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A Comparative Analysis Of Order And Disorder: Captivity’S Physical And Metaphysical Constructs In The Works Of Jean Racine, John Hallmark 2018 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

A Comparative Analysis Of Order And Disorder: Captivity’S Physical And Metaphysical Constructs In The Works Of Jean Racine, John Hallmark

Celebration of Learning

This paper discusses a comparative analysis of order and disorder with respect to captivity in the works of French playwright Jean Racine. It is argued that a sense of physical captivity enables the characters to better separate the parts of their psyche and therefore, display a greater sense of order. However, when the characters are subject to metaphysical captivity, the ID takes over the mind and life becomes disordered. The role of space, language, and religion is also examined at length.


Comparing U.S. And French Approaches To Counterterrorism In Africa, Alexa Audino 2018 University of San Diego

Comparing U.S. And French Approaches To Counterterrorism In Africa, Alexa Audino

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Although terrorism is typically associated, in the U.S., with the Middle East, there is also a significant presence of terrorist groups in Africa. Both the United States and France are involved in counterterrorism in the Sahel region, where the two states often work together. However, the strategies of the U.S. and France in this region also frequently diverge. This project analyzes the differences in the strategies taken by France and the United States in counterterrorism interventions in the Sahel, specifically studying the ways in which these two countries are fighting Boko Haram, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb ...


“Keeping It Real”: Re-Diversification Of French Hip Hop Through Islam, Gender, And Globalization, Jesse Tanson 2018 College of William and Mary

“Keeping It Real”: Re-Diversification Of French Hip Hop Through Islam, Gender, And Globalization, Jesse Tanson

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In the 1980s, when hip hop came to France, the country was experiencing critical changes to its demographics. Following decolonization in the 1960s and 70s, people from North and West Africa moved to France and resettled there. The children of these immigrants came of age during the 1980s and for many, racism, feelings of exclusion, and unemployment were the norm. These youths caught between French culture and the cultures of their parents sought an identity of their own and a community that would accept them, which hip hop provided. Through breakdancing, deejaying, graffiti art, and rapping French youths found an ...


Linguistic Feminism & The Body In 20th-Century French Feminist Texts, Lauren Hammett 2018 College of William and Mary

Linguistic Feminism & The Body In 20th-Century French Feminist Texts, Lauren Hammett

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines the use of linguistic feminism and references to the body in 20th-century French feminist texts, and particularly in the work of Luce Irigaray. This involves an investigation into the nature of French feminism and the validity of the accusations of essentialism that have been leveled against it by many critics. The thesis argues for French feminists' place in feminist scholarship and for an anti-essentialist, more figurative reading of their discussions of the body, in addition to examining their discussions of language, including écriture féminine. Finally, the implications of French feminist ideology for feminism today, as well as ...


Good Game, Greyory Blake 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Good Game, Greyory Blake

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis and its corresponding art installation, Lessons from Ziggy, attempts to deconstruct the variables prevalent within several complex systems, analyze their transformations, and propose a methodology for reasserting the soap box within the display pedestal. In this text, there are several key and specific examples of the transformation of various signifiers (i.e. media-bred fear’s transformation into a political tactic of surveillance, contemporary freneticism’s transformation into complacency, and community’s transformation into nationalism as a state weapon). In this essay, all of these concepts are contextualized within the exponential growth of new technologies. That is to say ...


Food, Power, And Hierarchy: A Case Study Of King Louis Xiv In France, Sophie Churchill 2018 University of Iowa

Food, Power, And Hierarchy: A Case Study Of King Louis Xiv In France, Sophie Churchill

University of Iowa Honors Theses

Food and foodways are inherent aspects of everyday life but their significance is often overlooked. The importance of food is that it embodies a multitude of deeper meanings that are intrinsic to the society that is consuming it. As a key factor in the culture of France, food provides the lens to understanding larger social aspects such as power and hierarchy. This lens will be used to analyze the reign of King Louis XIV of France, who established himself as an absolute monarch.

Many works have appeared on food in France and many on the reign of King Louis XIV ...


Industrial Novels In Perspective Of Industrial Sociology: A Comparison Between Weimar Germany And Post-Wwii Italy, Erik de Gier 2017 Radboud University Nijmegen

Industrial Novels In Perspective Of Industrial Sociology: A Comparison Between Weimar Germany And Post-Wwii Italy, Erik De Gier

Visiting Fellow Working Papers

[Excerpt] Since the English Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth century, almost up to the present century, the so-called industrial novel played a significant role in many industrializing and industrialized countries in making aware workers, politicians and policy makers, as well as the general public, of the lack of quality of working conditions in separate enterprises and/or sectors. Also, these novels contributed in a positive way to the emancipation of workers in society. Well-known examples are the famous industrial novels of the English Victorian writers Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskell. But also in other countries the genre of the industrial ...


Bilingual And Bimodal Expression: The Creolization In Edwidge Danticat's Oeuvre, Anna Robinette 2017 Dickinson College

Bilingual And Bimodal Expression: The Creolization In Edwidge Danticat's Oeuvre, Anna Robinette

Student Honors Theses By Year

Although scholars have identified and celebrated the multicultural nature of Edwidge Danticat’s fiction, little scholarship exists that examines the complexity and significance of her multilingual craft. In response, this paper provides examples of translation, theme, motif, and structure found across all of Danticat’s works that illuminate the ways in which Danticat’s use of language mirrors the créolité and creole identities in today’s global, post-colonial world. Using creolization theory as a lens for critical analysis, this essay investigates the ways in which Danticat blends English and Kreyòl, written and oral literary traditions to build a new genre ...


"Qui Me Rendra Présent?": Francophone Representations Of Lebanese Civil War Memory, Paul Naanou 2017 College of William and Mary

"Qui Me Rendra Présent?": Francophone Representations Of Lebanese Civil War Memory, Paul Naanou

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis considers a variety of francophone Lebanese texts and the ways in which they construct memories of the Lebanese Civil War. By analyzing a collection of poetry (Nadia Tuéni’s Archives Sentimentales d’une guerre au Liban), a graphic novel (Kamal Hakim’s Le temps des grenades), a film (Dennis Villeneuve’s Incendies), and a novel (Hyam Yared’s Tout est halluciné), I endeavor to highlight how impactful the memory of Lebanon’s civil war was on all of its groups (religious, ethnic, social, linguistic, etc.) and by calling attention to the multiplicity of platforms through which memory is ...


La Figure Du Cowboy : Représentations De La Violence Réelle Et Symbolique De L’Exceptionnalisme Américain Dans La Critique Française Du Genre Western., Jodie Miller 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

La Figure Du Cowboy : Représentations De La Violence Réelle Et Symbolique De L’Exceptionnalisme Américain Dans La Critique Française Du Genre Western., Jodie Miller

Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

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Francos In Film, The University of Maine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2017 The University of Maine

Francos In Film, The University Of Maine College Of Liberal Arts And Sciences

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

We are requesting funds to support a Franco-American Film Festival, "Francos in Flim." We will hold this festival at the Franco-American Centre. We intend to screen at least three films, each about a different Franco community in Maine. Two of the filmmakers are from Maine; one is from Montreal. We will reach out to Maine Studies, The Canadian American Center, and the English department to connect with students and faculty interested in Maine, migration, and documentary filmmaking. We also will schedule this film festival during our annual writers and artists gathering that we normally hold in Walpole but this year ...


"Ewondo In The Classes, French For The Masses." Mother-Tongue Education In Yaoundé, Cameroon., Parker Henry 2017 SIT Study Abroad

"Ewondo In The Classes, French For The Masses." Mother-Tongue Education In Yaoundé, Cameroon., Parker Henry

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Cameroon is home to over two hundred eighty native languages coming from three language families, making it one of the most linguistically diverse countries on Earth. Despite this, native languages hold very few domains in Cameroonian society. In recent years, several experimental programs have begun to implement native languages in schools citing that children learn best in their mother tongue. Among these include ELAN-Afrique, an initiative put forth by La Francophonie with the main aim of helping students better learn French by way of their mother tongue. This paper seeks to differentiate the benefits prescribed or expected by overhead actors ...


Pyramide: The Changing Power Structure Of Fashion, Ariana Callan 2017 Scripps College

Pyramide: The Changing Power Structure Of Fashion, Ariana Callan

Scripps Senior Theses

This project examines the changing world of fashion in an interactive digital magazine format. In the past few years, fashion has increasingly been democratizing, as new designers and forms of media increasingly gain influence. Ready-to-wear designers are working with lower-end brands through collaborations, redefining what each brand is supposed to do, while blogging is allowing those whose voices are usually unheard to openly critique and influence fashion. Overall, they are creating a more democratized space, challenging what was once normal in the fashion industry.


Robert Parker’S Wine Advocate And The Consequential Pricing Of Provençal Wines, Gweneth Marter 2017 Scripps College

Robert Parker’S Wine Advocate And The Consequential Pricing Of Provençal Wines, Gweneth Marter

Scripps Senior Theses

Robert Parker is an esteemed, somewhat controversial wine-critic. Since 1978, Parker has assigned every wine he tastes a score between 50 and 100. He uses this method to communicate to both consumers and producers his opinion of the quality, taste, and aging potential of the wine. Between the years 2005 and 2015, Robert Parker graded 115 wines from the French region of Provence. The goal of this thesis is to determine whether and to what extent Robert Parker’s grades affect the price of wine. Through descriptive statistics and regression analysis of Robert Parker’s grade and year of production ...


Guy Debord, Clairvoyant: Un Exposé De La Société Du Spectacle Au 21Ème Siècle, Amina Otto, Amina M. Otto 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

Guy Debord, Clairvoyant: Un Exposé De La Société Du Spectacle Au 21Ème Siècle, Amina Otto, Amina M. Otto

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In 1967 the leader of the French Situationist International movement, Guy Debord, published his book The Society of the Spectacle, a collection of 221 theses that elucidates and critiques the “spectacle,” which can be understood as a collection of inaccurate representations or images that distract from “real life.” The spectacle, in his terms, is a convoluted entity that was a product of modern capitalism and sought to prevent revolution and control the individual by estranging him from history and impeding him from leading an authentic life. This thesis examines the claims of Guy Debord in the context of our contemporary ...


Examining The Efficacy Of French Asylum Policies And Refugee Integration Effects, Roberto Cordero 2017 University of Central Florida

Examining The Efficacy Of French Asylum Policies And Refugee Integration Effects, Roberto Cordero

Honors in the Major Theses

This Thesis investigates the French asylum seeker legal framework and refugee integration effects based on evidence in government data, non-governmental organizations, and external sources. Specifically, the policies of the protected rights of asylum seekers from history to modern day in relation to its efficiency and respect to human rights. Despite the development of past models through reforms, some shortcomings and discrepancies still exist that adversely affect asylum rights and responsibility sharing among EU nations. A potential system that benefits the applicant in addition to the host country is possible by implementing a model that takes into consideration asylum preferences, socioeconomics ...


Un « Étonnant Mutisme » : L’Invisibilité Des Franco-Américains Aux Etats-Unis, Susan Pinette 2017 University of Maine

Un « Étonnant Mutisme » : L’Invisibilité Des Franco-Américains Aux Etats-Unis, Susan Pinette

Franco-American Centre Franco-Américain Faculty Scholarship

This article explores the invisibility of Franco Americans in the United States and discusses efforts at the University of Maine to establish a Franco American Studies program.


"Fragmegration" Of Identity In Laurent Cantet's Ressources Humaines And L'Emploi Du Temps, Peter Schulman 2017 Old Dominion University

"Fragmegration" Of Identity In Laurent Cantet's Ressources Humaines And L'Emploi Du Temps, Peter Schulman

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications

As James Rosenau has written, localization and globalization came crashing together at the turn of the 20th century in a type of oxymoronic chaos he labels "fragmegration" that characterizes the confusion people have as to their role in society. It is this identity confusion that Laurent Cantet portrays in his landmark films Ressources humaines (1999) and L'emploi du temps (2001). Cantet's protagonists seek their place in society as they cope with the sudden destabilization of their local, national, and globalized identities.


In Contradiction With Culture: A Study Of French Vegetarians, Robert Schumaker 2016 Chapman University

In Contradiction With Culture: A Study Of French Vegetarians, Robert Schumaker

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

This paper examines the relationship between modern French vegetarians and the vast French culinary tradition. Historically composed of meat, dairy, and animal by-products, French cuisine is at odds with a growing trend to become vegetarian or vegan, a movement which embraces greener and more compassionate ethics. The research is divided into three sections: animal rights, ecology, and personal health, these being the most popular reasons one adopts a vegetarian or vegan diet. In each category, the French tradition is contrasted with the behaviors and thoughts of French vegans or vegetarians. The purpose of this project is to highlight how French ...


Images Of Sexually Deviant Women In French Film, Lara Fox 2016 Chapman University

Images Of Sexually Deviant Women In French Film, Lara Fox

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

This research explores representations of sexually deviant women in French film beginning with the New Wave film movement of the1960s and continuing to present day. This work examines the extent to which the gender of a film’s director affects the presentation of female nudity, infidelity, homosexuality, BDSM, and pornography onscreen. Through the lens of scholarly articles of film theorists and feminists such as Laura Mulvey, Simone de Beauvoir, and Hélène Cixous; and of both feministic and anti-feministic works of famous French directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Catherine Breillat, and Emmanuelle Bercot, this capstone work identifies filmic triumphs and failures ...


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