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Carlos Muñiz and Social Drama
The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of determining the merit of the works of the contemporary Spanish playwright Carlos Muñiz in the area of social drama. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131593/
Mosques in France: The Visible Presence of Islam
Numerous laws are being directed toward subduing the visible presence of Islam throughout France, and in return French Muslims are becoming bolder in the projection of their faith. This thesis examines the presence of Islam in France throughout history and in contemporary French civilization. Specifically, this thesis addresses the issues regarding the visible presence of Islam in France through such institutions as mosques and how they are the key symbols representing the prominence of Islam in France. It looks at what lies in the collective French mind that creates such an influence on today's policies and outlook, as well as identifies the key characters that dominate the current affairs surrounding Islam in France. The thesis reviews the country's past relations with the visible presence of Islam through the controversies surrounding the construction of famous mosques. In addition, this thesis underlines key areas where both the State and the Muslim population must make concessions in order to avoid further conflict. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67957/
Spanish Migration in Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film
Spain underwent drastic social and political changes in the last decades of the twentieth century which also affected the nation’s patterns of emigration. Contemporary Spanish literature and film that portray these decades reflect the country’s fluctuating characteristics of migration. ¡Vente a Alemania, Pepe! (1971) by Pedro Lazaga, Coto vedado (1985) by Juan Goytisolo, El hijo del acordeonista (2003) by Bernardo Atxaga, and Yoyes (2000) by Helena Taberna demonstrate Spain’s migration trends during the last years of Franco’s dictatorship and the transition to democracy. The nation’s highly increased socioeconomic development in the 1970s and 1980s which eventually led to a first-world status also affected emigration, which can be seen in Carlota Fainberg (1999) by Antonio Muñoz Molina, Kasbah (2000) by Mariano Barroso, Restos de carmine (1999) by Juan Madrid, and Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009) by Isabel Coixet. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84163/
Social Ideas in the Dramas of Gregorio Martinez Sierra
This thesis illustrated Gregorio Martinez Sierra's social philosophy: motherhood, marital relationships, relationships between parents and children, and the social even of spain. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29854/
Prose Writings of José Rubén Romero
This thesis presents a brief biography of the Mexican writer José Rubén Romero and discusses his prose writings, with an emphasis on his novels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130820/
The Humor of Alejandro Casona
Alejandro Casona is a major playwright in the Spanish language today. He is known chiefly for his fantasy and humor. The intent of this paper is to show that his humor is a device for obtaining the attention of those whom he would teach. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130522/
Romantic and Realistic Elements in the Theater of Don Manuel Tamayo y Baus
A critical study of the drama of Tamayo y Baus. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75679/
Social Ideas in the Novels of José María de Pereda
Pereda's literary fecundity and his literary achievement attain their peak in his novels; through these novels he attempts to present a clear portrayal of the social aspects of provincial Spain. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75686/
The Antihero in the Novels of Juan Antonio de Zunzunegui
Although some of Zunzunegui's works are not so moralistic in intent as others, it will be seen that each one of them criticizes a particular bad trait in the protagonist which leads to unhappiness or defeat, either for the character himself or for someone close to him. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130934/
The Development of the Philosophy of Benito Pérez Galdós as Revealed by his Contemporary Novels.
This thesis is a study of the development of the philosophy of Benito Pérez Galdós as revealed by his contemporary novels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107953/
El Lirismo Indigena en las Novelas de Jose Maria Arguedas
The purpose of this thesis is to show that an indigenous, emotional, and poetic lyricism is found in the novels of Jose Maria Arguedas, which distinguishes and separates Arguedas from the Hispanic indigenous classical writers. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164040/
The Immigrant's Daugher: an Adaptation of La Gringa, by Florencio Sánchez
This thesis is an experiment in adapting a Florencio Sánchez play for staging in English. La Gringa was chosen because it is the best known of Sánchez' works, and because, to this writer's knowledge, no translation of this play is available. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108220/
La Sátira en las Novelas de Ramón Pérez de Ayala
This thesis has as its purpose to make a study of the satirical vein that is revealed in the novels of Ramón Pérez de Ayala. It will be the goal to discover in these works the human habits and weaknesses that receive the censure of the author and to determine the means by which the novelist expresses his disapproval. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130773/
France and the United States: Borrowed and Shared National Symbols
This thesis analyzes and demonstrates the similarities and differences between some of the national symbols of France and the United States. This includes the shared and borrowed aspects of each one and the ways in which each culture is reflected through, and built around them. The flags, national anthems, and several national icons such as France's Marianne and Uncle Sam are discussed. This analysis deals with the historical contexts and cultural meanings of the symbols, showing the changes each has undertaken in form and in national and international importance. Through the study of national symbols, this thesis reveals the similarities along with the differences between the two nations, which are often perceived as being highly dissimilar and even opposing in belief systems, cultures, and histories. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67971/
The Prose Dramas of Joaquin Dicenta
The purpose of this thesis is to make an intensive survey of the plots, characters, and teachings of Dicenta's prose dramas together with a study of the life and works of Dicenta. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29853/
Selected Dramas and Novelas of Juan Perez de Montalban
The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of analyzing and evaluating selected dramas and novelas of Juan Perez de Montalban. This study concludes that Montalban was not a writer of original works, but his familiarity with and utilization of certain literary devices, stereotyped situations, cliches, and popular themes, along with his notable talent in portraying women and rulers allowed him to produce works which met with great acclaim in his lifetime. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131509/
Characterizations and Themes in the Novels of Elena Quiroga
This thesis explores the characterizations and themes in the novels of Elena Quiroga. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130711/
Dialogue in the Alarconian Theatre
In this study my aim has been to trace the development of the art in dialogue of Juan Ruis de Alarcón y Mendoza. In a survey of the Alarconian theatre I have attempted to attain an insight into the technique of his dramatic speech and to indicate the sources of potent influence exerted on the dramaturgic skill of this author. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83678/
Romantic Characteristics in Gutiérrez Nájera's Poetry
This thesis presents a brief background of poetry in Mexico in the nineteenth century, along with a biography of Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera and a study of his three poetic periods: 1876-1886, 1886-1890, 1890-1895. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96956/
Mariano Azuela, Novelist of the Mexican Revolution
This thesis discusses the life and works of the Mexican novelist Mariano Azuela, who lived and wrote during the time of the Mexican Revolution. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53410/
Spanish Romantic Drama Sources of Giuseppe Verdi Operas
The Italian composer of operas, Giuseppe Verdi, relied heavily on plays of the Romantic Era as sources for opera librettos. Three such plays were from the Spanish Romantic School: El trovador and Simon Bocanegra by Antonio Garcia Gutierrez, and Don Alvaro o la fuerza del sino by Angel de Saavedra, el Duque de Rivas. The operas which Verdi composed using these plays as sources--Il trovatore, Simon Boccanegra, and La forza del destino--range in popularity from near zenith (Il trovatore) to near nadir (Simon Boccanegra). The study attempts to assess the suitability of the three Spanish dramas as source material for operas, and to determine if this suitability is correlated to each opera's popularity. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131542/
Para Determinar un Programa que Mejore la Instrucción del Español Oral en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Chávez de Nuevo México
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The Sociological Aspects of Manuel Gálvez's Novels
This thesis explores the themes in the novels of Manuel Gálvez. The summaries deal with a considerable portion of his work which may be generally classified as sociological novels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130662/
Las Novelas de Gregorio López y Fuentes
This thesis considers the novels of Gregorio Lopez Y Fuentes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97008/
Las Obras de Carlos Fuentes
This thesis considers the novels of Carlos Fuentes from a thematic point of view, as well as looking at the place of the writer in Mexican narrative tradition. It also presents a brief history of the Mexican novel. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130663/
An Evaluation of the Third and Fourth Series of Pérez Galdós' Episodios Nacionales
The purpose of this thesis is to make a study of the third and fourth series of the Episodios nacionales. The study will deal with the plot structure, the characterization, and the historicity of the twenty novels which make up the two series. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97072/
Characterization and Principal Themes in the Novels of Gustavo A. Martinez Zuviria (pseud. Hugo West)
This thesis examines the themes in the work of Argentine novelist Gustavo Adolfo Martínez Zuviría, who wrote under the pseudonym of Hugo West. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53705/
Temporal, Spatial, and Identity Displacement in the Short Stories of Julio Cortazar
The purpose of this study is to analyze the techniques through which Julio CortSzar presents and explores the literary concepts of temporal, spatial and identity displacement. The author's radical departure from the more traditionally structured view of these notions is certainly one of the most perplexing and controversial aspects of his literary style. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131513/
Characterization in Valle-Inclan's Novels
This thesis covers a biography and principal influence of Valle-Inclan, the Sonata novels, Carlist war novels, the Comedias Barbaras, and Flor de Santidad and Tirano Baderas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97086/
Some Contemporary Aspects of the Esperpento of Ramon de Valle-Inclan
This thesis inquires into the nature of the esperpento of Ramon del Valle-Inclan in order to understand the qualities inherent in the genre; and further, it considers the contemporaneous nature of this art form that makes it relevant to contemporary art and thought. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131368/
Le Thème du Néant dans la Poésie de Stéphane Mallarmé
Stéphane Mallarmé, 1842-1897, was driven by a yearning for the ideal, and felt an immense despair when his human attempts to reach up to it, through his poetry, fell far too short. The void (le Néant) into which he fell is the subject of the present study. Sources used were the writer's poetry, as well as all critical works which seemed pertinent to the study of this poet whose symbolism is so wonderfully and yet frighteningly deep and meaningful. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131586/
El Desarrollo de los Caracteres Anormales en las Obras de Emilia Pardo Bazán
The purpose of this investigation is to determine the change in characterization that takes place in the works of Emilia Pardo Bazán. Source material include the writings of such critics of Spanish literature as Richard Chandler, Kessel Schwartz, Emiliano Díez-Echarri, José M. Roca Franquesa, Federico C. Saínz de Robles, and José A. Balseiro. Emilia Pardo Bazán wrote a total of twenty novels. From this collection ten were selected which best exemplify the change in characterization in her writings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131470/
Stylistic Devices in the Sonatas of Valle-Inclan
The succeeding chapters of this present investigation seek to establish a classification of stylistic devices employed by Valle-Inclan in the four Sonatas, with emphasis, not only upon imagery, but equally upon the author's use of regional and natural phenomena, supernatural elements, the arousing of human emotions through sensory appeal, and finally, upon purely rhetorical patterns and organizational elements. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130486/
After the Storm: an Adaptation of Sobre las Ruinas, by Roberto J. Payró
The present thesis is an experiment in adaptation of one of Roberto Payró's plays for staging in English. Sobre las Ruinas was chosen both because it is one of the best known of his works and because no previous translation is known to exist. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130539/
The Novels of Marta Brunet
It will be the purpose of this thesis to comment upon the eight novels by Marta Brunet. The novels will be examined in detail, giving special consideration to her emphasis on fatalism and destiny, and will examine critical opinion of her work and draw conclusions as to the author's place in the modern Latin American novel. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163953/
Material for Conversation in Spanish at the High School Level
This thesis consists of material for conversation in Spanish at the high school level. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75373/
An Inquiry into Possible Plagiarism in Blasco Ibáñez's La Horda
The purpose of this thesis is to determine whether Blasco Ibáñez in his novel La Horda used Pío Baroja's Material which was published in La Lucha por la Vida. Baroja claimed that he did. Therefore, this paper compares the two novels to discover similarities in their settings, their plots, and their characters. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130471/
A Comparison of Selected Criticisms from the Lettres Persanes and the Cartas Marruecas
Through a direct comparison of representative extracts from the Lettres and the Cartas, this thesis proposes to demonstrate each author's portrayal of contemporary political, religious, social, and literary conditions in his own country. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108058/
The Theme of Purity in Certain Plays by Jean Anouilh
The problem dealt with in this discussion is the various aspects of the theme of purity in Le Voyageur sans bagage, Antigone, L'Alouette and Becket ou l'Honneur de Dieu, by the French playwright, Jean Anouilh. The purpose of this discussion is to clarify Anouilh's concept of the search for purity and to shed light upon the various interpretations of the theme of purity in these four plays. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131372/
Plot and Characterization in the First and Second Series of Galdos' Episodios Nacionales
This thesis, then, has evolved out of the need for such study and will deal specifically with the novels of the first two series of the Episodios Nacionales. It will be an attempt to present a preliminary survey of the most important characters, both major and minor, to present a composite picture of the story and plots within the two series of novels, and to indicate the relation of the influences pointed out in the preceding pages. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107945/
Realism e Idealismo en los Personajes Dramáticos de García Lorca
The purpose of this investigation is to characterize the dramatic characters of Federico García Lorca as realists or idealists. Lorca wrote a total of fifteen plays, and the majority of them are considered in this study. Additional source materials include the works of such critics as J. Alberich, María Teresa Babín, Alfredo de la Guardia, and Francisco Umbral. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164016/
La Poesía Lírica Colombiana
In this work, superficial to the extreme, it is my purpose to offer a review of the development of lyric poetry ("poesía lírica") in Colombia throughout its history. It is logical that because of the extent of the subject it is not possible to give a complete treatment of our political history, though I have tried not to leave out points of significance. The classification of authors and of poems, as well as the division of periods I have made arbitrarily, guided by my own criteria. Thus, I have the Romantic period divided into romanticism and post-romanticism, according to the dates generally regarded as the beginning and end of these two literary movements. In reality, romanticism only ended with the beginning of modernism, and one cannot therefore distinguish romantic poets from post-romantic poets. Due to the nature of this thesis, many poets--some of them well known--will not be mentioned. However, my intention is not to write a lyric anthology, but to reveal the spirit of Columbia through her poets and her poetry. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130293/
The Treatment of Avarice, Religious Intolerance, and Pseudomysticism in the Novelas Contemporaneas of Benito Perez Galdos
This thesis is a study of the treatment of avarice, religious intolerance, and pseudomysticism in the Novelas Contemporaneas of Benito Perez Galdos. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130598/
Elements of Tremendismo in the works of Carmen Laforet
The purpose of this thesis is to review and to analyze the part that tremendismo has played in the fiction of Carmen Laforet. To this end, each of her published volumes will be studied individually so that her relationship to tremendismo may be clearly seen in each of its various stages. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108262/
The Religious Aspects of the Novels of Jose Maria Gironella
It will be the purpose of this thesis to comment upon the five novels by Gironella published to date, with special consideration given to the religious aspects which are found in them. Gironella's attitude toward the Catholic Church and its representatives will also be examined, particularly in regard to the role which the Church and its priests played in the Civil War. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130695/
El Arte Hiperólico de Gabriel García Márquez
This thesis examines the fiction of the Columbian author Gabriel García Márquez, and focuses on hyperbole as a fundamental characteristic of Márquez's fiction. There is special interest in three aspects of his work: setting, people, and themes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131441/
A Study of the Political and Social Ideas of Pio Baroja as Manifested in his Writings
The purpose of this investigation is to study the writings of Baroja to ascertain what his social and political ideas were, and to determine if these ideas changed, as evidenced in a comparison of his earlier and later writings. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130490/
Social and Political Background in the Novels of the Mexican Revolution
This thesis examines the agrarian, ecclesiastical, political, industrial, and educational background of the Mexican Revolution through the eyes of six of Mexico's novelists: Azuela, Lopez y Fuentes, Guzman, Romero, Muñoz, and Campobello. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75597/
Diccionario Ilustrado para Niños
The author has developed a dictionary in Spanish for elementary school classroom use. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83375/
Las Dos Fases Ideológicas en la Novela de Palacio Valdés
This thesis looks at the two idological phases of Armando Palacio Valdés' writings as manifested in his novels. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164024/
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