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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 To this end, I both evaluate an outdated definition of scene (Irwin 1973 & 1977), and define the three core ...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 ...


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


Shakespeare And The Making Of Early Modern Science: Resituating Prospero's Art, Elizabeth Spiller Apr 2009

Shakespeare And The Making Of Early Modern Science: Resituating Prospero's Art, Elizabeth Spiller

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

Some readers may ask what it means to use the term "science" in conjunction with Shakespeare. From a modern perspective, science may not seem to be able to tell us much about Shakespeare or Shakespeare about science. Looking backwards, it is fair to say that Aristotle would probably have agreed with such a perspective: what scholasticism came to call scientia has nothing to do with ars. In between Aristotle and Einstein, though, matters stood differently. The late sixteenth and early seventeenth century saw the historic transition from Aristotelian models of scientia to modern "science." Both classic and modern epistemologies of ...


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 ...


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 ...


Texts In Contexts: Theorizing Learning By Looking At Genre And Activity, David R. Russell Feb 2009

Texts In Contexts: Theorizing Learning By Looking At Genre And Activity, David R. Russell

English Publications

Written texts are central to formal education. The reading (consumption) and writing (production) of texts constitutes a great deal of the activity of students and teachers, and usually forms the basis for assessment and sorting. For this reason, a whole range of fields have taken up the problem of "literacy" (or rather literacies) in formal schooling, not only applied linguistics, rhetoric, and education, but also sociology, semiotics, psychology, social psychology, socio-linguistics, linguistic anthropology, communication studies, and so on. Similarly, learning in workplace and civic contexts is also highly dependent on literacy, and the relations between formal schooling and other contexts ...


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.


"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.


The Significance Of Birds In The Works Of Augusto Roa Bastos, Helene C. Weldt-Basson Jan 2009

The Significance Of Birds In The Works Of Augusto Roa Bastos, Helene C. Weldt-Basson

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Birds have occupied a central role in the works of the Paraguayan writer, Augusto Roa Bastos (1917-2005), from the beginning of his literary career. In texts ranging from his early poetry to his complete short stories, compiled in 2003, the bird motif repeatedly resurfaces, raising the question of the relevance of birds in Roa Bastos’s oeuvre. This article argues that birds are used symbolically throughout Roa Bastos’s poetry and prose works, by drawing upon their significance within Guarani myths and literature. The article focuses on several symbolic associations for birds in Guarani culture, including their relationship to oral ...


Wartime Writings, Or The Imaginary Lover Of Marguerite Duras, Bethany Ladimer Jan 2009

Wartime Writings, Or The Imaginary Lover Of Marguerite Duras, Bethany Ladimer

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The publication in 2006 of Marguerite Duras’s Cahiers de la guerre, ‘Wartime Writings,’ written between 1943 and 1949, made accessible to the reader the first known versions of the family drama that was to become the material of much of her fiction. As this work now takes its place as chronologically first in the intertext of Duras’s autofictional writings, it sheds considerable light on our understanding of the transformations in these texts that occurred over her lifetime. Whereas L’Amant had been presented and accepted as the disclosure of a real occurrence and the origin of the other ...


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.


Paranoia And Christianity In Maurice Dantec’S Crime Fiction, Jean-Louis Hippolyte Jan 2009

Paranoia And Christianity In Maurice Dantec’S Crime Fiction, Jean-Louis Hippolyte

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Maurice Dantec is “a prophet, a mystic, a Christian soldier, Zionist and pro-American, anti-secular and militantly counter-revolutionary. In short, the last scandal of French literature,” according to his editor David Kersan. Dantec’s brand of punk neo-Christian literary activism may feel somehow out of place in a literary milieu still beholden to the existentialism of Sartre and the revolutionary ethos of the 1960s. But Dantec’s “disgust” (of Old Europe, the creeping menace of Islam and the rampant march of secularization) bears witness to a larger malaise. Along with Michel Houellebecq and Peter Sloterdijk, he testifies to the opening of ...


Reviews Of Recent Publications Jan 2009

Reviews Of Recent Publications

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Bigsby, Christopher. Remembering and Imagining the Holocaust: The Chain of Memory by Roxane Riegler

Bruce, Iris. Kafka and Cultural Zionism. Dates in Palestine by Bettina Matthias

Haase, Christine. When Heimat Meets Hollywood: German Filmmakers and America, 1985-2005 by Maria Stehle

Herzog, Dagmar. Sex after Fascism: Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany by Sabine Hake

Iossel, Mikhail and Jeff Parker. Amerika. Russian Writers View the United States by Yuliya Minkova

Macksey, Richard and Eugenio Donato, eds. The Structuralist Controversy: The Languages of Criticism and the Sciences of Man by Safoi Babana-Hampton

Magnarelli, Sharon. Home is Where the (He)art Is: The ...


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.


Pathos, Winter 2009, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Jan 2009

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

Pathos

Editor: Nataliya Pirumova

Issue 8


Verses And Versions, Victor Fet Jan 2009

Verses And Versions, Victor Fet

Biological Sciences Faculty Research

A review of the book: Verses and Versions: Three Centuries of Russian Poetry Selected and Translated by Vladimir Nabokov. Ed. Brian Boyd & Stanislav Shvabrin. Harcourt, 2008, 441 pp.

Резюме:

рецензия на книгу набоковских стихотворных переводов, Verses and Versions: Three Centuries of Russian Poetry Selected and Translated by Vladimir Nabokov. Ed. Brian Boyd & Stanislav Shvabrin. Harcourt, 2008, 441 pp.


No One Over Your Bones, Veronica E. Guajardo Jan 2009

No One Over Your Bones, Veronica E. Guajardo

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

This Thesis, a collection of poems, is sometimes in English, some all in Spanish,and others poems are bilingual. Others still use slang, Calo, and other Pachuquismos. This collection of poetry is divided into 4 section, with an introduction that prefaces the collection by providing an explanation of the origins of the work, the influences of the poet, etc., all while proposing provocative questions such as, what is an American Poem, for example. The Thesis poems delve into issues of immigration, migration, memory, love and violence, masculiniity and feminity, survival,and of course, language. Lnaguage is central,and music also ...


Taste Of Dirt, Brianna Lynn Heisey Jan 2009

Taste Of Dirt, Brianna Lynn Heisey

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

Taste of Dirt is a novel about a young female wildland fire fighter and her travels across the western U.S with her fire crew. The forest, the open road, the animals, and the men and women she meets along the way help her overcome her fears and re-discover her place in nature. This Thesis is approximately 240 pages and includes a dedication, acknowledgements, a table of contents, a 25 page introduction, 16 complete chapters and a curriculeam vita. Enjoy.


Templeton's Peace, Trent Devell Hudley Jan 2009

Templeton's Peace, Trent Devell Hudley

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

This novel is a work of fiction.


Introspection And Self-Transformation: Empathy In Toni Morrison’S The Bluest Eye, Samantha Alongi Jan 2009

Introspection And Self-Transformation: Empathy In Toni Morrison’S The Bluest Eye, Samantha Alongi

Undergraduate Review

The ability to connect with and feel empathy for others is an innate quality within ourselves that serves to make each of us human. We empathize with the poor, homeless, and the less fortunate. Empathy drives us to do good for others; it allows us to make a difference in the world in which we live. In her novel The Bluest Eye the unfortunate situations and experiences in which Toni Morrison places her characters force readers to place themselves in the characters situation and grapple with the examination of oneself as a result. Moral essayist Samuel Johnson once wrote, “All ...


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 ...