2021 Rockford University Online Undergraduate Student Humanities Conference “Words, Ideas, and Cultures”

Click here to register in advance and attend any of the presentations of the conference Schedule 2021 Rockford UniversityOnline Undergraduate Student Humanities Conference“Words, Ideas, & Cultures”Saturday, April 24, 2021(8 a.m. - 6 p.m. CENTRAL TIME) *Please note that all times are Central Time. 8:00 to 8:10 am: Opening of the Conference and Introduction of the …

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Early 21st Century Cuban Poets: Dashel Hernández Guirado

Introductory Note by Dr. Yoandy Cabrera Dashel Hernández Guirado has published three collections of poems. His poetry moves between elements of Neo-romanticism, an enormous degree of expressiveness and fluidity, parody, metalinguistics, and culturalism. For Hernández, there is, essentially, a cherished lyrical “tú” (you) whom the poetic “yo” often addresses. His poetry merges Neoplatonism, homoeroticism, and …

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Some Misspellings and Irregularities within the English Language

Crystal Behling Lesson 2 of Studies in Etymology introduces the idea of how certain words have developed irregular spellings via atypical transformations of Latin words or inconsistent spellings during the Middle English period. A few examples listed in the book are words like “contiguous” and “fractious,” which one would have expected to be spelled “continguous” …

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Labor of Love? North American and Haitian Gender Politics in ‘Vers le sud’

Sharon Meilahn Bartlett The film Vers le Sud (Heading South, 2006), by French director Laurent Cantet and Haitian author Dany Laferrière, demonstrates how economic marginalization and racialized social codes produce a crisis of masculinity in Haiti in the 1970s. The White,[1] North American female characters in the film are sex tourists who take charge of …

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María Luisa Gómez Mena: musa, amor y mecenas de Manuel Altolaguirre

José Ramón Alonso-Lorea El amor rompe esas nubes y apaga tristezas, sóloquisiera sacarme el almapara quererte del todoo que tu vida, amor mío,que veo torre se haga pozoque en mí se clave, se pierda,como un reflejo sonorode mi sueño, de ese sueñoque se me va de los ojos.“Romance.” De Manuel Altolaguirre a María Luisa Gómez …

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Sorority: Angels and Bees

Miguel de Unamuno (Translated into English by Elizabeth R. Earle) Let us return to read the tragedy of Sophocles, Antigone. Antigone, one of the daughters of the disgraced Oedipus, who, after having killed his own father without knowing who he was, married his own mother, Jocasta, without knowing who she was. Antigone, contravening the orders …

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La necesidad infrapolítica, inconspicua y honrada: volvemos a empezar

Gareth Williams Antígona, figura crucial de la tradición occidental cuya deriva infrapolítica, que es condición de su tragicidad, ha sido una y otra vez denegada y ocultada. Será necesario ocuparse más directamente de Antígona infrapolítica Alberto Moreiras Infrapolítica (instrucciones de uso), p. 242, n. 47 El ser humano: lo más ominoso de lo ominoso Martin Heidegger …

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Dejar la isla: Justo Antonio Triana

Justo Antonio Triana Agosto 8 de 2019 Es una discusión bastante fuerte… Suena el teléfono, y lo aprovecho para despejar. “Es mi mamá” —me justifico. Salgo, busco buena cobertura por la casa, y me detengo en el patín. Escucho; cuelgo catatónico. Regreso al cuarto: “Me voy el mes que viene.” Ella me mira incrédula; piensa …

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