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21L.451 Introduction to Literary Theory (MIT)
This subject focuses on the ways in which we read, providing an overview of some of the different strategies of reading, comprehending and engaging with literary texts developed in the twentieth century. The course is organized around specific theoretical paradigms. In each case our task will be, first, to work through the selected reading in order to see how it determines or defines the task of literary interpretation; second, to locate the limits of each particular approach; and finally, to tr
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Honour Killing Across Culture and Time: Official opening
Professor Andrew Leigh performs the official opening of the 'Honour Killing Across Culture and Time' conference at The Australian National University in December 2011. The concept of honour has been linked to violence historically in Western culture, particularly through Greek mythology and Shakespearean tragedy. The play, Troilus and Cressida in particular, presents a classic formulation of violence justified through masculine conceptions of honour. As this literary reference indicates, it is
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Planet Hallway-A Tour of Planets  Created by 3rd grade students
An amazing alternate universe of crazy and creative planets dazzle and impress everyone who attends open house. 3rd graders created their own planets to celebrate learning about space. (4:34)
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"Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out" Poem by Shel Silverstein
Students will enjoy this classic poem by Shel Silverstein. This would be a great resource to help with a creative writing project especially using descriptions. The very end appears to be cute off. (2:50)
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ResNet 2013: Student Technology Conference Promo
Watch what could happen if you don't attend the The Student Technology Conference at Purdue University in 2013.
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South Bend Director of Public Works Gary Gilot
South Bend Director of Public Works Gary Gilot explains the city's water management challenges that were solved by an innovative new technology system created by Notre Dame, the City of South Bend, IBM and Enmet.
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Science Bulletins: Cocaine's Tug-of-War in the Brain
Scientists from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine are probing neurons in the brain's reward center to learn why cocaine can be so addictive. A recent study reveals that the drug activates two different types of nerve cells. An imbalance in these cells may fuel cocaine addiction.
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Science Bulletins: When Young Brains Become Social
A brain imaging study from MIT and Yale researchers reveals the neural regions underlying social cognition—the ability to recognize other people's thoughts and feelings—in children aged 6 to 11.
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Science Bulletins: Swine Flu: Seeking Genetic Clues
Scientists are quickly sequencing the genes of the swine flu virus, officially called influenza A H1N1, from thousands of patients around the world. These genomes offer critical insight into the extent of the outbreak and the virus's evolutionary changes to help inform diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
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Money talks: Luring financial firms to Luxembourg
Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg's finance minister, talks to host Andrew Palmer about how his country aims to thrive post-Brexit, and how it intends to improve tax transparency in the wake of the LuxLeaks scandal. And in our final segment, Tamzin Booth, our business editor, discusses why Abenomics fails to live up to the hype, but is still not a failure
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Dynasties: The Mongol Empire- Part 1/5
History Channel video about Khubilai Khan and the Mongols. He made Beijing the capital of the biggest empire the world had ever seen. [10:00]
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Dynasties: The Mongol Empire- Part 2/5
Khubilai Khan was a great ruler because  he looked after the destitute and the poor. [10:00] His government even had a postal system.
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Dynasties: The Mongol Empire- Part 3/5
Khubilai Khan tried to empress the noble Mongol families that he should be elected the Great Khan. 1260 He accepted the position of Great Khan at 44 years old.
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Dynasties: The Mongol Empire- Part 4/5
Khubilai Khan pursued the last Emperor a  4 year old boy and he died. In 1279 the whole of China was in Khubilai Khan's possession and the richest man on earth.
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Dynasties: The Mongol Empire- Part 5/5
Khubilai Khan a Mongol at heart - the conquering military chief, he still craved new conquests. He wanted Japan. He enlisted Koreans to invade Japan in 1274. The Japanese and Chinese still hate each other to this very day.
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Genghis Khan BBC 1/5
The Secret History of the Mongols. A story of the greatest conqueror ever in world history and his Mongol Empire that ruled the world a thousand years ago. How did this illiterate outcast turn the feuding tribes of Mongolia into a powerful nation and how did he turn the Mongol hordes into a fighting machine that conquered Europe.[10:00]
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Genghis Khan BBC 2/5
A warrior does not win a battle by virtue of his birth but what is in his heart. [10:00]
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Genghis Khan BBC 3/5
A story of the greatest conqueror ever in world history and his Mongol Empire that ruled the world a thousand years ago. The first to command 12 million square miles.[10:01]
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Genghis Khan BBC 5/5
A story of the greatest conqueror ever in world history and his Mongol Empire that ruled the world a thousand years ago. Genghis Khan and his warriors get over the Great China Wall for one month plundered everything in sight. (09:49)
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Breakingviews: Split is no panacea for News Corp's woes
June 26 - Spinning off the scandal-hit publishing arm could make the movie and broadcasting businesses more profitable, but rehabilitation will be slow with Murdoch at the helm.
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