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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 128–150.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Emma Campbell Abstract As moralized works of natural history that are simultaneously scientific and religious, medieval bestiaries combine the modes Bruno Latour terms reference [REF] and religion [REL]. Bestiaries challenge the dualisms Latour identifies as central features of Modern thinking...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 192–203.
Published: 01 May 2020
... is translated into existence.” Her central topic is medieval bestiaries, which seem well equipped to overcome the dualities between word and world and even articulate and inarticulate creatures. There is a catch, however: “If bestiaries confirm fundamental elements of Latour’s critique of Modernity...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2020
... by focusing on the mediations of the medieval world as evident in its maps, automata, histories, encyclopedias, and bestiaries; in its formal arrangement of texts and the agency and aura of its books; in its categories of exile and belonging; in the love and violence of its religious cultures...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (1-2): 23–43.
Published: 01 January 2013
... to scrutinize the wife's destresce may be the result of what Larissa Tracy calls "a misconception of medieval belief, practice, and 1. All quotations from Old French texts, cited here by line numbers, are based on Koble and Seguy's edition, Lais bretons, Xlle-Xllle Siecles: Marie de France et ses contemporains...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 37–64.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., the physician is really just a beast like the others; in place of the expected treatment, a logic of predation enters the scene. If a specific nonhuman species is depicted playing the role of the physician in medieval beast literature, it is almost always the fox, 13 which in itself illustrates...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 106–127.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Inquiry into Modes of Existence enables a new reading of medieval encyclopedias that takes seriously Latour’s suggestion that premodern cosmologies retain importance for modern ecological thought while simultaneously challenging his arguments about the rigidity of ontologies based on ideas of nature...
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