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Oana Panaïté. The Colonial Fortune In Contemporary Fiction In French. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2017., Nanar Khamo 2018 University of California, Los Angeles

Oana Panaïté. The Colonial Fortune In Contemporary Fiction In French. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2017., Nanar Khamo

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Oana Panaïté. The Colonial Fortune in Contemporary Fiction in French. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2017. 206 pp.


Jane Hiddleston. Writing After Postcolonialism: Francophone North African Literature In Transition. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017., Beatrice Guenther 2018 Bowling Green State University

Jane Hiddleston. Writing After Postcolonialism: Francophone North African Literature In Transition. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017., Beatrice Guenther

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Jane Hiddleston. Writing After Postcolonialism: Francophone North African Literature in Transition. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. vii + 291 pp.


Nicole Simek. Hunger And Irony In The French Caribbean: Literature, Theory, And Public. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016., Jennifer Boum Make 2018 University of Pittsburgh

Nicole Simek. Hunger And Irony In The French Caribbean: Literature, Theory, And Public. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016., Jennifer Boum Make

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Nicole Simek. Hunger and Irony in the French Caribbean: Literature, Theory, and Public. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. ix + 201 pp.


Lucille Cairns. Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2015., Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken 2018 City College of New York (CUNY) & Archimedes Institute, Hogeschool Utrecht & Radboud University

Lucille Cairns. Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2015., Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Lucille Cairns. Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2015. x + 310 pp.


Jarrod Hayes. Queer Roots For The Diaspora: Ghosts In The Family Tree. Ann Arbor: U Of Michigan P, 2016., Annie de Saussure 2018 Lafayette College

Jarrod Hayes. Queer Roots For The Diaspora: Ghosts In The Family Tree. Ann Arbor: U Of Michigan P, 2016., Annie De Saussure

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Jarrod Hayes. Queer Roots for the Diaspora: Ghosts in the family tree. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2016. 325 pp.


Kathryn A. Kleppinger. Branding The 'Beur' Author: Minority Writing And The Media In France, 1983-2013. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2015., Christopher Ice 2018 University of Minnesota at Twin Cities

Kathryn A. Kleppinger. Branding The 'Beur' Author: Minority Writing And The Media In France, 1983-2013. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2015., Christopher Ice

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Kathryn A. Kleppinger. Branding the 'Beur' Author: Minority Writing and the Media in France, 1983-2013. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2015. xi + 271 pp.


Denis Provencher. Queer Maghrebi French: Language, Temporalities, Transfiliations. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2017., Alvaro Luna 2018 University of California, Santa Barbara

Denis Provencher. Queer Maghrebi French: Language, Temporalities, Transfiliations. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2017., Alvaro Luna

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Denis Provencher. Queer Maghrebi French: Language, Temporalities, Transfiliations. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2017. 314 pp.


Clandestine Migration And The Politics Of Form In Nicole Caligaris’S Les Samothraces, Oana Sabo 2018 Tulane University

Clandestine Migration And The Politics Of Form In Nicole Caligaris’S Les Samothraces, Oana Sabo

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This article analyzes Nicole Caligaris’s Les Samothraces (2016), an experimental literary text about undocumented migration, in light of Theodor Adorno’s aesthetic reflection on the politics of literary form and Thomas Nail’s political theory of the migrant. Reading Les Samothraces against the grain, I argue that the text’s literary form encodes the political tensions of its contemporary moment, namely the tension between the free movement of migrants and Europe’s policing of its borders. Analysis of formal elements—literary characters, plot structure, and inclusion of photographs—that depict migrants who escape capture by regimes of surveillance shows ...


Sylvie Blum-Reid. Traveling In French Cinema. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016., Anne V. Cirella-Urrutia 2018 Huston-Tillotson University

Sylvie Blum-Reid. Traveling In French Cinema. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016., Anne V. Cirella-Urrutia

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Sylvie Blum-Reid. Traveling in French Cinema. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. viii + 237 pp.


Paul Cuff. Abel Gance And The End Of Silent Cinema: Sounding Out Utopia. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016., Margaret C. Flinn 2018 The Ohio State University

Paul Cuff. Abel Gance And The End Of Silent Cinema: Sounding Out Utopia. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016., Margaret C. Flinn

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Paul Cuff. Abel Gance and the End of Silent Cinema: Sounding Out Utopia. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. xxxii + 241 pp.


David Ohana. Albert Camus And The Critique Of Violence. Trans. David Maisel. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2017., Melissa Ptacek 2018 Brandeis University

David Ohana. Albert Camus And The Critique Of Violence. Trans. David Maisel. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2017., Melissa Ptacek

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of David Ohana. Albert Camus and the Critique of Violence. Trans. David Maisel. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2017. vi + 192 pp.


Transatlantic Détournement? An Institutional Perspective On François Bon’S Reception Of Kenneth Goldsmith’S Uncreative Writing, Gert-Jan Meyntjens 2018 KU Leuven (Literary Theory and Cultural Studies)

Transatlantic Détournement? An Institutional Perspective On François Bon’S Reception Of Kenneth Goldsmith’S Uncreative Writing, Gert-Jan Meyntjens

Journal of Creative Writing Studies

This article investigates the ambivalent reception of Kenneth Goldsmith’s Uncreative Writing by the French author and writing workshop facilitator François Bon. Although admiring Goldsmith’s radical poetics, Bon hesitates when it comes to integrating digitally-driven uncreative writing methods in his own workshop. In one entry on his personal website, Bon proposes a détournement of Goldsmith’s experimental practices in the form of a return to the novel. To account for this ambivalence on the part of Bon, this article takes the contexts of American creative writing and the French atelier d’écriture into account. It argues that the novelty ...


Bending Gender In French Literature, Jacey Flatte 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Bending Gender In French Literature, Jacey Flatte

LSU Master's Theses

This paper looks at French literature that defies binary and heteronormative gender roles and identities. The literature spans from the seventeenth- to the nineteenth-century. My goal is not only to bring these pieces of literature to light, proving that non-binary genders have existed long before the recent liberal LGBTQIA+ movement, but also to help modernize these identities from the past. In doing this, I aim to explain that contemporary gender identities are not new, but timeless. The experiences seen in this literature are strikingly similar to how people experience gender today. As a result, I hope that readers will be ...


In The Blood: Repressing Reproduction In The French Convent From Sanguinity To Sexuality, John Stanley Patin 2018 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

In The Blood: Repressing Reproduction In The French Convent From Sanguinity To Sexuality, John Stanley Patin

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This project examines the French convent as a convergent point of evolving blood myths in the eighteenth century. According to Michel Foucault, as a society transitions from sovereign power to more liberal forms of government, the target of how power is enforced shifts as well: from the punishment of individuals who pose a threat to the crown to the regulation of perceived “deviants” who threaten the health and stability of the nation’s population. As the eighteenth century was a time of radical social change, the era encapsulates a prime moment for the study of continuities and discontinuities of these ...


L'Écriture Du Non-Voilement Chez Les Romancières Francophones De L'Afrique Au Sud Du Sahara, Yolande Batia 2018 The University of Western Ontario

L'Écriture Du Non-Voilement Chez Les Romancières Francophones De L'Afrique Au Sud Du Sahara, Yolande Batia

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

La plupart des lectures proposées sur les textes des femmes d’Afrique au Sud du Sahara de la deuxième génération s’inscrivent en effet dans le paradigme du dévoilement, c’est-à-dire de la critique sociale, aux côtés de la problématique identitaire individuelle largement soulignée. Force est de constater cependant que l’écriture de ces romancières, pour le volet de la critique sociale, comporte aussi un aspect qui va bien au-delà du « dévoilement ». En mettant au jour la réalité que vit la femme dans la société, l’écriture se fait l’expression de la part de cette réalité qui ne fait ...


Michèle Anne Schaal. Une Troisième Vague Féministe Et Littéraire: Les Femmes De Lettres De La Nouvelle Génération. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2017., Anna Rocca 2018 Salem State University

Michèle Anne Schaal. Une Troisième Vague Féministe Et Littéraire: Les Femmes De Lettres De La Nouvelle Génération. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2017., Anna Rocca

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Michèle Anne Schaal. Une troisième vague féministe et littéraire: les femmes de lettres de la nouvelle génération. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2017. xv + 344 pp.


Qohelet And Camus: Answering The Absurd, Christian A. Sanchez 2018 Pepperdine University

Qohelet And Camus: Answering The Absurd, Christian A. Sanchez

Global Tides

Albert Camus contributed greatly to the realm of philosophy with the promotion of absurdism—the school of thought hinging on the belief in the “absurd.” Essentially the divorce between man’s desire for meaning and the universe devoid of meaning, the absurd is the dominating theme of his works. Three millennia beforehand in the Hebrew Bible, the rich discourse of Qohelet was recorded as the book of Ecclesiastes. Qohelet, a word simply meaning teacher, concludes that all is “vanity,” or in Hebrew, “hebel.” This central notion of hebel permeates his discourse on the essence of life here on earth. This ...


Le Mythe Comme Patrie Littéraire De L’Écrivain Migrant, Erika Mandarino 2018 Tulane University

Le Mythe Comme Patrie Littéraire De L’Écrivain Migrant, Erika Mandarino

Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

L’écrivain migrant contemporain tente d’accéder à la reconnaissance dans la littérature-monde en français, et ceci dépend grandement de la décentralisation de la littérature française nationale. Étant un migrant politique, professionnel, issu d’une diaspora ou autre, l’écrivain, coupé de ses racines nationales, renonce à sa patrie et écrit à partir d’un espace situé entre-deux cultures. Ici, l’identité de l’individu surpasse l’identité culturelle. Les psychologues s’accordent à dire que les mêmes mythes se retrouvent à la base du subconscient collectif de chaque culture ; le mythe représente donc un lieu commun auquel l’écrivain ...


L’Étranger À Travers L’Arabe: Meursault Contre-Enquête De Kamel Daoud Comme Relecture Postcoloniale D’Albert Camus, Carlos Gonzalez 2018 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

L’Étranger À Travers L’Arabe: Meursault Contre-Enquête De Kamel Daoud Comme Relecture Postcoloniale D’Albert Camus, Carlos Gonzalez

Senior Theses and Projects

In this paper, I discuss the problem of naming and namelessness in Albert Camus’ The Stranger and in Kamel Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation as a way to explore postcolonial discourse surrounding names as a form of othering. In The Stranger, Camus chooses not to name the Arab that falls victim to Meursault, thereby setting into motion the narrative of The Meursault Investigation by Daoud, which acts as a retelling and response to Camus’ work. I argue that Camus’ decision not to name the victim, preferring instead to label him the Arab throughout the story, is a fundamentally orientalist act ...


La Star De Football, Nicholas Khoury 2018 Merrimack College

La Star De Football, Nicholas Khoury

Honors Program Contracts

A short fable in French that incorporates vocabulary and lessons learned throughout the semester.


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