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Ua68/7/1 Potter College Of Arts & Letters Modern Languages Publications, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua68/7/1 Potter College Of Arts & Letters Modern Languages Publications, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Publications created by and about the Modern Languages department.


Charlot Francais: Charlie Chaplin, The First World War, And The Construction Of A National Hero, Libby Murphy 2010 Oberlin College

Charlot Francais: Charlie Chaplin, The First World War, And The Construction Of A National Hero, Libby Murphy

Faculty & Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Ionesco’S Rhinocéros And The Menippean Tradition, Preston Fambrough 2010 Baker University

Ionesco’S Rhinocéros And The Menippean Tradition, Preston Fambrough

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Mikhail Bakhtin argues that Menippean satire, one of the two serio-comic genres of classical antiquity from which the carnivalesque strain in Western literature derives, continues its development in modern times in the “fantastic story” and the “philosophical fairy tale.” This modern form of the menippea is characterized by the presence of the grotesque, the use of the fantastic for philosophical purposes, the crowning of a (wise) fool or jester as carnival king, and “a sense of the gay relativity of prevailing truths and authorities” (Rabelais 11) which informs all carnivalized literature. A genre of “ultimate questions of worldview,” it …


Writers, Rebels, And Cannibals: Léonora Miano’S Rendering Of Africa In L’Intérieur De La Nuit, Magali Compan 2010 College of William and Mary

Writers, Rebels, And Cannibals: Léonora Miano’S Rendering Of Africa In L’Intérieur De La Nuit, Magali Compan

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Léonora Miano’s first novel L’Intérieur de la nuit received a laudatory critical reception when it was published by the French publishing house Plon in 2005. The novel’s depiction of an act of cannibalism in a village of a fictional African nation provides the turning point and central event of the narrative. The novel’s cannibalism has also been central to its critical reception in the west. While many Francophone works have employed and developed the metaphor of the act of cannibalism, Miano “cannibalizes” in her novel in unique ways that prove simultaneously problematic and productively revealing.

This article considers the interviews …


Reviews Of Recent Publications, 2010 Kansas State University Libraries

Reviews Of Recent Publications

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Esperança Bielsa. The Latin American Urban Crónica: Between Literature and Mass Culture by Miguel González-Abellás

Gene H. Bell-Villada, ed. Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Casebook by Miguel González-Abellás

Albert Memmi. Decolonization and the Decolonized. Trans. Robert Bononno by Christa Jones

Erin Graff Zivin. The Wandering Signifier: Rhetoric of Jewishness in the Latin American Imaginary by Naomi Lindstrom

Dawn Fulton. Signs of Dissent: Maryse Condé and Postcolonial Crticism by Jane E. Evans

Anne Lambright. Creating the Hybrid Intellectual: Subject, Space and the Feminine in the Narrative of José María Arguedas by Arturio Arias

Andrew Sobanet. Jail …


Caligula-Christ: Preliminary Study Of A Parallel, Lorene M. Birden 2010 Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Dijon

Caligula-Christ: Preliminary Study Of A Parallel, Lorene M. Birden

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Caligula, at the very beginning of the Albert Camus play, conceives a very ambitious project; to surpass the gods and take their place in his empire, in order to decree impossibility. Camus has, however, gone a step further in developing the god-image of his main character through the incorporation of much Christian imagery into the scenes. This aspect of the play seems not to have been noticed by Camus scholars; there is no in-depth study of the use of this imagery. However, Camus scholar Patricia Johnson and the members of the Société des études camusiennes have noted the usefulness of …


Wittig, Monique, Abigail Rine 2010 George Fox University

Wittig, Monique, Abigail Rine

Faculty Publications - Department of English

Excerpt: "Monique Wittig was a novelist, theorist, and feminist activist, known primarily for her fictional works and theorization of feminism from a materialist, lesbian perspective. Wittig was a central figure in the feminist movement in France, and her writings on heterosexuality and the oppression of women have greatly influenced feminist thought and queer theory."


Cixous, Hélène, Abigail Rine 2010 George Fox University

Cixous, Hélène, Abigail Rine

Faculty Publications - Department of English

Excerpt: "Hélène Cixous is a highly prolific Francophone theorist, poet, novelist, playwright, philosopher, and literary critic: indeed, she is a writer whose work resists easy categorization. Although the majority of her publications are works of experimental fiction, she is most widely known in the English-speaking world for her contributions to French feminist and literary theory and for formulating the concept of écriture feminine, or feminine writing."


Staging Polemics: Charles Palissot, Voltaire, And The "Theatrical Event" In Eighteenth-Century France, Logan James Connors 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Staging Polemics: Charles Palissot, Voltaire, And The "Theatrical Event" In Eighteenth-Century France, Logan James Connors

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation explores the exciting world of eighteenth-century French dramatic writing, performance and criticism from the point of view of the theatrical spectator. Instead of focusing on one single genre or writer, I assemble the textual creation, performance, and criticism of certain “polemical” plays into what I term a “theatrical event.” This optic provides a holistic vision of theater and an accurate view of how drama underwent noticeable change due to playwrights’ political associations, public reactions to performance, and the emerging power of the periodical press. In sum, this project differs from previous studies by focusing on the increasing rhetorical …


Se Rã©Ã©Crire: L'Appropriation Du Langage Du Colonisateur, Une Lecture Du Chemin Des Ordalies D’Abdellatif Laã¢Bi, Nadia miskowiec 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Se Rã©Ã©Crire: L'Appropriation Du Langage Du Colonisateur, Une Lecture Du Chemin Des Ordalies D’Abdellatif Laã¢Bi, Nadia Miskowiec

LSU Master's Theses

After the independence of Morocco in 1956, the question of the language arose among Moroccan writers. Highly aware of its historical implications authors had to choose between a vernacular such as spoken Arabic or Berber and a traditionally written language such as classical Arabic or French, languages of the colonizers. From there arose the contested choice of French, perceived by some as a patriotic treason. Use of French was predicted to disappear, however some authors defended its use. One such author is Abdellatif Laâbi, father of the famous review Souffles created in 1966, that played a crucial role in defining …


Student Perspectives On Study Abroad: The Case Of Louisiana State University's Summer Internships In The French Alps, Terri Lee Schroth 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Student Perspectives On Study Abroad: The Case Of Louisiana State University's Summer Internships In The French Alps, Terri Lee Schroth

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

While many studies have been conducted on study abroad programs, few have sought to examine the inner workings of a short-term, non-traditional (non-classroom based) program, particularly from the participants’ point-of-view. This in-depth case study explores a short-term (4-week) cultural and linguistic internship program, “LSU in the French Alps,” as well as the perspectives of four program participants. This research was conducted during four phases of the study abroad experience: the pre-departure orientation (4 days on LSU’s main campus), the in-country stay (4 weeks in the French Alps), re-entry into the United States (first 10 days upon return), and post study …


Cookbooks, Timothy Tomasik 2009 Valparaiso University

Cookbooks, Timothy Tomasik

Timothy J. Tomasik

No abstract provided.


“Foreword”, Marc Prou 2009 University of Massachusetts Boston

“Foreword”, Marc Prou

Marc E. Prou

The Haitian Creole Language is the first book that deals broadly with a language that has too long lived in the shadow of French. With chapters contributed by the leading scholars in the study of Creole, it provides information on this language's history; structure; and use in education, literature, and social interaction. Although spoken by virtually all Haitians, Creole was recognized as the co-official language of Haiti only a little over twenty years ago. The Haitian Creole Language provides essential information for professionals, other service providers, and Creole speakers who are interested in furthering the use of Creole in Haiti …


Contemporary Perspectives On Sartre's Theater, Dennis Gilbert 2009 University of Massachusetts Boston

Contemporary Perspectives On Sartre's Theater, Dennis Gilbert

Dennis A. Gilbert

No abstract provided.


Fishes, Fowl, And The Fleur De Toute Cuysine: Culinary Discourses In Rabelais's Quart Livre, Timothy Tomasik 2009 Valparaiso University

Fishes, Fowl, And The Fleur De Toute Cuysine: Culinary Discourses In Rabelais's Quart Livre, Timothy Tomasik

Timothy J. Tomasik

No abstract provided.


Tactical Silence In The Novels Of Malika Mokeddem, Jane E. Evans 2009 University of Texas at El Paso

Tactical Silence In The Novels Of Malika Mokeddem, Jane E. Evans

Jane E. Evans

No abstract provided.


Abstract: Tactical Silence In The Novels Of Malika Mokeddem, Jane E. Evans 2009 University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract: Tactical Silence In The Novels Of Malika Mokeddem, Jane E. Evans

Jane E. Evans

Michel de Certeau's model of strategies and tactics, applied to a postcolonial assessment of both Algerian literature in French as well as Algerian women's sterotyped silence, has prompted this exploration of how the manipulation of silence may be used to challenge a gender-differentiated power system. This book considers the effects of practical silence on the lives of Malika Mokeddem's female protagonists in the following novels: (1990), Siècle des sauterelles> (1992), (1993), Rêves et des assassins> (1995), lézarde> (1998), (2001), (2003), (2006), and < Je dois tout à ton oubli> (2008).


Tactical Silence In The Novels Of Malika Mokeddem, Jane E. Evans 2009 University of Texas at El Paso

Tactical Silence In The Novels Of Malika Mokeddem, Jane E. Evans

Jane E. Evans

No abstract provided.


Thibaut De Champagne And Disputed Attributions: The Case Of Mss Bern, Burgerbibliothek 389 (C) And Paris, Bnf Fr. 1591(R), Christopher Callahan 2009 Illinois Wesleyan University

Thibaut De Champagne And Disputed Attributions: The Case Of Mss Bern, Burgerbibliothek 389 (C) And Paris, Bnf Fr. 1591(R), Christopher Callahan

Christopher Callahan

This essay examines the manuscript context of the songs of Thibaut de Champagne that were either marginalized in or excluded from A. Wallensköld’s 1925 edition. An evaluation of the placement and ordering of Thibaut’s songs in the codices, as well as their rubrics and melodies, affords an understanding of the construction of these chansonniers, obscured through decades of reliance on print editions. A rapid scrutiny of these linguistically (C) and musically (R) marginal manuscripts both reveals how little we know about the transmission of trouvère lyric and underscores the importance of a material-philological approach for all future editions of the …


Das Virtudes Cívicas Clássicas Às Virtudes Pós-Modernas - Dos Tempos E Dos Modos, Paulo Ferreira da Cunha 2009 Universidade do Porto

Das Virtudes Cívicas Clássicas Às Virtudes Pós-Modernas - Dos Tempos E Dos Modos, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Ao mesmo tempo que importa recuperar, na nossa memória e na educação, os grandes exemplos dos virtuosos heróis e sábios da Antiguidade Clássica, que a deseducação tem olvidado, não se pode esquecer que o mundo pós-moderno em que vivemos requer de nós aptidões, virtualidades, posicionamentos diferentes. Não para caminharmos no sentido de todos os demais, mas para respondermos com valor aos reptos do presente. Este artigo procura conciliar, pois, o legado clássico das virtudes cívicas, com algumas propostas inspiradas em autores recentes (como Italo Calvino e Alain Finkielkraut) para o séc. XXI


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