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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 48–65.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and Dante’s models of vernacular knowledge sharing by drawing on AIME’s notion of the diplomat, whose measured speech helps “renegotiate the new frontiers of self and other.” It is especially concerned with the modes of engagement Latour labels as the beings of politics [POL], law [LAW], and fiction [FIC...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 336–356.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in Love? Using the psychoanalytic concept of the partial object, she shows how limited Proust’s notion of love really is. We end on a note of wild admiration for Proust’s description of what it feels like to be in what he calls “love” but with a dose of skepticism with regard to his framing of the project...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 215–217.
Published: 01 January 2015
... contributions from a conference that took place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012 about the sublime and the grotesque or rather, to be more precise, about certain problematic moments at which these two notions collide or collapse. The volume builds indirectly on Hugo's comment in the "Preface de...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 265–273.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Derrida's concept of archive and his notion of repression as archivization. The contradictory views of history shared by the Argentine au- thor and the French philosopher, in the case of Borges, are probably inspired by Franz Kafka's "The Great Wall of China." In both texts, architectural construction can...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 403–405.
Published: 01 May 2009
... either by language alone or by the conventions of a particular literary genre or discursive form (10). This broad conception extends the notion of constraint beyond the circumscribed set of writing practices to which it is usually applied. While Baetens refers both to well-known and to lesser-known...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 57–67.
Published: 01 January 2002
... the literary text. Nevertheless, Barthes' par- ticular connection of history and tense in the novel bears further scrutiny. On the one hand, one might argue (with Barthes) that the passe simple be- trays a specific notion of time-and of history itself-as firmly embedded in a past that can be viewed...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 111–114.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the field from the south, as it were. For this purpose, I would like to invoke the notion of Iberia, which has recently acquired a certain currency in n1Y field. This notion arose from the impossibility of fitting under the name of Spain all of the cultural, intellectual, and political issues encompassed...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 400–404.
Published: 01 May 2008
...." In the first part of her book, after rehearsing the divergent definitions of this notion and arriv- ing at her own explanation of "preciosite" as a quest by women for a "glory" that is manifested by traits such as sensitivity, affectation, and an attitude of superiority and independence (44-50), Raynard...
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Romanic Review (2018) 109 (1-4): 277–290.
Published: 01 January 2018
... défini comme une véritable « obsession de la pureté1 », qui tient non seulement du discours littéraire, mais aussi des arts plastiques (les cubistes se réclament par exemple d une « pure peinture Il s agit de notions qui avaient bien entendu été largement employées déjà dans le débat sur la littérature...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (1-2): 69–76.
Published: 01 January 2008
... of"Modernism's reaction against Romanticism" in "The Notion of Postmodernism" (in Zeitgeist in Babel. The Post-Modernist Controversy, ed. Inge- borg Hoesterey), p. 44. In the same essay he associates Surrealism with what he calls the "urge to relax" which implies a lowering of standards of taste and quality (p...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 297–302.
Published: 01 May 2007
...)creating a center in the circumference" (35). While this may be an accurate description of Ocampo's intentions, the notion of putting translation to work in the interest of a new centrism would seem to contradict Borges's insistence-which is underscored by Kristal and elsewhere by Waisman himself...
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Romanic Review (2018) 109 (1-4): 185–191.
Published: 01 January 2018
... d adhérer à des idéaux positifs, peut- elle parvenir à envisager un monde meilleur ? Quelles voies la République des lettres du vingtième siècle envisage- t- elle pour relever le défi d associer la littérature à l Histoire, la culture à la cité ? Notions et formes d engagement Explorer la variété et...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 183–187.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the Postcolonial in French: History, Politics, Literature," a conference held at the Maison Fran~aiseof Columbia University on March 20, 2010. The objective of the conference was to analyze the different ways in which the notion of "the postcolonial" has been used in French. The starting point for this reflection...
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Romanic Review (2018) 109 (1-4): 127–147.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Laurence Macé Laurence Macé Y A- T-IL UNE PENSÉE DU STYLE DANS LES CENSURES DES LUMIÈRES ? On admet communément que le dix- huitième siècle constitue, pour la notion de style, un moment de bascule. Entre l évidence du concept dans l Antiquité et son retour massif à partir du dix- neuvième siècle...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 273–291.
Published: 01 May 2014
... on whether kairos is understood as the approaching- yet-stilI-future end time or an ever-present potential moment for redemption. In studies of the philosophy of history, there is a similar tension between the temporal notions of chronos (which is closer to the idea of time as a forward-moving sequence...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (1-2): 160–165.
Published: 01 January 2008
...-gardelavant-garde dichotomy, in which the notion of classic/Classical is inevitably associated with the former. It is a point made by several contributors to William Marx's collection of es- says, Les Arriere-gardes au xxe siecLe : L'autre face de La modernite esthetique, that in this, as in so many other...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 203–213.
Published: 01 May 2009
... in dramatic transformation and char- acter development, be globally or naOively mapped onto the instantaneous spiritual change deemed possible by Roman Catholic notions of ritual pardon or deathbed absolution. Religious associations doubtless underlie the temporal poetics of many literary works in the period...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 575–579.
Published: 01 November 2009
... the notion of chance event. The opening pages of the book draw our attention to the double meaning of "accident" in Aristotle's philosophy: the term sumbebekos refers to unexpected events, but also distinguishes mutable or inessential quali- ties of a thing from its defining essence or substance. Setting out...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 583–585.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Baron argues that the notion of the "invisible work" (imaginary, unsuccessful, or virtual works rep- resented in fiction) reveals the conditions of possibility of literary history and the essential irreducibility of "literature" to "history." In the section entitled "Fictions critiques," Mathilde...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (1-2): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2008
... is a lively field of in- quiry in France. But it is not only that, for it aims also to export, openly and self-consciously, into the French context a notion-modernism-that is, in current usage at least, tightly bound up with the English language and Ameri- can cultural priorities. If "modernite" seems...