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On Being As Passage And Plurality Of Self: Postcolonial Caribbean Identity In Merle Hodge's Crick Crack, Monkey, Amanda González Izquierdo 2019 Rutgers University, New Brunswick

On Being As Passage And Plurality Of Self: Postcolonial Caribbean Identity In Merle Hodge's Crick Crack, Monkey, Amanda González Izquierdo

Pathways: A Journal of Humanistic and Social Inquiry

This essay examines questions of home and identity in a postcolonial Caribbean context. Situating itself in the dialogue between continental philosophy and postcolonial theory, this research explores how identity formations are processes which negotiate fragmentary demands of being as well as the various ruptures and dislocations that are resultants of colonization. This paper proposes that in thinking of postcolonial identities, we must explicitly and necessarily consider multiplicity, alterity, diaspora, and interstitial spaces. Focusing on Merle Hodge's novel Crick Crack, Monkey, this essay thinks through protagonist Tee's process of becoming, a process which is fluid, dynamic, and never complete ...


The Music In His Words: The Art Of Sound And Folk In Louis Armstrong’S Manuscript For Satchmo: My Life In New Orleans, “The Armstrong Story”, Adriana C. Filstrup 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Music In His Words: The Art Of Sound And Folk In Louis Armstrong’S Manuscript For Satchmo: My Life In New Orleans, “The Armstrong Story”, Adriana C. Filstrup

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis dives into the musical journey embedded in the autobiographical writings of America’s jazz ambassador, Louis Armstrong. It examines Armstrong’s typewritten manuscript, The Armstrong Story, which was eventually revised by an editor and published as his second autobiography with the title of Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans in 1954 (originally published in France in 1952.) Armstrong’s manuscript reads like sheet music, where any sound could affect the harmony of the story. He created a voice that had met every art form before it became the manuscript of his autobiography, but along with that voice, references ...


Ben Hutchinson. Comparative Literature: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford Up, 2018., Toloo Riazi 2019 University of California, Santa Barbara

Ben Hutchinson. Comparative Literature: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford Up, 2018., Toloo Riazi

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Ben Hutchinson. Comparative Literature: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford UP, 2018.


Hrothgar And Wealhtheow: An Onomastic Approach To A Story Of Good Governance, D. Marie Nelson 2019 University of Florida

Hrothgar And Wealhtheow: An Onomastic Approach To A Story Of Good Governance, D. Marie Nelson

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Place-Names And Politics In The Awntyrs Off Arthure, Andrew Breeze 2019 Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona

Place-Names And Politics In The Awntyrs Off Arthure, Andrew Breeze

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Multilingual Moomins: Examining The Translation Of Tove Jansson’S Nonsense Character Names From Swedish To English And Finnish, Janine A E Strandberg 2019 University of Groningen

Multilingual Moomins: Examining The Translation Of Tove Jansson’S Nonsense Character Names From Swedish To English And Finnish, Janine A E Strandberg

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Permanent Functions Of Characters’ Proper Names In Harry Potter, Martyna Gibka 2019 Koszalin University of Technology

Permanent Functions Of Characters’ Proper Names In Harry Potter, Martyna Gibka

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Cervantes In Perspective, Julia Domínguez 2019 Iowa State University

Cervantes In Perspective, Julia Domínguez

Julia Domínguez

Cervantes in Perspective brings together original essays on Miguel de Cervantes´s life and literature written by nine significant Cervantes scholars. Readers and scholars of Early Modern Spanish literature will find a discussion of current theories of fiction, the latest analyses of individual texts, new comparative approaches to Cervantes, and unique studies on the impact of Cervantine fiction on both early modern Spain and contemporary U.S. culture. Cervantes in Perspective also marks the first time that recent scholarly approaches emerging from the annual Chicago Cervantes Symposium have been published


The Christianization Of Judith: Considering The Hieronymian Translation Of Liber Iudith And Jerome’S Christianizing Agenda, Brody Van Roekel 2019 Western Michigan University

The Christianization Of Judith: Considering The Hieronymian Translation Of Liber Iudith And Jerome’S Christianizing Agenda, Brody Van Roekel

The Hilltop Review

I will consider Jerome’s translation using gendered analysis while considering carefully how hints of his own preoccupations and Christianizing agendas can be found within. In Liber Iudith, Jerome gives a night’s work to a text illustrating the story of the Hebrew widow Judith single-handedly overcoming the seemingly unassailable Assyrians. Comparing Jerome’s translation to the earlier Septuagint text, a number of significant departures can be located. These departures demonstrate Jerome’s conception of proper Christian widowhood, related too to his qualms with femininity. The Hieronymian changes then appear to be both culturally-motivated and implemented in response to the ...


Teaching Visual Literacies: The Case Of The Great American Dust Bowl, Mary F. Rice, Ashley K. Dallacqua 2019 University of New Mexico

Teaching Visual Literacies: The Case Of The Great American Dust Bowl, Mary F. Rice, Ashley K. Dallacqua

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

Teachers and students require a range of tools to engage with visual texts. Using The Great American Dust Bowlby Don Brown (2013) as an exemplar text, we outline four conceptions of visual literacy: rhetorical, instructional, industrial and visuo-spatial and discuss their use in our literacy education practice. In addition, we provide a brief model of a second text, The Arrival (Tan, 2013) and a list of suggested texts for students at different levels (elementary, middle, and high school). We argue that these tools have the potential to deepen conceptions of visual literacies and empower teachers and students to understand ...


Bricolage On The Upper East Side: The Intertwining Of Multimedia In ​Emma, Clueless, ​And ​Gossip Girl, Nichole Decker 2019 University of Maine at Farmington

Bricolage On The Upper East Side: The Intertwining Of Multimedia In ​Emma, Clueless, ​And ​Gossip Girl, Nichole Decker

Honors Theses

In this paper I will analyze the classic novel Emma, and the 1995 film Clueless, as an adaptive pair, but I will also be analyzing the TV series, Gossip Girl, as a derivative text. I bring this series into the discussion because of the ways in which it echos, parallels, and alludes to both Emma and Clueless individually, and the two as a source pair. I do not argue that the series is an actual adaptation, but rather, a sort of collage, recombining motifs from both source texts to create something new, exciting, and completely absurd.


Freedom In Existence: A Comparative Study Of The Poetics Of Emily Dickinson And Sohrab Sepehri, Neda Zahraie 2019 City College of New York

Freedom In Existence: A Comparative Study Of The Poetics Of Emily Dickinson And Sohrab Sepehri, Neda Zahraie

Dissertations and Theses

Poetry, like thought, belongs to all people and is representative of existence itself. In one sense, poetry is the musical formation of words, whose effects must be experienced in sound, tone and melody, but in another sense, poetry is also an artistic discourse where the “fundamental character is that of an incidentally moving and imaginative form of communication” (Edman 46). Emily Dickinson and Sohrab Sepehri are two poets who sought to identify and define the Self in their modernist poetic discourse, and they each appropriated language as a means and a stepping-stone towards a methodological and unrestricted method of inquiry ...


Commentary: Response To Elizabeth L. Rosenblatt Paper, "Fair Use As Resistance", Joseph S. Jenkins 2019 University of California, Irvine School of Law

Commentary: Response To Elizabeth L. Rosenblatt Paper, "Fair Use As Resistance", Joseph S. Jenkins

UC Irvine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Commentary: Translatable And Untranslatable: Discourse Theory And Copyright Law, E. S. Burt 2019 University of California, Irvine School of Law

Commentary: Translatable And Untranslatable: Discourse Theory And Copyright Law, E. S. Burt

UC Irvine Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Philosophy Of Myth, Erwin F. Cook 2018 Trinity University

The Philosophy Of Myth, Erwin F. Cook

Erwin F. Cook

No abstract provided.


My Mother On Dream Interpretation And The Lack Of Finality In Death, Jaime Elizabeth Johnston 2018 Louisiana State University

My Mother On Dream Interpretation And The Lack Of Finality In Death, Jaime Elizabeth Johnston

Comparative Woman

This is an interview with my mother, a dream interpreter. In this interview we explore her process of interpreting dreams and her contact with the spirit world.


Ekatvam, Atreyee Chakraborty 2018 Louisiana State University

Ekatvam, Atreyee Chakraborty

Comparative Woman

"What is spirituality? Is this all about God? And what is God? A mystical concept? All I know that if we surrender to the will of God, if we pray and repent for our sins, we will be saved out of our trouble and we will get peace of mind. To me, my dance is my God. Through my dance I have touched the essence of spirituality."


Introduction To A Critical Response To Neocolonialism, Guoqiang Qiao 2018 Shanghai International Studies University

Introduction To A Critical Response To Neocolonialism, Guoqiang Qiao

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

No abstract provided.


Restaging World Literature In The Age Of Neoliberalism/Neocolonialism, Shaobo Xie 2018 University of Calgary

Restaging World Literature In The Age Of Neoliberalism/Neocolonialism, Shaobo Xie

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Restaging World Literature in the Age of Neoliberal­ism/Neocolonia­­lism" Shaobo Xie argues that Goethe's notion of world literature spells a genuine universalism that contributes to resistance to neoliberal imperialism. In the age of neocolonial­ism/ne­oliberalism all conduct, and all spheres of human life are framed and measured by economic terms and metrics and neoliberalism both as a govern­ing rationality and as an economic policy is penetrating into every part of the world. The politics that is really heter­ogeneous or external to the rule of neoliberal capitalism in the neocolonial global ...


Neocolonialism In Translating China, Guoqiang Qiao 2018 Shanghai International Studies Unviersity

Neocolonialism In Translating China, Guoqiang Qiao

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Neocolonialism in Translating China" Guoqiang Qiao analyzes the neocolonial phenomenon that occurs in the process of Chinese literature's "walking-out." Taking examples from Howard Goldblatt's translation and neocolonial ideas that Goldblatt advanced in his essays, interviews and speeches and those Chinese writers, critics and professors who practice self-colonization, he analyzes their neocolonialism with the challenging concepts of neocolonialism and self-colonization and thus aims to cope with the phenomenon of colonization and self-colonization in the area of Chinese literature's "walking-out."


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