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WDR-Zeitzeichen zur Schriftstellerin Pearl S. Buck
Logo WDR bei Wikimedia Commons "Vor dem Zweiten Weltkrieg gehörte die Schriftstellerin Pearl S. Buck zu den berühmtesten Frauen der Zeit. Ihre Romane mit Titeln wie "Ostwind - Westwind" oder "Die gute Erde" erreichten Millionenauflagen.
1938 wurde ihr sogar der Nobelpreis für Literatur verliehen - zur Empörung vieler "ernsthafter" Autoren. Sie warfen ihr vor, reine Unterhaltungsliteratur zu schreiben, erfolgreich nur wegen ihres exotischen Inhalts: China.
Pearl S. Buck verbrachte als Tochter eines amerikanischen Missionars fast ihr ganzes Leben im "Reich der Mitte". Warmherzig und einfühlsam beschrieb sie die Lage der Frauen dort, der Bauern, der Tagelöhner. Erzählte über Armut, Hunger, strikte Standesgrenzen, aber auch über menschliche Wärme, Tapferkeit, die tiefe Liebe zum Land. Sie studierte in den USA, kehrte aber immer wieder zurück, bis die Revolutionskämpfe sie für immer vertrieben. Maos Sieg war auch das Ende des China, das sie kannte.
Seit 1934 lebte sie in ganz in Amerika und gründete humanitäre Stiftungen, die Kindern als Opfer der fernöstlichen Kriege helfen sollten: "Kinder, die man nicht liebt, werden Erwachsene, die nicht lieben.""
(WDR, Jutta Duhm-Heitzmann, Hildegard Schulte)
Sie können die Sendung, die 2017 in der Reihe "ZeitZeichen" lief, über die Seite des WDR nachhören oder als Audiodatei herunterladen.

SWR2-Wissen-Podcast: Der todtraurige Engel: Aufstieg und Fall des Beat-Poeten Jack Kerouac
Logo SWR2 bei Wikimedia Commons "Seine „spontane Prosa“ wurde von Kritikern einst verrissen - heute zählt sie zur klassischen amerikanischen Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts. Jack Kerouac gilt als einer der einflussreichsten und stilprägendsten Autoren seiner Generation. Triebfeder seines Werkes und seines Lebens war der Wunsch, dem Mief der 50er-Jahre zu entkommen; seine Texte brachten damals unzählige junge Menschen dazu, quer durch die USA zu trampen. Doch hinter der Fassade des rebellischen Poeten lag ein Leben voll Unsicherheit und verzweifelter Einsamkeit. Anfang der 60er-Jahre holte ihn sein Ruhm als König der Beats ein. Fans stellten ihm nach, sahen in dem mittlerweile über 40-Jährigen immer noch eine Ikone der Jugend, verehrten ihn, ohne ihn zu verstehen. Jack Kerouac, der die Jugendrebellion der 60er-Jahre mit angestoßen hatte, zog sich in das Haus seiner Mutter zurück und trank sich schließlich in einen tragisch frühen Tod. (Produktion 2008)" (SWR, Udo Zindel)
Sie können die Sendung, die 2017 in der Reihe "SWR2 Wissen" lief, über die Seite des SWR nachhören oder als Audiodatei herunterladen.

Kennen Sie schon … das Crowdsourcing-Projekt "In the Spotlight" der British Library?
Programmheft einer Romeo-und-Julia-Aufführung, British Library "Help bring past performances from the British Library’s historic playbills collection to life!
The British Library holds a significant collection of playbills dating from the 1730s to the 1950s. These playbills list entertainments at theatres, fairs, pleasure gardens and other such venues. Small 'handbills' were circulated amongst theatre-goers enjoying the performance while larger 'great bills' were posted on walls and windows. The Library's collection of approximately 234,000 playbills has been bound into over 1000 volumes, some of which have been digitised - and now we need your help to bring them back into the spotlight.
These single-sheet items are usually ephemeral (fires always needed lighting!) and the Library's collection only exists thanks to zealous collectors who saved a large number of sheets. These playbills offer a wealth of historical detail with thousands of personal names of actors, playwrights, composers, and theatre managers. Less well-known and even forgotten plays are preserved alongside popular performances and much-loved dramas. Some of these plays may not have been independently recorded in printed form, while some songs may not have been committed to any printed score - transcribers may well discover previously lost plays or songs!
The rich details captured on each historical page - from forgotten personal names to popular songs and plays to lost moments in theatrical history - aren't yet available to search online. You can help unlock this important collection - every contribution, large or small, makes a difference.
We've launched In the Spotlight to make these digitised playbills more findable online, and to give people a chance to see past entertainments as represented in this collection. You can help transcribe titles, names and locations to make the playbills easier to find."

Aus den Neuerwerbungen der ULB

Women and dictionary-making: gender, genre, and English language lexicography
Buchcover Dictionaries are a powerful genre, perceived as authoritative and objective records of the language, impervious to personal bias. But who makes dictionaries shapes both how they are constructed and how they are used. Tracing the craft of dictionary making from the fifteenth century to the present day, this book explores the vital but little-known significance of women and gender in the creation of English language dictionaries. Women worked as dictionary patrons, collaborators, readers, compilers, and critics, while gender ideologies served, at turns, to prevent, secure, and veil women's involvements and innovations in dictionary making. Combining historical, rhetorical, and feminist methods, this is a monumental recovery of six centuries of women's participation in dictionary making and a robust investigation of how the social life of the genre is influenced by the social expectations of gender.
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Print culture, crime and justice in 18th-century London
Buchcover In the first half of the 18th century there was an explosion in the volume and variety of crime literature published in London. This was a 'golden age of writing about crime', when the older genres of criminal biographies, social policy pamphlets and 'last-dying speeches' were joined by a raft of new publications, including newspapers, periodicals, graphic prints, the Old Bailey Proceedings and the Ordinary's Account of malefactors executed at Tyburn. By the early 18th century propertied Londoners read a wider array of printed texts and images about criminal offenders – highwaymen, housebreakers, murderers, pickpockets and the like – than ever before or since.
Print Culture, Crime and Justice in 18th-Century London provides the first detailed study of crime reporting across this range of publications to explore the influence of print upon contemporary perceptions of crime and upon the making of the law and its administration in the metropolis. This historical perspective helps us to rethink the relationship between media, the public sphere and criminal justice policy in the present.
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Nachrichten aus der Anglistik

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  • Weekly Word Watch: moonmoon, condimeat, and flexitarian

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  • What is the ‘a-’ in ‘alive’?

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  • Weekly Word Watch: laser jock, Ledumahadi mafube, and exomoon

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  • Weekly Word Watch: sequelae, iskwew, and Nagini

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  • What a load of tripe! 7 words to describe bad writing

    [25.09.2018, 07:00] A lot of time is spent trying to describe and understand the greatest writing from the greatest authors. How can we adequately define the genius of Shakespeare? How can we put into words the glories of Virginia Woolf? Well, this blog post won’t help you out there – but we’ll take a trip to the […] The post What a load of tripe! 7 words to describe bad writing appeared first on OxfordWords blog.
  • Weekly Word Watch: Mangkhut, sleazecore, and ‘spresm’

    [21.09.2018, 07:00] On this week’s Word Watch, our selections for you range from extreme weather to anticlimaxes and sleazy words to sleazy fashion. Mangkhut Severe weather visited several parts of the globe this week, with Hurricane Florence ravaging the Carolinas and Storm Ali gusting over Ireland and the UK. In the Pacific, another storm claimed scores of […] The post Weekly Word Watch: Mangkhut, sleazecore, and ‘spresm’ appeared first on OxfordWords blog.
  • Café, bistro, or brasserie? A glossary of Parisian dining culture

    [18.09.2018, 07:00] Paris, Ernest Hemingway famously said, ‘is a moveable feast’ – a city, yes, but also an experience that one holds onto long after one’s Parisian visit has ended. Vivacious, alluring, dynamic: these are all adjectives many would use to describe the French capital, which has long been regarded as a world center for cultural and […] The post Café, bistro, or brasserie? A glossary of Parisian dining culture appeared first on OxfordWords blog.
  • Weekly Word Watch: lodestar, EGOT, and Land’s End

    [14.09.2018, 11:16] The Word Watch is back this week, and we’re ready to satisfy your lexical cravings with some newsy words ranging from politics to punctuation. Lodestar Earlier this month, The New York Times ran an anonymous op-ed from a senior official in the Trump administration. It lambasted President Trump’s ‘amorality’ and ‘impulsiveness’, described efforts of internal […] The post Weekly Word Watch: lodestar, EGOT, and Land’s End appeared first on OxfordWords blog.
  • What is the ‘-hood’ in ‘neighbourhood’?

    [11.09.2018, 07:00] Our words have an incredible ability to expand and contract. We might say that it’s in their nature – that it’s part of their very wordhood. Take hood. Not the head covering but the hood, Black American English slang for an urban community. Attested by the Oxford English Dictionary since at least 1969, hood is […] The post What is the ‘-hood’ in ‘neighbourhood’? appeared first on OxfordWords blog.

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