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Rewriting For Redemption: Adapting The Epic In La Ceppède's Théorèmes, Russell J. Ganim Oct 2002

Rewriting For Redemption: Adapting The Epic In La Ceppède's Théorèmes, Russell J. Ganim

French Language and Literature Papers

Jean de La Ceppède's Théorèmes ( 1613, 1622), raise intriguing issues concerning the question of generic adaptation. Elsewhere, I have shown that the Théorèmes can be classified under the rubric of the lyric not merely because the text consists of 520 sonnets on Christ's Passion, but because these sonnets, both individually, and within the collective context of the sonnet sequence, often represent appropriations of common Renaissance lyric subgenres such as the blason, the baiser, and the pastoral/pastourelle. La Ceppède's structural adaptation of the lyric is supplemented by the presence of the je/poète who internalizes the narrative ...


Power, Linguistic Diversity And Education, Eva Núñez-Méndez Oct 2002

Power, Linguistic Diversity And Education, Eva Núñez-Méndez

World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations

Brief editorial outlining the author's views on issues around diversity, bilingualism and multiculturalism, arguing for the benefits of multilingualism.


Computer-Based Instruction & Awareness: Processing Instruction Vs. Meaningful Output-Based Instruction, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short Jul 2002

Computer-Based Instruction & Awareness: Processing Instruction Vs. Meaningful Output-Based Instruction, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Views Of Kingship: Britannicus And Louis Xiv’S Mémoires, Russell J. Ganim Jun 2002

Views Of Kingship: Britannicus And Louis Xiv’S Mémoires, Russell J. Ganim

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

This study situates itself within a current trend in Racinian scholarship to accentuate the political dimensions of Racine’s dramaturgy. Recently, Timothy Reiss, Suzanne Gearhart, and Alain Viala, among others, have emphasized the socio-political aspects of Racine’s oeuvre in part to counteract the mid twentieth-century notion that Racine’s classicism, if not his work in general, is based almost exclusively on the psychological representation of plot and character. I will argue that to a significant extent, the nature – «classical» or other – of Racine’s drama is also founded on a keen sense of the historic as it relates to ...


Review Of Julien Gœury: L 'Autopsie Et Le Théorème: Poétique Des Théorèmes Spirituels (1613-1622) De Jean De La Ceppède., Russell J. Ganim Jun 2002

Review Of Julien Gœury: L 'Autopsie Et Le Théorème: Poétique Des Théorèmes Spirituels (1613-1622) De Jean De La Ceppède., Russell J. Ganim

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

Les lecteurs de La Ceppède seront contents de recevoir le livre de Julien Gœury car son étude représente une addition importante aux ouvrages récents sur le poète aixois. Faisant partie de la redécouverte critique des Théorèmes initiée par les travaux de Jean Rousset dans les années 50, L'Autopsie et le théorème jette un nouveau regard sur l'oeuvre laceppédienne en adoptant ce que l'on peut appeler une perspective néo-structuraliste. L'exposé se divise en quatre parties: 1) Morphologie, 2) Anatomie, 3) Physiologie et 4) Psychologie. Une telle répartition suggere le désir de dégager le caractère organique du texte ...


Through The Talking Glass: Translucence And Translation In The Condé Museum’S Psyche Gallery, Russell J. Ganim Jun 2002

Through The Talking Glass: Translucence And Translation In The Condé Museum’S Psyche Gallery, Russell J. Ganim

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

The forty-four stained-glass windows (dating from 1540–44) that recount the mythological tale of Psyche in Chantilly’s Condé Museum present a unique semeiological challenge to scholars. Accompanied by lyric inscriptions of either four or eight lines, the panels reveal an image/text combination that represents a literal example of the Renaissance notion of ut pictura poesis. These seldom-discussed panels merit inquiry because they reflect certain historic, artistic, and literary trends that illustrate factional and intellectual movements crucial to understanding France of the early to mid-sixteenth century. In its examination of these issues, this essay asks three questions:
1) What ...


Review Of: Compendium Of The World's Languages, Volume 1: Abaza To Kurdish; Volume 2: Ladakhi To Zuni, 2nd Edn., Edward J. Vajda Jun 2002

Review Of: Compendium Of The World's Languages, Volume 1: Abaza To Kurdish; Volume 2: Ladakhi To Zuni, 2nd Edn., Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

These two weighty volumes actually go far in showcasing the world's linguistic diversity, both past and present, in a format that is invitingly accessible to any reader with a modicum of familiarity with general linguistic terms and concepts. Engaging the curiosity of the nonspecialist is a very worthwhile goal as linguists succeed in bringing ever more language forms to the attention of the general public. However, because even the most dedicated linguist can intimately know only a miniscule fraction of the world's linguistic richness, the success of any encyclopedic treatment of world languages hinges crucially on the published ...


Metaphors Of Mathematics In Corneille's Theater, Nina Ekstein Apr 2002

Metaphors Of Mathematics In Corneille's Theater, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Mathematical metaphors are a distinctive and characteristic feature of Corneille’s theater, closely tied to his dramatic aesthetics. I divide these metaphors into two groups, identities and combinatorics. The field of identities deals with different kinds of equations, from the level of language, where elements are equated or placed in some other relationship that can be expressed mathematically, to the level of plot, where, for example, the search for identity (e.g. who is Héraclius?) resembles an algebraic equation. Combinatorics involves the arrangements and combinations of elements, and finds its greatest application here in the question of the constitution of ...


Truth And Consequences: Renaud Camus And The Personal, Brian G. Kennelly Apr 2002

Truth And Consequences: Renaud Camus And The Personal, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

A year before his untimely death in 1980, in the days before the internet, before even the minitel bleu or rose, Roland Barthes compared the personals – at that time still print-based – of two popular French dailies. On the one hand, the advertisements in Le Nouvel Observateur belied artifice, he noted. The information their writers shared publicly with potential mates revealed a certain banal artificiality. Despite the obvious effort the creators of the ads had put into catching the eye of possible matches, in spite of the care with which they had weighed the words before ultimately selecting them and the ...


Marivaux's Comedy Of Loss: La Double Inconstance, Thomas M. Carr Jr. Apr 2002

Marivaux's Comedy Of Loss: La Double Inconstance, Thomas M. Carr Jr.

French Language and Literature Papers

Marivaux's treatment of losing love in one of his favorite plays, La Double Inconstance (1723), is a double tour de force. Not content to show that grieving or offering sympathy for lost love can be intimately tied to the awakening to love that is at the center of his theater, he also turns them to comic advantage. The classic accounts of the role of sensibility in Marivaux, such as Ruth Jamieson's, have pointed out how love strains against pride in his plays as lovers summon amour-propre to resist acknowledging that they are in love (97,105) and noted ...


Le Palimpseste Et Le Roman Africain: Le Cas Des Romans Xala De Sembène Ousmane Et La Grève Des Bàttu D’Aminata Sow Fall, Marie-Chantal Kalisa Mar 2002

Le Palimpseste Et Le Roman Africain: Le Cas Des Romans Xala De Sembène Ousmane Et La Grève Des Bàttu D’Aminata Sow Fall, Marie-Chantal Kalisa

French Language and Literature Papers

Les romans Xala de Sembène Ousmane et La grève des Bàttu d’Aminata Sow Fall mettent en scène quelques uns des personnages les plus mémorables de l’Afrique postcoloniale en proie à des crises individuelles mais dont l’impact se fait sentir partout dans la communauté. A la différence des études déjà faites sur ces romans qui se concentrent sur leur thématique, dans cet essai, je propose d’examiner le processus de création littéraire qui unit les deux romans dans un jeu intertextuel. Les relations palimpsestiques entre ces deux romans mettent en valeur la dimension esthétique, souvent mise à l ...


Gustave Le Rouge, Pioneer Of French Science Fiction, Arthur B. Evans Mar 2002

Gustave Le Rouge, Pioneer Of French Science Fiction, Arthur B. Evans

Modern Languages Faculty publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of: Classifiers: A Typology Of Noun Categorization, Edward J. Vajda Mar 2002

Review Of: Classifiers: A Typology Of Noun Categorization, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

This book offers a multifaceted, cross-linguistic survey of all types of grammatical devices used to categorize nouns. It represents an ambitious expansion beyond earlier studies dealing with individual aspects of this phenomenon, notably Corbett's (I99I) landmark monograph on noun classes (genders), Dixon's important essay (I982) distinguishing noun classes from classifiers, and Greenberg's (I972) seminal paper on numeral classifiers. Aikhenvald's Classifiers exceeds them all in the number of languages it examines and in its breadth of typological inquiry. The book is intended to inspire and guide more linguists into conducting fieldwork on undescribed or under-described languages by ...


Review Of: Changing Valency: Case Studies In Transitivity, Edward J. Vajda Mar 2002

Review Of: Changing Valency: Case Studies In Transitivity, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

In languages that contain them, verb-internal subject/object agreement affixes are normally a purely grammatical affair. But the morphological patterns that create distinctive transitive and intransitive verb stems are derivational. The dependence of a verb's grammatical properties on derivational processes of stem creation is particularly interesting when valency-changing mechanisms are considered cross-linguistically. This is precisely the aim of this volume, which compares techniques used to build passives, deagentives, causatives, applicatives and other valency-related stem types in a range of languages deliberately chosen for their genetic and typological diversity.


Gustave Le Rouge, Pioneer Of French Science Fiction, Arthur B. Evans Feb 2002

Gustave Le Rouge, Pioneer Of French Science Fiction, Arthur B. Evans

Arthur Bruce Evans

No abstract provided.


Women And Marriage In Corneille's Theater, Nina Ekstein Jan 2002

Women And Marriage In Corneille's Theater, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Marriage is ubiquitous in Corneille's theater: there is not a single one of his plays in which marriage is not an issue, in which at least one union is not proposed. In part this state of affairs is due to the fact that the vast majority of Corneille's characters are marriageable. While marriageability is hardly unusual among the young, Corneille inevitably takes his characters at precisely the dramatic moment when the choice of life partner is to be made. For Corneille, that moment is not even limited to the young; not infrequently older characters are in need of ...


Uxoricidas, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 2002

Uxoricidas, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

La figura del uxoricida aparece en muchas literaturas nacionales, pero la comedia española presenta tantos argumentos en que el marido mata a su esposa que llega a ser un verdadero subgénero. El uxoricidio es tan importante dentro de la historia literaria de la época que algunos han llegado a declarar, equivocadamente, que la matanza de una mujer representaba fielmente cierta peculiaridad del carácter nacional español, sobre todo cuando se trataba también del honor. Es verdad que la autoridad legal de matar a una esposa adúltera aparece en el Fuero juzgo, pero ya no estaba en vigor en el siglo XVII ...


Zwei Deutsche Weihnachtsmarkte: Dauer Im Wechsel, Leslie S. Hartzog Jan 2002

Zwei Deutsche Weihnachtsmarkte: Dauer Im Wechsel, Leslie S. Hartzog

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

In Deutschland kann sich keiner Weihnachten ohne einen Weihnachtsmarkt vorstellen, da dieses tradionelle Fest ganz fest in der Geschichte und Kultur des Landes verwurzelt ist. Jeder deutsche Markt ist ein Erzeugnis der Stadt und Kultur, von der er stammte; viele Traditionen konnen ilberall auf Markten gefunden werden, aber es gibt viele Besonderheiten, die nur mit bestimmten Markten verbunden sind. In dieser Weise ist jeder Markt einzigartig.


Artifacts Of Adultery: Flaubert's Use Of Kitsch In Madame Bovary, Levilson C. Reis Jan 2002

Artifacts Of Adultery: Flaubert's Use Of Kitsch In Madame Bovary, Levilson C. Reis

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Sophonisbe's Seduction: Corneille Writing Against Mairet, Nina Ekstein Jan 2002

Sophonisbe's Seduction: Corneille Writing Against Mairet, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Rewriting the subjects of tragedies was so common throughout the seventeenth century as to be a defining characteristic of the period. While originality was the rule in comedy, in tragedy it was disdained. The arrangement of the action, the power and beauty of the language. the originality of the articulation of the more or less ancient plot: these were the badges of the tragic virtuoso. Rewriting was both a compliment to the predecessor and an act of appropriation, a theft not so much of the subject as of authority over the subject. The tragic playwright rewrote with a presumption of ...


Characterization Of Different Reactive Lysines In Bovine Heart Mitochondrial Porin. Al Jamal Ja, Philadelphia University Jan 2002

Characterization Of Different Reactive Lysines In Bovine Heart Mitochondrial Porin. Al Jamal Ja, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Catalunya Invisible: Contemporary Drama In Barcelona, Sharon G. Feldman Jan 2002

Catalunya Invisible: Contemporary Drama In Barcelona, Sharon G. Feldman

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

During the winter of 2000, Lluís Pasqual staged a Catalan version of Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard at Barcelona's Teatre Lliure, the historic home of Catalonia's most stable, accomplished, and distinguished repertory theatre company. In Chekov's play, Madame Lyobov Andreyevna Ranyevskaya, an emblem of the fading elegance and dwindling supremacy of the Russian aristocracy, is compelled by her situation of financial despair to sell her estate and cherry orchard to the nouveau-riche Lopakhin and then return to Paris on the eve of the Revolution. The orchard that was once admired for its beauty eventually will be ...


Grammatica Pratica Per Studenti Cinesi: Chapter 1, Susanna Nocchi Jan 2002

Grammatica Pratica Per Studenti Cinesi: Chapter 1, Susanna Nocchi

Books/Book Chapters

Esercizi e schede grammaticali chiare ed essenziali con istruzioni e grammatica in cinese. Questo libro permette agli studenti cinesi di esercitare la grammatica italiana in modo completo ed efficace. Attraverso schede grammaticali chiare ed essenziali, vengono spiegate tutte le principali regole della lingua italiana. A ciò vanno aggiunti moltissimi esercizi, quiz, giochi, che oltre ad “allenare” lo studente nell’uso della lingua, consentono di ricavare anche informazioni sulla vita, la società, la cultura e la storia italiana. Sia nella presentazione delle regole che negli esercizi, particolare attenzione è riservata alle forme più utili e frequenti, nell’intento di fornire una ...


Race And The Rise Of Standard American, Thomas Paul Bonfiglio Jan 2002

Race And The Rise Of Standard American, Thomas Paul Bonfiglio

Bookshelf

This study examines the effect of race-consciousness upon the pronunciation of American English and upon the ideology of standardization in the twentieth century. It shows how the discourses of prescriptivist pronunciation, the xenophobic reaction against immigration to the eastern metropolises - especially New York - and the closing of the western frontier together constructed an image of the American West and Midwest as the locus of proper speech and ethnicity. This study is of interest to scholars and students in linguistics, American studies, cultural studies, Jewish studies, and studies in race, class, and gender.


"Introduction" To The Shape Of Change: Essays In Early Modern Literature And La Fontaine In Honor Of David Lee Rubin, Anne L. Birberick, Russell J. Ganim Jan 2002

"Introduction" To The Shape Of Change: Essays In Early Modern Literature And La Fontaine In Honor Of David Lee Rubin, Anne L. Birberick, Russell J. Ganim

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

Since Michel Foucault’s The Archeology of Knowledge gained widespread critical recognition in the late 1960s, the concept of change has held a privileged position in the discourse of literary and cultural studies. Concerned with disruptions, transformations, and upheavals, scholars have focused on those moments of rupture when the present breaks with the past, when originality displaces convention, when inventio repudiates imitatio. This emphasis on aesthetic and epistemic shifts has all too often resulted in the neglect of more traditional issues having to do with problems of cultural development, evolution, and influence. It has also overlooked the idea of reading ...


Análisis Narrativo Del Recuerdo En 'El Regreso' Y 'Del Cemento. La Trampa De Cemento', De Martín De Ugalde, Iker González-Allende, Joseba Pérez Moreno Jan 2002

Análisis Narrativo Del Recuerdo En 'El Regreso' Y 'Del Cemento. La Trampa De Cemento', De Martín De Ugalde, Iker González-Allende, Joseba Pérez Moreno

Spanish Language and Literature

El recuerdo en la producción de Martín de Ugalde', debido a sus experiencias personales, queda muy patente en sus relatos, de ahí que la elección de estas dos narraciones se deba a una cuestión significativa, ya que la primera de ellas, "El regreso", supone un cuento "portada" de su producción cuentÍstica de madurez, introduciéndonos en notas comunes que aparecerán reiteradamente en el resto de narraciones, en temas como la soledad, la muerte, el desarraigo ... Semejante a este relato en muchos aspectos es el segundo elegido, "Del cemento. La trampa de cemento", que enriquece nuestro análisis comparativo al ofrecer otras perspectivas ...


Variations On The Virgin: Anne De Marquets’S Depiction Of Mary In The Sonets Spirituels, Russell J. Ganim Jan 2002

Variations On The Virgin: Anne De Marquets’S Depiction Of Mary In The Sonets Spirituels, Russell J. Ganim

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

This paper explores the manner in which Anne de Marquets’s (1533– 1588) Sonets Spirituels (published posthumously in 1605) reshapes conventional portraits of the Virgin Mary. A Dominican nun at the Royal Priory in Poissy, Marquets, like many Baroque Catholic poets, follows Church tradition in glorifying Mary as a maternal symbol of chastity and faith. Yet, unlike Gabrielle de Coignard (OEuvres chrestiennes, 1594), Jean de La Ceppède (Théorèmes, 1613, 1622), or other of her lyric peers, Marquets depicts the Virgin as a subjective, intellectual near-deity whose role occasionally borders on the messianic. The basic approach of this study is comparative ...


Cuarenta Y Tres Anos De Obras Manuscritas E Ineditas, Eduardo L. Holmberg, Gioconda Marun Jan 2002

Cuarenta Y Tres Anos De Obras Manuscritas E Ineditas, Eduardo L. Holmberg, Gioconda Marun

Modern Languages Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Afghans Learn English, V.6, VizāRat-I MaʻĀRif, Center For Afghan Studies, Usaid Jan 2002

Afghans Learn English, V.6, VizāRat-I MaʻĀRif, Center For Afghan Studies, Usaid

Books in English

No abstract provided.


Afghans Learn English, V.4, VizāRat-I MaʻĀRif, Center For Afghan Studies, Usaid Jan 2002

Afghans Learn English, V.4, VizāRat-I MaʻĀRif, Center For Afghan Studies, Usaid

Books in English

No abstract provided.