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Les Contextes Du Portrait Chez Bussy-Rabutin: Fiction Et Réalité, Nina Ekstein Jan 1995

Les Contextes Du Portrait Chez Bussy-Rabutin: Fiction Et Réalité, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

L' Histoire amoureuse des Gaules est un de ces romans curieux qui résistent aux catégories conventionnelles. Il trouve difficilement une place dans les courants narratifs du dix-septième siècle. Très court, il a délaissé les normes du roman héroïque, mais sa brièveté n'a rien de classique. L' Histoire amoureuse des Gaules est aussi éloignée que possible de la clarté et de la netteté de La Princesse de Cleèves. Quoiqu'on puisse attribuer au roman de Bussy une source d'inspiration (le Satiricon de Pétrone), on n'arrive pas à Iui trouver de parenté solide chez ses contemporains ni de suite ...


Women's Images Effaced: The Literary Portrait In Seventeenth-Century France, Nina Ekstein Mar 1992

Women's Images Effaced: The Literary Portrait In Seventeenth-Century France, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The literary portrait was extremely popular in France for a number of years during the mid-seventeenth century. With roots in salon society, the portrait became a genre in its own right during this period and was eventually incorporated in numerous other genres such as novels, memoirs, theater, and sermons. In this study, I will consider the close association between the initial vogue of portraiture and women, and examine the advantages and problems posed by the genre for women authors. I will trace the evolution of the literary portrait during the seventeenth century, in particular, the manner in which women were ...


Reference And Resemblance In The Seventeenth-Century Literary Portrait, Nina Ekstein Jan 1992

Reference And Resemblance In The Seventeenth-Century Literary Portrait, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The history of portraiture, in both literature and the graphic arts, reaches back to antiquity. This art was perhaps most highly developed in seventeenth-century France, where the form branched out in numerous directions. In the social sphere, verbal portraiture became the basis of a fashionable salon game. Diplomatic portraits were widely employed in political dealings. The popularity of painted portraits was widespread, and gave rise to such trends as the portrait-miniature and the depiction of individuals as mythological figures. In the domain of literature, the development of portrait forms was especially rich. The use of the portrait in the novel ...


The Portrait On Stage In Molière's Theater, Nina Ekstein Feb 1989

The Portrait On Stage In Molière's Theater, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Literary portraits, while common in a wide variety of genres, are not often thought of in connection with the stage. Discussions of dramaturgy make little mention of portraits, which is perhaps not surprising when one considers that theater is the domain of action, movement, and conflict; the portrait, on the contrary, is primarily descriptive. Verbal portraiture would not seem to be terribly effective in a theatrical context: it is unlikely to advance the action of the play, nor would it lend itself readily to gesture and movement. Theater requires the physical presence of its object, portraiture depends on a certain ...