Process Structure in Balzac's La Rabouilleuse

Balzac's La Rabouilleuse (1842) exploits an innovative plot structure to insist on the changes taking place in France, especially the way the middle class was crushing the outstanding young people that France so desperately need

Pasco, Allan H.

Feminists Read Stendhal (or do they?)

In the United States in particular, Stendhal received less and less attention from literary critics throughout the final quarter of the twentieth century.

Algazi, Lisa G.

Necrophilia and Authorhip in Rachilde's La Tour d'amour

The most taboo of perversions, necrophilia, is often incorporated into Decadent fiction as a theme testifying to the strength of a passion that defies corruption and endures everlastingly.

Ziegler, Robert.

Doctors, Malady and Creativity in Rachilde

This article explores the significance of the medical discourse of hysteria, pathological sexuality and mental imbalance in Rachilde's works.

Finn, Michael R.

Retinal Fictions: Villiers, Leroux, and Optics at the Fin-de-siècle

This essay connects Villiers de l'Isle-Adam's fantastic tale Claire Lenoir (1867/1887) and Gaston Leroux's detective story Le Mystère de la Chambre Jaune (1907) to contemporary debates in optical science.

Goulet, Andrea.

Le Père absent et le problème de la croyance dans 'Un Cœur Simple'

Dans "Un Cœur Simple," la fonction narrative du père et de ses substituts s'articule à la crise de la religion confrontée à la modernité.

Vassilev, Kris.

Straightening Out Serge Mouret: Confession And Conversion In Zola's La Faute De L'abbé Mouret

This essay considers the role the Catholic confessional plays in manufacturing a more normalized masculinity for the effeminate hero of Zola's La Faute de l'abbé Mouret (1875).

Edwards, Wade.

La Couleur anti-locale d'Eugène Fromentin

The aim of this article is to demonstrate that the Algerian travelogues of Eugène Frometin (Un été dans le Sahara, 1857; Une année dans le Sahel, 1858), nowadays often regarded as a non-canonical author, form a part of a subvers

Kapor, Vladimir.

Victor Hugo's European Utopia

In Hugo's texts, the "end of history" came to be embodied by what he called the United States of Europe.

Ousselin, Edward.


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