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Problèmes de l'Adaptation Filmique d'un Texte Littéraire: Études Comparées de Madame Bovary de Gustave Flaubert et du Colonel Chabert d'Honoré de Balzac (open access)

Problèmes de l'Adaptation Filmique d'un Texte Littéraire: Études Comparées de Madame Bovary de Gustave Flaubert et du Colonel Chabert d'Honoré de Balzac

The release of the two films, Madame Bovary (1992) by Claude Chabrol and Le Colonel Chabert (1994) by Yves Angelo, arouses an interest in a method which studies the rapport between the seventh art and literature. Following the studies of the narratologists, Gerard Genette, Yves Reuter, Gerard-Denis Farcy, Celestino Deleyto, Andre Gaudreault and Francois Jost, a method of analyzing and studying the relationship between literature and cinema can be developed. The principal interest of a comparative study can reside in the relationship between the story and the narration of the two genres of works. The study conducted at this level of analysis allows the appreciation of the impoverishments or the enrichments operated by the adapter. The comparative analysis of the works of Flaubert, Chabrol, Balzac, and Angelo reveal the problems relative to the cinematographic adaptation.
Date: May 1998
Creator: Conditto, Kerri L. (Kerri Lee)
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
L'emploi variable des signes diacritiques dans le français tchaté : une étude variationniste en temps apparent . (open access)

L'emploi variable des signes diacritiques dans le français tchaté : une étude variationniste en temps apparent .

After providing an historical overview of the French spelling system and orthographic variation, this study analyzes selected internal (i.e., linguistic) factors and one external (i.e., social) factor that can influence the use of diacritics in online French-language chat sessions. From a corpus of synchronous computer-mediated communication, 3,855 tokens of graphemes capable of bearing diacritics were coded with the following scheme: Letter, Diacritic, Grapheme (i.e., Letter and Diacritic combined), Date of Participation, and Age Group of Participant. A multivariate (VARBRUL) analysis determined that Grapheme exerts the most influence on variation.
Date: May 2010
Creator: Al-Rashdan, Omar
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Présentations de la Grammaire et Représentations du Discours Dans les Manuels de Français Publiés aux États-Unis: une Étude Diachronique (open access)

Présentations de la Grammaire et Représentations du Discours Dans les Manuels de Français Publiés aux États-Unis: une Étude Diachronique

This study partially replicates and re-explores specific dimensions of a textbook analysis of the presentation and use of specific grammatical elements and sociolinguistic variants in textbooks published in the United States for learners of French. Authenticity is situated as a central construct in the analysis of interrogatives, relative pronouns, and the negative particle ne in selected textbooks and ancillary materials. The findings reveal that little progress has been made over the past twenty years in integrating authentic representations of discourse into French-as-a-foreign-language textbooks.
Date: May 2010
Creator: Grall, Christophe
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Carte du Gouvernement de l'Amerique.

Chart describing the governmental structure of the political entities of the Americas circa 1719 as well as a general overview, including 4 drawings and 1 map. Contents: Instruction généralle -- Conseil de l'Amerique Septentrionalle -- Conseil de Terre Ferme -- Conseil de l'Amerique Meridionalle -- Gouvernement Ecclésiastique -- Pais de l'Amerique appartenant aux autres puissances de l'Europe -- Carte de l'Amerique -- Revenue des Arch. et Eveschez de l'Amerique.
Date: 1719
Creator: Chatelain, Henri Abraham
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Le Champ d'Asile: Romance

Musical score for voice and piano or harp written in Paris in November 1818. Cover has black and white lithograph depicting a man standing with a shovel.
Date: 1818
Creator: Romagnesi, A. (Antoine Joseph Michel), 1781-1850.
Object Type: Musical Score/Notation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Grenelle Environnement (open access)

Grenelle Environnement

The new 'Grenelle II' laws are presented in the French Parliament. The Grenelle II (2010) follows the Grenelle I (2007) and a second public consultation round with representatives of large companies. Detailed plans are presented for building, transport and energy sector. Local authorities are asked to play a more important and facilitating role. The new law package contains six pillars and contains the 'outlines' and 'logistics' of the application on regional and local level: - 1. Improving the Energetic Performance of Buildings. Among the measures are : insisting on 'Batiments a Basse Consommation' (BBC, < 50 KW/H/m2 per year) for new buildings and to reduce the consumption of existing buildings by 38% untill 2020. - 2. Creating a change in Transport Use. Among the measures presented are : speeding up the process of public transport infrastructure, insisting local public authorities on offering 'lease-bikes' and car-sharing programs, and subvention of electric and hybrid car development. - 3. Reducing significantly Energy Consumption and Carbon Emissions. Measurements foreseen are : Obligation of all enterprises with over 500 employees and municipalities with more than 500.000 inhabitants to calculate CO2 emissions on a yearly bases. -4. Preserving Biodiversity. Pharmaceutical and hospital products will be more …
Date: October 2010
Creator: France. Ministère de l'écologie, de l'énergie, du développement durable et de la mer
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
From "y as plus personne qui parle" to "plus personne ne dit rien": The variable use of the negative particle ne in synchronous French chat. (open access)

From "y as plus personne qui parle" to "plus personne ne dit rien": The variable use of the negative particle ne in synchronous French chat.

This study analyzes negative particle variation (i.e., the variable presence or absence of the negative particle ne) in synchronous French chat discourse within a labovian-inspired framework. Selected morphosyntactic, lexical, and phonological constraints are considered. Multivariate analyses performed by GoldVarb 2001 revealed that subject type (i.e., NP, [- overt] subject environment, pronoun) and the phonological environment preceding the position of neregardless of its presence or absenceare determining factors in the variation. In addition, discursive-pragmatic effect was explored in a sub-sample of data. The results indicate that ne is seldom present in verbal negation during explanatory discourse style, yet it is very likely to be retained in ludic, emphatic, and proverbial styles.
Date: May 2007
Creator: van Compernolle, Rémi A.
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Variable use of ne in Negative Structures: An Apparent-Time Variationist Study of Synchronous Electronic French Discourse (open access)

The Variable use of ne in Negative Structures: An Apparent-Time Variationist Study of Synchronous Electronic French Discourse

This study of the variable use of ne in synchronous electronic French discourse follows the methodological guidelines and the theoretical framework proposed and subsequently elaborated by Labov for analyzing variable features of language. This thesis provides a quantitative variable rule (i.e., VARBRUL) analysis including age as a factor group (i.e., independent variable), thereby making a new contribution to this area of inquiry. The data (50,000 words from the vingtaine 'twentysomething' channel and 50,000 words from the cinquantaine 'fiftysomething' channel) are a subset of 100,000 words from a corpus of one million words collected in 2008 by the thesis director from the public chat server EuropNet. This study aims to answer the following overarching question: To what extent does age-compared to other factors-influence the variable use of ne in verbal negation in synchronous electronic French discourse? In order to answer this question, and possibly others, the VARBRUL analysis will include age, subject (e.g., noun vs. pronoun), type of second negative particle (e.g., pas 'not', jamais 'never', personne 'no one'/'nobody', and so forth), as well as verbal mood/tense.
Date: December 2010
Creator: Gould, Rebecca J.
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Reflections of Revolution: Le Figaro, Le Monde, and Public Opinion in France during the Algerian Conflict (1954-1962) (open access)

Reflections of Revolution: Le Figaro, Le Monde, and Public Opinion in France during the Algerian Conflict (1954-1962)

This thesis is an examination of the printed media in France (1955-1963), as represented by two mainstream newspapers: Le Monde (left-centrist) and Le Figaro (right-centrist). Using these newspapers, as well as Gallup polls recorded at the time, this study explores correlations of what was reported in newspapers and how French public opinion evolved during the course of the war. These two major sources of information are shown to have given contradictory information, thus accounting for some of the paradoxes found in public opinion polls. Specifically, the paradoxes analyzed in the study concern the Front de Libération Nationale (FLN) and the Pieds-Noirs (the European population of North Africa).
Date: December 2002
Creator: Atkins, Michael
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
La fausse magie (open access)

La fausse magie

This is a ca. [1775] printed copy of the libretto of "La fausse magie" (The false magic), a two-act comic opera by Jean François Marmontel, set to music by Grétry. [The opera was staged for the first time at the Théâtre Français à La Haye, on Thursday, November 30, 1775.] The final scene of act two contains the music of the couplets on pp. 47-48. The library's copy of the libretto is bound with the libretto of M. Anseaume's comic opera, "Le tableau parlant."
Date: 1775
Creator: Marmontel, Jean François, 1723-1799
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library
Learner use of French second-person pronouns in synchronous electronic communication. (open access)

Learner use of French second-person pronouns in synchronous electronic communication.

This study analyzes students' use of the French second-person pronouns tu (T) and vous (V) in small-group (2-3 students) inter-learner online chat sessions. The influence of internal linguistic factors (i.e., turn type and morphosyntactic environment) on learners' appropriate vs. inappropriate use of these pronouns is considered. The study also investigates the influence of Instructional Level on tu-vous use and the extent to which students from different instructional levels provide various types of peer assistance (e.g., lexical, morphosyntactic, and sociolinguistic/pragmatic) . Pronoun use was extremely unstable for learners of all levels, and a Kruskal-Wallis analysis revealed that Instructional Level did not significantly affect appropriate T/V use overall. Instructional Level and Syntax did, however, significantly affect interrogative T/V use, as shown through multivariate analyses. Peer-assisted performance was limited to lexical retrieval. Pedagogical recommendations are presented for teaching and learning second-person pronouns in French.
Date: December 2008
Creator: McCourt, Claire A.
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Audience de Mexico

Map of Mexico and surrounding areas. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridian: Ferro.
Date: 1657
Creator: Sanson, Nicolas, 1600-1667
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History

Les costes aux environs de la Riviere de Misisipi : decouvertes par Mr. de la Salle en 1683 et reconnues par Mr. le Chevallier dÍberville en 1698 et 1699 / par N. de Fer ; Vincent de Ginville, sculpsit.

Hand colored. From: LÁtlas curieux / N. de Fer. "122." Martin, J.C. Maps of Texas and the Southwest, 1513-1900, p. 49, 91.
Date: 1705
Creator: Fer, Nicolas de
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History
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
Daughters of the King and Founders of a Nation: Les Filles du Roi in New France (open access)

Daughters of the King and Founders of a Nation: Les Filles du Roi in New France

The late seventeenth century was a crucial era in establishing territorial claims on the North American continent. In order to strengthen France's hold on the Quebec colony, Louis XIV sent 770 women across the Atlantic at royal expense in order to populate New France. Since that time, these women known as the filles du roi, have often been reduced to a footnote in history books, or else mistakenly slandered as women of questionable morals. This work seeks to clearly identify the filles du roi through a study of their socioeconomic status, educational background, and various demographic factors, and compare the living conditions they had in France with those that awaited them in Canada. The aim of this undertaking is to better understand these pioneer women and their reasons for leaving France, as well as to identify the lasting contributions they made to French-Canadian culture and society.
Date: May 2010
Creator: Runyan, Aimie Kathleen
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Denis Diderot Lettres à Sophie Volland, 1759 (open access)

Denis Diderot Lettres à Sophie Volland, 1759

The purpose of this thesis is to examine the letters of Diderot to Sophie Volland for the year 1759 as they are a source of important autobiographical, social, and psychological elements that shed light on Diderot's private and public life. In fact a turning point in the sentimental relationship between Diderot and Sophie Volland, the death of his father, the difficulties experienced in publishing the Encyclop6'die and consequently the coolness in his friendship with D'Alembert make 1759 a crucial year in Diderot's life. The conclusion reached is that the stylistically beautiful and modern letters to Sophie Volland of this year are self-revelatory for they show that the events of 1759 made a great psychological impact upon Diderot and started a process of maturity in his character. These letters can undoubtedly be considered a major part of Diderot's work and they can certainly contribute to a deeper understanding of this genius.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Simmons, Marina C.
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Mariama Bâ: un féminisme né à l'intersection de deux cultures. (open access)

Mariama Bâ: un féminisme né à l'intersection de deux cultures.

Many critics consider Mariama Bâ as a feminist writer, but the reader of her two novels might wonder what characterizes her work as such. Therefore, the aim of each chapter, in order of appearance, is to analyze first the genres, then the elements of African tradition and Western modernity, the characters of both works and the themes of the novels, with the intention of defining the author's feminism, which takes its source in dichotomies, paradoxes and contradictions. In order to expose the author's point of view on the condition of women, it appears important to situate the diegesis in its context. Also, the study is supported by references on the Senegalese culture, by genres, narrative and feminist theories and by critiques on the work itself.
Date: August 2006
Creator: Perret, Arnaud
Object Type: Thesis or Dissertation
System: The UNT Digital Library

Magruder's Victory: Grand March

Musical score and cover of Ernest Frenzel's Magruder's Victory Grand March, written January 1, 1863.
Date: 1863
Creator: Frenzel, Ernest A.
Object Type: Musical Score/Notation
System: The Portal to Texas History

Carte du Mexique et de la Floride, des terres angloises et des Isles Antilles, du cours et des environs de la riviere de Mississippi / dressée sur un grand nombre de memoires principalement sur ceux de Mrs. d'Iberville et le sueur [...] ; par Guillaume del'Isle ; I. Stemmers, senior, sculp.

Hand drawn map showing North America, Mexico and a northern section of Amerique Meridionale in 1722. Place names and topographical features included.
Date: 1722
Creator: L'Isle, Guillaume
Object Type: Map
System: The Portal to Texas History
The Daily Ranchero. (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 339, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 22, 1869 (open access)

The Daily Ranchero. (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 339, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 22, 1869

Newspaper from Brownsville, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Date: July 22, 1869
Creator: Maltby, H. A.
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History
The Brownsville Ranchero. (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 182, Ed. 1 Friday, June 19, 1868 (open access)

The Brownsville Ranchero. (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 182, Ed. 1 Friday, June 19, 1868

Newspaper from Brownsville, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Date: June 19, 1868
Creator: Maltby, H. A. & Kinney, Somers
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History
The Daily Ranchero. (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 320, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 5, 1869 (open access)

The Daily Ranchero. (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 320, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 5, 1869

Newspaper from Brownsville, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Date: June 5, 1869
Creator: Maltby, H. A.
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History
The Brownsville Ranchero. (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 265, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 24, 1868 (open access)

The Brownsville Ranchero. (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 265, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 24, 1868

Newspaper from Brownsville, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Date: December 24, 1868
Creator: Maltby, H. A.
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History
The Brownsville Ranchero. (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 176, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 24, 1868 (open access)

The Brownsville Ranchero. (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 176, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 24, 1868

Newspaper from Brownsville, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Date: September 24, 1868
Creator: Maltby, H. A.
Object Type: Newspaper
System: The Portal to Texas History