Textual Analysis

Power and Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Sexuality as Presented in L'Education sentimentale

Gustave Flaubert's L'Education sentimentale is here read as a normative text in relation to sexual attitudes of nineteenth-century France.

Birden, Lorene M

The Société des Gens de Lettres and French Socialism: Association as Resistance to the Industrialization and Censorship of the Press

This study emphasizes the importance of the Société des Gens des Lettres's Acte Notarié d'Association, a document that has received no critical attention so far, even though it reveals the names of the SDGL's founding members.

Le Hir, Marie-Pierre

Between the Sheets: The Perils of Courtship by Correspondence in Balzac's La Femme abandonnée

Set in Restoration Normandy, this novella offers a psychological analysis of the free union between the Marchioness de Beauséant and Baron de Neuil.

Lewis, David W. P

Nodier's Post-Revolutionary Poetics of Terror: Thérèse Aubert

Charles Nodier, perhaps more than any other nineteenth-century writer, was haunted by the Terror. Thérèse Aubert, a short story published in 1814, at first seems an incisive critique of the excesses of 1793 and a turn away from the political.

Rice-DeFosse, Mary

Social Commentary and Sexuality in Maupassant's 'La Maison Tellier'

Read typically as an ironic juxtaposition of church and brothel that paints a satiric portrait of prostitution, Maupassant's "La Maison Tellier" (1881) reveals a program to control sexuality by incorporating it into the norms of urban middle-class

Mead, Gerald

Textual Harassment: Barbey d'Aurevilly's Les Diaboliques

Scandal had been integral to Barbey d'Aurevilly's art, but upon the publication of Les Diaboliques (1874), he tried to silence condemnation.

Rodina, Herta

Mallarmé and the Strategy of Transformation in `Igitur'

The article is a reading of Mallarmé's unpublished tale, "Igitur," with emphasis upon the changes of setting in the text. The analysis makes reference to phenomenology and to the imagery of alchemy.

Huckle, Nicholas M

Dissimulation des classes sociales, de l'économie et de l'histoire dans la fiction de Barbey d'Aurevilly

Barbey d'Aurevilly's fiction while proclaiming a reactionary, aristocratic conservatism implies, through the texts' various "silences," the economic and historical triumph of the capitalist bourgeoisie.

Mugnier, Françoise C

Flaubert's Mother Rite: Paradigm Lost

Nineteenth-century mythologists elaborated the myth of hierogamy (Sacred Marriage). The motive impulse of this archaic ritual was to mimetically renew the earth's bounty.

Griffin, Robert B

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