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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 486–504.
Published: 01 December 2021
... quarrels women’s writing education collèges Rousseau Education was the hot topic in mid-eighteenth-century France. Following the expulsion of the Jesuits (1761–64)—France’s most famous early modern teaching order, which ran more than one hundred collèges —and the publication of Jean-Jacques...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 341–359.
Published: 01 September 2023
... phenomena, the relationship with which is heightened by the experience of fleeing one’s country. The writers and artists discussed include Victorina Durán, Mada Carreño, María Luisa Elío, Silvia Mistral, María Teresa de León, Concha Méndez, and Maruja Mallo. All of them went into exile in Spanish-speaking...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 567–574.
Published: 01 December 2023
... education as a fancier and much more expensive version of a vocational school. To do so is to have already lost, just as progressive politics is already losing the moment one consents to extreme Republican framing. We can see this in the Republican Party’s successful co-opting of the debates around...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 505–521.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Catriona Seth Abstract Right at the end of the eighteenth century, a famous poet, Ponce-Denis Écouchard Le Brun, denounced women writers and a literary dispute ensued. While it mobilized a number of authors, one poem stands out in accounts of the quarrel: Constance Pipelet’s “Épître aux femmes...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Cary Howie Abstract This introductory essay gestures toward some of the ironies of solitude—and the places where those ironies become paradoxes, even promises—beginning with the grounding questions of this collection: What does it mean to speak of solitude together? How does one solitude speak...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 24–38.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Jelena Todorović Abstract This article focuses on the nineteenth-century print circulation of Dante’s Vita Nova (1292–94) and especially on the response in print media to the tension between new critical approaches to text editing, on the one hand, and editors’ dependence on the text’s complex...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 423–436.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Derval Conroy Abstract This article examines one of Marie de Gournay’s forays into religious controversy in her short text “Advis à quelques gens d’Église.” First published in L’Ombre de la damoiselle de Gournay (1626), the text is an indictment of the abuse of the sacrament of confession by both...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 437–451.
Published: 01 December 2021
... agency and interpersonal harmony. Throughout her maxims, she lays out explicit strategies for managing conflicts but is caught between an emphasis on gaining an advantage over one’s adversaries and, at the other extreme, finding a middle ground with them. But conflicts from her life suggest a different...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of princes, the régime de santé took a political turn, something that is also echoed in satirical literature. One clear example of the politics of the régime de santé is the banquet scene of L’Isle des hermaphrodites ( The Island of Hermaphrodites ), published in 1605 and circulated widely in Paris...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 131–149.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., and most of all a disabled (deaf) woman of letters. Her work Arboleda de los enfermos represents a hybrid paradigm in which literature, religion, and medicine interact with one another in medieval Europe. Teresa’s use of embodied metaphors to describe her experience of isolation and loneliness helps...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 65–86.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Guinizzelli di Magnano (1230s–1276), judge, prosecutor, and one of the main literary references of the upcoming Dolce Stilnovo , and the professional activity of Taddeo Alderotti (1206/1215–1295), the catalyst of the new scientific trends of the Bolognese medical school. Guido Guinizzelli’s canzone “Al cor...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 151–176.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., the article reflects on the implications of considering this courtly romance alongside modern consent theory. On the one hand, modern theory pushes the medievalist to confront what is at stake in deeming Enide unable meaningfully to consent to the terms of her union with Erec. On the other, this medieval...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 360–379.
Published: 01 September 2023
... across temporalities. So while, on one hand. the text unpacks how images of the Portuguese Revolution were produced and, subsequently, transformed into heritage, it also reflects on the author’s own engagement with the Revolution’s visual archives and her co-direction of the film essay A revolução (é...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 420–435.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of pavement where footfall is heavy, so as to illicitly, albeit very publicly, sell their goods, laid out on mantas , or blankets. Attached to these blankets are four strings, one fixed at each corner, that are then joined together at the center of the rectangle. When police are sighted, the strings can...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 189–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of their oeuvres in a self-conscious exchange with, and about, one another. In letters, novels, memoirs, and paratexts from their first encounter in the early 1830s to the end of their careers, Balzac and Sand portrayed, parodied, quoted, misquoted, alluded to, wrote, and rewrote each other in ways...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 15–30.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of Roots ) (2011)—and one is a seventeenth-century map. Burrus suggests that solitude allows us to know place (and ourselves as part of it) more deeply and intimately, offers a vantage point for seeing further and more clearly, undoes our sense of distinctiveness as humans, and transforms the intervals...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 249–259.
Published: 01 September 2020
... acts, but rather through failed ones; a reflection, too, of the rapidly transforming social values of the play’s historical moment. Copyright © 2020 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2020 Molière Le Misanthrope Alceste speech acts John Austin Le...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 357–369.
Published: 01 December 2020
... death of real persons. As in Henry James, for instance, character may border on nothingness, on illusion—yet it appears an inevitable illusion, one that we need in order to make sense of our lives. Copyright © 2020 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2020 fictional...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 378–391.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Andrew Holleran Abstract “The Invalid” is an autobiographical account of one American novelist’s reading Proust over the course of his life. After the initial impact of encountering Remembrance of Things Past as a young soldier in 1968 Germany, he is forced to wonder: Did Proust bring the novel...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 151–172.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and the Assumption—illustrate reprise and conversion, both of which are necessary in coming to terms with monogeism, the knowledge that there is only one world. This essay examines Latour’s proposed relationship between reprise and conversion through a consideration of late medieval Marian devotion. Focusing...