Journal of Romance Studies
Interdisciplinary Research in French, Hispanic, Italian and Portuguese Cultures
Aims & Scope
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
Volume 14, Issue 3, Winter 2014
SPECIAL ISSUE: Mutating Cities
Introduction: Mutating cities: Palimpsestic traces in the urban context
Claire Launchbury and Cara Levey
Roman Fever: Anarchiving Eternal Rome, from Roman Holiday to Petrolio
Dom Holdaway and Filippo Trentin
Writing the city: London as urban palimpsest in Louis Ferdinand Céline’s Guignol’s Band I & II
Shameful things in the city: Writing and re-righting colonial urban space in José Luandino Vieira’s Luuanda
Paul Melo e Castro
The ‘other’ Havana of Leonardo Padura Fuentes: Palimpsests, heterotopias and cultural subversion in La neblina del ayer
Between marginalization and decentralization of memory: Peripheral palimpsests in post-dictatorship Buenos Aires and Montevideo
Barcelona’s permeable monument: Fontserè’s Umbracle and the Parc de la Ciutadella
The palimpsestic imagination