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The Remediation of the Epic in Digital Games: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Realities, Gaming, and the Player Experience . Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2015. Bukatman, Scott. Terminal Identities: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction . Durham: Duke UP, 1993. Bournham, Douglas, and George Papandreopoulos. “Existentialism.” The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy . Web. 15 Apr. 2018. Calleja, Gordon. “Revising Immersion: A Conceptual Model for the Analysis of Digital Game Involvement.” Situated Play: DiGRA Conference (2007): 83-90. Web. 15 Apr. 2018. Cantor, Paul. “The Politics of the Epic: Wordsworth, Byron, and

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“Talk of contracts”: Gift-giving vs. Reciprocity in James Joyce’s “A Mother”

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This essay measures the extent to which gift-giving fails in an economy of reciprocity. Reading James Joyce’s story “A Mother” in terms of Derrida’s notion of the gift as “absolute loss,” I consider the implications of an economy of loss for Joyce’s notion of sacrifice. Thus, I argue that the absence of an economy of sacrifice integrating “absolute loss” engenders the zero-sum game at the heart of Dubliners. I depart from other readings of the short story in the context of an economy based on the ideal of balanced reciprocity, since these versions deny the pure gratuity of gift in its connotations of sacrifice and loss. While such theories form a good starting point for analyzing the “moral economy” of Dubliners, they tend to overlook the fact that the only means to counteract the paralysis resulting from reciprocity is through the suspension of the economy of exchange.

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Ars Memorativa, Ars Oblivionis in Middle English Religious Plays

David Mills. London, New York and Toronto: Oxford UP, 1974. Print. Ciobanu, Estella Antoaneta. The Spectacle of the Body in Late Medieval England. Iaşi: Lumen, 2012. Print. ---. The Body Spectacular in Middle English Theatre. Bucureşti: Ed. Etnologică, 2013. Print. Clopper, Lawrence M. Drama, Play, and Game: English Festive Culture in the Medieval and Early Modern Period. Chicago and London: U of Chicago P, 2001. Print. Confino, Alon. “Collective Memory and Cultural History: Problems of Method

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Of People and Places: Urban Gendering in the English Plays

Of People and Places: Urban Gendering in the English Plays

The paper examines interconnections between gender and the civic landscape in the flood pageants in the English mystery plays (York, Towneley, N-Town and Chester). The marital conflict between Noah and his wife is discussed in the context of the urban physical and spiritual world that provides a double backdrop for the play. The geometry of human sin and divine insight is analysed and textile references are investigated to reveal the spatial and professional affiliation of the characters. The silent potential of the urban setting that enriches the theatrical power of the plays and transforms the events presented on stage into a medieval interactive game between the actors and the audience is discussed.

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The Female Experience of the Other

Press. Butler, Judith, Slavoj Żiżek and Ernesto Laclau. 2011. Contingency, hegemony, universality: Contemporary dialogues on the left. London: Verso. Butler, Judith. 1997. Excitable speech: A politics of the performative. London: Routledge. Couser, Thomas G. 2004. Vulnerable Subjects: Ethics and life writing. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Czech, Kenneth P. 2002. With rifle and petticoat: Women as big game hunters 1880-1940. New York: The Derrydale Press. Demetrio, Duccio. 2000

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Ethnic humour in a multicultural society

. Sociologie. Praha: Argo. Gruner, C. R. 1978. Understanding Laughter: The Workings of Wit and Humour. Chicago, IL: Nelson-Hall. Gruner, C. R. 1997: The Game of Humour. A Comprehensive Theory of Why We Laugh. New Jersey: Transaction. Hobbes, T. 1651 [1982], Leviathan, New York: Penguin. Hobbes, T. 2009. Leviathan. Praha: Oikoymenh. Kant, I. 1790. Kritik der Urtreilskraft. Berlin: Lagarde. English translation: Critique of Judgment. New York: Hafner, 1951. Kant, I. 1975. Kritika

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Uncovering the Secret: Medieval Women, Magic and the Other

References Primary Sources Awntyrs off Arthur, the. 1995. In Thomas Hahn (ed.), Sir Gawain: Eleven romances and tales. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications. Bartholomew Iscanus. 1965. Penitential. In Thomas McNeill and Helena Margaret Gamer (eds.), Medieval handbooks of penance, a translation of the principal “libri poenitentiales” and selections from related documents. Columbia: Columbia University Press. Le morte D'Arthur. Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble Knights of the Round Table. The text of Caxton. 1897

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Polish Indian Hobbyists and Cultural Appropriation

]. Warszawa: Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza. Scafidi, Susan. 2005. Who owns culture? Appropriation and authenticity in American law . New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. Šavelková, Lívia. 2017a. When the creator´s “game” spreads to the world. In Barbora Půtová (ed.), Identity, tradition and revitalization of American Indian Culture , 74–107. Prague: Karolinum Press. Šavelková, Lívia. 2017b. Cross-cultural filmmaking as a process of Self-reflection: Filming Native Americans within Central European space’s prevailing imagery of the “noble savage

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