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  • The Puritan and the Cynicby Jefferson Humphries

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 59.99

    This book offers a comparative reading of the ways in which moral issues surface in French and American literature. more...

  • Debating the Roman de la Roseby Christine McWebb

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Around the year 1400, the poet Christine de Pizan initiated a public debate in France over the literary "truth" and merit of the Roman of the Rose, perhaps the most renowned work of the French Middle Ages. She argued against what she considered to be misrepresentations of female virtue and vice in the Rose. Her bold objections aroused the... more...

  • Allegory and Sexual Ethics in the High Middle Agesby Noah D. Guynn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    Guynn offers an innovative new approach to the ethical, cultural, and ideological analysis of medieval allegory. Working between poststructuralism and historical materialism, he considers both the playfulness of allegory and its disciplinary force. more...

  • From Topic to Taleby Eugene Vance; Wlad Godzich

    University of Minnesota Press 1987; US$ 39.00

    Shows how a rhetorical tradition was transformed into a textual one and ends with a discussion of the relationship between discourse and society. more...

  • Cligèsby Chrétien de Troyes; Ingrid Kasten; Ingrid Kasten

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 252.00

    This is the first modern German translation of  Chrétien de Troyes' Cligès .  An introduction, commentary and bibliography make the text accessible for German-speaking readers. more...

  • Violence in French and Francophone Literature and Filmby James Day

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 51.80

    Stories of violence — such as the account in Genesis of Cain’s jealousy and murder of Abel — have been with us since the time of the earliest recorded texts. Undeniably, the scourge of violence fascinates, confounds, and saddens. What are its uses in literature — its appeal, forms, and consequences? Anchored by Alice Kaplan’s... more...

  • Queer Sexualities in French and Francophone Literature and Filmby James Day

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 64.40

    The steady development of queer theory over the last two decades has provided useful analytical tools and the will to dismiss the watchdog of heteronormativity. Modes of reading have evolved, as this volume of FLS amply attests. Following Bill Edmiston’s introduction to the volume — a concise and informative history of queer theory —... more...

  • Veiled Encountersby Michael Harrigan

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 84.00

    Travel narratives were the principal source of knowledge about the lands of the Near East and the Indian Ocean Basin in 17th-century France. Claiming the authority of first-hand observation, they paradoxically rely for their legitimization on the tropes of an established literary tradition. The status of these texts remained ambiguous, not least because... more...

  • Forgotten Engagementsby Angela Kershaw

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 88.20

    This study is the first to examine the contribution made by women writers to politically committed literature in 1930s France. Its purpose is to bring to light the work of female authors of left-wing fiction whose novels are comparable to those of well-known male practitioners of littérature engagée , such as Paul Nizan and Louis Aragon.... more...

  • Beau Sauvage et autres contes de la Mauricieby Clément Legaré

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1990; US$ 21.00

    Beau Sauvage - Le Jardin des Oliviers - Cendrouillonne - Tit-l'Ourson - Le Prince des dorés - La Belle et la Bête - Les Trois Grues - Le Ruban vert - Le Cheval Bavard - Poilue - L'Eau de la Fontaine de vue - La Tourtonne - Rosalie ou L'Assiette d'or - Tit-Jean et les cachettes - Le Cheval Fallada - Grand Jack - Tit-Page et... more...