Despite rumors of its demise in literary theory and practice, realism persists. Why this is, and how realism is relevant to current interdisciplinary debates in gender studies and cultural studies, are the questions underlying Spectacles of Realism. With particular reference to nineteenth-century French culture, the contributors explore the role realism has played in the social construction of gender and sexuality. Contributors: April Alliston, Emily Apter, Charles Bernheimer, Rhonda Garelick, Judith Goldstein, Anne Higonnet, Roger Huss, Dorothy Kelly, Diana Knight, Jann Matlock, Linda Nochlin, Patrick O’Donovan, Vanessa Schwartz, Naomi Segal, and Barbara Vinken.
Subjects: Language & Literature
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