RU in Hindsight: “To Walt Whitman,” by Wilma Anderson

To Walt Whitman Wilma Anderson, '24 You overwhelm me, Walt Whitman, With your gutter songs and your God songs, With your songs without rhyme and meter, With your triumphant audacity that ignores the fetters of classical bondage. You are the poet of all thoughts, of all men and women, and of the inanimate things which …

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RU in Hindsight: “Cassandra,” by Jane Addams

Cassandra Jane Addams, '81 Upon the broad Trojan plain for ten years the mighty warriors of Greece and Troy fought hand to hand for honor and justice. Safe within the city walls the stately Trojan dames ever wove with golden threads the history of the conflict. To one of these beautiful women, to Cassandra, daughter …

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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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