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Pastoral Womanscapes (Baudelaire, Tournier, Jablonka)

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Exploring how literary texts frequently mediate man's relationship to the environment by relocating and recasting nature in the female form—a rhetorical move Annette Kolodny calls the male ‘pastoral impulse’—this article focuses on the role played by gender in the pastoral. The trope of ‘womanscape’ animates in rather surprising ways Baudelaire's poem ‘La Géante’, Michel Tournier's novel Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifique, and Ivan Jablonka's work Laëtitia ou la fin des hommes. I examine how...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.5699/modelangrevi.113.2.0321

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
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Publisher:
Modern Humanities Research Association
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Modern Language Review More from this journal
Volume:
113
Issue:
2
Pages:
321-337
Publication date:
2018-04-01
Acceptance date:
2017-07-16
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ISSN:
0026-7937
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pubs:708774
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uuid:ace3af72-caf7-4bd8-bc5b-66f20498da54
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pubs:708774
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708774
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2017-07-20

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