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A New History of French Literature

Edited by Denis Hollier

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ISBN 9780674615663

Publication: August 1998

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1200 pages

6-1/2 x 10 inches

38 halftones, 4 maps, 19 line illustrations

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  • Introduction [The Editors]
  • On Writing Literary History [Denis Hollier]
  • 778 — Entering the Date [John Benton]
  • 842 — The Birth of Medieval Studies [R. Howard Bloch]
  • 1050? — Saints’ Lives [Brigitte Cazelles]
  • 1095 — The Epic [Joseph J. Duggan]
  • 1123? — Manuscripts [Laura Kendrick]
  • 1127 — The Old Provençal Lyric [Stephen G. Nichols]
  • 1152 — The Romances of Antiquity [Jean-Charles Huchet]
  • 1165 — Erec et Enide [Eugene Vance]
  • 1175 — Fables and Parodies [Kathryn Gravdal]
  • 1180? — Marie de France [Joan M. Ferrante]
  • 1181? — The Grail [Alexandre Leupin]
  • 1202 — Old French Prose Historiography [Gabrielle M. Spiegel]
  • 1209? — Arthurian Romance in Prose [E. Jane Burns]
  • 1210 —The Fabliaux [Charles Muscatine]
  • 1214, 27 July — Literature and History [Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski]
  • 1215, November — The Impact of Christian Doctrine [Evelyn Birge Vitz]
  • 1225? — Generic Hybrids [Kevin Brownlee]
  • 1267 — Medieval Rhetoric [Douglas Kelly]
  • 1277, 7 March — Jean de Meun’s Le roman de la rose [David F. Hult]
  • 1300? — Medieval Vernacular Drama [Donald Maddox]
  • 1342? — Lyricism in the Age of Allegory [Kevin Brownlee]
  • 1401, St. Valentine’s Day — Trials of Eros [Jacqueline Cerquiglini]
  • 1456 — “I the Scholar François Villon” [Nancy Freeman Regalado]
  • 1460? — Farces, Morality Plays, and Soties [Barbara C. Bowen]
  • 1493 — The Rhétoriqueurs [François Rigolot]
  • 1512 — Writing without Reserve [Terence Cave]
  • 1517 — Humanist Models [Timothy Hampton]
  • 1526, July — Life-Saving Stories [Natalie Zemon Davis]
  • 1527 — Margaret of Navarre [Carla Freccero]
  • 1528 — Manners and Mannerisms at Court [Nancy J. Vickers]
  • 1532 — Rabelais and Textual Architecture [Edwin M. Duval]
  • 1534, Fall — Literary Banquets [Michel Jeanneret]
  • 1534, 17–18 October — Evangelism [Gérard Defaux]
  • 1536 — Emblems [Daniel S. Russell]
  • 1536, Summer — The Sonnet [François Rigolot]
  • 1538, 6 March — Dialogue [Jean-Claude Carron]
  • 1539 — The Birth of French Lexicography [Terence R. Wooldridge]
  • 1541, July — Translation as Literature [Glyn P. Norton]
  • 1541, September — Calvin the Writer [Francis M. Higman]
  • 1542 — The Neoplatonic Debate [Lawrence D. Kritzman]
  • 1544 — The Architecture of Poetic Sequences [Doranne Fenoaltea]
  • 1549 — A New Intellectual Elite [Margaret Ferguson]
  • 1550 — Inspiration and Poetic Glory [Michel Beaujour]
  • 1552 — Renaissance Comedy [Donald Stone, Jr.]
  • 1553, March — The Origin of French Tragedy [Timothy J. Reiss]
  • 1553, June — Antiquities and Antiquaries [Eric MacPhail]
  • 1555, July — Petrarchism with a Difference [Ann Rosalind Jones]
  • 1555, 13 September — Books in Print [Antoine Compagnon]
  • 1562 — Scientific Poetry [Dudley B. Wilson]
  • 1563, 18 August — Anti-Dictator [Stephen Greenblatt]
  • 1566 — History and Vernacular Humanism [Donald R. Kelley]
  • 1572, 24 August — Poetry and Action [Ullrich Langer]
  • 1573 — From Mannerism to Baroque [Lance K. Donaldson-Evans]
  • 1578 — Antarctic France [Michel Jeanneret]
  • 1581 — The Spectacle of Power [Margaret M. McGowan]
  • 1595 — Montaigne and His Readers [Richard L. Regosin]
  • 1609 — Devout Humanism [Paul A. Chilton]
  • 1619 — Pastoral Fiction [Louise K. Horowitz]
  • 1627 — The Age of the Technician [John D. Lyons]
  • 1634, 13 March — The Académie Française [Timothy Murray]
  • 1637 — Toward French Classical Tragedy [Mitchell Greenberg]
  • 1640 — Problems in Logic and Rhetoric [Timothy J. Reiss]
  • 1647 — The Subject of Modern Discourse [Thomas G. Pavel]
  • 1648, 26–28 August — The Sound of the Fury [Pierre Ronzeaud]
  • 1651 — Cultural Life outside Paris [Bernard Beugnot]
  • 1654 — The Salons and “Preciosity” [Joan DeJean]
  • 1657 — Figures of Social and Semiotic Dissent [Jean Alter]
  • 1660 — Autocritical Dramaturgy [Marcel Gutwirth]
  • 1661 — From Roi Soleil to Louis le Grand [Jean-Marie Apostolidès]
  • 1664 — Jansenist Tragedy [Philip E. Lewis]
  • 1668 — Moralists [Georges Van Den Abbeele]
  • 1673, 17 February — The Comic at Its Limits [Gérard Defaux]
  • 1674 — On the Sublime, Infinity, Je Ne Sais Quoi [Louis Marin]
  • 1677 — Historiography in the Age of Absolutism [Roger Chartier]
  • 1678 — The Emergence of the Novel [John D. Lyons]
  • 1680, 21 October — The Comédie-Française [Jacques Guicharnaud]
  • 1685 — Religious Controversies [Domna C. Stanton]
  • 1687 — The Ancients and the Moderns [Robert J. Nelson]
  • 1689 — Pedagogy [John D. Lyons]
  • 1694 — Linguistic Absolutism [Alain Rey]
  • 1697 — Marginal Writing [Lionel Gossman]
  • 1699 — Racine and the French New Criticism [Jean Alter]
  • 1700 — Classics in the Making [Joan DeJean]
  • 1704 — Sunset Years [Walter E. Rex]
  • 1707? — Fêtes Galantes [Thomas Crow]
  • 1721 — Others [James Creech]
  • 1725 — The Politics of Epistolary Art [Janet Gurkin Altman]
  • 1727 — Portrait of the Philosopher as a Tramp [Jack Undank]
  • 1734 — Intricacies of Literary Production [English Showalter, Jr.]
  • 1735 — The Gender of the Memoir-Novel [Nancy K. Miller]
  • 1750 — Beauty in Context [Gita May]
  • 1751 — Ordering Knowledge [Daniel Brewer]
  • 1754? — Origins [Peggy Kamuf]
  • 1754 — From Natural Philosophy to Scientific Discourse [Wilda Anderson]
  • 1759, January — On Cultivating One’s Garden [Aram Vartanian]
  • 1759, 23 April — Clearing the Stage [Jay L. Caplan]
  • 1759, August–September — Salons [Michael Fried]
  • 1761, February — The Novel and Gender Difference [Ronald C. Rosbottom]
  • 1761, December — What Was Enlightenment? [Lionel Gossman]
  • 1762 — Writing the Political [Patrick Coleman]
  • 1769 — Reason [Christie McDonald]
  • 1770 — Kisses, en Taille Douce [Philip Stewart]
  • 1771 — Diderot at the Crossroads of Speech [Jack Undank]
  • 1772 — Utopias [Mark Poster]
  • 1774, 19 April — A War at the Opera [Herbert Josephs]
  • 1782, March — Words and “the Thing” [Peter Brooks]
  • 1782, May — Autobiographical Acts [Virginia E. Swain]
  • 1784, 27 April — Pre-Revolution (a Comedy) [Jacques Guicharnaud]
  • 1787 — Designing Women [Joan Hinde Stewart]
  • 1788 — Civil Rights and the Wrongs of Women [Madelyn Gutwirth]
  • 1789 — Seventeen Eighty-nine [Sandy Petrey]
  • 1791, 13 January — Language under Revolutionary Pressure [Martine Reid]
  • 1791, Summer — Pleasure, Perversion, Danger [Chantal Thomas]
  • 1794, 8 June — Twilight of the Gods [Marie-Hélène Huet]
  • 1794, 25 July — Unfinished Work [E. S. Burt]
  • 1799, 10 October — The Ideologists [Frank Paul Bowman]
  • 1800 — The Melodramatic Imagination [Peter Brooks]
  • 1802, 14 April — Gothic Revival [Anthony Vidler]
  • 1808, 17 March — Discipline and Melancholy [Patrizia Lombardo]
  • 1814, 4 June — Restoration Freedom and Repression [Tzvetan Todorov]
  • 1816, 8 May — Women’s Voices in Literature and Art [Sarah Maza]
  • 1820 — The Lady in the Lake [Barbara Johnson]
  • 1823 — Romantic Historiography [Hayden White]
  • 1827, February — The Invention of the Renaissance [François Rigolot]
  • 1827, December — Drama [Jean Gaudon]
  • 1830, 27–29 July — An Oedipal Crisis [Peter Brooks]
  • 1833 — The Scandal of Realism [Naomi Schor]
  • 1834 — Romanticism and Social Vision [Sandy Petrey]
  • 1835 — Dialogues with the Muse [Nathaniel Wing]
  • 1836, 25 October — Egypt in Paris [Denis Hollier]
  • 1837 — Fantastic Tales [Ora Avni]
  • 1839 — Body Bildung and Textual Liberation [D. A. Miller]
  • 1840 — Discourses on Misery [Robert Bezucha]
  • 1843, 9 June — Publishing Novels [Lucienne Frappier-Mazur]
  • 1847, 23 December — Orientalism, Colonialism [Christopher L. Miller]
  • 1848 — Class Struggles in France [Richard Terdiman]
  • 1851, 2 December — Literature Deterritorialized [Ross Chambers]
  • 1852, 2 December — Bonapartism [Richard Terdiman]
  • 1853 — French Poe [Jefferson Humphries]
  • 1857 — Two Trials [Dominick LaCapra]
  • 1859, 23 July — Poète Maudite [Michael Danaby]
  • 1859, 7 December — Exile from Within, Exile from Without [Nathaniel Wing]
  • 1866 — The Dream of Stone [Barbara Johnson]
  • 1869 — Tics [Ora Avni]
  • 1871, 15 May — Commune Culture [Kristin Ross]
  • 1873 — Exit and Save [Norbert Bonenkamp]
  • 1874 — Haute Couture and Haute Culture [Sima Godfrey]
  • 1876 — Idealism [Naomi Schor]
  • 1877 — Nature, Society, and the Discourse of Class [Sandy Petrey]
  • 1880 — Prostitution in the Novel [Charles Bernheimer]
  • 1884 — Decadence [Jefferson Humphries]
  • 1885, February — The Music of the Future [Richard Sieburth]
  • 1885, June — The Liberation of Verse [Barbara Johnson]
  • 1886 — The Phantom’s Voice [Esther Rashkin]
  • 1889 — Commemoration and the Revolution [Victor Brombert]
  • 1892 — Writing and the Dance [Françoise Meltzer]
  • 1895 — Literature in the Classroom [Antoine Compagnon]
  • 1898 — The Dreyfus Affair [Jeffrey Mehlman]
  • 1905, 9 December — On Schools, Churches, and Museums [Denis Hollier]
  • 1911 — From Exoticism to Homosexuality [Richard Howard]
  • 1913 — Lyrical Ideograms [Tom Conley]
  • 1914–1918 — Visions of Death and Dissolution [Mary Jean Green]
  • 1920 — Bourgeois Sin [David O’Connell]
  • 1922, 18 November — Death and Literary Authority [Leo Bersani]
  • 1924 — From Text to Performance [Michel Beaujour]
  • 1925, November — Mise en Abyme [Jean-Joseph Goux]
  • 1925, December — “I Cannot Abide Stupidity” [Vincent Kaufmann]
  • 1928, 3 May — Amnesias [Ann Smock]
  • 1929 — “Odor di Femina” [Sic] [Elaine Marks]
  • 1931, March — Sadology [Carolyn J. Dean]
  • 1931, June — Plenty of Nothing [Denis Hollier]
  • 1933, February — Negrophilia [James Clifford]
  • 1933, November — Americans in Paris [John Atherton]
  • 1933, December — “Terrorists Ask No Questions” [Douglas Collins]
  • 1934, 6 February — Birthrate and Death Wish [Denis Hollier]
  • 1935, 6 May — Staging the Plague [Sylvère Lotringer]
  • 1937, March — The Avant-Garde Embraces Science [Allan Stoekl]
  • 1937, 12 July — Committed Painting [Susan Rubin Suleiman]
  • 1939 — Surrealism and Négritude in Martinique [Ronnie Scharfman]
  • 1940–1944 — The Honor of Poets [Ann Smock]
  • 1941 — How Is Literature Possible? [Michael Syrotinski]
  • 1942 — The Problem of Belief [Samuel Kinser]
  • 1945, 6 February — Literature and Collaboration [Alice Yaeger Kaplan]
  • 1945, 15 October — Rebellion or Revolution? [Steven Ungar]
  • 1946, July — Samuel Beckett Emerges as a French Writer [Alan Astro]
  • 1949 — An Intellectual Woman in Postwar France [Toril Moi]
  • 1953 — The Nouveau Roman [Gerald Prince]
  • 1954, January — On Certain Tendencies of the French Cinema [Dudley Andrew]
  • 1959, 9 January — The Ministry of Fate [Rosalind Krauss]
  • 1959, 28 October — The Theater of the Absurd [Thomas Bishop]
  • 1960 — As Is [Susan Rubin Suleiman]
  • 1962, November — The School of Independence [Réda Bensmaïa]
  • 1966 — The Place of Poetry, the Poetry of Place [Mary Ann Caws]
  • 1968, February — Francophonie and Independence [Christopher L. Miller]
  • 1968, May — “Actions, No! Words, Yes!” [Denis Hollier]
  • 1973 — French Lib [Yve-Alain Bois]
  • 1975 — “French Feminism” [Jane Gallop]
  • 1976, 15 November — Hubert Aquin and Quebec Literature [Patrick Coleman]
  • 1985, 27 September — Friday Night Books [Stephen Heath]
  • 1989 — How Can One Be French? [Denis Hollier]
  • Chronology
  • Map of Modern France
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Index

Awards

  • 1993 Prix Littéraire Etats-Unis/France, France-Amériques
  • 1989 James Russell Lowell Prize, Modern Language Association
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