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Knowing Irony: The Problem Of Corneille, Nina Ekstein Feb 2016

Knowing Irony: The Problem Of Corneille, Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

Irony and knowledge exist in a problematic relationship to each other, one that is strikingly similar to that between knowledge and secrets. If irony becomes unambiguously obvious, that is, known to all, it is no longer perceived as irony. And a secret is not a secret if it is widely known. By the same token, someone must perceive irony in order for it to exist, just as a secret must be known by someone. Thus the question of whether a given author is ironic is unlikely to have a clear, unambiguous answer. The probable lack of final clarity does not ...


The Trilogue In Corneille's Theater, Nina Ekstein Feb 2016

The Trilogue In Corneille's Theater, Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

The classical stage is a locus of action and interaction conveyed through speech. The number of characters interacting on stage and the extent of that interaction are a significant feature of any playwright's dramaturgical practice, and in the case of Corneille - as in the case of most of his colleagues - dialogue, with or without a silent third party present on stage, largely predominates. While study has been made of his use of monologues (Cuénin-Lieber), trilogues and polylogues, at the other end of the spectrum, have received little attention.


Pompée's Absence In Corneille's 'La Mort De Pompée', Nina Ekstein Feb 2016

Pompée's Absence In Corneille's 'La Mort De Pompée', Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

Corneille's La Mort de Pompée (1643) occupies a curious position in the playwright's oeuvre, coming as it does immediately after the tetralogy. Faced with the never-ending artistic challenge of what to do next, what features to keep from earlier works, how to innovate and thereby captivate his audience, how to outdo his latest success, Corneille made some daring choices in this play. Indeed, this play is commonly viewed as a significant point in Corneille's oeuvre, one at which the playwright moves off in a radically new direction. It is my contention that the basic choice to keep ...


The Functions Of The Récit In L'Ecole Des Femmes, Nina Ekstein Feb 2016

The Functions Of The Récit In L'Ecole Des Femmes, Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

Since L'Ecole des femmes was first performed in 1662, much mention has been made of the numerous récits in the play. In La Critique de l'Ecole des femmes, Lysidas criticizes the play because "dans cette comédie-ci, il ne se passe point d'actions, et tout consiste en des récits que vient faire Agnès ou Horace.'' Indeed, the entire love intrigue takes place offstage and is reported in the form of récits. Far from being tiresome recitals, these narratives are integrated into the structure of the play on numerous levels.


The Portrait On Stage In Molière's Theater, Nina Ekstein Feb 2016

The Portrait On Stage In Molière's Theater, Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

Literary portraits, while common in a wide variety of genres, are not often thought of in connection with the stage. Discussions of dramaturgy make little mention of portraits, which is perhaps not surprising when one considers that theater is the domain of action, movement, and conflict; the portrait, on the contrary, is primarily descriptive. Verbal portraiture would not seem to be terribly effective in a theatrical context: it is unlikely to advance the action of the play, nor would it lend itself readily to gesture and movement. Theater requires the physical presence of its object, portraiture depends on a certain ...


Narrative Reliability And Spatial Limitations In Bajazet, Nina Ekstein Feb 2016

Narrative Reliability And Spatial Limitations In Bajazet, Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

Récits are a standard feature in the classical theater, commonly used to bring information to an onstage universe which is limited by the unities of time and place. Action which occurs before the opening of the play finds its natural expression, given the convention of beginning the play in medias res, in narrative form. These are the récits of exposition. Bajazet is unusually rich in such récits: Acomat recounts Amurat's actions, Bajazet's youth, Acomat's own past, and how Roxane came to be able to see Bajazet (I, i, ll. 115-42, 145-56); and Atalide explains how she and ...


The Second Woman In The Theater Of Villedieu, Nina Ekstein Feb 2016

The Second Woman In The Theater Of Villedieu, Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

Best known for her prose fiction, Marie-Catherine Desjardins de Villedieu was also a successful playwright. Her three tragi-comedies (Manlius, Nitétis, and Le Favori), while significantly dissimilar in many respects, share an unusual feature. All three plays foreground the figure of the second woman, second because her role is clearly less central to the play's action than that of another woman character. In each case, the relationships between this second woman and the other characters of the play defy the traditional categories of the seventeenth-century stage. Furthermore, the second woman is not an object of desire. The differences between the ...


Benno Weiser Varons Dreisprachlichkeit Im Exil: Ein FrüHes Beispiel FüR TranskulturalitäT, Reinhard Andress Dec 2013

Benno Weiser Varons Dreisprachlichkeit Im Exil: Ein FrüHes Beispiel FüR TranskulturalitäT, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

"Aus einem Land kann man auswandern, aus der Muttersprache nicht" – mit diesen Worten behauptet Schalom Ben-Chorin, der 1935 als Fritz Rosenthal aus Deutschland nach Palästina emigrierte, den Anspruch auf kulturelle Zugehörigkeit jenseits staatlicher Machtansprüche und territorialer Grenzziehungen. Traditionelle Vorstellungen von sprachlicher Verwurzelung und einer zwingenden Verbindung von Sprache und Nation werden hier infrage gestellt. Das Exil verändert jedoch nicht nur Einstellungen zur Herkunftssprache, sondern erzwingt auch eine existenzielle Auseinandersetzung mit fremden Sprachen. Sprachpraxis und -denken Vertriebener reflektieren auf vielfältige Weise Prozesse von Sprachwechsel, (Selbst-)Übersetzung, Sprachmischung, Sprachverlust oder -bewahrung. Die Beiträge des Bandes erkunden, auf welche Weise das Exil "in ...


Film And Education: The Boise Community As A Case Study For Refugees, Claudia Peralta Nov 2013

Film And Education: The Boise Community As A Case Study For Refugees, Claudia Peralta

Claudia Peralta

No abstract provided.


Past And Present: South American Portraits Of Italy, Claudia Peralta Nov 2013

Past And Present: South American Portraits Of Italy, Claudia Peralta

Claudia Peralta

This presentation explores the route of the Italian immigrant to South America, paying close attention to the strong immigration to the River Plate in the XIX and XX, and the unforeseen return of the second generation to Italy due to the economic turmoil of the region. Moreover, the presentation focuses on the integration of the Italian immigrant in the River Plate and the influence on the culture.


Russian Writers On Translation : An Anthology, Natalia Olshanskaya, Brian Baer Dec 2012

Russian Writers On Translation : An Anthology, Natalia Olshanskaya, Brian Baer

Natalia Olshanskaya

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Spanish Heritage Language Processing: An Erp Study, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short, K Potowski, L Bartlett Mar 2012

Spanish Heritage Language Processing: An Erp Study, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short, K Potowski, L Bartlett

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Assessment Of Proficiency Through The Elicited Imitation Task, Harriet Bowden Feb 2012

Assessment Of Proficiency Through The Elicited Imitation Task, Harriet Bowden

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Heritage Spanish Speakers’ Linguistic Knowledge And Processing: Evidence From Across Linguistic Domains, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short, K Potowski Feb 2012

Heritage Spanish Speakers’ Linguistic Knowledge And Processing: Evidence From Across Linguistic Domains, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short, K Potowski

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Translation, With An Introduction, Of Imagined Globalization, George Yudice, Néstor García Canclini Dec 2011

Translation, With An Introduction, Of Imagined Globalization, George Yudice, Néstor García Canclini

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Web-Based Resources For Teaching Media Literacy, Krista Bittenbender Royal Dec 2010

Web-Based Resources For Teaching Media Literacy, Krista Bittenbender Royal

Krista Bittenbender Royal

Preparing students for academic success involves more than just English; it must also address critical thinking skills. Using technology to integrate media literacy into a course can help students develop the higher order thinking required for university classes. In this workshop, designed for teachers and curriculum coordinators, participants will learn about a several web-based resources and materials used in an advanced English for Academic Purposes class that dealt with media literacy. These resources range from the websites of media literacy networks and current event sites to web-based information tools and visual representations of information, as well as educational learning resource ...


The “Plinko” Principle And Language Programs: Designing Non-Linear Hybrid Learning Environments And Desiderata For Implementation, Harriet Bowden, D Canfield, S Dubreil, J Pettigrew, D Young Aug 2010

The “Plinko” Principle And Language Programs: Designing Non-Linear Hybrid Learning Environments And Desiderata For Implementation, Harriet Bowden, D Canfield, S Dubreil, J Pettigrew, D Young

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Neither First Nor Second Language: Heritage Spanish Speakers’ Linguistic Knowledge And Processing, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short, K Potowski Mar 2010

Neither First Nor Second Language: Heritage Spanish Speakers’ Linguistic Knowledge And Processing, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short, K Potowski

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Néstor García Canclini: Consumers And Citizens: Globalization And Multicultural Conflicts, A Review, George Yudice Jan 2010

Néstor García Canclini: Consumers And Citizens: Globalization And Multicultural Conflicts, A Review, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Nuevos Modelos De Producción Y Distribución, George Yudice Dec 2009

Nuevos Modelos De Producción Y Distribución, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Implementing Cultural Rights And Diversity Requires Newsworthiness, Citizen Intereest, And Political Will, George Yudice Dec 2009

Implementing Cultural Rights And Diversity Requires Newsworthiness, Citizen Intereest, And Political Will, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Activist Intellectuals In A Wired World, George Yudice Dec 2009

Activist Intellectuals In A Wired World, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Doing "Good Works", Nuria Cruz-Camara Dec 2009

Doing "Good Works", Nuria Cruz-Camara

Nuria Cruz-Camara

Doing "good works"the theme of charity in Constancia de la Mora's autobiography ISSN 1521-8007,


Derechos Culturales, George Yudice Dec 2009

Derechos Culturales, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Heisig, James & Richardson, Timothy, W. Remembering Simplified Hanzi 1: How Not To Forget The Meaning And Writing Of Chinese Characters, Li Jin Dec 2009

Book Review: Heisig, James & Richardson, Timothy, W. Remembering Simplified Hanzi 1: How Not To Forget The Meaning And Writing Of Chinese Characters, Li Jin

Li Jin

No abstract provided.


L1 And L2 Processing Of Gender And Number Inflectional Morphology: An Erp Study Of Spanish, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, M. Ullman Feb 2009

L1 And L2 Processing Of Gender And Number Inflectional Morphology: An Erp Study Of Spanish, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, M. Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Imagineering: Globalization In The Developing World, Review Of Andeas Huyssen, Other Cities, Other Worlds, George Yudice Dec 2008

Imagineering: Globalization In The Developing World, Review Of Andeas Huyssen, Other Cities, Other Worlds, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Culture-Based Urban Development In Rio De Janeiro, George Yudice Dec 2008

Culture-Based Urban Development In Rio De Janeiro, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Políticas Para A Diversidade Cultura, George Yudice Dec 2008

Políticas Para A Diversidade Cultura, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Modelos De Desarrollo Cultural Urbano: ¿Gentrificación O Urbanismo Social?, George Yudice Dec 2008

Modelos De Desarrollo Cultural Urbano: ¿Gentrificación O Urbanismo Social?, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.