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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.


Review Of Femina: Festival Internacional De Cinema Femenino [International Festival Of Women’S Film], (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, June 1-7, 2009), Traci Roberts-Camps Nov 2009

Review Of Femina: Festival Internacional De Cinema Femenino [International Festival Of Women’S Film], (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, June 1-7, 2009), Traci Roberts-Camps

College of the Pacific Faculty Articles

No abstract provided.


Pathos, Fall 2009, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Oct 2009

Pathos, Fall 2009, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editors: Richard Hernandez

Issue 10


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.


Protesting Too Much: The Jules And Michel Verne Controversy. [Review Of Jules Verne's, The Golden Volcano. Trans. And Ed. Edward Baxter. Preface By Olivier Dumas. U Of Nebraska P, 2008], Arthur B. Evans Jul 2009

Protesting Too Much: The Jules And Michel Verne Controversy. [Review Of Jules Verne's, The Golden Volcano. Trans. And Ed. Edward Baxter. Preface By Olivier Dumas. U Of Nebraska P, 2008], Arthur B. Evans

Modern Languages Faculty publications

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 ...


Varroa In The Aloha State, Tammy Horn Jun 2009

Varroa In The Aloha State, Tammy Horn

Tammy Horn

The Hawaiian word for fate is hopena, and since the early 1900s, it’s been a matter of hopena that Varroa mites would eventually come to the Islands. The inevitability increased in 2001 when APHIS/USDA forced Hawai’i to allow transshipments of queens and package bees from New Zealand to Canada to pass through its ports. Since Varroa arrived on Oahu in 2006 and on the Big Island in 2008, many agencies have been working together to create appropriate infrastructure to address the latest arrival. According to Hawai’i Department of Agriculture (HDOA) branch chief Neil Reimer, 'Before Varroa ...


Autoethnographic Cultural Criticism As Method: Toward Sociological Imaginations Of Race, Memory And Identity, Sandra J. Song Jun 2009

Autoethnographic Cultural Criticism As Method: Toward Sociological Imaginations Of Race, Memory And Identity, Sandra J. Song

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This article represents a growing body of literature that fuse creative modes of writing with the academic discourse using an autoethnographic approach to cultural analysis. Shuttling between theory and practice, I situate my research preoccupations in relation to the growing body of literature on Asian American cultural production, memory, and identity. Influenced by diverse writers such as bell hooks, Gloria Anzaldúa, Elaine H. Kim, and Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés, who have discussed or practiced autobiographical writing/autobiographical cultural criticism, I highlight key moments in my life as an aspiring scholar and in spheres outside of the academy to engage the theoretical ...


Montana 1948: Where Stories Come From, Larry Watson Jun 2009

Montana 1948: Where Stories Come From, Larry Watson

Moebius

No abstract provided.


Spanish Identity: Nation, Myth, And History, Jesús Torrecilla Jun 2009

Spanish Identity: Nation, Myth, And History, Jesús Torrecilla

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

In the last two centuries, conservatives and liberals have offered two mutually exclusive visions of Spanish history, each with distinct myths, symbols, and heroes. The conservative image, formed in the Middle Ages, was based on the myth of the Reconquest and the need to restore (or keep) the homogeneity of a country characterized by its Christian religion and Latin culture. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, faced with Napoleon’s invasion, Spanish liberals understood the danger of associating their modern ideas with France and invented a progressive and democratic Spanish tradition. According to their interpretation, the most authentic Spain ...


The Basque Country: The Heart Of Spain, A Part Of Spain, Or Somewhere Else Altogether, Paddy Woodworth Jun 2009

The Basque Country: The Heart Of Spain, A Part Of Spain, Or Somewhere Else Altogether, Paddy Woodworth

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The Basque Country exhibits contradictory symptoms of good health and chronic internal rupture. A flexible and robust economy and a vibrant cultural life are undermined by opposed senses of identity, which make almost any statement about the region deeply contentious. The verifiability—or otherwise—of Basque nationalist and Spanish nationalist readings of Basque history and culture matter less today than the fact that they are held with genuine conviction by big sectors of Basque society. Both traditions have their own legitimacy, but neither has been capable of fully acknowledging or including the other. Paradoxically, Francoism reinforced Basque nationalist identity, and ...


Uses Of A Myth: Al-Andalus, Serafín Fanjul Jun 2009

Uses Of A Myth: Al-Andalus, Serafín Fanjul

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

In the last two decades, the Spanish press treatment of the Muslim world reflects a change of tone from unsympathetic to enthusiastic, although the information is still marred by confusion and ignorance. This change of attitude has occurred in other Western countries as well, and it is due in part to immigration trends, control over oil resources, and the relativism of official discourses towards the Third World. In the case of Spain, however, there is an additional internal element at play: the mass-media reinvention of a mythical al-Andalus as a tolerant and pluralistic society. This idealized interpretation of seven centuries ...


Habitus, Heterotopia And Endocolonialism In Early Spanish Literary Fascism, Nil Santiáñez Jun 2009

Habitus, Heterotopia And Endocolonialism In Early Spanish Literary Fascism, Nil Santiáñez

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This article explores strategies of symbolic production of national space (e.g. technologies of tropological striation) in early fascist works of Tomás Borrás, Luys Santa Marina, and Rafael Sánchez Mazas written à propos the Rif War (1919-27). Considered as perlocutionary speech-acts, these texts conceive Morocco as a heterotopia and embody a fascist habitus produced by a heterogeneous group of writers, intellectuals, politicians and military personnel—in particular the notorious Foreign Legion—posted in Morocco; they all shared the defense of an authoritarian concept of nation as a model for the political organization of Spain as well as an endocolonialist gaze ...


The Spanish Case For Europe. The Power Of Cultural Identity, Gonzalo Navajas Jun 2009

The Spanish Case For Europe. The Power Of Cultural Identity, Gonzalo Navajas

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Europe has not been for Spain an easily assumed identity, a home within which Spaniards could find accommodation. Yet, for the first time in modern history, Spain has become fully integrated in the political and economic system of Europe and it functions within it as a strong and dedicated partner. Paradoxically, this new order has developed simultaneously with the increasing assertion of the local nationalities. I propose that the current political and cultural situation in both Europe and Spain has created the appropriate conditions for an extensive reexamination of the conventional European/Spanish paradigm. That is so because the circumstances ...


Reviews Of Recent Publications Jun 2009

Reviews Of Recent Publications

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Sara Lennox. Cemetery of the Murdered Daughters: Feminism, History, and Ingeborg Bachmann by Kristin T. Vander Lugt

Birgit Tautz. Reading and Seeing Ethnic Differences in the Enlightenment: From China to Africa by Susanne Kelley

Patrick Greaney. Untimely Beggar. Poverty and Power from Baudelaire to Benjamin by Christine Rinne

Philip Payne, Graham Bartram, and Galin Tihanov, eds. A Companion to the Works of Robert Musil by Geoffrey C. Howes

Jennifer Willging. Telling Anxiety: Anxious Narration in the Work of Marguerite Duras, Annie Ernaux, Nathalie Sarraute and Anne Hébert by Natalie Edwards

Michael Lucey. Never Say I: Sexuality and the First Person ...


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.


Review Of Estadio Nacional, Dir. By Carmen Luz Parot, Traci Roberts-Camps May 2009

Review Of Estadio Nacional, Dir. By Carmen Luz Parot, Traci Roberts-Camps

College of the Pacific Faculty Articles

No abstract provided.


Review Of Play, Dir. By Alicia Scherson, Traci Roberts-Camps May 2009

Review Of Play, Dir. By Alicia Scherson, Traci Roberts-Camps

College of the Pacific Faculty Articles

No abstract provided.


The Sociology Of Scenes, The Sacramento Poetry Scene, Dana Nell Maher May 2009

The Sociology Of Scenes, The Sacramento Poetry Scene, Dana Nell Maher

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

For this ethnography, I use my feminist perspective, grounded theory, participant observation, and autoethnographic techniques to explore an urban poetry scene. I suggest that scene studies are a viable alternative to community studies and that we move our articulation of social experience to reflect it as it occurs, on a multitude of continuums. My goal with this project is to develop, use, and discuss the utility of a definition of scene that is intended to be useful to scene studies researchers. To this end, I both evaluate an outdated definition of scene (Irwin 1973 & 1977), and define the three core ...


Wraith Walking, Jason Coley May 2009

Wraith Walking, Jason Coley

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

With this work I wanted to explore the space between memory and imagination: namely, how much imagination fills the fissures that run though our knowledge of our past. The protagonist, Joshua, has been estranged from his family for nine years and learns of his father's death while in China. But without explanation, Joshua is awaken one morning by an old fabrication of his childhood imagination--a character now very real--who accompanies Joshua on his search for a fantastical object.

Pareidolia is the phenomenon of seeing figures and faces in vague stimulus, such as clouds and wood grains. It is commonly ...


Circuit Rider, Kimberley Harris Idol May 2009

Circuit Rider, Kimberley Harris Idol

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

An historical novel set at the end of the American Civil War focusing on the week between President Lincoln's assassination and John Wilkes Booth's death. The backdrop of the story is comprised of the historical events and political figures that shaped this period in time in America. The plot is also configured around the fictional histories of three young souls, the spirit of a murdered Chinese immigrant girl, and a brother and sister who's home in the Appalachians was destroyed during the war. All three are escaping the devastating consequences of the war and seeking a new ...


Review Of La Ventana, Dir. Carlos Sorín, Traci Roberts-Camps May 2009

Review Of La Ventana, Dir. Carlos Sorín, Traci Roberts-Camps

College of the Pacific Faculty Articles

No abstract provided.


Pathos, Spring 2009, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Apr 2009

Pathos, Spring 2009, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Nataliya Pirumova

Issue 9


Perpetual Fear': Repetition And Fantasy In The Plot Against America By Philip Roth, Martine Chard-Hutchinson Mar 2009

Perpetual Fear': Repetition And Fantasy In The Plot Against America By Philip Roth, Martine Chard-Hutchinson

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This paper seeks to examine antisemitism as a powerful notion in Philip Roth's The Plot against America and the way it is rooted in the "Perpetual Fear" leitmotif, an almost transparent literary transposition of Hannah Arendt's major tenet: "eternal anti-Semitism." It primarily targets repetition and fantasy as they are the stylistic devices it is associated with. By introducing antisemitism as the result of Charles Lindbergh's being fictitiously elected President of the USA, Roth boldly combines history and fiction, collective History and personal memory. He successfully undermines the myth of the American hero and gives this pseudo-political novel ...


Cinco Destinos De Ensueño, Kevin Fagan Mar 2009

Cinco Destinos De Ensueño, Kevin Fagan

Kevin T. Fagan

Todo cambia y evoluciona en la vida, y con los viajes pasa lo mismo. Un día, un destino está de moda, y al siguiente cae en el olvido. ¿Se acuerda alguien de las cataratas del Niágara? Aquí les presentamos los cinco destinos más "calientes" de los próximos años.


L1 And L2 Processing Of Gender And Number Inflectional Morphology: An Erp Study Of Spanish, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, M. Ullman Feb 2009

L1 And L2 Processing Of Gender And Number Inflectional Morphology: An Erp Study Of Spanish, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, M. Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


Concurrent Verbalizations, Pedagogical Conditions, And Reactivity: Two Call Studies, Christina Sanz, Hui-Ju Lin, Harriet Bowden, Catherine Stafford Feb 2009

Concurrent Verbalizations, Pedagogical Conditions, And Reactivity: Two Call Studies, Christina Sanz, Hui-Ju Lin, Harriet Bowden, Catherine Stafford

Harriet Wood Bowden

The article summarizes results from two experimental studies on reactivity. In the first experiment, 24 college-age participants received a computerized treatment that delivered a grammar lesson, practice, and feedback on assignment of semantic functions in Latin. Verbalizations did not induce reactivity on accuracy, but they slowed down posttest performance. The second experiment (N= 24), which did not include a grammar lesson, showed that thinking aloud had a facilitating effect. Our results suggest that reactivity depends not only on the task and on the nature of the assessment tool but also on the nature of the dependent variables (i.e., latency ...


After The Rehearsal: “Academic Freedom?” At The Mla And Beyond, Brian G. Kennelly Jan 2009

After The Rehearsal: “Academic Freedom?” At The Mla And Beyond, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Heaven Overland, Jim Murphy Jan 2009

Heaven Overland, Jim Murphy

KSU Press Legacy Project

These poems record, from our own language—spoken on the street in Atlanta or Dayton or Chicago, in the graveyard in Charleston, on the rivers of Ohio or Missouri or Illinois, on the road in Mississippi, or on the radio anywhere in America—momentary beauties, to show us that song, however rare, proceeds from the common tongue. So these poems promise that any speech, that any mouth, might be an occasion for beauty or blessing.

Everywhere in this collection, ears, eyes, minds open to discover new abundance in landscapes thought familiar. These poems discover in America and its history boundless ...