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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 66–84.
Published: 01 May 2020
... : La Découverte , 1992 . Latour Bruno . Enquête sur les modes d’existence. Une anthropologie des Modernes . Paris : La Découverte , 2012 . Latour Bruno . An Inquiry into Mode of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns , translated by Porter Catherine . Cambridge, MA...
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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
... metaphysics for our own critical practices while also clarifying how the modes of existence, including Double Click, operated in and through a variety of medieval artifacts and genres: travelogues, historiography, diplomacy, romances, manuscripts, encyclopedias, bestiaries, theology, and theater. While each...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 192–203.
Published: 01 May 2020
... . Critique of Pure Reason , translated by Smith Norman Kemp . New York : St. Martin’s 1965 . Latour Bruno . “ Biography of an Inquiry: On a Book about Modes of Existence .” Social Studies of Science 43 , no. 2 ( 2013 ): 287 – 301 . Latour Bruno . “ Can We Get Our...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 253–275.
Published: 01 January 2017
... predictable and repetitive modes of existence. For both writers, the other state can only be accounted for by means of the destruction of traditional novelistic narration. As in the nouveau roman, Duras subscribes to the idea that the g­ reat realist narrative à la Balzac represents the Law that still...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 135–149.
Published: 01 January 2004
.... In "Tristan Vox," the obstacles in the way to the consummation of love are of ontological proportion. Tristan Vox is a fictional entity even within the fiction itself, and he only exists as immaterial and invisible voice. Yseut is likewise fictitious, but her mode of existence is that of an interfigural...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 341–350.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... For Sartre, while there may be no immaterial soul behind consciousness, the mode of existence of the mind is nevertheless qualitatively different from that of the body, and any attempt to reduce mentality to physiology is anathema. But it is Sartre's attitude toward conditioning that is perhaps most...
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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 (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 (2002) 93 (1-2): 185–199.
Published: 01 January 2002
... be reformulated by separating the two modes of existence of textuality: as a thing created by historical circumstances, it is literature; as a stimulus forever maintained in the fabric of the text, it is literariness. The difference is that the former is dated, the latter is timeless. 3 Let me now assuage...
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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...