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‘Avant-Femme’ Or Futuristic Frauen: Collaborative Art By Women In The German Democratic Republic, Beret Norman 2016 Boise State University

‘Avant-Femme’ Or Futuristic Frauen: Collaborative Art By Women In The German Democratic Republic, Beret Norman

Beret Norman

In 1983 a group of young East German women defied repressive laws and artistic conventions to form an unassumingly renegade collaborative group with a naive mission: to create an alternative meaning in their lives through art, beauty, and camaraderie. In this way they presented a subversive resistance to the one-party state's authoritarian regime that dictated the role of art in the German Democratic Republic's (GDR) society. The group,1 founded by the small city of Erfurt in the German state of Thuringia by ambitious dissident Gabriele Stötzer,2 began without high expectations of rebellion, and yet eventually grew ...


Oppression, Empowerment, And The Role Of The Interpreter, Erika L. Ziebart 2016 Liberty University

Oppression, Empowerment, And The Role Of The Interpreter, Erika L. Ziebart

Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research

This paper examines the history of oppression of the Deaf as a cultural minority and the ways in which interpreters may contribute to oppression. The paper then shows how interpreters can recognize and stop such oppressive tendencies and how they can instead empower the Deaf as an ally. Society views the Deaf as defective and requires that they conform to the hearing majority—a type of oppression called audism—this can cause interpreters to unconsciously form a negative view of their Deaf clients. Also, because interpreters are often the only ones that understand what is going on between both languages ...


Finding The Truth: An Examination Into The Use Of Rhetoric In Thucydides, Eryn Pritchett 2016 Murray State University

Finding The Truth: An Examination Into The Use Of Rhetoric In Thucydides, Eryn Pritchett

Scholars Week

For centuries, scholars have looked to Thucydides as truth--a factual and accurate account of the Peloponnesian War--due to his thorough use of critical analysis and logical deduction. Unlike his predecessor, Herodotus, Thucydides dodged the critical and literary analysis that has plagued Herodotus for years. However, in the past few decades historians realized that Thucydides is far more than facts on paper. This research project will show that Thucydides use of Athenian rhetoric transforms his work from that of historical accuracy into a "possession for all time," redefining the way other historians would construct their own narrative. (Thucydides, 1.22.1 ...


Understanding Social Presence And Subject Position In Online Environments, Michael Miceli 2016 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Understanding Social Presence And Subject Position In Online Environments, Michael Miceli

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Within various fields of linguistics, language is perceived as a social mechanism, always carrying the meanings and values of community, social groups, networks, culture, identity, and more. Language is at the heart of our interaction with the world around us. In a gaming environment, this translates in discursively created actions and interactions that regulate the relationships between players and, consequently, the outcome of the game. In order to be successful in such environments, players will need to develop a strong social presence, that is to say, the ability to project themselves through their characters in the social community and present ...


Hadrian Vs. Apollodorus Of Damascus: Who Built The Pantheon?, Weston Vawter 2016 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Hadrian Vs. Apollodorus Of Damascus: Who Built The Pantheon?, Weston Vawter

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

During the reign of Hadrian, many building projects were undertaken that have been attributed to Hadrian. He has been accredited with building a great wall which expanded the Northern frontier in Britannia, which bears his name, with the rebuilding of the Parthenon, and many various monuments and buildings throughout the empire. But there is some controversy, especially with the Parthenon, whether it was Hadrian who designed these buildings or if it was a man named Apollodorus of Damascus. Using various evidences from buildings that are known to be built by Hadrian and those known to be built by Apollodorus of ...


Kings, Wars, And Duck Eggs: Interpretations Of Poetry In Egil’S Saga, James C. Daughton 2016 University of Virginia

Kings, Wars, And Duck Eggs: Interpretations Of Poetry In Egil’S Saga, James C. Daughton

MAD-RUSH Undergraduate Research Conference

This paper examines the function and cultural implications of poetry in Egil’s Saga, an Icelandic saga written around the thirteenth century A.D. The title character, Egil Skallagrimson, is a renowned warrior and obstinate maverick, but perhaps his most singular trait is his gift for crafting poetry—a talent reflected in the nearly sixty sets of his verse that appear throughout the prose text. Obviously, these poems allow the reader to tap into Egil’s psyche, but they also fulfill the more profound purpose of illuminating the values and experiences of medieval Icelanders. Egil eternalizes the heritage he shares ...


Book Review Of Latin-Into-Hebrew: Texts And Studies, Volume One: Studies, Lawrence Frizzell 2016 Selected Works

Book Review Of Latin-Into-Hebrew: Texts And Studies, Volume One: Studies, Lawrence Frizzell

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Latin-into-Hebrew: Texts and Studies, Volume One: Studies.  Edited by Resianne Fontaine and Gad Freudenthal. Leiden. Boston Brill, 2013 ix+494 pp.  $209.00 ISBN 978-90-04-22931-0 (clothbound).

Review of the eighteen studies dedicated to the memory of a young interdisciplinary scholar, Francesca Yardenit Albertini (1974-2011), close friend of the editors.


Book Review Of Latin-Into-Hebrew: Texts And Studies, Volume One: Studies, Father Lawrence Frizzell, D. Phil. 2016 Seton Hall University

Book Review Of Latin-Into-Hebrew: Texts And Studies, Volume One: Studies, Father Lawrence Frizzell, D. Phil.

Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Latin-into-Hebrew: Texts and Studies, Volume One: Studies.  Edited by Resianne Fontaine and Gad Freudenthal. Leiden. Boston Brill, 2013 ix+494 pp.  $209.00 ISBN 978-90-04-22931-0 (clothbound).

Review of the eighteen studies dedicated to the memory of a young interdisciplinary scholar, Francesca Yardenit Albertini (1974-2011), close friend of the editors.


Promoting Global Empathy And Engagement Through Real-Time Problem-Based Simulations: Outcomes From A Policymaking Simulation Set In Post-Earthquake Haiti, Chad Raymond, Tina Zappile, Daniel J. Beers 2016 Salve Regina University

Promoting Global Empathy And Engagement Through Real-Time Problem-Based Simulations: Outcomes From A Policymaking Simulation Set In Post-Earthquake Haiti, Chad Raymond, Tina Zappile, Daniel J. Beers

Faculty and Staff - Articles & Papers

We introduce a real-time problem-based simulation in which students are tasked with drafting policy to address the challenge of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in post-earthquake Haiti from a variety of stakeholder perspectives. Students who participated in the simulation completed a quantitative survey as a pretest/posttest on global empathy, political awareness, and civic engagement, and provided qualitative data through post-simulation focus groups. The simulation was run in four courses across three campuses in a variety of instructional settings from 2013 to 2015. An analysis of the data reveals that scores on several survey items measuring global empathy and political/civic ...


Effects Of A Short-Duration Online Simulation On Global Empathy, Chad Raymond, Sally Gomaa 2016 Salve Regina University

Effects Of A Short-Duration Online Simulation On Global Empathy, Chad Raymond, Sally Gomaa

Faculty and Staff - Articles & Papers

In an investigation of whether a particular instructional method is associated with greater global empathy among students, undergraduates were exposed to information about Haiti through lecture, news video, or an online game that simulated life in Haiti. Our hypothesis was that students would exhibit greater global empathy after playing the interactive online simulation than they would after hearing the lecture or watching the videos. Average scores for survey questions varied according to the instructional method, as did students behavioral responses during the experiment, but the variations were not statistically significant. A larger sample, a longer duration experiment, or the exclusion ...


The Effects Of Simulations On Global Empathy, Chad Raymond, Stephanie Jacques, Alisia Medeiros 2016 Salve Regina University

The Effects Of Simulations On Global Empathy, Chad Raymond, Stephanie Jacques, Alisia Medeiros

Faculty and Staff - Articles & Papers

The learning outcomes for college curricula typically emphasize the development of a greater understanding of and empathy for people who come from diverse cultural backgrounds. In this research project the Alexandrian Inventory, a pretest/posttest survey instrument, was administered to undergraduate students to examine which simulations used in two courses were associated with the greatest changes in students’ global empathy. An analysis of the data did not reveal a clear, statistically significant association between the simulations and empathy indicators.


Incidental Learning Of Japanese Through Reading Online, In Print, And In Digital Games, Jeff Lynn Peterson 2016 Brigham Young University - Provo

Incidental Learning Of Japanese Through Reading Online, In Print, And In Digital Games, Jeff Lynn Peterson

All Theses and Dissertations

An increasing amount of attention has been brought to language learning through digital games. Incidental learning through different media types such as in print and online have also seen an increased amount of research done in recent years. This study examines the amount of incidental learning that occurs across three media types (in print, online, and in a digital simulation game) as well as participants' perceptions of how enjoyable and helpful these media types are. Results suggest that of the three media types, incidental learning occurred most through the online reading. Furthermore, although not statistically significant, participants in the present ...


Gender Assignment To Lexical Borrowings By Heritage Speakers Of Arabic, Iman Ishaq Ibrahim 2016 Western University

Gender Assignment To Lexical Borrowings By Heritage Speakers Of Arabic, Iman Ishaq Ibrahim

Western Papers in Linguistics / Cahiers linguistiques de Western

This study aims to deepen our understanding of the expression of gender in heritage speakers of Arabic by distinguishing gender assignment from gender agreement with lexical borrowings. Studies on the assignment of gender to lexical borrowings (Mustafawi, 2002; Moshref, 2010; AL-Saidat, 2011) in monolingual Arabic speakers have shown that speakers rely on (morpho)-phonological endings. That is, lexical items ending in [-a] are to be assigned the feminine gender, while lexical borrowings that lack the [-a] ending are assigned the masculine gender. Here, we investigate gender assignment to lexical borrowings by Arabic heritage speakers to find out whether this group ...


The Subjects Of Fatih Akin's Melodramas: A Genealogical Reading Through The Films Of R.W. Fassbinder, Yilmaz Güney And Atif Yilmaz, Emir O. Benli 2016 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Subjects Of Fatih Akin's Melodramas: A Genealogical Reading Through The Films Of R.W. Fassbinder, Yilmaz Güney And Atif Yilmaz, Emir O. Benli

Doctoral Dissertations May 2014 - current

Fatih Akın's feature films Head-On (2004) and The Edge of Heaven (2007) resonated strongly with Turkish, German and Turkish German communities, albeit for diverse reasons, opening spaces for debate with regard to subjectivites that foreground their alterity and redefine readings of national identity. This dissertation addresses ways in which the melodramatic modality of Akın's films partake in such debates by presenting a dialogic genealogy of melodramas from Turkish, German and Turkish German contexts. An analysis of Fontane's novel "Effi Briest" and of R.W Fassbinder's Fontane Effi Briest and Ali: Fear Eats the Soul; Atıf Yılmaz ...


Disclaimer, 2016 Cleveland State University

Disclaimer

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Table Of Contents, Regennia N. Williams PhD 2016 Initiative for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in the History of Africa and the Diaspora

Table Of Contents, Regennia N. Williams Phd

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Editor's Introductory Note, Regennia N. Williams PhD 2016 Initiative for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in the History of Africa and the Diaspora

Editor's Introductory Note, Regennia N. Williams Phd

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


The Circumference Of Community, Patricia A. F. O'Luanaigh MA 2016 California Institute of Integral Studies

The Circumference Of Community, Patricia A. F. O'Luanaigh Ma

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Hex Workers: African American Women, Hoodoo, And Power In The Nineteenth- And Early Twentieth-Century U.S., Ann Kordas 2016 Johnson & Wales University

Hex Workers: African American Women, Hoodoo, And Power In The Nineteenth- And Early Twentieth-Century U.S., Ann Kordas

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

No abstract provided.


Souvenir Program Booklet For The Women And Spirituality Symposium, Regennia N. Williams PhD, Patricia A. F. O'Luanaigh MA 2016 Initiative for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in the History of Africa and the Diaspora

Souvenir Program Booklet For The Women And Spirituality Symposium, Regennia N. Williams Phd, Patricia A. F. O'Luanaigh Ma

The Journal of Traditions & Beliefs

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