Depicting Desire: Gender, Sexuality, and the Family in Nineteenth Century Europe : Literary and Artistic Perspectives

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Rachael Langford
Peter Lang, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 277 pages
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This volume gathers together articles by leading international scholars of nineteenth-century culture in Europe. The contributions were originally presented at the conference 'Textual Intersections in the Nineteenth Century: European Literatures, Histories and Arts' held at Cardiff University in July 2001. The book explores depictions of gender, sexuality and the family in literature and is interdisciplinary in scope. It includes pieces on art history, book illustration, dance, music and philosophy as these intersect with literature in the portrayal of desire in nineteenth-century Europe. Each article attempts to foreground the links between genres, national traditions, and differing art forms in the exploration of representations of desire in nineteenth-century European literature.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
Angels and Demons in Second Empire Paris
23
The Abject Sublime in Poe
49
NineteenthCentury Reinterpretations
71
Female Excess in Zolas L CEuvre
91
The Legend of Salome in NineteenthCentury Literature and Art
105
Homosexuality and Impressionism in Henry Jamess
121
Cartoon and Literary Images of Homosexuality
133
Subjugation and Disclosure
149
Gender and Power in Perez Galdoss Play
169
Signature
197
Power and Subversion in Anne Brontes
223
Late NineteenthCentury
239
Fanny Lewalds Eine Lebensfrage
255
Notes on Contributors
271
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The Editor: Rachael Langford has a BA from Oxford and a Ph.D. from Cambridge and is Senior Lecturer in French at Cardiff University. She teaches and researches late nineteenth-century French cultural studies and Francophone African cultural studies, and has published articles and books in these areas.

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