Publications

 World Film Locations: Havana, editor Ann Marie Stock, 2014

Havana is among the world’s leading cinematic locales. In films made beyond the island as well as those created by local cineastes, Havana is depicted as a vibrant Caribbean city. The quantity and quality of the works representing this tropical cityscape attest to the prominence of this film location and underscore the need for a book dedicated to it.
World Film Locations: Havana situates Havana as a modern city in pre-Revolutionary times, noting the architectural and cultural shifts evident during the revolution, and comments on recent reconfigurations of the city and its inhabitants in the wake of global forces. Among the forty-six scene reviews chosen to show the city in all its multifaceted-glory, films such as Our Man in Havana, I Am Cuba, Hello Hemingway, Habana Blues and Chico and Rita are bookended by seven insightful essays. The essays look at the history of revolutionary cinema in Cuba and consider documentary films, from the Latin American Newsreel to avant-garde experimental work, including the island’s documentary tradition showcasing local faces and places that have paved the way for present-day media and  audio- visual art.  The essays also explore the multifaceted film culture of the capital, the cine club movement, historic cinemas and film venues around the city, the abundance of film festivals such as the International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, and film-themed cafeterias, restaurants, bookstores, and markets.


National Responses to the Holocaust: National Identity and Public Memory, editor and contributor Jennifer Taylor, 2014

University of Delaware Press with Rowland and Littlefield press recently published National Responses to the Holocaust: National Identity and Public Memory, editor and co-contributor Jennifer Taylor, Associate Professor of German Studies of the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures.  The Holocaust is an international event, but the brutal crimes happened in specific places and are remembered, to a large degree, in various national discourses. The essays in this book examine the complex and often ambiguous relationship between national identity and the legacy of the Holocaust in countries including Lithuania, Poland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, the United States, and Israel. Specificity about place and national context matters very much when we talk and write about the Holocaust, and this book takes up important questions about the relationship between the traumatic past and our sense of place, language, and cultural or political identity in the post-Holocaust world.


 Exposer l'" autre". Essai sur la Cité nationale de l'histoire de
l'immigration et le Musée du quai Branly
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[To exhibit the "other":

Essay on the Musée du Quai Branly and the Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l‘Immigration /Museum of Immigration],
author Maryse Fauvel, 2014

Exposer l'" autre". Essai sur la Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration et le Musée du quai Branly. Paris: L'Harmattan. 2014.  In 2006 and 2007 two new museums were inaugurated in Paris: the Musée du Quai Branly and the Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l‘Immigration. They were promising a renewal of the museum landscape in Paris. Both present the Other through a collection of artefacts and art objects: the Quai Branly  with objects from Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Americas, and through the history of immigration to France from the 19th-century to the 21st-century for the Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l‘Immigration. Both lie at the crossing of today’s globalization, the age of memory and the age of mediatization. How is the Other represented? Do these museums contribute to a rewriting of a shared world history? And of a transnational and transcultural French national history? Which discourses construct those museums? Does a real dialog between the various cultures exist? How do these museums explain and celebrate transversal, transnational and transcultural influences in the creation of national and international histories and patrimonies — or do they in fact do something else?

While these museums apparently honor and celebrate in gorgeous settings the Other (immigrants and non-western art), they end up dominating and controlling them because they offer only a partial image of them. Both museums in their permanent exhibits reveal a deep unease which France still has towards different cultures (for example, daily objects are exhibited without mention of their origin, their creator, their function or the reason they ended it up in the Musée du Quai Branly; or very little is explained about the reasons why immigrants came to France, or what a positive impact they had or are having on France). Paradoxically, these museums end up putting France on stage rather than their ostensible subjects; they portray France’s military and colonial history, and display a civilization that is afraid of others and wedded to appearances.

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 The Handbook of Fashion Studies, co-editor Regina A. Root, 2013

“The editors of this timely and comprehensive overview of fashion studies have done an outstanding job of creating a valuable and cohesive work from the contributions of more than thirty respected scholars. This well-integrated work addresses a broad range of contemporary issues central to academics, independent scholars and other practitioners working in disciplines and professions related to fashion studies. It is a welcome resource.” –         Phyllis Tortora, The City University of New York, USA,

“The Handbook of Fashion Studies will be an extremely useful resource for students, and for their teachers.  With new and insightful essays from an impressive and international range of contributors, the Handbook offers definition to, and critique of, the developing field of Fashion Studies.  This volume includes essential reading for anyone interested in the significance of the study of fashion to our times.” –         Hazel Clark, Research Chair of Fashion, Parsons the New School for Design, New York, USA,

“The Handbook of Fashion Studies is a well assembled collection of essays that establishes the and builds upon scholarship in this field.  It is a wonderful starting point for both new and established academicians, as well as practitioners who are interested in broadening their understandings to the globality of fashion and how it impacts our lives.” –         Joseph H. Hancock, II, Drexel University, USA.,


Couture and Consensus

Invaluable Trees: Cultures of Nature, 1660–1830, co-editor Giulia Pacini, Voltaire Foundation, 2012

Trees and tree products have long been central to human life and culture, taking on intensified significance during the long eighteenth century. As basic raw material they were vital economic resources, objects of international diplomatic and commercial exchange, and key features in local economies. In an age of ongoing deforestation, both individuals and public entities grappled with the complex issues of how and why trees mattered.
In this interdisciplinary volume, contributors build on recent research in environmental history, literary and material culture, and postcolonial studies to develop new readings of the ways trees were valued in the eighteenth century. They trace changes in early modern theories of resource management and ecology across European and North American landscapes, and show how different and sometimes contradictory practices were caught up in shifting conceptions of nature, social identity, physical health and moral wellbeing.
In an innovative and thought‐provoking exploration of the human relationship with trees, contributors to Invaluable trees: cultures of nature, 1660–1830 argue for new ways of understanding the long eighteenth century and its values, and help re‐frame the environmental challenges of our own time.


A Vous de Voir

 Tâches d’encre, Maryse Fauvel, co-author, Heinle Cengage, 2011

The third edition of this process-oriented composition text is enhanced with many new features such as pair and group activities, a Student Companion Website (including a brief grammar review, associated practice activities and a list of common mistakes for each chapter and their corrections), a new chapter addressing the politics of ecology, a chapter on “commentaire composé” and a guide for writing research papers.

 

 


A Vous de Voir

A vous de voir ! De l’idée au projet filmique (2010) Maryse Fauvel

A vous de voir ! De l’idée au projet filmique (Paris : Casteilla, 2010) is a multimedia work written in French and designed to teach both film analysis and the active, step by step process of film production, starting with the initial subject, the synopsis and storyboard in pre-production, to the production and post-production. Each chapter is comprised of the critical analyses of three French/Francophone films (by, among others, Raja Amari, Yamina Benguigui, Luc Besson, Sylvain Chomet,  Agnès Jaoui, Bertrand Tavernier, Moufida Tlatli, François Truffaut, and  Agnès Varda) and explains and illustrates a specific stage in movie-making.

Volume 1 focuses on the analysis of the synopsis, the characters and the script, as well as a glossary of key concepts (1. Professions in the cinema industry, 2. technical concepts and  3. critical concepts). For lecture preparations, the instructor’s CD-Rom contains answers to all exercises, various case studies, suggestions for essay assignments and lectures (e.g. the analysis of various well-known paintings, or “how to write a film analysis,” and a list of internet sites related to the cinema industry).

Volume 2 (forthcoming in 2011) approaches the storyboard, the mise en scène, the shooting, editing and the promotion and marketing tools through the analysis of works by French and Francophone directors not included in the first volume, such as Jeunet, Haneke, Belmont, Clouzot..

 

 

Couture and Consensus Couture and Consensus (2010). Regina A. Root.

The intersection of fashion and politics in nineteenth-century Argentina

In Couture and Consensus, Regina A. Root shows how politics emerged from dress to disrupt authoritarian practices and stimulate creativity in a newly independent nation following Argentina’s revolution in 1810. An insightful presentation of the discourse of fashion, Couture and Consensus also paints a riveting portrait of Argentine society in the nineteenth century—its politics, people, and creative forces.

In her brilliantly argued book, Regina A. Root writes Argentine history through material culture. Tracing the highly symbolic and coded role of fashion beyond the domestic world, she convincingly argues for its centrality as a path for understanding collective identity. In a fascinating study that ranges from flaunted ‘peinetones,’ to uniforms in their highly coded colors, encasing male and female citizens as agents or objects of control, Root locates the many and varied elements of clothing in the centre of national history. Beautifully written and robustly anchored in the archive, the book’s many discoveries will attract students and faculty alike.
--Diana Sorensen, Harvard University



On location in Cuba

On Location in Cuba: Street Filmmaking during Times of Transition (2009). Ann Marie Stock. 

On Location in Cuba:  Street Filmmaking during Times of Transition... "The 1990s were a time of dramatic transformation for Cuba.  With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the island nation plummeted into an era of scarcity and uncertainty known as the Special Period, a time from which it emerged only slowly in the new century.  On Location in Cuba  views these pivotal decades through the lens of cinema.  Ann Marie Stock conducted hundreds of interviews and conversations in Cuba to examine individual artists' lives and creative output--including film, video, and audiovisual art.  She explores the impact of the Cold War's end, the economic crisis that ensued, and the decentralization of the state's political, economic and cultural apparatus."

"The study is crafted with the nuance of an insider (the result of some 50 research trips to Cuba over a 20-year period), the perspective of an outsider, attuned to contemporary debates about globalization and transnational cinemas, and the commitment of a cultural bridge-builder, looking to increase dialogue and exchange between the U.S. and Cuba...Stock's book is a lively and indispensable guide to this transitional moment in Cuban culture and society."    --John King, The Americas  

"This is an important work that contributes to broader questions about the response of the Cuban people to this pivotal moment in their island's history...The author addresses the theoretical questions that relate to cinema and identity, and finds intriguing answers in the cultural production of the Cubans themselves."  --The Latin American Review of Books 

"Covering the important recent cultural debates and the opening up of Cuban screens to new work, On Location in Cuba makes a significant contribution."   --Michael Chanan

 



Heritage Francophones-Yale

 

 

 

Héritages francophones (2009). Ron St. Onge, co-author 

Yale University Press (Language Series) recently published Héritages francophones, co-authored by Ronald St. Onge, Professor of French and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures.  The text, in French, provides an introduction to Francophone cultures in the United States.  St. Onge says the book could have been sub-titled "From Huguenots to Haitians" since it covers French-speaking groups in this country from the late 16th century to the present.  Descendants of the Acadians, French explorers, and more recent arrivals from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe all brought with them the richness of Francophone art, literature and linguistic practices as well as a diversity of transnational issues from colonialism to the social integration of immigrants.  Héritages francophones was granted the official patronage of the Académie Française.  Cover art is from an original gouache and ink, Noir est le sable pour les poisons bleus, by Haitian artist Catherine Théodose.


Fashion Theory Fashion Theory (12.4 2008). Ecofashion (special issue) (2008). Regina A. Root, editor

Ecofashion brings together new perspectives for the field of fashion studies, asking a compelling set of research questions related to consumption practices and sustainability at a time of environmental crisis. The volume begins with a discussion of keywords used by theorists and the industry to address ecologically oriented fashion practices, including the rationale behind the usage of 'ecofashion.' Articles address natural looks that emerged in the 1960s, the rise of 'green as the new black' at the beginning of the twenty-first century, recycling and the appeal of 'slow fashion,' and the science that informs the making of environmentally conscious garments. Other articles show how these concepts are linked to mass-market trends underway in the globalized political economy, offering especially important connections for scholars who seek to bridge fashion theory to issues of concern in environmental and global studies.
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  Latin American Women Writer Latin American Women Writers. An Encyclopedia. (2008). Regina A. Root, Consulting Editor.

Editors María Claudia André and Eva Paulino Bueno, working with consulting editors David William Foster, Jerry Hoeg, and Regina A. Root, have published an encyclopedia that, as Routlege describes, "presents the lives and critical works of over 170 women writers in Latin America between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. This features thematic entries as well as biographies of female writers whose works were originally published in Spanish or Portuguese, and who have had an impact on literary, political, and social studies. Focusing on drama, poetry, and fiction, this work includes authors who have published at least three literary texts that have had a significant impact on Latin American literature and culture. Each entry is followed by extensive bibliographic references, including primary and secondary sources. Coverage consists of critical appreciation and analysis of the writers' works. Brief biographical data is included, but the main focus is on the meanings and contexts of the works as well as their cultural and political impact. In addition to author entries, other themes are explored, such as humor in contemporary Latin American fiction, lesbian literature in Latin America, magic, realism, or mother images in Latin American literature. The aim is to provide a unique, thorough, scholarly survey of women writers and their works in Latin America."


The Inherited Discourse The Inherited Discourse: Paradigms of Stalinist Culture in Thaw Cinema and Literature (2007). Alexander Prokhorov, author

The Inherited Discourse presents a new reading of Soviet cinema and literature from 1953 to 1964, based upon the pioneering theoretical work of Hayden White and Katerina Clark.


Scènes d'intérieur Scènes d'intérieur: Six romanciers des années 1980-1990 (2007). Maryse Fauvel, author

Although aimed at ephemeral gratification, the French novel of the 1980-1990s stresses openness to the other and provokes enduring questions. It no longer reflects a quest for cultural coherence or linguistic purity, but a multiplicity of trajectories that demonstrate strategies of coexistence.
The visual image both influences and competes with the written text in some novels: Toussaint decries the era of the spectacle and the reign of idolatry ; Duras translates the un-representable. Other texts fight against oblivion: re-members the colonial past and evokes the integration of immigrants in France; Ernaux delineates the commemorative traces of working-class identity. Others focus on the private sphere: Redonnet unfolds a utopic imagination in order to overcome a conflictual present dominated by technology and profit ; Sebbar creates nomadic characters in order to narrate hybridity in daily life. All display a dissident writing practice.
Thus, these novels begin social and literary debates which are vital in the XXIst-Century.


Land and Landscape in Francographic Literature Land and Landscape in Francographic Literature (2007). Magali Compan, co-editor

The literary production of landscape in the French-writing world, whether in Quebec, Morocco or Mauritius, is not new, but over the past fifty years it has developed added significance. As the dynamics of globalization continue to displace bodies around the world and deterritorialize its subjects, the relevance of land and landscape as a potent source for cultural identity, nationalist aspirations, and alternative post-nationalist subjectivities continues to grow. The essays in this collection examine contemporary literature in French from and in multiple spaces around the world, and consider the ways the vernacular and the local-as well as the virtual and transnational-re-claim, re-map and re-fashion post-colonial, national, cultural and ethnic landscapes while also questioning both the limits and challenges to this imagination. Contributors address landscape as an imaginary, constructed, and negotiated literary space rather than an unproblematic transcription of an external geographic reality, and through this prism explore images of dispossession, resistance, and re-appropriation. These essays link the literary conquest of nature to the process of writing/righting a history of imperialism and neocolonialism, locate in nature the rhythms of a material identity and metaphysical reality beyond urban and industrial capitalism, use landscape to explore the psychic disturbances of displacement, and call for a reinvention of places of memory. The collection aims to illuminate what can best be described as a Francographie that traces in multiple hands tenuous if not altogether uncertain geographies and unfinished maps. Katarzyna Pieprzak is an Assistant Professor at Williams College in the Department of Romance Languages and Program in Comparative Literature. Magali Compan is an Assistant Professor at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, where she teaches Francophone Literatures and Cultures. Cover image courtesy of Jennyfer Machuca.


 Realm of the Dead Realm of the Dead (2006). Rachel DiNitto, translator

Stories by Uchida Hyakken, translation by Rachel DiNitto. Considered one of the foremost innovators of Japanese modernism, Hyakken incorporates a distinctly non-Western set of myths and folklore to create dreamscapes that open doors into another world. Realm of the Dead is set in a dark and mysterious world where logic and reality are subject to constant change and where ideas about identity and self are continually questioned. The book also includes a full translation of the short story collection Triumphant March Into Port Arthur. The translation was published under the auspices of the Japanese Literature Publication Project and sponsored by the Agency of Cultural Affairs of Japan.


Taisho Trilogy, Suzuki Seijun DVD box set Taisho Trilogy, Suzuki Seijun DVD box set (2006). Rachel DiNitto, Essay

Maverick filmmaker Suzuki Seijun spent the 1960s concocting astonishing masterpieces of yakuza psychedelia with such famous films as Branded to Kill (1967) and Tokyo Drifter (1966). With the ambitiously stunning Taisho Trilogy, Suzuki reincarnated himself as a master auteur of modern Japanese cinema. Set in 1920s Japan, Taisho Trilogy is cinema at its most fantastic and bizarre. The three films Zigeunerweisen (1980), Kageroza (1981) and Yumeji (1991) are considered by cult film fanatics and critics alike to be Suzuki's undisputed masterpieces.


  Interaction, 7th Edition Interaction, 7th Edition (2006). Ron St. Onge, co-author

From Amazon.com: Best-selling INTERACTION is a complete program offering unparalleled support for the study of culture, literature, and language at the intermediate level. This edition continues to offer a systematic and unified presentation of intermediate structures and functions. A one-book format combines the best of a complete grammar text and a literary and cultural reader in one convenient, easy-to-use manual.


The Latin American Fashion Reader The Latin American Fashion Reader (2005). Regina A. Root, Editor

Winner of the 2006 Arthur P. Whitaker Prize, awarded by the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies, and shortlisted for the national 2006 Milia L. Davenport Award, this volume received honorable mention at the Costume Society of America 2006 symposium. Elle Magazine in Argentina chose it as book of the month in June 2005, with reviews later appearing in Foreign Affairs, Journal of American Studies, among others. From the tango-inspired dress of Argentina and guerilla chic in downtown Buenos Aires to swimwear on Copacabana Beach and the rainbow that adorns Mayan women, Latin America has long been a source of inspiration for designers throughout the world. This book examines the significance of textiles and dress to Latin American culture and the reasons behind it - from fashion history to popular culture and the (re)making of traditional garments, such as the poncho, the guayabera and maguey cactus fiber sandals. It also considers Latin American fashion's global impact, visible in chains and mass-produced fashions, and the international worship of fashion icons such as Frida Kahlo and Eva Perón.
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La Coronica La Coronica: A Journal of Medieval Spanish Language and Literature ( 2005). George Greenia, Editor

A Journal of Medieval Spanish Language, Literature and Cultural Studies sponsored by the MLA Division on Medieval Spanish. An award winning publication in its 33rd year, and 11th under the Editorship of George Greenia, it publishes over 500 pages of scholarly work each year in English and Spanish. La corónica awards two prizes of its own, the John K. Walsh Award for best article published in each volume and an annual International Book Award for the best monograph published in any country on the research interests of this sector of Medieval Studies.
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Masculine/Feminine Masculine/Feminine: Practices of Difference(s) (2004). Silvia Tandeciarz, translator

Author Nelly Richard is one of the most prominent cultural theorists writing in Latin America today. As a participant in Chile's neo-avantgarde, Richard worked to expand the possibilities for cultural debate within the constraints imposed by the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990), and she has continued to offer incisive commentary about the country's transition to democracy. Well known as the founder and director of the influential Santiago-based journal Revista de crítica cultural, Richard has been central to the dissemination throughout Latin America of work by key contemporary thinkers, including Néstor García Canclini, Jacques Derrida, Fredric Jameson, and Diamela Eltit. Her own writing provides rigorous considerations of Latin American identity, postmodernism, gender, neoliberalism, and strategies of political and cultural resistance. (excerpted from Amazon.com) Co-translated with Alice Nelson.


Dictionary of Literary Biography Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 286: Castilian Writers, 1400-1500 (2004). George Greenia, Co-Editor

The first of a three-volume illustrated encylopedia on the authors of Medieval Castilian, Latin and Hebrew. Co-Editor: Frank Domínguez (UNC-Chapel Hill). The entire project embraces articles by a hundred authors totaling over a million words.
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Juntos Juntos: Community Partnerships in Spanish and Portuguese (2004). Jonathan Arries, editor

The senior editor of "Juntos" , Josef Hellebrandt, finds inspiration in the following challenge to higher education: "Our great universities simply cannot afford to remain islands of affluence, self-importance and horticultural beauty in seas of squalor, violence and despair" (Harkavay). Hellebrandt, Lucía T. Varona (my fellow co-editor) and I set out to discover how faculty in Spanish and Hispanic Studies across the country traverse disciplinary boundaries, use technology and adapt new theories of learning as they design service-learning courses. It is our hope that this volume will help others develop their praxis, make our universities less insular, and develop the skills and intellect of students in the Humanities so they become engaged citizens who can work with Latino communities.


The Insubordination of Signs The Insubordination of Signs (2004). Silvia Tandeciarz, translator

Translation, with Alice Nelson, of Nelly Richard's La insubordinacion de los signos.


Tâches d'Encre Tâches d'Encre (2004). Maryse Fauvel, co-author

Second edition of a process-oriented composition text with new literary pieces, a new organisation, new writing assignments differentiating between four phases of the writing process. Each chapter ends with essays written by students from universities in the US : five of the eight essays have been written by students from the College of William and Mary in FR 305 !


Spanish Culture Behind Barbed-Wire Spanish Culture Behind Barbed-Wire: Memory and Representation of the French Concentration Camps, 1939-1945 (2004). Francie Cate-Arries, author

2005 "Honorable Mention" recipient of the Modern Language Association's Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for outstanding book published in English in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures & cultures. --"A remarkable research project on an important and neglected topic, this book makes public the record of Spanish refugees who had crossed the border following the Civil War, only to find themselves interned in concentration campus during World War II. It is impressive as a historical document, but it is also the work of a sensitive, analytical, and theoretically informed reader of literature. The combination of these elements and the diverse gifts of the author make the study spellbinding and moving, in short, an impeccable work of scholarship. Its historical and literary gap-filling merits close attention and acclaim."--Citation by MLA Selection Committee
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Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda and the U.S. Culture Industry (2002). Teresa Longo, editor

This book gathers critical and poetic voices to analyze the politics of packaging and marketing Chilean poet Pablo Neruda in the U.S. The ground swell of enthusiasm in the U.S., the contributors argue, has relied upon a vastly oversimplified, romanticized, and depoliticized interpretation of Neruda as panacea -- offering healing visions of community, hope, and wonder. The essays gathered here rediscover the richness to be found in Neruda and challenge the poet's commodification in the U.S. marketplace.


springtime for Soviet Cinema Springtime for Soviet Cinema: Re/Viewing the 1960s (2001). Alexander Prokhorov, editor

"Springtime for Soviet Cinema" explores the role of the film industry in the destalinization of Soviet culture. The volume pays special attention to the rise of auteurism as a cultural and industrial phenomenon in the Soviet cinema of the 1960s.
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Death Squads in Global Perspective: Murder with Deniability Death Squads in Global Perspective: Murder with Deniability (2000). Bruce Campbell, editor

Death Squads are killing people today. They may be found around the world, and in many different types of states. Campbell and Brenner have gathered scholars from several countries and disciplines to produce the first global comparison of death squads, and the first to put them in historical perspective. Available in hardcover and paperback.


Exorcismos Exorcismos (2000). Silvia Tandeciarz, author

Poetry. In Spanish. Contact author for availability. De la Contra-portada: En su primer poemario...Tandeciarz se desliza de la muerte a la vida y de la negación ("la soledad es infinita/la vida no") a la afirmación. La poesía de Tandeciarz niega--exorcisa--la soledad. Sobre los espacios en blanco que marcan las separaciones de su vida, ha inscrito amor, "un amor que a veces muerde," y "un amor que se vuelca en ternura." Sus exorcismos son a la vez "un tango que necesita aprender a bailar sola" y "un abrazo interminable." Sus poemas llenan las ausencias con el lenguaje de la vida: "erizos, caracoles, estrellas, soles, dientes de tiburón, algas, aguas vivas." Es, finalmente, esta tensión poética--el acto de escribir en la encrucijada del amor y la muerte, de la ausencia y la comunión--la que transporta a Tandeciarz del espacio en blanco hacia la liberación por medio de las palabras. (Teresa Longo)


The SA Generals and the Rise of Nazism The SA Generals and the Rise of Nazism (1998). Bruce Campbell, author

No part of the Nazi movement contributed more to Hitler's success than the Sturmabteilung (SA) -- the notorious Brown Shirts. Bruce Campbell offers the first in-depth study in English of the men who held the three highest ranks in the SA. Organized on military lines and fired by radical nationalism, the Brown Shirts saw themselves as Germany's paramilitary saviors.
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Ann Marie Stock Framing Latin American Cinema: Contemporary Critical Perspectives (1997). Ann Marie Stock, editor

"Arguing for a 'postnational critical praxis,' Stock has gathered twelve essays on audiovisual culture in Latin America which, taken together, examine the geopolitical assumptions often underlying audiovisual criticism and the politics of production and reception across cinema's first century." --Kathleen Newman review


Generaciones Generaciones: Composición y conversación en español (1997). George Greenia, author

Generaciones is an advanced composition and conversation text for college Spanish. It features a process approach to writing through which students gather ideas by reading from current articles in the Spanish press worldwide. Brainstorming exercises, vocabulary building, collaborative writing and peer review are key elements in this book which has been used at colleges and universities - and not a few advanced secondary schools - throughout the country. It includes a special "Appéndice" on Advanced Placement Spanish from ETS with official scoring rubrics and actual essay questions from past AP national exams. It also offers suggestions for college teachers on how to draw on writing skills developed in high school AP Spanish programs. The title Generaciones alludes to the multiple generations among which Hispanics live, the generations or stages of our own lives, our growing maturity as writers, and the successive generations our own drafts go through as we generate ideas and fresh ways to express them.


Civilisation La Civilisation française en évolution II (1997). Ronald St Onge, co-author

Volume II of La Civilisation....introduces the reader to post-war France and continues up to the Chirac presidency. It contains many authentic texts with background information to help set the stage for the readings. Articles from Le Nouvel Observateur, Midi Libre, Le Monde, and excerpts from Roland Barthes, Hélène Cixous and Alain Peyrefitte offer first-hand insights into modern French culture.


Civilisation La Civilisation française en évolution I (1996). Ronald St. Onge, co-author

La Civlisation française en évolution, Vol. 1 is a modern and provocative look at French history and civilization from pre-history to the Fifth Republic. Organized into six dossiers, each dossier examines a particular facet of France's development. The text includes useful timelines, glossing, authentic texts and thought-provoking questions.


Tâches d'Encre Tâches d'Encre (1996). Maryse Fauvel, co-author

This book is a process-oriented composition text intended for students who have completed two years of college-level study of French. The goals of the book are two-fold: improving students' written expression, in terms of both accuracy and content; and reducing writing anxiety so that students can write with more ease and less fear of the teacher's or another reader's corrective feedback. It was conceived with a variety of teaching contexts in mind. It thus contains a wide range of exercise and writing formats, including form-focused, teacher-initiated exercises, partner and small-group creative and editing activities, as well as structured and free writing assignments for individual work.


The Disciplines of Interpretation The Disciplines of Interpretation (1994). Rob Leventhal, author

In the early and mid 18th century, interpretation of texts was conceived as the rational and charitable representation of the author's ideas in accordance with the rules of reason, rhetoric, and semiotics. Around 1770, however, this model of interpretation is eclipsed by a theory of hermeneutic reading that stresses the historical position of the hermeneutic agent, the claims made by the text on the interpretive structure of the reader, and the constitutive incomprehensibility of the text. Analyzing works of G.E. Lessing, J.G. Herder, Friedrich Schlegel, as well as the institutional conditions created by the Philological Seminar in Goettingen under Christian Gottlob Heyne, this book attempts to trace this turning point in the history of textual hermeneutics.


Reading after Foucault Reading after Foucault (1994). Rob Leventhal, editor

Reading After Foucault presents new readings of German literature, letters, and culture from 1750 to 1830, based upon the pioneering work of the late Michel Foucault. Discussing the structures of historical-thought systems, the emergence of the human sciences, modern institutions of reading and writing, and technologies of self-fashioning, the authors extend Foucault's research into the system of writing technologies and power relations and reexamine the canon and the disciplines and institutions which make it possible. The book seeks to contribute to a "history of the present" by analyzing the networks in and through which literary modernity has been manufactured. New readings of Wezel, Kleist, Reinhold, Herder, Schiller, Campe, Goethe, the story of Kaspar Hauser, Hölderlin, Hamann, and Novalis by Joel Black, Linda Brooks, Ken Calhoon, David Wellbery, Ruediger Campe, Franz Fuetterknecht, Friedrich Kittler, Dorothea von Muecke, Rob Leventhal, and Ian Hacking are featured.
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