1996

Paradise Regained: The Flâneur, the Badaud, and the Æsthetics of Artistic Reception in Le Poème du haschisch

This article examines Baudelaire's Les Paradis artificiels as an embodiment of the poet's aesthetic theories of the production and reception of meaning in a work of art.

Wettlaufer, Alexandra K

Banville et l'art du conte

Banville's work is not merely devoted to poetry or theater. His narrative writing is also of great interest to renew the critical approach of the nineteenth- century short story tellers.

Andres, Philippe

Fictional Fathers and Fathers by Fiction: The Surrogate Father As Novelist in the Work of Victor Hugo

The threatened paternity described in Victor Hugo's novels entails not only historical and psychoanalytical but also artistic significations, due to their evocation of a surrogate father who becomes a figure for the novelist, replacing the biologi

Gerstman, Galya

Une Jeanne d'Arc ignorée: George Sand's Jeanne

George Sand's Jeanne, long considered as a stepping stone to her more successful rustic novels, inaugurates the thematics of the Sandian pastoral whose end is to define woman anew from a matriarchal perspective, moving her from the fringe to the c

Richards, Sylvie L. F

Sand's Peasant Heroines: From Victim to Entrepreneur, From `Connaissance' to `Idée,' From Jeanne to Nanon

This article examines ways of knowing in George Sand's three most fully realized eponymous peasant heroines, those in Jeanne (1834), La Petite Fadette (1845), and Nanon (1872).

Rogers, Nancy E

History's Waterloo: Prediction in La Chartreuse de Parme

The predictions of La Chartreuse de Parme are not simply evidence of a residual romance structure, or romantic aspects of Stendhal's writing, but signal a major shift in conceptions of history and historical discourse in the aftermath of Waterloo.

Golsan, Katherine

Servitude et grandeur militaires: l'autocon-sultation du Docteur Noir

Vigny, que préoccupe les questions génériques, hésite, en 1832-1833, entre la rédaction d'un nouveau roman historique, qui ferait suite à Cinq-Mars, et celle d'une nouvelle "consultation", qui s'inscrirait dans le prolongement de Stello.

Cambien, Michel C

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

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