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Le « Je » Comme « Jeu » : Genre Feminin Et Performance Dans Truismes De Marie Darrieussecq, Michèle A. Schaal 2012 Iowa State University

Le « Je » Comme « Jeu » : Genre Feminin Et Performance Dans Truismes De Marie Darrieussecq, Michèle A. Schaal

English Publications

Au cours de sa breve carriere universitaire, Marie Darrieussecq s'interesse a divers procedes litteraires et particulierement a ceux de I'autofiction, sujet auquel elle a consacre sa these.' Quant a Ia fiction de l'ecrivaine, celle-ci incarne une recherche permanente d'une expression nouvelle et de dCpassement des conventions litteraires. En 2007, dans une communication intitulee « Je est unE autre,» Darrieussecq souligne Ia difficulte pour une auteure d'exprimer le genre feminin, notamment dans son roman Le Pays. Elle y traite egalement des problemes lies a l'emploi du pronom a Ia premiere personne,2 a Ia fois dans ...


Un Conte De Fées Punk-Rock Féministe: Bye Bye Blondie De Virginie Despentes, Michèle A. Schaal 2012 Iowa State University

Un Conte De Fées Punk-Rock Féministe: Bye Bye Blondie De Virginie Despentes, Michèle A. Schaal

English Publications

Cinquieme roman de Virginie Despentes, Bye Bye Blondie, recoupe plusieurs leitmotivs de son reuvre: aspect performatif du genre,2 langue explicite, intermedialite, critique feministe de Ia societe. Profondement influencee par Ie postmodernisme, l'esthetique « despentienne » accapare des types de narrations dits « schematiques » afin de les subvertir et d'exposer leur diverses implications. La nature intertextuelle et transgressive des ecrits de Despentes a d'ailleurs fait !'objet de nombreuses etudes. L'ecriture de Despentes constitue egalement une mise en scene, une performance ironique telle que Ia defmit Judith Butler (175, 189) : ses romans reproduisent les conventions de formes litteraires specifiques, notamment ...


The Prostitute As Neo-Manager: Sade's Juliette And The New Spirit Of Capitalism, Olivier M. Delers 2012 University of Richmond

The Prostitute As Neo-Manager: Sade's Juliette And The New Spirit Of Capitalism, Olivier M. Delers

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

In fact, Juliette's actions reveal a fundamental truth about the underlying social and economic structures of Sade's universe: the existence of two different groups, one composed of exploiters who are mobile, adaptable and connected, and the other formed by the exploited, who are condemned to a life of suffering and vagabondage. This division is also characteristic of what theorists have called 'modern network economies' and my analysis will explore the continuities between prostitution in Sade's fictional society and the nature of the post-industrial world as described by the French sociologists Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello in a ...


Kafka On Trial: Polysemy And Epistemological Enactment In Modern Literature, Michael Chew 2012 Bard College

Kafka On Trial: Polysemy And Epistemological Enactment In Modern Literature, Michael Chew

Senior Projects Spring 2012

Examination of shortcoming and merits of polysemic language in Modern Literature (Fishhouse)


The Mother Figure In Contemporary Women’S Theater, Sanda Golopentia 2012 Brown University

The Mother Figure In Contemporary Women’S Theater, Sanda Golopentia

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Five French plays written by women playwrights between the years 1976–88 attest to significant changes in the dramatic presentation of the mother figure. The innovations occur at the general thematic level (with plays centered on the mother–daughter initiating encounter at the moment of giving birth/being born, the reversal of the mother–daughter roles later on in life, trial maternity, willful maternal eclipse, etc.) as well as at the level of the characters’ speech, the setting, and so on. While some of the plays (such as Chantal Chawaf’s Chair chaude, Denise Chalem’s A cinquante ans elle ...


Tristan Tzara’S Poetical Visions: Ironic, Oneiric, Heroic, Ruth Caldwell 2012 Luther College

Tristan Tzara’S Poetical Visions: Ironic, Oneiric, Heroic, Ruth Caldwell

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Tristan Tzara is most often associated with Dada, a movement whose influence has often been overlooked. However, Tzara stands out among his peers because of his extensive production of poetical works associated not only with Dada but surrealism and beyond. In all of these texts we see a constant refusal to be complacent about artistic endeavor or the world around us. His Dada texts launch an attack on language by the use of irony and a tension of the text against itself. This internal tension becomes the struggle depicted in his surrealistic epic, L’Homme approximatif, an unfulfilled search for ...


New Visions And Re-Visions In 20th And 21st Century French Literature, Eileen Angelini 2012 Canisius College

New Visions And Re-Visions In 20th And 21st Century French Literature, Eileen Angelini

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

In the twentieth century, the “death of the author” was proclaimed by literary critics. Since then, there has been a shift in focus from text to reader. This reorientation called forth changing critical paradigms, taking us from modernism to postmodernism and beyond...


Contemporary French Fiction In And Out Of Screens, Eliane DalMolin 2012 University of Connecticut

Contemporary French Fiction In And Out Of Screens, Eliane Dalmolin

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This essay explores the ways in which the widespread craze for reality TV has now extended its contamination to the comparatively more traditional discipline of literature. Today, there is no use denying that, acknowledging, and internalizing, the American domination in the creation of reality shows, French television has followed suit and, as a result of the cultural flooding of such a model, recent French literature has also been swayed by the empire of television in general, and the power of reality TV in particular. The author delineates the increasingly porous frontier separating and conjoining reality TV and literary representation, questions ...


Proust’S Innovative Vision Of Literature As Seen Through His Correspondence, Pascal Ifri 2012 Washington University

Proust’S Innovative Vision Of Literature As Seen Through His Correspondence, Pascal Ifri

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Marcel Proust’s monumental correspondence is filled with information about the man Marcel Proust and his daily life, but reveals very little about his ideas on art and literature or about the novel that consumed his life, A la recherche du temps perdu. Most of his letters paint an extremely polite and even obsequious man overly concerned with pleasing his correspondents or with organizing his social life while others provide information about his personal life. When he mentions his writing, it is usually in connection with practical questions or information he is seeking. Very rarely does he discuss his novel ...


Proust And Eliot: An Intertextual Reading, Inge Crosman Wimmers 2012 Brown University

Proust And Eliot: An Intertextual Reading, Inge Crosman Wimmers

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Defining intertextuality as “the reader’s perception of relationships between one work and others, which either preceded or followed it” (Riffaterre), this essay sets out to highlight compelling similarities between Proust’s novel, A la recherche du temps perdu, and the fictional works of George Eliot. The emphasis is on affective memory (involuntary memory and emotional templates), ethical considerations (empathy and compassion), and the kind of self-reflexive reading both writers encourage through a complicit narration that implicates the reader. They show readers how emotional memory constitutes the essence of their personal history, thus anticipating modern research in psychology and the ...


French As A Foreign Language: The Literary Enterprise Of Antoine Volodine, David Bellos 2012 Princeton University

French As A Foreign Language: The Literary Enterprise Of Antoine Volodine, David Bellos

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Volodine’s fictions all resemble each other save for names and settings. They expose a world where the Revolution has failed and its protagonists are either dead, incarcerated, or holed up in the putrefying carcass of an abandoned building. Protagonists keep the memory of their political dreams alive by telling the stories of lost comrades, in works tapped out in code on the drainage pipes of a high-security prison or the asylum where they are held without charge, or else circulated, samizdat-style, among sympathizers. The authors of these narratives are themselves the subjects of others. So the characters created by ...


Les Particules Élémentaires: Self–Portrait, Gerald Prince 2012 University of Pennsylvania

Les Particules Élémentaires: Self–Portrait, Gerald Prince

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Perhaps no French novel in the past fifteen years has received more critical attention than Michel Houellebecq’s Les Particules élémentaires and perhaps none has evoked stronger reactions with regard to the (literary) values it espouses and represents. This (self-)portrait, like any portrait, accents certain features more than others. It concentrates on refuting charges of nihilism, reactionaryism, sexism, and racism; it stresses Houellebecq’s novel’s attention to form and its thematic clarity as well as its determination to say something rather than nothing; and, through a consideration of its references to various media, arts, and texts, of its ...


Moving Forward With The Past: History And Identity In Marie-Célie Agnant’S La Dot De Sara, Kennedy M. Schultz 2012 SUNY-College at Brockport, Canisius College

Moving Forward With The Past: History And Identity In Marie-Célie Agnant’S La Dot De Sara, Kennedy M. Schultz

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Francophone writers and theorists have long worked to establish a cultural identity true to their collective past and free of Western authority and influence. They reflect in their works the need to find their own voice and validate their own perspective in the face of a history fraught with colonial influence and domination. Marie-Célie Agnant, a Francophone writer of Haitian descent living in Montreal, addresses this search for history and identity through the lens of Haitian immigrant characters in her works, namely La Dot de Sara (1995), Le Livre d’Emma (2001), and Un alligator nommé Rosa (2007). Agnant’s ...


Béatrix Beck: The “Barny Cycle”: Writing To Inform And Heal The Self, Myrna Bell Rochester, Mary Lawrence Test 2012 Palo Alto, California

Béatrix Beck: The “Barny Cycle”: Writing To Inform And Heal The Self, Myrna Bell Rochester, Mary Lawrence Test

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

To cope with the traumatic reality of World War II, French society repressed its memories, resulting in a false collective memory. Today, a more truthful history can be restored with the study of wartime and post-war texts. We examine the first six books (1948-67) of Belgian-French writer Béatrix Beck (1914-2008), alongside the theories of psychiatrist Judith Lewis Herman, who wrote that “traumatic reactions occur when action is of no avail.” Beck’s semi-autobiographical protagonist, Barny, goes through Herman’s stages of forgetting and remembering, healing and recovery. Her emergence as a writer also follows that trajectory: Barny, like Occupied France ...


Review Of Recent Publications, 2012 Kansas State University Libraries

Review Of Recent Publications

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Christine Daigle. Jean-Paul Sartre by Candice Nicolas

Anna Marie Sandoval. Toward a Latina Feminism of the Americas: Repression and Resistance in Chicana and Mexicana Literature by Yajaira M. Padilla

Ruth Cruickshank. Fin de millénaire French Fiction: The Aesthetics of Crisis by Martine Motard-Noar

Sanna Turoma. Brodsky Abroad: Empire, Tourism, Nostalgia by Galya Diment

Svetlana Alexievich. Voices from Chernobyl: the Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Teresa Polowy

Leslie Raymond Williams. A Companion to Gabriel García Márquez by David William Foster


“Le Roman En Perspective Curieuse: Hubert Aquin Et L’Anamorphose (De La Mort) De L’Écrivain”, Marilyn Randall 2011 University of Western Ontario

“Le Roman En Perspective Curieuse: Hubert Aquin Et L’Anamorphose (De La Mort) De L’Écrivain”, Marilyn Randall

Marilyn Randall

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Translating “Big Words”: Anglophone Translation And Reception Of Ahmadou Kourouma’S Novel Allah N’Est Pas Obligé, Vivan Steemers 2011 Western Michigan University

The Effect Of Translating “Big Words”: Anglophone Translation And Reception Of Ahmadou Kourouma’S Novel Allah N’Est Pas Obligé, Vivan Steemers

Vivan Steemers

The inter-European language translator of post-independence African novels often faces considerably more challenges than the average literary translator. Many Anglophone and Francophone African novelists attempt to “decolonize” the colonial discourse, by resorting to a “subverted” version of the Europhone language: they tailor it to African reality and base it on the syntax, the lexicon, and the rhythm of their indigenous language. The translator of these texts tends to “normalize” the linguistic innovations of the source text, thus creating a smoother reading experience for the target audience. This paper examines Frank Wynne’s translation into English of Allah n’est pas ...


« Hier, Ou Comment Transmettre Les Héritages », Marilyn Randall 2011 University of Western Ontario

« Hier, Ou Comment Transmettre Les Héritages », Marilyn Randall

Marilyn Randall

No abstract provided.


The Kali Yuga And Camus’ The Plague, Shantanu Jain '12 2011 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

The Kali Yuga And Camus’ The Plague, Shantanu Jain '12

2011 Fall Semester

Hinduism is a religion in which scientific observations play an important role. Through extensive observation of astronomical phenomena, Hindu cosmologists created a calendar based on the relative positions of planets to the moon. This calendar played an important role understanding the Hindu cycle of the creation and destruction of the universe. This cycle is referred to as the cycle of the Yugas, in which the increasingly vice-ridden world is destroyed and replaced with a morally and religiously pristine one. Camus’ The Plague explores this cycle of human malice and immorality, which is corrected by natural or supernatural forces as an ...


Mille-Feuille Magazine Littéraire Spring 2006, 2011 DePaul University

Mille-Feuille Magazine Littéraire Spring 2006

Mille-Feuille Magazine Littéraire

Spring 2006

DePaul University

Department of Modern Languages


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