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. 84, No. 4, November

For Love or Money: UC De Saint Circ and the Rhetoric of Exchange
Ni mais de vos non venra alegriers A vostre drut, si no.ill davas deniers And never will your lover get any joy from you, unless you were to give him money.) Uc de Saint Circ, [XXXIII: 10-11](1) Troubadour poetry...
Geography as a Linking-Device in the 'Poema De Mio Cid.'
Hispanic medievalists have frequently contrasted Spanish and French epic poetry. This actually means that only one of the almost 300 French manuscripts containing epics--the Oxford version of the Chanson de Roland--has been compared repeatedly with...
Justice in 'Peribanez': The Creation of a New Order in Language
A survey of the critical literature of Lope de Vega's Peribanez y el Comendador de Ocana reveals that A.A. Parker's famous "The Approach to the Drama of the Golden Age" still influences critics of Golden-Age drama today. Parker's discourse resonates...
Marketing Power: The Seduction of Rhetoric in 'Dom Juan.'
I Moliere's Dom Juan (1665) was originally conceived as a substitution; most immediately, it took the place of Le Tartuffe (1664), which had been banned somewhat reluctantly by Louis XIV, under pressure from devout Christians. This latter play...
Optics and Rhetoric: Images of Light in Zola
Any examination of the rhetorical use of images of light and dark in Zola's Rougon-Macquart must deal with a complex of issues: the manner in which Zola absorbed, reflected, and used contemporary technical innovations in lighting and photography; his...
"Quand Meme Je Dormirais": Philosophy and Secondary Revision in Descartes
"Ya-t-il rien de tout cela qui ne soit aussi viritable qu'il est certain que je suis, et que j'existe, quand mime je dormirais toujours, et que celui qui m'a donnel l'etre se servirait de toutes ses forces pour m'abuser?"(IX: 22)(1) In this passage...
Representations of Women in Chretien's 'Erec et Enide': Courtly Literature or Misogyny?
"Chretien scholars are generally agreed that Enide is loving and. loyal, wise and good. The text is explicit about her worthiness."(1) Joan Brumlik accurately reports conventional wisdom concerning Chretien's enigmatic heroine, thus joining the ranks...
The Quotidian Sublime: From Language to Imagination in Beckett's 'Three Novels' and 'Happy Days.' (Samuel Beckett)
But there is a hole in the bottom of the bag. It is the imagination which cannot be fathomed. It is through this bole we escape. William Carlos Williams, Paterson, Book V Although one cannot outright accuse...
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