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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 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Teodolinda Barolini Abstract Arguing that Dante ultimately views compulsion in the erotic sphere as part and parcel of compulsion in the properly philosophical sphere, aka determinism, this article traces Dante’s variable thinking on this core issue as he veers from a moralistic view in the Vita...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 380–400.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., or material permanence. The decay of closed-down houses and abandoned farm tools speaks to and reproduces the imprint of rural extractivism, symbolic violence, and ecological precarization on the Galician countryside. The act of naming can determine what things are and the emotions they awaken: utensils...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 455–461.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., as were the various points of view of Russian formalists as well as the French debates concerning historical determinism and creativity in literary studies. Copyright © 2020 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2020 behaviorism historicism creativity In Dickens’s...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 128–150.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the Modern preconceptions that often determine the reception of these texts today. Bestiaries in turn expose certain Modern biases that persist in Latour’s modes of existence, most notably in the crossing of the referential and religious modes [REF•REL]. This essay explores the larger implications...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 285–301.
Published: 01 May 2012
... an author in the eighteenth century certainly did require negotiating a complex set of factors that together determined the condition of authorship. Thanks to decades of fine-grained analyses, such as those of Robert Darnton, we possess detailed descriptions of the cultural arenas in France and Europe...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 360–379.
Published: 01 September 2023
... overseas territories in forms of political violence and structural repression while also exerting an increasingly determined hold on empire and its imaginaries. The Revolution in Portugal would be televised. It would be photographed and filmed. History in the making would be recorded and kept, leaving...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 313–314.
Published: 01 September 2022
... on the emancipatory power of spontaneity and improvisation. For Rancière, autonomous individual struggles to break free of social determination represent a vital means of resisting regimes of inequality that can seem impervious to broader social contestation; and the essence of equality resides in difference...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 781–801.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., are "incertains, parce que ce sont uniquement les proprietes de nos organes qui determinent pour nous les proprietes apparentes de la matiere." A corporeal gap arises between matter outside us and our experience of it because each asensory organ "impose l'esprit sa maniere de voir." Maupassant concludes...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 575–579.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., these books draw on thinkers from Aristotle to the contemporary French philosopher Clement Rosset in order to conceptualize chance as a challenge to rational explanation, scientific determinism, and ideological certainty. More or less broad in their focus, they have in common a concern with the role of chance...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 293–317.
Published: 01 May 2014
... efforts to determine "true sex" in living patients. My goal is to ground Mademoiselle de Maupin in a new field of inquiry and its original cultural context. Although Gautier's novel has often been interpreted in light of the preface-cum-manifesto as a reflection of the author's beliefs about art...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 21–23.
Published: 01 January 2016
.... Gita May knew and communicated to her students that perfectibility as a scholar was all about determination and rigor. Yet it is her generosity of spirit that I remember most about her. She did not seek to cultivate acolytes who would replicate her own approaches, but rather helped her students develop...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 255–260.
Published: 01 May 2003
... Souza in her discussion of Traversee de la mangrove. Here, though, the historical value and relative devaluing of space, and the impact of such hierarchy on present-day realities are explored. De Souza notes Conde's refusal of the reductive spatial dichotomies that determine the works of other writers...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 65–80.
Published: 01 January 2012
...-thinking. Evangelizers preached messages of social order, with a racial and religious cast, to indigenous peoples living in Peru's countryside, while Peru's Inquisitors determined membership in the elusive, but worldwide, club of "authentic, racially-pure, Old Christian, Spaniards"-Spaniards without...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 169–187.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of metaphor as a literary topos initiates two related considerations in this story. First, the text is a reflection on what could be called the economic determination of metaphor, or metaphor defined as exchange, substitution or transfer. Under this general definition, the passage which occurs in metaphor has...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (3): 271–291.
Published: 01 May 2004
... of Enlightenment reason and determInIsm. 2. Earlier works on gambling include Pierre Remond de Montmort, Essai d'analyse sur les jeux de hasard (1708); Jean Dusaulx, De la Passion du jeu, depuis les temps anciens (1779); Abraham de Moivre, The Doctrine of Chances: Or, a Method of Calculating the Probabilities...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 101–104.
Published: 01 January 2010
..." that appears to carry within it an injunction to reinscribe ourselves and our practice once again in history after a season of having turned our back to it; that is to say, to acknowledge the historical determinants of our profession and the corresponding contingency of what we do-the equivalent of Jameson's...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 237–258.
Published: 01 September 2023
...-hand eyewitness and aural testimony”—in this order, I would add—were the types of evidence with the greatest legal weight (458). In this case, as we see, the witness believes that the material evidence of the crime can be determined from the combination of several factors: the sonority of the recited...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 119–121.
Published: 01 January 2005
...) of the thirteenthcentury French romance and motet is shown to be fundamentally determined by the role of refrains as polymorphic "free agents" (p. 281). Butterfield's analysis demonstrates that the refrains are not primarily forms of citation, as it is impossible to determine their original source or context; thus...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 609–616.
Published: 01 December 2023
... cannot just comb through the archives, patch in race and disability willy-nilly, and then claim to have repaired the canon through this retrofitted addition. I have jokingly called this practice the “Where’s Waldo”-ing of the canon, in which we determine the newest, latest, or most interesting “Waldo...