Journal of Romance Studies

Interdisciplinary Research in French, Hispanic, Italian and Portuguese Cultures

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Published in Association with the Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

The Journal of Romance Studies promotes innovative critical work in the areas of linguistics, literature, performing and visual arts, media, material culture, intellectual and cultural history, critical and cultural theory, psychoanalysis, gender studies, social sciences, and anthropology.

One themed issue and two open issues are published each year. The primary focus is on those parts of the world that speak, or have spoken, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese but work on other cultures is also included. Articles published in the journal cross national and disciplinary boundaries in order to stimulate new ways of thinking about cultural history and practice.

Subjects: Romance Studies, Literature, Cultural Studies

Current Issue

Volume 14, Issue 1, Spring 2014



Resistance written and imaged: The distancing visual narrative of Ornela Vorpsi
Giorgia Alù

Teresa Berganza’s re-appropriation of Carmen
Jean Andrews

Translating Marina Carr for a Brazilian audience: The interweaving of memories in theatre and translation
Alinne Fernandes

The elaboration of pan-Latinism in French intellectual circles, from the turn of the nineteenth century to World War I
Amotz Giladi

Rethinking paradox: Performing the politics of gender, race, and belonging in Léonora Miano’s Ecrits pour la parole
Régine Michelle Jean-Charles

The symbolic representation of subversion as a mental illness: A Foucauldian reading of Le Clézio’s Le Procès-Verbal
Keith Moser



History, geography and mutations of Italian crime fiction
Marco Amici