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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

2014

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En Dire Trop Sur Les Noirs? Contextualizing Genet’S Preface To Les Nègres, Brian Gordon Kennelly Oct 2014

En Dire Trop Sur Les Noirs? Contextualizing Genet’S Preface To Les Nègres, Brian Gordon Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

What does the French playwright Jean Genet accomplish by rewriting the lengthy preface that he had prepared for his play Les Nègres? After discussing how the preface contextualizes the play, we consider for the first time the significance of the evolution of Genet’s authorial intentions both at the microtextual and macrotextual levels by comparing the full-length preface with its shortened, reordered version. We show that in rewriting his preface Genet endeavored to be more ambiguous as well as to counterbalance the cuts he had also made in rewriting the play for which it was written.


Results From The 2014 Ap French Language And Culture Exam, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2014

Results From The 2014 Ap French Language And Culture Exam, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


The Ripple Effect: The Influence Of Don Quixote In Modern Artistic Mediums, Zack Newman Jul 2014

The Ripple Effect: The Influence Of Don Quixote In Modern Artistic Mediums, Zack Newman

World Languages and Cultures

This paper focuses on the influence of Don Quixote in modern cinema, television, literature, and magazines. It explores the ground breaking episodic nature of the work which has continued on to television, comic books, and graphic novels today. The project demonstrates timeless tropes and motifs that have been used in Don Quixote, Greek mythology, 20th and 21st century cinema, and television programs. This document takes a specific look at the social commentary of women’s rights and the double standards that are displayed in this work that still exist today. And finally, it explores the similarities of military and religious ...


Rape Fantasy Redux? Textual Victimhood In And Between Versions Of Tony Duvert’S Portrait D’Homme Couteau, Brian G. Kennelly Apr 2014

Rape Fantasy Redux? Textual Victimhood In And Between Versions Of Tony Duvert’S Portrait D’Homme Couteau, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.