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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (1-2): 69–76.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Suzanne Guerlac Suzanne Guerlac VALERY-MODERNIST MYTHS AND (ANTI) MODERNIST STATES OF MIND I n a short text entitled "Questions de Poesie," preface to the AnthoLogie desPoetes de La NRF and published in the review in 1935, Valery mocks those who waste their time on terms such as Classicism...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 66–84.
Published: 01 May 2020
... work of Gilbert Simondon and Étienne Souriau, provides a way to break down the division between the human mind and the world (and hence the mind and the machine), offering a rich understanding of the way in which the beings of technology [TEC], fiction [FIC], and religion [REL] act in concert upon us...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 357–369.
Published: 01 December 2020
... stricture against taking fictional characters as real beings—something other than writing on a page—is correct, it does not account for the way in which we imagine, make use of, and interact with the minds of literary characters. Yet Proust’s understanding of the fictional being cohabits with the inevitable...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Joshua Landy Abstract Proust’s most famous critic claims that he didn’t have “even a vague or confused idea” of how his novel was going to hang together. Others tell us that every statement in the novel is a “transient hypothesis,” that Proust has “made up his mind about nothing,” or even...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 463–465.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., is that empathy is a slippery feeling with two related but antagonistic facets: a propensity to affective sharing, on the one hand, and a more reflective mind-reading ability (what cognitive scientists call “Theory of Mind”), on the other. These two typically pull in opposite directions: toward imaginative...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 341–350.
Published: 01 May 2014
... cognitive and evolutionary incursions, primarily psychoanalytic. While French literature itself has had many dealings with Freudian and post-Freudian psychoanalysis over the last century, for instance, in the work of Andre Breton, Serge Doubrovsky, and Marie Cardinal, other conceptions of the mind emerging...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 429–436.
Published: 01 May 2003
... is a limb argument, his obsession with considering that consciousness could as easily be in our little finger as in our mind, helps us to test the con- nection between the set of practices in the Caribbean associated with the sa- cred, literal, and metaphorical and what we might call the uses of ritual...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (4): 474–476.
Published: 01 November 2004
... faction has concentrated on the relations of body and mind with respect to sexuality rather than to liter- ature. In her book, which can be roughly translates as "bodily decadence" or "decadence personified," Wanda G. Klee consolidates these issues and fills an unaddressed gap. Taking her cue from Max...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 619–637.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... This shift in the use of the language of architecture allows that the created can create as well, albeit on a much smaller scale. Significantly, not only are animals capable of constructing edifices, but their constructions are so complex that human hands cannot imitate them, and human minds cannot...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (1-2): 77–86.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., "the years have mounted up [since James's last novels]. We may expect the novel to change and develop as it is explored by the most vigorous minds of a very complex age. What have we not, indeed, to expect from M. Proust alone?"l Four months later, Proust died. The "Hommage" to him that the Nouvelle Revue...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 183–199.
Published: 01 January 2011
...-penalty works, a man enters the courtroom a citizen and leaves it a condamne, and it is on this change in status that the right to take his life is based. At the same time as they present the trial in this way, however, both works also undermine it as a justification for capital punishment in the mind...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 161–171.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Michael Riffaterre Michael Riffaterre VICTOR HUGO ON THE UNIVERSE WITHIN THE POET Montrez-moi Ie ciel charge de nuages Repetant Ie monde enfoui sous mes paupieres Eluard T he soul, the mind, moral entities, mental functions, have always, inliterature as well as in the arts and folklore, been...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (1-2): 170–172.
Published: 01 January 2013
... physiology and passion: thinking of the body as a machine (as opposed to a site where spiritual or occult forces play themselves out) does not imply that it is somehow robotic or unfeeling. On the contrary, the innovation consists in considering how passions are produced in the body, how they affect the mind...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 370–377.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Davis opts for “the underside of death” in her translation (Proust, In Search 1: 84). It was the rational wish to alleviate such suffering for those imprisoned by age and illness that turned Drion’s mind as a legal scholar toward the idea of a suicide pill, unaccompanied—he was an atheist—by any moral...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 349–368.
Published: 01 May 2011
... vicissitudes but also that Zola anticipates Freud's own energeticist view of the mind, not 35 2 CLAIRE WHITE least, as we shall see, Freud's own engagement with thermodynamic principles. What follows, then, is not a psychoanalytical reading of the novel as such, but rather an attempt to connect Zola's account...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 253–275.
Published: 01 January 2017
... credited to Edouard Dujardin s Les Lauriers sont coupés (1888), a short novel that strives to represent its main character s thoughts as directly as pos si ble, with minimal intervention from the author. Dujardin sets out to capture every thing that passes through the mind of a Pa ri sian student during...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (3): 271–291.
Published: 01 May 2004
... I had to do for myself, and to think about my fellows about whom my heart was ceaselessly in contradiction with my mind, and whom I still felt myself brought to love along with so many reasons to hate them.s 273 The exact words Rousseau used to describe the occasion are heureux hasard. While...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 301–304.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., the metalanguage of Michael Riffaterre. Intricate, surreal themselves. The new codes, the metalanguage of Michael Riffaterre, hard to break. I remember how language decoded means a new language encoded. My mind swirled, black hole with a light at the end, flashing on and off. I REMEMBER MICHAEL RIFFATERRE New...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 57–67.
Published: 01 January 2002
... such difference entails are significant, and must be borne in mind. I would refer you here to the individuation of style which Rif- faterre argues in Text Production. Following from Riffaterre, I would argue that Barthes' thesis relies on poetics, or generalization. The latter, as Riffaterre notes, "tend to keep...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 151–160.
Published: 01 January 2002
..., when all the imaginable is yours, when you have before you, at your disposal, the whole dark chaos of types."18 Let us note the word: the poet does not grope about at random but knows how to select characters representative of funda- mental traits of the human mind. Such characters Hugo calls...