El Espejo, Volume 2, 2012

El Espejo, Volume 2, 2012

Date: Spring 2012
Creator: University of North Texas. Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
Description: El Espejo literary journal contains writing by Spanish students at the University of North Texas including essays in Spanish literature and linguistics and creative pieces such as poetry and short stories.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
El Espejo, Volume 1, 2011

El Espejo, Volume 1, 2011

Date: 2011
Creator: University of North Texas. Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
Description: El Espejo literary journal contains writing by Spanish students at the University of North Texas including essays in Spanish literature and linguistics and creative pieces such as poetry and short stories.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
El Espejo, Volume 3, 2013

El Espejo, Volume 3, 2013

Date: January 2013
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: El Espejo literary journal contains writing by Spanish students at the University of North Texas including essays in Spanish literature and linguistics and creative pieces such as poetry and short stories.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
Between Identity and Commodity: Female Urban Experience in Vicki Baum's Menschen im Hotel [Presentation]

Between Identity and Commodity: Female Urban Experience in Vicki Baum's Menschen im Hotel [Presentation]

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Jones, Carina & Weber, Christoph
Description: This presentation discusses research on the urban experience of German women in the late Weimar Republic as portrayed in the novels 'Menschen in Hotel' by Vicki Baum (1929) and 'Das kunstseidene Mädchen by Irmgard Keun (1931).
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Étude Comparative De Messages Publicitaires Anglophones Et Francophones À La Lumière D'éléments Culturels [Comparative Study of English and French Advertisements Through a Cultural Lens]

Étude Comparative De Messages Publicitaires Anglophones Et Francophones À La Lumière D'éléments Culturels [Comparative Study of English and French Advertisements Through a Cultural Lens]

Date: December 2012
Creator: Tison, Jean-Bernard
Description: This thesis aims to demonstrate the crucial role of cultural aspects such as attitudes, values, social common places, and expectations in the international advertising industry. Through the analysis of written advertisements used in the United States and France, general trends regarding various commercial sectors and products (automobiles, electronics, cosmetics, and so forth) are highlighted and explored. From a linguistic perspective, the purpose of this thesis is not only to observe the semantic differences between translations of the same slogans and messages, but also to draw attention to the tools used in doing so.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Ideological Appropriation of La Malinche in Mexican and Chicano Literature

The Ideological Appropriation of La Malinche in Mexican and Chicano Literature

Date: August 2013
Creator: Moriel Hinojosa, Rita Daphne
Description: La Malinche is one of the most controversial figures in Mexican and Chicano literature. The historical facts about her life before and after the Spanish Conquest are largely speculative. What is reliably known is that she had a significant role as translator, which developed into something of mythic proportions. The ideological appropriation of her image by three authors, Octavio Paz, Laura Esquivel and Cherríe Moraga, are explored in this thesis. The full extent of the proposed rendition of La Malinche by Octavio Paz is the basis of the second chapter. The conclusion drawn by Paz, in The Labyrinth of Solitude (1950) is that La Malinche is what he calls la chingada [the raped/violated one] and proposes that all women are always open to conquest, sexually and otherwise. Laura Esquivel's novel Malinche (2006) is a re-interpretation that focuses on the tongue as the source of power and language as the ultimate source of autonomy for La Malinche. This aspect of La Malinche and the contrast of Paz's understanding are the basis of the third chapter of this thesis. Cherríe Moraga, in Loving in the War Years (1983), proposes that if women are to be traitors, it is not each other that ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The North Texan, Volume 63, Number 1, Spring 2013

The North Texan, Volume 63, Number 1, Spring 2013

Date: Spring 2013
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: The North Texan includes articles and notes about University of North Texas students, faculty, and alumni activities.
Contributing Partner: University Relations, Communications & Marketing department for UNT
A Comparative Analysis of Web-based Machine Translation Quality: English to French and French to English

A Comparative Analysis of Web-based Machine Translation Quality: English to French and French to English

Date: December 2012
Creator: Barnhart, Zachary
Description: This study offers a partial reduplication of a 2006 study by Williams, which focused primarily on the analysis of the quality of translation produced by online software, namely Yahoo!® Babelfish, Freetranslation.com, and Google Translate. Since the data for the study by Williams were collected in 2004 and the data for present study in 2012, this gives a lapse of eight years for a diachronic analysis of the differences in quality of the translations provided by these online services. At the time of the 2006 study by Williams, all three services used a rule-based translation system, but, in October 2007, however, Google Translate switched to a system that is entirely statistical in nature. Thus, the present study is also able to examine the differences in quality between contemporary statistical and rule-based approaches to machine translation.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Dialogismo En El Cancionero De Miguel De Unamuno: Dialéctica De La Voz Poética

Dialogismo En El Cancionero De Miguel De Unamuno: Dialéctica De La Voz Poética

Date: May 2013
Creator: Sheppard, Yanina O.
Description: The present research is centered on Miguel de Unamuno's Songbook which is studied through the prism of the theory of dialogism elaborated by Mikhail Bakhtin. This study overcomes the limitation of Bakhtin's theory which extends solely to narrative genres, and argues that dialogism can also be applied to poetry. In this thesis I seek to rectify the critical oversight of this significant and original work of Unamuno and show that Songbook has panoply of innovative techniques aimed at creating the multiple poetic voices and dialogical interaction. Strong links are established between Bakhtin's theory, Unamuno's aesthetics and the postmodernist episteme of "the death of the author" which heralds the new era of fiction writing. I give a detailed analysis of Songbook's poetry based on Bakhtin's theory and incorporate the pragmalinguistic view of poetic discourse as a communicative act that involves a constant interaction between the addresser and the addressees. I find different types of dialogical expression in accordance with the number and the nature of different addressees at which the poet aims his discourse. This study shows that poetic tools forged by Unamuno are born of the need to express a conflictive inner world that is opposed to any type of ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Pasados Fragmentados:la Representación Teatral Del Robo De Niños En Las Dictaduras Española Y Argentina En Obras De Laila Ripoll Y Patricia Suárez

Pasados Fragmentados:la Representación Teatral Del Robo De Niños En Las Dictaduras Española Y Argentina En Obras De Laila Ripoll Y Patricia Suárez

Date: May 2013
Creator: Reyt, María Carolina
Description: This study examines the theatrical representation of the stealing of children during the last dictatorships in Spain and in Argentina in Laila Ripoll's Los niños perdidos and Patricia Suárez's Astianacte: una máscara del amor under the lenses of the concepts of trauma, myth and memory. Following the theories suggested by Freud, Adorno, Whitehead, Reyes Mate and others, the first chapter discusses the representation of the psychological traumas left by the dictatorial practices left not only on the minds of individuals but also on both nations as whole entities. While Ripoll invites her audience to reflect upon the consequences of the Spanish Civil War and franquism, Patricia Suárez urges her spectators to doubt about their own identity if they were born during the last dictatorship in Argentina. In chapter two, the concepts advanced by Barthes, Reig Tapia and Moreno-Nuño help explore the ways in which the playwrights condemn the legitimizing myths that gave birth to these dictatorial regimes. Both authors subvert these fictional stories, mainly by the use of sarcasm and humor. By means of the concepts of memory supported by Benjamin, Todorov, Nora and Juliá, the third chapter examines the need to let the traditionally silenced voices tell their version ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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