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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 63–80.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Kevin Inston Kevin Inston MICHEL LEIRIS AND THE POWER OF ART A rt, for Michel Leiris, acquires its potential to re-enchant a rigidly rationaland ordered world from its autonomous status, always at a remove from the laws and codes that govern society. 1 The autonomy of art, rather than dis- abling...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (2): 173–185.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Ehsan Ahmed Ehsa11 Ahmed WISDOM AND ABSOLUTE POWER IN GUILLAUME BUDE'S INSTITUTION DU PRINCE Recognized as France's most eminent early humanist, Guillaume Bude(1468-1540), whose indefatigable efforts led to the establishment of the College des Lecteurs Royaux in 1530, stood at the forefront...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 311–319.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Thomas Pavel Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2017 The Romanic Review Volume 108 Numbers 1 4 © The Trustees of Columbia University Thomas Pavel CROSS- BORDER AUTHORITY AND LOCAL POWER: THE CASE OF THE NINETEENTH- CENTURY ROMAN CATHOLIC INDEX One...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 387–413.
Published: 01 November 2002
...Michael Taormina Copyright © 2002 The Trustees of Columbia University 2002 Michael Taormina POETRY AND POWER: THEOPHILE'S "FRANCHISE" AND THE LIMITS OF CLIENTAGE, 1621-1623 I n 1623, Theophile de Viau is burned in effigy, then arrested and imprisonedon charges of lese-majeste divine...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 183–199.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Briana Lewis Copyright © 2011 The Trustees of Columbia University 2011 Briana Lewis THE MAKING OF A CONDAMNE: STATE POWER AND THE RITUAL OF TRIAL IN LE DERNIER JOUR D'UN CONDAMNE AND CLAUDE GUEUX Ce soir on y attend quefqu~un, un condamne que fa cour d~assises est en train de faire al'heure...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 205–226.
Published: 01 September 2020
... tradition of Alexander the Great in medieval Europe, and in particular in relation to the literary tradition that starts with Pseudo-Callisthenes’s Greek Romance of Alexander . The aim is to show how Alexander was used not simply as an icon of secular or military power but also as an important figure...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 321–335.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to show how Ferguson’s “food fears” can elucidate Perec’s rewriting of Proust’s madeleine episode. I sketch this out in La Disparition (1969) and W ou le souvenir d’enfance (1975), before focusing on La Vie mode d’emploi (1978). While Proust’s madeleine episode concerns both the evocative power of food...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2020
... that Proust thinks he himself is “mad” for believing that art has the power to transfigure reality. This paper will explain why none of that is true. As is clear from his essays, his letters, and even his actions, Proust was not an “essayist,” in the Musil sense: not someone, that is, whose assessments were...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and L’Insurgé . I examine the ways in which Vallès’s reading of the Paris of the early 1880s and excavation of the multilayered city’s past and cultural representations help foster the return of repressed voices and collective memories. Using the trope of the city as palimpsest, I argue that the critical power...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 580–583.
Published: 01 May 2012
... effect of a sophisticated and highly self-conscious writer. If Auerbach is guilty of giving Boccaccio too little credit, Ascoli may be suspected of giving him too much. This is particularly true of the arguments in chapter 3, an exploration of power relations wrapped around the onomastic nucleus...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (4): 417–431.
Published: 01 November 2000
... harassment and exploita- tion at the hands of the feudal lords and the horrible condition of civil war that would accompany any state disturbance (such as those of the Fronde). The mere fact of his being in charge frees the populace from coercion, fear and want. Freedom and absolute power go together...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 333–352.
Published: 01 May 2013
... to politicians and other business leaders, in the process detailing a vast web of secret influence and power (Figure 2). To many, then, the two hundred families were the bogeymen of the interwar years, the source of the era's instability and uncertainty. __I UOO Figure 2. Detail of graphic from the March 1936...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (4): 353–374.
Published: 01 November 2000
..., the sunlight accomplishes that which is presented as a true wonder, a "merveille." No sooner does it hit the crystalline mirror than it "makes a hundred colors appear in it." The solar refraction exemplifies the particular kind of power that the Romance of the Rose grants to its crystalline mirror. The miracle...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 275–296.
Published: 01 May 2007
... lived cheek by jowl with poor immigrants.7 The liminality of the orillas, straddling as they did the pampas and the city proper, acquired a powerful symbolic meaning for Borges: they represented a continuity between the past and the present, and since they mediated the native and the foreign, he saw...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (3-4): 377–385.
Published: 01 May 2005
... strands of Revolutionary discourse stressed women's moral power, notions of gender complementarity and arguments in favor of equal- ity between the spouses. In particular Desan articulates how revolutionary leaders, distrustful of cus- toms that promoted domestic hierarchy and responding to "vocal...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 411–425.
Published: 01 May 2011
...) as "organized hypocrisy" (66), a state of affairs in which the relatively open violation of norms and rules becomes accepted practice as the price of placating constituents and consolidating power. "Organized hypocrisy" is one of many names that can be imputed to a "Machiavellian" narrative form honed...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 674–687.
Published: 01 November 2010
... enormously from the response of early modern theater audiences, terrified by Corneille's portrait of evil in the tragedy's undoubted heroine, Cleopatre.3 MIle Dumesnil's performance, for instance, was so powerful that" Ie parterre tout entier, par un mouvement d'horreur aussi vif que spontane, recula devant...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 235–247.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and military. It does not seem unreasonable that, at a moment of crisis in the mid-1560's, Jeanne asked for an epic poem about Judith to serve as a guide.3 Judith's story legitimizes the actions of an isolated group of Elect in their fight against an invading imperial power. In the context 1. Du Bartas, La...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 103–106.
Published: 01 January 2014
... it The Romanic Review Volume 105 Numbers 1-2 © The Trustees of Columbia University 1°4 RICHARD J. GOLSAN of its true (read linguistic) power. Hence, as Phil notes, Brecht's dismissal of tragedy as an "outmoded artifact." And yet the historical and human need for tragedy, or tragedy reconceptualized...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 243–251.
Published: 01 May 2013
... vocabulary and to show that we master the same references. The philosopher Jean-Pierre Faye speaks of the "narrative effect": he writes that "to report a story is to give oneself the power of the report, the power to establish the meaning of a story and to put it into words."3 We, however, are continuously...