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Christ’S Body As Public And Private Signifier: A Study Of Blason In La Ceppède's Théorèmes, Russell J. Ganim Dec 1994

Christ’S Body As Public And Private Signifier: A Study Of Blason In La Ceppède's Théorèmes, Russell J. Ganim

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

Much of the concept of space in La Ceppède's Théorèmes is defined in the portrayal of Christ's body. In this text, space appears as distances or gaps—between God and humankind, grace and damnation, poet and reader—which must be overcome by contemplation of Christ's redemptive act. Within the poet's meditative framework, Christ's body acts as a physical, intermediate space in which the metaphysical principles of celestial will take form. For the meditant, the knowledge gained from reflection on Christ's body allows the transcendence from the external, physical spaces of the material world in ...


The Semiotic Economy Of Colonization, J. Agustín Pastén B. Nov 1994

The Semiotic Economy Of Colonization, J. Agustín Pastén B.

Spanish Language and Literature

Review-essay on Inventing A-m-e-r-i-c-a; Spanish Historiography and the Formation of Eurocentrism, by José Rabasa.

In Inventing A-m-e-r-i-c-a: Spanish Historiography and the Formation of Eurocentrism, José Rabasa explores both the process of the creation of America via language and the gradual emergence of a European subjectivity key to the colonial enterprise of Europe. Although the author is on the side of those who believe that the New World was not discovered but invented, he disagrees with the notion of invention espoused by Edmundo O’Gorman in his classic La invención de América (1957; 1977). In the end, he states in his ...


Review Of Gustave Flaubert, La Première Education Sentimentale, Ed. Martine Bercot., Marshall C. Olds Oct 1994

Review Of Gustave Flaubert, La Première Education Sentimentale, Ed. Martine Bercot., Marshall C. Olds

French Language and Literature Papers

Martine Bercot's edition of the first Education sentimentale will be of use to Flaubert scholarship, and may well be the best one available for some time to come. As inexpensive as it is, this volume would also be an excellent addition to any graduate course on Flaubert.


Review Of Monic Robillard, Le Désir De La Vierge: Hérodiade Chez Mallarmé, Marshall C. Olds Sep 1994

Review Of Monic Robillard, Le Désir De La Vierge: Hérodiade Chez Mallarmé, Marshall C. Olds

French Language and Literature Papers

With this insightful though sometimes difficult book Monic Robillard has gone well beyond his earlier work on Stéphane Mallarmé's Hérodiade to offer a reading of the 30-year project where psychoanalytic paradigms and close reading create a lively and suggestive network that moves to the center of Mallarmé's poetics.


Saisons Riches Et Fécondes: Education Et Identité Africaine Dans Le Cinéma D'Euzhan Palcy, Russell J. Ganim Sep 1994

Saisons Riches Et Fécondes: Education Et Identité Africaine Dans Le Cinéma D'Euzhan Palcy, Russell J. Ganim

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

La surprise est la réaction la plus fréquente des critiques lorsqu'ils découvrent que la réalisatrice martiniquaise Euzhan Palcy est la force créatrice derrière des films aussi différents que la Rue Cases-Nègres (1984) et A Dry White Season (Une saison blanche et sèche) (1989). Le ton et le style narratif sont si distincts dans les deux films que les liens existants entre eux restent difficiles à identifier. Pourtant, à l'examen des intrigues respectives des films, on remarque une nette affinité qui suggère que le deuxième film est analogue au premier. Ensemble, ils constituent un projet intégré sur l'éducation ...


A Kiss Is Not Just A Kiss: The Use Of The Baiser In La Ceppède's Théorèmes, Russell J. Ganim May 1994

A Kiss Is Not Just A Kiss: The Use Of The Baiser In La Ceppède's Théorèmes, Russell J. Ganim

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

The combination of religious and erotic motifs plays a large role in shaping the artistic experience of the Renaissance. One thinks of paintings such as della Francesca’s Baptism of Christ (1540), as well as Michelangelo’s Last Judgment (1545). Lyric poetry also provides numerous examples of this aesthetic bond; among them Petrarch’s “Chiare fresche e dolci acque” and Ronsard’s “Je veux brûler, pour m’envoler aux cieux.” The lyric subgenre which perhaps most distinctly follows the trend of merging sexual and divine experience is the baiser, or kiss. Originally secular in nature, the baiser first appeared in ...


Olimpio Pitango De Monalia, Eduardo L. Holmberg, Gioconda Marun Jan 1994

Olimpio Pitango De Monalia, Eduardo L. Holmberg, Gioconda Marun

Modern Languages Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Displacements And Autobiography In Cuban-American Fiction, Isabel Alvarez-Borland Jan 1994

Displacements And Autobiography In Cuban-American Fiction, Isabel Alvarez-Borland

Spanish Department Faculty Scholarship

My study seeks to trace the dramatization of the Cuban voice within the fictional world of Cuban American authors and to explore the solutions and substitutions these authors have devised in order to create a voice in a culture other than that of their country of birth


Reivindicación Del Conde Don Julián Y La Trilogía De Juan Goytisolo: La Dialéctica Entre El Individuo, La Historia Y El Discurso Literario, Estrella Cibreiro Jan 1994

Reivindicación Del Conde Don Julián Y La Trilogía De Juan Goytisolo: La Dialéctica Entre El Individuo, La Historia Y El Discurso Literario, Estrella Cibreiro

Spanish Department Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Emblem As Meditative Icon In La Ceppède’S Théorèmes , Russell J. Ganim Jan 1994

Emblem As Meditative Icon In La Ceppède’S Théorèmes , Russell J. Ganim

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

While full comprehension of the divine image in La Ceppède’s Théorèmes is at times quite remote, understanding of the human image is often more accessible. I will argue that many of La Ceppède’s sonnets can be read as emblems which, both didactically and aesthetically, reveal the human in the divine through the iconographic portrayal of images, either written or graphic. By icon, I refer to the sacred representation and interpretation of images for the purpose of collective worship. Icons become the artistic means by which a devout subject, either poet or meditant, may identify and envision a religious ...


A Reappraisal Of The Correpondence Of Violant De Bar, Dawn Bratsch-Prince Jan 1994

A Reappraisal Of The Correpondence Of Violant De Bar, Dawn Bratsch-Prince

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Notarial documents are an indispensible resource for the history of culture, politics, and literature, because they are free from much of the social and cultural prejudices that color many literary texts. As the Spanish literary critic, Maria Eugenia Lacarra, rightly states in a recent article on feminist approaches to medieval Spanish history and literature «It is unfortunate that notarial documents, which are the least ideologically contaminated sources and therefore the most reliable, have been least studied [by literary historians]» (r988, r4). Precisely because this type of source material helps the critic see past culturally propagated misrepresentations of reality, Lacarra advocates ...


An Investigation Of Selected Variables As Predictors Of Success On The Speak And Teach Tests , Rosa Branca Luna Freire Fagundes Jan 1994

An Investigation Of Selected Variables As Predictors Of Success On The Speak And Teach Tests , Rosa Branca Luna Freire Fagundes

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The main purpose of this study was to identify a pool of discriminating variables to be used as predictors of success on the SPEAK and TEACH tests, which are tests given to prospective international teaching assistants at Iowa State University. Data were collected from four-hundred randomly selected subjects. Two sets of variables were individually investigated: background variables (sex, first language, TOEFL score, last degree completed, number of months residing in the U.S., average amount of time speaking English, and previous teaching experience) and operational variables (pronunciation, fluency, cultural ability, communication skills, interaction skills, raters' overall impression, and student-questioners' overall ...


Rivalry And Violence In Lope's El Castigo Sin Verganza, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 1994

Rivalry And Violence In Lope's El Castigo Sin Verganza, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Cesáreo Bandera published Mimesis conflictiva in 1975, at least a decade ahead of its time in terms of its reception by the comediantes. Using the ideas of René Girard, Bandera focuses primarily on Don Quixote, but a significant section of the monograph is devoted to a discussion of La vida es sueño. His discussion is wide ranging, dealing with the relationship between subject and object; the nature of, and processes surrounding, the sacrificial victim; the necessary relationship between truth, violence, civilization, reason, and illusion; the role of desire and (in)differentiation in rivalry; and the all-pervasive influence of the other ...