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Translating Nonsense: An Analysis Of The Poem “Jabberwocky” And Two French Translations, Kylie R. Deer 2021 Chapman University

Translating Nonsense: An Analysis Of The Poem “Jabberwocky” And Two French Translations, Kylie R. Deer

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Is it possible to translate nonsense? If yes, then how?

Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” is a nonsense poem in which many of the words are invented out of the author’s imagination. As a result, readers depend on Carroll to explain the meanings of such words. The first stanza of “Jabberwocky,” chosen since it contains the largest number of nonsense words in the poem, was analyzed and compared to the first stanza of two French translations (“Le Jaseroque” by Frank L. Warrin and “Bredoulocheux” by Henri Parisot). A word-by-word, and to an extent, syllable-by-syllable close reading of the three texts ...


Alleviating Oral Communication Anxieties In College French Classes: The Impact Of Professor-Student Connections, Claude Cassagne 2021 Concordia University St. Paul

Alleviating Oral Communication Anxieties In College French Classes: The Impact Of Professor-Student Connections, Claude Cassagne

Doctorate in Education

Oral communication anxiety (OCA) is a challenge for many college students studying a foreign language. This phenomenon has yielded many studies explaining OCA exists, relating it to personality traits and concluding educators play a large role in either reducing or aggravating such anxieties. However, research is lacking in the role professor-student rapport and connections play in affecting OCA. Thus, the purpose of this qualitative study was to seek student perception on (through their worldviews), and recommendations for, professor teaching practices as it relates to anxiety and rapport-building. The participants are and were students of French in an undergraduate private liberal ...


Les Esprits Vodou, L’Oncle Sam, Et Le Crucifix : Les Relations Endommagées Entre Le Monde Occidental Et Haïti Dans Bain De Lune, Catherine S. Freeman 2021 Trinity Collge

Les Esprits Vodou, L’Oncle Sam, Et Le Crucifix : Les Relations Endommagées Entre Le Monde Occidental Et Haïti Dans Bain De Lune, Catherine S. Freeman

Senior Theses and Projects

In her novel Bain de Lune, Haitian writer Yanick Lahens opens the doors of her native country to a Western readership that may be unfamiliar with its culture and history, in part because it has been mistreated by Western powers ever since gaining its independence in 1804. Readers are transported to the heart of a culture rich in Haitian Vodou traditions through the interwoven stories of the villagers of Anse Bleue, who struggle to survive the political instability of their country. Vodou is foregrounded through the narrative of the spirit of Cétoute, a young woman who is found dead on ...


Mille-Feuille Magazine Littéraire, Spring/Printemps 2021, Pascale-Anne Brault 2021 pbrault@depaul.edu

Mille-Feuille Magazine Littéraire, Spring/Printemps 2021, Pascale-Anne Brault

Mille-Feuille Magazine Littéraire

Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir vous présenter le vingt-sixième numéro de Mille-Feuille et remercions tous les participants ainsi que le Doyen de Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, le Département de Langues Modernes et ses professeurs, le Study Abroad Office de DePaul University, ainsi que Curie High School qui nous ont permis, grâce à leurs subventions généreuses et leurs nombreuses contributions, de donner suite à nos premiers numéros. Bonne lecture !


Serial Killer: Gustave Flaubert's Pro-Woman, Woman-Killing Madame Bovary, Francesca Montalti 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Serial Killer: Gustave Flaubert's Pro-Woman, Woman-Killing Madame Bovary, Francesca Montalti

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis will argue that Gustave Flaubert kills the women in Madame Bovary, all of whom are married and/ or mothers in the novel, in order to overtly represent the impossible conditions of womanhood and domestic life in nineteenth century France. Further, I will expose the ways in which Flaubert, through these killings, aims to release his woman characters from their lives of oppression and imprisonment, detailing their increasingly limited options in life and their lack of agency. Although Flaubert does attempt to give his women, in particular Emma Bovary, limited agency in the work, this agency is always met ...


Le Forum, Vol. 42 No. 4, Lisa Desjardins Michaud, Rédactrice, Gérard Coulombe, Marie-Anne Gauvin, Rhea Côté Robbins, Timothy St. Pierre, James Myall, Juliana L'Heureux, Guy Dubay, Jake Lahut, Patrick Lacroix, Timothy Beaulieu, Suzanne Beebe, Jeff Higginbotham, Donalda LaGradeur, Michael Guignard, Margaret Langford, Meghan Murphy, Virginie L. Sand 2021 The University of Maine

Le Forum, Vol. 42 No. 4, Lisa Desjardins Michaud, Rédactrice, Gérard Coulombe, Marie-Anne Gauvin, Rhea Côté Robbins, Timothy St. Pierre, James Myall, Juliana L'Heureux, Guy Dubay, Jake Lahut, Patrick Lacroix, Timothy Beaulieu, Suzanne Beebe, Jeff Higginbotham, Donalda Lagradeur, Michael Guignard, Margaret Langford, Meghan Murphy, Virginie L. Sand

Le FORUM Journal

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Standard Language Hegemony In French Language Teaching In The United States, Carol A. Chapelle 2020 Iowa State University

Standard Language Hegemony In French Language Teaching In The United States, Carol A. Chapelle

English Publications

In the United States, the French of l’académie française and the culture of France (referred to as Standard French in this paper) has been valued by language educators to the near exclusion of North American French and culture. I construct a historiographical sketch by analyzing 1) primary sources written by French Canadians and their descendants in the United States, 2) secondary sources consisting of the historical accounts of French Canadian immigrants, linguistic descriptions of North American French, and historiography of language ideology in the United States, 3) artefacts produced by and for French language teachers in the United States ...


Barnacle Geese And Sky Burials: Relativism In The Travels Of Sir John Mandeville, Akasha L. Khalsa 2020 Northern Michigan University

Barnacle Geese And Sky Burials: Relativism In The Travels Of Sir John Mandeville, Akasha L. Khalsa

Conspectus Borealis

As a medieval travel narrative, The Travels of Sir John Mandeville was immensely popular for everyone from bookworms to world travelers in 14th and 15th century Europe. Given its popularity, and the period in which it was produced, one might expect the fictitious travelogue to display an incredible level of intolerance towards the various peoples and cultures it depicts. However, the Travels frequently surprises modern readers with its message of tolerance towards greater humanity, and its recognition of the universality of human experience as it is mirrored in the lives of people of different ethnic and cultural groups. In order ...


Martial Caillebotte’S Mélodies And Scènes Lyriques: Analytical Essays And Performance Guide, Dominique McCormick 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Martial Caillebotte’S Mélodies And Scènes Lyriques: Analytical Essays And Performance Guide, Dominique Mccormick

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Composer, pianist and photographer, Martial Caillebotte (1853–1910) was the unknown younger brother of famous Impressionist painter, Gustave Caillebotte. Martial studied piano and harmony at the Paris Conservatory from 1870–1874. Martial created a substantial number of musical compositions including mélodies, scènes lyriques, operas, symphonic poems, as well as sacred choral and symphonic works. Born into a wealthy Parisian family, he did not need to work for a living and did not self-promote, therefore his pieces were rarely performed and after his death, most of his compositions were left in family archives. In the late 1990’s a rebirth of ...


Amjambo Africa! (July 2020), Kathreen Harrison 2020 University of Southern Maine

Amjambo Africa! (July 2020), Kathreen Harrison

Amjambo Africa!

In This Issue...

Publisher’s Editorial ....................p. 4

Translations French ...................................... p.5

Swahili...................................... p.6

Somali ....................................... p.7

Kinyarwanda ..........................p.18

Portuguese .............................p.19

News from Africa ........................p. 8

Business, Economics & Financial Literacy...................p. 10

World Market Basket ..........p. 12/13

Legislative Update ......p 17/20/21/9

Community News......................p. 16

Columns..............................................

About hair .................................p. 20

Hope House ..............................p. 19

Safe Healthcare .........................p. 21


Mille-Feuille Magazine Littéraire, Spring/Printemps 2020, Pascale-Anne Brault 2020 pbrault@depaul.edu

Mille-Feuille Magazine Littéraire, Spring/Printemps 2020, Pascale-Anne Brault

Mille-Feuille Magazine Littéraire

Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir vous présenter le vingt-cinquième numéro de Mille-Feuille et remercions tous les participants ainsi que le Doyen de Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, le Département de Langues Modernes et ses professeurs, le Study Abroad Office de DePaul University, ainsi que l’Ecole Franco-Américaine de Chicago (EFAC), Lincoln Park High School, Round Lake Senior High School, Illinois Mathemathics & Science Academy, et Collegiate School of New York qui nous ont permis, grâce à leurs subventions généreuses et leurs nombreuses contributions, de donner suite à nos premiers numéros. Bonne lecture !


Amjambo Africa! (June 2020), Kathreen Harrison 2020 University of Southern Maine

Amjambo Africa! (June 2020), Kathreen Harrison

Amjambo Africa!

In This Issue...

Ramadan 2020.............................p. 2

Introducing Africa News editor.p. 5

Pious Ali .......................................p. 6

Banyamulenge .............................p. 8

L/A Food needs ...........................p. 9


Amjambo Africa! (May 2020), Kathreen Harrison 2020 University of Southern Maine

Amjambo Africa! (May 2020), Kathreen Harrison

Amjambo Africa!

In This Issue...

Legacy of artist & scholar David Driskell...........................p. 2

Navigating COVID-19.................p. 3

US/Canada Border Crossing.......p. 5

Evictions & Rental Assistance.....p. 6

Virtual commemoration .............p. 8

COVID-19 and youth..................p. 9

Unemployment Insurance..........p. 9

Legislation: Stimulus.................p. 11

Preventing a second spike .......p. 19

Food resource listing...........p. 20/21


My Grandfather Was Alsatian, So I Guess I Am Too? Stories From Strasbourg, France, On Alsatian Identity, Elda Hricko 2020 Susquehanna University

My Grandfather Was Alsatian, So I Guess I Am Too? Stories From Strasbourg, France, On Alsatian Identity, Elda Hricko

Senior Scholars Day

While I was on my semester-long GO program, I interviewed individuals in Strasbourg, France, on Alsatian identity, because Alsace is historically the region in which Strasbourg exists. Alsatian culture grew strong regional uniqueness during war, as the region was alternatively French and German four times in just 30 years. They developed their own identity due to the precarious nature of their national identity. Since 1945, however, Alsace has been happily French. Most descendants today do not speak the Alsatian dialect and consider their nationality French. While in Strasbourg, though, I noticed that “Alsatianness” still exists. Looking at opinions of interviewed ...


Queer Identities And Expression In Romance Languages, Taré Floyd 2020 University of Pennsylvania

Queer Identities And Expression In Romance Languages, Taré Floyd

Anthropology Senior Theses

Abstract: This study outlines and illuminates the relationship between sex and gender, as well as reflects upon the linguistic expression of identities on the widening gender spectrum. Using ethnographic methods, including in-person and online interviews, I document the range of pronouns that non-cis people from native Romance Language backgrounds create in order to accommodate their languages and to include their identity through the introduction of new gender-neutral pronouns into contemporary vocabulary. Moreover, I note challenges met by my informants, and others, by being on the frontier of the global and ever-expanding revolution in gender. I also include discussions of language ...


Franco-American Women's Suffrage Movement And Legislators, Rhea Côté Robbins 2020 University of Maine

Franco-American Women's Suffrage Movement And Legislators, Rhea Côté Robbins

Franco-American Centre Franco-Américain Occasional Papers and Lectures

Beginning with info on the Canadian suffrage over the years...property-owning women having the vote, losing it, comparison/contrast in regard to what Camille Lessard Bissonnette was doing, she was an early adopter, 1910-1911...compared to the QC/Canadian women's movement which began in 1912...the usual barriers against suffrage and how Camille was not on the radar for the Maine women's suffrage at the time, early 1900s...why I wanted her in the exhibit at the Maine State Muse, this time around ...and then examining the women of Maine who have served in the Maine State Legislature ...


Regionalism And The Radio: Breton Broadcasts And The Decentralization Of French Airwaves, Annie deSaussure 2020 Lafayette College

Regionalism And The Radio: Breton Broadcasts And The Decentralization Of French Airwaves, Annie Desaussure

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

In December 1946, a young professor of lettres at the University of Rennes, Pierre Jakez-Hélias, accepted a new, non-academic professional appointment. Hélias, a native Breton speaker born in the pays bigouden in southwest Finistère in 1914, had worked his way up the echelons of French academia before accepting the position of director of “émissions en langue bretonne” at radio Quimer’ch (Hélias, 143). A year later, Hélias voluntarily abandoned his position at the University of Rennes to relocate to Quimper in western Finistère. Though he continued to teach at the Ecole Normale d’Instituteurs de Quimper, this role was secondary ...


Un Regard Écopoétique Sur La Terre: Évolutions Du Paysage Français Dans La Photographie Contemporaine, Anaïs Belchun 2020 Université de Toulouse – Jean-Jaurès

Un Regard Écopoétique Sur La Terre: Évolutions Du Paysage Français Dans La Photographie Contemporaine, Anaïs Belchun

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Graphiste, artiste et doctorante en Arts plastiques, Anaïs Belchun prépare une thèse intitulée « Écopoétique paysagère : une pensée de l’écologie à l’oeuvre dans les arts du paysage » sous les directions de Patrick Barrès et Sophie Lécole Solnychkine, au sein du LARA-SEPPIA (Université Toulouse - Jaurès). Elle étudie les pensées et pratiques de l’écologie et du paysage selon une approche transdisciplinaire, avec un objectif pédagogique. Sa démarche associe recherche scientifique et création artistique, autour d’un travail de terrain (enquête paysagère, sentier paysager, ateliers d’écoformation) et hors site (photographie, carnets d’artistes, expositions). Elle a organisé plusieurs manifestations scientifiques ...


Sylvain Tesson : La Consolation De La Forêt, Sylvie Blum-Reid 2020 University of Florida

Sylvain Tesson : La Consolation De La Forêt, Sylvie Blum-Reid

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Sylvain Tesson est né sous les constellations du blaireau et de la forêt.2 Cet écrivain-voyageur, géographe de formation, a passé six mois dans une cabane en Sibérie, à la suite desquels il a publié son journal Dans les Forêts de Sibérie traduit en anglais par The Consolation of the Forest en 2011 (prix Médicis 2011). En plus de ses écrits, il est l’auteur de plusieurs documentaires filmés Aral: Chronique d’une mer asséchée, 2002 (Aral, the Sea than Ran dry, dir. Nicolas Millet, 42 min. , CNC),3 qui dénonce la catastrophe écologique de la mer d’Aral, asséchée ...


Représentation De La Médina Chez Namouss Dans Le Fond De La Jarre D’Abdellatif Laâbi, Khanssaa Canning 2020 Alma College

Représentation De La Médina Chez Namouss Dans Le Fond De La Jarre D’Abdellatif Laâbi, Khanssaa Canning

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Le Fond de la jarre d’Abdellatif Laâbi projette la médina de Fès sous une mise en scène totalement différente des anciennes représentations de ce même lieu par l’auteur, qui, depuis son expérience de l’incarcération de 1972 à1980, a pris des allures d’un espace dénaturé et impur. Une angoisse existentielle, une crise du Moi avait désormais habité Laâbi, depuis les années quatre-vingt ; plus spécifiquement, deux ans après sa libération de huit ans et demi d’emprisonnement (1982). Son oeuvre Le chemin des ordalies en dévoile les instances et interroge les contours de l’identité et de l ...


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