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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2020
... not of deconstruction, and not simply of didacticism, but of self-understanding, formal modeling, and habit cultivation, all in the service of a better life. Copyright © 2020 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2020 Proust Musil essayism unreliable narrator the uses of literature...
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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 (2002) 93 (3): 361–373.
Published: 01 May 2002
... is nothing but a detour in which reality might ultimately reassert itself? Does "reality" or "life" simply lie outside the fictional representation? Derrida has addressed the notion of the border of the work in various texts (see 1978; 1980). In what way does Cocteau's film 1. For a comparison between...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 423–443.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., something more deeply real and probably unattainable: "autre chose de plus profondement reel et l'on dirait d'insaisissable" (Haeres 62). In the end, though, there is no solution to the riddle. One simply has to accept that Mantegna meant that something important happened and that what enhances the event's...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 266.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., no dapper suit, simply a hint of curiosity about what types of written answers he'd receive from our class. (It hadn't yet occurred to me that an exam is the time when teachers stop talking, pass the baton on to their students and wait to see their teachings applied, hoping that some ideas have taken root...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (1-2): 87–97.
Published: 01 January 2001
... to political questions. Aragon's approach to writing forbids all simplifications of the relationship between art and politics: it is impossible to affirm that literature simply serves a political purpose, or, conversely, that Aragon's political position somehow "dissolves" or "evaporates" when incorporated...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 185–200.
Published: 01 March 2006
... in Histoire de la sexualite about the literary succession of Mangogul's ring, but I want to ask here what, if anything, took its place in the working out of a scientia sexualis in late nineteenth-century French literature. My assumption, and my implicit argument, will be that literary texts did not simply...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 292.
Published: 01 January 2010
... paper, upon which Manny simply got out another copy. Mike leaned over to me and asked if we should call the police of the hotel-was he joking or serious? I never knew, but of course, we called no one, and the case rested. A Dada / surrealist moment in its own right. More events like that, always funny...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 391–404.
Published: 01 May 2003
.... To survive in such a context, to survive not simply as human animals who have a right to minimal social benefits (the health care, unemployment insurance, aid for single mothers, and other benefits that Guadeloupeans enjoy in contrast to many other Caribbean nations), but to survive as human individuals...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 262–263.
Published: 01 January 2010
... be distracted by a tennis player who would hit the ball over the fence and ask me to fetch it. Then it was back to reading the essay of the moment. Ever since, no cat is simply a cat for me. After moving to New York and settling in, I walked over for my first formal introduction to the Columbia University...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 91–108.
Published: 01 January 2011
... zeroes in on allegory because it is the genre that most readily manifests that violence. 8 For Teskey, poets like Dante and Spenser are considered superior allegorical poets because their allegories do not simply conceal the difference between the "captured" chaotic substantiality and its eventual ideal...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 24–38.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... Although printer Bartolomeo Sermartelli, who signs the dedication, provides no further information, we would likely be correct in assuming that little thought went into the formal aspects of the text; the printer simply followed the manuscript from which the text was drawn. In 1576 the editor had other...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 185–199.
Published: 01 January 2002
... that would have to be unique to the literary text, and such that even if only one of them is missing, the text cannot be perceived as literary. Thus theory can continue to question the traditional teachings of literature without destroying their object. Theory simply enables us to analyze the functions...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 45–48.
Published: 01 January 2017
... habits do not simply disa­ ppear ­gently, and, no doubt a bit unconsciously, I ve been continuing a game of postcard one-u­ pmanship that Ross and I began six years ago: who can find the weirdest, funniest, unexpectedly poignant l­ittle card from the strangest spots on the globe? It may not come...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (3): 349–352.
Published: 01 May 2000
... is a memory of the text and of what makes it memorable" (2). Narrative memory is preliminarily defined as "the reader's memory of the text, which is presently read as narrative rather than simply as story/plot or collection of episodes" (5) that is, the reader's ability to recall specific words or sequences...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 521–546.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of her daughter's wedding: "Mon fils est un muet" (20). Here, the impatience evident in her comment suggests perhaps that she is not simply trying to shame him into cordiality on this important family occasion, but that, like the narrator, she is aware of the resistance within Alain to her own volubility...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 November 2007
.... Ironically, his attempts to pass on a cultural heritage to his children is in itself a form of invasion13 and has simply better equipped them for the counter-campaign and invasion of his territory: "exerces par lui comme ils Ie sont, possedant, offertes par lui, toutes les cartes les plus detaillees, de...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 276–281.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Jeanine Parisier Plottel Copyright © 2010 The Trustees of Columbia University 2010 Jeanine Parisier Plottel UN GRAND PROFESSEUR The 36,900 Google entries, the multi-page bibliography, the books, and the articles fail to capture what was extraordinary about Michael Riffaterre. Simply put, he...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 397–398.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... According to this view, Moliere was first and foremost an actor and a stage director. It is futile therefore to try to read him as a thinker or a philosopher or even simply as a writer. This tradition was in many ways dominant for a long time. So much so, Call suggests, tongue in cheek, that when Roland...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (1-2): 73–77.
Published: 01 January 2001
... sense wasted it. I refer to the fact that Aragon was not simply an intellectual working for the party, but rather a quintessential party intellectual who was on the Central Committee, and edited several important and critical party publications, doubling his career as a writer with substantial...