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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 ...


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.


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 ...


“Books Like This Cannot Be Useless”: The Political And Popular Reception Of Victor Hugo’S Les Misérables In Civil War America, Emily S. Turner 2018 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

“Books Like This Cannot Be Useless”: The Political And Popular Reception Of Victor Hugo’S Les Misérables In Civil War America, Emily S. Turner

Senior Theses and Projects

Senior thesis completed at Trinity College for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in English.


Les Poe-Ètes Maudits: Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Et La Compétition Pour Le Legs De Poe, Emily Turner 2018 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

Les Poe-Ètes Maudits: Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Et La Compétition Pour Le Legs De Poe, Emily Turner

Senior Theses and Projects

In this essay, I examine two French translations of Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “The Raven”—the 1865 translation by Charles Baudelaire and the 1875 translation by Stéphane Mallarmé, which is accompanied by a series of illustrations by impressionist painter Édouard Manet. I argue that through their translations of “The Raven”, these two French poets enter into a competition not only with Poe, but also with each other. I find evidence of this competition in the translations themselves and also in the extra-textual content that supplements each translation. My argument is informed by secondary scholarship surrounding Poe, Baudelaire, and Mallarmé ...


Une Voix « Dans L’Abîme De Sel » : Le Narrateur De L’Amour De Duras, Sophie Prince 2018 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

Une Voix « Dans L’Abîme De Sel » : Le Narrateur De L’Amour De Duras, Sophie Prince

Senior Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Linguistic Feminism & The Body In 20th-Century French Feminist Texts, Lauren Hammett 2018 College of William and Mary

Linguistic Feminism & The Body In 20th-Century French Feminist Texts, Lauren Hammett

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines the use of linguistic feminism and references to the body in 20th-century French feminist texts, and particularly in the work of Luce Irigaray. This involves an investigation into the nature of French feminism and the validity of the accusations of essentialism that have been leveled against it by many critics. The thesis argues for French feminists' place in feminist scholarship and for an anti-essentialist, more figurative reading of their discussions of the body, in addition to examining their discussions of language, including écriture féminine. Finally, the implications of French feminist ideology for feminism today, as well as ...


Hugnet, Georges, La Vie Amoureuse Des Spumifères ... The Love Life Of The Spumifers, Cosana Eram 2018 University of the Pacific

Hugnet, Georges, La Vie Amoureuse Des Spumifères ... The Love Life Of The Spumifers, Cosana Eram

Cosana M. Eram

No abstract provided.


“Lost In Translation”?: Tristan Tzara’S Non-European Side, Cosana Eram 2018 University of the Pacific

“Lost In Translation”?: Tristan Tzara’S Non-European Side, Cosana Eram

Cosana M. Eram

No abstract provided.


Alternate Facts And Reality Effects In Antoine Bello’S Roman Américain, Jennifer Willging 2018 The Ohio State University

Alternate Facts And Reality Effects In Antoine Bello’S Roman Américain, Jennifer Willging

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Like several of Antoine Bello’s eight other novels to date, Roman américain contains a staggering array of minute details, which includes the names of dozens of fictional characters, businesses, associations, institutions, locations, and publications. These fictional proper nouns are intertwined throughout the novel with dozens of real ones, and this promiscuous intermixing contributes to the careful construction of a fictional world that rivals the real one in all its complexity. In this essay I examine Bello’s masterful production in Roman américain of verisimilitude, which he creates largely but not exclusively though his exploitation of the documentary fiction genre ...


Courtney Sullivan. The Evolution Of The French Courtesan Novel: From Chabrillan To Colette. London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, 2016., Zoe Petropoulou 2018 St. John's University

Courtney Sullivan. The Evolution Of The French Courtesan Novel: From Chabrillan To Colette. London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, 2016., Zoe Petropoulou

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Courtney Sullivan. The Evolution of the French Courtesan Novel: From Chabrillan to Colette. London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, 2016. ix +127pp.


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