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. 3-4, May-November

Accidental Families: Ritual and Initiation in Horace and la Comtesse De Rudolstadt
Crashing Through Chapter 27 of Horace takes the reader to the Paris barricades. The revolt of June 1832, one of many between the two revolutions of 1830 and 1848, was by far the bloodiest. Sand, who witnessed the uprising, calls it "un drame poignant"...
Books Received 2005
Baetens, Jan. Le Roman a contraintes. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, "Faux Titre," 2005. Bohn, Willard. Marvelous. Surrealist Responses to Film, Art, Poetry and Architecture Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2005. Brown, Llewellyn. Figures...
Communities in Conflict: Sand's Human Comedy
Sociologists define a community as any group of people that perceives itself as distinct from other groups, and which is perceived by the outside world as distinct. Groups establish community solidarity in opposition to other groups, defining themselves...
Families and Communities in Post-Revolutionary France
There is today in France a Minister of Social Cohesion [ministre de la cohesion sociale]. Whatever the specific attributions of such a ministry, its very existence betrays the sense of a lack of social cohesion, of a crumbling of the social fabric....
George Sand, a Cote d'Eugene Sue
En octobre 1844, les relations, depuis longtemps tendues, de George Sand avec l'editeur Louis Veron du Constitutionnel, celui qu elle appelle en prive l'autocrate, atteignent un point critique. L'auteur refuse de se plier aux changements que lui reclame...
Histoires De Famille: Family Histories in Sand
As Roddy Reid and others (1) have recently argued, fiction, like the discourse of science, constructs common cultural narratives and novels, which, through "their mobilization of imaginary characters and plots produce real effects, articulate emotional...
Introduction
Soucieuses de celebrer aux Etats-Unis le bicentenaire de la naissance de George Sand, Claudie Bernard et moi-meme, avons, des 2002, imagine en compagnie de David Powell de monter un colloque sur le theme << evident >>, et pourtant relativement...
Out of Place: Family Dysfunction and Displacement in Valentine
"Il me semblait que la Vallee noire, c'etait moi-meme, c'etait le cadre, le vetement de ma propre existence." (1) In the preface to Valentine, George Sand reflects on the Berry region where she grew up and the sense of place it has given her. Valentine,...
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