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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 213–234.
Published: 01 September 2021
... such as Gustave Lanson in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Copyright © 2021 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2021 Princesse de Clèves Gustave Lanson Régis Sauder history of reading undergraduate education A scene in Régis Sauder’s 2011 documentary...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of these women (characters). The essay argues for an affective history, as what drew the author to Miss Havisham was her own complex emotional response to solitude, to reading, and to particular texts from the Middle Ages, in this case Mechthild of Magdeburg’s The Flowing Light of the Godhead . Are we ever...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 189–205.
Published: 01 May 2023
... is appropriate here, just as speaking was fitting there” (4.103–5). 36 Not only Dante and Virgil, but all the great poets form a community across history as the earlier authors leave their books for their successors to read and as these later authors study those books and imitate them in their own writings...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 141–160.
Published: 01 May 2023
.... It is an implicitly dramatic form: a devotional text such as Sawles Warde has the potential to become a closet drama if read aloud, and it is possible that such devotional texts influenced the otherwise obscure early history of the psychomachic morality play. Psychomachic drama such as The Castle of Perseverance...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 181–185.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Sylvia Molloy Copyright © 2009 The Trustees of Columbia University 2009 Sylvia Molloy DISPARATE LIBRARIES, ERRATIC SCRIBES: BORGES AND LITERARY HISTORY Borges is notoriously suspicious of any system presenting itself as authoritative and commanding a single reading, and he is particularly...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 181–187.
Published: 01 September 2021
... role the institution of literature has played in the creation of a specifically French cultural identity since the seventeenth century. Reading French cultural history through the social construction of its literary institutions, broadly conceived, she shows how central literature and its practitioners...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 147–159.
Published: 01 January 2009
... A THEORIST 149 makes clear to us that this theorist is chiefly concerned with the act of reading, even to some extent with the history of acts of reading. "Long novels written today," we read, are perhaps a contradiction: the dimension of time has been shattered, we cannot live or think except in fragments...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 103–126.
Published: 01 January 2016
... needs, though, to account for the fact that this intimacy plays no part in the reader s actual circumstances, existing only in his or her mind. And such an acute tension between fantasy and reality is, I would argue, more salient to the history of reading than is the fantasy of intimate communication...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 129–135.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Edward Mendelson Copyright © 2009 The Trustees of Columbia University 2009 Edward Mendelson LITERARY HISTORY: OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE: THE POETICS OF AUDEN'S ANTHOLOGIES When you read any version of literary history written by any modern English poet-whether an explicit history of the kind...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 57–67.
Published: 01 January 2002
...: that is, with our double lens of history on the one hand, and textual configurations on the other, we are left with a type of dialectic which, while enriching reading (through intertextuality, allusion-literary notions which I have willfully applied to historical events present in a text)-leave the quandary of how...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 590–600.
Published: 01 December 2023
... Macron and Blanquer, 6 as the culmination of a history of radical French and Francophone approaches to the text—theories of literature’s relations with ideology (Barthes, Goldmann, Althusser, Macherey), minoritarian or subversive modes of reading (Deleuze, Kristeva, Derrida), feminist critique (Cixous...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 141–144.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., after Gayatri Spivak, she calls "symptomatic readings" of important anthologies of feminist literary criticism and theory that had appeared between 1972 and 1987-around 1981, that is-Jane Gallop's book maps a history of the field she calls "feminist literary theory." The collected volumes she discusses...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (1-2): 172–174.
Published: 01 January 2013
... goes beyond this somewhat erudite literary history, inscribing his study of divorce fiction into a wider cultural narrative that allows us to read popular fin-de-siecle fiction as a precursor to the literary productions of our turn of the century. We have not stopped asking these questions, he reminds...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 437–450.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Emily Apter Copyright © 2003 The Trustees of Columbia University 2003 Emily Apter CONDE'S CREOLITE IN LITERARY HISTORY Drawing on a wide range of theories of literary history and geography, I want to consider how the Creolophone/Francophone novel and, in particular, Maryse Conde's fiction...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 155–159.
Published: 01 January 2010
... not to treat African politics and literature as a mere tributary of metropolitan history and thought. Taking Bachir's argument a step further, we might say that May 1968 in Paris was both connected to, and also not connected to, events unfolding in Africa and Indochina. The wars of decolonization in Vietnam...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Middle Ages, and thus a progenitor of the modern Italian state. The difference between the Italian and the French paths to nationhood accounts for much of the distance between the two scholars' readings of Islamic culture. Beyond the imrnediate context of contenlporary political history, Aluari's...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 295–303.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., and longer dissertations, toujours deja in the archive. A number of the scholars in this volume draw on this notion of Zola as "un ecrivain polygraphe" for whom the demand to be read in context does not simply refer to history as traditionally understood but also to the complex history of his own writing...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 81–90.
Published: 01 January 2002
... reeurret: chase history out with a pitchfork and it comes climbing back in through the window. Like Riffaterre's arehileeteur, the Imperial Prosecutor's arguments are grounded in an insistence on ahistoricity, in the former case a project of categorizing reading according to a system of signification...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 441–454.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... Such a history would necessarily want to take the moment of pleasurable reading and incorporate it in a succession of moments, in a larger span of time, would want to explain (or excuse) that pleasure later, would want to make sense of that moment, placing it in a broader context. Reading Le Plaisir gave...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 387–388.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of the French Renaissance, whatever their specific field, for it will necessarily prove essential for anyone reading or writing about any aspect of Ronsard or Renaissance poetry. (PHILLIP JOHN USHER, New York University) Louisa Mackenzie. The Poetry of Place: Lyric~ Landscape~ and Ideology in Renaissance France...