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Imitation And Creation: Bing Xin’S Fanxing (A Maze Of Stars) 繁星And Chunshui (Spring Water) 春水, Xiaoqing Liu Jul 2019

Imitation And Creation: Bing Xin’S Fanxing (A Maze Of Stars) 繁星And Chunshui (Spring Water) 春水, Xiaoqing Liu

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Fanxing (A Maze of Stars) and Chunshui (Spring Water) are two poetry collections of modern Chinese woman writer Bing Xin (1900–1999). Because they stand at the beginning of a new genre, xiaoshi (short poetry), and are commonly regarded as representative works of this genre, people use the epithets “Bing Xin style,” “Fanxing style,” or “Chunshui style” to refer to xiaoshi writing. Nevertheless, viewed from their intimate relationship with Rabindranath Tagore’s Stray Birds, I argue that Fanxing and Chunshui are products of both imitation and creation. Imitation is not plagiarism. Dryden defines imitation as a form of translation, which ...


El Espectro, En Teoría, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas Jan 2019

El Espectro, En Teoría, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas

Modern Languages & Literature

The article offers a synthesis of spectral theory from the publication of Spectres de Marx by Jacques Derrida and Ghostly Matters, by Avery Gordon, with a focus on its impact and relevance for Latin American cultural and narrative studies. He also offers a summary of the contents in the special issue "XVI. México espectral".


Texte Aus Dem Nachlass Von Egon Schwarz — “Lebe Wohl Südamerika” Und “Dank An Die Emigration”, Reinhard Andress Jan 2019

Texte Aus Dem Nachlass Von Egon Schwarz — “Lebe Wohl Südamerika” Und “Dank An Die Emigration”, Reinhard Andress

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Early Guaraní Printing: Nieremberg’S De La Diferencia And The Global Dissemination Of Seventeenth-Century Spanish Asceticism, D. Scott Hendrickson Nov 2018

Early Guaraní Printing: Nieremberg’S De La Diferencia And The Global Dissemination Of Seventeenth-Century Spanish Asceticism, D. Scott Hendrickson

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

This article examines both how and why the Spanish Jesuit Juan Eusebio Nieremberg’s (1595–1658) once famous treatise De la diferencia entre lo temporal y eterno (1640) came to be translated and printed in the Paraguay reductions in 1705, the significance it holds in the transmission of Iberian asceticism to the American missions and how Juan Yaparí and other Guaraní craftsmen participated in its printing and enhanced its illustration. It situates the Guaraní imprint within the context of early modern mission practices and the book-trade of Counter-Reformation Europe, and seeks to show how—in what some scholars consider to ...


The Story Of The Predestined Pilgrim And His Brother Reprobate. Alexandre De Gusmão. Trans. Christopher C. Lund. Medieval And Renaissance Texts And Studies 489; Medieval And Renaissance Latin America 2. Tempe: Arizona Center For Medieval And Renaissance Studies, 2016. Xxxvi + 138 Pp. $55., D. Scott Hendrickson Jul 2018

The Story Of The Predestined Pilgrim And His Brother Reprobate. Alexandre De Gusmão. Trans. Christopher C. Lund. Medieval And Renaissance Texts And Studies 489; Medieval And Renaissance Latin America 2. Tempe: Arizona Center For Medieval And Renaissance Studies, 2016. Xxxvi + 138 Pp. $55., D. Scott Hendrickson

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

The Story of the Predestined Pilgrim and His Brother Reprobate, published in Portugal in 1682, is an allegorical novel originally written in Portuguese by Father Alexandre de Gusmão (1629–1724) in the Jesuit mission territory of Brazil. Subsequent editions were printed in both Portuguese and Spanish in Europe and the Americas. Christopher C. Lund’s translation is part of the Latin America series in the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and is the first English-language edition. It is a welcome addition to scholarly work in the fields of colonial Latin American history and Jesuit history.


A Hostile Neighbor: A Historical Analysis Of The Problematization Of Muslim Migration To Spain Department/Degree: Department Of Modern Languages And Literatures, Ellen Grove Apr 2018

A Hostile Neighbor: A Historical Analysis Of The Problematization Of Muslim Migration To Spain Department/Degree: Department Of Modern Languages And Literatures, Ellen Grove

Honors Projects

Since the death of fascist dictator Francisco Franco in 1975, Spain has witnessed one of the greatest explosions in its real population in the nation’s history, brought about by extensive migrations from Africa and the Middle East. The increasing presence of immigrants, particularly from predominantly Muslim-countries, has forced Spain to reflect on its own idiosyncratic past of coexistence and violent exclusion between Catholics and Muslims. This exposition investigates how Spain’s unique history has produced a confusing atmosphere for Muslim migrants, who profess a deep kinship towards the country, but who are systematically marginalized by Spanish immigration law.


Rethinking Ionesco’S Absurd: The Bald Soprano In The Interlingual Context Of Vichy And Postwar France, Julia Elsky Mar 2018

Rethinking Ionesco’S Absurd: The Bald Soprano In The Interlingual Context Of Vichy And Postwar France, Julia Elsky

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Rereading Eugène Ionesco’s postwar play La cantatrice chauve (The Bald Soprano) in the light of the original, wartime Romanian version alongside archival materials concerning his political activity in Vichy France allows us to reconsider his role in the theater of the absurd. Instead of staging the emptiness of language in a conformist world, the Romanian play dramatizes how language and language exchange created meaning but also upheld state violence during the Second World War. Although the French version of the play adapts this theme to the postwar context, traces of state power over language remain. This new approach to ...


Fahnderwachtmeister Jakob Studer, Julia Karolle-Berg Jan 2018

Fahnderwachtmeister Jakob Studer, Julia Karolle-Berg

2018 Faculty Bibliography

No abstract provided.


Modern Chinese Essays: Zhou Zuoren, Lin Yutang And Others, Tonglu Li Jan 2018

Modern Chinese Essays: Zhou Zuoren, Lin Yutang And Others, Tonglu Li

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Modern essay, or creative nonfiction prose, whose success almost surpasses that of poetry, theater and fiction,1 was born out of the marriage of traditional Chinese and Western culture.2 On a superficial level, it distinguishes itself from traditional essay by using vernacular instead of classical or literary Chinese, and thus is more accessible to the masses. In terms of genre, it is narrower in scope than traditional essay which includes all non-verse writings, literary or not. More importantly, as Yu Dafu points out, modern essay values the expression of individuality and personality more than any other writings.3 By ...


Eduard Dorsch And His Unpublished Poem On The Occasion Of Humboldt's 100th Birthday, Reinhard Andress Jan 2018

Eduard Dorsch And His Unpublished Poem On The Occasion Of Humboldt's 100th Birthday, Reinhard Andress

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

In 1869, the German-American medical doctor and poet, Eduard Dorsch, wrote a poem read in Detroit on the occasion of Humboldt’s 100th birthday. This article publishes the poem for the first time and explores its context within the life and times of its author.


Promoting Student Success: Bilingual Education Best Practices And Research Flaws, Lillian Fassero Dec 2017

Promoting Student Success: Bilingual Education Best Practices And Research Flaws, Lillian Fassero

Senior Honors Theses

This paper first determines the benefits which bilingual education offers and then compares transitional, dual-language, and heritage language maintenance programs. After exploring the outcomes, contexts, and practical implications of the various bilingual programs, this paper explores the oversight in most bilingual studies, which assess students’ syntax and semantics while neglecting their understanding of pragmatics and discourse structures (Maxwell-Reid, 2011). Incorporating information from recent studies which question traditional understandings of bilingualism and argue that biliteracy requires more than grammatical and vocabulary instruction, this paper proposes modifications in current research strategies and suggests best practices for transitional, dual-language, and heritage maintenance programs.


Erinnerungen An Den Exilanten Und Literaturwissenschaftler Egon Schwarz (1922-2017), Reinhard Andress Dec 2017

Erinnerungen An Den Exilanten Und Literaturwissenschaftler Egon Schwarz (1922-2017), Reinhard Andress

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Robert Schopflochers Historischer Roman Das Komplott Zu Lima: Literarizität Und Aktualität Der Inquisition, Reinhard Andress Dec 2017

Robert Schopflochers Historischer Roman Das Komplott Zu Lima: Literarizität Und Aktualität Der Inquisition, Reinhard Andress

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Roberto Schopflocher, 1923 als Jude in Fu¨rth geboren, sah sich 1937 zusammen mit seiner Familie zur Flucht nach Argentinien gezwungen. Nach einer langen Karriere als Agraro¨konom wandte er sich dem kreativen Schreiben zu, zuna¨chst in spanischer Sprache. Unter dem hispanisierten Vornamen Robertovero¨ffentlichteerErza¨hlba¨ndewieFuegofatuo(Irrlicht,1980),Ventana abierta (Offenes Fenster, 1983), Acorralado (Eingeschlossen, 1984) oderVenus llega al Pueblo (Venus kommt im Dorfe an, 1986), Romane wie Mundo fra´gil (Fragile Welt, 1986) oder Extran˜os negocios (Seltsame Gescha¨fte, 1996)unddasTheaterstu¨ckLasovejas(DieSchafe,1984).ImZentrumseiner Werke stehen immer wieder die Schicksale von Menschen aller Altersgruppen im ...


Erinnerungen An Den Exilanten Und Literaturwissenschaftler Egon Schwarz (1922-2017), Reinhard Andress Dec 2017

Erinnerungen An Den Exilanten Und Literaturwissenschaftler Egon Schwarz (1922-2017), Reinhard Andress

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Wir haben uns relativ spät kennen gelernt, erst im Jahre 2000, was ich immer bereut habe. Natürlich wusste ich davor von Egon Schwarz – wie hätte das in den Achtzigerjahren als Graduate Student der Germanistik an der University of Illinois auch anders sein können? Ich las seine literaturwissenschaftlichen Ausführungen etwa zu Hesse, Rilke, Thomas Mann, Schnitzler oder allgemeiner zur Exilliteratur und dachte mir, so möchte ich eines Tages schreiben können: nicht verschroben esoterisch übertheoretisierend, sondern elegant, verständlich und einleuchtend eingebettet in einen sozio-historischen Kontext. Ob ich das je geschafft habe, weiß ich nicht, aber ich weiß auf alle Fälle, dass Egons ...


How Do We Proceed With Our Own Internal Conflict?: On The Translation Of Mihail Sebastian’S “For Two Thousand Years, Julia Elsky Oct 2017

How Do We Proceed With Our Own Internal Conflict?: On The Translation Of Mihail Sebastian’S “For Two Thousand Years, Julia Elsky

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


El Tirano Indigente: Pedro Páramo, Deuda Y Necropolítica, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas Apr 2017

El Tirano Indigente: Pedro Páramo, Deuda Y Necropolítica, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas

Modern Languages & Literature

This article studies the connections between conditions of tyrannical control in Juan Rulfo’s novel Pedro Páramo and forms of violence and government in the contemporary world. It discusses debt and violence, two essential elements in the plot of Pedro Páramo, from the perspective of the so-called drug war, as well as critical discussions of debt that have emerged in the context of recent financial crises (Graeber, Lazzarato, Varoufakis).

Pedro Páramo’s tyranny is built on the implementation of two powers that feed on each other: necropolitical power and control through debt. Necropolitical power (Mbembé) involves the administration of and ...


The Germania Club Of Chicago — A History And Some Curiosities, Reinhard Andress Apr 2017

The Germania Club Of Chicago — A History And Some Curiosities, Reinhard Andress

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

A concise history of the Germania Club of Chicago.


Implementing Vocabutoons In The English Language Arts Classroom: Drawing Their Way To Success, William Sewell Jan 2017

Implementing Vocabutoons In The English Language Arts Classroom: Drawing Their Way To Success, William Sewell

Faculty Research & Publications

Although vocabulary acquisition remains a critical to literacy development, teachers infrequently devote classroom time to vocabulary exercises. In this article, the author demonstrates the use of "vocabutoons" as an instructional activity which draws upon students’ multiple literacies—in particular, visual literacy—in order to foster vocabulary development. Tooning is based upon the belief that "[p]roficient readers visualize what they read as they construct meaning from a text" (Onofrey & Leikam 682). Representative artwork created by English Education majors enrolled in a young adult literature course at a university in the Midwest will be featured to highlight the tooning process.


Capitalismo, Esquizofrenia E Raça: O Negro E O Pensamento Negro Na Modernidade Ocidental, Ingrid Robyn Jan 2017

Capitalismo, Esquizofrenia E Raça: O Negro E O Pensamento Negro Na Modernidade Ocidental, Ingrid Robyn

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

Mbembe, Achille. Crítica da razão negra. 1. ed. Lisboa: Antígona, 2014. Tradução de Marta Lança.

Crítica da razão negra, de Achille Mbembe (original em francês pela editora La Découverte, 2013), é um desses livros que nasceu já clássico: clássico não no sentido de antigo, ou imune à passagem do tempo, mas no sentido borgeano de ter sido escolhido por uma comunidade de leitores como leitura obrigatória. E o livro é, de fato, leitura obrigatória não apenas para aqueles que se interessam pela questão do “negro”,1 mas para todos aqueles que, de alguma forma, se interessam pela relação entre raça ...


Tales Of The Brick Age: Corruption And Bankruptcy In The Late Works Of Rafael Chirbes, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas Jan 2017

Tales Of The Brick Age: Corruption And Bankruptcy In The Late Works Of Rafael Chirbes, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas

Modern Languages & Literature

The subprime collapse, the Global Recession, and the Eurozone crisis have given rise to an entire subgenre of crisis narratives in literary and visual arts, attempting to make sense of the human aspect, causes and outcomes of the largest non-war economic commotion in the West since the Great Depression. In Spain, the last two novels of Rafael Chirbes (1949-2015), Crematorio (2007) and En la orilla (2013)1 have distinguished themselves for an insightful view and poignant reflections on the real estate boom and bust, which defined the economic and cultural parameters of Spain after the democratic transition. Here I will ...


Culture And Instruction In The Spanish Heritage Language Classroom, Clara Burgo Jan 2017

Culture And Instruction In The Spanish Heritage Language Classroom, Clara Burgo

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Since cultural competence is inherent to language acquisition, it should take a central role in heritage language courses so that heritage language learners (HLLs) can make connections with their own culture and be aware of the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. This article presents an overview of the instruction and assessment of culture to promote critical thinking and reflection in order to reduce stereotypes and to validate the cultural heritage of HLLs. The current role of study abroad and service-learning to teach culture in the Spanish heritage language classroom is also discussed.


A Short Letter By Humboldt To Jefferson, Reinhard Andress Jan 2017

A Short Letter By Humboldt To Jefferson, Reinhard Andress

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

At the tail end of his monumental trip of exploration and scientific discovery through Latin America from 1799 to 1804, the German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt visited President Thomas Jefferson in Washington. United by their common interests in the Enlightenment, they began a correspondence that endured until 1825. This contribution discusses a letter of 1811 by Humboldt to the former president, hitherto unpublished in English. Aside from closing a gap in their correspondence, the letter, although short, offers an illuminating insight into Humboldt’s personal, political, and scientific networks, which included such figures as Abbé José Correia da Serra and ...


John W. O’Malley, S.J. The Jesuits And The Popes: A Historical Sketch Of Their Relationship. Philadelphia: Saint Joseph’S University Press, 2016. Pp. 149. Hb, $40., D. Scott Hendrickson Jan 2017

John W. O’Malley, S.J. The Jesuits And The Popes: A Historical Sketch Of Their Relationship. Philadelphia: Saint Joseph’S University Press, 2016. Pp. 149. Hb, $40., D. Scott Hendrickson

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

A review of John W. O'Malley's book, The Jesuits and the Popes: A Historical Sketch of Their Relationship.


Seeing In Imagination: Visual Representation And Spiritual Contemplation In The Ascetical Treatises Of Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, D. Scott Hendrickson Jan 2017

Seeing In Imagination: Visual Representation And Spiritual Contemplation In The Ascetical Treatises Of Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, D. Scott Hendrickson

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

The once famous Spanish Jesuit Juan Eusebio Nieremberg engages the readers of his ascetical treatises De la diferencia entre lo temporal y eterno (1640) and De la hermosura de Dios (1641) in seeing in their imagination a seemly contradictory set of images of the material world: one in contempt, the other in wonder. However, the images serve the same purpose of fostering a greater appreciation for the eternal. This paper examines how Nieremberg’s visually descriptive narrative relates to the ways in which painters of the Spanish Golden Age –Valdés Leal, Sánchez Cotán and Murillo– display items on their canvases ...


Meeting Student Needs: Integrating Spanish Heritage Language Learners Into The Second Language Classroom, Clara Burgo Jan 2017

Meeting Student Needs: Integrating Spanish Heritage Language Learners Into The Second Language Classroom, Clara Burgo

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Despite the increase of Spanish heritage language (HL) courses in response to the linguistic needs of HL learners, these courses often combine this student population with advanced second language (L2) learners. This common scenario presents a challenge to many instructors who lack the training to negotiate intercultural and linguistic issues in the classroom so that all students can benefit. This essay presents key intercultural concerns (e.g., embarrassment and intimidation) and suggests strategies for instructors. Twenty-first-century students will work in collaborative contexts, so they must learn how to benefit from their classmates’ strengths and work on their weaknesses through peer ...


Cross-Language Community Engagement: Assessing The Strengths Of Heritage Learners, Elise Dubord, Elizabeth Kimball Dec 2016

Cross-Language Community Engagement: Assessing The Strengths Of Heritage Learners, Elise Dubord, Elizabeth Kimball

Faculty Publications

This article reports on university students’ learning outcomes stemming from their work as language partners in a community-based learning project in an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class with adult Spanish-speaking immigrants. We present a rubric designed to assess student learning in the collaborative, cross-language nature of the partnership that moves beyond notions of language acquisition. The rubric was used to score the reflective writing of students in two university classes who participated in this off-campus partnership, one in Spanish for majors, and one in English for general education students. Our analysis focuses on correlations between students’ language ...


French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat Dec 2016

French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

The research I have conducted for my French Major Senior Thesis is a culmination of my passion for and studies of both French language and culture and the history and practice of Visual Arts. I have examined, across the history of art, the representation of women, and concluded that until the 20th century, these representations have been tools employed by the makers of history and those at the top of the patriarchal system, used to control women’s images and thus women themselves. I survey these representations, which are largely created by men—until the 20th century. I ...


The Crafting Of The Self In Private Letters And The Epistolary Novel: El Hilo Que Une, Un Verano En Bornos, Ifigenia, Querido Diego, Te Abraza Quiela, And Cartas Apócrifas, Angelica A. Nelson Nov 2016

The Crafting Of The Self In Private Letters And The Epistolary Novel: El Hilo Que Une, Un Verano En Bornos, Ifigenia, Querido Diego, Te Abraza Quiela, And Cartas Apócrifas, Angelica A. Nelson

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The inherent flexibility of the letter form or epistolary mode of writing frees the writer within the framework of salutations and closings to use vocabulary and language to create, to omit or to invert conventional constraints imposed on women by a patriarchal society. The letter begins as a blank page but becomes the space for writing one’s personal thoughts and emotions to the absent other in a communicative effort to minimize the separation.

This dissertation examines the female narrator in actual letters written during the Spanish emigration to the New World in the sixteenth century and four epistolary novels ...


Don Quixote In Russia In The 18th And 19th Centuries: The Problem Of Perception And Interpretation, Slav N. Gratchev Phd Nov 2016

Don Quixote In Russia In The 18th And 19th Centuries: The Problem Of Perception And Interpretation, Slav N. Gratchev Phd

Modern Languages Faculty Research

This paper examines the problem of the perception of Don Quixote in Russia in the XVIII and XIX centuries. The author wants to demonstrate that this process of appropriation has had a long and complex history, and there were specific reasons for this. Don Quixote, the first modern fiction novel, upon arrival in Russia, received minimal attention and was perceived as a very simple and comic book. Then, little by little, it began to gain importance. Most of the materials the author uses for this presentation are available only in Russian, and they are kept in the scientific libraries of ...


Songs Of Passage And Sacrifice: Gabriella Ghermandi’S Stories In Performance, Laura Dolp, Eveljn Ferraro Oct 2016

Songs Of Passage And Sacrifice: Gabriella Ghermandi’S Stories In Performance, Laura Dolp, Eveljn Ferraro

Modern Languages & Literature

In this time and on this page, Spivak's island seems an apt place to begin a discussion about storytelling, resistance, and belonging. This chapter documents a conversation originating from two disciplinary perspectives-literature (Ferraro) and music (Dolp). We explore how spoken-word performance in a global context can facilitate social empowerment, craft a cultural past, and invigorate political consciousness. Although our analytical strategies and some of our conclusions differ, we share the assertion that the notion of artistic citizenship as it is defined elsewhere in this collection is considerably complicated, and even requires redefinition, in the context of non-Western cultures. Our ...