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
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.
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
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
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.