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Robert Ellis. Ernst Toller And German Society: Intellectuals As Leaders And Critics 1914-1939. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson Up, 2013., Margy J. Gerber 2017 Bowling Green State University

Robert Ellis. Ernst Toller And German Society: Intellectuals As Leaders And Critics 1914-1939. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson Up, 2013., Margy J. Gerber

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Robert Ellis. Ernst Toller and German Society: Intellectuals as Leaders and Critics 1914-1939. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2013.


Leslie Barnes. Vietnam And The Colonial Condition Of French Literature. Lincoln: U Of Nebraska P, 2014., Michele L. Gerring 2017 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Leslie Barnes. Vietnam And The Colonial Condition Of French Literature. Lincoln: U Of Nebraska P, 2014., Michele L. Gerring

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Leslie Barnes. Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literature. Lincoln: U of Nebraska Press, 2014.


Canadians In The Manichean Universe Of War: The Novels Of Ralph Connor, Anna Branach-Kallas 2017 Nicolaus Copernicus University

Canadians In The Manichean Universe Of War: The Novels Of Ralph Connor, Anna Branach-Kallas

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The purpose of my article is an analysis of two war novels by Canadian best-selling author Charles W. Gordon, known to his readers under the pseudonym of Ralph Connor (1830-1937): The Major (1917) and The Sky Pilot in No Man’s Land (1919). At the age of fifty-four, Connor was sent to the front as a preacher; only a fourth of his battalion survived, which made his determined to support the cause of the Empire in North America. His sentimental romances were written to support the war effort (The Major) or consolidate the myth of Canada’s valorous sacrifice in ...


Regretful Ruminations: Jacques Rivière’S L’Allemand: Souvenirs Et Réflexions D'Un Prisonnier De Guerre, Arabella L. Hobbs 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Regretful Ruminations: Jacques Rivière’S L’Allemand: Souvenirs Et Réflexions D'Un Prisonnier De Guerre, Arabella L. Hobbs

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This article examines Jacques Rivière’s post-war work L’Allemand: Souvenirs et réflexions d'un prisonnier de guerre (1918) ‘On German nature: memories and reflections of a prisoner-of-war,’ as a response to the conflicting nexus of Catholicism and French nationalism in the aftermath of the First World War. A damning account of the German race, L’Allemand exposes Rivière’s tussle with his wartime and post-war identities, most strikingly exhibited in his moral distancing from the text he was to eventually publish. In resuscitating Riviere’s now forgotten text, this article engages with the post-war reception of a work whose ...


Marcelle Capy And The Pacifist Female Voices Amidst The Conflict, Cecilia Benaglia 2017 Johns Hopkins University

Marcelle Capy And The Pacifist Female Voices Amidst The Conflict, Cecilia Benaglia

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This article analyses the writings of French writer and journalist Marcelle Capy (1891–1962), who held an uncommon position in the French intellectual field throughout the First World War. Going against the mainstream French feminist groups, who all prioritized loyalty to the fatherland over pacifism, Capy remained faithful to her socialist and anti-war creed. Although little known to the larger French public, Capy’s double marginality as a woman and as a pacifist makes her work a singular testimony of the war years as well as a significant example of the rejection of the national climate and Union sacrée’s ...


Soldier-Poet Or Écrivain-Combattant: How The French Trenches Of World War I Defined Witnessing, Nichole T. Gleisner 2017 Southern Connecticut State University

Soldier-Poet Or Écrivain-Combattant: How The French Trenches Of World War I Defined Witnessing, Nichole T. Gleisner

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This paper explores how the French trenches of WWI defined the act of witnessing. An examination of Third Republic grammar textbooks by Claude Augé shows how soldiers were predisposed to be receptive to trench newspapers' exhortations to become witnesses to the war experience. An analysis of these pedagogic reforms, paired with a close reading of trench newspapers, show why the broader term écrivain-combattant emerged in France, as opposed to soldier-poet in the British literary context.


French Theater And The Memory Of The Great War, Susan McCready 2017 University of South Alabama

French Theater And The Memory Of The Great War, Susan Mccready

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

A systematic examination of the ground on which French-language playwrights chose to stage their confrontation with the war would expose many of the literary and cultural biases on which our collective memory of the Great War is based. Even the brief outline of French-language war plays provided in this essay challenges many of our most cherished assumptions about war experience and the meaning of the Great War.


Adorable Clio: The Prose Poetry Of Jean Giraudoux: Writing Against Realism, Flavie Fouchard 2017 Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla

Adorable Clio: The Prose Poetry Of Jean Giraudoux: Writing Against Realism, Flavie Fouchard

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This paper considers the particularities of Jean Giraudoux’s war writings Adorable Clio in the context of French Literature of the Great War. We focus on Giraudoux’s career previous to the conflict and on his prose poetic style in the recollection to study his refusal of realistic novel techniques despite the fact they were mainly used by other contemporary soldiers-writers who wanted to testify. Thanks to previous research on Giraudoux’s war writings and descriptions of his war experience, we proceed to a close reading of the text to highlight that, far from his reputation of superficiality, Giraudoux does ...


Mariah Devereux Herbeck. Wandering Women In French Film And Literature: A Study Of Narrative Drift. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013., Melissa A. Bailar 2017 Rice University

Mariah Devereux Herbeck. Wandering Women In French Film And Literature: A Study Of Narrative Drift. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013., Melissa A. Bailar

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Mariah Devereux Herbeck. Wandering Women in French Film and Literature: A Study of Narrative Drift. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


Hassan Melehy. Kerouac: Language, Poetics, And Territory. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016., Susan Pinette 2017 University of Maine, Orono

Hassan Melehy. Kerouac: Language, Poetics, And Territory. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016., Susan Pinette

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Hassan Melehy. Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.


Sttcl Editorial Board, 2017 Kansas State University Libraries

Sttcl Editorial Board

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

STTCL Editorial Board and Advisory Council


From The National Context To Its Margins: When The World Used Literature To Respond To The Great War, Toby Garfitt, Nicolas Bianchi 2017 Magdalen College, Oxford

From The National Context To Its Margins: When The World Used Literature To Respond To The Great War, Toby Garfitt, Nicolas Bianchi

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

By shedding light on some original responses to the Great War that are today hardly known, and by asking the same questions of many works written in contexts which were radically different, this STTCL special issue advocates for a genuinely comparative approach to this literature. Born in a context of nationalist withdrawal, these cultural objects also had a paradoxically wide circulation (due to early translations, commentaries, literary reactions, and so on), which is why study of these apparently isolated writers is so valuable.


Michael J. Shapiro. War Crimes, Atrocity, And Justice. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015., Janine Hartman 2017 University of Cincinnati

Michael J. Shapiro. War Crimes, Atrocity, And Justice. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015., Janine Hartman

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Michael J. Shapiro. War Crimes, Atrocity, and Justice. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015.


Pheng Cheah. What Is A World? On Postcolonial Literature As World Literature. Durham: Duke Up, 2016., Gregory R. Jackson 2017 Utah Valley University

Pheng Cheah. What Is A World? On Postcolonial Literature As World Literature. Durham: Duke Up, 2016., Gregory R. Jackson

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Pheng Cheah. What Is a World? On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature. Durham: Duke UP, 2016.


Amy L. Hubbell. Remembering French Algeria: Pieds-Noirs, Identity, And Exile. Lincoln And London: U Of Nebraska P, 2015., Anna Rocca 2017 Salem State University

Amy L. Hubbell. Remembering French Algeria: Pieds-Noirs, Identity, And Exile. Lincoln And London: U Of Nebraska P, 2015., Anna Rocca

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Amy L. Hubbell. Remembering French Algeria: Pieds-Noirs, Identity, and Exile. Lincoln and London: U of Nebraska P, 2015.


Iker Gonzalez-Allende. El Exilio Vasco. Estudios En Homenaje Al Profesor José Ángel Ascunce Arrieta. Bilbao: Universidad De Deusto, 2016., Iker Arranz 2017 University of California, Santa Barbara

Iker Gonzalez-Allende. El Exilio Vasco. Estudios En Homenaje Al Profesor José Ángel Ascunce Arrieta. Bilbao: Universidad De Deusto, 2016., Iker Arranz

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Iker Gonzalez-Allende. El Exilio Vasco. Estudios en homenaje al Profesor José Ángel Ascunce Arrieta. Bilbao: Universidad de Deusto, 2016.


Candelas Gala. Creative Cognition And The Cultural Panorama Of Twentieth-Century Spain. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015., Juan Herrero-Senés 2017 University of Colorado Boulder

Candelas Gala. Creative Cognition And The Cultural Panorama Of Twentieth-Century Spain. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015., Juan Herrero-Senés

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Candelas Gala. Creative Cognition and the Cultural Panorama of Twentieth-Century Spain. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.


Daniel Albright. Putting Modernism Together. Literature, Music, And Painting, 1872–1927. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Up, 2015., Thomas C. Connolly 2017 Yale University

Daniel Albright. Putting Modernism Together. Literature, Music, And Painting, 1872–1927. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Up, 2015., Thomas C. Connolly

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Daniel Albright. Putting Modernism Together. Literature, Music, and Painting, 1872–1927. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins UP, 2015.


Rousseau Danse : Le Pas De Danse À L’Échelle Des Conditions, Servanne Woodward 2017 The University of Western Ontario

Rousseau Danse : Le Pas De Danse À L’Échelle Des Conditions, Servanne Woodward

Le Monde français du dix-huitième siècle

Cet article est un compte rendu d’un atelier combinant la société ontarienne d’ancien régime (SOCAR) et le Groupe d'étude sur le monde français du dix-huitième siècle/Eighteenth-Century French World Group, qui s’est tenu au département d’Etudes Française de l’Université de Western Ontario. Il s’y joint un dépouillement des textes de Rousseau rendant compte de la danse : principalement cinq occurrences dans Les Confessions et trois dans Les Rêveries du promeneur solitaire, à la lumière d’un volume de 1724 sur l’Histoire générale de la danse de M. Bonnet.


Region, Nation And Gastronomy: Regionalism In Gastronomic Texts Of The Early 20th Century (1900-1939), Lauren Reches 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Region, Nation And Gastronomy: Regionalism In Gastronomic Texts Of The Early 20th Century (1900-1939), Lauren Reches

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

France is far from being a uniform culture and yet the food of French provinces is often subsumed into one universally known “French cuisine.” While 19th-century haute cuisine ignored regional differences, gastronomes of the early 20th-century, such as Curnonsky, Marcel Rouff, Austin de Croze, and Pampille, defined a new French culinary identity based on appropriating and incorporating the diversity of the regional cuisines. Regional cuisine at the time was, however, quite diverse. Some of the regions of France were newly added to the country, such as Savoie and Nice, while others had been in contention for ...


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