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Simultaneous Intersectionality In The Comics Of Catel And Sabrina Jones: Understanding Women’S Life Stories, Jeorg Ellen Hornsby 2020 University of Kentucky

Simultaneous Intersectionality In The Comics Of Catel And Sabrina Jones: Understanding Women’S Life Stories, Jeorg Ellen Hornsby

Theses and Dissertations--Gender and Women's Studies

The project examines how the theories of simultaneity and intersectionality are useful in analyzing the lived experiences of the authors and their subjects. Specifically, this dissertation analyzes how French comic artist Catel and American comics artist Sabrina Jones use the medium of comics to recount their autobiographical stories within and alongside their biographical stories of Benoîte Groult and Margaret Sanger, respectively.


Reconceptualizing Time, Space And Social Relationships: Queer Acts Of Resistance By An Aids Patient In Hervė Guibert’S To The Friend Who Did Not Save My Life, Salvador Lopez-Rivera 2020 Washington University in St. Louis

Reconceptualizing Time, Space And Social Relationships: Queer Acts Of Resistance By An Aids Patient In Hervė Guibert’S To The Friend Who Did Not Save My Life, Salvador Lopez-Rivera

20th & 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

Although Hervé Guibert’s poignant account of his life as an AIDS patient in his 1990 novel with autobiographical elements To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life (original French title: À l’ami qui n’a pas sauvé ma vie ) earned him staggering critical and commercial success in his native France, the novel’s highly personal depiction of the AIDS crisis did not please French AIDS crisis activists, who criticized that it favored the author’s individual experiences with AIDS rather than documenting the sociopolitical processes that led to its development as a public health crisis disproportionately affecting ...


Colonial Patronage: Evolutions In The Critique Of Sartre’S “Orphée Noir”, Gus Huiskamp 2020 SIT Study Abroad

Colonial Patronage: Evolutions In The Critique Of Sartre’S “Orphée Noir”, Gus Huiskamp

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

One of the most interesting and controversial episodes in the history of the Négritude literary and philosophical movement came when two white, French authors prefaced the texts of two of the movement’s most significant authors. Jean-Paul Sartre’s “Orphée noir” is one of these texts in question, and it served as the preface for Léopold Sédar Senghor’s Anthologie de le nouvelle poésie nègre et malgache de langue française. In one sense, one might characterize Sartre as a friend to the Négritude movement, exposing it to the francophone mainstream and thereby helping it gain traction in Western academia. Viewed ...


La Terreur Insidieuse : Une Relecture De La Logique De L'Esclavage Dans Ourika, Joslyn Gardner 2020 Pomona College

La Terreur Insidieuse : Une Relecture De La Logique De L'Esclavage Dans Ourika, Joslyn Gardner

Pomona Senior Theses

Slavery is commonly characterized by its exceptional violence. La Terreur insidieuse reveals how the physically brutal domination associated with slavery was transformed and reconfigured into a form of benevolence in the novel, Ourika, by Claire de Duras. It has generally been accepted by critics, such as Joan DeJean, Françoise Massardier-Kenney, and Adeline Koh that le Chevalier de B “saved Ourika from the terrible fate of slavery” (Massardier-Kenney 191). However, I argue that Ourika was not rescued from captivity, rather she experiences a benign form of domination, cruelty shrouded as love, which works to render her docile.

I first explore insidious ...


Répresentations De La Banlieue Dans Le Cinéma Français Contemporain, Yaw Owusu Sekyere 2020 Bowdoin College

Répresentations De La Banlieue Dans Le Cinéma Français Contemporain, Yaw Owusu Sekyere

Honors Projects

Inhabitants of the poor French banlieues are rejected and isolated from the larger French society, who refuse to acknowledge their marginalization. As a result, the cycle continues where no political change is made. The French film genre, cinéma de banlieue, seeks to explain the perspectives of the underrepresented and marginalized groups within France. This honors project analyzes the representations of the banlieue through the films of La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz), Wesh wesh qu’est-ce qui se passe ? (Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche), Bande de filles (Céline Sciamma), Divines (Houda Benyamina), and Banlieusards (Kery James & Leïla Sy). These films focus on the themes of ...


Secular Dreams, Bloody Oracles: Staging State And Religion In Classical Athens And Enlightenment Paris, Mendel Jimenez 2020 Vassar College

Secular Dreams, Bloody Oracles: Staging State And Religion In Classical Athens And Enlightenment Paris, Mendel Jimenez

Senior Capstone Projects

I perform a comparative reading of Iphigeneia Among the Taurians by Euripides (around 414 BCE) and the adaptation Iphigénie en Tauride by Claude Guimond de La Touche (1757 CE). I aim to read the development of the secular with regards to state and religion as it became articulated in the Athens of Euripides and later adapted on the French stage during the Enlightenment. I briefly include some observations on contemporary claims about the separation of church and state in the United States to deepen my comparative reading about the development of the secular as I define it in this thesis.


Québécois, Malgré Nous : Naissance Et Évolution D’Une Identité Québécoise Dans Trois Romans De Réjean Ducharme, Serrat David 2020 Colby College

Québécois, Malgré Nous : Naissance Et Évolution D’Une Identité Québécoise Dans Trois Romans De Réjean Ducharme, Serrat David

Honors Theses

This honors thesis focuses on moments in Réjean Ducharme’s L’Avalée des avalés, L’Hiver de force et Va savoir that are indicative of historical and social questions in Quebec. These novels span a 30 year period of critical developments for Quebec. This analysis, consequently, examines the relationship between Ducharme’s universe and the world in which he lived. It argues that Ducharme’s texts indirectly respond to social questions and discourses, and moreover, that they elaborate a new vision for Quebec and its people.

Le présent mémoire porte sur des instances révélatrices de questions historiques et sociales au ...


Consuming Beauty In The Weimar Republic: A Discussion Of Youth, Cosmetics, And Power In Vicki Baum's Play Pariser Platz 13 (1930), Victoria Vygodskaia - Rust 2019 Southeast Missouri State University

Consuming Beauty In The Weimar Republic: A Discussion Of Youth, Cosmetics, And Power In Vicki Baum's Play Pariser Platz 13 (1930), Victoria Vygodskaia - Rust

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Published in 1930, Vicki Baum’s play Pariser Platz 13: Eine Komödie aus dem Schönheitssalon engaged the readership with an unorthodox and thoroughly modern heroine: the successful owner of international beauty salons Helen Bross. Helen personified the wishes and dreams of Baum’s readers: Helen’s autonomy, both personal and financial, allowed her to be an active consumer of modernity and its pleasures: travel, interaction with celebrities, and luxurious lodging.

My paper studies a (fictional) beauty salon on Pariser Platz in Berlin as an enclave of female power and explores Vicki Baum’s portrayal of beauty, youth, and fashion as ...


The Simultaneous Book: Women's Writing In Contemporary Art, Maryse Lariviere 2019 The University of Western Ontario

The Simultaneous Book: Women's Writing In Contemporary Art, Maryse Lariviere

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Novels written by women authors who don’t adhere to the classification “visual artist” are nonetheless gaining momentum in today's contemporary art world. Yet works by authors such as Chris Kraus or Catherine Millet are often not recognized as artist’s novels because their authors are not or/and do not consider themselves to be visual artists. I contend that we can usefully situate their work within the genre of the artist’s novel by addressing how they invent artistic postures and artistic alter-egos within the autofictional worlds of their texts. My dissertation The Simultaneous Book proposes to open ...


Marges Et Marginalités Dans Le Roman Québécois Pour Adolescents (2003–2018) : Quand L’Adulte Dicte La Déviance, Karine Beaudoin 2019 The University of Western Ontario

Marges Et Marginalités Dans Le Roman Québécois Pour Adolescents (2003–2018) : Quand L’Adulte Dicte La Déviance, Karine Beaudoin

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Cette thèse interroge les représentations de la marginalité dans un corpus de romans québécois pour adolescents publiés entre les années 2003 et 2018. L’invention d’une littérature conçue pour les 12 à 18 ans repose sur une préoccupation du sur-mesure. Si les récits destinés à ce groupe de lecteurs se rapprochent dans leur écriture, leur richesse sémantique et leur originalité esthétique de ceux pour adultes, ils conservent en revanche de la littérature pour enfants cet attachement à une visée didactique et morale, attachement fondé sur un double idéal d’innocence et de transmission. La thématique de la marginalité, en ...


L'Apport Des Écrivains Catholiques Du Début Du Xxe Siècle Au Roman D'Analyse À Travers Leur Étude Du Mariage, Edouard d'Espalungue d'Arros 2019 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

L'Apport Des Écrivains Catholiques Du Début Du Xxe Siècle Au Roman D'Analyse À Travers Leur Étude Du Mariage, Edouard D'Espalungue D'Arros

LSU Master's Theses

The psychological novel (roman d’analyse) as a genre starts in France with Mme de Lafayette (1634-1693) in the seventeenth century with the publication of La Princesse de Clèves (1678). However, the use of a psychological perspective is less known among early twentiethth century catholic authors. At the beginning of the century, several authors have used this genre extensively to convey their moral message: Paul Bourget (1852-1935); Henry Bordeaux (1870-1963); and Émile Baumann (1868-1941). The works of these writers have not been the object of research when it comes to analyzing their views and their accounts of their epoch. The ...


Christina Gerhardt And Sara Saljoughi, Editors. 1968 And Global Cinema. Wayne State Up, 2018., Anne Cunningham 2019 University of New Mexico--Taos

Christina Gerhardt And Sara Saljoughi, Editors. 1968 And Global Cinema. Wayne State Up, 2018., Anne Cunningham

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Christina Gerhardt and Sara Saljoughi, editors. 1968 and Global Cinema. Wayne State UP, 2018. 422 pp.


New Scholarship On Early Sf In France And Québec. [Review Of C'Était Demain: Anticiper La Science-Fiction En France Et Au Québec (1880-1950) [It Was Tomorrow: Anticipating Science Fiction In France And Quebec, 1880-1950], Eds. Natacha Vas-Deyres, Patrick Bergeron, And Patrick Guay. Bordeaux, France: Presses Universitaires De Bordeaux, 2018], Arthur B. Evans 2019 DePauw University

New Scholarship On Early Sf In France And Québec. [Review Of C'Était Demain: Anticiper La Science-Fiction En France Et Au Québec (1880-1950) [It Was Tomorrow: Anticipating Science Fiction In France And Quebec, 1880-1950], Eds. Natacha Vas-Deyres, Patrick Bergeron, And Patrick Guay. Bordeaux, France: Presses Universitaires De Bordeaux, 2018], Arthur B. Evans

Modern Languages Faculty publications

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The Body (Re)Public: Women On/As The Landscape Of Modernity, From Zola’S Au Bonheur Des Dames To Varda’S Cléo De 5 À 7, Christine Gutman 2019 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Body (Re)Public: Women On/As The Landscape Of Modernity, From Zola’S Au Bonheur Des Dames To Varda’S Cléo De 5 À 7, Christine Gutman

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation explores the ways in which questions of gender, space and mobility intersect in a selection of fin-de-siècle French novels and 1960s French New Wave films in an effort to discern how the representational interplay of these three elements gives allegorical form to the sociopolitical anxieties of the times in which the works were produced. Using the Paris Commune of 1871 and the protests of May ’68 as anchoring points for the two periodizations underlying my inquiry, I examine how women in the novels of Emile Zola (Au Bonheur des Dames, Nana) and Villiers de L’Isle-Adam (L’Ève ...


Imaginaire De La Fin, Icônes, Esthétique. (Ir)Représenter La Post-Apocalypse Dans La Bande Dessinée Et Le Cinéma Du Génocide Tutsi., Alain Agnessan 2019 The University of Western Ontario

Imaginaire De La Fin, Icônes, Esthétique. (Ir)Représenter La Post-Apocalypse Dans La Bande Dessinée Et Le Cinéma Du Génocide Tutsi., Alain Agnessan

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Cette étude sur la bande dessinée et le cinéma du génocide tutsi s’écarte de l’analyse désormais canonique des politiques mémorielles et pratiques testimoniales pour en investir le parti pris post-apocalyptique . Elle s’agence en deux volets, ou, plutôt, en deux lieux de regard. Envisageant l’imaginaire de la fin qui s’est constitué autour du génocide tutsi, le premier volet de l’étude s’attelle à décrire une scène « cross-traumatic » ou transtraumatique, appelée génoscape, sur laquelle la pensée, les images et les discours critiques lient le destin éthique, esthétique et épistémique du génocide tutsi à celui de la ...


Starring Hitler! Adolf Hitler As The Main Character In Twentieth-First Century French Fiction, Marion Duval 2019 The College of Wooster

Starring Hitler! Adolf Hitler As The Main Character In Twentieth-First Century French Fiction, Marion Duval

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Adolf Hitler has remained a prominent figure in popular culture, often portrayed as either the personification of evil or as an object of comedic ridicule. Although Hitler has never belonged solely to history books, testimonials, or documentaries, he has recently received a great deal of attention in French literary fiction. This article reviews three recent French novels by established authors: La part de l’autre (The Alternate Hypothesis) by Emmanuel Schmitt, Lui (Him) by Patrick Besson and La jeunesse mélancolique et très désabusée d’Adolf Hitler (Adolf Hitler’s Depressed and Very Disillusioned Youth) by Michel Folco; all of which ...


Steven Ungar. Critical Mass: Social Documentary In France From The Silent Era To The New Wave. U Of Minnesota P, 2018., Mary McCullough 2019 Samford University

Steven Ungar. Critical Mass: Social Documentary In France From The Silent Era To The New Wave. U Of Minnesota P, 2018., Mary Mccullough

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Steven Ungar. Critical Mass: Social Documentary in France from the Silent Era to the New Wave. U of Minnesota P, 2018. Xxii + 300pp.


Deborah Mawer, Editor. Historical Interplay In French Music And Culture, 1860-1960. Routledge, 2018., Eric Touya de Marenne 2019 Clemson University

Deborah Mawer, Editor. Historical Interplay In French Music And Culture, 1860-1960. Routledge, 2018., Eric Touya De Marenne

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Deborah Mawer, editor. Historical Interplay in French Music and Culture, 1860-1960.


Medieval Trans Lives In Anamorphosis: Looking Back And Seeing Differently (Pregnant Men And Backward Birth), Blake Gutt 2019 University of Michigan

Medieval Trans Lives In Anamorphosis: Looking Back And Seeing Differently (Pregnant Men And Backward Birth), Blake Gutt

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

This article employs Lacan’s notion of anamorphosis, and the retrospection which Kathryn Bond Stockton presents as fundamental to the assumption of queer identity, as it demonstrates the functions and value of transgender readings of medieval texts. The article analyses two thirteenth-century literary works, Le Roman de Saint Fanuel and Aucassin et Nicolette, both of which feature pregnant male characters, alongside A.K. Summers’ 2014 graphic novel, Pregnant Butch. This juxtaposition reveals the resonances between these medieval and modern portrayals of gender non-conformity, as well as the highly gendered cultural norms surrounding pregnancy. Finally, attention to Janice Raymond’s transmisogynistic ...


Fictionalizing Fiction Through The Metaphor Of (De)Construction In Kamel Daoud’S Meursault, Contre-Enquête, Mary Poteau-Tralie 2019 Rider University

Fictionalizing Fiction Through The Metaphor Of (De)Construction In Kamel Daoud’S Meursault, Contre-Enquête, Mary Poteau-Tralie

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Kamel Daoud’s Meursault, contre-enquête, employs the metaphor of (de)construction to disassemble and reconstruct Albert Camus’s L’Étranger on both the plot and lexical levels. Daoud creates a series of binary oppositions using Camus’s original building blocks. His literary rebuilding on the unsteady canonical foundation ultimately valorizes plurality in the retrospective reconstruction of Algeria’s past, and in an ever-deferred construction of its future. Daoud thus becomes inextricably part of the rebuilding process.


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