Love and Sexuality: New Approaches in French Studies

Love and Sexuality: New Approaches in French Studies


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The papers collected in this volume are selected from the proceedings of the Love and Sexuality conference held at the University of Leeds in 2002. They bring together a cross-section of new directions in the study of love and sexuality currently being explored in French Studies. The central focus of the collection is the representation of love, desire, erotica and sexuality in the couple, in particular in relation to depictions of women. The contributions share a common concern with problematising issues of love and sexuality across various disciplines, focusing on literary texts, cinema, gender studies, theatre studies, history, visual iconography and cultural studies, and ranging from the sixteenth century to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783039102495
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 07/12/2005
Series: Modern French Identities Series , #32
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Editors: Sarah F. Donachie has a First Class Honours degree in French and Italian, and an M.A. with Distinction in «Modern European Cultures and Societies» from the University of Hull. In December 2004 she completed a Ph.D. entitled «Love, Marriage and Gender in Stendhal’s Fiction» at the University of Leeds and now works at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
Kim Harrison has a BA Honours degree in French Studies and was awarded a distinction for her M.A. by Research degree, on the singer-songwriter Renaud in 2000. She is completing her Ph.D. thesis on «Reflexivity in French Chanson» (University of Leeds) and she lives and teaches in Vancouver, Canada.

Table of Contents

Contents: Sarah F. Donachie: Unwriting the ‘Amazone’: Gender Trouble in Stendhal’s Lamiel – Julie Summers: The Economics of Love: The Deal in the Drama of Bernard-Marie Koltès – Sarah Hartshorn: Le Couple: Male-Female Relations and the Viability of the Heterosexual Couple in the Work of Marie Cardinal – Sophie Timmerman: Obsession et frustration: dépasser l’érotique dans Vaste est la prison et La Femme sans sépulture d’Assia Djebar – Nicole Fayard: Sadeian Sisters: Sexuality as Terrorism in the Work of Virginie Despentes – Elizabeth Newton: Perception and Power: The Phenomenology of Sexuality in Robbe-Grillet’s Film and Fiction – Jonathan Hensher: From Innocent to Indecent: Eroticism and Visual Punning in Cochin’s Illustrations to the Roland Furieux – Alisair Swiffen: Double Helix: Two Blueprints for an Erotics of Modernism.

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