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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

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

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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

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

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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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 ...