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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 389–408.
Published: 01 December 2021
... obstructive process of law. Des Roches’s rejection of overtly agonistic writing in favor of discreetly powerful methods of persuasion reflects her objection to quarreling—as an unwelcome distraction from the literary self-expression that she maintains is a woman’s intellectual right—even as she engaged...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 486–504.
Published: 01 December 2021
... with agonistic discursive practices usually reserved for men, these women destabilized this masculine dispute. In so doing, they reclaimed some room in this quarrel (and others like it) for women. The second quarrel text by a woman is Joséphine de Monbart’s Sophie, ou l’éducation des filles (1777), the only...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 437–451.
Published: 01 December 2021
... that facilitate or hinder them. And yet, restricting our understanding of quarrels to this public-facing model neglects a wide range of agonistic interactions that, arguably, are just as decisive, notably for the study of women and quarrels. 1 More precisely, there are many disputes—quarrels if you...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 53–56.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., would my writing adopt and adapt for this purpose? Would my thoughts turn out to be primarily testimonial? With some pirating of eulogy? And scrounging from elegy, the genre whose purpose is to help us cope with another s death? Maybe. Or maybe not so much. As I contemplated how my take on Ross s legacy...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 277–280.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of the "agonistic process" of "language, genre, and authors" (84) that leads to the consolidation and development of the Catalan literary tradition. The trilingual Historia de l'amat Frondino e de Brisona (c. 1400) follows Lo Somni. Within a conventional narrative framework, this work intertwines three languages...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 437–450.
Published: 01 May 2003
... of the past," supplanted in turn by Harold Bloom's agonistic "anxiety of influence" theory of psychic poetic engendering and literary father-killing. One thinks of Mikhail Bakhtin's chronotypes, which introduced synchrony into the heavily diachronic tradition of literary history. These chronotypes become...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 522–536.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Elena Russo But even though a misogynistic bias singles out “angry” women of letters for special blame, we should remember that eighteenth-century historians of quarrels were not impartial observers and that they didn’t just write for the sake of transmitting knowledge. Invective and indignation...