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  • Les Manuscrits vaudois de Trinity College Dublin 

    Poetz, Joanna
    This doctoral thesis focuses on the Waldensians, members of a Christian movement which originated in France in the twelfth century, and more specifically on their religious literature in the Occitan language. Many of these ...
  • Deconstructing Hegel's sign-making imagination : Derrida and the textual imagination 

    Raftery-Skehan, Mark (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of French, 2012)
    Following the identification of ways in which deconstruction and imagination suggest the possibility of shedding light upon one another, I seek to overcome certain objections to the notion of a textual or deconstructive ...
  • Mediated desire. Third-party involvements in the love relationships of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu 

    McIlvenny, Kathy Mary (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of French, 2011)
    Exerpt from introduction: When it comes to desire and love in Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu, the traditional critical emphasis has been on the interiority, verging on solipsism, which seems to characterize these ...
  • Anamorphic texts : Stendhal, Baudelaire, Lacan, Derrida 

    Scott, Maria (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of French, 2000)
    This thesis proposes that a textual equivalent of pictorial anamorphosis exists. Just as a painting or element within a painting may become suddenly visible when it is viewed at an angle, a written text may need to be read ...
  • Roger Caillois : searches for wholeness 

    Montgomery, Gerardine (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of French, 2000)
    This thesis argues that the primordial concern in Roger Caillois's oeuvre is his search for wholeness. It follows this search through Caillois's often controversial and always challenging involvement in a wide range of ...

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