Lesbian Decadence: Representations in Art and Literature of Fin-de-Siècle France

Lesbian Decadence: Representations in Art and Literature of Fin-de-Siècle France

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ISBN-13: 9781939594211
Publisher: Harrington Park Press, LLC
Publication date: 02/23/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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About the Author

Nicole G. Albert is an independent scholar with a doctoral degree in comparative literature from the Sorbonne. She is the editor of Renée Vivien à rebours: études pour un centenaire [Renée Vivien Against the Grain: Studies for a Centenary] and Renée Vivien, une femme de lettres entre deux siècles [Renée Vivien: A Woman Writer between Two Centuries] as well as the author of La Castiglione: Vies et Métamorphoses [Castiglione: Lives and Metamorphoses].

Nancy Erber is professor emerita of linguistics and modern languages at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York. An expert in fin-de-siècle literature, she edited, along with George Robb, Disorder in the Court: Trials and Sexual Conflict at the Turn of the Century.

William A. Peniston is the librarian and archivist at the Newark Museum, as well as a French historian with a doctoral degree from the University of Rochester. He is the author of Pederasts and Others: Urban Culture and Sexual Identity in Nineteenth Century Paris.

Nancy Erber and William A. Peniston co-edited and co-translated Queer Lives: Men's Autobiographies from Nineteenth-Century France and Bougres de vies: huit homosexuels du XIXe se racontent.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Translators’ Note
Prologue
Part I. “At that time, Sappho was reborn in Paris”
1. Sappho: The Resurrection of a Myth
2. The Poets’ Muse
3. Lesbos; or, The Topography of a Vice
Part II. “Her Traits, Her Vices, and Her Sexual Aberrations”
4. The Birth of the Female Invert
5. A Vice or an Illness?
6. A Heroine at the Crossroads of Medicine and Literature
7. When the Third Sex Comes Out
8. Madame Don Juan, Arlequine, and Others
Part III. “Damned Women or Exquisite Creatures? ”
9. Deadly Pleasures
10. The Half-Women
11. Female Narcissus
12. Female Spaces, Male Gaze
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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