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Past Imperfect: Time and African Decolonization, 1945-1960

Pierre-Philippe Fraiture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800348400
eISBN:
9781800852266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348400.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book examines French and Francophone intellectual history in the period leading to the decolonization of sub-Saharan Africa (1945-1960). The analysis favours the epistemological links between ... More


Writing Occupation: Jewish Émigré Voices in Wartime France

Julia Elsky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781503613676
eISBN:
9781503614369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503613676.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Why did some of the most brilliant—but often forgotten—Jewish émigré writers of the first half of the twentieth century choose to write in French as a second language, even as they faced a double ... More


Revisioning French Culture

Andrew Sobanet (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620207
eISBN:
9781789623727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620207.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Revisioning French Culture brings together a striking group of leading intellectuals and scholars to explore new avenues of research in French and Francophone Studies. Covering the medieval period ... More


Jewish Émigré Writers and the French Language

Julia Elsky

in Writing Occupation: Jewish Émigré Voices in Wartime France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781503613676
eISBN:
9781503614369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503613676.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter provides the historical and theoretical context of the book. It investigates Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe to France during the interwar period, and it traces the experiences of ... More


Memory, Language, and Jewish Francophonie

Julia Elsky

in Writing Occupation: Jewish Émigré Voices in Wartime France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781503613676
eISBN:
9781503614369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503613676.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This epilogue theorizes a Jewish Francophonie, looking at the question of Jewishness within the French language among the heirs to the writers in Writing Occupation including Myriam Anissimov, Hélène ... More


French Language

Cécile Van den Avenne

in Postcolonial Realms of Memory: Sites and Symbols in Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620665
eISBN:
9781789623666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620665.003.0030
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Two strong linguistic ideologies, which could at first seem to be irreconcilable, inform the French language as an ideological notion: French as a universal language, and French as the language of ... More


Introduction

Andrew Sobanet and Kylie Sago (eds)

in Revisioning French Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620207
eISBN:
9781789623727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620207.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter establishes the scholarly and intellectual landscape in which the book should be situated. The introduction explores recent trends in French and Francophone cultural studies, and gives ... More


Universalisms and Francophonies

Françoise Lionnet

in Revisioning French Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620207
eISBN:
9781789623727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620207.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Françoise Lionnet’s essay provides a compelling critique of the much-discussed 2007 manifesto Pour une littérature-monde en français. In pointing out the manifesto’s ambiguities and contradictions, ... More


‘African philosophy’ The History of an Expression

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

in Revisioning French Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620207
eISBN:
9781789623727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620207.003.0021
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Souleymane Bachir Diagne’s text is on the history of what has been called ‘African philosophy,’ a phrase with origins in the early post-World War II period. Diagne begins by tracing the complex ... More


Writing, Literary Sape, and Reading in Mabanckou’s Black Bazar

Katelyn E. Knox

in Race on Display in 20th- and 21st Century France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781383094
eISBN:
9781781384152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383094.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyses two principal cultural works: Ivorian Coupé-décalé music and Alain Mabanckou’s novel Black Bazar (2009). On its surface, Black Bazar seems to participate in the larger trend of ... More


Reinventing Francophonie

Laurent Dubreuil

David Fieni (ed.)

in Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter shows how francophonie may designate the operation that consists, for the one who speaks, of designating himself or herself as colonized, while at the same time transpiercing ... More


The “New Scramble” for Africa

Rosemary Salomone

in The Rise of English: Global Politics and the Power of Language

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780190625610
eISBN:
9780190625641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625610.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines France’s efforts using the “soft power” of language to maintain a presence particularly in French-speaking Africa, and similar efforts by China in its Belt and Road Initiative ... More


A Walk on the Wilde Side: Rock Music and Listening as Narrative Strategy in Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

Jennifer Solheim

in Sounds Senses

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781800856882
eISBN:
9781800853324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800856882.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

While works from mainland France by writers of French origin are categorized by historical era, with emerging literary voices in French from the colonial world the organization becomes spatial, ... More


Postcolonial Intertextuality and Translation Explored through the Work of Alain Mabanckou

Kathryn Batchelor

in Intimate Enemies: Translation in Francophone Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318672
eISBN:
9781846317996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318672.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The work of the prize-winning francophone author Alain Mabanckou is characterised by an intense intertextuality that poses significant challenges for translation. This article explores the ... More


Francophone World Literature (Littérature-monde), Cosmopolitanism and Decadence: ‘Citizen of the World’ without the Citizen?

Deborah Jenson (ed.)

in Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314834
eISBN:
9781846316265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316265.002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The philosophically corrective tendency of littérature-monde towards the colonial architecture of Francophonie and the much older (even transhistorical) cosmopolitical paradigm underscores the rifts ... More


Littérature-monde in the Marketplace of Ideas: A Theoretical Discussion

Mounia Benalil (ed.)

in Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314834
eISBN:
9781846316265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316265.004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The term littérature-monde was introduced by Michel Le Bris in Pour une littérature voyageuse (1992) and was included in the Manifesto published in Le Monde on March 16, 2007. The forty-four writers ... More


Francophonie: Trash or Recycle?

Lydie Moudileno (ed.)

in Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314834
eISBN:
9781846316265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316265.007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Postcolonialism and postcolonial studies have come under criticism in the last few decades, with some critics even declaring the ‘end’ of the discipline. Similarly, recent events in academia and ... More


(R)evolutions

Thomas C. Spear (ed.)

in Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314834
eISBN:
9781846316265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316265.010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that the littérature-monde Manifesto, which proclaims the end of Francophonie and calls for a ‘world literature’ in French, is not a revolution but a minor change of perspective ... More


Littérature-monde and Old/New Humanism

Jane Hiddleston

in Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314834
eISBN:
9781846316265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316265.011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The littérature-monde movement, described in the 2007 volume Pour une littérature-monde by Michel Le Bris and Jean Rouaud, rejects the neo-colonial undertones of Francophonie as it seeks to ... More


Littérature-monde or Littérature océanienne? Internationalism versus Regionalism in Francophone Pacific Writing

Michelle Keown

in Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314834
eISBN:
9781846316265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316265.015
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The 2007 Manifesto ‘Pour une littérature-monde en français’ introduces the notion of a ‘world literature in French’ as an enabling alternative to Francophonie, which it rejects for its neo-colonial ... More


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