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RA-50073-09
Fellowships at the National Humanities Center
Elizabeth Mansfield, National Humanities Center

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Between Text and Patient: The Medical Enterprise in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Book)
Title: Between Text and Patient: The Medical Enterprise in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Editor: Nance, Brian K.
Editor: Glaze, Florence Eliza
Abstract: The twenty-one essays in this collection are presented in honor of Michael R. McVaugh's retirement from teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The contributors employ a rich variety of methodological approaches to medical history, exploring discrete issues of the period from the early Midele Ages to the early seventeenth century., and from Jerusalem to England.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/between-text-and-patient-the-medical-enterprise-in-medieval-early-modern-europe/oclc/724302622&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: World Cat
Access Model: codex published by scholarly press; available for purchase
Publisher: SISMEL, Edizioni del Galluzzo
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9788884504012

Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation (Book)
Title: Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation
Author: Neil Bernstein
Abstract: Ethics, Identity, and Community in Later Roman Declamation is the first book devoted exclusively to the Major Declamations and its reception in later European literature. It argues that the fictional scenarios of the Major Declamations enable the conceptual exploration of a variety of ethical and social issues. Chapters explore these cultural matters, covering, in turn, the construction of authority, the verification of claims, the conventions of reciprocity, and the ethics of spectatorship. The book closes with a study of the reception of the collection by the Renaissance humanist Juan Luis Vives and the eighteenth-century scholar Lorenzo Patarol, followed by a brief postscript that deftly surveys the use of declamatory exercises in the contemporary university. This much-needed and engaging study will rescue the Major Declamations from generations of neglect, while critically informing current work in rhetorical studies.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/ethics-identity-and-community-in-later-roman-declamation/oclc/827904430&referer=brief_results
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Secondary URL: http://global.oup.com/academic/product/ethics-identity-and-community-in-later-roman-declamation-9780199964116?cc=us&lang=en&
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780199964116
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Religion, Race, and Barack Obama’s New Democratic Pluralism (Book)
Title: Religion, Race, and Barack Obama’s New Democratic Pluralism
Editor: Gaston Espinosa
Abstract: Contrary to popular claims, religion played a critical role in Barack Obama’s 2008 election as president of the United States. Religion, race, and gender entered the national and electoral dialogue in an unprecedented manner. What stood out most in the 2008 presidential campaign was not that Republicans reached out to religious voters but that Democrats did—and with a vengeance. This tightly edited volume demonstrates how Obama charted a new course for Democrats by staking out claims among moderate-conservative faith communities and emerged victorious in the presidential contest, in part, by promoting a new Democratic racial-ethnic and religious pluralism. Comprising careful analysis by leading experts on religion and politics in the United States, Gastón Espinosa’s book details how ten of the largest segments of the American electorate voted and why, drawing on the latest and best available data, interviews, and sources. The voting patterns of Mainline Protestants, Evangelicals, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, and seculars are dissected in detail, along with the intersection of religion and women, African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans. The story of Obama’s historic election is an insightful prism through which to explore the growing influence of religion in American politics.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://http://firstsearch.oclc.org.proxy.lib.duke.edu/WebZ/FSFETCH?fetchtype=fullrecord:sessionid=fsapp2-47222-hlp7h6tf-x7t2ay:entitypagenum=9:0:recno=1:resultset=3:format=FI:next=html/record.html:bad=error/badfetch.html:entitytoprecno=1:entitycurrecno=1:
Primary URL Description: Worldcat
Access Model: codex published by scholarly press; available for purchase
Publisher: Routledge
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9780415633765
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Tamil Love Poetry: The Five Hundred Short Poems of the Ainkurunuru, an Early Third Century Anthology (Book) [show prizes]
Title: Tamil Love Poetry: The Five Hundred Short Poems of the Ainkurunuru, an Early Third Century Anthology
Editor: Martha Selby
Abstract: Dating from the early decades of the third century C.E., the Ainkurunuru is believed to be the world's earliest anthology of classical Tamil love poetry. Commissioned by a Cera-dynasty king and composed by five masterful poets, the anthology illustrates the five landscapes of reciprocal love: jealous quarreling, anxious waiting and lamentation, clandestine love before marriage, elopement and love in separation, and patient waiting after marriage. Despite its centrality to literary and intellectual traditions, the Ainkurunuru remains relatively unknown beyond specialists. Martha Ann Selby, well-known translator of classical Indian poetry and literature, takes the bold step of opening this anthology to all readers, presenting crystalline translations of 500 poems dense with natural imagery and early examples of South Indian culture. Because of their form's short length, the anthology's five authors rely on double entendre and sophisticated techniques of suggestion, giving their poems an almost haikulike feel. Groups of verse center on one unique figure, in some cases an object or an animal, in others a line of direct address or a specific conversation or situation. Selby introduces each section with a biographical sketch of the poet and the conventions at work within the landscape. She then incorporates notes explaining shifting contexts.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://http://firstsearch.oclc.org.proxy.lib.duke.edu/WebZ/FSFETCH?fetchtype=fullrecord:sessionid=fsapp2-47222-hlp7h6tf-x7t2ay:entitypagenum=13:0:recno=5:resultset=4:format=FI:next=html/record.html:bad=error/badfetch.html:entitytoprecno=5:entitycurrecno=5
Primary URL Description: Worldcat
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Publisher: Columbia University Press
Type: Edited Volume
Type: Translation
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780231150644
Translator: Martha Selby
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

‘Torture her until she lies’: Torture, Testimony, and Social Status in Roman Rhetorical Education (Article)
Title: ‘Torture her until she lies’: Torture, Testimony, and Social Status in Roman Rhetorical Education
Author: Bernstein, Neil W
Abstract: Declamation was an essential component of elite male rhetorical education in the Roman imperial period. In the controversia, the most advanced exercise in the standard sequence of rhetorical pedagogy, students would deliver speeches on both sides of fictional law cases. Several of the controversiae involve scenarios of torture. Masters torture their slaves and then choose to report or withhold the testimony they extract thereby; or a tyrant who has usurped control of the community tortures free persons. In a small number of cases, an abusive father or the declamatory court itself subjects a free person to torture as part of punishment for a conviction. Not long after completing their training, some of the elite male students who practised declamation would present appeals before governors, courts, and public audiences. Others would become magistrates empowered to use torture as part of judicial quaestiones (investigations). By examining several controversiae that involve scenarios of torture, this article looks at how rhetorical education in the Roman imperial period guided elite male students to think critically about both the ethical and the pragmatic considerations involved in the employment of torture.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8697095&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0017383512000058
Primary URL Description: publisher website
Access Model: subscription journal available in print and online formats
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Greece and Rome
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Where Commons Meet Commerce: Circulation and Sequestration Strategies in Indonesian Arts Economies (Article)
Title: Where Commons Meet Commerce: Circulation and Sequestration Strategies in Indonesian Arts Economies
Author: Aragon, Lorraine
Abstract: Production commons require social maintenance or stewardship. Stewardship practices, meaning patterns of valuing and caring for cultural resources, often restrict or foster access to knowledge within or beyond a self-defined group. I term these two protective but seemingly oppositional strategies as “sequestration” and “circulation,” respectively. How can we account for individual and group differences in the willingness to share knowledge and techniques for producing cultural expressions? To answer this question, I employ ethnographic narratives, mainly drawn from producers of Indonesian textiles (with comparisons to carvers, musicians, dramatists, and dancers), to construct typologies of informal stewardship rationales and techniques. Examples of circulation and sequestration strategies provide contextual data about what sways artisans’ cooperative or competitive behaviors in “split economies.” This term refers to industries where expressive cultural productions serve both internal, embedded social purposes, contributing local cultural value mainly through delayed economic reciprocity, and external commodity markets. Untangling the economic, sociological, and identity boundary aspects of “value” helps clarify conundrums about when producers want to circulate versus sequester information. Sequestration strategies often protect inherited privileges or commercial market share of technically vulnerable industries. Yet, the classificatory divide between community and market economy realms is shown to be subject to considerable slippage.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://scienceindex.com/stories/1952429/Where_Commons_Meet_Commerce_Circulation_and_Sequestration_Strategies_in_Indonesian_Arts_Economies.html
Primary URL Description: science index
Access Model: subscription journal available in print and online formats
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Anthropology of Work Review
Publisher: Wiley

Speaking in Tongues: Medical Wisdom and Glossing Practices in and around Salerno c. 1050-1200 (Book Section)
Title: Speaking in Tongues: Medical Wisdom and Glossing Practices in and around Salerno c. 1050-1200
Author: Glaze, Florence Eliza
Editor: Timothy Graham
Editor: Anne Van Arsdall
Abstract: The essay discusses interesting aspects of the challenges scholars face as they translate and interpret texts in several older languages.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409400387
Primary URL Description: publisher's site
Access Model: codex published by scholarly press; available for purchase in electronic or print form
Publisher: Ashgate Press
Book Title: Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West: Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle
ISBN: 978-1-4094-003

Edward Said, Mahmood Mamdani, V. S. Naipaul: Rethinking Postcolonial Studies,” (Article)
Title: Edward Said, Mahmood Mamdani, V. S. Naipaul: Rethinking Postcolonial Studies,”
Author: Krishnan, Sanjay
Abstract: This essay works the insights of Edward Said, Mahmood Mamdani, and V. S. Naipaul to elaborate a style of reading that is attuned to the historical formation of the colonial periphery.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/modern_fiction_studies/toc/mfs.58.4.html
Primary URL Description: publisher's site
Access Model: subscription journal available in print and online formats
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Modern Fiction Studies
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Formative Dislocation in V. S. Naipaul's The Enigma of Arrival (Article)
Title: Formative Dislocation in V. S. Naipaul's The Enigma of Arrival
Author: Krishnan, Sanjay
Abstract: In this essay Krishnan consider how Salim's actions, which are undertak-­ en within a condition distinguished by its uneven development, enable us to thematize some of the central problems faced by postcolonial studies. These questions have been neglected because postcolonial critics have not accounted for the distinctive historicity of the global periphery.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/modern_fiction_studies/
Primary URL Description: publisher's website
Access Model: subscription journal available in print and online formats
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Modern Fiction Studies
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Early Modern Theatricality (Book)
Title: Early Modern Theatricality
Editor: Turner, Henry
Abstract: Early Modern Theatricality brings together some of the most innovative critics in the field to examine the many conventions that characterized early modern theatricality. It generates fresh possibilities for criticism, combining historical, formal, and philosophical questions, in order to provoke our rediscovery of early modern drama.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/early-modern-theatricality/oclc/867827522&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat
Access Model: codex available for purchase
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9780199641352
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

The Medieval New: Ambivalence in an Age of Innovation (Book)
Title: The Medieval New: Ambivalence in an Age of Innovation
Author: Patricia Clare Ingham
Abstract: "The Medieval New" concentrates on the preoccupation with newness and novelty in literary, scientific, and religious discourses of the twelfth through sixteenth centuries. Examining a range of evidence, from the writings of Roger Bacon and Geoffrey Chaucer to the letters of Christopher Columbus, and attending to histories of children's toys, the man-made marvels of romance, the utopian aims of alchemists, and the definitional precision of the scholastics, Ingham analyzes the ethical ambivalence with which medieval thinkers approached the category of the new.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/medieval-new-ethical-ambivalence-in-an-age-of-innovation/oclc/893455617&referer=brief_results
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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780812247060
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem (Book)
Title: Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem
Author: Nees, Lawrence
Abstract: Through its material remains, Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem analyzes several overlooked aspects of the earliest decades of Islamic presence in Jerusalem, during the seventh century CE. Focusing on the Haram al-Sharif, also known as the Temple Mount, Lawrence Nees provides the first sustained study of the Dome of the Chain, a remarkable eleven-sided building standing beside the slightly later Dome of the Rock, and the first study of the meaning of the columns and column capitals with figures of eagles in the Dome of the Rock. He also provides a new interpretation of the earliest mosque in Jerusalem, the Haram as a whole, with the sacred Rock at its center.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/perspectives-on-early-islamic-art-in-jerusalem/oclc/933795235
Primary URL Description: Worldcat
Access Model: codex published by scholarly press; available for purchase
Publisher: Brill
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9789004301764
Copy sent to NEH?: No


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