The reception of the works of George Eliot in Hungary offers an interesting perspective from which to rethink some of the fundamental questions of reception theory and the interrelationships between political and social contexts and attitudes towards works of literature. Furthermore, shifting responses to Eliot illustrate the significance of divergences in approach to translation in the canonization of a work of literature in another literary tradition.
As typically Mediterranean, Maltese Literature gives paramount importance to the natural environment and identifies its transcendental
significance. Literature of nature is somehow an offshoot of literature inspired by religious faith. This essay explores the
role played by nature in the works of Dun Karm (1871–1961), Malta’s national poet. His ecological awareness is considered
as typifying an attitude which emanates from a deep love towards the country and from the need to discover meaning in the
outer world. Poetry of an apparently descriptive character is subsequently interpreted in existential terms.
The enormous growth of biophysical literature has created great difficulties in tracking out the significant literature of the subject. To cope with this unprecedented growth of literature, a new bibliometric technique has been applied to rank periodicals in the field based on 4228 citation data collected from the bibliographic data base published in the source journal namely,Annual Review of Biophysics. This list is expected to reflect the impact of literature on the advancement of knowledge in the field of biophysics. A striking feature of the ranking list is the high positions occupied by multidisciplinary science journals and biochemical journals as compared to journals exclusively and specifically devoted to biophysics or any particular aspects of it. Other remarkable findings are the wide scatter of biophysics literature; dominance of the USA journals and status attained by English as the preferred medium of communications of the working biophysicists. The data are also analysed according to subject categorization of the ranked periodicals. The results of the present study have been discussed in relation to Bradford's Law of Scattering and validity of the extension of the law, suggested earlier, has been well established. It is expected that the present ranking list will enable the working biophysicists to select journals from the viewpoint of their significance to the active areas of present-day biophysical research.
The focus of the seminar is on the relationship of criticism to theory and their connection to literature. The work of the
seminar consists in tracing the genesis of key critical formations and theoretical discourses with exemplary works of literature
that illustrate, underwrite, or contest the theoretical forms that would be imputed, applied, or affiliated to them. Theories,
therefore, are read in concert and/or in counterpoint to the literary texts in which those theoretical constructs purportedly
have their genesis, sanction, or instantiation. The chronological scope of the seminar extends from 1800 forward; the seminar
touches on the most significant theoretical paradigms during this period. The work of this seminar forms part of the project
of the International Comparative Literature Association's Committee on Theory that endeavors to examine and re-connect critical
and theoretical discourses to concrete texts of the literary tradition.
In accordance with high incidence of AIDS cases, there is an epidemic growth of its literature. This unprecedented growth of literature calls for serious scientometric study. Such a study will not only help the scientometrists, information scientists, but also will be very useful to the related research workers. With this in view an attempt has been made to analyse AIDS literature published during the period 1976–1986 to identify its international channel of communication, medium of communication, contributing countries, authorship trends etc. This study is based on data printed in a source document entitledCollected Papers on AIDS Research, 1976–1986 published by BIOSIS which is a retrospective bibliography incorporating valuable references to research on AIDS from 9,000 source titles monitored in BIOSIS data base. The findings of this study have also been compared to those ofWyatt andSelf, Filardo andLancaster.
There exists an evident and organic connection between the various arts (for example, painting, sculpture, music, dance, literature, film etc.), which can be expressed with the term
. This paper will be concerned with the relation between music and literature, more precisely, it examines the manifestation and the parallels of individual musical forms and renderings in literary text. The selected prose—Marguerite Yourcenar’s
—will be the focus of this textual-musical analysis, concentrating on those stylistic characteristics and text formatting tools that exhibit musical features in their properties and their structure. Even up to the present, analyses of literary texts have employed musical terms, for instance, polyphony, rhythm, cadence, pedal point, etc. This study will explore the textual manifestation of the following musical terms: rhythm, upbeat, non legato, imitation, tempo, lento, accelerando, retardation, polyphony, a cappella, soloist and figuration.
World literature is often defined in terms of the circulation of works out into languages and cultures beyond their original
homeland. But it is also possible to consider an opposite mode of literary worldliness, which occurs when writers draw on
foreign literatures in order to intervene within their own culture. This article takes the example of the biblical Book of
Job, based on a Babylonian model which it neither imitates nor parodies (the more usual modes of relation of biblical writers
to the literary productions of the larger imperial cultures around them). Instead, the poet of the Book of Job selectively
draws on Babylonian tradition in order to open up a new mode of understanding of the divine amid the crisis of the Babylonian
exile, neither rejecting the surrounding culture nor assimilating to it, portraying a just but unknowable God who has characteristics
of a benevolent Mesopotamian tyrant.
is a multidisciplinary and comparatively new area of science that has made a
significant impact within a short period. A systematic analysis of the rise in
bioinformatics literature is, however, not available. This study analyses the
growth of the scientific literature in this area as available from NCBI PubMed
using standard bibliometric techniques. Bradford's law of scattering was used
to identify core journals and Lotka's law employed to analyze author's
productivity pattern. Study also explored publication type, language and the
country of publication. Twenty core journals were identified and the primary
mode of dissemination of information was through journal articles. Authors with
single publication were more predominant (73.58%) contrary to that predicted by
Lotka's law. The study provides useful information to scientists wishing to
undertake work in this area.