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"A Reminiscent Memory": Lezama, Zoé Valdés, And Rilke's Island, Isabel Alvarez-Borland Mar 2004

"A Reminiscent Memory": Lezama, Zoé Valdés, And Rilke's Island, Isabel Alvarez-Borland

Spanish Department Faculty Scholarship

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The Teenage Dissent Of Newman And Unamuno: Conscience As A Safeguard Against Coercive Manipulation, Kevin T. Fagan Jan 2004

The Teenage Dissent Of Newman And Unamuno: Conscience As A Safeguard Against Coercive Manipulation, Kevin T. Fagan

World Languages and Cultures

Teenagers seem easy targets for despotic groups, such as cults. Moral conscience, however, may be a dike against a sea of despotism. John Henry Newman and Miguel de Unamuno were giant defenders of conscience in their respective cultures. Their philosophies and phenomenologies of conscience depict conscience as supreme in the mind of the ordinary person, though subject to pressures, even death. This notion becomes alive in the deep religious crisis and conversion of their adolescence, marked by a sense of personal divine experience, confidence in final predestination or holy trust, and an ethical commitment. Both men, however, dissent from their ...


"Dones Que Feyan D'Homens": The Construction Of Gender In The Writing Of Medieval Catalan History, Dawn Bratsch-Prince Jan 2004

"Dones Que Feyan D'Homens": The Construction Of Gender In The Writing Of Medieval Catalan History, Dawn Bratsch-Prince

World Languages and Cultures Publications

In the fourteenth-century Crown of Aragón, society considered a "good" woman, regardless of social class, to be a silent one who restricted herself to the domestic duties of the home. Once married, a good wife was to be chaste, bear many offspring, educate her children, manage the household, act piously, and uphold the good name of the family in all that she did.1 Equally important was her obligation to serve as peacemaker and alliance builder, both inside and outside of her immediate family, by virtue of "her docility and capacity for submission" to her husband and his kin (Vecchio ...