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Branding the 'Beur' Author: Minority Writing and the Media in France

Kathryn A. Kleppinger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381960
eISBN:
9781786945204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Branding the Beur Author analyzes mainstream media promotion of literature written by the descendants of North African immigrants to France (often called beurs). Launched in the early 1980s, ... More


Absent the Archive: Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris, 17 October 1961

Lia Brozgal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622386
eISBN:
9781800341289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622386.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris: The October 17, 1961 Anarchive is the first cultural history devoted to literary and visual representations of the police massacre of peaceful Algerian ... More


Of Berbers and Beurs, France and Algeria: The Struggle for Identity and Rights, 1970–1990

Fazia Aïtel

in We are Imazighen: The Development of Algerian Berber Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813049397
eISBN:
9780813050164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049397.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter is concerned with two major social and cultural events that took place only three years apart in France and Algeria: the Berber Spring (Algeria, 1980) and the Beur March (France, 1983). ... More


. Introduction: From Immigrant Cinema to National Cinema

Will Higbee

in Post-beur Cinema: Maghrebi-French and North African Emigre Filmmaking in France since 2000

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748640041
eISBN:
9780748693917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640041.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the emergence of North African émigré and Maghrebi-French filmmaking in France since the 1970s in order to help contextualise the changes in the 2000s that will be analysed in ... More


Post-beur Cinema: Maghrebi-French and North African Emigre Filmmaking in France since 2000

Will Higbee

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748640041
eISBN:
9780748693917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640041.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since the early 1980s and the arrival of Beur cinema filmmakers of Maghrebi origin have made a key contribution French cinema's representation of issues such as immigration, integration and national ... More


Introduction

Véronique Machelidon and Patrick Saveau

in Reimagining North African immigration: Identities in flux in French literature, television and film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780719099489
eISBN:
9781526135902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099489.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Retracing and resisting the long and controversial use of the terms “beur” and “post-beur” first coined by literary critics of immigration literature and cinema, this preface affirms the central ... More


‘Qui fait la France?’ New configurations of Frenchness in contemporary urban fiction

Steve Puig

in Reimagining North African immigration: Identities in flux in French literature, television and film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780719099489
eISBN:
9781526135902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099489.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay traces the change in focus from beur literature in the 1980s to urban literature in the 1990s onwards. Whereas beur literature showed characters torn between their original culture and ... More


Breaking the chains of ethnic identity: Faïza Guène, Saphia Azzeddine, and Nadia Bouzid, or the birth of a new Maghrebi-French women’s literature

Patrick Saveau

in Reimagining North African immigration: Identities in flux in French literature, television and film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780719099489
eISBN:
9781526135902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099489.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates how the media representation of immigration in France is at odds with the recent production of literary works by French authors of Maghrebi origins. Referring to novels by ... More


A Sense of Place: Envisioning Post-Colonial Space in France and Algeria

Edward Welch and Joseph McGonagle

in Contesting Views: The Visual Economy of France and Algeria

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318849
eISBN:
9781846317958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318849.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how the national spaces of France and Algeria are depicted in contemporary portrayals of the two countries. Noting the recurrence of topoi such as the ferry port, the port city, ... More


The Seine’s Exceptional Bodies

Lia Brozgal

in Absent the Archive: Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris, 17 October 1961

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622386
eISBN:
9781800341289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622386.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 analyzes the anarchive’s representations of the Seine River. The notion of the iconic Parisian river as a mass burial site remains one of the most gruesome aspects of the massacre. While ... More


“How Lucky Were the Blond Kabyles”: Reading Race in the Anarchive

Lia Brozgal

in Absent the Archive: Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris, 17 October 1961

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622386
eISBN:
9781800341289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622386.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 tackles the issues of race and racism as they relate to the October 17 massacre itself, the way it was documented in police archives, and the anarchive. When read for its representations of ... More


The Entangled Stories of October 17, Vichy, the Jews, and the Holocaust

Lia Brozgal

in Absent the Archive: Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris, 17 October 1961

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622386
eISBN:
9781800341289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622386.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In a significant number of works about October 17, roles for Jews, the Vichy regime, and the Holocaust are articulated or imagined, pointing up networks of association that may be historical, ... More


Vivre me tue (Living Kills Me, or Smile)

Christopher L. Miller

in Impostors: Literary Hoaxes and Cultural Authenticity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226590950
eISBN:
9780226591148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591148.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This section is devoted to the novel that was the first and most important element in the Paul Smaïl hoax: Vivre me tue, published in 1997 and translated into English as Smile. The novel was thought ... More


. Conclusion: Post-Beur Cinema

Will Higbee

in Post-beur Cinema: Maghrebi-French and North African Emigre Filmmaking in France since 2000

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748640041
eISBN:
9780748693917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640041.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Brining together the strands from previous chapters, the final chapter argues for the emergence of a Post-Beur cinema in the 2000s – i.e. for the way that Maghrebi-French and North African émigré ... More


‘Images of Diversity’: Film Policy and the State Struggle for the Representation of Difference in French Cinema

Michelle Stewart

in Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global Filmmaking in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414982
eISBN:
9781474444736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414982.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the complexity of encouraging diversity through film policy through close analyses of the best-known films supported by the program, with particular attention to successful ... More


Authorship at a Crossroads: The Changing Faces of French Writing, 1983–2013

Kathryn A. Kleppinger

in Branding the 'Beur' Author: Minority Writing and the Media in France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381960
eISBN:
9781786945204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381960.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Presenting a broad overview of the historical and literary context in which the descendants of North African immigrants to France began to write novels, this introductory chapter establishes the ... More


Mehdi Charef and theInvention of Beur Writing

Kathryn A. Kleppinger

in Branding the 'Beur' Author: Minority Writing and the Media in France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381960
eISBN:
9781786945204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381960.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

After a brief discussion of political activism in the early 1980s by the descendants of North African immigrants to France, this chapter explores the reception and promotion of Mehdi Charef’s début ... More


Competing Visions of Minority Authorship: Azouz Begag and Farida Belghoul

Kathryn A. Kleppinger

in Branding the 'Beur' Author: Minority Writing and the Media in France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381960
eISBN:
9781786945204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381960.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines two opposing viewpoints regarding minority authorship in France in the mid-1980s in the context of the aftermath of the Marche des Beurs period. In his interviews for his ... More


Rachid Djaïdani and the Shift from Beur to Banlieue Writing

Kathryn A. Kleppinger

in Branding the 'Beur' Author: Minority Writing and the Media in France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381960
eISBN:
9781786945204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381960.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In response to the discourses presented above, this chapter considers one male voice, Rachid Djaïdani, responding to the accusations of criminality and violence. Through his three novels (Boumkœur ... More


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