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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     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)
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: 5)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
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)
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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: 1)
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)
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: 113)
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: 11)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 10)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     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: 1)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 19)
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)
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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: 1)
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  
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  
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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: 36)
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: 4)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
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: 2)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Enthymema     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: 15)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Estudis Romànics     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: 4)
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  
Galatasaray Üniversitesi Iletişim Dergisi     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: 25)
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access  
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Hardy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
HeLix - Dossiers zur romanischen Literaturwissenschaft     Open Access  
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hispanic Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Humanist Studies & the Digital Age     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Huntington Library Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)

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Journal Cover Australian Journal of French Studies
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   ISSN (Print) 0004-9468 - ISSN (Online) 2046-2913
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  • 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
       
  • Volume 52 Issue 3 - Inextinguible Alcofrybas, ineffable Louise
    • Abstract: Huchon, Mireille
      Fran ois Rabelais and Louise Lab are emblematic figures of the French Renaissance. Rabelais' extravagance and Lab 's feminist freedom are now celebrated beyond the circle of those who specialise in Early Modern Studies. Both writers are currently case studies used to demonstrate the importance of considering an author's oeuvre in its entirety, examining its context and its relationship with other texts, together with the input of the print workshops. Both Rabelais and Lab are uniquely problematic in terms of authenticity and authorship.

      PubDate: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:34:27 GMT
       
  • Volume 52 Issue 3 - Introduction
    • Abstract: Duche, Veronique
      In 2015, with all the exhibitions, conferences and events celebrating the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Francis I and the Victory at Marignano - in both Europe and in Canada - it seemed fitting to cast an eye over 16th Century studies and thus identify recent trends. Though the period of the Renaissance might attract researchers from a range of sectors, as the success of the congresses held by the Renaissance Society of America can only attest, what of 16th Century studies in France? Recent such assessments of the UK, Quebec, Spain, Germany and even Italy attest to the vigour of this field of research. The burgeoning crop of doctoral theses being defended each year - both in France and abroad - confirm the commitment of a growing number of young researchers. Lastly, the excellent health of scientific periodicals devoted to the Renaissance, in French and bilingual editions, must be highlighted, with special mention to the 50th anniversary celebrations of the quarterly Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et R forme.

      PubDate: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:08:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 52 Issue 3 - L'importance des pr faces des premiers traducteurs
           pour la codification de la trag die la Renaissance ; The importance of the
           Preface for primary translators in the codification of Renaissance tragedy
           
    • Abstract: Lardon, Sabine
      The paratext of French translations of Greek and Latin dramas (1530 to 1560) reveals the importance of the first humanists and translators in the codification of the trag die l'antique in France. The hallmarks which differentiate tragedy from morality are clearly set up in this paratext: the topic - the representation of extreme misfortunes happening to noble characters; the stylistic concept - the high style (gravitas); the double goal - delighting and teaching; and the means - the translation of the Ancients as an ideal way to carry out translatio studii.

      PubDate: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:08:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 52 Issue 3 - Qui parle encore de S bastien Castellion? ; Does
           anybody still talk about Sebastian Castellio?
    • Abstract: Gomez-Geraud, Marie-Christine
      The 500th anniversary of Sebastian Castellio's birthday presents an opportunity to evaluate the current vitality of research about this atypical humanist, too often remembered only for his defence of freedom of conscience in the Servetus case. Previously, Castellio's destiny had been ordained by Protestant historiographers, led by Ferdinand Buisson. Nowadays, scholars scrutinise the work of the philologist and translator, taking a new look at issues such as tolerance and freedom of conscience in the light of Renaissance rhetorical practices and philosophical, theological and juristic thought. Recent scholarship on Castellio tries to avoid misinterpretations motivated by denominational or ideological beliefs, showing that rigorous scientific thinking must form the basis of reflection.

      PubDate: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:08:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 52 Issue 3 - Le Champ de la po sie en France au XVIe si cle:
           constantes et mutations ; The Field of 16th Century French Poetry:
           Constants and Mutations
    • Abstract: Rouget, Francois
      For twenty years scholars have been re-evaluating the major French Renaissance poets (from Marot to Aubign to the "Pl iade"), notably by publishing reprints or new editions of their complete works. At the same time, new inquiries have brought to light minor poets whose works broaden our view of the Renaissance literary landscape. While authors and texts are usually studied through a political, socio-economic or cultural lens (the courtier-poet, the career-poet, the believer caught in a religious quarrel), recent studies are interested in the meaning and the poetics of genres and forms. Many recent studies have emphasised feminine poetical voices, the importance of physical media (manuscripts, prints), and the lyrical and musical foundation of poetry.

      PubDate: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:08:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 52 Issue 3 - Petite histoire des r inventions et des r cup rations
           de Montaigne au cours des si cles ; The Short Story of the Reinvention and
           Reclamation of Montaigne over the Centuries
    • Abstract: Desan, Philippe
      Montaigne's work has always been ideologically diverted for the sake of various schools of thought. After his death in 1592, the emphasis was put on a political reading: Montaigne was even published in Geneva, on Protestant ground. Later he was considered not to be Christian enough and his work had to be transformed into that of a moralist. In the 18th century, the Essays were reduced to a compilation of disjointed moral sentences. During the 19th century, publication of Montaigne's work soared: Montaigne gained an unexpected visibility and was paradoxically seen as a moralist. This heavily Christian interpretation of his work was succeeded in the 20th century by a secular reading emphasising the idea of the man Montaigne at home surrounded by his books. Today in the 21st century, Montaigne's attraction lies in his hyper-subjectivity in an increasingly objectified and globalized world.

      PubDate: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:08:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 52 Issue 3 - Rencontres entre litt ratures d'expression fran aise
           de la Renaissance et d'aujourd'hui ( partir de l'oeuvre de Patrick
           Chamoiseau) ; Meetings between French-language literature strains from the
           Renaissance and from today (taking inspiration from the work of Patrick
           Chamoiseau)
    • Abstract: Monferran, Jean-Charles
      A number of writers in French, notably Patrick Chamoiseau, can claim to be embracing the heritage of Rabelais, and more generally that of the language and literature "from the time of Rabelais". This partly political discourse aims to align Francophone Studies with a pre-classical and pre-colonial conception of French as a language open to orality and lexical diversity. On the other hand, this idea underlines the fact that, in many regards, 16th-century French literature was also a "francophone" literature: at that time, the use of the French vernacular was not an obvious choice. The decision to favour French over Latin in a multilingual context was a deliberate one. This encounter between 16th-century and contemporary literature in French invites us to reread both differently, and to enjoy the destabilising effect this provokes.

      PubDate: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:08:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 52 Issue 3 - Renaissance et Masculinity Studies: de l'homme moderne
           au masculin postmoderne ; The Renaissance and Masculinity Studies: from
           the modern man to the post-modern masculine
    • Abstract: Maira, Daniel
      For a long time, the idea of masculinity was not explored from a theoretical point of view. Now a subfield of Gender and Queer Studies, Masculinity Studies complements Women's Studies and critically examines the traditionally non-marked gender. Having used a poststructuralist perspective to deconstruct modern masculine identities, we can now come to understand relational structures and the construction of male and female subjectivities during the Renaissance. After briefly summarising the theoretical basis of this approach, this essay will show how Masculinity Studies enriches our study and comprehension of early modern culture and literature, building on three recent articles: Todd Reeser's 'Moderating Masculinities' (2006), David LaGuardia's 'Intertextual Masculinities' (2008) and Gary Ferguson's 'Queer (Re)Readings' (2008).

      PubDate: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:08:33 GMT
       
  • Volume 52 Issue 3 - Exchanges between medical and literary discourses in
           the French Renaissance: Comparing the fascination with "des amas et pieces
           de chair informes" in Montaigne's 'Essais' and Joubert's 'Erreurs
           populaires'
    • Abstract: Worth-Stylianou, Valerie
      Exchanges between medical and literary discourses in the French Renaissance: comparing the fascination with "des amas et pieces de chair informes" in Montaigne's Essais and Joubert's Erreurs populaires. Using Montaigne's chapter "De l'oisivet " as a point of departure, this article assesses the convergence of literary and medical discourses, and the significance of bookhistorical research. Since the "linguistic turn", historians increasingly examine how medical texts crossed generic boundaries, sharing many strategies of literary discourse. Equally, recent attention, within book history, to "la politique ditoriale", requires us to ask how early modern medical as well as literary books came into print and circulated. My comparison of Joubert's Erreurs populaires (1578) and Montaigne's Essais (1580), two surprising bestsellers, both published in Bordeaux by Simon Millanges, focuses specifically on the presentation of molar pregnancies by each author. I ask why this form of "monstrous birth" so fascinated the late Renaissance, and how far certain literary and medical styles of writing in the vernacular may have appealed to a common readership.

      PubDate: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:08:33 GMT
       
 
 
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