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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 151–172.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the practice of biblical exegesis, reprise refers to an open-ended process of meaning making opposed to the rigid certainties of fundamentalism. [REL] also contributes a concept of radical transformation through love (“conversion”). For Latour, two events from the Virgin Mary’s life—the Annunciation...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 505–521.
Published: 01 December 2021
....” A study of the timeline shows that this was not in fact part of the original exchanges and that its central role is due on the one hand to a retrospective delineation of the events by a woman poet with a vested interest and, on the other, to its ambition and quality. The case poses several questions...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 319–327.
Published: 01 May 2003
... impact of these traumatic events on the lives of the characters. Such an analysis implies a the- oretical exploration of the nature of trauma and of the structure and func- tioning of memory. In this, I am inspired by the works of Cathy Caruth and Dori Laub, M.D., whose work in the field of trauma theory...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 575–579.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., and ideological certainty. More or less broad in their focus, they have in common a concern with the role of chance as a significant component in the narrative configuration of events. The title and subtitle of Ross Hamilton's book lead us to expect a work that mines the same rich vein of cultural history...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 273–291.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., to the special position an event or action occupies in a series, to a season when something appropriately happens that cannot happen just at "any time," but only at that time, to a time that marks an opportunity which may not recur. (46) Smith argues that one's notion of temporality as chronos or kairos...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 415–426.
Published: 01 November 2002
... by his contemporary storytellers, were viewed as part of the hybrid form of the "discours bigarre"- where dialogue or commentary is juxtaposed to narrative.2 What happens when Montaigne narrates events in which he is the protag- onist? Does his technique change when he recounts events from his life story...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 151–169.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Maria Muresan Copyright © 2004 The Trustees of Columbia University 2004 Maria Muresan BELATED STROKES: LYOTARD'S WRITING OF THE CONFESSION OF AUGUSTINE The Event of the Confession When asked to write an intellectual autobiography for the Critical Theory Insti- tute1 at Irvine, Lyotard...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 57–67.
Published: 01 January 2002
... the events of that year, he argues, it is no longer possible to assume an a priori style when writ- ing fiction. Balzac, according to this logic, had no stylistic dilemmas when he sat down to write. The style was there already, and the choice of writing fic- tion came with a prose automatically...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 329–344.
Published: 01 May 2009
... be accounted for in traditional terms, in that it is an inexplicable space between emotions, events, relation- ships, etc. We live in many ways according to the terms that we are given in language, so when an event occurs that takes us out of ourselves, we no longer know how to live, Cixous asserts, although...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 53–68.
Published: 01 January 2014
... and denounces the proliferation in contemporary culture of fictional works he labels "faction." As Beevor describes them, these works include novels, films, television shows, and other entertainments that take as their subject matter important historical events and offer up provocative mixtures of fact...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (3): 323–340.
Published: 01 May 2002
... as an act that defies social propriety and human sensitivities; equally, it shows her to be impervious to any feelings of shame that may be associated with her own role in the action of the novel.3 Far from being anecdotal, then, the events surrounding the publication of La Douleur suggest that scandal...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 461–482.
Published: 01 May 2006
... of fascism and Nazism. The Romanic Review Volume 97 Numbers 3-4 © The Trustees of Columbia University 462 DANARENGA protagonists who relive the past event, thereby accentuating the impossible gap between narrative present and past. In History and Memory after Auschwitz Dominick LaCapra discusses "memory...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 367–380.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... The historical literature on the Haitian Revolution has exploded in recent years. For overviews of the period's events, see Laurent Dubois, Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004); and Jeremy D. Popkin, A Concise History of the Haitian...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 115–122.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., Claude Lanzmann, and Marguerite Duras, or some combina- tion thereof. For what it's worth, however, the Romanic Review seems to have remained trauma-free, at least through the end of the 1990s. Adapted from a clinical context, trauma theory presupposes an event too horrific to be psychically assimilated...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 91–96.
Published: 01 January 2014
... where other historical events were concerned, specifically slavery and colonization. In short, if the recent past (Ie passe recent) continues to be a subject of debate in France, the question of Vichy seems, for the moment, to have abated somewhat. PW and RJG: To what do you attribute the fascination...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 169–182.
Published: 01 January 2011
... or not the statue of Venus is indeed respon- sible for the death of Alphonse. Has something supernatural taken place, or are we to construe his death as a strange event with a rational, albeit unappar- ent, explanation? Although Merimee takes meticulous care to strew his text with interpretative leads, he...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 209–231.
Published: 01 January 2012
... tenses. It involved shifting the prime focus toward the completedness or incompletedness that tenses attribute to the action, event, or state-such as being alive-to which they refer. On the face of it, this kind of thinking looks more able than the grammarians' stock tripartite conception of time (past...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 381–396.
Published: 01 May 2014
... to political causes. Essential to the cronica and other similar short forms are relative brevity and the ability to publish the work shortly after the event, catching the spirit of the moment.2 As Anderson writes, the cronica is characterized by its "social focus, its concision, and its blending of literary...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 483–500.
Published: 01 May 2006
... critique fran~aise," Ecran 37 (1975), 34. The ten points mix together sociopolitical and aesthetic imperatives and include: "Topical scripts inspired by concrete events; great historical and social issues are tackled from the point of view of the common people A sense of the masses and the ability...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 29–45.
Published: 01 January 2015
... 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 century, grief has emerged as a struggle between social...