La Lecture de François le Champi dans À la recherche du temps perdu: Sand, Proust et l’“essence du roman”

Whether solitary or shared, childhood reading in the Recherche is a sacred experience, somewhere between ethics and aesthetics and, on the other hand, between nature and culture.

Christina Kkona

Cine-cartography: The Cinematic in Paul Vidal de la Blache

In this paper I argue that early French cinema and human geography were in many ways coextensive, drawing on many of the same resources and virtues of the languages that inform them.

Dana Lindaman

Perverting Degeneration: Bestiality, Atavism, and Rachilde’s L’Animale

Critics have read Rachilde’s novel of bestiality, 1893’s L’Animale, as one of her least perverse works.

Simon Porzak

Krysinska’s Rythmes pittoresques: Theorizing Poetry before Mallarmé’s Critical Poems

This article examines the intertextual and interartistic dimensions of Krysinska’s first collection of poems in order to highlight the extent to which she theorized her practice.

Darci Gardner

Love and Real Estate: The Matchmaker and the Real Estate Developer as Social Types in Zola and Gaboriau

This article proposes reading Émile Gaboriau’s 1862 novel Mariages d’aventure as a precursor to Émile Zola’s 1871 classic La Curée, providing a new optic for understanding novels that deal with Haussmannian Par

Colin Foss

Le Tapis-franc criminel et le salon respectable: mise en regard chronotopique dans les mystères urbains (1842–59)

This article aims to shed light on how discourses on space, time, and society intersect at the tapis-franc (“dive” or “sleazy tavern”) in several French urban mysteries (from Eugène Sue, Paul Féval, Eugène-François Vido

Nicolas Gauthier

Creolizing Mallarmé

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

Neal Allar

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


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