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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 381–403.
Published: 01 November 2001
...Leah L. Chang Copyright © 2001 The Trustees of Columbia University 2001 Leah L. Chang CLOTHING "DAME HELISENNE": THE STAGING OF FEMALE AUTHORSHIP AND THE PRODUCTION OF THE 1538 ANGOYSSES DOULOUREUSES QUI PROCEDENT D'AMOURS I n Les Angoysses Douloureuses qui procedent d'amours (Paris, 1538...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 137–151.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Ann Jefferson Copyright © 2016 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2016 Female Friendship as a Literary Fact Ann Jefferson Female Friendship as a Literary Fact The Bechdel Test, sometimes called the Mo Movie Measure or Bechdel Rule, is a simple test which names...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 211–226.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Anne E. Duggan Copyright © 2008 The Trustees of Columbia University 2008 Anne E. Duggan WOMEN SUBDUED: THE ABJECTIFICATION AND PURIFICATION OF FEMALE CHARACTERS IN PERRAULT'S TALES Charles Perrault has been heralded by Marina Warner as "the champion of womankind, defender of old wives' wisdom...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (3): 315–325.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Angela S. Moger Copyright © 2004 The Trustees of Columbia University 2004 Angela S. Moger DRESSING AND UNDRESSING THE PRINCESS OF CADIGNAN: FEMALE DRAPERY/NARRATIVE STRIPTEASE T hat storytelling is a time-honored means of inciting passion is clear if one considers only Ovid's advice in Ars...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 483–496.
Published: 01 May 2010
... stereotypes of a female body and sexuality that was traditionally represented and eroticized by men. On the other hand, detractors have denounced this gratuitous and meaningless exhibition of flesh and sex, accusing it of mining a fashionable seam in order to pursue commercial success rather than striving...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (3): 259–274.
Published: 01 May 2002
... or destroyed by one or more of the following intrusive elements: a lie, a deception, or an omission2; physical separation, either geographic or architectural3; or the neglect of a magical substance.4 In each text, the suffering of the couple yields reflection on how males and females comport themselves when...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (3): 249–269.
Published: 01 May 2004
... creation, the 1579 Grands fours de Poitiers.4 The poets of La Puce link the Dames Des Roches to Poitiers. The rhetoric of description and possession of the land complements the representations of individual parts of the female body. The salon visitors link Catherine Des Roches to Poitiers by linking...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 77–102.
Published: 01 January 2016
... the most influential women writers of the nineteenth century, Sand and Eliot were consistently associated with one another by critics and readers of their day, and from book reviews to obituaries the two were linked not only as popular female authors but also, paradoxically, as unconventional women...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (3): 355–361.
Published: 01 May 2001
... female writers of the early Romantic period whom Boutin mentions in passing (Louise Colet, Louisa Siefert, Marie Krysinska- p.67), she implicitly raises Desbordes-Valmore to the position of the model female writer, to be contrasted with the (poor) specimen of malehood, Lamartine. These less convincing...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 413–418.
Published: 01 May 2014
... defines and illustrates the particular brand of feminism espoused by the magazines. "Belle Epoque literary feminism" advocates consistently for a model of female achievement that enlarged the possibilities women imagined for their futures. This same feminism is also found in the fiction written by Belle...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 453–472.
Published: 01 November 2009
... that the connotations of the Medusa image are purely negative is one that Freud also posits in his famous essay "Medusa's Head," where he underscores Medusa's power to induce horror in the male viewer and states that the head isolates "the horrifying effects" of the female genitalia from "their pleasure-giving ones."3...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 363–371.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to be a female quarreler? The critical work to date on female quarrelers has, perhaps understandably, tended to focus on their engagement with the querelle des femmes and on its particular inflections, such as the querelle des femmes savantes about women’s education of the seventeenth and early...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 129–139.
Published: 01 January 2010
... article and none on female authors either. 1977: no female authors studied; no feminist articles. 1 The second date I thought of was 1981, approximately the moment of French feminism's establishment in the United States. That is also when I would locate "the institutionalization" of feminist literary...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 452–469.
Published: 01 December 2021
... and the burlesque, is a masculine poetic mode: it recalls, among other instances, the characterization of Capitaine Galimatias in Furetière’s Nouvelle allégorique , in which Galimatias wages war on the Princesse Rhétorique of the land of Éloquence, who is supported by female-gendered associates, Modestie...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 405–415.
Published: 01 November 2001
... portrayals or the thematization of injustice toward women. Both Sand and Belgiojoso denounce female oppression and challenge existing marriage laws in their writings. Their heroines are often strong-willed, intelligent, and unafraid in their defiance of social conventions. Although the correspondence between...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (3): 225–244.
Published: 01 May 2000
... deconstructive reading of Balzac's La Fille aux yeux d'or that" [mJan alone has [ ] the privilege of proper meaning, of literal identity: femininity as signifier, cannot signify itself' (25). And Domna C. Stanton articulates the sort of displacement of the female locus of signification that Felman describes...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 189–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
...” sitting alone “dans sa robe de chambre fumant un cigare après le dîner” ( Lettres 1:441). Highlighting Sand’s multiplicity and difference, Balzac begins by assuring Hanska that he has secured several versions of the female writer’s autograph for her collection: one letter signed “Georges [ sic ] Sand” 3...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 49–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... the coherence of each, but also any definitive reading of the nature of their relationship. Because the central love relationships in courtly romance are overtly heterosexual, it makes sense to read the Rose as an allegory of courtship and seduction in which the rosebud and Fair Welcome stand for the female...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 223–246.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., in contrast to Christian love intended for all humankind (138, 140). Sarah Bernhardt s Friend 227 Adrienne Rich, and Lilian Faderman pioneered the study of female pairs whom their contemporaries often called friends but whom most historians ­after the 1960s considered to be lesbians. Martha Vicinus...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 253–274.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., then, are doing queer things to Christine. Christine's attempt to discredit misogyny operates partly by insinuating that misogynistic texts have queer influences on their female readers; they distort how women relate to their "natural" gender. As Reason suggests, misogyny is similar to the queer idea...