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Reading Pushkin’S Tales Of Belkin Through Sainte-Beuve’S Vie, Poésies Et Pensées De Joseph Delorme, Ana B. Rodriguez Navas Jan 2008

Reading Pushkin’S Tales Of Belkin Through Sainte-Beuve’S Vie, Poésies Et Pensées De Joseph Delorme, Ana B. Rodriguez Navas

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Pathos, Winter 2008, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Jan 2008

Pathos, Winter 2008, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Laura Pieroni

Issue 5


Not Unacquainted With Pain, Amanda Anne Schumacher Jan 2008

Not Unacquainted With Pain, Amanda Anne Schumacher

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

My thesis is a collection of short stories entitled, "Not unacquainted with pain." These stories all depict narrators in the midst of great loss as they try to cope, comprehend, and carry on. These narrators seek to deal with their feelings of grief, guilt, and longing as they look for definition in the world around them. They seek to articulate their feelings in a variety of different ways, through connection with family, to disassociation with family, to seeking epiphany in a work of art. The narrators themselves range dramatically in age and experience, from a seven year-old girl, to a ...


Therapeutic Journeys: Subversion Of Archetypal Convention In Women's Travel Narrative, Dawn Eyestone Jan 2008

Therapeutic Journeys: Subversion Of Archetypal Convention In Women's Travel Narrative, Dawn Eyestone

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The travel writing canon has been historically restricted to authors of a certain race, class, and gender even though the literature itself is not so narrow. Critics of the genre have noted the discrepancy between the literature and the canon without fully addressing how or why that gap has emerged. This thesis examines that gap more closely and argues that the limitations in the canon are due to the very nature of how critics have defined "the traveler": the adventuring Odysseus. This archetype, which hides behide eupehmisms of aesthetic standards, actually silences any authors not reproducing a white, Western, masculine ...


Reviews Of Recent Publications Jan 2008

Reviews Of Recent Publications

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Fuentes, Carlos. Christopher Unborn by Asela Laguna

Faber, Sebastian. Exile and Cultural Hegemony: Spanish Intellectuals in Mexico, 1939-1975 by Miguel González-Abellás

Haines, Brigid and Margaret Littler. Contemporary Women’s Writing in German: Changing the Subject by Anna K. Kuhn

Cate Arries, Francie. Spanish Culture behind Barbed Wire: Memory and Representation of the French by Carmen Moreno-Nuño

Tremblay, Rosaline. L’Écrivain imaginaire, Essai sur le roman québécois, 1960-1995 by Betty Louise McLane-Iles

Ponomareff, Constantin V. One Less Hope: Essays on Twentieth-Century Russian Poets by Maria Khotimsky


Three Russian Phrases, Tim Dicks Jan 2008

Three Russian Phrases, Tim Dicks

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The lives of three individuals come together in the limited geography and intersecting social circles of Des Moines, Iowa.


Along Divergent Paths: A Two-Part Thesis In Creative And Technical Writing, Angela C. Furtado-Rasmussen Jan 2008

Along Divergent Paths: A Two-Part Thesis In Creative And Technical Writing, Angela C. Furtado-Rasmussen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Due to the difference topics representing each co-major--Creative Writing and Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communications--this thesis is divided into two parts. Part I focuses on the creative writing portion of my thesis--the first half of my young adult fantasy novel. Part II focuses on my interests in visual communication and secondary education as fulfillment for the rhetoric portion of my master's degree in English.;Abstract Part I: Creative Writing Two magical books--one good, one evil--each concealed and protected until now.;It began 300 years ago in the secluded mountain town of Cennfhain. There, the battle between The Senchen and ...


Good Seeing You: A Collection Of Short Stories, Brian Douglas Burmeister Jan 2008

Good Seeing You: A Collection Of Short Stories, Brian Douglas Burmeister

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A short story collection exploring the frailties and difficulties of human relationships.


Alchemy In The Atomic Age, Andrew Judge Jan 2008

Alchemy In The Atomic Age, Andrew Judge

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A collection of poems exploring the nature of scientific inquiry and its relationship to religion and the "supernatural."


Fearful Symmetry, Margaret Elizabeth Werning Jan 2008

Fearful Symmetry, Margaret Elizabeth Werning

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Fearful Symmetry is the first third of a science-fiction novel looking at humanity sans nature. After the Earth has been reduced to crumbling rock and acidic water, human beings are the only living organism left. They survive on metal platforms, suspended above the toxic water, and rely on scientific advancement to provide for their needs. However, after eight generations of this way of life, one man questions the value of their existence, disturbed by all that has been lost. And two people close to him try to find the technological advances that could return that which has been lost.


Displaced Identities And Traveling Texts In Luisa Valenzuela's Black Novel (With Argentines) , Laura R. Loustau Jan 2008

Displaced Identities And Traveling Texts In Luisa Valenzuela's Black Novel (With Argentines) , Laura R. Loustau

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

In Luisa Valenzuela's Black Novel (With Argentines) Roberta and Agustín, the main characters, cross geographic, physical, psychological, sexual and textual borders in order to regain their own writing space, one which would allow them to narrate their own past. Themes that include exile, memory, and literary and artistic creations are presented from a theatrical and deterritorialized space. In Black Novel the city of New York is the stage where the characters/actors create and mix together space and time coordinates. The intention is to (re)construct the individual memory of the characters, and in a more ample perspective, the ...


Horizons, Volume 25, 2008, Sacred Heart University Jan 2008

Horizons, Volume 25, 2008, Sacred Heart University

Vistas (Horizons)

No abstract provided.


Bellmer's Argentine Doll: Alejandra Pizarnik And The Dis¬Articulation Of The Self , Melanie Nicholson Jan 2008

Bellmer's Argentine Doll: Alejandra Pizarnik And The Dis¬Articulation Of The Self , Melanie Nicholson

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This essay argues that Alejandra Pizarnik (Buenos Aires, 1936-72), widely recognized as one of the most important figures of twentieth-century Spanish-American poetry, constructs a poetic self that bears a remarkable resemblance to the dolls of German surrealist sculptor and photographer Hans Bellmer. Both poet and artist portray the doll as a passive and melancholy figure, an object that is often dismembered and otherwise stripped of agency. I examine the distinct implications of such a figure for a male surrealist photographer and a female post-surrealist writer. By means of this comparison—admittedly complicated by vast differences in artistic medium and historical ...


Corpses And Capital: Narratives Of Gendered Violence In Two Costa Rican Novels , Laura Barbas Rhoden Jan 2008

Corpses And Capital: Narratives Of Gendered Violence In Two Costa Rican Novels , Laura Barbas Rhoden

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

In a region prone to violence and political corruption, Costa Rica has been touted as an ecological paradise, a stable democracy, and an egalitarian society. However, Costa Rican fiction from the late twentieth century contests this idyllic image and presents instead a world of intrigue, violence, and criminality. El año del laberinto (2000) by Tatiana Lobo and Cruz de olvido (1999) by Carlos Cortés are two novels that serve as an excellent introduction to developments in postwar fiction and scholarship from Central America. In my analysis, I first situate the novels in the context of Central American cultural and political ...


On The Dark Side: Conrad's "The Secret Sharer" And Valenzuela's "La Palabra Asesino" , Donald L. Shaw Jan 2008

On The Dark Side: Conrad's "The Secret Sharer" And Valenzuela's "La Palabra Asesino" , Donald L. Shaw

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Conrad’s famous “The Secret Sharer” and the short story “La palabra asesino” [“The Word ‘Killer’” in its English translation] by the Argentine Luisa Valenzuela both concern psychological self-exploration and self-discovery, through contact with a killer, a situation which challenges conventional moral standards. It is suggested that a comparison between the two stories may throw reciprocal light on both of them. In each story an act or acts of murder becomes a trigger which sets off a train of psychological events, somewhat different in the two cases. Discussion of the differences highlights the authors' priorities and the significance they attach ...


Tragic No More?: The Reappearance Of The Racially Mixed Character, Suzanne W. Jones Jan 2008

Tragic No More?: The Reappearance Of The Racially Mixed Character, Suzanne W. Jones

English Faculty Publications

During the nineteenth century and early in the twentieth, the tragic mulatto/a figured prominently in American fiction, only to recede after the Harlem Renaissance when African-American writers called for "race pride" and racial solidarity and to disappear entirely in the late 1960s after the Black Power movement ushered in racially conscious concepts such as "Black Is Beautiful." Since 1990, however, the mixed black-white character has made a significant comeback in American fiction. Contemporary representations suggest that choosing one's racial identity is only slightly less difficult than it used to be because of American society's conflation of skin ...


Mario Verdone: Una Vita Per Il Cinema, Flavia Brizio-Skov Dec 2007

Mario Verdone: Una Vita Per Il Cinema, Flavia Brizio-Skov

Flavia Brizio-Skov

No abstract provided.


Coal Country Beeworks: An Experiment In Apiforestation, Tammy Horn Dec 2007

Coal Country Beeworks: An Experiment In Apiforestation, Tammy Horn

Tammy Horn

The Coal Country Beeworks promotes a fundamental principle: diverse economies depend on diverse landscapes. In order for the colonial status of Appalachia to change, the unique mesophytic forests that existed prior to mining need to be reestablished so local people can be beekeepers, honey producers, queen rearers,scientists, etc. In this way,the two-tier economy that has defined Appalachia for the past hundred years can be diversified.


Túvole Que Pasar Lo Que Pasole. Textualidad Y Autoría En Pasión De Historia De Ana Lydia Vega., Luis Cano Dec 2007

Túvole Que Pasar Lo Que Pasole. Textualidad Y Autoría En Pasión De Historia De Ana Lydia Vega., Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

El presente artículo examina la forma en que Ana Lydia Vega evalúa la responsabilidad social del autor y de su obra en el contexto de la narrativa detectivesca. Incorporando en su texto dos vías de reflexión teóricas –el estructuralismo y los estudios culturales–, la escritora puertorriqueña plantea una posible vía para la elaboración de un proyecto ética y estéticamente responsable en la producción literaria hispanoamericana.


L'Imaginaire Mémoriel: Détournements De L'Archive, Anthony Purdy, Bertrand Bourgeois Dec 2007

L'Imaginaire Mémoriel: Détournements De L'Archive, Anthony Purdy, Bertrand Bourgeois

Anthony Purdy

No abstract provided.