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Gaspar Octavio Hernández, Un Poeta Modernista, Karina Ayodele Clarke Murrain Nov 2018

Gaspar Octavio Hernández, Un Poeta Modernista, Karina Ayodele Clarke Murrain

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

Panama is known empirically for its geography, climate and natural environment, so it is not surprising that the Afro-Panamanian writer and journalist, Gaspar Octavio Hernández (1893-1918) uses climate and natural conditions as inspirations for his writing. As a modernista, it is entirely plausible that Hernández was attracted to and compelled by both the process and the production of writing poetry. As we approach his work critically, it is evident that Hernández explores nature in his work and his acknowledgment thereof is the principal motivation of his poetry. From this point, Hernández establishes not only a framework for exploring themes identity ...


El Rock En Nicaragua: Un Discurso De Resistencia Contra La Neoliberalización O Una Re-Definición De La Tradición., Martina Barinova Apr 2017

El Rock En Nicaragua: Un Discurso De Resistencia Contra La Neoliberalización O Una Re-Definición De La Tradición., Martina Barinova

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

Abstract in English

This work, which parts from the premise that music is a medium of communication with the potential to transform and create identities, explores rock music in Nicaragua since its beginning until the present. Nicaraguan rock music is born in a sociopolitical context of extreme economic instability and during a crisis of values in the last decade of the 20th century, with the end of the Sandinista Revolution and the establishment of neoliberal government. The young cultural movement, and rock in particular, constructs a discourse dissident from the patriarchal and capitalist hegemony and interrogates the social reality ...


Capitalismo, Esquizofrenia E Raça: O Negro E O Pensamento Negro Na Modernidade Ocidental, Ingrid Robyn Jan 2017

Capitalismo, Esquizofrenia E Raça: O Negro E O Pensamento Negro Na Modernidade Ocidental, Ingrid Robyn

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

Mbembe, Achille. Crítica da razão negra. 1. ed. Lisboa: Antígona, 2014. Tradução de Marta Lança.

Crítica da razão negra, de Achille Mbembe (original em francês pela editora La Découverte, 2013), é um desses livros que nasceu já clássico: clássico não no sentido de antigo, ou imune à passagem do tempo, mas no sentido borgeano de ter sido escolhido por uma comunidade de leitores como leitura obrigatória. E o livro é, de fato, leitura obrigatória não apenas para aqueles que se interessam pela questão do “negro”,1 mas para todos aqueles que, de alguma forma, se interessam pela relação entre raça ...


Arab 202: A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Inquiry Portfolio, Abla Hasan Jan 2017

Arab 202: A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Inquiry Portfolio, Abla Hasan

UNL Faculty Course Portfolios

This project examines the impact of adopting a text book of teaching Arabic for nonnative speakers that doesn’t use any English. The project targets “ARAB 202”, second year Arabic, since this course has already used a text book that uses English for instructions and grammar for 3 semesters, ARAB 101 , ARAB102, ARAB 201 and before the new curriculum was available in the market. Students of ARAB 202 will be the first to experience the switch to the new curriculum and therefore can be the best to evaluate the experience. For the project, students were asked to complete a pre-course ...


La Visión Del Colombiano En La Hojarasca, El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba Y Crónica De Una Muerte Anunciada, De Gabriel García Márquez, Luz S. Valencia Galvis Nov 2016

La Visión Del Colombiano En La Hojarasca, El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le Escriba Y Crónica De Una Muerte Anunciada, De Gabriel García Márquez, Luz S. Valencia Galvis

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

El presente trabajo tiene el propósito de analizar la construcción identitaria del colombiano en las obras La hojarasca, El coronel no tiene quien le escriba y Crónica de una muerte anunciada de Gabriel García Márquez. Bajo esta perspectiva, se indagará sobre algunos aspectos que intervienen en la configuración y expresión de la identidad cultural del colombiano representado en los personajes de cada obra, como el lenguaje, las costumbres sociales y culturales, los estereotipos en su lugar/época. Con lo antes indicado, intento esclarecer la visión del colombiano según García Márquez. Asimismo, se realizará una descripción de la evolución de los ...


Modl: 398: Women In Quran—A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Inquiry Portfolio, Abla Hasan Jan 2016

Modl: 398: Women In Quran—A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Inquiry Portfolio, Abla Hasan

UNL Faculty Course Portfolios

This project highlights the experience of teaching Quran as a literature through MODL 298: “Women in Quran”. This course is an attempt to read Quran as a diachronically approached literature and discover what would the analytic, linguistic as well as the critical study of both the Qur’anic text and its exegesis reveal when it comes to feminism and gender issues in Islam.


De Niño Del Exilio A Hombre De La “Nueva España”: Masculinidad Y Nacionalismo Español En El Otro Árbol De Guernica, De Luis De Castresana, Iker González-Allende Jan 2015

De Niño Del Exilio A Hombre De La “Nueva España”: Masculinidad Y Nacionalismo Español En El Otro Árbol De Guernica, De Luis De Castresana, Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

Este artigo analisa a representação da masculinidade e identidade nacional espanhola na obra El otro árbol de Guernica (1976), de Luis de Castresana. Nessa narrativa, o exílio implica um momento de rito de passagem, por meio do qual o protagonista acentua sua identidade como homem e como espanhol. Santi deixa de ser um menino para transformar-se num modelo de homem da “nova Espanha” franquista, ao possuir valores como o patriotismo, a capacidade de liderança, a independência e a religiosidade. O surgimento do amor é um sinal de entrada do protagonista no mundo dos homens, o que se fortalecerá com seu ...


Arab 102: First-Year Arabic Language—A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Benchmark Portfolio, Abla Hasan Jan 2015

Arab 102: First-Year Arabic Language—A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Benchmark Portfolio, Abla Hasan

UNL Faculty Course Portfolios

Goals of the class are derived from goals nationally recognized and agreed upon for low intermediate Arabic learners .This systematic consistency with the nationally recognized standards -albeit can be more challenging- insures students' ability to pursue national major programs in Arabic or their ability to compete for national grants, scholarships and study abroad programs. The standers adopted by ACTFL and STARTALK equally consider the linguistic as well as the cultural content of teaching Arabic. These standers known as the five C's are: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Community. The cultural content of learning Arabic is part of the international ...


Red Social En La Celestina: Una Aproximación Cuantitativa A Su Sistema De Personajes, Jennifer Isasi May 2014

Red Social En La Celestina: Una Aproximación Cuantitativa A Su Sistema De Personajes, Jennifer Isasi

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

La que hoy es conocida como La Celestina se publicó en su edición príncipe con el título de Comedia de Calisto y Melibea (1499 o 1500), con 16 actos, para ser retitulada Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea en 1502, añadiéndosele cinco actos más. Parece que sin prestar demasiada atención a la decisión tomada respecto a la trama trágica en lugar de cómica, ya en ese mismo siglo Juan de Valdés o Juan Luis Vives comenzaron a referirse a la obra tal y como la conocemos hoy, haciendo de Celestina la protagonista de la obra ¿Por qué se dio dicho cambio ...


Pedagogía De Hablantes De Herencia: Implicaciones Para El Entrenamiento De Instructores Al Nivel Universitario, Lina M. Reznicek-Parrado Jun 2013

Pedagogía De Hablantes De Herencia: Implicaciones Para El Entrenamiento De Instructores Al Nivel Universitario, Lina M. Reznicek-Parrado

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

This study researches the differences in pedagogical needs between learners of Spanish as a Foreign Language (FL learners) and learners of Spanish as a Heritage Language (HL learners) at the university level. By using the UNL Modern Languages and Literatures Department as an illustrative case and based on an analysis of the Heritage Language student profile in the context of the United States, this study seeks to explore arguments in favor of providing training for university-level instructors of Spanish that responds to the specific pedagogical needs of Heritage Language Learners.

The relevancy of this study is not only based on ...


Movie Review De Biutiful Por González Iñárritu, Ana M. López-Aguilera Feb 2013

Movie Review De Biutiful Por González Iñárritu, Ana M. López-Aguilera

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

En Biutiful, el director mexicano Alejandro González Iñárritu, presenta las dificultades de tres padres de familia para cuidar de sus hijos en un contexto de marginación y pobreza. La historia principal es la de Uxbal, enfermo de cáncer terminal, con dos hijos a su cargo, separado de una esposa bipolar, sin recursos económicos excepto lo que consigue como mediador en el negocio de inmigrantes ilegales y como medium entre los espíritus de los recién fallecidos y sus familiares. Con esta historia confluyen la de Hin y la de Edweme. El primero, colaborador de Uxbal en el tráfico de inmigrantes ilegales ...


Span 300: Advanced Reading And Writing In Spanish (Special Section For Heritage Speakers)—A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Benchmark Portfolio, Isabel Velázquez Jan 2013

Span 300: Advanced Reading And Writing In Spanish (Special Section For Heritage Speakers)—A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Benchmark Portfolio, Isabel Velázquez

UNL Faculty Course Portfolios

This is an course portfolio which inquires into an undergraduate class designed to develop the academic reading and writing skills of bilingual students who grew up in Spanish-speaking households and received all or most of their schooling in English.


Contextos Y Prácticas En Las Humanidades Digitales, Joseba Moreno Nov 2012

Contextos Y Prácticas En Las Humanidades Digitales, Joseba Moreno

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

La aplicación de la tecnología a los trabajos enmarcados en el campo de las humanidades y la creación de un nuevo conjunto de prácticas denominado humanidades digitales, es el tema principal de este trabajo, que pretende servir de introducción a algunas de las prácticas y metodologías más recientes en el ámbito académico.


Modelización Social En Dos Novelas Novohispanas: Vida Y Hechos Del Famoso Caballero Don Catrín De La Fachenda Y El Periquillo Sarniento, Wilfrido M. Suárez Apr 2012

Modelización Social En Dos Novelas Novohispanas: Vida Y Hechos Del Famoso Caballero Don Catrín De La Fachenda Y El Periquillo Sarniento, Wilfrido M. Suárez

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

En este trabajo analizo el modelo de sociedad —es decir, cómo las personas quedan agrupadas y qué tipo de relaciones las caracterizan— propuesto en las primeras novelas que aparecen en la América hispana a principios del siglo XIX. Mi investigación parte de los conocimientos aportados por la investigación socio-histórica en cuanto a la naturaleza de la sociedad establecida por el imperio español en el continente americano y, más en particular, en la Nueva España. Destaco la situación de los criollos dentro del estamento colonial, cuyos representantes son los protagonistas de Vida y hechos del famoso caballero don Catrín de la ...


Reseña De La Película Smoking Room (2002), Ana M. López-Aguilera Mar 2012

Reseña De La Película Smoking Room (2002), Ana M. López-Aguilera

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

Una empresa española es comprada por otra estadounidense. Una de las consecuencias derivadas de esta compra es una nueva política con respecto a fumar en el lugar de trabajo. Nuevas directivas prohiben hacerlo en el área de trabajo. Si los empleados quieren fumar durante su jornada tienen que salir a la calle. Uno de ellos inicia una recogida de firmas entre los trabajadores para pedir que una habitación desocupada en el edificio de oficinas se destine a sala de fumadores o, como la definen sus desconocidos superiores estadounidenses, smoking room. A partir de esta anécdota en apariencia irrelevante y sin ...


The Parapraxis Of Translation, Roland K. Végső Jan 2012

The Parapraxis Of Translation, Roland K. Végső

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

Within the context of politics and culture, provides a theoretic framework for the analysis of modern translation. Includes section titles, "The paradoxa of translation," "The pragmatics of translation," and "The truth of translation."


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

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

Spanish Language and Literature

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 ...


Women’S Exile And Transatlantic Epistolary Ties In The Work Of Pilar De Zubiaurre, Iker González-Allende Jan 2012

Women’S Exile And Transatlantic Epistolary Ties In The Work Of Pilar De Zubiaurre, Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

In this essay, I analyze Pilar de Zubiaurre’s experience of exile by focusing on the articles she published in the magazine Euzko Deya and the letters she wrote and received in Mexico. Among the letters Zubiaurre received, I study those from María Martos de Baeza. My main argument is that for Zubiaurre, writing became a fundamental way to cultivate her transnational contacts and build bridges across the Atlantic. Through her articles, she travels back home in her imagination, while through her letters she connects as directly as possible with her native country. Both kinds of writing have positive consequences ...


Poeta Portugués Y Clásico Castellano, Luís Vaz De Camões (C.1524-1580): Edición Con Introducción Y Notas De Sus Sonetos Castellanos, Rose M. Sevillano Dec 2011

Poeta Portugués Y Clásico Castellano, Luís Vaz De Camões (C.1524-1580): Edición Con Introducción Y Notas De Sus Sonetos Castellanos, Rose M. Sevillano

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

This dissertation concerns the Castilian sonnets of Luís de Camões, a sixteenth century Portuguese poet known for his epic work Os Lusíadas (1572). Camões’ sonnets comprise the greater part of his minor works. I present those written in Castilian, which have not been fully explored. The study commences by focusing on its historical-literary context, revealing the background for the tradition of the lyric in the Iberian Peninsula, and incorporates a section dedicated to the history of the sonnet. In later chapters, I analyze the sonnets, and include endnotes that explicate the poetic language. Camões follows Petrarch, although stylistic factors betray ...


Mass Culture As Domination Or Resistance In Latin American Narratives, Tim Robbins Nov 2011

Mass Culture As Domination Or Resistance In Latin American Narratives, Tim Robbins

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

Since the introduction of radio to Latin America in the 1930’s and later television in the 1950’s, mass culture has become an important and even contentious part of Latin American identity, and as such has also become an important part of Latin American narratives. In looking at the issue of mass culture, two basic approaches emerge: one can see mass culture as a force of domination or one can see it as a force of resistance. It is possible to trace these approaches through different time periods and geopolitical situations. The Mexican Onda writers, for instance, utilize the ...


Inherently Russian And Inherently Roman: Tolstoy’S Miniature Masterpiece “Alyosha The Pot”, Radha Balasubramanian, Thomas Nelson Winter Oct 2011

Inherently Russian And Inherently Roman: Tolstoy’S Miniature Masterpiece “Alyosha The Pot”, Radha Balasubramanian, Thomas Nelson Winter

Russian Language and Literature Papers

Leo Tolstoy’s short story, "Alyosha the Pot" is considered a masterpiece in miniature, which “completely fulfills Tolstoy’s prescription of ‘universal art.”1 In order to explain this universal appeal, we looked closely at its structure and found that there was a paradox in the way it was laid out: i.e., while the story was inherently Russian, it read as inherently Roman! This fusion of two great literary traditions becomes apparent in our article by examining the story within some of its Russian literary convention and showing the existence and use of Roman patterns in the chain of ...


El Macho Sarniento: La Hipermasculinidad En Yonquis Y Yanquis De Alonso De Santos Y Entre Villa Y Una Mujer Desnuda De Sabina Berman, Joaquín M. Muñoz May 2011

El Macho Sarniento: La Hipermasculinidad En Yonquis Y Yanquis De Alonso De Santos Y Entre Villa Y Una Mujer Desnuda De Sabina Berman, Joaquín M. Muñoz

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

Dos obras de teatro de los años noventa del siglo XX, representativas de dos países, España y México, proporcionan espacios privilegiados para un estudio comparativo de la masculinidad. Esta tesis explora el género y la identidad masculina, y específicamente, la hipermasculinidad en las obras de teatro Yonquis y yanquis (1996), del español José Luis Alonso de Santos y Entre Villa y una mujer desnuda (1993), de la mexicana Sabina Berman. Para llevar a cabo este análisis se aborda primeramente lo polisémico que significa ser hombre en varios contextos socio-culturales, la hipermasculinidad, y también los términos que se conocen popularmente como ...


El Adiós Del Exiliado: Las Rutas De La Memoria En Pilar De Zubiaurre, Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

El Adiós Del Exiliado: Las Rutas De La Memoria En Pilar De Zubiaurre, Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

Como numerosos exiliados, Pilar de Zubiaurre (Garai, Bizkaia, 1884-México D. F., 1970) se despidió de su tierra en dos ocasiones: al cruzar la frontera con Francia y al tomar allí posteriormente un barco rumbo a América. En la entrada de su diario del 12 de septiembre de 1938 mostraba así su reacción ante la huida al país vecino: «Estos días he llenado mis ojos de estas montañas y mar que aún son tierra española, para llevarlas tan dentro que las contemple con los ojos cerrados cuando esté a miles de kilómetros de aquí» (Zubiaurre 299). Ya en México, Zubiaurre recuerda ...


Review Of Germán Labrador Méndez, Letras Arrebatadas: Poesía Y Química En La Transición Española, Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Review Of Germán Labrador Méndez, Letras Arrebatadas: Poesía Y Química En La Transición Española, Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

En este libro, Labrador Méndez analiza la literatura que se cultivó en España bajo la influencia de la droga durante la Transición, período que, desde una perspectiva amplia, el autor sitúa entre 1970 y 1986. En concreto, el volumen se enfoca en la poesía de esa época, considerándola como ejemplo de lo que Deleuze y Guattari denominan ‘literatura menor’, una literatura cuya enunciación se produce desde el margen en momentos de transformación sociopolítica para ‘convertirse en portavoz de un colectivo menor’ (27). Para Labrador Méndez, esta poesía ilustra el concepto de ars vitae, por el cual el poeta vampiriza el ...


Champourcin, Ernestina De (1905-1999), Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Champourcin, Ernestina De (1905-1999), Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

Arguably the most celebrated woman poet of Spain's Generation of 1927, Champourcin went into exile in Mexico at the conclusion of the civil war (1936-1939) with her husband, poet Juan Jose Domenchina. She lived there until her 1972 return to Spain. Champourcin's poetry evolves from the emphasis on emotions and formal experimentation to mysticism and the remembrance of her past. Her first book, En silencio (1926; In Silence), contains poems clearly influenced by romanticism and modernism. Subsequent poetry collections, such as La voz en el viento (1931; The Voice in the Wind), follow avant-garde tendencies and present a ...


Gala, Antonio (1936- ), Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Gala, Antonio (1936- ), Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

This Spanish playwright, poet, novelist, and columnist is one of that country's best-selling authors. Characters in Gala's literature are marginalized by society: they include women, homosexuals, prostitutes, and Muslims, among others. Some works are set in the historical past but represent current national situations. His prose contains lyrical elements, symbols, and references to myths


Generation Of 1914 In Spain, Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Generation Of 1914 In Spain, Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

This group of Spanish writers wrote in the period between modernism and the Generation of 1898 and the 1920s avant-garde tendencies. It has also been called novecentismo (in Catalan noucentisme) to refer to these authors' different, innovative understanding of literature and art. "1914" was chosen to label this generation because it marked the outbreak of World War I and because José Ortega y Gasset, the movement's main figure, delivered a talk that year on old and new politics.


Jiménez, Juan Ramón (1881-1958), Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Jiménez, Juan Ramón (1881-1958), Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

One of 20th-century Spain's most noted poets, he was born in Moguer, Andalusia. When the Spanish Civil War broke out (1936), Jiménez and his wife, Zenobia Camprubí, left Spain and spent the rest of their lives in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the United States. In 1956, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.


Lyceum Club Femenino, Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Lyceum Club Femenino, Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

This Spanish cultural association, created in 1926 by women in Madrid, followed the model of other European and American women's groups at that time. It functioned as a meeting place for women to share experiences and as a cultural center that offered workshops, lectures, and exhibitions by notable national and international intellectuals.


Machado Y Ruiz, Antonio (1875-1939), Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Machado Y Ruiz, Antonio (1875-1939), Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

Born in Seville, he is considered one of the most outstanding poets in 20th-century Spain and the linchpin poet of Spain's Generation of 1898. After spending time in Paris, he worked as a French teacher in Soria, and later lived in Segovia and Madrid. To escape Francoist troops at the end of the Spanish Civil War, Machado went into exile in Collioure, France, dying there soon after. In his pocket was found his last poem: "Estos días azules y este sol de la infancia" ("These azure days and this sun of childhood"). For Machado, poetry served to capture the ...