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New York 1987, Tyler Fisher Dec 2018

New York 1987, Tyler Fisher

Tyler Fisher

Dedicated to the Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos (1914-1953), Sherezada (Chiqui) Vicioso's evocation of New York City conjures up a sensory experience of the bustling metropolis alongside references to its international, and especially Latino, ingredients. Vicioso depicts a city that is infused with but strangely unaware of its Hispanic heritage, which her enumeration of food, music, contraband, Afro-Caribbean spirits, and expatriates calls to the surface. The poem’s minimal punctuation, idiosyncratic line- and word-divisions, wordplay, blend of archaic and current diction, and sporadically disjointed syntax underscore a crowded, onrushing, almost incantatory medley of past and present, local and ...


14°40'35.5"N 92°08'50.4"W Suchiate, Chiapas, Cheyla Samuelson, Balam Rodrigo Mar 2018

14°40'35.5"N 92°08'50.4"W Suchiate, Chiapas, Cheyla Samuelson, Balam Rodrigo

Faculty Publications

Translation of the poem “14°40'35.5"N 92°08'50.4"W - Suchiate, Chiapas” by Balam Rodrigo, from his unpublished book The Central American Book of the Dead.


14°40'35.5"N 92°08'50.4"W Suchiate, Chiapas, Cheyla Samuelson, Balam Rodrigo Feb 2018

14°40'35.5"N 92°08'50.4"W Suchiate, Chiapas, Cheyla Samuelson, Balam Rodrigo

Cheyla Samuelson

Translation of the poem “14°40'35.5"N 92°08'50.4"W - Suchiate, Chiapas” by Balam Rodrigo, from his unpublished book The Central American Book of the Dead.


Frida's Daughter, Myrta Vida Apr 2017

Frida's Daughter, Myrta Vida

Theses

The purpose of my creative writing is to highlight a group of U.S. citizens still woefully underrepresented in literature proper: the Latinx middle class. I’m keenly interested in exploring Puerto Rican and first- and second-generation Latinx immigrant stories. Even though some of the experiences from these groups have been elegantly visited by writers such as Giannina Braschi, Sandra Cisneros, Junot Diaz, Julia Alvarez, and others, there are nuances to the Latinx middle class experience that are yet to be uncovered. Being stuck in the cultural, linguistic, socio-economic, and political middles in a country that has recently taken a ...


Moving Against Clothespins:The Poli(Poe)Tics Of Embodiment In The Poetry Of Miriam Alves And Audre Lorde, Flávia Santos De Araújo Jan 2017

Moving Against Clothespins:The Poli(Poe)Tics Of Embodiment In The Poetry Of Miriam Alves And Audre Lorde, Flávia Santos De Araújo

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation examines literary representations of the black female body in selected poetry by U.S. African American writer Audre Lorde and Afro-Brazilian writer Miriam Alves, focusing on how their literary projects construct and defy notions of black womanhood and black female sexualities in dialogue with national narratives and contexts. Within an historical, intersectional and transnational theoretical framework, this study analyses how the racial, gender and sexual politics of representation are articulated and negotiated within and outside the political and literary movements in the U.S. and Brazil in the 1970s and 1980s. As a theoretical framework, this research elaborates ...


La Oscuridad Detrás De Los Ojos Azules, Anoush Baghdassarian Jan 2017

La Oscuridad Detrás De Los Ojos Azules, Anoush Baghdassarian

CMC Senior Theses

Una obra de teatro qué se trata de un conflicto moral durante la última dictadura militar en Argentina.

A play in two acts about a moral conflict during the last military dictatorship in Argentina.


Ashes At Noon: Stories And Poems About Quito, Ecuador, Ana Hurtado Jan 2017

Ashes At Noon: Stories And Poems About Quito, Ecuador, Ana Hurtado

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Ashes at Noon aims to pay tribute to the culture that raised me. I want to explore where I’m from, the narratives that made me who I am, and honor the environment of the Andes and all the ghosts that reside in it. My collection is anticolonial; it explores the pre-Columbian traditions we still abide to and the curuchupa—extremely Catholic, judgmental, prejudicial—and racist mindsets we’re taught to follow.


Motherland, Melanie Joy Mignucci Jan 2016

Motherland, Melanie Joy Mignucci

Senior Projects Spring 2016

A novella about Puerto Rico.

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


"A Bastard Jargon”: Language Politics And Identity In The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, Rachel Norman Jan 2016

"A Bastard Jargon”: Language Politics And Identity In The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, Rachel Norman

Faculty Publications

This essay explores Junot Díaz's only full-length novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, through the theoretical lens of sociolinguistics and examines the ways in which Díaz has attempted to overcome the publishing industry's complicity in maintaining the nation's ethnocentric expectations in regards to English as the only acceptable language of publication. By introducing the work of several sociolinguists into the discussion, examining the use of African American Vernacular and “nerdish” alongside the Spanish, and reviewing Díaz’s relationship with his editors, I provide a more nuanced reading of the ubiquitous code-switching throughout Oscar Wao and ...


"Poetry In Translation", The University Of Maine School Of Performing Arts Apr 2015

"Poetry In Translation", The University Of Maine School Of Performing Arts

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

"Poetry in Translation," is a public lecture by Dr. John Burns. The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 4pm in Hill Auditorium. Dr. Burns will also meet with classes in the English Department and the Department of Modern Languages and will narrate "The Cloths of Heaven," a Faculty Series Concert of song settings of W.B. Yeats' poetry on Friday, September 18th in Minsky Hall.


Re-Formando Cuerpos: Las Identidades Femeninas En Escritoras Cubanas Durante El PeríOdo Especial, Amanda M. Montenegro May 2014

Re-Formando Cuerpos: Las Identidades Femeninas En Escritoras Cubanas Durante El PeríOdo Especial, Amanda M. Montenegro

Honors Projects

Esta tesis explora cómo una variedad de autoras cubanas representan el cuerpo, las identidades femeninas y la relación entre las mujeres y la nación. Las autoras estudiadas incluyen Marilyn Bobes, Karla Suárez y Daína Chaviano. Sus narrativas ilustran y desarrollan una variedad de personajes –desde las mujeres blancas prerrevolucionarias hasta las “hijas de la revolución” afrocubanas—que representan diferentes maneras en que las mujeres construyen y reconstruyen sus identidades en la Cuba revolucionaria y hasta el comienzo del “Período especial”. Ilustran además cómo las mujeres vivieron fenómenos propios de ese período como la migración, la dolarización y el jineterismo. Así ...


“My Life With My Cell Phone”: Creating A Magical Realist Story, Dan Gleason Mar 2014

“My Life With My Cell Phone”: Creating A Magical Realist Story, Dan Gleason

Dan Gleason

In this lesson students are introduced to the basic elements of magical realism, a genre that combines fantastical events with the mundane normalcy of life. Students examine Octavio Paz’s short story “My Life with the Wave” as an example of the genre. In the story, the narrator travels to the ocean and falls in love with a wave, whom he bottles and takes home with him; the two go on to both cherish each other and fight terribly. After discussing the story, students create, in groups, plot sketches for their own adaptations. Students might imagine relationships with cell phones ...


Latin-America, Mauricio E. Novoa Oct 2013

Latin-America, Mauricio E. Novoa

Student Publications

A poem describing the Prince George's County and Montgomery County Latin American communities in Maryland.


“My Life With My Cell Phone”: Creating A Magical Realist Story, Dan Gleason Jun 2013

“My Life With My Cell Phone”: Creating A Magical Realist Story, Dan Gleason

The Short Story

In this lesson students are introduced to the basic elements of magical realism, a genre that combines fantastical events with the mundane normalcy of life. Students examine Octavio Paz’s short story “My Life with the Wave” as an example of the genre. In the story, the narrator travels to the ocean and falls in love with a wave, whom he bottles and takes home with him; the two go on to both cherish each other and fight terribly. After discussing the story, students create, in groups, plot sketches for their own adaptations. Students might imagine relationships with cell phones ...


Alvaro Mutis: La Última Escala Del Tramp Steamer, Nathalie Pauner Jan 2012

Alvaro Mutis: La Última Escala Del Tramp Steamer, Nathalie Pauner

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Diamela Eltit: Vaca Sagrada, Guillermo Garcia-Corales Jan 2012

Diamela Eltit: Vaca Sagrada, Guillermo Garcia-Corales

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Mis Reinos Más Oscuros; Variedades De Frida Khalo; Badlands; El Ángel En La Casa, Maria Negroni Oct 2011

Mis Reinos Más Oscuros; Variedades De Frida Khalo; Badlands; El Ángel En La Casa, Maria Negroni

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Continuidad De La Voz En Javier Sologuren & Selección De Poesía, Javier Sologuren Sep 2011

Continuidad De La Voz En Javier Sologuren & Selección De Poesía, Javier Sologuren

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Goya, Ortega, And Martín-Santos: Intertexts, Marcia Welles Oct 1994

Goya, Ortega, And Martín-Santos: Intertexts, Marcia Welles

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Libros Recibidos Oct 1994

Libros Recibidos

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Introduction: The Configuration Of Feminist Criticism And Theoretical Practices In Hispanic Literary Studies, Cynthia Duncan Oct 1994

Introduction: The Configuration Of Feminist Criticism And Theoretical Practices In Hispanic Literary Studies, Cynthia Duncan

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Precisiones De Lo Femenino Y Lo Feminista En La Práctica Literaria Hispanoamericana, Eliana Rivero Oct 1994

Precisiones De Lo Femenino Y Lo Feminista En La Práctica Literaria Hispanoamericana, Eliana Rivero

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Inti Numéro 40-41 (Otoño 1994 - Primavera 1995) Oct 1994

Inti Numéro 40-41 (Otoño 1994 - Primavera 1995)

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


La Historia Recodificada En El Discurso De Gertrudis Gómez De Avellaneda, Evelyn Picon Garfield Oct 1994

La Historia Recodificada En El Discurso De Gertrudis Gómez De Avellaneda, Evelyn Picon Garfield

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Sub/In/Di-Verting The Oedipus Syndrome In Luisa Josefina Hernandez's Los Huéspedes Reales, Sharon Magnarelli Oct 1994

Sub/In/Di-Verting The Oedipus Syndrome In Luisa Josefina Hernandez's Los Huéspedes Reales, Sharon Magnarelli

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Siete Lunas Y Un Espejo: New Texts To Live By, Denise Dipuccio Oct 1994

Siete Lunas Y Un Espejo: New Texts To Live By, Denise Dipuccio

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Reading Feminist: Re-Reading Orquídeas A La Luz De La Luna And La Revolución, Kirsten F. Nigro Oct 1994

Reading Feminist: Re-Reading Orquídeas A La Luz De La Luna And La Revolución, Kirsten F. Nigro

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Meat Shop Memories: Federico Gamboa's Santa, Debra A. Castillo Oct 1994

Meat Shop Memories: Federico Gamboa's Santa, Debra A. Castillo

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Baldomera Y La Tra(D)Ición Del Orden Patriarcal, Michael Handelsman Oct 1994

Baldomera Y La Tra(D)Ición Del Orden Patriarcal, Michael Handelsman

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Construyendo El Monstruo: Modelos Y Subversiones En Dos Relatos (Feministas) De Aprendizaje, Andres Avellaneda Oct 1994

Construyendo El Monstruo: Modelos Y Subversiones En Dos Relatos (Feministas) De Aprendizaje, Andres Avellaneda

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.