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Review Of: Women Living Zen, Michiko Yusa Nov 2000

Review Of: Women Living Zen, Michiko Yusa

Modern & Classical Languages

This is an anthropological study, carried out with love, care, and attention to detail, of the Japanese Sata nuns. Why would modern (Japanese) women want to give up the comforts of modern life, part with their beautiful hair-a powerful symbol of womanhood-and become monastics? What are their self-perceptions and their daily lives like? Arai ably answers these questions. She first takes the reader on a journey through the history of Japanese monastic Buddhist tradition, which began when three women were ordained sometime around the year 590. She then clarifies the modern academic arguments surrounding Dogen's view of women's ...


Review Of: The Languages Of Native North America, Edward J. Vajda Nov 2000

Review Of: The Languages Of Native North America, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

Mithun estimates that at least 300 distinct languages may have been spoken in North America on the eve of European contact. Of these, many disappeared without being adequately recorded or were not recorded at all. Of those that remained long enough to be documented in some appreciable detail, Goddard (I996: 3) lists I20 as already extinct by the mid I990s, and 72 as spoken by only a handful of elderly speakers. Of the remaining languages, 91 are no longer being learned naturally by children, and only 46 are still currently spoken by appreciable numbers of people of all ages. To ...


Review Of Renaissance Studies: Articles 1966–1994, By Malcolm Smith., Russell J. Ganim Oct 2000

Review Of Renaissance Studies: Articles 1966–1994, By Malcolm Smith., Russell J. Ganim

French Language and Literature Papers

Malcolm Smith’s untimely death in 1994 left a serious void in French Renaissance scholarship. This loss to the profession has in part been compensated by a remarkable volume that assembles nearly thirty articles written by Professor Smith over a twenty-eight-year period. The volume also includes an extensive bibliography that lists Professor Smith’s books and critical editions. Professor Smith’s essays, published in journals such as Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance, Revue de Littérature Comparée, and The Sixteenth Century Journal, reveal a scholar whose meticulousness and originality remain exemplary for those devoted to research in the humanities. What is ...


Book Review: Sabine Lardon. L’Écriture De La Méditation Chez Jean De Sponde., Russell J. Ganim Oct 2000

Book Review: Sabine Lardon. L’Écriture De La Méditation Chez Jean De Sponde., Russell J. Ganim

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

Sabine Lardon’s monograph commands attention for the precision with which it analyses Sponde’s rhetorical tech¬nique in his Méditations sur les Pseaumes. Basing the need for her book on the critics’ preference for writing about Sponde’s lyric offerings rather than his prose, Lardon pro¬duces a study that yields great insight into Sponde’s ad¬ap¬tation of language and form within the context of bibli¬cal exegesis. Lardon’s work makes a valuable contribution to Spondian studies, and will no doubt help renew interest in baroque devotional literature.


Book Review: Jean De Sponde, Méditations Sur Les Pseaumes. Édition Critique Par Sabine Lardon., Russell J. Ganim Oct 2000

Book Review: Jean De Sponde, Méditations Sur Les Pseaumes. Édition Critique Par Sabine Lardon., Russell J. Ganim

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

This edition of the Méditations is a noteworthy project that will prove a valuable research tool. Part of Lardon’s suc¬cess stems from the fact that she preserves the integrity of the original 1588 La Rochelle edition by making only the slight¬est and most obvious changes in orthography and punctua¬tion for purposes of enhanced readability. The volume is more remarkable, however, for the ways in which it goes beyond Alan Boase’s 1954 and 1978 editions of the Médita¬tions.


Johannes R. Becher 1891–1958, Robert K. Shirer Sep 2000

Johannes R. Becher 1891–1958, Robert K. Shirer

German Language and Literature Papers

Throughout much of the 20th century, the name of Johannes R. Becher elicited strong reactions: he was a gifted Expressionist poet or a dangerous but largely incoherent pacifist; he was a tool of Moscow willing to betray the Weimar Republic or an example of an artist who transcended his class and served the proletariat; he was a degenerate enemy of the Third Reich or a hero of the Volkfront; his was a strong voice for the survival of German culture in the dark years or the timid voice of a survivor of Stalin's blood purges; he was a heroic ...


Review Of Eva Kocziszky, Mythenfiguren In Hölderlins Spätwerk, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Sep 2000

Review Of Eva Kocziszky, Mythenfiguren In Hölderlins Spätwerk, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

Kocziszky attempts to explicate the function of the Greek myths in Hölderlin’s late writings, primarily the annotations to his translations of Sophocles’s Oedipus and Antigone. She interprets these myths broadly, and in her discussions explores the figures of the centaur (here her textual basis is “Das Belebende,” Hölderlin’s translation and commentary of one of the Pindaric fragments), Oedipus, Antigone, Danae, and the “Muse,” Greece itself, as tragic figures whose significance emerges as one considers their relationship to the poetological, historical, political, and also profoundly personal concerns expressed in Hölderlin’s work. Following Jean LaPlanche’s observation that ...


Caught In/On The Web: To Publish Without Perishing In The Digital Age, Brian G. Kennelly Aug 2000

Caught In/On The Web: To Publish Without Perishing In The Digital Age, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

Publishing online is an increasingly prevalent means for scholars to test their ideas. But what of its challenges? Focusing on an ill-fated Web site dedicated to the polemic French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline, and on a proposed hypertextual edition of his most multilinear and multisequential work, this paper asks how to reconcile the need of academics with the bullheadedness of publishers who resist the renegotiation of copyright and the marketplace it (once) enabled.


Effect Of Carbopol And Polyvinylpyrrolidone On The Mechanical, Rheological, And Release Properties Of Bioadhesive Polyethylene Glycol Gels, Philadelphia University May 2000

Effect Of Carbopol And Polyvinylpyrrolidone On The Mechanical, Rheological, And Release Properties Of Bioadhesive Polyethylene Glycol Gels, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Performativity And Sexual Identity In Calderón’S Las Manos Blancas No Ofenden (White Hands Don't Offend), Matthew D. Stroud Jan 2000

Performativity And Sexual Identity In Calderón’S Las Manos Blancas No Ofenden (White Hands Don't Offend), Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Spanish comedia brims with examples of fluid gender identification. Not only do women frequently dress as men, but other characters almost always accept them as men or women depending solely on the clothes they wear. Is gender so superficial in these plays that it is merely a function of one's choosing the signifiers one wants to wear? Or is there an essentialism to gender that forces each character to assume the gender that corresponds to his or her sex in order to have a happy ending? Or is it something else, perhaps more reflective of Judith Butler's investigations ...


Comedy, Foppery, Camp: Moreto’S El Lindo Don Diego., Matthew D. Stroud Jan 2000

Comedy, Foppery, Camp: Moreto’S El Lindo Don Diego., Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

In 1990, Francisco Portes brought his Teatro Pequeño to the Chamizal in El Paso and gave the audience his usual high quality performance of Moreto' s El Iindo don Diego. Those who attended the performance or have seen it on videotape know that Portes' s portrayal of Diego was nothing less than magisterial. He minces, he scolds, he blusters, he fusses, completely obsessed with his appearance and his affect on others. Don Diego's entry scene established his character and the comic tone for the entire play. In it, Diego converses with a very straight-laced foil, Don Mendo, a much ...


Homo/Hetero/Social/Sexual: Gila In Vélez’S La Serrana De La Vera, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 2000

Homo/Hetero/Social/Sexual: Gila In Vélez’S La Serrana De La Vera, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

There is an ever growing body of criticism noting the homosocial underpinnings of comedia society in which women serve primarily to cement the relationships among men. Barbara Simerka, Harry Vélez de Quiñones, and others have convincingly begun to establish the homosocial nature of the stage society in which women, often as objects given signification only when they acquire exchange value, frequently have little say in their marriages or in other important aspects of their lives. The dama, to borrow a definition from Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, is a character who takes her "shape and meaning from a sexuality of which she ...


Unified Matrix Processor Design For Fct-Iv And Fst-Iv Hartley Based Transforms, Philadelphia University Jan 2000

Unified Matrix Processor Design For Fct-Iv And Fst-Iv Hartley Based Transforms, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Review Of: Aristophanes' Clouds (With An Introduction By Ian C. Storey), Max Nelson Jan 2000

Review Of: Aristophanes' Clouds (With An Introduction By Ian C. Storey), Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

No abstract provided.


A Note On The Olisbos, Max Nelson Jan 2000

A Note On The Olisbos, Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

No abstract provided.


The Lesser Mysteries In Plato's Phaedrus, Max Nelson Jan 2000

The Lesser Mysteries In Plato's Phaedrus, Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

Plato set his dialogue Phaedrus at a sacred grove by the Callirrhoe spring in Agrae outside of Athens primarily because this was the location of the Lesser Mysteries. Plato not only had Socrates use Mystery terminology in his main speech, he also


E. R. Dodds: Two Unpublished Letters On Ancient 'Irrationalism', Max Nelson Jan 2000

E. R. Dodds: Two Unpublished Letters On Ancient 'Irrationalism', Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

Two as yet unpublished letters by E. R. Dodds demonstrate his wide-ranging interests in what he termed "irrationalism". The first, from October 17, 1945, is a response to an inquiry about the significance of Dionysiac cults for medieval


Of Art And Epithets: Approaching The Poetry Of Olivier Larronde Through His "Alberto Giacometti Dégaine", Brian G. Kennelly Jan 2000

Of Art And Epithets: Approaching The Poetry Of Olivier Larronde Through His "Alberto Giacometti Dégaine", Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

At the relatively early age of 38, the French poet Olivier Larronde died of an epileptic fit in October 1965. At that time, he had only published two poetic collections, Les Barricades mystérieuses (in 1946) and Rien voilà l'ordre (in 1959), with his third collection, L'Arbre à lettres, only appearing in print in 1966. Despite his limited literary output, Larronde had been considered by Paul Guth in September 1959 as "[u]n des sommets de la poésie Française depuis la guerre" ("Olivier Larronde poète" 114) and was hailed one month after his death by Jean Cau as "l ...


Flogging A Dead Language: Reading, Sex, And The Freak Reader In Acker’S Don Quixote, Nicola Pitchford Jan 2000

Flogging A Dead Language: Reading, Sex, And The Freak Reader In Acker’S Don Quixote, Nicola Pitchford

Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship

Pastiche is central to the resistant politics of Kathy Acker's writing--yet she would appear to agree with Fredric Jameson's influential critique of pastiche as "the wearing of a linguistic mask, speech in a dead language" (17). Her 1986 novel Don Quixote is all about having to speak "in a dead language" in the absence of a more "healthy" norm. It begins with the death of the protagonist, a female version of Cervantes's knight, who then goes on to narrate much of the subsequent story. Acker explains, "BEING DEAD, DON QUIXOTE COULD NO LONGER SPEAK. BEING BORN INTO ...


Le Défi Théâtral Dans Antigone De Félix Morisseau-Leroy Et La Tragédie Du Roi Christophe D'Aimé Césaire, Marie-Denise Shelton Jan 2000

Le Défi Théâtral Dans Antigone De Félix Morisseau-Leroy Et La Tragédie Du Roi Christophe D'Aimé Césaire, Marie-Denise Shelton

CMC Faculty Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Transitivity And The Choice Of A Preposition In Any Language, Valerie Hascoet Jan 2000

Transitivity And The Choice Of A Preposition In Any Language, Valerie Hascoet

Other Resources

This thesis examines the question of determination of transitivity for a verb through a comparison of processes involved in English and in French. It takes in several theories belonging to the area of the syntax-semantics interface in order to understand how a predicate is construed as either intransitive or direct transitive or indirect transitive in either language.The study focuses on a corpus of verbs that present different argument structures in French and in English. It analyses the various factors that determine the choice of a transitivity status for a given predicate. It discusses whether that process of determination lies ...


Literaturas De Exilio Y Etnicidad: El Caso De Cuba, Isabel Alvarez-Borland Jan 2000

Literaturas De Exilio Y Etnicidad: El Caso De Cuba, Isabel Alvarez-Borland

Spanish Department Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


El Mismo Mar De Todos Los Veranos Y Nubosidad Variable: Hacia La Consolidación De Una Identidad Femenina Propia Y Discursiva, Estrella Cibreiro Jan 2000

El Mismo Mar De Todos Los Veranos Y Nubosidad Variable: Hacia La Consolidación De Una Identidad Femenina Propia Y Discursiva, Estrella Cibreiro

Spanish Department Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Narcissus: Myth And Magic, Max Nelson Jan 2000

Narcissus: Myth And Magic, Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

No abstract provided.


Some Notes On Racial Trauma In Peter Weir’S Fearless, Silvia Tandeciarz Jan 2000

Some Notes On Racial Trauma In Peter Weir’S Fearless, Silvia Tandeciarz

Arts & Sciences Articles

No abstract provided.


Portfolios As An Alternative Assessment Strategy In Second Language Instruction, Rhonda M. Borcherding Jan 2000

Portfolios As An Alternative Assessment Strategy In Second Language Instruction, Rhonda M. Borcherding

Graduate Research Papers

With the advent of research on multiple intelligences and individual differences, alternative methods of assessing individual strengths in content areas are needed. An integral part of the process of acquiring a second language involves these alternative methods of evaluating individual strengths. Portfolio assessment offers an alternative to conventional testing strategies for evaluating progress in second language learning. Portfolios provide meaningful methods to actively engage language students in the basic four modalities of literacy: listening, reading, speaking and writing a second language. Portfolios also can help promote and document the five standards of foreign language instruction: culture, communication, connection, comparisons and ...


Purdue Books In Comparative Cultural Studies, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Jan 2000

Purdue Books In Comparative Cultural Studies, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


Style Guide For Books In Comparative Cultural Studies, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Jan 2000

Style Guide For Books In Comparative Cultural Studies, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.