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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): 106–127.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to its laws while adopting varying solutions for communicating ontological contentions to readers. Copyright © 2020 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2020 Bruno Latour medieval encyclopedias manuscript illuminations natural history cosmology A major challenge...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 24–38.
Published: 01 May 2021
... history on the other. At the center of this discussion is one of the thorniest aspects of the Vita Nova ’s text: the divisions (technical prose of a scholastic nature in which Dante explains the formal structure of his poems). Over the centuries, Dante’s authority over his own text was brought...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 205–226.
Published: 01 September 2020
... for a certain model of knowledge-acquisition that sees natural truths as hidden and in need of tools to be extracted. This ingenuity is shown, also, to be closely connected to the inventions of writers of romance, and the article suggests the specific importance of the Alexander material in the history...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 85–105.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... This essay offers a survey of the pan-European textual traditions on the matter of Troy as a case study in the history of the book, with the manuscript codex conceived as a crossing between [TEC] and [FIC]. I show that the affordances and ecologies of the codex as a “being of technology” lent it a vitality...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 199–221.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., for example, as far as the “uncivilized” Hudson Valley, communing with themselves and nature. This may be true as a fact of literary history: Jean Starobinski, who was not just Rousseau’s most noted exegete but also knew the German literature of the period well, frequently underlined the extent of Rousseau’s...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (3): 245–258.
Published: 01 May 2001
... at the fair, the gardener, the tumbler, the vicar, the text of nature, history. There is only one initiatee, however - Emile - and in the end he transforms into an initiator. All initiators play different parts according to the level Emile has THE DISCOURSE OF NATURAL INSTRUCTION IN L'EMILE 255 reached...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and the semiotic are densely interwoven, a fact typically overlooked in Modernity. As moralized accounts of natural history, bestiary texts mark a conflation rather than a crossing of the modes of reference and religion [REF•REL]. They are, in other words, simultaneously and seamlessly scientific and religious...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 191–207.
Published: 01 January 2012
... beyond-we habitually call "a monster." Pantagruel It is telling, then, that Pantagruel avoids the word. Ignoring scripture and the Platonized Ovid, he fishes his nomenclature from Pline's Natural History. The de-monstration to which he then proceeds seems an outgrowth of that word choice: here we have...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 483–500.
Published: 01 May 2006
... ontological investigations of cinema, albeit no longer on behalf of realism, but in the name of a more sophisticated philosophy of immanence. Deleuze's theory promises nothing less than a taxonomy of images, a natural history of the film medium indelibly marked by the crucial event of neorealism and thus...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 257–270.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of subjects addressed during these meetings. The Oziosi interpreted literary texts, participated in the debate on the status of women, considered puzzling aspects of natural history, and addressed moral questions.34 The eclectic nature of De Pietri's book belies the predominant interest of this academy...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 349–368.
Published: 01 May 2011
... pacifism that he had himself claimed to experience in an earlier "Causerie," published on 25 June. There (a distinctly Rousseauian) Zola recounts how, with Jules Michelet's natural histories in hand, he would set out in search of a solitary retreat on the banks of the Seine, indulging in "longues reveries...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 169–182.
Published: 01 January 2011
... understanding, for him, comes at the price of an anxiety about the nature of the past. For the "historian" in "La Venus d'Ille," the desire for myth emerges as a reaction to the obsessive desire for history. Pierre Nora develops a similar notion when formulating the distinction between History and Memory; never...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 273–291.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of liturgy. The present essay takes these scholars' insights about how Pascal's religious beliefs pervade the content of his writing and seeks to add to their work by showing how the form of his writing is also an articulation of his beliefs about the nature of history and temporality after Christ's advent...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 429–436.
Published: 01 May 2003
... with the Cartesian doctrine that the soul always thinks-have, you might ask, to do with Conde's work? What would belief be like if it were as absolute, as real as a fist to the stomach? If it were as natural, as concretely held as the sense of touch? What, then, are the exigencies of spiritual work? Doesn't "spirit...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (1): 99–101.
Published: 01 January 2006
...' study, the l1lodel begins to clainl her literary territory through Balzac's La COl1uidie hunlail1c, Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du 111a/ and MOll Ca:ur ntis a nu, and the Goncourt's Manette Sa/onzon. The influence of scientific theories of acclilnatization and naturalization on perceptions of the Jewish...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 285–301.
Published: 01 May 2012
... in nature. The question of the author is certainly one of these no longer purely literary questions. Treating it must thus involve developing ways to understand the mechanisms and practices that serve to institutionalize the literary through the mediation of other practices, fields, and forces. Becoming...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 77–102.
Published: 01 January 2016
... and perspectives, and as she wrote in The Natural History of German Life, Art is the nearest thing to life; it is a mode of amplifying experience and extending our contact with our fellow men beyond the bounds of our personal lot (Essays 271). Thus, much like Sand s novels, Eliot s tales manifest a desire...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 3–10.
Published: 01 January 2012
... undergone radical transformations. We are no longer willing to consider heresy as a given object accompanied by a series of valorizations; that is, we can no longer rewrite its history from an exterior position that Michel Foucault would have defined as savage. Scholars with colonial pasts remind us...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 639–654.
Published: 01 November 2010
... uomini, come nella prefazione nostra si disse, nacquero, vissero e morirono sempre con uno medesimo ordine" (82-83). The constancy of human nature through the ages and the consequent uniformity of history ought to make possible the reenactment of Roman virtue in the modern world. This is the "utilita...