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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 281–304.
Published: 01 September 2021
... functions in this text not only to reflect a socioeconomic reality of the nineteenth-century politics of eating, but also to introduce a budding aesthetic principle. The harlequin meal, composed of bits and pieces of various origins reassembled as a patchwork whole, inaugurates in Sue’s novel a reappearing...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2020
... always tentative and provisional, ready to be relinquished at any moment. At least when it comes to the relationship between selfhood, style, and art, Proust had a set of pretty robust beliefs; and those same letters, along with elements of the novel itself, also show that he wasn’t flying without...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 205–226.
Published: 01 September 2020
... tradition of Alexander the Great in medieval Europe, and in particular in relation to the literary tradition that starts with Pseudo-Callisthenes’s Greek Romance of Alexander . The aim is to show how Alexander was used not simply as an icon of secular or military power but also as an important figure...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 10–23.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of the manuscript. To interpret a text critically is to acknowledge and to examine also how a manuscript or print edition orients textual interpretation. The editorial history of the Vita nova teaches us about the cultural processes and discourses of literary culture and about Italian literary history. 2. See...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 85–96.
Published: 01 May 2021
...). The evidence presented in support of this hypothesis include lexical, prosodical, and rhetorical elements. The hypothesis is also examined with reference to the material and textual transmission of the fragment. 21. Ricavo le citazioni dalle voci “Ennio, Quinto” e “Cicerone, Marco Tullio” nell...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 321–335.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and its capacity to conjure memories in the protagonist, in Perec, food and memories are often missing altogether. Certain artistic projects in La Vie mode d’emploi also fail or falter, with the notable exception of Perec’s own book. Thus, whereas food conjures abundance, pleasure, and memories in Proust...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 138–157.
Published: 01 May 2021
... available about such aspects is imposing, and its location subject to the extreme dispersion of traditional scholarly publications: commentaries first but also academic journals, miscellanies, and so forth. Rather than being based on traditional word searches, a true advancement of knowledge needs...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 120–137.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Isabella Magni Abstract The textual and cultural interpretations related to the material construction of the first manuscript copies of Dante’s Commedia play a crucial role in shaping its transmission and inevitably also the text that we read today. The processes of preparation and the material...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of princes, the régime de santé took a political turn, something that is also echoed in satirical literature. One clear example of the politics of the régime de santé is the banquet scene of L’Isle des hermaphrodites ( The Island of Hermaphrodites ), published in 1605 and circulated widely in Paris...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 430–439.
Published: 01 December 2020
... completes the experiences of involuntary memory that ground his whole theory of regained time— and also has experiences that contradict the theory, that show time to be ever-elapsing, impossible to regain. He doesn’t endorse the contradiction, and he doesn’t give up his theory. But he doesn’t erase...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 151–172.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the practice of biblical exegesis, reprise refers to an open-ended process of meaning making opposed to the rigid certainties of fundamentalism. [REL] also contributes a concept of radical transformation through love (“conversion”). For Latour, two events from the Virgin Mary’s life—the Annunciation...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 441–454.
Published: 01 December 2020
... that gives her definite pleasure, she finds it also always embroils her in contradiction. She works to understand that contradiction via the articulations of contradiction in Barthes’s text. Roland Barthes perversion contradiction psychoanalysis queer theory Works Cited Barthes Roland...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 249–259.
Published: 01 September 2020
... shortcomings. Molière thus articulates the profoundly divided nature of Alceste indicated by Donneau de Visé (“ridicule”/“juste”), Rousseau (“un homme droit, sincère, estimable,” but also facing the world as “un personnage ridicule”), and recently by Georges Forestier and Claude Bourqui (the melancholic...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (3): 355–361.
Published: 01 May 2001
... of the picaresque genre. Along with other discourses of poverty the discourse of the picaresque also deals with issues of relief and reform, and one of the chief aims of Cruz's study is to give readers insight into the "cultural foundations of social reform" (Xii). Discourses of Poverty contextualizes picaresque...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2015
... novel, fantasia. It also resonates in Djebar's distinctive lexicon-her recurrent use of terms such as tanguer/tangage (to pitch, sway, or be pulled in different directions) and par acoups (an adverbial expression evoking the erratic, intermittent rhythms of body and emotions). A writer of the longue...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 155–159.
Published: 01 January 2010
... not to treat African politics and literature as a mere tributary of metropolitan history and thought. Taking Bachir's argument a step further, we might say that May 1968 in Paris was both connected to, and also not connected to, events unfolding in Africa and Indochina. The wars of decolonization in Vietnam...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 452–469.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of the challenges of interpretation. As I have implied that she does in relation to the poems analyzed above, in “Imitation” she examines what it means to locate or “make” meaning from poetry (Chométy 265–71). The “Imitation” is also ludic and contains an exclusive playfulness fully appreciated only by those party...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (3): 361–373.
Published: 01 May 2002
...; 1980). In what way does Cocteau's film 1. For a comparison between Cocteau's screenplay and the fairytale, see Rebecca M. Pauly; Lynn Hoggard. David Galef examines fantasy and writes about Cocteau's ability to create through film the "belief in the reality of miracles" 96. 2. Daniel Fischlin also...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 378–383.
Published: 01 May 2013
... for later authors because of the success of the Conte du Graal cycle" (165). He also states that "each BOOK REVIEWS 379 Arthurian romance has the capacity to modify the horizon of expectation of the genre" (185), outlining a more complex-and subtle-model for the study of intertextual relationships between...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 353–369.
Published: 01 May 2006
... themselves into the royal kitchens and stuff themselves with food. The 'starving' crowd discovers that it has been fooled and, increasingly mad, eats the king (Roi Bombance), his cooks, his servants and also the court poet (L'Idiot), the one who, telling his stories, had vainly attempted to direct...