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Jack Kerouac: Le Sel De La Semaine, Thomas A. Ipri Jul 2010

Jack Kerouac: Le Sel De La Semaine, Thomas A. Ipri

Library Faculty Publications

In 1967, Jack Kerouac appeared on the French service of the Canadian Broadcasting Service on the program Le Sel de la a Semaine. This Icarus Films release takes a fascinating look at Kerouac’s connection to Quebec where his parents are from. This interview by Fernand Seguin took place just 2 years before Kerouac’s death, making the program all the more poignant.


Reviews Of Recent Publications Jun 2010

Reviews Of Recent Publications

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Anne Fuchs, Mary Cosgrove, and Georg Grote. German Memory Contests: The Quest for Identity in Literature, Film, and Discourse since 1990 by Helen Cafferty

Herschel Farbman. The Other Night: Dreaming, Writing, and Restlessness in Twentieth-Century Literature by Sidney Feshbach

Richard Neupert. A History of the French New Wave Cinema by Candice Nicolas

Dianne Marie Zandstra. Embodying Resistance: Griselda Gambaro and the Grotesque by James Gustafson

Matthew J. Marr. Postmodern Metapoetry and the Replenishment of the Spanish Lyrical Genre, 1980-2000 by John Wilcox

Gail A. Bulman. Staging Words, Performing Worlds: Intertextuality and Nation in Contemporary Latin American Theater by Patricia Tomé ...


Termwiki: A New Collaborative Terminology Management Solution, Uwe Muegge Jan 2010

Termwiki: A New Collaborative Terminology Management Solution, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

The development of TermWiki provides organizations with an open-source, easy-to-use environment for managing terminology. Uwe Muegge explains the benefits of this system and how it works.


Writers, Rebels, And Cannibals: Léonora Miano’S Rendering Of Africa In L’Intérieur De La Nuit, Magali Compan Jan 2010

Writers, Rebels, And Cannibals: Léonora Miano’S Rendering Of Africa In L’Intérieur De La Nuit, Magali Compan

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Léonora Miano’s first novel L’Intérieur de la nuit received a laudatory critical reception when it was published by the French publishing house Plon in 2005. The novel’s depiction of an act of cannibalism in a village of a fictional African nation provides the turning point and central event of the narrative. The novel’s cannibalism has also been central to its critical reception in the west. While many Francophone works have employed and developed the metaphor of the act of cannibalism, Miano “cannibalizes” in her novel in unique ways that prove simultaneously problematic and productively revealing.

This ...


Ionesco’S Rhinocéros And The Menippean Tradition, Preston Fambrough Jan 2010

Ionesco’S Rhinocéros And The Menippean Tradition, Preston Fambrough

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Mikhail Bakhtin argues that Menippean satire, one of the two serio-comic genres of classical antiquity from which the carnivalesque strain in Western literature derives, continues its development in modern times in the “fantastic story” and the “philosophical fairy tale.” This modern form of the menippea is characterized by the presence of the grotesque, the use of the fantastic for philosophical purposes, the crowning of a (wise) fool or jester as carnival king, and “a sense of the gay relativity of prevailing truths and authorities” (Rabelais 11) which informs all carnivalized literature. A genre of “ultimate questions of worldview,” it features ...


Reviews Of Recent Publications Jan 2010

Reviews Of Recent Publications

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Esperança Bielsa. The Latin American Urban Crónica: Between Literature and Mass Culture by Miguel González-Abellás

Gene H. Bell-Villada, ed. Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Casebook by Miguel González-Abellás

Albert Memmi. Decolonization and the Decolonized. Trans. Robert Bononno by Christa Jones

Erin Graff Zivin. The Wandering Signifier: Rhetoric of Jewishness in the Latin American Imaginary by Naomi Lindstrom

Dawn Fulton. Signs of Dissent: Maryse Condé and Postcolonial Crticism by Jane E. Evans

Anne Lambright. Creating the Hybrid Intellectual: Subject, Space and the Feminine in the Narrative of José María Arguedas by Arturio Arias

Andrew Sobanet. Jail ...