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. 2, March

Harmony, Anamorphosis and the "Conceptual Scheme"
Une tache floue a l'horizon de la pensee Terence Cave I In the opening chapter of his early study, Renaissance Self-Fashioning (1980), Steven Greenblatt included a now famous excursus on the subject of Hans Holbein's double portrait, The Ambassadors...
Illness, Ritual and Liminality in the Post-Nouveau Roman
Over the last twenty years or so, critics in France and elsewhere have been particularly exercised by the problem of defining the essential characteristics of the contemporary French novel. The anti-climax following the heady controversies regarding...
La Methode Des Passages Paralleles et Ses Implications Theoriques
Dans son Demon de la Theorie (1) Antoine Compagnon a renouvele le debat sur l'autorite hermeneutique en soutenant la position traditionnelle--celle, selon lui, due <<sens commun>>--qui maintient comme autorite finale de l'interpretation...
Orientalism and the Nineteenth-Century Nationalist: Michele Amari, Ernest Renan, and 1848
During the nineteenth century, European intellectuals began to overcome the repugnance for the Middle Ages that characterized early modernity. Philologists resurrected the same medieval epics once avoided as repositories of dry scholastic minutiae,...
The Combative Text: Ronsard's Poetics of Dissent (1562-1563)
In his introduction to Ronsard's political poetry of 1562-63, Paul Laumonier asks why France's most prominent court poet turned from pacificism to military propaganda at that point in his writing career. The anti-Protestant Discours des miseres de...
Wisdom and Absolute Power in Guillaume Bude's Institution Du Prince
Recognized as France's most eminent early humanist, Guillaume Bude (1468-1540), whose indefatigable efforts led to the establishment of the College des Lecteurs Royaux in 1530, stood at the forefront of the application of new philological methods to...
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