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  • American ?Unculture? in French Dramaby Les Essif

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    A book about the role America plays in the French imagination, as it translates to the French stage. Informed by a rich variety of Western cultural scholarship, Essif examines two dozen post-1960 works representing some of the most innovative dramaturgy of the last half century, including works by Gatti, Obaldia, Cixous, Koltès, and Vinaver. more...

  • A Feminist Analysis of Gender and Primogeniture in French Neoclassical Tragedyby Sharon Worley

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 189.95

    In the tradition of Virginia Woolf’s “In Search of a Room of One’s Own,” this study traces the origins of French feminism to Neoclassical theatre and the court of Louis XIV. Through feminist revisionist histories of French literature, the Neoclassical plots and female archetypes from Racine’s Phedre and Andromache, Voltaire’s... more...

  • The Figure of Dido in French Drama and French Musicby Thoron Hollard

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 199.95

    ere for the first time, the various French treatments of Dido’s tragic story in both drama and music, most of which are little known today are brought together, examined, compared, and evaluated. In Virgil’s Aeneid, the evocation of Dido’s great and fateful passion had an impact that has continued to reverberate over two millennia. Among... more...

  • French Renaissance Tragedyby Gillian Jondorf

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 37.00

    The principle aim of this 1990 book is to encourage readers to find pleasure in sixteenth-century tragedies. more...

  • Frühneuzeitliche Herrscherfiguren im Wandelby Katharina Schöneborn

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 52.56

    Hauptbeschreibung Was verbindet Karl den Großen und Elisabeth I., Nero und Nebukadnezar, Julius Cäsar und Alexander? Dem Leser frühneuzeitlicher Texte begegnen sie nicht nur als literarische Figuren, sondern auch als Exempel in politischen und philosophischen Schriften. In Frankreich bringt das frühneuzeitliche Drama nicht nur eine Vielzahl unterschiedlichster... more...

  • Geschichte als Performanceby Dietlind Hüchtker

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 44.66

    Am Beispiel dreier Frauen ? einer Aktivistin der polnischen Bauernbewegung, einer ruthenischen Feministin und einer Zionistin ? analysiert die Studie politische Bewegungen in Galizien um 1900 als Performance, als Zusammenspiel von Mitwirkenden, Stücken, Bühnen und Auftritten. Die Aktivistinnen konstruierten die Geschichte ihrer Benachteiligung, sie... more...

  • Identity and Ideologyby Julie Chandler Hayes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 158.00

    The bourgeois drama of "serious genre" was one of the major innovative literary forms of the French Enlightenment, but it has been largely excluded from the canon today. In a study drawing on contemporary and 18th-century literary theory and philosophy, social history and history of the theatre, Hayes presents a reading of the dramas of Diderot... more...

  • Individualität im komischen Roman der Frühen Neuzeitby Ansgar Thiele

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 196.00

    The genre of the comic novel, which includes Charles Sorel?s Histoire comique de Francion, Paul Scarron?s Roman comique and Antoine Furetières Roman bourgeois, was extremely popular in 17th century France. The present study examines the relations between individuality and comedy in these novels, and thus casts new light on the early history of the... more...

  • L' écrivain scéniqueby Michel Vaïs

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1978; US$ 5.25

    Dans l’ensemble de la production contemporaine, trois ouvres font ici l’objet d’études systématiques : celles de Samuel Beckett, de Romain Weingarten et de Jean Genet. Une interview inédite d’Eugène Ionesco complète l’ouvrage. more...

  • Le Romantisme aux enchèresby Marie-Pierre Le Hir

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 158.00

    Reassessing the theoretical usefulness of the “high/low culture” perspective often found in writings on Romantic theater, this book shows how this dichotomy has obscured the centrality of melodrama as a dominant mode of Romantic expression in post-revolutionary France. The book focuses on Victor Ducange's production (1813-33) in order to... more...