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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 10–23.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Dario Del Puppo Abstract This article considers the importance of material philological features of the early manuscripts of Dante’s Vita nova for the work’s critical reception. Over the centuries, editors (most notably Giovanni Boccaccio) have recast textual meaning in the work mainly...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 189–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... Reflecting on the dialogical generation of meaning, I trace the ways in which reading Balzac and Sand together reveals a complex and continuing conversation between the two authors about similarity, difference, and the dialectical nature of identity. This ongoing intertextual exchange, I argue, helps us see...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 158–180.
Published: 01 May 2021
...’ assignment of meaning and cultural “readings” to medieval illuminators. Yet numerous sources, especially the instructions to illuminators that remain still visible in unfinished manuscripts, confirm that methods of work in the illustrating of medieval texts were guided by very different criteria than...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 151–172.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the practice of biblical exegesis, reprise refers to an open-ended process of meaning making opposed to the rigid certainties of fundamentalism. [REL] also contributes a concept of radical transformation through love (“conversion”). For Latour, two events from the Virgin Mary’s life—the Annunciation...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 260–287.
Published: 01 September 2020
... pornographie to designate these sexually explicit publications. Reviving an esoteric word, the press redeployed it with a new meaning and a (concocted) origin narrative that highlighted both the word’s “newness” and Zola’s place in the “new” genre it designated. This reinvention and deployment of the word were...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 111–121.
Published: 01 January 2014
... this other dimension of Barthes's relation to film. And here again, it is a matter of layers: on a first level, an image displays "information"; on a second level, it conveys a "symbolic" meaning; on a third level, it carries a "sens abtus," a third meaning Barthes illustrates with photograms taken from...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 7–13.
Published: 01 January 2002
..., the concept of intertextuality began resonating with some other concepts that I was working out, namely that of strangeness/hospitality, migrant personalities, and grafts; that of the semiotic/the symbolic and their trans-verbal meaning; then abjection, borderline personalities, and the blurring of object...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 49–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... to subvert straightforward interpretations of its allegorical meaning. To date, the workings of opposition and difference have received much more scholarly attention than those of repetition and resemblance. This is not surprising considering the Narrator's explicit endorsement of difference as productive...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 128–150.
Published: 01 May 2020
... illustrates one of the principal arguments of Bruno Latour’s project about the presumed opposition between signifying language and the material world. Latour’s exposition of what he terms, after Étienne Souriau, “modes d’existence” presents such modes as a means of moving beyond the notional separation...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 151–169.
Published: 01 January 2004
... and may soon disappear without trace. He took from Augustine the creational meaning of Beauty and removed it from the general hermeneutical investigation and narrative detail, laying bare the" differends" encapsulated in what he (Lyotard) calls the singular witness, the poem of the Confessions. 1...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (1-2): 105–126.
Published: 01 January 2013
... work typically assume one of two attitudes: either they attempt to decipher the letters that make up his consonantic and vocalic clusters in order to unlock what they perceive to be an esoteric meaning, or they bypass the resistant material with a view to gaining an overarching understanding...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 129–152.
Published: 01 January 2000
... of the novel: of the one in the process of being written, but also the process of the novel in general. The text for Barthes consists not of a line of words, releasing a single 'theological' meaning [ ], but of a multidimensional space [ ] the text is a fabric of quotations, resulting from a thousand sources...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 425–444.
Published: 01 May 2010
... on the perceiving mind: "An esthetic experience is an experience of rapt attention which involves the intransitive apprehension of an object's immanent meanings in their full presentational immediacy."l Vivas continues, ["Intransitive"] means to signify that attention is esthetic when it is so controlled...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 169–187.
Published: 01 May 2007
... to "some larger, static whole unnamable by any unilateral means" (Irby, Introduction to Other Inquisitions, x). While Borges is famous for his association of metaphor with universality, I will propose that his writing also initiates a confrontation with the limits of metaphor as it has been defined...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 3–25.
Published: 01 January 2011
... is intertwined with, and in an important sense is, the meaning ascribed to the text. For his part, the werewolf never utters a word after the fateful revelation of his beastly secret sets the plot in motion. Like the other characters, the reader is left with the task of lending a tongue to the voiceless body...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 67–74.
Published: 01 January 2010
... Troyes in the late 1960s. Haidu's work had the added effect of breaking down the barrier between clerical and lay, high and low, culture, and thus of lessening the importance of the question of intended audience as a determinant of origin and meaning. Per Nykrog's book on the fabliaux, published in 1973...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 109–127.
Published: 01 January 2011
... that gave its name to the Rue Troussevache. I would like to call attention to the way these helpful editorial interventions close off important dimensions of multiple meanings in Villon's text. A reader who is allowed to misread the signs-or 1. Miihlethaler ed., Lais, h. 22. Unless otherwise indicated, all...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 123–134.
Published: 01 January 2007
... to the different meanings of "tell." In the sense of mechanical computation it does nothing else while in the sense of rehearsing lived experience in narrative form it cannot even make a start. The tale continues to interweave these two opposed, but not quite separable, meanings and it is perhaps not otiose...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (3): 245–258.
Published: 01 May 2001
... structure, operations, and effects. First 1. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, "Emile," in (Euvres completes, IV, ed. Bernard Gagnebin and Marcel Raymond (Paris: NRF/Gallimard, 1969). Throughout this paper I will refer to this text. All translations from Rousseau are mine. 2. For a precise delineation of the meaning...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 596–600.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Perec's literary career blossomed during the early 1960s, an era dominated by the nouveau roman. Authors such as Nathalie Sarraute and Alain RobbeGrillet reconstructed and depicted reality through literary means, and their endeavors served to formulate philosophical and epistemological positions. Perec...