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Think, Pig! Beckett At The Limit Of The Human [Table Of Contents], Jean-Michel Rabate 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Think, Pig! Beckett At The Limit Of The Human [Table Of Contents], Jean-Michel Rabate

Literature

“Very few critics have all the qualities and competencies required to engage fully with the entirety of Beckett’s work in all genres: a detailed familiarity with Beckett’s texts in both English and French; a sensitivity to his linguistic, stylistic, and thematic maneuvers; an encyclopedic knowledge of his intellectual context; an awareness of the range and detail of Beckett studies; and an ability to write with refinement and wit. It is clear from this remarkable book that Jean-Michel Rabaté is one of those few.” —Derek Attridge, University of York


Transparent Interiors: Detective And Mystery Fiction In The Age Of Photography, Melissa D. Dunn 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Transparent Interiors: Detective And Mystery Fiction In The Age Of Photography, Melissa D. Dunn

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects (2014-Present)

This dissertation is a meditation on the mutable boundaries that define interior life in the age of photography. I probe these boundaries through selected readings in two literary genres that share conceptual links with photography—detective fiction and mystery fiction. Photography plays an important role in a radical reconsideration of the boundaries between public and private, engaging two dominant and often conflicting cultural values that shape American life at the turn of the twentieth century—the mandate to define and protect privacy and the simultaneous call for greater transparency in public and personal life. Photography, through its perceived transgressions against ...


James Joyce's Model Dublin, Barry Sheehan 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

James Joyce's Model Dublin, Barry Sheehan

Academic Articles

“You are walking through it howsomever. I am, a stride at a time. A very short space of time through very short times of space.” (Joyce,1986, p.31).

James Joyce wrote about Dublin from a position of exile. He created a model Dublin, one in which he mixed people and places, events and activities, real and imagined and combined them into a city that suited his own ends.

This imagined city has been examined remotely in a multiplicity of ways, and by people in a way that the real city has not. One can ask whether it is Dublin ...


Filología Reflexiva: Hacia Una Pedagogía “Evaluadora”. Reflexión Y Evaluación Del Campo Filológico Español (1936-1968), Jose Antonio Losada Montero 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Filología Reflexiva: Hacia Una Pedagogía “Evaluadora”. Reflexión Y Evaluación Del Campo Filológico Español (1936-1968), Jose Antonio Losada Montero

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects (2014-Present)

This doctoral thesis offers an original and valuable contribution to the study of the genealogy of the literary canon between 1939 and 1968. During Francisco Franco´s dictatorship, Spanish Universities underwent a series of important changes in its academic and management configuration and in the way Spanish elites envisioned Higher Education inside the regime. This research focuses in the role that Spanish scholars, inside Hispanic and Modern Language Departments, played in this renegotiation of a new and crucial sociopolitical mission for College Education. By focusing on the period between 1939 and 1968, a moment of sociopolitical instability and conservative literary ...


A Passage From Brooklyn To Ithaca: The Sea, The City And The Body In The Poetics Of Walt Whitman And C. P. Cavafy, Michael P. Skafidas 2016 City University of New York (CUNY)

A Passage From Brooklyn To Ithaca: The Sea, The City And The Body In The Poetics Of Walt Whitman And C. P. Cavafy, Michael P. Skafidas

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects (2014-Present)

This treatise is the first extensive comparative study of Walt Whitman and C. P. Cavafy. Despite the abundant scholarship dealing with the work and life of each, until now no critic has put the two poets together. Whitman’s poetry celebrates birth, youth, the self and the world as seen for the first time, while Cavafy’s diverts from the active present to resurrect a world whose key, in Eliot’s terms, is memory. Yet, I see the two poets conversing in the crossroads of the fin de siècle; the American Whitman and the Greek Cavafy embody the antithesis of ...


Humanity In Posthuman Literature: The Mind-Body Connection And The Human Experience, Teisha Seaman 2015 Bridgewater State University

Humanity In Posthuman Literature: The Mind-Body Connection And The Human Experience, Teisha Seaman

Honors Program Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Robert Frost’S New Hampshire, Philip Larkin’S England, And Seamus Heaney’S Ireland: Non-Urban Place And Democratic Poetry, Faisal I. Rawashdeh 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Robert Frost’S New Hampshire, Philip Larkin’S England, And Seamus Heaney’S Ireland: Non-Urban Place And Democratic Poetry, Faisal I. Rawashdeh

Dissertations

In Anglo-American Modernist poetry, place is reduced to an analogue for the cultural degradation brought forth by the disruptive experience of modernity. This demotion stands in sharp contrast to the representation of place as a center of value in the poetry of Robert Frost, Philip Larkin, and Seamus Heaney. In this dissertation, I shall explain this value in terms of its connection to a particular cultural substance which Frost, Larkin, and Heaney deem foundational for their non-ideological terms of belonging to place. Frost embraces New England vernacularism first as the basis for his egalitarianism and second as the core substance ...


La Ciencia Ficción Y La Narrativa Posmoderna: Hacia La Convergencia, Mikel Peregrina 2015 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

La Ciencia Ficción Y La Narrativa Posmoderna: Hacia La Convergencia, Mikel Peregrina

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

En Postmodernist Fiction Brian McHale defendía un acercamiento entre la ciencia ficción y la narrativa posmoderna. Mientras que la novela posmo­derna toma topos de la ciencia ficción, la ciencia ficción usa herramientas narrativas de la posmodernidad. Tanto Slaughterhouse-Five, de Kurt Vonnegut, como Dying Inside, de Robert Silverberg, reflejan esa conver­gencia. Además, la imbricación también aparece en las letras españolas, como demuestran los análisis de El mundo en la era de Varick , de Andrés Ibáñez, y de Lágrimas de luz, de Rafael Marín.


Recuerdos Que Curan. Memoria Y Ciencia Ficción En Chile, Kaitlin R. Sommerfeld, Juan C. Toledano 2015 Lewis and Clark College

Recuerdos Que Curan. Memoria Y Ciencia Ficción En Chile, Kaitlin R. Sommerfeld, Juan C. Toledano

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

A través del análisis de la novela Synco de Jorge Baradit y el cuento "Exerion" de Pablo Castro, se propone el uso de la literatura de ciencia ficción como vehículo para la curación de traumas producidos por la dictadura chilena de Augusto Pinochet. Los autores creen que a través del extrañamiento y la heterotopía, la ciencia ficción puede ser útil y pertinente a lo que se ha venido a llamar como literatura del trauma.


La Escritura Como Recreación Del Cosmos Narrativo De La Infancia: Entrevista A Rodolfo Martínez, Ruben Varona 2015 Texas Tech University

La Escritura Como Recreación Del Cosmos Narrativo De La Infancia: Entrevista A Rodolfo Martínez, Ruben Varona

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

La literatura actual responde a las necesidades de un mundo que, para explicarse, requiere de discursos cada vez más complejos. Sus lectores encarnan el desencanto de toda utopía, mediante una serie de cuestionamientos a la realidad en que viven. De allí la necesidad de contrastar la crítica literaria con el pensamiento de autores actuales como Rodolfo Martínez (1965), a quien la hibridación de géneros, historias y literaturas le han permitido descomplejizar el mundo, si de alguna manera esto es posible, y ofrecerle al lector múltiples verdades o perspectivas, en términos de Linda Hutcheon. Rodolfo Martínez es un escritor asturiano que ...


The Lawrentian Woman: Monsters In The Margins Of 20th-Century British Literature, Dusty A. Brice 2015 East Tennessee State University

The Lawrentian Woman: Monsters In The Margins Of 20th-Century British Literature, Dusty A. Brice

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Despite his own conservative values, D.H. Lawrence writes sexually liberated female characters. The most subversive female characters in Lawrence’s oeuvre are the Brangwens of The Rainbow. The Brangwens are prototypical models of a form of femininity that connects women to Nature while distancing them from society; his women are cast as monsters, but are strengthened from their link with Nature. They represent what I am calling the Lawrentian-Woman.

The Lawrentian-Woman has proven influential for contemporary British authors. I examine the Lawrentian-Woman’s adoption by later writers and her evolution from modernist frame to postmodern appropriation. First, I look ...


¿Qué Es La Patria?: Peruvian National Identity And José María Arguedas, Sydney S. Welch 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

¿Qué Es La Patria?: Peruvian National Identity And José María Arguedas, Sydney S. Welch

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Tolkien's Intellectual Landscape (2015) By E.L. Risden, John Houghton 2015 The Hill School

Tolkien's Intellectual Landscape (2015) By E.L. Risden, John Houghton

Journal of Tolkien Research

Tolkien's Intellectual Landscape (2015) by E.L. Risden, book review


What Does White Supremacy Look Like Today?, Jacob Bennett MFA 2015 La Salle University

What Does White Supremacy Look Like Today?, Jacob Bennett Mfa

Explorer Café

The introductory slides provide a framing definition: “White supremacy is believing not only that white people are superior based on their skin color, but that they have the right to rule over other people.” Additional concepts that help frame the presentation include “imperialist white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy,” “racialization,” and “colonial ideology.” The presentation then provides an overview of U.S. legal and penal statutes, starting in 18th century Massachusetts, moving through 18th and 19th century federal “fugitive slave” laws, the end of Reconstruction and the beginning of Jim Crow, the 20th century militarization of police force, and the discrepancy between crack ...


The Hobbit Party (2014) By Jonathan Witt And Jay W. Richards, John D. Rateliff 2015 Independent Scholar

The Hobbit Party (2014) By Jonathan Witt And Jay W. Richards, John D. Rateliff

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book Review of The Hobbit Party (2014) by Jonathan Witt and Jay W. Richards


La Poética Del Pecio De Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio: Una Lectura Desde La Forma Ensayo, Gerard Torres Rabassa 2015 Universitat de Barcelona

La Poética Del Pecio De Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio: Una Lectura Desde La Forma Ensayo, Gerard Torres Rabassa

Dissidences

El género ensayístico ha sido caracterizado por sus principales teóricos como vehículo de una forma específica de conocimiento basada en el perspectivismo y en la autoconsciencia irónica de sus propias limitaciones epistemológicas. Este artículo interpreta algunos pecios de Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio entablando un diálogo con las aportaciones de teóricos del ensayo como Georg Lukacs, Max Bense, Theodor W. Adorno o Edward Said, sin olvidar el referente fundamental que constituyen los Essais de Montaigne para toda escritura ensayística.

Además, veremos que los libros Vendrán más años malos y nos harán más ciegos (1993) y La hija de la guerra y la ...


Session 4: James Merrill: Life And Archive, Joel Minor, Langdon Hammer, Justin Reed 2015 Washington University in St. Louis

Session 4: James Merrill: Life And Archive, Joel Minor, Langdon Hammer, Justin Reed

James Merrill SymposiumOctober 22-23, 2015

2:45 p.m. — Session 4: James Merrill: Life and Archive

An introduction to James Merrill resources in Washington University Special Collections


Session 3: Digital Merrill, Shannon Davis, Annelise Duerden, Heidi Lim, Joe Loewenstein, Timothy Materer 2015 Washington University in St Louis

Session 3: Digital Merrill, Shannon Davis, Annelise Duerden, Heidi Lim, Joe Loewenstein, Timothy Materer

James Merrill SymposiumOctober 22-23, 2015

1:15 p.m. — Session 3: Digital Merrill

  • Shannon Davis, digital library services manager, WU: The James Merrill Digital Archive: Process and Product
  • Annelise Duerden, PhD candidate in English, WU — “Admit It Arguably A priori Admittedly I have failed”: Re-vision in the Merrill Archive
  • Heidi Lim, PhD candidate in English, WU — To Tag or Not to Tag: The Digital Markup Process as a Form of Reading
  • Timothy Materer, professor emeritus, University of Missouri — The Poem as a Netscape


Session 2: Remembering Jimmy, Stephen Yenser, Randy Bean, Judith Moffett, Rachel Hadas 2015 University of California - Los Angeles

Session 2: Remembering Jimmy, Stephen Yenser, Randy Bean, Judith Moffett, Rachel Hadas

James Merrill SymposiumOctober 22-23, 2015

10:30 a.m. — Session 2: Remembering Jimmy

  • Stephen Yenser, distinguished professor of English, UCLA — Reading an essay about his friendship with Merrill
  • Randy Bean, board member, James Merrill House Committee — Presenting on the history and initiatives of the James Merrill House
  • Judith Moffett, adjunct professor emerita of English, University of Pennsylvania — Mixed Messages, an excerpt from "Unlikely Friends: A Memoir"
  • Rachel Hadas, professor of English, Rutgers University — (via prerecorded video) reading an excerpt from "The Book of Ephraim," reading her poem, "Threshold and Mirror: the Biography," and recollecting her friendship with Merrill


Keynote Address: "The Biographical Container", Langdon Hammer 2015 Yale University

Keynote Address: "The Biographical Container", Langdon Hammer

James Merrill SymposiumOctober 22-23, 2015

Keynote address: “The Biographical Container” by Langdon Hammer, author of James Merrill: Life and Art (Knopf). Watch the video of the address here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BquCAmR6ANI.


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