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Selected Intermediate-Level Solo Piano Music Of Enrique Granados: A Pedagogical Analysis, Harumi Kurihara Jan 2005

Selected Intermediate-Level Solo Piano Music Of Enrique Granados: A Pedagogical Analysis, Harumi Kurihara

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Enrique Granados (1867- 1916) is one of the most important Spanish composers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He achieved a significant musical career as a pianist, a composer, and a teacher. Among his large compositional output, his main interest was music for the piano. Although Granados’s piano works are generally regarded as very difficult, based on his well-known piano suite, Goyescas, he in fact wrote a number of intermediate-level solo piano pieces. Sadly, they have been a neglected area of piano literature. In fact, their variety of musical styles and singable melodies make them appealing pieces for students ...


Power, Money, And Sex(Uality): The Black Masculine Paradigm, Kendric Coleman Jan 2005

Power, Money, And Sex(Uality): The Black Masculine Paradigm, Kendric Coleman

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This study develops the Black Masculine Paradigm (BMP), a construct used to trace historically specific components that inform black masculinity and explores the physical and psychological defensive strategies employed by black men in Richard Wright's Black Boy, Claude Brown's Manchild in the Promisedland, Nathan McCall's Make Me Wanna Holler, and James Earl Hardy's B-Boy Blues. Specifically, this project offers that power, money, and sex(uality) are located at the core of the BMP, and these social objectives are negotiated through politicization, prescribed masculinity, and heterosexuality. This project reads the politicization of the black male body through ...


"Let Me Play A While": Storytelling Characters And Voices In The Works Of Mark Twain, William Faulkner, And Lee Smith, Kenneth Mark Broyles Jan 2005

"Let Me Play A While": Storytelling Characters And Voices In The Works Of Mark Twain, William Faulkner, And Lee Smith, Kenneth Mark Broyles

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation focuses on the difference between narrators and characters in fiction who tell stories. It also argues that traditional orality persists in American culture and is a significant influence in the fiction of Mark Twain, William Faulkner and Lee Smith. In their work, they try to overcome what some perceive as a structural discrimination inherent in the novel and imbue their characters' speaking voices with authority that is determined by something other than their position in the structural hierarchy. All three authors attempt to give their characters speaking voices which are not necessarily inferior to the narrative or authorial ...


The Iconography Of Nationalism: Icons, Popular Culture, And American Nationalism, Dallas Hulsey Jan 2005

The Iconography Of Nationalism: Icons, Popular Culture, And American Nationalism, Dallas Hulsey

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The Iconography of Nationalism: Icons, Popular Culture, and American Nationalism develops a model of cultural icons, defining icons as highly visible, culturally variable, and overdetermined auratic images. Situating icons within the context of mass reproduction technologies and American nationalism, this study seeks to demystify the simple images presented by infantile, national, and scapegoat icons in literature, film, and political rhetoric. This dissertation argues that icons participate in the American nationalist project by channeling citizens’ political and patriotic feelings through seemingly simple images. While acknowledging that icons are necessary to construct what Benedict Anderson calls “the imagined community” of the nation ...


Problems Of Modernization In Late Imperial Russia: Maksim M. Kovalevskii On Social And Economic Reform, Evgeny Badredinov Jan 2005

Problems Of Modernization In Late Imperial Russia: Maksim M. Kovalevskii On Social And Economic Reform, Evgeny Badredinov

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The problems of social and economic reform were at the center of academic and political activities of Maksim M. Kovalevskii (1851-1916), a prominent Russian historian and sociologist. The comparative study of rural communal institutions led him to conclude that the village commune remained a viable social and economic institution in late imperial Russia. Although he believed firmly in private agriculture, he criticized the Stolypin land reform for attempting to pressure peasants to separate from communes. Kovalevskii argued that in a country dominated by communal traditions the state must not destroy the collective economy by legislative fiat. He urged Russian policy-makers ...


Exile As Severance, Alexandru Boldor Jan 2005

Exile As Severance, Alexandru Boldor

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Exile is a phenomenon probably as ancient as humanity itself, and one of the oldest topics in universal literature. The great majority of its variants (political, economical, social,) are founded on the idea of "forced displacement." Consequently, most often exile is reflected in literary creations in discourses dominated by a sentiment of loss. However, in some cases exile is not seen as a tragic event, but rather as an opportunity for intellectual growth - as attested by a number of authors who have chosen voluntarily to exile themselves. The rationale behind this occurrence is a mental process I called "severance." The ...


An Original Composition, Symphony No. 1, And The Realization Of Western And Japanese Influences In Takemitsu's November Steps, Charles Douglas Haarhues Jan 2005

An Original Composition, Symphony No. 1, And The Realization Of Western And Japanese Influences In Takemitsu's November Steps, Charles Douglas Haarhues

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation is in two parts. Part one is an original composition, Symphony No. 1 and is inspired by different aspects of Japanese culture. Part two is an analysis of Tõru Takemitsu’s November Steps, which is scored for orchestra and the traditional Japanese instruments, biwa and shakuhachi. The first movement of Symphony No. 1 is entitled Rashõmon and is based on the structure of the 1951 Akira Kurosawa film. The harmonic language is primarily polytonal and is based on the octatonic scale. The second movement is entitled For a Person of a Floating World. Its form is derived from ...


The Music Salon Of Pauline Viardot: Featuring Her Salon Opera Cendrillon, Rachel Miller Harris Jan 2005

The Music Salon Of Pauline Viardot: Featuring Her Salon Opera Cendrillon, Rachel Miller Harris

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Pauline Viardot (1821- 1910) was a famous mezzo-soprano with a career spanning twenty-four years (1839-1863). Her Music Salon is credited for launching the careers of Camille Saint-Säens, Jules Massenet, Gabriel Fauré, and Charles Gounod. After her retirement she turned her attention towards teaching and composition. She has written over 100 Vocal compositions, 15 Instrumental compositions and 5 Salon Operas. Chapter 1 presents an introduction and biography of the composer, with special emphasis on her family, friends, colleagues, performance career and music salon. Chapter 2 is a closer look at her salon opera Cendrillon including an analysis of the work. This ...


The Hobbledehoy's Choice: Anthony Trollope's Awkward Young Men And Their Road To Gentlemanliness, Mark King Jan 2005

The Hobbledehoy's Choice: Anthony Trollope's Awkward Young Men And Their Road To Gentlemanliness, Mark King

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This study reads the rise, reign, and fall of the English gentleman through the lens of the hobbledehoy novels of Anthony Trollope. It explores Trollope’s use of the hobbledehoy (a term, now almost archaic, for an awkward young man) in eight novels appearing between 1857 and 1879: The Three Clerks (1857), The Small House at Allington (1864), The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867), Phineas Finn (1869), Phineas Redux (1874), John Caldigate (1879), The Way We Live Now (1875), and The Prime Minister (1876). Since the hobbledehoy figure serves as a cultural reference point or touchstone, then by examining the ...


Chorale And Canon In Alfred Schnittke's Fourth String Quartet, Aaminah Durrani Jan 2005

Chorale And Canon In Alfred Schnittke's Fourth String Quartet, Aaminah Durrani

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Alfred Schnittke's String Quartet No. 4 (1989) is a passionate essay, full of fervor and anguish expressed through an eloquent and highly refined style. Essential to this style are the counterpoised textures of chorale and canon. Not only does the coherence of the Quartet's expansive formal design rest largely on the effective deployment of chorale and canon, but these devices are the very engines that drive Schnittke's musical argument. Perhaps the most stunning event of the Fourth Quartet occurs in the finale. In the closing moments of this long work, Schnittke replaces the dissonant and dynamic fury ...


Feminist Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction As Political Protest In The Tradition Of Women Proletarian Writers Of The 1930s, Laura Ellen Ng Jan 2005

Feminist Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction As Political Protest In The Tradition Of Women Proletarian Writers Of The 1930s, Laura Ellen Ng

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Contemporary feminist hard-boiled detective fiction has been studied as an adaptation of the traditional masculine hard-boiled detective genre. Writers such as Sara Paretsky, Sue Grafton, and Marcia Muller create compelling feminist protagonists to fill the role of detective. The successes and failures of these feminist detectives have then been measured against the standards created in the classic genre by Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain. The classic hard-boiled masculine genre came of age in the 1930s and 1940s at the same time as proletarian literature. The two genres share many characteristics including reliance upon first person narrative, the ...


A Conductor's Analysis Of Amaral Vieira's Stabat Mater, Op.240: An Approach Between Music And Rhetoric, Vladimir A. Pereira Silva Jan 2005

A Conductor's Analysis Of Amaral Vieira's Stabat Mater, Op.240: An Approach Between Music And Rhetoric, Vladimir A. Pereira Silva

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Choral music is one of the most common musical activities in Brazil. However, the lack of biographical studies, music publication, and theoretical works which discuss stylistic and interpretative aspects of choral performance creates problems for conductors. The primary goal of this study is to consider Amaral Vieira’s Stabat Mater, op. 240 specifically from a conductor’s point of view, focusing on biographical, analytical, stylistic, and interpretative issues. The document is divided into three chapters; chapter one discusses twentieth-century Brazilian choral music, Amaral Vieira’s life and music, history and overview of the Stabat Mater, op. 240, and textual aspects ...


An Original Composition, La Cosecha For Orchestra, And La Clave: A Cultural Indentity, Rafael Enrique Gonzalez Bothwell Jan 2005

An Original Composition, La Cosecha For Orchestra, And La Clave: A Cultural Indentity, Rafael Enrique Gonzalez Bothwell

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The dissertation is in two parts. The first part is a musical composition in one movement for orchestra, La Cosecha (The Harvest), based on the Maya Zodiac. The second part is a semiotic analysis of selected Puerto Rican folk music that will conclude that a rhythmic structure organizes all these musical forms in a coherent manner. The composition has thirteen sections each representing a figure of the zodiac. Each figure has a main rhythmic pattern and a chord that it is rotated to create unity among the distinctive chords. The first half represents the dry season and the second the ...


La Grande Force Est Le D'Sir: Guillaume Apollinaire's Rewriting Of Merlin's Mother And The Dame Du Lac In L'Enchanteur Pourrissant, Allison Bateman Roark Jan 2005

La Grande Force Est Le D'Sir: Guillaume Apollinaire's Rewriting Of Merlin's Mother And The Dame Du Lac In L'Enchanteur Pourrissant, Allison Bateman Roark

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation analyzes Guillaume Apollinaire's rewriting of Merlin's mother and the Dame du Lac in L'Enchanteur pourrissant as a commentary on writing. I consider Merlin's state in the tomb as an effect of his desire for the Dame du Lac and relate this to the poet's relationship to writing, which is the result of his desire for a unity of expression -- to express what can be designated in the text, but not directly communicated in its totality through language. There is always something missing from any writing, but the very absence of meaning influences poetic ...


Rights Of Humans, Rights Of States: The Academic Legacy Of St. George Tucker In Nineteenth-Century Virginia, Chad Vanderford Jan 2005

Rights Of Humans, Rights Of States: The Academic Legacy Of St. George Tucker In Nineteenth-Century Virginia, Chad Vanderford

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

College professors in the nineteenth-century South lavished a great deal of attention on the issues of slavery and constitutionalism, and they paid careful attention to the connections between these issues and the idea of natural rights. In this dissertation I offer an analysis of the lives and writings of three generations of college professors in nineteenth-century Virginia, focusing especially on St. George Tucker and his descendants. As a contemporary of Thomas Jefferson and as a delegate to the Annapolis convention, Tucker can rightly be considered as one of the founding fathers. But he is best known for inaugurating the academic ...


Gerald Finzi And John Ireland: A Stylistic Comparison Of Compositional Approaches In The Context Of Ten Selected Poems By Thomas Hardy, Richard Michael Jupin Jan 2005

Gerald Finzi And John Ireland: A Stylistic Comparison Of Compositional Approaches In The Context Of Ten Selected Poems By Thomas Hardy, Richard Michael Jupin

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this paper is to provide a stylistic analysis that contrasts five Thomas Hardy settings by Gerald Finzi with five settings by John Ireland. In order to investigate the apparent intuitiveness with which both Ireland and Finzi approached Thomas Hardy’s poetry, biographical information is provided to reveal similarities in the backgrounds of each composer. Highlighted are the compositional techniques and text setting ideologies each composer utilized when facing the challenges and eccentricities of Hardy’s poetry. A brief discussion on the philosophical foundations of Thomas Hardy’s poetry is also included. The repertoire discussed within are the ...


Alice's Shadow: Childhood And Agency In Lewis Carroll's Photography, Illustrations, And Alice Texts, R. Nichole Rougeau Jan 2005

Alice's Shadow: Childhood And Agency In Lewis Carroll's Photography, Illustrations, And Alice Texts, R. Nichole Rougeau

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The nineteenth century marks the emergence of a new literary market directed at the entertainment of children. However, a dichotomy exists concerning the image of childhood. Adults tended to idolize childhood in literature to reflect on their own lives ignoring the needs of children to possess an identity of their own. Essentially children are shadows of adults. Examinations of the shadows of childhood—children as shadows of adults, children shadowed by adults, the shadows as identifying children, and the shadows children themselves cast—lead to a discussion of agency over childhood. Lewis Carroll, entering this new literary market with his ...


Erik Satie's Ballet Parade: An Arrangement For Woodwind Quintet And Percussion With Historical Summary, Tracy A. Doyle Jan 2005

Erik Satie's Ballet Parade: An Arrangement For Woodwind Quintet And Percussion With Historical Summary, Tracy A. Doyle

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Erik Satie's ballet Parade was a historical collaboration between several of the leading artistic minds of the early twentieth century: Erik Satie, Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Léonide Massine, and Serge Diaghilev. Satie's writing for winds and percussion lends itself to an arrangement for woodwind quintet and percussion; an arrangement that keeps the spirit and essence of the work intact. This study includes a historical summary of the ballet Parade and an arrangement of the music from the ballet for woodwind quintet and percussion.


The Literary Frontier: Creating An American Nation (1820-1840), Tena Lea Helton Jan 2005

The Literary Frontier: Creating An American Nation (1820-1840), Tena Lea Helton

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

From the perspective of the twenty-first century, it might be easy to dismiss frontier literature as a minor historical anomaly, as a descriptor limited to setting, or as an insignificant variation from a country struggling to reach the heights of British fictional “norms.” However, when American literature began to flourish in the 1820s, it was primarily a literature of the frontier. Examining what this frontier quality means for literary elements beyond setting, such as narrative voice, textual structure, and genre, more clearly explains the importance of the frontier to literary nation-building. After all, the literary frontier ranged across literary genres ...


When I Die, I Won't Stay Dead: The Poetry Of Bob Kaufman, Mona Lisa Saloy Jan 2005

When I Die, I Won't Stay Dead: The Poetry Of Bob Kaufman, Mona Lisa Saloy

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation begins with the premise that critical attention to the work of Bob Kaufman is long overdue, and that Bob Kaufman is a significant American poet in the African American and Beat traditions. The purpose of this dissertation begins to rectify this need with a study of Bob Kaufman’s verse. My exploration of Kaufman necessitates some pointed attention to the cultural, social, and psychological influences that gave rise to his work, specifically his upbringing in the south, his travels, and the misrepresented times of his life in current biographical entries and some present scholarship. I will also address ...


Civil War Prisons In American Memory, Benjamin Gregory Cloyd Jan 2005

Civil War Prisons In American Memory, Benjamin Gregory Cloyd

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The memory of Civil War prisons has always been contested. Since 1861, generations of Americans struggled with the questions raised by the deaths of approximately 56,000 prisoners of war, almost one-tenth of all Civil War fatalities. During the war, throughout Reconstruction, and well into the twentieth century, a sectional debate raged over the responsibility for the prison casualties. Republican politicians invoked the savage cruelty of Confederate prisons as they waved the bloody shirt, while hundreds of former prisoners published narratives that blamed various prison officials and promoted sectional bitterness. The animosity reflected a need to identify individuals responsible for ...


The Violin Sonata Of Amy Beach, Yu-Hsien Judy Hung Jan 2005

The Violin Sonata Of Amy Beach, Yu-Hsien Judy Hung

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

American composer and pianist Amy Marcy Cheney Beach -- Mrs. H. H. A. Beach (1867-1944) was born in Henniker, New Hampshire. She is recognized as the best American composer of her time. She was the first American woman to compose large-scale art music, and she was also a virtuosic pianist. The "Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Minor, Op. 34" (1896) is Beach’s most representative chamber music work. It contains four movements, with Classical formal design, and expresses a style featured in late Romantic music. The Violin Sonata begins with a large, imposing movement, followed by a folk-like second ...


Sites Of Resistance: Language, Intertextuality, And Subjectivity In The Poetry Of Diane Wakoski, Cordelia Maxwell Hanemann Jan 2005

Sites Of Resistance: Language, Intertextuality, And Subjectivity In The Poetry Of Diane Wakoski, Cordelia Maxwell Hanemann

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation explores the interconnectedness of language and related cultural texts and women’s subjectivity. The poststructuralist feminist enterprise of examining and critiquing language and signifying practices for the ways in which they impose social values and of interrogating and undermining the fixity of meanings in cultural texts will serve as my primary frame. Concerned with the individual (gendered) consciousness, poststructuralist feminist theory of subject formation posits that while language, along with ideologically biased texts of the culture, construct subjects, language and the cultural texts also serve as sites of resistance for the deconstruction and reconception of individual and collective ...


Les Implications De La Littérature Dans L'Avènevement De La Démocratie Dans Les Pays Du Golfe De Guinée Entre 1988 Et 1998, Bani Gouda Ningbinnin Jan 2005

Les Implications De La Littérature Dans L'Avènevement De La Démocratie Dans Les Pays Du Golfe De Guinée Entre 1988 Et 1998, Bani Gouda Ningbinnin

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation is focused on the contribution of literature in the establishment of democracy in four French-speaking countries of the Golf of Guinea between 1988 and 1998. They are Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea and Togo. In 1991, a democratization movement that started in Benin occurred in many West African countries. It was propelled by an invented idea of National Conferences that were gathered by the countries elites either with the support or against the will of the ruling government. Thus, it was possible to organize a successful National Conference in some of those countries like Benin, Mali and Niger ...


The Compositional Style Of Judith Lang Zaimont As Found In Nattens Monolog (Night Solilquy), Scena For Soprano Voice And Piano With Text By Dag Hammarskjöld, Joo Won Jun Jan 2005

The Compositional Style Of Judith Lang Zaimont As Found In Nattens Monolog (Night Solilquy), Scena For Soprano Voice And Piano With Text By Dag Hammarskjöld, Joo Won Jun

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

American composer, Judith Lang Zaimont (b. 1945), has composed a considerable number of solo vocal works as well as multiple works encompassing a variety of genres. Zaimont's Nattens Monolog (Night Soliloquy), scena for soprano and piano, is one of several lengthy solo vocal works. Although written for solo voice, the music takes on the form of opera without operatic materials such as costume or staging. Commissioned by Arleen Auger, soprano, and Dalton Baldwin, pianist, Nattens Monolog was composed in 1984 and first performed by them at Lincoln Center in March of 1985. The primary focus of this paper will ...


Recovering Ancient Ritual And The Theatre Of The Apache: A Journey Through The False Consciousness Of Western Theatre History, Marla Kathleen Dean Jan 2005

Recovering Ancient Ritual And The Theatre Of The Apache: A Journey Through The False Consciousness Of Western Theatre History, Marla Kathleen Dean

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation examines past cultural influences that have shaped theatre historians' perception of ancient Greek and contemporary Native American performance. It suggests that through a recognition of these influences, which have long tempered the Western narrative of theatre, ancient and Indigenous performance can be reviewed as similar forms of a lived exchange. The study tracks the formation of certain beliefs and assumptions within performance history through Roman, early Christian and Renaissance cultural identities. It notes the misrepresentation of oral and popular theatre within theatrical scholarship through its reliance upon the written remains of the ruling classes and confronts the notion ...


Marching Masters: Slavery, Race, And The Confederate Army, 1861-1865, Colin Edward Woodward Jan 2005

Marching Masters: Slavery, Race, And The Confederate Army, 1861-1865, Colin Edward Woodward

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Many historians have examined the Civil War soldier, but few scholars have explored the racial attitudes and policies of the Confederate army. Although Southern men did not fight for slavery alone, the defense of the peculiar institution, and the racial control they believed it assured, united rebels in their support of the Confederacy and the war effort. Amid the destruction of the Civil War, slavery became more important than ever for men battling Yankee armies. The war, nevertheless, tested Confederate soldiers’ idealized view of human bondage. Federal armies wrecked havoc on masters’ farms and plantations, seized hundreds of thousands of ...


A Catalogue Of Twentieth-Century Cello Ensemble Music, Ivan M. Antonov Jan 2005

A Catalogue Of Twentieth-Century Cello Ensemble Music, Ivan M. Antonov

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This document contains over 700 entries of cello ensemble music written in the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty-first centuries by 530 composers from around the world. Pieces presented in this catalogue are largely original works. A few exceptions have been allowed mostly when the composer arranged his/her own piece. For each entry, as much of the available information as possible is provided in the following general order: composer name, composer dates, title of the piece, approximate duration, and availability. Under a section named "remarks," additional information is provided such as number and titles of the movements, first ...


Pursuing Enlightenment In Vienna, 1781-1790, Heather Morrison Jan 2005

Pursuing Enlightenment In Vienna, 1781-1790, Heather Morrison

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Radical transformations came about in Vienna during the 1780s, as intellectuals in the city embraced the Enlightenment and explored ways in which the movement could be spread. In 1781, Joseph II and his state reformed censorship. In an instant, the Viennese had access to the great scholarly works of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. In an instant, Vienna spawned a multitude of writers, publishing houses, reading rooms and all the accoutrements of a culture of print. The newly generated intellectual culture produced an amazing amount of pamphlets, an era termed the Broschürenflut in Austrian history. Public debate on the state, religion ...


Arthur Koestler's Hope In The Unseen: Twentieth-Century Efforts To Retrieve The Spirit Of Liberalism, Kirk Michael Steen Jan 2005

Arthur Koestler's Hope In The Unseen: Twentieth-Century Efforts To Retrieve The Spirit Of Liberalism, Kirk Michael Steen

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The analysis in this dissertation connects Arthur Koestler’s nonfiction and fiction to the political circumstances that defined Europe during the early twentieth century. It draws particular attention to events in the 1930s as representing a paucity of choices that frustrated certain liberal values held by Koestler and others. It shows how after taking sides with the German Communist Party in the early 1930s, he confronted then rejected the politics of the extreme left and right, leading himself toward a dual career as social philosopher and anti-Communist. This paper will explain how Koestler’s reporting of the Spanish Civil War ...