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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 91–108.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Joshua Armstrong Copyright © 2011 The Trustees of Columbia University 2011 Joshua Armstrong THE GLORIFIED WOMAN: ABSTRACTION AND DOMINATION IN LE LNRE DU VOIR DIT Pour que je puisse dire: cette femme, il faut que d'une maniere ou d'une autre je lui retire sa realite d'os et de chair, la rende...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 465–484.
Published: 01 May 2011
... to color ("il voit blond") and to abstractionism ("il voit par masses") (105). By filtering his ideas so often in terms of color and abstract form, Zola performs in his writing on art a process analogous to the erasure of referential value in modern painting. Jean-Pierre Leduc-Adine identifies the shift...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 331–335.
Published: 01 January 2017
... to the physical and the abstract, the visual and the visionary, the individual and the social, and the detail and the w­ hole. That is, chapter divisions suggest the ever-w­ idening scope of Sand s fields of interests and support Mathias s assertion of the multidisciplinarity of Sand s work. In chapter 1...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (3): 289–311.
Published: 01 May 2000
... d'hommedocument tire de 'Myologie complete en couleurs et grandeur naturelle' de Jacques Gautier d'Agoty," grounds the gruesome image in the neutralizing discourse of science. In keeping with the abstracting, objectifying nature of scientific presentation, the engraving labels various body parts with small...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 259–279.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Carmen Urbita Ibarreta Abstract David Bestué’s recent take on Philip II’s reification of centrality ( El Escorial: Imperio y estómago, 2021) is an open contestation of the royal site’s conception—and later reception—as an immutable, transcendental edifice meant to “stop the entropy of physical...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 370–377.
Published: 01 December 2020
... by proximity to the abstract: But in later years I came to understand that the arresting strangeness, the special beauty of these frescoes derived from the great part played in them by symbolism [ tenait à la grande place que le symbol y occupait ], and the fact that this was represented not as a symbol...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 106–127.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Luke Sunderland Abstract This essay offers an encounter with Bruno Latour’s account of ontological pluralism by way of a close reading of the Livre des propriétés des choses , Jean Corbechon’s fourteenth-century French translation of Bartholomaeus Anglicus’s encyclopedia. Engagement with Latour’s...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 285–307.
Published: 01 May 2006
...) "analytical method" in relation to the advantages of eloquence in educational curricula, Vico ascribes the invention of the new method to the genius of the French language. Not differing from Bouhours, Vico lists some features·of contemporary written French (richness in abstract words, lack of inversions...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 153–168.
Published: 01 May 2007
... aptly notes: "Las calles son conjeturas, posibilidades hacia el infinito" (106). Some of Borges's essays from this period present these two regions, the slums and the Pampa, as topoi, or abstract categories with strong symbolic 162 JORGE LUIS CASTILLO connotations that carry them beyond the level...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 569–571.
Published: 01 November 2009
... in question constitute examples of what Lucey sees as calling attention to the work of genre in either stabilizing or disrupting a social field. In different ways, Gide, Colette, and Proust do "abstracting work" on first-person utterances in their relation to same-sex sexualities in order to overcome...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 409–412.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., Colette, and Proust do "abstracting work" on first-person utterances in their relation to same-sex sexualities in order to overcome "an experience of language's inadequacy" (22) and "to find the means to say new things, to produce semiotic dynamism within their social world" (23). This complex...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 571–574.
Published: 01 November 2009
... in question constitute examples of what Lucey sees as calling attention to the work of genre in either stabilizing or disrupting a social field. In different ways, Gide, Colette, and Proust do "abstracting work" on first-person utterances in their relation to same-sex sexualities in order to overcome...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 500–508.
Published: 01 December 2023
.... Serendipity has it that, as I write, we just spent a week reading Warren Motte’s above-mentioned article “I, Me” in a senior seminar I teach on “Self-Expression.” 6 In Motte’s abstract, he presents the “purpose in [his] article” as “modest”: “I wish merely to examine why many of us in academe are reluctant...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 401–421.
Published: 01 May 2006
... and Kublai, theatrical and placed in an abstract set,l1 begin by emphasizing that the most important thing for Kublai is not believing everything that this ambassador tells him, but rather listening to him. The passages in italics tell of a relationship between the two, in which Marco, who has yet to learn...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 237–258.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Víctor Sierra Matute Abstract Early modern culture was most fully expressed in events where materiality and textuality are inextricably intertwined: theatrical spectacles, royal parades, triumphal arches, processions, poetic tournaments, and jousts. At the other end of the spectrum, mainstream...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 287–292.
Published: 01 September 2022
... warns are the “perils of abstraction” (Wampole, “Perils”). As Wampole defines them, degenerative realist novels are maximalist, “suffused with a kind of nineteenth-century ectoplasm,” written in a style that reproduces “the nervous urgency and hyperbolism of online journalism and social media...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 135–151.
Published: 01 May 2007
..." and "winters." We say what each part of the sensible continuum is, and all of these abstracted whats are concepts. (The Writings of William James 234) And James, too, goes on to compare the function of concepts to the usefulness of a topographic map: Concepts not only guide us over the map of life, but we...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 211–217.
Published: 01 September 2023
... population’s refusal to sell objects that they valued, thereby withholding them from the market economy that turns things into abstract (immaterial) monetary value. The modern European autonomous subject, Stallybrass continues, “was constituted in opposition to a demonized fetishism, through disavowal...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (4): 427–432.
Published: 01 November 2004
... AND AESTHETICS-POIETICS-POETRY - LITERATURE-POEMS AND SHORT ABSTRACT POEMS-SUBJECTS-EGO SCRIPTOR Volume 2 focuses upon cultural, literary and artistic aspects, with a constant interaction between thought and creativity. Valery's development of an aesthetics of the subject and a phenomenology of perception...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 323–341.
Published: 01 November 2007
.... Third, dialogue and selfhood are in correlation with certain uses of space: I will argue that, on a narrative as well as a metanarrative level, spatial elements help mimetically reinforce dialogical patterns and notions of selfhood. Space is hereby understood both in an abstract sense, such as the space...