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Passing The Remote: Community And Television Viewing In Woobinda And La Guerra Degli Antò, Monica Seger 2010 College of William and Mary

Passing The Remote: Community And Television Viewing In Woobinda And La Guerra Degli Antò, Monica Seger

Monica Seger

This paper explores television-modeled narratives in Silvia Ballestra’s La guerra degli Antò, of 1992, and Aldo Nove’s Woobinda, of 1996. In so doing, it considers both the role of a text's author and the majority/minority reception practices that lead to its social imprint. For a definition of reception practices it turns to the work of media and reception scholars such as Henry Jenkins and Ien Ang.

Employing a soap-operatic narrative and respecting the viewing practices of a minority viewer group, Ballestra navigates contemporary TV language to shape receptive communities within, and outside, of her text. Nove ...


Translating Women In Early Modern England: Gender In The Elizabethan Versions Of Boiardo, Ariosto And Tasso, Joshua S. Reid 2010 University of Kentucky

Translating Women In Early Modern England: Gender In The Elizabethan Versions Of Boiardo, Ariosto And Tasso, Joshua S. Reid

Joshua S. Reid

Book Review of Translating Women in Early Modern England: Gender in the Elizabethan Versions of Boiardo, Ariosto and Tasso, by Selene Scarsi.


Séismes Nord/Sud: Comment Repenser La Françafrique À Travers Les Oeuvres De Léonora Miano Et Aminata Traoré, Joelle Vitiello 2010 Macalester College

Séismes Nord/Sud: Comment Repenser La Françafrique À Travers Les Oeuvres De Léonora Miano Et Aminata Traoré, Joelle Vitiello

Joelle Vitiello

No abstract provided.


Queening: Chess And Women In Medieval And Renaissance France, Regina L. O'Shea 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Queening: Chess And Women In Medieval And Renaissance France, Regina L. O'Shea

Theses and Dissertations

This work explores the correlation between the game of chess and social conditions for women in both medieval and Renaissance France. Beginning with an introduction to the importance and symbolism of the game in European society and the teaching of the game to European nobility, this study theorizes how chess relates to gender politics in early modern France and how the game's evolution reflects the changing role of women. I propose that modifications to increase the directional and quantitative abilities of the Queen piece made at the close of the fifteenth century reflect changing attitudes towards women of the ...


The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, Margaret Olsen 2010 Macalester College

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, Margaret Olsen

Margaret Olsen

No abstract provided.


Will Second Life Help Me Survive In Italy, Carmela Dell'Aria, Susanna Nocchi 2010 University of Palmermo

Will Second Life Help Me Survive In Italy, Carmela Dell'aria, Susanna Nocchi

Conference Papers

This paper aims at sharing the experience we had in the design and implementation of a short pilot course of Italian in Second Life® (SL). The paper will provide a description of the course mentioning preliminary findings, discussed in relation to the theories adopted by the two researchers. The paper is the result of the course, La Lingua in gioco: dire, fare e giocare in SL, that had a strong focus on the development of Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) and Oral Language Proficiency and was aimed at a group of third-level Irish students of Italian in the Dublin Institute of ...


The Long Haul: Sharing The Lessons Of Sustained, Long-Distance Engagement, Margaret Olsen 2010 Macalester College

The Long Haul: Sharing The Lessons Of Sustained, Long-Distance Engagement, Margaret Olsen

Margaret Olsen

No abstract provided.


Sport As Art: The Female Athlete In French Literature, Christina Ann Tsaturyan 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Sport As Art: The Female Athlete In French Literature, Christina Ann Tsaturyan

Theses and Dissertations

The modern conception of organized, codified sport originated in Europe during the 19th century. At this time, instructors began to institute the practice of certain physical activities at school as a means of teaching morals, forming character, and initiating social exchange. Sport is particularly appropriate for forming men because of its public, physical nature. The values it instills—courage, strength, leadership—are also decidedly masculine. What, then, is made of the female athlete? Are the noble qualities that sports affirm inapplicable to women? In this thesis, I argue that female participation in sports often leads to masculinization, unless the sport ...


« Pour La Patrie, Par La Montagne » : Illustration De L’Imaginaire De La Conquête Dans Tartarin Sur Les Alpes D’Alphonse Daudet Et Là-Haut D’Édouard Rod, Anabelle Stephania Selway 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

« Pour La Patrie, Par La Montagne » : Illustration De L’Imaginaire De La Conquête Dans Tartarin Sur Les Alpes D’Alphonse Daudet Et Là-Haut D’Édouard Rod, Anabelle Stephania Selway

Theses and Dissertations

La période 1870-1914 est une ère de paix relative pour la France. Apres la défaite de 1870, la politique revancharde française ranime les efforts impérialistes de colonisation en Afrique et dans les iles. Cet élan colonialiste se traduit dans la pratique du sport qui gagne de popularité et devient le moyen idéal d’acheminer les idéaux républicains. L’alpinisme et la course aux sommets des Alpes deviennent alors symboliques de l’imaginaire de conquête présent dans l’esprit de la bourgeoisie européenne.

Bien que ce phénomène soit l’objet de plusieurs études historico-culturelles, telles que celles d’Olivier Hoibian, Philippe ...


Learning Spaces For The New Way Students Work, Helen Y. Chu 2010 University of Oregon

Learning Spaces For The New Way Students Work, Helen Y. Chu

Helen Y. Chu

Learning space design has not changed – at least not in its goal. We aspire to provide facilities and resources that support instruction and research. We want to engage and motivate our students. But our students have changed. Their needs and expectations have changed. Our students – and faculty – work and think differently. We need to redefine what “learning spaces” are. We need to re-engineer our formal and informal learning spaces. Come see the surprising and non-traditional learning spaces that the University of Oregon has transformed in hopes of inspiring a new generation of thinkers, leaders, and innovators.


Text As Resistance In Holocaust Literature: Struggles For Personhood In Wiesel, Levi, And Delbo, Gillian M. Mozer 2010 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Text As Resistance In Holocaust Literature: Struggles For Personhood In Wiesel, Levi, And Delbo, Gillian M. Mozer

Honors Scholar Theses

This thesis is an examination of the memoirs of three core Holocaust writers, Elie Wiesel (Night and Day), Primo Levi (If This is A Man), and Charlotte Delbo (Auschwitz and After), exploring the ways in which each of the three authors uses his or her memoir to simultaneously document and resist the dehumanizing influence of the concentration camp experience.


Alessandro Baricco: A Modern Homer / Alessandro Baricco: Omero Modern, Whitney Losapio 2010 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Alessandro Baricco: A Modern Homer / Alessandro Baricco: Omero Modern, Whitney Losapio

Honors Scholar Theses

Alessandro Baricco is an Italian author, pianist, journalist and music critic, among a wide range of many other talents. His novels have won great critical acclaim in Italy and France and are popular around the world. While generally considered among the postmodern writers, some critics have accused him of being a forerunner in a 1990s movement dubbed letteratura giovanile, that is juvenile literature that is simplistic, targets a young audience and is created for the sole purpose of making money. This criticism is unwarranted. Baricco is a multitalented author who pays strict attention to the quality of his work and ...


A Postcard From The Library: A Study Of Perceptions Of Italy And Foreigners Abroad Through Time, Kathlyn Valianti Collins 2010 Syracuse University

A Postcard From The Library: A Study Of Perceptions Of Italy And Foreigners Abroad Through Time, Kathlyn Valianti Collins

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

A representative selection of European and American literature reveals a culturally constructed function ofItalyas the place of revelation for foreign visitors. This literary construction, founded in a long history of travel from pilgrimage to mass tourism, contextualizes the experience of American students such as myself when we live and study in Italy whether we realize it or not.


Nationalism In Charles De Gaulle's Speeches During World War Ii, Mayavel Amado 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Nationalism In Charles De Gaulle's Speeches During World War Ii, Mayavel Amado

Theses and Dissertations

In a world where conflicts and supranational entities have emerged, nationalism has become an important topic for scholars in different fields. While much debate exists on what this term actually means and encompass, little attention has been paid to the rhetoric of nationalist leaders. Through scholarly and popular literature nationalism has often been confused with patriotism and populism. This work intends to look at what nationalism is, based on patterns drawn from observations in the rhetoric of nationalist leaders (sometimes opposing them to populist rhetoric) and at the same time it intends to expose Charles de Gaulle's nationalism in ...


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

Theses and Dissertations

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.


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