A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FICTIONAL REPRESENTATION OF AN OLD WOMAN REVIEWING HER LIFE

by Myriam Ansay

The scope of this dissertation is to investigate the representation of elderly women within our western context and the effects of late-life review on their psychological well-being. Elderly women are recurrently portrayed as doubly OTHER in our society, ‘other’ to youth and ‘other’ to men, and are thus subjected to both ageist and sexist stereotypes. The aim of this piece of work is to demystify such denigrating cultural preconceptions by analysing the old female...
mercredi 10 décembre 2014/Number of views (5174)/Comments (0)/
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Pad-agogy: Working with mobile devices in a 1:1 laptop school

by Christian Welsch

Educators across the globe are looking for ways to improve learning and teaching in the Information Age. The consensus is that it would be truly revolutionary if students were able to fall back on a device that would accompany them in their learning and if this device could be easily taken with them, so that learning could potentially take place anytime, anywhere. ! This travail aims to carefully dissect how mobile devices can significantly enhance a 1:1 learning environment, with a focus...
mercredi 10 décembre 2014/Number of views (5081)/Comments (0)/

‘Mirror Mirror in the Book, May I Have a Closer Look?’: On mirrors and reflections in contemporary adolescent fiction

by jennifer Breithoff

The travail de candidature at hand will deal with the use of mirrors and reflections in three contemporary teenage novels. The following works of fiction have been chosen for the purpose: The Mirror Image Ghost by Catherine Storr (1994, pre-adolescent), Black Mirror by Nancy Werlin (2001, teenage) and Mirror Mirror by Gregory Maguire (2003, young adult).

mardi 9 décembre 2014/Number of views (5079)/Comments (0)/

Constructed Culture? - A critical analysis of the cultural content in ELT coursebooks used in Luxembourg

by Kim Heuskin

The aim of this thesis is to analyse and evaluate the cultural content in the New Headway Elementary (3rd edition) series and the impact that it has on English language learning and teaching in Luxembourg. Used widely both in the ES as well as the EST, the coursebook reaches a large number of learners and therefore, I would argue that it is of crucial interest to identify its ideological and cultural messages.
mardi 9 décembre 2014/Number of views (5991)/Comments (0)/

THE EROTICS OF GENDER AMBIGUITY IN SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS

by Eliane Mergen

Many scholars agree that the Renaissance theatre, especially the theatrical transvestism and gender role reversal threatened the conventional categorization of the genders. If indeed most scholars agree on this statement, a question that one might ask is, how did Shakespeare use and portray desire to challenge aspects of social principles, such as the patriarchal social proscriptions? The first chapter, hence, will have a look at the culturespecific attitudes towards women, sexuality, and...
lundi 20 octobre 2014/Number of views (5734)/Comments (0)/

Comparison between ‘dyslexic’ children from differing language backgrounds to see whether or not the language background has an effect on spelling strategies in French.

by Laurence Kalmes

The objective of this qualitative study in the domain of dyslexia is to determine whether there is a tendency for dyslexics from a particular language background to display similar spelling strategies when making spelling mistakes in French. One group of subjects is from a Luxembourgish language background where both parents speak Luxembourgish, and the other group is from a Romance language background where either one or both parents speak a Romance language (e.g. Portuguese, French,...
lundi 20 octobre 2014/Number of views (4532)/Comments (0)/

Comparison between ‘dyslexic’ children from differing language backgrounds to see whether or not the language background has an effect on spelling strategies in German.

by Christopher John Pierre Chapman

1. Objectives The objective of this qualitative study in the domain of dyslexia is to determine whether there is a tendency for dyslexics from a particular language background to display similar spelling strategies when making spelling mistakes in German. One group of subjects is from a Luxembourgish language background where both parents speak Luxembourgish, and the other group is from a Romance language background where either one or both parents speak a Romance language (e.g....
mardi 7 octobre 2014/Number of views (2548)/Comments (0)/

The Female Characters in Shakespeare’s Comedies

by Tessy Lommel

The aim of my ‘travail de candidature’ consists in analysing the female characters in Shakespeare’s comedies. Although Elizabethan women are usually considered to be victims as they led rather restricted lives in a patriarchal society, I want to prove that Shakespeare’s female characters were no victims but winning types. In order to prove this I will analyse what opportunities Shakespeare’s female protagonists had, to achieve a certain kind of freedom of...
mardi 7 octobre 2014/Number of views (5804)/Comments (0)/

Extremely Young & Incredibly Wise: The Function of Child Narrators in Adult Fiction

by Linda Steinmetz

  The following research focuses on the  function of child narrators in adult fiction. My thesis first defines the notions of ‘narrator,’ child,’ and ‘adult literature:’ what is a narrator and which types of narrators are there? What are the preconceived ideas that readers have in mind when they think of child narrators? At what point in  time did adults start to analyze the child’s individual psychology and to define young people as...
jeudi 28 août 2014/Number of views (6512)/Comments (0)/

ENGLISH THROUGH THE MEDIA

by Jean-Marc Putz

Based on a series of courses taught at the INL, the thesis will explore the different ways in which the media, i.e. newspapers, radio, TV, internet, computer and videogames etc. can be used to teach English in a way that encourages meaningful language acquisition, critical thinking, learner autonomy and life-long learning.
jeudi 28 août 2014/Number of views (2845)/Comments (0)/
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Crossing Lines? Self-Other Boundary Regulation

by Michel Dohn

The following is a literary analysis of a selection of science-fiction novels and short stories from Ursula K. Le Guin’s Hainish cycle. Its primary focus lies on self-other dichotomies and it analyses the effects such binaries have of on personal and group identity construction and how they influence dynamics of social interaction. I successively examine how Le Guin’s fictional societies divide people according to gender, nationality and race.  
mercredi 18 juin 2014/Number of views (5552)/Comments (0)/

Alcohol and Alcoholism in Selected Novels by Ernest Hemingway

by Christian Hengen

The intention of this piece of writing is to elaborate on the importance of alcohol and alcoholism in selected writings by Ernest Hemingway. I will begin my dissertation with a short insight into his literary life, his drinking habits as well as the historical context of the time. This introductory section will serve as a framework for the following two chapters, which will explore the impact of Hemingway’s personal experiences on his literary work. I will therefore engage in an...
mercredi 18 juin 2014/Number of views (6299)/Comments (0)/
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