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A Novel of Female Genius: Mme de Staël’s Corinne

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/9780691160658.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the links between women and genius in the figure of Mme De Staël's Corinne (from her 1807 of the same name). At the time of its publication women there seemed to be no place ... More


Corinne or Italy

Angelica Goodden

in Madame de Staël: The Dangerous Exile

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238095
eISBN:
9780191716669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238095.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The next period of research travel takes her to Italy. Corinne, the novel that emerges from it, is both a guide to Italian art, literature, customs, and landscape and a work with a political slant ... More


The Return to Rome: Desire and Loss in Staël’s Corinne

Catharine Edwards

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Dennis Porter's Lacanian study of travel writing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries offers a provocative account of Rome's significance for male travellers: ‘Rome was the mystified ground of ... More


Blurring Boundaries between Traditional and Commercial

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

By the late 1870s the jubilee marketplace was in full swing, and the term jubilee singer had become so diluted as to be essentially meaningless. All manner of jubilee singers represented themselves ... More


. Seed-beds: Crossing Theology, Feminism and Science Fiction

Inez Van Der Spek

in Alien Plots: Female Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's 'a Momentary Taste of Being'

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238140
eISBN:
9781781380444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238140.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Feminist theologians generally express a desire to be more interdisciplinary. According to Corinne Squire, feminist psychology and science fiction are intertwined, and the latter is either ignored or ... More


Site, Sight, and Symbol: Pompeii and Vesuvius in Corinne, or Italy

Barbara Witucki

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The novel Corinne, or Italy (1807) is the sentimental story of a man's dilemma in choosing between two half-sisters for his wife. Though the novel incorporates so many elements of a travelogue, it ... More


Patriarchy and Abolition: Germaine de Staël

in Fathers, Daughters, and Slaves: Women Writers and French Colonial Slavery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318467
eISBN:
9781846317828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317828.002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines Germaine de Staël's complex representation of fathers in relation to slavery and abolition, focusing on her own father, Jacques Necker, who features in many of her works. In ... More


‘A sound of the heart’s unrest’: Women Poets as Singers in the Nineteenth Century

Daniel Karlin

in The Figure of the Singer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199213986
eISBN:
9780191803314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199213986.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the nature of female ‘song’ by focusing on women poets as singers in the nineteenth century. More precisely, it looks at the figure of the singer modelled on Sappho, Germaine de ... More


The Lawgiver as Poet and Outlaw: ‘Corinne ou L’Italie’ (1807)

Roger Pearson

in Unacknowledged Legislators: The Poet as Lawgiver in Post-Revolutionary France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198754473
eISBN:
9780191816130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754473.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter examines Staël’s second novel, Corinne and analyses how the central love relationship once more pits enthusiasm—and now poetry, together with the landscapes and locations of ... More


Fictional subgenres

Elisabeth Jay

in British Writers and Paris 1830–1875

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199655243
eISBN:
9780191817311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655243.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Drawing on both French and English fictional models, this chapter categorizes the comparatively narrow palette of subgenres used by British writers for portraying Paris. Paris’s dirigiste regime was ... More


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