Visions/Revisions: Essays on Nineteenth-Century French Culture

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The colloquium at which the 19 essays were first presented, New Directions in Nineteenth-Century French Studies, was the inaugural conference of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes, which was founded shortly after the beginning of the 21st century. Towards modernity, transculturation, war and its (re)visions, readings and re-readings, and new identities are the major themes. The contributing scholars are from Britain, the US, France, and elsewhere in Europe. Annotation ©2004 Book ...
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The colloquium at which the 19 essays were first presented, New Directions in Nineteenth-Century French Studies, was the inaugural conference of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes, which was founded shortly after the beginning of the 21st century. Towards modernity, transculturation, war and its (re)visions, readings and re-readings, and new identities are the major themes. The contributing scholars are from Britain, the US, France, and elsewhere in Europe. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Towards modernity
The Waterways of Modernity: The Case of Haussmann's Paris 15
Zola, Jourdain and the Architectonics of Modernity 37
Les Fleurs de serre: entre science et litterature a la fin du dixneuvieme siecle 49
Hieroglyphs of the Mind: Delirious Interpretation and the Psychology of Enigma, 1830-1910 63
Transculturation
Provincial Transfers and French Cultures: Flaubert's Voyage aux Pyrenees et en Corse 83
Une sauvagerie tres douce 99
'L'Invasion!': Colonising France's Mediterranean South 107
Art and Nationality: The French Perception of Belgian Painters at the Paris Salons (1831-1865) 123
War and its (re)visions
Balloons over Bismarck: The Interplay of Fact and Fiction in Representations of the Fabulous History of the Balloon during the Siege of Paris 139
A Battle in the Feminine? The Gendered Body and the Franco-Prussian War 157
Great Powers, Small Communities: Commemorating the Franco-Prussian War, 1871-1914 175
Memorialising the Defence of Paris: The Commemoration of the Franco-Prussian War in the Capital 193
Readings/re-readings
Past or Present? A New Look at the French Historical Novel of the Late 1820s 209
'Rabachage' et formation du sens romanesque chez Victor Hugo 225
Baudelaire and Irresolvable Poetic Tension 241
L'Obscurite, entre Mallarme et Proust 261
Gender Reversals: Reading Balzac with Rachilde 275
New identities
The Archaeology of Private Life: The Romantic Discourse of Intimacy 287
Rediscovering Louis Veuillot: The Politics of Religious Identity in Nineteenth-Century France 305
Notes on Contributors 323
Index 327
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