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Viewing The Foundations: Italian Institutions And Mafia Through Short Stories And Film, Xylina Marshall 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Viewing The Foundations: Italian Institutions And Mafia Through Short Stories And Film, Xylina Marshall

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 ...


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

La Letteratura In Gioco, Barbara Dell`Abate Çelebi

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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 ...


Everyone’S Their Own Worst Critic Or How I Learned Not To Fear The End, Audrey Belle Rosenblith 2016 Bard College

Everyone’S Their Own Worst Critic Or How I Learned Not To Fear The End, Audrey Belle Rosenblith

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Jean Genet, author ofThe Balcony, and Dante Alighieri, author of Inferno, have more in common than you might think. For one thing, they were both obsessed with death.

The Vestibule (a devised theater piece) was made to examine this obsession with (and fear of) death further.

Art is a tool we can use to confront our fear of death. All people fear death.


Vita And The Waterboy, Viktor Toth 2016 Bard College

Vita And The Waterboy, Viktor Toth

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


La Rappresentazione Delle Donne Nella Società Italiana In Tre Romanzi Di Elena Ferrante: L’Amica Geniale, Storia Del Nuovo Cognome, Storia Di Chi Fugge E Di Chi Resta., Sarah M. Stutman 2015 Trinity College

La Rappresentazione Delle Donne Nella Società Italiana In Tre Romanzi Di Elena Ferrante: L’Amica Geniale, Storia Del Nuovo Cognome, Storia Di Chi Fugge E Di Chi Resta., Sarah M. Stutman

Senior Theses and Projects

Questa tesi prende in analisi il ruolo della donna nella società italiana così come viene presentato negli ultimi romanzi di Elena Ferrante. Vorrei discutere le aspettative pubbliche e private e la realtà delle donne, in particolare vorrei esplorare come l’autrice presenta l’importanza dell’educazione, il ruolo delle donne nel mercato del lavoro, il corpo, la sessualità, la violenza, e il matrimonio nel periodo che va dall’infanzia all’età adulta seguendo l’evoluzione delle protagoniste femminili Lila e Elena.

I romanzi che analizzerò sono: L’Amica Geniale, Storia del nuovo cognome, e Storia di chi fugge e di ...


Auctor In Fabula: Umberto Eco And The Intentio Of Foucault's Pendulum, Douglas Stephens IV 2015 Liberty University

Auctor In Fabula: Umberto Eco And The Intentio Of Foucault's Pendulum, Douglas Stephens Iv

Senior Honors Theses

Umberto Eco’s 1988 novel Foucault’s Pendulum weaves together a wide range of philosophical and literary threads. Many of these threads find their other ends in Eco’s nonfiction works, which focus primarily on the question of interpretation and the source of meaning. The novel, which follows three distinctly overinterpretive characters as they descend into ruin, has been read by some as a retraction or parody of Eco’s own position. However, if Foucault’s Pendulum is indeed polemical, it must be taken as an argument against the mindset which Eco has termed the “hermetic”. Through an examination of ...


Ippolito Nievo's Pisana: How Bildungsroman And Historical Novel Created A Monster, Maurizio Vito 2015 University of Arizona, Tucson

Ippolito Nievo's Pisana: How Bildungsroman And Historical Novel Created A Monster, Maurizio Vito

Maurizio Vito

Ippolito Nievo’s character Pisana from Le Confessioni d’un Italiano has stirred controversial comments since its appearance in the mid-nineteenth century. This article claims that Pisana’s peculiar temperament is the result of an unusual but successful, blending of the narrative forms of Bildungsroman and historical novel. The scandalous enigma that the character of Pisana embodies in the eyes of her lifelong, obsessed lover, Carlo Altoviti, may be revealed if the reader deciphers her persona through the lenses of the literary genres employed by the author. Not Carlo’s confessions, then, but Nievo’s political unconscious sheds light on ...


Speed And Convulsive Beauty: Trains And The Historic Avant-Garde, Marylaura Papalas 2015 East Carolina University

Speed And Convulsive Beauty: Trains And The Historic Avant-Garde, Marylaura Papalas

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The train, an invention and evocative symbol of the 19th century, somewhat ironically continued to fascinate avant-garde artists and writers of the 20th century, when faster and more exciting modes of transportation were in use. Locomotive imagery in Italian futurism and French surrealism, however, demonstrates a lasting fascination with speed, locomotive space, and their effect on perceptions of reality. Considering the work of more recent theorists like Paul Virilio, Michel Foucault, and various others who have contributed to the growing field of mobility studies, this paper aims to understand the persisting presence of the train as a symbol ...


The Obstacles To And Solutions Of Female Characters' Speech: Beatrice In Dante's Vita Nuova And Purgatorio And Susan In J. M. Coetzee's Foe, Tamara Savage 2015 Harvey Mudd College

The Obstacles To And Solutions Of Female Characters' Speech: Beatrice In Dante's Vita Nuova And Purgatorio And Susan In J. M. Coetzee's Foe, Tamara Savage

CMC Senior Theses

This thesis analyzes the speaking and silencing of two female characters, Beatrice from Dante’s Vita Nuova and Purgatorio and Susan from J. M. Coetzee’s Foe. The texts are viewed through postcolonial and feminist lenses to show the problems with male characters speaking for female characters and the obstacles the female characters face when attempting to speak. Dante’s solution to this problem is to transform Beatrice from a silent and demure woman into a character who issues commands with a powerful voice. Coetzee’s solution is instead to refuse to provide a solution, since no one but Susan ...


Gender, Narrative And Dissonance In The Modern Italian Novel, Silvia Valisa 2014 Florida State University

Gender, Narrative And Dissonance In The Modern Italian Novel, Silvia Valisa

Silvia Valisa

Combining close textual readings with a broad theoretical perspective, Gender, Narrative, and Dissonance in the Modern Italian Novel is a study of the ways in which gender shapes the principal characters and narratives of seven important Italian novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from Alessandro Manzoni’s I promessi sposi (1827) to Elsa Morante’sAracoeli (1982).
Silvia Valisa’s innovative approach focuses on the tensions between the characters and the gender ideologies that surround them, and the ways in which this dissonance exposes the ideological and epistemological structures of the modern novel. A provocative account of the intersection ...


La Muerte, La Memoria Y La Filosofía Existencial En La Literatura Testimonial Pos-Dictatorial De Primo Levi, Jorge Semprún Y Jacobo Timerman, Andrew McNair 2014 Trinity College

La Muerte, La Memoria Y La Filosofía Existencial En La Literatura Testimonial Pos-Dictatorial De Primo Levi, Jorge Semprún Y Jacobo Timerman, Andrew Mcnair

Senior Theses and Projects

What effect does the ubiquity of death in a traumatic experience have on an individual's memory and soul, and how is this manifested in one's written testimony? Through the analysis of their philosophical introspection, the testimonies of Primo Levi's The Drowned and the Saved, Jorge Semprún's Literature or Life, and Jacobo Timerman's Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number meditate on the atrocities they experienced during Levi and Semprún's incarceration under the Nazi regime in Europe between 1942 and 1945, and Timerman's imprisonment under the regime of Jorge Rafael Videla in Argentina ...


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

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 ...


Estudio Y Edición De Las "Poesías Varias" De José Navarro (1654), Almudena Vidorreta 2014 CUNY Graduate Center

Estudio Y Edición De Las "Poesías Varias" De José Navarro (1654), Almudena Vidorreta

Graduate Student Publications and Research

José Navarro Bermuz, an Aragonese intellectual who worked for the Italian family of the Ludovisi, was known for his active participation in the literary academies and poetic competitions of his time, and for his collection of Poesías varias. My research entails an in-depth study of the intellectual and political landscape of the second half of the 17th century in which Navarro lived and wrote. My aim was emphasize the significance of his literary production within the context of Spanish Early Modern literature, together with the critical edition of both his Poesías varias, and the Loa para la comedia de la ...


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 ...


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

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

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 ...


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.


The "Light Of The Intellect": Botticelli's Drawings For Dante's Divine Comedy, Kelsey Fox 2012 University of San Francisco

The "Light Of The Intellect": Botticelli's Drawings For Dante's Divine Comedy, Kelsey Fox

Creative Activity and Research Day - CARD

Dante’s Divine Comedy had a substantial history of illustration before Sandro Botticelli (1444/5-1510) was commissioned by Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de’ Medici to produce 102 drawings to accompany the text. Botticelli is often described as a studious, humanist artist, incorporating his understanding of classical texts and observational knowledge into his works. This research paper will explore the innovative nature of Botticelli’s series of drawings, especially as it relates to his graphic style, varying modes of composition, and conceptual priorities. It will also analyze the conceptual differences between the Inferno and Paradiso.


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