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In The Wake Of Medea: Neoclassical Theater And The Arts Of Destruction [Table Of Contents], Juliette Cherbuliez 2020 Fordham University

In The Wake Of Medea: Neoclassical Theater And The Arts Of Destruction [Table Of Contents], Juliette Cherbuliez

Literature

In the Wake of Medea examines the violence of seventeenth-century French political dramas. French tragedy usually appears as a passionless, cerebral genre that refused all forms of violence. In the Wake explores the rhetorical, literary, and performance strategies through which violence persisted. The mythological figure of Medea, foreigner who massacres her brother, murders kings, burns down Corinth, and kills her own children, can serve as a paradigm for this violence. Paradigmatic also of the refugee who is welcomed yet feared, who confirms our concept of the social while threatening its integrity, Medea’s presence is this book’s organizing principle ...


The Velvet Glove: Virtuousness And Class In Balzac’S Paris, Nicholas C. Peters 2020 Portland State University

The Velvet Glove: Virtuousness And Class In Balzac’S Paris, Nicholas C. Peters

Anthós

This piece has attempted to select a key passage in Père Goriot, and identify textual elements in order to create a taxonomy which reveals patterns from which possibilities of meaning stem. Balzac creates this scene as a condemnation of the current state of the aristocracy, as well as the greed and ambition of the middle class which further corrupts the values and integrity of the ruling class. This essay uses textual explication to analyze the descriptions, and diction used in the chosen passage to explicate a larger meaning in the novel, as well as offering a new understanding of the ...


Bodies Behind The Lines: A Look At Quarantine In Albert Camus' The Plague, Caroline R. Buxenstein 2020 Goucher College

Bodies Behind The Lines: A Look At Quarantine In Albert Camus' The Plague, Caroline R. Buxenstein

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

This research argues that the physical quarantine in Albert Camus' The Plague creates a psychological isolation that puts into question the limits of the human in the diseased environment. In The Plague quarantine is enforced to stop the spread of disease and fear and to maintain their hope and evade fear, the characters cast themselves into their memories. Since there is no end to the quarantine in the future and the present is ravished with fear, fear even that this outbreak is the punishment of god, the characters have nothing left but the past. Their memories allow them to once ...


Honoré De Balzac’S Portrayal Of The Feminine Condition In The Wild Ass’S Skin, Père Goriot, And The Lily Of The Valley, Brooke V. Musmeci 2020 Coastal Carolina University

Honoré De Balzac’S Portrayal Of The Feminine Condition In The Wild Ass’S Skin, Père Goriot, And The Lily Of The Valley, Brooke V. Musmeci

Honors Theses

In 19th century France, women appeared to be second class citizens. They were often limited in their abilities to have independence and secure their own wealth. This perception of women perhaps justifies why, as Honoré de Balzac’s novels illustrated the realities of French society, he attempted to characterize women’s struggles to obtain control and power in their lives. In his novels The Wild Ass’s Skin (1831), The Lily of the Valley (1835), and Le Père Goriot (1835), Balzac sought to prove how women could improve their lot.

Firstly, in studying how women had been relegated to second-class ...


Joan Of Archetype: Gendered Images Of Joan’S Heroism In French Cinema, Julianna Luecke 2020 William & Mary

Joan Of Archetype: Gendered Images Of Joan’S Heroism In French Cinema, Julianna Luecke

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis explores images of Joan of Arc in French cinema, using two main criteria - gender performativity and agency. It links Joan's imagery in French film to concurrent events in society, and argues that Joan of Arc, as the quintessential French hero, represents what female heroism looks like at any point in time.


"Mister Sartre And Señora Beauvoir Are Old News": Queer Arab Resistance In Abdellah Taïa's "A Country For Dying", Emilie Hautemont 2020 Swarthmore College

"Mister Sartre And Señora Beauvoir Are Old News": Queer Arab Resistance In Abdellah Taïa's "A Country For Dying", Emilie Hautemont

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

This paper examines how French-Moroccan writer Abdellah Taïa's 2015 novel "A Country for Dying" offers a queer, postcolonial critique of mainstream French discourse around gay rights. My objective is to understand how this critique represents a break from Taïa's earlier, more "mainstream" works. Through the use of queer critical theorists Jasbir Puar and Lisa Duggan's concepts of homonationalism and homonormativity as the appropriation of LGBT rights by an imperialist state, I highlight how Taïa's portrayal of two undocumented North African prostitutes challenges France's self-image as a haven for marginalized sexualities as well as its rigid ...


Peuples, Quentin Bouvier 2020 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Peuples, Quentin Bouvier

Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

Five poems about the experience and life in a Parisian banlieue. In a country where racial tensions are occurring, it is essential to put the emphasis on the beauty of plurality.


Langue D’Écriture Et Construction De L’Identité Propre Chez Les Auteurs Bilingues : Le Cas De Milan Kundera, Nancy Huston Et Jorge Semprun, Kathy Asari 2020 The University of Western Ontario

Langue D’Écriture Et Construction De L’Identité Propre Chez Les Auteurs Bilingues : Le Cas De Milan Kundera, Nancy Huston Et Jorge Semprun, Kathy Asari

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

La problématique identitaire et la question de l’engagement avec l’altérité comptent parmi les préoccupations majeures en littérature francophone aujourd’hui. Alors que les migrations en masse dans notre monde provoquent de plus en plus des rencontres entre des langues et des cultures, nous constatons la parution d’un nombre grandissant d’œuvres littéraires créées par des auteurs bilingues.

Ces auteurs, par le fait de leur pratique littéraire particulière, qui les place constamment dans l’entre-deux linguistique et culturel, se trouvent souvent en pleine négociation identitaire. De ce fait, il existe chez eux une compréhension aiguë du rôle joué ...


Expropriation And Forced Migrations: The Displacement Of Colonial Agricultural Laborers In Mohammed Dib’S Algerian Trilogy, Benjamin Sparks 2020 University of Memphis

Expropriation And Forced Migrations: The Displacement Of Colonial Agricultural Laborers In Mohammed Dib’S Algerian Trilogy, Benjamin Sparks

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Mohammed Dib, in his Algerian trilogy, demonstrates the effects of expropriation and mendicancy on the patterns of migration of agricultural laborers, illustrating the historical context of colonial Algeria through the act of storytelling. Mohammed Dib in 1949 devised the idea to write “un roman aux proportions assez vastes qui devait présenter une sorte de portrait divers de l’Algérie” (Déjeux 145) which would later become what constitutes the Algerian trilogy consisting of La Grande maison published in 1952, L’Incendie in 1954, and finally Le Métier à tisser in 1957. The trilogy tells the story of Omar’s upbringing in ...


“Traduit De L’Américain” As Text And Paratext, Mort Guiney 2020 Kenyon College

“Traduit De L’Américain” As Text And Paratext, Mort Guiney

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

The online translation forum Wordreference.com contains a thread that began in July of 2005, discussing the use and possible abuse of the expression “traduit de l’américain” as it often, though not always, appears in the front matter of French translations of American literature. The discussion contains 197 posts covering a period of more than eight years; clearly, the use of “américain” in this context elicits strong reactions among literary experts, both Anglophone and Francophone. Does it imply that “Américain” is a different language from “Anglais”? Or that it is an inferior version of English? Why are some American ...


La Dimension Cinématographique Du Paysage Dans L’Œuvre Littéraire De Julien Gracq, El Arbi El Bakkali 2020 Université Abdelmalek Essaadi, Morocco

La Dimension Cinématographique Du Paysage Dans L’Œuvre Littéraire De Julien Gracq, El Arbi El Bakkali

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Classé parmi les maîtres de la littérature contemporaine en France, Julien Gracq de son vrai nom Louis Poirier (professeur de géographie) a pu marquer sa carrière d’écrivain sans qu’il s’inscrive à aucun courant littéraire précis. Sa production littéraire est protéiforme et s’étale sur deux grandes périodes littéraires: la première (1938-1967) prenait du surréalisme et de la fiction comme cadre principal de création littéraire tandis que la seconde période (1967-1992) était axée sur des fragments d’autobiographie, réflexions sur la littérature et médiations géographiques. Il est important de souligner que le point commun entre ces deux périodes ...


Pour Une Reconstitution De La Mémoire Du Paysage Naturel De La Ville D’Oujda (Maroc Oriental) À Partir De La Perception Des Voyageurs Français De La Fin Du XixÈme Et Du Début Du XxÈme Siècles, Bouchra Benbella 2020 Université Moulay Ismaïl, Meknès, Maroc

Pour Une Reconstitution De La Mémoire Du Paysage Naturel De La Ville D’Oujda (Maroc Oriental) À Partir De La Perception Des Voyageurs Français De La Fin Du XixÈme Et Du Début Du XxÈme Siècles, Bouchra Benbella

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Objectifs de cette étude-- Oujda: ville à la frontière avec l’Algérie, cité oubliée où le peu d’espaces verts qui reste rétrécit comme peau de chagrin. - Montrer des paysages naturels disparus ou dépéris de la ville d’Oujda, décrits par des voyageurs français avant et après le Protectorat français (1912), parce que préserver et avant tout connaître. - Sensibiliser la génération Z marocaine à son patrimoine national (local) et les exhorter à agir.

Corpus:

BERNARD, A. Les confins Algéro-marocains, Paris : Emile Larose, 1911

CANAL, J. La frontière marocaine. Oudjda 1885, Oran : Paul Perrier, 1886 ;

ELABBASSI, Ali Bey. Voyages d’Ali ...


L’Art Féminin, Un Cri D’Espoir Pour L’Humanité, Zohra Lhioui 2020 Université Moulay Ismaïl Meknès. Maroc

L’Art Féminin, Un Cri D’Espoir Pour L’Humanité, Zohra Lhioui

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

A travers une étude réalisée au Maroc, dans la Région de Meknès-Tafilalet (Centre-Est du royaume), et qui a été couronnée par la publication d’un ouvrage d’art portant le titre Femmes artistes de Meknès- Tafilalet (voir couverture jointe à cette proposition de communication), il ressort que l’art chez les femmes de cette région n’est pas une simple question de créativité et de passion, il est aussi un moyen esthétique d’exprimer la richesse du patrimoine, la culture de leur société et leur attachement à la nature, à l’environnement, bref à la vie tout court. Que ce ...


“Nous Étions Ici Pour Durer”: Memorialization And Environmental Advocacy In Véronique Tadjo’S En Compagnie Des Hommes, Marda Messay 2020 Simmons University

“Nous Étions Ici Pour Durer”: Memorialization And Environmental Advocacy In Véronique Tadjo’S En Compagnie Des Hommes, Marda Messay

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Detected for the first time in 1976 in Northern Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) and in Southern Sudan (now South Sudan), the Ebola virus has reemerged periodically mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa. The deadliest outbreak of Ebola occurred in Guinea, eventually spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone from 2014-2016. At the end, there were 28, 652 cases and 11, 325 deaths (cdc.gov). The outbreak generated international news coverage and sparked panic, especially once cases were reported in the U.S., in Spain and in the UK. It also incited Veronique Tadjo’s latest work, En compagnie des Hommes ...


Desire To Know: Erudition, Empiricism And Personal Identity, Sophia Helverson 2020 Yale University

Desire To Know: Erudition, Empiricism And Personal Identity, Sophia Helverson

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Literary erudition, erudition displaced from the realm of fact and research into the space of fiction, presents a curious paradox; can fiction help us understand facts? In this essay, I will explore literary erudition for its effects on the reader. To do this, I will first offer a working hypothesis on the shape of literary erudition today, then offer a limit case: the autofictive novels of Nina Bouraoui, specifically Mes mauvaises pensées (2005) and Tous les hommes désirent naturellement savoir (2018) in order to make the argument that the erudite approach to scholarship can provide an essential mode of engaging ...


Remembering And Experiencing The Land In Exile In Marie-Célie Agnant’S La Dot De Sara And Gisèle Pineau’S L’Exil Selon Julia, Marie Paillard 2020 The Pennsylvania State University

Remembering And Experiencing The Land In Exile In Marie-Célie Agnant’S La Dot De Sara And Gisèle Pineau’S L’Exil Selon Julia, Marie Paillard

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

In novels that stage migratory pathways, the exploring characters can perform circulation through different channels and processes, without necessarily operating a physical movement. A geographical and a corporeal process exist, but even when the concrete, physical exploration stops, it is somehow also both lived, experienced, reconstructed and imagined differently through the body and through corporeal exploration. In this paper, I argue that embodied memory can circulate through points of entanglement without any process of movement physically occurring, and these points of entanglement can all be observed interacting in the body of the migrant. For instance, sensations enable the characters to ...


Writing After The Human: Marie Darrieussecq’S And Anne Garréta’S Posthumanisms, Annabel L. Kim 2020 Harvard University

Writing After The Human: Marie Darrieussecq’S And Anne Garréta’S Posthumanisms, Annabel L. Kim

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

In our current moment of climate catastrophe and impending planetary doom, the posthuman seems like a harbinger of an all too imminent reality (felt especially keenly in the age of COVID-19). In the twenty-first century, the humanities, grappling with the multifarious failures and excesses of traditional humanism, are attempting to abandon the anthropocentric epistemologies and practices that have characterized Western thought and culture and to create new models for thinking the world—models that are able to accommodate the nonhuman and welcome other forms of life and matter as objects of focus, moving thus from an imperialist vertical mode of ...


Claiming The Land: The Spanish Presence In Colonial Algeria, Lavinia Horner 2020 Kansas State University

Claiming The Land: The Spanish Presence In Colonial Algeria, Lavinia Horner

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Emmanuel Roblès: Both parents – Spanish descent

Albert Camus: Father – French; Mother – Spanish descent

Roblès’ and Camus’ literary as well as epistolary testimonies disrupt the French-Arab/Berber dichotomous colonial narrative, thus expanding pied-noir legacies and unraveling little-known aspects of the mostly forgotten, yet indelible Spanish presence in colonial Algeria.

The theoretical framework follows a multidisciplinary approach drawing from literature, psychology and legal studies to investigate how assertive literary testimonies can switch perspectives on what will be remembered.

If the understanding of history is not finalized, but open, then bringing to light little-known testimonies extant in both Roblès’ and Camus’ discourses will ...


Un Regard Écopoétique Sur La Terre: Évolutions Du Paysage Français Dans La Photographie Contemporaine, Anaïs Belchun 2020 Université de Toulouse – Jean-Jaurès

Un Regard Écopoétique Sur La Terre: Évolutions Du Paysage Français Dans La Photographie Contemporaine, Anaïs Belchun

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Graphiste, artiste et doctorante en Arts plastiques, Anaïs Belchun prépare une thèse intitulée « Écopoétique paysagère : une pensée de l’écologie à l’oeuvre dans les arts du paysage » sous les directions de Patrick Barrès et Sophie Lécole Solnychkine, au sein du LARA-SEPPIA (Université Toulouse - Jaurès). Elle étudie les pensées et pratiques de l’écologie et du paysage selon une approche transdisciplinaire, avec un objectif pédagogique. Sa démarche associe recherche scientifique et création artistique, autour d’un travail de terrain (enquête paysagère, sentier paysager, ateliers d’écoformation) et hors site (photographie, carnets d’artistes, expositions). Elle a organisé plusieurs manifestations scientifiques ...


Intégration Du Genre Dans La Gestion Des Ressources En Eau Au Maroc (Nord-Ouest D’Afrique), El-Mostafa Mili 2020 Université Moulay Ismaïl, Meknès

Intégration Du Genre Dans La Gestion Des Ressources En Eau Au Maroc (Nord-Ouest D’Afrique), El-Mostafa Mili

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Au Maroc 92% des individus âgés de plus de 5 ans ont un téléphone (2018), alors que 80% de Marocains ont accès à l’eau potable et 38% disposent d’un accès aux installations d’assainissement améliorées (2017) ! Le Maroc a une grande expérience en matière de développement de l’offre des ressources en eau. Malgré cela, les problèmes de pénurie d’eau sont devenus une réalité. Malheureusement, les intérêts particuliers et la corruption généralisée entre les gouvernements et les entrepreneurs privés génèrent trop souvent une situation déséquilibrée. Est-ce que cela a pour cause la mauvaise gestion des ressources en ...


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