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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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


Readers' & Teachers' Companion To Three Cups Of Tea, Jeri Kraver, Teresa Sellmer Jan 2009

Readers' & Teachers' Companion To Three Cups Of Tea, Jeri Kraver, Teresa Sellmer

Department of English Faculty Publications

This Readers' & Teachers' Companion to Three Cups of Tea is the result of a collaboration between the Fellows of the 2009 Rocky Mountain Writing Project (RMWP), the Office of the Provost, the School of English Language & Literature, and the University Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC).


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 ...


"Two Abysses!": The Character Of Dmitri Karamazov, Lee T. Nutini Jan 2009

"Two Abysses!": The Character Of Dmitri Karamazov, Lee T. Nutini

Lee T Nutini

An intensive analysis of the spirit, ethics and character behind one of the most controversial literary characters in history: Fyodor Dostoevsky's Dmitri Karamazov.


Georgian Literary Modernism: Poems By Titsian Tabidze, Paolo Iashvili And Galaktion Tabidze, Rebecca Gould Jan 2009

Georgian Literary Modernism: Poems By Titsian Tabidze, Paolo Iashvili And Galaktion Tabidze, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

This feature section, originally published in the literary journal Metamorphoses, introduces the poets Titsian Tabidze, Galaktion Tabidze, and Paolo Iashvili to an English readership. These three major exponents of the Georgian Literary Modernism were all either executed (Titsian) or committed suicide (Paolo and Galaktion) as a result of Stalin's and Beria's repressive policies. Collectively, these texts movingly testify to the intimate relation between politics and poetics in Georgian literature, as in other literatures of the former Soviet Union. An introduction called "The Twlight of Georgian Literary Modernism" is followed by the original Georgian texts and English translations of ...


New Models For Western Literary Studies, Reginald B. Dyck Jan 2009

New Models For Western Literary Studies, Reginald B. Dyck

Reginald B Dyck

No abstract provided.


Aristophanes: The Complete Plays (Review), Max Nelson Jan 2009

Aristophanes: The Complete Plays (Review), Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

No abstract provided.


Carlos Fuente's "The Two Shores": Between Counterfactualism And Cultural Allegory, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas Jan 2009

Carlos Fuente's "The Two Shores": Between Counterfactualism And Cultural Allegory, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas

Modern Languages & Literature

A literary criticism of the short story "The Two Shores," which appeared in the 1992 book "The Orange Tree," by Carlos Fuentes. The plot and characters of the story are described, particularly the narrator, Jerónimo de Aguilar, a dead man who was held captive by the Mayans. The story is a contribution to the reconsideration of the Spanish conquest of the Americas, particularly Mexico. The idea that the story may present a counterfactual historiography, an idea created by critic Niall Ferguson, is considered.


Word~River Literary Review (2009), Jo Gibson, Lollie Ragana, Martin Dean Dupalo, Homeira Foth, Lily I. Mackenzie, Susan Ribner, Anne Stark, Mike Jaynes, Allan Johnston, Taylor Altman, Susan Nyikos, Lisa Konigsberg, Alex M. Frankel, Kristin Elsie Graef, Mari-Carmen Marin, Brian R. Young, Stacy Esch, Heather Trahan, Lee Casson, Rebecca Grace Williams, Kate Doughtery, Linda Maxwell, Mark Evan Davis, Erin Kelley, Rowan Johnson, Natalie Carter, John Shields, Kevin P. Keating, Renée E. D’Aoust, Anna Geyer, Heather Moymer, Algie Ray Smith, Adam Cushman, Margaret Finnegan, Alan Ramón Clinton, Thomas Sabel, Deborah Stark, Maggie Landess Jan 2009

Word~River Literary Review (2009), Jo Gibson, Lollie Ragana, Martin Dean Dupalo, Homeira Foth, Lily I. Mackenzie, Susan Ribner, Anne Stark, Mike Jaynes, Allan Johnston, Taylor Altman, Susan Nyikos, Lisa Konigsberg, Alex M. Frankel, Kristin Elsie Graef, Mari-Carmen Marin, Brian R. Young, Stacy Esch, Heather Trahan, Lee Casson, Rebecca Grace Williams, Kate Doughtery, Linda Maxwell, Mark Evan Davis, Erin Kelley, Rowan Johnson, Natalie Carter, John Shields, Kevin P. Keating, Renée E. D’Aoust, Anna Geyer, Heather Moymer, Algie Ray Smith, Adam Cushman, Margaret Finnegan, Alan Ramón Clinton, Thomas Sabel, Deborah Stark, Maggie Landess

word~river

wordriver is a literary journal dedicated to the poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction of adjuncts and part-time instructors teaching in our universities, colleges, and community colleges. Our premier issue was published in Spring 2009. We are always looking for work that demonstrates the creativity and craft of adjunct/part-time instructors in English and other disciplines. We reserve first publication rights and onetime anthology publication rights for all work published. We define adjunct instructors as anyone teaching part-time or full-time under a semester or yearly contract, nationwide and in any discipline. Graduate students teaching under part-time contracts during the summer ...


Moses, Man Of Oppression: A Twentieth-Century African American Critique Of Western Theocracy, Michael Lackey Jan 2009

Moses, Man Of Oppression: A Twentieth-Century African American Critique Of Western Theocracy, Michael Lackey

English Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of Axes: Willa Cather And William Faulkner And Violence, The Arts, And Willa Cather, Melissa J. Homestead Jan 2009

Review Of Axes: Willa Cather And William Faulkner And Violence, The Arts, And Willa Cather, Melissa J. Homestead

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

Willa Cather and William Faulkner represent an intriguing and potentially productive pairing for comparative study. Their works and careers are located at the rich intersection between regional ism and modernism, and both early 20th-century writers often looked back to the 19th century in their fiction. Even in the absence of influence or intertextual reference, these commonalities would give a literary historian much to say. However, in her study of these two authors, Merrill Maguire Skaggs exhaustively catalogs similarities and differences as proof of a decades-long competition between the authors at the expense of depth and subtlety in her analysis of ...


Chaos Is The Poetry: From Outcomes To Inquiry In Service-Learning Pedagogy, Shari J. Stenberg, Darby Arant Whealy Jan 2009

Chaos Is The Poetry: From Outcomes To Inquiry In Service-Learning Pedagogy, Shari J. Stenberg, Darby Arant Whealy

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

It is no secret that the contemporary university values a model of efficiency, of tangible, quantifiable outcomes. Jan Currie and Lesley Vidovich (qtd. in Downing, Hurlbert, Mathieu 9) contend that since the 1980s, the boundaries between higher education, government, and business have largely deteriorated, and business discourse of "excellence" has come to dominate university culture. Consequently, output, outcomes, and efficiency are valorized over and above process, inquiry, and the inevitable tensions of learning. Stanley Aronowitz puts it this way: "[A]cademic leaders chant the mantra of excellence . . . [which] means ... all parts of the university 'perform' and are judged according to ...