Baudelaire, Rimbaud, and Mallarmé: Music in the City – Fragments of Open Air

This study explores the poetic topos of the open-air concert in France during the second half of the nineteenth century.

Miner, Margaret

Falsi Simoentis ad undam – Autour de l'épigraphe du Cygne: Baudelaire, Virgile, Racine et Hugo

Cet article s'interroge sur la signification de l'épigraphe de la préoriginale du Cygne de Baudelaire (1859), "Falsi Simoentis ad undam," empruntée à Virgile.

Laforgue, Pierre

Elisa Mercoeur: The Poetics of Genius and the Sublime

Elisa Mercoeur (1809-1835) was declared "la Muse armoricaine" and publicly recognized throughout France.

Greenberg, Wendy N

Fantastique, allégorie et ironie dans La Peau de chagrin de Balzac

Contrary to Todorov's claim, fantastic and allegory are not mutually exclusive in Balzac's Peau de chagrin.

Bourget, Carine

Lamartine and My Shoes: French Fashion, `la terreur et la sympathie'

This article argues for the importance of fashion's hold on the French cultural imagination in the nineteenth century.

Godfrey, Sima

La Fonction de la lettre dans René: la femme énigme.

This article represents an analysis of the epistolary form in Chateaubriand's René.

Kocay,Victor G

Playing the Knowledge Game: A Response.

Taking a hint from the Bourdieu passage quoted by Marie-Pierre Le Hir in her paper on "Bridging National Fields: Nineteenth-Century French Scholarship in French and American Perspectives," I'm going to adopt a heuristic fiction: the idea that genr

Chambers, Ross

Nous n'avons jamais été dix-neuviémistes, ou l'Avenir d'un avant-dernier siècle

Studies of nineteenth-century French literature were constituted by a triple rupture: between the twentieth-century scholar and the nineteenth-century writer, between the modernity of the post-Revolutionary era and the archaism of the ancien régim

Paulson, William

Delacroix et Proust: une métaphysique de la création

Underneath the evident affinities and differences between Delacroix and Proust, lies a whole common dark vein: the vein of creative spirituality.

Beaudan, Colette Juilliard

Henry Céard: Photographs of an Affair

Une Belle Journee, Henry Céard's naturalist novel of 1881, has been labeled by 20th-century critics as "346 pages ou rien ne se passe." Taking an opposing view, this essay proposes that Céard's use of descriptive techniques to help create the tens

Kelly, Jill


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