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The Beautiful Soul In The Confessional: Crafting The Moral Self In Friederike Helene Unger's Confessions Of A Beautiful Soul Written By Herself, Michelle A. Reyes 2014 University of South Florida

The Beautiful Soul In The Confessional: Crafting The Moral Self In Friederike Helene Unger's Confessions Of A Beautiful Soul Written By Herself, Michelle A. Reyes

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

This article examines how Unger’s Confessions of a Beautiful Soul written by Herself creates a new model of moral acquisition. This model finds its place between religious morality and moral performance, calling for the novel’s protagonist, Mirabella, to cultivate a moral self through the spiritual practice of reading. Such a model still revolves around moral transformation, but it is no longer of her soul, but rather her thoughts; that is, Mirabella must first collect various depictions of morality from a wide scope of literature, then choose from these which ones she deems as of greatest importance to her ...


Kafka's Landscape In Amerika, Kelsie B. Harder 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Kafka's Landscape In Amerika, Kelsie B. Harder

Literary Onomastics Studies

No abstract provided.


Names In Handke's Die Angst Des Tormanns, Russell E. Brown 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Names In Handke's Die Angst Des Tormanns, Russell E. Brown

Literary Onomastics Studies

No abstract provided.


Pen Names In German Literature 1900-1933, Russell E. Brown 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Pen Names In German Literature 1900-1933, Russell E. Brown

Literary Onomastics Studies

No abstract provided.


Jacob And Joseph As Character Names In Modern Literature, Russell E. Brown 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Jacob And Joseph As Character Names In Modern Literature, Russell E. Brown

Literary Onomastics Studies

The names Jacob and Joseph are of Hebrew origin; they appear often in both the Old and New Testaments and have inspired innumerable names, both actual and literary, throughout the history of Jews and Christians.


Stolperstein Für Ernst Collin, Peter D. Verheyen 2014 Syracuse University

Stolperstein Für Ernst Collin, Peter D. Verheyen

Peter D Verheyen

Article (in German) provides biographical details about the life of Ernst Collin, son and grandson of Prussian and German court bookbinders, who was one of the leading writers in the field of bookbinding and the history of the book in the period between the World Wars.

On April 1, 2014 two Stolpersteine (Stumbling Blocks) were laid to memorialize Ernst Collin and his wife Else (nee Cronheim) in front of the entrance to their home at Cicerostr 61 in Berlin. Stolpersteine are “monuments created by Gunter Demnig that commemorate victims of the Holocaust. They are small, cobblestone-sized memorials for an individual ...


Perfume: The Tragedy Of Humanity, Abby Hodge 2014 Chapman University

Perfume: The Tragedy Of Humanity, Abby Hodge

e-Research: A Journal of Undergraduate Work

This article examines two adaptations ‐‐ film and novel ‐ of the story Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Through comparing these mediums this article explains themes within each, and how they vary based on the limitations of the mediums in describing a story that revolves primarily around scent and smell. The themes are consistent when the most prominent lessons of evil and broken societies come forth, though both are expressed in their respective ways.


Syntagma Musicum Ii: De Organographia, Parts Iii – V With Index, Michael Praetorius, Quentin Faulkner trans. & ed. 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Syntagma Musicum Ii: De Organographia, Parts Iii – V With Index, Michael Praetorius, Quentin Faulkner Trans. & Ed.

Zea E-Books

Michael Praetorius (1571–1621) achieved distinction as a practicing musician: as organist and Kapellmeister at Wolfenbüttel, Dresden and Magdeburg, and (in his later years) by incessant travel to fulfill commissions at various central German courts. Amid his travels Praetorius found time to publish an impressive series of collections of musical compositions, in all more than a thousand works. Praetorius’s three-volume Syntagma musicum (Musical Encyclopedia) belongs to the last years of his life. Volume I, Musicae artis analecta (1614/15, in Latin), treats principles and practices of religious music, from a decidedly Lutheran perspective. Volume II, De organographia (1619, in ...


Classical Philology Gone Wild! The Use Of Classical Texts In The Film All Quiet On The Western Front, Tysen Dauer 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Classical Philology Gone Wild! The Use Of Classical Texts In The Film All Quiet On The Western Front, Tysen Dauer

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Studying the texts of the Greco-Roman era has long been a tradition in the West. Works such as The Odyssey, The Iliad, and The Republic were understood to be liberating texts which enabled students to think more critically and as a result live more wisely. Many of the leading scholars in this field of “Classical Texts” (also known as Classical Philology) hailed from 19th century Germany. The 1930 German film All Quiet on the Western Front presented viewers with a classroom scene set at the start of the First World War where selected classical texts were written on the chalkboard ...


The Heliand: The Warrior's Strength And The Transcendence Of Faith, Nathanael Rhody 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Heliand: The Warrior's Strength And The Transcendence Of Faith, Nathanael Rhody

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

The research project centered on the literary text, Heliand, a biblical paraphrase of the Gospel originally written in Old Saxon in the 9th century. Throughout this period, Christianity was steadily spreading to the pagan lands of northern Europe. Because this initially involved a form cultural clash between the Christian and Germanic world-views, Christianity is often thought to have been an overt replacement of the earlier traditional folk-culture of these lands. The Heliand, though, expresses differently by drawing parallels between the old Germanic warrior culture and the Christian faith. The project examines how this is accomplished by exploring deeper into the ...


The Mechanics Of Franz Kafka's 'In Der Strafkolonie': A Reading Through Verbal Associations, Charles Beck Cochran 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Mechanics Of Franz Kafka's 'In Der Strafkolonie': A Reading Through Verbal Associations, Charles Beck Cochran

Masters Theses

Theoretically based in a Judaic philosophy and in Kafka’s related mythology, which locates the origins of the world in language, this thesis takes its practical starting point from a relatively little-documented writing method of Kafka that appears inseparably linked to his language mythology. This writing method is one in which Kafka developed the fictional world of his narratives out of language or associations in language. In a unique attempt to document its full impact on the development of a literary text, the thesis seeks to utilize this writing method as a reading method, identifying the verbal associations from which ...


Framing Urban Change: Gentrification Discourses In The Media Coverage Of The Gülbol Eviction In Berlin, Eric Daniel Gedenk 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Framing Urban Change: Gentrification Discourses In The Media Coverage Of The Gülbol Eviction In Berlin, Eric Daniel Gedenk

Masters Theses

This thesis examines gentrification discourses in Berlin by highlighting an extraordinarily large protest sparked by the eviction of the Gülbol family—long-time residents of Berlin who immigrated to Germany from Turkey. Media outlets chose to frame the event in very different ways. I analyze articles from various media sources in an attempt to discover how these sources chose to frame this event, then analyze how these frames are applied to the general gentrification discourse in Berlin. Non-traditional, or “advocacy” media outlets used technology to break away from mass media frames on the subject and frame the event as governmental oppression ...


Unmasking Wagner's Grail: Homoeroticism, Androgyny, And Anxiety In Parsifal, Tyler Cole Mitchell 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Unmasking Wagner's Grail: Homoeroticism, Androgyny, And Anxiety In Parsifal, Tyler Cole Mitchell

Masters Theses

Most readings of Wagner’s final music drama Parsifal seek to illumine a clandestine presentation of Wagner’s racist doctrine or make sense of a less-shrouded but still ambiguous panegyric to Christianity. However, little scholarly material addresses Wagner’s provocative account of sensuality and homoeroticism in this Bühnenweihfestspiel [Stage Consecration Festival Play]. This thesis explores desire and homosexuality within the drama and considers how and why Wagner masks these themes through the opaque mythos of religion, race, and community. Parsifal was partly informed by Wagner’s own complex neuroses: his sexual anxieties and scandals, amalgam of German philosophies, and confusion ...


Fritzsche's New Book Looks At World Science Fiction Films, Kim Hill 2014 Illinois Wesleyan University

Fritzsche's New Book Looks At World Science Fiction Films, Kim Hill

News and Events

No abstract provided.


Theory And Practice Of Translation: An Original Translation Of Regina E. G. Schymiczek’S Die Weide Der Seepferde (The Pasture Of The Seahorses), Bradley J. Davey, Ralph W. Buechler 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Theory And Practice Of Translation: An Original Translation Of Regina E. G. Schymiczek’S Die Weide Der Seepferde (The Pasture Of The Seahorses), Bradley J. Davey, Ralph W. Buechler

Theses

This study outlines the original translation of the recently published Die Weide der Seepferde (2013) from Regina E. G. Schymizcek. We employ known translation techniques by following Hervey’s (2006) suggested gradients of degrees of translation and cultural transposition. While translating the work we discovered a unique aspect of German-English translation which we believe fundamentally adds to knowledge of translation theory.


Die Raumsemantik In Ferdinand Von Saars Schloß Kostenitz Und Adalbert Stifters Brigitta - Ein Vergleich, Anna-Rebecca Nowicki 2014 Washington University in St. Louis

Die Raumsemantik In Ferdinand Von Saars Schloß Kostenitz Und Adalbert Stifters Brigitta - Ein Vergleich, Anna-Rebecca Nowicki

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Ästhetische Grenzgänge. Das Weiblich Erhabene In Schillers 'Jungfrau Von Orleans' Und Kleists 'Penthesilea', Miriam Zeh 2014 Washington University in St. Louis

Ästhetische Grenzgänge. Das Weiblich Erhabene In Schillers 'Jungfrau Von Orleans' Und Kleists 'Penthesilea', Miriam Zeh

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Multi-Media Approach To Building Listening And Speaking Skills In The Context Of Cultural Competency, Kirsten A. Krick-Aigner, Nina Jackson, Sara Futch 2014 Wofford College

A Multi-Media Approach To Building Listening And Speaking Skills In The Context Of Cultural Competency, Kirsten A. Krick-Aigner, Nina Jackson, Sara Futch

Arthur Vining Davis High Impact Fellows Projects

Students at Spartanburg High School recently received Apple MacBooks for use in the classroom. The goal of this project was to come up with short supplementary materials using this new technology to build German listening and speaking skills, as well as cultural competency. The hope was that incorporating technology would hold the interest of the students and provide new opportunities for instruction for the teacher. It was also hoped that the activities created would bring German culture to life for the students. The activities are divided into 4 sections: Nachrichten, Lieder, Jojo sucht das Glück, and Films & Märchen. Each folder ...


Christian Themes In German Fairy Tales, Nikolaus Foulkrod, Grant Friedrich, Jen Johnson, Nathaniel Burrell 2014 Cedarville University

Christian Themes In German Fairy Tales, Nikolaus Foulkrod, Grant Friedrich, Jen Johnson, Nathaniel Burrell

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

This research attempts to locate and identify Christian motifs in German fairy tales based on the research of Ronald Murphy in The Owl, the Raven and the Dove (2002). We selected 12 stories from the famous book by the Brothers Grimm, Kinder und Haus Märchen, and analyzed them in order to find direct and indirect Christian values and morals. The Germanic culture is historically grounded in Christian ideology; therefore, folk tales throughout the centuries included Christian themes as a means of infusing the culture with Biblical concepts, and to serve as a conduit for teaching Christian values. This is apparent ...


Martin Luther: Vater Einer Allgemeinen Sprache? Martin Luther: Father Of A Common Language?, Annika Ewaldz, '14, Adam Woodis, Faculty Advisor 2014 Illinois Wesleyan University

Martin Luther: Vater Einer Allgemeinen Sprache? Martin Luther: Father Of A Common Language?, Annika Ewaldz, '14, Adam Woodis, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Martin Luther is well known for his 95 Theses, in which he rejects the Catholic practice of selling indulgences; but it was his groundbreaking translation of the Bible into German that instigated the standardization of the German language. After his excommunication, Luther was in hiding in the Wartburg Castle, where he translated his Bible into a vernacular and cohesive form of the German language. Many different dialects were spoken throughout Germany at the time making communication between regions difficult. Luther’s translation soon became the most influential Bible in Germany and was disseminated quickly due to the recently invented printing ...


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