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France on Display
France on Display (February 1998)
Peasants, Provincials, and Folklore in the 1937 Paris World's Fair
Shanny Peer - Author

Winner of the 1999 Laurence Wylie Prize in French Cultural Studies presented by the Association for French Cultural Studies

The 1937 Paris World's Fair presented a traditionalist image of France as a rural, provincial country, faithful to its folk traditions and to its Old World heritage. France's attachment, well into the twentieth century, to its traditionalist roots has often been interpreted by scholars as a reactionary impulse, a desir...(Read More)

 
 
Isolated Experiences
Isolated Experiences (January 1998)
Gilles Deleuze and the Solitudes of Reversed Platonism
James Brusseau - Author

Traversing the genres of philosophy and literature, this book elaborates Deleuze's notion of difference, conceives certain individuals as embodying difference, and applies these conceptions to their writings.

"Brusseau has written a book on Deleuze which will be a milestone in the field. Even those who know Deleuze well are often obliged to do somersaults in order to negotiate the rough terrain of his rhizomatic writing. Brusseau seems to...(Read More)
 
 
Women Mystics Confront the Modern World
Women Mystics Confront the Modern World (January 1998)
Marie de l'Incarnation (1599-1672) and Madame Guyon (1648-1717)
Marie-Florine Bruneau - Author

Situates the female mystical tradition within the context of the epistemological shift which occurred at the dawn of the modern world.

Women Mystics Confront the Modern World
situates the female mystical tradition within the context of the epistemological shift which affected religious sentiments and the perception of the self at the dawn of the modern world. Anchored in a comprehensive knowledge of the religious histo...(Read More)
 
 
Sexual Politics in the Enlightenment
Sexual Politics in the Enlightenment (August 1997)
Women Writers Read Rousseau
Mary Seidman Trouille - Author

Explores the way seven women writers of the eighteenth century responded to Rousseau, and traces his crucial influence on their literary careers.

Sexual Politics in the Enlightenment constitutes the first book-length feminist study of Rousseau's sexual politics and the reception of his works by women readers. By today's standards, Rousseau's sexual politics appear reactionary, paternalistic, even blatantly misogynist; yet, among...(Read More)
 
 
Apollinaire and the International Avant-Garde
Apollinaire and the International Avant-Garde (January 1997)
Willard Bohn - Author

This literary history examines Guillaume Apollinaire's reception and influence in the Western hemisphere during the early twentieth century. It identifies and reconstructs major literary and art historical paths of development, about which surprisingly little is known. In particular, it discusses Apollinaire's reception and formative influence in North America, England, Germany, Spain, Argentina, and Mexico, and includes important documents by Apoll...(Read More)
 
 
French Intellectual Nobility
French Intellectual Nobility (November 1996)
Institutional and Symbolic Transformations in the Post-Sartrian Era
Niilo Kauppi - Author

The first study to examine the conditions that led to the production of theories like "structuralism" and "poststructuralism."

"There is not, to my knowledge, any work in English or in French that does such a good job of integrating the historical and the structural. Kauppi's sociological perspective allows him to see better than most what ties together Foucault, Bourdieu, and Derrida; to see the commonalities of the dis...(Read More)
 
 
The Dream of an Absolute Language
The Dream of an Absolute Language (July 1996)
Emanuel Swedenborg and French Literary Culture
Lynn R. Wilkinson - Author

Traces the reception of Swedenborg's doctrine of "correspondences" in French literature and culture from the late 1700s to 1870.

Taking as its point of departure the two poems, "Correspondances" by Baudelaire and "Les correspondances" by Alphonse-Louis Constant, The Dream of an Absolute Language: Emanuel Swedenborg and French Literary Culture traces the reception and popularization of several key Swedenborgian do...(Read More)
 
 
Mass Enlightenment
Mass Enlightenment (September 1995)
Critical Studies in Rousseau and Diderot
Julia Simon - Author

Using the writings of the critical theorists of the Frankfurt School as a framework, this book uncovers the tensions and contradictions associated with the rise of capitalism as manifested in the writings of Rousseau and Diderot.
"This is an intriguing and provocative study of two major French Enlightenment philosophes from the Marxian perspective of Frankfurt School thinkers Weber, Adorno, Horkheimer, and Habermas. The picture of...(Read More)
 
 
Moral Education for a Secular Society
Moral Education for a Secular Society (July 1988)
The Development of Moral Laique in Nineteenth Century France
Phyllis Stock-Morton - Author

"The study is well thought out and researched, while at the same time it is beautifully styled and crafted." -- Jack L. Roth, Case Western Reserve University

"The topic concerns more than nineteenth century French history. It concerns the assumptions as secularity in contemporary Western culture. The topic is fundamental to any field of study that deals with values." -- Philip L. Smith, The Ohio State University

The current controversy...(Read More)
 
 
France Under Recession: 1981-1986
France Under Recession: 1981-1986 (May 1988)
John Tuppen - Author

This book reviews the substantial changes that occurred in France during the period in which a left wing president and government controlled the nation's destiny. In their quest for a solution to the country's mounting difficulties, the Socialists adopted a very different range of policies from their predecessors.

Tuppen appraises the recent pattern of social and economic development in France, particularly the impact of recession and the so...(Read More)
 
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