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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 378–391.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Andrew Holleran Abstract “The Invalid” is an autobiographical account of one American novelist’s reading Proust over the course of his life. After the initial impact of encountering Remembrance of Things Past as a young soldier in 1968 Germany, he is forced to wonder: Did Proust bring the novel...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 213–234.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Geoffrey Turnovsky Abstract Régis Sauder’s touching 2011 documentary, Nous, Princesses de Clèves , which follows a group of Marseille high school students over the course of a year as they read La Fayette’s novel while preparing for the Baccalauréat exams, juxtaposes two distinct types of reading...
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Romanic Review (2024) 115 (1): 52–57.
Published: 01 May 2024
... course of study. This translative tension between two languages is not just an issue for poetry in dialect, but, as Hölderlin’s translations from Pindar and Sophocles clearly show, also defines every authentic poetic intention. Taking on this inherent bilingualism is, according to Agamben, the task...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 524–530.
Published: 01 December 2023
... societies and cultures, especially in an increasingly digital age. While it may be possible for students to study these subjects in film, art history, or music departments, the Francophonie would not necessarily be the focal point of these studies, meaning that the availability of courses that are valuable...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 200–204.
Published: 01 January 2015
...," i.e. encounters staged both within featured texts and across time through their post-medieval adaptations or manifestations. The essays that follow offer a wealth of materials and ideas for the design of courses at levels ranging from general education to graduate, for students of varying experience...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 137–146.
Published: 01 January 2009
... the following: "Next year I am teaching a course called "European Fiction" (XIX and XX c What English writers (novels or short stories) would you suggest? I must have at least two. Am going to lean heavily on the Russians, at least five broad-shouldered Russians, and shall probably choose Kafka, Flaubert...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 509–516.
Published: 01 December 2023
... faculty to overhaul their courses to recruit and retain more students, yet still holding the instructors to the same, if not higher, expectations of scholarly production and service commitments on top of ever-increasing teaching loads will not yield sustainable changes. Pivoting to new directions means...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 181–184.
Published: 01 January 2010
... there was the pioneering "Structuralism" issue of Yale French Studies edited by the late Jacques Ehrmann, which I think was also part of the first discussion of athe new phenomenon. Elena mentioned the various maitres penser who were at the conference, but of course it was most of all the paper presented by a young...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 617–624.
Published: 01 December 2023
... formats. Presentational writing is only one aspect of the world language learning experience, along with presentational speaking, interpretive listening and reading, and interpersonal communication. Giving more weight to presentational writing assignments in any given course means that we downplay...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 264–265.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Ferial J. Ghazoul Copyright © 2010 The Trustees of Columbia University 2010 Ferial]. Ghazoul RIFFATERRE OF THE 1970s When I joined Columbia University in the early 1970s as a graduate student in the Department of Comparative Literature, I attended seminars and graduate courses in different...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 601–608.
Published: 01 December 2023
... by its predecessor “French.” One peer received a bachelor’s and master’s in French 5 without ever studying the second wave of French imperialism in northern Africa; another in a PhD program feels lucky if there is one course offering per semester that concerns “non-French French.” Our options...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 248–249.
Published: 01 January 2010
... personally known Michael Riffaterre from the time, in 1953, when he set foot on American soil as a doctoral candidate until his retirement as University Professor in 2004. In those early days, we took some of the same graduate courses and began teaching at the same time, sharing the two sections of the same...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 478–482.
Published: 01 December 2023
... of courses taught by a Frenchman (yes, mostly man) détaché from the Sorbonne, bringing the wisdom of an ancient culture to uncouth young Americans. They were often as dry as the volumes of Lagarde et Michard and Castex et Surer that they brought to instruct the heathens, but they still were bathed...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 546–552.
Published: 01 December 2023
... of digital literacies into French/Francophone departments. First, it’s important to acknowledge that instructors often feel immense pressure to integrate digital technology into their courses (see Pilon ). Unfortunately, this pressure is often accompanied by inadequate professional development: overwhelmed...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 567–574.
Published: 01 December 2023
... websites and advising brochures—and now course trailers—plead; you can have a good career, you can have the good life, you can reap the gains of being a productive member of society. I understand why we are turning to such models of persuasion to try to stop hemorrhaging students to STEM and seemingly...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 583–589.
Published: 01 December 2023
... we first met and to the person I was in the process of becoming. He took a sincere interest in my work, though it was unsophisticated. He took seriously my questions as I made my first steps in our profession, though his own status put him well beyond my concerns as a newcomer. In his courses...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 292.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., if I could audit one of his courses. He looked at me severely, emitting just three words: "De quel droit?" Indeed, I felt none, and had no "droit"-whatever that meant in that situation. But I did audit whatever course it was, and eventually also-through Roy Breunig, very close to Mike-became a friend...
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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 (2010) 101 (1-2): 227–234.
Published: 01 January 2010
... some personal reminiscences of Michael Riffaterre. The first time I saw him was in the classroom. The semester I began my graduate studies at Columbia, in the fall of 1985, he was offering a seminar on Proust. I still remember the course description, which was at once admirably concise and absolutely...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 553–559.
Published: 01 December 2023
... slow down and take more care with my writing. Some of these “shoulds” are tied to institutional imperatives, of course, and they mostly took the form of well-meaning advice from colleagues who wished to help me navigate my academic career—and to whom I am grateful, for the most part. From my relatively...