1996

Reading Melancholy: French Romantic Interpretations of Dürer's Engravings

Dürer's engravings, "The Knight, Death and the Devil" and "Melencolia I" are icons of the French romantic imagination.

Majewski, Henry F

The Gendered Political Economy of Zola's La Curée

In Zola's La Curée, the two main types of activities associated with the new economic order of Haussmann's Paris are gendered: speculation tends to be coded as masculine, while consumption tends to be coded as feminine.

Watson, Janell

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

Chateaubriand au tribunal de Stendhal

Stendhal often expressed his strong dislike of Chateaubriand-the man and his writings, to the point of being unfair. However he continued to read carefully and to mention most of his works.

Bassan, Fernande

The Iconography of Sleep and the Life-Cycle: The Influence of Theosophical Literature and the Art of Paul Gauguin on Georges Lacombe's Le Lit

Between 1894 and 1896 Georges Lacombe, the nineteenth-century French Symbolist sculptor and member of the mystically attuned group of artists called the Nabis, carved for himself a new bed.

Losch, Michael

Escaping the Mortal Web of Time in Marcel Schwob's `Arachné'

Drawing on Gilbert Durand's study of the creative imagination, Les Structures anthropologiques de l' imaginaire, this essay argues that Marcel Schwob's tale "Arachné" prefigures the author's later view of time elaborated in his masterpiece Le Livr

Ziegler, Robert

The Woman Beneath: The femme de marbre in Zola's La Faute de l'abbé Mouret

In Zola's La Faute de l'abbé Mouret, female characters traditionally have been labeled as either chaste or erotic figures.

Harder, Hollie Markland

Vizetelly's Translation of Zola's Fécondité: The Master in an English Dress

In his expurgated translation of Zola's Fécondité, Ernest Alfred Vizetelly expresses the intention of "retain[ing] the ensemble of the narrative" and capturing "all the essence of the lessons which the work inculcates." Although he is partially su

Viti, Robert M

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

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

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