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A Palimpsestuous Novel: Claire Legendre's La Methode Stanislavski, Michèle A. Schaal Jan 2018

A Palimpsestuous Novel: Claire Legendre's La Methode Stanislavski, Michèle A. Schaal

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Claire Legendre emerged on the French literary scene in 1997 with her novel Making-of. A prolific writer, she went on to publish an additional five novels,1 an anthology of short stories (Le Crépuscule de Barbe-Bleue, 2001), two co-authored books with Jérôme Bonnetto,2 four plays,3 one book-length essay (Le Nénuphar et l’araignée, 2015), as well as numerous smaller essays and short fictions. Despite this prolixity, Legendre’s publications have, thus far, garnered little academic attention.4 Two reasons may explain her current marginality within the field of French Studies. Her second novel, Viande (1999), relegated her to ...


Modern Chinese Essays: Zhou Zuoren, Lin Yutang And Others, Tonglu Li Jan 2018

Modern Chinese Essays: Zhou Zuoren, Lin Yutang And Others, Tonglu Li

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Modern essay, or creative nonfiction prose, whose success almost surpasses that of poetry, theater and fiction,1 was born out of the marriage of traditional Chinese and Western culture.2 On a superficial level, it distinguishes itself from traditional essay by using vernacular instead of classical or literary Chinese, and thus is more accessible to the masses. In terms of genre, it is narrower in scope than traditional essay which includes all non-verse writings, literary or not. More importantly, as Yu Dafu points out, modern essay values the expression of individuality and personality more than any other writings.3 By ...


Writing Other Futures: A Conversation About Science Fiction, Anindita Banerjee, Rachel H. Haywood Ferreira Jan 2017

Writing Other Futures: A Conversation About Science Fiction, Anindita Banerjee, Rachel H. Haywood Ferreira

World Languages and Cultures Publications

CentraI to The Other Trans-Atlantic is the contention that kinetic art was a species of realism, reflecting the new socioeconomic realities emerging in the geographies considered by our project. In seeking to test the hypothesis that the pervasive curiosity, if not enthusiasm, for science and technology, as refracted through the lens of innovative artistic practices, led to the embrace of optical and kinetic forms, we,the editors, wondered if we might find correlating interests in other artistic languages and cultural forms. In trying to understand the way in which these forces (industrialization, scientific discovery, etc) changed everyday life and therefore ...


Review: Released Letters. Captivity, Writing And Subjectivity In The Mediterranean Of The Spanish Imperial Era By Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Julia Domínguez Jan 2016

Review: Released Letters. Captivity, Writing And Subjectivity In The Mediterranean Of The Spanish Imperial Era By Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Julia Domínguez

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Letras liberadas is a complementary work, easy to read, for all those interested in the Spanish-Muslim confrontation in the western Mediterranean since the late sixteenth century and throughout the seventeenth century. The book is of special interest for text scholars who recreate the experiences of Spanish men and women, direct victims of that conflict, who were turned into captives and transferred to Muslim territory, specifically to Algiers and Constantinople. The author makes clear from the beginning that she does not intend to reconstruct with her analysis the history of Spanish captivity, but to analyze the textual representation product of that ...


Voices And Votes In The Fields Of Settler Society: American Indian Media And Electoral Politics In 1930s Wisconsin, Grant Arndt Jul 2015

Voices And Votes In The Fields Of Settler Society: American Indian Media And Electoral Politics In 1930s Wisconsin, Grant Arndt

World Languages and Cultures Publications

In 1939, Wisconsin readers of a weekly newspaper column by Mitchell Redcloud, a member of the Ho-Chunk Indian community settled within the rural township of Komensky, were greeted with a set of headlines from the imaginary “Komensky News” about an actual local event. The headlines reported that despite opposition from local whites, Ho-Chunk people had successfully elected a Ho-Chunk candidate to the township board. This article draws on studies of Indigenous media and recent efforts to develop field-theoretic accounts of social action to understand the interdependence of Redcloud's headlines and the Ho-Chunk vote as part of an incipient project ...


Book Review Of Syzigias Y Quadraturas Lunares By Manuel Antonio De Rivas, Rachel H. Haywood Ferreira Jan 2013

Book Review Of Syzigias Y Quadraturas Lunares By Manuel Antonio De Rivas, Rachel H. Haywood Ferreira

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Syzigias y quadraturas lunares was written by friar Manuel Antonio de Rivas, a member of the Franciscan order in the Yucatán Peninsula, New Spain, in 1775. The text is the earliest known example of a marvelous journey to the moon written in the New World. In addition to narrating the lunar voyage and scientific experiments of one Onésimo Dutalón in its thirteen-odd pages, it also contains elements of the history of an advanced lunar society, directly and indirectly engages scientific and religious debates of the times, and makes thickly veiled references to figures of the day. As Carmen F. Galán ...


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 ...


Book Review: The Drama Of The Portrait: Theater And Visual Culture In Early Modern Spain (Review), Chad M. Gasta Jan 2009

Book Review: The Drama Of The Portrait: Theater And Visual Culture In Early Modern Spain (Review), Chad M. Gasta

World Languages and Cultures Publications

The first thought that comes to mind when one picks up The Drama of the Portrait by Laura R. Bass is how attractive it is: beautifully bound in red cloth and protected by a lovely dust jacket, the book does not automatically look like a critical study of early modern Spanish drama. And, indeed, with 67 illustrations, nearly all in glossy color, one might mistake it for an art book. From these first impressions through the final pages, The Pennsylvania State University Press and its author are to be commended for giving us such a fine book.

If the appearance ...


New Humanism, Tonglu Li Mar 2008

New Humanism, Tonglu Li

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Originally proposed by Irving Babbitt and Elmer More, and inspired by Buddhist and Confucian philosophies, New Humanism opposed the moral decline fostered by relativist and determinist beliefs and by an increasingly materialistic American society during the early twentieth century. Brought back to China and transformed by Chinese scholars who had studied with Babbitt, New Humanism became a counternarrative to the May Fourth Movement, to Marxism, and to radicalism in general. This essay delineates the roles New Humanism played in China, its internal contradictions, and its intricate relationship with hegemonic discourses by examining the literary practices of three New Humanists who ...


Book Review: Approaches To Teaching Early Modern Spanish Drama Modern Language Association Of America, 2006 Edited By Laura R. Bass And Margaret R. Greer, Chad M. Gasta Jan 2007

Book Review: Approaches To Teaching Early Modern Spanish Drama Modern Language Association Of America, 2006 Edited By Laura R. Bass And Margaret R. Greer, Chad M. Gasta

World Languages and Cultures Publications

This volume is the latest in the Approaches series published by the Modern Language Association. As the series editor points out, The principal objective of the series is to collect within each volume different points of view on teaching a specific literary work, a literary tradition, or a writer widely taught at the undergraduate level. Indicative of its title, then, this volume is an assortment of teaching methodologies and perspectives on the early modern comedia by many of the field’s most well-known scholars.


La Superposición De Mapas Cognitivos En La ‘Historia Del Cautivo:’ El Espacio Discursivo En La Convivencia De Culturas, Julia Domínguez Jan 2005

La Superposición De Mapas Cognitivos En La ‘Historia Del Cautivo:’ El Espacio Discursivo En La Convivencia De Culturas, Julia Domínguez

World Languages and Cultures Publications

En mi estudio analizare la representacion del espacio en el discurso de Ruy Perez de Viedma, el cautivo que en la primera parte de El Quijote acompanado de Zoraida llega a la venta de Juan palomeque y relata a peticion de los presentes los momentos mas importantes de su vida como soldado durante los ultimos veinte anos, especialmente su cautiverio en Argel. Desde las montanas de Leon, dejando atras a su padre y hermanos, el cautivo recorre un largo camino pasando por Alicante, Genova, Milan, Flandes, Napoles y otros puntos importantes del Mediterraneo y la costa norte de Africa. En ...


The Historical And Materialist Subtext Of The Battle Of The Sheep, Chad M. Gasta Jan 2005

The Historical And Materialist Subtext Of The Battle Of The Sheep, Chad M. Gasta

World Languages and Cultures Publications

In his perceptive work on the interrelationship between history and literature, Louis Montrose advocates a resituation of texts within their contexts which leads to "a reciprocal concern with the historicity of texts and the textuality of history" (20). For Montrose, aesthetic works can historicize the past and provide an understanding and explanation of times past, even though they cannot provide an objective portrayal of history (20). It is in this spirit that i would like to approach the Battle of the Sheep in Don Quijote. To resituate this well-known episode within its socio-historical context is to make possible a more ...