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The Seven Wonders And The Seven Hills In Du Bellay's Les Antiquitez De Rome, Betty J. Davis 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

The Seven Wonders And The Seven Hills In Du Bellay's Les Antiquitez De Rome, Betty J. Davis

Literary Onomastics Studies

Seven is a magic number. According to Genesis, God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. We have the seven sacraments,1 the Seven Deadly Sins,2 the Seven Seas, the Seven Against Thebes,3 the Seven Sages or Seven Wise Men of antiquity,4 and the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus.5 We have a constellation of seven stars known as the Pleiades,6 whose name was adopted by seven poets in ancient Alexandria7 and later by seven young poets in the French Renaissance, who called themselves the Pleiade.8 Among these was Joachim Du ...


"It's All In The Name": Amorous Vision And Poetic Creativity In Ronsard's Sonets Pour Helene, Donald Gilman 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

"It's All In The Name": Amorous Vision And Poetic Creativity In Ronsard's Sonets Pour Helene, Donald Gilman

Literary Onomastics Studies

The opening paragraph of the article follows:

In his final sonnet sequence, Pierre de Ronsard unites his vision of love with his search for poetic creativity. As a poet of love, he describes the turbulence of amorous experience throughout his personal verse and, like Petrarch and his followers, details the disquiet and disappointment of unrequited love. By centering attention on his use of Petrarchism as a poetic idiom, Desonay, Stone, Gendre, and Castor have studied Ronsard’s imitation of Petrarch’s conception and expression of love and have traced a progression from an innovation handling of conventional tropes and techniques ...


Michel Butor: The Mytho-Fantastic Function Of Naming, Patricia A. Struebig 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Michel Butor: The Mytho-Fantastic Function Of Naming, Patricia A. Struebig

Literary Onomastics Studies

Michel Butor, a contemporary writer of the French New Novel, now the New New Novel, makes extensive use of naming, repetition of epithet -like phrases, distortions of q notations, sight -sound similarities of words and phrases, to create stories within stories and from other stories, and to evoke an oneiric level which allows times and locations to blend while still remaining separated. Carrying to the extreme the practice of immersion of text within text and meaning within meaning in Boomerang, the novel of 1978, the author combines eight different story lines, printed in four different colors, skillfully interweaving with his ...


The Roman Hydra In Du Bellay's Les Antiquitez De Rome, Betty J. Davis 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

The Roman Hydra In Du Bellay's Les Antiquitez De Rome, Betty J. Davis

Literary Onomastics Studies

In lieu of an abstract, this is the first paragraph of the article.

In "Plus qu'aux bords Aeteans le brave filz d'Aeson," the French Renaissance poet Joachim Du Bellay evokes the classical myths of Jason and Golden Fleece, the Hydra, and the Labors of Hercules. In this sonnet, the tenth of Du Bellay's Les Antiquitez de Rome of 1558, the poet transforms these classical names and allusions to create his own myth of Rome's fratricidal combats.


Material Figures: Political Economy, Commercial Culture, And The Aesthetic Sensibility Of Charles Baudelaire (Book Review), Juliana Starr 2014 University of New Orleans

Material Figures: Political Economy, Commercial Culture, And The Aesthetic Sensibility Of Charles Baudelaire (Book Review), Juliana Starr

Foreign Languages Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Emmanuel Chabrier De Francis Poulenc, Michèle Duguay 2014 Western University

Emmanuel Chabrier De Francis Poulenc, Michèle Duguay

Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology

La correspondance de Francis Poulenc, ses entretiens avec Claude Rostand et tout particulièrement la biographie publiée en 1961, Emmanuel Chabrier, révèlent la grande admiration que Poulenc vouait à ce compositeur. Pour Nicholas Southon, cet unique ouvrage de Poulenc représente l'aboutissement d'un projet d'écriture planifié depuis longtemps. Il est vrai que le livre de Poulenc témoigne de l'appréciation profonde que son auteur portait à Chabrier, pourtant il est possible de considérer que d'autres motivations ont également animé l'écriture de cet ouvrage. Certains de ses aspects peuvent être vus comme un effort conscient de la part ...


Foreword And Front Matter, Editors-in -Chief 2014 Western University

Foreword And Front Matter, Editors-In -Chief

Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology

No abstract provided.


Tracing The Origins Of Success: Implications For Successful Aging, Nora M. Peterson, Peter Martin 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Tracing The Origins Of Success: Implications For Successful Aging, Nora M. Peterson, Peter Martin

French Language and Literature Papers

Purpose of the Study: This paper addresses the debate about the use of the term “successful aging” from a humanistic, rather than behavioral, perspective. It attempts to uncover what success, a term frequently associated with aging, is: how can it be defined and when did it first come into use? In this paper, we draw from a number of humanistic perspectives, including the historical and linguistic, in order to explore the evolution of the term “success.” We believe that words and concepts have deep implications for how concepts (such as aging) are culturally and historically perceived.

Design and Methods: We ...


From Founding Fathers To Reluctant Europeans: What Happened To France's European Dream?, Lara Marlowe 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

From Founding Fathers To Reluctant Europeans: What Happened To France's European Dream?, Lara Marlowe

Association of Franco-Irish Studies

Keynote address by Lara Marlowe, France correspondent for the Irish Times to the Association of Franco-Irish Studies annual conference, National Conference Hall, Dublin 2014 text and audio file


An Irishman's Diary On A Classic Novel Of The Great War., Eamon Maher 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

An Irishman's Diary On A Classic Novel Of The Great War., Eamon Maher

Articles

No abstract provided.


A Case Study In How French Teachers Understand Purpose In Educating Immigrant Students, Dana Doggett 2014 University of South Carolina

A Case Study In How French Teachers Understand Purpose In Educating Immigrant Students, Dana Doggett

Senior Theses

The purpose of the study was to comprehend how two French teachers understood their roles in teaching immigrant students. To achieve this goal, I observed classes at a middle school in Pau, France over the course of three months. I recorded extensive field notes and conducted two in-depth interviews with both of the teachers I observed. After returning to the United States, I coded my notes, identifying and analyzing patterns in the data. Among other conclusions, I discovered that these teachers emphasized students’ individual identities, including their diverse national and cultural backgrounds, while at the same time pushing the students ...


The Allure And Scandal Of Otherness In The Operas Of Georges Bizet And Their Source Texts, Maria E. Santini 2014 College of William and Mary

The Allure And Scandal Of Otherness In The Operas Of Georges Bizet And Their Source Texts, Maria E. Santini

Honors Theses

Through investigative research, this thesis examines the transition from Alfred de Musset’s poem Namouna (1832) and Prosper Mérimée’s novella Carmen (1845) to the operas by Georges Bizet that they inspired (Djamileh [1872] and Carmen [1875], respectively). When the two literary works were published, not much controversy ensued over them or their exotic subject matter. Nearly half a century later, however, the debuts of both of Bizet’s operas were poorly received, to say the least. I highlight what changed between the works, not just structurally, but contextually as well. The operas obviously were altered vastly in format during ...


The Sensual, The Monstrous, And The Everyday In The Cinemas Of Claire Denis And François Ozon, Amy E. Bertram 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Sensual, The Monstrous, And The Everyday In The Cinemas Of Claire Denis And François Ozon, Amy E. Bertram

Doctoral Dissertations

Claire Denis and François Ozon create thought-provoking, compelling, sensual films that intersect in terms of theme, genre play, and adaptation. The purpose of this study is to examine their work for points of connectivity. Phenomenology, postcolonial theory, queer theory, and globalization studies inform the analysis. As French filmmakers whose careers began at about the same time, Denis and Ozon have both produced almost a film a year. They continue to make new films. They have been grouped with other contemporary French filmmakers under labels such as New French Cinema, New French Extremity, or French Queer Cinema, yet their films have ...


Isolation Nation: Representations Of The United States In The Photographs Of Rémi Noël, Pascal Aimar, Yves Marchand And Romain Meffre, Mary Elizabeth Downing 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Isolation Nation: Representations Of The United States In The Photographs Of Rémi Noël, Pascal Aimar, Yves Marchand And Romain Meffre, Mary Elizabeth Downing

Masters Theses

Visions of America vary greatly. There is an extensive variety found in foreign and domestic portrayals of the United States and these representations are affected by both pro and anti-American ideologies. Such juxtapositions can be found in contemporary French photography. In analyzing the works of photographers, Rémi Noël, Pascal Aimar, as well as the collaborative works of Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, I will argue that their vision of America is influenced by their own perceptions and their viewpoint as French artists. These photographers seek to picture their versions of Texas, Detroit, and New York in ways that reveal aspects ...


L’Imaginaire D’Albert Cossery – Une Modalité De Transcender Le Temps Et L’Espace, Lavinia Adina Horner 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

L’Imaginaire D’Albert Cossery – Une Modalité De Transcender Le Temps Et L’Espace, Lavinia Adina Horner

Masters Theses

This thesis offers an analysis of the works of Albert Cossery, an Egyptian writer who wrote novels in French, even though all of them – with the exception of a single book – describe only the country he left behind – Egypt. In order to continue to live mentally in « Egypt » while in Exile, and to cope with the malady of nostalgia, he recreated his own Egypt in his books with the help of the five senses, which made this imaginary Egypt plausible. He also played the role of his characters, thus defying time and space. Although he did not mentally live in ...


George Sand Et La Vie Littéraire Dans Les Premières Années Du Second Empire (Book Review), Juliana Starr 2014 University of New Orleans

George Sand Et La Vie Littéraire Dans Les Premières Années Du Second Empire (Book Review), Juliana Starr

Foreign Languages Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Funny Or French: How Humor Varies Across Cultures, Audrey Mefford 2014 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Funny Or French: How Humor Varies Across Cultures, Audrey Mefford

Honors Theses

This paper examines the works of four cartoonists (Saul Steinberg, Jean-Jacques Sempé, Roz Chast, and Claire Bretécher) in order to determine similarities and differences between French humor and American humor. It incorporates compiled data from each of the above artist's lifetime works, as well as knowledge from the fields of cartoons and comics, sociology, and cross-cultural psychology, to answer the question "What is funny?" in each of these two disparate cultures.


La Prostitution Dans La Culture Française Du Dix-Neuvième Siècle: Classe, Sexe, Et Contagion, Kelsey Callahan 2014 University of New Orleans

La Prostitution Dans La Culture Française Du Dix-Neuvième Siècle: Classe, Sexe, Et Contagion, Kelsey Callahan

Senior Honors Theses

The creation of the French Penal Code of 1791, which failed to address the legality of prostitution, and the social climate of nineteenth-century France led to the rapid development of sexual commerce. The spread of syphilitic diseases soon became a serious crisis, and the fault of the spread of syphilis and disease was quickly ascribed to purchasable women. Other social crises of the time, such as problems with sewage and the spread of disease and decay also came to be associated with prostitution. My thesis will examine ways in which male artists of the time used literature and painting to ...


Les Interactions Morphosyntaxiques Dans L’Interlangue Des Apprenants: Le Cas De L'Acquisition Des Pronoms Clitiques En Français L2, Kanstantsin Tsedryk 2014 Western University

Les Interactions Morphosyntaxiques Dans L’Interlangue Des Apprenants: Le Cas De L'Acquisition Des Pronoms Clitiques En Français L2, Kanstantsin Tsedryk

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

La présente thèse explore l'acquisition des pronoms clitiques accusatifs et datifs par les apprenants anglophones adultes du français L2. Afin de maîtriser la cliticisation en français, ces apprenants doivent premièrement acquérir le positionnement des pronoms clitiques dans la phrase. Deuxièmement, il est nécessaire d’apprendre les propriétés sélectionnelles du verbe et d’acquérir la différence morphologique entre l’accusatif et le datif.

Les résultats de cette thèse démontrent que les apprenants adultes du français L2 montrent un développement systématique et par étapes de la cliticisation et des propriétés sélectionnelles du verbe, ce qui confirme l’hypothèse du Transfert complet ...


Enlightenment And Catholicism In Europe. A Transnational History, Ulrich Lehner, Jeffrey Burson 2014 Marquette University

Enlightenment And Catholicism In Europe. A Transnational History, Ulrich Lehner, Jeffrey Burson

Ulrich L. Lehner

No abstract provided.


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