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Adversaries: Partisan Intellectuals and Polarized Political Culture

Jack Hayward

in Fragmented France: Two Centuries of Disputed Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199216314
eISBN:
9780191712265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216314.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Intellectuals have imparted polemical contentiousness to French political controversy. Zola's role in the Dreyfus case had a literary legacy on both the Left and Right, with Surrealists and ... More


L'Attaque du moulin

Steven Huebner

in French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.003.0026
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the opera, L'Attaque du Moulin. L'Attaque du Moulin was first published in 1880 as the lead-off novella to Les Soirées de Médan, an anthology of war stories by a group of ... More


Creativity and Procreation in Zola’s L’Œuvre

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


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


Schopenhauer's Influence on Creative Writers

Bryan Magee

in The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237228
eISBN:
9780191706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237227.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Schopenhauer has influenced the work of more, and more distinguished, creative writers than any philosopher since his day, more even than Marx. This is especially true among novelists: Tolstoy, ... More


Conclusion

Juliette Atkinson

in French Novels and the Victorians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266090
eISBN:
9780191860003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266090.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

There are sound reasons for concluding in 1870–1. The Franco-Prussian War affected attitudes towards France, some of France’s major novelists died, a new generation of novelists led by Zola was on ... More


Mirroring naturalism in word and image: a critical exchange between Émile Zola and Édouard Manet

Lauren S. Weingarden (ed.)

in Ekphrastic encounters: New interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526125798
eISBN:
9781526141965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores how Émile Zola’s ekphrastic writings about Édouard Manet’s paintings functioned as a template on which the writer imposed his evolving theories of the naturalist novel. It ... More


Flaubert and Zola: Challenges to Verisimilitude

Lawrence R. Schehr

in Subversions of Verisimilitude: Reading Narrative from Balzac to Sartre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231355
eISBN:
9780823241095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231355.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Flaubert chose to have his characters fail, often because of their limitations and ignorance rather than tragic flaws in their personalities. With this, the two interrelated issues are addressed in ... More


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


La Bête humaine, the evolution of French cinematic realism and naturalism 1902–38, and the influence of the nineteenth-century tradition

Ian Aitken

in Realist Film Theory and Cinema: The Nineteenth-century Lukacsian and Intuitionist Realist Traditions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070006
eISBN:
9781781700884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070006.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the influence of the naturalist tradition on early French cinema, covering the pictorialist naturalist school of the 1920s, the cycles of Zola adaptations that appeared between ... More


The Time of Our Melancholy: Zola's Débâcle

Peter Starr

in Commemorating Trauma: The Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226030
eISBN:
9780823240920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226030.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The aim of this chapter is to use the concept of “confusion” in the wide range of its manifestations in La Débâcle—military, historical, ideological, sexual, and so on—to unpack the several forms of ... More


Pernicious Literature: Vigilance in the Age of Zola (1886–1899)

Katherine Mullin

in Prudes on the Prowl: Fiction and Obscenity in England, 1850 to the Present Day

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199697564
eISBN:
9780191764745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697564.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the imprisonment of Vizetelly, the first successful prosecution of a publisher of serious literature for obscenity. It questions, however, the idea that writers were ... More


‘The Dreyfus-case Paris Cannot Be Figured by the Paris of Today’

J. Robert Maguire

in Ceremonies of Bravery: Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660827
eISBN:
9780191748929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660827.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Writing of the Dreyfus affair when at fever pitch, Carlos Blacker declared that ‘three beings alone knew the whole & entire truth, namely God & the two Military Attachés [the German attaché in Paris ... More


‘Paradoxes Are Always Dangerous Things’

J. Robert Maguire

in Ceremonies of Bravery: Oscar Wilde, Carlos Blacker, and the Dreyfus Affair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660827
eISBN:
9780191748929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660827.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

According to Joseph Reinach in his authoritative history of the Dreyfus affair, the influential ‘Lettre d’un Diplomate’, as it came to be known, published in the journal Le Siècle on 4 April 1898, ... 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


The Beast in Man: Jack and the Rippers Who Came After

Lisa Downing

in The Subject of Murder: Gender, Exceptionality, and the Modern Killer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226003405
eISBN:
9780226003689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226003689.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes some modern assumptions about sexuality, gender, class, race, and civilization that led to the production of the subject of the “lust murderer” or “sex killer,” of which Jack ... More


An Abbreviated Look at Cervantes in Nineteenth-Century France, Russia, and Spain

Manuel Duran and Fay R. Rogg

in Fighting Windmills: Encounters with Don Quixote

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110227
eISBN:
9780300134964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110227.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the influence of Don Quixote on nineteenth-century authors in France, Russia, and Spain. It shows the literary debt that these authors owe to Cervantes by looking at how they ... 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


Water

Ian Richard Netton

in Islam, Christianity and the Realms of the Miraculous: A Comparative Exploration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780748699063
eISBN:
9781474460248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699063.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The scene in this chapter is again set by a Proto-Miracle, this time entitled Water from the Rock. In both the Qur’an and the Old Testament Moses strikes a rock and produces water for his thirsty ... 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


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