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Looking At Shadows: Four French Texts In English Translation, Kalena M. Hermes Jun 2019

Looking At Shadows: Four French Texts In English Translation, Kalena M. Hermes

World Languages and Cultures

This project present four French texts in English translation that share the theme of loss. This theme is perhaps one of the most poignant and relevant; loss is an experience that every human will encounter, and as people we continue across time to grapple with what it means for us and how to deal with it. These four texts will bring the perspectives of four authors to light in English. When we study how other countries and cultures deal with common human issues, we are able to gain new views on these issues. This project will make these texts accessible ...


Creando Cultura A Través De La Comida: Un Cuento De La Perseverancia Y El Ingenio Cubano, Gabriel Hatcher Jun 2019

Creando Cultura A Través De La Comida: Un Cuento De La Perseverancia Y El Ingenio Cubano, Gabriel Hatcher

World Languages and Cultures

This project analyzes the cultural impacts of Cuban culinary history starting with the 16th-century Spanish colonization. Cuba is an incredible case example for culinary adaptations due to its tumultuous history of population demographic shifts, political uprisings, and economic downturns. I will begin by analyzing the culinary shifts brought about the importation of African and Asian workers associated with the sugar cane industry. I then discuss the impact of the fall of the Batista government and the rise of the Cuban Revolutionary government. The Revolutionary government brought about standardization of available ingredients and helped popularize specific Cuban dishes until the fall ...


Traducción Al Inglés De La Novela Aura Por Carlos Fuentes, Adrien Ziegler Jun 2018

Traducción Al Inglés De La Novela Aura Por Carlos Fuentes, Adrien Ziegler

World Languages and Cultures

This project is an English translation of the 1962 novel Aura, written by the Mexican novelist, Carlos Fuentes. Using many literary elements characteristic of magical realism and fantasy literature, Fuentes recounts the story of Felipe Montero, a young historian who accepts a very abnormal job while living in Mexico City during the 1960s. At the request of his new employer, the mysterious Señora Consuelo Llorente, Felipe is tasked (as a live-in assistant) to review, edit, and have published the memoirs of Consuelo’s late husband, General Llorente. While living in the Llorente household, Felipe meets Consuelo’s nice, Aura, and ...


Moving Beyond Comprehension In French: Question Development For Reading, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2016

Moving Beyond Comprehension In French: Question Development For Reading, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Comparing Cultures Sans Stereotyping, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2016

Comparing Cultures Sans Stereotyping, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Odysée Funèbre De L’Homosexuel Bis? Rereading Tony Duvert’S Interdit De Séjour, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2015

Odysée Funèbre De L’Homosexuel Bis? Rereading Tony Duvert’S Interdit De Séjour, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


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.


Improving Student Performance On The Persuasive Essay, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2013

Improving Student Performance On The Persuasive Essay, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Improving Student Performance On The Cultural Comparison, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2013

Improving Student Performance On The Cultural Comparison, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Making Connections: Applying The Ap French Language And Culture Scoring Guidelines To Student Samples, Brian Kennelly Apr 2013

Making Connections: Applying The Ap French Language And Culture Scoring Guidelines To Student Samples, Brian Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Alienation And Assimilation, Davara Potel, Brian G. Kennelly Nov 2012

Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Alienation And Assimilation, Davara Potel, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Ap French: Unpacking The Scoring Guidelines For Interpersonal Tasks, Davara Potel, Brian G. Kennelly Nov 2012

Ap French: Unpacking The Scoring Guidelines For Interpersonal Tasks, Davara Potel, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Fuego Y Paz En Napsena, Suzanne Christine Heller Mar 2012

Fuego Y Paz En Napsena, Suzanne Christine Heller

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Ap French Language And Culture: Strategizing For Success, Brian G. Kennelly Dec 2011

Ap French Language And Culture: Strategizing For Success, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Teaching And Assessing Presentational Communication In Ap® French Language And Culture, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2011

Teaching And Assessing Presentational Communication In Ap® French Language And Culture, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Results From The 2011 Ap® French Language Exam Administration, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2011

Results From The 2011 Ap® French Language Exam Administration, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Science And Technology, Brian G. Kennelly Jun 2011

Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Science And Technology, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Hello And Goodbye?, Brian G. Kennelly Jan 2011

Hello And Goodbye?, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

Opening remarks on the panel, "Why Can’t We Teach What We’re Trained to Teach? Program Consolidation, Elimination, Realignment” at the Modern Language Association Convention on 6 January 2011.


Mothers And/As Monsters In Tony Duvert's Quand Mourut Jonathan, Brian G. Kennelly Oct 2010

Mothers And/As Monsters In Tony Duvert's Quand Mourut Jonathan, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Science And Technology, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2010

Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Science And Technology, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Ap® French Language, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2010

Ap® French Language, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


‘Young Boys, No Trouble, Very Safe’?: Frédéric Mitterrand’S La Mauvaise Vie As Text And Pretext, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2010

‘Young Boys, No Trouble, Very Safe’?: Frédéric Mitterrand’S La Mauvaise Vie As Text And Pretext, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


La Libertad De Conciencia En Miguel De Unamuno, Kevin Fagan Dec 2009

La Libertad De Conciencia En Miguel De Unamuno, Kevin Fagan

World Languages and Cultures

“Winning is not convincing” was the response of the Rector of the University of Salamanca, Miguel de Unamuno, when faced with the military arrogance of General Millán-Astray during the Spanish Civil War. Speaking truth to power, these last public words uttered by Unamuno rise up as the capstone of the courageous defense of freedom of conscience by an academic against despotism. Here we analyze his literary and philosophical thought throughout a life of writings consistent with his personal sufferings on behalf of conscience. His multiple witnesses in defense of freedom of thought, expression and action are based on deep meditation ...


Designing Instruction For The Ap French Language And Culture Course, Brian G. Kennelly, Davara Potel, James Monk Nov 2009

Designing Instruction For The Ap French Language And Culture Course, Brian G. Kennelly, Davara Potel, James Monk

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Baladodiffusion And Beyond: Using Radio France Inside And Outside The Classroom, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2009

Baladodiffusion And Beyond: Using Radio France Inside And Outside The Classroom, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Agresividad Verbal En La Posesía De Los Años 60: De Sardio A Techo De Ballena, William Martínez Jul 2009

Agresividad Verbal En La Posesía De Los Años 60: De Sardio A Techo De Ballena, William Martínez

World Languages and Cultures

El siguiente artículo resume la actividad poética de Venezuela en la década de los años 60. Traza la evolución de códigos poéticos a través de dos grupos Sardio y El Techo de la Ballena y analiza a dos poetas de este último grupo, Juan Calzadilla y Caupolicán Ovallles. Se examina en el artículo la importancia de la ciudad como plano poético de los grupos y los poetas.

The following article summarizes the poetic activity in Venezuela in the 1960s. It traces the evolution of poetic codes by examining two groups, Sardio and “El Techo de la Ballena,” and focuses on ...


Pedophile As Paragon? Or (Mis)Representing Motherhood In Tony Duvert's Quand Mourut Jonathan, Brian G. Kennelly May 2009

Pedophile As Paragon? Or (Mis)Representing Motherhood In Tony Duvert's Quand Mourut Jonathan, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.