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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 49–52.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Sharon Marquart Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2017 Sharon Marquart SHIT HAPPENS On, on, one goes, despite every­thing, not knowing why or how. ­Hanif Kureishi, The Tale of the Turd The first time I encountered Ross Chambers...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 7–19.
Published: 01 May 2022
... sanitatem nominant!” (This is what the shitting Salernitans call health!); “discursores alienis fecibus imbuti” (vagrants steeped in other dreck)—tap into carnivalesque modes where excrement is organic, filthy, vituperative, and comic, in contrast to the sterility of the treatises’ technical, Scholastic...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 13–15.
Published: 01 January 2017
... humility. He once told me that he suffered from a bad case of imposter syndrome. Ross Chambers, a scholar s scholar if t­here ever was one, suffering from imposter syndrome? Sounds a bit like Meryl Streep staring at herself in the mirror thinking, Man, I c­ an t act for shit. In a profession that s...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 293–299.
Published: 01 September 2022
... receives it in the form of “‘bran moullé’ (s.d. 239), which can be translated either as ‘molded shit’ or as ‘milled bran,’ the latter perhaps being the substance used to make a fake turd look real to the audience” (117). When the devil triumphantly delivers this tribute to Hell, Satan must open the gates...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 297–315.
Published: 01 May 2008
... minutes" that concluded the action can be viewed as an absurd, even humorous ritual. If this prevented both reader and listener from identifying themselves with the story, it allowed them to adapt and enrich it through their experiences and desires. These tales describe the body and the blood, tears, shit...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 317–340.
Published: 01 September 2023
... is truly intolerable is the atmosphere inside the booth, the stench given off by the pile of old shoes. “Ooh, how disgusting!” “What a stench!” “On top of the shit wages earned here, this filthy hole!”; 42). William Sewell has commented on the peculiar and contradictory temporalities of the capitalist...
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