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De-Coding Intertextuality In Classic And Postmodern Russian Narratives, Natalia Olshanskaya Jun 2015

De-Coding Intertextuality In Classic And Postmodern Russian Narratives, Natalia Olshanskaya

Natalia Olshanskaya

Based on the comparison of intertextual references in several English translations of Fedor Dostoevskii’s Notes From the Underground and Victor Pelevin’s “The Ninth Dream of Vera Pavlovna,” the article addresses general issues of translating intertextual references in narratives. Special attention is devoted to the problems of reception of postmodern texts and the question of the translator’s ‘invisibility.’


Anti-Utopian Carnival: Vladimir Voinovich Rewriting George Orwell, Natalia Olshanskaya Jun 2015

Anti-Utopian Carnival: Vladimir Voinovich Rewriting George Orwell, Natalia Olshanskaya

Natalia Olshanskaya

No abstract provided.


Nature In A Box: Ecocriticism, Goethe’S Ironic Werther, And Unbalanced Nature, Heather Sullivan Sep 2013

Nature In A Box: Ecocriticism, Goethe’S Ironic Werther, And Unbalanced Nature, Heather Sullivan

Heather I Sullivan

No abstract provided.


Ecocriticism, The Elements, And The Ascent/Descent Into Weather In Goethe’S Faust, Heather Sullivan Sep 2013

Ecocriticism, The Elements, And The Ascent/Descent Into Weather In Goethe’S Faust, Heather Sullivan

Heather I Sullivan

No abstract provided.


Material Ecocriticism: Dirt, Waste, Bodies, Food, And Other Matter, Dana Phillips, Heather Sullivan Sep 2013

Material Ecocriticism: Dirt, Waste, Bodies, Food, And Other Matter, Dana Phillips, Heather Sullivan

Heather I Sullivan

No abstract provided.


Faust’S Mountains: An Ecocritical Reading Of Goethe’S Tragedy And Science, Heather Sullivan Sep 2013

Faust’S Mountains: An Ecocritical Reading Of Goethe’S Tragedy And Science, Heather Sullivan

Heather I Sullivan

No abstract provided.


La Pratique Ironique De L’Appel À L’Autorité Dans Les Péritextes Du Théâtre De Corneille, Nina Ekstein Sep 2013

La Pratique Ironique De L’Appel À L’Autorité Dans Les Péritextes Du Théâtre De Corneille, Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

Corneille a lié un grand nombre de péritextes à son œuvre théâtrale, dont les Préfaces, les avis « Au lecteur », les Arguments, les Épîtres, les Examens de 1660 et les Trois Discours sur le poème dramatique de la même année. Ce sont tous des textes polémiques du fait qu’ils représentent des prises de position dans les débats théâtraux de l’époque. Ce sont aussi des défenses souvent très spécifiques de ses œuvres. Les péritextes constituent un terrain particulièrement riche car c’est là qu’un auteur fait connaître ses intentions au lecteur.


The Theatrical Lieu De Culture Within Molière’S Theater, Nina Ekstein Sep 2013

The Theatrical Lieu De Culture Within Molière’S Theater, Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

Molière’s theater is itself, by definition, a lieu de culture. The performance of one of his plays transforms the space in which it occurs into a lieu de culture by virtue of the presence of two crucial features. First, the performance belongs to a cultural domain, in this case specifically the theater. By ‘culture’ I mean simply that which is tied to the arts, letters, manners, and scholarly pursuits. Second there must be an audience present for that performance. The same basic situation obviously holds true for any playwright whose plays are performed. What makes Molière interesting is the ...


Sex In Rotrou’S Theater: Performance And Disorder, Nina Ekstein Sep 2013

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

Nina C Ekstein

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 ...


Irony In Emmanuel Carrère’S La Moustache, Nina Ekstein Sep 2013

Irony In Emmanuel Carrère’S La Moustache, Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

The term "irony" is often applied to film, but in varied and often imprecise ways. Sometimes this slippery term is used to denote an inter-textual (or more precisely interfilmic) reference with the potential for parody; at other times it may mark a discordance between different channels (for example, between the film music and what is shown onscreen).1 I will focus on a particular type of irony, tied to undecidability, in which two alternatives are held in suspension, both present, both undeniable, and yet perfectly incompatible. A concrete example is the drawing that from one perspective seems to be of ...


Rotrou’S Bélisaire: Hierarchy And Meaning, Nina Ekstein Sep 2013

Rotrou’S Bélisaire: Hierarchy And Meaning, Nina Ekstein

Nina C Ekstein

No abstract provided.


Anti-Haitian Rhetoric And The Monumentalizing Of Violence In Joaquin Balaguer's Guía Emocional De La Ciudad Romántica, Medar Serrata Dec 2012

Anti-Haitian Rhetoric And The Monumentalizing Of Violence In Joaquin Balaguer's Guía Emocional De La Ciudad Romántica, Medar Serrata

Medar Serrata

This essay compares four editions of the book Guía emocional de la ciudad romántica, by the Dominican author and politician Joaquin Balaguer. The book, a celebration of Santo Domingo’s monumental architecture, evokes the topos of the romantic poet who strolls down the streets of an ancient city admiring the remnants of the past. A closer examination, however, reveals a text deeply invested in the monumentalizing of violence—a text that portrays the dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo as the savior of the nation. Moreover, the metaphorical stroll that the reader is invited to take reenacts the movement of history in ...


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 ...


Cárcel De Árboles De Rodrigo Rey Rosa Y La Meta-Ciencia-Ficción, Luis Cano May 2012

Cárcel De Árboles De Rodrigo Rey Rosa Y La Meta-Ciencia-Ficción, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

No abstract provided.


No Estamos Solos. La Ciencia Ficción Y La Tradición Literaria En Hispanoamérica, Luis Cano Dec 2011

No Estamos Solos. La Ciencia Ficción Y La Tradición Literaria En Hispanoamérica, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

No abstract provided.


Verbal Inflectional Morphology In L1 And L2 Spanish: A Frequency Effects Study Examining Storage Versus Composition, Harriet Bowden, Matthew Gelfand, Christina Sanz, Michael Ullman Feb 2010

Verbal Inflectional Morphology In L1 And L2 Spanish: A Frequency Effects Study Examining Storage Versus Composition, Harriet Bowden, Matthew Gelfand, Christina Sanz, Michael Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

This study examines the storage versus composition of Spanish inflected verbal forms in first language (L1) and second language (L2) speakers of Spanish. L2 participants were selected to have mid-to-advanced proficiency, high classroom experience, and low immersion experience, typical of medium-to-advanced foreign language learners. Participants were shown the infinitival forms of verbs from either Class I (the default class, which takes new verbs) or Classes II and III (nondefault classes) and were asked to produce either first-person singular present tense or imperfect forms, in separate tasks. In the present tense, the L1 speakers showed inflected-form frequency effects (i.e., higher ...


Concurrent Verbalizations, Pedagogical Conditions, And Reactivity: Two Call Studies, Christina Sanz, Hui-Ju Lin, Harriet Bowden, Catherine Stafford Feb 2009

Concurrent Verbalizations, Pedagogical Conditions, And Reactivity: Two Call Studies, Christina Sanz, Hui-Ju Lin, Harriet Bowden, Catherine Stafford

Harriet Wood Bowden

The article summarizes results from two experimental studies on reactivity. In the first experiment, 24 college-age participants received a computerized treatment that delivered a grammar lesson, practice, and feedback on assignment of semantic functions in Latin. Verbalizations did not induce reactivity on accuracy, but they slowed down posttest performance. The second experiment (N= 24), which did not include a grammar lesson, showed that thinking aloud had a facilitating effect. Our results suggest that reactivity depends not only on the task and on the nature of the assessment tool but also on the nature of the dependent variables (i.e., latency ...


Túvole Que Pasar Lo Que Pasole. Textualidad Y Autoría En Pasión De Historia De Ana Lydia Vega., Luis Cano Dec 2007

Túvole Que Pasar Lo Que Pasole. Textualidad Y Autoría En Pasión De Historia De Ana Lydia Vega., Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

El presente artículo examina la forma en que Ana Lydia Vega evalúa la responsabilidad social del autor y de su obra en el contexto de la narrativa detectivesca. Incorporando en su texto dos vías de reflexión teóricas –el estructuralismo y los estudios culturales–, la escritora puertorriqueña plantea una posible vía para la elaboración de un proyecto ética y estéticamente responsable en la producción literaria hispanoamericana.


Intermitente Recurrencia: La Ciencia Ficción Y El Canon Literario En Hispanoamérica, Luis Cano Dec 2006

Intermitente Recurrencia: La Ciencia Ficción Y El Canon Literario En Hispanoamérica, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

HISPANOAMERICANA Intermitente recurrencia parte de la idea de que, en contraste con la opinión popular, la ciencia ficción ha mantenido una presencia constante y ha ejercido una influencia efectiva en las letras hispanoamericanas del siglo XX gracias a su habilidad para trascender la tradicional escisión entre literatura popular y escritura canónica. El libro ofrece un recorrido histórico de la modalidad en Hispanoamérica, a través del análisis de obras escritas por Juana Manuela Gorriti, Eduardo Ladislao Holmberg, Rubén Darío, Leopoldo Lugones, Horacio Quiroga, Clemente Palma, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Jorge Luis Borges, Angélica Gorodischer y Manuel Puig. Desde esta perspectiva, Intermitente recurrencia ...


Processing Instruction And Meaningful Output-Based Instruction: Effects On Second Language Development, Kara Morgan-Short, Harriet Bowden Feb 2006

Processing Instruction And Meaningful Output-Based Instruction: Effects On Second Language Development, Kara Morgan-Short, Harriet Bowden

Harriet Wood Bowden

This study investigates the effects of meaningful input- and output-based practice on SLA. First-semester Spanish students (n = 45) were assigned to processing instruction, meaningful output-based instruction, or control groups. Experimental groups received the same input in instruction but received meaningful practice that was input or output based. Both experimental groups showed significant gains on immediate and delayed interpretation and production tasks. Repeated-measures analyses of variance showed that overall, for interpretation, both experimental groups outperformed the control group. For production, only the meaningful output-based group outperformed the control group. These results suggest that not only input-based but also output-based instruction can ...


Novela Negra, Modernismo Y Revolución En Sombra De La Sombra, De Paco Ignacio Taibo Ii, Luis Cano Dec 2005

Novela Negra, Modernismo Y Revolución En Sombra De La Sombra, De Paco Ignacio Taibo Ii, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

El presente artículo analiza la forma en que Paco Ignacio Taibo II recurre a la novela negra para efectuar un análisis del contexto histórico y cultural en el que se sitúa su obra Sombra de la sombra. Apoyándose en lo que denomina «neopolicíaco», Taibo efectúa una evaluación de conceptos como ética, intelectualidad y aparato estatal, y del impacto que las escrituras del modernismo y de la revolución mexicana tuvieron en la formación del México moderno.


Metaforización De La Violencia En La Nueva Narrativa Colombiana, Luis Cano Nov 2005

Metaforización De La Violencia En La Nueva Narrativa Colombiana, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

http://www.lehman.edu/ciberletras/v14.html


Individual Differences: Age, Sex, Working Memory, And Prior Knowledge, Harriet Bowden, Christina Sanz, C Stafford Oct 2005

Individual Differences: Age, Sex, Working Memory, And Prior Knowledge, Harriet Bowden, Christina Sanz, C Stafford

Harriet Wood Bowden

Winner of the 2006 Kenneth W. Mildenberger Award from the Modern Language Association How do people learn nonnative languages? Is there one part or function of our brains solely dedicated to language processing, or do we apply our general information-processing abilities when learning a new language? In this book, an interdisciplinary collaboration of scholars and researchers presents an overview of the latter approach to adult second language acquisition and brings together, for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the latest research on this subject.

Clearly organized into four distinct but integrated parts, Mind and Context in Adult Second Language ...


Fray Bartolomé De Las Casas, Luis Cano Dec 2004

Fray Bartolomé De Las Casas, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history.

Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods.


El Hombre Artificial De Horacio Quiroga Y Los Comienzos De La Ciencia Ficción Hispanoamericana, Luis Cano Dec 2004

El Hombre Artificial De Horacio Quiroga Y Los Comienzos De La Ciencia Ficción Hispanoamericana, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

Contrary to popular belief, science fiction has had a long tradition in Spanish American letters. Although preceded by the novels Viaje maravilloso del señor Nic-Nac by the Argentine writer Eduardo Holmberg and Desde Júpiter by the Chilean Francisco Miralles, Horacio Quiroga’s El hombre artificial (1910) has a special significance for the genre: it is certainly the first novel to illustrate the tensions among fantasy, esoteric tradition, and SF in Spanish American narrative, while at the same time establishing an explicit dialogue with the British tradition of the genre, especially with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

http://miflc.org/MIFLC_Review/Review_downloads ...


Noticia De Un Secuestro De Gabriel García Márquez: Entre El Cuento Popular Y El Reportaje, Luis Cano May 2004

Noticia De Un Secuestro De Gabriel García Márquez: Entre El Cuento Popular Y El Reportaje, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

No abstract provided.


Analogía Y Extrapolación: La Ciencia Ficción En Los Relatos De Juana María Gorritti Y Eduardo Holmberg, Luis Cano Dec 2000

Analogía Y Extrapolación: La Ciencia Ficción En Los Relatos De Juana María Gorritti Y Eduardo Holmberg, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

Dos tendencias predominan en la constitución de la temporalidad en una narración de ciencia ficción. La primera de ellas es la extrapolación o técnica de construcción de mundos posibles, proyectados hacia el pasado o hacia el futuro, utilizando como referencia las ondiciones predominantes en la realidad contemporánea a la escritura del relato. La segunda es el procedimiento analógico, el cual propone la existencia de mundos alternativos que pueden, perfectamente, coincidir temporalmente con el mundo real. Hacia el reconocimiento y análisis de las primeras manifestaciones de la analogía y la extrapolación en la narrativa hispanoamericana de ciencia ficción nos concentraremos en ...