Textual Analysis

Trading Places: Public and Private Transport in Hugo's Les Travailleurs de la mer

Set in the exiled poet's "marginal" home in the Channel Islands, Les Travailleurs de la mer (1866) elaborates a vision of creative potential.

Grossman, Kathryn M

Cheating at Narrating: Back to Mérimée's `La Partie de trictrac'

Mérimée's "La Partie de trictrac" seems to suggest a tension between psychological content (a linear tale of cheating and remorse) and the narrative technique, which seems to mock story-telling and both exploit and subvert narrative expectations.

Cogman, Peter W. M

Stendhal's Promenades dans Rome: An Archæological and Historical Perspective

Stendhal looked to early travelers and historians as well as to contemporary archaeologists and architects as his authorities for the identification and characterization of Rome's ancient monuments.

Bruschini, Enrico, and Alba Amoia

La poétique de l'esquisse littéraire: L'Italie d'hier des Frères Goncourt

This contrastive reading of the Goncourt Brothers' L'Italie d'hier and the unpublished travel diary upon which it was based attributes to the travel narrative the ambiguous status of "literary sketch." An examination of some of the formel and styl

Guentner, Wendelin A

Adultère, arsenic ou crème à la vanille?: Écrire le scandale dans Madame Bovary

A study of the phenomenon of textual proliferation and perversion surrounding the inscription of scandal in Flaubert's Madame Bovary.

Rogers, Nathalie Buchet

`Ces tableaux du monde': Keepsakes in Madame Bovary

Keepsakes figure prominently in Emma's éducation at the convent. Gift books for young women, common in France in the 1830s and 1840s, they provide a visual and literary intertext in Madame Bovary.

Rifelj, Carol

Presque Rien: Mallarmé's Objects

Traditional interpretations of Mallarmé's idealism tend to commit critics to a restricted definition of language as well as to a narrow vision of the Mallarmé canon.

Helgeson, James S

Rouler aux blessures: Feminine Figures in Rimbaud's Illuminations

Although critics have focused on feminine figures in Rimbaud's Illuminations as figures of mystery, these figures in fact play a more complex and central role in Rimbaud's poetic project.

Duvick, Randa J

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