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French Cultural Studies
French Cultural Studies (June 2000)
Criticism at the Crossroads
Marie-Pierre Le Hir - Editor
Dana Strand - Editor

Addresses the theoretical and pedagogical implications of redefining French Studies as an interdisciplinary field, while providing practical examples of the kind of criticism that such a shift would entail.

French Cultural Studies provides a theoretical framework for reconsidering the domain of knowledge and expertise traditionally associated with the discipline of French. The contributors accompany their analysis of a wide vari...(Read More)
 
 
Figuring the East
Figuring the East (December 1999)
Segalen, Malraux, Duras, and Barthes
Marie-Paule Ha - Author

The four authors treated here--Victor Segalen, Andre Malraux, Marguerite Duras, and Roland Barthes--each experienced at one point in his or her life a deep dissatisfaction with modern European values, followed by a turn toward the East. However, due to different class, gender, and personal backgrounds, they each entertained diverse and complex relationships to (post)colonial ideology, which they both served and subverted at the same time. By engagin...(Read More)
 
 
Simone Weil
Simone Weil (July 1999)
Thinking Poetically
Joan Dargan - Author

"This is a singular work in Weil studies. No Weil scholar should go without reading this book." -- Eric O. Springsted, coauthor of Spirit, Nature and Community: Issues in the Thought of Simone Weil

Simone Weil created a memorable uvre remarkable for its lucid, striking, and seemingly transparent prose. Aphoristic and impersonal in tone, it is the instrument of a master stylist. The first to recognize Weil's achievement as a writ...(Read More)
 
 
Reading with Michel Serres
Reading with Michel Serres (June 1999)
An Encounter with Time
Maria L. Assad - Author

Explores the concept of time in the work of Michel Serres, demonstrating close analogies in his work to the discourses of science, literature, and philosophy.

This book identifies a new perspective on time and temporality in the work of the French writer Michel Serres. Time is the veiled notion that underlies Serres's many epistemological parables and fables, and is a consistent metaphor throughout his work. Assad uncovers this common ...(Read More)
 
 
Birth of a National Icon
Birth of a National Icon (May 1999)
The Literary Avant-Garde and the Origins of the Intellectual in France
Venita Datta - Author

Examines the rise of the intellectual in fin-de-siecle France, setting this important phenomenon against the backdrop of an emerging mass democracy and concentrating on the key role played by the avant-garde.
Birth of a National Icon examines the emergence of the intellectual in fin-de-siecle France, setting this important phenomenon against the backdrop of an emerging mass democracy and concentrating on the key role played by the ...(Read More)
 
 
Cultivating Dissent
Cultivating Dissent (May 1999)
Work, Identity, and Praxis in Rural Languedoc
Winnie Lem - Author

Explores rural resistance, class consciousness, and the politics of contemporary culture through the experience of family farmers in France's "red south."
Focusing on a community of small family farmers in the Languedoc region of Mediterranean France, Cultivating Dissent shows how rural people struggle against disintegration brought on by the development of capitalism and state modernization imperatives. Lem challenges the image th...(Read More)
 
 
The French Connections of Jacques Derrida
The French Connections of Jacques Derrida (April 1999)
Julian Wolfreys - Editor
John Brannigan - Editor
Ruth Robbins - Editor

Addresses for the first time the issue of Derrida's relation to French poetics, writing, thought, and culture.

The French Connections of Jacques Derrida offers stimulating and accessible essays that address, for the first time, the issue of Derrida's relation to French poetics, writing, thought, and culture. In addition to offering considerations of Derrida through studies of such significant French authors as Mal...(Read More)
 
 
My Double Life
My Double Life (February 1999)
The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt
Sarah Bernhardt - Author
Victoria Tietze Larson - Translator

A translation of Ma Double Vie, the autobiography of the French actress Sarah Bernhardt, who was one of the classical theater's all-time greatest stars.

"Bernhardt was one of the leading international actresses of her day. This memoir is particularly interesting not only because of the light it sheds on theater, but also because of what it tells us about the role of an artist in a particularly troubled period of ...(Read More)
 
 
Melancholies of Knowledge
Melancholies of Knowledge (January 1999)
Literature in the Age of Science
Margery Arent Safir - Editor

Scholars in the exact and social sciences join literary critics to consider the work of French author Michel Rio and to reflect on literature's place in intellectual discourse in an age dominated by science.

"What does an evolutionary biologist derive from seeing a theory he himself has written about as a scientist 'translated' by an author of fiction? How is the perception of this scientific and mathematical knowledge c...(Read More)
 
 
Defying Gravity
Defying Gravity (April 1998)
Jean Paulhan's Interventions in Twentieth-Century French Intellectual History
Michael Syrotinski - Author

A major reassessment of the work of Jean Paulhan within the context of his own times as well as in the light of contemporary debates in literary theory.

Defying Gravity is a major reassessment of the work of Jean Paulhan within the context of his own times, as well as in the light of contemporary debates in literary theory. Best known for his long-serving editorship of the influential Parisian literary review, ...(Read More)
 
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