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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


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


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


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 L’Etranger Contemporary: Kamel Daoud’s Meursault, contre-enquête

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


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


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


Forces of Solidarity and Logics of Exclusion: The Role of Literary Institutions in Times of Crisis

Gisèle Sapiro

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/9781781382639.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Forces of Solidarity and Logics of Exclusion: The Role of Literary Institutions in Times of Crisis’, written by Gisèle Sapiro, assesses the marginalization of writers from literary institutions ... More


‘I’ in the Plural: A New Writing of History

Annette Wieviorka

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/9781781382639.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘‘I’ in the Plural: A New Writing of History’, written by Annette Wieviorka, is the first essay in the ‘Writing the Contemporary Self’ section’ and focuses on personal stories of Second World War ... 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


Editorial craft and literary resistance

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/9781781381953.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Editorial craft and literary resistance’ discusses the mediation of style and content of sub-Saharan African novels in the post-independence period through two examples: Cheikh Hamidou Kane’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


Risking Who One Is, at the Risk of Thinking: On Writing an Intellectual Biography of Julia Kristeva

Alice Jardine

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/9781781382639.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Risking Who One Is, at the Risk of Thinking: On Writing an Intellectual Biography of Julia Kristeva’, written by Alice Jardine, discusses the task of writing an intellectual biography and highlights ... More


Book-publishing at Présence Africaine

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/9781781381953.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Book-publishing at Présence Africaine’ explores the extent of which the idealized notion of autonomy was transformed by the effects of decolonization on the Parisian publishing landscape. The ... 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


Selves at Risk: Reading Susan Suleiman with Marc Augé, La Vie en double

Tom Conley

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/9781781382639.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Selves at Risk: Reading Susan Suleiman with Marc Augé, La Vie en double’, written by Tom Conley, elaborates speculative answers to the question of what makes writing, and particularly certain forms ... More


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