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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 235–260.
Published: 01 September 2021
... drawn carriages for hire, the fiacres , the fin de siècle taxi cabs. Training her eye on and lending her ear to Belle Époque Paris, Marni registers the conversations of Parisians as they move about the city. In these feminocentric, and by turns humorous or ironic texts, Marni hones an “urban comic...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 501–515.
Published: 01 May 2006
... nature might operate differently and Eve's encroachment on the Tree of Knowledge are presented as interchangeable. Eve's mistake lies in wanting to know more than God ordained; Adam's in flights of the imagination. Of course, in these humorous diaries, where the perspectives of Adam and Eve...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 417–429.
Published: 01 December 2020
... invests with a humorously literal meaning. Even on the brink of death, though, the princesse is consumed with thoughts of “des réunions d’élite.” Toward these she races so eagerly that she has time only for the shallowest of interactions, such as a fleeting dumb-show of fondness for the narrator, whom...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 185–199.
Published: 01 January 2002
... experience; it is the humor of Lichtenberg's line which Freud chose as one of his examples of verbal wit,9 a way of depicting that erases as quickly as it describes: a knife without a handle with the blade n1issing. The word Lichtenberg's periphrasis displaces is, of course, nothing. In Dickinson, the words...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (4): 353–374.
Published: 01 November 2000
... optics, the eye provides the reflective surface upon which the images of the world are received, reflected and imprinted. As to the part of the eye which reflects the shape, medieval optics will mostly localize it in the crystalline "humor;" that is, in the glass-like lens suspended in the watery...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 239–241.
Published: 01 January 2010
... on pages 29-30 (techniques Dante uses, and which I tell my students to find): "authors' intrusions; narrators' intrusions; multiple narrators; humorous narrative that acts as a representation of the author or of a narrator or that suggests an outsider's viewpoint without fully intruding; metalanguage...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 405–420.
Published: 01 May 2003
... into a world as yet unfamiliar, but a world that belongs to them, to give them ownership of this world, so that they get the role of winners this time, after being losers for so long." 9 In another journal, Conde's humor is nonetheless lost on a (rushed?) reviewer who insists on presenting this fictional world...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 97–100.
Published: 01 January 2017
... funny that, much l­ater, one of my own former gradua­ te students plagiarized it for a conference paper! Ross Chambers: A Legacy of Love 99 Ross had a very developed sense of humor, often allusive. When he was a teaching assistant of Eng­ lish in a French high school in Reims, he had met Luc Étienne...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 111–121.
Published: 01 January 2002
... the liturgy of a ritualthe experience of a circuitous sequence [ ] ."6 Of interest to me in this passage is not only the simultaneous comparison of reading to concrete activities that are either full of symbolic import or devoid of it, but also a certain rhetorical wavering between humor and seriousness...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 75–77.
Published: 01 January 2017
... with him laughing and saying: Well, you have to be the first person who says she s moved to Harvard to be closer to her grandchildren! His warmth, wit, sense of humor, self-­ deprecating irony, abiding curiosity, and genuine interest in diff­ere­ nt points of view created the fabled aura that touched all...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 297–302.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., allowing a writer like Borges to question presuppositions which a cosmopolitan writer might regard as eternal truths-or not even stop to consider at all. "Irreverence" functions as the master term in Waisman's study, naming Borges's keen sense of humor in relation to the sacred truths of the Western...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 129–131.
Published: 01 January 2014
... as a department chair so young, at Pittsburgh then at Columbia, it was because of this remarkable gift he had-so rare in the competitive academic world-of putting people at ease, enabling them. He had vast reserves of empathy and a sense of humor that made him resistant to most administrative melodrama. He would...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... Galen, De euchymia et cacochymia, seu de bonis malisque succis generandis . The title translates roughly to: On Good and Bad Humoral Balances; or, That which Generates Good and Bad Humors . 5. For an excellent introduction to the history of these concepts in Galenic dietetics, see García...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 37–64.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... On the continued question of fever’s potential beneficial effects, see El-Radhi and Kluger. 28. On the distinction between white and black hellebore, see Voigts 227n43. On the use of hellebore specifically and purgatives in general, see Wallis 549. 29. The theory of the four humors is outlined...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 225–236.
Published: 01 May 2007
... to reject the philosophy. Borges began work on a book on Spinoza in the 1970s which he decided he could not finish. It is characteristic of Borges's uneasy relation to Spinoza, not to mention his sense of humor, that after abandoning the project, he wrote an apocryphal biographical note about himself dated...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 461–482.
Published: 01 May 2006
... is Beautiful with a whole line of fiction films that thematize the impenetrabilities of surviving Nazi persecution through humor.5 In 3. Maurizio Viano's" Life is Beautiful: Reception, Allegory and Holocaust Laughter" thoroughly discusses the film's reception. 4. See, for example, Millicent Marcus, Me 10 dici...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 106–127.
Published: 01 May 2020
... everywhere, but its effects are so diverse that it is difficult to track. Next, the bodily humors—blood, phlegm, yellow bile (choler), black bile (melancholy)—are compounds of these elemental qualities. The combined action of cold and moist qualities leads to phlegm, hot and moist to blood, hot and dry...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 262–263.
Published: 01 January 2010
... this, he reminded me that reading was also thus a process and a repetition. One of the more humorous repetitions in his class was the repeated observation of a student who, with a slow and determined voice, reminded our good magician of letters that he had said that a picture was not a text. "But you said...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 215–216.
Published: 01 January 2016
... in language occurs through pronouns rather than nouns. For example, many references to the female body are masculine, and some of the references to the male body, feminine. I was struck by the brilliance and elegance of her formulations, not to mention her impressive command of humor and irony. We had great...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 69–86.
Published: 01 January 2014
... ethical and aesthetic. Those who criticized this aspect of the film maintained that it is ethically reprehensible to go against historical facts in representing the Holocaust. The other, related theoretical issue concerned humor: Was humor, and the comic in general, an acceptable mode for treating...