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The Minatory Minotaur: Demythologizing Myth In “The House Of Asterion”, Evan Chiovari 2021 University of Central Florida, Orlando

The Minatory Minotaur: Demythologizing Myth In “The House Of Asterion”, Evan Chiovari

The Pegasus Review: UCF Undergraduate Research Journal

Recent critics of Jorge Luis Borges’s “The House of Asterion” (1947) have traced the author’s revisions in the original manuscript, charting his changing arrangement of information through the text. This essay investigates the information itself through structuralist and historicist theory. A structuralist reading analyzes Asterion’s worldview and shows how various narrators dock the integrity of his voice. Historicism probes aspects of religion, biology, and architecture to limn the true complexity of Asterion’s ties with society. Together, these theories reveal a trove of intricate intrigue and doubt. In this study I examine how Asterion, a reinvention of ...


Vínculos Amorosos/Lazos Virtuales: De Los "Cuartos Obscuros"A Grindr En Las Narrativas De J.Marchant Lazcano, A. Fuguet Y P. Fernández, Fernando A. Blanco 2021 Bucknell U

Vínculos Amorosos/Lazos Virtuales: De Los "Cuartos Obscuros"A Grindr En Las Narrativas De J.Marchant Lazcano, A. Fuguet Y P. Fernández, Fernando A. Blanco

Faculty Journal Articles

This article analyzes the gay imaginaries of cruising depicted by three Chilean novels.


Maria Stehle And Beverly Weber. Precarious Intimacies: The Politics Of Touch In Contemporary Western European Cinema. Northwestern Up, 2020., Paul Ardoin 2021 University of Texas at San Antonio

Maria Stehle And Beverly Weber. Precarious Intimacies: The Politics Of Touch In Contemporary Western European Cinema. Northwestern Up, 2020., Paul Ardoin

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Maria Stehle and Beverly Weber. Precarious Intimacies: The Politics of Touch in Contemporary Western European Cinema. Northwestern UP, 2020. 197 pp.


Countering Acts Of Dispossession Through Alberto Blest Gana’S Mariluán, Angela N. DeLutis-Eichenberger 2021 Dickinson College

Countering Acts Of Dispossession Through Alberto Blest Gana’S Mariluán, Angela N. Delutis-Eichenberger

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

In the scant scholarship relative to Alberto Blest Gana’s Mariluán, several critics have underscored the unfeasibility or superfluidity of the protagonist’s aspired project for restitution, indigenous assimilation, and fraternity in the Araucanía during the novel’s context of enunciation. Under the theoretical framework of Athena Athanasiou and Judith Butler on dispossession, and in dialogue with the concept of “sediments of time” by Reinhart Koselleck, this study argues that an analysis of the overlapping chronologies in “play” in Mariluán serves to revise the statements seemingly offered for advancement nearly 160 years ago. Mariluán’s pseudo-revival of a Lautaro and ...


Inés Del Alma Mía (Inés Of My Soul) Or How To Retrain The Chronicle, Chris Schulenburg 2021 Kansas State University Libraries

Inés Del Alma Mía (Inés Of My Soul) Or How To Retrain The Chronicle, Chris Schulenburg

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Among the multitude of lettered discourses employed to communicate Latin America’s marvels during the conquest, the chronicle constituted a particularly effective option. That is, its necessary framing for a Spanish or Portuguese courtly audience with heterogeneous contents mixing history and fiction allowed for a text that served to validate personal service to the crown. Part and parcel of these chronicles’ objectives, of course, consisted of portraying an indigenous population supposedly anxious to accept the work load of the encomienda as well as the Catholic conversions that accompanied this legislated slavery. Moreover, this Eurocentric perspective also boasted an almost completely ...


La Creación Y Persistencia De Narrativas Dominantes (Erróneos): Identidades Culturales Nacionales Y Subnacionales En El Perú, Kyle Fields 2021 Trinity College

La Creación Y Persistencia De Narrativas Dominantes (Erróneos): Identidades Culturales Nacionales Y Subnacionales En El Perú, Kyle Fields

Senior Theses and Projects

While our identities may appear to be independently created, that is often not the case. In Peru, as in much of Latin America, cultural and national identities that formed under Spanish colonial rule continued into the post-independence years. Nineteenth century authors created narratives of cultural and national identity that used “otherness” to delineate who was a proper member of society, and the categorization of separate identities remained entrenched in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In the case of Peru, separate identities based on geographic regions (the coast, the mountains, and the rainforest) and ethnic background (indigenous, afro-Peruvian, European) have persisted ...


Re-Reading Alencar's Iracema Through Saer's Lens, Felicia Trievel 2021 Temple University

Re-Reading Alencar's Iracema Through Saer's Lens, Felicia Trievel

Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

Abstract:

The topic of European colonization is one that is discussed frequently throughout Latin American literature in a variety of different manners. Two books that discuss the colonization of different countries in extremely different ways are Iracema (1865) by José de Alencar and El entenado (1983) by Juan José Saer. The former examines the colonization of Brazil by Portuguese colonists, taking away much of the culture of the indigenous people previously inhabiting Brazil. El entenado examines the colonization of Argentina by the Spaniards. When one reads these two novels it is impossible not to compare the two due to the ...


María Teresa Ramírez Nieva: La Griot De Los Ancestros Y Las Ancestras, Catalina Rojas 2021 University of Tennessee

María Teresa Ramírez Nieva: La Griot De Los Ancestros Y Las Ancestras, Catalina Rojas

Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

María Teresa Ramírez Nieva: La Griot de los Ancestros y las Ancestras

La poesía de María Teresa Ramírez es una poesía de resistencia y cimarronaje, de reafirmación de la vida y la libertad, de “recuperación y defensa de los territorios ancestrales” que han sido históricamente amenazados y usurpados en un Pacífico colombiano de abandono, guerra territorial, desplazamiento y muerte. Es a través de sus obras La noche de mi piel (1988), Flor de Palenque (2008), Abalenga (2008), Mabungú Triunfo (2013), Mabungú Triunfo: Cosmogonía Africana Tomo II (2016), como se eleva la voz poética de la ancestralidad Pacífica alrededor de la ...


Service-Learning: A Translation Of Documents Into Spanish On Behalf Of Learning For All, Aidan Posey 2021 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Service-Learning: A Translation Of Documents Into Spanish On Behalf Of Learning For All, Aidan Posey

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

Learning for ALL (LFA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Omaha, NE. LFA offers resources to adults in the community by offering a variety of classes in literacy, English language, and Adult Basic Education. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the learning at LFA has transitioned to the online learning portal, Burlington English. However, the fact that Burlington English is presented and written in English poses a large barrier to the accessibility of online learning material. Current LFA management utilizes Google Translate to try and translate the steps to log into this platform and while a valuable ...


Seeking Asylum In A Modern Society: Global Responses To Latin American Migration, Rebecca Dickinson 2021 University of Rhode Island

Seeking Asylum In A Modern Society: Global Responses To Latin American Migration, Rebecca Dickinson

Senior Honors Projects

The United States is no stranger to asylum seekers and refugees. The most famous seaport in the country houses a 305-foot-tall statue of a woman bearing a torch with words from the poem The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus etched at her feet: “‘Give me your tired, your poor, /Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’”[1] The Statue of Liberty is a symbolic representation of open arms to immigrants from all walks of life. But if everyone is welcome, why do so few actually gain entrance?

US interventionism policies in the 20th century have defined the lives of millions ...


Comparing African Cultural Retention And Its Effect On Racial Attitudes In The Music And National Identities Of Cuba And The United States, Lucie Turkel 2021 University of Connecticut

Comparing African Cultural Retention And Its Effect On Racial Attitudes In The Music And National Identities Of Cuba And The United States, Lucie Turkel

Honors Scholar Theses

This project investigates to what extent the African roots of popular music in Cuba and the United States are acknowledged and examines if this level of cultural acknowledgement has any influence on the postcolonial social, cultural, and economic treatment of African Americans and Afro-Cubans. Does a greater and/or more widespread acceptance of African cultural retention and overall African heritage in a country’s national identity help alleviate racism in that country? Using primary sources from Cuban and American music and cultural periodicals, economic statistics, and political and cultural histories, I have determined that Cuba has a higher level of ...


Béâtrice Picon-Vallin. Le Théâtre Du Soleil: The First Fifty-Five Years. Translated By Judith G. Miller. Routledge, 2021., Deborah Gaensbauer 2021 Regis University (Emerita)

Béâtrice Picon-Vallin. Le Théâtre Du Soleil: The First Fifty-Five Years. Translated By Judith G. Miller. Routledge, 2021., Deborah Gaensbauer

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Béâtrice Picon-Vallin. Le Théâtre du Soleil: The First Fifty-five Years. Translated by Judith G. Miller. Routledge, 2021. xi + 453 pp.


Martha E. Sánchez. A Translational Turn: Latinx Literature Into The Mainstream. U Of Pittsburg P, 2018., Belen Rodríguez Mourelo 2021 Penn State University, Berks

Martha E. Sánchez. A Translational Turn: Latinx Literature Into The Mainstream. U Of Pittsburg P, 2018., Belen Rodríguez Mourelo

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Martha E. Sánchez. A Translational Turn: Latinx Literature into the Mainstream. U of Pittsburg P, 2018. xiv +178 pp.


Analola Santana. Freak Performances: Dissidence In Latin American Theater. U Of Michigan P, 2018., Stephanie R. Orozco 2021 University of South Carolina Aiken

Analola Santana. Freak Performances: Dissidence In Latin American Theater. U Of Michigan P, 2018., Stephanie R. Orozco

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Analola Santana. Freak Performances: Dissidence in Latin American Theater. U of Michigan P, 2018. 266 pp.


Carlos Riobó. Caught Between The Lines: Captives, Frontiers, And National Identity In Argentine Literature And Art. U Of Nebraska P, 2019., Manuela Borzone 2021 Lafayette College

Carlos Riobó. Caught Between The Lines: Captives, Frontiers, And National Identity In Argentine Literature And Art. U Of Nebraska P, 2019., Manuela Borzone

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Carlos Riobó. Caught between the Lines: Captives, Frontiers, and National Identity in Argentine Literature and Art. U of Nebraska P, 2019. xii +180 pp.


Jean E. Conacher. Transformation And Education In The Literature Of The Gdr. Camden House, 2020., Evelyn Preuss 2021 Yale University

Jean E. Conacher. Transformation And Education In The Literature Of The Gdr. Camden House, 2020., Evelyn Preuss

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Jean E. Conacher. Transformation and Education in the Literature of the GDR. Camden House, 2020. xiv + 293 pp.


Todd Kontje. Imperial Fictions: German Literature Before And Beyond The Nation-State. U Of Michigan P, 2018., Patricia A. Simpson 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Todd Kontje. Imperial Fictions: German Literature Before And Beyond The Nation-State. U Of Michigan P, 2018., Patricia A. Simpson

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Todd Kontje. Imperial Fictions: German Literature Before and Beyond the Nation-State. U of Michigan P, 2018. 329 pp.


Framing The Border: Liminality In The Network Narratives Of Alejandro González Iñárritu, Muhammad Muzammal 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Framing The Border: Liminality In The Network Narratives Of Alejandro González Iñárritu, Muhammad Muzammal

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis explores liminality conveyed as displacement before death in the network narrative films of Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu. Due to their depiction of existential crises and possibly fatal scenarios of several characters in different countries and regions, these network narrative films are colloquially referred to as the “Death Trilogy.” Therefore, rearranging the many strands of death-related abstractions and notions in these films around liminality becomes a jumping-off point to explore deeper layers of these works. Through interdisciplinary yet markedly film studies excavations, this thesis projects the liminal spaces of Iñárritu’s films onto border spaces. With borders considered as sites ...


Using A Smart Phone To Learn Spanish: Does It Work And Will Students Use It?, Andrew J. DeMil, Alysha Assaf, Ryan Cragun 2021 University of Tampa

Using A Smart Phone To Learn Spanish: Does It Work And Will Students Use It?, Andrew J. Demil, Alysha Assaf, Ryan Cragun

The Coastal Review: An Online Peer-reviewed Journal

Over time, mobile devices have penetrated the classroom, requiring new and beneficial ways to implement classroom instruction. Research suggests that Short Message Service (SMS) based instruction is an effective tool for acquiring second language (L2) vocabulary and idiom knowledge (Hayati, Jalilifar, & Mashhadi; Lu,). Additionally, studies have found that students believe that mobile learning (m-learning) is beneficial to acquiring a second language (Cavus & Ibrahim; Hayati, Jalilifar, & Mashhadi; Lu, 2008). This study examined whether m-learning can lead to Spanish vocabulary familiarity and if sentence comprehension outperforms reading definitions. Participants were 29 native English speakers studying Spanish as a second language at the intermediate level. Learners ...


El Inmigrante En El Cine Del Siglo Xxi: Un Análisis De La Identidad Indocumentada Y Sus Esfuerzos Por Mantener Una Comunidad Unida Dentro Y Fuera De La Pantalla, Guadalupe Valente 2021 Claremont McKenna College

El Inmigrante En El Cine Del Siglo Xxi: Un Análisis De La Identidad Indocumentada Y Sus Esfuerzos Por Mantener Una Comunidad Unida Dentro Y Fuera De La Pantalla, Guadalupe Valente

CMC Senior Theses

El cine en los Estados Unidos ha sido una parte clave de su cultura por muchos años. La industria del cine en los Estados Unidos es un negocio de miles de millones de dólares y con unas de las influencias más inmensas en el país. En términos del género inmigratorio en el cine, existen varias percepciones negativas de la comunidad Latina – incluyendo entre ellas: el traficante de drogas, el violador, el ladrón de trabajo, el empleado doméstico o el trabajador de “blue collar.” Aunque existen muchos estereotipos para los latinos, unos de los personajes más maltratados es el inmigrante que ...


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