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  • The Fourth Generation of French Feminist Writers (1985-2010)by Adrienne Angelo

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 139.95

    This study examines how the fictional works of contemporary French female authors can be read as a unique fantasy world in which the writer consciously manipulates the reader’s (and spectator’s) narrative expectations with explicit articulations of female desire. In addition, this work offers a literary and psychoanalytic reading of lesser-known... more...

  • The Hidden Godby Lucien Goldmann

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The concept of ‘world visions’, first elaborated in the early work of Georg Lukàcs, is used here as a tool whereby the similarities between Pascal’s Pensées and Kant’s critical philosophy are contrasted with the rationalism of Descartes and the empiricism of Hume. For Lucien Goldmann, a leading exponent of the most fruitful method of applying Marxist... more...

  • The Conte du Graal Cycleby Thomas Hinton

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 130.00

    A new study of the continuations to Chrétien's Conte du Graal shows their crucial influence on the development of Arthurian literature. more...

  • The Lays of Marie de Franceby David R. Slavitt

    Athabasca University Press 2013; US$ 16.95

    The twelve “lays” of Marie de France, the earliest knownFrench woman poet, are here presented in sprightly Englishverse by translator David R. Slavitt. Traditional Breton folktales were the raw material for Marie de France’s lively butprofound considerations of betrayal and fidelity, love, death,luck, and fate. more...

  • Machaut and the Medieval Apprenticeship Traditionby Douglas Kelly

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    A close examination of an important theme in Machaut's works. more...

  • Reading Unrulyby Zahi Zalloua

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 35.00

    Drawing on literary theory and canonical French literature, Reading Unruly examines unruliness as both an aesthetic category and a mode of reading conceived as ethical response. Zahi Zalloua argues that when faced with an unruly work of art, readers confront an ethical double bind, hesitating then between the two conflicting injunctions of either... more...

  • Die Literatur der Roma Frankreichsby Julia Blandfort

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    Im Vergleich zum literaturwissenschaftlich und imagologisch bereits sehr gut erforschten Gebiet der ‚Zigeunerbilder‘ in der Literatur wurden bis jetzt kaum Arbeiten zur Selbstdarstellung der Roma in der Literatur veröffentlicht. Auf der Basis der aktuellen Diaspora-Forschung werden soziokulturelle Hintergründe der Roma-Gemeinschaften... more...

  • Marie de France: A Critical Companionby Sharon Kinoshita; Peggy McCracken

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2012; US$ 21.49

    Marie de France is the author of some of the most influential and important works to survive from the middle ages; arguably best-known for her Lais , she also translated Aesop's Fables (the Ysopë ), and wrote the Espurgatoire seint Patriz (St Patrick's Purgatory), based on a Latin text. The aim of this Companion is both to provide information on... more...

  • A Poet at the Fountainby William Calin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This collection is the first full-length literary study on Machaut, France's leading poet and musician of the 14th century. Machaut's narrative poems, called dits , have only been lightly studied. Here, author William Calin examines the works for their intrinsic merit and for their historical importance in influencing many writers, most notably... more...

  • French Travel Writing in the Ottoman Empireby Michele Longino

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Examining the history of the French experience of the Ottoman world and Turkey, this comparative study visits the accounts of early modern travelers for the insights they bring to the field of travel writing. The journals of contemporaries Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, Jean Thévenot, Laurent D’Arvieux, Guillaume-Joseph Grelot, Jean Chardin, and Antoine... more...