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Let's Get These Works Into Print! Translating German Women Writers As Engagement And Restorative Practice, Amy Kepple Strawser Oct 2014

Let's Get These Works Into Print! Translating German Women Writers As Engagement And Restorative Practice, Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This presentation focuses upon the importance of translating the works of unknown, little-known, and lesser-known German women authors. Translation of these women's previously non-translated works will make them more widely available for study by English speaking researchers, faculty, and students.


The Cliché, The Discourse, And Desire Of The Other In Madame Bovary, Levilson C. Reis Jan 2014

The Cliché, The Discourse, And Desire Of The Other In Madame Bovary, Levilson C. Reis

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Medieval Forms And Meanings Of Francois: The Political And Cultural Vicissitudes Of An Ethnonym, Levilson C. Reis Sep 2013

The Medieval Forms And Meanings Of Francois: The Political And Cultural Vicissitudes Of An Ethnonym, Levilson C. Reis

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

The article looks at the evolution of the ethnonym Francois in the Middle Ages and its significance to Germanic peoples known as Franks in the context of their cross-cultural relations with Muslim, Byzantine and British people. The author analyzes chronicles of the First Crusade and examines the use of Francois as an exonym and an autonym, and its role in the development of the French identity.


An 'Other' Scene, An 'Other' Point Of View: France's Colonial Family Romance, Protée's Postcolonial Fantasies And Claire Denis' 'Screen' Memories, Levilson C. Reis Jan 2013

An 'Other' Scene, An 'Other' Point Of View: France's Colonial Family Romance, Protée's Postcolonial Fantasies And Claire Denis' 'Screen' Memories, Levilson C. Reis

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This article challenges the widely held view that in Chocolat/Chocolate (Denis, 1988) the female protagonist, named 'France', owns the point of view. It argues that the film rejects such an exclusive narrative mode, and invites the spectator to reinterpret the story through the perspectives of others, especially that of the houseboy Protée. Drawing on Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalytical theories, this article re-examines three key flashback scenes (the mirror scene, the shower scene, and the big box-office scene), taking Protée's vantage point, while engaging with the para-text of Sartre's, Oyono's and Denis' own postcolonial views. The article ...


The »Other« Medieval French Alexander: Arthurian Orientalism, Cross-Cultural Contact, And Transcultural Assimilation In Chrétien De Troyes’S Cligés, Levilson C. Reis Jan 2013

The »Other« Medieval French Alexander: Arthurian Orientalism, Cross-Cultural Contact, And Transcultural Assimilation In Chrétien De Troyes’S Cligés, Levilson C. Reis

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

En tenant compte du climat xénophobe des croisades cet article recense la réception de Cligés, roman de Chrétien de Troyes dont la plus grande partie de l’action se passe en Grèce, et explore les stratégies dont l’auteur se serait servi pour en déjouer un mauvais accueil. On examine d’abord les idées que les Francs se faisaient des Grecs par le biais de la réception contemporaine de l’Énéide et du Roman d’Alexandre. On examine par la suite comment Cligés cadre avec ces perspectives. Cet article pose en principe que, par le truchement du père de Cligés ...


Paratexts To Frida Kahlo's Oeuvre: The Relationship Between The Visual And The Textual, The Self And The Other, From The Self-Portraits To The Diary Entries, Levilson C. Reis Jan 2012

Paratexts To Frida Kahlo's Oeuvre: The Relationship Between The Visual And The Textual, The Self And The Other, From The Self-Portraits To The Diary Entries, Levilson C. Reis

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This article examines the relationship between the visual and the textual in Frida Kahlo’s paintings and writings. It argues that an understanding of this relationship would offer a better picture of Kahlo’s oeuvre. The article begins with an examination of the dedicatory inscriptions in the self-portraits, engaging with Gérard Genette’s concept of paratext and Philippe Lejeune’s autobiographical pact, as a prelude to the study of the relationship between text and drawings in the diary. In a close reading of the diary, informed by Jacques Lacan’s theories of subject formation and object relations, the article goes ...


Clergie , Clerkly Studium , And The Medieval Literary History Of Chréétien De Troyes's Romances, Levilson C. Reis Jan 2011

Clergie , Clerkly Studium , And The Medieval Literary History Of Chréétien De Troyes's Romances, Levilson C. Reis

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This article traces the development of medieval literary history across the thirteenth century through manuscript readings of Chréétien de Troyes's romances. Redefining clergie as the clerkly pursuit of learning, the author argues that scribes played an important role in shaping Chréétien's romances and establishing their place in medieval literary history. Examining manuscript collections centred on Cligéés, the author delineates synchronic and diachronic shifts in the organization and presentation of Chréétien's manuscripts, evaluating the roles that different scribes and compilers played in the formation of a Chréétien corpus and the development of a romance genre.


The Paratext To Chrétien De Troyes's Cligés: A Reappraisal Of The Question Of Authorship And Readership In The Prologue, Levilson C. Reis Jan 2011

The Paratext To Chrétien De Troyes's Cligés: A Reappraisal Of The Question Of Authorship And Readership In The Prologue, Levilson C. Reis

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

Starting with the premise that medieval manuscripts exhibit paratextual vestiges of their auctores, redactors, copyists, and readers, this article re-examines the question of authorship and readership in Chrétien de Troyes's prologue to Cligés (c. 1176-80) through the lens of paratextual references to the implied author's signature, allusions to possible titles of his previous works, marginal annotations of interpretative readings, and cases of significant manuscript variance. Firmly grounded in the manuscript, editorial, and critical tradition of Cligés, this reading re-evaluates the tripartite thematic structure of the prologue, hypothesizing the paratextual effect that the opening list of literary tides, the ...


Charlotte Elizabeth Grace Roche: Feuchtgebiete [Wetlands], Amy Kepple Strawser Jul 2010

Charlotte Elizabeth Grace Roche: Feuchtgebiete [Wetlands], Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This article provides information and literary criticism on the novel Feuchtgebiete [Wetlands] which was written by Charlotte Roche and published in 2008. It is the story of a sexually obsessed eighteen year old women who has serious problems with low self-esteem and is struggling to understand her female body.


Said (1947-), Amy Kepple Strawser Aug 2007

Said (1947-), Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

SAID, who goes by this pen name for security reasons, was born in 1947 in Tehran, Iran and went to West Germany as a student in 1965. He has lived in Germany ever since except for a brief return to Iran in 1979. SAID writes in the German language and is a versatile author having written numerous works in a variety of genres including poetry, radio plays, short fiction, essays, satirical and humorous nonfiction, memoir, and children's books. He has been the recipient of numerous literary awards.


"Why Do They Always Send The Poor?": Antiwar Lyrics In Contemporary Rock, Amy Kepple Strawser Nov 2006

"Why Do They Always Send The Poor?": Antiwar Lyrics In Contemporary Rock, Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This presentation focuses upon the impact of antiwar lyrics in contemporary rock and roll songs.


What's Fresh In Contemporary German Poetry? A Look At Two Of Today's Movers And Shakers, Amy Kepple Strawser Nov 2006

What's Fresh In Contemporary German Poetry? A Look At Two Of Today's Movers And Shakers, Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This presentation examines the works of two contemporary German poets, Ursula Krechel and the Iranian-German poet known as SAID.


Christa Reinig (1926-2008), Amy Kepple Strawser Sep 2006

Christa Reinig (1926-2008), Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

The life and works of the contemporary German feminist lesbian writer Christa Reinig (1926-2008) are examined.


Carolyn Forché (1950-), Amy Kepple Strawser Feb 2006

Carolyn Forché (1950-), Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This article provides a profile of the life and work of Carolyn Forché, an American editor, poet, translator, and teacher. Much of her lyrical poetry has been politically focused and frequently deals with themes related to human rights abuses and issues.


German Film Of The New Millennium: Innovation Vs. Nostalgia, Amy Kepple Strawser Feb 2006

German Film Of The New Millennium: Innovation Vs. Nostalgia, Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This presentation explores both conventional and innovative trends in contemporary German cinema.


Living With The A-Word: Teaching And Mothering With Purpose, Amy Kepple Strawser Oct 2005

Living With The A-Word: Teaching And Mothering With Purpose, Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This presentation examines the realities of balancing an academic career with the needs of one's family by teaching as a part-time or adjunct professor.


Helga Novak (1935-), Amy Kepple Strawser Sep 2005

Helga Novak (1935-), Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This article presents a profile of German-speaking novelist and poet Helga Novak. Novak's poems are often written in the form of ballads which include themes of violence against those who have found themselves on the margins of society. Besides her native Germany, Helga Novak has lived in Iceland and Poland and has won numerous literary awards.


Ursula Krechel (1947- ), Amy Kepple Strawser Aug 2005

Ursula Krechel (1947- ), Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

Ursula Krechel Is one of Germany's currently most prolific authors, writing both fiction and nonfiction. Her works are varied and diverse, and she has been the recipient of many literary awards.


Usa -Chile: Otterbein University, Universidad San Sebastian, November 27-December 22, 2005, Carmen J. Galarce Jan 2005

Usa -Chile: Otterbein University, Universidad San Sebastian, November 27-December 22, 2005, Carmen J. Galarce

Faculty Books

Information is provided about the country of Chile in South America for a study-travel class (Spanish 390) that went from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio to visit the Universidad San Sebastian in Valdivia, Chile from November 27-December 22, 2005.


Nelly Sachs (1891-1970), Amy Kepple Strawser Sep 2004

Nelly Sachs (1891-1970), Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This article provides a literary biography of the German Jewish poet Nelly Sachs (1891-1970) who fled Germany for Sweden in 1940 and lived and worked there for the rest of her life. Most of her large body of work was published after World War II, and many poems reflect Holocaust themes.


Artifacts Of Adultery: Flaubert's Use Of Kitsch In Madame Bovary, Levilson C. Reis Jan 2002

Artifacts Of Adultery: Flaubert's Use Of Kitsch In Madame Bovary, Levilson C. Reis

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.