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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 175–186.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Christie McDonald Copyright © 2014 The Trustees of Columbia University 2014 Christie McDonald CHOICES: BECKETT'S WAY Non, je ne me suis jamais quitte, libre, voila, je ne sais pas ce que ~a veut dire mais c'est Ie mot que j'entends employer, libre de quoi faire, de ne rien faire, de savoir...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 189–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Alexandra K. Wettlaufer Abstract This essay considers the ways in which Honoré de Balzac and George Sand, an influential pair of “public writers” who were committed to diametrically opposing sociopolitical discourses, constructed aspects of their authorial identities and indeed the social import...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 260–281.
Published: 01 September 2022
... (such as Pinocchio and Cuore ) as a way to sweeten these often bitterly disquieting narratives for their young readers. This essay probes the potentials and limits of intertextuality and ultimately argues that several texts go beyond leveraging the image of capsized ships in the Mediterranean, an image that has...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 357–369.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Peter Brooks Abstract This essay revisits the question of the fictional person, largely by way of Proust’s claim that the novel offers us nonexistent persons the better to espouse vision through other eyes: knowledge of the world as experienced by another consciousness. If the New Critical...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 66–84.
Published: 01 May 2020
... work of Gilbert Simondon and Étienne Souriau, provides a way to break down the division between the human mind and the world (and hence the mind and the machine), offering a rich understanding of the way in which the beings of technology [TEC], fiction [FIC], and religion [REL] act in concert upon us...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 106–127.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Luke Sunderland Abstract This essay offers an encounter with Bruno Latour’s account of ontological pluralism by way of a close reading of the Livre des propriétés des choses , Jean Corbechon’s fourteenth-century French translation of Bartholomaeus Anglicus’s encyclopedia. Engagement with Latour’s...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 8–26.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Miranda Griffin Abstract This essay focuses on the recurrent metaphor of a painstaking journey in Bruno Latour’s An Inquiry into Modes of Existence and the ways in which it can be deployed as a reading of the world. I use this metaphor to scrutinize the transmission, in manuscript Chantilly, Musée...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of the hermaphrodites to contemporary works on the régime de santé , this novel suggests another possibility: a world where the needs of an individual living in a particular environment are met with a diet and way of life appropriate to those needs. In presenting this alternative view, the novel raises the question...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 112–130.
Published: 01 May 2022
... abandons his writing after a successful surgery restores his eyesight. The ways in which Gilles talks about his own bodily condition, in both the chronicle and the poems, constitute an elaborate metadiscursive frame whose ultimate effect is to construct the project of the chronicler as a kind of self...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 177–198.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and affirmed in the context of the saint’s public ordeal. Second, Foucault’s reading of the body as the surface of inscription of such discursive conflicts sheds light on the ways in which the saint’s discourse rewrites the bodies of the two protagonists, Apollo and Chelinde, and frames them within the lines...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and L’Insurgé . I examine the ways in which Vallès’s reading of the Paris of the early 1880s and excavation of the multilayered city’s past and cultural representations help foster the return of repressed voices and collective memories. Using the trope of the city as palimpsest, I argue that the critical power...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 452–469.
Published: 01 December 2021
... as a gendered strategy of modesty, this article shows instead that her equivocal and even parodic, burlesque way of intervening in the two quarrels is consistent with her skepticism and presents readers with a hermeneutical challenge that disrupts the rhetorical logic of a quarrel. Deshoulières’s interventions...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 437–451.
Published: 01 December 2021
... that pushed her to search for ways of making her opinions more palatable and, ultimately, of allowing them to coexist with diverging opinions. lewis_seifert@brown.edu Copyright © 2021 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2021 friendship civility conflict ambiguity...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (3): 426–447.
Published: 01 December 2022
... a forest with her entourage, and its only interpretive difficulty seems to be the way Tristan communicates his message by carving some words or letters onto a stick. This article argues that, by debating what exactly Tristan writes, the scholarship on “Chèvrefeuille” leaves aside the intertext...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 125–140.
Published: 01 May 2023
.... The desert setting both offers enough quiet for prophetic voices to be heard, and itself enters into the conversation as a voice—for example, of thunder or wind—that can sound in the silence in ways it could not in the city. 10. Mark 1:5 does not specify over how much time, but refers to “people from...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 189–205.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Karen Sullivan Abstract If solitude can be conceived as having a history, Francesco Petrarca can be said to have experienced this state in a way no thinker had done before him. In classical and late antiquity, it was a commonplace that the wise man (and he was always a man) was never less alone...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 360–379.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., not only allows the transformation of revolutionary images into heritage but also makes possible their (re)activation in ways that both speak to the past and reinvent the future. Attending to the (im)materiality of Portuguese militant cinema makes it possible to approach these images not as texts...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of solitude and the social forces behind its violent rejection in classic Hollywood melodrama. Act 2 turns to the embrace of solitude as essential to the work of philosophy, with particular attention to the writings of Maurice Blanchot, for whom solitude is a way of becoming both “someone else...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 237–258.
Published: 01 September 2023
... criticism, a way to read early modern texts in terms of their own material theory. victorsierramatute@gmail.com Copyright © 2023 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2023 early modern Iberian materiality history of the senses manuals of textual production...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 317–340.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of the idle rich. Both the novel, with its Marxist critique, and the film, with its bourgeois message, mobilize affects by deploying the material metaphors of foodstuffs—sweets, in this case—that provide not so much sustenance as pleasure. These two works thus foreground in quite different ways the notion...
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