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

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
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.
Contributing Partner: University Relations, Communications & Marketing department for UNT
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 Aqalin-e-Hagur by Imam Yar Baig

Story of Aqalin-e-Hagur by Imam Yar Baig

Date: June 19, 2010
Creator: Baig, Imam Yar
Description: Recording of Imam Yar Baig reciting "Aqalin-e-Hagur," in the Yasin dialect. In this popular story a girl is told to search for silk in her father’s beard, but finds a flea. She is told to keep the flea in a bag, and watches as the flea grows.
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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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Story of Maghlot ke Girkits by Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan

Story of Maghlot ke Girkits by Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan

Date: June 14, 2014
Creator: Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan
Description: Recording of Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan reciting "Maghlot ke Girkits," in the Srinagar dialect. In this popular story two boys are born conjoined, and are separated by a knife. These brothers are raised by two separate clans, always meeting in constant contention with each other, giving them the nicknames Maghlot (Weasel) and Girkits (Rat) for their physical and behavioral traits. Knowing the brothers would create instability, the King separated the Kingdom into two halves, creating the divide between the Hunza and the Nagar people.
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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 Badshah ke Jatkus by Ramzan Ali

Story of Badshah ke Jatkus by Ramzan Ali

Date: June 26, 2010
Creator: Ali, Ramzan
Description: Recording of Ramzan Ali reciting "Badshah ke Jatkus," in the Nagar dialect. In this popular story A King is widowed, so his sons go find him a new bride. When she gives birth to a boy, a wise woman comes to tell her that her baby will rule the Kingdom, not the two elder sons.
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Story of Chine Maghuyo by Naseema Ali

Story of Chine Maghuyo by Naseema Ali

Date: July 27, 2010
Creator: Ali, Naseema
Description: Recording of Naseema Ali reciting "Chine Maghuyo," in the Nagar dialect. In this popular story a sparrow wants a string of pearls, but is unable to reach them, so it tricks thing after thing into doing its bidding.
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Story of Hamale Khatun by Naseema Ali

Story of Hamale Khatun by Naseema Ali

Date: July 27, 2010
Creator: Ali, Naseema
Description: Recording of Naseema Ali reciting "Hamale Khatun," in the Nagar dialect. In this popular story Hamale Khatun is invited to the house of a paranormal Queen, and stiches clothing for all of her sons and daughters at their weddings. When she returns home, Hamale Khatun comes with warnings to remain moral by the Queen, and tries to make sure her children obey them.
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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 Torti Puturti by Wazir Shafi

Story of Torti Puturti by Wazir Shafi

Date: July 29, 2010
Creator: Shafi, Wazir
Description: Recording of Wazir Shafi reciting "Torti Puturti," in the Yasin dialect. This is a popular story told in the Yasin Valley of northern Pakistan
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Story of Baduldana by Juru

Story of Baduldana by Juru

Date: July 26, 2010
Creator: Juru
Description: Recording of Juru reciting "Baduldana," in the Yasin dialect. This is a popular story that tells about a king named Baduldana that was unable to sire children. To help him, his servants go out into a barren land searching for a mystical man, and when they bring him back, he helps the King.
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