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Act Naturally: Francis Ponge's Morals And Measures Of Human Nature, Hugh Hochman 2021 Reed College

Act Naturally: Francis Ponge's Morals And Measures Of Human Nature, Hugh Hochman

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This article explores how a poetics of the nonhuman in the work of Francis Ponge underwrites a humanism wherein we no longer have to take sides in the conflict between the linguistic projects that tend toward subordination or comprehension of the nonhuman and the resistance that the nonhuman endlessly opposes to these projects. Close readings of texts that figure the defeat of reason in its linguistic expression of the nonhuman, as well as texts that figure human comportment in nonhuman tropes, reveal an ethical project of human well-being acting in agreement with its nature.


The Case Of The Dream Maker: Perec, Pontalis, And Dream Writing, Aubrey Gabel 2021 Columbia University

The Case Of The Dream Maker: Perec, Pontalis, And Dream Writing, Aubrey Gabel

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This article considers Georges Perec’s La Boutique obscure as a literary experiment in dream writing, by putting it in dialogue with French Freudianism, notably the clinical papers of J.-B. Pontalis, Perec’s long-time psychoanalyst. Pontalis describes a patient type, the "dream maker,” who provokes an extreme case of counter-transference and requires new methods in dream therapy. Pontalis, like many of Perec’s literary critics, was suspicious of the authenticity of Perec's dream journal and denied it both therapeutic and literary status. This article reinserts La Boutique obscure into Perec’s literary program. Through a discussion of the ...


Translating Nonsense: An Analysis Of The Poem “Jabberwocky” And Two French Translations, Kylie R. Deer 2021 Chapman University

Translating Nonsense: An Analysis Of The Poem “Jabberwocky” And Two French Translations, Kylie R. Deer

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Is it possible to translate nonsense? If yes, then how?

Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” is a nonsense poem in which many of the words are invented out of the author’s imagination. As a result, readers depend on Carroll to explain the meanings of such words. The first stanza of “Jabberwocky,” chosen since it contains the largest number of nonsense words in the poem, was analyzed and compared to the first stanza of two French translations (“Le Jaseroque” by Frank L. Warrin and “Bredoulocheux” by Henri Parisot). A word-by-word, and to an extent, syllable-by-syllable close reading of the three texts ...


Alleviating Oral Communication Anxieties In College French Classes: The Impact Of Professor-Student Connections, Claude Cassagne 2021 Concordia University St. Paul

Alleviating Oral Communication Anxieties In College French Classes: The Impact Of Professor-Student Connections, Claude Cassagne

Doctorate in Education

Oral communication anxiety (OCA) is a challenge for many college students studying a foreign language. This phenomenon has yielded many studies explaining OCA exists, relating it to personality traits and concluding educators play a large role in either reducing or aggravating such anxieties. However, research is lacking in the role professor-student rapport and connections play in affecting OCA. Thus, the purpose of this qualitative study was to seek student perception on (through their worldviews), and recommendations for, professor teaching practices as it relates to anxiety and rapport-building. The participants are and were students of French in an undergraduate private liberal ...


Representations Of Female Agency In Medieval French Literature, Mathilde Pointiere 2021 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Representations Of Female Agency In Medieval French Literature, Mathilde Pointiere

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation examines the different ways authors portray female agency in medieval French literature. In focusing on three medieval writers, Chrétien de Troyes, Heldris de Cornouailles and Christine de Pizan, I contend that female agency arises as a result of trauma or crisis. I define my terms as follows: agency is the capacity and intention of performing actions on one’s own behalf. For a fictional character to have agency, therefore, she must be portrayed as having a sense of control and of being the owner of the action she executes. Additionally, I argue that as women characters assume their ...


Béâtrice Picon-Vallin. Le Théâtre Du Soleil: The First Fifty-Five Years. Translated By Judith G. Miller. Routledge, 2021., Deborah Gaensbauer 2021 Regis University (Emerita)

Béâtrice Picon-Vallin. Le Théâtre Du Soleil: The First Fifty-Five Years. Translated By Judith G. Miller. Routledge, 2021., Deborah Gaensbauer

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Béâtrice Picon-Vallin. Le Théâtre du Soleil: The First Fifty-five Years. Translated by Judith G. Miller. Routledge, 2021. xi + 453 pp.


Victimes Ou Criminelles: A Historical And Comparative Analysis Of Sex Work Policy In France, Carver Wolfe 2021 Ursinus College

Victimes Ou Criminelles: A Historical And Comparative Analysis Of Sex Work Policy In France, Carver Wolfe

International Relations Honors Papers

This research examines the evolution of sex work policy in France from a regulatory regime during the nineteenth century to an abolitionist stance after World War II to the 2016 adoption of the Nordic model penalizing the purchase of sex. I investigate the ongoing debate between preservationists and abolitionists and examine the arguments raised by each side, making the case that abolitionism has adverse consequences for sex workers. I look at the nineteenth century’s regulatory regime of controlling prostitution through a chapter written in French. I then shift into an analysis of the state’s transition to abolitionism over ...


Lydie Salvayre, Maintenant Même, Warren Motte, Lydie Salvayre, Bernard Wallet, David Lopez, Marie Cosnay, Mahir Guven, Stéphane Bikialo 2021 University of Colorado Boulder

Lydie Salvayre, Maintenant Même, Warren Motte, Lydie Salvayre, Bernard Wallet, David Lopez, Marie Cosnay, Mahir Guven, Stéphane Bikialo

Zea E-Books

Warren Motte, «Dans le vif du vivant»

Lydie Salvayre et Warren Motte, «Une conversation avec Lydie Salvayre»

Lydie Salvayre, «Deux artistes»

Lydie Salvayre, «Projet en cours»

Lydie Salvayre, «Quatre photos»

Bernard Wallet, «Lydie Salvayre, écrivain baroque’n’roll»

David Lopez, «Almuerz»

Marie Cosnay, «Diamant brut»

Mahir Guven, «À propos de Lydie Salvayre»

Stéphane Bikialo, «Éloge de la fuite»

«Ouvrages de Lydie Salvayre»


Setting The Stage: The Phantom Of The Opera And Gothic Space, ZitaAnne Reno 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Setting The Stage: The Phantom Of The Opera And Gothic Space, Zitaanne Reno

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

First published from 1909 to 1910, Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of Erik, the titular deformed composer, and his dark love for a beautiful soprano. Similar to Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, another French story involving a deformed man in love with a beautiful woman, the setting is a crucial aspect of the novel. Examining the Palais Garnier, a labyrinthine building composed of staircases, passageways, trapdoors, and a subterranean lake, in conjunction with Notre Dame, a cathedral utilizing traditionally gothic architecture, reveals how the opera house functions as a gothic space ...


Recapturing Memory : Violence, Resistance And The Algerian War In La Seine Était Rouge And Hors-La-Loi, James Kaynor 2021 Trinity College

Recapturing Memory : Violence, Resistance And The Algerian War In La Seine Était Rouge And Hors-La-Loi, James Kaynor

Senior Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


L’Universalité De La Voix Féminine : Interprétations Genrées De La Poésie Romantique Française Et Allemande, Mimi MacKilligan 2021 Trinity College

L’Universalité De La Voix Féminine : Interprétations Genrées De La Poésie Romantique Française Et Allemande, Mimi Mackilligan

Senior Theses and Projects

Contemporary French feminist literary critics have debated whether the category of woman is an empowering or limiting paradigm through which to analyze women writers. Hélène Cixous coined the term "feminine writing [écriture féminine]" in order to link femininity to a radical particularity, whereas Monique Wittig has asserted that this concept confines women writers to their minority identity rather than allowing them to be read universally. Such discussions serve as a useful lens through which to analyze women writers who grappled with their gendered position far before the advent of 20th-century feminism.

Despite the abundance of woman romantic poets ...


Les Femmes Algériennes, Le Patriarcat Et Les Féministes Blanches Dans Inch’Allah Dimanche Et Viva Laldjérie, Bailey Cook 2021 Trinity College

Les Femmes Algériennes, Le Patriarcat Et Les Féministes Blanches Dans Inch’Allah Dimanche Et Viva Laldjérie, Bailey Cook

Senior Theses and Projects

This thesis explores the politically charged topic of the representations of Algerian women in contemporary Franco-Algerian cinema. Yamina Benguigui’s Inch’allah Dimanche and Nadir Moknèche’s Viva Laldjérie were both released in the early 2000s, in the midst of debates around feminism, secularism (or laïcité) and the so-called Islamic “veil.” At a time when some white French feminists were speaking on behalf of Algerian women, claiming they were “oppressed” while glorifying French culture, these films highlight a plurality of Algerian women’s experiences in a postcolonial context. Inch’allah Dimanche depicts women’s immigration during France’s policy of ...


Déconstruire Les Idées Reçues : Une Analyse Décoloniale De L’Intégration De L’Islam Dans Les Films Français Contemporains, Aníbal Gómez-Contreras 2021 Trinity College

Déconstruire Les Idées Reçues : Une Analyse Décoloniale De L’Intégration De L’Islam Dans Les Films Français Contemporains, Aníbal Gómez-Contreras

Senior Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Un Étranger En Exil: L’Expropriation Des Terres Et La Lutte Identitaire Dans L’Étranger, Suyang Wu 2021 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

Un Étranger En Exil: L’Expropriation Des Terres Et La Lutte Identitaire Dans L’Étranger, Suyang Wu

Senior Theses and Projects

While the pied noir writer Albert Camus has usually been depicted as either a “French writer” or an “anticolonial critic,” there are few more nuanced readings of his ambivalent standpoint toward the colonized population and territory of French Algeria. This thesis explores one of his most famous novels, L’Étranger (The Stranger, 1942), in order to elucidate the ways in which the colonial regime affects the material features of the land and the mental state of its inhabitants. In particular, this thesis examines the alienation of Meursault, the pied noir protagonist, by exploring how the pied noir experience is impacted ...


Les Esprits Vodou, L’Oncle Sam, Et Le Crucifix : Les Relations Endommagées Entre Le Monde Occidental Et Haïti Dans Bain De Lune, Catherine S. Freeman 2021 Trinity Collge

Les Esprits Vodou, L’Oncle Sam, Et Le Crucifix : Les Relations Endommagées Entre Le Monde Occidental Et Haïti Dans Bain De Lune, Catherine S. Freeman

Senior Theses and Projects

In her novel Bain de Lune, Haitian writer Yanick Lahens opens the doors of her native country to a Western readership that may be unfamiliar with its culture and history, in part because it has been mistreated by Western powers ever since gaining its independence in 1804. Readers are transported to the heart of a culture rich in Haitian Vodou traditions through the interwoven stories of the villagers of Anse Bleue, who struggle to survive the political instability of their country. Vodou is foregrounded through the narrative of the spirit of Cétoute, a young woman who is found dead on ...


La Réalisation Acoustique Des Mots Grammaticaux Dans La Parole Spontanée Du Français Européen, Veranika Barysevich 2021 The University of Western Ontario

La Réalisation Acoustique Des Mots Grammaticaux Dans La Parole Spontanée Du Français Européen, Veranika Barysevich

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Les clitiques sont des unités prosodiquement déficientes qui ont fait couler beaucoup d’encre parmi les syntacticiens, les morphologistes et les phonologues. La langue française distingue les clitiques en position proclitique et enclitique. Les proclitiques sont des mots grammaticaux qui s’attachent à gauche du mot hôte, qui est dans la plupart des cas un mot lexical, tandis que les enclitiques s’attachent à droite des mots lexicaux en terminant le groupe accentuel. Les enclitiques sont capables de recevoir un accent de groupe. Dans les positions accentuées, les enclitiques sont marqués par la montée de fréquence fondamentale et l’allongement ...


French Fixed Expressions: Language Initiation In Writing Skill Of Lower Intermediate Level For French As Foreign Language Learners, Tri Eko Agustiningrum 2021 French Education Program, Universitas Negeri Semarang

French Fixed Expressions: Language Initiation In Writing Skill Of Lower Intermediate Level For French As Foreign Language Learners, Tri Eko Agustiningrum

Dirassat

Language mastery is based on complex language knowledge and skills. To achieve a high level of proficiency in one language, it is not enough to know many words and know how to apply grammar rules, but it is also important to understand and use specific expressions in that language. The use of expressions allows people to express themselves figuratively more naturally in the target language. Native speakers generally prefer to use expressions rather than producing new lexical combinations. For example, if a native French speaker says "He runs away very quickly", he will tend to use a common phrase such ...


Andrew Hodgson. The Post-War Experimental Novel: British And French Fiction, 1945-75. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020., Kathryn Van Wert 2021 University of Minnesota-Duluth

Andrew Hodgson. The Post-War Experimental Novel: British And French Fiction, 1945-75. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020., Kathryn Van Wert

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Andrew Hodgson. The Post-War Experimental Novel: British and French Fiction, 1945-75. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. xi + 208 pp.


Scarlett Baron. The Birth Of Intertextuality: The Riddle Of Creativity. Routledge, 2020., Mariaenrica Giannuzzi 2021 Cornell University

Scarlett Baron. The Birth Of Intertextuality: The Riddle Of Creativity. Routledge, 2020., Mariaenrica Giannuzzi

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Scarlett Baron. The Birth of Intertextuality: The Riddle of Creativity. Routledge, 2020. 381 pp.


Mille-Feuille Magazine Littéraire, Spring/Printemps 2021, Pascale-Anne Brault 2021 pbrault@depaul.edu

Mille-Feuille Magazine Littéraire, Spring/Printemps 2021, Pascale-Anne Brault

Mille-Feuille Magazine Littéraire

Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir vous présenter le vingt-sixième numéro de Mille-Feuille et remercions tous les participants ainsi que le Doyen de Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, le Département de Langues Modernes et ses professeurs, le Study Abroad Office de DePaul University, ainsi que Curie High School qui nous ont permis, grâce à leurs subventions généreuses et leurs nombreuses contributions, de donner suite à nos premiers numéros. Bonne lecture !


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