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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 (2023) 114 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of poems written in Arabic or Hebrew in the Romance dialect of Andalusia) and a Galician-Portuguese cantiga d’amigo (songs in which a young girl laments the absence of her lover). Lyric dispossession can affirm female desire despite its dominance as a male solitary presence in the courtly tradition...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 249–259.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., jealous lover vs. the philosophe misanthrope , the world champion of sincerity), permanently at war with himself, in a war he is bound to lose. The article concludes that Molière constructs much of the famously conversational dramatic texture and indeterminate conclusion not through “successful” speech...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 49–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... Repetition also implies similarity, or resemblance. Despite the differences between the character of the Narrator-Lover, the personification Fair Welcome, and the symbol of the rosebud, all three resemble one another. They are all characterized by a profound indeterminacy, which undermines not only...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 65–89.
Published: 01 January 2011
... and Chretien's stories and the manuscript illuminations share a common dilemma: the juxtaposition of quest and obstacle in the development of the protagonist. In the Roman a series of obstacles threaten the dreamer's, and more particularly the lover's, progress toward the beloved, symbolized by the rose...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 431–451.
Published: 01 November 2009
... canon since the dawn of literature. As Lawrence Lipking states regarding the tradition launched by Ovid's Heroides, "to be a heroine means being abandoned."l Ovid's series of plaintive epistles, almost all in the voices of women of legend addressing their absent lovers, presents the "other" side...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (4): 353–374.
Published: 01 November 2000
... stages an "I" who from the very beginning of the dream walks. This walk is no aimless wandering. The "I" in the dream (a persona to which I shall refer for the sake of convenience as the "Lover") is indeed beckoned, without his knowledge, toward the pool of Narcissus that the Romance of the Rose excises...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (3): 426–447.
Published: 01 December 2022
... gestures to the lovers’ tragic end, of course, but by mentioning that Tristan and Yseut’s love is considered “tant . . . fine,” and that they suffered because of it, she invites readers to recall why and how that is the case: no matter what part or parts of the story might be brought to an individual...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 223–246.
Published: 01 January 2019
... friend. At the same time, popul­ar usage continues to distinguish between lovers and t­hose who are just friends h­ ence the need to qualify friends who do occasionally have sex as friends with benefits. Are friends as distinct from sexual partners as the very dif­fer­ent Eng­ lish roots of friend...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 247–264.
Published: 01 January 2019
... husband and m­ other ­were killed at the ­couple s home in Paris, and eventually she became the chief suspect of the state s investigation into the double murder. When she did, her secrets and ­those of her lovers spilled out into public view, and the case captivated the French public for more than a year...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 222–240.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and crossing out [of disinterestedness]” (Nietzsche, Genealogy 72). Indeed, Stendhal would have associated many of the claims made on his behalf with the inflationary, and ultimately disillusioning, pronouncements of a lover in a state of engouement (infatuation, or excessive interest in something/someone...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 323–341.
Published: 01 November 2007
... of sorrow. A young maid who was hidden under the bed recounts what she heard to the young lover who, after an evenly long lamentation full of regret for his imprudence, stabs himself to death. The Duke finds out and furiously kills his wife in the middle of the ongoing festivities. The story ends...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 823–838.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of her dead husband's gay lover; Marie de France's Lanval is a twelfth-century Old French poem in which a knight's sudden luck in love is contingent on his ability to keep his (female) fairy lover a secret. These engagements with erotic disclosure-their secrets are, like all secrets, designed...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 23–35.
Published: 01 January 2010
... diverge. In ] the parrot goes back with the good news to his master and hurries him off to the garden. Briefly affirming their love for one another, lover and lady kiss and "feron de lor solatz" ("took their solace," ] 167) until the parrot returns to warn them of the husband's return. Compelled...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., is a noble lover, a fin amant performing deeds of valor inspired by his amour courtois, 1 but for many other readers, including some of the earliest, Lancelot is an adulterer and a traitor, who is violating his bond to his liege lord.2 The issue remains central to much of the recent scholarship and criticism...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 215–233.
Published: 01 May 2009
... by discussing Christian, Neoplatonic, and courtly love theories side by side. Printed for the first time in 1535, Ebreo's Dialoghi d'amore develop a conversation over several days between the protagonists Philo and Sophia. As Sophia steadfastly refuses her lover Philo's persuasive rhetoric together with his...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 135–154.
Published: 01 January 2017
... to historical figures, see Sconduto, Guillaume (5 6). Guillaume de Palerne and the Stag of Saint Eustace 139 d­ aughter, Melior. The two fall in love but Nathaniel stands against the ­union, still unsure of Guillaume s origins. Unable to remain apart, the young lovers decide to flee, dissimulating their h­ uman...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 275–292.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... The first plot takes the form of a conventional courtship, where moderate affection and mutual compatibility yield stability and a healthy family. The second showcases the melancholic lover of Petrarchan verse, the youth whose burning passion usually goes unfulfilled, threatening to destroy him.6 The key...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 May 2021
... d’Ascoli Issues posed by the nexus of love and compulsion are persistent in Dante’s writing, forming a thematic skein to which Dante returns throughout his life and poetic career. As we shall see, the domain of love and compulsion—love and determinism—embraces the issue of the lover’s susceptibility...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 314–317.
Published: 01 September 2022
...); Morgan then proceeds in chapter 3 to the so called Heroides , or the elegiac letters purportedly written by some of most storied women of myth to their absent, errant, and/or abhorrent male lovers (the “double letters” that constitute the last six poems of the collection give the males a right of reply...