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Remembering the Founding Fathers of Indian English Fiction  [PDF]
Bijay Kumar Das
Journal of Literature, Culture and Media Studies , 2009,
Cristina Denisa Arsene-Onu
Language and Literature : European Landmarks of Identity , 2011,
Abstract: Exodus has been one of the favorite fictional topics undertaken by American fiction writers due to the fact that they belong to the so-called “Chosen People” that were not to trespass God’s covenant. My paper identifies two major Exodus themes: the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt (the Biblical wilderness, and the Promised Land) and human/divine justice as considered in the Bible. Observing the typological concept, these themes are analyzed in connection with their American antitype themes: the Pilgrim Fathers’ Exodus from Europe (the American continent as a counterpart to the Biblical Mosaic wilderness and America (New England) as the Promised Land) and the Puritans’ judicial system.
From David Walker to President Obama: Tropes of the Founding Fathers in African American Discourses of Democracy, or The Legacy of Ishmael  [cached]
Elizabeth J. West
American Studies Journal , 2012,
Abstract: More than a century after the Emancipation Proclamation, in a society that still others blackness, we continue to hold to the mythical humanizing power of literacy. In our own time this has been poignantly evinced in the public reception of the current President of the United States, Barack Obama. He has been internationally hailed for his written and oral eloquence, and many Americans expected that Obama’s evident intellectual prowess would reverse prevailing stereotypes of black inferiority. Obama’s rhetorical success is rooted in the longstanding literary practice of invoking the mythical founding fathers to validate text and subject. In this regard, David Walker’s Appeal (1829) represents the emergence of a long tradition of black voices invoking America’s most sacred patriarchs and their rhetoric of Americanness.
Dr. John E. Joseph
Indian Streams Research Journal , 2012,
Abstract: The Indian English novel did not attain any noteworthy merit or standard at its inception. It was after 1920 that Indian English fiction began to exhibit signs of fictional maturity and wisdom especially after the arrival of the three “founding fathers” of this genre, Mulk Raj Anand, R.K. Narayan and Raja Rao. Since then fiction writing in India has taken deep roots with numerous writers contributing to it in many and varied ways. The thematic presentation became inimitable. The narrative technique and style had all the elements that go into the making of great prose fiction. Thus Indian English novel was able to stand shoulder to shoulder with any other global counterparts. The present study is a modest attempt to find out what it was that enabled the Indian writers to present novels with great literary quality, fictional maturity, vision and direction, and how and why it was possible for them to do so.
Lisa K. Perdigao. From Modernist Entombment to Postmodernist Exhumation Dead Bodies in Twentieth-Century American Fiction.  [cached]
Ben Robbins
European Journal of American Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.4000/ejas.9832
Abstract: Lisa K. Perdigao’s monograph titled From Modernist Entombment to Postmodernist Exhumation, seeks to offer a comprehensive study of the corpse as represented in American fiction of the twentieth century. Perdigao explores how novelists from a range of time periods and traditions use dead bodies as a device that is revealing of the wider formal ambitions of narrative. In her introduction, Perdigao sets out the theoretical framework on which her study is based. She draws on poststructuralist the...
Didier Combeau, Des Américains et des armes à feux. Violence et démocratie aux Etats-Unis. Saul Cornell, A Well-Regulated Militia : The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America.
Renaud Pacoud
Transatlantica : Revue d'études Américaines , 2008,
Abstract: Deux ouvrages différents dans leur approche mais également passionnants permettent de saisir l’évolution du débat sur les armes à feu aux états-Unis. Des Américains et des armes à feux. Violence et démocratie aux Etats Unis de Didier Combeau rend compte de la relation complexe que les Américains entretiennent avec les armes à feu depuis la fondation de la nation et de la polémique contemporaine sur la question du droit aux armes. A Well-Regulated Militia : The Founding Fathers and the Origins...
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter I: Nuclear Fission Energy Today  [PDF]
Michael Dittmar
Physics , 2009,
Abstract: Nuclear fission energy is considered to be somewhere between the holy grail, required to solve all energy worries of the human industrialized civilization, and a fast path directly to hell. Discussions about future energy sources and the possible contribution from nuclear energy are often dominated by variations of fundamentalists and often irrational approaches. As a result, very little is known by the general public and even by decision makers about the contribution of nuclear energy today, about uranium supplies, uranium resources and current and future technological challenges and limitations. This analysis about nuclear energy and its contribution for tomorrow tries to shed light on the nuclear reality and its limitations in the near and long term future. The report, presented in four chapters, is based essentially on the data provided in the documents from the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Administration) and the NEA (the Nuclear Energy Agency from the OECD countries, the WNA (World Nuclear Association) and the IEA (International Energy Agency).
Review: The Founding Fathers Reconsidered, by R.B. Bernstein  [PDF]
Hoffer, Peter Charles
Journal of Historical Biography , 2011,
Knowledge of Fathers’ Support during Labor: From Arabic Fathers’ Perspective  [PDF]
Hala A. Bawadi
Health (Health) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/health.2015.711168
Abstract: Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the kind of labor support Arab fathers could offer their wives. Design and Method: An interpretative phenomenological approach was used to reveal the meaning attributed by Arabic fathers regarding their support during labor. Individual, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 19 Arabic fathers. The analysis was done by using Smith’s model of interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA) together with software package NVivo7. Findings: The analysis of the interviews illustrated the types of labor support offered by Arabic fathers to their wives. Three main themes emerged from the data: physical support, emotional support, and spiritual support. Conclusion: The support offered by Arabic fathers was in the minimal degree and missing practical support. Socio cultural issues and health policies prevented fathers from playing an active role during labor. There is a need to develop policies and regulations that enhance more inclusion of fathers in maternity services including the labor room.
Z. Kolbuszewska on Kenneth Millard’s Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction.  [cached]
European Journal of American Studies , 2008, DOI: 10.4000/ejas.3523
Abstract: Kenneth Millard, Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007. pp. 208Kenneth Millard’s Coming of Age in Contemporary American Fiction is a valuable contribution to the study of contemporary American literature. The critic seeks to “explain the importance of the coming-of-age genre within the broader canon of American literature” (14). His book shows that the late-twentieth-century novels that address the vicissitudes of adolescence in contempora...
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