French Dressing looks at the ancien régime's scenarios of libertine seductionunsafe sex and its consequences for women's lives. It places the gender performances of male and female-authored novels in dialogue in order to recover the complexity of a century obsessed, as we are today, with writing and living plots of desire. French Dressing exposes the erotic anxieties behind a national culture of sexual self-displayFrench undressing.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)|
About the Author
Nancy K. Miller is Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author of Getting Personal: Feminist Occasions and Other Autobiographical Acts, also published by Routledge.
Table of ContentsI Reading in Pairs: 1. Repairing the Tradition; II Men's Reading, Women's Writing: 2. Rereading as a Woman: The Body in Practice; 3. Men's Reading, Women's Writing: Gender and the Rise of the Novel; 4. Cultural Memory and the Art of the Novel: Gender and Narrative
in Eighteenth-Century France; 5. 1735: The Gender of the Memoir-Novel; III "I's" in Drag: 6. "I's" in Drag: The Sex of Recollection; 7. L'Histoire d'une Grecque moderne: No-Win Hermeneutics; 8. Justine, Or, the Vicious Circle; 9. Juliette and the Posterity of
Prosperity; IV Exquisite Cadavers: 10. The Exquisite Cadavers: Women in Eighteenth-Century Fiction; 11. Tender Economies: Mme De Villedieu and the Costs of Indifference; 12. "Tristes Triangles": Le Lys dans la vallee and Its Intertext; 13. Novels of Innocence: Fictions of