Partnership Studies Group

Italian Partnership Studies Group, Journal & Books

Hosted by Associazione Laureati in Lingue, Università di Udine

Inspired by the seminal anthropological and socio-cultural work of Riane Eisler, Antonella Riem and a group of researchers founded the Partnership Studies Group in 1998. It is an active community of scholars based at the University of Udine, with a series of interconnected partners all over the world.

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Online Journal

International on-line refereed journal of modern languages and literatures.

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Books

The Art of Partnership: Essays on Literature, Culture, Language and Education towards a Cooperative Paradigm

Edited by Professors Antonella Riem and The Art of PartnershipRoberto Albarea — The book (which includes contributions by Riane Eisler and David Loye) was inspired by a conference held at the University of Udine, Italy on partnership education. Antonella Riem Natale and Roberto Albarea hope that it will foster discussion among students, colleagues, and scholars worldwide, thus enabling us all to achieve a greater balance and cooperation, in the spirit of difference in equality.

Fostering a culture of partnership implies an open and dynamic approach towards those events and systems of human relationships characteristic of our Western societies, torn between a surplus of information and uncertainty. This also involves processes of meditation and awareness of present-day forms of social cohesion, and a focus on common good, on modalities of cooperation, and the educational relevance of creating a common ground of shared values. ~ Dr. Antonella Riem

2007 Conference on Partnership Studies in Education & World Literatures in English

The Goddess Awakened conference was held at University of Udine, Italy on April 19-22, 2007

The conference proceedings were collected in a book titled Goddess Awakened book coverThe Goddess Awakened: Partnership Studies in Literatures, Language and Education, edited by Riem Natale, Luisa Conti Camaiora, and Maria Renata Dolce (2007).

This book brings together proceedings of the International Conference entitled The Goddess Awakened: Partnership Studies in Education and World Literatures in English (University of Udine, April 19-22, 2007), which hosted internationally renowned writers and scholars in Education and Language Studies from Italy, Australia, India, South Africa and the United States of America.

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Understanding the Language of Partnership: A Glossary

Dr. Stefano Mercanti has created a helpful glossary for the language of partnership

For the new Italian edition of Riane Eisler's The Chalice and the Blade, edited by Professor Antonella Riem for the Udine University Press, Forum, (2011), Dr. Stefano Mercanti compiled a useful glossary for the language of partnership.

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The Goddess Awakened: Partnership Studies in Literatures, Language and Education

Edited by Riem Natale, Luisa Conti Camaiora, and Maria Renata Dolce (2007)

This book brings together the proceedings of the International Conference entitled The Goddess Awakened: Partnership Studies in Education and World Literatures in English (University of Udine, April 19-22, 2007), which hosted internationally renowned writers and scholars in Education and Language Studies from Italy, Australia, India, South Africa and the United States of America.

The Rose and the Lotus: Partnership Studies in the Works of Raja Rao

By Stefano Mercanti (Rodopi, 2009)

Raja Rao, one of the founding figures of Indian English literature, is re-examined in this comprehensive study of his fiction that contradicts the long-held perception of Raja Rao as a mere metaphysical writer and the true bard of quintessential Indianness, projected by many critics of the first Commonwealth generation over three decades. Stefano Mercanti posits Rao’s fiction in terms of its dialogic interaction – the "partnership" – between Western and Eastern cultural traditions and demonstrates how it evolves during the course of his oeuvre on both the philosophical and the political level.