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Beyond Return: Genre and Cultural Politics in Contemporary French Fiction

Lucas Hollister

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786942180
eISBN:
9781789623642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942180.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Beyond Return examines how popular literary forms have been politicized or could be productively repoliticized in the literary period that we have called the contemporary (roughly: since 1980). In ... More


The Story and the World (Jean Rouaud)

Lucas Hollister

in Beyond Return: Genre and Cultural Politics in Contemporary French Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786942180
eISBN:
9781789623642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942180.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines how the ‘return to the story’ has been used to further an anti-modernist agenda and to delegitimize avant-garde or experimental mid-century novelistic aesthetics. Specifically, ... 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


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


Local, National, Regional, Global: Glissant and the Postcolonial Manifesto

Charles Forsdick

in Caribbean Globalizations, 1492 to the Present Day

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781781381519
eISBN:
9781781384923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381519.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the influence of literary form on thinking about globalization in the Caribbean by focusing on the re-emergence of the manifesto in late twentieth- and early ... More


A Primal Scene: The Colonial Fortune

Oana Panaïté

in The Colonial Fortune in Contemporary Fiction in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940292
eISBN:
9781786944290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940292.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The introduction presents an overview of the primary and secondary sources examined in the book. The premise of the study is that contemporary texts written by authors from and outside the Hexagon, ... More


Literature, the World, and You

Djelal Kadir

in The Common Growl: Toward a Poetics of Precarious Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270910
eISBN:
9780823270965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270910.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Beginning with Quintilian’s examination of the concept of metaphor, this essay seeks to further thought on world literature by coming to terms with the communitarian implications of such a concept. ... 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


Introduction: What Does Littérature-monde Mean for French, Francophone and Postcolonial Studies?

Alec G. Hargreaves, Charles Forsdick, and David Murphy (eds)

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/UPO9781846316265.001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The 2007 Manifesto calling for a ‘littérature-monde en français’, an egalitarian (and utopian) world literature in French, sparked considerable debate among scholars of French/Francophone Studies and ... 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


From Weltliteratur to World Literature to Littérature-monde: The History of a Controversial Concept

Typhaine Leservot (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/UPO9781846316265.003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The Manifesto published in the French journal Le Monde on March 16, 2007 introduced the term littérature-monde. This chapter explores the history of the concept of littérature-monde or ‘world ... 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


The Postcolonial Manifesto: Partisanship, Criticism and the Performance of Change

David Murphy (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/UPO9781846316265.005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Published in early 2007, the littérature-monde Manifesto addresses the question of how to resolve the problematic legacy of colonialism and race and reconceptualise collective identities beyond ... More


‘On the Abolition of the French Department’? Exploring the Disciplinary Contexts of Littérature-monde

Charles Forsdick (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/UPO9781846316265.006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In 1989, Pascal Quignard called for a deprogramming of contemporary French literature that not only avoids prescription but also challenges orthodoxy. The manifesto emerged in the nineteenth century, ... 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


(Not) Razing the Walls: Glissant, Trouillot and the Post-Politics of World ‘Literature’

Chris Bongie (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/UPO9781846316265.008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The littérature-monde Manifesto, published in March 2007 by Michel Le Bris, Jean Rouaud, and other writers, deconstructs the French/Francophone binary and calls for ‘world literature in French’. The ... More


The ‘Marie Ndiaye Affair’ or the Coming of a Postcolonial Evoluée

Dominic Thomas

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/UPO9781846316265.009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In November 2009, the Prix Goncourt was awarded to Marie NDiaye. On the surface, this development seems to lend further credence to the notion, put forward by the writers who signed the ... 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, or Redefining Exotic Literature?

Jean-Xavier Ridon (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/UPO9781846316265.012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines littérature-monde and Francophone literature in relation to exoticism as a concept directly inherited from the colonial past. Both littérature-monde and Francophone literature ... More


From Littérature voyageuse to Littérature-monde via Migrant Literatures: Towards an Ethics and Poetics of Littérature-monde through French-Australian Literature

Jacqueline Dutton

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/UPO9781846316265.013
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Australia has figured prominently in French literature for centuries, and continues to be a subject of novels, travel writing and plays, but not films. This chapter explores the ethics and poetics of ... More


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