Romoland: A Pictonovel by Judith Palmer and Ben Stoltzfus (review)

Romoland: A Pictonovel by Judith Palmer and Ben Stoltzfus (review) consciousness. After that, every reader’s imagination will be fired by the insights he brings to Bachelard’s oeuvre. Ben Stoltzfus  The University of California, Riverside Judith Palmer and Ben Stoltzfus, Romoland: A Pictonovel Lafayette, LA: Knut House Press, 2016, 83 pp. The term “census designated place” describes an unincorporated location, without fixed boundaries. It’s an administrative category that exists solely for the purpose of data collection. A CDP is identified by a name drawn from recognizable regional usage, which may be idiosyncratic or folkloric. One such entity, Romoland, occupies 2.6 square miles within Riverside County, California, with a population of less than 2,000. One could almost say it is an imaginary place. The same name serves to designate a feminist utopia in Romoland: A Pictonovel, a collaborative venture by the husband-­nd-­ ife team of graphic artist, Judith a w Palmer, and Ben Stoltzfus, a novelist and professor emeritus of literature and creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. The novel presents itself as a philosophical tug-­ f-­ ar between two characters: an exasperated and feisty femio w nist graphic artist and her well-­ eaning but male chauvinist writer husband. At the end of the novel’s “Prologue,” the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Romoland: A Pictonovel by Judith Palmer and Ben Stoltzfus (review)

The Comparatist, Volume 41 – Nov 1, 2017

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consciousness. After that, every reader’s imagination will be fired by the insights he brings to Bachelard’s oeuvre. Ben Stoltzfus  The University of California, Riverside Judith Palmer and Ben Stoltzfus, Romoland: A Pictonovel Lafayette, LA: Knut House Press, 2016, 83 pp. The term “census designated place” describes an unincorporated location, without fixed boundaries. It’s an administrative category that exists solely for the purpose of data collection. A CDP is identified by a name drawn from recognizable regional usage, which may be idiosyncratic or folkloric. One such entity, Romoland, occupies 2.6 square miles within Riverside County, California, with a population of less than 2,000. One could almost say it is an imaginary place. The same name serves to designate a feminist utopia in Romoland: A Pictonovel, a collaborative venture by the husband-­nd-­ ife team of graphic artist, Judith a w Palmer, and Ben Stoltzfus, a novelist and professor emeritus of literature and creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. The novel presents itself as a philosophical tug-­ f-­ ar between two characters: an exasperated and feisty femio w nist graphic artist and her well-­ eaning but male chauvinist writer husband. At the end of the novel’s “Prologue,” the

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