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Early Guaraní Printing: Nieremberg’S De La Diferencia And The Global Dissemination Of Seventeenth-Century Spanish Asceticism, D. Scott Hendrickson Nov 2018

Early Guaraní Printing: Nieremberg’S De La Diferencia And The Global Dissemination Of Seventeenth-Century Spanish Asceticism, D. Scott Hendrickson

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This article examines both how and why the Spanish Jesuit Juan Eusebio Nieremberg’s (1595–1658) once famous treatise De la diferencia entre lo temporal y eterno (1640) came to be translated and printed in the Paraguay reductions in 1705, the significance it holds in the transmission of Iberian asceticism to the American missions and how Juan Yaparí and other Guaraní craftsmen participated in its printing and enhanced its illustration. It situates the Guaraní imprint within the context of early modern mission practices and the book-trade of Counter-Reformation Europe, and seeks to show how—in what some scholars consider to ...


The Story Of The Predestined Pilgrim And His Brother Reprobate. Alexandre De Gusmão. Trans. Christopher C. Lund. Medieval And Renaissance Texts And Studies 489; Medieval And Renaissance Latin America 2. Tempe: Arizona Center For Medieval And Renaissance Studies, 2016. Xxxvi + 138 Pp. $55., D. Scott Hendrickson Jul 2018

The Story Of The Predestined Pilgrim And His Brother Reprobate. Alexandre De Gusmão. Trans. Christopher C. Lund. Medieval And Renaissance Texts And Studies 489; Medieval And Renaissance Latin America 2. Tempe: Arizona Center For Medieval And Renaissance Studies, 2016. Xxxvi + 138 Pp. $55., D. Scott Hendrickson

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The Story of the Predestined Pilgrim and His Brother Reprobate, published in Portugal in 1682, is an allegorical novel originally written in Portuguese by Father Alexandre de Gusmão (1629–1724) in the Jesuit mission territory of Brazil. Subsequent editions were printed in both Portuguese and Spanish in Europe and the Americas. Christopher C. Lund’s translation is part of the Latin America series in the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and is the first English-language edition. It is a welcome addition to scholarly work in the fields of colonial Latin American history and Jesuit history.


Rethinking Ionesco’S Absurd: The Bald Soprano In The Interlingual Context Of Vichy And Postwar France, Julia Elsky Mar 2018

Rethinking Ionesco’S Absurd: The Bald Soprano In The Interlingual Context Of Vichy And Postwar France, Julia Elsky

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Rereading Eugène Ionesco’s postwar play La cantatrice chauve (The Bald Soprano) in the light of the original, wartime Romanian version alongside archival materials concerning his political activity in Vichy France allows us to reconsider his role in the theater of the absurd. Instead of staging the emptiness of language in a conformist world, the Romanian play dramatizes how language and language exchange created meaning but also upheld state violence during the Second World War. Although the French version of the play adapts this theme to the postwar context, traces of state power over language remain. This new approach to ...


Eduard Dorsch And His Unpublished Poem On The Occasion Of Humboldt's 100th Birthday, Reinhard Andress Jan 2018

Eduard Dorsch And His Unpublished Poem On The Occasion Of Humboldt's 100th Birthday, Reinhard Andress

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In 1869, the German-American medical doctor and poet, Eduard Dorsch, wrote a poem read in Detroit on the occasion of Humboldt’s 100th birthday. This article publishes the poem for the first time and explores its context within the life and times of its author.


Erinnerungen An Den Exilanten Und Literaturwissenschaftler Egon Schwarz (1922-2017), Reinhard Andress Dec 2017

Erinnerungen An Den Exilanten Und Literaturwissenschaftler Egon Schwarz (1922-2017), Reinhard Andress

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Robert Schopflochers Historischer Roman Das Komplott Zu Lima: Literarizität Und Aktualität Der Inquisition, Reinhard Andress Dec 2017

Robert Schopflochers Historischer Roman Das Komplott Zu Lima: Literarizität Und Aktualität Der Inquisition, Reinhard Andress

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Roberto Schopflocher, 1923 als Jude in Fu¨rth geboren, sah sich 1937 zusammen mit seiner Familie zur Flucht nach Argentinien gezwungen. Nach einer langen Karriere als Agraro¨konom wandte er sich dem kreativen Schreiben zu, zuna¨chst in spanischer Sprache. Unter dem hispanisierten Vornamen Robertovero¨ffentlichteerErza¨hlba¨ndewieFuegofatuo(Irrlicht,1980),Ventana abierta (Offenes Fenster, 1983), Acorralado (Eingeschlossen, 1984) oderVenus llega al Pueblo (Venus kommt im Dorfe an, 1986), Romane wie Mundo fra´gil (Fragile Welt, 1986) oder Extran˜os negocios (Seltsame Gescha¨fte, 1996)unddasTheaterstu¨ckLasovejas(DieSchafe,1984).ImZentrumseiner Werke stehen immer wieder die Schicksale von Menschen aller Altersgruppen im ...


Erinnerungen An Den Exilanten Und Literaturwissenschaftler Egon Schwarz (1922-2017), Reinhard Andress Dec 2017

Erinnerungen An Den Exilanten Und Literaturwissenschaftler Egon Schwarz (1922-2017), Reinhard Andress

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Wir haben uns relativ spät kennen gelernt, erst im Jahre 2000, was ich immer bereut habe. Natürlich wusste ich davor von Egon Schwarz – wie hätte das in den Achtzigerjahren als Graduate Student der Germanistik an der University of Illinois auch anders sein können? Ich las seine literaturwissenschaftlichen Ausführungen etwa zu Hesse, Rilke, Thomas Mann, Schnitzler oder allgemeiner zur Exilliteratur und dachte mir, so möchte ich eines Tages schreiben können: nicht verschroben esoterisch übertheoretisierend, sondern elegant, verständlich und einleuchtend eingebettet in einen sozio-historischen Kontext. Ob ich das je geschafft habe, weiß ich nicht, aber ich weiß auf alle Fälle, dass Egons ...


How Do We Proceed With Our Own Internal Conflict?: On The Translation Of Mihail Sebastian’S “For Two Thousand Years, Julia Elsky Oct 2017

How Do We Proceed With Our Own Internal Conflict?: On The Translation Of Mihail Sebastian’S “For Two Thousand Years, Julia Elsky

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No abstract provided.


The Germania Club Of Chicago — A History And Some Curiosities, Reinhard Andress Apr 2017

The Germania Club Of Chicago — A History And Some Curiosities, Reinhard Andress

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A concise history of the Germania Club of Chicago.


Culture And Instruction In The Spanish Heritage Language Classroom, Clara Burgo Jan 2017

Culture And Instruction In The Spanish Heritage Language Classroom, Clara Burgo

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Since cultural competence is inherent to language acquisition, it should take a central role in heritage language courses so that heritage language learners (HLLs) can make connections with their own culture and be aware of the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. This article presents an overview of the instruction and assessment of culture to promote critical thinking and reflection in order to reduce stereotypes and to validate the cultural heritage of HLLs. The current role of study abroad and service-learning to teach culture in the Spanish heritage language classroom is also discussed.


A Short Letter By Humboldt To Jefferson, Reinhard Andress Jan 2017

A Short Letter By Humboldt To Jefferson, Reinhard Andress

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At the tail end of his monumental trip of exploration and scientific discovery through Latin America from 1799 to 1804, the German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt visited President Thomas Jefferson in Washington. United by their common interests in the Enlightenment, they began a correspondence that endured until 1825. This contribution discusses a letter of 1811 by Humboldt to the former president, hitherto unpublished in English. Aside from closing a gap in their correspondence, the letter, although short, offers an illuminating insight into Humboldt’s personal, political, and scientific networks, which included such figures as Abbé José Correia da Serra and ...


John W. O’Malley, S.J. The Jesuits And The Popes: A Historical Sketch Of Their Relationship. Philadelphia: Saint Joseph’S University Press, 2016. Pp. 149. Hb, $40., D. Scott Hendrickson Jan 2017

John W. O’Malley, S.J. The Jesuits And The Popes: A Historical Sketch Of Their Relationship. Philadelphia: Saint Joseph’S University Press, 2016. Pp. 149. Hb, $40., D. Scott Hendrickson

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A review of John W. O'Malley's book, The Jesuits and the Popes: A Historical Sketch of Their Relationship.


Seeing In Imagination: Visual Representation And Spiritual Contemplation In The Ascetical Treatises Of Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, D. Scott Hendrickson Jan 2017

Seeing In Imagination: Visual Representation And Spiritual Contemplation In The Ascetical Treatises Of Juan Eusebio Nieremberg, D. Scott Hendrickson

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The once famous Spanish Jesuit Juan Eusebio Nieremberg engages the readers of his ascetical treatises De la diferencia entre lo temporal y eterno (1640) and De la hermosura de Dios (1641) in seeing in their imagination a seemly contradictory set of images of the material world: one in contempt, the other in wonder. However, the images serve the same purpose of fostering a greater appreciation for the eternal. This paper examines how Nieremberg’s visually descriptive narrative relates to the ways in which painters of the Spanish Golden Age –Valdés Leal, Sánchez Cotán and Murillo– display items on their canvases ...


Meeting Student Needs: Integrating Spanish Heritage Language Learners Into The Second Language Classroom, Clara Burgo Jan 2017

Meeting Student Needs: Integrating Spanish Heritage Language Learners Into The Second Language Classroom, Clara Burgo

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Despite the increase of Spanish heritage language (HL) courses in response to the linguistic needs of HL learners, these courses often combine this student population with advanced second language (L2) learners. This common scenario presents a challenge to many instructors who lack the training to negotiate intercultural and linguistic issues in the classroom so that all students can benefit. This essay presents key intercultural concerns (e.g., embarrassment and intimidation) and suggests strategies for instructors. Twenty-first-century students will work in collaborative contexts, so they must learn how to benefit from their classmates’ strengths and work on their weaknesses through peer ...


Erinnerungen An Robert(O) Schopflocher: Ein Multikulturelles Leben Als Vorbild, Reinhard Andress Aug 2016

Erinnerungen An Robert(O) Schopflocher: Ein Multikulturelles Leben Als Vorbild, Reinhard Andress

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Ich kam vor etwa zehn Jahren auf Robert Schopflocher zunächst über seine Doppelsprachigkeit. Damit meine ich nicht nur eine relativ beliebige Mehrsprachigkeit, sondern auch die Fähigkeit, literarisch in zwei Sprachen schreiben zu können, oft als Ergebnis des Exils. In seinem ersten Erzählband auf Deutsch, Wie Reb Froike die Welt rettete, las ich mich fest, und da ich Spanisch durch Studium und Ehe kann, nahm ich mir ebenfalls seine früheren, in der Sprache geschriebenen Texte vor, etwa den Erzählband Ventana abierta (Offenes Fenster) oder den Roman Extraños negocios (Seltsame Geschäfte). Auch seine weiteren Bücher auf Deutsch schaffte ich mir immer schnell ...


Fritz Kalmars “Das Wunder Von Büttelsburg”: Eine Österreichische Stimme Aus Dem Südamerikanischen Exil Zur Vergangenheitsbewältigung, Reinhard Andress Aug 2016

Fritz Kalmars “Das Wunder Von Büttelsburg”: Eine Österreichische Stimme Aus Dem Südamerikanischen Exil Zur Vergangenheitsbewältigung, Reinhard Andress

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Fritz Kalmar, 1911 in Wien geboren und aufgewachsen, studierte Jura und arbeitete zunächst in einer Anwaltskanzlei, bevor ihn der „Anschluss” 1938 zur Flucht zwang. Er landete schließlich in Bolivien, wo er bei einem deutsch-englischen Nachrichtensender in La Paz Arbeit fand und 1941 zum Mitbegründer der Federación de los Austríacos Libres wurde, die sich überparteilich antifaschistischen und karitativen Tätigkeiten widmete. Ebenfalls wurde er Schauspieler und Bühnenautor einer österreichischen Theatergruppe um Georg Terramare und Erna Terrel. 1953 heiratete er Terrel, und zusammen zogen sie nach Montevideo, wo Kalmar seine künstlerische Arbeit fortsetzte. Später als Konsul Österreichs in Uruguay konnte er politischen Gefangenen ...


Oltre L'Italia: Riflessioni Sul Presente E Il Futuro Del Postcoloniale, Cristina Lombardi-Diop, Caterina Romeo Jul 2016

Oltre L'Italia: Riflessioni Sul Presente E Il Futuro Del Postcoloniale, Cristina Lombardi-Diop, Caterina Romeo

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Beyond Italy: reflections on the present and the future of the postcolonial Italy, like other European countries, has undergone an epochal transformation as a postcolonial country in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall and as a consequence of the demographic and social changes brought about by mass immigration from the global South. Similarly to most European countries, postcolonial studies applied to the Italian context repositions colonial history and its legacy at the center of the debate on contemporaneity and connects them to transnational immigrations. The historical examination of the Italian past, however, unlike that of other European ...


Globalization And Possibilities For Intercultural Awareness: Multimodal Arabic Culture Portfolios At A Catholic University, Sawsan Abbadi Jul 2016

Globalization And Possibilities For Intercultural Awareness: Multimodal Arabic Culture Portfolios At A Catholic University, Sawsan Abbadi

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This case study explores the teaching and learning of Arabic at one Catholic university campus, with a focus upon the complex interactions between language and culture in a postmodern globalized context. Specifically, it examines the use of “multimodal culture portfolios” as a means to engage students both linguistically and culturally in classroom and community discourses. Through their interactions and co-construction of knowledge with other participants, these students are led to think about the multiple communicative contexts that are shaping and being shaped by them. Data collection was conducted through survey questionnaires and students' responses to the assigned culture portfolio. The ...


Book Review: George Z. Gasyna. Polish, Hybrid, And Otherwise: Exilic Discourse In Joseph Conrad And Witold Gombrowicz. London: Continuum, 2011. Bibliography. Index, Xii + 276 Pp. Si30.00 (Cloth); $44.95 (Paper), John A. Merchant Jul 2016

Book Review: George Z. Gasyna. Polish, Hybrid, And Otherwise: Exilic Discourse In Joseph Conrad And Witold Gombrowicz. London: Continuum, 2011. Bibliography. Index, Xii + 276 Pp. Si30.00 (Cloth); $44.95 (Paper), John A. Merchant

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A review of George Z. Gasyna's book Polish, Hybrid, and Otherwise: Exilic Discourse in Joseph Conrad and Witold Gombrowicz written by John Merchant.


Gossip And Nation In Rosario Ferré’S Maldito Amor, Ana Rodríguez Navas May 2016

Gossip And Nation In Rosario Ferré’S Maldito Amor, Ana Rodríguez Navas

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Gossip And Nation In Rosario Ferré’S "Maldito Amor", Ana Rodríguez Navas May 2016

Gossip And Nation In Rosario Ferré’S "Maldito Amor", Ana Rodríguez Navas

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A literary criticism of the book "Maldito Amor" by Rosario Ferré is presented. This novel was interpreted as a feminist text of narrative gossip to assert characters voice or own's viewpoint. The author's conception of gossip as a narrative leveling process contrast with the popular conception of the practice as women's talk like chattering housewives and servant girls in the province. An overview of the story is also given.


Ein Unveröffentlichter Brief Alexander Von Humboldts An Den Buchhändler Jean-Georges Treuttel, Reinhard Andress Jan 2016

Ein Unveröffentlichter Brief Alexander Von Humboldts An Den Buchhändler Jean-Georges Treuttel, Reinhard Andress

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The holdings of the Lilly Library (Indiana University) contain a short, unpublished letter written by Alexander von Humboldt to the bookseller and au thor, Jean-Georges Treuttel. This article attempts to establish the historical-bibliographical context of the letter and to position it in Humboldt’s scientific work.


Eine Bitte An Thomas Jefferson Um Tabaksamen: Ein Unveröffentlichter Brief Alexander Von Humboldts, Reinhard Andress Jan 2016

Eine Bitte An Thomas Jefferson Um Tabaksamen: Ein Unveröffentlichter Brief Alexander Von Humboldts, Reinhard Andress

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This contribution discusses an hitherto unpublished letter written by Alexander von Humboldt to Thomas Jefferson. The letter offers us an illuminating insight into Humboldt’s personal, political and scientific networks and closes a gap in the correspondence between Humboldt and Jefferson.


Prologue In Nieremberg. Aforismsos Y Fragmentos Sobre La Naturaleza Humana, D. Scott Hendrickson Jan 2016

Prologue In Nieremberg. Aforismsos Y Fragmentos Sobre La Naturaleza Humana, D. Scott Hendrickson

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Prologue to to bilingual (Spanish - Albanian) edition of aphorisms of the Spanish Jesuit Juan Eusebio Nieremberg (1595-1658).


Two Entries In The Dictionary Of Caribbean And Afro-Latin American Biography, Ana B. Rodriguez Navas Jan 2016

Two Entries In The Dictionary Of Caribbean And Afro-Latin American Biography, Ana B. Rodriguez Navas

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Two entries in the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography: Gastón Baquero and Lino Ayllón D'ou.


José Ramón Marcaida López, Arte Y Ciencia En El Barroco Español. Seville: Fundación Focus Abengoa; Madrid: Marcial Pons, 2014. Pp. 337. Hb, 27 Euros, D. Scott Hendrickson Jan 2016

José Ramón Marcaida López, Arte Y Ciencia En El Barroco Español. Seville: Fundación Focus Abengoa; Madrid: Marcial Pons, 2014. Pp. 337. Hb, 27 Euros, D. Scott Hendrickson

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A review of José Ramón Marcaida Lopez's book, Arte y ciencia en el barroco español.


La Poesía De Don Juan De Arguijo: Expresión De Una Comunidad, Olympia Gonzalez Jun 2015

La Poesía De Don Juan De Arguijo: Expresión De Una Comunidad, Olympia Gonzalez

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Percepciones actuales sobre Juan de Arguijo [JdA] / su poesía para el conocimiento de la personalidad e ideas del individuo, del autor / su vocación fraterna y comunitaria / afinidad patriótica e intelectual con sus coterráneos en Sevilla / estrechas relaciones de JdA con los círculos jesuitas de la ciudad (planos personal y conceptual) / influencia del pensamiento jesuita en la praxis e ideología de la ‘comunidad de emociones’ en la que participa JdA / práctica pedagógica y sentido de comunidad en los jesuitas / temática y estímulo clasicistas / desvelos de JdA por los males y aflicciones de amigos y de su ciudad / análisis de algunos poemas ...


Darwin And Girard: Natural And Human Science, Andrew J. Mckenna Jan 2015

Darwin And Girard: Natural And Human Science, Andrew J. Mckenna

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No abstract provided.


Transoceanic Race: A Postcolonial Approach To Italian American Studies, Cristina Lombardi-Diop Jan 2015

Transoceanic Race: A Postcolonial Approach To Italian American Studies, Cristina Lombardi-Diop

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No abstract provided.


Voltaire's Victims And Us, Andrew J. Mckenna Oct 2014

Voltaire's Victims And Us, Andrew J. Mckenna

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No abstract provided.