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Ephemeral Media, Persistent Action: Public Pedagogies Of Collective Resistance, Jessica Ketcham Weber 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Ephemeral Media, Persistent Action: Public Pedagogies Of Collective Resistance, Jessica Ketcham Weber

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

In Ephemeral Media, Persistent Action: Public Pedagogies of Collective Resistance, I argue that representations of contemporary activism against corporate globalization, as analyzed in three different sites of commercially-driven media texts—newspapers, film, and websites—teach people to move away from public forms of collective activism and towards privatized and institutionally-sponsored forms as part of the larger project of neoliberalism. Specifically, this dissertation focuses on the representations of, and responses to the representations of, two events—the protests against the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference in Seattle, Washington in 1999 and the protests during the Republican National Convention in 2004 in ...


Se Rã©Ã©Crire: L'Appropriation Du Langage Du Colonisateur, Une Lecture Du Chemin Des Ordalies D’Abdellatif Laã¢Bi, Nadia miskowiec 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Se Rã©Ã©Crire: L'Appropriation Du Langage Du Colonisateur, Une Lecture Du Chemin Des Ordalies D’Abdellatif Laã¢Bi, Nadia Miskowiec

LSU Master's Theses

After the independence of Morocco in 1956, the question of the language arose among Moroccan writers. Highly aware of its historical implications authors had to choose between a vernacular such as spoken Arabic or Berber and a traditionally written language such as classical Arabic or French, languages of the colonizers. From there arose the contested choice of French, perceived by some as a patriotic treason. Use of French was predicted to disappear, however some authors defended its use. One such author is Abdellatif Laâbi, father of the famous review Souffles created in 1966, that played a crucial role in defining ...


Stacy Garrop's Settings Of Sonnets By Edna St. Vincent Millay: A Conductor's Analysis, Justin W. Durham 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Stacy Garrop's Settings Of Sonnets By Edna St. Vincent Millay: A Conductor's Analysis, Justin W. Durham

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Stacy Garrop is an emerging composer of choral and orchestral music. The focus of this research is to provide information on her career and compositional style and to provide a conductor’s analysis of six multi-movement a cappella works which set to music sonnets by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Works to be examined: Sonnets of Love and Chaos (2001) Sonnets of Vanity, Loss, and Rapture (2002) Sonnets of War and Mankind (2003) Sonnets of Desire, Longing, and Whimsy (2004) Sonnets of the Fatal Interview (2005) Sonnets of Beauty and Music (2006) The document is divided into nine chapters tracing the ...


An Annotated Catalogue Of Selected Cuban Piano Works From The 18th-20th Centuries, Nikie Oechsle 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

An Annotated Catalogue Of Selected Cuban Piano Works From The 18th-20th Centuries, Nikie Oechsle

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The piano music of Cuba encompasses a large body of valuable music that is yet to be explored fully on the international scene by performers and teachers. The purpose of this volume is to provide a guide that will enable performers and teachers to quickly reference, and more fully investigate the available music of Cuban composers. This is accomplished by providing description and levels of selected Cuban piano works from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries in catalogue format, as well as by providing descriptions of dances and dance forms found in the included literature.


An Approach To Performing Handel Sonatas On The Saxophone, Amy Griffiths 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

An Approach To Performing Handel Sonatas On The Saxophone, Amy Griffiths

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The saxophone has a long history with transcriptions and arrangements, which augment the saxophone’s repertoire and provide an historical context through which saxophonists may experience music that predates the invention of their instrument. Transcriptions, particularly those from the baroque period, provide excellent pedagogical material for inexperienced students whose educational needs would perhaps not be best served by more contemporary music. The various transcriptions of baroque music contributed by Marcel Mule and Sigurd Raschèr continue to be valuable additions to the repertoire, serving students’ pedagogical needs by providing appealing, accessible, and suitably challenging music. However, these transcriptions provide only a ...


A Conductor's Analysis Of Theodore Morrison's War And Reconciliation, Alissa Ann Mercurio Rowe 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

A Conductor's Analysis Of Theodore Morrison's War And Reconciliation, Alissa Ann Mercurio Rowe

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Theodore Morrison (b. 1938) was involved with music at a very young age as singer, organist, and choirmaster. As his musical career prospered he grew as a teacher, conductor, and composer. His compositional output includes several large works for chorus, soloists and orchestra, and a substantial body of shorter works. The smaller works encompass an overture for wind ensemble, chamber pieces for woodwinds and strings, a sonata and a set of variations for organ, several works for chorus and organ, an a cappella mass, three song cycles, and numerous choral pieces and songs. This document presents a brief biographical introduction ...


Berlin & The Origins Of Detente: Multilateral & Bilateral Negotiations In The Berlin Crisis, 1958-1963, Richard Dean Williamson 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Berlin & The Origins Of Detente: Multilateral & Bilateral Negotiations In The Berlin Crisis, 1958-1963, Richard Dean Williamson

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

"Berlin & the Origins of Detente" is a diplomatic history of the Berlin Crisis from 1958-1963. 'Berlin Crisis' usually means the events surrounding construction of the Berlin Wall in August 1961. The Wall, erected just two months after US President John Kennedy and the Soviet Union's Chairman Nikita Khrushchev met at Vienna, physically divided East Berlin from the Western sectors of the US, Britain and France, who kept occupation forces under the 1945 Potsdam accords. This work covers the events leading up to the Wall and after, when the focus shifted from multilateral Allied diplomacy in the Eisenhower-era to bilateral ...


Sofia Gubaidulina: Chaconne For Solo Piano In The Context Of Her Life And Work, Kadisha Onalbayeva-Coleman 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Sofia Gubaidulina: Chaconne For Solo Piano In The Context Of Her Life And Work, Kadisha Onalbayeva-Coleman

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This study examines the selected: Sofia Gubaidulina: Chaconne for Solo Piano in The Context of Her Life and Work. The first chapter provides a brief biography of Sofia Gubaidulina and an overview of her most important compositions. Chapter Two contains an overview of the solo piano works of Gubaidulina. Chapter Three examines the selected piano composition Chaconne from a formal and stylistic perspective.


To The Ice: George Bird Grinnell's 1887 Ascent Of Grinnell Glacier, Richard Vaughan 2010 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

To The Ice: George Bird Grinnell's 1887 Ascent Of Grinnell Glacier, Richard Vaughan

Articles by Maurer Faculty

This article discusses a climbing expedition undertaken by U.S. conservationist George Bird Grinnell to ascend what would come to be known as Grinnell Glacier in Montana. Grinnell’s efforts to establish Glacier National Park are detailed. Grinnell’s previously unpublished descriptions of the glacier and its surrounding area are analyzed by the author.


The Alfred Cortot Study Edition Of Chopin's Etudes & How The Alexander Technique Can Facilitate Progress Towards Performance Through His Suggested Exercises, Li-Fang Wu 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Alfred Cortot Study Edition Of Chopin's Etudes & How The Alexander Technique Can Facilitate Progress Towards Performance Through His Suggested Exercises, Li-Fang Wu

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this research paper is to study how the Alexander Technique can be applied to the process of pianistic practicing, and specific technique issues. The sets of exercises I choose to focus on are from the Alfred Cortot study edition of Chopin’s Etudes, op. 10 and op. 25. The Alexander Technique is a method of releasing unnecessary muscular tension when performing every action, including motions in piano playing. Therefore, the preparatory exercises suggested by Alfred Cortot in his study editions can be more effectively executed by applying the Alexander Technique principles. This research paper is divided into ...


Staging Polemics: Charles Palissot, Voltaire, And The "Theatrical Event" In Eighteenth-Century France, Logan James Connors 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Staging Polemics: Charles Palissot, Voltaire, And The "Theatrical Event" In Eighteenth-Century France, Logan James Connors

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation explores the exciting world of eighteenth-century French dramatic writing, performance and criticism from the point of view of the theatrical spectator. Instead of focusing on one single genre or writer, I assemble the textual creation, performance, and criticism of certain “polemical” plays into what I term a “theatrical event.” This optic provides a holistic vision of theater and an accurate view of how drama underwent noticeable change due to playwrights’ political associations, public reactions to performance, and the emerging power of the periodical press. In sum, this project differs from previous studies by focusing on the increasing rhetorical ...


Early American Self-Reflexive Writing: Revising The Tradition, Susie Scifres Kuilan 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Early American Self-Reflexive Writing: Revising The Tradition, Susie Scifres Kuilan

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This study focuses on self- reflexivity in early American texts. This self-reflexivity demonstrates that these early American authors were attempting to define “American fiction” and were participating in a new literary tradition that was developing simultaneously with the development of the new country. After the introduction, Chapter One lays the groundwork for my study by exploring current views of these texts and what led to these views. Chapter Two explores the difficulties facing post-Revolutionary authors and their reactions to these obstacles as reflected in their prefaces and their other writings. I show the way these authors self-consciously respond to the ...


Branding The Bear, Veni Harlan 2010 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Branding The Bear, Veni Harlan

LSU Master's Theses

Harlan, Veni S, B.F.A., Louisiana State University, 1981 Master of Fine Arts, Fall Commencement, 2010 Major: Graphic Design Branding the Bear Dissertation directed by Professor Rod Parker Pages in dissertation, 64. Words in abstract, 350. ABSTRACT Currently due to successful restoration efforts, the Louisiana Black Bear sub-species is rebounding. Correspondingly this increase in numbers accompanies the rise of human-bear conflict. Fiction, misinformation, resentment, and devaluation of the bear as a valuable asset stand to undermine the tremendous strides made by multiple public and private agencies over the course of twenty years. Discovery revealed a lack of knowledge by ...


A Critical And Cultural Poetics Of The End: Self, Space, And Volatility In Los Angeles, Pamela Albanese 2010 Graduate Center, City University of New York

A Critical And Cultural Poetics Of The End: Self, Space, And Volatility In Los Angeles, Pamela Albanese

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

A Critical and Cultural Poetics of the End: Self, Space, and Volatility in Los Angeles delineates the correspondences between Los Angeles spaces--exterior, topographical, architectural, and imaginary--and aspects of the self--interiority, identity, experience, and desire--in fictional and non-fictional depictions of Los Angeles. Through close readings of key Los Angeles novels, essays, and films, this project emphasizes how the narrative "I" traverses urban space, focusing on the dissolution of boundaries between self and place. Los Angeles' sprawling, decentralized layout and rapidly-shifting landscape have a profound influence on narrative identity, generating a volatile and disquieting sense of self; this project also explores how ...


La Fábula Y La Vida: El Vigilante Rosendo Tello, Almudena Vidorreta 2010 CUNY Graduate Center

La Fábula Y La Vida: El Vigilante Rosendo Tello, Almudena Vidorreta

Graduate Student Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


History 650 Syllabus Spring 2010, Barbara Allen 2010 La Salle University

History 650 Syllabus Spring 2010, Barbara Allen

All Oral Histories

No abstract provided.


Synesthetic Landscapes In Harold Pinter’S Theatre: A Symbolist Legacy, Graça Corrêa 2010 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Synesthetic Landscapes In Harold Pinter’S Theatre: A Symbolist Legacy, Graça Corrêa

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In the light of recent interdisciplinary critical approaches to landscape and space, and adopting phenomenological methods of sensory analysis, this dissertation explores interconnected or synesthetic sensory "scapes" in contemporary British playwright Harold Pinter's theatre. By studying its dramatic landscapes and probing into their multi-sensory manifestations in line with Symbolist theory and aesthetics, I argue that Pinter's theatre articulates an ecocritical stance and a micropolitical critique.

Chapter One explains the dissertation's theoretical framework (landscape theory, Symbolist theory, ecocriticism, phenomenology, and sensory analysis), while arguing for an ecophilosophical reading of Pinter's landscapes that engages not only with spatial ...


The Piano Works Of Páll Ísólfsson (1893-1974): A Diverse Collection, Nina Margret Grimsdottir 2010 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Piano Works Of Páll Ísólfsson (1893-1974): A Diverse Collection, Nina Margret Grimsdottir

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The piano works of Páll Ísólfsson (1893-1974) form a diverse collection of twenty-six pieces that consists of nineteen character pieces, one set of variations, and six liturgical pieces. They were composed during 1920-1970, and now for the first time, the collection can, in this dissertation, be appreciated in its entirety. The important steps taken along the way have included publication, recordings, research and concert performances.

The character pieces divide into four groups according to stylistic influence and maturity. Most of the earlier pieces fall into the "humorous burlesque" or "sentimental lyric" group; the other two groups belong to traditional dance ...


Mátyás Seiber’S Twelve-Tone Technique, Bettina Lee 2010 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Mátyás Seiber’S Twelve-Tone Technique, Bettina Lee

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation investigates the compositional style of Mátyás Seiber’s twelve-tone music through an analysis of three works composed between 1934 and 1960: String Quartet No. 2, Concert Piece for Violin and Piano, and Sonata for Violin and Piano. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the composer’s life and his compositional style. Chapter 2, on String Quartet No. 2 (1934-5), examines the subdivisions of the twelve-tone series into smaller pitch-class sets and introduces the concept of families. Chapter 3, on Concert Piece for Violin and Piano (1953-4), demonstrates the permutation of and within tetrachords derived from the prime series ...


Forget Burial: Illness, Narrative, And The Reclamation Of Disease, Marty Melissa Fink 2010 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Forget Burial: Illness, Narrative, And The Reclamation Of Disease, Marty Melissa Fink

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Through a theoretical and archival analysis of HIV/AIDS literature, this dissertation argues that the AIDS crisis is not an isolated incident that is now "over," but a striking culmination of a long history of understanding illness through narratives of queer sexual decline and national outsiderhood. Literary representations of HIV/AIDS can be read as a means of resistance to the stigmatization of people of color, women, immigrants, and queers, debunking the narratives that vilify these subjects as threats to national security and health. In drawing connections between illness, history, and the African diaspora, my work adopts a queer theoretical ...


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