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Refugees In An Einwanderungsland: The Integration Policies Of Turkish-German Representatives In The 18th Bundestag, Kevin Dibb Jan 2018

Refugees In An Einwanderungsland: The Integration Policies Of Turkish-German Representatives In The 18th Bundestag, Kevin Dibb

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The 2013 federal elections marked the first time the Turkish-German community reached proportional representation in the Bundestag, the German parliament. Less than two years later, the “refugee crisis” was well underway, quickly becoming the most pressing political issue of the era and challenging long-standing federal integration policies and structures. The concurrence of these two events provides an interesting case-study in an emergent body of scholarship concerning the engagement of immigrant-origin parliamentarians with issues of national immigration and integration policies. The disparate levels of involvement of the eleven Turkish-German members of parliament in legislation concerning the refugee migrations of 2014-2016 present ...


Politics And Poetics Of Epic In The French Renaissance: Ronsard, Du Bellay, And D’Aubigné, Jessica J. Appleby Jan 2017

Politics And Poetics Of Epic In The French Renaissance: Ronsard, Du Bellay, And D’Aubigné, Jessica J. Appleby

French & Italian Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation examines the epic genre and its mutations from poetic and political perspectives during the sixteenth century. Renaissance poetic treatises acknowledged epic as the highest poetic form and the greatest aspiration of poets. A French imitation of the Aeneid would be the mark of national greatness, a poem to confirm France as the literary, cultural, and political successor to ancient Rome. It would both capture and foster national sentiment for a nation with imperial ambitions. However, any attempts to compose such a work either produce mediocre poetry or are so mutated in form that they can barely be labeled ...


Ka-Tzetnik 135633: Historical Depersonalization And The Celebrity Witness, Hannah Allen Jan 2015

Ka-Tzetnik 135633: Historical Depersonalization And The Celebrity Witness, Hannah Allen

Undergraduate Honors Theses

“Ka-Tzetnik 135633: Historical Depersonalization and the Celebrity Witnessm” will concern early representations of the Holocaust written by Yehiel De-Nur, who wrote under the name Ka-Tzetnik 135633, which loosely translates to Concentration Camp Inmate 135633. This author, with his first book appearing in 1946, produced the sextet Salamanda: A Chronicle of a Jewish Family in the Twentieth Century. The books concern the author’s own experience of the Holocaust via a fictionalized persona, as well as the experiences that he believes his siblings endured after they were separated in the ghettoes. My project will use these highly controversial books as a ...


Site-Based Theatre In 21st Century Britain: Conceptualizing Audience Experiences, Randall Harmon Jan 2015

Site-Based Theatre In 21st Century Britain: Conceptualizing Audience Experiences, Randall Harmon

Theatre and Dance Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation sets out to provide guidelines for the conceptualization of audience experiences for site-based theatre--theatre events more commonly described as site-specific, site-responsive, or immersive. Creators of site-based theatre should design participative engagement for audiences that immerses participants in the site and interfaces with its contexts, and promotes a visceral and memorable experience of the performance.

Following a definition of site-based theatre, this dissertation investigates conceptual practices of 20 leading practitioners of site-based theatre in contemporary Great Britain; Grid Iron Theatre, Punchdrunk, Pearson/Brookes, Common Wealth Theatre Company, Hydrocracker Theatre, Red Earth, and ZU-UK, among others. Based on interviews with ...


Postmodernism, Post-Marxism, And Mass Media In Aras Ören's Berlin Savignyplatz, Melissa Eileen Mccormick Jan 2014

Postmodernism, Post-Marxism, And Mass Media In Aras Ören's Berlin Savignyplatz, Melissa Eileen Mccormick

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The following thesis is a study of Aras Ören's 1995 novel Berlin Savignyplatz. This novel moves away from the New Left's discourse on guest workers as helpless victims and toward a view that refuses to essentialize identities. The text does this by using instances of mass media to expose contradictions in the New Left's discourse on guest workers, by signaling poststructuralist understandings of the subject, and by showing the decline of a Marxist worldview.

In addition to scholarly works that speak to the writings of Aras Ören, this thesis utilizes secondary literature on media representations in society ...


Stratalinguistics And Shifts In Power: Changing Perceptions Of Ethnicity In Post-Roman Britain, Graham David Sean O'Toole Jan 2014

Stratalinguistics And Shifts In Power: Changing Perceptions Of Ethnicity In Post-Roman Britain, Graham David Sean O'Toole

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Recent trends in the study of Roman Britain have been exposed to the new study of “stratalinguistics” as a means of tracking and explaining certain linguistic phenomena. Peter Schrijver began this process by suggesting that a heavy Latinization of the lowland zone caused deep phonological changes to Brittonic both in the Roman and the post-Roman period. Schrijver’s stratalinguistics suggest a Latin superstrate in the Roman period and a Latin substrate in the post-Roman period. I will take this conclusion, along with archaeological and literary evidence, and suggest a strong change in the perceptions of power in with the departure ...


How Should A Body Move: Turkish German Claims To Recognition In Architecture, Film, And Literature, Petra Landfester Jan 2012

How Should A Body Move: Turkish German Claims To Recognition In Architecture, Film, And Literature, Petra Landfester

Comparative Literature Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The decades-long struggle to define German multicultural society takes place in relationship to state and popular assumptions about the nature of German and Western secularism. Expressions of this struggle include the "mosque debate," in which opponents sought to prevent new mosques in Germany, and discussions about offering Islam instruction in German schools along with Catholic and Protestant lessons. This dissertation addresses the role of the physical body in the recognition, or misrecognition, of "Others" as members of society. By utilizing theories of recognition as a starting point, it analyzes the embodied way in which people claim or grant recognition in ...


Racializing Islam: The Conceptualization Of Race, Religion And Culture In Contemporary German Society, Marni Elisabeth Spott Jan 2012

Racializing Islam: The Conceptualization Of Race, Religion And Culture In Contemporary German Society, Marni Elisabeth Spott

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Since the implementation of the Guest Worker Program in the 1950s, Germany has struggled to accept that Turkish immigrants, along with subsequent generations, constitute a large part of its society. Thilo Sarrazin's book, Deutschland schafft sich ab, which has been at the center of public discourse in Germany since its publication in 2010, has exacerbated the debates surrounding the status of ethnic minorities in German society. His strong negative opinions of Islam and Muslims living in Germany have influenced the direction of religious discourse, within the context of racial and multicultural discourses. In determining Germany's own national culture ...