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The Genetic Origins of Literary Works
By analysing the manuscripts of literary works, specialists in 'genetic criticism' can better understand an author's creative process. A closer look at this discipline born from the...
Shelley’s Frankenstein: a Feminist Novel?
Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, the pioneering science-fiction novel that went on to become a universal myth, is the subject of a romantic period-drama that hit movie theaters this Summer. Did...
Proust’s Letters To Go Online
The correspondence of the French writer Marcel Proust, a trove of thousands of letters in countless locations around the world, is the focus of a massive digitization program uniting French and US...
Why Baudelaire Continues to Fascinate
On the 150th anniversary of the death of Baudelaire, André Guyaux, literary historian at the Sorbonne, explains why the poet’s work is more topical than ever.
Shakespeare: as Topical as Ever
Terrorism, the rise of nationalism, migratory flows... Many of Shakespeare's plays directly address issues that would not be out of place in contemporary Europe. "New Faces," a...
How Many Sexes Are There?
In the Days of Human Zoos
Nero’s Rotating Dining Room
Fariba Adelkhah’s struggle for freedom
The poles at the centre of the world stage
Why the “Gulf Stream” is a misnomer