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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 123–127.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... On the other side, it bequeathed a fixation on trauma as the master-term for psychic violence, modernity, lyric self-shattering, and irony. Whereas irony, for an exemplary European critic like Georg Lukacs, operated reparatively in its "self-correction of the world's fragility" and in its negotiation...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 49–52.
Published: 01 January 2017
... extremity that the same culture seeks to deny (xxviii ­xxix). The theme of disruption returns as a concern in Ross s final academic book a­ study devoted to Charles Baudelaire titled An Atmospherics of the City. Ross proposes that Baudelaire uses the disruptive noisiness of irony in his late prose poetry...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 491–511.
Published: 01 November 2001
..., a place characterized by an excess that expresses itself as irony. Levi's Auschwitz is essentially ironic: always underway, always elusive, incapable of reductive mas- tery. This is not to deny that Se questa eun uomo is a work of testimony, but rather to assert that its testimony, like its irony...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (3): 349–352.
Published: 01 May 2000
... step, the initial definition of narrative memory while illuminating its diverse facets: reading and misreading, irony, and finally symbolic networks. The first chapter considers the conditions for the exercise of narrative memory with the example of recurring motifs in Flaubert's works: contemplation...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 53–56.
Published: 01 January 2017
... attention to teaching as research, and to his rethinking of critical pedagogy as appropriative irony ( Irony 21). As he writes, And to my mind, the best definition of a critical pedagogy is teaching that appropriates the system of education in such a way that students learn in turn to appropriate...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 253–274.
Published: 01 May 2013
... mode that we often associate with the camp of gay culture, with, for example, the irony of Oscar Wilde. When Reason performs the same hermeneutic procedure on both the cross-dressing fool and the misogynist text, she discloses an imagined affinity between the two and between these misogynists and other...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 115–122.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of the modern experience, two sites of trauma that bookend modern literature. Debarati Sanyal offers a compelling critique of these traumatized accounts of the nineteenth century in The Violence ofModernity: Baudelaire, Irony, and the Politics ofForm. According to Sanyal, the problem with characterizing...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 225–236.
Published: 01 May 2007
... fictions, his creative process, and his penchant for irony. The view that Borges was "pledged to destroy reality" does not do justice to the underlying pathos of Borges's philosophical impulses, and it does not take sufficiently into consideration that Borges was fond of exploring philosophical ideas...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 81–90.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Elisabeth Ladenson 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 early in his career. Although his name continues to be associated...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 425–444.
Published: 01 May 2010
... unto itself, autonomous of what lies around it, and, as a consequence, relentlessly ironic. To anticipate my theme: such irony does not lend itself to the establishment of certain moral judgments. The meanings produced in the esthetic experience are, in an ultimate sense, incomprehensible, in part...
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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 (2017) 108 (1-4): 341–343.
Published: 01 January 2017
... (217). Among the stronger essays in the volume are ­those that put this credo into practice in the context of a closely defined perspective, as in Fadhila Laouani s analy­sis of irony ( L aire de l ironie contre l ère des soleils des Indépendances ) and Marion Mas s examination of the epic form pique...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 59–61.
Published: 01 January 2017
... chante, et Ross l entend hoqueter, soupçonnant une morsure de la « vorace Ironie ». Bien sûr, on peut encore distinguer la sincérité du souvenir, le caractère rassurant des « mains fraternelles » ou douloureusement nostalgique des « minutes heureuses », mais le bruit d une autre voix se manifeste...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 161–174.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., sans croire devoir dire que je les prends pour des erreurs »2. Ce principe, fonde sur une ironie dilatoire, inscrit dans Ie texte la necessite d'une relecture correctrice et pousse acroire qu'on peut inde- finiment relire la Recherche en y decouvrant ce que l'on n'avait d'abord pas VUe La peinture des...
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Romanic Review (2018) 109 (1-4): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2018
... biais un message qui, exprimé directement, serait inacceptable pour le censeur. De manière plus générale, le style figuré évite la formulation littérale, passe par l allusion ou l ironie, en appelle à l intelligence complice du lecteur. Toute figuralité échappe au sens univoque, suppose une...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 404–407.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., from d'Aulnoy to Caylus, conte de fees authors addressed their readers directly, nearly always with an irony that verges on burlesque (99100). In the end, Sermain concludes that readers knew how to read through the authors' irony and dissimulation, because they recognized that fairy-tale fictions...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 97–100.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Didier Coste Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2017 Didier Coste LIFE AS ANECDOTE AND AS DIGRESSION (OR MAYBE IS IT LITE­ R­A­TURE?) It is always an irony to write about an admired friend ­after his demise. The only way this tribute can...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (1): 3–14.
Published: 01 January 2006
... Chartres's claillls about 4'le peu de sincerite des homines, leurs trolnperies et leur infidelite" (PC, p. 248), Madarlle de Banneville asserts directly that 'Ies h0l11lneS sont tronlpeurs' (HMM B, p. 980), a turn of phrase which retrospectively gains a Illultiple irony in the light of C:hoisy's plot...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 255–260.
Published: 01 May 2003
... to find an appropriate "order" in which to place these various testaments to Conde's life and work, the irony inherent in such an endeavor was by no means lost on me. According to what terms does one divide up and categorize responses to and reflections on a writer who herself defies categorization? How...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 297–302.
Published: 01 May 2007
... and the narrative act? Kristal concludes his study by asserting that translation presents a singular set of considerations that should not be overshadowed by other topoi that have been popularized in Borges criticism in recent years: "No skepticism, irony, or even humor can obscure the central role that translation...