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  • Articles critiques de Théophile Gautier sur le théâtre de Labiche 

    Brunet, Francois (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2008)
    Between 1838 and 1870, Gautier wrote 65 reviews of plays by Labiche. Before 1851, his compliments are somewhat vague, as if he had not immediately realized this author's importance. However, he is rarely harsh with him, ...
  • Autobiographie et bandes dessinées : Problèmes, enjeux, exemples 

    Baetens, Jan (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2004)
    This reflection on the autobiographical dimension of contemporary "bande dessinée" will examine a certain number of general questions, including: Does the present tendency to autobiography in "bande dessinée" constitute ...
  • Autobiography in Early Bande dessinée 

    Grove, Laurence (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2004)
    Canonical literary autobiographies such as those of Rousseau, Gide or Sartre, provide an individualised and ambiguous introspective that points to intricate universal traits. Nothing could seem further from the stock ...
  • Bande dessinée et trifonctionnalité 

    Corbellari, Alain (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2004)
    The "théorie trifonctionnelle" of Georges Dumézil identified the foundations of the structures of groups of characters in ancient Indo-European literature. This article starts from an intuition by Joël Grisward, one of ...
  • 'C'est tout mal fait, pardon': The Rhetoric of Politics in Pierre La Police's Comics 

    Leroy, Fabrice (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2005)
    This article examines rhetorical strategies of nonsensical political humor in Pierre La Police's Véridique! comics. Applying the Groupe µ's theoretical principles, which posit that various deviations from a standard semantic ...
  • ... Car la voie droite était perdue': Les Terres creuses de Luc et François Schuiten, ou les Cercles labyrinthiques 

    Thibault, Franck (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2005)
    Within the trilogy entitled Les Terres creuses, the symbol of the circle plays a central role. It evokes at the same time unity and multiplicity, as well as reflection, the tricks mirrors play, as well as the vicious circle ...
  • Caroline Marbouty ou la 'fausse position' de la femme auteur 

    Pion, Delphine (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2008)
    "Never like today has woman been as under-utilized. The only life accorded to her is that of her feelings, and feelings are devalued." ("Préface to Ange De Spola", Etudes de femmes, 2 volumes, Paris, Victor Magen, 1842). ...
  • Ce genre n'existe pas-pourquoi l'inventer? 

    Pillet, Elisabeth (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2003)
    Stand-up comedy is as low-brow as they come: oral, popular/vulgar, and of course not serious. It is also hardly studied by French academic criticism. In its case, even the problem of the devaluation of media genres (genre ...
  • Ce qu'espionner veut dire 

    Bleton, Paul (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2011)
    his article is complementary to a forthcoming book (La Cristallisation de l'ombre, PULIM, 2011), dealing with the French spy story before the Cold War. The thesis is that the French defeat against Prussia was a fundamental ...
  • Chansons d'amour et roman sentimental populaire: Quand l'air ne fait pas la chanson 

    Savoie, Chantal (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2002)
  • Chinoiseries sur scène: En avant les Chinois! (1858) et Le voyage en Chine (1865) 

    O'Neill-Karch, Mariel (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2008)
    Labiche and Delcourt, in En avant les Chinois! and Le voyage  en Chine, use China as an excuse to make fun of typically French situations, and to give an exotic tinge to characters and situations that are very familiar to ...
  • Cinquante ans de couvertures de Sélection du Reader's Digest 

    Cottour, Thierry (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2001)
    This article presents the rivalry between text and image within the Reader's Digest magazine and argues that the choice of cover illustrations - particularly in the French version of the magazine - was able to foster a ...
  • Crise de genres, genres de la crise dans les années 20 

    Boucharenc, Myriam (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2003)
    This article deals with a period of French literary history well-known for having been marked by a major discussion of the literary genre system: the nineteen-twenties. Its goal is to test the actual validity of a partition ...
  • Douceur du conflit: Commentaire stylistique d'une planche de Michel Greg 

    Tourrette, Eric (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2005)
    This article attempts a stylistic analysis of the dialogue between two aristocrats in a story of Achille Talon (entitled « si tu hais, vite le gant d'ire, hâtons ! », album Achille Talon au pouvoir, Mon Oeuvre à moi, t. ...
  • Dumas et Ponson du Terrail sous le second Empire: Idéologie et esthétique 

    Dumasy-Queffelec, Lise (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2010)
  • Ecrire pour la jeunesse, ou comment voler la vedette à  Super Mario? 

    Demers, Dominique (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2002)
    English: Writing for young people, or How to steal Super Mario's spotlight. What is the nature of the opposition between children's literature and the other media, particularly video games? This article deals with the ...
  • Fantomate ou comment parle le chien d'un (Petit) Vampire 

    Cheilan, Liliane (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2006)
    Fantomate is the talking dog in Joann Sfar's series "Le Petit Vampire", comprising comics, animated cartoons and children's novels. Talking "funny animals", as Harry Morgan calls them, are a common presence in comics. ...
  • Fenomenologia del paesaggio: Il ruolo della descrizione in Le tour du monde en quatre-vingt jours 

    Crippa, Gianni (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2008)
    Roland Barthes states that all literary descriptions originate from a previously "framed" referent, understood first of all in pictorial terms. It may therefore be interesting to compare the different descriptive practices ...
  • Geronimo as Translator 

    Bleton, Paul (Dalhousie University. Electronic Text Centre, 2002)
    Using French thrillers as a pedagogical tool in an advanced French culture class may prove pertinent on three levels. 1/ The reader benefits from the genre's specific effect -- he wants to know what comes next. And in order ...