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The Sound And The Fury: Comparative Sociolinguistic Studies In German, Logan C. Pecinovsky 2012 Western Michigan University

The Sound And The Fury: Comparative Sociolinguistic Studies In German, Logan C. Pecinovsky

Honors Theses

The German nation has a long history of fragmentation, from the mini-states of the Middle Ages to the eastern and western republics of the recent past. These barriers affected the speech community in particular. Among the various borders that shifted through Central and Eastern Europe for centuries, dialects arose as a result of strong political and cultural identities. Without a strong centralizing force to integrate them, the many communities remained relatively homogenous, which provided fertile soil for unique linguistic development. The most recent partition of East and West scarcely lasted half a century and did not create a discrete speech ...


Vilém Flusser's Media Philosophy: Tracing The Digital In Nature Through Art, Anne Popiel 2012 Washington University in St. Louis

Vilém Flusser's Media Philosophy: Tracing The Digital In Nature Through Art, Anne Popiel

All Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)

Philosopher Vilém Flusser's theories and metaphorical writing style are considered together in order to explain the connection between digital technology, nature and artistic creativity in his work.


La Réconciliation De La Tradition Et De La Modernité Dans L’Adaptation Cinématographique Contemporaine Du Conte De Fées En France Et En Allemagne, Mirabelle Korn 2012 Scripps College

La Réconciliation De La Tradition Et De La Modernité Dans L’Adaptation Cinématographique Contemporaine Du Conte De Fées En France Et En Allemagne, Mirabelle Korn

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis examines the adaptation of fairy tales in ten recent French and German films. It looks specifically at narrative structures, representations of magic, portrayals of childhood, and manifestations of good and evil. This thesis asks how and why contemporary French and German filmmakers choose, consciously or not, to update some of the central motifs of fairy tales for a modern audience and what attitudes toward the reconciliation of tradition and modernity those choices express.


Eurotech Students In Germany: Preparation, Experience And Outcome, Daisy A. Michaels 2012 University of Connecticut

Eurotech Students In Germany: Preparation, Experience And Outcome, Daisy A. Michaels

Master's Theses

Higher education study abroad programs for U.S. students are on the rise. A variety of undergraduate disciplines are being coupled with international components to bring U.S. students to a higher level of global awareness to meet the demands of today’s economy. The University of Connecticut’s Eurotech Program is an example of this trend. Its students earn degrees in both German and engineering in a five year program. They are given practical training through study and internships in Germany under the auspices of the Baden-Württemberg Exchange Program. One of the Eurotech Program’s major goals is to ...


Thinking Outside Of The Cardboard Box: The Conditions, Meanings And Myths Of "Obdachlosigkeit"In German Fiction And Film, Kirsten Elisabeth Kumpf Baele 2012 University of Iowa

Thinking Outside Of The Cardboard Box: The Conditions, Meanings And Myths Of "Obdachlosigkeit"In German Fiction And Film, Kirsten Elisabeth Kumpf Baele

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation identifies a small range of German literary and filmic works beginning in 1898 and ending in 2009 in which the embodiment of homelessness demonstrates a reassertion of space. Despite the recent attention paid to space and the sense of permeability and movement that they can suggest in narratives, literary experts have published little on what surely must be one of the most politically and socially-charged of all spaces--uncanny spaces that include individuals so common to us and yet also so varyingly different--that is, homeless spaces. This liminal zone frequently opens up the potential for inner transformation and unforeseen ...


Peter Handke And The Language Of War, Scott Abbott 2012 Utah Valley University

Peter Handke And The Language Of War, Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

No abstract provided.


Voyage By Dugout Or The Play Of The Film Of The War, By Peter Handke, Scott Abbott 2012 Utah Valley University

Voyage By Dugout Or The Play Of The Film Of The War, By Peter Handke, Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

No abstract provided.


Affliction Fiction: Brian Evenson's Dark Work, Scott Abbott 2012 Utah Valley University

Affliction Fiction: Brian Evenson's Dark Work, Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

No abstract provided.


Exploring German And American Modes Of Pedagogical And Institutional Sustainability: Forging A Way Into The Future, Lindon N. Pronto 2012 Pitzer College

Exploring German And American Modes Of Pedagogical And Institutional Sustainability: Forging A Way Into The Future, Lindon N. Pronto

Pitzer Senior Theses

Rooted deep in Germany's past is its modern socio-political grounding for environmental respect and sustainability. This translates into individual and collective action and extends equally to the economic and policy realm as it does to educational institutions. This thesis evaluates research conducted in Germany with a view to what best approaches are transferable to the United States liberal arts setting. Furthermore, exemplary American models of institutional sustainability and environmental education are explored and combined with those from abroad to produce a blueprint and action plan fitting for the American college and university.


Die Frauen, Der Strafvollzug, Und Der Staat: Incarceration And Ideology In Post-Wwii Germany, Andrea Moody Kozak 2012 Scripps College

Die Frauen, Der Strafvollzug, Und Der Staat: Incarceration And Ideology In Post-Wwii Germany, Andrea Moody Kozak

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis explores how the material reality of Germany's women's prisons has been largely determined by their ideological foundations, and by the historical developments that have produced these ideologies. The German women's prison system is complex and imperfect, yet in many ways very progressive. It is the result of the last sixty years of tumultuous German history, and has been uniquely shaped by the capitalist and communist histories of the once-divided state. In its current state, it seems to have incorporated elements of a supposedly “rational” or individualistic conception of humanity as well as one that is ...


Die Ehre, Die Katharina Nie Hatte. Die Rolle Der Frau In Heinrich Bölls Die Verlorene Ehre Der Katharina Blum, Scott Olson 2012 Grinell College

Die Ehre, Die Katharina Nie Hatte. Die Rolle Der Frau In Heinrich Bölls Die Verlorene Ehre Der Katharina Blum, Scott Olson

Undergraduate German Research Conference

Das zentrale Thema der Erzählung Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum von Heinrich Böll handelt von der Macht der Boulevardpresse und wie sich Gewalt aus dieser Macht entwickeln kann. Diese Thematik wird durch das Leben der Hauptfigur Katharina Blum gezeigt, weil sie ein Opfer dieser Macht darstellt. Ihre Figur ist aber auch Opfer einer anderen Macht. Das Patriarchat spielt eine wichtige Rolle in Katharinas Leben und in dem gesellschaftlichen Milieu dieses zeitgenössischen, deutschen Klassikers. Dieser Vortrag analysiert die Figur Katharina Blum hinsichtlich ihrer Darstellung als Frau. Es wird amerikanische feministische Theorie auf ihre Figur, im Besonderen die Archetypen „die Nonne ...


2012 Conference Poster, Sonja Fritzsche 2012 Illinois Wesleyan University

2012 Conference Poster, Sonja Fritzsche

Undergraduate German Research Conference

Event poster for the 2012 German Undergraduate Research Conference.


German Undergraduate Research Conference Program, Sonja Fritzsche, Adam Woodis 2012 Illinois Wesleyan University

German Undergraduate Research Conference Program, Sonja Fritzsche, Adam Woodis

Undergraduate German Research Conference

Complete conference program.


An Austrian Identity Crisis: Conservative Thought, Political Posters, And Questions Of National Identity During The First Republic., Meyer Weinshel 2012 Macalester College

An Austrian Identity Crisis: Conservative Thought, Political Posters, And Questions Of National Identity During The First Republic., Meyer Weinshel

German and Russian Studies Honors Projects

The political writings of Karl Lueger and Georg Ritter von Schönerer, the founders of the Austrian Christian Social and German National Parties, shaped the right-wing political discourse regarding national identity after the Austro-Hungarian Ausgleich in 1867. As Habsburg hegemony in Central Europe crumbled after the First World War, this conservative political discourse concerning Austrian identity was resurrected in the political posters of the Austrian First Republic. Through an examination of Christian Social and German National constructions of national identity in both pre- and post-World War I Austria, this paper seeks to determine the role that conservative constructions of Austrian National ...


Kiez Kieken: Observations Of Berlin, Vol. 1, Spring 2012, Maria Ebner, Annie Buckel, James Hollingsworth, Caroline Inzucchi, Matthew Kasper, Kingsley Lasbrey, Alexander MacLeod, Sean Maguire, Leila Nabizadeh, Kathryn Reddy, Peter Scherer, Kelsey Taormina 2012 Fordham University

Kiez Kieken: Observations Of Berlin, Vol. 1, Spring 2012, Maria Ebner, Annie Buckel, James Hollingsworth, Caroline Inzucchi, Matthew Kasper, Kingsley Lasbrey, Alexander Macleod, Sean Maguire, Leila Nabizadeh, Kathryn Reddy, Peter Scherer, Kelsey Taormina

Modern Languages and Literatures Student Publications

With this journal Kiez kieken: Observations of Berlin the students’ articles of the course Berlin Tales: Germany’s Kiez and Metropolis taught by Prof. Maria Ebner are being published to open up classroom discourse to a broader academic community. Topics have been chosen individually by each student and involved first-hand fieldwork research in Berlin, Germany, between March 10th and March 17th of 2012 as well as continuous individual research throughout the course of the semester.


The Mother Of All Libguides: Reduce Maintenance And Enhance Uniformity Through Strategic Planning, Carol Leibiger, Alan Aldrich 2012 Selected Works

The Mother Of All Libguides: Reduce Maintenance And Enhance Uniformity Through Strategic Planning, Carol Leibiger, Alan Aldrich

Carol A Leibiger

Many librarians are using the LibGuides product to develop online subject guides, provide library support for courses and the reference desk, or for sharing information with their patrons. LibGuides have won acclaim from librarians because of the ease with which they can be created. One of the most useful features of LibGuides is the ability to share content across different LibGuide pages. Conversely, one of the most problematic issues is the constant need to update content resulting from changing web page URLs, changes in, or even elimination of, databases reflecting changes in the information industry; and revising content in teaching ...


Pushing The "Scented Envelope": Elisa Von Der Recke At The Cultural Crossroads, Carrie L. Cox 2012 Brigham Young University - Provo

Pushing The "Scented Envelope": Elisa Von Der Recke At The Cultural Crossroads, Carrie L. Cox

All Theses and Dissertations

Pushing the "Scented Envelope": Elisa von der Recke at the Cultural Crossroads Carrie L. Cox Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages, BYU Master of Arts This thesis serves as an introduction to the 5-volume electronic edition of the collected works of the influential German-language author Elisa von der Recke to be published by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages at Brigham Young University. The compilation presents a modern edition of Recke's published writings and letters in German, with an extensive critical apparatus in English, including introductions to the edition, author and individual sections, biographical information, a complete bibliography ...


And One Device Will Rule Them All: Make Way For Mobile Technologies, Danielle P. De Jager-Loftus, Alan Aldrich, Carol Leibiger, David Midyette 2012 University of South Dakota, University Libraries

And One Device Will Rule Them All: Make Way For Mobile Technologies, Danielle P. De Jager-Loftus, Alan Aldrich, Carol Leibiger, David Midyette

Carol A Leibiger

We are well aware that most members of our campus communities are highly dependent on mobile technologies. What are the implications for libraries? What are the implications for teaching these technologies and via these technologies? How can we keep our colleagues up to speed in this maelstrom of technology? We can now use WorldCat.org on our mobile phones, and EBSCOhost just released its customized application for mobile device users. How can we integrate these new services into an already full menu of services? How do we get started, and which services should we be providing? How can we best ...


Off-The-Job Localization Best Practices, Uwe Muegge 2012 SelectedWorks

Off-The-Job Localization Best Practices, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

Localization professionals can learn many important tactics on the job. This talk, however, will cover a number of localization best practices that you are unlikely to learn on the job, but that are key to improving product quality and reducing time-to-market. These advanced techniques, used by industry leaders at companies like Adobe and Salesforce.com, are at the core of the Masters in Translation and Localization Management offered at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), and these best practices relating to the management of linguistic resources and workflow planning should be part of every company's standard procedures.


Oberammergau: Germany’S 376-Year-Old Passion Play Before And After The Holocaust, Vatican Ii, And Ongoing Research Into Early Christianity, Anna Lisa Ohm 2012 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

Oberammergau: Germany’S 376-Year-Old Passion Play Before And After The Holocaust, Vatican Ii, And Ongoing Research Into Early Christianity, Anna Lisa Ohm

Headwaters

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