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Genres instables : ludic performances of autofiction in the works of Catherine Cusset, Philippe Vilain, Chloé Delaume and Éric Chevillard
(University of St Andrews, 2015-11-30) - Thesis
Autofiction has been the subject of much critical investigation in France, yet little of this theory extends to contemporary texts. Furthermore, autofictional theory has, until now, neglected the study of ludic performance ...
Marriage and desire in seventeenth-century French comedy
(2015-06-25) - Thesis
This thesis re-examines the role of marriage in the golden age of seventeenth-century French comedy. It reconsiders received wisdom on the subject to challenge acceptance of the final promise of marriage as a dénouement ...
Notions of time and epoch in contemporary French fiction : Montalbetti, Lenoir & Pireyre
(University of St Andrews, 2018-12-07) - Thesis
This thesis examines the notions of time and epoch through the works of three contemporary French authors: Christine Montalbetti, Hélène Lenoir and Emmanuelle Pireyre. The theoretical framework for this study draws upon ...
The 'internal exotic' : a postcolonial re-reading of nineteenth-century Alsatian and Corsican literature in French
(University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
This thesis examines nineteenth-century French literature about the peripheral regions of Alsace and Corsica, observing the discursive process of their incorporation into the imagined French landscape. Firstly, approaching ...
Women and nature in the works of French female novelists, 1789-1815
(University of St Andrews, 2015-06-25) - Thesis
On account of their supposed link to nature, women in post-revolutionary France were pigeonholed into a very restrictive sphere that centred around domesticity and submission to their male counterparts. Yet this thesis ...
Pierre Reverdy : lyrisme de la réalité. Poétique du visuel
(University of St Andrews, 2013-06) - Thesis
This thesis aims to provide the first complete study of the poetics of Pierre Reverdy, who, although famous and influential during his lifetime, has not been widely published or researched. This thesis hopes to change this, ...
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06-23) - Thesis
Mourning, writing, (self-)transformation: the autofiction of Serge Doubrovsky
(2018) - Thesis
This thesis investigates the capacity of mourning to transform one’s life into writing. Since mourning impacts each individual in a very unique way, its effect in the field of life-writing is incommensurable. In this ...