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"Historia Brittonum" And Britain’S Twenty-Eight Cities, Andrew Breeze 2016 Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona

"Historia Brittonum" And Britain’S Twenty-Eight Cities, Andrew Breeze

Journal of Literary Onomastics

Certain versions of the ninth-century _Historia Brittonum_ have an additional chapter (66a), nominally containing a list of "all the cities in the whole of Britain, twenty-eight in number". It has intrigued medieval and modern scholars alike. They have struggled to identify the names as those of Roman Britain's cities, for the most part without success. In the present paper a new approach is tried. While some of the places listed are genuine Roman cities (but also medieval ones), such as Winchester, Carlisle, York, London, Canterbury, or Chester, others are no such thing. They can be shown on the basis ...


Oeuvres Complètes De Voltaire Vols. 51a, 70a, 70b (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2015-2016), Servanne Woodward 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Oeuvres Complètes De Voltaire Vols. 51a, 70a, 70b (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2015-2016), Servanne Woodward

Le Monde français du dix-huitième siècle

The volumes of OCV 2015-2016 of the Voltaire Foundation (Oxford) include mainly satire and 70B religious views and characterizations of religious fanaticism.


Anachronism In Early French Futuristic Fiction, Arthur B. Evans 2016 DePauw University

Anachronism In Early French Futuristic Fiction, Arthur B. Evans

Modern Languages Faculty publications

No abstract provided.


Le Détective Biblique: Daniel, "Le Festin De Balthazar" Ou Une Histoire Souterraine Du Roman Policier, Rebecca Josephy 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Le Détective Biblique: Daniel, "Le Festin De Balthazar" Ou Une Histoire Souterraine Du Roman Policier, Rebecca Josephy

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

La problématique de cette étude s’ancre dans un constat : à la fin du XIXe siècle et au cours du XXe un épisode biblique dans le Livre de Daniel, mieux connu sous le titre « Le Festin de Balthazar » apparaît dans un nombre significatif de romans policiers, y compris le tout premier texte de la série Sherlock Holmes, Une étude en rouge. Que pourrait expliquer cette occurrence fréquente dans un nombre aussi canonique d’œuvres du roman policier ? « Le Festin de Balthazar », pourrait-il être considéré comme un ancêtre lointain de ce genre littéraire ? Et pourquoi cet important phénomène intertextuel ...


Using A Non-Judgmental Stance To Promote Trustworthiness In Action Research, Serge Gabarre, Cécile Gabarre, Rosseni Din 2016 Universiti Putra Malaysia

Using A Non-Judgmental Stance To Promote Trustworthiness In Action Research, Serge Gabarre, Cécile Gabarre, Rosseni Din

The Qualitative Report

This article describes the use of action research to increase trustworthiness through a non-judgmental approach. Two foreign language lecturers implemented an action research to improve their teaching with the use of Facebook and mobile devices. In order to remain open to all possible interpretation of the events and to incite their students to provide them with honest feedback, they openly adopted a non-judgmental stance. As a result, students freely revealed how they used funds which were given to them to access mobile Internet. Findings showed that not all students used the money as was anticipated by the lecturers, and that ...


The Literary Movement Of Dany Laferrière; Francophone Literary History And The Future Of French Literature- Brady Welvaert, Brady M. Welvaert 2016 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

The Literary Movement Of Dany Laferrière; Francophone Literary History And The Future Of French Literature- Brady Welvaert, Brady M. Welvaert

Celebration of Learning

Haitian-Canadian-American author Dany Laferrière breaks the bonds of literary terms of categorization. In North America, French-language literature has a history of isolation and suppression, but the literature from Dany Laferrière pushes past boundaries placed by those who seek to categorize him. Laferrière, who identifies as “American” and wants to be seen as nothing else, seeks to embody an American identity in context of all of North America. But is there a sense of unity throughout North America despite borders, whether they are of countries our linguistic? Additionally, his election to the French Academy merits some questions worth addressing, considering a ...


From Debussy To Duke: A Look At The Role Of Music, Race, And Sexuality In The Works Of Dany Laferrière, Kendall Smith 2016 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

From Debussy To Duke: A Look At The Role Of Music, Race, And Sexuality In The Works Of Dany Laferrière, Kendall Smith

Celebration of Learning

Music is used every day as a way of expression. Dany Laferrière, a Haitian born author, uses music in his works to give the reader an idea of racial stereotypes of the black man and white women. The two books that will be the focus of this paper are Comment faire l’amour avec un Nègre sans se fatiguer (How to Make Love to a Black Man Without Getting Tired) and Vers le Sud (Heading South), which use jazz and classical music, respectively. Jazz music, specifically Duke Ellington, is used to show men’s and women’s sexuality through the ...


Transatlantic Surrealisms, Imagined Homelands, And The Poetry Of Paul Laraque, Maxine C. Anderson 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Transatlantic Surrealisms, Imagined Homelands, And The Poetry Of Paul Laraque, Maxine C. Anderson

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Many theoretical treatments of Caribbean and Latin American surrealism(s), most notably Fredric Jameson and Alejo Carpentier’s foundational essays on magical realism, argue that the surrealism of the European metropole is a sophisticated avant-garde movement, in contrast to the blunt tool of Caribbean and Latin American surrealism which reaches back toward a precolonial past in order to bolster a nationalist project. Existing critical writing about Paul Laraque, a Haitian poet and surrealist identifies Laraque as Haitian first and foremost: as a political poet using surrealism solely in support of a nationalist project. This reading of Laraque’s work fails ...


Crossing Boundaries: The Transnational Third Space Of Contemporary Chinese-Francophone Writers, Paula S. DelBonis-Platt 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Crossing Boundaries: The Transnational Third Space Of Contemporary Chinese-Francophone Writers, Paula S. Delbonis-Platt

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Over the past two decades, a group of Chinese writers who pen their works in French, their adopted language, have garnered prizes in France and received international acclaim. The transnational voices of these writers have drawn attention to Chinese history, literature, and human-rights issues, as well as to their own diverse intersections with French culture. The four Francophone-Chinese writers studied—François Cheng (b. 1929), Gao Xingjian (b. 1940), Dai Sijie (b. 1954), and Shan Sa (b. 1972)—constitute themselves as subjects at least partially through their Chinese birth and French citizenship or residency and through the production of literary works ...


Borders Beyond Borders: Women's Mobility In The U.S. And Mexico, Britta L. Anderson 2016 Washington University in St. Louis

Borders Beyond Borders: Women's Mobility In The U.S. And Mexico, Britta L. Anderson

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In this dissertation, I identify the cultural workings of four systems that embody the restriction of womens mobility on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. These systems are highways, prisons, factories, and the border wall. Understanding these systems as cultural matrices and physical spaces, I construct a new cartography of border cultural production that pairs well-known authors and mural artists with lesser known figures from San Diego to Ciudad Jurez. A fundamental component of my analysis is the use of religious imagery to show how Mexican and Chicana women enact counter-discourses around these four systems. I argue that ...


Incorporating Study Abroad Experiences Into The High School Classroom Using Practices Informed By Cognitive Research, Grace Carroll Zimmermann 2016 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Incorporating Study Abroad Experiences Into The High School Classroom Using Practices Informed By Cognitive Research, Grace Carroll Zimmermann

Theses and Dissertations

This senior thesis project is a Unit Plan designed for at-risk high school students that incorporates literature from places where I have studied abroad and employs classroom practices that are based upon research in the fields of cognition, motivation, and pedagogy. The accompanying paper addresses the rationale behind choices made for each lesson and the research that supports it.


Regimes Of Prestige And Power: Transnational Authorship And International Acclaim In Rutu Modan's Exit Wounds, Kyle Eveleth 2016 University of Kentucky

Regimes Of Prestige And Power: Transnational Authorship And International Acclaim In Rutu Modan's Exit Wounds, Kyle Eveleth

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

This essay will examine the reception of Rutu Modan’s international-award-winning graphic novel Exit Wounds (2007) in the massive cultural centers of the United States and France by situating its success within the inter/transnational dynamics of the contemporary comics market, or what James English would term an “economy of prestige.” My essay reconsiders Exit Wounds beyond its popular status as an international phenomenon—that is, one that crosses national borders but which maintains distinctions between those nations it enters and its home state—by considering it a transnational work—one which blurs the lines between nation-states in its form ...


Lieux De Memoire, Lieux D'Amnesie: La Tension Identitaire En Guadeloupe, Kristin Ritchey 2016 the College of William and Mary

Lieux De Memoire, Lieux D'Amnesie: La Tension Identitaire En Guadeloupe, Kristin Ritchey

College of William & Mary Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines representations of slavery in Guadeloupe and how they challenge and shape French collective memory.


Identité, Genre, Et Proto-Nationalisme Chez Christine De Pizan Et Alain Chartier, Matthew Lee Blair 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Identité, Genre, Et Proto-Nationalisme Chez Christine De Pizan Et Alain Chartier, Matthew Lee Blair

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Parables Of Love: Reading The Romances Of Chrétien De Troyes Through Bernard Of Clairvaux, Carrie D. Pagels 2016 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Parables Of Love: Reading The Romances Of Chrétien De Troyes Through Bernard Of Clairvaux, Carrie D. Pagels

Doctoral Dissertations

In three romances Yvain, Lancelot, and Perceval, Chrétien de Troyes utilizes the intimate relationships of his courtly knights and their lady loves to explore and present the Christian ideology of Bernard of Clairvaux as expressed by his four degrees of love in the treatise, On Loving God. Previous scholarly works have only examined the Christian ideology and symbolism in Chrétien's romances as isolated occurrences specific to a single text. In contrast, I argue Chrétien's romances form a progression mirroring the Bernardian steps (or degrees) man must make in order to draw closer to and deepen his relationship with ...


U101: Global Perspectives A Semester Course For First-Year Students, Chrissie Faupel 2016 SIT Graduate Institute

U101: Global Perspectives A Semester Course For First-Year Students, Chrissie Faupel

Capstone Collection

This capstone paper introduces a special section of the already existing, and quite successful, University 101 programs at the University of South Carolina (USC). U101: Global Perspectives is a semester-long program proposal for first-year students (freshman and transfer students), offered by the Study Abroad Office (SAO) at USC. Functioning as part of the Global Carolina initiative, the USC SAO is committed to providing students with the knowledge and cultural awareness to be responsible and successful citizens in today’s globally integrated world. With the goal of increasing the number of students studying abroad, as well as creating unique opportunities for ...


Senegal's Language Problem: A Discourse Of Disparity, Monica Naida 2016 Western Michigan University

Senegal's Language Problem: A Discourse Of Disparity, Monica Naida

Honors Theses

The purpose of this research is to assess the deficiencies of the Senegalese education system and to evaluate improvements to the system so that it works for the Senegalese, instead of against them. My research is mostly concerned with the process in which the French language is taught in schools. I explain these deficiencies in the education system through elucidation of the discourse used by the French colonizer, politicians, non-governmental organizations, teachers, and parents. My approach to this research includes an extensive literature review as well as my own personal observations during a faculty-led research trip to Dakar, Senegal during ...


Redefining French Women’S Identity Through Challenging And Eroding The Napoleonic Code, Victoria Bauer, James Matthews, Faculty Advisor 2016 Illinois Wesleyan University

Redefining French Women’S Identity Through Challenging And Eroding The Napoleonic Code, Victoria Bauer, James Matthews, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Oral presentation abstract.


Les Débuts Du Réalisateur Mathieu Kassovitz : Problèmes Sociaux Et Portrait Des Années 1990 Dans La Comédie Romantique Métisse Et Le Film De Banlieue La Haine., Joanna Merkel 2016 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Les Débuts Du Réalisateur Mathieu Kassovitz : Problèmes Sociaux Et Portrait Des Années 1990 Dans La Comédie Romantique Métisse Et Le Film De Banlieue La Haine., Joanna Merkel

Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

Le cinéma de la décennie des années 90 est marqué par les débuts du réalisateur engagé Mathieu Kassovitz, avec en l’espace de deux ans deux films sortis sur les écrans, Métisse et La haine. Avec des problématiques centrées autour du multiculturalisme français et des tensions entre communautés, ces œuvres sont à cet égard ancrées dans l’actualité alors que la France subit depuis plus de trente ans une période de crise identitaire, où elle s’interroge sur la pérennité de son modèle d’intégration. En donnant voix aux marginalisés, Kassovitz renverse les dynamiques habituelles de pouvoir et permet de ...


Le Chœur Dans Cléopâtre Captive D’Étienne Jodelle, Entre Espace Intérieur Et Espace Public, Lauriane Guihard 2016 University of Notre Dame

Le Chœur Dans Cléopâtre Captive D’Étienne Jodelle, Entre Espace Intérieur Et Espace Public, Lauriane Guihard

Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

La tragédie humaniste du XVIᵉ siècle se distingue par la présence d'un chœur, héritage de la tragédie antique, et par la volonté de rompre avec les représentations allégoriques médiévales. Cette caractérisation semble pourtant paradoxale dans la mesure où le chœur semble lui-même être un personnage allégorique. Dans Cléopâtre captive d'Etienne Jodelle, première tragédie antique écrite en français, le chœur se démarque des allégories dramaturgiques médiévales. Il demeure un personnage à part qui, bien que reprenant certaines figures allégoriques dans son discours, intériorise ses sentiments. Le chœur peut néanmoins extérioriser ses pensées en employant une métrique particulière qui renforce ...


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