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  • The Journalist Sandu Tudor and the ‘gândirist’ paradigm. The tributary stylistics of the early years

    Ciornea, Carmen (Ovidius University of Constanta (Romania), 2020-11-30)
    The research considers the positioning of the journalist Sandu Tudor in the very diverse and polemical background of the interwar Romanian press, assuming a comparative position of the future editor-in-chief of the magazines "Floarea de foc" (The Burning Pyre) and "Credința"(The Faith) in the Romanian cultural environment of the third decade of the twentieth century. The requirement of synchronous and diachronic comparatist study aims to analyze the activity of the journalist in the Romanian interwar publications but also his involvement together with the main representatives of the young spiritualist generation in the literary, cultural, national, political polemics of the time. Going through the articles signed by Sandu Tudor in " Gândirea ", the magazine that constitutes the subject of this study, one can see the inextricable mixture between culture, religion, and politics, the guiding line being that the church must be present in society, just as the dispute of values, hierarchies and meanings must be subsumed to the spiritual.
  • Ways of improving your ESP students’ employability skills - a case study

    Ionițiu, Ionela (Ovidius University of Constanta (Romania), 2020-11-30)
    The goal of this paper is to emphasize the importance of employability skills within a two-year ESP course. It is not only about getting, doing, performing, or keeping a job but about developing within that job. The perfect way to achieve, foster, and boost these employability skills is through ESP, namely English for Specific Purposes. Moreover, the interdisciplinary dialogue between Theology and ESP is not going to question concepts such as knowledge through scientific reasoning, or knowledge through religious faith. Rather than being inward-looking and churchy, these skills could be applied to or work for a broad community in mind. When designing and adjusting your ESP course to our learners’ needs, we developed topic-specific activities based on authentic texts that would sharpen their analytical, communicative, creative, and critical thinking skills. Therefore, the teaching and learning proposals provided within this paper are meant to encourage an introspective, deliberate approach to the use of each skill within your ESP context. Apart from the fact that Theology attaches greater importance to emotions and feelings, affective commitment and faithfulness, and subjectivity, whereas ESP is still realist, impartial, and unbiased, using these skills is entirely your choice as an English language teacher because you will have to minutely assess and sort out those skills that best satisfy the demands of your program’s particular objectives and learning outcomes, and those that foremost fulfill the interests and needs of your ESP students.
  • The reshaping of the world in the Romanian press between the two World Wars.

    Ciornea, Carmen (Ovidius University of Constanta (Romania), 2020-11-30)
    The present study aims to reveal new aspects of the involvement of the journalist Sandu Tudor in the press campaign launched by Petru Comarnescu, the editor-in-chief of "The Literary Printing Press" magazine. The campaign was based on the thesis of the new spirituality put forward by Mircea Eliade in his articles entitled "Spiritual Itinerary" and on a survey initiated by Nae Ionescu in "Cuvântul" newspaper ["The Word"]; it was focused on the issue of changing the date of the celebration of Easter. On this occasion, Sandu Tudor wrote memorable lines that proved his position as a remarkable representative of the young generation, who claimed a new spirituality. The confrontation of ideas between the interwar elite and the Church hierarchy should not be perceived as hostile. In our opinion, the press campaign must be considered proof of the maturity of the elite. They strove hard to fulfill their mission to outline a pattern of Christian religious behavior in the general public and in the members of the clergy. The articles signed by Sandu Tudor on this issue focused on the need to revive the Tradition, the only appropriate way of preserving a nationʼs religious life intact. His theological criticism regarding any canonical deviations, expressed in a journalistic register, generally aimed at creating an authentic conviviality between laity and Church beyond the rigid and sterile traditionalism, a reshaping of the world under the sign of spirituality.
  • Resistance and assimilation in the Irish-American melting pot

    Stanca, Nicoleta (Ovidius University of Constanta (Romania), 2020-11-30)
    This article makes use of the metaphor of the melting pot in order to explain the manner in which patterns of Irish and American identity are illustrated in the popular novel Brooklyn (2009) by Colm Tóibín.
  • Medieval penitentials and nature of women’s sins

    Katrenicova, Anabela (Ovidius University of Constanta (Romania), 2020-11-30)
    The medieval penitentials propose a very interesting source to understand the sight of the whole society on the women. In our study, the presented books of penance reveal the women in their different social roles. We see them as the poor victims of the sinful activity of men. Nevertheless, we can recognize them as evil sinners. In this study, we try to present the medieval view of women’s social position, the nature of their sins, and their manner of trespassing God’s commandments as well. The numerous penitentials denote that the women commit only some kinds of sins, from which we can mention murder, witchcraft, and lust. Thus the women in Middle-Ages arouse fear and that is why they must be subordinated by men in society. Fortunately, the 20th century brings to women the liberty and equality with men, the new situation to which the Catholic Church reacts with the exaltation of the women.

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