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Martyrs, Martyrdom, And The Comedia, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 1985

Martyrs, Martyrdom, And The Comedia, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Plays about martyrs form a curious subgenre within the comedia. In a direct contradiction of the values normally associated with the comedia, we are asked to accept that dishonor is glorious, that submission is courageous, and that death is a reward because it brings eternal life. The martyrs themselves, however, as presented in the comedia, are not of a single type; the way each comes to his or her final apotheosis is a function of the comedia setting in which the martyr acts. Too, because martyr plays almost always use external source material, a study of the presentations of the ...


The Comic Récit: Les Plaideurs, Nina Ekstein Jan 1985

The Comic Récit: Les Plaideurs, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Récits are a standard feature of the French classical theater. While normally associated with tragedy (e.g. the famous "récit de Théramène"), seventeenth-century comedy adopted the use of dramatic narrative and adapted it for its own ends. In an examination of the comic récit, two questions arise immediately: how is the récit in comedy different from, first the tragic récit, and second other segments of a comedy?


Oral And Written Language Of Low Level Esl Students, Christina E. A. Cronogue Jan 1985

Oral And Written Language Of Low Level Esl Students, Christina E. A. Cronogue

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

One of the most important areas of current investigation in ESL and native speaker language research is the search for correlations between speaking and writing development. One can assume that the developmental relationship of these two skills is one of mutual dependence for literate adult second language learners. Yet, as many ESL teachers have observed, second language learners often have a markedly higher level of proficiency in one skill than the other. By determining the exact nature of the developmental relationship of oral and written language in second language learners, instructional programs can perhaps be designed to help students more ...


Narrative Reliability And Spatial Limitations In Bajazet, Nina Ekstein Oct 1984

Narrative Reliability And Spatial Limitations In Bajazet, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Récits are a standard feature in the classical theater, commonly used to bring information to an onstage universe which is limited by the unities of time and place. Action which occurs before the opening of the play finds its natural expression, given the convention of beginning the play in medias res, in narrative form. These are the récits of exposition. Bajazet is unusually rich in such récits: Acomat recounts Amurat's actions, Bajazet's youth, Acomat's own past, and how Roxane came to be able to see Bajazet (I, i, ll. 115-42, 145-56); and Atalide explains how she and ...


Some Practical Thoughts On Producing Calderón’S Court Plays, Matthew D. Stroud Jul 1984

Some Practical Thoughts On Producing Calderón’S Court Plays, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Calderón's comedias de tramoyas present special problems to a modern producer attempting an authentic stage presentation. This article discusses possible answers to questions relating to staging (the theater itself, sets, the length of the performance, funding, etc.), direction, special effects, costumes, hairstyles, and text (cuts, versions, the use of loas and entremeses, etc.). In addition, court plays also require decisions about the music—tessitura, pitch, instrumentation, and orchestration—most of which must rely on conjecture rather than on concrete knowledge of the original. For each problem, it quickly becomes apparent that absolute authenticity is quite impossible. Stated generally, one ...


The Comedia As Potboiler: Juan De Cabeza’S Matar Por Zelos Su Dama, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 1984

The Comedia As Potboiler: Juan De Cabeza’S Matar Por Zelos Su Dama, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

No abstract provided.


Desire Seeking Expression: Mallarmé'S "Prose Pour Des Esseintes", Marshall C. Olds Oct 1983

Desire Seeking Expression: Mallarmé'S "Prose Pour Des Esseintes", Marshall C. Olds

French Language and Literature Papers

Over the past sixty-five years of Mallarméan criticism, few poems have come to occupy as central a place in the discussion of the poet's work as "Prose pour des Esseintes." While it is generally agreed that, beginning around 1862, the development of Mallarmé's principal conceits and images, of his syntax and his directing ideas, culminates in "Un Coup de dés," "Prose" is often held to be not only Mallarmé's most hermetic poem but also the one that deals most directly with the nature of poetic composition. Commentators have variously called it Mallarmé's ars poetica, a conviction ...


The Visual Arts In The Civilization Classroom, Thomas M. Carr Jr. Feb 1983

The Visual Arts In The Civilization Classroom, Thomas M. Carr Jr.

French Language and Literature Papers

Although the visual arts have long been a feature of civilization courses, instructors do not always exploit their full potential. This paper presents a checklist to help teachers identify the relevant aspects of the arts for study. Its goal is to facilitate comprehensive treatment of works of art by focusing on three areas: the aesthetic dimension, the social context, and the artist’s own experience. The checklist is followed by a series of activities which encourage students to integrate the various aspects of the arts while practicing their language skills.


Andromaque. V,V: Disorder, Irony, And Progression, Nina Ekstein Jan 1983

Andromaque. V,V: Disorder, Irony, And Progression, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The denouement of Andromaque (V,v), as is the case in most tragedies, brings with it a return to order, but the impression of order lies off stage with Andromaque's ascension to the throne rather than on stage with Oreste and Pylade. On stage, disorder reigns, and this disorder is a result of several factors: the pressing necessity of a quick departure, Oreste's madness, and, significantly, the ironic instability of language in this scene. This instability takes the form of statements whose meaning later changes in the light of some subsequent action or information. Such shifts in meaning ...


The Functions Of The Récit In L'Ecole Des Femmes, Nina Ekstein Jan 1983

The Functions Of The Récit In L'Ecole Des Femmes, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Since L'Ecole des femmes was first performed in 1662, much mention has been made of the numerous récits in the play. In La Critique de l'Ecole des femmes, Lysidas criticizes the play because "dans cette comédie-ci, il ne se passe point d'actions, et tout consiste en des récits que vient faire Agnès ou Horace.'' Indeed, the entire love intrigue takes place offstage and is reported in the form of récits. Far from being tiresome recitals, these narratives are integrated into the structure of the play on numerous levels.


The Resocialization Of The Mujer Varonil In Three Plays By Vélez, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 1983

The Resocialization Of The Mujer Varonil In Three Plays By Vélez, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

When Arnold Reichenberger writes of the tendency in the comedia toward a restored society, he refers to the conservative, patriarchal, ideal society represented by the dramatic works. Characters who exhibit eccentric social behavior are not allowed to remain marginally attached to the society; they are either resocialized into the fabric of the comedia's society or they are expelled. This pattern not only allows for the possibility of an implicit moral lesson, as Alexander A. Parker would assert, but it also creates dramatic tension the resolution of which results in exciting reversals in the plot. As might be expected, the ...


Tirso's Wife-Murder Play: La Vida Y Muerte De Herodes, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 1983

Tirso's Wife-Murder Play: La Vida Y Muerte De Herodes, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Tirso's La vida y muerte de Herodes is a curious play for a number of reasons. Dating most likely from 1620-21, it is one of several plays based on Herod's life both in Biblical accounts and in Josephus' Antiquities. Lodovico Dolce was the first Renaissance playwright to take advantage of the historical but very dramatic subject matter in his Marianna of 1565, and, closer to Tirso's era, Alexandre Hardy and Tristan l'Hermite created French versions; Hardy's dates from the period 1625 to 1632 and Tristan's was published in 1637. Of course, Calderón published in ...


Review Of Martin Culen: Teacher And National Awakener, Slovak, By M. Stilla, Gerald J. Sabo Jan 1983

Review Of Martin Culen: Teacher And National Awakener, Slovak, By M. Stilla, Gerald J. Sabo

Gerald J. Sabo, S.J.

No abstract provided.


Modern And Classical Languages, Wynona H. Wilkins, Rosine Tenenbaum, William I. Morgan, Paul J. Schwartz, Bruno Hildebrandt Jan 1983

Modern And Classical Languages, Wynona H. Wilkins, Rosine Tenenbaum, William I. Morgan, Paul J. Schwartz, Bruno Hildebrandt

UND Departmental Histories

This departmental history was written on the occasion of the UND Centennial in 1983.


The Rhetorical Theories Of Malebranche: Persuasion Through Imitation Or Attention?, Thomas M. Carr Jr. Jan 1983

The Rhetorical Theories Of Malebranche: Persuasion Through Imitation Or Attention?, Thomas M. Carr Jr.

French Language and Literature Papers

France's most prominent philosopher of the second half of the seventeenth century is reputed to be no friend of rhetoric. Bernard Tocanne declares, "C'est chez Malebranche que se mettent en place tous les arguments mis en oeuvre par les adversaires de la rhétorique à la fin du siècle," and Peter France calls him "a philosopher who had no love for rhetoric." The basis of such judgments is the Oratorian's attacks in the Recherche de la vérité (1674) against the use of the imagination and passions in the eloquence of Tertullian, Seneca, and Montaigne. Malebranche's critique is ...


Origenes Del Costumbrismo Etico-Social, Gioconda Marun Jan 1983

Origenes Del Costumbrismo Etico-Social, Gioconda Marun

Modern Languages Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Folklife Expressions Of Three Isle Royale Fishermen: A Sense Of Place Examination, Timothy Cochrane May 1982

The Folklife Expressions Of Three Isle Royale Fishermen: A Sense Of Place Examination, Timothy Cochrane

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Selected forms of three Isle Royale fishermen’s folklife expressions – material folk culture, social folk custom and narrative folklore – were documented and analyzed. The informants are representative of the group of Scandinavian fishermen who operated commercial fisheries on Isle Royale from the 1880s to date. Documentary and analytical emphasis centered on occupational aspects of their folklife expressions and the fishermen’s perception of the island archipelago. Accordingly, special interest was focused on the fishermen’s interplay with the Lake Superior and Isle Royale environs. Selected folklife expressions were analyzed to uncover fishermen’s cognitive and affective responses to their insular ...


"Viaje Verbal A La Habana, !Ah Vana!" Entrevista De Isabel Alvarez-Borland Con G. Cabrera, Isabel Alvarez-Borland Apr 1982

"Viaje Verbal A La Habana, !Ah Vana!" Entrevista De Isabel Alvarez-Borland Con G. Cabrera, Isabel Alvarez-Borland

Spanish Department Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Stylistic Considerations Of Calderón’S Opera Librettos, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 1982

Stylistic Considerations Of Calderón’S Opera Librettos, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The two plays of Calderón that were set to music in their entirety have a number of common characteristics beyond those associated with the mythological plays as a whole. Both of the plays were performed in 1660, La púrpura de la rosa on January 17 to celebrate the marriage of the Infanta María Teresa to Louis XIV of France, and Celos aun del aire matan on December 5 to celebrate the third birthday of the Infante Felipe Próspero. Presented in the Palacio del Buen Retiro, set to music by Juan Hidalgo, staged with the appropriate elaborate machinery, and performed by ...


Yves Bonnefoy, Selected Prose Works In Translation, Susanna Lang Jan 1982

Yves Bonnefoy, Selected Prose Works In Translation, Susanna Lang

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Lds Language Teaching And Learning: Highlights From 1830 To 1982, Cynthia L. Hallen Jan 1982

Lds Language Teaching And Learning: Highlights From 1830 To 1982, Cynthia L. Hallen

All Theses and Dissertations

Since the establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its leaders and members have been commanded and encouraged to learn foreign languages. With the gift of tongues and diligent effort Latter-day Saints have made great progress in the last 152 years in meeting the challenge of learning and teaching languages. This paper is an attempt to compile what has been done by Church members, programs, and organizations to promote language in a world where international communication is increasingly important. It will also be a resource for the LDS Church, the Missionary Training Center, Brigham Young University, and ...


Studies In Honor Of José Rubia Barcia, Roberta Johnson, Paul C. Smith Jan 1982

Studies In Honor Of José Rubia Barcia, Roberta Johnson, Paul C. Smith

Spanish Language and Literature

Contents
José Rubia Barcia
Selected Bibliography of Works by José Rubia Barcia
Working with José. Clayton Eshleman
Ilegible, hijo de flauta: guión cinematográfico de Juan Larrea y Luis Buñuel, David Bary
Madariaga e Hispanoamérica. Rubén Benítez
El esperpentillo olvidado de Don Ramón del Valle-Inclán. R. Cardona
Manuel de la Revilla, crítico literario. Carlos García Barrón
Galdós y la reaparición de personajes: las Porreño, Garrote y Coletilla. Joaquín Gímeno Casalduero
La unidad conceptual de El Embrujado. Luis T. González-del-Valle
Modes of Being in Gabriel Miró's El ángel, el molino, el caracol delfaro. Roberta Johnson
Ambivalence and Ambiguity in La familia ...


José Rubia Barcia: Biography & Selected Bibliography, Roberta Johnson, Paul C. Smith Jan 1982

José Rubia Barcia: Biography & Selected Bibliography, Roberta Johnson, Paul C. Smith

Spanish Language and Literature

José Rubia Barcia was born on July 31, 1914, in El Ferrol (Galicia). ... In 1947 José Barcia began his teaching career at VCLA as a lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, where his fellow Galician, César Barja was one of a number of distinguished Hispanists. In 1949 he was promoted to Assistant Professor. His marriage to the lovely Eva and his promotion provided a degree of security and support which enabled him to dedicate himself to research and his own creative writing for the first time since his days in Granada. ... In the years ahead his many friends ...


Working With Jose, Clayton Eshleman Jan 1982

Working With Jose, Clayton Eshleman

Spanish Language and Literature

José and I would sit together at a table (generally in his kitchen), each of us with a copy of Vallejo-our stump. Although in our case as translators, we were only sometimes talking around Vallejo-more often, we were talking through or with him, as if he were participant as well as obstacle. But Kelly's sense of «the shared preoccupation» leading to meaningful talk holds as a metaphor for our relationship through Vallejo. The often insurmountable difficulties of his text brought about a kind of mountain-climbing friendship. In a magical way, a heart to heart conversation, in fits and starts ...


Ilegible, Hijo De Flauta: Guion Cinematorafico De Juan Larrea Y Luis Buñuel, David Bary Jan 1982

Ilegible, Hijo De Flauta: Guion Cinematorafico De Juan Larrea Y Luis Buñuel, David Bary

Spanish Language and Literature

En 1980 se publicó en dos numeros sucesivos de la revista Vuelta un extraordinario documento artístico, fruto de la colaboración entre dos viejos amigos de José Rubia Barcia, Juan Larrea y Luis Buñuel. Titulado Ilegible, hijo de flauta, la obra es un guión cinematográfico, o más bien un proyecto o resumen de guión, ya que en algunos casos los diálogos y las escenas se indican en forma resumida o esquemática.ʹ Ilegible representa un intento de crear un film poético de índole semi-surrealista en el que las imágenes, que se suceden vertiginosamente, se dirigen al inconsciente del espectador, quien se ...


Madariaga E Hispanoamerica, Ruben Benitez Jan 1982

Madariaga E Hispanoamerica, Ruben Benitez

Spanish Language and Literature

No es necesario demostrar el interés de Salvador de Madariaga por los problemas de los países de Hispanoamérica. 1 Evidencian ese interés libros tan vibrantes como la Vida del muy magnifico Señor Don Cristóbal Colón (Buenos Aires: Sudamericana, 1940; la ed. inglesa, London, 1938), Hernán Cortés (Buenos Aires: Sudamericana, 1943; la ed. inglesa, New York, 1941), el extenso estudio Cuadro histórico de las Indias... (Buenos Aires: Sudamericana, 1945; la ed. inglesa London, 1946)que precede a la biografía de Bolívar (México: Hermes, 1951; la ed. inglesa, London, 1951), los estudios políticos Presente y porvenir de Hispanoamérica y otros ensayos (Buenos ...


El Esperpentillo Olvidado De Don Ramon Del Valle-Inclan, R. Cardona Jan 1982

El Esperpentillo Olvidado De Don Ramon Del Valle-Inclan, R. Cardona

Spanish Language and Literature

En 1969 el profesor José Manuel Blecua sacó a luz un «esperpentillo» de Don Ramón María del Valle-Inclán.ʹ Se trata de «¿Para cuándo son las reclamaciones diplomáticas? .» que apareció en el No. 329 de la revista España el15 de julio de 1922. «Teatro de agit-prop,» le llama Juan Antonio Hormigón] quien ve en él un «sentido directo, de denuncia específica, de incitación a la repulsa y condena de determinados comportamientos sociales,» es decir, características de ese tipo de teatro, «una de las constantes del esperpento.» Sin entrar a discutir esta denominación aplicada a la totalidad de los esperpentos, nos ...


Manuel De La Revilla, Crico Literario, Carlos Garcia Barron Jan 1982

Manuel De La Revilla, Crico Literario, Carlos Garcia Barron

Spanish Language and Literature

Poco, muy poco, se ha escrito acerca de don Manuel de la Revilla y menos aún sobre su infatigable labor en calidad de crítico literario. Para algunos, «Revilla marca en cierta manera el tránsito entre los críticos de la generación del 68 y los de la Restauración.»! Resulta, pues, aconsejable trazar a grandes brochazos su breve biografía para comprender mejor al hombre cuyas opiniones habremos de exponer más adelante.


Galdos Y La Reaparicion De Personajes: Las Porreño, Garrote Y Coletilla, Joaquin Gimeno Casalduero Jan 1982

Galdos Y La Reaparicion De Personajes: Las Porreño, Garrote Y Coletilla, Joaquin Gimeno Casalduero

Spanish Language and Literature

No sólo utiliza Galdós la reaparición de personajes; cambia a veces también lo que de su vida nos había referido. Voy a ocuparme ahora especialmente de la reaparición de algunos caracteres que se presentan por primera vez enLa Fontana: de las Porreño y del odioso Coletilla.


La Unidad Conceptual De El Embrujado*, Luis T. Gonzalez-Del-Valle Jan 1982

La Unidad Conceptual De El Embrujado*, Luis T. Gonzalez-Del-Valle

Spanish Language and Literature

En los últimos veinticinco años, la crítica sobre Ramón del Valle-Inclán ha evolucionado substancialmente. Parte de este desarrollo ha llevado a varios colegas a expresarse sobre la concepción del tiempo y otras teorías sustentadas por don Ramón en La lámpara maravillosa2 ya aplicar sus conclusiones a varios otros textos valleinclanescos. 3 Este reciente acercamiento ha facilitado nuestra mejor comprehensión de la producción literaria de uno de los más destacados escritores españoles de todas las épocas. Es indudable que mientras más percibamos el verdadero mensaje del único libro esencialmente teórico de Valle-Inclán, La lámpara maravillosa, más fácil nos resultará aclarar ...