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The Masquerade Of History: Herman Bote’S Schichtboik, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Dec 1993

The Masquerade Of History: Herman Bote’S Schichtboik, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

In medieval city chronicles of northern Germany we find an inter esting instance of polysemy in the word “schicht,” which is used to mean both “history” and “uprising”. Th is semantic overlap suggests a strong association in the contemporary imagination between the processes of historical change and the manifestation of disorder. This association is reflected in the practice of city chronicle writing in the medieval and late medieval period, which frequently was undertaken in the aftermath of an uprising. The chronicle documented the legitimacy of the restored order, and served the specific purpose of perpetuating the city’s present legal ...


Spatial Form And Character Revelations: Korolenko's Siberian Stories, Radha Balasubramanian Sep 1993

Spatial Form And Character Revelations: Korolenko's Siberian Stories, Radha Balasubramanian

Russian Language and Literature Papers

Vladimir Galaktionovich Korolenko's (1853-1921) short stories unravel spatially rather than temporally--that is, juxtaposition of episodes in a moment of time takes precedence over sequential presentation. Past and present are often "fused in one comprehensive view," giving them a spatial form. Korolenko's narrator, proceeding along a road, unexpectedly meets interesting individuals and soon witnesses their actions and/or shares with them events from their past that have shaped their present world view through a recollection. It is as though the very volatility of the protagonists' present situation helps disclose a moment of decision from their past. This distinct present ...


The Task Of The Historian In El General En Su Laberinto, Isabel Alvarez-Borland Sep 1993

The Task Of The Historian In El General En Su Laberinto, Isabel Alvarez-Borland

Spanish Department Faculty Scholarship

In El general en su laberinto, García Marquez offers a critique of the historical process and examination of the methodology of history as a discipline in several interrelated dimensions. Central to a vision of the novel as "historiographic metafiction" are the author's disclosure of his own methodology in compiling the story of Bolivar an the relationship between oral versions and written documents within the fiction itself.


The Electronic Comedia, Matthew D. Stroud Jul 1993

The Electronic Comedia, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The rapid transmission of data in machine readable formats has for many years now been a staple of the business world. Now, in a number of fields, the same technology is being applied to scholarly subjects, including French and English literatures. The availability of primary texts ready to be read by one's own computer is almost as great a revolution in textual dissemination as the invention of the printing press. Other disciplines, in which scholars can exchange texts either on diskette or by uploading and downloading to a network, are far ahead of Spanish literature, but there is both ...


Review Of Zwischen Revolution Und Orthodoxie? Schelling Und Seine Freunde Im Stift Und An Der Universität Tübingen: Texte Und Untersuchungen. By Wilhelm G. Jacobs, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Jun 1993

Review Of Zwischen Revolution Und Orthodoxie? Schelling Und Seine Freunde Im Stift Und An Der Universität Tübingen: Texte Und Untersuchungen. By Wilhelm G. Jacobs, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

This volume makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the education Schelling and his contemporaries received at the Tübingen Stift in the last decades of the eighteenth century. The book consists of three parts: first Jacobs's discussion of the academic setting of the Stift, and then two sections of previously unpublished texts-a selection of eight Specimina (masters' essays) written between 1785 and 1795 by some of the lesser lights at the St$, followed by a list of the titles of all dissertations and Speciminawritten at the Stift during the same time period. While earlier studies have pointed ...


A Multi-Faceted Language-Learning Curriculum For The Middle School, G. Ann Dopson Poole May 1993

A Multi-Faceted Language-Learning Curriculum For The Middle School, G. Ann Dopson Poole

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This research project involved the creation of a viable, interdisciplinary language-learning curriculum for the middle-school child who is experiencing his/ her initial contact with a language other than the native tongue. The course is exploratory in nature, lasting only nine weeks of the school year and was developed from a humanistic point of View, taking into account the special academic, emotional, and social needs of the preadolescent. Course content focuses on the development of students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and the importance of cultivating awareness and respect for the culture of the world’s peoples who communicate in ...


The Desiring Subject And The Promise Of Salvation: A Lacanian Study Of Sor Juana's El Divino Narciso, Matthew D. Stroud May 1993

The Desiring Subject And The Promise Of Salvation: A Lacanian Study Of Sor Juana's El Divino Narciso, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Both Sor Juana's El divino Narciso and Jacques Lacan's psychoanalytic writings deal with the nature of humankind and the nature of God. This article examines the play and its religious philosophy in light of Lacan's imaginary, symbolic, and real registers, as well as Lacan's important concepts of the Other, the divided subject, jouissance, and the death drive. Ultimately, both Lacan and Sor Juana arrive at the same conclusion, that the basis of the religious experience is grounded in the "lack" in both the subject and God, and that only death can bring the promised state of ...


The Destabilization Of The Future In Racine's Iphigénie, Nina Ekstein May 1993

The Destabilization Of The Future In Racine's Iphigénie, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The action of Racine's Iphigénie is only a prelude, a pretext, to a much greater future event. The Trojan War looms large before the entire dramatic universe, drawing the characters inexorably forward. The force of the future in this play has long been evident: Georges Poulet discussed it in relation to the weight of the past in Andromaque: "[o]uvrant ou fermant un récit, le moment de l'action perd donc presque entièrement sa valeur propre, sa qualité de seul moment 'présent.' . . . Sa 'réalité' n'est pas assez riche en soi pour triompher d'un passé ou d'un ...


El Modernismo Argentino Incognito En La Ondina Del Plata, Gioconda Marun Jan 1993

El Modernismo Argentino Incognito En La Ondina Del Plata, Gioconda Marun

Modern Languages Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


More Than A Reasonable Facsimile: Yvette Quenot's Edition Of Jean De La Ceppède's Théorèmes, Russell J. Ganim Jan 1993

More Than A Reasonable Facsimile: Yvette Quenot's Edition Of Jean De La Ceppède's Théorèmes, Russell J. Ganim

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

Since the rehabilitation of Jean de La Ceppède's Théorèmes, study of the work has been hindered by the lack of an easily readable, critically annotated edition. Though extracts of his meditations appeared in a few poetry anthologies during the twentieth century, it was not until 1966, with the appearance of Jean Rousset's Droz facsimile that full access to the sonnets and the poet's annotations could be gained without consulting the original Toulouse editions of 1613 and 1622. The Droz text, though in many ways quite useful, is not sufficient for serious scholarship. Its archaic typefaces, moreover, make ...


An Analysis Of Attitudes Toward Spanish As Expressed In Us English Update, Shaw N. Gynan Jan 1993

An Analysis Of Attitudes Toward Spanish As Expressed In Us English Update, Shaw N. Gynan

Modern & Classical Languages

An analysis of the content of the first ten years of the primary publication of the US ENGLISH organization, US ENGLISH Update, reveals that the main focus of the group is restriction of use of the Spanish language in the United States. This policy objective has its roots in language attitudes based on impressions and hearsay. US ENGLISH asserts that many US Spanish-speakers are not willing to learn English, for which bilingual education is singled out as a significant cause. US ENGLISH claims to support only constituency- and state-benefit-based language policies, but the ulterior goal that emerges is the elimination ...


Acting Naturally: Cultural Distinction And Critiques Of Pure Country, Barbara Ching Jan 1993

Acting Naturally: Cultural Distinction And Critiques Of Pure Country, Barbara Ching

Barbara Ching

Country music has the fastest-growing audience in America but it is still rather scandalous for an intellectual to admit to liking it. Contemporary cultural theory—which is to say cultural studies—has thus had practically nothing to say about it. At first glance, it may seem that everything has already been said. I know well enough that many people find country music to be dumb, reactionary, sentimental, maudlin, primitive, etc. Still others, perhaps influenced one way or another by the Frankfurt school, sneer at what they feel is the contrived, hokey, convention-bound nature of the music: they hear a commodification ...


Shades Of Borges: The Construction Of Identity In 'The Mirror And The Mask', Timothy Baland Jan 1993

Shades Of Borges: The Construction Of Identity In 'The Mirror And The Mask', Timothy Baland

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

Shades of Borges is an explication of "The Mirror and The Mask" using theories, terminologies, and methodologies presented by Jean Baudrillard and Michel Foucault. In the story, the king of Ireland orders his court poet to compose three successive odes, each surpassing its predecessor. The story ends with the death of the bard and the disenthronement of the king. The thesis analyzes the differences and similarities between the individual poems using Baudrillard's theories of the four "successive phases of the image" and the ascension of simulation over representation. The transition within the story from merely representational discourse to discourse ...


Genre And Lack In The Comedia, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 1993

Genre And Lack In The Comedia, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The history of genre studies is almost a textbook case of critical self-deconstruction. Beginning with Aristotle himself, we are faced with irreconcilable differences between description and prescription, literary cause and psychological effect, the written Poetics and the promised but lacking sequel on comedy. The temptation to compromise on a definition (or multiple definitions) of a genre has been met with startlingly rigid manifestos for limiting our use of a word such as "tragedy" only to those plays that fulfill the particular narrowly- conceived requirements of one critic or another. Given Jacques Lacan's penchant for jumping into the middle of ...


Language, Power, And Gender In Tristan’S La Marianne And La Mort De Sénèque, Nina Ekstein Jan 1993

Language, Power, And Gender In Tristan’S La Marianne And La Mort De Sénèque, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Power is a central issue in both Tristan L'Hermite's Marianne (1636) and La Mort de Sénèque (1644). I propose to examine the articulations of power in Tristan's theater and the power struggles at the heart of both plays. On the most basic level, Tristan illustrates the power of tyranny. Furetière defines a tyrant as an "usurpateur d'un Etat, oppresseur de la liberté publique, qui s'est emparé par violence ou par adresse de la souveraine puissance"; tyran "se dit aussi d'un Prince qui abuse de son pouvoir, qui ne gouverne pas selon les lois, qui ...


The Weight Of The Future In Racine's Theater, Nina Ekstein Jan 1993

The Weight Of The Future In Racine's Theater, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The future has a curious status in the theater. Like the past, it cannot be represented on stage, but is limited to the field of discourse. The future can be spoken, but not literally pre-figured. Purely textual, lacking any referent, concretized or otherwise, the future appears essentially alien to the theater. For Anne Ubersfeld, "le problème fondamental du temps au théâtre est qu'il se situe par rapport à un icimaintenant ... le théâtre est ce qui par nature nie la présence du passé et du futur. L’écriture théâtrale est une écriture au présent." Yet the future constitutes an important ...


Purification And Characterization Of Porin From Corn (Zea Mays L.) Mitochondria, Philadelphia University Dec 1992

Purification And Characterization Of Porin From Corn (Zea Mays L.) Mitochondria, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.