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Critical Review: Cometas En El Cielo, Traducción De The Kite Runner, William Martínez Jul 2007

Critical Review: Cometas En El Cielo, Traducción De The Kite Runner, William Martínez

World Languages and Cultures

Cometas en el cielo es la primera novela del Dr. Khaled Hosseini. La narración cruza épocas y fronteras, teniendo como trasfondo la historia moderna de Afganistán, desde el período anterior a la invasión rusa de 1980 hasta la actualidad: justo en el momento después a la invasión de los Talibanes.


El Impacto De "Viernes" En La Poesía Venezolana, William Martínez Jul 2007

El Impacto De "Viernes" En La Poesía Venezolana, William Martínez

World Languages and Cultures

This essay presents a historical review of the poetic production in Venezuela in the 30's and 40's. It reviews the role that "Viernes," a poetic group, had in developing the modern literary movements in Venezuelan literature. The impact that several members of the group had while in and then later after their departure from the group is examined. Equally, the poetic influences inherited by the group, both national and international, are discussed. Finally, the essay deals with the dissolution of the group and its impact in the literature of Venezuela and Latin America after World War II.


An Erp Study Of Proficiency In Second Language, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, K. Steinhauer, M. Ullman Apr 2007

An Erp Study Of Proficiency In Second Language, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, K. Steinhauer, M. Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Interview Of Bernhardt Blumenthal, Ph.D., Bernhardt Blumenthal Ph.D., Derek Casey Apr 2007

Interview Of Bernhardt Blumenthal, Ph.D., Bernhardt Blumenthal Ph.D., Derek Casey

All Oral Histories

Dr. Bernhardt Blumenthal (d. 2012, age 75) was a La Salle graduate of the class of 1955 where he majored in German. After graduating from La Salle he earned his master's in German from Northwestern University, earned a Fulbright scholarship to study in Germany for a year and returned to begin his doctorate in German Literature at Princeton University. Upon graduation from Princeton in 1963 he was hired by La Salle to begin his career as a professor of German language and literature. In 1969 he became the Director of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and held ...


The Brain Bases Of L2 And L1 Spanish: Evidence From Event-Related Potentials, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, K. Steinhauer, M. Ullman Mar 2007

The Brain Bases Of L2 And L1 Spanish: Evidence From Event-Related Potentials, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, K. Steinhauer, M. Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


La République Des Lettres: Ses Écrivains, Ses Critiques, Ses Limites, Jimia Boutouba Jan 2007

La République Des Lettres: Ses Écrivains, Ses Critiques, Ses Limites, Jimia Boutouba

Modern Languages & Literature

L’article se propose d’étudier le rôle de la critique littéraire française et étrangère, ses incertitudes et ses dérives à propos de la littérature « beur » (terme désignant les Français issus de l’immigration maghrébine)

The author looks at the position of French and stranger literature criticism, its ambiguity and departure from “beur” creative writing.


Interview Of Leo D. Rudnytzky, Ph.D., Leo D. Rudnytzky Ph.D., Meghan Mccormack Jan 2007

Interview Of Leo D. Rudnytzky, Ph.D., Leo D. Rudnytzky Ph.D., Meghan Mccormack

All Oral Histories

In this oral history, we cover Dr. Rudnytzky’s life from his early childhood in Ukraine and Eastern Europe to his formative years in the United States. He provides a detailed account of his time as an undergraduate student at La Salle University. The interview then spans his graduate studies and early years of teaching at La Salle, along with the differences between his time here, at Ivy League schools, and at foreign institutions. The subject discusses his involvement in various ethnic and religious groups and his impact on La Salle by way of symposiums, speakers, and programs, which he ...


Sarmiento Y Unamuno: La Pluma Vence A La Espada, Kevin T. Fagan Jan 2007

Sarmiento Y Unamuno: La Pluma Vence A La Espada, Kevin T. Fagan

World Languages and Cultures

Este ensayo propone ser una introducción de dos escritores de protesta política de nuestra historia literaria hispana moderna, Domingo F. Sarmiento (1811-88) en la Argentina y Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (1864-1936) en España. La personalidad compleja de Sarmiento como ensayista político, literato y promotor de la educación dentro de la Argentina, su análisis de la realidad latinoamericana poscolonial y su visión crítica de España, le proporcionan una visión interesante a Unamuno, cincuenta años después. Unamuno se confiesa devoto lector y entusiasta panegirista de Sarmiento, junto con las riquezas culturales de Argentina y sus tragedias sociales. Unamuno ve a Sarmiento ...


Paraíso Perdido, Paraíso Inventado. La Idealización Del Paraíso En La Literatura Latinoamericana: Un Comentario A Manera De Observaciones, William Martínez Jan 2007

Paraíso Perdido, Paraíso Inventado. La Idealización Del Paraíso En La Literatura Latinoamericana: Un Comentario A Manera De Observaciones, William Martínez

World Languages and Cultures

This essay attempts to present a commentary about the notion of paradise in Latin America, as a whole, with a quick review of literature produced in the last 500 years. The image of paradise arises with Columbus' arrival in the Caribbean. In his letters to the Spanish Crown, Columbus creates the myth of paradise in the Caribbean, an image that never existed and, yet, still appears today within Latin American Literature. In several literary periods the image is re-invented and transformed. The essay deals with the evolution of the notions of paradise, questioning, at the end, a possible future regarding ...


Reading Differently, Rereading For Difference In Versions Of Rimbaud's "Mouvement", Brian G. Kennelly Jan 2007

Reading Differently, Rereading For Difference In Versions Of Rimbaud's "Mouvement", Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

How to engage students to reread Arthur Rimbaud’s 1886 poem “Mouvement” differently? What can they learn about the poem and in the process about themselves as readers of literature through its various versions and English language translations? Might rereading for difference hold pedagogical promise? How might a comparative study of the poem’s various versions in French and in English translation favor active reading and help students embrace the poem as differently meaningful because of its modernity?


The First Olympic Games, Max Nelson Jan 2007

The First Olympic Games, Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

No abstract provided.


The Dangerous Quest For Nature Narratives In Goethe’S Werther: A Reading Of The Ruptured Monologue And The Ruptured Body, Heather I. Sullivan Jan 2007

The Dangerous Quest For Nature Narratives In Goethe’S Werther: A Reading Of The Ruptured Monologue And The Ruptured Body, Heather I. Sullivan

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Assessing Goethe's narrative ruptures, this essay follows their trail in three directions: first through the editor's sudden interruption of Werther producing the post-epistolary multiplicity of voices, second in the alterations Goethe made to the 1787 version of Werther that enhance the theme of rupture itself, and third along the fault-lines delineated in three exemplary "letters of nature" from Werther.


Intermitente Recurrencia: La Ciencia Ficción Y El Canon Literario En Hispanoamérica, Luis Cano Dec 2006

Intermitente Recurrencia: La Ciencia Ficción Y El Canon Literario En Hispanoamérica, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

HISPANOAMERICANA Intermitente recurrencia parte de la idea de que, en contraste con la opinión popular, la ciencia ficción ha mantenido una presencia constante y ha ejercido una influencia efectiva en las letras hispanoamericanas del siglo XX gracias a su habilidad para trascender la tradicional escisión entre literatura popular y escritura canónica. El libro ofrece un recorrido histórico de la modalidad en Hispanoamérica, a través del análisis de obras escritas por Juana Manuela Gorriti, Eduardo Ladislao Holmberg, Rubén Darío, Leopoldo Lugones, Horacio Quiroga, Clemente Palma, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Jorge Luis Borges, Angélica Gorodischer y Manuel Puig. Desde esta perspectiva, Intermitente recurrencia ...


Book Review: The Columbia Guide To American Indian Literatures Of The United States Since 1945, Edited By Eric Cheyfitz. New York: Columbia University Press, Sebastian Braun Dec 2006

Book Review: The Columbia Guide To American Indian Literatures Of The United States Since 1945, Edited By Eric Cheyfitz. New York: Columbia University Press, Sebastian Braun

Sebastian Braun

This newest guide to modern Native American literature is divided in two parts. The first part consists of the editor's introduction to the context of American Indian literatures. The second part has four chapters, one each
providing analysis of literary works in fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction and introducing a selection of authors and works in these categories. As I do not wish to critique the selections of writers, nor the biographies of
the selected authors, this review will focus on the book's overall, theoretical approach to Native literatures which defines the text.