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From The Middle Ages To Modernity: The Intersecting Supernatural Worlds Of Melusine And Today's Popular Culture, Sarah Stark 2011 Ouachita Baptist University

From The Middle Ages To Modernity: The Intersecting Supernatural Worlds Of Melusine And Today's Popular Culture, Sarah Stark

Honors Theses

While some may scoff at fairy tales as juvenile, primitive, or superstitious, they have always held a special fascination for me, and I am not alone in this- stories about magicians, monsters, and mythical creatures have captivated their audiences' imaginations for thousands of years. Feeling myself consistently drawn toward this type of story, I began several months ago to study supernatural tales from the medieval era as well as those popular today, and I have since discovered numerous worlds in which the natural and supernatural coexist. Creatures seemingly human are, in fact, sometimes more-or less, depending on one's perspective ...


Imperial Performativity: The Life, Transgressions, And Writings Of Isabelle Eberhardt Under The Lens Of Queer Theory, Kelsey DeForest 2011 Hollins University

Imperial Performativity: The Life, Transgressions, And Writings Of Isabelle Eberhardt Under The Lens Of Queer Theory, Kelsey Deforest

Undergraduate Research Awards

An examination of Isabelle Eberhardt's life and writings with regard to gender norms and imperialist expectations in French-controlled Algeria. The PDF includes the author's entry submission essay for the 2011 Undergraduate Research Awards.


The Inner Life Of Women In Medieval Romance Literature: Grief, Guilt And Hypocrisy, Jeff Rider, Jamie Friedman 2010 Wesleyan University

The Inner Life Of Women In Medieval Romance Literature: Grief, Guilt And Hypocrisy, Jeff Rider, Jamie Friedman

Jeff Rider

Recent research suggests that emotions are largely constructed and performed and that narrative is one of the most important practices through which people become emotionally aware. Narrative literature thus offers a privileged means of exploring the emotional standards and styles of the past. The essays collected here explore medieval, romance emotional communities through both fictional and non-fictional narratives in French, Spanish, and Italian texts ranging from the twelfth through fifteenth centuries. By following these women characters in their considerations, we can hope both to learn something about the times the women were writing in, while to enriching and enlarging our ...


« La Métalepse Incertaine Et Le Lecteur Comme Victime : Gros Mots De Réjean Ducharme Et Hier De Nicole Brossard », Marilyn Randall 2010 University of Western Ontario

« La Métalepse Incertaine Et Le Lecteur Comme Victime : Gros Mots De Réjean Ducharme Et Hier De Nicole Brossard », Marilyn Randall

Marilyn Randall

No abstract provided.


Rejuvenating The Old Storyteller. [Review Of Jules Verne's Amazing Journeys: Five Visionary Classics, Trans. And Ed. Frederick Paul Walter, Suny Press, 2010], Arthur B. Evans 2010 DePauw University

Rejuvenating The Old Storyteller. [Review Of Jules Verne's Amazing Journeys: Five Visionary Classics, Trans. And Ed. Frederick Paul Walter, Suny Press, 2010], Arthur B. Evans

Modern Languages Faculty publications

No abstract provided.


Mongo Béti Ou L’Écriture D’Un Révolté En Exil: Anatomie, Analyse Et Impact De Ses Critiques À Travers Ses Articles Dans « Peuples Noirs, Peuples Africains » (1978 À 1991), Kodjo Adabra 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Mongo Béti Ou L’Écriture D’Un Révolté En Exil: Anatomie, Analyse Et Impact De Ses Critiques À Travers Ses Articles Dans « Peuples Noirs, Peuples Africains » (1978 À 1991), Kodjo Adabra

Doctoral Dissertations

Following their independence in the 1960s the new governments of such French-speaking, African nations as Togo, Ivory Coast, Congo and Chad (to name only few), for the most part embraced policies that were authoritarian. A direct upshot socially of the lack of free speech imposed by certain African regimes was the migration of a large number of intellectuals from the black continent, yearning to rediscover their voices in more developed, democratic countries. Many, while living in exile, turned to writing or continued to write in such a way that the painful stories of the Africa they left behind could unfold ...


Reviews Of Recent Publications, 2010 Kansas State University Libraries

Reviews Of Recent Publications

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Anne Fuchs, Mary Cosgrove, and Georg Grote. German Memory Contests: The Quest for Identity in Literature, Film, and Discourse since 1990 by Helen Cafferty

Herschel Farbman. The Other Night: Dreaming, Writing, and Restlessness in Twentieth-Century Literature by Sidney Feshbach

Richard Neupert. A History of the French New Wave Cinema by Candice Nicolas

Dianne Marie Zandstra. Embodying Resistance: Griselda Gambaro and the Grotesque by James Gustafson

Matthew J. Marr. Postmodern Metapoetry and the Replenishment of the Spanish Lyrical Genre, 1980-2000 by John Wilcox

Gail A. Bulman. Staging Words, Performing Worlds: Intertextuality and Nation in Contemporary Latin American Theater by Patricia Tomé ...


Hysterographies: Writings On Women's Reproductive Body Image In Contemporary French Fiction, Jessica R. Jensen 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Hysterographies: Writings On Women's Reproductive Body Image In Contemporary French Fiction, Jessica R. Jensen

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

This dissertation draws attention to an ever-growing corpus of critically successful French writers who have offered innovative and often subversive explorations of reproductive experiences. It examines narratives centrally concerned with the autodiegetic narrator’s perception of the female reproductive body during pregnancy, abortion, miscarriage, sterility, and menopause as well as when confronted with human reproductive cloning. I refer to these narratives as ‘hysterographies,’ at once encompassing the word’s etymological roots (writings of the womb) and its biotechnical definition (a means of visualizing the uterus developed by French researchers Sicard and Forestier in 1921). In a first section, I chart ...


A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu : La Metafiction De La Metaphore, Juan Wang 2010 University of Colorado, Boulder

A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu : La Metafiction De La Metaphore, Juan Wang

French & Italian Graduate Theses & Dissertations

A la recherche du temps perdu de Marcel Proust fait l’objet de nombreuses critiques littéraires depuis sa première publication. La métaphore occupe une place privilégiée dans ces études : la diversité et la spécificité de la métaphore proustienne, ainsi que ses fonctions descriptive, diégétique et narrative, ont été discutées par bien des critiques. D’autres ont signalé l’aspect autoréflexif de la Recherche en y découvrant une source foisonnante d’idées esthétiques. Cependant, le rapport entre la métaphore et l’autoréflexivité proustiennes n’a pas encore été traité de manière systématique. Mon étude démontre, pour la première fois, le lien ...


The Imprint Of Foucault’S The Order Of Things On The Works Of François Jacob, Harry Newcomb 2010 Portland State University

The Imprint Of Foucault’S The Order Of Things On The Works Of François Jacob, Harry Newcomb

Anthós

My intent is to examine the interplay between Michel Foucault’s The Order of Things, originally published in France as Les Mots et les choses (Words and Things) in 1966, François Jacob’s history of heredity, The Logic of Life, published in France in 1970, and his autobiography, The Statue Within, 1987.


Jules Verne, Arthur B. Evans 2010 DePauw University

Jules Verne, Arthur B. Evans

Modern Languages Faculty publications

No abstract provided.


La Rhétorique De La Persuasion Dans Le Penser De Royal Mémoire De Guillaume Michel, Dit De Tours, Lidia Radi 2010 University of Richmond

La Rhétorique De La Persuasion Dans Le Penser De Royal Mémoire De Guillaume Michel, Dit De Tours, Lidia Radi

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

En 1518, chez Jehan de la Garde et Pierre le Brodeur, paraît un recueil ayant pour titre Le Penser de Royal Mémoire, composé d´une douzaine de pièces dont la plupart sont des épîtres. La taille de chacune de ces compositions varie selon son propos, et aussi selon la fonction qu´elle remplit dans la structure de l´oeuvre. Chaque pièce a un caractère à la fois didactique et épidictique. La plupart sont adressées au jeune roi François 1er, pour l´inciter à se lancer dans la croisade proclamée par le pape Léon X, avec qui il signe un ...


Wittig, Monique, Abigail Rine 2010 George Fox University

Wittig, Monique, Abigail Rine

Faculty Publications - Department of English

Excerpt: "Monique Wittig was a novelist, theorist, and feminist activist, known primarily for her fictional works and theorization of feminism from a materialist, lesbian perspective. Wittig was a central figure in the feminist movement in France, and her writings on heterosexuality and the oppression of women have greatly influenced feminist thought and queer theory."


Cixous, Hélène, Abigail Rine 2010 George Fox University

Cixous, Hélène, Abigail Rine

Faculty Publications - Department of English

Excerpt: "Hélène Cixous is a highly prolific Francophone theorist, poet, novelist, playwright, philosopher, and literary critic: indeed, she is a writer whose work resists easy categorization. Although the majority of her publications are works of experimental fiction, she is most widely known in the English-speaking world for her contributions to French feminist and literary theory and for formulating the concept of écriture feminine, or feminine writing."


Inequities Of Contemporary French Women, Olivia Kuhlman 2010 Claremont McKenna College

Inequities Of Contemporary French Women, Olivia Kuhlman

CMC Senior Theses

This thesis is an analysis of the current situation of women in contemporary France. It analyzes the current situation of French women in education, the work force, politics, and French society, with the intent of uncovering the gender inequalities French women encounter in contemporary France.


À La Recherche Du «Bourgeois»: Drame Sérieux Et Tentations Narratives Chez Diderot, Olivier M. Delers 2010 University of Richmond

À La Recherche Du «Bourgeois»: Drame Sérieux Et Tentations Narratives Chez Diderot, Olivier M. Delers

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

Dans le drame bourgeois de Diderot, il n'y a pas de « bourgeois». Pas de personnages bourgeois (par exemple, pas de M. Jourdain ou de Turcaret dans le rôle du bourgeois à ridiculiser), pas de valeurs bourgeoises (qui sont après tout une invention du XIXe siècle), pas d'esprit de groupe bourgeois - de conscience de classe - qui unirait et distinguerait les protagonistes du Fils naturel (1757) et du Pere de famille (1758). Béatrice Didier, dans son Diderot dramaturge du vivant, remarque ce flottement conceptuel sans pour autant s'en distancer : « il s'agit de représenter la vie de bourgeois ...


Writers, Rebels, And Cannibals: Léonora Miano’S Rendering Of Africa In L’Intérieur De La Nuit, Magali Compan 2010 College of William and Mary

Writers, Rebels, And Cannibals: Léonora Miano’S Rendering Of Africa In L’Intérieur De La Nuit, Magali Compan

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Léonora Miano’s first novel L’Intérieur de la nuit received a laudatory critical reception when it was published by the French publishing house Plon in 2005. The novel’s depiction of an act of cannibalism in a village of a fictional African nation provides the turning point and central event of the narrative. The novel’s cannibalism has also been central to its critical reception in the west. While many Francophone works have employed and developed the metaphor of the act of cannibalism, Miano “cannibalizes” in her novel in unique ways that prove simultaneously problematic and productively revealing.

This ...


Reviews Of Recent Publications, 2010 Kansas State University Libraries

Reviews Of Recent Publications

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Esperança Bielsa. The Latin American Urban Crónica: Between Literature and Mass Culture by Miguel González-Abellás

Gene H. Bell-Villada, ed. Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Casebook by Miguel González-Abellás

Albert Memmi. Decolonization and the Decolonized. Trans. Robert Bononno by Christa Jones

Erin Graff Zivin. The Wandering Signifier: Rhetoric of Jewishness in the Latin American Imaginary by Naomi Lindstrom

Dawn Fulton. Signs of Dissent: Maryse Condé and Postcolonial Crticism by Jane E. Evans

Anne Lambright. Creating the Hybrid Intellectual: Subject, Space and the Feminine in the Narrative of José María Arguedas by Arturio Arias

Andrew Sobanet. Jail ...


Caligula-Christ: Preliminary Study Of A Parallel, Lorene M. Birden 2010 Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Dijon

Caligula-Christ: Preliminary Study Of A Parallel, Lorene M. Birden

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Caligula, at the very beginning of the Albert Camus play, conceives a very ambitious project; to surpass the gods and take their place in his empire, in order to decree impossibility. Camus has, however, gone a step further in developing the god-image of his main character through the incorporation of much Christian imagery into the scenes. This aspect of the play seems not to have been noticed by Camus scholars; there is no in-depth study of the use of this imagery. However, Camus scholar Patricia Johnson and the members of the Société des études camusiennes have noted the usefulness of ...


Apocalypse Bébé De Virginie Despentes: Le Polar Comme Nouvelle Littérature Engagée? [Book Review], Michèle A. Schaal 2009 Iowa State University

Apocalypse Bébé De Virginie Despentes: Le Polar Comme Nouvelle Littérature Engagée? [Book Review], Michèle A. Schaal

Michèle A. Schaal

No abstract provided.


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