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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 411–413.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Nicholas Dames Ann Jefferson . Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2015 . Pp. 288 . Copyright © 2014 The Trustees of Columbia University 2014 BOOK REVIEWS 4 11 Ann Jefferson. Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2015...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 65–86.
Published: 01 May 2022
... medical philosophy. Guinizzelli’s correspondence between love and nobility is nurtured by Avicenna’s increasingly popular doctrine of forma specifica , which structures the reasoning and the examples of the vernacular poem. Guinizzelli therefore frames the idea of nobility in the heart of the lover...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 177–198.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of lineage. However, once Augustine’s narrative of “origin” is reinscribed in its discursive context, it clearly appears as purposefully chimeric. Because Tristan’s Arimathean lineage is founded on the revelation of Apollo and Chelinde’s incest, the very idea of unbroken continuity and ordered descent within...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 May 2023
... dispossession with Petrarch’s idea of solitude, this essay examines solitary presence as a musicopoetic art form across various vernacular traditions, from the Occitan works of Bernart de Ventadorn, William IX, and Arnaut Daniel to lyrics of the Iberian Peninsula, including the Mozarabic kharja (final stanzas...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 305–320.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Cary Hollinshead-Strick Abstract If the idea of cuisine invites readers to an elite place of appreciation, as Priscilla Ferguson has shown, comparing newspapers to leftovers and subsistence food is a move designed to generate suspicion. Nineteenth-century authors wary of press innovations compared...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 249–259.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Stephen H. Fleck Abstract The article analyzes the triviality of Austin’s version of everyday-world speech act theory (which explicitly excluded fictional uses of language) in favor of its specific value for investigation of fictionality, invoking ideas of Pierre Bourdieu and Émile Benveniste...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Joshua Landy Abstract Proust’s most famous critic claims that he didn’t have “even a vague or confused idea” of how his novel was going to hang together. Others tell us that every statement in the novel is a “transient hypothesis,” that Proust has “made up his mind about nothing,” or even...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 73–84.
Published: 01 May 2021
... allusive quotations, Dante opposes to the absolute time of Eden the idea of an imperfect time, tied to the pattern of an all-human knowledge, which Dante himself connected to the teaching and character of Brunetto Latini. Copyright © 2021 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 106–127.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Inquiry into Modes of Existence enables a new reading of medieval encyclopedias that takes seriously Latour’s suggestion that premodern cosmologies retain importance for modern ecological thought while simultaneously challenging his arguments about the rigidity of ontologies based on ideas of nature...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 225–236.
Published: 01 May 2007
... in that biographical note Borges had composed to serve as an ironic epilogue to his complete works. Borges had written stories about theologians and politicians who refute the ideas of other theologians and politicians, but who in the eyes of God, or of history, are identified with each other as if their affinities...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 317–329.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... As a projective exercise, literature is a willing toward the future, and as a gesture toward posterity, it is also an admission of mortality. The idea of the French academicians as "immortals" aches with this very idea. And, under certain historical pressures, such as those of structuralism, themes of authorial...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 151–160.
Published: 01 January 2002
... have some indefiniteness, Beauty "needs contours. "40 The poet of genius turns off his furor poeticus whenever he feels like it. The poet is enslaved only by his own idea; it is no sooner conceived than it focuses the entire force of his will: "however disturbing or formidable it may be, the poet...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 11–47.
Published: 01 January 2012
... that were-and may still be-enjoying their hours of glory in certain academic institutions. Emphasizing marginality and exclusion validates Americo Castro's old idea about the "mudejarismo" of Juan Ruiz. The conception of Juan Ruiz as unconventional, of the "dark side," a1. It is worth citing the paragraph...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 575–582.
Published: 01 December 2023
... bed, a mold into which we force ideas. 1 When we use “French” and “Francophone” as descriptors of “studies,” there are several effects: first, both terms stress that the purposes of our departments or programs is to teach the French language to our students. As fundamental as this aspect...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (1-2): 87–97.
Published: 01 January 2001
... within the sphere of factual, real world discourse, that is, the sphere of political discourse. Aragon rejects the idea of being right or wrong in the terms that Barr proposes, and affirms the aesthetic nature of his own discourse. This is how we come to the mentir-vrai, which, as its name suggests...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 531–537.
Published: 01 December 2023
... in the process of finding new audiences, readers, makers. I learned that the troubadours did not belong to the French tradition in the same way as the Chanson de Roland or Chrétien de Troyes despite their decisive influence on European poetry. At a certain point, Occitan was extraneous to the idea of France...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 129–135.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of literary history was not an objective truth which he was the first to discover, but a way of thinking that he found useful when writing his own poems. And he made clear that his ideas about literary history changed over the years as his ideas about his own poetic agenda changed. He didn't say all...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 640–643.
Published: 01 December 2023
... as inherent and even fundamental to form. Jullien traces Borges’s insistence on this aspect through a cluster of essays he wrote on the renunciation tales in their many variants—the idea of Goethe’s morphology being mentioned briefly but explicitly at the end of “The Dialogues of Ascetic and King.” Through...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 31–33.
Published: 01 January 2017
... to the level of an idea, as in his use of the word unassimilable. Is t­here such a word? Have I ever used it? What does it mean? If the word expresses something one ­hasn t yet been able to articulate, then that is not beside the point, but the point itself. E­ very conversation with Ross was an education...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 420–435.
Published: 01 September 2023
... on human interactions and the idea of discourse as central to the formation of organizations. Unlike discourse, which is considered dynamic and seen to drive thought and perception, research methods often relegate objects to a level of attention that denies them agency. The largely unchallenged practice...