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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 66–84.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., Du mode d’existence des objets techniques (1958; trans. On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects , 2017), that the technical object can never be entirely known (42/39). 1 Similarly, in Bruno Latour’s “scientifiction” Aramis, ou l’amour des techniques (1992; trans. Aramis, or the Love...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 27–47.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Jane Gilbert Abstract This essay focuses on two of the modes of existence posited by AIME, a collaborative project comprising Bruno Latour’s monograph An Inquiry into Modes of Existence and a multiauthored website associated with it. I juxtapose the modes of reference [REF] and fiction [FIC...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 128–150.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the Modern preconceptions that often determine the reception of these texts today. Bestiaries in turn expose certain Modern biases that persist in Latour’s modes of existence, most notably in the crossing of the referential and religious modes [REF•REL]. This essay explores the larger implications...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 173–191.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Noah D. Guynn Abstract This essay deploys Bruno Latour’s An Inquiry into the Modes of Existence and Bert States’s Great Reckonings in Little Rooms to analyze the pyrotechnics used in mystery plays to symbolize supernatural truths. On the one hand, these effects cultivated aesthetic immersion...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 151–172.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Anke Bernau Abstract In An Inquiry into the Modes of Existence , which addresses itself to the profound challenge of how to “compose” a common world in the Anthropocene, Bruno Latour proposes that the mode of religion [REL] offers a model for all the others—that of reprise. Emerging from...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 48–65.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Catherine Keen Abstract This essay uses Bruno Latour’s model of diplomacy from An Inquiry into the Modes of Existence (AIME), alongside the networks/worknets of actor-network theory, to discuss how the medieval Italian writers Brunetto Latini and Dante Alighieri explore experiences of political...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 85–105.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Marilynn Desmond Abstract Among the twelve modes he describes in An Inquiry into Modes of Existence , Bruno Latour identifies two—the “beings of technology” [TEC] and the “beings of fiction” [FIC]—that aptly depict the nonhuman agency inherent in the production and circulation of the premodern book...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 8–26.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Miranda Griffin Abstract This essay focuses on the recurrent metaphor of a painstaking journey in Bruno Latour’s An Inquiry into Modes of Existence and the ways in which it can be deployed as a reading of the world. I use this metaphor to scrutinize the transmission, in manuscript Chantilly, Musée...
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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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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2020
... footing. — AIME Homepage (“Inquiry”) Of the many arresting coinages and bracketed abbreviations that form the highly specialized language found in Bruno Latour’s An Inquiry into Modes of Existence (and deployed on AIME, the collaborative website associated with the book), one of the most beguiling...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 192–203.
Published: 01 May 2020
... tell—lacking any professional expertise in medieval studies—the scholarship also appears impeccable. But what is perhaps most startling is that they all seem to get Bruno Latour’s AIME project ( An Inquiry into Modes of Existence and its related website) basically right, even as the philosophy world...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 474–478.
Published: 01 November 2002
.... The book's main premise is that the Oulipian constraint functions as a reworking of existing literary forms and constraints, a combination of memory and invention that both recalls and transforms the past. Each constraint is therefore "a locus of literary memory" (40), if memory is understood as an active...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 63–80.
Published: 01 January 2004
... of 'the rules of the game.' Poetry communicates the incommunicable in a derivative form; it expresses what exceeds existing categories of knowledge or modes of representation. In this sense, poetry responds to and echoes the movement of the miraculous: Et n'est-ce pas a. un mouvement du meme ordre que repond la...
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Romanic Review (2024) 115 (1): 35–44.
Published: 01 May 2024
...” the translation to the source text, readers must apply their own translational interpretants to the translation, to apprehend how the translation speaks to the translator’s literary and historical moment. Translation’s creative world-making begins with critical world-revealing: revealing already existing...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (4): 505–522.
Published: 01 November 2000
... univers autonomes OU les imperatifs de THE MYTH OF ICARUS IN LA VIE MODE D'EMPLOI 507 incorporates the allusion to an existing painting into a fictional image. Of these, the closest to the original painting is the "toile de Jouy" in chapter 24 (the Marcia's apartment), which depicts a farm worker...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (3): 473–491.
Published: 01 December 2022
...—her ability to live life as though it were a dream, or to make her dreams an actual lived experience—raises a question of terminology. How indeed are we to characterize Emma’s flight from reality? Should it be called a dream? Fantasy? Reverie? In this passage, for example, her mode of existence could...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 155–173.
Published: 01 January 2012
...: a rupture or discontinuity in historic time is not something that is discovered when a new "episteme" appears; rather, it exists already in the present "episteme" in which one lives. What is incommensurable is not discovered when a taxonomy stops functioning or stops being understood, but is already...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 593–596.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and placement of the characters guiding the intonation and dynamics of the performance" (143). The book includes an index, and each chapter is accompanied by gorgeous images (many of them in color), though more often than not these images exist in a traditional relation to the text-they function to illustrate...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 233–253.
Published: 01 January 2012
... confesses her inclination for another THE PARADOX OF COURTLY LIFE IN LA PRINCESSE DE CLEVES 235 unwelcome effect, they must quickly be deciphered and incorporated into an acceptable mode of discourse, or else they threaten to destroy the exterior facade of courtliness so carefully established. Nevertheless...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 401–421.
Published: 01 May 2006
... for Georges Perec the question is that of the 'infra-ordinaire' and of the'contrainte du reel. '2 I will try, beginning with these two poles (estrangement and infra-ordinaire) to demonstrate the connections and the disjunctions that pass between Calvino's Le citta invisibili and Perec's La Vie mode d'emploi...