IMAGES OF INTIMATE SPACE OF FAMILY AND OPEN SPACE OF TRADE UNDERLYING SOME ROMANIAN EATING PHRASEMES

Posted On Jul 27 2012 by

This paper represents an investigation into Romanian phraseological corpus of the dishes made out of cereals (pastry) from a cultural perspective, in a context where, it is only more recently that the cultural foundation of phraseology has been duly noticed as playing an important role. The dishes made out of cereals show a different valorization on the level of the phraseological imaginary according to the space that defines them. Some are marked by the intimate space of family relationships that often lie under the sign of the ritual, and others are defined by the open space of trade relationships and …


THE METAMORPHOSIS OF SOCIAL IDENTITY AND THE GARMENT AS SIGN, OR THE (JOCULAR) “STEALING” OF SPACES

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

This paper deals with aspects related to interpersonal conflict interspersed with ideas of rape psychology, elements of struggle between different social classes building their social identity, as well as with aspects regarding the gestural display of power or lack of power as shown in Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson. Starting from the idea that every game involves some participants, a competitive or conflicting state between them and some reward, then we find that in this novel the game of abusing the physical body and/or of defending it reveals some other deeper significations.


CONSTRUCTING THE FEMALE SELF IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH NOVEL

Posted On Oct 12 2011 by

The paper defends the interconnection between writing, space and sexuality in Samuel Richardson’s Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded, the three key-concepts constituting the pillars in constructing one major representation of the eighteenth century female self, one that basically exudes from a particular type of emotional conduct. The epistolary narrative sequence reveals various functions assigned to letter-writing in which the relationship between the main characters is mainly represented as a game of presence/absence, relational/non-relational, use/misuse, or rejection/attraction. The letters are then the medium facilitating self-expression, confession, but also a means of psychological self-defense of the body. The letters form a written record …