Love and Sexuality

New Approaches in French Studies

by Sarah Donachie (Volume editor) Kim Harrison (Volume editor)
©2005 Conference proceedings 202 Pages
Series: Modern French Identities, Volume 32


The papers collected in this volume are selected from the proceedings of the Love and Sexuality conference held at the University of Leeds in 2002. They bring together a cross-section of new directions in the study of love and sexuality currently being explored in French Studies. The central focus of the collection is the representation of love, desire, erotica and sexuality in the couple, in particular in relation to depictions of women. The contributions share a common concern with problematising issues of love and sexuality across various disciplines, focusing on literary texts, cinema, gender studies, theatre studies, history, visual iconography and cultural studies, and ranging from the sixteenth century to the present day.


ISBN (Softcover)
Literatur Erotik (Motiv) Geschichte Kongress Leeds (2002) Sexuality Cultural Studies Gender Studies Stendhal Französisch French Studies
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2005. 202 pp., 2 fig.

Biographical notes

Sarah Donachie (Volume editor) Kim Harrison (Volume editor)

The Editors: Sarah F. Donachie has a First Class Honours degree in French and Italian, and an M.A. with Distinction in «Modern European Cultures and Societies» from the University of Hull. In December 2004 she completed a Ph.D. entitled «Love, Marriage and Gender in Stendhal’s Fiction» at the University of Leeds and now works at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Kim Harrison has a BA Honours degree in French Studies and was awarded a distinction for her M.A. by Research degree, on the singer-songwriter Renaud in 2000. She is completing her Ph.D. thesis on «Reflexivity in French Chanson» (University of Leeds) and she lives and teaches in Vancouver, Canada.


Title: Love and Sexuality