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2) it will be available to everyone on the Internet; there is no embargo for dissertations in the UNL DigitalCommons.
Master's candidates: Deposit of your thesis or project is required. (If an embargo, [restricted access] is necessary, you may deposit the thesis at http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/embargotheses/ — but only after getting the prior approval of your department and the Graduate Office; contact Terri Eastin).
All depositors: We try to observe a 24-hour "cooling off" period to give you opportunity to correct those "oops" issues that seem to emerge just after deposit.
Upon deposit, you will immediately receive an email that your submission has been received (and this is what you need to show the Graduate Office).
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Okay, get started. That thesis is not going to submit itself.
LA VIOLENCIA: LOS SEMAS DE RASGOS DIEGÉTICOS Y MIMÉTICOS DE LA LITERATURA COLOMBIANA DE LA SEGUNDA MITAD DEL SIGLO XX., Omar Fernando Sánchez Forero
Reseña: El Aura de Fabián Bielinsky, Miguel A. Albújar Escuredo
Reseña: La ciudad sin límites de Antonio Hernández, Miguel A. Albújar Escuredo
Reseña: La idea de progreso como lastre en las filosofías de la historia por Juan Robert Muro Abad., Miguel A. Albújar Escuredo
Reseña: Que se mueran los feos de Nacho G. Velilla, Miguel A. Albújar Escuredo
Resumen: Origins of postmodernity de Perry Anderson, Capítulo 1: Pródromo, Miguel A. Albújar Escuredo
La violencia terrorista en la narrativa vasca del siglo XXI, Montserrat Fuente-Camacho
Reseña de Pagafantas, una comedia de Borja Cobeaga, Naroa Puente-Ortiz
Reseña de "También la lluvia" de Iciar Bollaín, Jennifer Isasi
Movie review de Biutiful por González Iñárritu, Ana M. López-Aguilera
Reseña de la película Smoking room (2002), Ana M. López-Aguilera
Contextos y prácticas en las humanidades digitales, Joseba Moreno
Reseña: "El ángel exterminador", Joseba Moreno
Cine e inmigración: espacios de inclusión y exclusión, Ana M. López-Aguilera
Inscriptive Masculinity in Balzac’s Comédie Humaine, Alana K. Eldrige
POÉTICA DE LO SOEZ: Luis Rafael Sánchez: IDENTIDAD Y CULTURA EN AMÉRICA LATINA Y EN EL CARIBE, Julio César Sánchez Rondón