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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Beyond Words     Open Access  
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 126)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
DQR Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fólio : Revista de Letras     Open Access  
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
FronteiraZ. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Literatura e Crítica Literária     Open Access  
Genre     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
George Herbert Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)

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  • Volume 54 Issue 2/3 - 'Mon cher ami': Friendship in 'Le bourgeois
           gentilhomme'
    • Abstract: Weeden, Kirk
      Moliere's ideological position in regard to the nobility and bourgeoisie of his era is a hotly contested subject. This article contributes to this ongoing debate by offering a reading of friendship in 'Le Bourgeois gentilhomme'. In particular, it analyses the relationship between the bourgeois protagonist, Monsieur Jourdain, and the count Dorante. It seeks to understand this relationship in terms of friendship by referring to the influential philosophical construction of friendship proposed by Cicero in 'Laelius de amicitia'. It argues that both characters fall short of the conditions required for such a friendship, leaving them equally open to criticism. While there appears to be weightier judgment reserved for Dorante's conduct, this is problematized by considering the cultural phenomenon of 'honnetete' in seventeenth-century France, which complicates the Ciceronian conception of friendship. The analysis suggests the need for a wider reading of Moliere's works to further explore this socio-cultural tension.

      PubDate: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:51:59 GMT
       
  • Volume 54 Issue 2/3 - Periodical press and formal innovation in Aloysius
           Bertrand's 'Gaspard de la nuit'
    • Abstract: Gosetti, Valentina
      Louis (Aloysius) Bertrand's 'Gaspard de la Nuit' (posthumously published in 1842) is often still remembered as the first canonical collection of prose poetry in France. Although seemingly flattering, this established classification has led to a retrospective appreciation of Bertrand's work in light of the better-known authors that succeeded him in the history of this genre. The aim of this article is to challenge this traditional commonplace, by resituating Bertrand's collection in its own time, the 1820s and 1830s, and by studying the compositions of 'Gaspard de la Nuit' within the context of wider, contemporary Romantic experimentation. After discussing Bertrand's debts to his contemporaries, this article argues that Bertrand's typographical and spatial awareness, which was probably gained through his journalistic experience, represents a further step within Romantic poetic practice. The real inventor of the 'fantaisie Bertrandienne' might well be the periodical press.

      PubDate: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:51:59 GMT
       
  • Volume 54 Issue 2/3 - Dialogism and song: Intertextuality, heteroglossia
           and collaboration in Augusta holmes's setting of catulle mendes's
           'Chanson'
    • Abstract: Ardrey, Caroline
      This article proposes a new methodology for analysing song, underpinned by Mikhail Bakhtin's ideas of intertextuality, dialogism and heteroglossia. It builds on the recent current of scholarship that challenges Bakhtin's hierarchical view of the novel as the dialogic literary mode par excellence, and presents the theories of dialogism and heteroglossia as apt for the analysis of lyric poetry. In the article, this Bakhtinian theoretical framework is applied to a little-known song setting of Catulle Mendes's "Chanson", composed by Augusta Holmes and published in issue six of Mallarme's 1874 fashion magazine La Derniere Mode. The objective of this article is twofold: on the one hand, it seeks to situate this collaborative endeavour within a historically and culturally wide-ranging intertextual network and, on the other, it aims to demonstrate the value of applying Bakhtinian dialogism as a theoretical framework in word and music studies in order to enhance our understanding of the processes by which songs are created, performed and received.

      PubDate: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:51:59 GMT
       
  • Volume 54 Issue 2/3 - Les ecrivains florentins d'avantgarde et la France:
           Echanges, rivalites et conflits, 1900-1920
    • Abstract: Giladi, Amotz
      At the beginning of the twentieth century, many Italian avant-garde writers tried to operate within the French literary field. This can be explained by the avant-garde's propensity for transnational circulation, as well as by the particular prestige of Paris in the global intellectual scene. However, in early twentieth-century France, Italians, associated with mass immigration, often did not enjoy a high reputation. Moreover, literary exchanges between the two countries were marked by a strong asymmetry: while French literature was widely translated in Italy, Italian works translated into French were rare. To address this situation, Italian writers developed several strategies, and we shall examine here especially that of the Florentine group composed of Giovanni Papini, Ardengo Soffici and Giuseppe Prezzolini. Their position, both "pan-Latin" and nationalistic, led them to advocate solidarity between the two "Latin" nations, while trying to balance their symbolic power relationship. The case of the periodical 'La Vraie Italie', founded by Papini, shows clearly the complex issues tying these Florentine writers to France.

      PubDate: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:51:59 GMT
       
  • Volume 54 Issue 2/3 - Contraindre le chaos a devenir forme: Le motif de la
           descente aux enfers dans et les chiens se taisaient d'Aime cesaire
    • Abstract: Allen, Jason
      In this paper, I argue that the persistent historical trauma of colonialism leads to a crisis akin to the descent to the underworld (or katabasis) in Aime Cesaire's Et les chiens se taisaient, in which we may discern the deep patterns shaping the poetics of the author. Offering a close reading of the play grounded in Edouard Glissant's "poetics of Relation", I argue that Cesaire's hellish "abyss" functions productively as a poetic trope for the experience of slavery and its traumatic consequences. I also show that the "abyss" (which represents the spatio-temporal rupture engendered by the Atlantic slave trade and the experience of slavery itself) is conceived as a creative void out of which the author's poetic aesthetic emerges. The article pays particular attention to Cesaire's intertexts, especially Dante and the Divine Comedy. Glissant's theory of "Relation" is used as a guiding framework to emphasise the dialectical thrust of Cesaire's poetic project.

      PubDate: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:51:59 GMT
       
  • Volume 54 Issue 2/3 - Maternal estrangement: Uncovering family crimes in
           malika Mokeddem's 'Je dois tout a ton oubli'
    • Abstract: Arenberg, Nancy
      Malika Mokeddem's novel Je dois tout a ton oubli is a haunting work that explores the motherdaughter relationship from a complex perspective, focusing on traumatic amnesia, repressed memories, and family secrets. This essay will concentrate on the estranged relationship between the traditional Algerian mother and the resistant daughter, Selma. As the embodiment of postmodern freedom associated with her generation, Selma rejects the conventional Islamic values her mother upholds. To examine the strained relationship between them, particular emphasis will be placed on the representation of Selma's "bad" mother, as she holds the key to uncovering the truth about a tragic family crime. The latter part of the study will explore the larger socio-political implications of motherhood, pertaining to women's roles in postcolonial Algeria.

      PubDate: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:51:59 GMT
       
  • Volume 54 Issue 2/3 - Mobilite, reves et revoltes: Les paradoxes le
           cleziens dans 'Onitsha'
    • Abstract: Simpore, Karim
      In Onitsha (1991), J.M.G. Le Clezio is concerned to depict a multifaceted imaginary in which idyllic adventures and dreams, but also disillusion and revolt, are intertwined. If the author's main focus in this work is an openness to the values pertaining to multiculturalism, notably those of Onitsha as reflected through the character of Boni, he shows at the same time the historical and socio-cultural factors that hinder the realization of this project of dreams of mobility in the quest for other intersections of cultures, spaces and identity values. As well as analyzing the aesthetic dimensions of Le Clezio's novel, this article aims to illuminate the compromise techniques used by the author, which may seem paradoxical, but are useful in terms of an individual's introduction to a new universe exposed to violent changes of identity values.

      PubDate: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:51:59 GMT
       
  • Volume 54 Issue 2/3 - Lessons from east and west in Francois Cheng's 'Le
           dit de tianyi'
    • Abstract: Silvester, Rosalind
      The theme of pedagogy in Francois Cheng's Le Dit de Tianyi (1998) undergoes, in this article, a more systematic and sustained study than has been carried out so far. Principles associated with cultural learning, Experiential Learning Theory and acculturation theory are used to provide insights into the protagonist's ethnic identification, cross-cultural learning and training as a painter during his early years in China and study trip to Europe (1950s). However, limitations to the usefulness of these three Anglophone theories from the Educational Sciences are discussed, and it is suggested that a circular conception of Tianyi's learning experiences, reflecting Chinese philosophy, is revealed at certain points, and that this offers resistance both to Western theory and to the straightforward application of theory to literature. When combined, the two sets of approaches convey the spirit of Cheng's own assimilation of East and West in terms of his translingualism and the cultural product that is the novel.

      PubDate: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:51:59 GMT
       
  • Volume 54 Issue 2/3 - Intermusicality, space and deleuzian aesthetics in
           Jacques Reda's 'quatre lettres de coleman hawkins'
    • Abstract: Anderson, Lynn
      Jacques Reda's foundational relation to jazz is clear throughout his work. The monumental series of poems in L'Improviste, "Quatre lettres de Coleman Hawkins", blends the influence of jazz in Reda's work with his spatial poetics. Inspired by the tenor saxophone great, Reda himself improvises poetically to create a cadence that reflects the rhythms of this jazz icon. The intermusical synergy between jazz and poetry merges with intertextual improvisation through images of the sea and soaring that voice expressions of freedom and open space. In examining Reda's poetic practice as spatial practice, this study also takes into account the spatial dimensions of Deleuze and Guattari's thought, together with concepts they elaborate in relation to music. As Reda composes orchestral textures and movements through airborne images of clouds and birds that extend to the flowering world's dispersive and generative momentum, a renewed and renewing space comes into being.

      PubDate: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:51:59 GMT
       
  • Volume 54 Issue 2/3 - Faire entrer le reel en collision avec le
           romanesque: L'art du montage dans retour a kotelnitch et un roman russe
           d'Emmanuel carrere
    • Abstract: Hugueny-Leger, Elise
      This article explores occurrences of juxtaposition and collision between lived experience and fiction in the film Retour a Kotelnitch (2003) and the book Un roman russe (2007, trans. My Life as a Russian Novel) by Emmanuel Carrere. Following on Eisenstein's conception of montage, I posit that the construction and fictionalisation of experience act as a step towards (self-) understanding and knowledge in Carrere's search for his, and his family's, origins. In a diptych which may be viewed as a manifestation of postmemory, the grey zone which Carrere explores - in which fiction is a mode of living and "real" doesn't mean "reality" but "unbelievable" - corresponds to the creative potential of autofiction.

      PubDate: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:51:59 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 3 - Charles Denis Boak (1932-2015)
    • Abstract: Unwin, Tim
      Denis Boak, Professor of French at The University of Western Australia from 1975 to 1995, died peacefully in the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, on 5 July 2015 after a quiet but lengthy struggle with failing health. He was in his eighty-third year, and is survived by Estelle to whom he had been married for forty-nine years. Those who knew Denis will remember him as a scholar of exceptional erudition and intellectual range. He was, for many, a living illustration of the virtues of constant reading, and we are the poorer for having lost the scholar with his learning, and the man with his insights, his curiosity, and his irreverent wit.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 May 2017 17:23:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 3 - Book Reviews
    • Abstract: Bradley, Jane Winston; Reader, Keith; Gregory, Fiona; West-Sooby, John; Chambers, Ross
      Review of: Leslie Barnes, Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literature (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2014) ; James Cannon, The Paris Zone: A Cultural History, 1840-1944 (Farnham, UK/Burlington, US: Ashgate, 2014) ; Victoria Duckett, Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015) ; Fran oise Grauby, Le Roman de la cr ation: crire entre mythes et pratiques (Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2015) ; Brian Nelson, The Cambridge Introduction to French Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015)

      PubDate: Mon, 1 May 2017 17:23:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 3 - "Je lis ca comme je lirais un roman": Reading
           Scientific Works on Hypnotism in Late Nineteenth-century France
    • Abstract: Hajek, Kim M
      In France ca. 1878-1890, hypnotism enjoyed unprecedented legitimacy and cultural authority, with literary interest flourishing alongside medico-scientific enquiry into the topic. In light of these dual conditions, this article examines how texts about hypnotism constituted their ideal reader, with a focus on the role of the reader's imagination. It firstly elucidates the ways scientific texts guided their ideal reader to suppress any imaginative response to hypnotic phenomena. If this served to neutralize potentially damaging interpretations of phenomena, it also placed constraints on scientific experimentation into hypnotism. Fictional studies of hypnotism raised the possibility, however, that it was valid to read accounts of hypnotic phenomena "like novels", that is, in an imaginative mode. The analysis, in this second part, centres on an episode from Jules Claretie's 1885 novel Jean Mornas, before finally exploring the implications for scientific enquiry of fluidity between scientific and literary ways of reading hypnotism.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 May 2017 17:23:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 3 - Louis XV's Black Son
    • Abstract: Merrick, Jeffrey
      On 14 May 1775 Sim on Prosper Hardy recorded a bizarre rumour that Louis XV had a black son who claimed the French throne, occupied for just a year by Louis XVI, with the support of troops, the late king's daughters, and the prince de Cond . This article explores folkloric, sexual, and symbolic aspects of the rumour against the background of the transition between regimes, courtly factions and frictions, popular dissatisfaction with the old and new monarchs or at least their ministers, and royal policy about people with black skin. It suggests that the rumour, constructed out of facts and fictions, could have multiple meanings in the minds of Hardy's contemporaries.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 May 2017 17:23:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 3 - Un monde perdu? Fetiche, Nostalgie et "l'espace
           quelconque" de Tran Anh Hung
    • Abstract: Barnes, Leslie
      The cinema of Trần Anh H ng is defined by a subtle relationship between speed and slowness. His films focusing on Vietnam constitute an audio-visual composition that is vast and associative and often present the filmmaker's native country from multiple perspectives at once. In this essay, I examine this quest for simultaneity through a close analysis of the figure of the prostitute in Cyclo (1996). In the prostitute we see the coexistence of two value systems, one Marxist and the other psychoanalytic, and the multiplicity of time. It's a cinematographic time that is not teleological, but that doubles and unfolds itself, that insists on the singularity of the present moment as an opening onto the past and the future, where everything is brought back into play, where everything can begin again.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 May 2017 17:23:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 3 - Pour une critique bayardienne en-de du texte: le cas
           de 'Hendrik Biebouw' (Henri Bibault)
    • Abstract: Alant, Jaco
      If one could legitimately, i.e. as a critic, talk about a book one hasn't read (as has been suggested by Pierre Bayard), it must be equally possible to talk about a book (novel) that hasn't been written. This article explores this question through a reading of Bayard's Le Plagiat par anticipation (2009), drawing particularly on the concepts of "troisi me texte" (third text - relating to a "constitutive" reading) and of plagiarism of the "psyche" (focusing on the creative process). The "case" used to illustrate the argument is that of Hendrik Biebouw (Henri Bibault), known to a greater or lesser extent within South African history for having laid claim to being African (Afrikaner) in the midst of an early eighteenth-century Cape European settler community. The history relating to the event has not, as such, been novelized, yet it can reveal itself as literary through the intervention of the critic.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 May 2017 17:23:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 3 - Histoire et symbolique architecturale: lecture du
           Compagnon du Tour de France de George Sand
    • Abstract: Gado, Rania
      This article examines the symbolic treatment of architecture in 'Le Compagnon du Tour de France', a historical novel by George Sand published in 1840. The novelist creates an architectural space which allows us to read the political history of her age and the social conflicts within it. Thus, the castle of the Villepreux family appears not as a solid block but as a torn edifice where different time-frames intertwine. It evokes the past through its nature as a ruin, it suggests the present through the restoration of the chapel, and it announces the future through its building sites. Inhabited by socially different characters, the manor becomes a place which reflects the complex relations between social classes.

      PubDate: Mon, 1 May 2017 17:23:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 1/2 - Tyrannies of Distance, Perils of Proximity: Time,
           Space and Virtuality in the French and Francophone World
    • Abstract: Hardwick, Joe; Hubbell, Amy L
      Distance and proximity: two concepts which refer to the space, literal or metaphoric, between two things, two beings, two moments in time. The terms mean to stand apart and to be near; yet, the literal and ostensibly spatial nature of the terms quickly yields to their many figural uses. The easy slippage between the literal and metaphoric, the spatial and temporal, means that the two terms, however banal and transparent they may appear at first, belie a hidden complexity which invites us to see similarity in difference, and difference in similarity. This article explores how the two terms function across time in French and Francophone Studies in Australia and presents the complexities that arise in the articles gathered together in this special number of AJFS.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:48:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 1/2 - L'Ailleurs et l'ici
    • Abstract: Auge, Marc
      It becomes more difficult each day to distinguish between exterior and interior, elsewhere and here. According to Paul Virilio, with globalization, the relation between interior and exterior is reversed: the interior is the global, that is, the system, and more precisely, the economic and electronic networks which constitute its foundation; the exterior, conversely, is the local, to the extent that it seeks to escape the logic of the system. As for art, its problem has always been to keep its distance from a society which it must nonetheless represent to be understood. It must be expressive and reflexive. Current conditions render more difficult the gap between expression and reflection, which involves the paradoxical eclecticism of a recourse to the exterior in a world in which there is no longer any elsewhere. In the new global order, the notion of elsewhere has lost its substance and no longer exercises its charm.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:48:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 1/2 - Towards an Ethics of Distance: Representation, Free
           Production and Virtuality
    • Abstract: McCaffrey, enda
      This article takes it inspiration from a crisis between Deleuzian free production and representation in contemporary virtual and digital culture. The aim is to sketch a different ethics to the ethics of difference between free production and representation as described by Deleuze and Guattari and invoked by Michel Foucault in his preface to Anti-Oedipe. This article outlines the case for an ethical relationality between these two structures which eflects the socio-political and ethical exigencies of our virtual and digital cultures: specifically, an ethics of relationality derived paradoxically from the distance inscribed in ethical philosophy. Drawing on an amalgamation of Ricoeurean ethics and social constructionism in a definition of selfhood, I argue for the need to stand back from the distanciating effects of the virtual revolution - not with a view to approximating the cultural politics of specificity in the logic of representation - but to see in the gap in "distance from" specificity, a space of ethical and philosophical agency wherein lies the value-added of otherness.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:48:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 1/2 - Distant (Be)longings: Contemporary Australian
           Memoirs of Life in France
    • Abstract: de Nooy, Juliana
      Memoirs by Australians of living in France have proliferated since 2001. Their appeal largely depends on providing an insider's insights, and invariably the authors refer to their feelings of belonging in France. Belonging to a place is commonly conceived of as a gradual attachment established through repeated local routines. In these memoirs, however, expressions of belonging are curiously often strongest on arrival in France, only to diminish thereafter. Indeed, belonging seems best achieved at a distance, prior to travel, rather than created in situ, in proximity to the local French population. This article interrogates this situation via recent theoretical approaches to belonging. It suggests that France is constructed as an imaginary space in which to project an idealized self. Rather than ratifying the projected identity, however, actual relocation to France threatens it, since the pragmatic realities of intercultural contact ultimately hamper attempts to perform belonging through that identity.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:48:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 1/2 - The Performance of Intimacy and Resistance:
           Rayhana's ' mon ge je me cache encore pour fumer'
    • Abstract: Winter, Bronwyn
      This article discusses the text and performance, as well as the sociopolitical context, of Algerian feminist activist, actor and writer Rayhana's (mostly) French-language play 'A Mon ge je me cache encore pour fumer', first performed in Belleville in late 2009. The play is set in a hammam, thus rendering publicly visible a private women's space, and in doing so, crossing the distance between the patriarchal separation of public and private, and between actors and audience. A real-life attack on the author, during the play's first season, closed the distance between "art" and "life" as each echoed and mirrored the other. The play and its performances, inevitably anchored within the broader French debate about women, Islam, culture, liberty and equality, also traversed the often artificial distances that supposedly separate Algerian women's experiences from those of French women.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:48:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 1/2 - Narrating Trauma: Distance and Proximity in the
           Haitian Earthquake of 2010
    • Abstract: Thomas, Bonnie
      At 4.53pm on Tuesday 12 January 2010 a devastating earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale hit the Caribbean island of Haiti. The sheer magnitude of its destruction put Haiti on the world map in an unprecedented manner as the horror of the earthquake and its aftermath was watched around the world and generated a huge relief effort. In contrast to aspects of the country's past such as the experience of slavery, which left little written trace of its effects, this contemporary event was recorded in minute detail in both written and visual forms. This article examines how contemporary Haitian writers Dany Laferri re and Rodney Saint-Eloi have used their craft to narrate, and thereby attempt to come to terms with, this trauma. It also explores the way in which both distance and proximity are necessary in order to come to terms with trauma and how the narrative process helps forge a path towards healing.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:48:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 1/2 - Writing Up Close and From a Distance: French and
           North- American Representations of Belleville (Paris) in Contemporary
           'Roman Noir'
    • Abstract: Stott, Carolyn
      The Parisian quartier of Belleville is considered the ideal setting for roman noir. Post-1968 French n o-polar writers proffer a critical view of contemporary French society with its social inequality, racism, corporate and political corruption, unemployment and its consequences. This paper presents a transatlantic view of contemporary Belleville seen through the eyes of French author and journalist Serge Quadruppani, Canadian artist and author Blaise Giuliani, and American crime fiction writer Cara Black. How do these representations of Belleville differ from one side of the Atlantic to the other? From where do these differences stem? What is the relationship between fact and fiction in each of these portrayals? Does the authors' readership affect the way Belleville is depicted? In attempting to answer these questions, this article contributes to discussions about place and setting in the roman noir/n o-polar, contemporary Belleville, and its reputation in and outside of France.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:48:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 1/2 - Abolir la distance (sociale)? 'Le Quai de
           Ouistreham' de Florence Aubenas la lumi re de Pierre Bourdieu
    • Abstract: Jaccomard, Helene
      This article assesses Florence Aubenas's work of "immersion journalism" Le Quai d'Ouistreham in the light of Pierre Bourdieu's methods of investigation. The point is to find out whether the journalist's immersion in joblessness has the hallmarks of good fieldwork. It is true that the book provokes a radical change of mind in readers about the lives of the working poor, and this is a sign of a successful testimony. However, some crucial elements of the "r flexivit r flexe" recommended by Bourdieu are missing, such as the researcher's self-analysis in terms of her own social position compared with the subjects under observation. Aubenas bridges the social distance between her subjects, devoid of economic and social capital, and herself by adopting a temporary role as a cleaning lady doing her "hours", but she remains an intellectual with advantages she doesn't even realize she has. These are the strength and the weakness of immersion journalism.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:48:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 1/2 - Quatre ans seulement et pourtant: la distante
           proximit des deux versions 'd'Un dilemme' de Huysmans
    • Abstract: Bourgeois, Bertrand
      Huysmans' novella 'Un dilemme' first appeared in two parts in 'La Revue ind pendante' (1884). Four years later, the novella was published again by Tresse et Stock. Despite their relative proximity in time, the two versions showcase numerous differences, such as long additions or deletions, alterations of words, sentences and even entire paragraphs. These differences are not simply cosmetic or stylistic, but also ideological: they therefore allow us to revisit Huysmans' writing process and question his traditionally accepted departure from naturalism after rebours (1884). In this article, I compare the two states of the text to demonstrate that Huysmans' careful editing and rewriting of his novella contributes to the elaboration of a very satirical text against bourgeois values in a pure naturalistic fashion.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:48:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 1/2 - Georges Bataille et Henri Michaux: vers une ph nom
           nologie de l'extase
    • Abstract: Fernandez Castillo, Jose Luis
      The Belgian-French poet and painter Henri Michaux wrote of Bataille's Histoire de l'oeil: "So unique and crucial are the pages you wrote about ecstasy (how important it is, ecstasy!), that after having experienced mescaline, I understand it deeply and am able to interpret it with a totally new approach." In this article I examine the relevance of ecstatic experience both as an aesthetic category and as the key element in what can be called "a theory of poetic knowledge" in the works of Georges Bataille and Henri Michaux. I trace the roots of Michaux's and Bataille's ecstatic approach to art back to the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche and his notion of the "Dionysian". In doing so, the influence of Nietzsche's ideas on Bataille's and Michaux's concepts of ecstasy becomes apparent, as does the relationship to the sacred which their writings seek to establish from a materialist point of view.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:48:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 1/2 - Vanquishing Temporal Distance: Malraux, Art and
           Metamorphosis
    • Abstract: Allan, Derek
      How does art transcend time? What special power enables it to overcome temporal distance and speak to us not just as evidence of times gone by but as a living presence? The Renaissance concluded that great art is impervious to time - "timeless", "immortal", "eternal" - a belief endorsed by Enlightenment aesthetics. Later thinkers such as Hegel, Marx and Taine stressed the historical embeddedness of art, a view also espoused by certain modern theorists such as Sartre, Benjamin and Adorno. The conflict between these two positions has left us without a persuasive account of art's capacity to transcend time. Andr Malraux offers an entirely new account of this unique power of art. For Malraux, art is neither exempt from history (timeless) nor wholly immersed in it. Art transcends time through metamorphosis, a process of continual transformation in significance in which history plays an essential, but not exclusive, part.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:48:44 GMT
       
  • Volume 53 Issue 1/2 - Distance et proximit de la cr ation: la grand-m re
           comme figure de la vocation dans ' la recherche du temps perdu'
    • Abstract: Grauby, Francoise
      The term 'scripturire', coined by Barthes to refer to the "desire to write", is best exemplified, according to him, in ' la recherche du temps perdu'. He bases this "desire to write" on a figure, the grandmother, who, through example and her role as "mother of the text", pushes the narrator to accomplish the action and the result required to satisfy the 'scripturire'. In other words, the accomplishment of writing can take place only through the grandmother's mediation but at the same time through her narrated disappearance. Revealing her role as transmitter of beliefs in the power of narration, and exposing the function of two dreams which bring to life the posture of this figure, this article examines the "troubling strangeness" resulting from distance and proximity, and which is introduced by these dreams in order to bring about a symbolic transfer of power from the grandmother, as poetic muse, to the grandson.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:48:44 GMT
       
 
 
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