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  • Author(s):
    Essaka Joshua
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    “Chaucer’s Ghoast” is an anonymous collection of twelve short poems (one set within a short story in prose) published in London in 1672, and evidently never reprinted since. It has been described as a loose translation of selections from Ovid, and sometimes (e.g. by the NUC) attributed to Charles Cotton (1630-87). Joshua has identified it as a modernization of selections from CA, and reprints ten lines from the two works (from the story of Pygmaleon) to demonstrate the closeness…

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    1997
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  • Author(s):
    Essaka Joshua
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    The picturesque theorists disagree vehemently over whether the picturesque deformity that can be appreciated in buildings and landscapes could also be appreciated in people with deformities, be these people real or represented. William Gilpin writes about ruins and people in ways that suggest that they possess the same aesthetic value. Fitness for representation is Gilpin’s criterion for a certain type of aesthetic appreciation, and, using this criterion, he regards picturesque deformity in a…

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    2016
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  • Author(s):
    Essaka Joshua
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    Observes that George Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion” is read in a mythographic context that has generally focused exclusively on its connections to Ovid’s version of the myth, contained in “Metamorphoses.” Argues, borrowing from the theories of Lévi-Strauss, that alternative versions of the Pygmalion myth should be studied, as mythic tales are not “static,” but constantly refined through retellings. Explains the use of “contextualisation” in the…

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    1998
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  • Author(s):
    Essaka Joshua
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    The chronology of Frankenstein.

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    2001
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  • Author(s):
    Essaka Joshua, Eleoma Joshua
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    The “Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals” names the radical Scottish journalist William Weir, 1802-1858, as the author of an unsigned series of seven articles, published in Henry Colburn’s “New Monthly Magazine”, entitled “Recollections of a Gottingen Student”, 1829-1830. While the old “Dictionary of National Biography”, which is referenced in “Wellesley”, is silent on the dates of Weir’s time in Gottingen and does not attribute a…

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    2007
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  • Author(s):
    Essaka Joshua
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    Introduction to special issue

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    2017
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  • Author(s):
    Jeff Harden
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    Governments around the world adopt transparency reforms to facilitate accountability. In principle, open proceedings provide citizens with valuable information to evaluate elected officials’ decisionmaking, which incentives lawmakers to follow mass preferences when choosing policies. However, the public’s general lack of knowledge and engagement with the political process may weaken the power of open information, and perhaps instead allow citizens and groups with extreme views to exer…

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  • Author(s):
    Jeff Harden
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    Governments around the world face an apparent tension when considering whether to allow public access to the governing process. In principle, transparent institutions promote accountability and good governance. However, politicians and scholars contend that such reforms also constrain politicians’ capacity to negotiate and compromise, producing inefficiency and gridlock. This argument—that transparency inhibits compromise—is widely accepted, but rarely empirically tested. We develop a the…

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    2020-08
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  • Author(s):
    Kimberly Rollings, Nancy Wells
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    Strategies to reduce childhood obesity and improve nutrition include creating school food environments that promote healthy eating. Despite well-documented health benefits of fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption, many U.S. school-aged children, especially low-income youth, fail to meet national dietary guidelines for FV intake. The Cafeteria Assessment for Elementary Schools (CAFES) was developed to quantify physical attributes of elementary school cafeteria environments associated with stude…

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  • Author(s):
    Kimberly Rollings, Gary Evans
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    Chronic crowding within housing adversely affects psychological well-being, yet little is known about how design attributes contribute to these effects, especially among children. This cross-sectional study first examined associations between residential interior density and children’s (M = 9 years of age) perceived bedroom and home crowding. Second, analyses investigated whether interior design attributes (residential floor plan arrangement measured by space syntax [depth and permeability]; …

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    2019
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  • Author(s):
    Thomas A. Stapleford
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    From 1910 - 1940, the practice of business and the practice of economics came to inform one another in novel ways, a reconfiguration that included the emergence of econometrics. The core locus for this intersection came from the rise of commercial forecasting—whether analyses of future demand, price and cost fluctuations, or financial markets—based on the analysis of statistical data. Forecasting united a suite of specific interactions with the practice of economics: business support for the …

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    2017-06
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  • Author(s):
    Daniel J. Hicks, Thomas A. Stapleford
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    “Practice” has become a ubiquitous term in the history of science, and yet historians have not always reflected on its philosophical import and especially on its potential connections with ethics. In this essay, we draw on the work of the virtue ethicist Alasdair MacIntyre to develop a theory of “communal practices” and explore how such an approach can inform the history of science, including allegations about the corruption of science by wealth or power; consideration of scientific ethics or…

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    2016-09
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