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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 37–64.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Joseph R. Johnson Abstract What is the physician’s species? In the vernacular beast fables and so-called beast epics that suddenly flourished in the twelfth century, medical (mal)practice forms a central concern. Nearly a tenth of the stories in Marie de France’s Aesopian fable collection deal...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 128–150.
Published: 01 May 2020
... .” In Third International Beast Epic, Fable and Fabliau Colloquium, Münster 1979 Proceedings , edited by Goossens Jan and Sodmann Timothy , 217 – 46 . Cologne : Böhlau , 1981 . Peers Glenn . “ Peter, Iconoclasm, and the Use of Nature in the Smyrna Physiologus (Evangelical School, B...
Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 291–307.
Published: 01 May 2003
... follows, this deliberately inconclusive quest systematically refuses the mythical proportions of the epic 1. Conde, Maryse. La Belle Creole. (Paris: Mercure de France, 2001), 183. All subsequent references to the novel will be to this edition and will indicate the page number. 2. The title of the recent...
Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 161–171.
Published: 01 January 2002
... all Swedenborg), believes in symbolism and in correspondences that weave between similar things the web of universal harmony, relating the flower and the star, the beast and the criminal, the depths of ocean and the depths of heart, the vault of the skull and the celestial vault. In one text...
Romanic Review (2005) 96 (2): 155–172.
Published: 01 March 2005
... and foreign, man and 16' "Discours des ,niseres" 20. 17' "Continuation du discours des 111iseres" 35. 18. "Continuatio1l du discours des 111iseres" 35-36. 19. The image was later borrowed and famously redeployed in support of the Huguenot cause by Agrippa d'Aubigne in his epic poem of Protestant persecution...
Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 369–386.
Published: 01 November 2002
... of the world (from which we are left to infer propositions about life), it acquaints us with scenes, objects, people, and circumstances in such a way that we learn through that acquaintance."3 reads him, Panurge fulfills a very positive role as the epic comes or devoted ally of Pantagruel, indispensable...
Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 231–254.
Published: 01 March 2006
... with praise or blame, the desire of an older Odysseus to strike out on a new adventure, to push further into the unknown and prove himself once again a hero, in Pascoli's piece Odysseus desires to leave Ithaca and turn back. He returns to the sea in order to go back over his past epic voyage and, through re...
Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 349–368.
Published: 01 May 2011
... bruyants, et la felure, l'Instinct de mort silencieux" (384). In other words, the "epic" mode of Les Rougon-Macquart involves a subordination of instincts and temperaments to what Deleuze terms the "grande manreuvre" (384) of the death drive, or "la felure," encapsulated in the symbolically freighted train...
Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 452–469.
Published: 01 December 2021
... : Sercy and Barbin , 1659 . Ronsard Pierre de . Les Poèmes de P. de Ronsard . 6 vols. Paris : Buon , 1567 . Rosenfield Leonora C. From Beast-Machine to Man-Machine: Animal Soul in French Letters from Descartes to La Mettrie . New York : Oxford University Press , 1941...
Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 191–207.
Published: 01 January 2012
...: If the Quart Livre remains a painfully relevant book for us today it is precisely because our own century, like Rabelais' has persisted in a headlong quest for the stasis of a definitive Answer, confirming in the process one of the most important underlying messages of Rabelais's last epic. From Stalinism...
Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 37–51.
Published: 01 January 2014
... of art and history. Jean-Pierre Bertin-Maghit has compared it to the cinematic equivalent of an epic poem. Sylvie Lindeperg characterized it as a valuable piece of ideological capital inhabiting a "chaotic space between contradictory projects whose interweaving has become the stuff of legend."21...
Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 453–472.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... 2. Mireille Huchon, Louise Labe: une creature de papier (Geneva: Droz, 2006) 11113,212-18,227. Huchon also perceives a small Medusa emblem in Pierre Woeiriot's 1555 engraving of Labe, but this interpretation is dubious since the head in question resembles that of a beast, not a woman, and lacks...
Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 409–424.
Published: 01 May 2010
... will ultimately consider what is original and idiosyncratic about Le Quatrieme siecle and how it reworks the trope of rhythm as a fundamental aspect of Caribbean poetics.3 Le Quatrieme siecle is a classic of Caribbean fiction that has the historical sweep of epic narrative in that it traverses more than one...
Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 381–396.
Published: 01 May 2014
... searing fire, an apocalyptic calypso" (1), a narrative encapsulated and perpetuated in what she calls the "folkloric-tropical-negritudinal rubbish" that has constituted elite Haitian intellectual culture. Haiti is not a country, she insists, but an "epic failure factory," the site of an environmental...
Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 163–187.
Published: 01 January 2000
... to be a rehandling of the Pharsalia of Lucan, a sort of epic parody. There is no contemporary verse translation of Lucan to play host to the parasite, as the first three books of Lucan played host to Petronius' poem, and as in any case the whole rationale of the exercise is too remote to us, I have concentrated...
Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 11–47.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... It is quite clear to see that he spoke the truth: men, birds, animals, all wild beasts in cave and burrow constantly seek out new companions, and man more than any living thing. I insist, man above all creatures-all others mate by natural instinct in the right season. misguided man does it unrestrainedly, all...
Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 417–432.
Published: 01 November 2001
... Seneca. Hippolyte's ferocious battle with the beast mirrors Racine's own struggle with a tradition more feral than he (or we) thought (206-10). If Racine is reacting to the anti-Senecan hostility of contemporary commentators, as Tobin has said, Levitan suggests that his writings simultaneously...
Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 255–272.
Published: 01 January 2012
... the couple's embrace. The scene recalls Sergei Eisenstein's use of montage to animate statues in October as well as Jean Cocteau's more recent film, La Belle et la Bete, in which the partly animated caryatids observe the protagonists inside the Beast's castle. Intertextual moments like these have become more...
Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 158–180.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of the fourteenth-century Veronese codex Treviso, Biblioteca Comunale 337 simply echoes principal motifs in the first canto: Virgil, Dante, the trees of a forest, the mountain, and the three beasts that block Dante’s path to happiness. The example of the spaces left between terzinas for the illustrations...