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French Rococo poetry and metrical convention
Basic to the literature and art of the rococo period style is the concept of metonymy. Whereas Patrick Brady, the leading theorist of this style, has analyzed in detail its ramifications in a variety of areas, the formal ...
Matriarchal voice, mythic choice in Hebert, Yourcenar, and Desvignes
This dissertation discusses the historical and social aspects of myth to point out the earlier maternal subtexts beneath patriarchal myths. Matriarchal myth permits us to redefine an empowered "feminine" for application ...
His mistress' voice: Language and desire in Benjamin Constant's "Adolphe"
Benjamin Constant's Adolphe chronicles the unhappy love affair between the title character and his mistress, Ell enore. The aspect of the liaison which receives most of the narrator's attention is the conversations and ...