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The Hercules myth in Renaissance poetry and prose
The Hercules myth has had a long and distinguished literary history, to which this study will add another footnote. In these pages following we shall pursue the figure of Hercules from Greece to Rome to the Middle Ages and ...
Seduction rhetoric, masculinity, and homoeroticism in Wilde, Gide, Stoker, and Forster
This dissertation employs the psychoanalytic theories of Jacques Lacan and Jean Laplanche in order to analyze the role of the "rhetoric of seduction" in masculine self-identifications and in transformations of the meaning ...
Representation d'une " neo-humanite " chez Maurice Dantec, Michel Houellebecq et Jean-Christophe Rufin
In this dissertation, we first propose to look at science-fiction as literary genre and consider the forefathers of Francophone science-fiction, determine the role of the twenty-first century writer and the role of literature ...
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 ...