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2009

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

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La Voz Y La Violencia Invisible En El Cuento Caribeño Contemporáneo, Carmen Bourbon Jun 2009

La Voz Y La Violencia Invisible En El Cuento Caribeño Contemporáneo, Carmen Bourbon

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

Some short stories by Caribbean women writers feature a female protagonist speaking in her own voice, telling her own story and coming to understand herself and her circumstances. In other texts, the protagonist's voice is challenged, overwhelmed or replaced by other voices, and she continues suffering psychologically. We examine the relationship between changes in the narrative voice and the female protagonist’s fate in twelve texts, demonstrating the consequences of her ability or inability to tell her story.

Each text displays a distinct correspondence between the protagonist’s life and how it is narrated. In "Masticar una rosa", "El ...


Inscriptive Masculinity In Balzac’S Comédie Humaine, Alana K. Eldrige Apr 2009

Inscriptive Masculinity In Balzac’S Comédie Humaine, Alana K. Eldrige

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

This reading of La Comédie humaine traces the narrative paradigm of the young hero within Balzac’s literary universe. A dynamic literary signifier in nineteenth-century literature, the young hero epitomizes the problematic existence encountered by the individual in post-revolutionary France. At the same time, he serves as a mouth-piece for an entire youthful generation burdened by historical memory. Left to assert his position in a society devoid of legitimate authority, the young hero seeks avenues for historical self-creation. And, at every turn, he is reminded of the illegitimacy of his own position. The historical dead-end experienced by the young hero ...