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ENG 380 Missionaries in Literature (S. Early): Home
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An index of journal articles, books, and dissertations, the electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.5 million citations from more than 5,000 journals and series and 1,200 book publishers. Coverage is international and subjects include literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing.
In addition, The MLA Directory of Periodicals and the association's proprietary thesaurus used to assign descriptors to each record in the Bibliography are included.
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Access the journal archives Arts & Sciences I, II, & III, and over 40,000 ebooks on the JSTOR platform; book chapters and journal articles are cross-searchable. JSTOR is an extensive archive of interdisciplinary journals and books, covering subject disciplines in Arts, Business & Economics, History, Humanities, Law, Science & Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Religion.
Provides full text coverage to nearly 9,100 journals, including over 7,900 peer-reviewed titles in the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education and more. Full-text coverage dates back to 1985 and is updated daily.
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This book provides a detailed examination of the writings of Chinua Achebe, Africa's best-known and most widely-read author, shortlisted for the 1987 Booker Prize. Dr Innes studies his writings, lectures and activities chronologically, in the context of Nigerian culture and politics and their interaction with Western cultures and powers.
Touching on a host of central themes in McCann's writing - emigration, race, performance, poverty, travel, nationality and globalization - the volume covers each of McCann's publications and includes a substantial interview with the author.
Elizabeth S. Anker shows how the dual enabling fictions of human dignity and bodily integrity contribute to an anxiety about the body that helps to explain many of the contemporary and historical failures of human rights
Perhaps the most historically significant Biblical command is found at the end of the book of Matthew, in which Jesus exhorts His followers to go forth to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). In response to this, Christians have traveled the globe, spreading not only the word of Christ but also their cultural values and practices. While Western Christians have typically imagined themselves in the role of the missionary, this class will explore how authors represent the incursion of foreign missionaries into indigenous cultures. The texts we will study make connections between missionary activity and imperialism, drawing attention to power dynamics and forcing readers to acknowledge both the beneficial and detrimental effects missionaries can have. In response to our authors, we’ll wrestle with difficult questions about the ethics of influencing other cultures and intervening in established religious and social practices, while also considering the humanitarian aid that missionary organizations provide. Drawing on literary texts from around the world, we will come to a deeper understanding of the impact of missionaries both historically and in the present, with the hope of helping to shape better practices moving forward.