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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 235–255.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Jennifer Gipson Copyright © 2011 The Trustees of Columbia University 2011 Jennifer Gipson LITERATURE AND THE DEATH OF FOLKLORE: IN AND AROUND NERVAL'S SYLVIE "Avant dcrire, chaque peuple a chante."l With this seeming truism, Gerard de Nerval (1808-55) opens "Les Vieilles Ballades fran<;aises...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 373–387.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Siobhán McIlvanney Copyright © 2009 The Trustees of Columbia University 2009 Siobhdn McIlvanney 'LES MO(R)TS NE NOUS LAcHENT PAS': DEATH AND THE PATERNAL/AMOROUS BODY IN LINDA LE'S LETTRE MORTE T his article examines the developmental paradigms exhibited by the narrator of Lettre morte...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 431–451.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Geri L. Smith Copyright © 2009 The Trustees of Columbia University 2009 Geri L. Smith "THE FLAMES WILL HAVE CONSUMED ME": ABANDONMENT, DEATH AND SELFEXPRESSION IN CHRISTINE DE PIZAN AND LOUISE LABE T he theme of abandonment and the image of the abandoned woman have been staples of the poetic...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 May 2023
... women, and the author’s own. Reading the novel as largely to do with class and money, patriarchal capitalism, and the affective ruptures generated by social, economic, and cultural mobility, the Middle Ages seem far from its concerns. Yet solitude, loneliness, and death haunt the texts by and about all...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 401–419.
Published: 01 September 2023
... actors and agents. L’esperit del temps situates Nazi thanatopolitics at the intersection of biology and law, emphasizing how a politics of death relies on what kinds of matter, such as the phenotype of skin, are fetishized, pathologized, and subjected to human-centered techniques of power. Domínguez...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 380–400.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Carlos Varón González Abstract After her father’s death, the poetic subject in Luz Pichel’s Galician-language Casa pechada ( Closed Home , 2006) returns from the city to clear the things in her house in a small Galician village. However, these things do not conform to any sense of social, emotional...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 357–369.
Published: 01 December 2020
... death of real persons. As in Henry James, for instance, character may border on nothingness, on illusion—yet it appears an inevitable illusion, one that we need in order to make sense of our lives. Copyright © 2020 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2020 fictional...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 321–335.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Priya Wadhera Abstract In Word of Mouth: What We Talk about When We Talk about Food (2014), Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson discusses “food fears,” recognizing how food can be both a source of sustenance and pleasure and, at the same time, a site of danger and death. In this article, I endeavor...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 29–45.
Published: 01 January 2015
... into account the intimate dimension of historical experience: her writing, like her camera, is turned toward the hidden, invisible face of events. Such is her exploration of death, which she observes at close range through the tragic history of colonial and post-independence Algeria. If, in the twentieth...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 241–259.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of New York 2022 overdetermination Victor Hugo death penalty guillotine Victor Hugo’s claim that he had opposed, did oppose, and always would oppose the death penalty is undermined by the frequency and, one might say, the pleasure with which he represented beheadings in his novels. 1...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 85–105.
Published: 01 January 2005
... as an allegorical figure, his journey, wrapped in thought, implying his heterogeneity. Similarly, Vita nuova seems aware of a split between the subject and the subject of writing, which makes the thought within the text not present to the subject. Allegory, death and pilgrimage all figure this. Following...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 155–173.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... As I hope to make clear by the end of this essay, death does not come from outside but is always already present inside, as it is for Foucault in The Order of Things. The act of belief is being possessed by death. What Michel the Jesuit will insist on in opposition to the other Michel is the following...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 19–39.
Published: 01 January 2005
..., it is not "the growth of the poet's mind." Nor are the individual poems clearly self-expressive. It is true that the "Spleen" poems seem to indicate mood, but the mood in question is a dubious one, where the poet's voice is cracked, incapable of striking anything but dissonant notes or sounding a death rattle...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 183–199.
Published: 01 January 2011
... qu~il est. -Victor Hugo, Le Dernier Jour d~un condamne, Ch. XXII I n the history of the modern movement against the death penalty in France, Victor Hugo stands out not only as one of the principal voices in his own time, but also as point of reference in the century and a half that passed between his...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 521–546.
Published: 01 May 2010
... importance not only in anthropology, but also MAKING SENSE OF DEATH IN L'ENTERREMENT AND LOIN D'EUX 523 to Du silence is the premise that silence is an essential element in thought and communication and a precondition for psychological interiority and engagement with the Other. It is as much through silence...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 231–254.
Published: 01 March 2006
... to have chosen to translate this particular poem not because it was Wordsworth's best-known piece, but because it resonates so strongly with Pascoli's own life experiences and poetic philosophy. The eight-year-old girl who speaks in the poem has suffered the deaths of two siblings. The biographical...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 461–482.
Published: 01 May 2006
... that effectively conflates testimony with fantasy.4 Giosue bears witness to the historical event; he has survived the Holocaust, he eventually tells us, due to his father's ability to make a game or fairy-tale out of the death camps. The act of bearing witness to the Shoah through comedy and fable positions Life...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (1-2): 45–64.
Published: 01 January 2013
... in the River Loire, the factional violence of the French Civil Wars reached new heights. After the brothers' deaths, one a duke and the other a cardinal, the ultra-Catholic League was particularly vocal, calling for the king's excommunication and even assassination. 1 This hostile and frantic environment...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 275–283.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Joanna Stalnaker Copyright © 2012 The Trustees of Columbia University 2012 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Joanna Stalnaker MADEMOISELLE DE LESPINASSE'S HAND After the death of the author, what remains...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (3): 361–373.
Published: 01 May 2002
...-vous toute votre vie dans une glace et vous verrez la Mort travailler comme des abeilles dans une ruche de verre. (71)5 Mirrors are tied to death and change. It is often through mirrors that Cocteau's characters step beyond the world as we know it; "life", like the "zone" shown in the film Orphee...