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2011

Physiological Fictions and the Fin-de-Siècle Female Brain

An important area of French medical research in the first half of the nineteenth-century was the supposedly anomalous, sensation-based functioning of the female brain (Drs. Voisin, Virey, Brachet, Briquet).

Michael R. Finn

"La succession des deux états sacrés": Mallarmé's "L'Après-midi d'un faune" and "Bucolique"

This essay discusses how, through a series of allusions to his poem "L'Après-midi-d'un faune," Stéphane Mallarmé's poème critique "Bucolique" dramatizes Mallarmé's incorporation of poetry into prose and demonstrates his notion o

Stacy Pies

Mythical Returns: Televising Thérèse Raquin

Television is not an obvious home for Zola's novels. Its spatially-restrained aesthetic crops Zola's sweeping vistas and the repetitions inherent in its serial structures have led some to query its artistic endeavour.

Kate Griffiths

Le Supplice d'une femme: "MM. XX " Spelling Double Trouble For Paternal Authority

The present study considers the figure of authority, troubled by literary collaboration, through the metaphor of paternity, as it relates to Le Supplice d'une femme, a play that premiered on 29 April 1865, without any a

Seth Whidden

Comment peut-on être censeur? L'exemple de Victor Hallays-Dabot

This article is a case study. It aims at understanding the life course and motivations that lead an individual to become a drama censor during the nineteenth century. Victor Hallays-Dabot was such a censor.

Clélia C. Anfray

D'Eichthal and Urbain's Lettres sur la race noire et la race blanche: Race, Gender, and Reconciliation after Slave Emancipation

This article is a close reading of Gustave D'Eichthal and Ishmayl Urbain's Lettres sur la race noire et la race blanche (1839), written during the decade prior to the "second" French emancipation in 1848.

Naomi J. Andrews

Who Belongs to Whom?: Codes, Property, and Ownership in Madame Charles Reybaud's "Les Épaves"

French Romantic writer Madame Charles Reybaud explores the coupling of gender and race by depicting the legal restrictions imposed upon married women and slaves in her novella "Les Épaves" (1838).

Molly Krueger Enz

La Question sociale et la recherche de soi dans Lucien Leuwen de Stendhal

The motif of social unrest underlies the action of Stendhal's Lucien Leuwen. The appellation "Saint-Simonian" haunts young Lucien in the drawing rooms he frequents.

Benjamin McRae Amoss

Maeterlinck et le théâtre pour marionnettes: Alladine et Palomides, Intérieur, La mort de Tintagiles

Maurice Maeterlinck’s Alladine et Pallomides, Intérieur, La Mort de Tintagiles (1893) has the sub-heading «trois petits drames pour marionnettes», but this does not mean the marionettes, instead of human actors, have to perform.

Kwon, Hyun-Jung

Linguistic Science and Mystification in Prosper Mérimée’s “Lokis”

Throughout “Lokis,” Mérimée evokes relationships between languages and their irregularities, death and disappearance, translation, and evolution over time.

Fudeman, Kirsten A.

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