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Dialogue In Fiction, Tracy A. Townsend Jun 2013

Dialogue In Fiction, Tracy A. Townsend

The Short Story

This close-reading and discussion-oriented lesson, which takes between sixty and seventy minutes, uses Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” as a model of how dialogue advances plot and develops character in fiction. It is useful in literature classrooms for its emphasis on drawing inferences from text and in creative writing contexts for teaching effective dialogue writing. This lesson is suitable for grades 9-12.


Transcription In Twenty-First Century Peninsular Narrative Fiction, Meredith Lyn Jeffers Jan 2013

Transcription In Twenty-First Century Peninsular Narrative Fiction, Meredith Lyn Jeffers

Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Theses & Dissertations

In my dissertation I examine transcription as a rhetorical figure in six contemporary Peninsular novels: La voz dormida (Dulce Chacón, 2002), Los girasoles ciegos (Alberto Méndez, 2004), Soldados de Salamina (Javier Cercas, 2001), La mitad del alma (Carme Riera, 2004), Llámame Brooklyn (Eduardo Lago, 2006), and Bilbao-New York-Bilbao (Kirmen Uribe, 2008). My analysis is built around one central question: what does transcription add to a work of literature? Literary transcription appears to be a simple means of copying actual and notional source texts and testimony within a work of fiction. But it is a complex, meaningful process. Transcription co-opts and ...


Review Of Old Mikamba Had A Farm By Rachel Isadora, Rebekkah C. Reisner Jan 2013

Review Of Old Mikamba Had A Farm By Rachel Isadora, Rebekkah C. Reisner

Library Intern Book Reviews

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Heirs Of The Round Table: French Arthurian Fiction From 1977 To The Present, Anne N. Bornschein Jan 2013

Heirs Of The Round Table: French Arthurian Fiction From 1977 To The Present, Anne N. Bornschein

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

While the English-speaking tradition has dominated the production of Arthurian-themed materials since the nineteenth-century Arthurian Revival, there is evidence that the publication of modern Arthurian fiction in French has enjoyed a major upswing over the past few decades. Notable contributions include Michel Rio's Merlin-Morgane-Arthur trilogy, Jacques Roubaud and Florence Delay's ten-volume cycle Graal théâtre, a half-dozen fantasy novels about the origins of the Arthurian world by Jean-Louis Fetjaine, and medievalist Michel Zink's young adult novel Déodat, ou la transparence. Such texts are deeply anchored in the medieval tradition, invested in co-opting the flavor of ...