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La Misogynie À Visage Féminin: Hircan's Role As Marguerite's Anti-Feminist Voice In The Heptaméron (Vii & Xlix), Gregory Richard Jackson 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

La Misogynie À Visage Féminin: Hircan's Role As Marguerite's Anti-Feminist Voice In The Heptaméron (Vii & Xlix), Gregory Richard Jackson

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The following document is a meta-commentary on the article, "La misogynie à visage féminin: Hircan's Role as Marguerite's Anti-feminist Voice in the Heptaméron (VII & XLIX)," co-authored by Dr. Robert J. Hudson and myself, which will shortly be submitted for publication. It contains an annotated bibliography of all our primary and secondary sources and an account of writing the article. Our article examines what Marguerite de Navarre, the sixteenth-century French Renaissance author of the Heptaméron (a collection 72 nouvelles, all supposedly true stories being told by a group of ten devisants to one another), intended by her inclusion of the misogynist, Hircan. As we demonstrate, current scholarships views Marguerite as one of the first authors to create a space for women in literature, and further, that the Heptaméron was meant to serve the didactic purpose of forming young ladies' perspectives and behavior. Given this, Hircan, whose debasing views on women are shared in each of his stories and interlocutory commentaries, seems an odd devsiant for Marguerite to create; and so, we ask, why did she include him? We conclude that Hircan serves as Marguerite's straw man for the worst aspects of sixteenth-century French society, allowing her to subvert him and demonstrate how Hircan (and by extension, French society's) views towards women ought to be considered inappropriate. To support our reading, we start by explaining the historical context, demonstrating that the attitudes Hircan represents did indeed exist and were prevalent. We ...


Termwiki: A New Collaborative Terminology Management Solution, Uwe Muegge 2010 Monterey Institute of International Studies

Termwiki: A New Collaborative Terminology Management Solution, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

The development of TermWiki provides organizations with an open-source, easy-to-use environment for managing terminology. Uwe Muegge explains the benefits of this system and how it works.


Still Figures: Photography, Modernity And Gender In Neera’S Fotografie Matrimoniali, Silvia Valisa 2010 Florida State University

Still Figures: Photography, Modernity And Gender In Neera’S Fotografie Matrimoniali, Silvia Valisa

Silvia Valisa

This essay discusses author Neera's early novel "Fotografie matrimoniali" (1883) in light of its ambiguous engagement with modernity. I argue that modernity takes on different meanings and ideological connotations in the text, in particular in its discussion of gender, while participating in a nationalist rhetoric that simultaneously gives room to and ‘frames’ its female subjects. I thus investigate how the representation of gender roles is impacted by the changes brought forward by modernity, and discuss whether Neera’s formal (photographic) choice succeeds in opening a different narrative and ideological space.


Masterpieces Of Italian Literature In Translation, Silvia Valisa 2010 Florida State University

Masterpieces Of Italian Literature In Translation, Silvia Valisa

Silvia Valisa

No abstract provided.


A Discursive Construct Of Xxi Century: The New Italian Epic, Maurizio Vito 2010 Wesleyan University

A Discursive Construct Of Xxi Century: The New Italian Epic, Maurizio Vito

Maurizio Vito

No abstract provided.


Spettri Di Wu Ming, Maurizio Vito 2010 Wesleyan University

Spettri Di Wu Ming, Maurizio Vito

Maurizio Vito

No abstract provided.


Southern Encounters In The City: Reconfiguring The South From The Liminal Space, Eveljn Ferraro 2010 Santa Clara Univeristy

Southern Encounters In The City: Reconfiguring The South From The Liminal Space, Eveljn Ferraro

Modern Languages & Literature

In Il pensiero meridiano, sociologist Franco Cassano claims that the cultural autonomy of the South hinges upon a radical redefinition of the relationship between South and North. Dominant representations of the South as a “not-yet North”1 (Cassano viii), always imperfectly mimicking a more advanced North, found themselves on the idea of a linear transition from backwardness to development where the differences are often reduced to a matter of time. If Gramsci, in The Southern Question, deconstructed the Italian North/South binarism by suggesting potential alliances among non-dominant groups (namely, Northern workers and Southern peasants), Cassano proposes a spatial rethinking ...


Storia, Fiaba, E Un Decennio Di Calvino, William Carney 2010 Claremont McKenna College

Storia, Fiaba, E Un Decennio Di Calvino, William Carney

CMC Senior Theses

An exploration of the similarities and differences between two major works of the writer Italo Calvino, this thesis delves into the use of historical background and fable as allegory for 1945-1956 Italy.


English Translations And Surtitles For The Public Performance: Rationale And Practicalities, Nicoletta Marini-Maio 2010 Dickinson College

English Translations And Surtitles For The Public Performance: Rationale And Practicalities, Nicoletta Marini-Maio

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One might wonder whether preparing English translations and surtitles for a play performed in Italian by foreign language students in an academic environment is necessary. At first glance, there seem to be several reasons to avoid this enterprise. The translation of a text is a complex and time-consuming endeavor for both students and the instructor. It imposes a painstaking work of editing and line-by-line comparison between the original and its rendition in English. Although the translation could be rendered as a communicative and/or collaborative assignment, the goal is the production of an English text. The focus on English required ...


Close Encounters Of A New Kind: The Use Of Skype And Wiki In Telecollaboration, Sarah Guth, Nicoletta Marini-Maio 2010 Dickinson College

Close Encounters Of A New Kind: The Use Of Skype And Wiki In Telecollaboration, Sarah Guth, Nicoletta Marini-Maio

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This case study describes the second iteration of an intercontinental telecollaboration project between Italian students of English at the University of Padova, Italy, and American students of Italian at Dickinson College, USA. Students use skype for weekly synchronous conversations on pre-determined topics and a wiki for both organizational matters (calendars, Skype names, etc.) as well as for a bilingual collaborative writing project. The overall aims of the project are for students to use these Web 2.0 tools to perfect their communication skills in the language they are studying (L2) and to develop their intercultural communicative competence (Byram 1997).


Review Of 'La Mujer Ante El Espejo: Un Motivo Literario Y Artístico,' By María Isabel López Martínez (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008), Antonio Dorca 2009 Macalester College

Review Of 'La Mujer Ante El Espejo: Un Motivo Literario Y Artístico,' By María Isabel López Martínez (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2008), Antonio Dorca

Antonio Dorca

No abstract provided.


Review Of 'Afro-Latino Voices: Narratives From The Early Modern Ibero-Atlantic World, 1550-1812,' Edited By Kathryn Joy Mcknight And Leo J. Garofalo, Margaret Olsen 2009 Macalester College

Review Of 'Afro-Latino Voices: Narratives From The Early Modern Ibero-Atlantic World, 1550-1812,' Edited By Kathryn Joy Mcknight And Leo J. Garofalo, Margaret Olsen

Margaret Olsen

No abstract provided.


“¿Ley Ser, Morir El Más Feo?" Calderón’S 'Morisco Gracioso' Teases Out Spain’S Violence, Margaret Olsen 2009 Macalester College

“¿Ley Ser, Morir El Más Feo?" Calderón’S 'Morisco Gracioso' Teases Out Spain’S Violence, Margaret Olsen

Margaret Olsen

No abstract provided.


Review Of Maureen Mcneil's Feminist Cultural Studies Of Science And Technology, Sonita Sarker 2009 Macalester College

Review Of Maureen Mcneil's Feminist Cultural Studies Of Science And Technology, Sonita Sarker

Sonita Sarker

No abstract provided.


Editing, Introduction And Contributions Of Zoom D'Oltreoceano—Istantanee Sui Registi Italiani E Sull'italia, A Cura Di Daniela De Pau E Simone Dubrovic, Simone Dubrovic 2009 Kenyon College

Editing, Introduction And Contributions Of Zoom D'Oltreoceano—Istantanee Sui Registi Italiani E Sull'italia, A Cura Di Daniela De Pau E Simone Dubrovic, Simone Dubrovic

Simone Dubrovic

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El Setge Del 1809 A Girona Dins La Primera Sèrie D’Episodios Nacionales, De Benito Pérez Galdós, Antonio Dorca 2009 Macalester College

El Setge Del 1809 A Girona Dins La Primera Sèrie D’Episodios Nacionales, De Benito Pérez Galdós, Antonio Dorca

Antonio Dorca

No abstract provided.


Los Enemigos De La Nación: Afrancesados Y Revolucionarios En Bailén Y Napoleón En Chamartín, Antonio Dorca 2009 Macalester College

Los Enemigos De La Nación: Afrancesados Y Revolucionarios En Bailén Y Napoleón En Chamartín, Antonio Dorca

Antonio Dorca

No abstract provided.


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