The Romantic Myth of Jean-Gaspard Deburau

Jean-Gaspard Deburau is renowned for being the greatest and most influential mime artist before Marcel Marceau (who himself was influenced by Deburau) in the twentieth century.

Edward Nye

Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Baudelaire’s Modernité [Invited Essay]

The concept of modernity remains a crux for literary studies because it attempts to combine historical categories with principles of form.

Kevin Newmark

L’Affaire Lerouge: Nineteenth-Century Juries and the Violence of Authorship

This article examines the connection between legal judgment and authorship in Émile Gaboriau’s 1865 detective novel L’Affaire Lerouge, focusing on the figure of the jury as reader and writer of the accused.

Susanna Lee

Antoine Monnier disciple de Baudelaire et de Méryon

Starving artist, poète maudit and engraver Antoine Monnier was born in Lyon in 1846.

Judd D. Hubert

Les réfractaires de la bohème

This article aims to unite several writers and journalists under the common term of “refractory ones,” following the title of Jules Vallès’s book, Les Réfractaires (1866).

Anthony Glinoer

Re-Orienting the fête galante in Mallarmé’s éventails

This article situates Mallarmé’s éventails within the fête galante tradition pioneered by Watteau and identifies a link between the neo-rococo and japoniste aesthetics in these poems.

Erin E. Edgington

L’économie mallarméenne de la gloire

Beyond its officially epideictic purpose, Rodenbach’s sonnet “Pour la gloire de Mallarmé” (1897) offers a probing commentary on what can be seen as the Mallarméan economy of glory.

Patrick Thériault

La robinsonnade d’anticipation: sur une forme composite et ses péripéties

In nineteenth-century French literature, adventure novels and futuristic fictions share various narrative and thematic features which generate an extensive set of “science fiction adventure” novels that have not attracted much c

Valérie Stiénon


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