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Desire and immobility

Alternative title:
situating necrophilia in nineteenth-century French literature
Abstract:

This thesis focuses on the abundance of necrophilic imagery in nineteenthcentury French literary texts. Its aim is to take an aspect of the century's writing which is often overlooked, perhaps because of its disturbing nature, and to reread key texts in the light of this predominant motif. This creates a paradigm for reading mainstream literary production through the lens of perverse desire.

The first chapter situates the literary texts in a historical context, by examining briefly t...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and Literature
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Publication date:
1999
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Source identifiers:
602330217
Language:
English
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2012-05-08

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