Abstracts for Lettre Internationale (Denmark) 15 (2007)

12 July 2007
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Siegfried Lehrl & Tanja Rommel-Sattler
ON HOLIDAY WITH YOUR BRAIN

Relax and enjoy your holiday, but be aware that there is a clear connection between intelligence and physical activity.

Per Øhrgaard
PHASING OUT FREEDOM

Critical and independent thought is under pressure at the universities.

Halvor Finess Tretvoll & Thomas Hylland Eriksen
SOFT UNIVERSALISM

Does tolerance lead to a form of positive discrimination that threatens to undermine the cultural integrity of the Nordic countries or is this way of thinking just an expression of provincial narrow mindedness – is it possible to find a fair balance between equal rights and tolerance?

Sara Stridsberg
THE DREAM PHOTOCOPYING MACHINE

Earlier this year Sara Stridsberg was awarded the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2007. Read her essay about a dream world of copies.

Ib Bondebjerg
STAGING REALITY

The conventional ways of presenting reality are challenged when pure fiction and mere facts meet in the dramatized documentary.

Nadine Gordimer
WITNESS: INWARD TESTIMONY

Can literature give witness to terrible historical events such as nuclear war and acts of terror and thereby somehow render them less meaningless?

Ryszard Kapuscinski
HISTORY COMING INTO EXISTENCE

In the literary reportage facts are communicated by means of the power of poetic expression.

Arne Melberg
AUTOBIOGRAPHY’S STATUS IN THE ERA OF BLOGGING

Literary autobiographies or personal diary scribbles? Private blogs challenge the boundary between the private and the public self.

Poul Behrendt
THE DISHONOURABLE CIVILIZATION

Behrendt on the conflict between artistic freedom and the integrity of real people who, against their will, are used in fiction.

Andreas Harbsmeier
PRO-RESEARCH, COMMUNICATION, AND FOOTBALL. Interview with Lykke Friis, Pro Rector (pro-vice chancellor)

How international perspectives make up a useful tool on the national level and about overlapping identities in the European Union.

Göran Rosenberg
THE PROSPECTS OF MULTIPLICITY

About memorials and the construction of an apparently collective memory.

Pico Iyer
CANADA – A CULTURAL BASTARD

Meet the Other in Canada – a post-national sanctuary – and learn about “the difference between tolerance and acceptance”.

Dominic Johnson
BLIND PARTISANS AT THE MERCY OF FEELINGS

Psychological factors shape the way we perceive reality, which can lead to catastrophic results when nations go to war.

Morten L. Kringelbach
THE BREAKDOWN OF RATIONALITY

When we whish to explain ourself and our actions, we give reasons, but brain research shows that the causes of our actions are to be found in emotions, in a stream of unconscious brain processes.

INTERVIEW: FIVE QUESTIONS TO JULI ZEH

Five questions for the German writer Juli Zeh about Zeitgeist.

Published 12 July 2007

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