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Sade Ou Les Limites Du Langage : Entre Athéisme Et Persistance Du Sacré, Sandrine Florence Vandermarliere 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

Sade Ou Les Limites Du Langage : Entre Athéisme Et Persistance Du Sacré, Sandrine Florence Vandermarliere

French & Italian Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Even though Sade’s reputation as an “athée exacerbé”1 seems to dominate the critics, this dissertation argues that his atheism is not as obvious as it seems. Through an analysis of the correlation between language and religion in the marquis’ work, this study demonstrates that it is through his mistrust of language that Sade presents his ideas. While his libertines seem to profess the superiority of atheism, their discourse is undermined by their rhetoric. Through the use of sophisms, Sade is able to present the dispute between philosophers and apologists, which dominated the second half of the XVIII century ...


Encore: Intermediate French, Wynne Wong, Stacey Weber-Fève, Anne Lair, Bill Van Patten 2018 The Ohio State University

Encore: Intermediate French, Wynne Wong, Stacey Weber-Fève, Anne Lair, Bill Van Patten

World Languages and Cultures Books

ENCORE is an intermediate-level proficiency- and communicative-oriented program. Paired with an engaging mystery and suspense film of the same name, ENCORE is guided by principles of communicative language teaching and research in second language acquisition. Topics and activities are designed to engage students in higher-level thinking while at the same time providing focused work on aspects of language that instructors in a second-year college-level French course expect to find.


Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin 2018 Winthrop University

Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers - Accession 1049, Dorothy Moser Medlin

Manuscript Collection

(The Dorothy Moser Medlin Papers are currently in processing.)

This collection contains most of the records of Dorothy Medlin’s work and correspondence and also includes reference materials, notes, microfilm, photographic negatives related both to her professional and personal life. Additions include a FLES Handbook, co-authored by Dorothy Medlin and a decorative mirror belonging to Dorothy Medlin.

Major series in this collection include: some original 18th century writings and ephemera and primary source material of André Morellet, extensive collection of secondary material on André Morellet's writings and translations, Winthrop related files, literary manuscripts and notes by Dorothy Medlin (1966-2011 ...


Good Game, Greyory Blake 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Good Game, Greyory Blake

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis and its corresponding art installation, Lessons from Ziggy, attempts to deconstruct the variables prevalent within several complex systems, analyze their transformations, and propose a methodology for reasserting the soap box within the display pedestal. In this text, there are several key and specific examples of the transformation of various signifiers (i.e. media-bred fear’s transformation into a political tactic of surveillance, contemporary freneticism’s transformation into complacency, and community’s transformation into nationalism as a state weapon). In this essay, all of these concepts are contextualized within the exponential growth of new technologies. That is to say ...


Pity For The Mythic Brute: Pablo Picasso’S Minotaur In The Vollard Suite, Mary Sachs 2018 University of Colorado, Boulder

Pity For The Mythic Brute: Pablo Picasso’S Minotaur In The Vollard Suite, Mary Sachs

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines the nuances of Pablo Picasso's minotaur as presented within the framework of the Vollard Suite. I argue that a text by Honoré de Balzac, Physiologie du Mariage, may have influenced Picasso's conception of the minotaur. It features of a minotaur, yet one framed within a parodic setting. The minotaur, explored in connection with the Balzacian creature, reveals the introspective nature of the Picasso’s beast. Furthermore, the comedic tone of Balzac's Physiologie served as a means for Picasso to reflect upon the subconscious drives, which in turn, the artist visually manifested through his surrogate-self ...


Les Femmes Méchantes Originales : La Subversion Des Stéréotypes Misogynes Dans L’Écriture Féminine D’Hélène Cixous, De Marie Cardinal, De Luce Irigaray, Et D’Annie Ernaux, Elizabeth A. Drew 2018 University of Colorado Boulder

Les Femmes Méchantes Originales : La Subversion Des Stéréotypes Misogynes Dans L’Écriture Féminine D’Hélène Cixous, De Marie Cardinal, De Luce Irigaray, Et D’Annie Ernaux, Elizabeth A. Drew

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The rise of Second Wave feminism in France had a profound impact upon many aspects of French culture and society. This thesis will focus on its influence on French literature, which was signified by the emergence of a new style of writing called l’écriture féminine. I shall examine the implementation of l’écriture féminineinfour works written by French feminist writers during this time period:Le rire de la méduseby Hélène Cixous, Les mots pour le dire by Marie Cardinal,Ce sexe qui n’en est pas unby Luce Irigaray, and Une femmeby Annie Ernaux. Specifically ...


Sens Et Saveur: L'Art De Traduire Dans Un Cadre Multilingue, Claire Jacobson 2018 University of Iowa

Sens Et Saveur: L'Art De Traduire Dans Un Cadre Multilingue, Claire Jacobson

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

Pour examiner le phénomène du multilinguisme littéraire dans les communautés maghrébines en France, je considère quelques textes écrits en français qui incluent des éléments linguistiques des autres langues, principalement l’arabe, et comment les traiter en tant que traductrice de formation. Les trois textes en question––Le gone du Chaâba d’Azouz Begag, Méchamment berbère de Mina Sif, et L’Essuie-mains des pieds de Gil Ben Aych––emploient plusieurs langues dans un texte français, ce qui pose un défi indiscutable pour le traducteur. Chaque auteur le fait différemment, donc il faut considérer les différents moyens de traduire cette figure de ...


La Liberté Et Les Deux Visages De La France : De La DéLéGitimation De La DéMocratie Franc̦Aise, Michael Kolodziejski 2018 Montclair State University

La Liberté Et Les Deux Visages De La France : De La DéLéGitimation De La DéMocratie Franc̦Aise, Michael Kolodziejski

Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects

This work explores the contradictions contained in the French ideals of democracy and their application to blacks in Africa and the French Caribbean. From the philosophical eruptions of French democratic ideals during the 18th century through the flux and reflux between Republican aspirations and monarchy during the 19th century that followed the proclamation of the Rights of Man of 1789 and the subsequent enshrinement of the Republic, France’s concomitant dehumanization of Blacks through the practice of slavery and colonialism has been a matter of hypocrisy. This hypocrisy would continue through the “decolonization” of francophone Africa during the 20th century ...


Pour Une Géographie Littéraire De Michel Collot, Hans-Jürgen Greif 2018 Université Laval

Pour Une Géographie Littéraire De Michel Collot, Hans-Jürgen Greif

The Goose

À la fois poète, écrivain et professeur de littérature française, Michel Collot s’intéresse depuis longtemps au domaine de la géographie humaine, discipline, faut-il le rappeler, qui appartient aux sciences humaines et qui analyse, grosso modo, les effets des activités de l’homme sur l’environnement. Le recueil d’essais que voici réunit des textes inédits et publiés dans des ouvrages collectifs, des conférences, des interventions lors de colloques.


“2889” Vs. “2890”, Arthur B. Evans 2017 DePauw University

“2889” Vs. “2890”, Arthur B. Evans

Modern Languages Faculty publications

Abstract

This article offers a detailed comparison of Michel Verne’s 1889 short story “In the Year 2889” and Jules Verne’s 1891 recycled version of the same story, now called « La Journée d’un journaliste américain en 2890 » [The Day of an American Journalist in 2890]. In my analysis, I have also pointed out some of the alterations Michel made to his father’s version when later editing it for inclusion in the posthumous 1910 edition of Verne’s Hier et demain [Yesterday and Tomorrow], now retitled « Au XXIXe siècle : La Journée d’un journaliste américain en 2889 » [In ...


Intertexts Of The Ecological: Literary Space Revisited In Yanick Lahens's Bain De Lune, Jason Herbeck 2017 Boise State University

Intertexts Of The Ecological: Literary Space Revisited In Yanick Lahens's Bain De Lune, Jason Herbeck

World Languages Faculty Publications and Presentations

The opening lines of Yanick Lahens’s Bain de lune (2014) find an unidentified narrator lying on a beach not far from the coastal community of Anse Bleue, staring at the worn, muddy boots of the man who has just discovered her lifeless body. As her narrative reveals, a hurricane has devastated the region over the past three days, and, in the wake of the storm, the deceased protagonist tries to piece together the fragmented memories of her life as a means of determining how she has ended up dead on the sand. From the very beginning of Lahens’s ...


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Sttcl Editorial Board, Necia Chronister 2017 Kansas State University

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Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

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Ian Gordon. Kid Comic Strips: A Genre Across Four Countries. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. ---. Superman: The Persistence Of An American Icon. New Jersey: Rutgers Up, 2017., Cathy L. Ryan 2017 The Ohio State University

Ian Gordon. Kid Comic Strips: A Genre Across Four Countries. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. ---. Superman: The Persistence Of An American Icon. New Jersey: Rutgers Up, 2017., Cathy L. Ryan

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Ian Gordon. Kid Comic Strips: A Genre Across Four Countries. Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels, Ed. Roger Saban. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Review of Ian Gordon. Superman: The Persistence of an American Icon. New Jersey: Rutgers UP, 2017.


Hillary L. Chute. Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, And Documentary Form. Cambridge: Harvard Up, 2016., Julia Watson 2017 The Ohio State University

Hillary L. Chute. Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, And Documentary Form. Cambridge: Harvard Up, 2016., Julia Watson

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Hillary L. Chute. Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2016.


Agency And Political Engagement In Gide And Barrault's Post-War Theatrical Adaptation Of Kafka's The Trial, Yevgenya Strakovsky 2017 Stanford University

Agency And Political Engagement In Gide And Barrault's Post-War Theatrical Adaptation Of Kafka's The Trial, Yevgenya Strakovsky

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article, "Agency and Political Engagement in Gide and Barrault's Post-war Theatrical Adaptation of Kafka's The Trial" Yevgenya Strakovsky considers the political themes of André Gide and Jean-Louis Barrault's Le Procès (The Trial, 1947), the first theatrical adaptation of Franz Kafka's Der Prozess (The Trial, 1914). Strakovsky demonstrates that Le Procès, written and staged in the immediate aftermath of World War II, levels a critique against the passive complicity of citizens in unjust persecution in both its script and its staging. The paper also considers the elements of Kafka's prose that lend themselves to ...


The Tapestry Of Memory, Kathryn M. Lawson 2017 The University of Western Ontario

The Tapestry Of Memory, Kathryn M. Lawson

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Rationality points to the complete annihilation and end of a life when the body perishes, and yet when a loved one dies we continue to experience that person in a myriad of ways. The focus of this thesis will be a phenomenological exploration of the earthly afterlife of those we have loved and lost. By positing the subject as always intersubjective and as temporal in nature, this thesis will investigate how we continue to create and interact with the deceased upon the earth. In the introduction, this work will be placed in the context of the phenomenological tradition. The first ...


Claiming Primordial Landscapes: Science And Imperialism In Turn-Of-The-Century Science Fiction Novels, Kaitlin S. Andersen 2017 Northern Michigan University

Claiming Primordial Landscapes: Science And Imperialism In Turn-Of-The-Century Science Fiction Novels, Kaitlin S. Andersen

All NMU Master's Theses

This thesis argues that the relationship between nineteenth-century geology and paleontology play a role in imperial ambitions of countries and characters in science fiction novels. Two novels are analyzed— Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne and The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle—using the theories of Edward Said and Michel Foucault. I pay specific attention to the idea of knowledge serving as power in imperial exploration, and how the control of knowledge allows for the empowerment of imperialist characters in the texts.

By reading the novels as imperial narratives, I have found that the ...


Medicine Through Comics: Wheels Are Turning On The Road To Healing. Native Americans Through The Lens Of Francophone Graphic Novels., Nathalie C. Bléser 2017 University of New Mexico

Medicine Through Comics: Wheels Are Turning On The Road To Healing. Native Americans Through The Lens Of Francophone Graphic Novels., Nathalie C. Bléser

Foreign Languages & Literatures ETDs

This work analyzes the evolution of the depiction of Native Americans in Francophone graphic novels from Belgium, Switzerland and France, from the 1930s to our present era. The axis around which the comics are organized is the Lakota Medicine Wheel, which, along with works by N.A. scholars, constitutes the basis of the theoretical framework. In this way, the work is guided by a truly multicultural and interethnic approach. The deliberate choice of a span of more than 80 years wishes to show how such depiction evolved and how its observation can bring healing from the mistreatment and misrepresentation experienced ...


Empathie Narrative Et Changement Climatique Dans Musher (2014) De Julien Gravelle, Kathryn St. Ours 2017 Goucher College

Empathie Narrative Et Changement Climatique Dans Musher (2014) De Julien Gravelle, Kathryn St. Ours

The Goose

Le récit Musher (2014) de Julien Gravelle est une mine d’or pour l’étude de l’empathie narrative. L’empathie du narrateur pour ses chiens de traîneau et par extension, pour tous les animaux sensibles, est transmissible au lecteur, qui est amené à réfléchir à ses relations au vivant. Ainsi, la littérature détiendrait une place importante dans un monde où l’élevage industriel fait des ravages sur les écosystèmes de notre planète.


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