• Sandra Hunold's Gotizismus in Joyce Carol Oates Romanen: "Bellefleur" and "A PDF

    By Sandra Hunold

    Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, word: 1,5, Universität Stuttgart (Amerikanistik), Sprache: Deutsch, summary: I Einleitung

    Gotische Literatur , die häufig antike und mittelalterliche Züge aufweist und den Leser in eine längst vergessene, romantische Welt entführt, bedient sich meist Geschichten und Erzählungen in deren Mittelpunkt Schlösser, alte Herrenhäuser, unerklärliche Phänomene und spukende Geister oder Stimmen vorkommen. Oftmals haben diese Erzählungen Ähnlichkeiten mit Märchen, Fabeln und Legenden, und es erscheint dem Leser häufig fraglich, inwiefern sich das Reale mit dem Irrealen, das Natürliche mit dem Übernatürlichen kreuzt. Abrams beweist dies mit dem folgenden Eintrag in word list of Literary phrases: “Authors of such novels set their tales within the medieval interval, usually in a dark fort replete with dungeons, subterranean passages, and sliding panels, and made ample use of ghosts, mysterious disappearances, and different sensational and supernatural occurrences; […] their valuable target used to be to adapt chilling terror through exploiting secret, cruelty, and a number of horrors”.
    Ergänzend erklärt Abrams: “The time period „Gothic“ has additionally been prolonged to indicate a kind of fiction which lacks the medieval surroundings yet develops a brooding surroundings of gloom or terror, represents occasions that are uncanny, or macabre, or melodramatically violent, and sometimes bargains with aberrant mental states”.
    Bei Joyce Carol Oates’ finden sich vorwiegend die traditionellen gotischen Elemente in den Romanen Bellefleur, A Bloodsmoor Romance und Mysteries of Winterthurn. Joanne Creighton sagt über Oates, sei ”[…] probably the most critical and highbrow of up to date writers, whose specified combination of compelling, hallucinatory realism with „complex propositions in regards to the nature of character“ areas nice calls for at the reader.“
    In diesen phantastischen Romanen geben sich übernatürliche Erscheinungen, Familienflüche, alte Häuser, Schlösser und Klöster, vampirähnliche Gestalten, Wahnsinn, Liebe und Leidenschaft, Vergewaltigung, Entführung und ein Übermaß an Aristokratie ein Stelldichein.

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  • New PDF release: German immigrants in the Chicago area

    By Catharina Bloch

    Seminar paper from the 12 months 2007 within the topic American stories - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 2,3, college of Frankfurt (Main), language: English, summary: The Germans are the biggest ethnic team within the usa and particularly in Chicago. in particular, their impression turns out to have vanished. some other ethnic staff left superior strains in their lifestyles than the Germans. i made a decision to look at the advance of the German- American group or actually to pursue the query to whether there's a German- American identity.

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  • New PDF release: Racism in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    By Jakob Knab

    Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, , Sprache: Deutsch, summary: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are regarded as Mark Twain's masterpiece. In his paintings he either depicts and criticizes the society during which he grew up and what used to be average of it again then: slavery, violence and bigotry (cf. Pettit 83). while Mark Twain wrote his novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” in 1876, the prestige of blacks used to be a crucial factor within the usa (cf. Sloane 3).
    Mark Twain became clear of nineteenth century romanticism to realism. His goal was once to depict “men and ladies as they're” (cf. Bell 36). Twain meant to write down a unique during which he might painting the society within which he had grown up. This paper shall support to appreciate the novel's message, through introducing a few biographical evidence approximately Clemens at the one hand, and the ancient context during which it was once written nonetheless. moreover, it indicates how the novel's conception, which has consistently been arguable, has replaced through the years. My objective is to give an explanation for to the reader why Twain's best-known novel isn't really racist.

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  • Nicole Koller's Malcolm X - Ein umstrittener Kämpfer für schwarze PDF

    By Nicole Koller

    Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Kultur und Landeskunde, be aware: 2,0, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am major, 6 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Wenn guy in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika vom Civil Rights circulate spricht, ist die Bürgerrechtsbewegung der 1950er und 1960er Jahre gemeint – eine Bewegung, deren wohl berühmteste Vertreter Martin Luther King, Jr. und Malcolm X waren. Zweifelsohne waren sie nicht die einzigen Kämpfer für die schwarze Befreiungsbewegung, doch mit Sicherheit waren und sind sie die bekanntesten Vertreter des Civil Rights pursuits. Und obwohl Martin Luther King Jr. und Malcolm X beide dasselbe Ziel verfolgten, Freiheit für die schwarze Bevölkerung, unterschieden sie sich grundsätzlich in ihren Idealen, Vorstellungen und Methoden. King, als Vertreter des gewaltlosen Widerstands, kämpfte für die Integration der schwarzen Bevölkerung, für Kooperation, Gleichberechtigung und Frieden. Malcolm X forderte eine Abgrenzung der Schwarzen von den teuflischen Weißen.
    Zweifelsohne ist Martin Luther King als der populärere Kämpfer gegen Rassendiskriminierung in die Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten eingegangen. Seit 1986 gibt es in den united states sogar einen nationalen Feiertag für den Vertreter des gewaltlosen Widerstandes, den Martin Luther King Day im Januar. Diese Arbeit wird sich jedoch mit dem revolutionäreren, etwas weniger populären der beiden Männer befassen: mit Malcolm X, Sprecher der radikalen – von vielen Kritikern als rassistisch bezeichneten – agency state of Islam, auch Black Muslims genannt. was once hat Malcolm X dazu gebracht, sich der radikalen kingdom of Islam anzuschließen und zu deren bekanntesten Führern zu avancieren? Und wie änderten sich seine Ideale kurz vor seinem Tod? Ein Vergleich mit Martin Luther King wird die Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten der beiden bekanntesten Vertreter des Civil Rights activities aufzeigen.

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  • Download PDF by Robert S. Levine,Ivy G. Wilson: The Works of James M. Whitfield: America and Other Writings

    By Robert S. Levine,Ivy G. Wilson

    during this finished quantity of the amassed writings of James Monroe Whitfield (1822-71), Robert S. Levine and Ivy G. Wilson repair this African American poet, abolitionist, and highbrow to his rightful position within the arts and politics of the nineteenth-century United States.

    Whitfield's works, together with poems from his celebrated America and different Poems (1853), have been published in influential journals and newspapers, reminiscent of Frederick Douglass's The North Star. A champion of the black emigration flow through the 1850s, Whitfield used to be embraced via African american citizens as a black nationalist bard while he moved from his longtime domestic in Buffalo, ny, to California within the early 1860s. even though, through the start of the 20 th century, his acceptance had faded.

    For this quantity, Levine and Wilson collected and annotated all of Whitfield's extant writings, either poetry and prose, and lots of items are reprinted right here for the 1st time given that their unique book. of their thorough creation, the editors situate Whitfield with regards to key debates on black nationalism in African American tradition, underscoring the significance of poetry and periodical tradition to black writing throughout the period.

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  • Download e-book for kindle: African Americans in El Paso (Images of America) by Maceo Crenshaw Dailey Jr.,Kathryn Smith-McGlynn,Cecilia

    By Maceo Crenshaw Dailey Jr.,Kathryn Smith-McGlynn,Cecilia Gutierrez Venable

    El Paso’s African American neighborhood can hint its origins again to the sixteenth century, while the black Moor referred to as Esteban roamed the southwest and, extra considerably, these Africans within the social gathering of conquistador Juan de Oñate crossed the Rio Grande in 1598. the fashionable El Paso African American neighborhood started to take form within the Eighties, because the railroad undefined, army institution, and agricultural group all had black american citizens of their ranks. Black leaders and their fans tested a college and based a number of major black church buildings. Texas's first kingdom department of the nationwide organization for the development of coloured humans is recorded to were shaped in El Paso; the 1st significant complaints that challenged the all-white Democratic fundamental got here from this urban; the Texas Western university basketball staff gained the NCAA championship in 1966 with 5 beginning black gamers; and this present day, the town is inhabited through black army retirees, marketers, educators, and different pros (each with brilliant and socially wide awake organizations), making it a innovative version of group development.

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  • Download e-book for iPad: Barack Obama and the American Dream as Depicted in Some of by David Tebbe

    By David Tebbe

    Pre-University Paper from the 12 months 2012 within the topic American reports - tradition and utilized Geography, grade: 1,5, , language: English, summary: In 2009 Barack Obama grew to become the forty fourth President of the us. He involved thousands of individuals around the world or even in Germany humans recited his motto “Yes we can”. He encouraged a country. Obama and his speeches have been so electrifying lot of individuals mentioned a countrywide obsession with Senator Barack Obama.

    I puzzled how he controlled to fill the folk with enthusiasm. He used to be continuously talking concerning the American Dream. So I requested myself: “What is that this American Dream; which of its values and ideas are so attention-grabbing that they encouraged the country, and the way are they stimulated by means of Obama utilizing them in his speeches? Does Obama simply use them for tactical purposes simply because they're so popular?”

    In order to respond to those questions it's first and foremost essential to outline the time period “American Dream” and to appreciate the heritage and which means of its principles and values. Then i would like to examine Obama's biography, if there are any tricks that convey his curiosity within the American Dream and what effect does it have on his interpretation of the yank Dream.

    For the research of his interpretation of the yank Dream i've got selected a variety of Obama´s so much impressive speeches as much as April 2009 . those speeches exhibit how he controlled to motivate many voters.

    Because i would like to demonstrate the entire six primary thoughts of the “American Dream” I scanned the full assortment for impressive words exemplifying his use of those rules. they'll express his particular interpretation of the yankee Dream.

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  • Download e-book for kindle: Programmatic Presentations in the Songs of African American by Ramona Demetriou

    By Ramona Demetriou

    Thesis (M.A.) from the 12 months 2008 within the topic American stories - Miscellaneous, grade: three, college of Stuttgart, 34 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: [...] This paper examines either one of those features of African American tune and
    deals with the next theses, with particular regard to lady Africa
    American artists: First, can the short adjustments within the background of African American tune, relatively be considered as a continuing get away from the generally discriminating
    situation of the black neighborhood? And secondly, has song been the real
    mouthpiece of African americans and during this recognize describes the way to tear
    down racial barriers?
    The chapters of this paper are in chronological order from the emerging of blues
    music throughout the Harlem Renaissance within the Twenties, to the explosion of hip-hop in
    New York’s ghettos within the Nineteen Eighties. After a precis of the cultural context of the
    particular period, there'll be a definition of the musical style which emerged
    during that point, together with a list of its innovators. every one bankruptcy concludes with
    a textual content research of the main major lyrics produced inside of this genre.
    The paper makes a speciality of lady singers this is why male artists were
    mainly instrumentalists and composers, whereas the checklist of vocalists is ruled by
    females. girl performers have been extra accredited by means of the white audience,
    especially through the early many years, most likely simply because they seemed less
    threatening than their male opposite numbers and extra unique instead.
    Even even though disco and rock track additionally produced a few nice black performers
    such as Donna summer season and Jimmy Hendrix, those genres are excluded from this
    paper. Rock song was once and nonetheless is ruled by way of white performers and hereby not
    representative for African American track. The disco style was once generally angled
    for events and golf equipment and did regularly no longer lay declare on lyrics that replicate any
    political or social issue.

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