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The Task Of The Historian In El General En Su Laberinto, Isabel Alvarez-Borland Sep 1993

The Task Of The Historian In El General En Su Laberinto, Isabel Alvarez-Borland

Spanish Department Faculty Scholarship

In El general en su laberinto, García Marquez offers a critique of the historical process and examination of the methodology of history as a discipline in several interrelated dimensions. Central to a vision of the novel as "historiographic metafiction" are the author's disclosure of his own methodology in compiling the story of Bolivar an the relationship between oral versions and written documents within the fiction itself.


The Electronic Comedia, Matthew D. Stroud Jul 1993

The Electronic Comedia, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The rapid transmission of data in machine readable formats has for many years now been a staple of the business world. Now, in a number of fields, the same technology is being applied to scholarly subjects, including French and English literatures. The availability of primary texts ready to be read by one's own computer is almost as great a revolution in textual dissemination as the invention of the printing press. Other disciplines, in which scholars can exchange texts either on diskette or by uploading and downloading to a network, are far ahead of Spanish literature, but there is both ...


Review Of Zwischen Revolution Und Orthodoxie? Schelling Und Seine Freunde Im Stift Und An Der Universität Tübingen: Texte Und Untersuchungen. By Wilhelm G. Jacobs, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Jun 1993

Review Of Zwischen Revolution Und Orthodoxie? Schelling Und Seine Freunde Im Stift Und An Der Universität Tübingen: Texte Und Untersuchungen. By Wilhelm G. Jacobs, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

This volume makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the education Schelling and his contemporaries received at the Tübingen Stift in the last decades of the eighteenth century. The book consists of three parts: first Jacobs's discussion of the academic setting of the Stift, and then two sections of previously unpublished texts-a selection of eight Specimina (masters' essays) written between 1785 and 1795 by some of the lesser lights at the St$, followed by a list of the titles of all dissertations and Speciminawritten at the Stift during the same time period. While earlier studies have pointed ...


The Desiring Subject And The Promise Of Salvation: A Lacanian Study Of Sor Juana's El Divino Narciso, Matthew D. Stroud May 1993

The Desiring Subject And The Promise Of Salvation: A Lacanian Study Of Sor Juana's El Divino Narciso, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Both Sor Juana's El divino Narciso and Jacques Lacan's psychoanalytic writings deal with the nature of humankind and the nature of God. This article examines the play and its religious philosophy in light of Lacan's imaginary, symbolic, and real registers, as well as Lacan's important concepts of the Other, the divided subject, jouissance, and the death drive. Ultimately, both Lacan and Sor Juana arrive at the same conclusion, that the basis of the religious experience is grounded in the "lack" in both the subject and God, and that only death can bring the promised state of ...


A Multi-Faceted Language-Learning Curriculum For The Middle School, G. Ann Dopson Poole May 1993

A Multi-Faceted Language-Learning Curriculum For The Middle School, G. Ann Dopson Poole

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

This research project involved the creation of a viable, interdisciplinary language-learning curriculum for the middle-school child who is experiencing his/ her initial contact with a language other than the native tongue. The course is exploratory in nature, lasting only nine weeks of the school year and was developed from a humanistic point of View, taking into account the special academic, emotional, and social needs of the preadolescent. Course content focuses on the development of students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and the importance of cultivating awareness and respect for the culture of the world’s peoples who communicate in ...


The Destabilization Of The Future In Racine's Iphigénie, Nina Ekstein May 1993

The Destabilization Of The Future In Racine's Iphigénie, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The action of Racine's Iphigénie is only a prelude, a pretext, to a much greater future event. The Trojan War looms large before the entire dramatic universe, drawing the characters inexorably forward. The force of the future in this play has long been evident: Georges Poulet discussed it in relation to the weight of the past in Andromaque: "[o]uvrant ou fermant un récit, le moment de l'action perd donc presque entièrement sa valeur propre, sa qualité de seul moment 'présent.' . . . Sa 'réalité' n'est pas assez riche en soi pour triompher d'un passé ou d'un ...


Language, Power, And Gender In Tristan’S La Marianne And La Mort De Sénèque, Nina Ekstein Jan 1993

Language, Power, And Gender In Tristan’S La Marianne And La Mort De Sénèque, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Power is a central issue in both Tristan L'Hermite's Marianne (1636) and La Mort de Sénèque (1644). I propose to examine the articulations of power in Tristan's theater and the power struggles at the heart of both plays. On the most basic level, Tristan illustrates the power of tyranny. Furetière defines a tyrant as an "usurpateur d'un Etat, oppresseur de la liberté publique, qui s'est emparé par violence ou par adresse de la souveraine puissance"; tyran "se dit aussi d'un Prince qui abuse de son pouvoir, qui ne gouverne pas selon les lois, qui ...


The Weight Of The Future In Racine's Theater, Nina Ekstein Jan 1993

The Weight Of The Future In Racine's Theater, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The future has a curious status in the theater. Like the past, it cannot be represented on stage, but is limited to the field of discourse. The future can be spoken, but not literally pre-figured. Purely textual, lacking any referent, concretized or otherwise, the future appears essentially alien to the theater. For Anne Ubersfeld, "le problème fondamental du temps au théâtre est qu'il se situe par rapport à un icimaintenant ... le théâtre est ce qui par nature nie la présence du passé et du futur. L’écriture théâtrale est une écriture au présent." Yet the future constitutes an important ...


El Modernismo Argentino Incognito En La Ondina Del Plata, Gioconda Marun Jan 1993

El Modernismo Argentino Incognito En La Ondina Del Plata, Gioconda Marun

Modern Languages Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


More Than A Reasonable Facsimile: Yvette Quenot's Edition Of Jean De La Ceppède's Théorèmes, Russell J. Ganim Jan 1993

More Than A Reasonable Facsimile: Yvette Quenot's Edition Of Jean De La Ceppède's Théorèmes, Russell J. Ganim

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

Since the rehabilitation of Jean de La Ceppède's Théorèmes, study of the work has been hindered by the lack of an easily readable, critically annotated edition. Though extracts of his meditations appeared in a few poetry anthologies during the twentieth century, it was not until 1966, with the appearance of Jean Rousset's Droz facsimile that full access to the sonnets and the poet's annotations could be gained without consulting the original Toulouse editions of 1613 and 1622. The Droz text, though in many ways quite useful, is not sufficient for serious scholarship. Its archaic typefaces, moreover, make ...


An Analysis Of Attitudes Toward Spanish As Expressed In Us English Update, Shaw N. Gynan Jan 1993

An Analysis Of Attitudes Toward Spanish As Expressed In Us English Update, Shaw N. Gynan

Modern & Classical Languages

An analysis of the content of the first ten years of the primary publication of the US ENGLISH organization, US ENGLISH Update, reveals that the main focus of the group is restriction of use of the Spanish language in the United States. This policy objective has its roots in language attitudes based on impressions and hearsay. US ENGLISH asserts that many US Spanish-speakers are not willing to learn English, for which bilingual education is singled out as a significant cause. US ENGLISH claims to support only constituency- and state-benefit-based language policies, but the ulterior goal that emerges is the elimination ...


Acting Naturally: Cultural Distinction And Critiques Of Pure Country, Barbara Ching Jan 1993

Acting Naturally: Cultural Distinction And Critiques Of Pure Country, Barbara Ching

Barbara Ching

Country music has the fastest-growing audience in America but it is still rather scandalous for an intellectual to admit to liking it. Contemporary cultural theory—which is to say cultural studies—has thus had practically nothing to say about it. At first glance, it may seem that everything has already been said. I know well enough that many people find country music to be dumb, reactionary, sentimental, maudlin, primitive, etc. Still others, perhaps influenced one way or another by the Frankfurt school, sneer at what they feel is the contrived, hokey, convention-bound nature of the music: they hear a commodification ...


Shades Of Borges: The Construction Of Identity In 'The Mirror And The Mask', Timothy Baland Jan 1993

Shades Of Borges: The Construction Of Identity In 'The Mirror And The Mask', Timothy Baland

Honors Theses, 1963-2015

Shades of Borges is an explication of "The Mirror and The Mask" using theories, terminologies, and methodologies presented by Jean Baudrillard and Michel Foucault. In the story, the king of Ireland orders his court poet to compose three successive odes, each surpassing its predecessor. The story ends with the death of the bard and the disenthronement of the king. The thesis analyzes the differences and similarities between the individual poems using Baudrillard's theories of the four "successive phases of the image" and the ascension of simulation over representation. The transition within the story from merely representational discourse to discourse ...


Genre And Lack In The Comedia, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 1993

Genre And Lack In The Comedia, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The history of genre studies is almost a textbook case of critical self-deconstruction. Beginning with Aristotle himself, we are faced with irreconcilable differences between description and prescription, literary cause and psychological effect, the written Poetics and the promised but lacking sequel on comedy. The temptation to compromise on a definition (or multiple definitions) of a genre has been met with startlingly rigid manifestos for limiting our use of a word such as "tragedy" only to those plays that fulfill the particular narrowly- conceived requirements of one critic or another. Given Jacques Lacan's penchant for jumping into the middle of ...


Purification And Characterization Of Porin From Corn (Zea Mays L.) Mitochondria, Philadelphia University Dec 1992

Purification And Characterization Of Porin From Corn (Zea Mays L.) Mitochondria, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Review Of Virtue And The Veil Of Illusion: Generic Innovation And The Pedagogical Project In Eighteenth-Century Literature By Dorothea Von Mücke, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Dec 1992

Review Of Virtue And The Veil Of Illusion: Generic Innovation And The Pedagogical Project In Eighteenth-Century Literature By Dorothea Von Mücke, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

This original and wide-ranging comparative study examines how emergent literary genres in eighteenth-century Europe participate in the pedagogical project of male subject formation. The author focuses on the intersection of semiotics, pedagogy and aesthetics, and demonstrates how changing models of signification give rise to new strategies in subject formation. Drawing on Foucault, she identifies two major semiotic paradigm shifts in the eighteenth century: first the "transparency model" of the mid-eighteenth century, which presumes that the sign is an ideal representation of the signified; and second the "intransitive" or "self-referential model" that emerges late in the century. With each of these ...


Byzantium And France: The Twelfth Century Renaissance And The Birth Of The Medieval Romance, Leon Stratikis Dec 1992

Byzantium And France: The Twelfth Century Renaissance And The Birth Of The Medieval Romance, Leon Stratikis

Doctoral Dissertations

This work hopes to fill the need for a complete treatment of the question of possible influence of the Hellenistic and Byzantine romance on the Old French romance of the twelfth century. Adopting a traditional historical approach, along with a consideration of symbols and motifs, it hopes to trace the coherent development of a genre from the Hellenistic world of the beginning of our era to the religious milieu of early Christianity and ultimately to the translation centers of monasteries and ports and the courts of Western Europe at the time of the Crusades. We conclude that, far from composing ...


L'Ange Et Les Pervers: Lucie Delarue-Mardrus' Ambivalent Poetic Identity, Tama L. Engelking Nov 1992

L'Ange Et Les Pervers: Lucie Delarue-Mardrus' Ambivalent Poetic Identity, Tama L. Engelking

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

Focuses on the poems of Lucie Delarue-Mardrus. Primary identification with the figure of the poet; Separation from normal human activities; Publication of Delarue-Mardrus' poems.


Why Johnny Can’T Escribir: Composition And The Foreign Language Curriculum, George Greenia Oct 1992

Why Johnny Can’T Escribir: Composition And The Foreign Language Curriculum, George Greenia

Arts & Sciences Articles

No abstract provided.


Review Of: Emerging From Meditation, Michiko Yusa Jul 1992

Review Of: Emerging From Meditation, Michiko Yusa

Modern & Classical Languages

This volume contains an English translation of Okina no fumi (Writings of an Old Man) (1746) and Shutsujo-kogo (Emerging from Meditation) (1745), by Tominaga Nakamoto (1715-1746), preceded by the translator's Introduction and followed by a Note on the editions used, the Conventions adopted in translation, a Bibliography, and Indexes of writings and characters for titles of writings and other names. Pye's translation assertively brings onto the Western academic stage a free and critical thinker, Tominaga Nakamoto-an unexpected but by no means unusual product of Tokugawa Japan, as Pye makes clear in his Introduction-who has hitherto been given very ...


New And Old Histories: The Case Of Hölderlin And Württemberg Pietism, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Apr 1992

New And Old Histories: The Case Of Hölderlin And Württemberg Pietism, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

Literary opinion generally concurs that Friedrich Hölderlin, whose writings abound with Christian references, was in some manner influenced by the pietist milieu of his native Württemberg. The precise nature of this influence is still in the process of being clarified, and results of the research vary widely depending on how Württemberg pietism is defined, what sources are consulted, and to what extent social or institutional factors are considered. Much of the literature addressing this topic is informed by historiographical assumptions which tend to flatten both Württemberg pietism and Hölderlin's writings into a historical teleology. I would like to examine ...


Review Of: The Complete Guide To Everyday Kanji: A Systematic Approach To Mastering The 1,945 Jōyō Kanji As Well As 1,257 Common Compounds And Reading Japanese Financial Newspapers: An Innovative And Integrated Approach To Enhancing Reading Competence In Business Japanese, Michiko Yusa Apr 1992

Review Of: The Complete Guide To Everyday Kanji: A Systematic Approach To Mastering The 1,945 Jōyō Kanji As Well As 1,257 Common Compounds And Reading Japanese Financial Newspapers: An Innovative And Integrated Approach To Enhancing Reading Competence In Business Japanese, Michiko Yusa

Modern & Classical Languages

These books, both assisted by grants from the Japan Foundation, are welcome additions to the library of fast-growing Japanese language materials. Both volumes show the enormous time and effort that the authors put into them. The Complete Guide to Everyday Kanji, a carefully arranged reference to the 1,945 joyo- kanji, presents every kanji with on- and kun-reading(s) as applicable, a concise etymology and English meaning(s), and one or two words, either by themselves or in compounds.

Reading Japanese Financial Newspapers is a textbook, suitable for the students of intermediate to advanced Japanese. This book cannot but be ...


Women's Images Effaced: The Literary Portrait In Seventeenth-Century France, Nina Ekstein Mar 1992

Women's Images Effaced: The Literary Portrait In Seventeenth-Century France, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The literary portrait was extremely popular in France for a number of years during the mid-seventeenth century. With roots in salon society, the portrait became a genre in its own right during this period and was eventually incorporated in numerous other genres such as novels, memoirs, theater, and sermons. In this study, I will consider the close association between the initial vogue of portraiture and women, and examine the advantages and problems posed by the genre for women authors. I will trace the evolution of the literary portrait during the seventeenth century, in particular, the manner in which women were ...


Sensate Language And The Hermetic Tradition In Friedrich Christoph Oetinger's Biblisches Und Emblematisches Wörterbuch, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Jan 1992

Sensate Language And The Hermetic Tradition In Friedrich Christoph Oetinger's Biblisches Und Emblematisches Wörterbuch, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

The rise of rationalistic moral theology in the 18th century reflects the prevailing assumption of Enlightened thought that moral concepts were the privileged hermeneutical telos of the "coarse" or sensate language in the Bible and Christian dogma. The theological school known as neology supported this view and proposed an exegetical strategy for extracting the "pure" moral sense from the "coarse" or sensate text. In 1772 the Berlin neologian Wilhelm Abraham Teller (1734-1804) published a programmatic guide to this exegetical strategy, a dictionary entitled Wörterbuch des Neuen Testaments zur Erklärung der christlichen Lehre. I would like to discuss here a critical ...


Review Of Wolfgang Wittkowski, Ed., Revolution Und Autonomie: Deutsche Autonomieästhetik Im Zeitalter Der Französischen Revolution. Ein Symposium., Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Jan 1992

Review Of Wolfgang Wittkowski, Ed., Revolution Und Autonomie: Deutsche Autonomieästhetik Im Zeitalter Der Französischen Revolution. Ein Symposium., Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

This volume is the last of five in a series edited by Wolfgang Wittkowski and based on symposia held at SUNY-Albany on various aspects of German Classicism. The topic of this last symposium—aesthetic autonomy— fairly bristles with controversy, as historically it has formed a dividing line of sorts between ideological camps within German literary scholarship. Beginning with the Bildungsbürgertum of the 19th century, aesthetic autonomy came to be defined as the mark of highest literary quality, defined formally in terms of closure, self-containment and “perfection,” and restricted in terms of content to the apolitical, “purely aesthetic” realm. On the ...


Reference And Resemblance In The Seventeenth-Century Literary Portrait, Nina Ekstein Jan 1992

Reference And Resemblance In The Seventeenth-Century Literary Portrait, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The history of portraiture, in both literature and the graphic arts, reaches back to antiquity. This art was perhaps most highly developed in seventeenth-century France, where the form branched out in numerous directions. In the social sphere, verbal portraiture became the basis of a fashionable salon game. Diplomatic portraits were widely employed in political dealings. The popularity of painted portraits was widespread, and gave rise to such trends as the portrait-miniature and the depiction of individuals as mythological figures. In the domain of literature, the development of portrait forms was especially rich. The use of the portrait in the novel ...


Review Of Jean-Pierre Lecercle, Mallarmé Et La Mode, Marshall C. Olds Dec 1991

Review Of Jean-Pierre Lecercle, Mallarmé Et La Mode, Marshall C. Olds

French Language and Literature Papers

Mallarmé et la mode is clearly a fundamental contribution to the literature surrounding La Derniére mode. Yet the book's importance goes beyond its stated subject because, quite simply, La Derniére mode is more than an isolated instance of mediocrity. The project was interrupted too early to have acquired a unique character and its editorial devenir has yet to be established. Moreover, following on the heals of “Toast funebre," the magazine helped inaugurate Mallarme's arrival in Paris and the widening of interests that would have a profound effect on his poetry. Under the spell of Mallarme himself in a ...


The Interlanguage Of Advanced Speakers: Implications & Suggestions, Madeline Garr Aug 1991

The Interlanguage Of Advanced Speakers: Implications & Suggestions, Madeline Garr

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis details a study of the interlanguage of advanced speakers of English as a Second Language. The purpose of the study was to see what errors these students made when speaking the language in a communicative environment. In approaching the issue of interlanguage, the writer surveys the research in language acquisition as well as in interlanguage, error analysis and language learning theories. Based on this research and the results of this study, the writer explores the implications of both the research and the study and offers suggestions to teachers of advanced conversation classes.


Review Of Axel Kuhn, Et Al., Revolutionsbegeisterung An Der Hohen Carlsschule, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Apr 1991

Review Of Axel Kuhn, Et Al., Revolutionsbegeisterung An Der Hohen Carlsschule, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

In the last twenty years a number of scholars have discovered growing evidence for revolutionary sympathy and activity among German intellectuals living during the French Revolution. Axel Kuhn, historian at the Technische Hochschule in Stuttgart, has contributed to this body of research with his study of the Hohe Carlsschule, the military academy founded in Stuttgart by Duke Carl Eugen of Württemberg, famous for its oppressively strict discipline and its exceptionally talented students, including Friedrich Schiller. As Kuhn says, the book is written in the form of a detective novel, and relates how he went about uncovering and piecing together the ...


Interior Texts In El Amor En Los Tiempos Del Cólera, Isabel Alvarez-Borland Apr 1991

Interior Texts In El Amor En Los Tiempos Del Cólera, Isabel Alvarez-Borland

Spanish Department Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.