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Human And Non-Human Agencies In The Anthropocene, Gabriele Dürbeck, Caroline Schaumann, Heather Sullivan Oct 2015

Human And Non-Human Agencies In The Anthropocene, Gabriele Dürbeck, Caroline Schaumann, Heather Sullivan

Heather I Sullivan

The era of human impact throughout the Earth’s biosphere since the Industrial Revolution that has recently been named the Anthropocene poses many challenges to the humanities, particularly in terms of human and non-human agency. Using diverse examples from literature, travel reflections, and science that document a wide range of agencies beyond the human including landscape, ice, weather, volcanic energy or gastropods, and insects, this essay seeks to formulate a broader sense of agency. All of our examples probe new kinds of relationships between humans and nature. By configuring a close interconnection and interdependence between these entities, the Anthropocene discourse ...


De-Coding Intertextuality In Classic And Postmodern Russian Narratives, Natalia Olshanskaya Jun 2015

De-Coding Intertextuality In Classic And Postmodern Russian Narratives, Natalia Olshanskaya

Natalia Olshanskaya

Based on the comparison of intertextual references in several English translations of Fedor Dostoevskii’s Notes From the Underground and Victor Pelevin’s “The Ninth Dream of Vera Pavlovna,” the article addresses general issues of translating intertextual references in narratives. Special attention is devoted to the problems of reception of postmodern texts and the question of the translator’s ‘invisibility.’


Anti-Utopian Carnival: Vladimir Voinovich Rewriting George Orwell, Natalia Olshanskaya Jun 2015

Anti-Utopian Carnival: Vladimir Voinovich Rewriting George Orwell, Natalia Olshanskaya

Natalia Olshanskaya

No abstract provided.


Foreign Language Learners' Use And Perception Of Online Dictionaries: A Survey Study, Li Jin, Elizabeth Deifell Nov 2013

Foreign Language Learners' Use And Perception Of Online Dictionaries: A Survey Study, Li Jin, Elizabeth Deifell

Li Jin

The importance of dictionaries in language learning is undisputable. The emergence of online dictionaries has noticeably influenced the way students learn a foreign language (FL). This study examines FL learners’ use and perception of bilingual online dictionaries through an analysis of over 250 responses to a web-based survey from learners enrolled in postsecondary language courses in the U.S. The most popular online dictionaries among eight languages are presented along with self-reported data regarding look-up behaviors while reading, writing, listening and speaking the target language. The results suggest that online dictionaries are most often consulted when learners are creating and ...


Nature In A Box: Ecocriticism, Goethe’S Ironic Werther, And Unbalanced Nature, Heather Sullivan Sep 2013

Nature In A Box: Ecocriticism, Goethe’S Ironic Werther, And Unbalanced Nature, Heather Sullivan

Heather I Sullivan

No abstract provided.


Ecocriticism, The Elements, And The Ascent/Descent Into Weather In Goethe’S Faust, Heather Sullivan Sep 2013

Ecocriticism, The Elements, And The Ascent/Descent Into Weather In Goethe’S Faust, Heather Sullivan

Heather I Sullivan

No abstract provided.


Material Ecocriticism: Dirt, Waste, Bodies, Food, And Other Matter, Dana Phillips, Heather Sullivan Sep 2013

Material Ecocriticism: Dirt, Waste, Bodies, Food, And Other Matter, Dana Phillips, Heather Sullivan

Heather I Sullivan

No abstract provided.


Faust’S Mountains: An Ecocritical Reading Of Goethe’S Tragedy And Science, Heather Sullivan Sep 2013

Faust’S Mountains: An Ecocritical Reading Of Goethe’S Tragedy And Science, Heather Sullivan

Heather I Sullivan

No abstract provided.


La Pratique Ironique De L’Appel À L’Autorité Dans Les Péritextes Du Théâtre De Corneille, Nina Ekstein Sep 2013

La Pratique Ironique De L’Appel À L’Autorité Dans Les Péritextes Du Théâtre De Corneille, Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

Corneille a lié un grand nombre de péritextes à son œuvre théâtrale, dont les Préfaces, les avis « Au lecteur », les Arguments, les Épîtres, les Examens de 1660 et les Trois Discours sur le poème dramatique de la même année. Ce sont tous des textes polémiques du fait qu’ils représentent des prises de position dans les débats théâtraux de l’époque. Ce sont aussi des défenses souvent très spécifiques de ses œuvres. Les péritextes constituent un terrain particulièrement riche car c’est là qu’un auteur fait connaître ses intentions au lecteur.


The Theatrical Lieu De Culture Within Molière’S Theater, Nina Ekstein Sep 2013

The Theatrical Lieu De Culture Within Molière’S Theater, Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

Molière’s theater is itself, by definition, a lieu de culture. The performance of one of his plays transforms the space in which it occurs into a lieu de culture by virtue of the presence of two crucial features. First, the performance belongs to a cultural domain, in this case specifically the theater. By ‘culture’ I mean simply that which is tied to the arts, letters, manners, and scholarly pursuits. Second there must be an audience present for that performance. The same basic situation obviously holds true for any playwright whose plays are performed. What makes Molière interesting is the ...


Sex In Rotrou’S Theater: Performance And Disorder, Nina Ekstein Sep 2013

Sex In Rotrou’S Theater: Performance And Disorder, Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

Sexual desire is ubiquitous in all theater. It follows that virtually all theatrical traditions struggle with the issue of the representation of that desire onstage. The French stage of the 1630s and Jean Rotrou's theater of that period in particular constitute an unusual moment of relative freedom before the imposition of the bienséances banished sexual activity from the stage. What I propose is a theatrical reading of sex in Rotrou's plays, a tripartite examination of dramatic strategy: how Rotrou foregrounds the scandalous by direct depiction of sexuality onstage; how at other moments he moves to attenuate its prurient ...


Irony In Emmanuel Carrère’S La Moustache, Nina Ekstein Sep 2013

Irony In Emmanuel Carrère’S La Moustache, Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

The term "irony" is often applied to film, but in varied and often imprecise ways. Sometimes this slippery term is used to denote an inter-textual (or more precisely interfilmic) reference with the potential for parody; at other times it may mark a discordance between different channels (for example, between the film music and what is shown onscreen).1 I will focus on a particular type of irony, tied to undecidability, in which two alternatives are held in suspension, both present, both undeniable, and yet perfectly incompatible. A concrete example is the drawing that from one perspective seems to be of ...


Performing Violence In Rotrou’S Theater, Nina Ekstein Sep 2013

Performing Violence In Rotrou’S Theater, Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

Violence has a significant and varied role in the theater of Jean Rotrou. Discord and strife are natural to the stage and violence is one of the ways such conflict may be expressed. The inherently spectacular nature of violence makes it particularly theatrical. At the same time, violence pleasingly tantalizes audiences. In this examination of Rotrou’s entire theatrical corpus, I first consider the use of “real” violence, both on stage and off. More interesting and even more common is potential violence, which includes threats of all sorts, as well as fortuitous interruptions. Potential violence avoids the serious difficulties that ...


Rotrou’S Bélisaire: Hierarchy And Meaning, Nina Ekstein Sep 2013

Rotrou’S Bélisaire: Hierarchy And Meaning, Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

No abstract provided.


Anti-Haitian Rhetoric And The Monumentalizing Of Violence In Joaquin Balaguer's Guía Emocional De La Ciudad Romántica, Medar Serrata Dec 2012

Anti-Haitian Rhetoric And The Monumentalizing Of Violence In Joaquin Balaguer's Guía Emocional De La Ciudad Romántica, Medar Serrata

Medar Serrata

This essay compares four editions of the book Guía emocional de la ciudad romántica, by the Dominican author and politician Joaquin Balaguer. The book, a celebration of Santo Domingo’s monumental architecture, evokes the topos of the romantic poet who strolls down the streets of an ancient city admiring the remnants of the past. A closer examination, however, reveals a text deeply invested in the monumentalizing of violence—a text that portrays the dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo as the savior of the nation. Moreover, the metaphorical stroll that the reader is invited to take reenacts the movement of history in ...


Optimizing Language Instruction: Matters Of Explicitness, Practice, And Cue Learning, Catherine Stafford, Harriet Bowden Aug 2012

Optimizing Language Instruction: Matters Of Explicitness, Practice, And Cue Learning, Catherine Stafford, Harriet Bowden

Harriet Wood Bowden

Input exposure is essential for nonprimary language learning, but the importance of explicit instruction and corrective feedback continues to be debated. If instruction is required, how might it be optimized in terms of its nature and timing? In this study, 65 Spanish-English bilinguals were introduced to Latin through an interactive computer program designed to promote initial learning of thematic role assignment by drawing learners’ attention to efficient input processing strategies when new, informative morphosyntactic cues to thematic role assignment were set up in competition with more familiar but potentially misleading cues. Participants in 4 experimental groups completed input-based, task-essential practice ...


Dying For The Nation: Rite Of Passage, Homoeroticism And Martyrdom In The Falangist Narrative During The Spanish Civil War, Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

Dying For The Nation: Rite Of Passage, Homoeroticism And Martyrdom In The Falangist Narrative During The Spanish Civil War, Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Eugenio o proclamación de la Primavera (1938) by Rafael García Serrano, and Unificación (1937) by Jacinto Miquelarena are two propagandistic works in which the male protagonists most fully embody the core values of Falangist masculinity. The glorification of youth appears clearly in the two texts, along with an emphasis on violence. War becomes the rite of passage for the two male protagonists, who also renounce romantic relationships to devote themselves to the nation. The two main characters find in their fellow comrades a substitute for their families; in this sense, the nation is constructed as a masculine project. The presence ...


La Novela Rosa De Ambientación Vasca E Ideología Franquista Durante La Guerra Civil Española (The Basque Romance Novel And Its Francoist Ideology During The Spanish Civil War), Iker González-Allende Jul 2012

La Novela Rosa De Ambientación Vasca E Ideología Franquista Durante La Guerra Civil Española (The Basque Romance Novel And Its Francoist Ideology During The Spanish Civil War), Iker González-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Un estudio de la producción de la novela rosa publicada durante la guerra civil con una ambientación vasca. Se analizan Madrina de guerra (s.a.), de Rosa de Arámburu; La enfermera de Ondárroa (1938), de Jorge Villarín; y ¡Milagrosa! (s.a.), de Fernando de Ayala. El objetivo consiste en demostrar la conjunción en estas obras del elemento rosa o sentimental con el ideológico de la España de Franco, exponiéndose los procedimientos que utilizan estos autores para fagocitar la identidad vasca dentro de la española. Espainiako gerran argitaratu zen euskal giroan kokaturiko eleberri arrosaren produkzioa da azterlan honen gaia. Rosa de ...


Introduction (Partial) To Pilar De Zubiaurre, Evocaciones: Artículos Y Diario (1909-1958), Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

Introduction (Partial) To Pilar De Zubiaurre, Evocaciones: Artículos Y Diario (1909-1958), Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Pilar de Zubiaurre nació en Garai en 1884 y murió en la Ciudad de México en 1970. Garai--escrito "Garay" en castellano-- es un municipio de la comarca del Duranguesado en la provincia de Vizcaya, situado en las faldas del monte Oiz. Tiene una extensión de algo más de siete kilómetros cuadrados y una población de alrededor de trescientos habitantes, dedicada en su mayoría a la explotación maderera, la agricultura y la ganadería. Zubiaurre estuvo siempre conectada emocionalmente con Garai, visitándolo frecuentemente cuando residía en Madrid y cuando viajaba a España durante sus últimos años de vida en México. Garai, rodeado ...


El Mar Y La Pared: El Exilio Histórico Frente Al Exilio Existencial En La Poesía Final De Ernestina De Champourcin, Iker González-Allende Jul 2012

El Mar Y La Pared: El Exilio Histórico Frente Al Exilio Existencial En La Poesía Final De Ernestina De Champourcin, Iker González-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

La guerra civil española (1936-1939) tuvo como consecuencia en el ámbito cultural vasco el exilio de muchos intelectuales, tanto de ideología nacionalista como republicana. Sin embargo, ésta no era la primera vez en la que el pueblo vasco se veía obligado al alejamiento de su tierra, ni tampoco la última, aunque fue la ocasión en que más personalidades de la esfera de la cultura partieron hacia otras latitudes. San Miguel y Ascunce diferencian dos momentos migratorios vascos en torno a la guerra: uno anterior a 1936, debido a razones laborales, y otro posterior a 1939, causado por la situación política ...


Cárcel De Árboles De Rodrigo Rey Rosa Y La Meta-Ciencia-Ficción, Luis Cano May 2012

Cárcel De Árboles De Rodrigo Rey Rosa Y La Meta-Ciencia-Ficción, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

No abstract provided.


Gender And Heritage Spanish Bilingual Grammars: A Study Of Code-Mixed Determiner Phrases And Copula Constructions, Elena Valenzuela, Ana Faure, Alma Ramirez-Trujillo, Ewelina Barski, Yolanda Pangtay, Adriana Diez Feb 2012

Gender And Heritage Spanish Bilingual Grammars: A Study Of Code-Mixed Determiner Phrases And Copula Constructions, Elena Valenzuela, Ana Faure, Alma Ramirez-Trujillo, Ewelina Barski, Yolanda Pangtay, Adriana Diez

Alma P Ramirez-Trujillo

There has been a growing interest in the examination of the steady state of simultaneous bilinguals. An understanding of what leads to the possible weaknesses in the grammar of early bilinguals can contribute to our understanding of the possible causes of the apparent characteristic ‘failures’ in second language acquisition (Montrul 2008). Spanish has a gender feature for nouns (Carroll 1989) and gender agreement for determiners and adjectives. Problems with the acquisition of gender marking on the noun and/or with gender agreement are well-known in the L2 literature (Hawkins 1998; Fernández–Garcia 1999; Franceschina 2001; Bruhn de Garavito and White ...


Siento Que Tambien Yo Podria Borrarme Con Facilidad: Epistolaridad Y Constitucion Del(Os) Sujeto(S) En Querido Diego, Te Abraza Quiela, Pablo Brescia Feb 2012

Siento Que Tambien Yo Podria Borrarme Con Facilidad: Epistolaridad Y Constitucion Del(Os) Sujeto(S) En Querido Diego, Te Abraza Quiela, Pablo Brescia

Pablo Brescia

A través del personaje de Angelina Beloff, la escritora refiere no sólo una autobiografía sino el mundo interno de un conflicto aparentemente irresoluble. La forma epistolar permite adentrarse en la intimidad de la pintora para narrar desde dentro la historia de un desamor.The writer uses an autobiography of the character of Angelina Beloff to explain an apparently unresolvable conflict. The epistolary format allows us to delve into the intimacy of a narration of unhappy love.


A “Superior Magic”: Literary Politics And The Rise Of The Fantastic In Latin American Fiction, Pablo Brescia Feb 2012

A “Superior Magic”: Literary Politics And The Rise Of The Fantastic In Latin American Fiction, Pablo Brescia

Pablo Brescia

Writers in Latin America have theorised about literature throughout the twentieth century, frequently intervening in the literary debates of the times. What happened to fantastic literature, a major mode of literary expression for Latin American literature, in this context? This essay argues that between 1930 and 1950 two major writers, the Argentine Jorge Luis Borges and the Mexican Juan Jose´ Arreola, actively engaged in a promotion of the fantastic, a reading and writing code that deviated from the late-nineteenth or early-twentiethcentury realist paradigm. The articulation of this convention entailed not only the practice of fiction but also reflection and dissemination ...


El Cine Como Precursor: Von Sternberg Y Borges, Pablo Brescia Feb 2012

El Cine Como Precursor: Von Sternberg Y Borges, Pablo Brescia

Pablo Brescia

No abstract provided.


An Experimental Study Of Early L3 Development: Age, Bilinguialism And Classroom Exposure, Catherine Stafford, Chrstina Stanz, Harriet Bowden Dec 2011

An Experimental Study Of Early L3 Development: Age, Bilinguialism And Classroom Exposure, Catherine Stafford, Chrstina Stanz, Harriet Bowden

Harriet Wood Bowden

This research investigated Spanish–English bilingual adults' initial learning of a third language (L3), Latin, comparing the learning processes and outcomes of early- and late-onset bilinguals. Thirty-three participants were classified as Early or Late Bilinguals according to their age of arrival to the USA, and they were introduced to Latin by means of an interactive computer programme that provided grammar explanation, input-based practice and explicit feedback. Results indicated that (1) overall, the two groups garnered similar benefits from the instructional treatment; (2) the Late Bilinguals maintained improvements in accurately marking noun case morphology in L3 production somewhat better than Early ...


No Estamos Solos. La Ciencia Ficción Y La Tradición Literaria En Hispanoamérica, Luis Cano Dec 2011

No Estamos Solos. La Ciencia Ficción Y La Tradición Literaria En Hispanoamérica, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

No abstract provided.


Toby Miller Cultural Studies Podcast, George Yudice Dec 2011

Toby Miller Cultural Studies Podcast, George Yudice

George Yúdice

A Conversation with George Yúdice About His Miami Cultural Observatory, His Books, and Translation.


La Cultura Hispana En Estados Unidos: Grandes Promesas Incipientes, George Yudice Dec 2010

La Cultura Hispana En Estados Unidos: Grandes Promesas Incipientes, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


George Yudice, Entrevista Por Rossana Reguillo, George Yudice Dec 2010

George Yudice, Entrevista Por Rossana Reguillo, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.