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Frank And Gala, Heather M. Mcgrail Dec 2011

Frank And Gala, Heather M. Mcgrail

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Through the gossip and rumors in a small town in Minnesota, the townspeople discuss and react to the Levison family's claimed perfection.


The Tripartite Tributaries Of Ush, Alicia Cognevich Dec 2011

The Tripartite Tributaries Of Ush, Alicia Cognevich

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Inspired by Vladimir Nabokov’s metafiction novel Pale Fire and with Joseph Campbell’s research in comparative mythology and religion in mind, I explore the act of mythmaking and the composition of metafictional text in this work of fiction. The myth aspect combines elements of Classical, biblical, medieval, Romantic, and original materials to form a product that should strike readers as both familiar and alien, demonstrating Campbell’s notion of the monomyth as well as the ongoing tradition of mythmaking that continues to captivate both readers and writers. The metafictional portion of the text emphasizes a reader’s relationship to ...


Ap French Language And Culture: Strategizing For Success, Brian G. Kennelly Dec 2011

Ap French Language And Culture: Strategizing For Success, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


The Geography Of Comparative Literature, Rebecca Gould Dec 2011

The Geography Of Comparative Literature, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

“The Geography of Comparative Literature,” Journal of Literary Theory 5.2 (2011): 167–186 (examines the disciplinary history of Comparative Literature in the Arab and Persian world in relation to Europe; reviewed in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 13.07.2011, No. 160, S. N5).


Editor's Note = 編者的話, Zijiang, Chris Song Dec 2011

Editor's Note = 編者的話, Zijiang, Chris Song

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


Bizarre Circuses, Barbaric Costumes : Hong Kong And The Aspirations Of Translation = 詭奇馬戲及蠻裝 : 香港與翻譯之所向, John Minford Dec 2011

Bizarre Circuses, Barbaric Costumes : Hong Kong And The Aspirations Of Translation = 詭奇馬戲及蠻裝 : 香港與翻譯之所向, John Minford

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


沉默的她者 : 重探呂赫若,龍瑛宗與翁鬧作品中的女性角色 = The Silent Other : Re-Exploring The Female Characters In The Works Of Lü Heruo, Long Yingzong And Weng Nao, Pei Yin Lin Dec 2011

沉默的她者 : 重探呂赫若,龍瑛宗與翁鬧作品中的女性角色 = The Silent Other : Re-Exploring The Female Characters In The Works Of Lü Heruo, Long Yingzong And Weng Nao, Pei Yin Lin

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


Foreword = 前言, Sze Pui, Uganda Kwan, Wang Chi, Lawrence Wong Dec 2011

Foreword = 前言, Sze Pui, Uganda Kwan, Wang Chi, Lawrence Wong

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


No True Men In The State : Pseudo/Translation And "Feminine" Voice In The Late-Qing = 國無人乎? : 晚清的偽/翻譯和"女性"話語, Michael Gibbs Hill Dec 2011

No True Men In The State : Pseudo/Translation And "Feminine" Voice In The Late-Qing = 國無人乎? : 晚清的偽/翻譯和"女性"話語, Michael Gibbs Hill

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


論周瘦鵑"影戲小說" : 早期歐美電影的翻譯與文學文化新景觀,1914-1922 = On Zhou Shoujuan's "Movie Story" : The Translation Of Early Euro-American Films And New Literary And Cultural Landscape, 1914-1922, Jianhua Chen Dec 2011

論周瘦鵑"影戲小說" : 早期歐美電影的翻譯與文學文化新景觀,1914-1922 = On Zhou Shoujuan's "Movie Story" : The Translation Of Early Euro-American Films And New Literary And Cultural Landscape, 1914-1922, Jianhua Chen

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


翻譯與殖民管治 : 早期香港史上的雙面譯者高和爾 (1816-1875) = Translation And Colonial Rule : Daniel Richard Caldwell (1816-1875), The Duplicitous Translator In Early Hong Kong History, Sze Pui, Uganda Kwan Dec 2011

翻譯與殖民管治 : 早期香港史上的雙面譯者高和爾 (1816-1875) = Translation And Colonial Rule : Daniel Richard Caldwell (1816-1875), The Duplicitous Translator In Early Hong Kong History, Sze Pui, Uganda Kwan

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

由於殖民者與被殖民者存在著語言上的隔閡,翻譯往往在殖民管治中扮演十分重要的角色。1842年割讓為英國殖民地的香港,在開埠之初便面對著嚴重的管治問題,其中一個主要原因是港英殖民政府缺乏可堪信賴的雙語人才,能夠處理好殖民者與被殖民者的溝通。本文為一龐大研究計劃「翻譯與香港殖民管治」的部分,透過整理大量原始資料及檔案,重點討論香港開埠初期港英政府裏的一名譯員高和爾(Daniel Richard Caldwell, 1816-1875)。他背景複雜,身份特殊,精通多種語言,儘管最初只是一名寂寂無名的法庭傳譯員,但卻做到法庭沒有他便沒法開庭審案的局面,最終更擢升總登記官以及首任撫華道之職,且遊走於正邪之間,既與上流社會保持密切關係,又跟汪洋海盜相往來。本文分析港英殖民管治初期的特殊政治、文化及語言時空,並闡述作為獨特個案的高和爾,怎樣發揮特殊功能,作出重大的貢獻,也產生深遠影響。


Taking Hope To China : An Example Of Late-Qing Translation = 將Hope引介到中國 : 晚清翻譯一例, Denise Gimpel Dec 2011

Taking Hope To China : An Example Of Late-Qing Translation = 將Hope引介到中國 : 晚清翻譯一例, Denise Gimpel

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


Notes On Contributors = 作者簡介 Dec 2011

Notes On Contributors = 作者簡介

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


Omens Of History : Su Tong's Southern Landscape And Dynastic Histories = 歷史的凶兆 : 蘇童的南方景觀和朝代歷史, Pui Yin, Vivian Lee Dec 2011

Omens Of History : Su Tong's Southern Landscape And Dynastic Histories = 歷史的凶兆 : 蘇童的南方景觀和朝代歷史, Pui Yin, Vivian Lee

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


Legibility Vs. The Fullness Of Expression : Rethinking The Transformation Of Modern Chinese Prose = 正當性 Vs. 表達的完滿 : 反思現代中文文論的轉化, Theodore Huters Dec 2011

Legibility Vs. The Fullness Of Expression : Rethinking The Transformation Of Modern Chinese Prose = 正當性 Vs. 表達的完滿 : 反思現代中文文論的轉化, Theodore Huters

Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 現代中文文學學報

No abstract provided.


Sublime Beauty & Horrible Fucking Things - The Finer Worlds Of Warren Ellis, William James Allred Dec 2011

Sublime Beauty & Horrible Fucking Things - The Finer Worlds Of Warren Ellis, William James Allred

Theses and Dissertations

This work constitutes an in-depth discussion of the muted postmodern characteristics of contemporary comics writer and novelist Warren Ellis, highlighting his major long-form works within comics, Planetary, Transmetropolitan, StormWatch, and The Authority, as well as several shorter works such as Ocean, Orbiter, and Global Frequency. In addition, Ellis is situated within the British science fiction tradition, specifically, the British Boom movement which contains other comics writers such as Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore.


Harry Potter: A Hero Of Mythic Proportions, Katie L. Baker Dec 2011

Harry Potter: A Hero Of Mythic Proportions, Katie L. Baker

English Theses

This thesis argues that Harry Potter, the main character in the series of novels written by J.K. Rowling, is a mythic hero. A character in literature deemed a hero can only be a mythic hero by completing a series of events both predetermined and determined by the hero. Joseph Campbell’s work A Hero With a Thousand Faces outlines these qualities a character must possess and the events he must complete in his life called the initiation, the departure, and the return of the hero. Using Campbell’s seminar work as a critical perspective, I read the protagonist of ...


The Seven Spices: Pumpkins, Puritans, And Pathogens In Colonial New England, Michael Sharbaugh Nov 2011

The Seven Spices: Pumpkins, Puritans, And Pathogens In Colonial New England, Michael Sharbaugh

Michael D Sharbaugh

Water sources in the United States' New England region are laden with arsenic. Particularly during North America's colonial period--prior to modern filtration processes--arsenic would make it into the colonists' drinking water. In this article, which evokes the biocultural evolution paradigm, it is argued that colonists offset health risks from the contaminant (arsenic poisoning) by ingesting copious amounts of seven spices--cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, vanilla, and ginger. The inclusion of these spices in fall and winter recipes that hail from New England would therefore explain why many Americans associate them not only with the region, but with Thanksgiving and ...


Barking At Death: Hemingway, Africa, And The Stages Of Dying, James Plath Nov 2011

Barking At Death: Hemingway, Africa, And The Stages Of Dying, James Plath

Scholarship

From amazon.com:Considering the time Hemingway spent not only on the safaris but also in preparing for them beforehand and writing about them afterwards, Africa was a major factor in his life and work. But surprisingly little scholarship has been devoted to this aspect of Hemingway's oeuvre. This book fills that empty niche, opening the way for a long-delayed and multi-faceted conversation on a neglected aspect of Hemingway's work. Topics treated include historical, theoretical, biographical, theological, and literary interpretations of Hemingway's African topics and motifs.


Barking At Death: Hemingway, Africa, And The Stages Of Dying, James Plath Nov 2011

Barking At Death: Hemingway, Africa, And The Stages Of Dying, James Plath

James Plath

From amazon.com:
Considering the time Hemingway spent not only on the safaris but also in preparing for them beforehand and writing about them afterwards, Africa was a major factor in his life and work. But surprisingly little scholarship has been devoted to this aspect of Hemingway's oeuvre. This book fills that empty niche, opening the way for a long-delayed and multi-faceted conversation on a neglected aspect of Hemingway's work. Topics treated include historical, theoretical, biographical, theological, and literary interpretations of Hemingway's African topics and motifs.


Beyond Anti-Semitism, Rebecca Gould Nov 2011

Beyond Anti-Semitism, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

Focusing on internal contradictions within the Israeli left, this essay considers the impact of the historical legacy of anti-Semitism on everyday thinking about Israel and the Palestinian territories. Contesting the view that to criticize Israel is to engage in anti-Semitic defamation, it offers an historical account of how Israel's actions in the West Bank have come to be immunized from conscientious criticism. It also documents how progressive media outlets in contemporary Israel have silenced or otherwise marginalized Israel's most active critics.


Popular Italian Cinema: Culture And Politics In A Postwar Society, Flavia Brizio-Skov Oct 2011

Popular Italian Cinema: Culture And Politics In A Postwar Society, Flavia Brizio-Skov

Flavia Brizio-Skov

With its monsters, vampires and cowboys, Italian popular culture in the postwar period has generally been dismissed as a form of evasion or escapism. Here, four international scholars re-examine and reinterpret the era to show that popular Italian cinema was not only in tune with contemporary political and social trends, it also presaged the turmoil and rebellion of the 1960s and 1970s. Their analysis of peplum (or 'sword and sandal') films, horror films, spaghetti westerns and comedy Italian-style shows how genre cinema reflected the changes wrought by modernization, urbanization, consumerist culture and the sexual revolution. With striking insights into the ...


Mis Reinos Más Oscuros; Variedades De Frida Khalo; Badlands; El Ángel En La Casa, Maria Negroni Oct 2011

Mis Reinos Más Oscuros; Variedades De Frida Khalo; Badlands; El Ángel En La Casa, Maria Negroni

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Kurt Vonnegut's Early Novels: Searching For Meaning In A Meaningless World, Matthew Praxmarer Oct 2011

Kurt Vonnegut's Early Novels: Searching For Meaning In A Meaningless World, Matthew Praxmarer

All Student Theses

This thesis investigates three novels by Kurt Vonnegut: The Sirens of Titan, Cat’s Cradle, and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, and the philosophical stance which informs these works. The Sirens of Titan represents Vonnegut’s cosmology as well as his first attempts to propose one purpose for human life not based on any absolute knowledge. Cat’s Cradle proposes a provisional, ever-changing belief system in the religion of Bokonon, a religion which also speaks to Vonnegut’s humanism. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater satirizes the discourses of the free enterprise system through protagonist Eliot as he struggles to use ...


Pathos, Fall 2011, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Oct 2011

Pathos, Fall 2011, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Joel Eisenhower

Issue 16


Continuidad De La Voz En Javier Sologuren & Selección De Poesía, Javier Sologuren Sep 2011

Continuidad De La Voz En Javier Sologuren & Selección De Poesía, Javier Sologuren

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Feeling Better: The Therapeutic Drug In Modernism, Philip Glennie Sep 2011

Feeling Better: The Therapeutic Drug In Modernism, Philip Glennie

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This project argues that by reading first-person accounts of drug intoxication in European modernism, one can uncover qualitative structures that broadly inform the modernist experience of space, time, language, desire, and embodiment. Evidence for this systematization of subjective experience appears in the early twentieth-century movements of phenomenology, existentialism, psychoanalysis, and even structural linguistics. In addition to their systemic approach to subjective experience, however, these movements also insist that some form of psychic or existential discomfort is inherent to modern experience, and all of them engage in a marked attempt to address this pain therapeutically. Thus while modernist thought conceives of ...


Secularism And Belief In Georgia’S Pankisi Gorge, Rebecca Gould Sep 2011

Secularism And Belief In Georgia’S Pankisi Gorge, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Uncle Tom’S Cabin In The National Era: Commentary On Chapter 1 And 2, Melissa J. Homestead Aug 2011

Uncle Tom’S Cabin In The National Era: Commentary On Chapter 1 And 2, Melissa J. Homestead

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

In the first chapter of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Stowe warns her readers that the “indulgence” of slave owners and the “affectionate loyalty” of the slaves themselves towards their masters have misled some observers to believe the “poetic legend” of slavery as a benevolent “patriarchal institution.” She does not deny the genuineness of these emotions, but she warns that “the shadow of a Law” makes a mockery of the human relationships that develop between masters and slaves: “So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to ...


Postmodern Subjects And The Nation: Contemporary Arab Women Writers' Reconfigurations Of Home And Belonging, Ghadir Khalil Zannoun Aug 2011

Postmodern Subjects And The Nation: Contemporary Arab Women Writers' Reconfigurations Of Home And Belonging, Ghadir Khalil Zannoun

Theses and Dissertations

A lot has been said about the declining status of national paradigms. Most recently, the forces of change have been located in the transnational and global phenomenon. Contemporary Arabic literature, however, identifies globalism as only one among many factors undermining the existing national formations in the Arab countries. Among these factors is the postcolonial condition, and in the case of Palestine, the struggle against the continuing military occupation of Palestinian lands, wholesale and unsystematized modernization, and complex internal Social, cultural, religious and racial differences exacerbated by neo-colonialism. The contemporary Arab women writers' fiction analyzed in this dissertation posits yet another ...