As in: “In Ceremony, the hybrid or mixed-blood position is thus neither authenticated nor denied by the novel; rather, this liminal position is a source of both creative and destructive power, characteristics of almost all traditional indigenous trickster figures ” (Wilson, 2008, p.36).
Wilson, M. D. (2008). Writing home: Indigenous narratives of resistance. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.
For definitions of liminal, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
As in: “This mediation between contemporary Huichols, their sacred ancestor Kauyumarie, the sun, and Spaniards through and Indianized (and feminized) Jesus challenges attempts to distinguish separate autochthonous and Christian myth cycles, as the 1930s ethnographer Robert Zingg sought to do” (Liffman, 2009, p.200).
Liffman, P. (2009). Huichol histories and territorial claims in two national anthropology museums. In S. Sleeper-Smith (Ed.), Contesting knowledge: museums and indigenous perspectives (pp. 192-217). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
For definitions of autochthonous, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
As in: “The goal of this chapter is not to write an architectural history of archives (which remains a desideratum). Rather, its particular purpose is to highlight the inevitably physical nature of written knowledge so as to illustrate the spatial presence of archives in people’s living environment” (Friedrich, 2018, p.112).
Friedrich, M. (2018). The birth of the archive: A history of knowledge (J. N. Dillon, Trans.). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
For definitions of desideratum, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
October is Archives month, and speaking of the spatial presence of archives, why not stop by the Emmanuel College Archives for a visit?
As in: “In the concert the audience receives both a type of benediction and a charge to take responsibility, as Santana sends forth the audience from this spiritual encounter to do good to each other and to the wider world beyond the confines of the shared experience” (Aponte, 2012, p.49).
Aponte, E. D. (2012). Santo!: Varieties of Latino/a spirituality. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.
For definitions of benediction, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
September 15- October 15 is Latin American Heritage Month. For more books like this, check out the display on top of the reference collection shelves.
As in: “The brain practically floats inside the cavity of the skull and can move and oscillate freely, often impacting the inner surfaces of the skull bones during all forms of biomechanical loading” (Omalu, 2008, p.18).
Omalu, B. (2008). Play hard, die young: Football, dementia, depression and death. Lodi, CA: Neo-Forenxis Books.
For definitions of oscillate, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
“The dictionary tells us that the yawn is an involuntary response to fatigue and boredom. If this is true, then nature spares no expense to shake our doldrums and make sure there is never a dull moment” (Vienne, 1998, p.44).
Vienne, V. (1998). The Art of doing nothing: Simple ways to make time for yourself. New York, NY: Clarkson Potter Publishers.
For definitions of doldrums, consult the Oxford English Dictionary
As in: “No one he knew and respected—Richard, Ali, Asian Henry Young—did them: not drugs, not sugar, not caffeine, not salt, not meat, not gluten, not nicotine. They were artists-as-ascetics” (Yanagihara, 2015, p.274).
Yanagihara, H. (2015). A little life. New York, NY: Doubleday.
For definitions of ascetic, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
As in: “Lyric poetry rests on a fulcrum of said and unsaid, and lives by clarities and complexities alloyed in mysteriously counterbalancing proportion” (Hirshfield, 2017, p.108).
Hirschfield, J. (2017). Ten windows: How great poems transform the world. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf.
For definitions of alloyed, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
As in: “The aim of these experiments with aleatoric, nonintentional writing was not dismissing the author as such but surpassing the limits of creativity, overcoming personal perspectives by the intention and meaning of chance, nature, or in baroque the divine” (Simanowski, 2011, p.54).
Simanowski, R. (2011). Digital art and meaning: Reading kinetic poetry, text machines, mapping art, and interactive installations. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
For definitions of aleatoric, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
“So many words for son:/ He-Dreams-for-All-Our-Sakes./ His-Play-Vouchsafes-Our-Winter-Share./ His-Dispersal-Wins-the-Birds” (Lee, 2003, p.220).
Collins, B. (Ed.). (2003). Poetry 180: A turning back to poetry. New York, NY: Random House.
For definitions of vouchsafe, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.