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- 217Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
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- 2Alibrahim, Bashair
- 2Boivin, Jennifer
- 2Guyot, Adrien
- 2Lesiv, Mariya, 1978-
- 2Sembaliuk Cheladyn, Larisa N
- 1Abdolmaleki, Kara
- 12Malena, Anne (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)
- 5Pogosjan, Jelena (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)
- 4Nedashkivska, Alla (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)
- 4Rao, Sathya (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)
- 4Smith-Prei, Carrie (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)
- 3Cisneros, Odile (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)
Animate ‘It’ and Genderless ‘Comrade’: Third Person Pronoun ta and Degrees of Belonging in Chinese LGBTQ DiscoursesDownload
By examining the language use of online Chinese “Anti” and “Pro” LGBTQ communities, this study primarily investigates the role that ‘ta’ plays in the construction of gender identities. Standard Chinese currently has three separate written forms for the third person: 他 (‘he’), 她 (‘she’), and 它...
The Tale of the Buraq's Tail: Reading the Buraq's Journey Through Indo-Persian Literature in a Comparative Study of Buraq ImageryDownload
In my thesis, I analyse two composite animal Buraq paintings from the Medieval Deccan. These two paintings, apparent copies of each other, are significantly different from other images of the Buraq in the Muslim world. Instead of placing the Buraq in a narrative scene, the Buraq takes up the...
French feminist scholars, poets, and philosophers Hélène Cixous and Julia Kristeva proclaimed the absolute necessity of a revolution in poetic language, both in the realm of the signifier and the signified. Even though they used different terms, they both described a peculiarly feminine writing...
Supernatural (SPN) is a long-running horror-fantasy television show that first aired in 2005 on the WB network, moved to the CW network in 2006 and recently released its final episode on November 19, 2020. With intertextual links to both horror cinema and the American Western, the show features...
Ukrainian women emigrants in the "literature of migration": literary narratives through a linguistic lensDownload
This dissertation explores evaluations of Ukrainian emigration and women emigrants in works of fiction. Between 2000 and 2013, more than 20 literary works representing contemporary women’s writing about Ukrainian women’s emigration were published both in Ukraine and abroad. These women-authored...
Métis forms of beadwork and dress persisted in the Saskatchewan Valley between the years of 1862 and 1900, even in the midst of divisive and traumatic circumstances. Métis moved within their kinship networks to join the Isbister Settlement and other settlements along the North and South Branches...
Connected by a thread: Ukrainian embroidery and macro-cultural identity on COVID-19 face masks in Ukraine and Ukrainian diaspora in CanadaDownload
This thesis examines the ways in which Ukrainians, have utilized material culture transnationally in order to create a macro-cultural identity, particularly through the revitalization and resurgence of traditional Ukrainian embroidery. The role of diaspora in the preservation of different stages...
In light of scarce research on language ideology in post-reform Vietnam and the field’s current literature which shows excessive focus on top-down ideologies (the view from above) indicated in state-sponsored language policies and inadequate attention to bottom-up ideologies (the view from below)...
Tackling the Concept of Difficulty from Different Perspectives: The Case of German as a Foreign LanguageDownload
The German language has had the reputation of being a notoriously difficult language to learn (Twain, 1880; Sick, 2016, 2004). In addition to popular belief and, partially, research, student voices in the classroom often revolve around how “hard” or “difficult” something is with regard to...
The ultimate goal of second/foreign language (SL/FL) teaching and learning is to develop communicative competence, in which particular importance is placed on pragmatic competence. Pragmatic competence enables speakers to interpret and convey messages appropriately in a variety of communicative...