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Malencontres Coloniaux Et Bâtardises Postcoloniales. Pour Une Poétique Du Fait Colonial Et De L'Hybridité Chez Tierno Monénembo, Antoine Marie Zacharie Habumukiza 2022 The University of Western Ontario

Malencontres Coloniaux Et Bâtardises Postcoloniales. Pour Une Poétique Du Fait Colonial Et De L'Hybridité Chez Tierno Monénembo, Antoine Marie Zacharie Habumukiza

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Cette thèse analyse la représentation du fait colonial dans l’ensemble de l’œuvre littéraire de Tierno Monénembo. Son périple scriptural à travers les plis tant du passé colonial que du néo-colonialisme contemporain, ne cesse d’exhumer du tréfonds du bassin historique des ingrédients méticuleux et combien diversifiés mais ayant à la fois comme origine et comme fin le brassage culturel et humain, marqué à tout jamais du sceau indélébile du postcolonial.

S’appuyant, d’une part, sur des théories postcoloniales et, d’autre part, sur des théories multidisciplinaires portant sur le nom, la nomination et l’onomastique littéraire d’abord, et sur les notions de parenté et …


La Circassienne: A Study Of The Female Circus Artist In French Literature, Crystal Menninga 2022 University of Massachusetts Amherst

La Circassienne: A Study Of The Female Circus Artist In French Literature, Crystal Menninga

Masters Theses

This study examines how the female circus artist is represented in twelve pieces of French literature ranging from the late nineteenth century to the modern day. The books are divided into three categories by author type: first, authors without a circus background; second, male authors involved in the circus world; and third, women involved in the circus world. Although predicted that the first section would reveal the largest use of stereotypes and misogyny, the second would show the sexist expectations of the circassienne onstage and off, and the third would call out these stereotypes and suggest improvements, there was less …


Le Lion De Mer Et La Fourmi, Marie Pascal 2022 King's University College

Le Lion De Mer Et La Fourmi, Marie Pascal

The Goose

L'histoire d'une famille atypique qui vit un événement traumatique sur un littoral.


Humoring The Third Republic: Le Rire In French Politics And Popular Culture, 1894–1918, Andrew C. Kotick 2022 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Humoring The Third Republic: Le Rire In French Politics And Popular Culture, 1894–1918, Andrew C. Kotick

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation studies the illustrated satirical periodical Le Rire in its historical context between its debut during the Dreyfus Affair and the conclusion of World War I. Adopting a multivalent approach to the historical study of graphic humor, it argues that Le Rire constitutes a significant corpus of evidence for understanding the political, commercial, social, and cultural novelties of its time, and maintained an ambivalent relationship with the young institutions and functionaries of the French Third Republic. As France’s leading satirical periodical, Le Rire served as a powerful medium for broadcasting nascent and extreme ideas to a mass reading public …


Heritage Repair: Revisiting Familial And Collective Histories In Filiation Narratives By Dalila Kerchouche, Colombe Schneck And Martine Storti, Rebecca R. Raitses 2022 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Heritage Repair: Revisiting Familial And Collective Histories In Filiation Narratives By Dalila Kerchouche, Colombe Schneck And Martine Storti, Rebecca R. Raitses

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis offers a critical reading of three French narratives: Dalila Kerchouche’s Mon père, ce harki (2003), Colombe Schneck’s Les guerres de mon père (2018), and Martine Storti’s L’arrivée de mon père en France (2008). These works combine representations of familial history with the explorations of personal and collective traumas or repression. The study addresses the following dimensions of the texts: 1) The catalyst of intergenerational silence behind these and many other similar works; 2) The textual interplay between storytelling and material evidence; 3) The ways in which the authors combine narratives of familial hardships on one hand, and of …


Outlaws And Traitors: Justifying Rebellion In The Old French Epic Of Revolt, Klayton Tietjen 2022 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Outlaws And Traitors: Justifying Rebellion In The Old French Epic Of Revolt, Klayton Tietjen

Doctoral Dissertations

The plot of many chansons de geste hinges on acts that would have been considered treasonable by medieval legal custom. Yet despite conspicuously treasonous behavior, rebel characters remain the heroes of the tales. Coming to an understanding of the esoteric way that medieval poets and their audiences would have perceived the difference between rebel characters and traitor characters is the pursuit of this study. Through an investigation of the narrative logic and poetic details of epic poems like Girart de Vienne and other chansons de geste, the divergence between treachery and rebellion can be shown to reside in narrative …


Collation Model For Ms. Codex 662: [L'Evangile De L'Enfance] ...[Etc.]., Dot Porter 2022 University of Pennsylvania

Collation Model For Ms. Codex 662: [L'Evangile De L'Enfance] ...[Etc.]., Dot Porter

Collation Models

Verse work relating apocryphal stories of the childhood of Jesus Christ, attributed to King Charles VI as translator; followed by the Gospel of Nicodemus, an apocryphal prose work on the Passion; and selections from Jean Lefèvre's translation of Cato's distichs (as identified by Anne D. Hedeman).


The Intersections Of Migration And Identity In Young Adult Literature Of The French-Speaking World, Kaitlyn Waller 2022 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Intersections Of Migration And Identity In Young Adult Literature Of The French-Speaking World, Kaitlyn Waller

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

Both young adult literature and novels of migration frequently deal with the construction of identity, from coming-of-age stories to narratives of intercultural exploration and hybridization. Young adult narratives of migration, then, represent a fascinating intersection of two literary traditions for the exploration of questions of identity. However, young adult literature and its varied subgenres are often overlooked among the broader critical scholarship of migration narratives. Indeed, the genre is often critiqued as too simplistic or pedagogical to truly merit consideration among adult readers and academics. Through an in-depth analysis of nine novels, however, I explore questions of identity development in …


Reading Contemporary French Literature, Warren Motte 2022 University of Colorado Boulder

Reading Contemporary French Literature, Warren Motte

Zea E-Books Collection

This book focuses upon a dozen French writers who have helped to set the terms for contemporary French literature and its horizon of possibility. Though they have pursued significantly different paths, each one of them is committed to the principle of literary innovation, to making French literature new. They work in full cognizance of literary history and of the tradition that they inherit, even as they reshape that tradition in each of their books. They invite their readers to take a critical stance with regard to those books, and to participate actively in the construction of literary meaning. Both bold …


Lia Brozgal. Absent The Archive. Liverpool Up, 2020., Aubrey Gabel 2022 Columbia University

Lia Brozgal. Absent The Archive. Liverpool Up, 2020., Aubrey Gabel

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Lia Brozgal. Absent the Archive. Liverpool UP, 2020. 368 pp.


Jason Herbeck. Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature And Literary Identity In The French Caribbean. Liverpool Up, 2017; 2020., Nathan H. Dize 2022 Oberlin College

Jason Herbeck. Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature And Literary Identity In The French Caribbean. Liverpool Up, 2017; 2020., Nathan H. Dize

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Jason Herbeck. Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean. Liverpool UP, 2017; 2020. x + 330 pp.


Nickel Rush: Indigenous Testimonies And Predictions About Mining From New Caledonia And Québec, Hailey Dorner 2022 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nickel Rush: Indigenous Testimonies And Predictions About Mining From New Caledonia And Québec, Hailey Dorner

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

The rise of the electric vehicle industry will be accompanied with increased mining of two former French colonies, New Caledonia and Québec, both of which have historically been a great source of nickel despite Indigenous objection to nickel extraction. This thesis juxtaposes the novels of An Antane Kapesh, of Québec, and Claudine Jacques, of New Caledonia, to understand the Indigenous perspective of historical and future events of natural resource extraction and to see how these communities are impacted. Together they reveal that mining is a gendered act of violence that much like sexual assault, continues to have negative consequences long …


Candelas Gala. Clara Janés: La Poética Cuántica O La Física De La Poesía. Csic, 2021., Nicolás Fernández-Medina 2022 Pennsylvania State University

Candelas Gala. Clara Janés: La Poética Cuántica O La Física De La Poesía. Csic, 2021., Nicolás Fernández-Medina

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Candelas Gala. Clara Janés: La poética cuántica o la física de la poesía. CSIC, 2021. 203 pp.


The Extinction Race: Techniques Of The Human In Proust, Via Houellebecq, James Dutton 2022 The University of New South Wales

The Extinction Race: Techniques Of The Human In Proust, Via Houellebecq, James Dutton

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article, “The Extinction Race: Techniques of the Human in Proust, via Houellebecq James Dutton “reads” identity and race from the point of view of technics. Namely, he does so through the work of two nominally “Eurocentric” authors, Marcel Proust and Michel Houellebecq, observing how familial and racial resemblance is a living inscription of “lost time.” This inscription comes about through the technical means available to and constitutive of the categories which bind them. Thus, instead of furthering unfinishable racial distinctions which only serve to support discourses of racism, this article follows assertions made in the novels of …


Les Pratiques Théâtrales De Félix-Gabriel Marchand (1832-1900), Umut Incesu 2022 The University of Western Ontario

Les Pratiques Théâtrales De Félix-Gabriel Marchand (1832-1900), Umut Incesu

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Cette thèse examine les pratiques théâtrales de l’ancien premier ministre du Québec, Félix-Gabriel Marchand (1832-1900) qui connaissent un grand succès au Québec à la fin du XIXe siècle. Malgré cette réussite, l’auteur dramatique Marchand et son œuvre n’ont pas fait, jusqu’à présent, l’objet d’une étude approfondie. Cette thèse a pour objectif de combler cette lacune et de mettre également en lumière différentes pratiques théâtrales en vigueur à cette époque comme le théâtre de société, le théâtre en région et dans les grandes villes. Elle vise à répondre aux questions suivantes : dans quelles occasions et par qui les pièces …


Emily Johansen. Beyond Safety: Risk, Cosmopolitanism, And Contemporary Neoliberal Life. Bloomsbury, 2021., Irene Gammel, Jason Wang 2022 Toronto Metropolitan University

Emily Johansen. Beyond Safety: Risk, Cosmopolitanism, And Contemporary Neoliberal Life. Bloomsbury, 2021., Irene Gammel, Jason Wang

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Emily Johansen. Beyond Safety: Risk, Cosmopolitanism, and Contemporary Neoliberal Life. Bloomsbury, 2021. xiii + 171 pp.


Melanie C. Hawthorne. Women, Citizenship, And Sexuality: The Transnational Lives Of Renée Vivien, Romaine Brooks, And Natalie Barney. Liverpool Up, 2021., Jennifer Carr 2022 University of Alabama

Melanie C. Hawthorne. Women, Citizenship, And Sexuality: The Transnational Lives Of Renée Vivien, Romaine Brooks, And Natalie Barney. Liverpool Up, 2021., Jennifer Carr

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Melanie C. Hawthorne. Women, Citizenship, and Sexuality: The Transnational Lives of Renée Vivien, Romaine Brooks, and Natalie Barney. Liverpool UP, 2021. 167 pp.


Violette Leduc's Feminist Flâneries, Kaliane Ung 2022 The University of Pittsburgh

Violette Leduc's Feminist Flâneries, Kaliane Ung

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Popularized by Charles Baudelaire and Walter Benjamin, the modern figure of the flâneur disrupts the pace of the city as he strolls the streets, making his way into the world through wandering and daydreaming. Assimilated to an available body to seduce, a woman walking alone does not have the same experience. However, in spite of constant interruptions in her outward and inward exploration, the flâneuse reinvents the act of walking through a form of solidarity that enables her to transcend the limits of her own body. Focusing on Violette Leduc who wrote on female sexuality in a daring way, I …


Des Continentaux En Angleterre: Marie De France Et L’Anglo-Normand, S. Trent Dunkin 2022 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Des Continentaux En Angleterre: Marie De France Et L’Anglo-Normand, S. Trent Dunkin

Faculty Publications

This paper explores the period after the Norman Invasion (1066 CE) of Britain, specifically Anglo-Norman Literature and Language. Special emphasis is placed upon Henry II of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Marie de France.


Operatic Mysticisms: Mountains, Deserts, Waterscapes, Andrew Demczuk 2022 East Tennessee State University

Operatic Mysticisms: Mountains, Deserts, Waterscapes, Andrew Demczuk

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Operatic Mysticisms: Mountains, Deserts, Waterscapes examines the ways we encounter environments as readers/viewers of operas, literature, film, and sound recordings, and how each medium requires different detail-gathering techniques. Respective to the previously mentioned mediums, Sun & Sea (2017), Mount Analogue (1952), El Mar La Mar (2017), and Energy Field (2010) are analyzed by engaging with environmental media studies and invention. Reflecting the nature of each landscape—summits of mountains, aporias of deserts, and mysteries of waterscapes—an elemental approach is taken in investigating how these spaces may be noticed, internalized, recorded, and traversed by both the artist and viewer. …


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