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. 96, No. 1, January

A Cadaver in Clothes: Autobiography and the Dandy in Baudelaire
"Le Dandy ... doit vivre et dormir devant un miroir." Baudelaire Baudelaire's work is far from self-evidently autobiographical. Les Fleurs du mal, for instance, cannot be easily compared to a self-declared poetic autobiography like Hugo's Contemplations...
Anamorpboses Decadentes: L'Art De la Defiguration 1880-1914, Etudes Offertes a Jean De Palacio. Sous la Direction d'Isabelle Krzywkowski et Sylvie Thorel-Cailleteau
Anamorpboses decadentes: L'Art de la defiguration 1880-1914, Etudes offertes a Jean de Palacio. Sous la direction d'Isabelle Krzywkowski et Sylvie Thorel-Cailleteau. Paris: Presses de l'universite de Paris-Sorbonne, Collection "Recherches actuelles...
Martine Reid. Signer Sand. L'AEuvre et le Nom
Martine Reid. Signer Sand. L'AEuvre et le nom. Paris: Belin, 2003. Pp. 237. 2004 marque le bicentenaire de George Sand comme celui du Code Civil qui prevoyait une coquette amende pour "quiconque, sans droit et en vue de s'attribuer une distinction...
"Or Da Poggia, or Da Orza" (Purg. 32): Nautical Deixis in Dante's Commedia
In Canto 32 of Purgatorio Dante, after waking from a deep sleep of great peace, is witness to an allegorical pageant, or so we interpret it, seven tableaux depicting the vicissitudes of the Church from its founding to 1300. First, the chariot on which...
Pasolini Si Rilegge *
Tristans, ges no-n auretz de me, /qu'eu m'en vau, chaitius, no sai on. De chantar me gic e-m recre, / e de joie d'amor m'escon. Bernart De Ventadorn, Can vei la lauzeta mover Tristano, nulla avrete da me,/perche me ne vado infelice, non so dove....
Squaring the Round Table: Time, Hierarchy, and the Fall of Camelot
Romance is, by its nature, a protean narrative form, one that can undergo significant changes and still remain true to itself. It has survived a shift from poetry to prose, it can support allegory (as in the Roman de la Rose), politics (Faerie Queene),...
Thinking Melancholy: Allegory and the 'Vita Nuova'
Quomodo sedet sola civitas plena populo! facta est quasi vidua domina gentium. (How doth the city sit solitary that was full of people! How is the mistress of the Gentiles become a widow!)--Lamentations 1.1 O vos otaries qui transitis per viam,...
Voyager En France Au Temps Du Romantisme. Poetique, Esthetique, Ideologie
Voyager en France au temps du romantisme. Poetique, esthetique, ideologie. Edited by Alain Guyot and Chantal Massol, Grenoble: ELLUG, 2003. Pp. 399. Cette serie d'articles se propose d'explorer les particularites des textes de voyage en France publies...
Zola a l'AEeuvre. Hommage a Auguste Dezalay. Actes Du Colloque Zola-Genetique et Poetique Du Roman (9 et 10 Decembre 2002). Textes Reunis Par Gisele Seginger
Zola a l'AEeuvre. Hommage a Auguste Dezalay. Actes du colloque Zola-Genetique et poetique du roman (9 et 10 decembre 2002). Textes reunis par Gisele Seginger. Strasbourg: Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg, 2003. Pp. 246. Fans of genetic criticism...
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