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2017

Incipit: On Reading (Chambers)

Originally prepared for oral delivery at a conference session on the author’s study of Baudelaire as a city poet, the paper explores related academic genres involving academic judgment before giving an autobiographical account o

Ross Chambers and Robert St. Clair

Balzac and the African Explorer: Cognitive Mapping of the faubourg Saint-Germain

A fresh reading of Balzac’s La Duchesse de Langeais (1834) reveals that the geography of African exploration, and of Andalusia as a liminal space between Europe and Africa, are mapped onto the geography of Paris.

Jennifer Yee

Un roman sur et pour l’Italie: une analyse de la réception de Corinne par le monde culturel italien

The purpose of this article is to highlight and discuss the impact of Germaine de Staël’s novel Corinne (1807) on early nineteenth-century literary debates in Italy.

Fadil Moslemani

Blurring the Color Line: Racial and Sexual Thresholds in Sidonie de La Houssaye’s Les Quarteronnes de la Nouvelle-Orléans

Sidonie de La Houssaye’s 1890s tetralogy Les Quarteronnes de la Nouvelle-Orléans features ambiguous representations of women of color, simultaneously drawing on well-worn stereotypes and endowing these characters with c

Mary Greenwood

Tooth Decay: Edgar Allan Poe and the Neuro-déca“dent”isme of Villiers and Huysmans

This essay studies dental motifs in fin-de-siècle decadent fiction, including Villiers de l’Isle-Adam’s L’Ève future and especially Huysmans’s À Rebours, in the double context of neurological medical discourses

Andrea Goulet

Figures of Feeling in Honoré de Balzac’s La Peau de chagrin

In this article, I read Balzac’s La Peau de chagrin as a novel of feeling, in which Raphaël’s act of telling his life story entails a sensory encounter with the narrative self.

Polly Dickson

Paleophonic Futures: Charles Cros’s Audiovisual Worlds

Charles Cros (1842–1888) is known primarily for his poems, “Le Hareng saur” most especially, and is often cited for his scientific work on mechanical sound recording and color photography, among manifold other ventures.

Brett Brehm

Creolizing Mallarmé

This article examines the relationship between Mallarmé and postcolonial Antillean poetics, especially as articulated by the Martinican writer Édouard Glissant.

Neal Allar
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