of the relationship between postcolonial island geographies and identities. Ghosh’s depiction of the “watery labyrinth” (Ghosh, 2004: 72) and “storm-tossed islands” (Ghosh, 2004: 164) of the Sundarbans raises and addresses questions, which should be at the heart of the critical meta-discourse of island studies.
Neuropeptide Y Enhances Olfactory Mucosa Responses to Odorant in Hungry Rats  [PDF]
Julia Negroni, Nicolas Meunier, Régine Monnerie, Roland Salesse, Christine Baly, Monique Caillol, Patrice Congar
PLOS ONE , 2012, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045266
Abstract: Neuropeptide Y (NPY) plays an important role in regulating appetite and hunger in vertebrates. In the hypothalamus, NPY stimulates food intake under the control of the nutritional status. Previous studies have shown the presence of NPY and receptors in rodent olfactory system, and suggested a neuroproliferative role. Interestingly, NPY was also shown to directly modulate olfactory responses evoked by a food-related odorant in hungry axolotls. We have recently demonstrated that another nutritional cue, insulin, modulates the odorant responses of the rat olfactory mucosa (OM). Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the potential effect of NPY on rat OM responses to odorants, in relation to the animal's nutritional state. We measured the potential NPY modulation of OM responses to odorant, using electro-olfactogram (EOG) recordings, in fed and fasted adult rats. NPY application significantly and transiently increased EOG amplitudes in fasted but not in fed rats. The effects of specific NPY-receptor agonists were similarly quantified, showing that NPY operated mainly through Y1 receptors. These receptors appeared as heterogeneously expressed by olfactory neurons in the OM, and western blot analysis showed that they were overexpressed in fasted rats. These data provide the first evidence that NPY modulates the initial events of odorant detection in the rat OM. Because this modulation depends on the nutritional status of the animal, and is ascribed to NPY, the most potent orexigenic peptide in the central nervous system, it evidences a strong supplementary physiological link between olfaction and nutritional processes.
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