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Presence in the work: Baroque aesthetic and its 20th-century return in French thought, arts and letters
Movement, change, inconstancy; sinuous line, saturated space, elliptical, open forms; elaborate metaphor, narrative dislocation, excessive affectivity--this familiar topology of the Baroque work all serves to disorient and ...
"La morale en peinture": Bourgeois and feminist discourses in the paintings of Jean-Baptiste Greuze
By focusing on how bourgeois and feminist discourses intersect in the moralistic paintings of Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725--1805), I argue that Greuze's images manifest a thrust toward liberation from the ideological constraints ...
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 ...
Les comedies-ballets de Moliere: genre de transition
The purpose of this thesis is to explore the influence of the ballet de cour on the comedies-ballets of Moliere and to show how the comedies-ballets not only perfected the dramatic elements of this previous form, but ...
Le realisme de Maupassant
Peguy et Pascal
The critics of Charles Peguy have often noted in his writings the influence of Blaise Pascal. This influence, however, has been only alluded to and never studied in detail. This thesis proposed then to measure exactly the ...