The Romanic Review

A quarterly journal devoted to the study of Romance literatures. Articles cover all periods of French, Italian, and Spanish-language literature. Published by the Department of French and Romance Philology of Columbia University.

Articles from Vol. 95, No. 3, May

Dressing and Undressing the Princess of Cadignan: Female Drapery/narrative Striptease
That storytelling is a time-honored means of inciting passion is clear if one considers only Ovid's advice in Ars Amatoria, Dante's Paolo and Francesca episode in The Divine Comedy, and the effect of hearsay and interpolation in The Princess of Cleves....
La Serie Epistolaire : Figure De Repression Ou De Participation Pour Les Femmes Ecrivains Du XVIIIe Siecle?
Sou l'Ancien Regime, de nombreux critiques consideraient la lettre privee feminine comme l'une des formes d ecriture non seulement les plus libres, mais aussi les plus accomplies dans leur liberte. Ainsi, dans un recueil intitule OEuvres galantes en...
Playing with Chance: Rousseau's Illumination
Gambling obsessed all levels of French society during the Enlightenment. Louis XIV held appartements du roi given over to gambling three times a week at Versailles, the queen hosted a nightly game, and courtiers scheduled additional occasions for play....
"?Que He De Hacer?": The Comedia as Casuistry
The Spanish Golden Age comedia as a genre has proven notoriously difficult to explain fully. Since Lope de Vega first published in the early seventeenth century his Arte nuevo de hacer comedias en este tiempo, scholars and critics have been trying...
Seductive Topographies: The Languages of Landscape in la Puce De Madame Des-Roches
Two of the most interesting discourses to in the sixteenth century were topographical description and the anatomical blason. These traditions appear to have little in common: one accompanied the development of cartographical techniques, the other was...
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