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"¿Y Sois Hombre O Sois Mujer?": Sex And Gender In Tirso’S Don Gil De Las Calzas Verdes, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 1991

"¿Y Sois Hombre O Sois Mujer?": Sex And Gender In Tirso’S Don Gil De Las Calzas Verdes, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

When Henry Sullivan opened the question of the insight that the writings of Jacques Lacan could bring to the comedia, he came somewhat early on to Tirso's magisterial comedia de enredo [comedy of intrigue and deception], Don Gil de las calzas verdes. As with most things Lacanian, his paper, "The Sexual Ambiguities of Tirso de Molina's Don Gil de las calzas verdes," is not easily accessible, having been published in the Proceedings of the Third Annual Golden Age Drama Symposium in El Paso, Texas. It is an important contribution to Tirsian studies, however, and he identifies three themes ...


Characterization Of Sh Groups In Porin Of Bovine Heart Mitochondria. Porin Cysteines Are Localized In The Channel Walls., Philadelphia University Jan 1991

Characterization Of Sh Groups In Porin Of Bovine Heart Mitochondria. Porin Cysteines Are Localized In The Channel Walls., Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Identidad Ciclica De "Tres Tristes Tigres", Isabel Alvarez-Borland Jan 1991

Identidad Ciclica De "Tres Tristes Tigres", Isabel Alvarez-Borland

Spanish Department Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Undoing Ideologies In Diachronic Studies Of English : Towards More Realistic Pictures Of Language Changes From Late Oe To Me, Seiki Ayano May 1990

Undoing Ideologies In Diachronic Studies Of English : Towards More Realistic Pictures Of Language Changes From Late Oe To Me, Seiki Ayano

Master's Theses

For over a century, the development of English, especially its two waves of foreign influence during the period between late OE to ME, has been a controversial area. This paper attempts to examine the two instances of foreign influence exerted upon English using several important notions taken from pidgin-creole and bilingual theories to provide more realistic pictures of the two language contact situations. The paper does not provide a clear-cut conclusion, but rather it undoes age-old binary models, e.g., pro-Germanic vs. pro-Romance, introduces new insights, and raises questions regarding sociolinguistic aspects of language contact and the transformation of English ...


Hermeneutica Gloriae Vs. Hermeneutica Crucis: Sebastian Franck And Martin Luther On The Clarity Of Scripture, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Apr 1990

Hermeneutica Gloriae Vs. Hermeneutica Crucis: Sebastian Franck And Martin Luther On The Clarity Of Scripture, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

Martin Luther maintains throughout his work, and with special emphasis in On the Bondage of the Will, that Scripture is clear. Unlike Erasmus, who warns that we should avoid obscure parts of Scripture that, like the Cave of Corycos, would lure us too close to terrors beyond our comprehension, Luther argues that Scripture has been placed in the clearest light by the coming of Christ, in whom all of Scripture's mysteries have been revealed. If we were to look for a contemporary of Luther's to represent the opposite pole, the obscurity or ambiguity of Scripture, it would not ...


Review Of Heidelberg Im Säkularen Umbruch. Traditionsbewußtsein Und Kulturpolitik Um 1800, Edited By Friedrich Strack, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Jan 1990

Review Of Heidelberg Im Säkularen Umbruch. Traditionsbewußtsein Und Kulturpolitik Um 1800, Edited By Friedrich Strack, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

This twelfth volume in the Deutscher Idealismus Philosophie und Wirkungsgeschichte in Quellen und Studien series on aspects of German Idealism maintains the high quality set by earlier volumes in this series. It consists of 23 articles that originally were presented at a colloquium held in Heidelberg in the fall of 1985 on the occasion of the 600th anniversary of Heidelberg University. The collection focuses on the period of transition at the University after 1803 when, in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars, the Palatinate was divided and Heidelberg was incorporated into Baden.


Positive Residues Involved In The Voltage-Gating Of The Mitochondrial Porin-Channel Are Localized In The External Moiety Of The Pore, Philadelphia University Jan 1990

Positive Residues Involved In The Voltage-Gating Of The Mitochondrial Porin-Channel Are Localized In The External Moiety Of The Pore, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Women Writers Of The French-Speaking Caribbean: An Overview, Marie-Denise Shelton Jan 1990

Women Writers Of The French-Speaking Caribbean: An Overview, Marie-Denise Shelton

CMC Faculty Publications and Research

The concept of Caribbean literature is relatively recent, validated by the growing awareness in the Caribbean of a common historical, cultural, and geopolitical experience that transcends national diversity. To state that there is a Caribbean literature is to recognize the existence of a certain relationship with language and the world which constitutes what some have called the Caribbean discourse.


An Approach Using History, Myth, And Metafiction, Isabel Alvarez-Borland Jan 1990

An Approach Using History, Myth, And Metafiction, Isabel Alvarez-Borland

Spanish Department Faculty Scholarship

A method for teaching García Márquez' work, One Hundred Years of Solitude, by employing the objective of uncovering the interaction between the historical, mythical, and metafictive aspects of the text.


Harmonious Compositions: Korolenko's Siberian Stories, Radha Balasubramanian Jan 1990

Harmonious Compositions: Korolenko's Siberian Stories, Radha Balasubramanian

Russian Language and Literature Papers

Vladimir Galaktionovich Korolenko (1853-1921) turned his personal experiences as a political prisoner in Siberia into short stories that champion the talents of Siberia's ordinary people. These stories of Siberia have been noted by critics for their techniques of composition. His contemporaries like A. P. Chekhov and V. M. Garshin praise his craftsmanship and skill to compose aesthetically appealing short stories. Leighton shows how Korolenko, in order to reveal and document facts about different human beings, utilizes various literary devices such as particularized narration (skaz), allegory, contrast, parallel, and lyrical description. According to him, each story is like an "elegant ...


On Parasitic Discourse In Till Eulenspiegel: Can We Take It Seriously?, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Jan 1990

On Parasitic Discourse In Till Eulenspiegel: Can We Take It Seriously?, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

The issue we are addressing here concerns how – or if -- we can take non-serious language seriously, or even legitimate it. Derrida wishes to consider marginal, parasitic, borderline cases, because they give him “insight into the general functioning of a textual system.” If we simply identify and banish the parasite, we will end up retracing the boundaries of convention; if we look at the parasite as part of a whole system, then our perspective goes beyond that of the insider. This has direct implications for how we interpret Till Eulenspiegel. We can retrace the banishments as they occur repeatedly throughout the ...


A Fourteenth-Century Spanish Life Of Saint Lawrence: Madrid, B.N. 10252, Dawn Bratsch-Prince Jan 1990

A Fourteenth-Century Spanish Life Of Saint Lawrence: Madrid, B.N. 10252, Dawn Bratsch-Prince

World Languages and Cultures Publications

[T]odos aquellos que son christianos deven oyr e entender las vidas e las pasiones de los santos martires, en tal que tomen ende alguna fazafia. Ca las fazafias d'aquellos que grandes martirios sufrieron por la ley de Dios tener e guardar nos puede en derecha carrera. E por esto, vos dezimos que deve omne de grado oyr e entender las vidas e las pasiones de los santos martires, ca por Nuestro Senor veo agora pocos martires prender muerte. B.N., MS 10252, f. 96ra

With these words, the Castilian compiler of the Ystoria de santos explicitly states his ...


Positive Residues Involved In The Voltage-Gating Of The Mitochondrial Porin-Channel Are Localized In The External Moiety Of The Pore, Philadelphia University Dec 1989

Positive Residues Involved In The Voltage-Gating Of The Mitochondrial Porin-Channel Are Localized In The External Moiety Of The Pore, Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University, Jordan

No abstract provided.


Science Fiction In France: A Brief History And Selective Bibliography, Arthur Evans Nov 1989

Science Fiction In France: A Brief History And Selective Bibliography, Arthur Evans

Arthur Bruce Evans

No abstract provided.


Milagro En El Mercado Viejo: Metadrama Y Racconto En O. Dragun, Isabel Alvarez-Borland Jul 1989

Milagro En El Mercado Viejo: Metadrama Y Racconto En O. Dragun, Isabel Alvarez-Borland

Spanish Department Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Murder And Suicide Revisited: Johannes R. Becher's Literary Treatment Of A Youthful Tragedy, Robert K. Shirer Jun 1989

Murder And Suicide Revisited: Johannes R. Becher's Literary Treatment Of A Youthful Tragedy, Robert K. Shirer

German Language and Literature Papers

The final poem of Die Gnade eines Frühlings, Johannes R. Becher's first book of verse, is entitled "Darstellung." The poet displays himself in front of "das Volk," who will judge him:

Er bebt. Sol1 seine Scham entschleiern . . .

"Alle meine Schamgebundenheiten
Wollen überwunden an mir niedergleiten!"--

Da ward es Licht!

The poet, by putting himself and his shame on exhibit-by the public confession of publishing his work-is bathed in a cleansing light and can overcome his guilt.

Forty years later, Becher reflected in his diary upon his youthful attraction to the confessional elements of Catholicism. He recalls his fascination with ...


Review Of: Mexican-American Language: Usage, Attitudes, Maintenance, Instruction, And Policy, Shaw N. Gynan Mar 1989

Review Of: Mexican-American Language: Usage, Attitudes, Maintenance, Instruction, And Policy, Shaw N. Gynan

Modern & Classical Languages

The prologue to this collection indicates the contributors' enthusiasm. The quality of some papers is good, but more than enthusiasm is needed to make certain selections valuable.


The Portrait On Stage In Molière's Theater, Nina Ekstein Feb 1989

The Portrait On Stage In Molière's Theater, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Literary portraits, while common in a wide variety of genres, are not often thought of in connection with the stage. Discussions of dramaturgy make little mention of portraits, which is perhaps not surprising when one considers that theater is the domain of action, movement, and conflict; the portrait, on the contrary, is primarily descriptive. Verbal portraiture would not seem to be terribly effective in a theatrical context: it is unlikely to advance the action of the play, nor would it lend itself readily to gesture and movement. Theater requires the physical presence of its object, portraiture depends on a certain ...


Symbols, Referents, And Theatrical Semantics: The Use Of Hands In The Comedia, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 1989

Symbols, Referents, And Theatrical Semantics: The Use Of Hands In The Comedia, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

One of the most important products of the application of New Criticism to the comedia was the discovery of the functions of clusters of images to the dramatic and theatrical themes within a play. Among the most pervasive and subtle images and symbols are those involving hands and, by extension, arms, rings, gloves, and daggers. A quick, impressionistic overview of the connotations of hands reveals a number of different and often contradictory meanings: trust and treachery, power and submission, salvation and damnation, to mention only a few. So ubiquitous are hands, and so necessary are they to the plot complications ...


The Comedia As Playscript, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 1989

The Comedia As Playscript, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The relationship between literary text and theatrical performance is the subject of intense discussion and occasional animosity between those who believe that performance is only the faithful translation of the text from one medium to another and those for whom a playscript is only a starting point or a secondary element to performance. We do know, however, that the comedias were written to be performed, that there are performance signs imbedded in the texts themselves, and that if we ignore performance altogether we end up teaching the literary texts as though they were novels or poems. The problem that this ...


Le Misanthrope And Tartuffe: Two Critiques Of Verbal Portraiture, Nina Ekstein Jan 1989

Le Misanthrope And Tartuffe: Two Critiques Of Verbal Portraiture, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Portraiture is a deeply rooted and characteristics feature of seventeenth-century France. Verbal portraits abound in the literature of the period. By the time Molière wrote Le Misanthrope and Tartuffe (1664-1669), the «gallant» portrait had already known a great vogue, first with Mlle de Scudéry's Grand Cyrus (1649-53) and Clélie (1654-61), and then in the salons of the nobility and the bourgeoisie, as reflected in the Divers Portraits (1659) and the Recueil de Portraits et Eloges (1659). Adaptations of the verbal portrait would later appear in memoirs, letters, sermons, novels, and «caractères», remaining an important force in literature to the ...


Review Of German Poetry: An Anthology From Klopstock To Enzensberger. Edited By Martin Swales, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Oct 1988

Review Of German Poetry: An Anthology From Klopstock To Enzensberger. Edited By Martin Swales, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

Noted Germanist Martin Swales offers a volume designed to introduce English speakers to German lyric poetry from the mid-eighteenth century to the present. Seventeen poets are included, each represented with several poems (between six and eight is the norm, with Goethe at the high end with eighteen, and Novalis at the low, with two). The poems are in German only; Swales' intrduction and notes (an intrductory paragraph on each author and brief synopses of each poem along with some formal observations) are in English. Swales' historical schema lends this book of poetry a degree of thematic coherence unusual for a ...


Review Of Uwe Johnsons Frühwerk: Im Spiegel Der Deutschsprachigen Literaturkritik By Nicolai Riedel, Robert K. Shirer Oct 1988

Review Of Uwe Johnsons Frühwerk: Im Spiegel Der Deutschsprachigen Literaturkritik By Nicolai Riedel, Robert K. Shirer

German Language and Literature Papers

Nicolai Riedel has once more performed a valuable service for Uwe Johnson scholars. With this volume he provides a documentary complement to his excellent bibliographies and his useful analyses of Johnson reception. Riedel has collected seventy short newspaper and magazine pieces about Johnson's early work, many of which have been hitherto virtually inaccessible. There are six general features, twenty-two reviews of Mutmassungen über Jakob, twenty-two reviews of Das dritte Buch über Achim, and twenty reviews of the posthumously published first novel Ingrid Babendererde.


Review Of Christa Wolf "Nachdenken Über Christa T." By Wolfram And Helmtrud Mauser, Robert K. Shirer Oct 1988

Review Of Christa Wolf "Nachdenken Über Christa T." By Wolfram And Helmtrud Mauser, Robert K. Shirer

German Language and Literature Papers

Nachdenken über Christa T. is one of the most widely discussed novels in GDR literature, and a reviewer therefore approaches a new book-length interpretation with some trepidation. However, Wolfram and Helmtrud Mauser's study is fresh, insightful, and clearly written. The volume simultaneously does justice to a very difficult text and situates it intelligently in the context of GDR literature of the 1960s and 1970s. While their interpretation is not exhaustive, the authors demonstrate familiarity with the large body of Wolf literature, and their notes point the reader to other interpretative approaches.


Hallucination And Point Of View In La Tentation De Saint Antoine, Marshall C. Olds Sep 1988

Hallucination And Point Of View In La Tentation De Saint Antoine, Marshall C. Olds

French Language and Literature Papers

Over the past twenty-five years, as readings of Flaubert's texts have become increasingly concerned with the definition of various narrative structures, the study of point of view has been inextricably tied to determining how his narratives generate (or, to some minds, subvert) meaning. Thus it is that almost all hermeneutical approaches have been concerned with point of view in one way or another, the procedure usually being to establish the principal or authoritative narrational axis (or perhaps a pseudo-authoritative one) and then to plot and analyze the departures from it. Point of view is not a new concern, of ...


Review Of Eric L. Santner, Friedrich Hölderlin: Narrative Vigilance And The Poetic Imagination., Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Apr 1988

Review Of Eric L. Santner, Friedrich Hölderlin: Narrative Vigilance And The Poetic Imagination., Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

Eric Santner's study, "intended both as a 'revisionist' reading of Hölderlin's later poetry and an introduction to a larger study of issues concerning narrative theory," interprets formal aspects of the later poems—what has traditionally been called their harte Fügung—in terms of narrative parataxis, i.e. a breakdown in the Idealist "narrative of redemption." Santner begins with a theoretical discussion of narrative drawn chiefly from Hayden White and Roland Barthes (especially from Camera Lucida). Opposing "narrative vigilance," that potentially pathological compulsion to comprehend particulars within a hypotactic, overarching narrative structure, is a strategy of parataxis whereby narrative ...


Flaubert's Dis/En Closures, Marshall C. Olds Jan 1988

Flaubert's Dis/En Closures, Marshall C. Olds

French Language and Literature Papers

The topos of the window and analogous framing devices is one of the recurrent characteristics of Flaubert's work, and, as examples of this discretionary practice, one need recall only some of the many scenes that are framed by windows: the view of Yonville through the carriage window or the stainedglass window that is, very nearly, La Légende de Saint Julien l'hospitalier. But windows are only incidentally our concern, for as the views of Yvetot and Constantinople equally signify something beyond themselves, so does this topos tie into a larger question, which is the evolution of Flaubert's practice ...


Uses And Misuses Of Language: Uwe Johnson’S Ingrid Babendererde As A Gdr Novel, Robert K. Shirer Jan 1988

Uses And Misuses Of Language: Uwe Johnson’S Ingrid Babendererde As A Gdr Novel, Robert K. Shirer

German Language and Literature Papers

Uwe Johnson is seldom discussed as a GDR author, for it was not until after his 1959 decision «to relocate,» as he put it, to the West that Johnson became established as a literary force. Literary historians often mention Johnson along with Gunther Grass and Martin Walser when they discuss the important novelists that burst onto the literary scene in West Germany at the end of the 1950’s. But Johnson’s work—from Mutamaßsunmgen über Jakob to Jahrestage—is unthinkable without his education and experiences in the Soviet Occupation Zone and the GDR. With the posthumous publication of his ...


Noise And (In)Coherence In Le Roman Comique, Nina Ekstein Jan 1988

Noise And (In)Coherence In Le Roman Comique, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Noises play an unusually large role in Paul Scarron's Le Roman comique (1651, 1657): there are over three hundred explicit references in the novel to some form of noise. Although noise is not commonly assigned a significant role in prose fiction, its substantial presence suggests that it may indeed have functions in Le Roman comique beyond simply being a realistic or comic feature. I intend to show how noise is part of the narrative structure, and, furthermore, how it exemplifies and reinforces the tension between coherence and incoherence in the novel.


Review Of Mallarmé And The Sublime By Louis Wirth Marvick, Marshall C. Olds Nov 1987

Review Of Mallarmé And The Sublime By Louis Wirth Marvick, Marshall C. Olds

French Language and Literature Papers

In this comparative study, it is Louis Marvick's aim to read Mallarmé’s prose writings in light of the historical discussion of the sublime as a category of esthetic experience. Understanding of the sublime comes primarily from Longinus and the English tradition (Burke, Dr. Johnson, Hazlitt, Coleridge), filtered through Kant's "Analytic of the Sublime." Except for a few brief references to French writers other than Mallarmé (Boileau, the seventeenth-century critic René Bary, Baudelaire), Professor Marvick eliminates from his study any discussion of the French literary tradition, preferring to focus on a body of essays specifically on the subject ...