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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Joshua Landy Abstract Proust’s most famous critic claims that he didn’t have “even a vague or confused idea” of how his novel was going to hang together. Others tell us that every statement in the novel is a “transient hypothesis,” that Proust has “made up his mind about nothing,” or even...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 62–72.
Published: 01 May 2021
... as a precedent for some of the choices, themes, and styles subsequently developed in the Commedia . However, when the inspiration for the Convivio as a vehicle for both poetic and prose production is supplanted by the larger and even more ambitious project of his Commedia , Dante abandoned the treatise and left...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 24–38.
Published: 01 May 2021
... into question on account of the inclusion in the literary text of what readers and editors considered to be commentary. Even though in the second half of the nineteenth century the editors began recognizing the divisions’ rightful place within the libello ’s text, they continued—operating within the centuries...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 73–84.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Marcello Ciccuto Abstract This article attempts to show how Dante Alighieri, in defining the image of humankind as inspired by values of innocence and harmony in an earthly paradise, draws a condition of defective beatitude just before a burst of even superior joy. So in the aim of outlining...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 389–408.
Published: 01 December 2021
... obstructive process of law. Des Roches’s rejection of overtly agonistic writing in favor of discreetly powerful methods of persuasion reflects her objection to quarreling—as an unwelcome distraction from the literary self-expression that she maintains is a woman’s intellectual right—even as she engaged...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 452–469.
Published: 01 December 2021
... as a gendered strategy of modesty, this article shows instead that her equivocal and even parodic, burlesque way of intervening in the two quarrels is consistent with her skepticism and presents readers with a hermeneutical challenge that disrupts the rhetorical logic of a quarrel. Deshoulières’s interventions...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Kathleen Long Abstract The régime de santé , already by the end of the medieval era a well-developed genre that offered advice on diet and other health practices, found new life in the sixteenth century as the Galenic works on food and hygiene that informed it were translated into Latin and even...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 430–439.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Michael Wood Abstract Even as a schoolboy Marcel Proust specialized in thoughts of loss and doubt, and in À la recherche du temps perdu , he puts these thoughts to a very particular kind of philosophical work: the cultivation of epistemological (and other) errors that are certainly errors...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 173–191.
Published: 01 May 2020
... asked spectators to suspend disbelief in the name of conversion even as they maintained skepticism about sacred simulacra. Latour’s metaphysics allows us to see how mystery plays deployed multiple modes of existence, each of which mediated the others but could not reduce or explain them. States’s...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (4): 459–479.
Published: 01 November 2000
... evening and the viewer's quest, Valery creates a form and language patterned on his understanding of music.6 It is my aim in this essay to demonstrate how closely Valery incorporates his musical ideas into "Profusion du soir," and how masterfully he composes a poetic music. 7 As a classical sonata-form...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (1-2): 73–77.
Published: 01 January 2001
... to create a plausible version of the real that can illustrate a basic truth. In an even cruder sense than that it is the kind of "double truth" that characterizes the public rhetoric of any politician who says one thing to the public but is aware of a deeper truth in private. But aside from its literary...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 277–292.
Published: 01 January 2017
... they explore, o­ thers are perhaps more skeptical of what Yi-F­ u Tuan refers to as the affective bond between p­ eople and place or setting (4). The Romanic Review Volume 108 Numbers 1 4 © The Trustees of Columbia University 278 Ari J. Blatt Heading south, into the ­future Jean Rolin s Les Événements is one...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 69–86.
Published: 01 January 2014
.... In the wide terrain between these two extremes, one finds a small number of works that have enjoyed worldwide success even while provoking passionate critical debates: what some viewers or readers consider as an important artistic achievement, others consider as a piece of commercial marketing...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 423–443.
Published: 01 May 2006
.... Once the central object of attention fades, the surrounding scene comes to the foreground. At the ground level and at the first floor of the houses (a partition closely reproducing the convention of the Renaissance stage) other events evidently take place: dialogues, confrontations, or even crimes...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 378–391.
Published: 01 December 2020
... terrace of the castle, the cobblestoned streets below. Only my puritanical determination to not “waste” time made me sit down in the library every evening after work to read this novel about wasted time. What else was there to do when you were stuck somewhere but knock off a book you were supposed to read...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 101–104.
Published: 01 January 2010
... been in departments of Romance languages or Romance studies and was even the chair of one such department for five years at the University of Pennsylvania before coming to this campus. I am convinced that I am a better scholar for it: if nothing else, the relativization of one's own discipline through...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 249–264.
Published: 01 May 2007
...; hereafter OC ["enigma of a sentence written by a god"; What type of sentence (I asked myself) will an absolute mind construct? I considered that even in the human languages there is no proposition that does not imply the entire universe; to say the tiger is to say the tigers that begot it, the deer...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 217–231.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Lee greater the profits w­ ill be for t­ hose who do. The deception succeeds, the minister convinces his readers and even Duroy that the expedition ­will not happen, and so he earns enormous profits. But when one of Duroy s mistresses informs him that it is g­ oing forward, it is Duroy who becomes...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 359–376.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... Her argument proposes that the way we tell stories is never without political implications. Even when literature turns against itself-or precisely when it does-it remains committed because, by questioning the way we understand ourselves, it helps in shaping the future. In this unorthodox The Romanic...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 19–24.
Published: 01 January 2017
... to professionalism in the acade­ my. But how does one eulogize a cynic, or more accurately a kynic like Ross? How do we commemorate someone who was truly skeptical of social rituals? Surely sincerity, adoration, or even sadness are inadequate expressions in paying tribute to someone who vastly preferred...