Comparative Criticism addresses itself to the questions of literary theory and criticism, to comparative studies in terms of theme, genre movement and influence, and to interdisciplinary perspectives. This new volume takes 'Myth and mythologies' as its central theme. Articles include: the Shadow of Ulysses beyond 2001; Genesis: a tale of a heel and a hip; Myths of 'High' and 'Low': the Lyrical Ballads 1798-1998 and Myths of the Indies: Jane Austen and the British Empire. The winning entries in the 1997/8 BCLA/BCLT translation competition are published, as well as a special bibliography on the works of H. G. Adler.
Georg Kerschensteiner Between Dewey, Weber and Simmel
Author: Philipp Gonon
Publisher: Peter Lang
Vocational education that includes both in-company training and schooling is a highly successful educational model - in fact, it has come to be considered the most effective kind of youth education to date. The development of this so-called Dual System is often attributed to Georg Kerschensteiner (1854-1932). In this book Kerschensteiner's work is presented in the context of modernization processes in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. When the urgent need was felt to balance general education and vocational needs. The corresponding discourse was influenced by modern thinkers like Dewey. Weber and Simmel. This book thus offers new insights into the reform of vocational education and into educational thinking more in general.