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Performing (Female) Masculinity In The Early Modern Ibero-Atlantic World: An Analysis Of The Mujer Varonil In Gender And Genre, Nathaniel L. Redekopp Nov 2017

Performing (Female) Masculinity In The Early Modern Ibero-Atlantic World: An Analysis Of The Mujer Varonil In Gender And Genre, Nathaniel L. Redekopp

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

The following dissertation on the trope of the mujer varonil[1] employs bibliographical research in literary criticism and historiography to identify and describe socio-historic attitudes about gender. In particular, this dissertation examines gender as communicated by texts that use the mujer varonil, or “masculine woman”, characterization to either praise or vilify exceptional female subjects in ways that highlight normative limits for masculine and feminine gender expression. Four texts are examined: a male author writes each and each represents a literary genre that was significant in early modern Spain and Spanish America. These genres are the hagiography, the relación, the inquisition ...


La Ausencia De Lo Afro En La Identidad Nacional De México: Raza Y Los Mecanismos De La Invisibilización De Los Afrodescendientes En La Historia, La Cultura Popular, Y La Literatura Mexicana, Dora Careaga-Coleman Sep 2015

La Ausencia De Lo Afro En La Identidad Nacional De México: Raza Y Los Mecanismos De La Invisibilización De Los Afrodescendientes En La Historia, La Cultura Popular, Y La Literatura Mexicana, Dora Careaga-Coleman

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

Recognizing the dire need for foundational texts in the burgeoning field of Afro-Mexican Studies, this dissertation illuminates transhistorical social, political, and cultural processes that led to the marginalization (invisibilization) of the African presence in Mexico. The project begins with an examination of the complementary relationship between hierarchy, integration, and 'blanquiamento' in the construction of Mexican national identity during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and concludes with a discussion of Afromexicanos in popular culture from the golden age of Mexican cinema to the present. Chapter One demonstrates how from its implementation in the eighteenth century until its abolition by Jose Morelos ...


The Word And The Flesh: The Transformation Of Female Slave Subject To Mystic Agent Through Performance In The Texts Of Úrsula De Jesus, Theresa (Chicaba) De Santo Domingo And Rosa Maria Egipcíaca, Rachel Spaulding Jun 2015

The Word And The Flesh: The Transformation Of Female Slave Subject To Mystic Agent Through Performance In The Texts Of Úrsula De Jesus, Theresa (Chicaba) De Santo Domingo And Rosa Maria Egipcíaca, Rachel Spaulding

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

Previous research about the African slave experience in the Ibero-Atlantic world has understood slave agency, or more polemically, slave autonomy, through the binary of accommodation versus resistance. However, current African Diaspora scholarship (Schwartz, Thornton, etc.) situates the slave experience within a spectrum of lived experiences. These lived experiences range from accommodation to resistance but often overlap: lived experiences expressed overtly as accommodation reveal covert resistance. My dissertation explores the words of three Afro-women: \xdarsula de Jesus (1604-1666), an Afro-Peruvian Mystic, Sister Teresa de Santo Domingo (1676-1748), also known as Sor Chicaba, who lived as a Dominican tertiary in Salamanca, Spain ...


Interlanguage Pragmatic Development In Native Speaker/Nonnative Speaker Participatory Online Environments, Adrienne Gonzales Aug 2012

Interlanguage Pragmatic Development In Native Speaker/Nonnative Speaker Participatory Online Environments, Adrienne Gonzales

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

This dissertation seeks to discover the ways in which participation in an online social networking site affects interlanguage pragmatic development. Livemocha is an online social network centered around language learning that emphasizes the collaboration required in constructing language. This social networking site encourages learners to establish an identity through their user profiles and to reach out to other members through email, text-based chat, video chat, or peer-reviewed lessons. This study examines interaction in text-based chat between native speakers (NSs) and language learners of Spanish in this environment. Conversations were collected from seven participants over the course of one academic year ...


Crise Do Natural: Percepções E Representações Da Natureza E Suas Relações Com A Esfera Social Na Novíssima Prosa Latino-Americana., Danielle Murta De Laborde Affonso Aug 2012

Crise Do Natural: Percepções E Representações Da Natureza E Suas Relações Com A Esfera Social Na Novíssima Prosa Latino-Americana., Danielle Murta De Laborde Affonso

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

This thesis approaches the fictional works of three contemporary Latin American authors: the Brazilian writers Regina Rheda, Letícia Wierzchowski and the Argentine author Gustavo Nielsen. In selected works by these writers Humana Festa (2008); Os Aparados (2009) and El Corazón de Doli (2010), respectively, I analyze the literary representation of nature in relation to neoliberalism and globalization in Latin America. My study considers the explicit and implicit values attached to the ecological in contemporary society, how the environment is represented in contemporary literature and how it dialogues with current political, social and cultural trends. The thesis explores how the fictional ...


Forging Alliances Across Fronteras: Transnational Narratives Of Female Migration And The Family, Vanessa De Veritch Woodside Jul 2012

Forging Alliances Across Fronteras: Transnational Narratives Of Female Migration And The Family, Vanessa De Veritch Woodside

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

This dissertation examines the effects of transnational migration on women with particular attention to the (re-)negotiation of personal and cultural identity resulting from the adoption of novel roles within Chicana narratives of Mexican migration. Chapter One offers a historical background regarding the U.S.-Mexico border, (im)migration, and more specifically, women and migration, as well as an overview of pertinent Chicano migrant literature that serves as an appropriate point of departure for discussion of Chicana re-writings of such texts. This discussion offers border feminism as a framework for analyzing the representation of evolving feminine roles and familial configurations ...


Tragicidade- Representação Do Espaço Urbano E Negação De Cidadania Na Ficção Urbana Brasileira Contemporânea, Daniela Meireles Aug 2011

Tragicidade- Representação Do Espaço Urbano E Negação De Cidadania Na Ficção Urbana Brasileira Contemporânea, Daniela Meireles

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

This thesis focuses on the fictional writings of three contemporary Brazilian authors: Ana Paula Maia, Luiz Ruffato and Marcelino Freire. In selected works of the three above-mentioned writers, I examine the intertwined representation of social violence and denial of citizenship. The thesis inquires into the way literature depicts and critiques socio-economic difference and proposes — within the fictional realm — modes of reclaiming agency through written expression. Specifically, I examine how violence is broached in contemporary Brazilian literature - what are the aesthetic tools employed to portray violence, why they are used and what is the ideology and the discursive goals in this ...


Irrational And Visionary Imagery In Cante Jondo And The Neo-Popular Poetry Of Federico Garcia Lorca And Rafael Alberti, David A. Briggs Feb 2010

Irrational And Visionary Imagery In Cante Jondo And The Neo-Popular Poetry Of Federico Garcia Lorca And Rafael Alberti, David A. Briggs

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

IRRATIONAL AND VISIONARY IMAGERY IN CANTE JONDO AND THE NEO-POPULAR POETRY OF FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA AND RAFAEL ALBERTI BY DAVID A. BRIGGS B.A., Romance Languages and Literature, Boston University, 1964 M.A., Spanish, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 2002 Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese, The University of New Mexico, 2009 ABSTRACT Spanish poet Rafael Alberti of the Generation of 27 claimed that 'Surrealism had been practiced in Spain since time immemorial as part of the tradition of popular song and folk poetry' (Rafael Alberti qtd. in Harris 34). What is it that permits applying an early twentieth-century term ...


A Criação Ficcional De Almeida Faria, Pedro Carlos Louzada Fonseca Apr 1990

A Criação Ficcional De Almeida Faria, Pedro Carlos Louzada Fonseca

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

This study of the author's work -- A Paixão (1965), Cotes (1978), and Lusitânia (1980) -- is a theoretical and critical approach to his artistry within this problematic situation. It is informed by the theory of archetypal symbolism (Northrop Frye and Mircea Eliade), considered here as the manner of pragmatic signification in a referential context. Consequently, the poetic images are referred to their semantic association with ideological aspects of Portuguese reality. The narrative structures of this relationship are a product of both tragic and comic modes as well as the dialectical relationship of these two genre types as conditioned by the ...


Gilka Machado And Adelia Prado:Two Brazilian Women Poets' Vision Of The Female Experience, Joyce Anne Carlson-Leavitt Jun 1989

Gilka Machado And Adelia Prado:Two Brazilian Women Poets' Vision Of The Female Experience, Joyce Anne Carlson-Leavitt

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

This study is a feminist analysis of Adélia Prado and Gilka Machado's use of imagery and themes to express their female point of view.

The work of these two poets resembles that of many contemporary English-speaking women poets. They draw spiritual and creative nourishment either from identification with nature or association with a community of women. They associate the spiritual with the mundane and the erotic, and each one enjoys her own body and its sensuality. They rework traditional myths into positive, empowering images for women. Like their feminist counterparts in the English-speaking world, both poets empower women by ...


Religious And Liberal Thoughts In Eça And Galdos, Nasario Garcia Jun 1963

Religious And Liberal Thoughts In Eça And Galdos, Nasario Garcia

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

The purpose of this study, then, is to show how two authors, Benito Pérez Galdós of Spain and Eçadde Queiroz of Portugal, contributed to the liberal movement by expressing their ideas against the church dogma and tradition. It must be emphasized, however that never did Eça or Galdós attack the Church outright, but rather its practices. These were the authors' ways of expressing disapproval of certain religious practices of some of its narrow minded members. Moreover, we are not only interested in how these two writers handled what to them were religious problems, but also in the similar manner in ...


Eça De Queiroz: Chronicler And Critic Of His Times, Fredrick M. Nunn Jun 1963

Eça De Queiroz: Chronicler And Critic Of His Times, Fredrick M. Nunn

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

The object of this study is to present the social and political commentaries of the Portuguese author, Eça de Queiroz. While it may be evident to the reader of Eça’s novels that his fiction has ample political and social content, another source exists from which a wider range of commentaries can be drawn. This source is the multitude of letters, chronicles, and essays that Eça wrote, both in Portugal and during his career as a diplomat in America and Europe. Through an examination of these works, it becomes clear that the author was a man who has more than ...


The Phonemic Structure Of Medieval Spanish As Reflected In The Libro De Buen Amor, John Forsyth May 1961

The Phonemic Structure Of Medieval Spanish As Reflected In The Libro De Buen Amor, John Forsyth

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

The purpose of this study is to describe the phonological system of a medieval Spanish text, in an attempt to fill one of the many lacunae in the history of the development of the Spanish language.


The Mexicans In Their Short Story, Paul Valerio May 1960

The Mexicans In Their Short Story, Paul Valerio

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

A study of the Mexican people as seen in their short story offers several advantages. The presentations of extensive variations of the human panorama supply an autochthonous basis for insight. In these presentations, one gains an acquaintance, at times surprisingly intimate, with the people. The short-story writers do not neglect any social level. What they observe become themes for their creativeness. They include the submissive as well as the arrogant, the poor, the suppressed, the ignorant, the mentally ill; all are worthy of their consideration. One problem, one theme, is viewed from as many sides as there are writers who ...


Cosmopolitan Attitudes In The Works Of Emilia Pardo Bazán, Elizabeth Louise Scone Jun 1959

Cosmopolitan Attitudes In The Works Of Emilia Pardo Bazán, Elizabeth Louise Scone

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

The word "cosmopolitan", "citizen of the world," denotes, in its broadest sense, one whose interests are not limited to the confines of his own country and culture. But when we consider the role of the Spanish cosmopolitan in any age, we are obliged to confront the old spectre of Spain's isolation from the rest of Europe, of a Spain which gazes only into the mirror of eternity.


The Dramatic Art Of Guillén De Castro, Dorothea Thompson Powers Jun 1958

The Dramatic Art Of Guillén De Castro, Dorothea Thompson Powers

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

Summing up the discussion will be the main conclusions reached about the art of Castro as a dramatist. These conclusions can be briefly expressed as follows: (1) the basic structure of the plays, and Castro's ideals and motivations, had their inception in the Valencian theater of his youth; (2) the main contribution of the Lopean comedia was to teach him the techniques for attaining greater unity of action and to instruct him in the uses of humor; (3) Castro's greatest inspiration came from popular sources such as the romancero, rather than from learned works; (4) his work is ...


Bibliografía Provisional, Parcialmente Anotada, De La Literatura Panameña, Felix L. Figueroa May 1958

Bibliografía Provisional, Parcialmente Anotada, De La Literatura Panameña, Felix L. Figueroa

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

La literatura panameña, es tal vez, la menos conocida de las del Nuevo Mundo. Pocos han sido los estudiosos que se han interesado por nuestra producción literaria, la que, aunque joven, no carece de significación dentro de las latras hispanoamericanas.


The Idea Of Nothingness In The Poetry Of Pedro Salinas, Julian Palley Apr 1958

The Idea Of Nothingness In The Poetry Of Pedro Salinas, Julian Palley

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

This essay is an attempt to prove that a conflict or dialectic between Being and Non-Being, between love and nothingness, can be traced throughout the poetry of Pedro Salinas. This study is meant to be exhaustive only in this sense. There are many other possible approaches to the work of this fecund madrileño, and there is no suggestion that any of these are invalid. The virtue of any great work of art is that it can be examined from many different, even conflicting, points of view and each will retain its validity. The writer believes, however, that this dialectic is ...


The Phonology Of The Spanish Of El Prado, New Mexico, Martha James Hardman Dec 1956

The Phonology Of The Spanish Of El Prado, New Mexico, Martha James Hardman

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

The Phonology of the Spanish of El Prado, New Mexico is a descriptive study of the phonetics and phonemics of the Spanish spoken in the area known as El Prado, just north of Taos, New Mexico. Although the Spanish of the entire area surrounding Taos is essentially the same, for the sake of simplicity and convenience the thesis has been limited to El Prado. Also, informants were more readily found in El Prado than in Taos itself.

The purpose of this study is to provide and objective description of a spoken Spanish dialect applying the methodology of linguistics to a ...


The Romancero As An Expression Of The Ideology Of The Spanish People: An Analysis Of Medieval Spanish Ideology As Seen In The Oldest Historical Ballads, Glenroy Emmons May 1956

The Romancero As An Expression Of The Ideology Of The Spanish People: An Analysis Of Medieval Spanish Ideology As Seen In The Oldest Historical Ballads, Glenroy Emmons

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

The object of this study is to present the ideology of the Spanish people as it is seen in the oldest of the historical ballads. The method of ballad selection is of vital importance and is based on the following assumptions:

1. The primitive epic (from its origin through the twelfth century) is a near perfect expression of popular ideology.

2. The epic degenerated in the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth centuries. Degeneration is considered to mean the gradual substitution of chivalresque values for epic values and increasing failure to express popular concepts.

3. The ballads originated as fragments of the ...


Luis Cernuda: Poeta De La Soledad Y Del Olvido, Unetta J. Thompson Sep 1955

Luis Cernuda: Poeta De La Soledad Y Del Olvido, Unetta J. Thompson

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

Es en Cernuda donde la presencia de Bécquer está más evidente. Cernuda ha escrito un hermoso artículo sobre él, titulado "Bécquer y el romanticismo español" y ha dedicado un poema de Ocnos a él. Muchos han notado en Cernuda una resonancia, una relación con aquel otro poeta sevillano, per de esto hablaré más adelante.


An Edition Of Don Gil De La Mancha, Paul F. Luenow Jr. Jun 1955

An Edition Of Don Gil De La Mancha, Paul F. Luenow Jr.

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

Two manuscripts and a suelta edition of Don Gil de la Mancha are known to exist, and I have used these three in the preparation of this present edition of the play. The suelta is now in the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid and is there identified by the stamped number -- T 19804. One of the manuscripts is possessed by señor Don Arturo Sedó and is included in his collection of theatrical manuscripts in Barcelona. In the Biblioteca Nacional also is the other manuscript of the play under the manuscript number -- 14907.


A Tentative Vocabulary Of Verbs In Two Works Of Juan Manuel, Wayne L. Allison May 1955

A Tentative Vocabulary Of Verbs In Two Works Of Juan Manuel, Wayne L. Allison

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

Juan Manuel, one of the most distinguished men of his age, was constantly engaged in rebellions and civil wars but, nevertheless, somehow managed to leave to posterity several literary works of considerable importance. He succeeded in making didacticism alive and personal in El Conde Lucanor. He is a prince writing to edify and instruct the people, a man of the world with a keen insight into human character. Like his uncle, King Alfonso X, Juan Manuel was constantly aware that he was writing for the people. His charm consists in the skill with which he uses his narrative to illustrate ...


The Melodramatic Element In The Sainetes Of Carlos Arniches, Margaret Jones Dawson May 1955

The Melodramatic Element In The Sainetes Of Carlos Arniches, Margaret Jones Dawson

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

Carlos Arniches y Barrera (1886-1943) is a dramatist who has been too long and too consistently neglected. From 1888 until his death in 1943 he was a successful playwright from the point of view of the box office, but the critics were inclined to dismiss him an as author of the despised genero chico, a lesser genre and hence unworthy of their attention. Most manuals of literature either ignore him completely or mention him briefly as one more author of short plays. The more generous devote a sentence or two of him.


Cuatro Cuentos Espanoles Y Un Ensayo Critico, Reynalda Ortiz Dinkel Sep 1954

Cuatro Cuentos Espanoles Y Un Ensayo Critico, Reynalda Ortiz Dinkel

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

SI escribir hoy un cuento es tarea de la maxima calidad literaria y obra de creacion artistica se debe a los narradores de siglos pasados, especialmente a los del siglo XIX.


The Influence Of Juan De La Cueva On The Dramatic Technique Of Miguel De Cervantes, Shirley Edelstein Mar 1954

The Influence Of Juan De La Cueva On The Dramatic Technique Of Miguel De Cervantes, Shirley Edelstein

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

During the sixteenth century, the Spanish theater began to indicate the tendencies that the drama was to follow in the Golden Age, although there remained numerous vestiges of medieval drama, consisting principally of religious works called autos or misterios and secular works called farsas or juegos de escarnio. Juan del Encina (1468?-1529?), who is often referred to as the "Father of Spanish Drama," continued the medieval tradition in his works (called eglogas because shepherds usually figure in them), which are mainly religious in subject-matter. However, several are festive in nature and contain the first manifestations of the comic genre ...


Leopoldo Alas And Naturalism In The Spanish Novel, 1881-1892, Charles W. Matlack Jan 1954

Leopoldo Alas And Naturalism In The Spanish Novel, 1881-1892, Charles W. Matlack

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

The present essay was prompted by awareness of the need for a study of Spanish naturalism based on the critical and creative works of those writers who flourished in Spain during the years of Emile Zola's greatest popularity, 1880-1892. Leopoldo Alas, "Clarín," was chosen as the central figure primarily because of the importance, still not sufficiently recognized, of La Regenta. The principal problems to be considered are the influences of Zola and his school in Spain, the differences between French and Spanish naturalism, and the relation of Spanish naturalism to traditional realism. It was found that the material could ...


The Gracioso In The Plays Of Don Pedro Calderón De La Barca, Helen Wilborn Nov 1953

The Gracioso In The Plays Of Don Pedro Calderón De La Barca, Helen Wilborn

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

The gracioso in Calderón is a result of a logical development of the comic element in drama. Humor was introduced early in the history of Spanish literature to represent an underlying trait in the character of the Spanish people, and the humorous element was centralized in a certain type of figure by process of a development in which dramatists and novelists for several centuries took part.


Traidor, Inconfeso Y Mártir By José Zorrilla Y Moral, Clara M. Arretche Sep 1953

Traidor, Inconfeso Y Mártir By José Zorrilla Y Moral, Clara M. Arretche

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

Students of Spanish on both high school and college levels are often troubled with terms based on historical, geographical and cultural patterns and with the vocabulary peculiarities and syntax of the language of the nineteenth century. in order to permit a more complete understanding and keener appreciation of the play this edition of the drama, Traidor, Inconfeso y Mártir has been prepared.


The Poetic Technique Of Gil Vicente, Peter John Lunardini May 1953

The Poetic Technique Of Gil Vicente, Peter John Lunardini

Spanish and Portuguese ETDs

The important problem at present, however, is the critical analysis of the lyrics found in Vicentine drama. This analysis is two-fold: that of the strophe patterns employed by the poet as well as that of the lyric content of the poems themselves. An analysis of the structure of the songs is of utmost importance since reiteration and rhythm are essential features of popular songs.