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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 (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 (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. 3. In the original, “l’enfilade des causes secondaires” (Péguy 861). Compagnon offers a detailed study of the clash between historicists...
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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 (2010) 101 (4): 781–801.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... The data we receive about the outside world, Maupassant writes, 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 sensory...
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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 conceptu- alize 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...
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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
... 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 their scholarly voices and individual...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 674–687.
Published: 01 November 2010
... as the subject is subjugated by a pervasive power, so is it ostensibly coterminous with the core of volition and agency. When Furetiere notes that "sujet signifie aussi cause, occasion, fondement," it appears as the source of determination and action, and this notion of subject as source is crucial...
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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
... 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 been predetermined as an expenditure...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 255–260.
Published: 01 May 2003
... in her discussion of Traversee de la mangrove. Here, though, the his- torical 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 re- ductive spatial dichotomies that determine the works of other writers...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 119–121.
Published: 01 January 2005
... material typical of "citational art" (p. 270) of the thirteenth- century 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...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 101–104.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of the phrase "the return to his- tory" 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 profes- sion and the corresponding contingency...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 377–394.
Published: 01 May 2010
... compromis ideologique : Ie texte contraint, s'il veut etre aujourd'hui lisible, ne peut que prendre la figure verti- cale, enigmatique, de la profondeur du senSe Comme principe poetique, l'enigme determine alors dans Ie champ narratif deux formes essentielles : l'une onomastique - Ie recit acle, OU...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 185–199.
Published: 01 January 2002
... fea- tures, the semes, whose relationships determine that word's meaning (for ex- ample, the semes human and female are components of the sememe woman). Semes determine much more than the meaning of the word. They determine its generative power, for the sememe can be regarded as an inchoate text...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (3): 225–244.
Published: 01 May 2000
... itself only to be loved for what women haven't got! (878) Such messages are not limited to the essentialist feminist idiom Cixous es- pouses; they can be found in numerous readings and re-readings of "patriar- chal" and/or "phallocentric" tendencies in male-authored texts. Shoshana Fel- man determines...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 514–517.
Published: 01 November 2001
... and their BOOK REVIEWS 517 feelings of mortification and guilt at having broken with their predecessors" (p. 31). The"bad parent," it should be said, is "figured as the principle of hered- itary determinism" (p. 31), 'figure' here being the invitation to go beyond a lit- erary historical account of Decadence's...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 175–186.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., mais quoi, les lois de la conscience peut-etre, de ma conscience. ~~Ne serait-on pas libre?" "A examiner." -Samuel Beckett, Molloy, 15-16,42 W hat choices do we really have in life? Put another way: how does choiceoperate within determined constraints? And how does life become art? So asks Marcel...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 71–90.
Published: 01 January 2019
... effectively pre sents the story s protagonist, Louis Darlot (the invisible man of the title), as an aty pi cal form of timide whose infirmity per- sists long past the stage of adolescence, exerting a determining influence on his personal and professional life. Hartenberg first evokes shyness as a normal stage...