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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


Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Jason Herbeck

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Construction of identity has constituted a vigorous source of debate in the Caribbean from the early days of colonization to the present, and under the varying guises of independence, ... 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


The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fiction

Celia Britton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846311376
eISBN:
9781786945303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311376.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fiction seeks to better understand the concept of community as a central and problematic issue in French Caribbean literature. The study examines ... 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


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


Arab–Israeli Conflict Turned Franco–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/9781781382622.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter assesses the conflict between Israel and France, which exists as a consequence of France’s perceived systematic anti-Israeli/anti-Zionist bias. In her discussion, Cairns analyses 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


Questioning the Construction of Dogma

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As a means of situating the correlative concepts of authenticity and identity within the historical context of the region, the Introduction discusses the frustrated notion of origins in 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


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


Literary prize culture

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/9781781381953.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the colonial heritage of the main literary prizes specific to African writing in French in the post-war period, awarded by the Association nationale desécrivains de la mer et ... 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


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


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


Gouverneurs de la … Mangrove: Architextual Authenticity in Maryse Condé’s <i>Traversée de la Mangrove</i>

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As a means of illustrating the central albeit conflicted place that issues of authenticity occupy in the French Caribbean, Chapter 3 examines Guadeloupean Maryse Condé’s canonical novel, Traversée de ... 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


Patrick Chamoiseau: Recovering Memory

Maeve McCusker

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310485
eISBN:
9781786945327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310485.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This study discusses how the ways in which Chamoiseau’s work attempts to recover (bring back) the memory of the past have contributed to a collective and individual coming to terms with, and, ... 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


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