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Romance Philology (RPH 73/2)

Romance Philology 73/2 (Fall 2019)

156 x 234 mm
ISBN: 978-2-503-58309-9
Languages: English, Italian, French
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Philologists on the Moon. To celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the first true moonwalk (20 July 1969), and to mark what are perhaps the final days before the galaxy becomes so cluttered by convertibles and other orbiting detritus as to be indistinguishable from Las Vegas, Romance Philology proposes a venture to the moon, one which allows medievalists to remind us of the legends and literary inventions that have long shaped our concepts of the moon and her companions, and which will also permit linguists to gather, for future generations, the lexical specimens that mark our changing perceptions of the night sky, of lunar time, and the phases of galaxy formation. Ad astra per philologiam.

Table of Contents

Special Issue: Philologists on the Moon
(in celebration of the 50th anniversary
of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing)

Preliminaries – Barbara De Marco


Le parole della luna – Ugo Cardinale
Muable comme la lune: Les diverses faces de la lune dans Artus de Bretagne (vers 1300), entre Roman Arthurien et Roman de Clergie – Christine Ferlampin Acher
Examining the Moon’s Footprint – Leena Löfstedt
Astronomical Names in the Romance Languages of Western Europe from Late Antiquity to Early Modern Times – Alan Hartley
Sowing and Planting by the Moon: A Medieval Catalan Adaptation of Traditional Lunar Agriculture – Thomas M. Capuano and Maria Antònia Martí Escayol
The Moon in Matfre – William D. Paden
Brighter than the Moon: The Vagaries of a Simile and a Metaphor in Fifteenth-Century Castilian Cancionero Poetry – Dorothy Sherman Severin
Possi tu luxì tanto che ti schiatti. Un lettura dell’invettiva alla luna di Gian Giacomo Cavalli (Citt. Zen., Son., Civ. 31) – Fiorenzo Toso
¡Cuánto te amé en las sombras! acerca de Luna del Paraíso de Vicente Aleixandre – Marta Galiñanes Gallén
La toponomia lunare e l’odonimia urbana – Enzo Caffarelli
La prefijación en el léxico castellano de la luna – David Pharies
luna > lua e altre denasalizzazioni – Marcello Barbato
The Etruscan Moon – Larissa Bonfante
The Alphonsus Crater – Jerry Craddock
Lady Moon: A Typology of Romanian Love Charms – Sanda Golpentia
Melusine by the Light of the Moon – Ana Pairet
Paradox of Language: The Lunar Alphabet – Jesse Lerner
Interest Classification:
Medieval & Modern (Indo-European) Languages & Literatures
Romance languages

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