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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (3): 356–371.
Published: 01 December 2022
... Walter Benjamin censure anti-colonialisme Indépendamment de l’évolution esthétique dont fait preuve la deuxième édition des Fleurs du Mal par rapport à l’édition originale – affirmation plus nette de la modernité, thématique plus marquée de la grande ville, consolidation du montage d’ensemble...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 401–421.
Published: 01 May 2006
.... Nevertheless, if there's tenderness, geographical tenderness, between the texts, there's also tension, the tension between singularity and the complexity of the modern metropolis, a tension not unlike that which Walter Benjamin describes in his unfinished Arcades Project. In comparing them, I will show...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 541–544.
Published: 01 November 2007
... femme fatale. Again returning to early twentieth-century concerns, Michael Payne in his short essay, which differentiates between the city as polis and the city as labyrinth, focuses on Walter Benjamin as an early twentieth-century flaneur of the labyrinthine city who is lost wandering between Berlin...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 123–127.
Published: 01 January 2010
... nineteenth-century French studies. For Samuels, the shock and parry arguments presented in Walter Benjamin's "On Some Motifs" gave rise, on one side, to a cottage industry of urban Paris monographs focusing on new manias of technological modernity, criminal pathologies, perversions, and phobias of all sorts...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 206–209.
Published: 01 May 2023
... addiction to alcohol or nicotine, for example). With his three pathological cases, especially the second one (asthma), Prendergast is naturally following in the footsteps of Walter Benjamin’s landmark essay “The Image of Proust,” while taking the idea to its logical extreme: reading Proust is both poison...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 115–122.
Published: 01 January 2010
... University Works Cited Baer, Ulrich. Remnants of Song: Trauma and the Experience of Modernity in Charles Baudelaire and Paul Celan. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2000. Benjamin, Walter. Illuminations. Trans. Harry Zohn. New York: Schocken Books, 1968. Bertier de Sauvigny, Guillaume de. Histoire de France. Paris...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (1-2): 69–76.
Published: 01 January 2008
... of modernism, however, that of Walter Benjamin, this is just where modernism would begin, namely at the point where attention flips over into distraction, where the craft of form-giving would be interrupted, subjected to shock, producing discontinuities and strange juxtapositions of the kind Eisenstein reveals...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 133–142.
Published: 01 January 2014
... by un film gai, by an aesthetic form that Walter Benjamin, writing at the same time as Camus, called a work of art "consummated by a collectivity in a state of distraction." 5 Typical of Camus's early work is the scene from "L'Ete a Alger," written in 1937 and published as part of Noces, in which Camus...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 85–105.
Published: 01 January 2005
... of the allegories and their content -Walter Benjamin! Pilgrimage as Allegory Near the end of the Vita nuova (c.1292-1294), Dante sees pilgrims passing through Florence to Rome in Holy Week, to see "quella imagine benedetta la quale Iesu Cristo lascio a noi per essemplo de la sua bellisima figura" (Vita nuova 40.1...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 481–503.
Published: 01 November 2007
... actividad interpretativa al traducir poesia, 0 en la transmision de su aura filosofico-religiosa, como ensefia Walter Benjamin, que logra intensidad iinicamente en el ambito espiritual de la propia lengua. De ahi el ejercicio constante, debido a este caracter provisional, diferido, que se adhiere a toda...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 411–425.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., he gathers resolve for a more ruthless mode of governance. "Jules, give me a synonym for authority," Rougon says to his secretary as he prepares a series of repressive decrees. " 'Well, there's power, government, empire,' the young man answered with a smile" (E 196). Walter Benjamin's enigmatic...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 544–546.
Published: 01 November 2007
... of history," Simone Weil's "extremism," and Hannah Arendt's "recuperation of judgment" with Walter Benjamin's "legacy," only to conclude that today we are not only at a loss for an answer to history, but even more so for the appropriate questions to ask about history. The collection of original essays...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 185–189.
Published: 01 January 2010
... is the only participant to mention J. L. Austin, Walter Benjamin, Kenneth Burke, and Charles Sanders Peirce, or the fact that there is not one woman or one "person of color" among the participants. 1 noted that 1966 was an annus mirabilis which explored "Les Chemins actuels de la critique" at Cerisy and saw...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 301–316.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Ibérico Films and Pathé, captures what Walter Benjamin describes as the very definition of modern life: the ephemeral experience of shock (165). Here Chomón, through the use of fire and reverse motion cinematography, repeatedly astounds his audience by creating and breaking down various objects: glasses...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 153–161.
Published: 01 January 2000
..., and it continues to inspire modern critics who find in that concept the essence of baroque art. In his highly influential book on the German Trauerspiel, Walter Benjamin cites Karl Borinski's study on classical antiquity in poetics and art theory in order to underscore the concept of thaumaston as a key...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (1-2): 105–126.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., 1943-1946, et autres textes inedits, suivis de six lettres a Marie Dubuc, 1935-1937. Paris: Gallimard, 1977. Artaud, Antonin, and Evelyne Grossman. 50 dessins pour assassiner la magie. Paris: Gallimard, 2004. Beckett, Samuel. Proust. London: J. Calder, 1965. Benjamin, Walter. "The Task...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 257–276.
Published: 01 January 2011
...-endedness are characteristic of Baudelairean modernity. But why prefer this poem to all those that thematize decrepitude in "Tableaux Parisiens"? As Walter Benjamin points out in the chapter entitled "Modernism" (Die Moderne) of his essay The Paris of the Second Empire in Baudelaire (1938), the sequence...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 293–299.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., messianic ethics” shares with “the postmodern, deconstructive one” (92) espoused by Jacques Derrida, John Caputo, Geoffery Harpham, Theodor Adorno, and Walter Benjamin. The basic idea here is that any ethics worthy of the name requires a comprehensive critique of moralism. It requires “an incessant...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 357–369.
Published: 01 December 2020
... , Felski Rita , and Moi Toril . Character: Three Inquiries in Literary Studies . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2019 . Benjamin Walter . “ The Storyteller .” In The Storyteller Essays , edited by Titan Samuel , translated by Lewis Tess , 48 – 75 . New York...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 235–255.
Published: 01 January 2011
... future: Will nineteenth-century literature be its oral forebears' faithful keeper, rightful heir, or indifferent replacement? In this light, Walter Benjamin's famous essay "The Storyteller" (1936) might be considered a prolongation of the stories of loss propagated by some of the very writers or literary...