French Dressing: Women, Men, and Fiction in the Ancien Regime, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

French Dressing

Women, Men, and Fiction in the Ancien Regime, 1st Edition

By Nancy K. Miller


254 pages

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Paperback: 9780415903226
pub: 1994-12-14
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French Dressing looks at the ancien régime's scenarios of libertine seduction--unsafe sex and its consequences for women's lives. It places the gender performances of male and female-authored novels in dialogue in order to recover the complexity of a century obsessed, as we are today, with writing and living plots of desire. French Dressing exposes the erotic anxieties behind a national culture of sexual self-display--French undressing.

About the Author

Nancy K. Miller is Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author of Getting Personal: Feminist Occasions and Other Autobiographical Acts, also published by Routledge.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies