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La Teoría De La Poesía En Jorge Cuesta Y José Gorostiza, Raúl Carrillo-Arciniega Dec 2004

La Teoría De La Poesía En Jorge Cuesta Y José Gorostiza, Raúl Carrillo-Arciniega

Doctoral Dissertations

The dissertation titled “La teoría de la poesía en Jorge Cuesta y José Gorostiza” explores, according to what Ernest Curtius has called “Theory of Poetry,” the concept that the poet has had about himself, as well as the activity he executes. This study has reconstructed the history and thoughts of these poets in order to demonstrate how, since the 30’s, these poets have introduced, in their way, a “deconstructive” thought utilizing the phenomenological method to enface the world. This new relation of the subject with the world opposes to a traditional vision in which the world is constructed based ...


Visiones Del Desencanto: Nostalgia Y Melancolía En El Cine De Fernando Fernán-Gómez Y José Luis Garci, Oscar Pereira Zazo Nov 2004

Visiones Del Desencanto: Nostalgia Y Melancolía En El Cine De Fernando Fernán-Gómez Y José Luis Garci, Oscar Pereira Zazo

Spanish Language and Literature

Este trabajo va en busca de los síntomas de la melancolía, la enfermedad del tiempo, en cuatro películas españolas: Asignatura pendiente (1977) y Volver a empezar (1982) de José Luis Garci, junto con Mambrú se fue a la guerra (1985) y El mar y el tiempo (1989) de Fernando Fernán-Gómez. La elección de estas películas obedece a dos razones:

1) Comparten rasgos centrales, a saber, que las historias se ambientan en un pasado reciente, que aluden a la llamada transición democrática española y que elaboran los temas de la desesperanza, la desilusión y el desencanto. El examen de estos rasgos ...


Acquisition Of An L3: Age, Working Memory And Level Of Bilingualism, C Sanz, Harriet Bowden Sep 2004

Acquisition Of An L3: Age, Working Memory And Level Of Bilingualism, C Sanz, Harriet Bowden

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Nelly Sachs (1891-1970), Amy Kepple Strawser Sep 2004

Nelly Sachs (1891-1970), Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This article provides a literary biography of the German Jewish poet Nelly Sachs (1891-1970) who fled Germany for Sweden in 1940 and lived and worked there for the rest of her life. Most of her large body of work was published after World War II, and many poems reflect Holocaust themes.


Visual Culture: The Later Mallarmé And Japonisme, Marshall C. Olds Sep 2004

Visual Culture: The Later Mallarmé And Japonisme, Marshall C. Olds

French Language and Literature Papers

Like his painter-contemporaries, Mallarmé’s attention to japonisme was to a visual phenomenon. Like them, he had a strong visual sense, and one could argue that even the early poems that tried to apprehend nothingness did so as if the problem were a visual one even if the results were more the ideas of things seen, rather than the creation of images. His visual orientation did change dramatically, however, by the time of La Dernière Mode in 1874, readying him for the acculturation to be provided first by Manet, and then by others, notably Whistler. The esthetics of japonisme is ...


Review Of: A Student Grammar Of Euskara, Edward J. Vajda Sep 2004

Review Of: A Student Grammar Of Euskara, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

Devotees of Basque (Euskara) have been enjoying a steady increase in the number of user-friendly introductions to the complexities of this fascinating language. There already exist beginner courses accompanied by cassette tapes (e.g. Alan R. King and Begotxu Olaizola Elordi, Colloquial Basque, London: Routledge, 1996), something that not long ago was mainly a luxury of the more frequently studied languages. This book adds the first full-length English-language description of Euskara grammar written for pedagogical purposes.


Bilingualism And Cognitive Capacities, Harriet Bowden, C Sanz, C Stafford Jul 2004

Bilingualism And Cognitive Capacities, Harriet Bowden, C Sanz, C Stafford

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Technology, Instruction, And L2 Development, K Morgan-Short, Harriet Bowden Jul 2004

Technology, Instruction, And L2 Development, K Morgan-Short, Harriet Bowden

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Rewriting, Rereading Récidive, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2004

Rewriting, Rereading Récidive, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

Author of some dozen works of homoerotic fiction, two polemical essays, and recipient of the 1973 Prix Médicis1, Tony Duvert published his first novel Récidive in 1967. Seven years later he rewrote it, ultimately publishing a much shorter version in 1976 - which for reviewer A. Thiher resembles what the prose of Jean Genet might have become were it to have been rewritten by Alain Robbe-Grillet. This disturbing work by one of France's most aggressively homosexual writers, a self-proclaimed "pédhomophile" (L'Enfant 21), has largely escaped critical attention. In the only study to focus on Récidive to date, John ...


Noticia De Un Secuestro De Gabriel García Márquez: Entre El Cuento Popular Y El Reportaje, Luis Cano May 2004

Noticia De Un Secuestro De Gabriel García Márquez: Entre El Cuento Popular Y El Reportaje, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

No abstract provided.


Reflexión Sobre La Realidad Mexicana: Una Mirada Crítica De La Historia A Través De La Dramaturgia Posmoderna De Juan Tovar.” (Reflexion On Mexican Reality: A Critical View Of History Through Postmodern Drama Plays By Juan Tovar), Perla Xochitl Zamitiz Pineda May 2004

Reflexión Sobre La Realidad Mexicana: Una Mirada Crítica De La Historia A Través De La Dramaturgia Posmoderna De Juan Tovar.” (Reflexion On Mexican Reality: A Critical View Of History Through Postmodern Drama Plays By Juan Tovar), Perla Xochitl Zamitiz Pineda

Doctoral Dissertations

The focus of this dissertation is the analysis of the Mexican History as a literary tool in the production of drama plays by Mexican playwright Juan Tovar, as well as the study of the technique known as Intertextuality. Both, History and intertextuality, are elements that have been identified by critics as a characteristic of literary Postmodernism. This work reveals that History is a part of Latin American literary production and as such, is what makes it different from the European-American Postmodernism and, still, it is a literature that belongs to this contemporary movement.

In order to show that History is ...


Christian Woman, Womanchrist: The Feminization Of Christianity In Constanza De Castilla, Catherine Of Siena, And Teresa De Cartagena, Mary Elizabeth Baldridge May 2004

Christian Woman, Womanchrist: The Feminization Of Christianity In Constanza De Castilla, Catherine Of Siena, And Teresa De Cartagena, Mary Elizabeth Baldridge

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the literary works of Contanza de Castilla, a fifteenth century Spanish nun, in comparison with those of Catherine of Siena, a fourteenth century Italian saint, and Teresa de Cartagena, another fifteenth century Spanish nun. The comparisons were made in order to determine whether similarities among the experiences and spiritualities of these three women led to similarities of gender strategies and/or participation in the feminization of Christianity.

Examination of the works of these three women was based on both the structure in which they wrote (the epistolary format), and the themes that ...


Feminine Modesty As A Thematic And Structural Principle In Mariana De Carvajal Y Saavedra’S Navidades De Madrid Y Noches Entretenidas, Shane Elizabeth Vande Brake May 2004

Feminine Modesty As A Thematic And Structural Principle In Mariana De Carvajal Y Saavedra’S Navidades De Madrid Y Noches Entretenidas, Shane Elizabeth Vande Brake

Doctoral Dissertations

This study analyzes Mariana de Carvajal y Saavedra's Navidades de Madrid y noches entretenidas as a work that explores issues relating to certain social attitudes of central importance to Spanish women in the seventeenth-century and that advances a specific perspective and point of view in relation to those attitudes. The book is seen as addressing the problem of the nature of feminine modesty and of its character as a virtue. The theme of modesty is analyzed in all the novellas that comprise the Navidades. My first chapter focuses on what is known of Carvajal, aspects of historical background, and ...


Attention, Instructional Conditions And Second Language Development, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short Apr 2004

Attention, Instructional Conditions And Second Language Development, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Au-Delà De Leurs Doléances, Au Nom De L’In-Nocence: Renaud Camus And The Political, Brian G. Kennelly Apr 2004

Au-Delà De Leurs Doléances, Au Nom De L’In-Nocence: Renaud Camus And The Political, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


The Director’S Cut: Baroque Aesthetics And Modern Stagings Of The Comedia, Matthew D. Stroud Apr 2004

The Director’S Cut: Baroque Aesthetics And Modern Stagings Of The Comedia, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The last twenty-five years have witnessed a relative explosion in the number of staged productions of Spanish comedias. Whether the performances take place in Madrid, Almagro, New York, or El Paso, the experience has changed forever the way those who have attended performances view plays previously known only by reaing [sic] the text. One cannot fail to have been affected by the interaction between literature and theater, between professors and directors, between text and performance. A debate that has arisen as a result of this spectator's experience, especially after the production of a particularly well-known comedia, is that between ...


The Blindfold's Eyes: My Journey From Torture To Truth By Sister Dianna Ortiz With Patricia Davis (Review), Alicia Partnoy Apr 2004

The Blindfold's Eyes: My Journey From Torture To Truth By Sister Dianna Ortiz With Patricia Davis (Review), Alicia Partnoy

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Cinco Destinos De Ensueño, Kevin Fagan Apr 2004

Cinco Destinos De Ensueño, Kevin Fagan

World Languages and Cultures

Todo cambia y evoluciona en la vida, y con los viajes pasa lo mismo. Un día, un destino está de moda, y al siguiente cae en el olvido. ¿Se acuerda alguien de las cataratas del Niágara? Aquí les presentamos los cinco destinos más "calientes" de los próximos años.


Well-Structured Texts Help Second-Year German Students Learn To Narrate, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Apr 2004

Well-Structured Texts Help Second-Year German Students Learn To Narrate, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

The past twenty years have seen a significant paradigm shift in foreign language pedagogy from measuring language achievement (based on a defined and finite curriculum, such as a textbook chapter or a grammar lesson) to measuring proficiency (general competence in the foreign language independent of a defined curriculum). Building on the work done previously in language testing by government language schools, the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (1986) sought to reach consensus about describing and measuring language abilities. These Guidelines give generalized descriptions of abilities at four levels of proficiency (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Superior). With the widespread recognition of these Guidelines have ...


Review Of: Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, And Poetry Of Saigyō, Michiko Yusa Apr 2004

Review Of: Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, And Poetry Of Saigyō, Michiko Yusa

Modern & Classical Languages

A quarter of a century ago William LaFleur published his book on Saigyō, Mirror for the Moon, which the present work, Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyō, thoughtfully and masterfully supersedes. In the first part of the book, "The Life and Times of Saigyō," the author succinctly incorporates many of these findings and relates Saigyo's poems both to historical events and to his personal life experience (pp. 1-70). The second half of the book contains LaFleur's translation of over 150 poems by Saigyō, all of which appear to be taken from his earlier book.


"A Reminiscent Memory": Lezama, Zoé Valdés, And Rilke's Island, Isabel Alvarez-Borland Mar 2004

"A Reminiscent Memory": Lezama, Zoé Valdés, And Rilke's Island, Isabel Alvarez-Borland

Spanish Department Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Benito Pérez Galdós, Harriet Stevens Turner Jan 2004

Benito Pérez Galdós, Harriet Stevens Turner

Spanish Language and Literature

In Galdós' time, the tensions between such diverse phenomena as coins and credit, free trade and protectionist tariffs, factory work and domestic economy, masculine and feminine, and private and public exacerbated friction among peoples—those of "pueblo" and rural origins, whose voices rasped and whose bright colors raked the eye, and a nascent, insecure bourgeosie who, fearful of the masses, strove to imitate the aristocracy. Old and new converged also with the question of suffrage and citizenship to aggravate social malaise and political upheavals—Carlist wars, palace intrigues, the Revolution of 1868 and overthrow of Queen Isabel, the brief reign ...


Corneille's Absent Characters, Nina Ekstein Jan 2004

Corneille's Absent Characters, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The relationship between presence and absence in theater is intertwined and complex. For Kibédi Varga, a work of art invariably signifies absence in that it proposes an image, a representation, rather than the thing itself (341-42). This is obviously true of theater. At the same time, theater is essentially about presence. The empty stage is a space that derives its potential for force and meaning from the expectation of live bodies engaged in concrete actions there. Perhaps more to the point, theater is about the dialectical relationship between absence and presence. According to Fuchs, "theatre is ever the presence of ...


Alicia Sotero Vásquez: Police Brutality Against An Undocumented Mexican Woman, Rita Urquijo-Ruiz Jan 2004

Alicia Sotero Vásquez: Police Brutality Against An Undocumented Mexican Woman, Rita Urquijo-Ruiz

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

This article focuses on police brutality and human rights violations in the United States. The author examines the infamous Riverside Sheriff's brutal beating of an undocumented Mexican woman—which was captured and broadcast live via television—as exemplary of a particular historical relationship between Mexican labor, the U.S. nation-state, and the material conditions of immigrant laborers. Tracing this relationship through a historical survey of Mexican immigration from the turn of the twentieth century and placing the analysis in the context of Critical Race Theory, the article foregrounds the intersection of race, class, and gender. While the author focuses ...


Segmental And Featural Strategies To Avoid Adjacent Sibilant Segments In Balearic Catalan, Clàudia Pons-Moll Jan 2004

Segmental And Featural Strategies To Avoid Adjacent Sibilant Segments In Balearic Catalan, Clàudia Pons-Moll

Clàudia Pons-Moll

No abstract provided.


Effect Of Different Thyroid States On Mitochondrial Porin Synthesis And Hexokinase Activity In Developing Rabbit Brain., Philadelphia University Jan 2004

Effect Of Different Thyroid States On Mitochondrial Porin Synthesis And Hexokinase Activity In Developing Rabbit Brain., Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Gender Assignment To English Words In The Spanish Of Southern Arizona, Elise M. Dubord Jan 2004

Gender Assignment To English Words In The Spanish Of Southern Arizona, Elise M. Dubord

Faculty Publications

This paper examines the gender assignment of English words in the Spanish of Southern Arizona based on the categories of biological sex, phonological gender, and analogical gender. It is determined that biological sex is the greatest indicator of gender assignment, followed by phonological gender and lastly by analogical gender. There was a small (7.9%) proportion of variation in gender assignment to English words in the corpus that is attributed to a combination of words that are neither phonologically nor socially integrated into the Spanish lexicon and the linguistic insecurity of the participants.


The Teenage Dissent Of Newman And Unamuno: Conscience As A Safeguard Against Coercive Manipulation, Kevin T. Fagan Jan 2004

The Teenage Dissent Of Newman And Unamuno: Conscience As A Safeguard Against Coercive Manipulation, Kevin T. Fagan

World Languages and Cultures

Teenagers seem easy targets for despotic groups, such as cults. Moral conscience, however, may be a dike against a sea of despotism. John Henry Newman and Miguel de Unamuno were giant defenders of conscience in their respective cultures. Their philosophies and phenomenologies of conscience depict conscience as supreme in the mind of the ordinary person, though subject to pressures, even death. This notion becomes alive in the deep religious crisis and conversion of their adolescence, marked by a sense of personal divine experience, confidence in final predestination or holy trust, and an ethical commitment. Both men, however, dissent from their ...


Going Back To The Old Mainstream: No Depression, Robbie Fulks, And Alt. Country's Muddied Waters, Barbara Ching Jan 2004

Going Back To The Old Mainstream: No Depression, Robbie Fulks, And Alt. Country's Muddied Waters, Barbara Ching

Barbara Ching

In 1972, when Doctor Hook and the Medicine Show sang "The Cover of the Rolling Stone," they cast rock critics as arbiters of stardom. By the time Cameron Crowe used th is song in his 2000 film Almost Famous, it held little irony. Sex and drugs were good but they just couldn't compare to joining the magazine's anointed. Currently, some alternative country aspirant could sing the same tune about No Depression. The magazine, now in its eighth year, invariably uses its cover to showcase an alt.country artist. It has sponsored alt.country package tours (in which the ...


Conversación Con Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, Elisa G. Rizo Jan 2004

Conversación Con Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, Elisa G. Rizo

World Languages and Cultures Publications

E.R. Bueno, pues muchas gracias, Juan Tomas, por concederme esta entrevista.

J.T. lgualmente.

E.R. Antes de hablar de tu obra, L,nos puedes hablar un poco de tu vida? L,Que factores de tu nifiez influyeron en el desarrollo de tu sensibilidad artistica?

J.T. No los puedo conocer ... Naci en Malabo y creci en casa de mis abuelos, de mi abuela materna. No creo que haya algo que me haya influido. Por lo cual, no puedo decir que haya tenido una influencia especial de algo tambien especial que me haya marcado tambien de manera particular. Todo ...