Nineteenth-Century French Studies

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Articles from Vol. 39, No. 1-2, Fall-Winter

Allegory and Exoticism: Balzac's Allusion to la Liberte Guidant le Peuple in la Fille Aux Yeux D'or
It is easy to see why Balzac's short novel, La Fille aux yeux d'or, is dedicated to painter Eugene Delacroix, since it is filled with exotic imagery, death and half-naked women. The two possibly knew each other as early as 1824, and Balzac cleady draws...
Flaubert: Remembering, Forgetting, Creating
The characters in Flaubert's novels do a lot of remembering. Occasionally their memories are sweet--Emma's sensual reminiscences about Leon in the early days of their relationship is one such example (OEuvres 1: 608)--but far more often they are represented...
"Gestuologie" et Litterature: l'Exemple De Balzac
Le mot "gestuologie" est un neologisme. Creee par Francois Sulger, docteur en psychologie, consultant et auteur des Gestes verite, la gestuologie designe l'ensemble des elements dynamiques--ou en mouvement--de la communication non verbale. Elle se...
Isaac Louverture's Memoires: A Nineteenth-Century Representation of Black Masculinity in the Name of the Father
When examined along with a number of other nineteenth-century texts that chronicle the same chapter of France's history, Isaac Louverture's memoir, Memoires d'Isaac, fils de Toussaint Louverture, sur rexpedition des Francais sous le consular de Bonaparte,...
Les Trois Romans Experimentaux d'Emile Zola: Lourdes, Rome, et Paris
Les mythes et les symboles du sauvage doivent nous apparaitre, sinon comme une forme superieure de connaissance, au moins comme la plus fondamentale, la seule veritablement commune, et dont la pensee scientifique constitue seulement la pointe aceree....
Liberte, Egalite, Sororite: Flora Tristan and the Contact Zone between Race & Gender
Tout ecrivain doit etre vrai: s'il ne se sent pas le courage de l'etre, il doit renoncer au sacerdoce qu'il assume d'instruire ses semblables. L'utilite de ses ecrits resultera des verites qu'ils contiendront [...] (Peregrinations d'une paria, 15)...
The Politics of Authorship: The Effects of Literary Property Law on Author-Publisher Relations
In 1829, author Honore Balzac signed a contract with the publishers H. de Latouche and U. Canel for the first edition of his novel Le Dernier Chouan, ou la Bretagne en 1800. This contract consisted of two main sentences. The first sentence required...
Writing against Theodicy: Reflections on the Co-Existence of God and Evil in Baudelaire's Poetry and Critical Essays
Scholars have neither sufficiently identified nor discussed the importance of the sustained reflections in Baudelaire's writings on the possibility or impossibility of the co-existence of God and evil. This lack of attention to Baudelaire's engagement...
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