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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Laurent Dubreuil ld79@cornell.edu Copyright © 2023 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2023 epistemology artificial intelligence comparison determinism “French and Francophone studies: What should we be doing?” What kind of question...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 336–358.
Published: 01 September 2021
...John Westbrook Abstract Ferguson’s Accounting for Taste reveals a gap in our understanding: How did French culinary discourse move beyond the bourgeois sphere in which it emerged in the nineteenth century? Picking up on her comparison of the Proustian synthesis of regional and national culinary...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 319–340.
Published: 01 May 2014
... gatherings at the poet's home in Paris). Of particular interest to me are the Mardistes' comparisons of Mallarme's monologues or causeries to Socrates's interrogative teachings. These comparisons emphasize the active listening elicited by the maitre, which in turn calls to mind Socrates's objections...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 285–307.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., to Herder, comparisons and judgements are absurd as much as the notion of the perfect civilization, since-according to Berlin, quoting Herder (Auch eine Philosophie der Geschichte, 1774each society contains "the ideal of its perfection, wholly independent of all comparison with those of others" (206-207). 4...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 111–121.
Published: 01 January 2002
... the liturgy of a ritualthe experience of a circuitous sequence [ ] ."6 Of interest to me in this passage is not only the simultaneous comparison of reading to concrete activities that are either full of symbolic import or devoid of it, but also a certain rhetorical wavering between humor and seriousness...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (3): 249–269.
Published: 01 May 2004
... praises these men, using the elaborate anagrams and wordplays common to the collection, and thus seals her flea's happy destiny. The puce poets' comparisons of the mythological character to the flea draw attention to the contrast between the drowning of Icarus and the relative success in flight...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 461–482.
Published: 01 May 2006
... the enactment of memory and trauma in four films on the Holocaust, two French documentaries-Alain Resnais's Night and Fog (1955) and Claude Lanzmann's Shoah (1984)-and two Italian fiction films-Roberto Benigni's Life is Beautiful (1997) and Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter (1973). A comparison between French...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 206–211.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., given that none of the commentaries-to my knowledge-provides more than a glancing comparison of Boccaccio's novelle with their sources, and such comparisons are arguably the task of the literary critic, not the commentator. One final quibble about Rebhorn's book is his failure to acknowledge any...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 27–47.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and impart historical knowledge. His methods for establishing and evaluating “knowledge” bear comparison with the procedures that AIME associates with [REF]—that is, with the procedures, stages, and rhythms of modern scientific inquiry. Both William and [REF] stress the (literal or figurative) distances...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 138–157.
Published: 01 May 2021
... online. The structure of the Vocabolario Dantesco entries is modeled on that of TLIO, so as to guarantee the user the integrated use of the two tools together and in comparison to one another. The Vocabolario Dantesco is constantly updated, and the entries produced by the editorial staff...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (4): 375–395.
Published: 01 November 2000
...-190. 38. " Henry, a qui Dieu veille donner la felicite d'Auguste et la bonte de Trajan" (II, ii, 101). Du BELLAY AND FRENCH IDENTITY 385 critical acumen of "quelque scavant homme. "39 The asymmetry of this comparison is surprising: not only are Henry II's writers not directly glorifying the king...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 405–415.
Published: 01 November 2001
... and Belgiojoso denounce female oppression and challenge existing marriage laws in their writings. Their heroines are often strong-willed, intelligent, and unafraid in their defiance of social conventions. Although the correspondence between Sand and Belgiojoso no longer exists, textual comparisons imply...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 409–426.
Published: 01 May 2012
... listeners just remained silent. In the opening pages of his work, Rousseau challenges his reader to judge him, but only after he knows him in his entirety, and he asks that this judgment be based on a comparison with the reader's own conduct. In spite of this invitation, he does not welcome this silent...
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Romanic Review (2024) 115 (1): 85–103.
Published: 01 May 2024
... still, neither text has any authority over the other. In fact, often there is no single original that formally corresponds to the translation, rendering any line-by-line, word-by-word comparison an exercise in futility. There can thus be no presumption of equivalence. Indeed, many of the existing...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 288–315.
Published: 01 September 2020
... the ancient analogy of proportion to the analogy of resemblance common in the early modern period—to the erasure of dissemblance internal to proportional comparison: “Quand la part de dissemblance s’efface, alors le démon de l’analogie est lâché” (Michel 17). The demon of analogy thus names a distinctly...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 213–214.
Published: 01 January 2015
..." and the "philo-Iogues" of Renaissance France might also 21 4 BOOK REVIEWS give voice to hatred. The initial proposal is expressed via a comparison: hatred haunts Renaissance harmonies like the anamorphic skull in Holbein's famous Ambassadors-"La haine y constitue une dechirure qui met en question les proportions...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 204–206.
Published: 01 January 2015
... comparisons between vernacular editions; the latter, on "translating nation," offering a fascinating discussion of the links between literary and national projects in Joachim Du Bellay's writing. Reeser could, in a longer piece, explore the links between mimesis, history, and poetry more broadly. The comments...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 327–329.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Pistoia. A comparison of ­these poets verses and t­hose of Tomaso leads Sangiovanni to conclude that Tomaso relied heavi­ly on imitation of his literary models, ranging from courtly poets of the Languedoc to Guido Guinizzelli and Cino da Pistoia. The Introduction, which steadily offers a detailed...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 May 2023
... this gendered scenario and its limits. Comparing lyric traditions illuminates the stakes of lyric dispossession. For the sake of comparison, we turn back to troubadour poetry, because in that tradition lyric modes make both female empowerment and vulnerability possible. In trobairitz poetry, the lady...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 231–254.
Published: 01 March 2006
... of Latin and thematic turn to 10. I am indebted to Ernesto Livorni for elucidating this comparison and for the evocative language with which to express it. THE UNCANNY POETICS OF GIOVANNI PASCOLI 237 the classics become, then, not an exercise in erudition but ways in which he effects a turn backwards. Like...