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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 341–350.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Simon Kemp Copyright © 2014 The Trustees of Columbia University 2014 Simon Kemp STIMULUS AND RESPONSE: BEHAVIORISM, TROPISMS, AND TWENTIETH-CENTURY FRENCH THOUGHT AND LITERATURE Literary criticism's model of choice for the understanding of fictional minds has been, at least until recent...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 455–461.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., as were the various points of view of Russian formalists as well as the French debates concerning historical determinism and creativity in literary studies. Copyright © 2020 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2020 behaviorism historicism creativity In Dickens’s...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 233–253.
Published: 01 January 2012
... to look for the self. In the pages that follow, I focus on moments that interrupt the civilizing process, arguing that these seemingly destructive shows of the interior are, in fact, equally, if not more, invested in the production of the self as the layers of dissimulation involved in the proper behavior...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2006
... of Perfection: Courtly Love in Medieval Literature; and Hult ("Gaston Paris and the Invention of Courtly Love 2. As Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner stated some years ago "Lancelot's behavior provides the focus of passionate debate," among scholars ("An Interpreter's Dilemma" 159). Bruckner, in her first footnote...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 May 2022
... (Dubois 143). After all of the courses and after-dinner delicacies have been served, they wash their hands again in scented water (150). The narrator notes this behavior mockingly, as he has with all of the practices of the hermaphrodites, underscoring that because of their use of forks their hands were...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 415–426.
Published: 01 November 2002
... another], cet essai comparatif OU se pesent des ames; et OU se pese l'ame de l'ecrivain" [emphasis Mathieu-Castellani's].7 The technique establishing examples a contrario serves the essayist well as he develops the theme of hypocrisy and feigned behavior-a core vice as the wars of religion unfold...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 483–496.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of the impartial observer who painstakingly sets out to uncover the truth about a chosen topic, and both work hard with language to stick to the same "ecriture plate." Millet writes in her introduction that her aim was neither to try to understand nor to explain her sexual behavior, and even less to justify...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (3): 331–348.
Published: 01 May 2001
... treats in these less-studied poems range from the linguistic and intellectual qualities of poetry, to the everyday behavior of poets, and, at times, the lyrical qualities of certain poets, who may be real or imagined. This collection reflects a more mature Lope, who had progressed from his early...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 211–226.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of behavior for the reader to consider in relation him- or herself. "Miroir" will appear in the tale's subtitle well into the seventeenth century.6 At least until the fifteenth century, the story was disseminated in works aimed at newly married women, such as the Livre de la vertu du sacrement de mariage et...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 349–368.
Published: 01 May 2011
... completes 3: 472) Against the popular conflation of the proletariat with les classes dangereuses (most dangerous, of course, when liberated from the workplace), Zola's impassioned remonstrations seek to extricate proletarian leisure from the insalubrious behavior-namely, violence, drinking, and sexual...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 478–481.
Published: 01 November 2002
... defines the eccentric as one who "can sidestep the limits of 'normal behavior an interpretation that does not simplify his task, and risks to render almost invisible what was already blurry. The romantic adventure hero, the decadent dandy, Jules Verne's protagonists, all lend themselves to this category...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 123–127.
Published: 01 January 2010
... in cheap fabrics, public transport, boating, open-air painting, the new behavior of young women, and the new turns of phrase of writers" (93). Where Ranciere is clearly drawn to Taine's depiction of the "democratic torrent" because it reveals a fundamental paradox of democracy (that "egalitarian...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (3-4): 443–454.
Published: 01 May 2005
... disparity, diversity, and conflict as they manifest themselves in generic and stylistic forms. Occasionally these characteristics conceal, on the contrary, unity and coherence.2 Besides linguistic choices, human behavior persistently demonstrates the tendency to define by contrast, as evidenced...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 361–373.
Published: 01 November 2007
... national superiority by figuring Spain as exotic, oriental, and feminine;l or they see in Carmen's behavior the refusal to obey men's rules, heed national boundaries, uphold strict identity categories, and thus, by extension, Spain's refusal to be culturally dominated.2 This apparent contradiction between...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 125–143.
Published: 01 January 2015
... quickly begins to modify his behavior toward his adopted "sister" Lucille in gendered terms (1: 199). As he notes, Je n'etais plus cette petite soeur qui se montrait toujours prete a arire et a jouer. La difference que je commen~ai sentir qu'il yavait de son etat au mien m'ota tout d'un coup cet...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 253–274.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and gender. "Queer," then, attends to the nonnormative, though its referents may vary, hinging on a particular text or culture. Of course, the fact that this word can stand for "any nonnormative behavior" might lead to some imprecision; but by limiting the scope of our discussion here to nonnormative...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 561–577.
Published: 01 May 2010
... and the concomitant impossibility of a serious (i.e., nonparodic) treatment of the epic and of the chivalric epic in particular. Such a view of the novel is bolstered by the various Quixotic elements of the text: Agilulfo's irritating and impractical insistence on the laws of chivalry and codes of knightly behavior...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 175–190.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of the narrative lends itself to two major divisions-the Fille's life in France and her life in Aumarie. KAREN LURKHUR of the most puzzling aspects of the narrative.7 Kinoshita very elegantly links the heroine's behavior to "her devaluation in the feudal politics of lineage" (188), pointing out that her dynastic...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 3–25.
Published: 01 January 2011
... to legibility in human terms. The animal's language is invisible as such, just as he is excluded from the human community, except insofar as his pantomime of courtly behavioral codes exteriorizes the inner truth that he constantly strives to convey, namely, that he is a man. The primary content of his...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 291–307.
Published: 01 May 2003
... of specificity, underscoring their status as an invasive hoard. They blend into an undifferentiated mass, or (au/e. 11 Just as disturbing about them is their unbridled behavior. Their bestiality extends to their sexuality and to their lack of hygiene. [l1s] faisaient continuellement l'amour, les femelles...