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Did One Veil Give Women A Better Life?, Mary C. Westermann '18 2014 Gettysburg College

Did One Veil Give Women A Better Life?, Mary C. Westermann '18

Student Publications

Unfortunately, a young woman in Renaissance Florence did not have many options for her future. A woman's family usually decided whether she would be able to get married or would have to enter the convent, but sometimes she was able to make this choice. In this paper, I look at the lives of wives and nuns to analyze how their lives differed in responsibilities and freedoms, but also to see how all women had similar restrictions and expectations placed upon them.


Pasqualino Settebellezze: Italian Identity Through Holocaust Tragedy, Michael Di Geronimo 2014 John Carroll University

Pasqualino Settebellezze: Italian Identity Through Holocaust Tragedy, Michael Di Geronimo

Senior Honors Projects

No abstract provided.


Storytelling In Bronze: The Doors Of The Baptistery Of San Giovanni As Emblems Of Florence's Roman History And Artistic Progression, Erin M. Gregory 2014 College of William and Mary

Storytelling In Bronze: The Doors Of The Baptistery Of San Giovanni As Emblems Of Florence's Roman History And Artistic Progression, Erin M. Gregory

Honors Theses

The three bronze doors of the Baptistery of San Giovanni stand as public expressions of Florence’s imperial history, economic stability, and artistic advances. These commissions can only be understood in their physical context within the Baptistery, the city’s most revered monument. The Baptistery testifies to Florence’s imperial Roman and early Christian history, and it serves vital religious and civic functions within the commune. Each bronze door guards the liminal space between the city’s public sphere and the sacred interior where the baptismal ritual is performed. The bronze medium and the narrative style of the doors further ...


Decanting The Rabelaisian Casks: Democratizing Neoplatonic Poetic Fury In Baudelaire's “L’Âme Du Vin”, Kristen Ballieu 2014 Brigham Young University

Decanting The Rabelaisian Casks: Democratizing Neoplatonic Poetic Fury In Baudelaire's “L’Âme Du Vin”, Kristen Ballieu

All Theses and Dissertations

The following document is a meta-commentary on the article "Decanting the Rabelaisian Casks: Democratizing Neoplatonic Poetic Fury in Baudelaire's 'L’âme du vin'," co-authored by Dr. Robert J. Hudson and myself, which will soon be submitted for publication. It contains an annotated bibliography of all our primary and secondary sources and an account of the genesis of the argument and the writing of the article. Our article is based upon an analysis of "‘L’âme du vin," the threshold poem of "Le Vin," the central section of Charles Baudelaire's celebrated volume Les Fleurs du Mal. As we demonstrate ...


Embodied Cognition And The Grotesque In Calvino's La Giornata D'Uno Scrutatore And Sanguineti's Capriccio Italiano, Marco Caracciolo 2014 Purdue University

Embodied Cognition And The Grotesque In Calvino's La Giornata D'Uno Scrutatore And Sanguineti's Capriccio Italiano, Marco Caracciolo

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Embodied Cognition and the Grotesque in Calvino's La giornata d'uno scrutatore and Sanguineti's Capriccio italiano" Marco Caracciolo analyzes the multiple dimensions of embodied experience and how they can be brought to bear on literary texts. Drawing on scholarship in cognitive science, he argues that the embodiment of people's engagement with the world emerges from the interaction between the physical structure of the body and socio-cultural practices. Caracciolo shows how such nexus of biological make-up and culture can give rise to particularly complex meanings in the representation of grotesque bodies. In order to illustrate ...


Remembering The Haitian Revolution Through French Texts: Victor Hugo's Bug-Jargal And Alphonse De Lamartine's Toussaint Louverture, Irene Joyce Kim Stone 2013 Brigham Young University

Remembering The Haitian Revolution Through French Texts: Victor Hugo's Bug-Jargal And Alphonse De Lamartine's Toussaint Louverture, Irene Joyce Kim Stone

All Theses and Dissertations

The Haitian Revolution was the first successful slave revolt in history. And even though Haiti declared independence from France in 1804, most French civilization textbooks do not include this important event. From an economic standpoint, France depended on its imports from Saint-Domingue (Haiti's pre-revolutionary name); and from a philosophical standpoint, the slave revolt in Saint-Domingue originated from ideas that came from French philosophers preaching the Rights of Man. Studying the Haitian Revolution within the context of the French Revolution provides a perspective that highlights the complex relationship between France and its colonies as well as religion's displaced role ...


An Imaged Life. Wanda Wulz And The Familiar Archive, Silvia Valisa 2013 SelectedWorks

An Imaged Life. Wanda Wulz And The Familiar Archive, Silvia Valisa

Silvia Valisa

This essay reviews Italian photographer Wanda Wulz's (1903-1984) artistic production in light of the family archive it belongs to, and it proposes an in-depth reading of Wulz's most famous avant-garde photograph, "Io + gatto." The Trieste-based Wulz family -Wanda's grandfather Giuseppe, her father Carlo, sisters Marion and Wanda- produced an impressive body of work that crosses genres, generations and styles. In particular, Wanda Wulz, an established professional in an epoch in which women were most often only the targets of the photographic gaze, brought a new sensibility to Italian photography, and contributed some of the most original Italian ...


From Theory To Practice: Translating Ying Chen's Les Lettres Chinoises, Sunny Ann Hendry 2013 Brigham Young University

From Theory To Practice: Translating Ying Chen's Les Lettres Chinoises, Sunny Ann Hendry

All Theses and Dissertations

This thesis analyzes Ying Chen's Les Lettres Chinoises through the lenses of literary translation, migrant writing and epistolary genres, as well as through critical theory of Chen's poetics in order to inform a translation of said novel from French into English. This theoretical groundwork is accompanied by analysis of the process of the translation, including specifications, methods used, and justifications for translation decisions. Les Lettres Chinoises is Ying Chen's second novel, written in French rather than her native Chinese language. Spanning a fifty-seven letter exchange between Shanghai and Montreal, Chen's choice to write in language other ...


Saints' Bones Or Sinner's Words?: Rhetorical Destabilization, Chaucer's Pardoner, And Boccaccio's Frate Cipolla, Christopher Samuel Striker 2013 Dickinson College

Saints' Bones Or Sinner's Words?: Rhetorical Destabilization, Chaucer's Pardoner, And Boccaccio's Frate Cipolla, Christopher Samuel Striker

Honors Theses By Year

The essay that follows this Preface has little to do with the question I set about answering in January of 2013 when I first sat down to write about relics, rhetoric, Chaucer’s “Pardoner’s Tale,” and Boccaccio’s Decameron character Frate Cipolla. As I delved into the “Pardoner’s Tale,” looking at how the Pardoner treated his relics and how he presented them to his audiences, I realized that the Pardoner’s words meant different things to different people and that this idea was a primary focus of the text. I also realized that the process of denoting particular ...


Intersections In Immanence: Spinoza, Deleuze, Negri, Abigail Lowe 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Intersections In Immanence: Spinoza, Deleuze, Negri, Abigail Lowe

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

The connection between French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and Italian political theorist Antonio Negri has drawn attention in academic publications over the last decade. For both thinkers, the philosophical concept of immanence is central to how both respectively conceptualize the world. However, in order to consider their work with regard to a metaphysical grounding, one may benefit from turning to each thinker’s engagement with Jewish Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza whose immanent ontology, or monism, was indeed his Ethics. This essay concentrates on drawing out an ontological distinction between the philosophical projects of Deleuze and Negri by way of a close ...


Beyond The Suffering Of Being: Desire In Giacomo Leopardi And Samuel Beckett, Roberta Cauchi-Santoro 2013 Western University

Beyond The Suffering Of Being: Desire In Giacomo Leopardi And Samuel Beckett, Roberta Cauchi-Santoro

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

In this dissertation, I question critical approaches that argue for Giacomo Leopardi’s and Samuel Beckett’s pessimism and nihilism. Beckett quotes Leopardi when discussing the removal of desire in his monograph Proust, a context that has spurred pessimist and nihilist readings, whether the focus has been on one writer, the other, or both. I argue that the inappropriateness of the pessimist and nihilist label is, on the contrary, specifically exposed through the role of desire in the two thinkers. After tracing the notion of desire as it developed from Leopardi to key twentieth-century thinkers, I illustrate how, in contrast ...


Instructional Practices For Joint Scaffolded Disciplined Meaning-Making (Academic Exchange Quarterly, Table 1), Nicole A. Mills 2013 SelectedWorks

Instructional Practices For Joint Scaffolded Disciplined Meaning-Making (Academic Exchange Quarterly, Table 1), Nicole A. Mills

Nicole A Mills

No abstract provided.


Teacher Research Beliefs Questionnaire (Apppendix A, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Spring 2013), Nicole A. Mills 2013 SelectedWorks

Teacher Research Beliefs Questionnaire (Apppendix A, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Spring 2013), Nicole A. Mills

Nicole A Mills

No abstract provided.


Foreign Language Teacher Beliefs Questionnaire (Appendix B, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Spring 2013), Nicole A. Mills 2013 SelectedWorks

Foreign Language Teacher Beliefs Questionnaire (Appendix B, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Spring 2013), Nicole A. Mills

Nicole A Mills

No abstract provided.


Action Research: Bridging Theory And Practice, Nicole A. Mills 2013 SelectedWorks

Action Research: Bridging Theory And Practice, Nicole A. Mills

Nicole A Mills

This article explored a two year action research course aimed at linking theory and practice within the Masters of Arts in the Teaching of Second Language program for practicing foreign language teachers at Bennington College. Findings revealed that through self-reflection, participants were able to self-evaluate their teaching practices and beliefs, modify subsequent pedagogical approaches, and gain the tools necessary to engage in lifelong professional development.


Pasolini's Laugh: Joyful Ignorance In The Decameron, Andrea Privitera 2013 Western University

Pasolini's Laugh: Joyful Ignorance In The Decameron, Andrea Privitera

Modern Languages and Literatures Annual Graduate Conference

In this paper, I discuss Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron and its 1971 film adaptation by Pier Paolo Pasolini. To be more precise, I focus on the fifth novella of the sixth day, the one about Giotto and Forese, and its audiovisual re-elaboration, which can be seen as a very brief and at the same time very vivid example of Pasolini’s ideas on society, language and communication.


On The Cutting Edge: Innovative Services That Blend Technology With Purpose, Helen Y. Chu 2013 SelectedWorks

On The Cutting Edge: Innovative Services That Blend Technology With Purpose, Helen Y. Chu

Helen Y. Chu

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Apulia: Undiscovered Italy, Richard Griscom 2013 University of Pennsylvania

Apulia: Undiscovered Italy, Richard Griscom

Alumni Travel Reading Lists

Suggested readings for the Penn Alumni Travel event in Apulia. See the Library Guide for this bibliography here.


Chaucer's Clerk's Tale And Boccaccio's Decameron X.10, Jessica Harkins 2013 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

Chaucer's Clerk's Tale And Boccaccio's Decameron X.10, Jessica Harkins

English Faculty Publications

Many readers find that Chaucer's Clerk's Tale profoundly critiques Petrarch's methods of translation, but hesitate to claim that Chaucer knew the text Petrarch was translating: Boccaccio's version of the Griselda story from the Decameron. This hesitation goes back to J. Burke Severs's assertion that Chaucer did not know Boccaccio's text. David Wallace began to undermine this argument by drawing attention to shared textual traits of these two versions of the story, but only John Finlayson has advanced the case directly against Severs by arguing that Boccaccio must be a source. What has perhaps most ...


A New Perspective On Dante’S Dream Of The Siren, Tomás Antonio Valle 2013 University of South Carolina

A New Perspective On Dante’S Dream Of The Siren, Tomás Antonio Valle

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

No abstract provided.


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