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Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today

Lia Brozgal and Sara Kippur (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382639
eISBN:
9781786945198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382639.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Being Contemporary emerges from a sense of critical urgency to probe the notion of ‘the contemporary’, and the place of the contemporary critic, in French literary and cultural studies today. ... More


Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Lucille Cairns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel explores autobiographies, memoirs, and novels written by French-language Jewish writers in order to get an idea of Francophone Jewish imaginings of ... More


Interliterariness and the Literary Field: Catalan Literature and Literatures in Catalonia

Antoni Martí Monterde

in Iberian Modalities: A Relational Approach to the Study of Culture in the Iberian Peninsula

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318337
eISBN:
9781846317880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318337.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter proposes a revision of Dionyýz Ďurišin's concept of interliterary community and Pierre Bourdieu's concept of Field, in order to explain the possibilities of an inner comparative frame in ... More


Publishing Africa in French: Literary Institutions and Decolonization 1945-1967

Ruth Bush

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381953
eISBN:
9781786945181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381953.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Publishing Africa in French provides a critical analysis of the global dynamics and cultural and publishing history of French and African literature. It focuses on French readership and the French ... More


Intra-Israeli Conflict

Lucille Cairns

in Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘Intra-Israeli Conflict’ examines how the primary corpus represents conflict between different ethnic and political demographics among Jews in Israel. Using cognitive science, social psychology, and ... More


Modern Israeli Paradigms of Identity

Lucille Cairns

in Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382622
eISBN:
9781786945273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382622.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘Modern Israeli Paradigms of Identity’ considers how texts inscribe key elements within paradigms of Israeli identity from 1948 onwards and in doing so provides a general discussion of Zionism, the ... More


Identities in Flux

Régine Robin

in Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382639
eISBN:
9781786945198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382639.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Identities in Flux’, written by Régine Robin, is the first essay in the ‘Contemporary Politics and French Thought’ section and traces the major forces that have impacted post-colonial France: global ... More


The Paradoxes of Being Contemporary: Derrida and the Political

Lawrence D. Kritzman

in Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382639
eISBN:
9781786945198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382639.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘The Paradoxes of Being Contemporary’, written by Lawrence D. Kritzman, addresses contemporary crises in the United States. The essay activates Derrida’s reflections on force and justice to think ... More


Of Sade, Blanchot, and the French Twentieth Century: Thoughts at Columbia

Jeffrey Mehlman

in Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382639
eISBN:
9781786945198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382639.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Of Sade, Blanchot, and the French Twentieth Century: Thoughts at Columbia’, written by Jeffrey Mehlman, retraces the peregrinations of Maurice Blanchot and considers his relevance today. The essay’s ... More


Rethinking Periodization for the ‘Now-Time’

Emily Apter

in Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382639
eISBN:
9781786945198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382639.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Rethinking Periodization for the ‘Now-Time’, written by Emily Apter, addresses literary history and the issue of time. The essay foregrounds periodicity as a category of literary scholarship and ... More


Making <i>L’Etranger</i> Contemporary: Kamel Daoud’s <i>Meursault, contre-enquête</i>

Alice Kaplan

in Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382639
eISBN:
9781786945198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382639.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Making L’Etranger Contemporary: Kamel Daoud’s Meursault, contre-enquête’, written by Alice Kaplan, completes the ‘Novel Rereadings’ section and highlights another facet of rereading by offering a ... More


Authenticity and authorship

Ruth Bush

in Publishing Africa in French: Literary Institutions and Decolonization 1945-1967

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381953
eISBN:
9781786945181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381953.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Authenticity and authorship’ is the first chapter in the ‘Mediations’ section of the text and explores how institutional conditions shaped and responded to notions of African authorial subjectivity ... More


(After) Conceptualism: Contemporaneity in Choreography

Carrie Noland

in Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382639
eISBN:
9781786945198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382639.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘(After) Conceptualism: Contemporaneity in Choreography’, written by Carrie Noland, is the last essay in the ‘Conceptualizing the Contemporary’ section, and investigates the study of cutting-edge ... More


Translating Africa in the French republic of letters

Ruth Bush

in Publishing Africa in French: Literary Institutions and Decolonization 1945-1967

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381953
eISBN:
9781786945181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381953.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Translating Africa in the French republic of letters’ is the concluding chapter in the ‘Mediations’ section of the text as well as the book itself, and focuses on the role of translation as a ... More


Coping with Contemporariness

Henry Rousso

in Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382639
eISBN:
9781786945198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382639.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Coping with Contemporariness’, written by Henry Rousso, is the first chapter within the ‘Conceptualizing the Contemporary’ section. This essay inquires into the meaning of writing contemporary ... More


Alain Badiou and Antisemitism

Maurice Samuels

in Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382639
eISBN:
9781786945198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382639.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Alain Badiou and Anti-Semitism’, written by Maurice Samuels, focuses on current French debates over the ‘new anti-Semitism.’ In his essay, Samuels identifies the resurgence of anti-Semitism as one ... More


A Nest in the Air: Phantom Pain and Contemporary Narrative

Emmanuel Bouju

in Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382639
eISBN:
9781786945198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382639.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘A Nest in the Air: Phantom Pain and Contemporary Narrative’, written by Emmanuel Bouju, is the first in the ‘Memory: Past and Future’ section, and provides a study on the intersection of new ... More


Anthologizing the Union française

Ruth Bush

in Publishing Africa in French: Literary Institutions and Decolonization 1945-1967

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381953
eISBN:
9781786945181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381953.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is the first in the ‘Institutions’ section of the study, and considers the relative positions and strategies of selected editors who added literary voices concerning the Union française ... More


What Does ‘Vichy’ Mean Now?

Richard J. Golsan

in Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382639
eISBN:
9781786945198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382639.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘What does ‘Vichy’ Mean Now?’, written by Richard J. Golsan, is the first essay in the section, ‘The Second World War and Vichy: Present Perspectives’, and offers an analysis of the changing ... More


‘Moral Witnessing’?: An Israeli Perspective on Jonathan Littell’s <i>Les Bienveillantes</i>

Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi

in Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382639
eISBN:
9781786945198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382639.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘‘Moral Witnessing?’ An Israeli Perspective on Jonathan Littell’s Les Bienveillantes’, written by Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi, offers a cogent critique of Littell’s Goncourt-winning novel. Her essay argues ... More


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