Aimed at examining the intersections between drama and the novel in nineteenth-century France, this collection of essays reorients scholarly attention to the central place of the theater in nineteenth-century life. Although not limited to a single critical approach, the essays in this collection share common intellectual concerns: the inscription of theatrical aesthetics within the novel; the widespread practice among nineteenth-century novelists of adapting their works for the stage; and the novel's engagement with popular forms of theater. Each of the ten essays provides insight into a specific aspect of the relationship between the theater and the novel in the nineteenth century. Read together, their distinct perspectives form an overview of the literary landscape of nineteenth-century France. Bridging the gap between the drama and the novel, Novel Stages engages readers across the sometimes divisive lines of critical theory, cultural studies, and genre studies.
|Publisher:||University of Delaware Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Pratima Prasad is assistant professor in the Modern Languages Department at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Susan McCready is associate professor of French at the University of South Alabama, Mobile.