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Sttcl Editorial Board, 2017 Kansas State University Libraries

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Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

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Introduction, Jessy Neau 2016 Univ. of Western Ontario - Univ. de Poitiers

Introduction, Jessy Neau

Le Monde français du dix-huitième siècle

The introduction reviews the coherence of the volume from the solicited report on the Weldon librarian's exhibit on Paul et Virginie, to the articles spanning the fields of culinary imports, history of arts, travel diaries, Sade's feminism, and the interpretation of Rousseau by Deleuze.


A Space Of Resistance: Madame Duclos And Her Counter-Narrative In The 120 Days Of Sodom (1785), Valentina Denzel 2016 Michigan State University

A Space Of Resistance: Madame Duclos And Her Counter-Narrative In The 120 Days Of Sodom (1785), Valentina Denzel

Le Monde français du dix-huitième siècle

This article aims to challenge the common critique of Sade’s misogyny by focusing on the polyphonic discourses in his works. Echoing Stéphanie Genand’s critique that Sade’s oeuvre does not inscribe itself in an act of claiming rights, but in the portrayal of complex identities (2013: 14), this article examines how the multiplicity of voices in Sade’s writings allows for a more nuanced reading and a better understanding of the author (2013: 15)1. Although it would be wrong to define Sade as a feminist, it is safe to say that his complex female characters embody feminist ...


La Pologne En Creux Des Lettres Polonaises De Jean-Paul Marat, Aleksandra Gieralt 2016 The University of Western Ontario

La Pologne En Creux Des Lettres Polonaises De Jean-Paul Marat, Aleksandra Gieralt

Le Monde français du dix-huitième siècle

Cet article propose une recension du roman méconnu de Jean-Paul Marat, Lettres polonaises, l'un des deux ouvrages écrit par le révolutionnaire qui met en scène des personnages de Polonais (l'autre étant Les aventures du jeune comte Potowski).


Preserving Culture Through Library Collections: The Example Of Paul Et Virginie, Kristin Hoffmann 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Preserving Culture Through Library Collections: The Example Of Paul Et Virginie, Kristin Hoffmann

Le Monde français du dix-huitième siècle

Kristin Hoffmann, librarian of the French collections at the Weldon Library (The University of Western Ontario) discusses the goals and tasks involved by the preparation of a library display contributing to a 18th Century literature course about Paul et Virginie.


Introduction, Servanne Woodward 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Introduction, Servanne Woodward

Mouvances Francophones

The introduction to the volume explores the main themes structuring it


Andrew Asibong. Marie Ndiaye: Blankness And Recognition. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2013., Katarzyna Peric 2016 University of Toronto

Andrew Asibong. Marie Ndiaye: Blankness And Recognition. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2013., Katarzyna Peric

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Andrew Asibong. Marie NDiaye: Blankness and Recognition. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2013.


Jobst Welge. Genealogical Fictions: Cultural Periphery And Historical Change. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Up, 2015., Patrick R. Young 2016 University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Jobst Welge. Genealogical Fictions: Cultural Periphery And Historical Change. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Up, 2015., Patrick R. Young

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Jobst Welge. Genealogical Fictions: Cultural Periphery and Historical Change. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2015.


Advertisement For Women In French Studies, 2016 Kansas State University Libraries

Advertisement For Women In French Studies

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Advertisement for Women in French Studies, the refereed journal of Women in French (WIF)


William J. Nichols And H. Rosi Song, Eds. Toward A Cultural Archive Of La Movida. Back To The Future. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson Up, 2014., Jorge Gonzalez del Pozo 2016 University of Michigan - Dearborn

William J. Nichols And H. Rosi Song, Eds. Toward A Cultural Archive Of La Movida. Back To The Future. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson Up, 2014., Jorge Gonzalez Del Pozo

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of William J. Nichols and H. Rosi Song, eds. Toward a Cultural Archive of La Movida. Back to the Future. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2014.


Martin Munro. Writing On The Fault Line: Haitian Literature And The Earthquake Of 2010. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2014., Linda Alcott 2016 University of Colorado Denver

Martin Munro. Writing On The Fault Line: Haitian Literature And The Earthquake Of 2010. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2014., Linda Alcott

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Martin Munro. Writing on the Fault Line: Haitian Literature and the Earthquake of 2010. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2014.


Tom Burns, Elcio Cornelson, Volker Jaeckel, And Luis Gustavo Vieira, Eds. War And Literature: Looking Back On 20th Century Armed Conflicts. Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag, 2014., Paul R. Schue 2016 Northland College

Tom Burns, Elcio Cornelson, Volker Jaeckel, And Luis Gustavo Vieira, Eds. War And Literature: Looking Back On 20th Century Armed Conflicts. Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag, 2014., Paul R. Schue

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Tom Burns, Elcio Cornelson, Volker Jaeckel, and Luis Gustavo Vieira, eds. War and Literature: Looking Back on 20th Century Armed Conflicts. Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag, 2014.


The New World, New Orleans, And Now: An Exploration Of Cultural Groups In New Orleans From The 18th To 21st Century, Brooke Duplantier 2016 Loyola Marymount University

The New World, New Orleans, And Now: An Exploration Of Cultural Groups In New Orleans From The 18th To 21st Century, Brooke Duplantier

Research & Exhibition

New Orleans’ rich culture and history has its foundation in the French colonial society of the 18th and early 19th century. This French city became the backdrop and unifying fabric upon which many diverse groups built and integrated their own cultures. The French belief in assimilation contributed to the blending of cultures, and the threat of Americanization after the Louisiana Purchase added to the cultural clinging to a general New Orleans culture rather than distinct subcultures. This proposal and the possibility of research rests on the extent to which this unification and blending of cultures has persisted in ...


French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat 2016 Chapman University

French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

The research I have conducted for my French Major Senior Thesis is a culmination of my passion for and studies of both French language and culture and the history and practice of Visual Arts. I have examined, across the history of art, the representation of women, and concluded that until the 20th century, these representations have been tools employed by the makers of history and those at the top of the patriarchal system, used to control women’s images and thus women themselves. I survey these representations, which are largely created by men—until the 20th century. I ...


La Colonisation, L’Identité Et L’Ambition Dans Deux Romans Francophones, Abdulameer Waly 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

La Colonisation, L’Identité Et L’Ambition Dans Deux Romans Francophones, Abdulameer Waly

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

Cette étude se focalise sur la crise d’identité dans deux textes africains, écrit en français, Une vie de boy, de Ferdinand Oyono, et L’ex-père de la nation d’Aminata Sow Fall. Les personnages principaux de ces deux romans se trouvent dans des situations compliquées à cause des traces laissés par l’époque coloniale. Ils se trouvent déchirés entre le désir de garder leurs modes de vie traditionnelles, et la nécessité de se modifier avec la nouvelle culture qui s’impose et change irrévocablement la vie de ces personnages. Ils n’arrivent pas à concilier leurs rêves, ou leurs ...


Saturnine Constellations: Melancholy In Literary History And In The Works Of Baudelaire And Benjamin, Kevin Godbout 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Saturnine Constellations: Melancholy In Literary History And In The Works Of Baudelaire And Benjamin, Kevin Godbout

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Aristotle famously asked the question: why are extraordinary people so often melancholics? “Problem XXX,” written by Aristotle or one of his disciples, speculates that black bile, the humour once believed to cause melancholy, can promote a form of genius, a profound intellectual power. Walter Benjamin and Charles Baudelaire are two writers for whom this theory was true: though they suffered from gloominess and despondency, they also recognized that in the interior of sadness, and even madness, is a kernel of aesthetic, artistic, and philosophical truth. Melencolia illa heroica – whose theory was authoritatively formulated by Ficino, taking after Aristotle’s Problems ...


An Escape From Language Into Language: The Internal Exile Of Louis Wolfson, Antoine N. Rideau 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

An Escape From Language Into Language: The Internal Exile Of Louis Wolfson, Antoine N. Rideau

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This paper aims to show how the life and work of American francophone author Louis Wolfson - who suffered from schizophrenia and underwent a self-imposed exile from his own mother tongue - might serve to illuminate European émigré writers' relationships to multilingualism.


Falling Though Space... Portrait Of A Poet From A Bird's Eye View, Christopher Kean 2016 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Falling Though Space... Portrait Of A Poet From A Bird's Eye View, Christopher Kean

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

In his wartime writing, Falling through Space, Richard Hillary reveals the perspective of a Royal Air Force pilot which leads to a contemplation of existence between two zones: the tragic and the trivial. Aviation literature from this period, in fact, leads to contemplation of the opposing spaces of existence once left only to poets: earth and sky. The middle space between these two, between elevation and rooted humanity, is the topic of this paper.

Building from a series excerpts from literature, I will address the plight of the poet in particular, and of mankind in general. The unique aviator viewpoint ...


Lessons For A Young Critic: Immersing Yourself In The Generosity Of Henry James Toward Balzac, Richard Goodman 2016 University of New Orleans

Lessons For A Young Critic: Immersing Yourself In The Generosity Of Henry James Toward Balzac, Richard Goodman

English Faculty Publications

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The Entelechial Thinker In Space: ‘Worlds Within Worlds’ In Durrell, Flaubert, And Carroll, Sheena M. Jary 2016 The University of Western Ontario

The Entelechial Thinker In Space: ‘Worlds Within Worlds’ In Durrell, Flaubert, And Carroll, Sheena M. Jary

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis argues that the interior space of each individual mind has infinite potentiality to do or create x new reality in one’s life via possible worlds. I use Lawrence Durrell’s short story “Zero” (1939), Gustave Flaubert’s “Un coeur simple” (1877), and Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) as literary representations of how readers outside of the literary text share an unbreakable bond with universal space. I discuss the infinite potentiality of the finite being, and the experiential data in the process of entelechy, or epistemological maturation of the mind. I bring Leibniz’s ...


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