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L'image du souverain dans Racine: Une etude de classe, race et genre (French text)
This thesis studies the image of the sovereign in Racine through the three notions through which social power is gained: class, race and gender. Racine, torn between his duty to work for the glory of Louis XIV, and the ...
Sublime Evil: The Immoral Writers' Celebration of Life
This thesis explores the problematic relationship between ethics and aesthetics as reflected in the works of six highly controversial French and American authors of the Twentieth century. The study sets out to investigate ...
Secularisation et experience religieuse: L'ambiguite de la modernite
Related but not limited to French studies, my work seeks to understand the variety and complexity of religion and religious experience today. With the rise of modernity, Western societies came first to doubt the foundations ...
Territories of thought: Recent vicissitudes of French thought and the American academy
The influence of French thought on the American academy in the past thirty years is unquestionable. The philosophical concept of the territory, as it is elaborated by Gilles Deleuze offers a powerful tool for explaining ...
Sonority as a semiotic matrix of signification in French symbolist poetry
This document investigates a subject apparently rather traditional, perhaps even traditionalist: the exploration of the phonological, syntactical and semantical resources by means of which French symbolist poetry acts upon ...