Impotence and Excess: Male Hysteria and Androgyny in Flaubert's Salammbô

Flaubert represents male hysteria through a Baudelairean model of androgyny: the hysterical poet.

Rubino, Nancy

Jeux d'ombre et de lumière dans Les Míserables de Victor Hugo.

The contrast between light and darkness is a major component of Hugo's literary and artistic creations.

Imhoff, Guy F

Panoramic Realism: An early and illustrative passage from urban space to media space in Honoré de Balzac's Paris novels, Ferragus and Le Père Goriot

How can classical realism be relevant to our current media saturated society? This article reads classical realist literature as a reaction to, and a reflection on, the loss of perspective in early modern Paris.

Pold, Søren

Mérimée's Colomba and the July Monarchy

Critics have generally considered the narratives of Prosper Mérimée as models of the Romantic fantastic or as innovations in the genre of the French short story.

Cropper, Corry

Les Poésies de Clotilde de Surville: superchérie littéraire et subversion des genres

The publication of Clotilde de Surville's Poésies, in 1803, is one of the most famous literary hoaxes of the nineteenth century.

Sauvé, Rachel

Le Luxe et l'horreur. Sur quelques objets précieux de la littérature fin de siècle

Due to sociological and æsthetical factors, the description of precious bibelots and trifles becomes a recurrent motif in decadent and symbolist novels.


Bouvard et Pécuchet magiciens

Cette étude génétique analyse dans le détail la scène de l'évocation du père de Bouvard dans l'épisode de la magie situé à la fin du passage sur le spiritisme dans le huitième chapitre de Bouvard et Pécuchet.

Le Calvez, Éric

Transformism, Evolution, and Romanticism

In recent years, there has been a tendency among historians of pre-Darwinian biology in France, notably Goulven Laurent, to see Darwinian evolutionary theory as little more than an advanced version of Lamarck's transformism.

Somerset, Richard

Le degré zéro de l'écriture naturaliste? La Teuse dans La Faute de l'abbé Mouret

In La Faute de l'abbé Mouret (1875), the character of the domestic servant provides Zola not only with comic relief but also with a way of reinstating realism in a novel where sociological observation has been replaced by mythical, mystical and ly

Gantrel, Martine

Dussardier on the Barricades: History and Fiction in L'Éducation sentimentale

Although Flaubert avoided the full-scale depiction of the June Days in L'éducation sentimentale, he does include in the novel a retrospective account of Dussardier's heroic action on the barricades.

Williams, Tony


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