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Patricia L. Swier And Julia Riordan-Goncalves, Eds. Dictatorships In The Hispanic World: Transatlantic And Transnational Perspectives. Madison, Nj: Fairleigh Dickinson Up, 2013, Bécquer Seguín 2018 Johns Hopkins University

Patricia L. Swier And Julia Riordan-Goncalves, Eds. Dictatorships In The Hispanic World: Transatlantic And Transnational Perspectives. Madison, Nj: Fairleigh Dickinson Up, 2013, Bécquer Seguín

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Patricia L. Swier and Julia Riordan-Goncalves, eds. Dictatorships in the Hispanic World: Transatlantic and Transnational Perspectives. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2013.


Peter Kalliney. Modernism In A Global Context. London: Bloomsbury, 2016., Kevin C. Robbins 2018 Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Peter Kalliney. Modernism In A Global Context. London: Bloomsbury, 2016., Kevin C. Robbins

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Peter Kalliney. Modernism in a Global Context. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. 190 pp.


Paulina Palmer. Queering Contemporary Gothic Narrative 1970-2012. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016., Tanya Gonzalez 2018 Kansas State University

Paulina Palmer. Queering Contemporary Gothic Narrative 1970-2012. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016., Tanya Gonzalez

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Paulina Palmer's Queering Contemporary Gothic Narrative 1970-2012. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. viii + 204 pp.


The Ethics Of Citation In Patrick Modiano’S Dora Bruder And Georges Perec’S W Ou Le Souvenir D’Enfance, Roderick Cooke 2018 Florida Atlantic University

The Ethics Of Citation In Patrick Modiano’S Dora Bruder And Georges Perec’S W Ou Le Souvenir D’Enfance, Roderick Cooke

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This article compares the representations of the Holocaust in Georges Perec’s W ou le souvenir d’enfance (W or the Memory of Childhood) and Patrick Modiano’s Dora Bruder. I concentrate on the two authors’ use of citation, in both cases of texts written by victims of the deportations, and identify a respective ethics of citation in each work by drawing on Antoine Compagnon’s theory. Modiano’s is best characterized through the term ‘responsibility,’ a responsibility he urges the reader to share with him in memorializing the wartime past. In the case of Perec, ‘resonance’ describes the manner ...


Experimental Writing, Experimental Reading, Warren Motte 2018 University of Colorado Boulder

Experimental Writing, Experimental Reading, Warren Motte

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The notion of "experimental writing" is difficult to define with any kind of precision. Most of the time it is invoked in a largely offhanded manner, as if its meaning were immediately clear to everyone, obviating the need for further discussion. That assumption is a matter of expediency rather than anything else, for even a cursory glance at the way people use the term quickly reveals that the way we understand it varies considerably, changing over both time and cultural space. This essay seeks to examine how the idea of the experimental expresses itself in the tradition of the twentieth-century ...


Sttcl Editorial Board, 2018 Kansas State University Libraries

Sttcl Editorial Board

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

STTCL Editorial Board


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Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

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A Great Negative Work Of Destruction: 20th Century Avant Garde And The Reimagination Of Novelty, Alexander V. Hall 2018 Bard College

A Great Negative Work Of Destruction: 20th Century Avant Garde And The Reimagination Of Novelty, Alexander V. Hall

Senior Projects Spring 2018

This project traces the thread of novelty through three avant garde movements. It discusses their posterity through time, and addresses the various shapes which novelty takes throughout the 20th century.


Jack Kerouac’S French, American, And Quebecois Receptions: From Deterritorialization To Reterritorialization, Susan Pinette 2018 University of Maine

Jack Kerouac’S French, American, And Quebecois Receptions: From Deterritorialization To Reterritorialization, Susan Pinette

Franco-American Centre Franco-Américain Faculty Scholarship

Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, the most famous French readers of Jack Kerouac, used his works to theorize their key concept of deterritorialization. Québécois readers, on the other hand, pursued the reterritorialization of Kerouac by reframing his writing as embodying the linguistic and cultural tensions experienced by the French Canadian diaspora. While both of these Francophone readings capture important aspects of Kerouac’s oeuvre, this article argues that critics interested in the complexity of Kerouac’s linguistic and cultural identity as a writer would benefit from following Deleuze and Guattari’s rationale to the end, by recognizing the moments of ...


Seeing Double: A Hermeneutics Of The Window And The Written Oeuvre In Proust’S In Search Of Lost Time, Julian Dime 2018 Bard College

Seeing Double: A Hermeneutics Of The Window And The Written Oeuvre In Proust’S In Search Of Lost Time, Julian Dime

Senior Projects Fall 2018

Ruminations upon the nature of seeing, and of seeing double, in the writing of Marcel's oeuvre and in the writing of In Search of Lost Time itself.


Le SystèMe Des Vitrines Dans Le Ventre De Paris, Ou La RepréSentation Conflictuelle Du Premier Objet, Marie-Sophie Armstrong 2018 Lehigh University

Le SystèMe Des Vitrines Dans Le Ventre De Paris, Ou La RepréSentation Conflictuelle Du Premier Objet, Marie-Sophie Armstrong

Faculty Publications

L’aquarium aux poissons rouges qui, dans Le ventre de Paris d’Émile Zola, domine la vitrine de la charcuterie des Quenu-Gradelle, n’a pas manqué d’interpeller la critique. Pourquoi en effet est-il donné à cet objet de clore l’extraordinaire description de cette chapelle du ventre qui met en abyme l’univers de profusion des Halles de Paris? Il s’agira ici de faire retour sur ce détail pour l’envisager comme point d’entrée dans un discours psychique dont le contenu ne pourra être véritablement révélé qu’à travers l’examen d’un ensemble de vitrines qui ...


Intersections And Crossings: Navigating Boundaries In Immigrant Women's Works In France, Leah Kiraly Sigle Holz 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

Intersections And Crossings: Navigating Boundaries In Immigrant Women's Works In France, Leah Kiraly Sigle Holz

French & Italian Graduate Theses & Dissertations

In this dissertation, I examine how Josephine Baker, Annie Ernaux, Irène Némirovsky, and Nathalie Sarraute navigate notions of home, nation, and belonging in their lives and works. Chapter One focuses on categories and their formation, how they act as limits that have real effects on those within them. That chapter also centers on the theme of borders and boundaries as limiting, and how physical borders are used (un)officially to restrict access. In Chapter Two, I examine borders as liminal, conditional, transitory, and threshold spaces. I also inspect cases of border crossings and what it means to acknowledge arrival onto ...


Sade Ou Les Limites Du Langage : Entre Athéisme Et Persistance Du Sacré, Sandrine Florence Vandermarliere 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

Sade Ou Les Limites Du Langage : Entre Athéisme Et Persistance Du Sacré, Sandrine Florence Vandermarliere

French & Italian Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Even though Sade’s reputation as an “athée exacerbé”1 seems to dominate the critics, this dissertation argues that his atheism is not as obvious as it seems. Through an analysis of the correlation between language and religion in the marquis’ work, this study demonstrates that it is through his mistrust of language that Sade presents his ideas. While his libertines seem to profess the superiority of atheism, their discourse is undermined by their rhetoric. Through the use of sophisms, Sade is able to present the dispute between philosophers and apologists, which dominated the second half of the XVIII century ...


Good Game, Greyory Blake 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

Good Game, Greyory Blake

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis and its corresponding art installation, Lessons from Ziggy, attempts to deconstruct the variables prevalent within several complex systems, analyze their transformations, and propose a methodology for reasserting the soap box within the display pedestal. In this text, there are several key and specific examples of the transformation of various signifiers (i.e. media-bred fear’s transformation into a political tactic of surveillance, contemporary freneticism’s transformation into complacency, and community’s transformation into nationalism as a state weapon). In this essay, all of these concepts are contextualized within the exponential growth of new technologies. That is to say ...


Sens Et Saveur: L'Art De Traduire Dans Un Cadre Multilingue, Claire Jacobson 2018 University of Iowa

Sens Et Saveur: L'Art De Traduire Dans Un Cadre Multilingue, Claire Jacobson

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

Pour examiner le phénomène du multilinguisme littéraire dans les communautés maghrébines en France, je considère quelques textes écrits en français qui incluent des éléments linguistiques des autres langues, principalement l’arabe, et comment les traiter en tant que traductrice de formation. Les trois textes en question––Le gone du Chaâba d’Azouz Begag, Méchamment berbère de Mina Sif, et L’Essuie-mains des pieds de Gil Ben Aych––emploient plusieurs langues dans un texte français, ce qui pose un défi indiscutable pour le traducteur. Chaque auteur le fait différemment, donc il faut considérer les différents moyens de traduire cette figure de ...


Pour Une Géographie Littéraire De Michel Collot, Hans-Jürgen Greif 2018 Université Laval

Pour Une Géographie Littéraire De Michel Collot, Hans-Jürgen Greif

The Goose

À la fois poète, écrivain et professeur de littérature française, Michel Collot s’intéresse depuis longtemps au domaine de la géographie humaine, discipline, faut-il le rappeler, qui appartient aux sciences humaines et qui analyse, grosso modo, les effets des activités de l’homme sur l’environnement. Le recueil d’essais que voici réunit des textes inédits et publiés dans des ouvrages collectifs, des conférences, des interventions lors de colloques.


Breaking The Genius Myth, Chaojun Yang 2018 Bard College

Breaking The Genius Myth, Chaojun Yang

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Encore: Intermediate French, Wynne Wong, Stacey Weber-Fève, Anne Lair, Bill Van Patten 2018 The Ohio State University

Encore: Intermediate French, Wynne Wong, Stacey Weber-Fève, Anne Lair, Bill Van Patten

World Languages and Cultures Books

ENCORE is an intermediate-level proficiency- and communicative-oriented program. Paired with an engaging mystery and suspense film of the same name, ENCORE is guided by principles of communicative language teaching and research in second language acquisition. Topics and activities are designed to engage students in higher-level thinking while at the same time providing focused work on aspects of language that instructors in a second-year college-level French course expect to find.


Pity For The Mythic Brute: Pablo Picasso’S Minotaur In The Vollard Suite, Mary Sachs 2018 University of Colorado, Boulder

Pity For The Mythic Brute: Pablo Picasso’S Minotaur In The Vollard Suite, Mary Sachs

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines the nuances of Pablo Picasso's minotaur as presented within the framework of the Vollard Suite. I argue that a text by Honoré de Balzac, Physiologie du Mariage, may have influenced Picasso's conception of the minotaur. It features of a minotaur, yet one framed within a parodic setting. The minotaur, explored in connection with the Balzacian creature, reveals the introspective nature of the Picasso’s beast. Furthermore, the comedic tone of Balzac's Physiologie served as a means for Picasso to reflect upon the subconscious drives, which in turn, the artist visually manifested through his surrogate-self ...


Les Femmes Méchantes Originales : La Subversion Des Stéréotypes Misogynes Dans L’Écriture Féminine D’Hélène Cixous, De Marie Cardinal, De Luce Irigaray, Et D’Annie Ernaux, Elizabeth A. Drew 2018 University of Colorado Boulder

Les Femmes Méchantes Originales : La Subversion Des Stéréotypes Misogynes Dans L’Écriture Féminine D’Hélène Cixous, De Marie Cardinal, De Luce Irigaray, Et D’Annie Ernaux, Elizabeth A. Drew

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The rise of Second Wave feminism in France had a profound impact upon many aspects of French culture and society. This thesis will focus on its influence on French literature, which was signified by the emergence of a new style of writing called l’écriture féminine. I shall examine the implementation of l’écriture féminineinfour works written by French feminist writers during this time period:Le rire de la méduseby Hélène Cixous, Les mots pour le dire by Marie Cardinal,Ce sexe qui n’en est pas unby Luce Irigaray, and Une femmeby Annie Ernaux. Specifically ...


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