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Ecocriticism, The Elements, And The Ascent/Descent Into Weather In Goethe’S Faust, Heather I. Sullivan Jan 2010

Ecocriticism, The Elements, And The Ascent/Descent Into Weather In Goethe’S Faust, Heather I. Sullivan

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

No abstract provided.


Between Presence And Absence: Spatial Disjunction And Innovation In Detective Stories, Riccardo Pelizzo Jan 2010

Between Presence And Absence: Spatial Disjunction And Innovation In Detective Stories, Riccardo Pelizzo

riccardo pelizzo

No abstract provided.


Termwiki: A New Collaborative Terminology Management Solution, Uwe Muegge Jan 2010

Termwiki: A New Collaborative Terminology Management Solution, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

The development of TermWiki provides organizations with an open-source, easy-to-use environment for managing terminology. Uwe Muegge explains the benefits of this system and how it works.


Felon Voting Rights And Democracy, Rebecca Gould Jan 2010

Felon Voting Rights And Democracy, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


The Light Of The Ancestors (By Idris Bazorkin), Rebecca Gould Jan 2010

The Light Of The Ancestors (By Idris Bazorkin), Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

"Light of the Ancestors" is excerpted from the Ingush writer Idris Bazorkin's novel, Dark Ages.


Evening Prayers (By Idris Bazorkin), Rebecca Gould Jan 2010

Evening Prayers (By Idris Bazorkin), Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

"Evening Prayers" is a stand-alone translation from the Ingush writer Idris Bazorkin's novel, Dark Ages (Iz Tmy Vekov, 1963).


Masterpieces Of Italian Literature In Translation, Silvia Valisa Jan 2010

Masterpieces Of Italian Literature In Translation, Silvia Valisa

Silvia Valisa

No abstract provided.


Apuleius: Metamorphoses: An Intermediate Latin Reader (Review), Max Nelson Jan 2010

Apuleius: Metamorphoses: An Intermediate Latin Reader (Review), Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

No abstract provided.


Southern Encounters In The City: Reconfiguring The South From The Liminal Space, Eveljn Ferraro Jan 2010

Southern Encounters In The City: Reconfiguring The South From The Liminal Space, Eveljn Ferraro

Modern Languages & Literature

In Il pensiero meridiano, sociologist Franco Cassano claims that the cultural autonomy of the South hinges upon a radical redefinition of the relationship between South and North. Dominant representations of the South as a “not-yet North”1 (Cassano viii), always imperfectly mimicking a more advanced North, found themselves on the idea of a linear transition from backwardness to development where the differences are often reduced to a matter of time. If Gramsci, in The Southern Question, deconstructed the Italian North/South binarism by suggesting potential alliances among non-dominant groups (namely, Northern workers and Southern peasants), Cassano proposes a spatial rethinking ...


Rotrou’S Bélisaire: Hierarchy And Meaning, Nina Ekstein Jan 2010

Rotrou’S Bélisaire: Hierarchy And Meaning, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

No abstract provided.


Venezuelan Avant-Garde: María Calcaño's Erotic Poetry, Giovanna Montenegro Jan 2010

Venezuelan Avant-Garde: María Calcaño's Erotic Poetry, Giovanna Montenegro

Comparative Literature Faculty Scholarship

Abstract: This essay treats the Venezuelan avant-garde and its historical development through the poet María Calcaño (1906-1956). An analysis of Calcaño’s work reveals how her erotic avant-gardism was excluded from male-dominated avant-garde literary circles in Venezuela in the 1920s and the 1930s. Rather than analyzing the Latin- American avant-garde as a product of European vanguardisms, I show how Calcaño’s poetry draws upon women’s physical and erotic experience to generate a new female- authored avant-garde poetic corpus. Calcaño therefore produces work that illustrates the poetic expression of women’s identity in Venezuela. She is the first poet who ...


'The Drink Has Called It Into Being': A Year In A Wine Column, Moya Costello Jan 2010

'The Drink Has Called It Into Being': A Year In A Wine Column, Moya Costello

School of Arts and Social Sciences

For a year, between 2009 and 2010, I wrote a wine-review column in a free regional newspaper as a passionate amateur. I conceive of the wine reviews as creative nonfiction and of myself as a role model for my students who have the option of writing on food. Genre has its courtiers and jesters and, in itself, it is bound for change as any other cultural phenomena. I think of my wine-writing practice as destablising that specific genre, attempting a transformation of it into an expanded field, via the efficacy of writing and wine as art. It is contentious to ...


Russia's Natural Gas: The Strategy And The State Behind It, Stephen Buryk Jan 2010

Russia's Natural Gas: The Strategy And The State Behind It, Stephen Buryk

Donald T. Campbell Social Science Research Prize

No abstract provided.


The Impossible Impossible: Kafka's "Beschreibung Eines Kampfes", Darin Trent Graber Jan 2010

The Impossible Impossible: Kafka's "Beschreibung Eines Kampfes", Darin Trent Graber

Comparative Literature Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Franz Kafka’s “Beschreibung eines Kampfes” employs a uniquely troubling narrative structure in which the story’s narrator begins to relate the story of his run-in with an “acquaintance” but fails to maintain a stable, subjective standpoint from which he can narrate sensibly. Despite his attempt to utilize a secondary narrative that makes him both a narrator and a narrated character, this first-person narrator’s failed subject perspective gives way to a myriad of other characters’ and their own attempts to solidify their individual existence via secondary narratives. Put in context of other similar, yet distinct, narrative structures employed by ...


Review Of One Crazy Summer By Rita Williams-Garcia, Erin E. Kloosterman Jan 2010

Review Of One Crazy Summer By Rita Williams-Garcia, Erin E. Kloosterman

Library Intern Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


The Mother Tongues Of Modernity: Modernism, Transnationalism, Translation, Roland K. Végső Jan 2010

The Mother Tongues Of Modernity: Modernism, Transnationalism, Translation, Roland K. Végső

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

The relation of modernism to immigrant literatures should not be conceived in terms of an opposition between universalistic and particularistic discourses. Rather, we should explore what can be called a modernist transnationalism based on a general universalist argument. Two examples of this transnationalism are explored side by side: Ezra Pound’s and Anzia Yezierska’s definitions of the aesthetic act in terms of translation. The readings show that the critical discourses of these two authors are structured by a belief in universalism while showing opposite possibilities, both generated by modernist transnationalism. The essay concludes that we now need to interpret ...


Taking Refuge In “How:” Dissecting The Motives Behind Cholly’S Rape In The Bluest Eye, Rebecca Andrews Jan 2010

Taking Refuge In “How:” Dissecting The Motives Behind Cholly’S Rape In The Bluest Eye, Rebecca Andrews

Undergraduate Review

Most parents see parts of themselves in their children. They see their own familiar eyes, their sense of humor, and their long legs. Parents desire to nurture their child’s every hope and dream, and also want to raise their children in a safe and secure environment. However, what if a father saw in his daughter everything that he hated in himself? What if this same father never learned to love in a nurturing way from his own parents? The effects would be devastating. Toni Morrison examines such a scenario in her 1970 novel The Bluest Eye through the rape ...


Horizons, Volume 26, 2010, Sacred Heart University Jan 2010

Horizons, Volume 26, 2010, Sacred Heart University

Vistas (Horizons)

No abstract provided.


Más Allá, El Eternauta, And The Dawn Of The Golden Age Of Latin American Science Fiction (1953–59), Rachel H. Haywood Ferreira Jan 2010

Más Allá, El Eternauta, And The Dawn Of The Golden Age Of Latin American Science Fiction (1953–59), Rachel H. Haywood Ferreira

World Languages and Cultures Publications

On a winter’s night in 1957 (or 1959)1 a guionista, or writer of comics, is working late in the atelier of his Buenos Aires home when a man dressed in futuristic clothing materializes in the chair across from him [Fig. 1]. The man tells the writer that he travels through time, searching the centuries for those he has lost. He has been called by hundreds of names, the most apt of which is el Eternauta [the Eternaut] because of his “triste y desolada condición de peregrino de los siglos” [sad and desolate condition as a time pilgrim] (EtI_OSL ...


Gina Bonakdar Nahai: Fantasies Of Escape And Inclusion, Mojgan Behmand Jan 2010

Gina Bonakdar Nahai: Fantasies Of Escape And Inclusion, Mojgan Behmand

Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship

Cry of the Peacock, Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith, and Caspian Rain are the enticing titles of Gina Bonakdar Nahai’s Iran-focused novels, published in 1991, 1999, and 2008 respectively. And the titles hold true: the narratives reflect the pain, melancholy and dream-like beauty conveyed in the titles as they divulge characters who strive to escape the restrictions of their community, religion, government, and gender. In the meantime, as the author depicts these fantasies of escape and attempts at flight –and frequently harshly punishes them–, the characters achieve a hitherto unknown feat, namely the depiction of Jewish Iranian main ...


"Is There Such A Things As A Detour?": The Study Of Language And Comprehension In Charlotte Delbo And Paul Celan, Lauren Rudin Jan 2010

"Is There Such A Things As A Detour?": The Study Of Language And Comprehension In Charlotte Delbo And Paul Celan, Lauren Rudin

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Within the study of trauma literature, many scholars, from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, disagree as to whether or not a writer effectively can communicate a traumatic event through language. My study of Charlotte Delbo and Paul Celan suggests that the relationship between language and comprehension demonstrates both the limitation and the ability of language to describe the Holocaust experience. By preventing their readers from establishing a lasting referent and violating the ordinary usage of syntax, Delbo and Celan stylistically convey their Holocaust experiences through language, despite language's distinct limitations.


Photograph: Poet On Dust Jacket, Richmond, Virginia 1996, Alexander Long Jan 2010

Photograph: Poet On Dust Jacket, Richmond, Virginia 1996, Alexander Long

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Mother Tongues And Nations: The Invention Of The Native Speaker, Thomas Paul Bonfiglio Jan 2010

Mother Tongues And Nations: The Invention Of The Native Speaker, Thomas Paul Bonfiglio

Bookshelf

This monograph examines the ideological legacy of the the apparently innocent kinship metaphors of “mother tongue” and “native speaker” by historicizing their linguistic development. It shows how the early nation states constructed the ideology of ethnolinguistic nationalism, a composite of national language, identity, geography, and race. This ideology invented myths of congenital communities that configured the national language in a symbiotic matrix between body and physical environment and as the ethnic and corporeal ownership of national identity and local organic nature. These ethno-nationalist gestures informed the philology of the early modern era and generated arboreal and genealogical models of language ...


Pathos, Winter 2010, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Jan 2010

Pathos, Winter 2010, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editors: Joel Eisenhower and Richard Hernandez

Issue 11


Bees In America: How The Honey Bee Shaped A Nation, Tammy Horn Dec 2009

Bees In America: How The Honey Bee Shaped A Nation, Tammy Horn

Tammy Horn

" Honey bees--and the qualities associated with them--have quietly influenced American values for four centuries. During every major period in the country's history, bees and beekeepers have represented order and stability in a country without a national religion, political party, or language. Bees in America is an enlightening cultural history of bees and beekeeping in the United States. Tammy Horn, herself a beekeeper, offers a varied social and technological history from the colonial period, when the British first introduced bees to the New World, to the present, when bees are being used by the American military to detect bombs. Early ...


Viable (A Letter Confessing My Own Lack Of Faith To My Newborn Son), Julie Hensley Dec 2009

Viable (A Letter Confessing My Own Lack Of Faith To My Newborn Son), Julie Hensley

Julie Hensley

Last January, in the minute and a half it took the ultrasound technician to pronounce that word, hours after I stood up from the sofa and felt the blood rush warm out of me, I thought about the moments when knowledge of your life was mine alone, when I had sat, heart-pounding, holding the confirmation of your presence inside me, frozen, unable or unwilling, to rise and begin the inevitable process of sharing you.


Landslide - Interview With The Descendants Of Titsian Tabidze, Rebecca Gould Dec 2009

Landslide - Interview With The Descendants Of Titsian Tabidze, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Becoming A Georgian Women, Rebecca Gould Dec 2009

Becoming A Georgian Women, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.