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By Nigel Harkness, Lisa Downing, Sonya Stephens

This quantity attracts participants from worldwide who characterize the whole diversity of methods to scholarship in nineteenth-century French stories: ancient, literary, cultural, artwork old, philosophical, and comparative. The subject matter of the amount - start and demise - is one with specific resonance for nineteenth-century French reports, because the 19th century is often perceived as an age of recent existence and protection. it's the epoch that witnessed an efflorescence of business and creative development, the delivery of the person and the beginning of the radical, and the construction of an city inhabitants within the significant demographic shift from the agricultural provinces to Paris. even as, although, it's the century of Decadence and degeneration idea, marked by way of a well-known morbid aesthetic within the inventive sphere and a fascination with illegal activity, ethical decay and the pathologization of racial and sexual minorities within the medical discourses. it's also the century within which mirrored image on tactics of inventive construction starts off to problematize suggestions of mimetic illustration, the functionality of the writer and the prestige of the textual content. within the context of the dialectical caliber of nineteenth-century French tradition, stuck among an obsession with the hot and leading edge and a paranoid feel of its personal encroaching decay, the dual subject matters of delivery and loss of life open onto various matters - literary, social, historic, creative - that are explored, interrogated and reassessed within the essays contained during this quantity

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By Maurice Parturier, 2 vols (Paris: Garnier, 1967), II, 337-409 (p. 392). All subseqent references are to this edition and are given after quotations in the text. 4 George Borrow, The Zincali; or an Account of the Gypsies in Spain (Philadelphia: James M. Campbell, 1843) and The Bible in Spain; or the Journeys, Adventures, and Imprisonments of an Englishman in an Attempt to Circulate the Scriptures in the Peninsula (Philadelphia: James M. Campbell, 1843). 52 Larry Duffy Carmen’, which story has its own narrator, are referred to – discusses versions of Romany in various countries, and explicitly mentions two works on the subject in English by George Borrow.

P. 390) He feels uneasy here, not least because he is forced to act the uncomprehending fool in Carmen’s deception of the English mylord, to whom she mistranslates Don José’s serious threats uttered in Basque, ‘éclatant de rire à sa traduction’ (p. 391), and hence minimizes and ridicules them. But Don José’s unease also stems from the fact that fluidity of cultural identity is not his thing: ‘Je ne suis Égyptien que par hasard; et, pour certaines choses, je serai toujours franc Navarrais, comme dit le proverbe’ (p.

However, in the 1869 Éducation sentimentale, a burlesque recollection of the scene may be identified. When Frédéric frequents Rosanette’s house towards the start of part two of the novel, Flaubert writes: ‘Sans y prendre garde, [Rosanette] s’habillait devant lui, tirait avec lenteur ses bas de soie, puis se lavait à grande eau le visage, en se renversant la taille, comme une naïade qui frissonne’ (OC, II, 60). ), thus accentuating the sexual tension of the tableau. Although Rosanette superficially bears little resemblance to the chaste Diana, it is striking that she, like Diana, is unaware of the effect she has on her audience (‘sans y prendre garde’), and that she is compared to a Naiad, a class of nymph especially associated with Diana.

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