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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 401–419.
Published: 01 September 2023
...William Viestenz Abstract This article analyzes two Catalan novels, Albert Sánchez Piñol’s Victus: Barcelona 1714 (2012) and Martí Domínguez’s L’esperit del temps (2019), in light of the concept of immunity developed by the Italian theorist Roberto Esposito. It is argued that the two works share...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 211–217.
Published: 01 September 2023
... by these material witnesses to a bygone rural way of life that Pichel herself had rejected. In “Skin to Skin: Immune System Discourse in Twenty-First-Century Catalan Narrative,” William Viestenz analyzes two recent Catalan historical novels—Albert Sánchez Piñol’s 2012 Victus: Barcelona 1714 and Martí...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 57–76.
Published: 01 January 2016
... the redoubtable First Eunuch has died and been replaced by the ineffectual, aging Narsit. Solim describes a ­wives-­gone-wild scenario, although he insists that Roxane and Roxane alone has remained immune to the general moral breakdown. One shocking revelation concerns a recent sojourn to one of Usbek s country...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 259–279.
Published: 01 September 2023
... longevity of description over monument to fossilize both temple and writing, together with the political and spiritual power they symbolize, in a shared state immune to the corruption of time. This fixation with future incorruptibility also conveys a will to eternal strength devoid of any past...
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Romanic Review (2018) 109 (1-4): 103–126.
Published: 01 January 2018
... po­litic­ al corruption, would remain pure and honest (Schiller 29). Metternich s Censors 113 Schiller is cautious about the usefulness of the state in protecting and warranting the rights to cultivation, and he warns against the ­human abuse of the arts or the sciences, declaring the two domains immune...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 265–278.
Published: 01 May 2009
... are progressively discerned. According to Deleuze and Guattari, literature provides free play for the creation of affect precisely because it allows for the formation of impersonal forces (fear, desire, joy) which can remain immune from the stock cause-andeffect responses of quotidian existence. In everyday life...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 485–501.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... Suffice it to say for now that the interest and specificity of this involuted discourse rest in more than the observation that anti-anti-Semitism is not always immune to what it seeks to denounce. 1 The choice of anti-Semitism as foil also provided key conceptual scaffolding to those who in the nineteenth...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 69–86.
Published: 01 January 2014
... into anonymity after the war. But Tarantino makes it difficult to sustain this somewhat "smooth" argument, for he also has Raine commit a totally unmotivated and unjustifiable act of killing in this scene: Raine shoots Landa's radio operator, who was supposed to get immunity along with Landa in the latter's...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 291–307.
Published: 01 May 2003
... that one of the primary by-products of subjective demonization is violence. Nevertheless, what makes Conde's novel so powerful is her insight that no one, not even the past victims of violence are immune from recreating such violence themselves. Once the Other has been designated, violence becomes the mode...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 169–184.
Published: 01 March 2006
... were themselves not immune to fantasmatic projections, such a question is difficult to answer with certainty. Anecdotes provide some evidence. We know, for example, that there were Jews among the upper crust of the capital's courtesans, who may have provided models for Balzac's Esther or Josepha...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 325–342.
Published: 01 May 2010
... and metaphorical importance of wartime literature, will lead to an understanding of Aragon's message. The question of censorship remains, however. Aragon could not have expected the censors to be immune to the sociopolitical forces that made the literary atmosphere so highly charged with political allegory...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 106–127.
Published: 01 May 2020
... is only possible on the level of concepts and vocabulary, stories and beliefs, and to assume that there are objectively knowable truths about the material world that are immune to variation ( Inquiry 20). In its place, he proposes a model of ontological pluralism, by which he means the coexistence...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (3): 277–296.
Published: 01 May 2001
... serait au-dessus de l'existence" (249); that is, he will create something without material sub- 288 JENNIFER WILLGING stance which will thus be immune to the degrading laws of the physical world. Unlike the absurd stuff of the en-soi which came into existence without meaning and only fleetingly...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 517–554.
Published: 01 May 2006
... nello stesso modo, non generata, ne peritura, una seconda specie del medesimo nome e simile ad essa, sensibile, generata, agitata sempre, e v'e poi una terza specie sempre esistente, quella dello spazio, la quale e immune da distruzione, e da sede a tutte Ie cose che hanno nascimento." "Memoria, fluido...