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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 249–259.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Stephen H. Fleck Abstract The article analyzes the triviality of Austin’s version of everyday-world speech act theory (which explicitly excluded fictional uses of language) in favor of its specific value for investigation of fictionality, invoking ideas of Pierre Bourdieu and Émile Benveniste...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 674–687.
Published: 01 November 2010
... explicitly to J. L. Austin's theory of the performative speech act, Albanese similarly presupposes a sovereign subject as causal origin of that which he or she names and therefore generates; in other words, Cleopatre can only name (and thus constitute) her successor because of her integral heroic self...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (3): 331–348.
Published: 01 May 2001
... "Doctrina" and "ciencia" may hence be seen as an opposing pair of words to "algarabia" and "[nino] balbuciente" (4), words which distinguish the unformed (and uninformed) speaker or writer from one who speaks and writes properly. The forma and the materia must be conjoined in articulating proper speech-acts...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 223–246.
Published: 01 January 2019
... 25]; Shannon). For that reason, the sheer act of calling someone a friend can function as a performative speech act, in which, as J. L. Austin put it, to say something is to do something (12). To call someone a friend can make a nebulous bond more concrete; it can make what lacks l­egal status...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 77–88.
Published: 01 January 2000
... of the aggressive baby represented by the small, bloody tooth swaddled in newspaper. "[R]ajeuni de dix ans" (143), des Esseintes withstands the pain needed to excise a hurtful part of himself that he rejects and throws away. 80 ROBERT ZIEGLER Removal of the molar is an expression of contrition, a speech act...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 173–191.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... This essay uses Bruno Latour’s “flat,” “diplomatic” metaphysics and Bert States’s theater phenomenology to examine speech acts and special effects in late medieval religious drama. Among special effects (known in the period as feintes or secrets ), I focus on fire and flame, both as metaphors...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 417–432.
Published: 01 November 2001
... of the flesh but, first and foremost, of language. In these lines, Racine's art responds to Daedalus's (and Seneca's) by concretizing Phedre's passion as a dazzling linguistic performance. Indeed, to paraphrase Barthes, Phedre's ugly crime is not a sex act but a speech act: "la plus profonde des tragedies...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (3): 245–262.
Published: 01 May 2000
... itself, action as meaningful, may become an object of science through a kind of objectivation similar to the fixation which occurs in writing [ ] This objectivation is made possible by some inner traits of the action which are similar to the structure of a speech-act and which make doing a kind...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (3): 259–274.
Published: 01 May 2002
... it [the werewolf] have done But the originator and chief agent of the misogyny found in this lay is Marie herself, author of the work. It is she who brings us a truly loathsome female protagonist whose every act is despicable, whose thoughts and speech are always motivated by self-interest and executed...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 135–149.
Published: 01 January 2004
... and their conventional speech-acts. In any case, the doubling of voice in "Tristan Vox" functions as an auditory version of the Doppelganger motif recurrent in Tournier's early reuvre (cf. Scheiner 168-96). Durateau's incarnation of a voice which is at first heard without "its ostensible source visible at the moment...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 189–197.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., genocidal speech acts. This is not the representation of war but the waging of war through words. Leopold, of course, never advocated genocide nor signed any order for any such thing; and despite the deaths of perhaps 10 million, we are not supposed to call what happened in the Congo Free State genocide...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 185–199.
Published: 01 January 2002
... for feminist theory. To be sure, some modifiers (such as speech act theory, reader response theory, or reception theory) properly refer to formal categories or functions of the literary event, designating components or functions of the specialized communication process that yields literary texts and engages...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 445–457.
Published: 01 November 2002
... if problematic and curiously conceived option for Un coup de des and other works, it clearly becomes a crucial factor amd a stumbling block in Mallarmt?s·conception of Le Livre. For here, the ultimate reckoning with fundamental conflicts of mind and body, word and deed, speech and writing, order and chance...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 81–90.
Published: 01 January 2002
... as potential readers, in other words to act as a collective, neutral reading machine: an archilecteur. Neutral, that is, in the sense of impersonal. Obviously, the task of the government prosecutor is to present the case for the prosecution, and therefore by definition he can hardly incarnate neutrality. His...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 601–603.
Published: 01 May 2012
... experience in the generation of the (gendered and raced) subject, and that she refuses to distinguish between "bodily gestures" and "discursive acts" (189). The juxtaposition of Michaux and then of Fanon to Butler is less convincing than Noland's counterreading of Foucault's displacement of the subject...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 3–10.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of their speech anticipate individual freedom and discourses of human rights. These gestures of crass materialist appropriations and benign assessments of former marginalized and persecuted subjects erase their voices in monumental constructions that The Romanic Review Volume 103 Numbers 1-2 © The Trustees...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 277–289.
Published: 01 May 2003
... travers la ville et que je l'ecoutais si peu"25 [Strange how I'm starting to think of Birame III again after having kept him at a distance for such a long time. I dreamed of him. Our first outing across the town when he acted as my guide and I hardly listened to him].26 She also evokes the forty young men...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 151–169.
Published: 01 January 2004
... Beauty: a beautiful form, a delimited shape (form, species) and the process of creation itself (pulchritudo). In rewriting Augustine, Lyotard urges us to consider the act of creation (pulcritudo) in the context of the contradictory contemporary belief that everything has already been inscribed as form...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 361–373.
Published: 01 November 2007
... sets of critical readings stems from a notable lack of attention to the complex economy of exchange in Carmen. Indeed, acts of exchange abound in the novella, and an understanding of the circulation of goods and people will reveal why the novella seems simultaneously to harm Spain's image, detracting...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 29–45.
Published: 01 January 2015
... are the daughters of Zoulikha, the "woman without a tomb." Djebar herself appears as a thaumaturgist in her elegy, Algerian White. But it can also refer to us, her readers, mourning the disappearance of the author, absorbed by the works she left behind for posterity. It can even refer to the very act of reading...