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La Nouvelle Vague Est-Elle Un Cinéma Existentialiste Français ?, Niuniu Zhang Jun 2019

La Nouvelle Vague Est-Elle Un Cinéma Existentialiste Français ?, Niuniu Zhang

Honors Theses

Throughout the world, Existentialism and New Wave Cinema are two defining pinnacles of French culture. As iconic of France as the baguette and cheese, the two subjects continue to retain their relevance in French and francophone cultural studies. My thesis explores the correlation between French existentialist philosophy and French New Wave cinema to argue for what can be called French Existentialist Cinema. In terms of French existentialist philosophy, I focus mainly on Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Albert Camus. As for the French New Wave, I focus first on one of its most highly admired precursors, Jean Vigo and ...


Authentic Identities, Andrew Pierce Jan 2015

Authentic Identities, Andrew Pierce

Andrew J. Pierce

Authenticity has played a central role in modern philosophical discourse, where it has often been interpreted individualistically. But concerns about authenticity also arise in relation to questions of group membership, and become especially pressing in the case of minority and/or disadvantaged groups. In this essay, I develop an alternative conception of authenticity based on the intersubjective relation of trust. Such a relational conception is better equipped to deal with both the authenticity of individuals, and that of groups, which, I ultimately argue, are two sides of the same coin.


Simone De Beauvoir: Cuisine, Nourriture, Existentialisme, Véronique Olivier Jan 2012

Simone De Beauvoir: Cuisine, Nourriture, Existentialisme, Véronique Olivier

World Languages and Cultures Faculty Articles and Research

"En 1949, quand Simone de Beauvoir publie Le Deuxieme Sexe, elle y raconte l'histoire des femmes - son histoire des femmes. Avec regret, la jeune intellectuelle observe a quel point le monde appartient aux hommes, combien la societe a lentement contribue a modeler la femme comme un objet, comme 'l'inessentiel', 'l'autre' (DS 1: 17). Contre une societe dominee par les hommes, Beauvoir croit pourtant que les choses peuvent evoluer, puisque, loin d'etre naturels, notre identite, notre moi, resultent davantage du temps, de l'histoire, et de conditions variables. II n'est done pas surprenant que l'un ...


Reply To Spurling's 'Marx And The Existentialists', Brenda Wirkus Apr 1976

Reply To Spurling's 'Marx And The Existentialists', Brenda Wirkus

Brenda Wirkus

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The Language Of Dance, Mary Wigman Jan 1966

The Language Of Dance, Mary Wigman

The NEH/Mellon Open Book Program, Dance Titles – open access Ebooks

Born Karoline Sophie Marie Wiegmann (1886–1973) in Hanover, Germany, Mary Wigman was a founder of modern dance in Europe. She studied with Emile Jacques-Dalcroze and Rudolf von Laban. She is the author of two books published by Wesleyan University Press: The Language of Dance, translated by Walter Sorell (1966), and The Mary Wigman Book: Her Writings (1975).

Mary Wigman was one of the most celebrated dancer/choreographers of the modern era, and was an iconic figure in Weimar German culture. She was known for her incorporation of non-Western instrumentation and dance, as well as for pioneering work in dance ...