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"Tengo Cara De Ladron?" "Do I Have The Face Of A Thief?": An Investigative Study Of Stereotypes And Racism In Ecuador, Caryn Cortez Dec 2012

"Tengo Cara De Ladron?" "Do I Have The Face Of A Thief?": An Investigative Study Of Stereotypes And Racism In Ecuador, Caryn Cortez

Honors Theses

Racism and stereotypes are still very apparent in Ecuadorian society, yet time and time again, I have found people who claim racism does not exist in Ecuador. Fascinated by how such an obvious (for an outsider) part of Ecuadorian society could be systematically denied by so many people who were part of that society, I decided to explore the issue of racism further and sought to find out, through the use of in-depth qualitative interviews and ethnographic research, how students at La Universidad Estatal de Cuenca narratively construct racial identity and racism.


Lesson 7: Wet Feet, Dry Feet, Kelly Stalnaker Dec 2012

Lesson 7: Wet Feet, Dry Feet, Kelly Stalnaker

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

This lesson covers US immigration policies toward Cuba. It covers the “Wet Feet, Dry Feet” policy and the controversy surrounding the policy. Lesson Essential Question: What obligations does the US Government have, if any, to immigrants seeking asylum in the United States?


Clickers-Ready Lessons For French., Valerie Hascoet Dec 2012

Clickers-Ready Lessons For French., Valerie Hascoet

Other Resources

No abstract provided.


Taiwanese Willingness To Communicate In English: Can Watching American Television Programs Help?, Yu-Ting Chien Dec 2012

Taiwanese Willingness To Communicate In English: Can Watching American Television Programs Help?, Yu-Ting Chien

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This study explored the relationship between Taiwanese audiences' use of American television programs and their willingness to communicate in English. Taiwanese participants filled out an online survey consisted of questions from uses and gratifications constructs and willingness to communicate constructs. In addition, different subtitle settings were also examined.

Results indicated that participants with high integrative motivation consuming information from American television programs, in addition, the setting of subtitles were associated with perceived communication competence, integrative motivation, language anxiety and social interaction motivation.


Contextos Y Prácticas En Las Humanidades Digitales, Joseba Moreno Nov 2012

Contextos Y Prácticas En Las Humanidades Digitales, Joseba Moreno

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

La aplicación de la tecnología a los trabajos enmarcados en el campo de las humanidades y la creación de un nuevo conjunto de prácticas denominado humanidades digitales, es el tema principal de este trabajo, que pretende servir de introducción a algunas de las prácticas y metodologías más recientes en el ámbito académico.


Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Alienation And Assimilation, Davara Potel, Brian G. Kennelly Nov 2012

Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Alienation And Assimilation, Davara Potel, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Ap French: Unpacking The Scoring Guidelines For Interpersonal Tasks, Davara Potel, Brian G. Kennelly Nov 2012

Ap French: Unpacking The Scoring Guidelines For Interpersonal Tasks, Davara Potel, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


The 'Carajicomedia': The Erotic Use And Deconstruction Of Idealist Language In The Spanish Renaissance, Antonio Pérez-Romero Nov 2012

The 'Carajicomedia': The Erotic Use And Deconstruction Of Idealist Language In The Spanish Renaissance, Antonio Pérez-Romero

Antonio Pérez-Romero

No abstract provided.


Review Of: Japanese And Continental Philosophy: Conversations With The Kyoto School, Michiko Yusa Nov 2012

Review Of: Japanese And Continental Philosophy: Conversations With The Kyoto School, Michiko Yusa

Modern & Classical Languages

The aim of this anthology of seventeen essays, clearly set forth by the editors’ introduction, is “to promote dialogue between Western and Eastern philosophy, and more specifically between Continental philosophy and the Kyoto School” (p. 1). This venture is guided by the conviction that philosophy is ultimately “a quest for liberating wisdom” and not just an academic exercise (p. 15). This book comes as a timely response to today’s globalized environment, which is fast becoming one-dimensional, flat, and uniform, and in which human beings are unwittingly reduced to mere “numbers” for the profit of faceless corporations.


"Saint John Of The Cross’ Spiritual Canticle: A Christian Perspective Of A Jewish Love Affair.", David Navarro Oct 2012

"Saint John Of The Cross’ Spiritual Canticle: A Christian Perspective Of A Jewish Love Affair.", David Navarro

David Navarro

No abstract provided.


Optimizing Language Instruction: Matters Of Explicitness, Practice, And Cue Learning, Catherine Stafford, Harriet Bowden Aug 2012

Optimizing Language Instruction: Matters Of Explicitness, Practice, And Cue Learning, Catherine Stafford, Harriet Bowden

Harriet Wood Bowden

Input exposure is essential for nonprimary language learning, but the importance of explicit instruction and corrective feedback continues to be debated. If instruction is required, how might it be optimized in terms of its nature and timing? In this study, 65 Spanish-English bilinguals were introduced to Latin through an interactive computer program designed to promote initial learning of thematic role assignment by drawing learners’ attention to efficient input processing strategies when new, informative morphosyntactic cues to thematic role assignment were set up in competition with more familiar but potentially misleading cues. Participants in 4 experimental groups completed input-based, task-essential practice ...


Sex In Rotrou’S Theater: Performance And Disorder, Nina Ekstein Aug 2012

Sex In Rotrou’S Theater: Performance And Disorder, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Sexual desire is ubiquitous in all theater. It follows that virtually all theatrical traditions struggle with the issue of the representation of that desire onstage. The French stage of the 1630s and Jean Rotrou's theater of that period in particular constitute an unusual moment of relative freedom before the imposition of the bienséances banished sexual activity from the stage. What I propose is a theatrical reading of sex in Rotrou's plays, a tripartite examination of dramatic strategy: how Rotrou foregrounds the scandalous by direct depiction of sexuality onstage; how at other moments he moves to attenuate its prurient ...


Ein Kurzer Brief Humboldts An Den Hofmarschall, Reinhard Andress Aug 2012

Ein Kurzer Brief Humboldts An Den Hofmarschall, Reinhard Andress

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

The collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University contain a short, hitherto unpublished letter written by Alexander von Humboldt to a Lord Chamberlain of the Prussian Court. The letter appears here for the first time with some explanations regarding its historical context.


Essay Writing Instructional Lexicon And Semantic Confusion, Amir Kalan Aug 2012

Essay Writing Instructional Lexicon And Semantic Confusion, Amir Kalan

English Faculty Publications

“Introduction,” “body,” and “conclusion” are the most accessible words in the instructional lexicon for ESL writing teachers when they want to describe the structure of a typical five-paragraph persuasive or argumentative essay or its shorter variations for standardized tests such as TOEFL and IELTS. They are frequently employed to refer to the three tiers of the hamburger essay in textbooks, on classroom boards, and in YouTube tutorials.

Not surprisingly, English learners also might give you the same words if asked what the main components of an essay are. Like ESL teachers, students usually use the same terms or their equivalents ...


Champourcin, Ernestina De (1905-1999), Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

Champourcin, Ernestina De (1905-1999), Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Arguably the most celebrated woman poet of Spain's Generation of 1927, Champourcin went into exile in Mexico at the conclusion of the civil war (1936-1939) with her husband, poet Juan Jose Domenchina. She lived there until her 1972 return to Spain. Champourcin's poetry evolves from the emphasis on emotions and formal experimentation to mysticism and the remembrance of her past. Her first book, En silencio (1926; In Silence), contains poems clearly influenced by romanticism and modernism. Subsequent poetry collections, such as La voz en el viento (1931; The Voice in the Wind), follow avant-garde tendencies and present a ...


Lyceum Club Femenino, Iker González-Allende Jul 2012

Lyceum Club Femenino, Iker González-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

This Spanish cultural association, created in 1926 by women in Madrid, followed the model of other European and American women's groups at that time. It functioned as a meeting place for women to share experiences and as a cultural center that offered workshops, lectures, and exhibitions by notable national and international intellectuals.


Masculinities In Conflict: Representations Of The Other In Narrative During The Spanish Civil War, Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

Masculinities In Conflict: Representations Of The Other In Narrative During The Spanish Civil War, Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

In this article, I analyze the representation of the Other in three texts that were published during the Spanish Civil War: El infierno azul (1938?), by Republican Isidro R. Mendieta, and two closely related works by Falangist Jacinto Miquelarena: Cómo fui ejecutado en Madrid (1937) and El otro mundo: La vida en las embajadas de Madrid (1938). Although these texts adhere to different political ideologies and are stylistically very divergent, they are similar in their constant criticisms of the enemy. Furthermore, both Republicans and rebels tend to depict the enemy as possessing an inadequate masculinity. He is described, on one ...


From The Self To The Nation: Willpower In José María Salaverría, Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

From The Self To The Nation: Willpower In José María Salaverría, Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

José María Salaverría’s (1873-1940) inclusion into Spain’s so-called Generation of 1898 seems questionable for many critics. In classical studies about the writers of this generation, such as those by José Luis Abellán, Donald Shaw or Inman Fox, Salaverría is not present. Even in more recent works, for instance Nuevas perspectivas sobre el 98 (1999), edited by John Gabriele, or Spain’s 1898 Crisis (2000), edited by Joseph Harrison, no chapter investigates Salaverría’s contributions to Spanish literature in this period. Salaverría shares many characteristics with the members of the Generation of 1898: He was born in the same ...


Dying For The Nation: Rite Of Passage, Homoeroticism And Martyrdom In The Falangist Narrative During The Spanish Civil War, Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

Dying For The Nation: Rite Of Passage, Homoeroticism And Martyrdom In The Falangist Narrative During The Spanish Civil War, Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Eugenio o proclamación de la Primavera (1938) by Rafael García Serrano, and Unificación (1937) by Jacinto Miquelarena are two propagandistic works in which the male protagonists most fully embody the core values of Falangist masculinity. The glorification of youth appears clearly in the two texts, along with an emphasis on violence. War becomes the rite of passage for the two male protagonists, who also renounce romantic relationships to devote themselves to the nation. The two main characters find in their fellow comrades a substitute for their families; in this sense, the nation is constructed as a masculine project. The presence ...


Rulfo En Donoso: Comala Y El Olivo Como Espacios Infernales, Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

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

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

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 ...


El Testimonio Desde El Exilio: El Compromiso Político En Las Memorias De Dolores Ibárruri Y María Martínez Sierra, Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

El Testimonio Desde El Exilio: El Compromiso Político En Las Memorias De Dolores Ibárruri Y María Martínez Sierra, Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

En sus memorias Una mujer por caminos de España (1952), María Martinez Sierra recuerda su participación en un mitin en un pueblo de Asturias en la primavera de 1936. En aquel acto de propaganda política, además de ella, los otros dos oradores eran la socialista Matilde de la Torre y la comunista Dolores Ibárruri, Pasionaria. Martínez Sierra resalta los lazos comunes que existían entre las tres mujeres: "por encima de toda doctrina, estábamos unidas en una sola voluntad. Queríamosq ue las izquierdasg anasenl as elecciones"( 223).


La Novela Rosa De Ambientación Vasca E Ideología Franquista Durante La Guerra Civil Española (The Basque Romance Novel And Its Francoist Ideology During The Spanish Civil War), Iker González-Allende Jul 2012

La Novela Rosa De Ambientación Vasca E Ideología Franquista Durante La Guerra Civil Española (The Basque Romance Novel And Its Francoist Ideology During The Spanish Civil War), Iker González-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Un estudio de la producción de la novela rosa publicada durante la guerra civil con una ambientación vasca. Se analizan Madrina de guerra (s.a.), de Rosa de Arámburu; La enfermera de Ondárroa (1938), de Jorge Villarín; y ¡Milagrosa! (s.a.), de Fernando de Ayala. El objetivo consiste en demostrar la conjunción en estas obras del elemento rosa o sentimental con el ideológico de la España de Franco, exponiéndose los procedimientos que utilizan estos autores para fagocitar la identidad vasca dentro de la española. Espainiako gerran argitaratu zen euskal giroan kokaturiko eleberri arrosaren produkzioa da azterlan honen gaia. Rosa de ...


“Yo Vivo En Euskara, No Como Defensa, No Como Arma, Sino Como Una Manera De Ser.” Conversación Con La Escritora Jasone Osoro, Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

“Yo Vivo En Euskara, No Como Defensa, No Como Arma, Sino Como Una Manera De Ser.” Conversación Con La Escritora Jasone Osoro, Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Jasone Osoro (Elgoibar, 1971) es una de las escritoras más destacadas y con mayor repercusión mediática en el panorama contemporáneo de las letras vascas. Tras estudiar Periodismo, ha trabajado en diversos medios de comunicación, pero son sus obras literarias las que principalmente le han otorgado el reconocimiento del público. En su primer libro de relatos, Tentazioak (“Tentaciones”), publicado en 1998, se halla una fuerte presencia del erotismo y de la sexualidad, lo que supuso una gran novedad en la literatura escrita en euskara. Con su segunda obra, Korapiloak (“Nudos”), del 2001, Osoro continuó disfrutando de un abrumador éxito de ventas ...


Review Of Teaching Representations Of The Spanish Civil War, Ed. Noël Valis, Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

Review Of Teaching Representations Of The Spanish Civil War, Ed. Noël Valis, Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

There is no doubt that the publication of Teaching Representations of the Spanish Civil War is clearly justified by the increasing number of university courses--both in English and in Spanish-dedicated to the study of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). As the editor, Noël Valis, points out, the intention of the book is to guide instructors in the diverse ways in which the wide variety of materials pertaining to the Spanish Civil War may be presented in the classroom. Nevertheless, the volume also raises interesting questions for researchers who work on this topic, such as the importance that race played during ...


El Adiós Del Exiliado: Las Rutas De La Memoria En Pilar De Zubiaurre, Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

El Adiós Del Exiliado: Las Rutas De La Memoria En Pilar De Zubiaurre, Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Como numerosos exiliados, Pilar de Zubiaurre (Garai, Bizkaia, 1884-México D. F., 1970) se despidió de su tierra en dos ocasiones: al cruzar la frontera con Francia y al tomar allí posteriormente un barco rumbo a América. En la entrada de su diario del 12 de septiembre de 1938 mostraba así su reacción ante la huida al país vecino: «Estos días he llenado mis ojos de estas montañas y mar que aún son tierra española, para llevarlas tan dentro que las contemple con los ojos cerrados cuando esté a miles de kilómetros de aquí» (Zubiaurre 299). Ya en México, Zubiaurre recuerda ...


Review Of Germán Labrador Méndez, Letras Arrebatadas: Poesía Y Química En La Transición Española, Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

Review Of Germán Labrador Méndez, Letras Arrebatadas: Poesía Y Química En La Transición Española, Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

En este libro, Labrador Méndez analiza la literatura que se cultivó en España bajo la influencia de la droga durante la Transición, período que, desde una perspectiva amplia, el autor sitúa entre 1970 y 1986. En concreto, el volumen se enfoca en la poesía de esa época, considerándola como ejemplo de lo que Deleuze y Guattari denominan ‘literatura menor’, una literatura cuya enunciación se produce desde el margen en momentos de transformación sociopolítica para ‘convertirse en portavoz de un colectivo menor’ (27). Para Labrador Méndez, esta poesía ilustra el concepto de ars vitae, por el cual el poeta vampiriza el ...


Las Novias De Concha Espina: Amor Durante La Guerra Civil Española, Iker González-Allende Jul 2012

Las Novias De Concha Espina: Amor Durante La Guerra Civil Española, Iker González-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

En este ensayo se comparan dos novelas escritas por Concha Espina durante la Guerra Civil Española: Retaguardia: Imágenes de vivos y de muertos (1937) y Las alas invencibles: Novela de amores, de aviación y de libertad (1938), en las que se confiere protagonismo al personaje femenino de la novia. Partiendo de los estudios que interrelacionan el género y la nación, se analizan la construcción de la novia y la función que para la autora la mujer y la relación amorosa desempeñan en el proyecto nacional. Las novias se erigen como personificaciones alegóricas de España por su conexión con el paisaje ...


De La Pasividad Al Poder Sexual Y Económico: El Sujeto Activo En Sirena Selena, Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

De La Pasividad Al Poder Sexual Y Económico: El Sujeto Activo En Sirena Selena, Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Con su primera novela, Sirena Selena vestida de pena (2000), la puertorriqueña Mayra Santos-Febres (Puerto Rico, 1966) ha logrado convertirse en una de las autoras más destacadas de la literatura caribeña contemporánea. Anteriormente había publicado dos libros de relatos: Pez de vidrio ( 1996) y El cuerpo correcto (1996), asi como los libros de poemas El orden escapado (1991) y Anamú y manigua ( 1991). En 2000 publicó su poemario Tercer Mundo, y en 2002 salió a la luz su segunda novela, Cualquier miércoles soy tuya, de género detectivesco, donde vuelve a tratar el tema del género sexual. En todas sus obras ...


Torrente Ballester, Gonzalo (1910-1999), Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

Torrente Ballester, Gonzalo (1910-1999), Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

A literary critic, columnist, and professor, this most relevant novelist of 20th-century Spain belonged to the Generation of 1936. Despite his cooperation with right-wing Falange intellectuals, during the Francoist dictatorship some of his novels suffered censorship and he was fired from one job for having supported strikers in Asturias. Although Torrente Ballester wrote six plays, he is most known for his more than 20 novels.


Postmodernidad Y Metaficción En Hipótesis (1975), Iker Gonzalez-Allende Jul 2012

Postmodernidad Y Metaficción En Hipótesis (1975), Iker Gonzalez-Allende

Iker Gonzalez-Allende

En su tercera novela, Guerra Garrido explora las posibilidades de que una máquina produzca una narrativa de ficción. El título implica precisamente la duda de si este tipo de escritura es factible y apunta el carácter experimental y lúdico que encierra la novela. Sin embargo, Hipótesis va más allá de las vicisitudes de un personaje escritor en busca de los últimos avances tecnológicos para la consecución de una obra enteramente nueva y original. Los otros cuatro personajes que aparecen en sus páginas adquieren tanta relevancia argumental como el escritor, a pesar de que se convierten en los protagonistas de la ...