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Reading Trees In Southern Literature, Matthew Sivils Jan 2006

Reading Trees In Southern Literature, Matthew Sivils

Matthew Sivils

Trees fulfi ll an important semiotic function within southern literary texts, and through this role serve as nexuses between humans and the natural world of the American South. Because of their ability to assume a wide range of sometimes temporary meanings, it is useful to think of southern literary trees as semiotic bottle trees: arboreal platforms upon which writer’s place semiotic components, or containers. To begin I draw from the work of Patricia Yaeger and Farah Jasmine Griffi n as I examine how southern literary trees are inexplicably connected to the issues of both environmental and racial oppression. Then ...


Úrsula: Identidad Cultural Afro Y Crítica A La Situación De La Mujer En El Brasil De Mediados Del Siglo Xix, María Cristina Burgueño Jan 2006

Úrsula: Identidad Cultural Afro Y Crítica A La Situación De La Mujer En El Brasil De Mediados Del Siglo Xix, María Cristina Burgueño

Modern Languages Faculty Research

Ursula: Afro Cultural Identity and Criticism to Women’s oppression in Brazil at the middle of the 19th Century

Ursula (1859), by Maria Firmina dos Reis (Brazil, 1825-1917) is one of the Brazilian’s first novels. It is an abolitionist romance written from the author’s perspective as female of Afro descent. In the plot, the appeal of the love story is diminished by the account of actions and stories of the slaves. That account introduces a variety of issues such as race representation and Afro culture in Brazil, slavery, and gender oppression. This one is imposed on the female ...


El Mar Y La Pared: El Exilio Histórico Frente Al Exilio Existencial En La Poesía Final De Ernestina De Champourcin, Iker González-Allende Jan 2006

El Mar Y La Pared: El Exilio Histórico Frente Al Exilio Existencial En La Poesía Final De Ernestina De Champourcin, Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

La guerra civil española (1936-1939) tuvo como consecuencia en el ámbito cultural vasco el exilio de muchos intelectuales, tanto de ideología nacionalista como republicana. Sin embargo, ésta no era la primera vez en la que el pueblo vasco se veía obligado al alejamiento de su tierra, ni tampoco la última, aunque fue la ocasión en que más personalidades de la esfera de la cultura partieron hacia otras latitudes. San Miguel y Ascunce diferencian dos momentos migratorios vascos en torno a la guerra: uno anterior a 1936, debido a razones laborales, y otro posterior a 1939, causado por la situación política ...


Rulfo En Donoso: Comala Y El Olivo Como Espacios Infernales, Iker González-Allende Jan 2006

Rulfo En Donoso: Comala Y El Olivo Como Espacios Infernales, Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

En 1965 José Donoso viaja a México para un simposio, a instancias de su amigo Carlos Fuentes. El salir de su país, Chile, y encontrarse con un nuevo espacio y con una gran diversidad de escritores supuso un cambio importante en su quehacer como narrador. Llevaba un tiempo obsesionado con lo que después sería su novela El obsceno pájaro de la noche, pero por entonces no era capaz de plasmar en papel las ideas que flotaban en su mente. Además, se sentía atrapado en Chile, donde no disponía de muchos momentos para dedicarse a su obra, ya que era “necesario ...


Los Espacios Ideológicos En Carmen Baroja, Escritora Del 98, Iker González-Allende Jan 2006

Los Espacios Ideológicos En Carmen Baroja, Escritora Del 98, Iker González-Allende

Spanish Language and Literature

En las memorias escritas por Carmen Baraja en 1946, tituladas, Recuerdos de una mujer de la generación del 98, se aprecian claramente las diferentes etapas que ella misma establece para su vida: la niñez, la juventud, la madurez y la vejez, y cómo siempre en todas ellas exceptuando en la primera y en la última hay uná dialéctica entre la realidad y la voluntad o el deseo. Esta oposición se vehicula a través del espacio: el privado, representado en las distintas residencias de la familia Baroja, y el público, que se materializa en el exterior del hogar. En este ...


Review Of The Book : "What's Where" In Manchu Literature, Thomas W. Larsen Jan 2006

Review Of The Book : "What's Where" In Manchu Literature, Thomas W. Larsen

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

A review of the book "What's where" in Manchu literature by Giovanni Stary


Review Of Colonial Encounters In New World Writing, 1500-1786. Performing America., Gladys A. Robalino Jan 2006

Review Of Colonial Encounters In New World Writing, 1500-1786. Performing America., Gladys A. Robalino

Educator Scholarship

Performing America es un ambicioso trabajo que cubre de manera muy amplia tres siglos de literatura colonial en las Américas. El enfoque principal es el estudio de textos coloniales considerados por la autora como polifónicos (dentro de los géneros teatrales y parateatrales) en los que analiza las maneras en que escritores europeos e indígenas representan sus interacciones. Para Castillo, el encuentro de estas dos cosmovisiones epistemológicamente divergentes habría dado lugar a ciertas estrategias de integración escrituraria de la alteridad americana; en otras palabras, en dichos textos habría el intento de crear una coexistencia harmónica, o por lo menos canales para ...


Grammatica Avanzata Della Lingua Italiana: Chapter Seven, Roberto Tartaglione, Susanna Nocchi Jan 2006

Grammatica Avanzata Della Lingua Italiana: Chapter Seven, Roberto Tartaglione, Susanna Nocchi

Books/Book Chapters

Tutto quello che uno studente straniero dovrebbe sapere sulla lingua italiana e non ha mai osato chiedere! Grammatica avanzata della lingua italiana si rivolge infatti a studenti già in possesso di una buona conoscenza dell'italiano che vogliano perfezionare la loro competenza della lingua (dal livello B1 al livello C1 del Quadro Comune Europeo).

Presenta forme, costrutti sintattici, stilemi di livello medio e avanzato, anche della lingua parlata, molto diffusi ma generalmente poco trattati nei testi d'italiano per stranieri: quando e come usare l'articolo, la posizione dell'aggettivo, l'uso di parole particolari (anzi, magari, mica, addirittura, macché ...


The Taming Of The Literary Animal A Review Of Jonathan Gottschall And David Sloan Wilson (Eds.) The Literary Animal: Evolution And The Nature Of Narrative. Evanston, Il: Northwestern University Press, 2005. Xxvi + 303 Pp., Travis Landry Jan 2006

The Taming Of The Literary Animal A Review Of Jonathan Gottschall And David Sloan Wilson (Eds.) The Literary Animal: Evolution And The Nature Of Narrative. Evanston, Il: Northwestern University Press, 2005. Xxvi + 303 Pp., Travis Landry

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


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.


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 ...


Cultura E Educação No Novo Entorno, George Yudice Dec 2005

Cultura E Educação No Novo Entorno, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Novela Negra, Modernismo Y Revolución En Sombra De La Sombra, De Paco Ignacio Taibo Ii, Luis Cano Dec 2005

Novela Negra, Modernismo Y Revolución En Sombra De La Sombra, De Paco Ignacio Taibo Ii, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

El presente artículo analiza la forma en que Paco Ignacio Taibo II recurre a la novela negra para efectuar un análisis del contexto histórico y cultural en el que se sitúa su obra Sombra de la sombra. Apoyándose en lo que denomina «neopolicíaco», Taibo efectúa una evaluación de conceptos como ética, intelectualidad y aparato estatal, y del impacto que las escrituras del modernismo y de la revolución mexicana tuvieron en la formación del México moderno.