Savarin/Balzac: Du goût des excitants sur l'écriture moderne.

This article offers a comparative analysis of the pairing of two critical texts on food: the 1839 re-edition of Brillat-Savarin's Physiologie du goût, and Balzac's Traité des excitants modernes, which appeared at the end of Bril

Dubois, Philippe C.

Prosper Mérimée and the Subversive 'Historical' Short Story

In December, 1829, Mérimée wrote to Mme Récamier: "Etranger toute ma vie à la politique, dans mes livres j'ai montré (et peut être trop crûment) mon opinion.

Cropper, Corry.

Le 'Portrait parlant' de Jean-Baptiste Belley

This essay focuses on the "construction" of masculinity in two of Anne-Louis Girodet's paintings: Portrait de Jean-Baptiste Belley (1797) and Portrait de Chateaubriand (1811).

Bocquillon, Michèle.

The Legacy of a One-woman Show: A Performance History of Julie Candeille's Catherine, ou la belle fermière

Recent research has demonstrated that a central feature of many women's operatic creations from late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century France was a marked autobiographical element.

Letzter, Jacqueline, and Robert Adelson.

Jouissance des vierges: La topique de la virginité dans deux romans de Marcelle Tinayre

In both Avant l'amour (1897) and Hellé (1899), Marcelle Tinayre (1872-1948) investigates the discursive, narrative, and ideological extrapolations offered by female virginity.

Grenaudier-Klijn, France.

Marie Krysinska's Poetics of Parody: Figures of the Woman Artist

Marie Krysinska's "Symphonie des Parfums" reveals that she was aware of her role as the only woman artist at the Chat Noir cabaret.

Paton, Tracy L.

Policing Prostitutes: Adaptations and Reactions to Edmond de Goncourt's La Fille Elisa

No legal action was taken against Edmond de Goncourt's prostitute-prisoner novel, La Fille Elisa (1877); however, three adaptations of it – "La Fille Elisabeth" (1877), La Fille Elisa: scène d'atelier (c.

Ashley, Katherine.

Paris as Bazaar: Tristan Corbière's Poetry of the City

This article shows how Corbière's Paris poetry in Les Amours jaunes (1873) evokes the destabilizing quality of city life.

Lunn-Rockliffe, Katherine.

Baudelaire's Canine Allegories: 'Le Chien et le flacon' and 'Les Bons Chiens'

This piece argues that Baudelaire's two dog-centered prose poems covertly invite an allegorical reading of his collection.

Scott, Maria.

The 'Poet-Philosopher' and the 'Physician-Philosopher': A Reading of Baude-laire's Prose Poem 'Assommons les pauvres!'

In the second half of the nineteenth century, French alienists, imbued with the ambitions of the emerging psychiatric discipline, often regarded themselves as public figures.

Vatan, Florence.


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