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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 369–386.
Published: 01 November 2002
...Jerry C. Nash Copyright © 2002 The Trustees of Columbia University 2002 Jerry C. Nash FICTIONAL EVIL AND THE READER'S SEDUCTION: RABELAIS'S CREATIONS OF "L'ESPRIT MALING" A mong other readers of Fran~ois Rabelais, Robert Griffin and M. A. Screech have written convincingly on the subject...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 486–504.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of whom are known to be women. After presenting the quarrel texts written by Adelaïde d’Espinassy; Joséphine de Monbart; and Anne d’Aubourg de La Bove, comtesse de Miremont; the article explores why and how these women engaged in such a highly publicized, male-dominated quarrel. They intervened...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (3): 225–244.
Published: 01 May 2000
... portrayed the male relationship to discourse in powerful terms. It would hardly be an exaggeration to say that the majority of formulations on this topic have cast a rather unfavorable light on the dominant role that man has assumed in manipulating language and its signifying processes. Helene Cixous...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 453–472.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., authored by male contemporaries. This collection, entitled Escriz de divers poetes, a la louenge de Louize Labe Lionnoize, has received relatively little critical attention to date, yet offers an invaluable glimpse into the world in which Labe published.1 The Escriz both document and seek to shape...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 483–496.
Published: 01 May 2010
... on the grounds that it contributes to reinforcing sexist sexual and gender stereotypes that show women as passive, always available, and eager to satisfy male sexual needs and fantasies to the exclusion of their own. Accordingly, her representation supports the dominant male culture through which women are kept...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 175–190.
Published: 01 January 2012
... appears in the sultan's court, she follows the pattern established in the chansons and rejects her Saracen attachments in favor of her Frankish husband.5 Kinoshita, however, argues against reading the Fille merely as a cipher for male Frankish interests. Although the erotic conquest of Saracen women...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 25–46.
Published: 01 January 2016
... more than paternalistic advice and sweet talk to toe the line that led to the presumed satisfaction of all. One might assume therefore that male authors with such views would have had little to fear from their male peers, let alone from the elite women of leisure whom they presumed to instruct on how...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (3): 259–274.
Published: 01 May 2002
... or destroyed by one or more of the following intrusive elements: a lie, a deception, or an omission2; physical separation, either geographic or architectural3; or the neglect of a magical substance.4 In each text, the suffering of the couple yields reflection on how males and females comport themselves when...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 211–226.
Published: 01 May 2008
... is an 'expulsion' followed by a 'repulsion' that founds and consolidates culturally hegemonic identities along sex/race/sexuality axes of differentiation" (133). In what follows I will argue that for Perrault women indeed incarnate the abject, and in order to alleviate any threat women pose to male authority...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (4): 474–476.
Published: 01 November 2004
... of the various male protagonists in these authors' works as transgressions of the two-gender model. This dynamic structures Klee's three-chapter book. The first chapter, historicist in nature, examines nineteenth-century discourses on the body in general. The second discusses how Huysmans and Wilde absorbed...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 111–130.
Published: 01 January 2019
... lodged in the public mind that almost any mention of Athos and com­pany is bound to prompt images of idealized male friendship, of unstinting camaraderie.1 In the fictions of Alexandre Dumas père, the musketeers never tire of alluding to the bonds of friendship that bind them. Often, they speak...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 253–274.
Published: 01 May 2013
... version of womanhood created by foolish men. She no longer resembles, Reason says, the truth about womanhood, but has become a strange male fantasy about women. Reading misogynistic texts produces in CHRISTINE DE PIZAN'S QUEER CRITIQUE OF MISOGYNY 257 her a mental state akin to cross-dressing. These texts...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 137–151.
Published: 01 January 2016
... with a man, or, as Proust has Swann and Marcel suspect, women may actually be having sex with each other. In her book Proust s Lesbianism, Elisabeth Ladenson has argued that the anxiety caused by lesbian relations for these jealous male lovers is due to the fact that friendship or sex between women...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 579–582.
Published: 01 November 2009
... epidemic, rather gay. (Jews, though, really lived there; gays just visited.) And any such subculture, like the Caron-Gottlieb bond, is better considered to be friendship-based than as at all familial. One also learns about gay or rather gay male identity. Caron's position-if not subject position-is, to my...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (3): 355–361.
Published: 01 May 2001
... surmises, the author allows the rich converso Don Diego to succeed through Pablos' suffering. Discourses of Poverty next discusses the more immediate social functions of the "other" in the female picaresque, which has different literary origins from the male picaresque. Its heroine is typically...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 1–14.
Published: 01 January 2019
... passages of Louis Antoine de Saint-­Just s Fragments sur les institutions républicaines (1793 94) in which the Conventionnel attempted to devise a formal, public model of friendship in which friends as presumptively male as the citizen was presumptively un citoyen ­would declare their bonds in official...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (3): 351–355.
Published: 01 May 2001
... enchanted male readers in Desbordes-Valmore since it matched what men thought poetry written by a woman should be, disgusted them in Lamartine, for he renounced the stereotypically virile voice so cherished by authors such as Hugo, Sainte-Beuve and Flaubert in favor of a weepy sentimentality...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 169–184.
Published: 01 March 2006
... capitalism-begin to take root in French culture, especially in Paris. In what follows, I argue that the Jew comes to serve as a privileged screen for the projection of anxieties about modernity in both literature and other discourses from the time. But whereas the male Jew tends to incarnate the negative...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 709–725.
Published: 01 November 2010
... into Pan, Surprising the Sleeping Antiope, was rejected on grounds of obscenity. Moreover, she had to fend off slanderous accusations that she had secretly enlisted the services of a male helper (a teinturier as the expression went), a charge that was commonly brought up against women artists (Diderot had...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 189–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
... n’est pas femme” ( Lettres 1:443). Sand is “not a woman” because she has deliberately “stepped out of the role of woman” (my emphasis). Female identity is further determined by male response: “la femme attire et elle [Sand] repousse, et comme je suis très homme, si elle me fait cet effet-là, elle...
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