2019

La lignée nervalienne des fils du feu: portrait d’une contre-royauté mythique et de ses contradictions

The article examines the contradictory nature of the lineage of the “fils du feu,” a recurring and mythical anti-royalty theme in Nerval’s work.

Léo Tertrain

Considérations sur la monarchie et figures du roi dans l’œuvre d’Alfred de Musset

Scholars are well aware of Musset's apoliticism, thanks to the author’s reiterated contempt for public affairs.

Gilles Castagnès

Rois et reines sur la scène romantique, ou la reconfiguration du pouvoir

After 1814, once royalty had been restored and “la chaîne des temps que de sinistres écarts avaient interrompue” had apparently been strengthened, the representation of kings and queens invaded the theater.

Sophie Mentzel

Regicide and the Eloquence of Silence: The Expulsion of Manuel from the Assembly (1823) and Béranger’s Chansons nouvelles (1825)

This article examines the politics and aesthetics of silence in the Restoration through Jacques-Antoine Manuel’s 1823 speech in the Chamber of Deputies, allegedly condoning regicide, and Pierre-Jean de Béranger’s politically radical Chansons n

Robert O. Steele

Parallèle des Stuarts et des Bourbons: Les Quatre Stuarts de Chateaubriand au temps de “la restauration possible”

Chateaubriand’s Les Quatre Stuarts (1828) is part of a long discussion of the parallels between the Stuarts and Bourbons, which were of great concern in the early nineteenth century.

Soon-Hee Lee

De la Royauté en France (1814). Autour d’un pamphlet inédit de Louis de Bonald: ressusciter la légitimité?

In the spring of 1814, while the Senate was hard at work writing the constitutional Charter, Bonald wrote a little-known pamphlet: after having a few copies printed, he decided not to publish it. Nor was the text published at a later date.

Flavien Bertran de Balanda

Double Entendre: The Aural Poetics of La Curée

Zola’s La Curée is a novel famously dominated by visual themes (fashion, architecture, ostentation, myopia).

Sara Phenix

Embodying History for Social Change in Jules Michelet’s Le Peuple

In his 1846 history-from-below, Le Peuple, Michelet presents himself as the embodiment of the history of France in order to reach beyond the discursive and effect social change.

Rebecca Powers
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