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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 8–26.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Condé 653, of Antoine de la Sale’s Le Paradis de la Reine Sibylle , a fifteenth-century account of travel to, and myths associated with, the Monte della Sibilla in the Apennine Mountains of Italy. From a Latourian perspective, Chantilly 653 attests to the agency of a mountainous landscape and the myths...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 189–193.
Published: 01 January 2015
... the counterfactual ecstasies of other travel texts (which illuminators sometimes insert despite the absence of cynocephali and their like in Marco Polo's Asia). Gaunt sidetracks the questions of facticity that have dogged Marco Polo studies in order to attend to the processes by which a mobile observer conveys...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (1): 83–101.
Published: 01 January 2007
..., in spite of the differences that the author recognizes among beings "d'une meme espece, d'un meme sexe," it reflects the experiences of 1. A travel grant in 2002 from the George Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust at Tulane University enabled me to complete much of the research necessary...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 115–117.
Published: 01 January 2005
... Moureau. Paris: Presses de l'Universite de Paris-Sorbonne, 2003. Pp. 473. As its title beautifully suggests, Nulle part et ses environs explores literary works at the margins of the classical utopia, in an attempt to articulate the relationship between the utopia as a literary genre and travel literature...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 361–373.
Published: 01 November 2007
.... Narrated by an unnamed French scholar, who travels through Andalusia in 1830 to research the location of Julius Caesar's victory on the battlefield of Munda in 45 BCE, the story centers on the tragic love affair between don Jose, the bandit, and Carmen, the Gypsy cigarrera. This narrative makes up...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (1): 109–111.
Published: 01 January 2007
... of these two historical figures whose experiences embody the spirit of travel in the search for freedom and in no uncertain terms, for a better worldParadise. In Vargas's beautiful rendering, Tristan's and Gauguin's experiences bring to light many contemporary causes and ideals: feminism, equal rights, self...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (1-2): 87–102.
Published: 01 January 2008
... Prefaces to His Works, 72-3. CONRAD, CONGO AND THE NOUVELLE REVUE FRANc;A/SE 93 the 1950's and still "tendai[t] vers Ia vieille Afrique avec une passion nourrie de reminiscences conradiennes."28 Gide in Conrad's Congo Gide plainly seems, at least before his own Congo travels in 1925-6, to fall victim...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 112–115.
Published: 01 January 2005
... of the classical utopia, in an attempt to articulate the relationship between the utopia as a literary genre and travel literature in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The book covers a broad temporal spectrum, stretching from Cyrano de Bergerac's L'Autre Monde (1657) to Chateaubriand's Rene (1802...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 105–109.
Published: 01 January 2017
... that came before, and ­those that came ­after too. I had deci­ded not to travel, to stay at home, to be alone, to read and write in solitude, and yet I was not alone. Not at all. A week or so ­later, it dawned on me late one night, rereading Ross s chapter on Guibert s La Pudeur ou l impuder, that I had...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (1): 103–105.
Published: 01 January 2007
... family in Arequipa she gained a social status hitherto denied her and as such became privy to discussions on public matters with army officers and politicians and gained access to visit convents and slave plantations. An autodidact, Tristan's success in publishing her travel account was a real feminist...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 239–256.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Barneville, Comtesse d'Aulnoy was born ca. 1651 and died in 1705. Her travel literature on the courts of Spain and England, memoirs on the reign of Louis XIV, and a short novel were among the first writings she published. Yet by the end of the eighteenth century, as today, she was best known for the volumes...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 193–195.
Published: 01 January 2015
... to more complex explorations of Marco Polo and other travel texts. It combines philological and codicological acumen with theoretical flair as it advocates for more scholarly attention to the complex, self-interrogating, and unsettling ways that the Devisement invites audiences to relate...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 37–39.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of ­others played itself out nine years l­ater when he mentioned his desire to travel to Philadelphia to see the Barnes Museum, which had moved to the city from Merion, Pennsylvania. We w­ ere delighted at the prospect of a visit from Ross and offered to put him up in our suburban Philadelphia home. Ross...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (2): 207–231.
Published: 01 March 2005
... is concerned essentially with threshold experiences. 10 To the list of examples given, he nlight have added a host of other transitional and critical experiences, including travel, change of job or donlicile, warfare and illness. Viewed in terrns of Van Gennep's and Turner's nlodels, illness is readily...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 March 2005
... with a scholar who had been trained by Sacy, Amari inserted hinlself into the most dynaluic Orientalist Inilieu in contelnporary Europe. He published translations of descriptions of Sicily written by two medieval travelers-Ibn Hawqal and Ibn Jubayr-within two years of beginning the study of Arabic...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (1): 106–109.
Published: 01 January 2007
..., parallels the lives of Flora Tristan, equal rights activist, and her grandson, the painter and writer Paul Gauguin. The historical novel explores the lives of these two historical figures whose experiences embody the spirit of travel in the search for freedom and in no uncertain terms, for a better...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 401–421.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., or rather, alter and alternate with each other; such an interchange takes place between the texts of Calvino and Perec. Italo Calvino and Le citta invisibili: Interdisciplinary Geography among Dialogical and Descriptive Illuminations The theme of travel and that of the map are one of the foci of Calvino's...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 97–100.
Published: 01 January 2017
... preferred by far; he also got all the usual prerequisites waived by the academic council so I could begin my research immediately, and I did. At that time, I was even lucky enough to travel to Australia as an assisted mi­grant, with our plane tickets paid. A dream. It r­ eally changed my life forever. My...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 277–280.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Troie tradition. In the last chapter five examples of travel or what is termed "transfer" writing are studied, where different languages and places take to the center of the mise-en-scene. (1) Within Guillem Torroella's Faula (c. 1370), passages in French are interlaced with the Occitan/Catalan hybrid...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 405–415.
Published: 01 November 2001
... into several city-states and under Austrian domination in the North. Her salon welcomed not only artists and intellectuals but also politicians and Italian expatriates as well.7 The two women were also drawn to each other's native lands: Sand enjoyed travel in Italy and incorporated her foreign experiences...