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A Case Study: The Attitudes Of A Teaching Assistant Of French Toward Instructional Technology, Farida Emelia Ngandu Tshiebue 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

A Case Study: The Attitudes Of A Teaching Assistant Of French Toward Instructional Technology, Farida Emelia Ngandu Tshiebue

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Technology has shaped the personal experiences of Teaching Assistants (TAs) of French at the collegiate level in the United States (US), what they feel about the technology tools that are accessible in their work environment, and how they use these tools in their practice of teaching. Yet, there is limited research on the specific topic of the attitudes of TAs of French toward the instructional technologies that are available to them. This study sought to investigate the attitudes of a singular TA of French at a southern US university toward instructional technology (IT) by exploring the dynamics of IT use ...


Applications Of French Phonetics To Flute Playing: A Historical Perspective, Mary Margaret Zrull 2018 University of Kentucky

Applications Of French Phonetics To Flute Playing: A Historical Perspective, Mary Margaret Zrull

Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Scholarship

When people speak, they shape their mouths differently for different languages. It follows, then, that there are inherent differences in flutists’ playing based on their native language. In the case of teaching syllables—syllables that the flutist “says” while playing in order to achieve a certain articulation or embouchure formation, such as “tu”—this can become confusing. Therefore, it is important for flutists to study the pronunciation systems of foreign languages, in order to know how to correctly produce teaching syllables used by flutists and teachers of other cultures. Flute pedagogy has a strong French tradition, and many modern day ...


Sino Evil − See No Evil: Graphic Violence In Octave Mirbeau And Judith Gautier, Juliana Starr 2018 University of New Orleans

Sino Evil − See No Evil: Graphic Violence In Octave Mirbeau And Judith Gautier, Juliana Starr

Foreign Languages Faculty Publications

La fiction naturaliste est une source particulièrement fertile en représentations de la douleur et des attaques cruelles susceptibles d’être endurées par le corps humain. Si Le Jardin des supplices (1899) d’Octave Mirbeau en est un exemple relativement connu, Le Dragon impérial (1869), un bestseller de Judith Gautier, fille aînée de Théophile Gautier, est voué aujourd’hui à une obscurité relative. Cet essai s’attache à corriger cette situation en examinant la parenté particulière et jusqu’ici inexplorée qui unit les deux auteurs. Il s’avère que tous deux accordent une position proéminente au sang, à l’horreur et ...


A Great Negative Work Of Destruction: 20th Century Avant Garde And The Reimagination Of Novelty, Alexander V. Hall 2018 Bard College

A Great Negative Work Of Destruction: 20th Century Avant Garde And The Reimagination Of Novelty, Alexander V. Hall

Senior Projects Spring 2018

This project traces the thread of novelty through three avant garde movements. It discusses their posterity through time, and addresses the various shapes which novelty takes throughout the 20th century.


Jack Kerouac’S French, American, And Quebecois Receptions: From Deterritorialization To Reterritorialization, Susan Pinette 2018 University of Maine

Jack Kerouac’S French, American, And Quebecois Receptions: From Deterritorialization To Reterritorialization, Susan Pinette

Franco-American Centre Franco-Américain Faculty Scholarship

Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, the most famous French readers of Jack Kerouac, used his works to theorize their key concept of deterritorialization. Québécois readers, on the other hand, pursued the reterritorialization of Kerouac by reframing his writing as embodying the linguistic and cultural tensions experienced by the French Canadian diaspora. While both of these Francophone readings capture important aspects of Kerouac’s oeuvre, this article argues that critics interested in the complexity of Kerouac’s linguistic and cultural identity as a writer would benefit from following Deleuze and Guattari’s rationale to the end, by recognizing the moments of ...


The Creation Of Power: Leaving The Closed Space Of Voluntary Servitude, Isabel Mae Torgove 2018 Bard College

The Creation Of Power: Leaving The Closed Space Of Voluntary Servitude, Isabel Mae Torgove

Senior Projects Spring 2018

This project is a collection and absorption of concepts and frameworks drawn from centuries of thought. Indebted to the past, this philosophical and literary journey seeks to elucidate a productive path to follow in the wake of the “moment,” derived from Du Bois’ “double consciousness.” This split second explosion, resulting in the severance of the conception of the self from the world’s perception of the self, places one in the position of either submitting voluntarily to the dominant forces or producing and creating something, anything, to aid in the search for understanding the self. The transitive property of a ...


Seeing Double: A Hermeneutics Of The Window And The Written Oeuvre In Proust’S In Search Of Lost Time, Julian Dime 2018 Bard College

Seeing Double: A Hermeneutics Of The Window And The Written Oeuvre In Proust’S In Search Of Lost Time, Julian Dime

Senior Projects Fall 2018

Ruminations upon the nature of seeing, and of seeing double, in the writing of Marcel's oeuvre and in the writing of In Search of Lost Time itself.


Translating Slavery As Told To My Daughter, Victoria L.A. Carvelli 2018 University of South Carolina

Translating Slavery As Told To My Daughter, Victoria L.A. Carvelli

Theses and Dissertations

I am translating an excerpt of the work L’esclavage raconté à ma fille, by the French Guianese politician Christiane Taubira. A former Minister of Justice of France, Taubira is famous for her legislative work in recognizing slavery as a crime against humanity and instituting national educational efforts on the subject. The book is an exposition of the history of slavery, set in a storytelling, question-and-answer style, which has the merit of bringing a conversational and accessible aspect to a difficult topic.

I chose this work at the recommendation of one of my professors, and when I was unable to ...


The Lover’S Way – Reevaluating Proustian Desire, Nyi Nyi Ohn Myint 2018 Bard College

The Lover’S Way – Reevaluating Proustian Desire, Nyi Nyi Ohn Myint

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Breaking The Genius Myth, Chaojun Yang 2018 Bard College

Breaking The Genius Myth, Chaojun Yang

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Captive/Obsessive: Invention And Desire In "Crazy For Vincent", Walker Patrick Douglass 2018 Bard College

Captive/Obsessive: Invention And Desire In "Crazy For Vincent", Walker Patrick Douglass

Senior Projects Spring 2018

This project is an exploration of the invention of obsession and desire in Hervé Guibert’s Fou de Vincent. Through his autofictional writing Guibert transforms lived reality into literature (or metaphysics) wherein the loved one is invented in the mind of the author and reified through the production of art. The work is considered within the context of Guibert’s social milieu, examining the cross-pollination between he and his friends, Michel Foucault, Sophie Calle, and Hans Georg Berger. Guibert’s literary lineage is sketched through his relationship to Proust, particularly his use of and modifications to the notion of the ...


Donald Trump And The Spectacle Of The Modern American Presidency, Medora McDougall Jones 2018 Bard College

Donald Trump And The Spectacle Of The Modern American Presidency, Medora Mcdougall Jones

Senior Projects Spring 2018

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. A former reality TV star with no prior political experience, his ascendance to most powerful position in American government shocked the country. News outlets and political analysts portrayed him as an unprecedented outlier, describing his demagogic appeals and grand gestures as anomalies detached from the typical features of presidential leadership. Yet, Donald Trump is not a glitch in the American political system, but rather a unique manifestation of the qualities inherent to the spectacular status of the modern presidency. His rise to the Oval ...


The Exploration Of Center And Periphery In Two Novels By Michel Houellebecq And Marie Ndiaye, Anthony Zielonka 2018 Assumption College

The Exploration Of Center And Periphery In Two Novels By Michel Houellebecq And Marie Ndiaye, Anthony Zielonka

Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures Department Faculty Works

This chapter analyzes the textual representation of tensions between center and periphery in two Goncourt Prize-winning novels by French writers, Michel Houellebecq and Marie NDiaye. In La Carte et le territoire (2010), Michel Houellebecq invents a fictional alter ego living outside the periphery of the Francophone world, in Ireland, from where he explores social and cultural developments in contemporary France that he finds disturbing. Embracing his otherness and alienation, he utilizes his marginalization to investigate disturbing and unacceptable aspects of contemporary France in an original auto-fictional narrative. In Trois femmes puissantes (2009), Marie NDiaye explores reality from the perspective of ...


Le SystèMe Des Vitrines Dans Le Ventre De Paris, Ou La RepréSentation Conflictuelle Du Premier Objet, Marie-Sophie Armstrong 2018 Lehigh University

Le SystèMe Des Vitrines Dans Le Ventre De Paris, Ou La RepréSentation Conflictuelle Du Premier Objet, Marie-Sophie Armstrong

Faculty Publications

L’aquarium aux poissons rouges qui, dans Le ventre de Paris d’Émile Zola, domine la vitrine de la charcuterie des Quenu-Gradelle, n’a pas manqué d’interpeller la critique. Pourquoi en effet est-il donné à cet objet de clore l’extraordinaire description de cette chapelle du ventre qui met en abyme l’univers de profusion des Halles de Paris? Il s’agira ici de faire retour sur ce détail pour l’envisager comme point d’entrée dans un discours psychique dont le contenu ne pourra être véritablement révélé qu’à travers l’examen d’un ensemble de vitrines qui ...


Review: Au Revoir Monsieur Friant, Khadija Khalife 2018 University of Portland

Review: Au Revoir Monsieur Friant, Khadija Khalife

International Languages and Culture Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Review: Et Si Tu N'Existais Pas, Khadija Khalife 2018 University of Portland

Review: Et Si Tu N'Existais Pas, Khadija Khalife

International Languages and Culture Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Intersections And Crossings: Navigating Boundaries In Immigrant Women's Works In France, Leah Kiraly Sigle Holz 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

Intersections And Crossings: Navigating Boundaries In Immigrant Women's Works In France, Leah Kiraly Sigle Holz

French & Italian Graduate Theses & Dissertations

In this dissertation, I examine how Josephine Baker, Annie Ernaux, Irène Némirovsky, and Nathalie Sarraute navigate notions of home, nation, and belonging in their lives and works. Chapter One focuses on categories and their formation, how they act as limits that have real effects on those within them. That chapter also centers on the theme of borders and boundaries as limiting, and how physical borders are used (un)officially to restrict access. In Chapter Two, I examine borders as liminal, conditional, transitory, and threshold spaces. I also inspect cases of border crossings and what it means to acknowledge arrival onto ...


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 ...


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