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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 336–356.
Published: 01 December 2020
...R. Howard Bloch; Ellen Handler Spitz Abstract This article turns around the role that Proust’s novel played—for better or worse—in my formation as a medievalist and as a full human being. In the curé’s obsession with genealogy and etymology, I recognized in the 1970s a deep medieval mental...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 357–369.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Peter Brooks Abstract This essay revisits the question of the fictional person, largely by way of Proust’s claim that the novel offers us nonexistent persons the better to espouse vision through other eyes: knowledge of the world as experienced by another consciousness. If the New Critical...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2020
... not of deconstruction, and not simply of didacticism, but of self-understanding, formal modeling, and habit cultivation, all in the service of a better life. Copyright © 2020 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2020 Proust Musil essayism unreliable narrator the uses of literature...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 13–15.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., much better. You ­don t ­really owe friends and they ­don t owe you. Sharing, yes; exchange of commodities, no. Friendship d­ oesn t work that way, and neither did Ross. Many of ­those friends who have contributed to this collection of tributes ­were once Ross s students. I never was, unfortunately...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 398–400.
Published: 01 May 2009
... education has become a rich new field for exploration, one closely related to New Historicism. Pierssens, PerroneMoises, Monegal, Steinmetz, and Lafleche, for example, venture to explain an otherwise mysterious poet by investigating the cultural system in which his poems were produced. Few can better...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 293–295.
Published: 01 January 2010
... on Rimbaud's frequently unconscious or semi-conscious ribaldry and the Surrealists' automatic production of comical associations, there is little doubt that, like Freud, he knew better than most that far more goes on in a text and in speech than first meets the eye or ear. Indeed, were it not for his great...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 105–109.
Published: 01 January 2017
... reads better ­because of Ross. This can be understood two ways: the world itself is a better place ­and when we look at it, we have a clearer, more precise picture of it ­because he brought it into focus, showed us its hues, its contours, studied them deeply, over time and with ­great care...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 111–114.
Published: 01 January 2010
... scholarship, paleography, classical languages, and other strict disciplines: the hard core of philology. For better or for worse, the rest, I had to do it by myself. I spent ten years of my life teaching Romance literatures of the Middle Ages in Salamanca and at some other European institutions. Looking back...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 27–29.
Published: 01 January 2017
... même chose.) In retrospect, the Australian-w­ ith-­ perfect-­French I met that day was the first person who made me understand much better the richness of ­human identities and wonderful variety of beh­ av­ iors. As the next scene demonstrates again. II Hi Ross. Would you have a ­little extra time...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (3): 335–347.
Published: 01 May 2000
... to dispel once and for all any illusions we might have regarding either an autonomous self or a consistent and identifiable voice? I would think so. And what exactly is this pari? Is he sardonically, or better still, sarcastically alluding to Pascal's famous "wager" concerning the existence of God, re...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 206–211.
Published: 01 January 2015
... only seek out the deeper waters of Rebhorn's exceptionally thorough endnotes. Complementing the storehouse of information in the endnotes are an accessible introduction, designed to give the general reader a better sense of Boccaccio's intellectual and historical context, and brief headnotes aimed...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 213–234.
Published: 01 September 2021
... the literary monument that is La Princesse de Clèves means a number of different things in the film, and it’s important to distinguish clearly among them in order to better understand the ambiguity embodied by Aurore. The work is presented to the students in the beginning as “le premier grand roman moderne...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 101–104.
Published: 01 January 2010
... been in departments of Romance languages or Romance studies and was even the chair of one such department for five years at the University of Pennsylvania before coming to this campus. I am convinced that I am a better scholar for it: if nothing else, the relativization of one's own discipline through...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (1): 109–111.
Published: 01 January 2007
... of these two historical figures whose experiences embody the spirit of travel in the search for freedom and in no uncertain terms, for a better worldParadise. In Vargas's beautiful rendering, Tristan's and Gauguin's experiences bring to light many contemporary causes and ideals: feminism, equal rights, self...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (1): 94–98.
Published: 01 January 2006
... and autobiographical works of these authors constitute invaluable casebooks for a better understanding of the fascist ethos, as it developed throughout the thirties. Furtherlllore fascisrn in France was actively chanlpioned by a nUlnber of nlore prolninent writers and intellectuals: Robert Brasillach, author of Les...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 579–582.
Published: 01 November 2009
... epidemic, rather gay. (Jews, though, really lived there; gays just visited.) And any such subculture, like the Caron-Gottlieb bond, is better considered to be friendship-based than as at all familial. One also learns about gay or rather gay male identity. Caron's position-if not subject position-is, to my...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 281–304.
Published: 01 September 2021
... into the assemblage of degraded food groupings with which the narrative arms itself for attack. The trick here is the use of indirect discourse; there is a “fading” of voices that, in context, might better be called a “bleeding” of voices to take account of an aggressivity along with a blurring. 10 Each voice...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 65–80.
Published: 01 January 2012
... dispersed colonies. If we take the first wave of the European empire as the origin of modernity, we have a better grasp of the weight of religious orthodoxy-that is, the weight of religious heresy-in the construction of very modern concepts of "civilization" and "race." Placing modernity's roots...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 514–517.
Published: 01 November 2001
... than with ideological agendas or with some fictionalization. By allowing men and women of a period to which he is so passionately attached to speak for themselves and in their own words, Mortier has made yet another noteworthy contribution to a better and fuller understanding and appreciation...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 486–504.
Published: 01 December 2021
...). Monbart at least appears to have taken on this misogynistic discourse (something I will return to later). Thus, although Sophie calls for better women’s education, “better” does not mean “unlimited.” The third women’s intervention in the querelle was the anonymous, seven-volume Traité de...