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A reconsideration of the (non-)uniform syntax of Korean right-dislocation (open access)

A reconsideration of the (non-)uniform syntax of Korean right-dislocation

This article investigates the clausal nature of Korean Right-Dislocation Constructions (RDCs) and reconsiders recent extant (non-uniform analyses of RDCs.
Date: 2018
Creator: Furuya, Kaori
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Same-Sex Parent Families in France: Past, Present, and Future (open access)

Same-Sex Parent Families in France: Past, Present, and Future

This thesis contains four chapters. The first chapter gives an overview of the current situation concerning same-sex parent families in France. This involves discussions of the PACS (Pacte civil de solidarité), adoption, and marriage, as well as the societal influences that caused the massive negative response to the Taubira law. The second chapter goes into more detail concerning portrayals of homosexuality in French media throughout the years. There is a focus, however, on one of the earliest portrayals of lesbianism in French literature: The Nun by Diderot. Lastly, the third chapter involves further explanation of the history of homosexuality and same-sex parent families. This chapter explores these ideas specifically in the context of French history, as well as how conditions for same-sex parent families have changed in recent years. The fourth and final chapter presents conclusions of the research.
Date: May 2018
Creator: Griffin, Janna Lee
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library

The Great Rivalry: The Planning Legacies of London and Paris in the Modern Era

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This thesis seeks to examine the respective histories of London and Paris, two of the most influential and iconic cities in the world, in order to better understand how each respectively developed and their impact upon modern urban planning. Comparisons are made between, not only the history, but also the noble classes and gentry, religions, and cultural values which influenced the development of each capital city. Additionally, this thesis also seeks to explore how the development of Paris can still greatly assist modern developers in the twenty-first century.
Date: May 2018
Creator: Wilson, Aubrae N.
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Two types of the 3rd person feature in English?! (open access)

Two types of the 3rd person feature in English?!

This article investigates the morphosyntactic properties of the person feature in the English imposter construction studied by Collins & Postal.
Date: June 24, 2017
Creator: Furuya, Kaori
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Grammaticalization of the Spanish Complement-taking Verb without a Complementizer (open access)

The Grammaticalization of the Spanish Complement-taking Verb without a Complementizer

This article examines authentic data samples taken from the Corpus de Referencia del Español Actual (CREA) to uncover any semantic trends commonly observed in verbs taking a sentential complement without the complementizer que in Spanish.
Date: May 19, 2015
Creator: Yoon, Jiyoung
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Le Bonheur dans le crime de Barbey d'Aurevilly : une lecture maistrienne (open access)

Le Bonheur dans le crime de Barbey d'Aurevilly : une lecture maistrienne

This article shows the importance of the Evenings of St. Petersburg by Joseph de Maistre for the interpretation of "Happiness in crime".
Date: 2014
Creator: Chaguinian, Christophe
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Musical Ekphrasis in the Poetry of Nicolás Guillén, Federico García Lorca, and Langston Hughes (open access)

Musical Ekphrasis in the Poetry of Nicolás Guillén, Federico García Lorca, and Langston Hughes

Musical ekphrasis was occurring in the twentieth century in different centers around the world, Cuba: Andalusia, Spain; and Harlem, New York, simultaneously. The writers at the heart of this movement used poetry about music as a means to celebrate the cultures of the marginalized people in their lands, los negros, los gitanos, and African-Americans. The purpose of this study is to define musical ekphrasis and identify it in the works of Nicolás Guillén, Federico García Lorca, and Langston Hughes. Also explored are the common characteristics in ekphrastic poetry by the three poets and the common themes found in their ekphrastic poetry, as well as common influences. Each author is considered in the context of his surroundings and his respective culture, and how that influenced his musical tastes as well as his writing style.
Date: December 2016
Creator: Divett, Andrew Brennan
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Comment peut-on être Persane ou Peruvienne ?: On le devient (open access)

Comment peut-on être Persane ou Peruvienne ?: On le devient

Cette analyse littéraire examine les parallèles entre les deux romans Lettres persanes de Montesquieu (1721) et Lettres d'une Péruvienne de Françoise de Graffigny (1747) en se concentrant sur le sort des femmes et leur rébellion contre la claustration. Leurs révoltes transformatrices révèlent une volonté qui refuse et puis transcende les barreaux de leur captivité pour vivre librement. La philosophie de Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) personnifie leurs luttes pour devenir et exister, ce qui se traduit par leur capacité de dévoiler leur vraie nature. Elles se battent contre le néant de leurs existences où elles ne peuvent que succomber aux contraintes imposées. Elles se battent pour se définir et pour devenir. Cependant, c'est Graffigny qui nous offre une réponse plus proto-féministe dépassant les paramètres masculins de la société. Son livre répond directement aux Lettres persanes pour créer une nouvelle femme iconoclaste qui transcende les barrières de la société pour se réinventer.
Date: May 2016
Creator: Daucourt, Monica Hazan
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
El Teatro Dominicano: Instrumento Político y Voz de una Identidad (open access)

El Teatro Dominicano: Instrumento Político y Voz de una Identidad

Throughout the history of the Dominican Republic, theater has played an instrumental role in the cultural life its people, one which transcends purely artistic and cultural dimensions extending its influence into the political and social fabric of the nation. In spite of Spanish colonization and later Haitian occupation, a nascent national identity began forming early on. The staging of certain plays exposed latent conflicts and revealed sectorial, class interests. Theater provided a means of expression for popular sentiments, thus revealing an urge by the people to manifest their concerns, usually under the heavy weight of censorship. This thesis focuses on key moments of the first 140 years of Dominican Republic theater. It is organized into three chapters: "Historical Antecedents", "Theater of the Dictatorship" and "Theater of the Post-Dictatorship." The first chapter deals with the struggle for independence through 1844; the next focuses on the theatrical plays and political climate of bloody Rafael Leonidas Trujillo dictatorship which spanned from 1930 to his assassination in 1961, and the third presents the theater that appeared in the subsequent years of the equally repressive Joaquin Balaguer presidency (1966-1978). The analysis of these key historical moments, in conjunction with the dramaturgy of playwrights such as …
Date: May 2016
Creator: Curiel, Sandra Y.
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Usage of Clitic Pronouns and the Influence of the Definite Article in Spanish among Spanish-Quechua Bilinguals in Peru (open access)

The Usage of Clitic Pronouns and the Influence of the Definite Article in Spanish among Spanish-Quechua Bilinguals in Peru

This study focuses on the clitic pronoun usage by Spanish-Quechua bilingual speakers in Cuzco, Peru when faced with a question that includes a definite article preceding the direct object. Answers are analyzed to determine whether or not the definite article has an effect on the presence or absence of the clitic pronoun. Direct objects tested were both [+human] and [-human] objects to determine if these variables affect clitic pronoun use as well. Speakers who have identified themselves as bilingual in both Spanish and Quechua were given a survey to complete in order to see what factors may contribute to the use or omission of the clitic pronouns.
Date: May 2016
Creator: Contreras, Courtney
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Mujeres Sumisas, Mujeres Transgresoras en el Siglo XIX Español: una Aproximación a la Obra de Francisca Navarro y Joaquina García Balmaseda (open access)

Mujeres Sumisas, Mujeres Transgresoras en el Siglo XIX Español: una Aproximación a la Obra de Francisca Navarro y Joaquina García Balmaseda

This research discusses the changing role of women in Spanish society during the nineteenth century through the works of Francisca Navarro and Joaquina Garcia Balmaseda. The thesis shows the break with the traditional image of the "angel del hogar" and the gradual incorporation of the social changes affecting women which were reflected in the female protagonists of the comedies written by such playwrights. By reading theoretical texts of the emerging feminist theory and through analysis of the main female characters, this study examines the changes regarding the established canon and its own evolution within the nineteenth century, from the works of a pioneer like Francisca Navarro in the first third of the century to those of Joaquina Gracia Balmaseda towards the end of it.
Date: May 2016
Creator: Zaera, Isabel María
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Carnaval, grotesco y dialogismo en las zarzuelas de Pablo Sorozábal (open access)

Carnaval, grotesco y dialogismo en las zarzuelas de Pablo Sorozábal

In the present study, the three principal theories of Russian theorist Mikhail Bakhtin--the carnavalesque, grotesque, and dialogical--are applied to the musical-theatre genre of the Spanish zarzuela. The focus of the study centers on the works of composer Pablo Sorozábal and the various librettists who collaborated with him, among them the renowned literary author Pío Baroja. Within this study, zarzuela is first analyzed on its own in terms of the academic debate surrounding the genre and its importance in terms of both literary and musical criticism. After establishing the particular capacity of the zarzuela to make important cultural contributions, the central theoretical framework of the thesis is established via Bakhtinian theory, and several links are drawn between this theory and the genre of the zarzuela, which is shown to be a body of work often capable of conveying subversive messages, both cultural and sociopolitical. With this critical lens, then, the specific sociopolitical context of Spain between 1931-1942 is analyzed and described in order to illustrate the various extratextual and intertextual elements at play in Sorozábal's zarzuelas. The three works ultimately studied are Katiuska (1931), Adiós a la bohemia (1933), and Black, el payaso (1942). By way of highlighting the Bakhtinian characteristics …
Date: May 2016
Creator: Murphy, Deirdre
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
La Búsqueda de la Identidad Femenina en las Novelas de Dos Autoras Mexicanas (open access)

La Búsqueda de la Identidad Femenina en las Novelas de Dos Autoras Mexicanas

The novel is one means by which writers can provide examples of the possibilities for women in patriarchal societies to seek greater independence. Sabina Berman (1955- ) and Silvia Molina (1946- ) are modern day Mexican novelists whose writings support the betterment of the female condition in this Latin American society. This study focuses on these two authors and describes and analyzes several of their female protagonists who can be characterized as being in search of their self-identity and self-realization. The novels of interest are La Bobe (2006) and La Mujer que Buceó Dentro del Corazón del Mundo (2010) by Sabina Berman and La Mañana Debe Seguir Gris (1977) and El Amor Que Me Juraste (1998) by Silvia Molina. The theoretical framework used to analyze these novels is based on The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir and on the writings of the Mexican author Rosario Castellanos. These novels provide examples of how women can challenge patriarchal social norms in order to seek their identity as an individual and their self-realization. However, to do this, women must be willing to accept the risks and costs that may accompany this self-searching. By seeking identity women can satisfy their longings and desires, …
Date: May 2015
Creator: Shrefler, Carmen Lara
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Berlin Snapshots: Images of the City in Short Fiction (open access)

Berlin Snapshots: Images of the City in Short Fiction

This book chapter discusses Berlin, Germany and images of the city in short fiction.
Date: 2004
Creator: Costabile-Heming, Carol Anne
Object Type: Book Chapter
System: The UNT Digital Library
"Schreiber, was siehst du?" Processing Historical and Social Change (open access)

"Schreiber, was siehst du?" Processing Historical and Social Change

This book chapter discusses processing historical and social change in literature and film during the German unification.
Date: 2001
Creator: Costabile-Heming, Carol Anne; Halverson, Rachel J., 1961- & Foell, Kristie A.
Object Type: Book Chapter
System: The UNT Digital Library
Berlin's Symphony Continues: Architectural, Social and Artistic Change (open access)

Berlin's Symphony Continues: Architectural, Social and Artistic Change

This book chapter discusses Berlin, Germany and the architectural, social, and artistic change.
Date: 2004
Creator: Costabile-Heming, Carol Anne & Halverson, Rachel J., 1961-
Object Type: Book Chapter
System: The UNT Digital Library
Keeping the Public Sphere Public: Problematizing Censorship in the Former German Democratic Republic for American University Students (open access)

Keeping the Public Sphere Public: Problematizing Censorship in the Former German Democratic Republic for American University Students

This article discusses keeping the public sphere public and problematizing censorship in the former German Democratic Republic for American University students.
Date: 1998
Creator: Costabile-Heming, Carol Anne
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Confronting the Wall: Images of the Berlin Wall in GDR Short Prose (open access)

Confronting the Wall: Images of the Berlin Wall in GDR Short Prose

Book chapter discussing images of the Berlin Wall in German Democratic Republic short prose.
Date: 1996
Creator: Costabile-Heming, Carol Anne
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Intertextual Exile: Volker Braun's Dramatic Re-Vision of GDR Society (open access)

Intertextual Exile: Volker Braun's Dramatic Re-Vision of GDR Society

This book discusses Volker Braun's dramatic re-vision of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) society.
Date: 1997
Creator: Costabile-Heming, Carol Anne
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library
Offizielle und inoffizielle Zensurverfahren in der DDR: Eine Fallstudie zu Günter Kunert (open access)

Offizielle und inoffizielle Zensurverfahren in der DDR: Eine Fallstudie zu Günter Kunert

Article on official and unofficial censorship procedures in the German Democratic Republic and the case of Günter Kunert.
Date: 2002
Creator: Costabile-Heming, Carol Anne
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

Berlin's History in Context: The Foreign Ministry and the Spreebogen Complex in the Context of the Architectural Debates

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Book chapter discussing Berlin, Germany's history in context and the Foreign Ministry and Spreebogen Complex in the context of the architectural debates.
Date: October 1, 2011
Creator: Costabile-Heming, Carol Anne
Object Type: Book Chapter
System: The UNT Digital Library

Texts and Contexts: GDR Literature during the 1970s

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Book chapter discussing texts and contexts in German Democratic Republic literature during the 1970s.
Date: 1997
Creator: Costabile-Heming, Carol Anne
Object Type: Book Chapter
System: The UNT Digital Library
Antón Arrufat’s Los Siete Contra Tebas: Political Allegory and Anthropological Concepts As Vehicles to Portray Theatrical and Social Conflict (open access)

Antón Arrufat’s Los Siete Contra Tebas: Political Allegory and Anthropological Concepts As Vehicles to Portray Theatrical and Social Conflict

This thesis (i) presents a critical analysis of the political allegory and dramatic elements employed by Antón Arrufat in Los siete contra Tebas in order to comment upon the conflict in Cuban society during and immediately after the Cuban revolution; and (ii) further analyzes that conflict using an anthropological approach in order to establish partial reintegration as an additional final phase in the rites of passage journey.
Date: August 2014
Creator: Gosch, Elizabeth Anna
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Christa Wolf's 'Büchner Prize Acceptance Speech': An Exercise in Sprach- and Kulturkritik (open access)

Christa Wolf's 'Büchner Prize Acceptance Speech': An Exercise in Sprach- and Kulturkritik

Article discussing Christa Wolf's 'Büchner Prize Acceptance Speech' and how this is an exercise in Sprachkritik, a criticism of the deficiencies in language, and Kulturkritik, a direct criticism of society,
Date: 1991
Creator: Costabile-Heming, Carol Anne
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library