New light on the Bibliothèque Cardinal

In his entry for cabinet de lecture in volume 1 of the Grand Dictionnaire universel (1867), Pierre Larousse  described the Bibliothèque Cardinal  as a “veritable annexe de la Bibliothèque imperial.” He was not

Graham Falconer

The Evolution of Mallarme's Social Consciousness

It would  be mistaken to consider Mallarme's Un coup de Dés as his final word.

Laurence M. Porter

Turning Tricks, Turning the Tables: Plotting the Brasserie à femmes in Tabarant’s Virus d’amour

This article examines the space of the brasserie à femmes, a female-staffed beer hall and house of clandestine prostitution where the servers sell stories as a supplement to beer and sex, in Adolphe Tabarant’s forgotten

Jessica Tanner

“Félicien Rops, graveur de la décadence latine”

By examining several late nineteenth-century editions, in particular the first volumes of Joséphin Péladan’s La Décadence latine, illustrated with frontispieces by Félicien Rops that combine Latin inscriptions and iconi

Nicolas Valazza

Nerval, Ronsard and the Orphic Lyre: Modulating Romantic Irony in Les Chimères

Originally an aspiring scholar of Renaissance French verse, the young Gérard de Nerval would abruptly distance himself from the influence of 16th-century forbear Pierre de Ronsard and the Petrarchan sonnet, only to cr

Robert J. Hudson

Affective Capital and Social Struggle in Dumas père’s Angèle

Set soon after the July Revolution of 1830, Alexandre Dumas père’s unjustly neglected drama Angèle reflects explicitly upon the unstable époque in which it was created.

Roberta Barker

Personalizing Violence in Balzac's Les Chouans

Revolutionary violence contrasted with preceding enlightenment thought.

Allan H. Pasco

La littérature masquée. Sur quelques déguisements auctoriaux fin de siècle.

Si le masque se révèle un motif capital de la littérature fin de siècle, la logique du déguisement et de la tromperie se développe également dans l’environnement du texte: c’est ce que cet article se propose d’interroger, en se

Denis Saint-Amand

De Nemo à Dakkar: la représentation paradoxale du colonialisme chez Jules Verne

Dans L’île mystérieuse, on retrouve le personnage central de Vingt mille lieues sous les mers, ainsi qu’un des personnages des Enfants du capitaine Grant.

Edward Ousselin

"[L]à-bas, où sa race est née." Colonial Anxieties and the Fantasy of the Native Body in Maupassant's Le Horla

This article examines the convergence of medical discourse, colonial politics, and the role of fantastic literature in fin-de-siècle France, through the lens of Guy de Maupassant’s 1887 tale Le Horla. Entangling the Hor

Lisa Ann Villarreal


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