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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 205–226.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of ingenuity and creativity and the relationship between the technological imaginary and the history of philosophy in the Middle Ages. In this article I consider the significance of romance as a tool for thinking about Alexander’s ingenuity and the value of Alexander as a figure who brings out something...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 483–496.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Nathalie Morello Copyright © 2010 The Trustees of Columbia University 2010 Nathalie Morello LA VIE SEXUELLE DE CATHERINE M.: A CASE OF PERSONAL TRUTH OR CREATIVE DARE?1 I n the last twenty years, France has witnessed a noticeable, and indeed muchnoticed, rapid expansion of sexually explicit...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 455–461.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Thomas Pavel Abstract The article examines several twentieth-century polemics between mechanist approaches to language and art and studies that emphasize creativity and historical developments. The 1944 exchange between Leonard Bloomfield and Leo Spitzer was an eloquent example of such polemics...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 10–23.
Published: 01 May 2021
... by marginalizing the poet’s glosses and by reformatting the poems. Attention to the material features of the earliest extant manuscript of the Vita nova (MS Martelli 12) with respect to later copies, however, prompts us to consider the creative interplay between Dante’s prosimetrum and the material features...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 514–517.
Published: 01 November 2001
... felt cut off from other people, who could never be known ex- cept as unverifiable constructs produced by a subject imprisoned in the cramped space of his own consciousness" (p. 11). But in expressing that loss, the Decadents achieve a certain creativity, and it is this connection to creativ- ity...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 112–115.
Published: 01 January 2005
... the interesting point that despite the programmatic character of Zola's creative method (to which we owe the dossiers), the final text often differs widely from the forecasted one, revealing a large margin of creative initiative in the execu- tion. Many of the articles illustrate the same point. Colette Becker...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 401–403.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of obsessions with various objects, not all of them literary or artistic. Her study does not examine literature and art as products of monomania but rather obsession as the prelude to a creative act, whatever its object might be: a husband in George Eliot's Middlemarch (99-119), constructive melancholy in Nina...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 513–514.
Published: 01 November 2001
... in the cramped space of his own consciousness" (p. 11). But in expressing that loss, the Decadents achieve a certain creativity, and it is this connection to creativ- ity Ziegler is especially keen to stress. The text is not just a sort of monument to loss, but an exercise in "working through" (p. 12) the pain...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 297–302.
Published: 01 May 2007
... University 298 BOOK REVIEWS creative writing regardless of when and where it is produced: Borges's fictions and essays emphasize repeatedly that artistic novelty derives not from a pure origin but from repetition and creative transformation of literary history-of ideas, figures and stories taken from other...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (4): 427–432.
Published: 01 November 2004
... of Valery's Notebooks, characterized by its translators as "an attempt to explore all forms of knowledge and creativity in terms of the inner dynamics of the Self," is best revealed by the poet himself: My great work, seen1S to have been, from the Notebooks, the search for expression of everything through...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 596–600.
Published: 01 May 2012
... diagram as "mobile and unstable, the bearer of the forces that are temporarily stabilized in particular forms," as capable of making "history by undoing preceding realities and meanings" and "constituting points of emergence or creativity, unexpected conjunctions, and improbable continuums" (152), a novel...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 145–168.
Published: 01 January 2011
... in the second half of the seventeenth century. Eclectic in its generic reach, leisure literature affected many writing practices that invented or creatively inscribed some social relations on the page that were impossible to realize fully elsewhere. Fiction that developed out of leisure literature thus...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (4): 459–479.
Published: 01 November 2000
..., " "lucide tendresse," "les feux de l'antique inventeur," emanate from the image of the sun. In his presentation of such a tight network of images, Valery constructs the contours of his enclosed poetic universe. At the same moment that the viewer recognizes his own creative aims, the sun's power declines...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 91–108.
Published: 01 January 2011
... references to Le Livre dou voir dit are from the Barton Palmer translation. 10. Teskey uses this term to speak of "meaning not as a representation of what already is but as the creative exertion of force" (5). 11. For Bourdieu, the linguistic output of the dominated agent is never more than this, because...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 449–463.
Published: 01 May 2011
... difficulties with the real individuals presumed to lie behind the fictional characters in his Bel-Ami. is But simply avoiding the risks inherent in the roman aclef remains an ex post facto positioning rather than a determinant of the creative process. At one level, this can be tracked within Zola's work notes...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 January 2005
...- sion of progress she identifies here? And is the "fetichisme du texte" entirely absent, given the "progress" we are constantly made to witness towards the final product? And if, after all, the idolatry of the Work has been sacrificed, is that also true for the cult of creative genius? There is an irony...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 67–79.
Published: 01 January 2009
... will be reached when the dogma, or ideology, of the critics is so modified by contact with creative writing, and when the creative writers are so permeated by the new dogma, that a state of equilibrium is reached. For what is meant by a classical movement in literature is surely a moment of stasis, when...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 225–236.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., and Bernard Malamud-as creative writers influenced by Baruch Spinoza. The inclusion of Borges in this list honors the Argentine fabulist, but it is somewhat misleading: it would be more accurate to say that Borges had an uneasy relationship with the philosopher. Borges mentions or discusses Spinoza in essays...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 280–283.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of passion and pleasure. From complementary angles the authors examine the creative process, what Proust would later call the moi CEuvrant, of two of the greatest poets of sixteenth-century France. BOOK REVIEWS The Recueil des dernieres Oeuvres/de Clement Marot, non imprimes/Et premierement/celle quil fit...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 427–444.
Published: 01 November 2002
... priestly role, in a rite of exorcism inspirational to Henri Michaux's poetry of rebellion in the twentieth century. This priestly role resembles that of the shamans of some cultures who use personal creativity to manipulate magic and reach ecstatic states as does the troubadour tradition of "les jongleurs...