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The Writing Of The Nation: Expressing Identity Through Congolese Literary Texts And Films, Kasongo Mulenda Kapanga 2017 University of Richmond

The Writing Of The Nation: Expressing Identity Through Congolese Literary Texts And Films, Kasongo Mulenda Kapanga

Bookshelf

The book is the study of literary texts and films seen as the manifestations of the Congolese consciousness and a response to the colonial discourse of denial, deletion and co-optation. It is a historical and ideological account of how writers and filmmakers have conceptualized the DRC or Zaire as a space supposedly out of a chaotic mode in need of domestication. Extending back to the precolonial times, it studies the epistemic foundations that underlie literary writings at various historical periods: an area to discover, to evangelize to exploit and to civilize. At the same time, the book addresses the problematic ...


Histoire Croisée As An Approach To Migrant Writing, Gijsbert Pols 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

Histoire Croisée As An Approach To Migrant Writing, Gijsbert Pols

CALL: Irish Journal for Culture, Arts, Literature and Language

Although commonly understood as a monolithic entity, scholars have successfully approached the idea of cultural identity in terms of relationship, reference and binary opposition during the last two decades. This approach has consequences for the study of migrant literature. It seems the widely shared idea of ‘cultural transfer’, which implies a linear movement between mutually independent cultural spaces, is obsolete. This article instead proposes the concept of the histoire croisée, developed by Werner and Zimmermann, as a more fruitful model. Following Werner and Zimmermann’s suggestion that any migrant situation can be seen as culturally ‘crossed’, the article discusses two ...


Second Language Writing And Textual Borrowing In A French Cultural Studies Course, Heather W. Allen, Lauren Goodspeed 2016 University of Wisconsin-Madison

Second Language Writing And Textual Borrowing In A French Cultural Studies Course, Heather W. Allen, Lauren Goodspeed

Heather Willis Allen

This session focuses on the use of textual borrowing, a technique grounded in literacy- and genre-based pedagogies, for facilitating L2 writing development. Presenters share an instructional model and findings from a pilot study on the use of textual borrowing and student perceptions of its value conducted in a French cultural studies course.


Literary And Theatrical Circulations In The Democratic Republic Of Congo, Rwanda And Burundi, From The Belgian Colonial Empire To The Africa Of The Great Lakes., Maëline Le Lay 2016 CNRS

Literary And Theatrical Circulations In The Democratic Republic Of Congo, Rwanda And Burundi, From The Belgian Colonial Empire To The Africa Of The Great Lakes., Maëline Le Lay

Artl@s Bulletin

This article on literary and theatrical circulations in Africa’s Great Lakes region begins by retracing the history of these practices, taking several examples from the colonial period. It then analyzes contemporary modalities of the circulation of texts (via procedures such as reprising narrative patterns and adaptation), and cultural actors, in the different transnational arts networks that are more or less closely tied to the humanitarian sector, or to international cooperation. Finally, it proposes a critical questioning of the concept of artistic circulation.


La Colonisation, L’Identité Et L’Ambition Dans Deux Romans Francophones, Abdulameer Waly 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

La Colonisation, L’Identité Et L’Ambition Dans Deux Romans Francophones, Abdulameer Waly

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

Cette étude se focalise sur la crise d’identité dans deux textes africains, écrit en français, Une vie de boy, de Ferdinand Oyono, et L’ex-père de la nation d’Aminata Sow Fall. Les personnages principaux de ces deux romans se trouvent dans des situations compliquées à cause des traces laissés par l’époque coloniale. Ils se trouvent déchirés entre le désir de garder leurs modes de vie traditionnelles, et la nécessité de se modifier avec la nouvelle culture qui s’impose et change irrévocablement la vie de ces personnages. Ils n’arrivent pas à concilier leurs rêves, ou leurs ...


Revisiter L'Oeuvre Marguerite (Selon Son Auteur), Ahmed Bencherif 2016 Président, bureau écrivains Naama

Revisiter L'Oeuvre Marguerite (Selon Son Auteur), Ahmed Bencherif

Mouvances Francophones

Ahmed Bencherif présente son roman historique (2 vols., Marguerite), la période historique qu'il recouvre, et ses projets pour l'avenir


Sur Les Pas De Flaubert: Approches Sensibles Du Paysage (Book Review), Juliana Starr 2016 University of New Orleans

Sur Les Pas De Flaubert: Approches Sensibles Du Paysage (Book Review), Juliana Starr

Foreign Languages Faculty Publications

A review of the book, Sur les pas de Flaubert: approches sensibles du paysage, by Philippe Antoine is presented.


An Escape From Language Into Language: The Internal Exile Of Louis Wolfson, Antoine N. Rideau 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

An Escape From Language Into Language: The Internal Exile Of Louis Wolfson, Antoine N. Rideau

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This paper aims to show how the life and work of American francophone author Louis Wolfson - who suffered from schizophrenia and underwent a self-imposed exile from his own mother tongue - might serve to illuminate European émigré writers' relationships to multilingualism.


Falling Though Space... Portrait Of A Poet From A Bird's Eye View, Christopher Kean 2016 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Falling Though Space... Portrait Of A Poet From A Bird's Eye View, Christopher Kean

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

In his wartime writing, Falling through Space, Richard Hillary reveals the perspective of a Royal Air Force pilot which leads to a contemplation of existence between two zones: the tragic and the trivial. Aviation literature from this period, in fact, leads to contemplation of the opposing spaces of existence once left only to poets: earth and sky. The middle space between these two, between elevation and rooted humanity, is the topic of this paper.

Building from a series excerpts from literature, I will address the plight of the poet in particular, and of mankind in general. The unique aviator viewpoint ...


Lessons For A Young Critic: Immersing Yourself In The Generosity Of Henry James Toward Balzac, Richard Goodman 2016 University of New Orleans

Lessons For A Young Critic: Immersing Yourself In The Generosity Of Henry James Toward Balzac, Richard Goodman

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Entelechial Thinker In Space: ‘Worlds Within Worlds’ In Durrell, Flaubert, And Carroll, Sheena M. Jary 2016 The University of Western Ontario

The Entelechial Thinker In Space: ‘Worlds Within Worlds’ In Durrell, Flaubert, And Carroll, Sheena M. Jary

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis argues that the interior space of each individual mind has infinite potentiality to do or create x new reality in one’s life via possible worlds. I use Lawrence Durrell’s short story “Zero” (1939), Gustave Flaubert’s “Un coeur simple” (1877), and Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) as literary representations of how readers outside of the literary text share an unbreakable bond with universal space. I discuss the infinite potentiality of the finite being, and the experiential data in the process of entelechy, or epistemological maturation of the mind. I bring Leibniz’s ...


Repenser Une Double Altérité: Expérience Commune Et Trajectoires Plurielles De La Femme Étrangère En France Métropolitaine (Xviiie-Xxe Siècle), Joanna Merkel 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Repenser Une Double Altérité: Expérience Commune Et Trajectoires Plurielles De La Femme Étrangère En France Métropolitaine (Xviiie-Xxe Siècle), Joanna Merkel

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation examines the figure of double alterity represented by foreign women living in metropolitan France, from the 18th to the 20th century. I argue that although these varied figures offer different trajectories, possess diverse origins, and have been described or described themselves through a variety of literary genres and non-literary genres; they share a common experience revealing unicity. My objectives are, first, to establish the outlines of this shared experience through the analysis of general trends and micro-events; and second, to explore what this analysis has to teach us about French society, past and present. The texts ...


Rethinking L'Exception Culturelle In French Music Then And Now: Language, Memory, And Political Order, Melanie Ann LaFoy 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Rethinking L'Exception Culturelle In French Music Then And Now: Language, Memory, And Political Order, Melanie Ann Lafoy

Masters Theses

Through this thesis, entitled “Rethinking l'exception culturelle in French Music then and now: Language, Memory, and Political Order,” I explore the concept of exception culturelle as it relates to music in France. I break down this concept by situating current French music trends within a historical landscape, highlighting certain moments of tension between music, politics, and language that appear in the decades after the Dreyfus Affair (1894), which I consider to be a turning point in the way French music is and was perceived inside and outside French national borders. I also examine the years after the second World ...


"Historia Brittonum" And Britain’S Twenty-Eight Cities, Andrew Breeze 2016 Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona

"Historia Brittonum" And Britain’S Twenty-Eight Cities, Andrew Breeze

Journal of Literary Onomastics

Certain versions of the ninth-century _Historia Brittonum_ have an additional chapter (66a), nominally containing a list of "all the cities in the whole of Britain, twenty-eight in number". It has intrigued medieval and modern scholars alike. They have struggled to identify the names as those of Roman Britain's cities, for the most part without success. In the present paper a new approach is tried. While some of the places listed are genuine Roman cities (but also medieval ones), such as Winchester, Carlisle, York, London, Canterbury, or Chester, others are no such thing. They can be shown on the basis ...


Anachronisme, Rebuts Et Survivances Dans Les Escaliers De Chambord Et Le Dernier Royaume De Pascal Quignard, Etienne Lussier 2016 Portland State University

Anachronisme, Rebuts Et Survivances Dans Les Escaliers De Chambord Et Le Dernier Royaume De Pascal Quignard, Etienne Lussier

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis investigates the particular conception of time developed by Pascal Quignard in his series Dernier Royaume and his novel Les escaliers de Chambord. We argue that this conception of time, which Quignard refers to as Le Jadis, operates through an anachronistic method based on a semiotic apparatus of waste, or rejects. The argument is presented in three different chapters. The first chapter uses the work of Jacques Rancière and Georges Didi-Huberman to show the way in which the concept of anachronism embraces a temporality that blurs the lines between past, present, and future and creates openings to summon and ...


Oeuvres Complètes De Voltaire Vols. 51a, 70a, 70b (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2015-2016), Servanne Woodward 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Oeuvres Complètes De Voltaire Vols. 51a, 70a, 70b (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2015-2016), Servanne Woodward

Le Monde français du dix-huitième siècle

The volumes of OCV 2015-2016 of the Voltaire Foundation (Oxford) include mainly satire and 70B religious views and characterizations of religious fanaticism.


Anachronism In Early French Futuristic Fiction, Arthur B. Evans 2016 DePauw University

Anachronism In Early French Futuristic Fiction, Arthur B. Evans

Modern Languages Faculty publications

No abstract provided.


The Ethics And Politics Of Love In Postwar France: The Case Of Beauvoir, Camus, And Sartre, Christian Wood 2016 University of New Mexico

The Ethics And Politics Of Love In Postwar France: The Case Of Beauvoir, Camus, And Sartre, Christian Wood

Foreign Languages & Literatures ETDs

The Ethics and Politics of Love focuses primarily upon Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, and Jean-Paul Sartre during the period 1935 to 1960, specifically the periods before and after the Second World War (1939 -- 1945), and the Franco-Algerian War (1954 -- 1962). I argue that inquiring into each thinker's theory of love yields crucial and hitherto unexplored insights into their ethical and political theories: "love" thus represents my particular Ariadne's thread to guide us into, and then back outside of their daunting oeuvres and singular lives. I use their documented thoughts on love as an analytical tool with which ...


Le Détective Biblique: Daniel, "Le Festin De Balthazar" Ou Une Histoire Souterraine Du Roman Policier, Rebecca Josephy 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Le Détective Biblique: Daniel, "Le Festin De Balthazar" Ou Une Histoire Souterraine Du Roman Policier, Rebecca Josephy

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

La problématique de cette étude s’ancre dans un constat : à la fin du XIXe siècle et au cours du XXe un épisode biblique dans le Livre de Daniel, mieux connu sous le titre « Le Festin de Balthazar » apparaît dans un nombre significatif de romans policiers, y compris le tout premier texte de la série Sherlock Holmes, Une étude en rouge. Que pourrait expliquer cette occurrence fréquente dans un nombre aussi canonique d’œuvres du roman policier ? « Le Festin de Balthazar », pourrait-il être considéré comme un ancêtre lointain de ce genre littéraire ? Et pourquoi cet important phénomène intertextuel ...


Intonation Et Contact De Langues: Le Cas De L’Intonation Du Français Parlé À Rivière-La-Paix, Alberta, Diverson Mzemba 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Intonation Et Contact De Langues: Le Cas De L’Intonation Du Français Parlé À Rivière-La-Paix, Alberta, Diverson Mzemba

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

L’intonation des variétés du français laurentien en situation minoritaire de contact intense avec l’anglais représente un domaine de recherche très peu étudiée. S’inscrivant dans le projet Phonologique du français contemporain, l’étude que nous proposons décrit le français de la région de Rivière-La-Paix, Alberta, et elle a pour but de « fournir une meilleure image du français ». Ce travail de recherche repose sur la théorie métrique-autosegmentale (MA) (Jun et Fougeron 1995, 2000, 2002; Ladd, 1996/2008; Pierrehumbert, 1980) et elle cherche à décrire la grammaire intonative du français de Rivière-La-Paix. Nous avons examiné les faits intonatifs suivants: l ...


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