CFA Institute's 2011 CFA Program Curriculum: Level 2, Volume 5 PDF

By CFA Institute

ISBN-10: 0558521916

ISBN-13: 9780558521912

The CFA application point II Curriculum is equipped into numerous learn periods to aid applicants navigate the fabric. every one examine consultation contains assigned readings (drawn from textbook chapters, expert magazine articles, CFA Program-commissioned content material, circumstances, and examine analyst reports); studying end result statements; and challenge units that exhibit functional program and make stronger figuring out of the suggestions provided within the readings. For comfort, the assigned readings are assembled into a number of self-contained volumes. CFA has: * Sequenced the readings in conformity with the learn classes * Reprinted the pertinent studying final result statements sooner than every one analyzing * additional research assets, corresponding to a far better define, a finished index, and a unified thesaurus * published the curriculum in two-color layout to complement the appearance and readability of the indicates, tables, and required as opposed to non-compulsory remedies

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What would admitting it as “Shakespeare” do to our strong twentieth-century need to identify the play’s protagonist with the playwright’s deepest thoughts? In particular, chapter 5 will consider the earliest printed versions of Hamlet in terms of recent speculations about residual orality in late Elizabethan and 36 THE BLUE-EYED WITCH early Jacobean culture. I will argue that the Shakespearean theater was far more predominantly “oral” than “literate” in its functioning, and that Shakespeare and his company only gradually came to conceptualize their plays in terms of readerly assumptions about how and where meaning is constituted.

There are interesting parallels between the shift in dominance from neoPlatonic to materialist conceptualization of texts in the mid to late seventeenth century and the corresponding paradigm shift in our own late twentieth century that has enabled my inquiry here. Might it be that, in both cases, the shift to materiality is related to unease over the assimilation of a new technology of writing and dissemination of written materials? Just as seventeenth-century authors expressed anxiety over the increased distance from their audience imposed by the medium of print, so we of the computerized era sometimes feel insecure over our impending separation via CD-ROM and hypertext from our old friend, the printed book.

In Kroll’s interpretation, neo-materialists like John Evelyn, Jeremy Taylor, and Locke anticipated some of our postmodernist preoccupation with the situatedness and consequent partiality of discourse. They were interested in the pursuit of facts, but were profoundly anti-totalizing in their ways of dealing with systems of knowledge, recognizing that “facts” in any given instance could be only approximate because they were altered by the very social contexts that sustained them. 3). ”50 If we feel the need to find a prototype from within the Renaissance itself to provide historical respectability for our own inquiry here, then the broad late-Renaissance current of materialist thought is available as a model.

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