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In The Wake Of Medea: Neoclassical Theater And The Arts Of Destruction [Table Of Contents], Juliette Cherbuliez 2020 Fordham University

In The Wake Of Medea: Neoclassical Theater And The Arts Of Destruction [Table Of Contents], Juliette Cherbuliez

Literature

In the Wake of Medea examines the violence of seventeenth-century French political dramas. French tragedy usually appears as a passionless, cerebral genre that refused all forms of violence. In the Wake explores the rhetorical, literary, and performance strategies through which violence persisted. The mythological figure of Medea, foreigner who massacres her brother, murders kings, burns down Corinth, and kills her own children, can serve as a paradigm for this violence. Paradigmatic also of the refugee who is welcomed yet feared, who confirms our concept of the social while threatening its integrity, Medea’s presence is this book’s organizing principle ...


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.


Window Shopping With Duchamp: Commodity Aesthetics Delayed In Glass, J. Brandon Pelcher 2019 University of Colorado, Boulder

Window Shopping With Duchamp: Commodity Aesthetics Delayed In Glass, J. Brandon Pelcher

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

While Marcel Duchamp’s readymades are consistently framed as a challenge to the art world and the concept of art itself, they also challenge the world from which they were taken, the world of commodities. Readymades subject the commodity to the world of aesthetics in order to more fully investigate the commodity aesthetics of both the commodity form itself and it presentation in shop window displays. This critical investigation complicates the role of commodity aesthetics and consumption as well as their formation of the consumer-subject in Fordist capitalism. The readymade can be seen both as an important forerunner to the ...


Une Rose Des Vents Politique: The Southern Winds Of Jean Genet’S Poetic Compass, Joanne Brueton 2019 Ecole normale supérieure

Une Rose Des Vents Politique: The Southern Winds Of Jean Genet’S Poetic Compass, Joanne Brueton

Artl@s Bulletin

Iconoclastic French dissident, Jean Genet, notoriously channelled his hatred of the West as a way to discover the South. This article reads Genet’s admiration for the Palestinians as more than just a foil to the imperialist hegemony of a French homeland he reviled; but as a relation of equality that debunks the oppression of North-South dialectics. Tackling Éric Marty and Ivan Jablonka’s accusations of anti-Semitism, as well as criticisms of Orientalism, I use Genet’s 1982 essay ‘Quatre heures à Chatila’ to argue that his Palestinian texts radically re-orient the political compass where the North constructs and reifies ...


Infidelity As Reality: Re-Staging The Global South With Abbas Kiarostami’S Close-Up, Sinan Richards 2019 University of Oxford/ École normale supérieure

Infidelity As Reality: Re-Staging The Global South With Abbas Kiarostami’S Close-Up, Sinan Richards

Artl@s Bulletin

In this article, we contend that, in the fields of art and visual culture, the Global South is both an elaborate lie and a radical opportunity for transformation. We investigate Kiarostami’s Close-up alongside Lacan’s psychoanalysis to show how Close-up’s filmic narrative evokes the same ‘polyvalence’ and ‘slipperiness’ as the notion of the Global South. We argue that Kiarostami’s Close-up retroactively changed Sabzian’s fate, and in so doing, Kiarostami’s re-staging actively overwrites History itself. We read the same narrative move in the concept of the Global South to suggest that the Global South adopts the ...


Ritualisation Du Langage Et Métaphores Naturelles : Paradigmes Ou Écueils Pour Construire Un Discours Propre Au Sud ?, Cécile Chapon 2019 Paris-Sorbonne Université

Ritualisation Du Langage Et Métaphores Naturelles : Paradigmes Ou Écueils Pour Construire Un Discours Propre Au Sud ?, Cécile Chapon

Artl@s Bulletin

L'article envisage les conditions de possibilité d'une méthodologie propre à l'espace littéraire et artistique du Sud, à partir du cas particulier de la Caraïbe et de la double perspective du langage et de l'espace déjà élaborée dans la langue de Caliban. Les discours théoriques ou critiques qui partent de la Caraïbe créent souvent des images-concepts tantôt à partir d'un modèle linguistique hybride, tantôt à partir d'un modèle élémentaire ou géographique. L'article tâche de dégager la portée et les limites de ce double paradigme, de ritualisation du langage d'une part, et de métaphore ...


Arthur Rose. Literary Cynics: Borges, Beckett, Coetzee. Bloomsbury, 2017., Peter Faziani 2019 Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Arthur Rose. Literary Cynics: Borges, Beckett, Coetzee. Bloomsbury, 2017., Peter Faziani

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Arthur Rose. Literary Cynics: Borges, Beckett, Coetzee. Bloomsbury, 2017. 190 pp.


Untitled: Deconstruction And Reconstruction Of Identity In Le Chevalier De La Charrette And The Romance Of Tristran, Devin Louise Moulton 2019 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Untitled: Deconstruction And Reconstruction Of Identity In Le Chevalier De La Charrette And The Romance Of Tristran, Devin Louise Moulton

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

Questions of identity are a central source of tension within the genre of the chivalric romances. Even among the large collective that is King Arthur’s court, innumerable romances recount the tales of individual knights in search of individual glory and of some way to distinguish their names among the masses of the court and the group of knights across chivalric traditions while simultaneously bound by the confines of that same group and its structures. For most, such a feat is impossible and many knights, though they may earn a name in the course of a single romance, never truly ...


English In France - Linguistic Dominance And Ambivalence, Chloe Kampf 2019 Grand Valley State University

English In France - Linguistic Dominance And Ambivalence, Chloe Kampf

Honors Projects

Whenever English is perceived as a threat to a nation’s language, English proficiency suffers, and France is guilty as charged. Many people know France as a nation with exceptional cuisine, famous artists, and breathtaking countrysides. What many are not aware of, on the other hand, is that France has the least proficient English speakers out of any EU country. Through in-depth research, literature reviews, interviews with French citizens, and analyzations of personal experiences, I attempt to expose the underlining truth behind this intriguing phenomenon.


Claudia Jacobi. Proust Dixit ? Réceptions De La Recherche Dans L’Autofiction De Serge Doubrovsky, Carmen Martín Gaite Et Walter Siti. Bonn Up, 2016., Viviana Pezzullo 2019 Florida Atlantic University

Claudia Jacobi. Proust Dixit ? Réceptions De La Recherche Dans L’Autofiction De Serge Doubrovsky, Carmen Martín Gaite Et Walter Siti. Bonn Up, 2016., Viviana Pezzullo

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Claudia Jacobi. Proust dixit ? Réceptions de La Recherche dans l’autofiction de Serge Doubrovsky, Carmen Martín Gaite et Walter Siti. Bonn UP, 2016. 299 pp.


Camp De Thiaroye Ou La Déconstruction Du Mythe Colonial Par Le Truchement De La Langue Française, Maurice Tetne Mr. 2019 University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Camp De Thiaroye Ou La Déconstruction Du Mythe Colonial Par Le Truchement De La Langue Française, Maurice Tetne Mr.

Foreign Languages & Literatures ETDs

The history between France and Africa has been peppered with numerous irregularities and crimes. Senegalese filmmaker Sembene Ousmane’s film Camp de Thiaroye (1988) returned to this painful story of the Thiaroye tragedy. That film chronicles the criminal massacre by the French of returning Senegalese soldiers. The latter, having sacrificed themselves for France during WWII, demanded treatment and compensation equal to their French counterparts. Interestingly, one of the significant details of this film is the multitude of languages and “patois” that the various African soldiers speak. At the same time, the lingua-franca, a kind of “pidgin” called Français-tirailleur, is simultaneously ...


Sarah Walkley. Cultural Diversity In The French Film Industry: Defending The Cultural Exception In A Digital Age. Palgrave Macmillan., Anna V. Keefe 2019 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Sarah Walkley. Cultural Diversity In The French Film Industry: Defending The Cultural Exception In A Digital Age. Palgrave Macmillan., Anna V. Keefe

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Sarah Walkley, Cultural Diversity in the French Film Industry: Defending the Cultural Exception in a Digital Age. Palgrave MacMillan, 2018.


How Dumbledore Saved Europe: A Comparison Of Fascist Rhetoric In European History And In The Harry Potter Franchises, Emma Pederson, Natalie Rice 2019 The Catholic University of America

How Dumbledore Saved Europe: A Comparison Of Fascist Rhetoric In European History And In The Harry Potter Franchises, Emma Pederson, Natalie Rice

MAD-RUSH Undergraduate Research Conference

In recent years, the popularity of the Harry Potter franchise has seen a resurgence with the release of the first two Fantastic Beasts films and accompanying screenplays. As parallels have been drawn between Voldemort’s Death Eaters and Nazis, it is time to examine the relationship between Gellert Grindelwald and real-life fascists. Through such a comparison, we can see common rhetoric in both real and fictional fascism.

Gellert Grindelwald and Albus Dumbledore have not only a Nazi-like goal of racial purity, but employ Nazi-like language to defend themselves. Related fascist rhetoric is woven throughout other European history, particularly in the ...


Debjani Ganguly. This Thing Called The World: The Contemporary Novel As Global Form. Duke Up, 2016., Evan Torner 2019 University of Cincinnati

Debjani Ganguly. This Thing Called The World: The Contemporary Novel As Global Form. Duke Up, 2016., Evan Torner

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Debjani Ganguly. This Thing Called the World: The Contemporary Novel as Global Form. Duke University Press, 2016. 300 pp.


Ina Batzke, Eric C. Erbacher, Linda M. Hess, And Corinna Lenhardt, Eds. Exploring The Fantastic: Genre, Ideology, And Popular Culture. Transcript Verlag, 2018., Annabelle Dolidon 2019 Portland State University

Ina Batzke, Eric C. Erbacher, Linda M. Hess, And Corinna Lenhardt, Eds. Exploring The Fantastic: Genre, Ideology, And Popular Culture. Transcript Verlag, 2018., Annabelle Dolidon

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Ina Batzke, Eric C. Erbacher, Linda M. Hess, and Corinna Lenhardt, eds. Exploring the Fantastic: Genre, Ideology, and Popular Culture. Transcript Verlag, 2018. 294 pp.


David Weir. Decadence: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford Up, 2018., Patrick Moneyang 2019 Pacific Lutheran University

David Weir. Decadence: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford Up, 2018., Patrick Moneyang

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of David Weir. Decadence: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford UP, 2018. 132 pp.


Alessandro Rocco. Gabriel García Márquez And The Cinema. Tamesis, 2014., Silvio Gaggi 2019 University of South Florida

Alessandro Rocco. Gabriel García Márquez And The Cinema. Tamesis, 2014., Silvio Gaggi

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Alessandro Rocco. Gabriel García Márquez and the Cinema. Tamesis, 2014


Nina Schmidt. The Wounded Self: Writing Illness In Twenty-First-Century German Literature. Camden House, 2018., Erika M. Nelson Mukherjee 2019 Union College - Schenectady, NY

Nina Schmidt. The Wounded Self: Writing Illness In Twenty-First-Century German Literature. Camden House, 2018., Erika M. Nelson Mukherjee

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Nina Schmidt. The Wounded Self: Writing Illness in Twenty-First-Century German Literature. Camden House, 2018. 235 pp.


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