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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 288–315.
Published: 01 September 2020
... level by reinforcing its poetics of analogy, a project that connects Georges Rodenbach’s oeuvre to the larger symbolist movement from Baudelaire to Mallarmé. Rodenbach’s novel attempts to invent a tradition of symbolist prose, which provocatively locates a shared likeness in otherwise dissimilar...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 378–391.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to an end? Could there be an American equivalent to his novel? And why among writers is there a saying, “If you want to write like Proust, don’t write like Proust”? Searching for the key to Proust’s achievement, the author realizes that over the years he has possibly read more about Proust than he has...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 486–504.
Published: 01 December 2021
... with agonistic discursive practices usually reserved for men, these women destabilized this masculine dispute. In so doing, they reclaimed some room in this quarrel (and others like it) for women. g.tidman@qmul.ac.uk Copyright © 2021 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2021...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 131–149.
Published: 01 May 2022
... to interpret her experience, and to empower herself and those who are suffering from the same condition, asserting that deafness, like any other physical impairment, is not a social or religious punishment but rather a “privileged” condition. Works Cited Adammán . Vita Sancti Columbae: Auctore Adammno...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 112–130.
Published: 01 May 2022
... disrupt perceptions of the linearity of time, yielding alternate temporalities grounded in bodily experience. In contemporary self-fiction, to chronicle a chronic condition is to juggle different kinds of time. But what about genres, like premodern historiography, that impose a linear, chronological...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2023
... American popular music. Solitude, they show, is a richly mixed terrain, where we may get lost in our self-atomizing pride or, just as easily, open ourselves to the world’s (and the divine’s) endlessly unpredictable self-disclosure. To cultivate solitude is something like a game we play with the present...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 189–205.
Published: 01 May 2023
... himself mentally in a time period where he will not feel so alienated. It is in this spirit that Petrarch writes his letters to Cicero and other classical authors, expressing his longing to live in the time of these kindred spirits. For Friedrich Nietzsche, it is precisely because someone like Petrarch...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 380–400.
Published: 01 September 2023
... than Spanish: a pidgin romance variation that belongs to no normative language that it is closely related to (Spanish, Galician, or Portuguese) but traverses them all. Phonetic aspects, like accent and phonemes (the “gheada”), resist incorporation to any standardized, state-sponsored language...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2020
... instruments. So why have some critics thought otherwise? Perhaps, in part, it’s because they have assumed the narrator always speaks for Proust. If so, their foundational assumption isn’t just mistaken; it’s also likely to prevent the novel from doing some of its most important work on us, a work...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 336–356.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in Love? Using the psychoanalytic concept of the partial object, she shows how limited Proust’s notion of love really is. We end on a note of wild admiration for Proust’s description of what it feels like to be in what he calls “love” but with a dose of skepticism with regard to his framing of the project...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 389–408.
Published: 01 December 2021
... “capable,” like her unmarried daughter, Catherine—to consider how women negotiated the challenges of legal quarreling. It analyzes the strategies des Roches employed, in her poetry and in her published correspondence, to avoid being perceived as quarrelsome, to bind her judicially influential addressees...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 173–191.
Published: 01 May 2020
... theater phenomenology shows us how mystery plays used self-given realities like flame to shuttle between human and nonhuman standpoints. If Latour rejects phenomenology for its refusal to consider the agency of the nonhuman, States’s focus on reality as resistance offers an implicit retort. I propose...
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Romanic Review (2024) 115 (1): 173–189.
Published: 01 May 2024
..., and social dimensions of modern love as they appear in the Cythera-like nature of the Méséglise way during the buildup to the Gilberte encounter, the author suggests that Marcel found in nature’s flamboyancy both a ground and a reflection of his own impulse toward unrestrained libido, aristocratic leisure...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 227–233.
Published: 01 January 2004
..., then that most singular of all forays, an excursion with neither adventure nor unforeseen events that after a few hours finds us home again, right before the gate of our parents' house, has a more secret magic, like the handling of a divining rod? The steadfast security of return is not guaranteed to whoever...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 280–300.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and women as consumers, likely contributed to the distorted notion of men’s and masculinity’s irrelevance to nineteenth-century consumerism (particularly as it related to clothing and fashion). 1 Contrary to this view, I argue here that products often framed or thought of as “feminine”—such as clothing...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 187–202.
Published: 01 January 2009
... greatly lessen the number of Papists, with whom we are yearly over-run, being the principal breeders of the nation," Swift's Protestant persona states, with the exclusive "we," like Yeats's "we old men." The lower classes were characteristically "the numerous classes." The Anglo-Irish horror pleni...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 5–9.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Sara Whym Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2017 sara whym dreamscapes (betrayals) NE LE RACONTE PAS! ­ Beckett 1 just like that i begin. i call k­ nowing what is, absolutely. asking you to draw me: a practice, a discipline, a resolution. hands...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 310–312.
Published: 01 September 2022
... (notably Gide’s account of being a juror in the Souvenirs de la cour d’assises ) , as well as historical archives and oral history (like Marguerite Yourcenar’s investigation of regional archives and family lore). James claims that the documentary imagination in French literature is neglected...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 May 2023
... just the freedom they wrest from the culture in which they are immersed, a freedom that allows them to write. I knew I liked that. But I began to suspect that there was more to my attraction than I had realized. I liked—I still like—being alone. I liked—I still like—staying inside...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 13–15.
Published: 01 January 2017
... many would regard as perhaps his most distinguishing quality m­ odesty? I still remember like a burn the time when a ­couple of friends and I took turns keeping him com­pany at the ER of the university hospital where he had landed for one of t­hose ­things that e­ very now and then land old professors...