Researchers at the University of Ghent have produced lists of words more likely to be known either by women or men.
Perhaps the most famous invocation of Sapir-Whorf is the claim that because Eskimos have dozens of words for snow, they have a mental apparatus that equips them differently—and, one assumes, better—than, say, Arabs, to perceive snow.
from ‘A dozen words for “misunderstood”‘, a review of The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language
Allegations that she had sexually abused her daughter have given rise to reassments of Marion Zimmer Bradley, one of the most prominent SFF authors of the latter part of the 20th century.
An ongoing series on the short story in The Guardian. The next article will be on Italo Calvino.
Many students read ‘Araby’ from James Joyce’s short story collection Dubliners in first year. This is the centenary of the book’s publication (which was marked by controversy as its representation of Dublin was considered unflattering).
Another installment of an ongoing argument:
These are useful for the following:
- Students working on recently published works may find that there are few useful secondary sources available elsewhere;
- Reviews are often written by prominent authors or academics;
- These reviews can address landmark secondary sources in a given area and can be used to help readers select secondary sources that may be useful for their work.
The university has subscriptions (either paper and/or electronic) to the following:
The Library of America series (which is well summed up by its own tagline, ‘America’s best and most significant writing in durable and authoritative editions’) has added James Shapiro (ed.), Shakespeare in America to its list which has writing from Mark Twain to Bill Clinton.