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Doris Provencher-Faucher Research Library Bibliography, USM Franco-American Collection 2024 University of Southern Maine

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Heroes, Victims, And Future Citizens: Representations Of French Children During World War I, Megan R. Outtrim 2024 Dickinson College

Heroes, Victims, And Future Citizens: Representations Of French Children During World War I, Megan R. Outtrim

Swarthmore Undergraduate History Journal

The effects of total war society in France during WWI dramatically altered the daily lives of both adults and children, witnessing increasing levels of patriotic rhetoric, wartime propaganda, and anti-German sentiment. Children were often made the focal point of this propaganda, as they represented the future of the nation. As such, three specific representations of children emerge from WWI propaganda in France: the heroic child, the victimized child, and the malleable future citizen. Some of these representations were depicted in propaganda meant for children specifically, while others were depicted in propaganda meant to mobilize adults in the name of children. …


Death, Dreaming, And Diaspora: Achieving Orientation Through Afro-Spirituality, Liz Johnston, Jaime Elizabeth Johnston 2024 Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge

Death, Dreaming, And Diaspora: Achieving Orientation Through Afro-Spirituality, Liz Johnston, Jaime Elizabeth Johnston

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Enslavement, colonization, and the systems that uphold racial injustice were and still are a series of new, unfathomable, and challenging experiences that prompt individuals within the diaspora to seek orientation. How does a human cope with centuries of attempts at the systematic destruction of their humanity, culture, and identity? How can they reclaim that identity, especially when so much of it seems lost? I address these questions by utilizing texts from the expansive body of work regarding ethnographic-historical-religious studies on Afro-spiritual practices to better analyze instances in literature in the ongoing practice of diasporic orientation. In this project, I argue …


Figures Of Radical Absence: Blanks And Voids In Theory, Literature, And The Arts, Alexandra Irimia 2023 Western University

République Et Révolution(S) Dans Des Adaptations Cinématographiques Des Misérables De Victor Hugo, Fabrice Szabo 2023 Western University

République Et Révolution(S) Dans Des Adaptations Cinématographiques Des Misérables De Victor Hugo, Fabrice Szabo

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Cette thèse a pour objet de proposer l’analyse d’une série d’adaptations cinématographiques, choisies parmi les œuvres américaines et françaises du cinéma parlant, des Misérables de Victor Hugo. Au confluent des études de la réception et de la sociocritique, notre analyse repose sur l’idée que les adaptations sont à la fois des lectures et des réécritures, réactualisant les œuvres du passé, et que de ce fait, elles les enrichissent car elles en font rebondir le sens et les questionnements. Refusant ainsi le carcan du diptyque « fidélité/infidélité », notre analyse a pour ambition de montrer comment les choix d’adaptation nous renseignent …


Beirut On The Seine: Rebuilding Lebanese Identity After The Scourge Of War, Soumaya Al Jarrah 2023 Beirut Arab University, Sorbonne University

Beirut On The Seine: Rebuilding Lebanese Identity After The Scourge Of War, Soumaya Al Jarrah

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

The current situation of Lebanon is difficult. The country is sinking into a deep economic, financial, political, and social crisis, which has become worse since 2019 and especially after the explosion of the Beirut port in August 2020. As a result, several Lebanese decided to leave the country. This situation is partly a result of the civil war that took place between 1975 and 1990.

Indeed, the Lebanese war leaves an important mark on the literary works that have Lebanon as a setting. Authors express their desire to explore in their works the traumas, consequences and effect of these conflicts …


Writing As A Mean To Rehabilitate The Traumatized Self In Vivre Vite By Brigitte Giraud, Nadia Naboulsi Iskandarani 2023 Professor, French Department, Faculty of Human Sciences, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

Writing As A Mean To Rehabilitate The Traumatized Self In Vivre Vite By Brigitte Giraud, Nadia Naboulsi Iskandarani

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

In her novel Vivre vite, Brigitte Giraud writes the story of a disaster that obsesses her: on June 22, 1999; her companion Claude died in a motorcycle accident in Lyon. This vehicle, a powerful and dangerous Honda, was prohibited on Japanese territory and was reserved for export to Europe. It did not belong to Claude, but to the writer's brother. She was only able to return to the drama that inhabited her in 2022, that is to say twenty-three years after Claude's death. The reader cannot help but wonder about this long silence and why this return to the minutiae …


Exile: Heartbreak, Resilience And Visceral Attachment To Origins In The Novel A Crier Dans Les Ruins By Alexandra Koszelyk, Hanane ABOU NASREDDINE 2023 Professeur Adjoint – Université Libanaise

Exile: Heartbreak, Resilience And Visceral Attachment To Origins In The Novel A Crier Dans Les Ruins By Alexandra Koszelyk, Hanane Abou Nasreddine

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

In the study, we propose to question the pragmatics of exile in the literary work A crier dans les ruines by Alexandra Koszelyk. This novel immerses us in post-disaster Ukraine. It tells the initiatory, poetic and melancholic journey of a young woman who must forge her identity on the history of her country that we are trying to stifle. The novel puts on stage people uprooted by force; some, attached to their roots, remain close to the irradiated zone; while the others, including the heroine Léna, decide to flee the place definitively to rebuild themselves elsewhere. However, despite the exile, …


Trauma And Rehabilitation In A Paradoxical Social And Cultural Context, In The African Equation By Yasmina Khadra, Badia Mazboudi 2023 Professor, French Department University Libanaise, Beyrouth, Liban

Trauma And Rehabilitation In A Paradoxical Social And Cultural Context, In The African Equation By Yasmina Khadra, Badia Mazboudi

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

In the journey described by Yasmina Khadra in The African equation, the author raises the question of the difficult rehabilitation of two ethnically different groups: on one hand, the main characters of the novel, Westerners (German and French) taken hostage off the coast of Sudan by African mercenaries, and on the other hand, the African populations savagely relocated from their lands to makeshift camps. Faced with this emotional shock and this traumatic act, the reactions of the two groups are not the same: post-traumatic depression, social isolation, pain, whereas the Africans, destitute and wandering from one place to another, seem …


Memory For Oblivion In Wajdi Mouawad’S Play Mère, Christelle STEPHAN-HAYEK 2023 Associate Professor, Language and Literature Department, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Kaslik, Lebanon

Memory For Oblivion In Wajdi Mouawad’S Play Mère, Christelle Stephan-Hayek

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

“Keeping the memory of past events would contribute to a better knowledge of hazards and to the prediction of future events. » (Reghezza-Zitt, Benitez & Devès, 2020, p. 1) Remembering is undoubtedly the best of mentors. But forgetting would also be a precious ally in the perpetual and daily struggle that is life. Indeed, “it is essential that the brain forgets the unimportant details to focus on what really matters, in our daily decision-making.” (Richards & Frankland, 2017, p. 1083)

What if we remembered to better accept the tragedy? What if writing helped us to understand it better? What if …


Self-Reconstruction : Between Identity And Interpersonal Relationships, Abdelfettah NACER IDRISSI 2023 Professor, French Department LARLANCO - Ibn Zohr University – Agadir – Morocco

Self-Reconstruction : Between Identity And Interpersonal Relationships, Abdelfettah Nacer Idrissi

BAU Journal - Society, Culture and Human Behavior

We live and go through situations and circumstances that hurt us or bring us joy and happiness. However, moments of crisis seem to be the most important moments in our lives when we question ourselves. We question our personality, our identity, our relationships with ourselves or with others. We carry, as Jacques Salomé said so well, “the scars of our wounds. It is up to us to honor them, because they also say that we have survived and that they have made us stronger and more lucid.

We will rely on this quote to elaborate our problematic on the self-reconstruction …


Discussing Yasmina Khadra’S Novel The Sirens Of Baghdad In The Upper Secondary Classroom To Promote Intercultural Learning, Karl Ågerup 2023 Orebro University

Discussing Yasmina Khadra’S Novel The Sirens Of Baghdad In The Upper Secondary Classroom To Promote Intercultural Learning, Karl Ågerup

Essays in Education

Based on interviews with four teachers who engaged in discussions about Yasmina Khadra's novel The Sirens of Baghdad with a total of 92 students, this article explores the potential of using fictional narratives to achieve Global Citizenship-related goals in upper secondary education. The novel, which portrays the journey of a young aspiring Al Qaeda terrorist in Iraq, emerged as a response to the increasing need in the Western world to mitigate intercultural tensions following the September 11 attacks. The article addresses the novel's capacity to promote intercultural understanding while acknowledging practical challenges such as intense emotions in the classroom, potential …


The Labé Question: A New Stylometric Analysis, Ryan Schmid 2023 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Labé Question: A New Stylometric Analysis, Ryan Schmid

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures: Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

In 2006, a theory was put forward concerning sixteenth-century poet Louise Labé and her work- both her prose and her poetry. Mireille Huchon, in her 2006 study Louise Labé, une créature de papier, claims that Labé’s work, and indeed a large part of her identity itself, was a fabrication invented by several poets of the 1500s. Huchon describes Labé as a “mystery” and an “enigma,” noting the relatively scant biographical details that we know of Labé’s life (Huchon, pp. 7-11). Perhaps needless to say, this claim stirred up a bit of controversy- many reacted negatively to Huchon’s thesis, not only …


Le Chemin Détourné, Ailie Coffey 2023 Portland State University

Le Chemin Détourné, Ailie Coffey

University Honors Theses

Le Chemin détourné is a fairy tale in French about Melisende and Olivier Fournier. One day, Melisende disappears on her way home. Although her disappearance is a mystery, she was taken prisoner by the fairies as revenge against her mother. Her father Jehan and brother Olivier are very distressed, Jehan goes out after her immediately but, worried about Olivier’s safety, asks him not to go out after his sister. On the third night that she is gone, Olivier decides to go out to look for her anyways, and even though he is terrified to leave home, he sets out on …


Queer Not: Medieval Romance's Toll On Queerness, Kyle Gaydo 2023 Seton Hall University

Queer Not: Medieval Romance's Toll On Queerness, Kyle Gaydo

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

How does a contemporary audience handle medieval queerness? What, exactly, constitutes medieval queerness, and how does the medieval literary genre of romance impact it? This thesis attempts to grapple with these questions, and many more, utilizing the 13th-century Old French romance Le Roman de Silence by Heldris de Cornuälle. Medieval romances are particularly fruitful for this analysis because, on one hand, the genre consistently re/turns to cisheteronormativity, and, on the other, because scholarship generally has not applied queer theory to the study of romance. Silence follows Silence, a young Englishwoman who is raised as a boy to protect her family’s …


Fictions Posthumanistes: Temporalités, Agencements, Énonciation, Fanny Leveau 2023 Western University

Fictions Posthumanistes: Temporalités, Agencements, Énonciation, Fanny Leveau

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Contemporary French fiction fits within a broader trend that seeks to question the end of humans. In the context of the Anthropocene where ecological disasters threaten human’s life and habitat, many disciplines such as literature, philosophy and cognitive sciences study the relations between humans and non-humans. Posthumanism envisions a world that reconfigures the terms imposed by classical humanism and anthropocentricism. It seeks to redefine where humans stand, by considering the co-constitutive links that emerge from interactions between humans, other living species, and technology. Fiction constitutes a privileged space to develop a posthumanist discourse as it aims to create different worlds. …


Entre Rêve Et Résignation – Références Intertextuelles Dans Les Chemins Qui Montent (1957) De Mouloud Feraoun, Inès Kremer 2023 Université Duisburg-Essen, Allemagne

Entre Rêve Et Résignation – Références Intertextuelles Dans Les Chemins Qui Montent (1957) De Mouloud Feraoun, Inès Kremer

Journal of Amazigh Studies

Résumé :

Malgré la présence évidente et continue des références intertextuelles dans les romans de Mouloud Feraoun, celles-ci n’ont été que rarement étudiées. C’est notamment dans son troisième roman, Les chemins qui montent, que les renvois à la littérature orale de la Kabylie comme à l’œuvre romanesque et philosophique d’Albert Camus se prêtent particulièrement à une analyse approfondie. Ils révèlent la résignation profonde du protagoniste qui se refuse à la révolte métaphysique au sens camusien, révolte rendue impossible par la condition coloniale.

Mots clés : Feraoun, intertextualité, Camus, et littérature orale kabyle

Abstract:

Despite the importance of intertextual references …


“Sans Abri Et Sans Voix” - Trouver Un Sentiment D’Appartenance Dans Les Œuvres D’Antonine Maillet, Herménégilde Chiasson, Patrice Desbiens Et Jean-Marc Dalpé “Without A Home And Without A Voice” - Finding A Sense Of Belonging In The Works Of Antonine Maillet Herménégilde Chiasson, Patrice Desbiens And Jean-Marc Dalpé, Ali F. Friend 2023 University of Maine

“Sans Abri Et Sans Voix” - Trouver Un Sentiment D’Appartenance Dans Les Œuvres D’Antonine Maillet, Herménégilde Chiasson, Patrice Desbiens Et Jean-Marc Dalpé “Without A Home And Without A Voice” - Finding A Sense Of Belonging In The Works Of Antonine Maillet Herménégilde Chiasson, Patrice Desbiens And Jean-Marc Dalpé, Ali F. Friend

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Ce mémoire étudie la dynamique sociolinguistique de la langue française pour les minorités francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick et de l’Ontario, et comment celle-ci influence l’appartenance culturelle par rapport au Québec et au reste du Canada. Se concentrant sur certains ouvrages des auteurs acadiens Antonine Maillet et Herménégilde Chiasson, et des auteurs franco-ontariens Jean-Marc Dalpé et Patrice Desbiens, trois thèmes importants liés à l’appartenance culturelle telle que définie par ces communautés francophones marginalisées seront examinés soit: la mémoire, l’espace et l’exil. Si la question de l’appartenance linguistique des communautés acadiennes et franco-ontariennes est au cœur de ce projet, des concepts tels que …


The Revolting Monster - A Consideration Of Existentialist Themes In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Through A Comparison To Albert Camus' The Stranger, Felipe Rodriguez II 2023 Texas A&M International University

The Revolting Monster - A Consideration Of Existentialist Themes In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Through A Comparison To Albert Camus' The Stranger, Felipe Rodriguez Ii

Theses and Dissertations

This Master’s thesis is concerned with analyzing key themes and ideas in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein through an existentialist lens which is made possible through a comparison to themes and ideas in Albert Camus’ The Stranger. I aim to make a contribution to my field by fulfilling a comparison that has long been made since the late 1960s when conversations about British Romanticism and Existentialism were still common. The purpose of my first chapter is to elucidate a new argument about the relationship between these two novels. There is a discernable element of Camusian Revolt exhibited by the Creature in …


L'Impuissance De La Représentation : Sur La Possibilité De La Représentation Du Terrorisme, Youtian Sun 2023 CUNY Hunter College

L'Impuissance De La Représentation : Sur La Possibilité De La Représentation Du Terrorisme, Youtian Sun

Theses and Dissertations

In this thesis, I attempt to explore the possibility of representing terrorism in literature by analyzing four literary works: Paris (1898), La Condition Humaine (1933), Nada (1973), and Khalil (2018). These four works depict four different stages of the development of terrorism from the late 19th century to the 21st century. I will use these literary works to analyze the relationship between terrorism and capitalist modernity.


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