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Clickers-Ready Lessons For French., Valerie Hascoet Dec 2012

Clickers-Ready Lessons For French., Valerie Hascoet

Other Resources

No abstract provided.


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.


Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Alienation And Assimilation, Davara Potel, Brian G. Kennelly Nov 2012

Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Alienation And Assimilation, Davara Potel, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Ap French: Unpacking The Scoring Guidelines For Interpersonal Tasks, Davara Potel, Brian G. Kennelly Nov 2012

Ap French: Unpacking The Scoring Guidelines For Interpersonal Tasks, Davara Potel, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Review Of: Japanese And Continental Philosophy: Conversations With The Kyoto School, Michiko Yusa Nov 2012

Review Of: Japanese And Continental Philosophy: Conversations With The Kyoto School, Michiko Yusa

Modern & Classical Languages

The aim of this anthology of seventeen essays, clearly set forth by the editors’ introduction, is “to promote dialogue between Western and Eastern philosophy, and more specifically between Continental philosophy and the Kyoto School” (p. 1). This venture is guided by the conviction that philosophy is ultimately “a quest for liberating wisdom” and not just an academic exercise (p. 15). This book comes as a timely response to today’s globalized environment, which is fast becoming one-dimensional, flat, and uniform, and in which human beings are unwittingly reduced to mere “numbers” for the profit of faceless corporations.


Sex In Rotrou’S Theater: Performance And Disorder, Nina Ekstein Aug 2012

Sex In Rotrou’S Theater: Performance And Disorder, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Sexual desire is ubiquitous in all theater. It follows that virtually all theatrical traditions struggle with the issue of the representation of that desire onstage. The French stage of the 1630s and Jean Rotrou's theater of that period in particular constitute an unusual moment of relative freedom before the imposition of the bienséances banished sexual activity from the stage. What I propose is a theatrical reading of sex in Rotrou's plays, a tripartite examination of dramatic strategy: how Rotrou foregrounds the scandalous by direct depiction of sexuality onstage; how at other moments he moves to attenuate its prurient ...


Ein Kurzer Brief Humboldts An Den Hofmarschall, Reinhard Andress Aug 2012

Ein Kurzer Brief Humboldts An Den Hofmarschall, Reinhard Andress

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

The collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University contain a short, hitherto unpublished letter written by Alexander von Humboldt to a Lord Chamberlain of the Prussian Court. The letter appears here for the first time with some explanations regarding its historical context.


Essay Writing Instructional Lexicon And Semantic Confusion, Amir Kalan Aug 2012

Essay Writing Instructional Lexicon And Semantic Confusion, Amir Kalan

English Faculty Publications

“Introduction,” “body,” and “conclusion” are the most accessible words in the instructional lexicon for ESL writing teachers when they want to describe the structure of a typical five-paragraph persuasive or argumentative essay or its shorter variations for standardized tests such as TOEFL and IELTS. They are frequently employed to refer to the three tiers of the hamburger essay in textbooks, on classroom boards, and in YouTube tutorials.

Not surprisingly, English learners also might give you the same words if asked what the main components of an essay are. Like ESL teachers, students usually use the same terms or their equivalents ...


Dream Dinner Or Dinner Disaster? French And American Cultures Collide, Wendy W. Amato Ph.D. Jul 2012

Dream Dinner Or Dinner Disaster? French And American Cultures Collide, Wendy W. Amato Ph.D.

French Model Lesson Plans

Sociocultural Model Lesson Plan centered on a translinguistic and transcultural analysis of French and American dinner party conventions.


La Herida De Moctezuma, Mark K. Warford Jun 2012

La Herida De Moctezuma, Mark K. Warford

Spanish Model Lesson Plans

A Sociocultural Model Lesson Plan centered on a folktale about the demise of Moctezuma. La Herida de Moctezuma comes from John Bierhorst's Cuentos Folclóricos Latinoamericanos. A Google search will yield an excerpt, but it is recommended that you use the entire tale. Targeted to Intermediate-High learners.


Héroes Y Corridos, Mark K. Warford Jun 2012

Héroes Y Corridos, Mark K. Warford

Spanish Model Lesson Plans

No abstract provided.


"Listen And Click": Enhancing Listening Comprehension Skills In The Language Classroom Through The Use Of Clickers, Valerie Hascoet Jun 2012

"Listen And Click": Enhancing Listening Comprehension Skills In The Language Classroom Through The Use Of Clickers, Valerie Hascoet

Conference Papers

The following article relates to an experiment with a group of second year students learning an applied language as a minor subject of their degree. Personal Response Devices were introduced to improve the students’ listening skills by creating more engagement with the course material. It led to 100% participation in class activities run through clickers, facilitated the students in self-evaluating their performance at the tasks and was fun, despite some technical issues occasionally. The experiment fell short however on the reflective aspect. Students were either incapable of or unwilling to reflect on the questions they found difficult. The lecturer was ...


Review Of Building Nineteenth-Century Latin America: Re-Rooted Cultures, Identities, And Nations, Lee Joan Skinner Jun 2012

Review Of Building Nineteenth-Century Latin America: Re-Rooted Cultures, Identities, And Nations, Lee Joan Skinner

CMC Faculty Publications and Research

Recent years have seen the publication of several excellent collections of essays devoted to nineteenth-century Latin American cultural studies. Works such as Beyond Imagined Communities: Reading and Writing the Nation in Nineteenth-Century Latin America, edited by Sara Castro-Klarén and John Charles Chasteen, and special numbers of journals such as Revista Iberoamericana’s issue on cultural change and periodical reading in nineteenth-century Latin America (January–March 2006), to adduce but two examples, have amplified our understanding of the complex ways in which hegemonic and nonhegemonic discourses functioned in the nineteenth century and how the divisions between elite and popular cultures were ...


Review Of: Women In The Prose Of María De Zayas, Joan M. Hoffman Jun 2012

Review Of: Women In The Prose Of María De Zayas, Joan M. Hoffman

Modern & Classical Languages

With Women in the Prose of Maria de Zayas, Eavan O'Brien presents a remarkable, exception ally well-researched addition to the ever-increasing Maria de Zayas library, albeit with what is, in my estimation, an unfortunate and inexpressive title. O'Brien wholly succeeds in her stated intention to study "the complex ramifications of women's interaction in [Zayas's] prose" (5). Without a doubt, this study does represent "a new contribution to the study of Zayas's prose, unearthing a neglected and innovative aspect, its gynocentrism" (6). Using a very close reading of all twenty tales in Novelas amorosas y ejemplares ...


Der Zauber Der Musik: E.T.A. Hoffmann Und Das Erleben Des Sublimen, Katelin M. Richter May 2012

Der Zauber Der Musik: E.T.A. Hoffmann Und Das Erleben Des Sublimen, Katelin M. Richter

Lawrence University Honors Projects

Die Werke von E.T.A. Hoffmann konzentrieren sich auf ein bestimmtes romantisches Konzept: auf die Sehnsucht nach dem Unendlichen und auf das Erlebnis dieses sublimen romantischen Reiches. Um Hoffmanns romantische Ästhetik besser zu begreifen, lohnt es sich seine Werke (Novellen, musikalische Schriften, Aufsätze und Kompositionen) heranzuziehen, um festzustellen, wie seine Figuren vor allem durch die Musik das romantische Reich erleben und wie und aus welcher Perspektive der Zuschauer auf dieses Reich reagieren kann. Diese Arbeit wird untersuchen, wie sich Hoffmanns romantische Ästhetik in den Erzählungen, den theoretischen Schriften und in der Oper Undine offenbart, wie seine Charaktere durch die ...


Erste Briefe / First Letters Aus Dem Exil 1945-1950. (Un)Mögliche Gespräche. Fallbeispiele Des Literarischen Und Künstlerischen Exils, Reinhard Andress May 2012

Erste Briefe / First Letters Aus Dem Exil 1945-1950. (Un)Mögliche Gespräche. Fallbeispiele Des Literarischen Und Künstlerischen Exils, Reinhard Andress

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Zunächst eine Begriffsklärung durch die Herausgeber: „Als Erste Briefe werden hier jene Korrespondenzen verstanden und in den Blick genommen, die ab 1945–1946 zwischen Exilanten und im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland bzw. Österreich verbliebenen Freunden oder Kollegen und Kolleginnen die Wiederaufnahme eines Gesprächs markieren“ (9). Dabei geht die Forschung diesbezüglich auf David Kettler zurück, der sich schon seit Jahren mit Grundfragen des Exils aus interdisziplinärer und interkultureller Sicht beschäftigt. Im vorliegenden Band werden die ersten Briefe von solchen schreibenden Exilanten wie Hermann Kesten, Oskar Maria Graf, Thomas Mann, Anna Seghers, Karl Otten, Friedrich Torberg, Robert Neumann, Johannes R. Becher, Annemarie Selinko, Heinrich ...


Répétez S’Il Vous Plaît !: L’Enseignement De La Compréhension Auditive Dans La Salle De Classe, Jordan M. Bessette May 2012

Répétez S’Il Vous Plaît !: L’Enseignement De La Compréhension Auditive Dans La Salle De Classe, Jordan M. Bessette

Senior Honors Projects

Foreign language acquisition is a subject of increasing importance in today’s world, acting as the backbone of international relations, trade and communication. In addition, through examination of a foreign culture and language, individuals can come to appreciate philosophies and values other than those pertaining to their own society. However, the difficulty and apparent uselessness of the subject material in the “here and now” dissuades many students from continuing language acquisition after obligatory general education requirements have been fulfilled. Through examining acquisition theories and factors which affect students’ motivation to continue second language acquisition; I developed a strategy in order ...


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 ...


L’Écriture Migrante Comme Pratique Signifiante: L’Exemple De L’Hétérolinguisme Et De L’Écriture Fragmentaire Chez Abla Farhoud Et Ying Chen, Simona Pruteanu Apr 2012

L’Écriture Migrante Comme Pratique Signifiante: L’Exemple De L’Hétérolinguisme Et De L’Écriture Fragmentaire Chez Abla Farhoud Et Ying Chen, Simona Pruteanu

Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications

Cet article récupère le concept d’écriture en tant que pratique signifi ante (Kristeva) en parlant de deux romans migrants québécois, L’Ingratitude de Ying Chen et Le Bonheur a la queue glissante d’Abla Farhoud, afi n de montrer comment les indices d’hétérolinguisme dans ces deux textes, en conjonction avec une poétique du fragment, créent une esthétique propre à l’expression de l’identité migrante, ou ce que nous appelons une signifi ance migrante. Nous espérons confi rmer que refuser l’ancrage dans une appartenance culturelle ou langagière unique joue un rôle capital dans l’esthétique de l ...


Review Of In The Light Of The Angels: Angelology And Cosmology In Dante's Divina Commedia, Santa Casciani Apr 2012

Review Of In The Light Of The Angels: Angelology And Cosmology In Dante's Divina Commedia, Santa Casciani

Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures

No abstract provided.


Beauvoir For The Masses: Exploring Applications Of Her Philosophy In French Social Revolutions Of The 1960’S, Reille Acks Apr 2012

Beauvoir For The Masses: Exploring Applications Of Her Philosophy In French Social Revolutions Of The 1960’S, Reille Acks

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE)

My project examines the feminism and existentialism of Simone de Beauvoir as they intersect with the ideas of the French social movements of the1960’s, using the movement of May '68 as a primary example. Beauvoir's ideas were politically in tune with the leftist philosophy of the students and workers who organized widespread demonstrations throughout the spring of 1968 and brought the French economy to a standstill in May of that year. But I argue that her existentialist philosophy, foregrounding the necessity of each individual to create a self and to reject accepted social paradigms, reflects the demands made ...


Queer Neo-Mexicanism: Negotiating Mexican And Gay Identities In The Art Of Nahum B. Zenil And Julio Galán, Nicholas Derda Apr 2012

Queer Neo-Mexicanism: Negotiating Mexican And Gay Identities In The Art Of Nahum B. Zenil And Julio Galán, Nicholas Derda

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE)

The Mexican artists Nahum B. Zenil and Julio Galán have become the poster children for being gay and Mexican in contemporary art criticism. Critics have drawn comparisons between Zenil and Galán because of their thematic treatment of gay sexuality and Mexican nationalism. These comparisons, however, have often assumed that Zenil and Galán are representing a monolithic gay sexuality that is unaffected by their social class, their relationships to nationalism and Catholicism, and their views on the role of art in social activism. This paper aims to analyze specifically how Zenil and Galán represent two distinct gay identities, all the while ...


Genesis 31-34 As Spanish Comedia: Lope De Vega’S El Robo De Dina, Matthew D. Stroud Apr 2012

Genesis 31-34 As Spanish Comedia: Lope De Vega’S El Robo De Dina, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Lope de Vega’s El robo de Dina, based upon Genesis 31-34, focuses on the disturbing series of events involving Jacob’s daughter, Dinah, and culminating in the mass slaughter of an entire enemy people who were doing their best to accommodate the demands of the Hebrews. The primary focus of this article is not the Biblical story itself, but rather the techniques that Lope used to adapt his source text for a comedia audience. From the amplification of the scope of the source text by the inclusion of the story of Laban and Jacob to the depiction of women ...


Racializing Queerness, Queering Nationalism, Rita Urquijo-Ruiz Apr 2012

Racializing Queerness, Queering Nationalism, Rita Urquijo-Ruiz

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Book review of Reading Chican@ Like a Queer: The De-Mastery of Desire by Sandra K. Soto, part of the Chicana Matters Series.


The Sounds Of Spanglish, Ilan Stavans Mar 2012

The Sounds Of Spanglish, Ilan Stavans

IMSA Great Minds Program ®

With the dramatic demographic growth of Latinos in the United States, a new form of communication has come to the fore: Spanglish, a hybrid tongue using elements from English and Spanish, yet having its own identity. Millions of people use it every day to speak as well as to read and write. Outside the country, in Latin America and the Caribbean, Spanglish is also a presence. But it is in this country where its effects are more palpable. Politicians, business big and small, religious organizations, and particularly the media employ it on a regular basis. What does the emergence of ...


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 ...


Review Of: From The Outside Looking In: Narrative Frames And Narrative Spaces In The Short Stories Of Emilia Pardo Bazán, Joan M. Hoffman Mar 2012

Review Of: From The Outside Looking In: Narrative Frames And Narrative Spaces In The Short Stories Of Emilia Pardo Bazán, Joan M. Hoffman

Modern & Classical Languages

In a nicely bound volume of the sort for which Juan de la Cuesta is well-known, Susan Walter undertakes the study of thirteen of Emilia Pardo Bazan's short stories published between 1892 and 1909. All of these tales have in common two narrative levels - an introduction presented by one framing narrator and a central narration as told by a second, internal, narrator - thus allowing Walter to "untangle the distinct voices of narrative authority in the texts in order to uncover the ideological positioning of the tale" (22). Also, the author views such stories as "an ideal place to look ...


Hall, Deborah Mcguffey (Fa 69), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2012

Hall, Deborah Mcguffey (Fa 69), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 69. Thesis: “Using Folklore to Teach English as a Second Language” by Deborah McGuffey Hall in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Arts, Department of Folk and Intercultural Studies at Western Kentucky University.


Vanguardia, Raza Y Nación: Una Lectura De La Negritud De La Novela Mexicana Panchito Chapopote Y Del Estridentismo A La Luz Del Modernismo Brasileño Y De Macunaíma, Roberto Irizarry Jan 2012

Vanguardia, Raza Y Nación: Una Lectura De La Negritud De La Novela Mexicana Panchito Chapopote Y Del Estridentismo A La Luz Del Modernismo Brasileño Y De Macunaíma, Roberto Irizarry

Modern Languages Faculty Publications

Xavier Icaza's Panchito Chapopote contains a rare portrayal of Mexican negritude. This novel rescues an identity marginalized by the emphasis on blending European and indigenous cultures in Mexico's official discourse. This representation is also distinguished by its distancing from both Afro-Mexican exoticism and Mexican nationalism. The article sheds light on this defamiliarized portrayal of Mexican Blackness by comparing it with Mário de Andrade's Macunaíma and Brazilian modernist works in general.


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."