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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 81–90.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Elisabeth Ladenson Copyright © 2002 The Trustees of Columbia University 2002 Elisabeth Ladenson THE IMPERIAL SUPERREADER, OR: SEMIOTICS OF INDECENCY O ne of the many ironies in the history of literary theory is that Michael Riffaterre remains known for an idea which he abandoned relatively...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 280–300.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Spain as a capitalist nation and, with their consumption of tobacco-related paraphernalia in particular, as an imperial power, even as that power was waning. wolterna@wfu.edu Copyright © 2023 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2023 consumerism empire fashion...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 485–501.
Published: 01 May 2011
...-Semitism does more than temper the blame he elsewhere ascribes to Jews. It also triggers a perspectival shift that finds him looking beyond the Jew for world-explanatory answers. This effort, we shall see, ZOLA, EMPIRE, AND THE JEWS requires for Zola a problematically imperial frame of reference...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 223–242.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the foundations for such a task. As part of this, some of us regionalize French postimperialism into a broader adventure into Africa. Most accounts of globalization see it as having emerged from imperial- and colonial-era forms of internationalism, expressing a binary and teleological deposition of Jacques...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 249–263.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and of the conquest of Peru certainly provides a forum for a critique of European imperialism in the third world.2 But it also allowed Graffigny to 2. In her work on Graffigny's novel, Janet Altman proposes an alternative to the literal reading of the Inca Princess, drawing an insightful analogy between the latter...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (4): 417–431.
Published: 01 November 2000
... for Racine.7 In both Britannicus and Berenice, he does not mask his contempt for the freedmen who influence imperial Roman state policy. The opposition is there in Bajazet, too, but the emphasis shifts from imperial freedmen to slaves outright. Similarly, Paul Rycaut, whose History of the Present State...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 437–450.
Published: 01 May 2003
... a paradigm of genre translation and transmission that might be called "Caribbean Gothic" (countering the Orientalist "Imperial Gothic" readily apparent in British colonial fiction). Ghosts, telepathic communication, the channeling of spirits and voices emerge as important themes in Wuthering Heights...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 161–165.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of actors implicated in the imperial relation. This effort rests partly on the assumption that the history of colonized people cannot be entirely reduced to that of colonization, even during the colonial period, contra one of the central hypotheses of postcolonial studies. As the historians of subalternity...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 295–303.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., universalism, republicanism, secularism, and socialism that have long represented France's unique contribution to the fight against antisemitism. Bell, too, stresses ideological nuance rather than simple opposition: Anti-anti-Semitism created a new, roving category of imperial perception. While indebted...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 420–435.
Published: 01 September 2023
... citizenship and yet bind him to the underbelly of neoliberal, supposedly democratic market economies that rely on such borders to enact and confirm age-old imperial processes of empowerment and aggrandizement. This analysis of informal material endeavor by migrants relies upon a conceptual framework...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 65–80.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., Spanish religious and secular bureaucrats-modernity's vanguard-fashioned institutions to rule over colonized peoples and over the subjects of a slowly emerging nation. "Race-thinking" was at the core of these imperial and national designs, and "the heretical," as it turns out, was intrinsic to race...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 408–410.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and sexual deviations are read against French imperial expansion into the Middle East and Africa. Accounts of the Templars' contact with the corrupting seductions of oriental Saracens is shown to feed into-and to be fed by-anxieties about the security and public health of the metropole in the face...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 235–247.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and military. It does not seem unreasonable that, at a moment of crisis in the mid-1560's, Jeanne asked for an epic poem about Judith to serve as a guide.3 Judith's story legitimizes the actions of an isolated group of Elect in their fight against an invading imperial power. In the context 1. Du Bartas, La...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 539–541.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., and Jean Rhys' explicit revision of Jane Eyre, Wide Sargasso Sea. Berman argues that by giving a voice to the madwoman in Rochester's attic, Rhys subverts the use of the figure of the Creole woman in the imperial project of domestic emancipation. In her conclusion, Berman gestures towards contemporary...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 632–639.
Published: 01 December 2023
...’ nature of imperial aftermaths” (Collins 18). More recently, decolonial approaches are also increasingly informed by decoloniality. This concept, which originated from Latin American anti-colonial thinkers such as Aníbal Quijano, Walter Mignolo, Catherine Walsh, Nelson Maldonado-Torres, and others, can...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 81–110.
Published: 01 January 2012
... in the metropolis and the colony given that the Inquisition was Taki Onqoy served both Molina's and Albornoz's personal interests. In addition, one must ask if an apostasy related to local huaea revival would have had an affinity with Inca imperial religious practices. As we shall see below, many sources suggest...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 483–484.
Published: 01 November 2002
... Oulipo. (Peter Consenstein),474-8 Jenny, Laurent, "Variation et mimesis," 69-79 Kristeva, Julia, "'Nous deux' or a (Hi)story of Intertextuality," 7-13 Ladenson, Elisabeth, "The Imperial Superreader or: Semiotics of Indecency," 81-90 Losse, Deborah N., "A Storied Life and a Lived Story: Writing Oneself...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 601–608.
Published: 01 December 2023
... by its predecessor “French.” One peer received a bachelor’s and master’s in French 5 without ever studying the second wave of French imperialism in northern Africa; another in a PhD program feels lucky if there is one course offering per semester that concerns “non-French French.” Our options...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 209–210.
Published: 01 May 2023
... autobiographical texts from the Peninsular War (1808–14), in which Spanish guerrillas successfully repelled French invaders with the aid of British forces, dealing a decisive blow to Napoleon’s imperial ambitions. Her sources include French and British memoirs as well as lesser-known Spanish ones and a smattering...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 321–347.
Published: 01 May 2011
... in the wake of the fete imperiale. The shelling and fires of May 1871 made Paris into a demolition site in ways not unlike the Haussmannian construction work at the center of Zola's novel. Debates in 1871-1872 about what kind of government the country needed-a republic? a monarchy? more Bonapartism?-made...