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2007

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An Erp Study Of Proficiency In Second Language, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, K. Steinhauer, M. Ullman Apr 2007

An Erp Study Of Proficiency In Second Language, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, K. Steinhauer, M. Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


The Brain Bases Of L2 And L1 Spanish: Evidence From Event-Related Potentials, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, K. Steinhauer, M. Ullman Mar 2007

The Brain Bases Of L2 And L1 Spanish: Evidence From Event-Related Potentials, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, K. Steinhauer, M. Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


The Supreme Fiction: Fiction Or Fact?, Gregory Brazeal Jan 2007

The Supreme Fiction: Fiction Or Fact?, Gregory Brazeal

Gregory Brazeal

The article makes a case for giving up the quest to identify Wallace Stevens’ “supreme fiction.” The poet hoped to usher in the creation of an idea that would serve as a fictive replacement for the idea of God, known to be fictive but willfully believed. His hope has remained unfulfilled. By the poet’s own explicit standards, the supreme fiction does not appear in any of his poems, nor in his poetry as a whole, nor in poetry in general. The very idea of a supreme fiction may depend, at least in part, upon a problematic conception of belief ...


Wallace Stevens' Philosophical Evasions, Gregory Brazeal Jan 2007

Wallace Stevens' Philosophical Evasions, Gregory Brazeal

Gregory Brazeal

How could thought ever benefit from being formed in poetic language rather than philosophical prose? This essay attempts to clarify a single, relatively narrow respect in which poetry can perform philosophical work that prose, as such, cannot: the evasion of philosophical dogmatism through Stevensian qualification. What Helen Vendler in an early essay calls Stevens’ “qualified assertions,” and what Marjorie Perloff calls Stevens’ “ironic modes," are the basic techniques of Wallace Stevens' anti-dogmatic art.


Review Of Alan Wald's "Trinity Of Passion: The Literary Left And The Antifascist Crusade", Alan Filreis Jan 2007

Review Of Alan Wald's "Trinity Of Passion: The Literary Left And The Antifascist Crusade", Alan Filreis

Alan Filreis

A review of one book in Alan Wald's three-volume study of the American literary left.


Transgressive Sanctity: The Abrek In Chechen Culture, Rebecca Gould Jan 2007

Transgressive Sanctity: The Abrek In Chechen Culture, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

The ancient tradition of the abrek (bandit) was developed into a political institution during the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth century by Chechen and other Muslim peoples of the Caucasus as a strategy for dealing with the overwhelming military force of Russia's imperial army. During the Soviet period, the abrek became a locus for oppositional politics and arguably influenced the representations of violence and anti-colonial resistance during the recent Chechen Wars. This article is one of the first works of English-language scholarship to historicize this institution. It also marks the beginning of a book project entitled ...


Efigie De Luigi Corsaro, Leysser L. Leon Jan 2007

Efigie De Luigi Corsaro, Leysser L. Leon

Leysser L. León

Ha fallecido en Perugia, a los 72 años, el Prof. Luigi Corsaro (1940-2012), que auspició y dirigió mis investigaciones jurídicas e interdisciplinarias por seis años (2000-2005). En el 2007, a pedido de una revista dirigida y editada por varios de mis alumnos más destacados, escribí estas páginas evocativas de sus enseñanzas y de su papel en mi formación académica. Las vuelvo a publicar, por este medio, confiando en que pueda difundirse entre el mayor público posible (especialmente entre los jóvenes estudiantes) la imagen de un jurista, de un Maestro cuyas lecciones universitarias y de vida me acompañarán por siempre.


Adaptation, Metafiction, Self-Creation, Julie Levinson Jan 2007

Adaptation, Metafiction, Self-Creation, Julie Levinson

Julie Levinson

When the film Adaptation was released, the critical reception generally lauded it for the originality of its narrative construction and criticized it for its disappointingly conventional ending. “Adaptation, Metafiction, Self-Creation,” refutes those critical assessments by placing the film in historical and theoretical contexts. The film conforms to a type of reflexive storytelling that I call “self-creating narrative”: works that document, as part of their diegesis, their own artistic coming-into-being. Using the narratological taxonomy of Gerard Genette, the article examines Adaptation side by side with such earlier exemplars of the form as 8 1/2 and Providence, which likewise engage in ...


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 ...


Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future, Tammy Horn Dec 2006

Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future, Tammy Horn

Tammy Horn

Book review of Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future


Language Dreamers: Race And The Politics Of Etymology In The Caucasus, Rebecca Gould Dec 2006

Language Dreamers: Race And The Politics Of Etymology In The Caucasus, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Columbia Guide To American Indian Literatures Of The United States Since 1945, Edited By Eric Cheyfitz. New York: Columbia University Press, Sebastian Braun Dec 2006

Book Review: The Columbia Guide To American Indian Literatures Of The United States Since 1945, Edited By Eric Cheyfitz. New York: Columbia University Press, Sebastian Braun

Sebastian Braun

This newest guide to modern Native American literature is divided in two parts. The first part consists of the editor's introduction to the context of American Indian literatures. The second part has four chapters, one each
providing analysis of literary works in fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction and introducing a selection of authors and works in these categories. As I do not wish to critique the selections of writers, nor the biographies of
the selected authors, this review will focus on the book's overall, theoretical approach to Native literatures which defines the text.