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Barthes’s Frenchness

Philippe Roger

in Interdisciplinary Barthes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197266670
eISBN:
9780191905391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266670.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Barthes doesn’t think in terms of identity, even less national identity, yet amongst his contemporaries (the ‘French theorists’) his writing seems the most ‘French’. He admits this somewhat ... More


The Language of Heaven

Zain Abdullah

in Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314250
eISBN:
9780199871797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314250.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

While the majority of West Africans in the United States are Anglophone with Christian leanings, today’s most recent African immigrants are Francophone or French-speaking and Muslim. Even if they did ... More


From Ennui to Enterprise

Angelica Goodden

in Madame de Staël: The Dangerous Exile

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238095
eISBN:
9780191716669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238095.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Bored back in Coppet, Staël again looks to travel as a panacea. She does further research for De l'Allemagne in Austria, then spends most of her time from 1809 writing it, increasingly feeling the ... More


Paternity and the Mother Country

OWEN WHITE

in Children of the French Empire: Miscegenation and Colonial Society in French West Africa 1895-1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208198
eISBN:
9780191677946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter deals with the question of the legal status of mÉtis. It analyses the different debates which evaluate the wisdom of allowing mÉtis to seek confirmation of their ‘Frenchness’ through ... More


Betrayal and Nation

Ardis Butterfield

in The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

The book concludes with the two most celebrated symbols of Anglo‐French nation‐building, Jeanne d'Arc and Shakespeare's Henry V. Jeanne's story occurs in the last stages of the Hundred Years War, in ... More


Importing Ficino: Gender Balance in Champier

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Symphorien Champier’s The Ship of Virtuous Ladies is generally considered one of the earliest contributions to the pro-woman side of the French Renaissance version of the querelle des femmes, the ... More


Balbec: A New Sociality

Edward J. Hughes

in Proust, Class, and Nation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609864
eISBN:
9780191731761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609864.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter explores how the adolescent hero Marcel’s trip to the seaside resort of Balbec spells a crucial broadening in his socialization. It is argued that as a site of transition and social-class ... More


Introduction

Christopher S. Thompson

in The Tour de France: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520256309
eISBN:
9780520934863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256309.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the social, cultural, and political history of bicycling under the Third Republic, including aspects of the Tour de France. It explains that the French have found the Tour a ... More


Reforming French Culture: Satire, Spiritual Alienation, and Connection to Strangers

George Hoffmann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808763
eISBN:
9780191852138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808763.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Satire has recently re-emerged as a potent political tool, but it has played many different roles in the past. French reformers waged massive satire campaigns in the sixteenth century to little or no ... More


Itineraries of Frenchness

Bill Marshall

in André Téchiné

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058318
eISBN:
9781781701072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058318.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Interrogations of Frenchness are a crucial part of the mix in Téchiné's explorations of modern life. Plural itineraries of Frenchness echo Téchiné's refusal when dealing with sexuality to alight upon ... More


Authenticity and appropriation: a discursive history of French popular music

David Looseley

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/9780719078163.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter combines a brief history of French popular music with an account of those discourses that have defined and constructed the meanings of ‘pop’ for France. One element of French ... More


The Tour’s Globalizing Agenda in the Television Age

Eric Reed

in Selling the Yellow Jersey: The Tour de France in the Global Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226206530
eISBN:
9780226206677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226206677.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Television emerged as the most important commercial pillar of the Tour and global sports business after the Second World War. Chapter Six explains how, as the television economy of professional ... More


Changing notions of national identity: engaging with ethnicity

Joseph McGonagle

in Representing Ethnicity in Contemporary French Visual Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719079559
eISBN:
9781526121103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079559.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter probes several of the ways in which ethnicity in relation to France and Frenchness has been represented visually since the 1980s across a wide variety of media and sectors, including ... More


Drawing France: French Comics and the Republic

Joel E. Vessels

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734447
eISBN:
9781621032786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In France, Belgium, and other Francophone countries, comic strips—called bande dessinée or “BD” in French—have long been considered a major art form capable of addressing a host of contemporary ... More


Defining (or Redefining) Priorities in the Curriculum When the Good Times have Flown

William Burgwinkle

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/UPO9781846316692.013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter addresses the question of where French Studies should go in the current era of financial constraints and cut-backs. It argues that twenty-first-century French Studies must foreground ... More


Cultural Crossovers

Chris Perriam and Darren Waldron

in French and Spanish Queer Film: Audiences, Communities and Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748699193
eISBN:
9781474422017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699193.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter focuses on what France and Frenchness means in dominant discourses that circulate in Spain and the values attached to Spain and Spanishness in France. It offers a contextual and ... More


Conclusion

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/9781846310508.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history and culture of the French Atlantic. It discusses the dispersal of Frenchness in the sites considered in this study and suggests that ... More


‘Afro-française’: In-Between or Out of Sync?

in Calixthe Beyala: Performances of Migration

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310287
eISBN:
9781846312724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310287.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the implications of Calixthe Beyala's shifting identification from African to sometimes French through the ambiguous hyphenated identity of the ‘Afro-française.’ It examines ... More


High art, low culture: Piaf and la chanson française

David Looseley

in Édith Piaf: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382578
eISBN:
9781786945280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382578.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter explores why, although she wrote many songs, she was never accepted as primarily an auteur-compositeur-interprète: the singer-songwriter figure who became so revered in France from the ... More


Léopold Sédar Senghor: Race, Language, Empire

David Murphy (ed.)

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Léopold Sédar Senghor is a poet and theorist who also served as president of Senegal. He is the author most closely associated with Negritude, a Francophone literary movement that emerged at a time ... More


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