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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (4): 417–431.
Published: 01 November 2000
... than a fashionable addition to the series of successful syntheses of classical dramaturgy and galant aesthetics with which Racine had hitherto regaled his audiences and readers, Bajazet is a careful study in political theory with a pointed lesson: when slaves rule, things go wrong.3 Bajazet thus...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 403–405.
Published: 01 May 2009
...: Peeters, 1995), Jan Baetens focused on the elaboration of rules and structures in contemporary apoetry. In Romans contraintes, Baetens argues that critics tend to over- look the important place of constraints in modern prose writing, despite the success of Oulipo writers such as Georges Perec, Italo...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 473–491.
Published: 01 November 2009
... relations of rule and submission and horizontal relations of political friendship, and in which the privileged relations are the paternal and fraternal ones respectively.5 However, Rousseau's affiliation with this tradition is complicated by the fact that the comparison also discloses the predominantly...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 135–151.
Published: 01 May 2007
... example, thought passes from a series of particular instances to a general rule. 3. universalia in rebus would stand for a moderate position in between realism and nominalism. The key here is the notion of a generic term that would be neither the universal idea or archetype nor a general rule. Universals...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 185–199.
Published: 01 January 2002
... it reflects a tradition, and because it separates itself from that tradition, to find timely answers to eternal questions. As a result, while theory focuses on the general and the constant, on rules and structures, the humanities focuses on examples, preferring the illustrations to the rule. It seems to me...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 361–373.
Published: 01 November 2007
... national superiority by figuring Spain as exotic, oriental, and feminine;l or they see in Carmen's behavior the refusal to obey men's rules, heed national boundaries, uphold strict identity categories, and thus, by extension, Spain's refusal to be culturally dominated.2 This apparent contradiction between...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 65–80.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., Spanish religious and secular bureaucrats-modernity's vanguard-fashioned institutions to rule over colonized peoples and over the subjects of a slowly emerging nation. "Race-thinking" was at the core of these imperial and national designs, and "the heretical," as it turns out, was intrinsic to race...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 297–315.
Published: 01 May 2008
... classified in a system of genres, and their use is associated with social rituals controlled by institutions (censorship) and specialists ('men of letters (vii) Reading and listening. The earliest works' structures indicate that they were not governed by rules. They circulated among different social groups...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (3): 275–293.
Published: 01 May 2002
... and their dealings with 6. Senault echoes here Richelieu's Testament politique (composed ca. 1635). The architect of the absolute monarchy sees the inherent danger in a state being ruled by passion rather than reason (see esp. 276; 325-29). Reason for him maintains the distinct separation of the three Estates (256...
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Romanic Review (2018) 109 (1-4): 149–164.
Published: 01 January 2018
... Works, which had been published in London in 1839.15 De Ferrari s proem to his votum suggests that he was well aware of who Shelley was: ­These are verses, he wrote, by a protestant, or rather an atheist, and only this is sufficient for your Most Reverend Eminences to apply the general rule...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 211–226.
Published: 01 May 2008
...." For Julia Kristeva, the abject is "what disturbs identity, system, order. What does not respect borders, positions, rules. The in-between, the ambiguous, the composite" (4). At the level of the individual body, the abject is that which simultaneously is and is not the body, such as excrement or bodily...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 201–204.
Published: 01 January 2000
... be expressed by the most disparate metaphors, so Leiris would later try to recapture in prose the single poetic rule underlying the seemingly divergent phenomena of his life: the immobile and the mobile, the one behind the many." But perhaps this is to fall prey to the referential illusion that invokes...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 596–600.
Published: 01 May 2012
... "Questioning Destiny," James views Perec's invention of a user's manual for life as "rules that work against chance to control his or her destiny," yet these rules do not fend off the effects of chance and tend to be "obsessive and megalomaniacal" (59), which make for intriguing drama. James equates the chance...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 63–80.
Published: 01 January 2004
... through a particular ideology. The relationship between art and politics constitutes a persevering theme in Leiris's writings. In Fibrilles, the third volume of La Regie du jeu, Leiris radically questions the overarching aim of the autobiography: that of discovering an ethics of poetry, the "rules...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 189–197.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of specificity that he deploys. For page after page, Vastey details the atrocities committed by the ruling class of Saint Domingue-the slavocracy-in the years before the Revolution. Vastey names names: Poncet, habitant sucrier au Trou, avait fait de sa maison une veritable prison. (40) Corbierre, habitant de la...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 491–511.
Published: 01 November 2001
... Auschwitz: L'archivio e il testimone (Homo sacer III) (Torino: Bollati Borighieri, 1998): ela testimonianza che puo, semmai, fondare la possibilita del poema" (33). In Levi what we find is that the language of the camp argues the structural possibility of theater, of rules produced for their value as wit...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 401–403.
Published: 01 May 2009
... contraintes. New York: Rodopi, 2005. Pp. 190. In his earlier book L~Ethique de la contrainte (Leuven: Peeters, 1995), Jan Baetens focused on the elaboration of rules and structures in contemporary apoetry. In Romans contraintes, Baetens argues that critics tend to over- look the important place of constraints...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 120–137.
Published: 01 May 2021
... and ruling of the manuscript sheets to create and distinguish its use of space for texts and images, and copying and then illuminating initials and potential illustrations. The physical construction of the manuscript book and the cultures that came into making a witness an individual object of its own...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 430–439.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., the need for fixed rules, an inner life, illness and cure, a concluding doubt. I don’t have to stress the continuity between these entities and the later preoccupations of Proust and above all of the narrator of À la recherche du temps perdu . The letter suggests that Proust was taking the philosophy...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 323–341.
Published: 01 November 2007
... but also that it violates a rule the devisants had established in the Prologue, and to which she explicitly refers, namely not to recount old stories, especially those from written sources: "pour ce que n'est pas de nostre temps; et nous avons jure de ne riens mectre icy qui ayt este escript" (477).1 Since...