Articles of the selected author in Verbum:

  • Ma glèbe est fruste, plane, vouée aux brouillards...
    Author Bermúdez Medina, Lola
    Issue Vol. XIV/2013/1-2
    Category Critica
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.14.2013.1–2.7
    Pages pp. 109-123
    Keywords Georges Eekhoud; landscape; homoeroticism
    Abstract The paper presents an analysis of the role played by the landscape (above all, the Belgian Campine) in Georges Eekhoud’s oeuvre. Landscape was particularly prominent in his early work, and it was always associated with the national values presiding the emergence of Belgian literature. The defence of rusticity would be increasingly pervaded by sociological values (resistance against the “universal enlistment towards the bourgeois ideal”) as well as homoerotic values, which are at the root of practically the entire work of the Belgian novelist.
  • François Cheng o el diálogo entre las culturas de Oriente y Occidente
    Author Bermúdez Medina, Lola
    Issue Vol. XIII/2012/1
    Category Artes
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.13.2012.1.4
    Pages pp. 40-47
    Keywords François Cheng, dialogue, culture, China, France
    Abstract The paper presents an overview of the intellectual trajectory of François Cheng, the first Chinese writer to become a member of the French Academy, highlighting his mediating role between Eastern and Western cultures, specifically that of France, and not only in the field of literature but painting as well. In effect, aesthetic concerns go hand in hand with a moral dimension in this Chinese-French author's oeuvre.
  • Espaces de bonheur dans le voyage mirbellien
    Author Bermúdez Medina, Lola
    Issue Vol. VIII/2006/2
    Category Critica
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.8.2006.2.3
    Pages pp. 301-314
    Keywords Octave Mirbeau, travel, joy, journal, travelogue
    Abstract Certain passages in OctaveMirbeau's novels tend to subdue the imprecatory character of his fiction. This paper addresses what is referred to as espaces de bonheur 'spaces of joy' in La 628-E8 (1907), a personal account of Mirbeau's travels through Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, which displays a number of characteristically modern features - a hybrid journal, travelogue and "self-fiction" - and in which three spaces are explored that please and relieve the author's sensitivity and writing: the automobile itself, the harbour, and art, embodiments of genius, grace, and human effort.