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Icomos Charter For The Interpretation And Presentation Of Cultural Heritage Sites, Neil A. Silberman Oct 2008

Icomos Charter For The Interpretation And Presentation Of Cultural Heritage Sites, Neil A. Silberman

Selected Publications of EFS Faculty, Students, and Alumni

No abstract provided.


Arming The Slaves: From Classical Times To The Modern Age – Edited By Christopher Leslie Brown And Philip D. Morgan, Manisha Sinha Sep 2008

Arming The Slaves: From Classical Times To The Modern Age – Edited By Christopher Leslie Brown And Philip D. Morgan, Manisha Sinha

Afro-American Studies Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


Grounded History: A Keynote Address To The 14th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference, Amilcar Shabazz May 2008

Grounded History: A Keynote Address To The 14th Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference, Amilcar Shabazz

Afro-American Studies Faculty Publication Series

No abstract provided.


After Abolition: Britain And The Slave Trade Since 1807, Marika Sherwood, Christian Hogsbjerg Mar 2008

After Abolition: Britain And The Slave Trade Since 1807, Marika Sherwood, Christian Hogsbjerg

African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Coming To See Myself As A Vernacular Intellectual, Peter Elbow Feb 2008

Coming To See Myself As A Vernacular Intellectual, Peter Elbow

English Department Faculty Publication Series

A short essay taken from remarks at the annual 2007 convention on getting the Exemplar Award. I look back over my career as an ongoing attempt to democratize writing--operating from the stance of a "vernacular intellectual" (a concept coined by Grant Farret).


Ambivalence And Identity In Russian-Jewish Cinema, Olga Gershenson Jan 2008

Ambivalence And Identity In Russian-Jewish Cinema, Olga Gershenson

Olga Gershenson

No abstract provided.


Integrated Development: Best Practices For Girls’ Education, Rebecca Paulson Jan 2008

Integrated Development: Best Practices For Girls’ Education, Rebecca Paulson

Master's Capstone Projects

Integrated development takes into consideration the multidimensional nature of every issue. This thesis focuses on the issue of girls’ education and examines the many interconnected barriers which prevent girls from attending school specifically in the context of Niger, but also on a broader level. There must exist a supportive environment which enables girls to be able to access, attend and succeed in school, and this supportive environment must be created across sectors by addressing the many issues which prevent girls’ schooling: cost, health, physical access, culture and tradition etc. Multi-level and multisectoral partnerships of local and international NGOs and the ...


Why Deny Speakers Of African American Language A Choice Most Of Us Offer Other Students?, Peter Elbow Jan 2008

Why Deny Speakers Of African American Language A Choice Most Of Us Offer Other Students?, Peter Elbow

English Department Faculty Publication Series

Mainstream teachers commonly invite mainstream students to freewrite and use very informal language for early and mid drafts of important academic essays--and hold off surface editing till the end. This amounts to inviting mainstream students to do lots of writing in their spoken vernacular--and to wait till the end to edit into a clearly different dialect: edited ("correct standard") written English. This essay argues the same approach for speakers of African American Language--and addresses objections.


Parisian Confraternity Drama Of The Fourteenth Century: The 'Miracles De Nostre Dame Par Personnages', Donald Maddox Jan 2008

Parisian Confraternity Drama Of The Fourteenth Century: The 'Miracles De Nostre Dame Par Personnages', Donald Maddox

Emeritus Faculty Author Gallery

No abstract provided.


A Unilateral Grading Contract To Improve Learning And Teaching [Co-Written With Jane Danielewicz], Peter Elbow Jan 2008

A Unilateral Grading Contract To Improve Learning And Teaching [Co-Written With Jane Danielewicz], Peter Elbow

English Department Faculty Publication Series

Regular grading is a problem for many reasons--but most of all because it so often harms the climate for teaching and learning. In this essay we describe and explain a contract grading system that we have found extremely beneficial to teaching and learning. It's a hybrid system. Students are guaranteed a B if they do all the things laid out in the contract. The teacher gives evaluative feedback as usual, but no teacher judgment can endanger the guaranteed grade. Grades higher than B, however, depend on teacher judgments of writing quality. The central leverage lies in designing a set ...


The Believing Game--Methodological Believing, Peter Elbow Jan 2008

The Believing Game--Methodological Believing, Peter Elbow

English Department Faculty Publication Series

A defintion of the believing and doubting games; a thumbnail idealized history of believing and doubting; and three arguments why we need the believing game. Paper given 4/08 at annual CCCC.


The Serial Interaction Of Stress And Syncope, John J. Mccarthy Jan 2008

The Serial Interaction Of Stress And Syncope, John J. Mccarthy

Linguistics Department Faculty Publication Series

Many languages respect the generalization that some or all unstressed vowels are deleted. This generalization proves elusive in classic Optimality Theory, however. The source of the problem is classic OT’s parallel evaluation, which requires that the effects of stress assignment and syncope be optimized together. This article argues for a version of OT called Harmonic Serialism, in which the effects of stress assignment and syncope can and must be evaluated sequentially. The results are potentially applicable to other domains where process interaction is best understood in derivational terms.


Intersections Of Age And Gender, Laura Quilter, Liz Henry Jan 2008

Intersections Of Age And Gender, Laura Quilter, Liz Henry

Laura Quilter

No abstract provided.


Reconstructing Molly Welsh: Race, Memory And The Story Of Benjamin Banneker's Grandmother, Sandra W. Perot Jan 2008

Reconstructing Molly Welsh: Race, Memory And The Story Of Benjamin Banneker's Grandmother, Sandra W. Perot

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Molly Welsh, oral tradition captured in the nineteenth century tells us, was a white Englishwoman who worked as an indentured servant. The same tradition has it that she owned slaves, although she is said to have married (or formed a union with) one of them. I aim not only to recover the life of Molly Welsh Banneker, but also to consider its various tellings—probing in particular at Molly’s shifting racial status. By examining a multiplicity of social and cultural aspects of life for seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Maryland women, I test whether these various narratives are even possible ...


The Moral And Racial Socialization Of Children: The Image Of Wu Feng In Taiwan School Readers, Claire R. Maccabee Jan 2008

The Moral And Racial Socialization Of Children: The Image Of Wu Feng In Taiwan School Readers, Claire R. Maccabee

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

The Taiwanese legend of Wu Feng who supposedly died in the mid-18th century has passed down since the late Qing dynasty. Wu Feng was considered a righteous martyr-like figure who ultimately sacrificed himself in order to dissuade the Ali Mountain aborigines from their tradition of headhunting. This tale has evolved through different periods in Taiwanese history. The legend starting in the late Qing dynasty through Japanese Colonization, the early R.O.C. in Taiwan, and modern day Taiwan has been manipulated in a number of different ways and has been included as an example for moral education in Taiwan school ...


The Dramaturgy Of Dialect: An Examination Of The Sociolinguistic Problems Faced When Producing Contemporary British Plays In The United States., Talya A. Kingston Jan 2008

The Dramaturgy Of Dialect: An Examination Of The Sociolinguistic Problems Faced When Producing Contemporary British Plays In The United States., Talya A. Kingston

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

To fully realize plays in another culture, it is important for the actors and audience to understand the meaning of the words that are being spoken in the context of the culture of the play. This thesis examines the various dramaturgical problems that arise in producing British plays with dialect in the United States, and uses sociolinguistic analysis to explore the various solutions that have been applied to bridge the gap between script and audience. Alan Bennett’s The History Boys (2004) and Irvine Walsh’s Trainspotting, (adapted for the stage by Harry Gibson in 1995), are both deeply connected ...


Female Protagonists In Shōjo Manga - From The Rescuers To The Rescued, Jennifer L. Brown Jan 2008

Female Protagonists In Shōjo Manga - From The Rescuers To The Rescued, Jennifer L. Brown

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

No abstract provided.


Authentic Input In Early Second Language Learning, Bridget C. Pinsonneault Jan 2008

Authentic Input In Early Second Language Learning, Bridget C. Pinsonneault

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Several foreign language teaching methods facilitate the acquisition of a second language. This research proposes a new pedagogical method for teaching second languages, which is especially practical for younger L2 learners. Lenneberg (1967) has proposed the Critical Period Hypothesis which states that the critical period for foreign language acquisition ends when the acquirer reaches puberty (DeKeyser 2000). Therefore, his work may imply that learning a second language during this “critical period” is useful for foreign language learning. Furthermore, Krashen’s (1982) “Affective Filter Hypothesis” links authentic input as a useful tool in the second language classroom because this type of ...


La Narrativa En La Autobiografía De Un Esclavo De Juan Francisco Manzano, Carmen L. Cosme Jan 2008

La Narrativa En La Autobiografía De Un Esclavo De Juan Francisco Manzano, Carmen L. Cosme

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

No abstract provided.


On Becoming In Translation: Articulating Feminisms In The Translation Of Marie Vieux-Chauvet's Les Rapaces, Carolyn P T Shread Jan 2008

On Becoming In Translation: Articulating Feminisms In The Translation Of Marie Vieux-Chauvet's Les Rapaces, Carolyn P T Shread

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This thesis discusses aspects of feminist translation as exemplified by my French to English translation of Marie Vieux-Chauvet’s novel, Les Rapaces (1984). Articulating feminist translation as a form of activism, I argue that feminism manifests in translation not only informatively, through linguistic and cultural representation, but also through formative processes that are constitutive of texts. Describing some of the key moments in the creation of The Raptors, I show how these relate to Bracha Ettinger’s concept of metramorphic processes and to my own elaboration of her theory with regard to the generative aspect of becoming in translation. Viewing ...