Dejar la isla: José Abreu Felippe

Cuando salí de La Habana, ¡válgame Dios! José Abreu Felippe Mis hermanos Juan y Nicolás lograron irse por el Mariel en 1980. Juan por el Cuatro Ruedas, frente al Alí Bar –donde en sus buenos tiempos cantaba El Benny–, uno de los centros de recepción de la escoria, enarbolando su Carta de Libertad de cuando …

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Jayro Bustamante’s ‘La llorona:’ Combating Genocide Denial through Horror Narrative*

Bevan Fogdall Jayro Bustamante’s 2019 film, La llorona, addresses the Guatemalan genocide through the unique lens of the horror genre. Generally, the horror genre consists of works that represent human fears through monsters, or beings that are perceived as threatening. Horror films are typically driven by a desire to eradicate the monster (Carroll 35), so …

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La enfermedad y la sexualidad. Un recorrido en dos obras de Marta Sanz*

Giovanna Maria Canu En la imagen, la escritora española Marta Sanz. La autora y las obras Marta Sanz (Madrid, 1967) es considerada "una de las nuevas narradoras, la que más explícitamente ha desarrollado una teoría del realismo" (Pozuelo Yvancos 361) por el estilo que emplea en sus obras y por el lema de su literatura: …

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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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