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The Roman Noir in Post-War French Culture: Dark Fictions

Claire Gorrara

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246090
eISBN:
9780191697555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246090.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers an introduction to the post-war French roman noir from a cultural studies perspective. A populist and widely disseminated genre, the French roman noir has suffered from a reputation ... More


French Democracy: The Natural Destiny of a People

Cheryl B. Welch

in De Tocqueville

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198781318
eISBN:
9780191695414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198781318.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter shifts the analysis of democracy from using American examples in addressing European problems to focusing on the shape of France democracy using Tocqueville's texts: Democracy in ... More


The Holy Roman Empire and the Habsburg Monarchy

T. C. W. BLANNING

in The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660–1789

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227458
eISBN:
9780191678707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227458.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by giving an introduction to the influence of French culture in Germany. It then discusses the rise of the Habsburg monarchy and its culture in the Holy Roman Empire. Next, it ... More


Intellectuals, Artists, and Entertainers

Julian Jackson

in France: The Dark Years, 1940–1944

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207061
eISBN:
9780191677465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207061.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the responses of artists and intellectuals to the Vichy regime. The prestige attaching to intellectuals in France invested ... More


French television: negotiating the national popular

Lucy Mazdon

in Imagining the popular in contemporary French culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719078163
eISBN:
9781781705056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078163.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter notes that television presents an interesting case of a relatively young medium whose function and forms had to be defined within a context of already developed debates over the ... More


“La Confédération Perdue”: The Legacy of Francophone Culture in Mid-America

Jay Gitlin

in The Bourgeois Frontier: French Towns, French Traders, and American Expansion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101188
eISBN:
9780300155761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101188.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

By the end of the nineteenth century, the legacy and historical importance of the French in mid-America seemed to have faded. While the Canadian connection and context had been reinforced in northern ... More


Culture and Authority in Central Europe, 1683–1806

R. J. W. Evans

in Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Central Europe c.1683-1867

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199541621
eISBN:
9780191701252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541621.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter presents an essay concerning the relation between Enlightenment culture and the evolving state in the territory of the Habsburg Monarchy. It highlights the cultural influence of the ... More


Introduction: Paris: A Walking Tour

Jann Pasler

in Composing the Citizen: Music as Public Utility in Third Republic France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257405
eISBN:
9780520943872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257405.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter introduces the city of Paris. It shows that one can easily find the distinction of French faith or French culture in the use of the arts (such as music) within the physical geography of ... More


Introduction

Eric Drott

in Music and the Elusive Revolution: Cultural Politics and Political Culture in France, 1968-1981

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268968
eISBN:
9780520950085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268968.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter begins with a description of three episodes that took place during the tumultuous months of May and June 1968, when the combined pressure of student demonstrations and a ... More


Social and linguistic change in French: does popular culture mean popular language?

Nigel Armstrong

in Imagining the popular in contemporary French culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719078163
eISBN:
9781781705056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078163.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the relevance of popular language for wider perceptions of what constitutes ‘popular culture’. It looks at a historical French centralism which, through policies that included ... More


Culturetheque: A New Tool for French Culture

Laurence Auer

in French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316555
eISBN:
9781846316692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316692.025
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the development of the digital platform called Culturetheque, launched on 27 May 2010 by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni. Culturetheque offers French culture at home, on ... More


Food Nostalgia

in Accounting for Taste: The Triumph of French Cuisine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226243238
eISBN:
9780226243276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243276.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

À la recherche du temps perdu (1913–1927), Marcel Proust's novel of artistic redemption, is one of the greatest works of the twentieth century. The novel is also an emblematic text of French culture, ... More


Cultural Policy

Herman Lebovics

in The French Republic: History, Values, Debates

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449017
eISBN:
9780801460647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449017.003.0039
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter charts the evolution of cultural policy throughout French history. In France the idea that the state has a responsibility for aesthetic culture, as for national defense, the economy, and ... More


Oratory

Michael Hawcroft

in Rhetoric: Readings in French Literature

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159841
eISBN:
9780191673726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159841.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the concept of oratory and three different examples of French oratory. These examples have existed since the middle of the 19th century, and each example refers to a ... More


Post-Migratory Cultures in Postcolonial France

Kathryn Kleppinger and Laura Reeck (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941138
eISBN:
9781789629255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941138.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Post-Migratory Cultures in Postcolonial France offers a critical assessment of the ways in which French writers, filmmakers, musicians and other artists descended from immigrants from former colonial ... More


Imagining the popular in contemporary French culture

Diana Holmes and David Looseley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719078163
eISBN:
9781781705056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078163.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book, which is about what ‘popular culture’ means in France, and how the term's shifting meanings have been negotiated and contested, represents a theoretically informed study of the way that ... More


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


Common Routes to New Orleans

in The French Atlantic: Travels in Culture and History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310508
eISBN:
9781846315848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310508.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the history of New Orleans as part of the French Atlantic. It explains that New Orleans and Louisiana have been similarly marginalized within French culture and suggests that ... More


Vive le Foie Gras!

Michaela DeSoucey

in Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691154930
eISBN:
9781400882830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154930.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explains how foie gras had come to be thought of as French food, and discusses the consequences of this development. It argues that foie gras overflowed its original regional borders and ... More


Conclusion: Robinson Crusoe Sails on the European Market

Bethany Wiggin

in Novel Translations: The European Novel and the German Book, 1680-1730

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801476808
eISBN:
9780801460074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801476808.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This concluding chapter sketches how fashion again shook the borders of the literary field and dramatically changed the geography of the European novel. It captures that change at a still early ... More


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