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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 49–52.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Sharon Marquart Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2017 Sharon Marquart SHIT HAPPENS On, on, one goes, despite every­thing, not knowing why or how. ­Hanif Kureishi, The Tale of the Turd The first time I encountered Ross Chambers...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 319–327.
Published: 01 May 2003
... in the mind of the survivor. However, he or she does not have a conscious memory of the event taking place, or it happening to him or her. This unique situation, in which one has a vivid image of and feels the emotions of a lived event but is unable to actively recall it, is the essential paradox...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 141–144.
Published: 01 January 2010
... in which feminism and the study of gender has evolved and become institutionalized. What symptoms, then, did Dr. Gallop uncover? Well, the most important is that of belatedness. What should have happened "around 1981," happened, sort of, around 1991. While a number of major journals in the 1980s...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 129–152.
Published: 01 January 2000
... describes herself as 'very young' when she read the first books that she mentions on this occasion, Gulliver's Travels and Robinson Crusoe; and when she goes on to describe the experience of rereading a book that she happened to find "on the quays the other day," it is none other than The Swiss Family...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 467–472.
Published: 01 December 2020
... ever happened to her, or rather like nothing ever stuck. and yet within a few weeks, all sorts of (lasting) things would start to happen. she’d puke her guts out two streets over in another café, burst a hole in her appendix. be hospitalized a spell inside the town where she taught...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 203–213.
Published: 01 May 2009
... from the nouvelles-sketches an overarching outcome, one whose religious and social meaning has perhaps received too little notice. By calling attention to the Heptameron's timing and to what happens in its frame narrative-namely, dramatic character development suggestive of sudden grace-I hope to help...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 53–56.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., in which case the dialogue may take a meta-d­ iscursive detour to renegotiate its bases ( Traps and Trappings 555). In other words, for Chambers and Freadman, their interest lies in what it means to work a genre (Freadman, Traps and Trappings 553) to make ­things happen, to reorg­ a­nize the worlds...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 187–202.
Published: 01 January 2019
... and ­others. ( Cultural 622). That is, part of what happens when p­ eople talk is that they create or assert ways of knowing that their interlocutors ­either acquiesce to, or modify or reject. We could say that the novelistic encounters we have been examining are scenes of social contestation, in which...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 430–439.
Published: 01 December 2020
... for significance and consequence are present (14). These rules/metaphors still apply in the shadowed world, but we have to think hard about them. What happens when the signpost and felicity manage successfully to lie to a large number of people and protect a select number of privileged users? No one is actually...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 253–275.
Published: 01 January 2017
... is the only one yet capable of feeling the happiness of what is happening in Gda sk (60), the arrival of vous changes everyt­hing. In Lemée, the mystical poet striving for ecstasy (Adler 327), Duras finds a privileged interlocutor who rescues her from her irremediable loneliness (L Été 80 60...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 209–231.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of what happens after death (notably Purgatory) as well as introducing greater discontinuity into the relationship between the living and the dead. Catholicism's routine commerce of various sorts between the living and the dead, such as prayers of intercession to help hasten the dead to heaven...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 189–197.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., genocidal speech acts. This is not the representation of war but the waging of war through words. Leopold, of course, never advocated genocide nor signed any order for any such thing; and despite the deaths of perhaps 10 million, we are not supposed to call what happened in the Congo Free State genocide...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 127–135.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of questioning what had happened to the ­once-­much-discussed topic of French FeminismWhatever Happened to French Feminism? was one title we came up with, but we wanted to maintain a literary emphasis, not to attempt any sort of state of the discipline event (as the Poetics of Feminism had apparently been...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 297–302.
Published: 01 May 2007
... with a paraphrase of one of Borges's more provocative statements: in certain cases it so happens that the original work proves to be "unfaithful" to its translation. This seemingly absurd claim sheds light on Borgesian literary aesthetics. For one, it stands on its head the usual criteria for judging translation...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 359–376.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to narrative theory. If prose is inherently metonymical because narratives advance by contiguity, with each clause taking its impetus from the previous one, Duras's recit-theatres undermine their own prosaic foundation because they suspend metonymy. Whenever this happens, as Roman Jakobson theorized in "Two...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 129–135.
Published: 01 January 2009
... one great goal, and that goal has now been accomplished, triumphantly and conclusively, in the work of the poet whom you happen to be reading. This of course means that the poet's version of literary history is likely to be somewhat different from others that you may be familiar with. William Butler...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 249–259.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of marriage: (“Allez, je vous refuse, et ce sensible Outrage / De vos indignes Fers, pour jamais me dégage”; 5.4.1783–84)—the sole instance, as it happens, in which Forestier and Bourqui credit Alceste with a genuine speech act ( Molière 1: 1465); and finally, explaining why he won’t ask Éliante a second...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2023
... to make of our ostensible solitudes? How alone, in such a world, can we ever be or become? Dante Alighieri gives a famous answer to this, insofar as his vision of hell is one of being excruciatingly alone even when others are all around (or, as it happens, beneath) you. Take, as just one instance...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 115–122.
Published: 01 January 2010
... Baudelaire and the Shock of Laughter," published in Cathy Caruth's Trauma: Explorations in Memory, Kevin Newmark uses Baudelaire's poetry, as well as the essay "On the Essence of Laughter," to explore "what happens to our own thought when we turn to philosophy, as we eventually must, for an explanation...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 3–11.
Published: 01 January 2016
... with her penetrating but tender, dreamy eyes. The writer Leyb Faynberg8 sits and listens, and so does the scholar and Yiddish literary critic Moyshe Shtarkm­ an.9 And so do other Yiddish cultural activists and teachers. Is this possible? Did this very miracle happen to me? I see everything as if through...