Object Loss, Fetishism and Creativity in Octave Mirbeau

In a recent article Donald Moss attributes the impulse to do creative work to a response to perceived loss.

Ziegler, Robert

Un tableau peu en cacher un autre: sur Là-bas de Huysmans

In Là-bas, Huysmans identifies one painting (Grünewald's Crucifixion), while leaving another unattributed. Critical readings have paid little attention to the former painting, although its unidentified status challenges the reader.

Przyboś, Julia

Diversions: The Structure of Marginality in Nana

Discourse on the marginal such as one finds in Nana tends to be structured by a logic whereby the figure is marked by absence, characterized by signs emptied of their normal meaning.

Duffy, John J. Jr

Monologue ou drame avec Soi: Igitur

An analysis of various formal aspects of Mallarmé's Igitur reveals that it belongs simultaneously to all three genres – drama, narrative, and poetry.

Howe, Elisabeth A

Hors-lieu et hors-temps de la fiction chez Mallarmé et Villiers de l'Isle-Adam: décentrements et irradiations

Mallarmé et Villiers associent l'opération esthétique ou créatrice, productrice de fiction, à un schème du néant irradiant: le centre générateur doit se retirer en lui-même et s'abolir pour rayonner.

Mattiussi, Laurent

The Reader in Rimbaud

I argue that the poet's reading of the works of others reflects on the way he perceives the reader of his own work, that the activity of reading does not hold a high value, and suggest that the poet is as interested in ventures in language as he i

Israël-Pelletier, Aimée

Conspiratorial Poetics: Baudelaire's `Une Mort héroïque'

Towards the end of his life, Baudelaire described the ideological legacy of his time as an irresistible contagion to which the poet himself was not immune.

Sanyal, Debarati

Anti-Darwinism in France: Science and the Myth of Nation

It is difficult to comprehend how France could have reacted so negatively to the much anticipated arrival of Darwin's theories. France had been a pioneer. Lamarck had staked a claim early in the century.

Henry, Freeman G

The Inscription of the Sketch in the 19th-Century French Journal: Michelet, Delacroix and the Goncourt Brothers

I examine the changing referents and meanings associated with the "sketch" ("esquisse," "croquis"), as found in the journals of Michelet, Delacroix and the Goncourt Brothers, in order to help identify the place the sketch occupied in the cultural

Guentner, Wendelin


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