Across Cultures, Across Disciplines-or from Newark to St.Gallen : An Introduction

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract The cover illustrations on this issue show two murals that are part of Martin Disler's (1949-1996) work "Usura," which he painted directly onto the concrete walls of one of the main rooms in the University of St.Gallen's Library Building. Constructed in 1989 on a hill overlooking St.Gallen, Switzerland, the building is testament to the University's success, as it evolved from a small Business Academy (Handelsakademie) founded in 1898 to a School for Economic and Social Sciences (Hochschule für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, HSG) to the University it is known as today. Often, the renaming and the thereby implied upgrading came with either a move to a new building or an expansion of the campus. As its earlier names imply, the University of St.Gallen is not a University in the strictest sense but has mainly made its name as a Business School and the place to study if you would like to pursue a career in, for instance, consulting, banking, or law. In this sense, it might appear a rather unlikely location for a gathering of the Philip Roth Society-yet there are some commonalities between location and subject.
Authors Brühwiler, Claudia Franziska
Journal or Publication Title Philip Roth Studies
Language English
Keywords Philip Roth; Martin Disler
Subjects cultural studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SHSS - Kulturen, Institutionen, Maerkte (KIM)
Refereed Yes
Date 20 March 2015
Publisher Heldref Publ.
Place of Publication Washington, DC
Volume 11
Number 1
Page Range 7-13
Number of Pages 7
ISSN 1547-3929
ISSN-Digital 1940-5278
Depositing User PD Dr. Claudia Franziska Brühwiler
Date Deposited 20 Mar 2015 15:51
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:24


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Brühwiler, Claudia Franziska (2015) Across Cultures, Across Disciplines-or from Newark to St.Gallen : An Introduction. Philip Roth Studies, 11 (1). 7-13. ISSN 1547-3929

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