Beyond the "Year of Song": Text and Music in the Song Cycles of Robert Schumann after 1848

Beyond the "Year of Song": Text and Music in the Song Cycles of Robert Schumann after 1848

Date: May 2007
Creator: Ringer, Rebecca Scharlene
Description: In recent years scholars have begun to re-evaluate the works, writings, and life of Robert Schumann (1810-1856). One of the primary issues in this ongoing re-evaluation is a reassessment of the composer's late works (roughly defined as those written after 1845). Until recently, the last eight years of Schumann's creative life and the works he composed at that time either have been ignored or critiqued under an image of an illness that had caused periodic breakdowns. Schumann's late works show how his culture and the artists communicating within that culture were transformed from the beginning to the middle of the nineteenth century. These late works, therefore, should be viewed in the context of Schumann's output as a whole and in regard to their contributions to nineteenth-century society. Schumann's contributions, specifically to the genre of the song cycle from 1849 to 1852, are among his late compositional works that still await full reconsideration. A topical study, focusing on three themes of selections from his twenty-three late cycles, will provide a critical evaluation of Schumann's compositional output in the genre of the song cycle. First, Schumann's political voice will be examined. The political events that led to the mid-nineteenth-century revolutions inspired crucial ...
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Documentary Film: Love's Story

Documentary Film: Love's Story

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Date: August 2006
Creator: Meiser, Cory
Description: Abstract Love's Story is a documentary journey into the storytelling world, where the themes of love and memory connect the audience to a unique set of film interviewees. Marie and Alexis provide interesting recollections about their individual pasts, while Cherie guides the course of the film with her expert theories about the nature of storytelling. What initially appears a simple film, actually provides a multi-tiered commentary tackling issues of memory, love, and perseverance. The film equally highlights the nature of storytelling to encourage audiences to critically dissect the stories around them in the world. Presented visually through minimalist animation and aurally through a mix of interviews, sound effects, and music, Love's Story is a poetic film about the process of storytelling and the interconnectedness of the memories individuals tell.
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[Dallas Way Invitation]

[Dallas Way Invitation]

Date: 2012-06~
Creator: The Dallas Way
Description: Announcement for an Outrageous Oral event on June 28th, 2012, sponsored by the Dallas Way organization. The event featured the storytelling of six different speakers with ties to the LGBT community.
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The North Texan, Volume 51, Number 1, Spring 2001

The North Texan, Volume 51, Number 1, Spring 2001

Date: Spring 2001
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: The North Texan magazine includes articles and notes about the University of North Texas students, faculty, and alumni activities.
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Effects of English and Bilingual Storybook Reading and Reenactment on the Retelling Abilities of Preschool Children

Effects of English and Bilingual Storybook Reading and Reenactment on the Retelling Abilities of Preschool Children

Date: December 1996
Creator: Gutierrez-Gomez, Catalina
Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate the story retelling abilities of preschool children who have experienced storybook reading and storybook reenactment bilingually, in English and Spanish, and preschool children who have experienced storybook reading and storybook reenactment in English only. This is a clinical case study employing both quantitative and qualitative measures comparing four treatment groups. Three evaluation instruments were developed by the researcher and used for posttesting; a story comprehension test, a story retelling guidesheet/scoresheet, and a storybook literacy response evaluation. In addition, participant observation and teacher interviews were used to gather qualitative data regarding learning center extensions of the target text and teacher beliefs and practices about the use of storybooks. The findings from this study show that scores for children who experienced storybook reading and storybook reenactment were significantly better on both the story retelling and story comprehension measures. In addition, a larger proportion of children who experienced storybook reading and reenactment were found to perform at the second level of literacy response on the Levels of Literacy evaluation. No differences were found in relationship to the language used on any of the dependent measures. Findings fromqualitative data showed that children were involved in limited ...
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The Effect of Creative Dramatics Activities on the Story Retellings of Kindergartners

The Effect of Creative Dramatics Activities on the Story Retellings of Kindergartners

Date: May 1993
Creator: Weidner, Deborah Fowler
Description: None
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Comparison of Pre- and Posttraining Verbal Interaction of Caregivers and Children During Story Time

Comparison of Pre- and Posttraining Verbal Interaction of Caregivers and Children During Story Time

Date: August 1987
Creator: Drescher, Juanita Frost
Description: The purpose of this descriptive study was to create a read-aloud instructional program which could be used in teaching caregivers to promote quality verbal interaction among participants during story time. Prior to and subsequent to instruction, selected high-school students participating in a vocational-technical child development program were audio- and videotaped as they read stories aloud to children. All tapes were transcribed in full. Using the storybook Reading Analysis System (Teale, Martinez, & Glass, in press), dialogue was categorized into form, type of information, focus, instructional intent, and importance categories.
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Reawakening the Dreamtime

Reawakening the Dreamtime

Date: Autumn 1990
Creator: Hood, Robert L.
Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing textual interpretation, linguistics, and philosophy.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Story of a Black and White Thread Ball by Laila Khan

Story of a Black and White Thread Ball by Laila Khan

Date: May 29, 2010
Creator: Khan, Laila
Description: A reciting of "A Black and White Thread Ball" by Laila Khan in the Hunza dialect. In this popular story a young shepherd abandons his duties in order to court a girl who was born out of gold and silver to poor parents.
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Story of Baadil Jamaal by Laila Khan #2

Story of Baadil Jamaal by Laila Khan #2

Date: May 29, 2010
Creator: Khan, Laila
Description: Narrative by Laila Khan in which she recites "Baadil Jamaal," in the Hunza dialect. In this popular tale, a young man and a fairy fall in love.
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Story of Baadil Jamaal by Laila Khan

Story of Baadil Jamaal by Laila Khan

Date: Summer 2009
Creator: Khan, Laila
Description: Recitation of "Baadil Jamaal" narrated by Laila Khan in the HUnza dialect. This popular story tells of the love between a price named Gakase Peibuluk and a fairy named Baadil Jamaal.
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Story of a Princess by Mimi

Story of a Princess by Mimi

Date: Spring 2004
Creator: Mimi
Description: Recording of Mimi reciting "the Story of a Princess," in the Srinagar dialect. This is a popular story told to children, and tells the story of a Burusho princess.
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Story of A Kind Man by Suram Daam

Story of A Kind Man by Suram Daam

Date: June 8, 2010
Creator: Daam, Suram
Description: A story recited by Suram Daam entitled "A Kind Man," in the Hunza dialect. In this popular story, A father searches for his wife and kids that have left to the fairy realm. As he searches for them, he is allowed to continue his search because many things see how kind he is, and are kind in return.
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Story of Hira and Moti by Huma Safdar

Story of Hira and Moti by Huma Safdar

Date: June 2008
Creator: Safdar, Huma
Description: Recording of Huma Safdar reciting "Hira and Moti," in the Srinagar dialect. This is a popular story told amongst Srinagar burushos.
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Story of Baadsha Zulqarneen by Badshahi Khan

Story of Baadsha Zulqarneen by Badshahi Khan

Date: May 12, 2010
Creator: Khan, Badshahi
Description: Recording of Badshahi Khan reciting "King Zulqarneen," in the Yasin dialect. This is a popular story that followed Islam to the area, and the King represents a barrier from the apocalypse.
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Story of Shuwa Wau by Namak Alam

Story of Shuwa Wau by Namak Alam

Date: May 5, 2010
Creator: Alam, Namak
Description: Recording of Namak Alam reciting "Shuwa wau," in the Yasin dialect. This is a popular story that shows the importance of good morals in life.
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Story of the Fox and the Rooster by Raja Safdar Ali Khan

Story of the Fox and the Rooster by Raja Safdar Ali Khan

Date: June 2004
Creator: Khan, Raja Safdar Ali
Description: Recording of Raja Safdar Ali Khan reciting "the Fox and the Rooster," in the Srinagar dialect. This popular story tells of a hungry fox and a boastful rooster, and advises children to be way of how they speak and act.
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Story of Sakhi by Badaq

Story of Sakhi by Badaq

Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Badaq
Description: Recording of Badaq reciting "Sakhi," in the Yasin dialect. This is a popular story of a historical narrative.
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A personal narrative of family history by Raja Sakhawat Ali Khan

A personal narrative of family history by Raja Sakhawat Ali Khan

Date: July 2003
Creator: Khan, Raja Sakhawat Ali
Description: Recording of {Raja Sakhawat Ali Khan reciting a personal narrative of his family history in the Srinagar dialect. He recalls how his ancestry came to Srinagar. He tells of his fathers, and his brothers and their children, and his own children, and what they work as.
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Historical Account of Cultural Events by Bakhtawar Shah

Historical Account of Cultural Events by Bakhtawar Shah

Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Shah, Bakhtawar
Description: Recording of Bakhtawar Shah reciting a narrative over a cultural event in the Nagar dialect.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Story of Polo by Abdullah

Story of Polo by Abdullah

Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Abdullah
Description: Recording of Abdullah reciting a historical account of Polo in the Nagar dialect. Abdullah tells the history of the people throughout Nagar, and how after Winter the Kings would congregate the people of different villages, and concerts and competitions would be held.
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Story of Shari Bano from Fairyland by Laila Khan

Story of Shari Bano from Fairyland by Laila Khan

Date: May 26, 2010
Creator: Khan, Laila
Description: A recording of Laila Khan reciting the story “Shari Bano from Fairyland,” in the Hunza dialect. In this popular tale a prince is born, the seventh son. He finds a set of beautiful dressed one day on a clothesline, and decides to wait for the wearers to return, and see their beauty. The owners are actually fairies whom he follows, but they scorn him for his human ugliness.
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Story of Bilbal Wazir by Bano

Story of Bilbal Wazir by Bano

Date: September 15, 2012
Creator: Bano
Description: Recording of Bano reciting “Bilbal Wazir” in the Hunza dialect. This is a popular story about Minister Bilbal, who was once a worker, and spent his money before he came home t his wife. He then proves his wisdom by not doing what he was told, and became a minister.
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Story of Baqtti Jamal and Alqash by Bano

Story of Baqtti Jamal and Alqash by Bano

Date: September 15, 2012
Creator: Bano
Description: Recording of Bano reciting “Baqtti Jamal ke Alqash,” in the Hunza dialect. This popular story tells a tale of Baqtti Jamal and Alqash, two friends that grew old together. One day on a picnic, Baqtti Jamal found a golden treasure, and decided to share it with Alqash, but Alqash was greedy, and killed Baqtti Jamal to keep the gold to himself. One day Alqash, now a wealthy minister to the King, needed help deciphering dreams, called upon Baqtti Jamal’s son Abu Zare Jamhur, who held a book of prophecies
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