Breaking the Chain: Women, Theory, and French Realist Fiction

  title={Breaking the Chain: Women, Theory, and French Realist Fiction},
  author={Peggy Kamuf and Naomi Schor},
Rethinking a Case of Paranoia as a Workplace Complaint
ABSTRACT This essay re-reads Freud’s essay “A Case of Paranoia Running Counter to the Theory of the Disease” (1963) through Marxist feminist writing on the division of labor. I approach the storyExpand
Experimenting on difference: women, violence, and narrative in Zola's naturalism
This dissertation examines the role of women in four of Émile Zola’s novels, in particular their privileged position as the conduits through which he exerted his “experimental” literary method. ZolaExpand
Zola’s Thérèse: Nineteenth-Century Moral Codes and L’Autre in Bourgeois Society
ly in terms of emotions, but rather as a physical appetite, with “[t]he illusions of 153 The repression of female desire, in particular, is a common theme in the fiction of this time; Schor explainsExpand
The Age of Inexperience: Theories of Unlived Love in Early Modern France
iii The pre-revolutionary period in Europe is often called the age of enlightenment and experiment: an epoch marked by Bacon’s scientific experimentum, Locke and Hume’s experiential empiricism, andExpand
Collecting bodies: art, medicine and sexuality in late nineteenth-century France.
This thesis examines the interconnected discourses of art and medicine during the late nineteenth century in Paris by exploring the effects the 'medicalization' of society had on visual culture and,Expand
Reclaiming the heroine: appropriating "negative" representations of women from Emile Zola's Nana and Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie
MELODY L.G. MARLOW: Reclaiming the Heroine: Appropriating “Negative” Representations of Women from Émile Zola’s Nana and Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie (Under the direction of Diane Leonard) As theExpand
Legal Melancholy: Balzac's Eugéénie Grandet and the Napoleonic Code
The individual himself regards sexuality as one of his own ends; while from another point of view he is only an appendage to his germ-plasm, to which he lends his energies, taking in return his tollExpand
Memory Acts: Performing Subjectivity
Performativity is the unique occurrence of an act in the here and now, and speech-act theory is the moment when known words detach themselves from their sleep in dictionaries to be launched as weapons or seductions. Expand