Francois le Vaillant and the Great South African Text(s)
Ian Glenn, Professor of Media Studies and Director of the University of Cape Town's Centre for Film and Media Studies, was guest speaker at this Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great TextsBig Question lecture. He discussed the influence of eighteenth century French explorer and ornithologist, Franccedilois le Vaillant, on modern South African culture. Franccedilois le Vaillant, 1753 - 1824, came to the Cape in 1781 on behalf of the Dutch East India Company to collect sp
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The terms ‘invention’ and ‘innovation’ are sometimes used interchangeably, although the concepts are readily distinguished. As you will see here, it is helpful to make a distinction in the context of organisational analysis. First consider what you understand by the term invention.

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This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2010. We are surrounded by materials from and references to ancient mythology: we talk about the Oedipus-complex, name spaceships Apollo and powerful detergents Ajax, have songs about Cupid drawing back his bow and associate Oedipus with Freud rather than Sophocles, Ulysses with James Joyce rather than Homer. Literature, in particular, uses ancient mythology as a rich source to describ
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Deze bachelorproef werd opgesteld met als doel de evolutie van de attitudes van leerlingen t.o.v. het onderwijsvak Frans te onderzoeken bij kinderen van de derde graad lager onderwijs t.e.m. het einde van de 2e graad ASO.

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Coming up in this lesson:

In episode 12 of Coffee Break Spanish we’ll review all the verbs which we’ve been learning over the past few months.

Please note that lesson 12 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 212 of Coffee Break Spanish. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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This course focuses on the economics of empire, and, in particular, of the British Empire in the second half of the nineteenth century. The theme of producers and consumers is central.

The course starts by introducing some of the debates surrounding the economics of British imperialism. It then goes on to explore how empire and imperial trade shaped economic structures and urban society in late nineteenth-century Britain.

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In this course you will meet the family that you read about in the Introduction and find out some of the things very young babies can do. You will also discover how babies can contribute to family life and relationships from birth. You will look at what they need from other adults and children, and what they can learn. Using video extracts, you will observe and listen to young babies in action and learn from them. If you are a parent or carer you can consider your role in helping to give babi
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This presentation provides information about autism, shares these students' unique experiences and tries to promote more involvement from Missouri State, as well as the community. As part of the "Distinction in public affairs student presentations," presentations by student groups reported the findings of research dealing with a contemporary social issues that affects our community. Each presentation identified and critically explored how the three pillars of MSU's public affairs mission relate
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What is the interplay between an event and its "frames"? What is special and distinctive about stage events? How and why do contemporary dramatists turn back in time for their settings, models, and materials? How do they play with this material to create performance pieces of importance and delight for modern audiences? How do they create distinct, fresh perspectives using the stage in an era of mass and multi-media? What is the implied audience for these plays, and how does that clash or coinci
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4.1 Underlining and highlighting

To be able to make sense of what you are reading, you need to read actively. One method that can help is to use a pen.

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Did you underline or highlight any words as you read the Layard article? If not
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