Bio: Hem Day is an academic researcher. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publication(s) receiving 89 citation(s).
01 Jan 1995
Abstract: Homere raconte qu’un jour, parlant en public, Ulysse dit aux Grecs : «Il n’est pas bon d’avoir plusieurs maitres; n’en ayons qu’un seul.» S’il eut seulement dit : il n’est pas bon d’avoir plusieurs maitres, c’eut ete si bien, que rien de mieux; mais, tandis qu’avec plus de raison, il aurait du dire que la domination de plusieurs ne pouvait etre bonne, puisque la puissance d’un seul, des qu’il prend ce titre de maitre, est dure et revoltante; il vient ajouter au contraire : n’ayons qu’un seul maitre.
17 Jul 2017
Abstract: This book is a history of love and the challenge love offers to the laws and customs of its times and places, as told through poetry from the Song of Songs to John Milton’s Paradise Lost. It is also an account of the critical reception afforded to such literature, and the ways in which criticism has attempted to stifle this challenge. Bryson and Movsesian argue that the poetry they explore celebrates and reinvents the love the troubadour poets of the eleventh and twelfth centuries called fin’amor: love as an end in itself, mutual and freely chosen even in the face of social, religious, or political retribution. Neither eros nor agape, neither exclusively of the body, nor solely of the spirit, this love is a middle path. Alongside this tradition has grown a critical movement that employs a 'hermeneutics of suspicion', in Paul Ricoeur’s phrase, to claim that passionate love poetry is not what it seems, and should be properly understood as worship of God, subordination to Empire, or an entanglement with the structures of language itself – in short, the very things it resists. The book engages with some of the seminal literature of the Western canon, including the Bible, the poetry of Ovid, and works by English authors such as William Shakespeare and John Donne, and with criticism that stretches from the earliest readings of the Song of Songs to contemporary academic literature. Lively and enjoyable in its style, it attempts to restore a sense of pleasure to the reading of poetry, and to puncture critical insistence that literature must be outwitted. It will be of value to professional, graduate, and advanced undergraduate scholars of literature, and to the educated general reader interested in treatments of love in poetry throughout history.
01 Jan 1994
Abstract: This article analyses the exercise of power in Tunisia. It does so by offering an explanation that differs from standard studies of authoritarianism, which generally focus on classifications, definitions, and terminological questions, and view power as something that can be possessed and thereby used. In contrast, the analysis here argues from two traditions within historical sociology; Weber's political economy and Foucault's analysis of the exercise of power, in order to demonstrate that techniques of domination are embedded in the most everyday economic mechanisms such as in the tax system, solidarity practices and the industrial mise a niveau. These practices serve both to advance the ‘economic miracle’ and simultaneously function as techniques of coercion and repression. An analysis of ‘privatisation of the state’ is then used to illustrate one mode of government and its attendant forms of domination. Controle et domination en Tunisie: les modalites economiques de l'exercice d'un pouvoir autoritaire ...
•01 Jan 2005
Abstract: Preface 1. Introduction: 'slippery people' 2. Sons, daughters and servants 3. Wives and servants 4. Friends and servants 5. Tragic dependencies in King Lear 6. Freedom, service and slavery in Macbeth 7. Epilogue: some reflections on the porter Notes Bibliography Index.
01 Jan 2003
TL;DR: The answer is proposed builds upon previous work on single user model server and exploits the user model representation to enable users to permit parts of the environment to access selective personas, which allow the user to provide one persona to one application and a different persona to another.
Abstract: This paper explores the question: How should we modify and extend existing UM Languages and representations to address specific ubiquitous computing issues? The answer we propose builds upon previous work on single user model server and exploits the user model representation to enable users to permit parts of the environment to access selective personas, which allow the user to provide one persona to one application and a different persona to another. We discuss the way that sensors can contribute to the user model in an ubiquitous computing environment. We also describe the ways that we address the issues of reusability and group models in ubiquitous computing.