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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 24–38.
Published: 01 May 2021
... history on the other. At the center of this discussion is one of the thorniest aspects of the Vita Nova ’s text: the divisions (technical prose of a scholastic nature in which Dante explains the formal structure of his poems). Over the centuries, Dante’s authority over his own text was brought...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 311–319.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Thomas Pavel Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2017 Thomas Pavel CROSS-B­ ORDER AUTHORITY AND LOCAL POWER: THE CASE OF THE NINETEENTH-­ CENTURY ROMAN CATHOLIC INDEX One of the most thought-p­ rovoking aspects of the rise of democ­ ratic ideals...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 241–259.
Published: 01 September 2022
... that contamination to the presence or absence of author’s name or explicit thesis: “What other purposes might be served by the abjection of the death penalty, as represented by Hugo? As well as marking the paralysis of death in life and life in death, the horror of the narrative might act as a border, putting...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 553–577.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Nicholas Cronk Copyright © 2012 The Trustees of Columbia University 2012 Nicholas Cronk THE SELFLESS AUTHOR: VOLTAIRE'S APOCRYPHA La condition d'un homme de lettres ressemble acelle de l'ane du public, achacun Ie charge sa volante, et il (aut que Ie pauvre animal porte tout. Lancez la fleche...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 367–380.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Jeremy D. Popkin Copyright © 2012 The Trustees of Columbia University 2012 Jeremy D. Popkin THE AUTHOR AS COLONIAL EXILE: "MON ODYSSEE" T he revolution in France's colony of Saint-Domingue that began in 1791 led to the first complete abolition of slavery in 1793-1794 and to the creation...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 409–426.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Dorothea von Mücke Copyright © 2012 The Trustees of Columbia University 2012 Dorothea von Mucke PRIVATE WRITER AND PUBLIC AUTHOR: AUTHORSHIP AND AUDIENCES IN ROUSSEAU'S CONFESSIONS Jean-Jacques Rousseau was very critical of his publics, especially when it came to the power play, networking...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 285–301.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Daniel Brewer Copyright © 2012 The Trustees of Columbia University 2012 Daniel Brewer AUTHORS PRESENT AND THE EXPERIENCE OF THE PAST Since the so-called cultural turn in literary studies in the United States, the exploration of the "literary field" in the wake of the sociologist Pierre...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 397–398.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Pierre Force Michael Call . The Would-Be Author: Molière and the Comedy of Print . West Lafayette : Purdue UP , 2015 . Pp. 294 . Copyright © 2014 The Trustees of Columbia University 2014 Book Reviews Michael Call. The Would-Be Author: Moliere and the Comedy of Print. West...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 361–380.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Suzy Cater Copyright © 2014 The Trustees of Columbia University 2014 Suzy Cater DON'T TRUST THE AUTHOR: SUSPECT TEXTS IN EDOUARD GLISSANT'S TOUT-MONDE ~ Edouard Glissant's Tout-monde is a text that challenges traditional conceptions of the novelistic genre. Glissant freely admitted...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 222–240.
Published: 01 September 2022
... “La Beauté détrônée par l’amour”—that “la beauté n’est que la promesse du bonheur” (40). Nevertheless, Nietzsche’s misquotation of Stendhal and his subsequent interpretation of the French author’s aesthetics have held sway in later philosophy, such that Stendhal is regularly recruited to endorse views...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 189–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
... that their contemporary readers would doubtless have recognized. In considering some of these various invocations in terms of a larger dialogue between this pair of influential authors, surprising intersections emerge that complicate our current conceptions of the relationship between Balzac’s and Sand’s works...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 408–416.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Thomas Pavel Abstract This essay begins as a reminiscence of its author’s early readings, including the first volume of Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past . It then reflects on Proust’s depiction of his family, his love of art, and his pessimistic views on love. Copyright © 2020...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 378–391.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to an end? Could there be an American equivalent to his novel? And why among writers is there a saying, “If you want to write like Proust, don’t write like Proust”? Searching for the key to Proust’s achievement, the author realizes that over the years he has possibly read more about Proust than he has...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 423–436.
Published: 01 December 2021
... penitents and confessors, and points to a rigorist stance on the part of the author nearly twenty years before it became the dominant position of the church once again. Tackling a range of thorny questions such as the aim of confession, deferred absolution, and the nature of sin, Gournay examines confession...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 505–521.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Catriona Seth Abstract Right at the end of the eighteenth century, a famous poet, Ponce-Denis Écouchard Le Brun, denounced women writers and a literary dispute ensued. While it mobilized a number of authors, one poem stands out in accounts of the quarrel: Constance Pipelet’s “Épître aux femmes...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 7–19.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of works and commentaries by the physicians Archimattheus, Gilles of Corbeil, and Gentile da Foligno. In captationes benevolentiae styled after Ciceronian precepts, these authors attack their rivals before presenting their own superior science. Their scurrilous invectives—“Hoc salernitani cacantes...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 112–130.
Published: 01 May 2022
... framework? What is at stake when the narrative temporality of a medieval chronicle is filtered through the disrupted temporalities of a chronically impaired subject? This article interrogates these questions through the works of Gilles li Muisis (1272–1353). A Tournaisian abbot, Gilles authored both a Latin...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 177–198.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of the “guerre des récits” that traverses the Tristan : within this critical framework, Foucault’s work on judicial forms permits the identification of the points of emergence of new power/knowledge relationships within the prehistory, with the advent of ecclesiastical authority embodied by Saint Augustine...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 260–281.
Published: 01 September 2022
... be challenged by the perceived need to shield children from traumatizing scenes. This essay examines four recent children’s books published in Italy that dramatize immigration from Africa. Authors Maria Attanasio, Erminia Dell’Oro, Dino Ticli, and Francesco D’Adamo allude to canonical Western literature...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 305–320.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Cary Hollinshead-Strick Abstract If the idea of cuisine invites readers to an elite place of appreciation, as Priscilla Ferguson has shown, comparing newspapers to leftovers and subsistence food is a move designed to generate suspicion. Nineteenth-century authors wary of press innovations compared...
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