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The Selected Language Styles Of African Americans In An Urban Environment, Danielle R. England Dec 1999

The Selected Language Styles Of African Americans In An Urban Environment, Danielle R. England

McCabe Thesis Collection

The overall scope of this research is to define and explain the different styles of African American English. What are they and how do they affect the American society? The means by which many African Americans communicate is different from what American deems as standard American English (SAE). To this date, the voice of Black America has been categorizes as Black Dialect, African American Vernacular English, and Black English. Only until recently has the Black voice been regarded as Ebonics. Where did these language styles originate and why do we continue to speak it? Of course, there is nothing wrong ...


Foreword To Gayle A. Levy, Refiguring The Muse, Marshall C. Olds Oct 1999

Foreword To Gayle A. Levy, Refiguring The Muse, Marshall C. Olds

French Language and Literature Papers

In the study that follows, Professor Levy explores the historically grounded topos of the Muse figure as it was developed by poets in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It is a movement of renewal, and one that could occur in large part because of a revolution in thinking-both poetic and social-about issues related to gender and representation. She has asked that I write a brief foreword, which I am happy to do with an observation prompted by reading her book.


Value And Social Mobility In Flaubert, Marshall C. Olds Sep 1999

Value And Social Mobility In Flaubert, Marshall C. Olds

French Language and Literature Papers

L’Education sentimentale may be construed as an historical novel at least insofar as it addresses questions of social change and enduring value as they are related to those of history and individual memory. As in Balzac and later in Proust, what is true for the individual applies to society. There is an especially Flaubertian understanding of movement in society and movement across time that remains tied more to demands of diegetic coherence than to laws of historical necessity, however. Singulative narration as it appears in the novel is a kind of smoke screen hiding a more pervasive iteration whereby ...


Review Of M. Jones & R. Miller, Eds., The Cambridge Companion To The Classsic Russian Novel, Radha Balasubramanian Jul 1999

Review Of M. Jones & R. Miller, Eds., The Cambridge Companion To The Classsic Russian Novel, Radha Balasubramanian

Russian Language and Literature Papers

This collection of thirteen essays by eminent scholars is devoted to such diverse topics as the city, the countryside, politics, satire, religion, psychology and society, philosophy in the nineteenth-century novel, the romantic tradition, the realist tradition, the modernist tradition, novelistic technique, gender, and theory, and is classified under four subheadings-setting, culture, literary tradition, and structures and reading. These are not encyclopedic articles, but they offer insights into the subjects by refemng briefly when relevant to important nineteenth- and twentieth-century novels. Each article is accommodated in about twenty pages. This book is a “real companion” to Slavic scholars, a boon to ...


Torn Lace And Other Transformations: Rewriting The Bride's Script In Selected Stories By Emilia Pardo Bazán, Joan M. Hoffman May 1999

Torn Lace And Other Transformations: Rewriting The Bride's Script In Selected Stories By Emilia Pardo Bazán, Joan M. Hoffman

Modern & Classical Languages

In three of her tales—"El encaje roto"( 1897), "Champagne("1898), and "La boda"( 1909), Pardo Bazán presents her readers with a bride on her wedding day; in each case, and each in her own way, the bride breaks with convention and time-honored tradition on this most anticipated day of her life, only to see her life irrevocably altered—not by the marriage—but by her own actions and decisions. The juxtaposition of these three tales with a fourth later one, "La punta del cigarro" (1914), the story of a man in search of a wife wherein a male narrator ...


At The Limits Of Language : The Challenge Of Modernist Literature To Translation Theories And Practice, Nigel B. R Reeves Apr 1999

At The Limits Of Language : The Challenge Of Modernist Literature To Translation Theories And Practice, Nigel B. R Reeves

文學與翻譯研究中心 論文叢刊 Centre for Literature and Translation Occasional Paper Series

It is a great pleasure to be able to address colleagues and students at Lingnan College on a fresh occasion.* And on this occasion I would like to begin by talking Nonsense!

There was an old man of Hong Kong
Who never did anything wrong;
He lay on his back, with his head in a sack,
That innocuous old man of Hong Kong.

Fortunately I did not have to invent this nonsense-it is of course a limerick by Edward Lear, the Victorian humorist poet. It illustrates vividly the problem which I want to debate with you today-the challenge of Modernist ...


Staging The Tyrant On The Seventeenth-Century French Stage, Nina Ekstein Jan 1999

Staging The Tyrant On The Seventeenth-Century French Stage, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The tyrant is a frequent figure of seventeenth-century theater. While not as ubiquitous as young lovers, fathers, or kings, the tyrant is a persistent subset of this last group throughout the period. Like so many elements of seventeenth-century theater, the tyrant has it origins in antiquity, both in terms of political theory and drama. Tyrants first appeared on the stage of fifth-century Athens, and the legends and histories of the tyrants of antiquity are often repeated on the French stage of the seventeenth century, from Hérode sending Marianne to her death, to Brute assassinating César, to Néron eliminating his rival ...


The Origins Of Science Fiction Criticism: From Kepler To Wells, Arthur B. Evans Jan 1999

The Origins Of Science Fiction Criticism: From Kepler To Wells, Arthur B. Evans

Modern Languages Faculty publications

No abstract provided.


Inner Darkness: Images Of The Unconscious In Virgil's Aeneid, Frank Peter Bendewald Jan 1999

Inner Darkness: Images Of The Unconscious In Virgil's Aeneid, Frank Peter Bendewald

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

Dark, dire images pervade the Aeneid, and the epic poem's final lines are decidedly unsettling. Through his images and symbols, Virgil depicts a conflict within Aeneas, and he seems to deliberately resolve it in a way that leaves his reader disquieted. Aeneas' conflict, like Achilles' inner struggle in the Iliad, is as a semi-divine hero, born of a goddess and a mortal man, torn between his mortal and divine sides, and it can been seen as the human conflict between body and spirit. In resolving this heroic, and indeed human, conflict, Virgil shows his hero darkly acquiescing to his ...


Hacia Una Estética Del Análisis De Códigos Poéticos, William Martínez Jan 1999

Hacia Una Estética Del Análisis De Códigos Poéticos, William Martínez

World Languages and Cultures

Para explicar el razonamiento que trasfonda el análisis poético, propongo establecer un punto integrativo entre lo teórico y lo práctico. El problema de la relación del lenguaje poético al lenguaje no-poético ha venido a crear dos escuelas opuestas en pensamiento sobre lo que cada una considera como "lenguaje poético." En una, se denota la emotividad del acto poético. El poema difiere de otro tipo de texto en base a la capacidad de extraer emociones de los receptores. En la otra, el poema es visto como un acto comunicativo, donde existe un lector potencial que, dadas todas las circunstancias posibles y ...


Manuscripts And Markets: The Case And Cause Of Authors In Search Of Publishers, Russell J. Ganim Jan 1999

Manuscripts And Markets: The Case And Cause Of Authors In Search Of Publishers, Russell J. Ganim

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

In November 1996, the New Yorh Times ran a front page article dealing with the crisis in publishing monographs in the humanities. The piece opened with the experience of a young scholar in Oregon who had sent a book manuscript on Theodor Adorno to a major university press who refused to read it for reasons of "marketability" (Al). As the report continued, it outlined the economic and editorial reasons why many researchers in the humanities, especially at the beginning of their careers, encountered significant difficulty landing contracts at presses that would have published their work in the past. At the ...


Expending The Content Of Curriculum : Implementation Of The World Wide Web Into Foreign Language Teaching, Ping Gao Jan 1999

Expending The Content Of Curriculum : Implementation Of The World Wide Web Into Foreign Language Teaching, Ping Gao

Graduate Research Papers

This study investigated the factors that impact the decisions to integrate the World Wide Web into foreign language curriculum. This inquiry involved a combined approach -- including a survey and a case study. The current status of the technology application in foreign language instruction at a state university in the United States was assessed through the survey. It revealed that integrating the Web was the least immediate concern of most foreign language professors due to their limited knowledge, their inadequate training, and their ambiguous attitudes. A case study of an innovator's practice of integrating the Web in foreign language instruction ...