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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.


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?


La Fe De Don Quijote En La Perspectiva De Miguel De Unamuno, Kevin Fagan Jan 2006

La Fe De Don Quijote En La Perspectiva De Miguel De Unamuno, Kevin Fagan

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Beauty In Bastardy? Breytenbach On Afrikaans And The Afrikaners, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2005

Beauty In Bastardy? Breytenbach On Afrikaans And The Afrikaners, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

Throughout the twentieth century activists in South Africa for the Afrikaans language struggled with, yet never resolved, the language/people, Afrikaans/Afrikaner issue, as Hermann Giliomee points out in his recent ‘biography’ of the Afrikaners (2003, 389). Was the Afrikaner community a racial or linguistic one? Was the push to promote Afrikaans subordinate to the entrenchment of a white supremacist government and ruling party? Was there a hegemonic or counter-hegemonic relationship between language and ethnicity? If the social identity of the Afrikaner was to be shaped by the acceptance of Afrikaans as a public language on equal footing with English ...


Rewriting, Rereading Récidive, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2004

Rewriting, Rereading Récidive, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

Author of some dozen works of homoerotic fiction, two polemical essays, and recipient of the 1973 Prix Médicis1, Tony Duvert published his first novel Récidive in 1967. Seven years later he rewrote it, ultimately publishing a much shorter version in 1976 - which for reviewer A. Thiher resembles what the prose of Jean Genet might have become were it to have been rewritten by Alain Robbe-Grillet. This disturbing work by one of France's most aggressively homosexual writers, a self-proclaimed "pédhomophile" (L'Enfant 21), has largely escaped critical attention. In the only study to focus on Récidive to date, John ...


Au-Delà De Leurs Doléances, Au Nom De L’In-Nocence: Renaud Camus And The Political, Brian G. Kennelly Apr 2004

Au-Delà De Leurs Doléances, Au Nom De L’In-Nocence: Renaud Camus And The Political, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Cinco Destinos De Ensueño, Kevin Fagan Apr 2004

Cinco Destinos De Ensueño, Kevin Fagan

World Languages and Cultures

Todo cambia y evoluciona en la vida, y con los viajes pasa lo mismo. Un día, un destino está de moda, y al siguiente cae en el olvido. ¿Se acuerda alguien de las cataratas del Niágara? Aquí les presentamos los cinco destinos más "calientes" de los próximos años.


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 ...


Freedom Of Conscience In John H. Newman And Miguel De Unamuno, Kevin T. Fagan Aug 2003

Freedom Of Conscience In John H. Newman And Miguel De Unamuno, Kevin T. Fagan

World Languages and Cultures

Deals with the issue of freedom of conscience in two of its principal advocates in the modem English and Spanish-speaking worlds, John Henry Newman and Miguel de Unamuno. Seemingly strange bedfellows, in their respective linguistic communities Newman is considered an intellectual defender of institutional Christianity, while Unamuno is oft characterized as its greatest heretic. This dissertation is a comparative study of both writers from a historical-critical perspective. Our aim is to suggest that the heroic defenses of conscience by both Newman and Unamuno towards the end of their lives are a logical corollary to a succession of actions and writings ...


Truth And Consequences: Renaud Camus And The Personal, Brian G. Kennelly Apr 2002

Truth And Consequences: Renaud Camus And The Personal, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

A year before his untimely death in 1980, in the days before the internet, before even the minitel bleu or rose, Roland Barthes compared the personals – at that time still print-based – of two popular French dailies. On the one hand, the advertisements in Le Nouvel Observateur belied artifice, he noted. The information their writers shared publicly with potential mates revealed a certain banal artificiality. Despite the obvious effort the creators of the ads had put into catching the eye of possible matches, in spite of the care with which they had weighed the words before ultimately selecting them and the ...


Links And The Teaching Of Contemporary Issues In The Francophone World, Brian G. Kennelly Dec 2001

Links And The Teaching Of Contemporary Issues In The Francophone World, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Un Viaje A Todo Vapor, Kevin Fagan Apr 2001

Un Viaje A Todo Vapor, Kevin Fagan

World Languages and Cultures

"¿Combustible?" "Mitad petróleo, mitad amor," me responde enseguida el ingeniero a bordo de este museo con rieles, Viejo Expreso Patagónico, o "La Trochita", único tren de vapor de trocha angosta que queda en el mundo. Considerada por sus admiradores como patrimonio de la humanidad.


Work In Progress: Reading And Representing Paris Virtually, Brian Gordon Kennelly Apr 2001

Work In Progress: Reading And Representing Paris Virtually, Brian Gordon Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Caught In/On The Web: To Publish Without Perishing In The Digital Age, Brian G. Kennelly Aug 2000

Caught In/On The Web: To Publish Without Perishing In The Digital Age, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

Publishing online is an increasingly prevalent means for scholars to test their ideas. But what of its challenges? Focusing on an ill-fated Web site dedicated to the polemic French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline, and on a proposed hypertextual edition of his most multilinear and multisequential work, this paper asks how to reconcile the need of academics with the bullheadedness of publishers who resist the renegotiation of copyright and the marketplace it (once) enabled.


Of Art And Epithets: Approaching The Poetry Of Olivier Larronde Through His "Alberto Giacometti Dégaine", Brian G. Kennelly Jan 2000

Of Art And Epithets: Approaching The Poetry Of Olivier Larronde Through His "Alberto Giacometti Dégaine", Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

At the relatively early age of 38, the French poet Olivier Larronde died of an epileptic fit in October 1965. At that time, he had only published two poetic collections, Les Barricades mystérieuses (in 1946) and Rien voilà l'ordre (in 1959), with his third collection, L'Arbre à lettres, only appearing in print in 1966. Despite his limited literary output, Larronde had been considered by Paul Guth in September 1959 as "[u]n des sommets de la poésie Française depuis la guerre" ("Olivier Larronde poète" 114) and was hailed one month after his death by Jean Cau as "l ...


Hacia Una Estética Del Análisis De Códigos Poéticos, William Martínez Jan 1999

Hacia Una Estética Del Análisis De Códigos Poéticos, William Martínez

World Languages and Cultures

Para explicar el razonamiento que trasfonda el análisis poético, propongo establecer un punto integrativo entre lo teórico y lo práctico. El problema de la relación del lenguaje poético al lenguaje no-poético ha venido a crear dos escuelas opuestas en pensamiento sobre lo que cada una considera como "lenguaje poético." En una, se denota la emotividad del acto poético. El poema difiere de otro tipo de texto en base a la capacidad de extraer emociones de los receptores. En la otra, el poema es visto como un acto comunicativo, donde existe un lector potencial que, dadas todas las circunstancias posibles y ...


Terrorismo Poético: Juan Calzadilla Y Caupolicán Ovalles, William Martínez Sep 1998

Terrorismo Poético: Juan Calzadilla Y Caupolicán Ovalles, William Martínez

World Languages and Cultures

El fervor creado por la destitución del dictador Marcos Pérez Jiménez, en enero de 1958, abrió, para la literatura venezolana un nuevo capítulo, que vendría a tener repercusiones enormes para las subsecuentes generaciones. El temor por las tendencias de izquierda, igual que el beneficio económico por los depósitos de petróleo mantuvieron al sector político más apegado al régimen anterior que a la idea de cambio.


Less Or More Black And White? Reassessing Genet's Les Nègres In Light Of Both Published Versions, Brian G. Kennelly Jan 1998

Less Or More Black And White? Reassessing Genet's Les Nègres In Light Of Both Published Versions, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

Each of the five plays by Jean Genet performed before his death in 1986 exists in more than one published version.2 Critics have discussed the differences between the various published versions of each play3 with the exception of Les nègres: the drama commissioned by Raymond Rouleau, first published by Marc Barbezat in 1958, first performed in a production by Roger Blin at the Thèâtre de Lutèce in Paris in 1959, and published in a revised edition the following year.

Why have the changes Genet made to Les nègres remained undiscussed? Perhaps the attention of critics, like that of ...


A Toast To Conscience: Freedom Of Conscience In John Henry Newman, Kevin T. Fagan Jan 1998

A Toast To Conscience: Freedom Of Conscience In John Henry Newman, Kevin T. Fagan

World Languages and Cultures

A dissertation submitted to the Graduate Faculty of the University of Dallas in partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy in the Institute of Philosophic Studies.


Dissolving The Divine: The Tragedy Of Identity In Genet's "Elle", Brian G. Kennelly Jan 1996

Dissolving The Divine: The Tragedy Of Identity In Genet's "Elle", Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

In his recent biography of Jean Genet, Edmund White tells of the dramatist's fascination with the Pope. Genet purportedly revealed to Laurent Boyer, his "exécuteur testamentaire" at Gallimard, that if ever the Pope invited him to the Vatican, he would accept in a second. The ecclesiastical pomp of the center of power of the Catholic Church intrigued him to no end (Jean Genet 497). For those who know anything of the life or works of France's celebrated "poète maudit," it probably comes as no surprise that Genet never did receive such an invitation. He did, however, indulge his ...


The Unknown Role Of Madame In Genet's Les Bonnes, Brian G. Kennelly Jan 1996

The Unknown Role Of Madame In Genet's Les Bonnes, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

The text of Jean Genet's Les Bonnes that is taught and performed most regularly is the shorter of the two versions of the play published side by side by Jean-Jacques Pauvert in 1954. It is considered the third and final acting script used in the first production of the play. Material from the earlier versions of the play, unused by Louis Jouvet who first directed it at the Thèâtre de l'Athénée in Paris in 1947, went unperformed and is, some fifty years after the premiere of Les Bonnes, essentially unknown. The first version of the play dates from ...


A Paraître/Apparaître: Genet And His Press, Brian Gordon Kennelly Feb 1995

A Paraître/Apparaître: Genet And His Press, Brian Gordon Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.