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The Liar As A Comic Figure In Plays By Ruiz De Alarcon, Corneille And Moliere, Robert Matthew Patrick Dec 2006

The Liar As A Comic Figure In Plays By Ruiz De Alarcon, Corneille And Moliere, Robert Matthew Patrick

Doctoral Dissertations

This study on the liar as a comic figure centers on protagonists in five seventeenth-century comic plays: La verdad sospechosa (Ruiz de Alarcon), Melite, Le Menteur (Corneille), Tartuffe and Dom Juan (Moliere). It applies a model combining the concepts of "ironic comedy" (Frye), "the world as stage," metatheater, and theories of laughter. Through this model, supplemented by a comparative-literature approach and additional research, the study attempts to demonstrate that in the plays examined an alazon (impostor) is always punished for his contempt for an ideal of truth that is conceived mainly in secular terms, as well as that in the ...


Review Of: Gender In Indo-European, Edward J. Vajda Dec 2006

Review Of: Gender In Indo-European, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

This book takes a fresh look at the development of gender in Early and Late Proto-Indo-European. Matasovic reduces the diachronic picture to a few basic facts, while also making informed comparisons with non-Indo-European (IE) languages. Early Proto-IE appears to reveal a binary noun-class opposition between a common gender and a neuter gender, with the feminine arising only later


Review Of: Beginning Creek (Mvskoke Emponvkv), Edward J. Vajda Dec 2006

Review Of: Beginning Creek (Mvskoke Emponvkv), Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

This introductory course is aimed at speakers who wish to maintain and pass on their ancestral language. Each chapter begins with a straightforward explanation of the concepts covered, so even students with no formal linguistic training will find the presentation easy to follow. At the same time, the material is sophisticated enough to be of illustrative value to typologists as well. The inclusion of morpheme glosses beneath most example sentences should be particularly welcome to the serious linguist.


Review Of: A Grammar Of Mangghuer: A Mongolic Language Of China's Qinghai-Gansu Sprachbund, Edward J. Vajda Dec 2006

Review Of: A Grammar Of Mangghuer: A Mongolic Language Of China's Qinghai-Gansu Sprachbund, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

One of the least remarked aspects of the Mongol conquest is the dissemination of Mongolic languages to various corners of Eurasia. Like the far-flung remnants of a supernova, some of these are still spoken today. Keith Slater's book is a detailed synchronic description of one such language, called Mangghuer, which has received little attention from Western linguists before the appearance of this study.


"Why Do They Always Send The Poor?": Antiwar Lyrics In Contemporary Rock, Amy Kepple Strawser Nov 2006

"Why Do They Always Send The Poor?": Antiwar Lyrics In Contemporary Rock, Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This presentation focuses upon the impact of antiwar lyrics in contemporary rock and roll songs.


What's Fresh In Contemporary German Poetry? A Look At Two Of Today's Movers And Shakers, Amy Kepple Strawser Nov 2006

What's Fresh In Contemporary German Poetry? A Look At Two Of Today's Movers And Shakers, Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This presentation examines the works of two contemporary German poets, Ursula Krechel and the Iranian-German poet known as SAID.


Review Of El Tren Pasa Primero, By Elena Poniatowska, Traci Roberts-Camps Nov 2006

Review Of El Tren Pasa Primero, By Elena Poniatowska, Traci Roberts-Camps

College of the Pacific Faculty Articles

No abstract provided.


Fact Or Fable? Female Gender And Sexuality In Villedieu’S Histoires Allégoriques, Russell J. Ganim Oct 2006

Fact Or Fable? Female Gender And Sexuality In Villedieu’S Histoires Allégoriques, Russell J. Ganim

French Language and Literature Papers

In many respects, the Fables ou Histoires allégoriques of Marie-Catherine Desjardins, more commonly known as Madame de Villedieu (1640?–1683), can be read in terms of the sexual politics of neo-classical France. Unlike many of her other works, the Fables serve in part as a defense and illustration of female presence and sexuality. A moral that emerges in the nine tales she classifies as “fables” is that the female gender proves as authoritative and as intelligent as the male and that female sexuality should be considered as natural and as legitimate as its masculine equivalent. In her dedication to Louis ...


Theatre And The Rwandan Genocide, Marie-Chantal Kalisa Oct 2006

Theatre And The Rwandan Genocide, Marie-Chantal Kalisa

French Language and Literature Papers

In 1994, Rwanda was the scene of genocide, or more precisely in French, “le théâtre du génocide” (theatre of genocide). Perpetrators and victims played their role while the rest of the world watched the “spectacle” live on television. Perhaps because of its spectacular aspect, the Rwandan genocide has inspired a number of artistic materials. In the last decade, we have indeed witnessed the growth of literary and artistic expression in relation to the Rwandan genocide. Survivors and witnesses have told their stories in books and songs. Journalists, as well as other travelers “to the end of Rwanda,” to use Véronique ...


Cuando Vienen Matando: On Prepositional Shifts And The Struggle Of Testimonial Subjects For Agency, Alicia Partnoy Oct 2006

Cuando Vienen Matando: On Prepositional Shifts And The Struggle Of Testimonial Subjects For Agency, Alicia Partnoy

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Mnemonic Hauntings: Photography As Art Of The Missing, Silvia Tandeciarz Oct 2006

Mnemonic Hauntings: Photography As Art Of The Missing, Silvia Tandeciarz

Arts & Sciences Articles

No abstract provided.


Experience In L2 Neurocognition: An Erp Study Of Spanish, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, K. Steinhauer, M. Ullman Sep 2006

Experience In L2 Neurocognition: An Erp Study Of Spanish, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, K. Steinhauer, M. Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Christa Reinig (1926-2008), Amy Kepple Strawser Sep 2006

Christa Reinig (1926-2008), Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

The life and works of the contemporary German feminist lesbian writer Christa Reinig (1926-2008) are examined.


殖民地色彩用語的廢存 : 從「食皇家飯」說起, Hung Kai Lee Sep 2006

殖民地色彩用語的廢存 : 從「食皇家飯」說起, Hung Kai Lee

嶺南學報 Lingnan Journal of Chinese Studies (1999-2006)

李榮主編,白宛如編纂的《廣州方言詞典》(南京:江蘇教育出版社,1998年)收「食皇家飯」一條,釋義為「指坐牢」(頁484),祇作了非常簡單的釋義,並沒有說明意義的由來。我懷疑「食皇家飯」這個短語是受了香港粤語的影響。香港在一九九七年回歸祖國之前,長期受英國政府的殖民統治,當時香港人就習慣稱「港英政府」為「皇家」。鄭定歐編纂的《香港粤語詞典》(南京:江蘇教育出版社,1997年),收「皇家垃圾」一條,釋義如下:「指香港政府的剩餘物資。如退役的消防局的救火車、警隊的警車等。港府往往將這些剩餘物資與海關充公物品、郵局無人認領的包裹、市政署從無營業執照的小商販那裏沒收來的貨品,一併公開拍賣。買者被稱為『收垃圾集團』」(頁291)。吳開斌,《香港話詞典》(廣州:花城出版社,1997年)收「皇家工」和「皇家飯店」二條。其中「皇家工」條釋曰:「香港政府僱員」(頁278),而「皇家飯店」條釋曰:「(謔)監獄,住在裏面可吃皇糧」(頁278)。此外,當時香港警隊的全名是「皇家香港警察」(Royal Hong Kong Police Force)。這些都足以說明「皇家」的用法在回歸前十分普遍。


De Princesas Y Hadas Madrinas: La Cárcel De Género En Tigre Juan Y El Curandero De Su Honra De Ramón Pérez De Ayala, María Francisca Paredes Méndez Sep 2006

De Princesas Y Hadas Madrinas: La Cárcel De Género En Tigre Juan Y El Curandero De Su Honra De Ramón Pérez De Ayala, María Francisca Paredes Méndez

Modern & Classical Languages

Ramón Pérez de Ayala publica, en 1926, "Tigre Juan y El curandero de su honra", obra única en dos volúmenes. En conjunto la obra se presenta como una alegoría social que promociona un cierto modelo de hombre y mujer como base de una comunidad renovada. El deseo de transformación presente en la obra se hace eco de las voces de los intelectuales que en los años veinte se reunían en torno a la Revista de Occidente y la tertulia iniciada por su fundador, José Ortega y Gasset, de la que el propio Pérez de Ayala formaba parte. En el turbulento ...


The Neurocognition Of L1 And L2 Spanish: An Event-Related Potential Study., Harriet Bowden, C Sanz, K Steinhauer, M Ullman Aug 2006

The Neurocognition Of L1 And L2 Spanish: An Event-Related Potential Study., Harriet Bowden, C Sanz, K Steinhauer, M Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Introduction To Viktoria Tokareva’S Life And Works, Lyubov Popov, Radha Balasubramanian Aug 2006

Introduction To Viktoria Tokareva’S Life And Works, Lyubov Popov, Radha Balasubramanian

Russian Language and Literature Papers

Viktoria Tokareva, a well-known screenwriter, is also a famous contemporary short story writer in Russia. She began writing short stories and screenplays in the late 1960s and she has distinguished herself as a writer not only in Russia, but also worldwide. Her films have won awards, and her stories have been widely read and translated. She wrote before the break-up of the Soviet Union, when there was tight censorship and after “glasnost”, when the writers began to enjoy greater freedom. The country’s social and political turmoil is set as a vivid background to Tokareva’s portrayal of human beings ...


Review Of: Chinese: A Comprehensive Grammar, Edward J. Vajda Jun 2006

Review Of: Chinese: A Comprehensive Grammar, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

This concise yet detailed treatment of Standard Mandarin Chinese focuses almost entirely upon diverse aspects of phrase and sentence construction. It is not a basic learner's grammar with a graduated presentation of material. Lacking any introduction to the phonology or writing, this book is intended for those already familiar with some form of Chinese orthography.


Poética De Lo Soez: Luis Rafael Sánchez: Identidad Y Cultura En América Latina Y En El Caribe, Julio César Sánchez Rondón May 2006

Poética De Lo Soez: Luis Rafael Sánchez: Identidad Y Cultura En América Latina Y En El Caribe, Julio César Sánchez Rondón

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

La obra del escritor puertorriqueño Luis Rafael Sánchez ha sido estudiada desde diferentes ángulos críticos y perspectivas metodológicas. Ensayistas y académicos se han abocado al estudio de su obra, con el objeto de indagar sobre la visión que él tiene no sólo del arte narrativo, sino también acerca de su concepción política y social, su visión de la vida y del mundo que le rodea.

Una parte de esta crítica ha tratado de indagar sobre la situación histórica de Puerto Rico; país que ha soportado 400 años de colonialismo español, y que desde 1898, con la presencia norteamericana en la ...


Review Of: Galdos Beyond Realism: Reading And The Creation Of Magical Worlds, Joan M. Hoffman May 2006

Review Of: Galdos Beyond Realism: Reading And The Creation Of Magical Worlds, Joan M. Hoffman

Modern & Classical Languages

Timothy McGovern's latest offering, Galdós Beyond Realism: Reading and the Creation of Magical Worlds, may prove surprising, if not a bit unsettling, for the die-hard, skeptical fan of Spanish High Realism who can not imagine the words "Galdós" and "magical worlds" in the same sentence. Nonetheless, McGovern presents a fascinating examination of what he terms Don Benito's "magical fictions" (7). He jostles us out of our comfort zone, examining "post-realist, non-realist, or magical" Galdosian works that push the limits of traditional realism through the employment of metafictional and magical frames, supernatural interventions, and a very conscious ...


Literary Symbolism, Marshall C. Olds Mar 2006

Literary Symbolism, Marshall C. Olds

French Language and Literature Papers

As a school of literature, Symbolism refers to three phases of a vital part of the development of literary modernism: first to an artistic movement in France and Belgium during the last decade and a half of the nineteenth century; then, retrospectively and most importantly, to its immediate sources in French poetry beginning in the 1850s; and finally to the influence that both of these had on European and American literatures throughout the first half of the twentieth century. The designation then, had its original and official application to the second and, it must be owned, from a literary point ...


Processing Instruction And Meaningful Output-Based Instruction: Effects On Second Language Development, Kara Morgan-Short, Harriet Bowden Feb 2006

Processing Instruction And Meaningful Output-Based Instruction: Effects On Second Language Development, Kara Morgan-Short, Harriet Bowden

Harriet Wood Bowden

This study investigates the effects of meaningful input- and output-based practice on SLA. First-semester Spanish students (n = 45) were assigned to processing instruction, meaningful output-based instruction, or control groups. Experimental groups received the same input in instruction but received meaningful practice that was input or output based. Both experimental groups showed significant gains on immediate and delayed interpretation and production tasks. Repeated-measures analyses of variance showed that overall, for interpretation, both experimental groups outperformed the control group. For production, only the meaningful output-based group outperformed the control group. These results suggest that not only input-based but also output-based instruction can ...


Carolyn Forché (1950-), Amy Kepple Strawser Feb 2006

Carolyn Forché (1950-), Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This article provides a profile of the life and work of Carolyn Forché, an American editor, poet, translator, and teacher. Much of her lyrical poetry has been politically focused and frequently deals with themes related to human rights abuses and issues.


German Film Of The New Millennium: Innovation Vs. Nostalgia, Amy Kepple Strawser Feb 2006

German Film Of The New Millennium: Innovation Vs. Nostalgia, Amy Kepple Strawser

Modern Languages & Cultures Faculty Scholarship

This presentation explores both conventional and innovative trends in contemporary German cinema.


‘Der Mensch Prüfe Sich Selbst ...’: Eine Predigt Nathanaël Köstlins Als Kontext Für Hölderlins Ersten Erhaltenen Brief, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Jan 2006

‘Der Mensch Prüfe Sich Selbst ...’: Eine Predigt Nathanaël Köstlins Als Kontext Für Hölderlins Ersten Erhaltenen Brief, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

Wohl im Herbst 1785, kurz nachdem er von seiner Herbstvakanz in Niirtingen zur niederen Klosterschule in Denkendorf zurückgekehrt war, schrieb der funfzehnjährige Hölderlin einen Brief an seinen ehemaligen Pfarrer und Lehrer, den Nürtinger Diakon Nathanaël Köstlin (1744–1826). Es handelt sich um Hölderlins ersten erhaltenen Brief und den einzig erhaltenen Brief des Dichters an Köstlin. Die im Brief geäußerte Zuneigung und Verehrung, sowie der Wunsch, sich dem Pfarrer anzuvertrauen und ihn als Vater zu betrachten, deuten auf die Wichtigkeit dieses Verhältnisses für den jungen Hölderlin, das sich wohl erst während des täglichen Privatunterrichts bei dem Pfarrer zwischen seinem zwölften und ...


Another Look At Calderón’S El Príncipe Constante As Tragedy, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 2006

Another Look At Calderón’S El Príncipe Constante As Tragedy, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The forms and definitions of tragedy have been a frequent preoccupation for James Parr over the course of his distinguished career. One of his more influential articles was "El príncipe constante and the Issue of Christian Tragedy," published in 1986. Parr's approach was primarily ethical and formalist, dealing with the Aristotelian requirements of tragedy: areté, hubris, catharsis. He countered the long and distinguished scholarship that maintains that Christian tragedy is an impossibility by reconsidering, even redefining, hamartia and anagnorisis, and essentially ignoring peripeteia. Hamartia, in his reading, is much more than a flaw or an error. Instead, relying on ...


The Closest Reading: Creating Annotated Editions, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 2006

The Closest Reading: Creating Annotated Editions, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Teaching old literature of any kind to undergraduates is a challenge. The language is difficult, the themes often lack resonance for today's students, and the cultural references are abstruse. When one adds to the mix that the works are in an archaic version of Spanish, not the native language of most students in the United States, and that the plays are written in florid, baroque poetry, the task of helping students to appreciate the Spanish comedia for its literary value is made considerably more demanding. A great many students simply do not understand what is going on with the ...


Defining The Comedia: On Generalizations Once Widely Accepted That Are No Longer Accepted So Widely, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 2006

Defining The Comedia: On Generalizations Once Widely Accepted That Are No Longer Accepted So Widely, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Defining the comedia is a challenge that is rarely addressed directly in the pages of the Bulletin of the Comediantes. Those of us who spend our professional lives working with the plays that are brought together under this cover term have a visceral or intuitive understanding of what falls into the category of comedia and what lies outside of it. We are hardly exempt from having to articulate our definitions in concrete terms, however, because students, colleagues, and organizations to whom we write grants all want us to establish the limits, scope, and parameters of our field of study. Sometimes ...


Critiques Of The "Novela Rosa": Martín Gaite, Almodóvar, And Etxebarría, Debra J. Ochoa Jan 2006

Critiques Of The "Novela Rosa": Martín Gaite, Almodóvar, And Etxebarría, Debra J. Ochoa

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Connective Tissue Growth Factor In Skeletal Growth And Development, Philadelphia University Jan 2006

The Role Of Connective Tissue Growth Factor In Skeletal Growth And Development, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.