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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 161–188.
Published: 01 May 2023
...James C. Staples Abstract Margery Kempe establishes the authority of her body and pleasures on the grounds of her “singularity,” leading her to defend a stance on universal salvation from an expansive conception of Heaven that is surprising in its acceptance of sexual gratifications. Drawn in part...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 7–13.
Published: 01 January 2002
...-symbolic forces able to make history move on through all its short and singular stories. And with the semiotic and the intertextual subjectivity begins my story with Michael Riffaterre. The concept of intertextuality as it was developed by Michael Riffaterre shed new light first of all on the definition...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 425–444.
Published: 01 May 2010
... vignette of those parts of the essay that preceded and introduced it, as well as of those that follow it. As we shall see, the figure of Rumkowski is far too vividly singular and fascinating to be contained by any propositional "gray zone," whose secondary and derived example it could be claimed...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 135–151.
Published: 01 May 2007
..." as a tendency "to evaluate religious or philosophical ideas on the basis of their aesthetic worth and even for what is singular and marvelous about them" (Other Inquisitions 189)? Such an evaluation in terms of aesthetic worth would seem to preclude interrogations of a strictly theoretical kind, as if the sheer...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 457–463.
Published: 01 December 2023
... graduate students who have fully invested themselves in this worthwhile intellectual endeavor. Preserving a place for this singular experience is what we can and must continue to do, today more than ever. At the end of the day, it’s less about making our students fluent in French or masters of some...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 151–169.
Published: 01 January 2004
... and may soon disappear without trace. He took from Augustine the creational meaning of Beauty and removed it from the general hermeneutical investigation and narrative detail, laying bare the" differends" encapsulated in what he (Lyotard) calls the singular witness, the poem of the Confessions. 1...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 233–253.
Published: 01 January 2012
... discourses are the moments in which they are at their most productive. Where does this leave the princess in the wake of her singular confession? As a woman in search of her own identity apart from court, she 9. To verbal and nonverbal confessions, and to the tension between the modes of dissimulation...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 227–233.
Published: 01 January 2004
..., then that most singular of all forays, an excursion with neither adventure nor unforeseen events that after a few hours finds us home again, right before the gate of our parents' house, has a more secret magic, like the handling of a divining rod? The steadfast security of return is not guaranteed to whoever...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 467–482.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the contingent into a given, at linking the singular and the universal." 10 Cinema's mechanical and rational time excludes the singular, the individual experience of time and so cannot lead to a universal truth. A closer reading of the passage in Proust's Le Temps retrouve where the narrator confronts cinema...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 123–127.
Published: 01 January 2014
... found a lot of comfort in the words of those with whom Phil had primarily professional relationships. The aforementioned Gabriel Rockhill captures nicely what can happen over the course of collaboration between disinterested parties: The apparent loss of Phil's most singular and unique voice...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 465–481.
Published: 01 May 2012
... la France a conc;u Ie besoin d'etre libre / Aux fiers accents des deux Brutus."8 Such prizing of the singular and disinterested dramatic vision deliberately occludes, however, the very real practices of collaboration in which the participants' cultural and social capital, to use Pierre Bourdieu's...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (1): 94–98.
Published: 01 January 2006
... or with concentration canlps and antiselnitislll (which only cOlne up, ever so briefly, in the conclusion), nor does it revisit the litany of barbarous, inhulnan practices we have cOlne to associate with fascisln's sinister ascendancy. It does, however, have the singular Inerit of breaking new ground in at least three...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 185–200.
Published: 01 March 2006
... answer is couched in the terms of scientia sexualis, since she speaks of the power of desire rather than an art of pleasure. Sexuality as she invokes it is a singular force within, compelled to remain dramatically unknown, rather than a set of initiatory pleasures. Certainly, there is a reference...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 329–344.
Published: 01 May 2009
... gonfles, <;a, c'est nous. C'est que nous ne cessons pas d'etre en train de vivre, meme quand nous sommes en train de mourir" (29). In Deluge, Cixous thus brings a rather common experience to the fore, simultaneously infusing this commonness with singularity by describing it in unique terms. While the end...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 313–314.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and singularity, or what he calls “non-aggregation,” rather than class-based homogeneity. Building on Rancière’s analyses of art and culture as potential sources of liberation, Hughes applies that theoretical model to a wide range of narrative works spanning the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 381–397.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of a few privileged friendships defines her as an individual as much as her single-minded desire to write. "Singularity" might be said to be an ongoing theme of her writing: not the naked assertion of individualism associated with Rousseau but instead the calm recognition that, out of a relatively solitary...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 601–603.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of distributed agency" (110). One is left to wonder, though, if what is at stake is not so much an omission as the demonstration of the fallacy of this "distributed agency" imbricated in what Noland calls "the concrete materialities of a singular body and a precise environment" (113). Chapter 3 concludes...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 445–459.
Published: 01 May 2006
... the singular nature of her poetry, along with such variant adjectives as solitary, unique, anomalous.' (Moe 177). In a note he provides both a list of critics who have difficulty locating Rosselli's poetry within any tradition or school, and he lists those poets to whom we can reasonably make comparisons. 10...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 513–514.
Published: 01 November 2001
... passionately attached to speak for themselves and in their own words, Mortier has made yet another noteworthy contribution to a better and fuller understanding and appreciation of the eighteenth century in all its complexity and singularity. (GITA MAY, Columbia University). Beauty Raises the Dead. Literature...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 391–404.
Published: 01 May 2003
... something like a multifaceted study of singular human experiences. To create figures of such lifelike reality that they stand on their own, autonomously, and to give them the semblance of life, she must find for her words a form that will not subtract out precisely the unique, individual experiences she...