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Guenin-Lelle, Dianne

Works: 5 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 1,152 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Dianne Guenin-Lelle
Jeanne Guyon : selected writings by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jeanne Guyon was a seventeenth-century French mystic and Quietist, and a fascinating figure in the court of Louis XIV. Marginalized and ignored by French historians for two centuries after her death, her spiritual writings have nonetheless remained consistently popular among English-speaking audiences. Guyon had a strong influence among Quakers and Methodists in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and her message of self-abnegation and the complete abandonment of individual desires in conformity to God s will continues to inspire many Christians today. This volume offers new, contemporary translations of her most important spiritual writings, including her Short and Easy Method of Prayer and her Commentary on the Song of Songs, never-before-translated letters of spiritual direction, and selections from her autobiography. The most comprehensive introduction to Guyon s life, theology, and historical context available in English examines Guyon s life and historical context, focusing on the religious and political conflicts responsible for her persecution and eventual imprisonment in the dreaded Bastille and examining her spiritual influences and theological contributions."--Publisher's description
The story of French New Orleans : history of a creole city by Dianne Guenin-Lelle( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is it about the city of New Orleans? History, location, and culture, continue to link it to France while distancing it culturally and symbolically from the United States. This book explores the traces of French language, history, and artistic expression that have been present there over the last three hundred years. This volume focuses on the French, Spanish, and American colonial periods to understand the imprint that French socio-cultural dynamic left on the Crescent City. The migration of Acadians to New Orleans at the time the city became a Spanish dominion and the arrival of Haitian refugees when the city became an American territory oddly reinforced its Francophone identity. However, in the process of establishing itself as an urban space in the antebellum South, the culture of New Orleans became a liability for New Orleans elite after the Louisiana Purchase. New Orleans and the Caribbean share numerous historical, cultural, and linguistic connections. The book analyzes these connections and the shared process of creolization occurring in New Orleans and throughout the Caribbean Basin. It suggests 'French' New Orleans might be understood as a trope for unscripted 'original' Creole social and cultural elements. Since being Creole came to connote African descent, the study suggests that an association with France in the minds of whites allowed for a less racially-bound and contested social order within the United States"--
On Organizing a Learner-Centered Advanced Conversation Course by Dianne Guenin-Lelle( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The dilemma for instructors of advanced second language conversation courses is how to create a situation in which learners feel confident and at ease but, at the same time, feel engaged and challenged. Syllabus can be designed to accommodate learner needs and preferences by allowing students to generate their own overall course goals and individual lesson goals, incorporating contract grading, and having students decide the order in which chapters are studied. Individual units can also be structured to promote advanced learning and maintain student interest. Using the text as a basis for general organization, the teacher can enhance content with authentic materials such as newspapers, journal articles, and videotapes. Class size helps determine activity group size and quantity of instructor feedback. Toward the end of a chapter or unit, students or small groups can be asked to find and prepare materials for class presentation and discussion. In advanced courses, student ratings on standard proficiency guidelines may not rise rapidly, so evaluation of progress can be made more effective by contracting with students for specified improvements in performance. Evaluations should be frequent and non-threatening, approximately half formal and half informal. Further research and development of strategies for advanced conversation courses is needed. (Mse)
The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon by Ronney Mourad( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the first-ever English translation of the Prison Narratives written by the seventeenth-century French mystic and Quietist, Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717). Although she was marginalized and ignored by French historians for two centuries after her death, Guyon became a major figure in the development of transatlantic Protestant spirituality in the eighteenth century, and her writings have remained popular among English-speaking audiences. Guyon's narrative describes her confinement between 1695 and 1703 in various prisons, including the dreaded Bastille. It also maps, in moving and
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Alternative Names
Lelle, Dianne Guenin-.

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