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Ap French Language And Culture: Strategizing For Success, Brian G. Kennelly Dec 2011

Ap French Language And Culture: Strategizing For Success, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


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 ...


Reading From The Periphery: Ricardo Piglia And The Liberal Arts, Roy Ketchum Oct 2011

Reading From The Periphery: Ricardo Piglia And The Liberal Arts, Roy Ketchum

Hispanic Studies Faculty Publications

"At colleges and universities in the United States, the liberal arts are seen as a worthy complement to focused learning in a discipline. A discipline is expected to offer specialization in preparation for further study, for careers and for professions. The liberal arts are charged with providing a broad intellectual background. The liberal arts can also serve as an entry point, a first exposure, to the range of disciplines. This is a special relationship promising balance between depth and breadth. Many of the arguments put forth in favor of a strong liberal arts education also emphasize the practical value of ...


Teaching And Assessing Presentational Communication In Ap® French Language And Culture, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2011

Teaching And Assessing Presentational Communication In Ap® French Language And Culture, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Results From The 2011 Ap® French Language Exam Administration, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2011

Results From The 2011 Ap® French Language Exam Administration, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Italianization Of Emigration To Canada: Or, What Is The Role Of The Italies Outside Of Italy?, Eveljn Ferraro Jul 2011

Italianization Of Emigration To Canada: Or, What Is The Role Of The Italies Outside Of Italy?, Eveljn Ferraro

Modern Languages & Literature

In Migrancy, Culture, Identity Iain Chambers observes that present-day critical thought frequently adopts metaphors of movement, migration, maps, travel, and sometimes tourism to describe and explain the encounter with people and cultures that the European rationale is no longer able to domesticate in an era of increasing globalization. Chambers himself uses the metaphor of journey to represent this encounter and, taking on Said' s reflections on exile and his idea that homes are always provisional, 1 he states that the questions we meet en route displace our terms of reference, which are the certainty of the point of departure and ...


A Response To Campbell, Edward J. Vajda Jul 2011

A Response To Campbell, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

The Dene–Yeniseian (DY) hypothesis argues that Athabaskan-Eyak-Tlingit (NaDene) is related to the Siberian family Yeniseian, which consists of Ket and several extinct relatives. The strongest evidence comes from the verb-internal tense–mood system, action nominal (gerund, infinitive) morphology, and sound correspondences based on cognates in basic vocabulary. Shared words for ‘conifer needles’, ‘conifer pitch’, ‘rump, leg’, ‘liver’, and others reveal that phonemic tones arose separately in Yeniseian and Athabaskan from an earlier distinction involving coda glottalization, the original glottal articulation surviving in Tlingit and Eyak. Proponents of the DY hypothesis regard such evidence as indicative of genealogical affinity.


Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Science And Technology, Brian G. Kennelly Jun 2011

Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Science And Technology, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


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 ...


Review Of: Spanish Periodicals And Newspapers: Women's Magazine Digital Collection/Revistas Y Periódicos Españoles: Colección Digital De Revistas Femeninas, Joan M. Hoffman Mar 2011

Review Of: Spanish Periodicals And Newspapers: Women's Magazine Digital Collection/Revistas Y Periódicos Españoles: Colección Digital De Revistas Femeninas, Joan M. Hoffman

Modern & Classical Languages

In the 1970s, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut acquired the vast collection of Spanish periodicals accumulated by the bibliophile, Juan Perez de Guzman y Boza (1852-1934), Duque de T'Serclaes in the Spanish province of Badajoz. The periodicals and newspapers, mainly from southern Spain, date from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century, with a majority of the materials from the nineteenth century. The collection as a whole covers a wide variety of topics including politics, literature, science, business, art, and music; as such, it aptly reflects the complex history of Spain of this ...


Performing Violence In Rotrou’S Theater, Nina Ekstein Feb 2011

Performing Violence In Rotrou’S Theater, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Violence has a significant and varied role in the theater of Jean Rotrou. Discord and strife are natural to the stage and violence is one of the ways such conflict may be expressed. The inherently spectacular nature of violence makes it particularly theatrical. At the same time, violence pleasingly tantalizes audiences. In this examination of Rotrou’s entire theatrical corpus, I first consider the use of “real” violence, both on stage and off. More interesting and even more common is potential violence, which includes threats of all sorts, as well as fortuitous interruptions. Potential violence avoids the serious difficulties that ...


Lost Havens: Review Of Earth And Sea, Confined: A Novel, And Departing At Dawn: A Novel Of Argentina’S Dirty War, Alicia Partnoy Feb 2011

Lost Havens: Review Of Earth And Sea, Confined: A Novel, And Departing At Dawn: A Novel Of Argentina’S Dirty War, Alicia Partnoy

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Hello And Goodbye?, Brian G. Kennelly Jan 2011

Hello And Goodbye?, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

Opening remarks on the panel, "Why Can’t We Teach What We’re Trained to Teach? Program Consolidation, Elimination, Realignment” at the Modern Language Association Convention on 6 January 2011.


Beer: Necessity Or Luxury?, Max Nelson Jan 2011

Beer: Necessity Or Luxury?, Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

It is often stated that in the Middle Ages beer was a necessity since drinking water was generally unsafe. It is argued here instead that water was widely drunk (often after having been purified through boiling) and that beer (as well as wine) was an


Transatlantic Fuentes: Between ‘The Two Shores’ Of Pluriculturality And Glossocentrism, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas Jan 2011

Transatlantic Fuentes: Between ‘The Two Shores’ Of Pluriculturality And Glossocentrism, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas

Modern Languages & Literature

The cultural program that Jerónimo de Aguilar pronounces at the end of Carlos Fuentes's short story “The Two Shores” appears to be inconsistent with the fundamentals of democratic liberalism and multiculturalism upon which they are ostensibly based. Furthermore, cultural visions like those in “The Two Shores” lend signifying imagery and empower cultural institutions, the media, and political authorities to exert symbolic violence upon minorities, thereby negating the multiculturalism that such visions claim to be promoting. El programa cultural que Jerónimo de Aguilar pronuncia al final del cuento “Las dos orillas” de Carlos Fuentes parece inconsistente con los fundamentos del ...


Leo Tolstoy From 1901–2010 In Two Leading English-Language Newspapers In India, Radha Balasubramanian Jan 2011

Leo Tolstoy From 1901–2010 In Two Leading English-Language Newspapers In India, Radha Balasubramanian

Russian Language and Literature Papers

On May 30, 1901 The Hindu published its first lengthy editorial on Count Leo Tolstoy. It was followed by a personal letter to Tolstoy on June 13, 1901 from A. Ramaseshan, publicist and editor of the journal The Arya out of Madras. This seminal letter set the stage for a steady correspondence between Tolstoy and many Indians from different walks of life, the most prominent among them being M. K. Gandhi (1869-1948), who, as a political and ideological leader of India during the Indian Independence Movement, wrote to the Russian writer between 1909-1910.

Some of the essence of this continuous ...


Frank Mocha, John A. Drobnicki Jan 2011

Frank Mocha, John A. Drobnicki

Publications and Research

Frank Mocha was a professor of foreign languages who also published on aspects of Polish-American history.


Framing The “Minor” In Marjane Satrapi And Vincent Paronnaud's Persepolis, Stacey Weber-Fève Jan 2011

Framing The “Minor” In Marjane Satrapi And Vincent Paronnaud's Persepolis, Stacey Weber-Fève

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Satrapi’s work illustrates, on various levels, current debates in the profession surrounding the boundaries of twenty-first-century French and Francophone studies. For example, her texts both directly and indirectly treat in varying degree issues concerning fragmented societies and cultures; intermedial or splintering forms of artistic and cultural production; political and ethnographic boundary transgression; and continuities and differences in racial, sexual, and gender consciousness. These issues are all at the forefront in calls for papers from recent preeminent conferences in the field; including but not limited to the 2009 Modern Language Association Annual Meeting and the 2009 20th- and 21 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Otero Muñoz, Blas De (1916-1979), Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Otero Muñoz, Blas De (1916-1979), Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

Along with Gabriel Celaya and Ángela Figuera, he is one of Spain's most notable social poets of the 1950s and 1960s. Due to his fervent opposition to Francoism, he lived for periods of times in France, the USSR, China, and Cuba. His poetry shows an evolution from personal to collective concerns.


Las Novias De Concha Espina: Amor Durante La Guerra Civil Española, Iker González-Allende Jan 2011

Las Novias De Concha Espina: Amor Durante La Guerra Civil Española, Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

En este ensayo se comparan dos novelas escritas por Concha Espina durante la Guerra Civil Española: Retaguardia: Imágenes de vivos y de muertos (1937) y Las alas invencibles: Novela de amores, de aviación y de libertad (1938), en las que se confiere protagonismo al personaje femenino de la novia. Partiendo de los estudios que interrelacionan el género y la nación, se analizan la construcción de la novia y la función que para la autora la mujer y la relación amorosa desempeñan en el proyecto nacional. Las novias se erigen como personificaciones alegóricas de España por su conexión con el paisaje ...


Come Si Fa?: Can Virtual Worlds Help Us Promote Intercultural Awareness, Susanna Nocchi Jan 2011

Come Si Fa?: Can Virtual Worlds Help Us Promote Intercultural Awareness, Susanna Nocchi

Conference Papers

This paper describes the author’s experience with a pilot course of Italian in SL®2. The course is part of a PhD research on Exploring the potential of virtual worlds to promote Intercultural Awareness in students learning Italian as a Foreign Language. In the paper the author will justify her choice of virtual worlds for the development of language competence and Intercultural Awareness and will present some results of her activity theoretical analysis of the data. Problematic areas and potential moments for the development of Intercultural Awareness were highlighted during the analysis.


Review Of África En El Carnaval Mexicano By Marco Polo Hernández Cuevas, Elisa G. Rizo Jan 2011

Review Of África En El Carnaval Mexicano By Marco Polo Hernández Cuevas, Elisa G. Rizo

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Marco Polo Hernandez Cuevas propane la lectura del Carnaval como clave para el entendimiento de la herencia africana en Mexico. A lo largo de los cinco capftulos, tres de ellos publicados anteriormente, Hernandez interpreta las practicas culturales relacionadas con el Carnaval como una forma de resistencia africana iniciada desde la colonia. La siguiente cita resume la idea central, misma que esta presente a lo largo dellibro y es reiterada en sus conclusiones...


Transnational Transgressions: Multidisciplinary Approaches To Global Mexican Cultural Productions, Rosana Blanco Cano, Rita Urquijo-Ruiz Jan 2011

Transnational Transgressions: Multidisciplinary Approaches To Global Mexican Cultural Productions, Rosana Blanco Cano, Rita Urquijo-Ruiz

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The city of San Antonio, Texas, historically has maintained close artis-tic, political, social, and economic relations with Mexico. Because it embodies the complexity of transcultural and transnational exchanges in everyday life, in 2008 it became the site of a series of academic and artistic exchanges, out of which this text on global Mexican cultural productions emerges. A variety of artistic and theoretical perspectives were conceptualized to reflect the multiple transcultural dynamics of San Antonio and also other transnational Mexican areas physically and metaphorically located on both sides of the border.


Affinity Studies And Open Systems: A Non-Equilibrium, Ecocritical Reading Of Goethe's Faust, Heather I. Sullivan Jan 2011

Affinity Studies And Open Systems: A Non-Equilibrium, Ecocritical Reading Of Goethe's Faust, Heather I. Sullivan

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Ecocriticism’s contributions to the current rejection of dualistic thinking are noteworthy, particularly when this interdisciplinary field concentrates on hybridity and “relations” that preexist essences. In this mode, ecocriticism participates in a broader development of “affnity studies” that encompass the many efforts across the disciplines toward reconfiguring our “intraactions” with the world in terms that avoid dichotomies and Newtonian linearity and that utilize instead nonlinear, nondualistic forms of “hybridity.” Hybrids, in Steve Hinchliffe’s words, are “more or less durable bodies made up of similarly hybrid and impermanent relations.


Nature In A Box: Ecocriticism, Goethe’S Ironic Werther, And Unbalanced Nature, Heather I. Sullivan Jan 2011

Nature In A Box: Ecocriticism, Goethe’S Ironic Werther, And Unbalanced Nature, Heather I. Sullivan

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Ecocriticism emphasizes how our bodily and ecological boundaries are just as porous, inter-penetrable, and open as are our cultural and linguistic realms. As individual bodies and communities, we are fully immersed in our material environment and participating in constant exchanges of matter and energy. In this essay, I nevertheless advocate for a cautious approach to the ecocritical question of contested boundaries. After all, some boundaries and membranes are necessary to maintain living organisms. Regarding Timothy Morton’s assertion that we are “radically open,” I note the need for stable and healthy membranes to sustain life, such as our porous yet ...