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The captive’s tales of Don Quijote

Open-ended: The captive’s tales of Don Quijote Byrne, K B Conal I. An Easy Dichotomy: The Internal and External Crises, Optimistically In keeping with Mikhail Bakhtin’s discussion of the novel, Don Quijote successfully undermines most of the fundamental criteria which give the traditional, fixed epic narrative its canonical status. Within Don Quijote, we see the […]

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WISDOM AND ABSOLUTE POWER IN GUILLAUME BUDÉ’S INSTITUTION DU PRINCE

WISDOM AND ABSOLUTE POWER IN GUILLAUME BUDÉ’S INSTITUTION DU PRINCE Ahmed, Ehsan Recognized as France’s most eminent early humanist, Guillaume Budé (1468-1540), whose indefatigable efforts led to the establishment of the Collège des Lecteurs Royaux in 1530, stood at the forefront of the application of new philological methods to problems of ancient learning. His Latin […]

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THE STAGING OF FEMALE AUTHORSHIP AND THE PRODUCTION OF THE 1538 ANGOYSSES DOULOUREUSES QUI PROCEDENT D’AMOURS

CLOTHING “DAME HELISENNE”: THE STAGING OF FEMALE AUTHORSHIP AND THE PRODUCTION OF THE 1538 ANGOYSSES DOULOUREUSES QUI PROCEDENT D’AMOURS Chang, Leah L In Les Angoysses Douloureuses qui procedent d’amours (Paris, 1538), the protagonist Dame Helisenne owns a white cloak of which she is particularly fond: “J’estois fort curieuse en habillemens, c’estoit la chose ou je […]

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RONSARD’S POETICS OF DISSENT (1562-1563), THE

COMBATIVE TEXT: RONSARD’S POETICS OF DISSENT (1562-1563), THE Silver, Susan K 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 misères de ce temps, Remonstrance au peuple de France, […]

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Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun: Narcissus and Pygmalion

Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun: Narcissus and Pygmalion McCaffrey, Phillip 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 […]

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Poststructuralist feminism and the imaginary women writer: The Lettres Portugaises

Poststructuralist feminism and the imaginary women writer: The Lettres Portugaises McAlpin, Mary Mariane herself, if she existed, would no doubt have wanted her identity to remain unknown and her letters unpublished. -Elizabeth C. Goldsmith, “Authority, Authenticity, and the Publication of Letters by Women” (56) The Lettres portugaises comprises five unsigned letters, written by a nun […]

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LE VOYAGE COMME MOTIF POETIQUE A LA RENAISSANCE

LE VOYAGE COMME MOTIF POETIQUE A LA RENAISSANCE Nash, Jerry C Il ne s’agira pas vraiment, dans ces modestes remarques, d’un voyage reel fait par quelqu’un en particulier ou d’un compte rendu fonde sur le souci objectif d’observation. Il sera plutot question d’aborder le theme ou le motif du voyage, tres abondant et varie, dans […]