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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 601–603.
Published: 01 May 2012
...James Petterson Carrie Noland . Agency and Embodiment: Performing Gestures/Producing Culture . Cambridge, MA : Harvard UP , 2009 . Pp. 264 . Copyright © 2012 The Trustees of Columbia University 2012 BOOK REVIEWS 601 Carrie Noland. Agency and Embodiment: Performing Gestures...
Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Cary Howie Abstract This introductory essay gestures toward some of the ironies of solitude—and the places where those ironies become paradoxes, even promises—beginning with the grounding questions of this collection: What does it mean to speak of solitude together? How does one solitude speak...
Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 321–335.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., when the protagonist of À la recherche du temps perdu (1913–27) dips his madeleine in tea, its taste transports him to his childhood. This gesture triggers numerous memories and gives rise to the very book the reader is holding at the end of which Marcel, the narrator, decides to become a writer...
Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 297–315.
Published: 01 May 2008
... In this essay, folk tales are not considered unimportant or particular to lower social classes, but as sources that helped shape collective ideas and attitudes. News, gossip, proverbs, love songs, puppet theatre, street dances, costumes, gestures, and remedies are shared by all social groups belonging...
Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 19–39.
Published: 01 January 2005
... criticism to read the text as autobiographical, and indeed to understand his persistent self-masking as a prototypical Baudelairian gesture. It is not just those readers of Les Fleurs du mal who have sought an anecdotal on the form it will take: "Eh bien! Oui, ce livre tant reve sera un livre de rancunes...
Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 111–121.
Published: 01 January 2014
... never indulged in theoretical or programmatic gesturing. As a teacher, as a scholar, as a member of faculty committees, as a departmental chair, he was well aware of the challenges faced by our profession. As a reader and as a thinker, he eagerly followed the debates about the constant reconfiguration...
Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 363–371.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., that the “précieuses” of the Hôtel de Rambouillet also engaged in. DeJean ( Tender 161–81) and Natalie Grande (368–81) have shown how women’s novels, not typically querelle texts, might contain quarreling gestures. Lewis Seifert (91–97) and, more recently, Sophie Raynard have considered similar gestures by those...
Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 65–89.
Published: 01 January 2011
... carried in the first image. 38 The lover's extended hand also seems to suggest a sign of resistance, especially if we compare it to the extended hand gestures of Dangier in Figures 7 and 8. Each of these small visual signs undermines the apparent progress of the protagonist. Already then, by only...
Romanic Review (2005) 96 (2): 207–231.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., this preoccupation with nleaning concerns not only the processes of its production within the text, but also the processes by which it is produced in the referential world, including the various linguistic and gestural codes by which a given COITIlnunity or social 3. See ~/larie-Anne ~1ace, Le Ronzall frallfais des...
Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 199–221.
Published: 01 September 2022
... to apprehend the universe by its parts. This is the fundamental epistemological gesture by which Rousseau’s representation—or “circumscription” (5.1), as he calls it—of the world of the Île Saint-Pierre can point to a wider whole. But, before getting there, we need to start by looking at how...
Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 273–291.
Published: 01 May 2014
... that rounds out the physical nature of the witnessing: "II Ie montra avec son doigt." The gesture adds to the drama of the event by directing the reader's image of the scene: the fact that God can be pointed to signifies the union of the word to the thing itself-God has now been fully revealed. Pascal's text...
Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 155–173.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of deferred time, practicing the immediate coincidence between what is given and what is received, is constrained by sight" (367). 4.2. To Believe Is to Do The believer says: I think you will return. Believing conjoins a saying with a future doing. Beliefs take the form of practices. A ritual gesture...
Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 316–332.
Published: 01 September 2020
... representational strategies, a gesture that produces a kind of synergy with critical discourse on Camus’ representation of indigenous Algerians” (39). Daoud’s intervention places the setting and the murdered Arab at the forefront of the narrative. Meursault, contre-enquête identifies and humanizes Moussa who...
Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 79–82.
Published: 01 January 2017
... almed hand held high in a gesture that both admonishes and commands the attention of the elegantly dressed, aristocratic w omen around her. In an image inspired by Ovid s Metamorphoses, the mortal weaver Arachne challenged the goddess to a tapestry-weaving contest, which resulted in a tie. An outraged...
Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 131–149.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of intersectionality is clearly manifested in the text when she tries to justify her deafness in some positive ways when her time and space did not view it in the same way. She creatively illustrates through the communicative sensorial gesture that God was the one who had conferred it on her. As we have learned from...
Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 231–254.
Published: 01 March 2006
... is a child in the same way everywhere. (trans. Rosamaria LaValva, The Eternal Child pp.47 and 49 By evoking this least common denominator of humanity, Pascoli argues, the poet-as-child can elicit a sympathetic union by reminding us of our essential sameness. The gestures of retrieving both Latin...
Romanic Review (2022) 113 (3): 426–447.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., more profound questions. By inscribing “Chèvrefeuille” within this tradition, Marie gestures to all the other versions and episodes of the Tristan story: it is a lai that invites, even demands, to be read intertextually. Yet for generations of medievalists, it has been a rite of passage to contribute...
Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 173–191.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., rituals, and mysteries reenacted for them. This speech attempts to distinguish the phenomenal reality of the performance [REP] from its mimetic field [FIC] and to ensure the purity of “le corps Jhesucrist” [REL] despite category crossings. The gesture is necessitated by the fact that in theater props...
Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 249–259.
Published: 01 September 2020
...” (643). How to interpret and stage this anomaly, to reconcile the “ridicule” with the “fort juste” qualities—or is this truly possible? From its first lines pitching us directly into Alceste’s fury at Philinte, his only friend, for having made friendly gestures toward a stranger, to the nearly sotto...
Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 153–168.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., rather than the central, is in itself an equivocal gesture. It can and has been interpreted as a more or less radically xenophobic stance, the product of a strong nationalistic agenda assumed by many noted turn-of-the-century Argentinean intellectuals with its strident, chauvinistic rejection...