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).
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.