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Freedom In Existence: A Comparative Study Of The Poetics Of Emily Dickinson And Sohrab Sepehri, Neda Zahraie Jan 2019

Freedom In Existence: A Comparative Study Of The Poetics Of Emily Dickinson And Sohrab Sepehri, Neda Zahraie

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Poetry, like thought, belongs to all people and is representative of existence itself. In one sense, poetry is the musical formation of words, whose effects must be experienced in sound, tone and melody, but in another sense, poetry is also an artistic discourse where the “fundamental character is that of an incidentally moving and imaginative form of communication” (Edman 46). Emily Dickinson and Sohrab Sepehri are two poets who sought to identify and define the Self in their modernist poetic discourse, and they each appropriated language as a means and a stepping-stone towards a methodological and unrestricted method of inquiry ...


A Bill Of Goods: How Advertisers Sold The Great War, And Created The Lost Generation, Adam Poltrack Jan 2016

A Bill Of Goods: How Advertisers Sold The Great War, And Created The Lost Generation, Adam Poltrack

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The Evolution Of Feminism In India Through Women Writers Of The Colonial Period: Krupabai Satthianadhan, Cornelia Sorabji, And Sarojini Naidu, Betsy George Jan 2016

The Evolution Of Feminism In India Through Women Writers Of The Colonial Period: Krupabai Satthianadhan, Cornelia Sorabji, And Sarojini Naidu, Betsy George

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Why John Stuart Mill Cannot Dismiss The Poet Of Culture, Nelson Tuero Jan 2016

Why John Stuart Mill Cannot Dismiss The Poet Of Culture, Nelson Tuero

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Short Story Long: Towards A Poetics Of The Novel Stories, Sarah Meyer Jan 2016

Short Story Long: Towards A Poetics Of The Novel Stories, Sarah Meyer

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Bodies On The Line: Border Crossing In The Fiction Of Ernest Hemingway And Salman Rushdie, Rachel Northrop Jan 2016

Bodies On The Line: Border Crossing In The Fiction Of Ernest Hemingway And Salman Rushdie, Rachel Northrop

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Uncloseting The Harlem Renaissance: A Look At The Movement Through A Queer Lens, Mionnay Mckee Jan 2016

Uncloseting The Harlem Renaissance: A Look At The Movement Through A Queer Lens, Mionnay Mckee

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The Ptolemaic System And The Ramifications Of Hierarchical Thinking; The Impact Of Medieval Literature, Mark-Allan Donaldson Jan 2016

The Ptolemaic System And The Ramifications Of Hierarchical Thinking; The Impact Of Medieval Literature, Mark-Allan Donaldson

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The Force Of Imagination And The Limits Of The Rational In Polidori, Stoker, And Weird Fiction, Eric Mattina Jan 2016

The Force Of Imagination And The Limits Of The Rational In Polidori, Stoker, And Weird Fiction, Eric Mattina

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"Alienation In The Egyptian Novel Under Nasser: A Study Of Naguib Mahfouz’S The Beggar And Son’Allah Ibrahim’S That Smell.", Zeina Sabry Jan 2015

"Alienation In The Egyptian Novel Under Nasser: A Study Of Naguib Mahfouz’S The Beggar And Son’Allah Ibrahim’S That Smell.", Zeina Sabry

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Variations On A Theme: Contemporary Memorials To Harriet Tubman, Elise Anne Geltzer Jan 2015

Variations On A Theme: Contemporary Memorials To Harriet Tubman, Elise Anne Geltzer

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Why Are Grimms' Fairy Tales So Mysteriously Enchanting?, Ana Neophytou Jan 2015

Why Are Grimms' Fairy Tales So Mysteriously Enchanting?, Ana Neophytou

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The Paradoxes Of Female Authorship In Samuel Richardson‘S Pamela, Or Virtue Rewarded, Jane Austen's Emma And Henry James' The Portrait Of A Lady, Ewa Barnes Jan 2015

The Paradoxes Of Female Authorship In Samuel Richardson‘S Pamela, Or Virtue Rewarded, Jane Austen's Emma And Henry James' The Portrait Of A Lady, Ewa Barnes

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Inventions Of Truth, Deidre Bird Jan 2015

Inventions Of Truth, Deidre Bird

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The Evolution Of Japanese Utopianism And How Akutagawa's Dystopian Novella, Kappa Was Born Out Of Chinese And Western Utopian Writings But Was Uniquely Japanese, Yoko Inagi Jan 2014

The Evolution Of Japanese Utopianism And How Akutagawa's Dystopian Novella, Kappa Was Born Out Of Chinese And Western Utopian Writings But Was Uniquely Japanese, Yoko Inagi

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Le Développement Du Moi Et Le Procédé Thérapeutique Dans Les Œuvres De Chrétien De Troyes, Clément Guillaume Jul 2013

Le Développement Du Moi Et Le Procédé Thérapeutique Dans Les Œuvres De Chrétien De Troyes, Clément Guillaume

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While we can easily acknowledge that many aspects the texts written by Chrétien de Troyes have been studied and discussed through the centuries, it is always possible to apply a new reading to the author's work. Like many authors of the same time period, the author of Le Conte du graal and LeChevalier de la charrette was not only writing for the audience of his time but was also openly targeting an audience set in a different century and social context. This timeless aspect of Chrétien's work is part of what makes his texts intricate and still relevant ...


Tokuya Higashigawa's After-Dinner Mysteries: Unusual Detectives In Contemporary Japanese Mystery Fiction, Jessica Claire Kindler Jul 2013

Tokuya Higashigawa's After-Dinner Mysteries: Unusual Detectives In Contemporary Japanese Mystery Fiction, Jessica Claire Kindler

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The detective fiction (tantei shōsetsu) genre is one that came into Japan from the West around the time of the Meiji Restoration (1868), and soon became wildly popular. Again in recent years, detective fiction has experienced a popularity boom in Japan, and there has been an outpouring of new detective fiction books as well as various television and movie adaptations. It is not a revelation that the Japanese detective fiction genre, while rife with imitation and homage to Western works, took a dramatic turn somewhere along the line, away from celebrated models like Poe, Doyle, and Christie, and developed into ...


Othello: Homosocial Desire And Its Conversion To Homosexual Desire, Christopher Jason Dugger Jan 2013

Othello: Homosocial Desire And Its Conversion To Homosexual Desire, Christopher Jason Dugger

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Gothic Cosmos: Instances And Implications Of Medieval, Sameeah Muhammad Jan 2013

Gothic Cosmos: Instances And Implications Of Medieval, Sameeah Muhammad

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Lifting Belly: The Language Of (In)Visibility, Christine Scanlon Jan 2013

Lifting Belly: The Language Of (In)Visibility, Christine Scanlon

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Frustrated Redemption: Patterns Of Decay And Salvation In Medieval Modernist Literature, Shayla Frandsen Jan 2013

Frustrated Redemption: Patterns Of Decay And Salvation In Medieval Modernist Literature, Shayla Frandsen

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Carribean Folk: Engendering The Color Politics Of Claude Mckay's Banana Botttom (1933), Charmaine Dacosta Jan 2012

Carribean Folk: Engendering The Color Politics Of Claude Mckay's Banana Botttom (1933), Charmaine Dacosta

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Rope, David King Jan 2011

Rope, David King

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Le "Devenir Féminin" Dans La Sociéte Moderne Occidentale À Travers Les Deux Romans De Virginie Despentes, Nadia Louar Jan 1997

Le "Devenir Féminin" Dans La Sociéte Moderne Occidentale À Travers Les Deux Romans De Virginie Despentes, Nadia Louar

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Les deux premiers romans de Virginie Despentes, Baise-moi (1995) et les Chiennes Savantes (1996), attestent de la mutation socio-culturelle qui affecte la societe contemporaine. Son style insolent, son langage corrosif et volontairement Prosaïque confirme et signe I 'évolution dans le monde occidental des valeurs, des désirs et aspirations de 1'homme, et plus crucialement de la femme des années 90. Plus qu'une révolution des moeurs, on assiste dans ses deux premières oeuvres á une véritable mutation culturelle qui bouleverse les rôles et modéles traditionnels des individus dans la société. Ce bouleversement qui s'exprime dans la vie banale, mais ...


Translation As Interpretation : Siegfried Lenz' "Motivsuche", John F. Disterheft Jan 1990

Translation As Interpretation : Siegfried Lenz' "Motivsuche", John F. Disterheft

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It is the purpose of this thesis to show that literary interpretation and translation are closely interrelated, that the translator cannot pursue his goal, the transfer of a work of literature from one language into another, without interpreting that work as literature.


Nineteenth Century French And German Interpretations Of The Early Medieval Germanic Invasions, James N. Owens Jan 1983

Nineteenth Century French And German Interpretations Of The Early Medieval Germanic Invasions, James N. Owens

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Various interpretations of the Germanic invasions of the early Middle Ages have been advanced. These present to the student of historiography a fertile field for inquiry. In this thesis the interpretations of the Germanic invasions propounded by Jules Michelet (1798-1874) and Gustav Freytag (1816-1875) are examined with a view to establishing the cultural context in which their mutually exclusive versions were formulated, and the extent to which that context lent the interpretations of both writers a perceptible national and aesthetic bias.


Louis De Potter And The Belgian Revolution Of 1830, Karen N. Groth Jan 1981

Louis De Potter And The Belgian Revolution Of 1830, Karen N. Groth

Dissertations and Theses

Louis Joseph Antoine De Potter (1786-1.859) was the gifted journalist who served as the catalyst of the successful Belgian revolution of 1830. He has been largely overlooked by students of the nineteenth century revolutionary era. Only one of De Potter's works is known to have been translated into English, his Vie de Scipion de Ricci.

This paper has examined the development of De Potter's thought from his youth up to and including his participation in the Provisional Belgian Government of 1830. For clarity this study has been divided into four chapters.


A Theory Of The Perception Of Character, Donna C. Brown Dec 1974

A Theory Of The Perception Of Character, Donna C. Brown

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In this thesis, the critical term "character" is defined from a reader's perspective as a process involving three elements: (1) syntactical character, the printed words that delimit character in the order in which they occur; (2) spatial character, these printed words organized in the reader's mind into a pattern. These two together are called grammatical character; and (3) a mental image that results from reading these printed words.