Nineteenth-Century French Studies

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Articles from Vol. 41, No. 1-2, Fall-Winter

Craiutu, Aurelian, and Sheldon Gellar, Eds.: Conversations with Tocqueville: The Global Democratic Revolution in the Twenty-First Century
Craiutu, Aurelian, and Sheldon Gellar, eds. Conversations with Tocqueville: The Global Democratic Revolution in the Twenty-First Century. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009. Pp. 337. ISBN: 978-0-7391-2302-7 This superb volume advances the claire...
Ex-Dono Charles Nodier. Les Peregrinations D'une Bibliotheque De Voyage En Ecosse
"Nous porterons dans notre exil, a la place de Tournefort et de Linne, la Bible, Ossian, Werther, Ballanche, et Auguste Glaise. Les hommes en penseront ce qu'ils voudront; mais nous aurons le droit de faire dans les deserts, la bibliotheque de notre...
Joris-Karl Huysmans, a Denicheur of Jules Cheret's Posters
In 1896 the conservative Catholic commentator Maurice Talmeyr (1850-1931) speculated in his article, "L'Age de l'affiche," that a visitor from the time of Cardinals Richelieu (1585-1642) and Mazarin (1606-1661), who had slept for zoo years and awakened...
Nana, Prostitution and the Textual Foundations of Zola's Au Bonheur Des Dames
The rotting, putrefying, decomposing body of Nana--the most notorious insoumise in a distinguished tradition of nineteenth-century romans de la prostitution--draws attention to the biological degeneration Zola associates with unchecked desire and the...
Reading/developing Images: Baudelaire, Benjamin, and the Advent of Photography
When the technique of photography was first introduced in 1839, it created a sensation. After years of experiments with various technological solutions, photography achieved what painters had never accomplished: The reproduction of reality with an...
Revolutionizing the Fossilized: Balzac and Janin's Naturalist Discourse in Les Francais Peints Par Eux-Memes
One of Georges Cuvier's most important contributions to the field of natural history concerned the origin of fossils. While Cuvier has traditionally been cast as the head of the "fixist" camp in the infamous querelle des analogues that opposed him...
Une Fissure Dans L'edifice Colonial: Inquietante Etrangete Ou Agentivite Feminine? le Cas De Quatre Nouvelles De Maupassant
Les recoupements nombreux qui existent entre les theories feministes et les etudes postcoloniales ont ete souvent signales. Selon Deepika Bahri "Theorie feministe et theorie postcoloniale sont preoccupees par les memes questions de representation,...
Un Enlevement Peut En Cacher Un Autre: Kidnapping the Past in la Duchesse De Langeais
Honore de Balzac's 1834 novella La Duchesse de Langeais is a story in which journeys abound. Paradoxically, the most significant of these symbolically-charged voyages are involuntary, at least on the part of the main traveler, for they take the form...
Workers and Wives as Legible Types in Eugene Sue's Les Mysteres De Paris
Collapsing appearance and identity, Rigolette--the perennially cheerful grisette in Eugene Sue's Les Mysteres de Paris (1842-43)--catches up with an old friend through a glance at her apparel. Informing La Goualeuse that "c'est ta vocation de porter...
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