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

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.


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

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 Sep 2019

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 Sep 2019

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 ...


Arthur Rose. Literary Cynics: Borges, Beckett, Coetzee. Bloomsbury, 2017., Peter Faziani Aug 2019

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.


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

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 Jun 2019

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 Jun 2019

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 Jun 2019

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 Jun 2019

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.


Rielle Navitzki. Public Spectacles Of Violence: Sensational Cinema And Journalism In Early Twentieth-Century Mexico And Brazil. Duke Up, 2017., Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz Jun 2019

Rielle Navitzki. Public Spectacles Of Violence: Sensational Cinema And Journalism In Early Twentieth-Century Mexico And Brazil. Duke Up, 2017., Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Rielle Navitzki. Public Spectacles of Violence: Sensational Cinema and Journalism in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico and Brazil. Duke UP, 2017. xiv + 344pp.


Jennifer Evans, Paul Betts, And Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, Eds. The Ethics Of Seeing: Photography And Twentieth-Century German History. Berghahn Books, 2018., Richard Bodek Jun 2019

Jennifer Evans, Paul Betts, And Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, Eds. The Ethics Of Seeing: Photography And Twentieth-Century German History. Berghahn Books, 2018., Richard Bodek

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Jennifer Evans, Paul Betts, and Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, eds. The Ethics of Seeing: Photography and Twentieth-Century German History. Berghahn Books, 2018. xii + 293 pp.


Asher Ghaffar, Editor. History, Imperialism, Critique: New Essays In World Literature. Routledge, 2019., Laura L. Dennis Jun 2019

Asher Ghaffar, Editor. History, Imperialism, Critique: New Essays In World Literature. Routledge, 2019., Laura L. Dennis

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of

Asher Ghaffar, editor. History, Imperialism, Critique: New Essays in World Literature. Routledge, 2019. viii + 238 pp.


Clara Guillén Marín. Migrants In Contemporary Spanish Film. Rouledge, 2018., Alfonso Bartolomé Jun 2019

Clara Guillén Marín. Migrants In Contemporary Spanish Film. Rouledge, 2018., Alfonso Bartolomé

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Clara Guillén Marín. Migrants in Contemporary Spanish Film. Rouledge, 2018.


Letter From The Editor: Upcoming Changes To Sttcl, Necia Chronister Jun 2019

Letter From The Editor: Upcoming Changes To Sttcl, Necia Chronister

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Letter from the Editor regarding upcoming changes to STTCL


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Sttcl Editorial Board Jun 2019

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Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

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Looking At Shadows: Four French Texts In English Translation, Kalena M. Hermes Jun 2019

Looking At Shadows: Four French Texts In English Translation, Kalena M. Hermes

World Languages and Cultures

This project present four French texts in English translation that share the theme of loss. This theme is perhaps one of the most poignant and relevant; loss is an experience that every human will encounter, and as people we continue across time to grapple with what it means for us and how to deal with it. These four texts will bring the perspectives of four authors to light in English. When we study how other countries and cultures deal with common human issues, we are able to gain new views on these issues. This project will make these texts accessible ...


(Dis)Embodied Cognition: Phenomenology, Spirit(Ual)Ism, And Performance In Proust, Paul Aarstad Apr 2019

(Dis)Embodied Cognition: Phenomenology, Spirit(Ual)Ism, And Performance In Proust, Paul Aarstad

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

A psychical researcher among Marcel Proust’s contemporaries called belief in the paranormal “the Dreyfus case of science.” References to spirit-life abound in Proust’s fiction, but critics have resisted readings that attend seriously to the numerous references in À la recherche du temps perdu to reincarnation, spirit-possession, and, especially, mediumship. The paper reads them through the lens of long-standing critical controversies, particularly concerning the relationship of Proust’s aesthetics and ontology with those of Henri Bergson and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. The paper accepts Nathalie Aubert’s finding in her 2011 essay “Proust et Bergson: La mémoire du corps” that Proust ...


Ilai Rowner. The Event: Literature And Theory. U Of Nebraska P, 2015., Dane Stalcup Feb 2019

Ilai Rowner. The Event: Literature And Theory. U Of Nebraska P, 2015., Dane Stalcup

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Ilai Rowner. The Event: Literature and Theory. U of Nebraska P, 2015. xv + 311 pp.


Scott Ortolano, Ed. Popular Modernism And Its Legacies: From Pop Literature To Video Games. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018., Lauren Rosales Jan 2019

Scott Ortolano, Ed. Popular Modernism And Its Legacies: From Pop Literature To Video Games. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018., Lauren Rosales

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Scott Ortolano, ed. Popular Modernism and Its Legacies: From Pop Literature to Video Games. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 277 pp.


Julietta Singh. Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism And Decolonial Entanglements. Duke Up, 2018., Michael Mulvey Dec 2018

Julietta Singh. Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism And Decolonial Entanglements. Duke Up, 2018., Michael Mulvey

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Julietta Singh. Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements. Duke UP, 2018. xi + 216pp.


Pim Higginson. Scoring Race: Jazz, Fiction, And Francophone Africa. James Currey, 2017., Van Kelly Dec 2018

Pim Higginson. Scoring Race: Jazz, Fiction, And Francophone Africa. James Currey, 2017., Van Kelly

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Pim Higginson. Scoring Race: Jazz, Fiction, and Francophone Africa. James Currey, 2017.


Julia L. Frengs. Corporeal Archipelagos: Writing The Body In Francophone Oceanian Women’S Literature. Lexington Books, 2017., Liana Babayan Dec 2018

Julia L. Frengs. Corporeal Archipelagos: Writing The Body In Francophone Oceanian Women’S Literature. Lexington Books, 2017., Liana Babayan

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Julia L. Frengs. Corporeal Archipelagos. Writing the Body in Francophone Oceanian Women’s Literature. Lexington Books, 2017. ix + 236 pp.


Véronique Lane. French Genealogy Of The Beat Generation: Burroughs, Ginsberg And Kerouac’S Appropriations Of Modern Literature, From Rimbaud To Michaux. Bloomsbury, 2017., Susan Pinette Dec 2018

Véronique Lane. French Genealogy Of The Beat Generation: Burroughs, Ginsberg And Kerouac’S Appropriations Of Modern Literature, From Rimbaud To Michaux. Bloomsbury, 2017., Susan Pinette

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Véronique Lane. French Genealogy of the Beat Generation: Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac’s Appropriations of Modern Literature, from Rimbaud to Michaux. Bloomsbury, 2017.


Meera Atkinson. The Poetics Of Transgenerational Trauma. Bloomsbury, 2017., Katie Lally Dec 2018

Meera Atkinson. The Poetics Of Transgenerational Trauma. Bloomsbury, 2017., Katie Lally

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Meera Atkinson. The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma. Bloomsbury, 2017.


Elizabeth S. Anker And Rita Felski, Eds. Critique And Postcritique. Duke Up, 2017., Maïté Marciano Dec 2018

Elizabeth S. Anker And Rita Felski, Eds. Critique And Postcritique. Duke Up, 2017., Maïté Marciano

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Elizabeth S. Anker and Rita Felski, eds. Critique and Postcritique. Duke UP, 2017.329 pp.


A(R)Cadie Heureuse? Space, Place, And Engaged Pastoral In Zachary Richard’S Feu, Rachel A. Paparone Dec 2018

A(R)Cadie Heureuse? Space, Place, And Engaged Pastoral In Zachary Richard’S Feu, Rachel A. Paparone

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Cajun musician, poet, and activist Zachary Richard is a vocal advocate for the revival of the Cajun French language and for the preservation of the environment. In his 2001 collection of poetry, Feu (Fire), Richard unites three themes that initially seem distinct: the promotion of Cajun French as his community’s native language, the exploration and memorialization of his Acadian roots, and environmental exploitation. On closer inspection, however, it becomes clear that throughout the collection Richard frames energy production as an act of imperial aggression, thus aligning the historical persecution of the Acadians and the linguistic and cultural marginalization of ...


Post-Pastoral And The Nonmodern: Jean Giono’S Engagement With Nature, Gina Stamm Dec 2018

Post-Pastoral And The Nonmodern: Jean Giono’S Engagement With Nature, Gina Stamm

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Dismissal of the pastoral as naïve and hostile to progress echoes the critiques which Bruno Latour, in We Have Never Been Modern, makes of what he calls the “antimodern” sensibility. Rather than advocating for an abandonment of the past, however, Latour puts forth a position he calls “nonmodern,” one that allows for recognition of the value of the past and of the natural without idolizing it, that does not demand the forward motion of the modern impulse. While eschewing the “modern” label, he seeks a way to resolve contemporary dichotomies of man vs. nature, human vs. technological, etc., which find ...