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“I Shall Read That You Are My Husband And You Shall See Me Sign Myself Your Wife”: Analyzing The Rhetorical Strategies Of Heloise D’Argenteuil, Sara M. Wiltgen 2015 Middle Georgia State University

“I Shall Read That You Are My Husband And You Shall See Me Sign Myself Your Wife”: Analyzing The Rhetorical Strategies Of Heloise D’Argenteuil, Sara M. Wiltgen

Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

This project strives to decouple the 12th century writer Heloise d’Argenteuil from her husband, the notorious Peter Abelard, establishing her as a significant thinker and writer, particularly in the tradition of women’s literature. Heloise, in fact, anticipated the querelle des femme of a later medieval scholar, Christine de Pizan, as she sought to combat stereotypical thinking about women within the circumscribed role of a devoted lover and wife to Abelard. Drawing on the work of Sally Livingston and others, I will examine various medieval discourses.

In her letters, Heloise is revealed as a figure aspiring to be ...


Crafty Sailors, Unruly Seas: Margaret Cohen’S Oceanic History Of The Novel, Colin D. Dewey 2015 California State University Maritime Academy

Crafty Sailors, Unruly Seas: Margaret Cohen’S Oceanic History Of The Novel, Colin D. Dewey

Criticism

The Novel and the Sea by Margaret Cohen. Translation/Transnation, edited by Emily Apter. Princeton, NJ: University of Princeton Press, 2010. Pp. xiii + 306, 30 illustrations. $39.50 cloth.


Laferrière Et Heredia: Les Nomades De L’Académie Française, Lily Ramos 2015 Augustana College

Laferrière Et Heredia: Les Nomades De L’Académie Française, Lily Ramos

Student Scholarship & Creative Works

Two French Academy immortals, Dany Laferriere and Jose-Maria de

Heredia, share parallel journeys beginning in their native Caribbean

nations and leading to their rise to international fame. Their common

experiences with cultural appropriation and nomadic identity are

explored in this study.


War Across Language: A Comparative Content Analysis Of Variations Affecting The American And The French Reporting Of Civil War In The Central African Republic, Craig A. Smith 2015 The University of Southern Mississippi

War Across Language: A Comparative Content Analysis Of Variations Affecting The American And The French Reporting Of Civil War In The Central African Republic, Craig A. Smith

Honors Theses

It is easy to forget that people all across the world read about the same events that you do, albeit published by different media outfits. What they read, though, can differ drastically. This study analyzed the New York Times and Le Monde for their content in reporting. Articles were examined from each paper to better understand what the focus, themes, and views were on the conflict in the Central African Republic, as expressed by each respective media outlet. Literature was collected to establish a basic knowledge of French colonialism and the Central African Republic. All of the selected articles for ...


Spectacle, Consumer Capitalism, And The Hyperreality Of The Mediated American Jury Trial: The French Perspective On O.J. Simpson, Casey Anthony, And Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Bailey Miller Wamp 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Spectacle, Consumer Capitalism, And The Hyperreality Of The Mediated American Jury Trial: The French Perspective On O.J. Simpson, Casey Anthony, And Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Bailey Miller Wamp

Masters Theses

This study investigates modern French criticism of jury trial mediation in the United States. By engaging the work of twentieth-century French theorists Jean Baudrillard, Guy Debord, and Pierre Bourdieu, as well as French journalistic reporting on the jury trials of O.J. Simpson, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and Casey Anthony, this study argues that mediated images of the American jury trial abandon the pursuit of justice in favor of a consumer capitalist endeavor to create spectacle. Ultimately, jury trial mediation generates a hyperreality in which the media simulates the pursuit of justice with no reference to the “real” pursuit of justice.

In ...


L'Altérité Des Femmes Dans La Littérature Française Contemporaine, Loren Lee 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

L'Altérité Des Femmes Dans La Littérature Française Contemporaine, Loren Lee

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


The Challenges Of Advancing Equal Rights For Lgbt Individuals In An Increasingly Diverse Society: The Case Of The French Taubira Law, Ashley Jakubek 2015 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

The Challenges Of Advancing Equal Rights For Lgbt Individuals In An Increasingly Diverse Society: The Case Of The French Taubira Law, Ashley Jakubek

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Narrativity In French Depictions Of The Crusades, Sydney Morgan Weaver 2015 College of William and Mary

Narrativity In French Depictions Of The Crusades, Sydney Morgan Weaver

Honors Theses

This thesis studies the use of narrative, as exemplified by the theories of Hayden White, in the histories of the Crusades that have been written by French authors. It looks at three primary authors: William of Tyre, Louis Maimbourg, and J.J. Lemoine, as products of their time and authors of a history.


Gaps And Barriers: Division And Revelation In Michel Butor’S La Modification, Mary L. Bauer 2015 Sacred Heart University

Gaps And Barriers: Division And Revelation In Michel Butor’S La Modification, Mary L. Bauer

Languages Faculty Publications

Gaps divide things that can’t quite come together, while cracks warn that something that was a coherent whole is coming apart. Michel Butor implants images of these two powerful symbols within his narrative of Léon Delmont’s troubled relationships with his wife, Henriette, and his lover, Cécile Darcella in his novel, La modification (1957). Some are obvious physical manifestations, while others are figurative, yet no less real. Butor then turns the concept of gap literally on its head by using its inverse, the barrier, to emphasize the self-imposed obstacles to a healthy relationship on both sides of Léon’s ...


Qui A Connu Lolita: Who Killed Lolita? A Review, Chris Brookes 2015 Battery Radio

Qui A Connu Lolita: Who Killed Lolita? A Review, Chris Brookes

RadioDoc Review

The brilliant and disturbing work Qui a Connu Lolita? (Who Knew Lolita?), or as it is more provocatively titled in the authors' English translation Who Killed Lolita?, starts with a precis: voices tell us there have been three deaths, of a mother and her two children, the bodies found in their Marseilles apartment two months later.

This is a composition for radio, not a collection of easy evidence for a police dossier. Who did kill Lolita? Who is to blame? The program draws its power from suggestion, like footnotes plucked from a subterranean soundtrack. It poses uncomfortable questions and leaves ...


Lost In Translation? Found In Translation? Neither? Both?, Esther Allen, Mary Ann Caws, Peter Constantine, Edith Grossman, Nancy Kline, Burton Pike, Damion Searls, Karen Van Dyck, Alyson Waters, Roger Celestin, Charles LeBel 2015 City University of New York

Lost In Translation? Found In Translation? Neither? Both?, Esther Allen, Mary Ann Caws, Peter Constantine, Edith Grossman, Nancy Kline, Burton Pike, Damion Searls, Karen Van Dyck, Alyson Waters, Roger Celestin, Charles Lebel

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

Translation specialists Esther Allen, Mary Ann Caws, Peter Constantine, Edith Grossman, Nancy Kline, Burton Pike, Damion Searls, Karen Van Dyck and Alyson Waters respond to the TQC question:

“Lost in translation”; “Found in translation”: Are these just useless commonplaces or are they indicative of something relevant to your own practice?


La Trilogie Marseillaise De Marcel Pagnol: Représentations De La Culture Marseillaise Et De L’Identité Régionale, Bridget E. Maguire 2015 Trinity College

La Trilogie Marseillaise De Marcel Pagnol: Représentations De La Culture Marseillaise Et De L’Identité Régionale, Bridget E. Maguire

Senior Theses and Projects

Better known as the Trilogie Marseillaise, the films Marius (1931), Fanny (1932), and César (1936) by Marcel Pagnol have shaped our perception of the city of Marseille and its environs. Marius was written first as a play and performed in 1929 in Paris. Following its adaptation to film, Pagnol wrote the play, Fanny with the intention of adapting it to film. Unlike the previous films, Pagnol wrote the screenplay for César first and then converted it to a play. The trilogy is among the first talking films and follows the amorous relationship between Marius and Fanny. Marius is torn between ...


A Tale Of Acadie: Le Grand DéRangement Acadien Et Son Identité LittéRaire, Molly I. Parent 2015 Trinity College

A Tale Of Acadie: Le Grand DéRangement Acadien Et Son Identité LittéRaire, Molly I. Parent

Senior Theses and Projects

In 1755, close to 12,000 Acadians, the descendants of French colonists, were expelled by British forces from their home in present-day Nova Scotia. They were then dispersed throughout the thirteen Atlantic colonies of the British Empire and forced to begin their lives anew in the wake of the trauma that they had suffered. This event has since been coined the “Grand Dérangement,” a title that ultimately suggests the havoc that was caused by the disruption of a culture. The Acadians were a people who had separated themselves from the European powers that fought over their land, a people who ...


Les Entretiens De Fontenelle: The Rhetorical Strategies Of A Cosmological Dialogue, Mark R. Komanecky Jr. 2015 Trinity College

Les Entretiens De Fontenelle: The Rhetorical Strategies Of A Cosmological Dialogue, Mark R. Komanecky Jr.

Senior Theses and Projects

Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle’s Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds is one of the first major works of the French Enlightenment. First published in 1686, the work is organized as a series of dialogues between a philosopher and a marquise who discuss scientific topics such as heliocentrism and the possibility of extra-terrestrial life. Treating these subjects was a risky affair; less than a century earlier Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake, and fifty years before Fontenelle, Galileo was arrested for “holding, teaching, and defending” heliocentrism. Fontenelle employed several rhetorical and stylistic strategies in the work: he wrote ...


Jacques-Louis David And The Enlightenment: The Intersection Of Art And Politics In Prerevolutionary France, Ashley B. Mullen 2015 Trinity College

Jacques-Louis David And The Enlightenment: The Intersection Of Art And Politics In Prerevolutionary France, Ashley B. Mullen

Senior Theses and Projects

An analysis of Jacques-Louis David's art and politics before and during the French Revolution.


Interview Of Diana Regan, M.A., Diana Regan M.A., Melissa Nichols 2015 La Salle University

Interview Of Diana Regan, M.A., Diana Regan M.A., Melissa Nichols

All Oral Histories

Diana Regan was born in Philadelphia, on an undisclosed date, and grew up in Bryn Mawr, where she has spent her entire life with the exception of a brief time in the 1960s when she lived in New York City. Her father had his own business distributing home heating fuel oil, and her mother worked with him. She had one brother who is now deceased. Regan attended St. Thomas Aquinas elementary school in South Philadelphia, followed by high school at Mater Misericordiae Academy (now Merion Mercy Academy) in Merion, Pennsylvania. In pursuing her higher education, Regan first attended Immaculata College ...


L’Appropriation Du Mythe Dans La Construction Post Coloniale A Travers L’Heritage Du Griot De Dani Kouyate, Amina Saidou 2015 University of Louisiana at Lafayette

L’Appropriation Du Mythe Dans La Construction Post Coloniale A Travers L’Heritage Du Griot De Dani Kouyate, Amina Saidou

Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL)

Autour des années 1980, la littérature et le cinéma francophones de l’Afrique subsaharienne sont voués à une fonction esthétique et thématique qui les induit à recourir au patrimoine des valeurs traditionnelles afin de trouver les ressources et la vision propres à résoudre certaines préoccupations du moment. Dans bien des cas, cela implique le recours au mythe, à la légende ou encore au merveilleux, en vue d’exprimer les aspirations les plus profondes voire le mode d’être d’un peuple que les vicissitudes de l’histoire ont placé face un certain nombre de tourments. C’est dans une telle ...


La Parole Traditionnelle Dans Le Pagne Noir De Bernard Dadié Ou Le Passage De L’Oralité À La Scripturalité Du Conte, Koffi P. Amanoua 2015 University of Louisiana at Lafayette

La Parole Traditionnelle Dans Le Pagne Noir De Bernard Dadié Ou Le Passage De L’Oralité À La Scripturalité Du Conte, Koffi P. Amanoua

Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL)

Le conte fait partie des éléments caractéristiques de toute société fondée sur le discours oral. Il a été, par le passé un outil de préservation des us et coutumes en Afrique et ailleurs et un canal puissant pour communiquer des valeurs et enseigner des vérités. Avec les légendes, les mythes, les chansons, les proverbes, les devinettes et les comptines, le conte peut être assimilé à la parole traditionnelle, celle des anciens. Cela transparait dans le recueil de contes Le pagne noir dans lequel Bernard Dadié, rapporte à l’écrit la parole traditionnelle de façon à respecter l’esprit du conte ...


Force-Bonte : Un Oubli Volontaire Non Justifie, Myrlene Bruno 2015 University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Force-Bonte : Un Oubli Volontaire Non Justifie, Myrlene Bruno

Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL)

Batouala de René Maran et Force-Bonté de Bakary Diallo sont deux romans écrits par des auteurs noirs pendant les années ’20, la décennie précédant la naissance de la Négritude. Parus à une époque où les auteurs francophones hors de l’Europe étaient extrêmement rares, ces deux textes précurseurs auraient dû marquer leur période. Ce fut le cas pour Batouala qui gagna le prix Goncourt en 1921, l’année même de sa parution. Il ne faut pas non plus oublier qu’il a été embrassé par les champions de la Négritude, un mouvement qui se donnait pour but de rehausser les ...


La Metaphore Du Devoilement Dans Les Enfants Du Nouveau Monde D’Assia Djebar, Amina Saidou 2015 University of Louisiana at Lafayette

La Metaphore Du Devoilement Dans Les Enfants Du Nouveau Monde D’Assia Djebar, Amina Saidou

Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL)

La société algérienne pendant et après la guerre de révolution a subi des changements significatifs et de divers ordres. Les Enfants du nouveau monde d’Assia Djebar en est une très forte illustration. La tradition socioculturelle algérienne recommande à la femme algérienne le port du voile. En faisant ressortir la thématique du voile dans la tradition maghrébine, Djebar montre à travers son roman la façon dont la situation s’applique à la femme algérienne. Aussi, une métaphore du voile et du dévoilement ressort de sa description du rapport de pouvoirs entre la femme et l’homme; entre la femme et ...


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