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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 ...


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

No abstract provided.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


The New World, New Orleans, And Now: An Exploration Of Cultural Groups In New Orleans From The 18th To 21st Century, Brooke Duplantier 2016 Loyola Marymount University

The New World, New Orleans, And Now: An Exploration Of Cultural Groups In New Orleans From The 18th To 21st Century, Brooke Duplantier

Research & Exhibition

New Orleans’ rich culture and history has its foundation in the French colonial society of the 18th and early 19th century. This French city became the backdrop and unifying fabric upon which many diverse groups built and integrated their own cultures. The French belief in assimilation contributed to the blending of cultures, and the threat of Americanization after the Louisiana Purchase added to the cultural clinging to a general New Orleans culture rather than distinct subcultures. This proposal and the possibility of research rests on the extent to which this unification and blending of cultures has persisted in ...


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 ...


French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat 2016 Chapman University

French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

The research I have conducted for my French Major Senior Thesis is a culmination of my passion for and studies of both French language and culture and the history and practice of Visual Arts. I have examined, across the history of art, the representation of women, and concluded that until the 20th century, these representations have been tools employed by the makers of history and those at the top of the patriarchal system, used to control women’s images and thus women themselves. I survey these representations, which are largely created by men—until the 20th century. I ...


Literary And Theatrical Circulations In The Democratic Republic Of Congo, Rwanda And Burundi, From The Belgian Colonial Empire To The Africa Of The Great Lakes., Maëline Le Lay 2016 CNRS

Literary And Theatrical Circulations In The Democratic Republic Of Congo, Rwanda And Burundi, From The Belgian Colonial Empire To The Africa Of The Great Lakes., Maëline Le Lay

Artl@s Bulletin

This article on literary and theatrical circulations in Africa’s Great Lakes region begins by retracing the history of these practices, taking several examples from the colonial period. It then analyzes contemporary modalities of the circulation of texts (via procedures such as reprising narrative patterns and adaptation), and cultural actors, in the different transnational arts networks that are more or less closely tied to the humanitarian sector, or to international cooperation. Finally, it proposes a critical questioning of the concept of artistic circulation.


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 ...


Maya Angelou, Annick MacAskill 2016 University of Western (Ontario)

Maya Angelou, Annick Macaskill

Mouvances Francophones

Rapport d’Annick MacAskill, UWO Le bureau des étudiants (première année à Licence) de la faculté des humani tés (Arts and Humanities) de l’Université de Western Ontario (London, Ontario) a invité Dr . Maya Angelou à présenter un discours jeudi, le 3 novembre 2011, à 19h dans l’amphithéâtre Alumni Hall. La salle était comble d’étudiants, de professeurs et de me mbres de la communauté, réunis pour écouter la poète, autobiographe et activiste américaine r enommée. Devenue célèbre à la suite de la publication de son roman autobiographique, Je sais pourquoi chante l’oiseau en cage ( I Know Why ...


Life At The Meridian: The Subjectivity Of Ethics In The Works Of Albert Camus And Friedrich Nietzsche, Clancy E. Robledo 2016 Pepperdine University

Life At The Meridian: The Subjectivity Of Ethics In The Works Of Albert Camus And Friedrich Nietzsche, Clancy E. Robledo

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

This paper endeavors to respond to the questions: can ethics can be unbound from its traditional rootedness in religious systems? If so, what contributions did Nietzsche make to liberate value from the shackles of Western morality? To what degree is Camus one of the “new philosophers” Nietzsche calls for in On the Genealogy of Morals?

In an attempt to demonstrate that ethics can and do exist vividly in the realm of the non-religious, this paper will begin by illustrating the metaphysical door Nietzsche opens through his use of aphorisms in Thus Spoke Zarathustra and his investigation of the history of ...


Des Bouches Des Cadiens, Lily Keener 2016 Arcadia University

Des Bouches Des Cadiens, Lily Keener

Faculty Curated Undergraduate Works

This paper explores the current state of Cajun (in French, Cadien) literature in the United States. I describe the migration of the Cajuns from Acadia down to Louisiana, the evolution of the French-Cajun dialect and the longstanding bias against it, and use examples of past and modern day Cajun writers and poets to shed light on the recent resurgence of Cajun culture and literature in the United States, even after years of persecution.


The Public Perception Of Immigrants In France, Ian Schaeffer 2016 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

The Public Perception Of Immigrants In France, Ian Schaeffer

Senior Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Biotopes And Ecotones: Slippery Images On The Edge Of The French Atlantic, Maura Coughlin 2016 Bryant University

Biotopes And Ecotones: Slippery Images On The Edge Of The French Atlantic, Maura Coughlin

Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language

Looking outside canonical late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century modernist images of the French Atlantic coast, this essay examines usually discrete fields of landscape painting, botanical visual culture and nascent intertidal natural history to articulate an ecological realism of the ecotone. In a survey of peasant gleaning practices, popular natural science of the shore as well as amateur marine botany, the ecological visual literacy of viewers of this era is speculatively assembled. Works by artists such as Elodie La Villete, Charles Cottet, André Dauchez and Mathurin Méheut who lived long term on the coast are put into dialogue with the pressed ...


Risd Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective Poster, Agnieszka Taborska, Bill Newkirk 2016 Rhode Island School of Design

Risd Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective Poster, Agnieszka Taborska, Bill Newkirk

RISD Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective

No abstract provided.


Risd Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective Program, Agnieszka Taborska, Bill Newkirk 2016 Rhode Island School of Design

Risd Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective Program, Agnieszka Taborska, Bill Newkirk

RISD Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective

No abstract provided.


La Trahison Et La Honte : Le Rôle Du Gouvernement De Vichy Dans La Rafle Du Vel’ D’Hiv’ Et Sa Mémoire Aux Yeux De La Société Française, Olivia Bolek 2016 College of Wooster

La Trahison Et La Honte : Le Rôle Du Gouvernement De Vichy Dans La Rafle Du Vel’ D’Hiv’ Et Sa Mémoire Aux Yeux De La Société Française, Olivia Bolek

Senior Independent Study Theses

While many people know that World War II France was occupied by the Germans, retaining little sovereignty in the de facto Vichy government, many may not realize the extent to which the French collaborated with their Nazi occupiers and how many anti-Semitic measures were in fact created by the Vichy government. After the war, the crimes committed by the French against the Jews became a taboo which slowly transformed over the years into what is today considered to be an obsession with the topic. These events are best demonstrated through the 1942 Vel’ d’Hiv’ roundup in which Parisian authorities ...


Narrative And The Reconfiguration Of The Humanist Subject In Robbe-Grillet, Ballard, And Ligotti, Zachary L. Acosta-Lewis 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University

Narrative And The Reconfiguration Of The Humanist Subject In Robbe-Grillet, Ballard, And Ligotti, Zachary L. Acosta-Lewis

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines the utility of the novels, short stories, critical writing, and generically indistinct work of Alain Robbe-Grillet, J.G. Ballard, and Thomas Ligotti in developing a critique of the contemporary manifestations of liberal humanist social, economic, and political subjectivities. To this end, the concurrence of formal fragmentation and sublime aesthetics in early Gothic fiction models the manner in which narrative structures can appropriate structural tropes of dominant institutions, critically reflecting ideological fracture. Read according to the assemblative approach outlined by Deleuze and Guattari, these authors serve as a productive and incisive response to the hegemony of capitalist territorialization ...


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