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Science On Stage In Early Modern Spain. Edited By Enrique García Santotomás. Toronto: University Of Toronto Press, 2019., Chad M. Gasta 2020 Iowa State University

Science On Stage In Early Modern Spain. Edited By Enrique García Santotomás. Toronto: University Of Toronto Press, 2019., Chad M. Gasta

World Languages and Cultures Publications

As a scholar who is very interested in scientific and technological discourses of the early modern period and their manifestation in the Spanish comedia, I was intrigued by the prospect of reviewing Enrique García Santo-Tomás’s well-articulated collection of essays, Science on Stage in Early Modern Spain. I was not disappointed: the collection brings together eleven essays that trace the history of science and technology in the early modern period, the impact of science on sociocultural events in early modern Spain, its ubiquity in everyday life during the era, and its representation on the stage.


Fantasmas O Fantasia: Un Análisis De Casa Tomada, Christopher Good 2020 University of Mary Washington

Fantasmas O Fantasia: Un Análisis De Casa Tomada, Christopher Good

Research and Creativity Symposium

Literary analysis of Casa tomada (House overtaken), a short story written by Julio Cortazar in his book: “Bestiario” (bestiary). The story has features of magical realism, mystery, and horror in its account of two siblings whose home is overtaken after hearing strange sounds. This essay was written by a student in Professor Fajardo-Cardenas’ writing-intensive, Advanced Writing class (Spanish 413).


Simbolismo Y Metáfora: Paralelismos Filosóficos En “La Biblioteca De Babel” De Jorge Luis Borges, Alberto Fernández-Diego 2020 University of Florida

Simbolismo Y Metáfora: Paralelismos Filosóficos En “La Biblioteca De Babel” De Jorge Luis Borges, Alberto Fernández-Diego

Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

El relato titulado “La Biblioteca de Babel” de Jorge Luis Borges nos cuenta la historia de un hombre cuya vida ha transcurrido en “la Biblioteca” (sinónimo de “universo”) y que ha pasado sus años buscando algo que ni él ni ningún otro morador de la misma ha podido encontrar: su razón de ser, sus límites, el contenido de sus obras, etc. El texto está narrado en primera persona por el protagonista, que nos hace partícipes de la frustración que se ha apoderado de él en sus últimos años de su vida, después de dedicar toda su biografía a intentar, sin ...


El Quijote En Alcalá De Henares: Graffiti, Arte Urbano Y Autorrepresentación, Juan Fernandez Cantero 2020 University of Kentucky

El Quijote En Alcalá De Henares: Graffiti, Arte Urbano Y Autorrepresentación, Juan Fernandez Cantero

Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

En el presente trabajo se realizará un estudio de los procesos culturales existentes en la ciudad de Alcalá de Henares en la actualidad a través del arte urbano. Concretamente, se analizarán las representaciones del Quijote, personaje universal de Miguel de Cervantes, en el casco antiguo y en los barrios periféricos de la urbe. Se demostrará cómo la figura del Quijote es un medio para la autorrepresentación de la ciudad. Más allá de las decisiones políticas sobre el arte urbano en el centro histórico de la ciudad, se verá cómo la iconografía del Quijote se consolida como un elemento cohesivo para ...


Teaching Don Quixote Online - Course Redesign (Span 290 Literatue In Translation), Jesus-David Jerez-Gomez 2020 California State University, San Bernardino

Teaching Don Quixote Online - Course Redesign (Span 290 Literatue In Translation), Jesus-David Jerez-Gomez

Q2S Enhancing Pedagogy

This course syllabus was developed thanks to the E-Learning Academy workshop in course redesign and Quality Matters online workshop for online teaching innovative development. The redesigned course, SPAN 290: Spanish Literature in Translation, was piloted in Fall 2019, and it is being offered again with improvements and revisions this Spring 2020.


Being Portuguese In Spanish: Reimagining Early Modern Iberian Literature, 1580-1640, Jonathan William Wade 2020 Purdue University

Being Portuguese In Spanish: Reimagining Early Modern Iberian Literature, 1580-1640, Jonathan William Wade

Purdue University Press Book Previews

Among the many consequences of Spain’s annexation of Portugal from 1580 to 1640 was an increase in the number of Portuguese authors writing in Spanish. One can trace this practice as far back as the medieval period, although it was through Gil Vicente, Jorge de Montemayor, and others that Spanish-language texts entered the mainstream of literary expression in Portugal. Proficiency in both languages gave Portuguese authors increased mobility throughout the empire. For those with literary aspirations, Spanish offered more opportunities to publish and greater readership, which may be why it is nearly impossible to find a Portuguese author who ...


La Conquista RetóRica: La AutolegitimacióN De HernáN CortéS Y Su JustificacióN Del Colonialismo EspañOl A TravéS De Las Cartas De RelacióN (1519 - 1526), Kent Shi 2020 Trinity College

La Conquista RetóRica: La AutolegitimacióN De HernáN CortéS Y Su JustificacióN Del Colonialismo EspañOl A TravéS De Las Cartas De RelacióN (1519 - 1526), Kent Shi

Senior Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


An Assessment Use Argument For Spanish For The Professionals, Cristina Pardo-Ballester 2020 Iowa State University

An Assessment Use Argument For Spanish For The Professionals, Cristina Pardo-Ballester

World Languages and Cultures Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings

This study focuses on reflective practice journal entries and compares intermediate Spanish learners’ journals of their own oral performance through two different opportunities - an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and a Virtual Oral Interview Classroom/based Exam (VOICES) - within the framework of a Spanish for the Professions course. Students’ journals reveal that both types of assessment have their advantages in the learning process, which results in more autonomous and more efficient learners (Ziegler, 2014). Moreover, data from the two focus groups reveals information about sufficiency, relevance, beneficence, and usefulness about the Spanish speaking activities used in the Spanish for the Professions ...


Afectos En La Novela Española Contemporánea: Tematización De La Tercera Guerra De Los Balcanes Y Construcción Del "Otro", Isabel Dominguez Seoane 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Afectos En La Novela Española Contemporánea: Tematización De La Tercera Guerra De Los Balcanes Y Construcción Del "Otro", Isabel Dominguez Seoane

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation proposes an affective reading of contemporary Spanish literature whose topic is the third Balkan War. On the one side, it aims to showcase the political role of affects (fear, happiness and disgust) when representing the "other". On the other side, how Spanish public sphere has used the Balkans as a mirror to refer to Spanish political context.


Después Del Exilio: El Regreso Y El Retorno En La Autoficción Latinoamericana Del Siglo Xxi, Joan C. Aguirre 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Después Del Exilio: El Regreso Y El Retorno En La Autoficción Latinoamericana Del Siglo Xxi, Joan C. Aguirre

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The present work analyzes the return—both the physical return and anticipated physical return— to the homeland after living in exile, the act of remembering caused by this process, and the metareflective role that the genre of autofiction plays in this interaction. The dissertation examines the twenty-first century autofictions of four Latin American countries: La casa de los Conejos by Laura Alcoba of Argentina; Memorias prematuras by Rafael Gumucio of Chile; ConPasión absoluta by Carol Zardetto of Guatemala; and El sueño del retorno by Horacio Castellanos Moya of El Salvador. These autofictions are part of an important corpus, one that ...


Lo Visible, Lo Invisible Y Lo Imaginable: Neoliberalismo Y Ciudad En Las Producciones Culturales De Posguerra En Centroamérica, Maria A. Leon Umana 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Lo Visible, Lo Invisible Y Lo Imaginable: Neoliberalismo Y Ciudad En Las Producciones Culturales De Posguerra En Centroamérica, Maria A. Leon Umana

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This project researches the radical change that the peace treaty of the 1990s brought to Central American societies in connection with economic models. Specifically, it examines the way in which the implementation of neoliberal policies has transformed the cities concerning the spatial and the social; consequently, resulting in an important urban shift in regard to postwar cultural productions. I build a theoretical model organizes the investigation in three representative examples of Central American urban imaginaries (The Visible, The Invisible, and the Imaginable) so as to enlighten and/or enrich the analysis of the region’s urban social realities—examined in ...


La Cíborg De Rosa Montero Como Utopía De La Redención Social, Mercedes Tejera-Garcia de la Concha 2020 University of Florida

La Cíborg De Rosa Montero Como Utopía De La Redención Social, Mercedes Tejera-Garcia De La Concha

Alambique. Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasía / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

Este artículo abarca los temas de la memoria histórica colectiva y la redención social en las dos primeras novelas de la trilogía de Rosa Montero, Lágrimas en la lluvia (2011) y El peso del corazón (2015). El análisis pone el foco en la cíborg, Bruna Husky, principalmente por su lucha en la conquista de derechos civiles. Se sostiene la premisa de Bruna como un doble novum, indagando en su agencia como vehículo de esperanza social, noción de Ernst Bloch, así como en su potencia en tanto novedad técnica y política, postulado de Darko Suvin. Un costado fundamental de esta aproximación ...


La Reivindicación Del Monstruo En La Obra De Pilar Pedraza: De Las Novias Inmóviles A El Amante Germano., Lola Robles 2020 Writer-Escritora

La Reivindicación Del Monstruo En La Obra De Pilar Pedraza: De Las Novias Inmóviles A El Amante Germano., Lola Robles

Alambique. Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasía / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

Digna heredera de la narrativa de Mary Shelley, la autora española Pilar Pedraza (Toledo, 1951) ha escrito y publicado una docena de novelas, varios libros de relatos y numerosos cuentos en antologías colectivas, a lo que hay que añadir una serie de ensayos sobre el papel de las mujeres en el arte, cine y literatura, y sobre brujería. Estas publicaciones ensayísticas muestran claramente la concepción del mundo que tiene Pedraza y son un buen correlato de su narrativa, tal como veremos. Su obra de ficción se inscribe dentro de la literatura de terror fantástico o se la define también simplemente ...


Review Of Ticknor’S History Of Spanish Literature, G. S. H. 2020 Livre de Lyon

Review Of Ticknor’S History Of Spanish Literature, G. S. H.

Philology

There are two points of view from which every book may be observed; one from without and the other from within. In the former case, it is compared with other books upon the same subject, or exposed to the test of an ideal standard. The critic ventures to assert whether at better book might not have been written with the materials at command, whether all the sources of information have been examined, whether the ground has been gone over superficially or thoroughly, and whether a spirit of accuracy presides over the minor details of names and dates. A judgment of ...


Orient Is Not A Museum Piece: Jorge Luis Borges, The Orientalist Key And The Manuscript Of "What Is Buddhism", Enrique Sacerio-Gari 2020 Bryn Mawr College

Orient Is Not A Museum Piece: Jorge Luis Borges, The Orientalist Key And The Manuscript Of "What Is Buddhism", Enrique Sacerio-Gari

Spanish Faculty Research and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Enemy Outside The Gates: Isabel The Catholic Queen And The Extramural Mujer Varonil In Tirso De Molina’S Antona García, Christopher C. Oechler 2020 Gettysburg College

The Enemy Outside The Gates: Isabel The Catholic Queen And The Extramural Mujer Varonil In Tirso De Molina’S Antona García, Christopher C. Oechler

Spanish Faculty Publications

On December 13, 1474, Isabel of Trastámara assumed the throne as Queen of Castile. Chroniclers described her solemn procession through the streets of Segovia on horseback, wearing a gown richly ornamented with gold and precious stones. To complement the queen’s commanding display of wealth, a member of her retinue carried a powerful symbol that would come to epitomize her rule: an unsheathed sword. [excerpt]


The Best Children's Picture Books Of The Year In Spanish [2020 Edition], Bank Street College of Education. Children's Book Committee 2020 Bank Street College of Education

The Best Children's Picture Books Of The Year In Spanish [2020 Edition], Bank Street College Of Education. Children's Book Committee

The Center for Children's Literature

An annotated list of the best children's books in Spanish published or translated in 2019. In English and Spanish.

Spanish title: Los mejores libros infantiles en Español.


Performing Militancy In Laura Alcoba’S The Rabbit House (2008), Stephanie R. Orozco 2020 University of South Carolina Aiken

Performing Militancy In Laura Alcoba’S The Rabbit House (2008), Stephanie R. Orozco

The Coastal Review: An Online Peer-reviewed Journal

Laura Alcoba’s The Rabbit House (2008), belongs to the cannon of post- dictatorship child survivors—who themselves lived under the precarious life of militancy during Argentina’s Dictatorship (1976-1983). This paper exams the image of a young seven-year-old child’s who undergoes serious confrontational mischief's due to her inability to fully acquire militant norms and live by adult rules because of her child-like nature during her stay in la clandestindad. Moreover, rather than assuming the role of an innocent child figure of the 1970s Left-wing revolutionary war, Alcoba’s child protagonist assumes a politically active character that has ...


A Story To Tell… How To Integrate The Three Modes Of Communication Through A Story Time Program In French, Frederique Grim 2020 Colorado State University - Fort Collins

A Story To Tell… How To Integrate The Three Modes Of Communication Through A Story Time Program In French, Frederique Grim

The Coastal Review: An Online Peer-reviewed Journal

Bilingual story time programs found in local community libraries not only benefit children, they can also serve a need for L2 college students: the development of their communicative skills in an authentic environment. In addition to linguistic benefits, experiential learning has proven to prepare students for real-world skills, such as networking, mock professional experience and a sense of community engagement. This paper recounts how a world language story time program supports L2 learners’ three modes of communication, as articulated by ACTFL, and necessary for language development. Based on students’ perceptions, this study highlights their increase in motivation and confidence in ...


Image And Storytelling New Approaches To Hispanic Cinema And Literature, Gina Herrmann, Isabel Jaén Portillo 2020 University of Oregon

Image And Storytelling New Approaches To Hispanic Cinema And Literature, Gina Herrmann, Isabel Jaén Portillo

World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations

This special issue of Periphērica, Image and Storytelling: New Approaches to Hispanic Cinema and Literature, features leading research by scholars of Hispanic cultures at the crossroads of literature, film, mind, and society. The collection showcases cutting-edge fields and themes including cognitive studies, affect studies, embodiment, and empathy, as well as new perspectives on adaptation, film typology, film teaching, gender, and genre. The research presented in this special issue underscores the excitement produced by crossing disciplinary boundaries in the study of verbal and visual narratives, moving beyond prevalent transnational approaches that do not sufficiently address key factors in the creation and ...


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