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Creativity and Procreation in Zola’s <i>L’Œuvre</i>

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter studies the figure of the genius artist in the painter Claude Lantier, the central figure of Émile Zola's novel, L'Œuvre (The masterpiece, 1886). Genius may be a largely positive term ... More


The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Tony Williams

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In placing George A. Romero's oeuvre in the context of literary naturalism, this book explores the relevance of the director's films within American cultural traditions and thus explains the potency ... More


A Public Taste for Truth: Zola’s Literary Appeals to the People in the Dreyfus Affair

Lida Maxwell

in Public Trials: Burke, Zola, Arendt, and the Politics of Lost Causes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199383740
eISBN:
9780199383764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383740.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores dilemmas of public autonomy and truthfulness raised by Zola’s indictment (during the Dreyfus Affair) of the French government and army for committing a “crime against society”: ... More


Zola and the Dreyfus Affair

Maurice Samuels

in The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226397054
eISBN:
9780226399324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226399324.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Chapter Four studies Émile Zola’s legendary support of the Jewish officer wrongly accused of treason in the 1890s, as well as Zola’s writing about Jews both before and after the Dreyfus Affair. ... More


Public Trials: Burke, Zola, Arendt, and the Politics of Lost Causes

Lida Maxwell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199383740
eISBN:
9780199383764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383740.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Should we view moments of democratic failure—when both law and the people fail to assure justice—as revealing the failure of democracy, or as revealing a contested, contingent failing that could have ... More


A Director and his Traditions

Tony Williams

in The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines George A. Romero's traditions as a filmmaker. Romero was hailed as the director of Night of the Living Dead (1968), a film popularly associated with initiating the gore and ... More


The Legacy

Robert D. Priest

in The Gospel According to Renan: Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728757
eISBN:
9780191795534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728757.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter considers the longer-term legacy of Renan’s Vie de Jésus in the Third Republic, up until the erection of a statue to the author in Tréguier in 1903 and a counter-monument in the same ... More


Filmmaker

Christine Leteux

in Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Capellani was now the principal filmmaker at SCAGL. In 1913, he made a powerful adaptation of Zola’s Germinal, shot partially on locations. This film was particularly striking for the underplaying of ... More


The Prison House of Nerves: Zola and Strindberg

Matthew Wilson Smith

in The Nervous Stage: Nineteenth-century Neuroscience and the Birth of Modern Theatre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190644086
eISBN:
9780190644116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644086.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

Zola’s 1873 stage adaptation of his novel Thérèse Raquin is generally considered the first Naturalist drama, which inspired the most famous Naturalist play, Strindberg’s Miss Julie. This chapter ... More


Dawn of the Dead

Tony Williams

in The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the film Dawn of the Dead (1978) and its intrinsic relationship to literary naturalism. Widely regarded as a “gross-out” horror film relying on the EC Comic tradition, Dawn of ... More


The grand magasin: Zola, Au bonheur des dames

in Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314872
eISBN:
9781846317156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317156.010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In his 1883 novel, Au bonheur des dames, Emile Zola highlights a key turning point in patterns of retail trade and consumption in nineteenth-century France. Zola's fictional store is based in large ... More


La Lente Agonie du petit commerce? Balzac, Grandeur et décadence de César Birotteau and Zola, Au bonheur des dames

in Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314872
eISBN:
9781846317156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317156.006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, France witnessed the decline of small shops due to their inability to compete with department stores. This tension between the two forms of commerce was ... More


Short and Shortest Times

in On Borrowed Time: The Art and Economy of Living with Deadlines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226886015
eISBN:
9780226886039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226886039.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses conceptions of short and shortest times associated with the Greek gods Chronos and Kairos, and through the works of Friedrich Schiller, Stefan Zweig, and Èmile Zola.


The Nervous Stage: Nineteenth-century Neuroscience and the Birth of Modern Theatre

Matthew Wilson Smith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190644086
eISBN:
9780190644116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644086.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

Theater and neuroscience: What could these two have in common? What could their historical developments tell us about modernity and the modern subject? The Nervous Stage argues that, to a significant ... More


Short-Term Thinking

Olivia Custer

in The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823249602
eISBN:
9780823250752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249602.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter asks whether the financial crisis was due to the rise of short-term thinking in politics. The author shows how political actors as diverse as Alan Greenspan and President Obama point to ... More


Monkey F Startled

Tiffany Watt Smith

in On Flinching: Theatricality and Scientific Looking from Darwin to Shell Shock

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198700937
eISBN:
9780191770487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198700937.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

Chapter Two explores the physiologist David Ferrier’s experiments in brain localization, and his attempts to startle a monkey to see whether or not he had suppressed her ability to hear (1881–2). It ... More


Elevé dans le commerce: Céline, Mort à crédit

in Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314872
eISBN:
9781846317156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317156.007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Emile Zola claims in his novel Au bonheur des dames that the presence of department stores in the neighbourhood doomed the small shops. However, this proposition is refuted by the fact that the grand ... More


Knightriders

Tony Williams

in The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews the movie Knightriders (1981). Knightriders represents Romero's most personal film to date. It is also a creative product of an industrial system often allowing stars and ... More


Transactions and Value: Gide, L'Immoraliste

in Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314872
eISBN:
9781846317156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317156.005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In France, the increasing productive capacity of industry began to raise concerns about whether consumers could absorb the goods produced. This is expressed by Emile Zola in his 1876 novel Son ... More


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