The Power of the Feminine Milieu in Zola's Nana

In Nana (1880), Zola develops the notion of women's environmental influence, a paradigm of feminine power whose importance reflects the elevation of nature as a female creator and the determining influence attributed to the milieu in nineteenth-ce

Bordeau, Catherine

Scripting the Female Voice: The Phonograph, the Cinematograph

According to anthropologist Gayle Rubin's theory of sex/gender systems, women in Western societies have traditionally served as the vehicles through which power is transferred from one male to another.

Forrest, Jennifer

Consuelo: Nature et fonction de l'espace

Cet article étudie la nature et la fonction de l'espace dans un roman où le personnage principal est initié grâce à ses voyages.

Cosset, Evelyne

Why the Novel?: Toward a Reconsideration of Le Romanesque in Flora Tristan's Méphis ou le prolétaire

Flora Tristan's only novel, Méphis ou le prolétaire (1838) is of particular interest considering the author's indictment of fiction in the preface to Pérégrinations d'une paria (1838).

Kabulis, Jeanne M

Nina de Villard, singulière Parisienne

De 1863 à 1882, Nina de Villard rassemble l'ensemble du monde intellectuel parisien. Très vite, elle se trouve réduite aux représentations que donnent d'elle romanciers, poètes et peintres.

Harismendy-Lony, Sandrine

Balzac's La Peau de Chagrin: The Gambler's Quest for Power

For Raphael, the protagonist of Balzac's novel La Peau de chagrin (1831), gambling was a metaphor for a way of life. His goal allowed no middle course: either the acquisition of wealth and the conquest of women – or suicide.

Knapp, Bettina L

The Revival of Fra Angelico and Matthias Grünewald in Nineteenth-Century French Religious Art

In response to the secularization of art and society and to the empty academism of the official religious commission, certain nineteenth-century Catholic artists and critics turned to the past and sought inspiration both for their lives as artists

Davenport, Nancy

Rimbaud africain à travers sa correspondance

Non sans raison, il a souvent été dit que Rimbaud, une fois en Afrique, avait posé à jamais la plume pour se concentrer tout entier au commerce. Pourtant, Rimbaud africain ressemble fort à Rimbaud poète des années 1870.

Dragacci-Paulsen, Françoise

Verlaine's Romances sans paroles: The Inscription of Gender

Paul Verlaine's Romances sans paroles (1874) can be described as a bisexual text in its autobiographical origins: most of the poems are inspired by, or depict, either the poet's heterosexual relationship with his wife or his homosexual relationshi

King, Russell S


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