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. 90, No. 4, November

Chasse-Croise in Algeria: Reading Ponge and Leiris between the Lines
In 1948, France has to face the explosive issue of the colonies and protectorates: after the West Indies, Indo-China, and Madagascar, the North African question has still not been answered. In January 1948, the paths of Francis Ponge and Michel Leiris...
Darrieussecq's Pig Tales: Marianne's Misfortunes at the Turn of the Millennium
When my children are old enough to ask me what France looked like at the turn of the millennium, I will tell them--as I do now with my American students--to read Marie Darrieussecq's Pig Tales. (1) A best-seller in France in 1996, the year of its publication,...
Du Salon A la Chambre: Wit and Politics in Stendhal's Lucien Leuwen
It has often been noted that the Revolution of 1789 failed to revolutionize language. Indeed, in the 1823 Racine et Shakespeare, Stendhal calls out for a revolution in Letters, having seen no signs of the defeat of the old literary style. However,...
Guillaume De Lorris and Jean De Meun: Narcissus and Pygmalion
Although the two major sections of Le Roman de la rose were written by different authors about forty years apart, the poem begins and ends with mythological incidents which form a frame for its main narrative. (1) Near the beginning of the poem Guillaume...
Helene Cixous's Improper Name
In Helene Cixous's texts, myriad are the inscriptions in one form or another of the author's own name. Numerous also are the passages elaborating in some detail on its significance. One example in Jours de l'an adumbrates a number of questions relevant...
Mixed Metaphors Michel Leiris Poet: Paradigm and the One Behind the Many
Although Michel Leiris, long after he had abandoned poetry for his now famous prose autobiographies, continued to his last writings to define himself as a poet, (1) describing his prose as a weak echo of his poetry, many critics have chosen to disregard...
On the Ambiguity of Silence: Tacit Dimensions of the Essais
Fleminist critics of Renaissance literature and culture have long lamented the social constraints placed on female voices in the period, and have done a considerable amount of work on early humanist pedagogical treatises, such as Juan Luis Vives's...
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