Advertising, Subjectivity and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Dickens, Balzac and the Language of the Walls

Author: S. Thornton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023023674X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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From 1830 to 1870 advertising brought in its wake a new understanding of how the subject read and how language operated. Sara Thornton presents a crucial moment in print culture, the early recognition of what we now call a 'virtual' world, and proposes new readings of key texts by Dickens and Balzac.
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Figurations of the Feminine in the Early French Women's Press, 1758-1848

Author: Siobhán McIlvanney

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1786949938

Category: Literary Criticism

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In this highly original, thought-provoking study, Siobhán McIlvanney provides critical insight into the origins of the French women's press. As the first work in English to examine the diverse range of publications which makes up this significant medium, Figurations of the Feminine traces the evolving figurations of womanhood which appear over the first ninety years of women's journals in France. It argues that early French women's journals are often characterised by a remarkable degree of feminist content and that this potential political interpellation of their contemporary readership is one which undermines the general conception of the women's press as an idealised, hyper-femininised space inhabited by the intellectually idle - whether in the form of readers or writers - seeking at best escapism, at worst a benign reinforcement of the values of their quotidien. Through its analysis of different 'generic' subsections, whether the literary journal, the fashion magazine, the domestic press or more explicitly politicised outputs, Figurations of the Feminine challenges the critical commonplaces which have surrounded the women's press since its genesis, both in France and elsewhere. It demonstrates the political richness of this medium and the privileged perspectives it gives us on the everyday lives of French women from across the class spectrum during this key historical period.
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Aloysius Bertrand’s Gaspard de la Nuit Beyond the Prose Poem

Aloysius Bertrand’s Gaspard de la Nuit Beyond the Prose Poem

Author: Valentina Gosetti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317198611

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 170

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Aloysius Bertrand’s Gaspard de la Nuit (1842) is a familiar title to music lovers, thanks to Ravel’s piano work of the same name, and to specialists of French literature, especially those interested in Baudelaire’s prose poetry. Yet until very recently the collection and its author have generally been viewed almost exclusively through the prism of their pioneering role in the development of the prose poem. By placing Bertrand back in his original context, adopting a comparative approach and engaging with recent critical work on the collection, Valentina Gosetti proposes a substantial reassessment of Gaspard de la Nuit and promotes a new understanding of Bertrand in his own terms, rather than those of his successors. Through his playful and ironic reinterpretation of Romantic clichés, and his overt defiance of the boundaries of poetry and beauty, Bertrand emerges as a fascinating figure in his own right. This book is one of the first full-length studies of Bertrand’s work, and it will be of particular interest to specialists of the nineteenth century and of provincial literature, and to students of nineteenth-century poetry or the fantastic.
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