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Borders Beyond Borders: Women's Mobility In The U.S. And Mexico, Britta L. Anderson 2016 Washington University in St. Louis

Borders Beyond Borders: Women's Mobility In The U.S. And Mexico, Britta L. Anderson

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In this dissertation, I identify the cultural workings of four systems that embody the restriction of womens mobility on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. These systems are highways, prisons, factories, and the border wall. Understanding these systems as cultural matrices and physical spaces, I construct a new cartography of border cultural production that pairs well-known authors and mural artists with lesser known figures from San Diego to Ciudad Jurez. A fundamental component of my analysis is the use of religious imagery to show how Mexican and Chicana women enact counter-discourses around these four systems. I argue that ...


“Fixing The Italian Problem”: Archbishop Of New Orleans John W. Shaw And The Oblates Of Mary Immaculate, 1918-1933, Emily E. Nuttli 2016 University of New Orleans, New Orleans

“Fixing The Italian Problem”: Archbishop Of New Orleans John W. Shaw And The Oblates Of Mary Immaculate, 1918-1933, Emily E. Nuttli

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

In 1918, Archbishop Shaw invited the Texas Catholic religious order, Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, to New Orleans to manage the St. Louis Cathedral and its filial parish for Southern Italians, St. Mary’s Church. This thesis will look at the personalities and preferentialism that affected this early 20th century transfer of religious power from secular priests to a religious order. Comparing the language used by Archbishop Shaw in correspondence with Oblate Fathers with the language he used with his secular priests will determine that Shaw displayed favoritism in his decision to invite the Oblates. This decision was affected ...


The Italian System As A Predictive Model: What The United States Can Expect From Universal Healthcare, Randi Paige Winter 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Italian System As A Predictive Model: What The United States Can Expect From Universal Healthcare, Randi Paige Winter

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Pinocchio: Traduttore, Traditore, Vincent A. Cerda 2016 Lake Forest College

Pinocchio: Traduttore, Traditore, Vincent A. Cerda

Senior Theses

This research examines Walt Disney and Carlo Collodi and their respective stories of Pinocchio through a historical and contextual perspective. A careful analysis of primary and secondary sources examines the backgrounds and personal beliefs of each author. After an examination of these sources, it becomes clear that Collodi wrote his story in order to establish a shared culture and unite a nation, and Disney made his film in a subtle way to express his Nazi convictions and earn money. Collodi's story and the Disney film are then directly compared in order to support these claims. Through exposing the motives ...


The Dialectic Of Marguerite De Navarre, Patricia S. Coates 2016 Georgia Stae University

The Dialectic Of Marguerite De Navarre, Patricia S. Coates

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Penelope’S Daughters, Barbara Dell`Abate-Çelebi 2016 Beykent University

Penelope’S Daughters, Barbara Dell`Abate-Çelebi

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A feminist perspective of the myth of Penelope in Annie Leclerc’s Toi, Pénélope, Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad and Silvana La Spina’s Penelope.

At the origin of Western literature stands Queen Penelope—faithfully waiting for her husband to come home: keeping house, holding on to the throne, keeping the suitors at arm’s length, preserving Odysseus’ place and memory, deserted for the pursuit of war and adventures, and bringing up a son alone, but always keeping the marriage intact. Yet recently the character of Penelope, long the archetype of abandoned, faithful, submissive, passive wife, has been reinterpreted by ...


Antifascist Graffiti: Crime Or Contribution?, Jillian Margaret Sequeira 2016 College of William and Mary

Antifascist Graffiti: Crime Or Contribution?, Jillian Margaret Sequeira

College of William & Mary Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis explores the intersection of youth activism, art and Italian history in the context of antifascist graffiti, most notably the Zona Antifa tag.


L’Impatto Dell’Isis Sulle Politiche Interne Italiane, Michael Richard Battista Jr. 2016 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

L’Impatto Dell’Isis Sulle Politiche Interne Italiane, Michael Richard Battista Jr.

Senior Theses and Projects

I have researched how Italian domestic policies has been impacted by ISIS in recent years, in particular through the lenses of the threat of terrorism, and the refugee crisis. Recent examples include the terrorist attacks in neighboring France and Belgium, and the multilateral agreement to relocate refugees to Turkey. My two hypotheses based on my research are that the threat of terrorism has caused Italian domestic policies to become more conservative, such as attempted bans on religious iconography like the hijab, while the refugee crisis has actually caused resultant policies to become more liberal, such as the ambitious humanitarian program ...


Spanish Milan, Rome, And Sardinia During 1492-1700/ Un’Italia Spagnola Durante Gli Anni 1492-1700, Guadalupe R. Hernandez 2016 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

Spanish Milan, Rome, And Sardinia During 1492-1700/ Un’Italia Spagnola Durante Gli Anni 1492-1700, Guadalupe R. Hernandez

Senior Theses and Projects

Spanish Milan, Rome, and Sardinia during 1492-1700.

Nationalism has become a main focus for many countries in the last century. Countries have attempted to build up a national identity often forgetting to include the influences other countries may have had on them. Italy and Spain are often studied separately since they are two different countries now, but these countries have a long history in common. These two countries have interacted dating back to when the Roman Empire expanded and conquered Hispania. After the decline of the Roman Empire, the Spanish Empire became a leading power and would take control of ...


Production, Consumption, And Marketing Italian Wine Culture, Shannon Farrell 2016 Trinity College

Production, Consumption, And Marketing Italian Wine Culture, Shannon Farrell

Senior Theses and Projects

Wine has been produced and consumed for centuries and, therefore, reflects wide ranging social and cultural practices. In my study, I recount the story of wine in Italy, from the Greek influence on southern Italian viticulture to the present. I mainly consider modern production, the market for wine, government regulations, and the publication of popular wine "guides". Using Italian wine guides, we can track the developments in production and consumption over the last twenty years, when Italian wines began to enjoy greater international favor. By focusing also on recent marketing of different regional wines, we can also see how both ...


Storia Orale Di Immigrati Italiani, Stephen A. Falcigno 2016 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

Storia Orale Di Immigrati Italiani, Stephen A. Falcigno

Senior Theses and Projects

While growing up in an Italian family, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to a different culture. I was told some of the most amazing stories about life in Italy as well as the journey it took to come to America. My grandparents, Salvatore and Lina Mangione, like many other Italian immigrants, have a remarkable story. For my thesis, I documented this story and connected it back to some of the historical data that we now have. Their story focuses on their journey to the United States including the trials and tribulations they faced. It also includes how they ...


Mose: Salvare Venezia, Salvatore T. Siciliano 2016 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

Mose: Salvare Venezia, Salvatore T. Siciliano

Senior Theses and Projects

Since 1900, the water levels in the Venetian Lagoon have risen almost 16 centimeters. In the same timeframe the city of Venice has gone from averaging 7 floods a year to over 100 in 2004 alone. It’s clear that in order for Venice to survive this problem a solution must be found. Fortunately, in 2003 MOSE (Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico), a network of floodgates constructed at each entrance to the lagoon that prevents flooding during high tides, finally began its long awaited construction, that today is in its final stages.

When looking at MOSE from an engineering perspective, the mechanics ...


Redefining Place Through The Mazarinades: The Pont-Neuf And The Place Royale, Nathan Kent Jellen 2016 Brigham Young University - Provo

Redefining Place Through The Mazarinades: The Pont-Neuf And The Place Royale, Nathan Kent Jellen

All Theses and Dissertations

In 1649, during the Fronde Parlementaire (1648-1650), Paris was teetering between opposing political camps that were trying to seize control of the city. The city's bourgeois parliament, in open rebellion to the political policies of King Louis XIV's Chief Minister, Cardinal Jules Mazarin, was raising an army and threatening to oust the Italian imposter. With the rise in violence within the city limits, Parisian printers and booksellers began circulating political propaganda in the form of booklets, mini-plays, brochures, and pamphlets that came to be known as mazarinades. Because these mazarinades—which took their name from the very man ...


Export / Import: The Promotion Of Contemporary Italian Art In The United States, 1935-1969, Raffaele Bedarida 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Export / Import: The Promotion Of Contemporary Italian Art In The United States, 1935-1969, Raffaele Bedarida

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Export / Import examines the exportation of contemporary Italian art to the United States from 1935 to 1969 and how it refashioned Italian national identity in the process. I do not concentrate on the Italian art scene per se, or on the American reception of Italian shows. Through a transnational perspective, instead, I examine the role of art exhibitions, publications, and critical discourse aimed at American audiences. Inaugurated by the Fascist regime as a form of political propaganda, this form of cultural outreach to the United States continued after WWII as Italian museums, dealers, and critics aimed to vaunt the new ...


La Letteratura In Gioco, Barbara Dell`Abate Çelebi 2016 Beykent University

La Letteratura In Gioco, Barbara Dell`Abate Çelebi

Zea E-Books

Un approccio ludico alla didattica della letteratura nella classe di lingua

In questo scritto si intende rivalutare l’impiego del testo letterario nell’insegnamento delle lingue straniere attraverso l’utilizzo di attività ludiche che permettano una piena ed attiva partecipazione del soggetto al processo glottodidattico. Il libro è diviso in due parti: una parte teorica (capitoli 1-2-3) e una parte operativa (capitoli 4-5). La parte teorica introduce il tema della didattica della letteratura da un punto di vista storico e metodologico. Nel primo capitolo si definisce il termine letteratura tracciando un breve quadro storico delle metodologie utilizzate da inizio secolo ...


Memoirs Of Aldo Gino Servi, Aldo Gino Servi 2016 Washington University in St. Louis

Memoirs Of Aldo Gino Servi, Aldo Gino Servi

Books and Monographs

Digital version of the unpublished personal memoirs of Aldo Gino Servi (1881-1963). Text in Italian; table of contents in English.

Contents
Pedigree chart for Aldo Gino Servi -- Genealogy = Genealogia -- Population of Pitigliano -- Personal recollections = Ricordi personali -- My professional career = La mia carriera professionale -- The world is wicked = Il mondo e' malvagio -- Religion = Religione -- An ignoramus's religion = La religione di un ignorante : riflessioni -- Rules of living = Norme di vivere -- Buddhism = Buddism[o] -- Antisemitism and racial laws = L'antisemitismo e la campagna razziale -- Notes = Dagli appunti lasciati nel 1955 dall' ing. Aldo Servi ai suoi figli -- Our father's wisdom = Pensieri ...


The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner 2015 Marquette University

The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

No abstract provided.


"Sometimes The Perspective Changes": Reflections On A Photography Workshop With Multicultural Students In Italy, Robin L. Danzak 2015 Sacred Heart University

"Sometimes The Perspective Changes": Reflections On A Photography Workshop With Multicultural Students In Italy, Robin L. Danzak

Speech-Language Pathology Faculty Publications

This article describes and evaluates an 8-week photography workshop, FotoLab, conducted in Italy at an afterschool-tutoring program for students acquiring Italian as an additional language. Seventeen students, age 8-17 and originating from 9 countries, participated. Co-facilitated by three international educator-researchers, FotoLab's purpose was to promote self-expression, collaboration, and visual literacy. Through a qualitative inquiry of the FotoLab curriculum, photographs and videos, field notes, and student questionnaires, this article reflects on themes of multiculturalism and multilingualism, collaboration, and visual literacy within a sociocultural animation framework. While expressions of cultural and linguistic identity emerged, findings emphasize the challenges and benefits of ...


Oral History: Kathleen Iannello, Abigail M. Finan 2015 Gettysburg College

Oral History: Kathleen Iannello, Abigail M. Finan

Student Publications

This research essay captures the reality of what it means to assimilate into American culture as an Italian and how the dynamic of identifying with a certain heritage has changed throughout the years. For my project I interviewed Kathleen Iannello, the granddaughter of two Italian American immigrants. By talking with Kathleen I was able to a gain a sense of the hardships and sacrifices her family made and connect them to the information I had learned in class.


Oral History: William Iannello, Andrew I. Dalton 2015 Gettysburg College

Oral History: William Iannello, Andrew I. Dalton

Student Publications

Research paper devoted to the life of my grandfather, William Iannello, a second-generation Italian American. His parents came to the United States during the first decade of the 1900s from Calabria, the southernmost region of the Italian mainland.


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