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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access  
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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: 3)
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: 2)
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: 8)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
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: 13)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 3)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
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: 130)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access  
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: 13)
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  
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: 17)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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: 6)
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   (Followers: 2)
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)
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: 39)
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: 20)
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: 8)
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   (Followers: 2)
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: 27)

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  • Issue 52 - La litterature du Congo-Brazzaville: du roman d'exil a l'exil
           du roman ; Literature from the Congo-Brazzaville: from the Literature of
           Exile to the Exile of Literature
    • Abstract: Kodia, Noel
      This article aims to provide a window on literature from the Congo-Brazzaville, the origins of which go back to the decade prior to the country's independence, in 1960. It underlines the importance of the novel, the evolution of the themes it has tackled, the arrival of a number of women onto the Congolese literary scene and the influence of socio-political troubles on the literary production of most of the authors. The significant waves of Congolese emigration, towards France and the rest of the world, today plays a significant role in the literary history of the Congo, a history dominated by the desire of writers, often strongly established outside the country, to go back to their roots, and the need to get used to the new realities of their environment.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 52 - Alain Mabanckou's Subversion of Stereotypes Through Humour
    • Abstract: Kleppinger, Kathryn
      This essay looks at Alain Mabanckou's prolific literary output to consider the significance of characters who write their own stories and do so with a marked sense of humour. They discuss many of the most sensitive social and political questions of the contemporary era, including immigration, national identity, and the heritage of colonialism. In many cases they write, as a form of release, to establish the legitimacy of their own voices and stories. Humour becomes their weapon of choice, as they demonstrate the power of literature in changing their lives. Through this creative process, they also undermine standard images of suffering and poverty to show Congo (and Africa) teeming with life, ideas, and creativity.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 52 - Afropolitanisme et identities plurielles: Les crivaines
           congolaises au debut du 21e siecle ; Afropolitanism and Plural Identities:
           Congolese Writers in the Early 21st Century
    • Abstract: Volet, Jean-Marie
      Carried on waves of migration, writers of Congolese origin reside increasingly outside the Congo. In order to determine the kinds of relationships these diasporic authors maintain with their native land, we have analysed the contextual and paratextual data taken from around sixty publications that have been released over the past fifteen years. The concept of Afropolitanism - a neologism coined by Taiye Selasi to express the cosmopolitan nature of contemporary Africa - underlines the very mobility of people and the plurality of their identities. To what extent do the values and ideals made available through Afropolitanism answer to the preoccupations of authors and their own self-image' Do today's Congolese writers feel at one with "Afropolitans" who, with their liveliness, education, mobility and inalienable feeling of attachment with Africa, no longer belong only to one space but actually feel at home in several places. These are the questions raised in the following pages.

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  • Issue 52 - Out of Darkness' Bofane's Afropean Ndombolo Trickster
           Resistance in Mathematiques congolaises
    • Abstract: Bragard, Veronique
      This article uses the Ndombolo dance reference and image to shed light on Bofane's first novel 'Math matiques congolaises' (2008) in which the sexy dance becomes a metaphor for political and social instability. Using Bob W. White's analysis of the Ndombolo dance, this paper envisions the main protagonist C lio (and ultimately Bofane himself) as an atalaku trickster. Devoured by hunger, C lio manages to find resilience and enter political spheres thanks to his manipulation in mathematics. The Ndombolo movement is also at the core of Bofane's characterization as well as in his heteroglossic and heterolingual writing revealing of an Afropean sensibility. This study highlights how 'Math matiques congolaises' cynically points to complex and circumvoluted forms of present-day resistance while it unveils the tragic history of the Congo and its inhabitants.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 52 - Urban Musical Cultures and Postcolonial Mobilities in Fiston
           Mwanza Mujila's 'Tram 83' and Wilfried N'Sond 's 'Fleur de beton'
    • Abstract: Ravi, Srilata
      In his book 'Black France: Colonialism, Immigration and Transnationalism' (2006), Dominic Thomas notes that Africa in Europe is an intersection of cultural and historical movements originating from Senegalese, Djiboutian, Congolese, Ivory Coast and Caribbean spaces, amongst others. Within this heterogeneous Afro-European universe, Congolese artists and writers from both the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have contributed significantly to the shaping of a literary ecology of "Afropolitan" (Mbembe, 2007) mobilities. Through a reading of 'Fleur de b ton' (2012) and 'Tram 83' (2014), I will show how "Afropolitan" artists Wilfried N'Sond and Fiston Mwanza Mujila achieve the critical m tissage of social worlds, genres and categories, as they ingeniously weave hip-hop aesthetics into their writings.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 52 - Ecrire in-exilo ; Writing 'in exilo'
    • Abstract: Tshisungu, José
      The first page of my literary pretention was born at my mother's sister, Ba Mukulu's house, in July 1973, at her farm protected by the woody prairie lands that could be seen from atop Nsapu-Nsapu, deep within my beloved Kasai. I spent my school holidays there, at the age of 18. Four decades later, the place from which my writing emanated has radically changed. Skyscrapers have replaced the bucolic landscape that once inspired me, At the time I could not have imagined living one day in exile. Even slimmer were the chances of predicting the repression that would fall upon the country's intellectuals who - according to Marshal Mobutu's political regime - were guilty of the crime of protesting against the suppression of fundamental rights.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 52 - La litterature congolaise en cinquante auteur(e)s: une
           bibliographie annotee ; Congolese Literature in Fifty Authors: An
           Annotated Bibliography
    • Abstract: Kihindou, Liss; Volet, Jean-Marie
      This selective bibliography brings together fifty Congolese authors that are representative of Congolese literature, from both branches of the Great River. It includes both men and women, writers both of international renown and those still etching their name in the literary annals of their homeland. Each brief note devoted to individual authors highlights the fact that most writers from the region have left their native land to settle elsewhere, either temporarily or definitively. Their works often concern the country they left behind and also describe the experience of "migritude" culture shock as they discover that the countries in which they arrived did not fit the image they projected in the Congo. This cross-reference of the diaspora on the world, on others and on one's self, is a determining factor in the dynamic nature of present-day Congolese literature and in the growing notoriety of certain writers, particularly north of the River.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 52 - Sins of the Flesh: Zola, Naturalism and the Madeleine
           Redemption Narrative in Nineteenth-Century France
    • Abstract: Wilson, Steven
      Mary Magdalene has endured over the centuries as a powerful icon for the redemption of the so-called sins of the flesh. In arguing that her appeal to writers was experienced no more keenly than in nineteenth-century France, this article reflects on the political, ideological and gender assumptions that are woven into the Madeleine narrative of redemption. However, it goes on to propose that, with the rise of the naturalist novel, relying on pseudo-scientific theories of pre-determination, the Madeleine myth is radically rewritten in Zola's Madeleine F rat, an often neglected text in which the Calvinist doctrine of original sin and predestination not only challenges the very notion of redemption from sexual waywardness, but inflects some of the defining principles of naturalism.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 52 - Obituaries: Robin Adamson (1938 - 2015)
    • Abstract: Bloomfield, Noelene; Michallat, Wendy
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 52 - Obituaries: Charles Denis Boak (1932 - 2015)
    • Abstract: Unwin, Tim
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 52 - Future Issues
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 51 - Guidelines for contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 51 - Issue No. 52, 2015 (November 2015): Diasporic consciousness,
           plural imaginaries and contemporary Congolese literature
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 51 - "Qui donc fermera la porte entr'ouverte'": The home and the
           nation in women's war poetry
    • Abstract: Goldberg, Nancy Sloan
      The defence of hearth and home was one of several justifications for the Great War, and it carries special significance for women as the traditional symbols of the household. Ironically, these same women are also called upon to consent to the sacrifice and consequent destruction of their individual families to defend the larger Family of the Nation. This essay examines how some well-known contemporary women poets represent these competing perspectives of foyer and patrie. For some writers, the absence of the men has emptied the home of its material reality, and its destruction is visible, measurable and permanent. In the poetry of others, the territory of France is figurative and absolute, disappearing into the homeland to become un pays reve sanctified by the soldiers' blood.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 51 - Contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 51 - "Un puits, c'est une tour a l'envers": Rewriting the First
           World War from the Home Front
    • Abstract: Bird, Dunlaith
      In Rachilde's vision of wartime France, 'Dans le puits ou la vie inferieure', 1915-1917 (1918), the towering male bastion of war is swallowed by the well, its walls dripping, covered in fungus and slime: "Un puits, c'est une tour a l'envers". For French women, Margaret Darrow notes, there is no definitive story to equate with the "troglodyte saga of the trenches" recounted by Barbusse and Dorgeles. This article examines Rachilde's wartime writing as an example of the experimental forms of women's writing which emerged over the course of the war. Exclusion from the trenches forces the writer to invent an alternative narrative of the First World War from the home front, or as Rachilde puts it, "d'histoires qui ne puissent pas etre l'Histoire".

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 51 - Lucie Cousturier et les "Tirailleurs senegalais" de la grande
           guerre: Histoire d'une rencontre
    • Abstract: Volet, Jean-Marie
      Plus de cent trente mille "Tirailleurs senegalais" furent appeles a combattre pour la France au cours de la premiere guerre mondiale. La portee de leur engagement a ete longtemps marginalisee par l'Histoire, la litterature et les commemorations officielles. De nos jours encore, la voix des soldats africains, comme d'ailleurs celle des innombrables femmes ayant participe a l'effort de guerre, peine a se faire entendre. Dans ce contexte, l'ouvrage de Lucie Cousturier qui fut publie en 1920 sous le titre 'Des inconnus chez moi' est doublement important: il appartient a un vaste ensemble de temoignages abandonnes en chemin par le monde des lettres pour des raisons qui n'ont rien de litteraire; ensuite, il evoque le sort et la personnalite des Africains envoyes au front de 1914 a 1918 en se demarquant des cliches qui dominaient la societe francaise d'alors. Avant d'etre ecrivaine, Lucie Cousturier etait artiste-peintre et les portraits de "Tirailleurs senegalais" qu'elle a legues a la posterite complementent de maniere interessante son oeuvre litteraire.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 51 - Au (beau) risque du "retour". Entretien avec Camille Laurens
    • Abstract: Schwerdtner, Karin; Laurens, Camille
      Mes questions pour Camille Laurens, que j'ai eu l'honneur de rencontrer a Paris en juin 2013, tournent autour des notions de desir, d'amour et de risque ou de danger. Elles sont inspirees par son dernier livre, sur la repetition et le retour, 'Encore et jamais' (2013), mais aussi par les "refrains", les idees et les mots qui reviennent dans ses ecrits anterieurs.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 51 - La Philanthropie et la Grande Guerre: L'etrange amnesie
           francaise; Libre(s) propos
    • Abstract: Rubio, Francisco
      Sur la Grande Guerre tout ou presque a ete dit et ecrit. La commemoration du centenaire de cet evenement majeur sera l'occasion d'affiner les connaissances et peut-etre de decouvrir de nouveaux champs d'investigation. Les plus brillants historiens sont deja a l'oeuvre.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 51 - 1914 - Trous de Memoire
    • Abstract: Lab, Frederique
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 51 - L'Art des tranchees, entre representation et evocation de la
           Grande Guerre
    • Abstract: Kabbach, Nadia
      L'art des tranchees s'inscrit dans une longue tradition d'art populaire militaire qui connait son apogee lors de la Premiere guerre mondiale. De nombreux objets, parmi lesquels on peut citer notamment des douilles d'obus gravees, cannes sculptees, bagues, coupe-papiers ou encore des briquets, ont ete crees par les soldats des le debut du conflit. Si les createurs d'art des tranchees ont mentionne explicitement le conflit a travers la representation de nombreux motifs iconiques de la Grande Guerre (comme les avions ou les chars), c'est principalement par le biais des multiples interpretations d'une iconographie plus legere et distanciee de la guerre a priori (animaux, fleurs, representations feminines erotisees) qu'ils ont pu evoquer leur experience intime du conflit.

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  • Issue 51 - "L'Enfer noir de la guerre aux visions spectrales": Le realisme
           graphique dans la poesie de combat de Paul Costel
    • Abstract: Mole, Gary D
      Malgre les quelques trop rares tentatives de reevaluer les divers corpus de la poesie francaise de la Grande Guerre, il n'y a toujours pas de consensus autour de la poesie de combat tel qu'il existe, par exemple, dans le canon des poetes de guerre britanniques. En effet, les etudes recentes des ecrits de guerre d'ecrivains francais, souvent associes a l'avant-garde, continuent a laisser dans l'ombre de nombreux poetes-combattants dont l'oeuvre ne merite pas moins l'attention critique. Cette etude tente de faire justice au cas remarquable de Paul Costel, mobilise dans l'infanterie des 1914. Auteur de cinq volumes de poesie avant la guerre, Costel publia quatre recueils pendant la guerre meme, suite a ses experiences au front. C'est pourtant son dernier recueil publie quelques mois apres l'armistice, que nous etudierons ici. Dans 'Les Hurlements de l'enfer', Costel s'applique a representer la violence, l'horreur et la souffrance des soldats dans les tranchees, sans oublier les armes de destruction employees au front. Sans etre avant-gardiste, Costel rassemble toutes ses prouesses linguistiques et rhetoriques pour transmettre, par un realisme graphique, sa vision infernale des tranchees, defiant et dejouant ainsi son propre aveu de l'indicibilite de l'experience.

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  • Issue 51 - Peurs et tremblements: Histoire et recit d'une emotion a
           travers les temoignages des combattants (1914-1919)
    • Abstract: Chabot, Joceline; Dufour, Frederick
      Dans cet article, nous souhaitons analyser les representations d'une des emotions centrales de l'experience combattante, la peur. Plus precisement, notre etude vise a comprendre les formes d'expression de cette emotion en tenant compte de ce qui est culturellement et socialement acceptable dans le contexte de la Grande Guerre. Dans ce cadre, quelle place la peur occupe-t-elle dans les recits des combattants' Quelle relation entretient-elle avec l'ideal de virilite guerriere au coeur de l'identite masculine' Notre corpus compte une dizaine de temoignages de soldats ayant vecu l'experience combattante a un titre ou a un autre. A travers leurs recits, nous analyserons les representations de la peur dans ses dimensions individuelle et collective afin de comprendre et de confronter le sens que les temoins ont donne a leur experience.

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  • Issue 50 - Guidelines for contributors: Style sheet
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  • Issue 50 - Contributors
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  • Issue 50 - Drole de drame: La volonte de symbiose entre theatre et romans
           chez Yasmina Reza ; [Strange Drama: Yasmina Reza's Desire for Symbiosis
           between Theatre and Novels]
    • Abstract: Jaccomard, Helene
      Yasmina Reza a produit une oeuvre faite aussi bien de pieces de theatre que de romans. D'apres Denis Guenoun, en Reza, se retrouve un "dialogue complexe et conflictuel entre theatre et roman". Apres avoir explore les formes que prend ce dialogue, l'article propose de considerer les rapports entre textes de theatre et texte romanesques plutot comme une symbiose destinee a occuper tout le champ litteraire en abolissant les frontieres generiques communes. [Yasmina Reza is the author of works as much theatre plays as they are novels. According to Denis Gu noun, what can be found in Reza is a "complex and conflictual dialogue between theatre and novel". After having explored the forms that this dialogue takes, this article proposes to consider the connections between theatrical texts and novelistic texts as a symbiosis designed to occupy the whole literary field by abolishing any common generic borders.]

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  • Issue 50 - Playtime at the Moulin Rouge
    • Abstract: Visconti, Will
      At the Moulin-Rouge during the fin-de-siecle, there existed entertainments as diverse as sideshows, singers, dancing and the "games" of sex-for-sale and sex-as-spectacle, all of which encapsulated varying forms of play. I hope to answer a number of questions pertaining to the concept of playtime at the Moulin: How were the attractions at the Moulin Rouge represented' How do these forms of play intersect' How have representations of these forms of play changed over time, and why' To further illustrate the forms of playtime at the Moulin-Rouge I will refer to depictions of the Moulin in art and film, ranging from the works of Toulouse-Lautrec to contemporary representations of the venue as seen in Francophone and Anglophone films. Through these representations of playtime, I shall examine ideas including the power-play of the Gaze, gendered play, and gender roles within "playtime". Other ideas to be considered are of vicarious play and participation, and memory and play (the enduring fascination of the Moulin-Rouge in the public imaginations and its depiction). I am also interested in what these forms of play and their representation can tell us about prevalent ideologies of Parisian and Montmartrois culture of the late nineteenth century, and the similarities between the fin-de-siecle and twentieth centuries.

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  • Issue 50 - "Le voyage etait jeu": Les grands periples dans 'Memoires
           d'Hadrien' de Marguerite Yourcenar ; ["Travelling was Playing": Journeys
           Far and Wide in Marguerite Yourcenar's 'M moires d'Hadrien' (Memoirs of
           Hadrian)]
    • Abstract: Southwood, Jane
      Le theme des voyages dans l'oeuvre de Marguerite Yourcenar - un theme qui correspond a une predilection personnelle de cet ecrivain amateur de voyages - a souvent ete discute dans des essais critiques. Il reste pourtant des aspects de ce theme qui doivent etre analyses. Cet article explore les voyages dans les memoires imaginaires de l'empereur romain Hadrien, qui regna de l'an 117 a l'an 124 et dont le principat fut caracterise par ses frequents voyages dans toutes les parties de son vaste empire. L'ouvrage etudie ici - 'Memoires d'Hadrien' - livre prime, fut publie en 1951. S'appuyant sur une caracteristique de l'empereur, etayee par un poeme qu'il ecrivit juste avant sa mort, Marguerite Yourcenar insuffle un caractere badin aux songeries de l'empereur sur ses voyages. Ce penchant pour le jeu, partie d'une riche tradition romaine dont nous allons parler dans cet essai, sera etabli a la lumiere d'autres aspects des voyages de l'empereur. [The theme of travel in Marguerite Yourcenar's works - a theme that corresponds with one of the writer's personal predilections - has often been discussed in critical essays. There remain, however, some aspects of this theme that must be analysed. This article explores the voyages through the imaginary memoirs of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, who reigned from 117 till 124 and whose princedom was characterised by his frequent trips to the various corners of his vast empire. The work studied here - "M moires d'Hadrien" (Memoirs of Hadrian), a much-lauded novel, was published in 1951. Using one of the Emperor's characteristics, supported by a poem that he wrote just prior to his death, Marguerite Yourcenar breathes life into a light-hearted, dreamy character of the Emperor embarking on his travels. This penchant for games, part of a rich Roman tradition which will be addressed in this essay, will be brought to light through other aspects of the Emperor's travels.]

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  • Issue 50 - Jean Dujardin, 'OSS 117', and the art of the spoof
    • Abstract: McCann, Ben
      The French comic actor Jean Dujardin has become best known for his role as Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath in the immensely popular 'OSS 117: Le Caire, nid d'espions' (2007) and 'OSS 117: Rio ne repond plus' (2009). Both OSS films are detailed period pastiches that parody the conventions of the 1960s James Bond series. Euro-spy film tropes - production design, cinematography, title sequences - are all fastidiously recreated, and the films refract the attitudes of the era through their broad physical comedy routines. This article will demonstrate how Dujardin's performance style conforms to Jerry Palmer's 'the logic of the absurd' in which both the plausible and the implausible collide and collude. Dujardin's lithe form, his facial tics, and fluid physicality are all perfectly suited to this collision. Moreover, his background in cabaret and stand-up comedy, and his honed tradition of audience interaction and direct address, bestow upon Dujardin the privileged status of a performer who is playing with the codes and conventions of narrative cinema.

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  • Issue 50 - Le jeu des "Je": L'autofiction chez Colette ; [Eye Spy with My
           Little "I": Autofiction in 'Colette']
    • Abstract: Jandey, Brigitte
      La vie de Colette est une succession de reinventions d'ellememe, et dans son oeuvre comme a la ville, elle jongle avec cette realite mouvante d'une ecrivaine-artiste habile a se mettre en scene. Les seuls moments ou elle dit la verite sont ceux ou la verite la piege en realisant ce qu'elle invente - ou pretend inventer... Depuis toujours ses lecteurs jouent a essayer de demeler le vrai du faux dans ses textes et elle fait semblant de deplorer qu'on la "cherche toute vive entre les pages de [ses] romans" (Naissance, 341). Espiegle comme sa copie conforme Claudine, pleine d'humour comme son double Renee, elle joue sans cesse de cette vraie fausse verite, jusqu'a concevoir un style d'ecriture en forme de charade, que son alias, Colette, decline dans La Naissance du jour. Si Doubrovsky l'a creditee d'avoir invente l'autofiction dans ce roman, etait-ce vraiment une invention ou l'aveu enfin public de ces tours de passe-passe que Proust admirait' Dans le cadre d'une etude plus large sur l'autofiction chez Colette, nous examinerons les mystifications d'une auteure qui adorait jouer a cache-cache avec ses lecteurs. Elles nous aideront a determiner a quel point ce jeu des je, tout de suite delibere, a longtemps fait de Colette une pionniere, avant qu'elle ne joue cartes sur table dans La Naissance du jour. [The life of Colette is a succession of self-reinventions, as much in her works as in real life, she juggles with this shifting reality of the artist-writer, more than capable of putting herself on stage. The only times when she tells the truth are those when the truth traps her by creating what she has invented - or supposedly invents... Her readers have always tried to untangle the true from the false in her texts and she pretends to lament that people go "looking for her, all fleshed out within the pages of (her) books" (Naissance, 341). Mischievous like her carbon copy Claudine, full of humour like her doppleganger Ren e, she continuously plays with this false truth, even to the point of conceiving a style of writing in the form of a charade, that her alias, Colette, describes in La Naissance du jour. Though Doubrovsky credited her with having invented autofiction in this novel, was it really an invention or the confession, at last in public, of her use of sleight of hand that Proust so admired' Within the framework of a wider study on Colette's use of autofiction, we will examine the mystifications of an author who loved playing hide-and-seek with her readers. These mystifications will help us to determine the extent to which these "I" games, obviously deliberate, mean Colette has long been considered a pioneer, even before showing her hand in La Naissance du jour.]

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  • Issue 50 - Le je(u) de l'actrice: Role-play and rebirth in Roch
           Stephanik's 'Stand-by' (2000)
    • Abstract: Hardwick, Joe
      Roch Stephanik's 2000 film 'Stand-by' recounts the story of Helene, a thirty-something woman so traumatised by her husband's dumping her before they are to board a flight to Buenos Aires that she cannot bring herself to leave Orly airport. In the months that follow, Helene transforms herself into Helena, a prostitute who takes her clients to nearby airport hotels. In this article, I will read Helene in relation to other mobile urban women in French literature and cinema, from Baudelaire's flaneur poetry to the mobile cinematic characters in films such as Agnes Varda's 'Cleo de 5 a 7' and Claire Denis's 'Vendredi soir'. More specifically, I will examine the recurrent motifs of glass and/or mirrors in 'Stand-by' and in those two films, and their relationship to notions of mobility, identity and transformation. I will argue that Orly airport functions not as a space of transit, but as a space of transition and of re-birth. With reference to the work of Ross Chambers, Marc Auge and Michel de Certeau, I will examine how role-play is a major factor in Helene's self-empowerment, a transformation which will eventually allow her to leave the airport on her own terms.

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  • Issue 50 - L'ecrivain porc-epic: 'Du Herisson' d'Eric Chevillard ; [The
           Writer as Porcupine: Du H risson by ric Chevillard]
    • Abstract: Grauby, Francoise
      Variation sur le theme de l'idee fixe, 'Du Herisson' d'Eric Chevillard explore l'univers de l'ecrivain au travail. La presence incongrue d'un herisson sur la table de travail de l'ecrivain, au coeur meme de sa creation, remet en cause son art poetique et inaugure un monologue cocasse sur la question de l'auteur. Tout en se regalant d'opposer l'activite cerebrale du romancier aux moeurs modestes du herisson, Chevillard les agrege de sorte qu'on se sait plus si le herisson, a la fois moteur et frein de l'ecriture, declencheur et devorateur, irreductible a une seule condition, alimente ou detruit le jeu litteraire. Les deux evidemment, pour notre plus grand bonheur. L'important etant que de cette alliance qui n'en est pas une, naisse une collaboration, meme a corps defendant, qui abolisse le singulier au profit d'un collectif. Car faire l'experience du herisson, c'est pour tout ecrivain l'occasion d'eprouver une nouvelle facon d'etre en litterature. Du Herisson questionne a sa facon ce qui travaille la litterature de l'interieur depuis quelques siecles, a savoir sa propre mythologie: comment s'en accommoder, la combattre et la depasser tout en sachant qu'elle est si bien ancree dans la chair qu'on ne peut l'arracher sans decouvrir le squelette qui l'informe. [A variation on the theme of the id e fixe, ric Chevillard's Du H risson explores the universe of the writer at work. The incongruous presence of a hedgehog (the titular "h risson") on the writer's workdesk, at the very heart of his creation, calls in to question his poetic art and brings about a witty monologue on the question of authorship. All the while enjoying the opposition of the intellectual activity of the novelist to the modest customs of the hedgehog, Chevillard draws them so close together that one no longer knows whether the hedgehog, both accelerator and brake in the writing process, trigger and consumer, irreducible to one single condition, feeding or destroying the literary game. It does both, of course, to our great joy. The important thing being that this alliance, while not being anything of the sort, gives rise to a collaboration, reluctant though it may be, which banishes the singular to the benefit of the collective. This is because experimenting with playing the hedgehog is, for any writer, the opportunity to experiment with a new way of being in literature. Du H risson questions, in its own way, what has been troubling literature of the interior for a few centuries now, namely its own mythology: how to make the most of it, to fight it and surpass it whilst also being aware that it is anchored in flesh that cannot be ripped off, lest we expose the skeleton beneath.]

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  • Issue 50 - Ludicity in surrealism and in translation
    • Abstract: Aru, Elise
      Surrealist practice brings to the fore the boundless potential of ludic invention. Play in Surrealism thrives on continual detournements or displacements in the Surrealists' own practices as well as in established works. Indeed, the Surrealists managed to juggle between respecting, bending and reinventing the rules of making sense, creating new forms of play and new semantics as well as formal results. This paper experiments with a ludic and creative approach to translation itself, and to translating Surrealist poems in particular. I propose a mise en abyme of the Surrealist practices in my translations of two poems by Andre Breton into poem-objects, which involves an intermedial translation as well as an interlingual one. An examination of the definition of translation and its relation to creativity and faithfulness will emerge out of the discussions of my translations.

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  • Issue 50 - Future issues
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  • Issue 50 - Reminiscences of a past editor
    • Abstract: Boak, Denis
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  • Issue 50 - James R. Lawler (1929 - 2013)
    • Abstract: Noakes, Beverley
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  • Issue 50 - 'Essays in French Literature and Culture' fete ses cinquante
           ans
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  • Issue 49 - Guidelines for contributors
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  • Issue 49 - Contributors
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  • Issue 49 - 'Mon cher Papa, ma chere Maman': The 'drole de guerre' of
           Madeleine Blaess
    • Abstract: Michallat, Wendy
      In October 1939 Madeleine Blaess, a graduate in French from the University of Leeds, began a doctorate in Medieval French at the Sorbonne in Paris. A prolific letter writer, Blaess wrote forty letters home to her parents in York between October 1939 and June 1940. This voluminous, unpublished epistolary collection enables analysis of the quotidien of two distinct micro-communities, the Sorbonne and a Pension de Famille during the drole de guerre. Whilst confirming in part of what has already been written about French public opinion ahead of war, certain details in the letters are not so easily assimilable. This article highlights these deviations whilst, at the same time, analysing how factors and agents particular to each of these communities contributed to shaping attitudes within them.

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  • Issue 49 - De 'Cul-de-sac' a 'Piege nuptial': les avatars d'un texte et de
           ses paratextes ; [From Cul-de-sac to Pi ge nuptial: the Avatars of a Text
           and its Paratexts]
    • Abstract: Vuaille-Barcan, Marie-Laure; Rolls, Alistair
      Cet article se propose d'examiner l'etonnante trajectoire editoriale qu'a connue en France le premier roman de l'auteur americain Douglas Kennedy, 'The Dead Heart'. Publie d'abord en 1998 dans la prestigieuse Serie Noire sous le titre 'Cul-de-sac', dans une traduction fidele a l'esprit de la collection, le roman est ressorti chez Belfond dix ans plus tard dans une nouvelle traduction au style bien different, et rebaptise 'Piege nuptial'. Nous nous interesserons a tout l'appareillage paratextuel de ces deux publications et plus largement a celui qui a orchestre la percee de cet auteur en France et continue a lui assurer des ventes record alors qu'il reste meconnu dans son pays. [This article sets out to examine the surprising editorial pathway taken by the French publication of American author Douglas Kennedy's first novel, 'The Dead Heart'. First published in 1998 as part of prestigious S rie Noire under the title of 'Cul-de-sac', in a translation that was faithful to the spirit of the collection, it was then published by Belfond a decade later in a new translation with an entirely different style, renamed 'Pi ge nuptial'. We look into the paratextual material of these two publications and more closely at the one which scored the first real breakthrough for this author on French soil, and which continues to result in record sales, despite the fact that he is yet to become a household name in his motherland.]

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  • Issue 49 - Appellation d'origine controlee' Une lecture taxonomique
           des titres de la 'Serie Noire' ; ["AOC" Guarantee of Origin' A
           Taxonomical Reading of the Titles of the S rie Noire Range]
    • Abstract: Fornasiero, Jean; West-Sooby, John
      De tous les elements du paratexte, le titre est l'un des plus fonctionnels, au sens ou l'entend Gerard Genette. Notre but est d'examiner ses fonctions en proposant une lecture taxonomique des titres de la 'Serie Noire', serie creee en 1945 par Marcel Duhamel dans l'intention de publier des romans policiers qui, a l'image du roman noir americain, seraient "durs, dynamiques et sensuels". Par une etude des categories linguistiques auxquelles se conforment les 500 premiers titres de la Serie, nous demontrons comment la collection s'ecarte de son modele d'origine. Grace a un controle artistique des plus stricts, les titres des romans de la serie participent a la creation d'un nouveau modele dont le trait definitif est le dynamisme plutot que l'erotisme. [Out of all the elements described as paratext, the title is one of the most functional, based on the G rard Genette interpretation of the term. Our goal here is to examine its function by proposing a taxonomical reading of the titles of the 'S rie Noire' range of books, created by Marcel Duhamel in 1945 in order to publish police novels which, in the image of the black American novel, were to be "harsh, dynamic and sensual". By way of a study into the linguistic categories to which the S rie's first 500 titles conform, we endeavour to show how the collection strays from its original model. Through the strictest possible artistic control, the book titles from the S rie played a role in the creation of a new model whose calling card is one of dynamism rather than eroticism]

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  • Issue 49 - The framing of a belle infidele: Paratexts, retranslations and
           'Madame Bovary'
    • Abstract: Deane-Cox, Sharon
      This article seeks to demonstrate how paratextual material can be used as an illuminating point of entry into the complex, multifaceted process of transmission and substitution that is retranslation. It will undertake a case study on the British translations of 'Madame Bovary', eschewing a linguistic line of enquiry in favour of scrutinizing the paratexts for overt or covert signs of how the work has been framed and presented over time. The article will first map out a space for a "translatorial paratext" within Genette's typology (1987). It will then bring paratextual evidence into direct dialogue with theoretical approaches to the textual and extratextual behaviour of retranslation.

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  • Issue 49 - Le 'Journal' d'Alix Cleo Roubaud: etude d'un paratexte
           photographique, poetique et amoureux ; [The 'Journal' of Alix Cleo
           Roubaud: a Study in Photographic, Poetic and Amorous Paratext]
    • Abstract: Guetemme, Genevieve
      Alix Cleo Roubaud etait photographe. Lorsqu'elle meurt en 1983, son mari fait publier son journal en y ajoutant une preface et des photographies. Nous etudierons ici ce paratexte particulier en observant comment il commente et definit le texte du Journal, mais aussi comment il continue la vie et l'oeuvre d'une artiste disparue trop brutalement. Dialogue intime et artistique entre l'epoux et sa compagne disparue, le paratexte devient ici une pratique dynamique capable d'ouvrir le texte d'Alix vers un autre texte, pas encore ecrit, qui l'engage, elle et son mari. Un texte qui relie l'homme et la femme, le visuel et le verbal, mais aussi l'homme et son oeuvre, l'origine et la fin, un etre et sa memoire. [Alix Cleo Roubaud was a photographer. At the time of her death in 1983, her husband had her journal published, adding to it a preface and some photographs. What we examine here is this quite singular paratext, observing the ways in which it comments upon and defines the text within the Journal itself, but also how it prolongs the life and the works of an artist who disappeared so suddenly. Both intimate and artistic, this paratextual dialogue between husband and departed wife becomes a dynamic activity, capable of opening Alix's text onto another text, which has not yet been written, but which enlists them, both her and her husband. This is a text which binds man and woman, visual and verbal, humankind and its works, beginning and ending, being and memory.]

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  • Issue 49 - Le poeme ready-made: du paratexte au dispositif ; [The
           ready-made poem: From paratext to dispositive]
    • Abstract: Theval, Gaelle
      Constitues du deplacement d'elements banals dans un contexte litteraire, les poemes ready-mades sollicitent le paratexte au point d'en faire un element de premier plan. Dans le domaine litteraire le titre, le nom de l'auteur, de la maison d'edition, la preface, sont autant d'elements qui contribuent a la mediation du texte et influent sur sa reception, dans la mesure o ils contribuent a definir le cadre pragmatique de l'oeuvre. Or tous ces elements, d'ordinaire relegues au second plan par l'analyse qui les considere comme ne faisant pas partie de l'oeuvre a proprement parler, sont indexes et actives par les poemes ready-mades au point de rendre la frontiere entre le texte et son contexte permeable. [Making up one of the run-of-the-mill imported elements in a literary context, ready-made poems highlight the paratext, so much so that they force it into the foreground. In the literary domain, the title, the name of the author, the publishing house and the preface are all elements which contribute to the mediation of the text, influencing its reception, in that they play a part in defining the pragmatic framework of the work in question. All these elements, ordinarily relegated to the background by any analytical gaze, which immediately disregards them as real parts of the work, are indexed and activated by ready-made poems, to such an extent that the border between the text and its context becomes permeable.]

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  • Issue 49 - La paratextualite theatrale revisitee: le spectacle
           contemporain et son dossier ; [Theatrical paratextuality revisited:
           Contemporary theatrical works and their accompanying material]
    • Abstract: Ververopoulou, Zoe
      Adoptant une acception plus large de la notion du paratexte theatral, nous analysons les dossiers de presse qui accompagnent l'annonce et la presentation de spectacles contemporains en France. Documents de reference indispensables au travail journalistique (preparation d'articles, interviews, compte rendus critiques etc.), ils impliquent un circuit de mediations complexe, ainsi que plusieurs destinateurs (attache de presse, producteur, metteur en scene, dramaturge etc.) et plusieurs genres de discours (note d'intention du metteur en scene, informations pratiques, distribution et liste des noms de l'equipe artistique, notices biographiques, extraits du texte dramatique etc.). A la base d'un vaste corpus de dossiers recents, nous explorons leur typologie, leurs fonctions et leur dynamique culturelle, tout en expliquant la transformation du paratexte theatral en pre-texte journalistique. [Adopting the largest possible scope of the notion of theatrical paratext, we explore the media material which comes with the opening and presentation of contemporary theatrical works in France. Indispensable reference documents for journalists (be they drafting articles, interviews or critical reviews etc.), they involve a rather complex mediation cycle, as well as numerous addressees (press officers, producers, stage directors, playwrights etc.) and a range of different discourse types (director's statement of intent, practical information, original cast and artistic team, biogrophies, excerpts from dramatic texts etc...). Drawing from an extensive corpus of recent examples, we will explore their typology, their various functions as well as their cultural dynamic, explaining the evolution of the theatrical paratext as a journalistic pre-text.]

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  • Issue 49 - La preface auctoriale meurt-elle, en France, au vingtieme
           
    • Abstract: Hilsum, Mireille
      La preface auctoriale (ecrite par un ecrivain pour ses oeuvres propres) tend a disparaitre, en France, dans la seconde moitie du XXe siecle, tant elle parait liee a l'histoire du livre et a celle de la litterature. Les collections d'oeuvres completes s'en passent, les editions separees souvent aussi. Mais la mort de l'auteur ne signe pas celle de toute preface. Bien des prefaces ulterieures temoignent de la difficulte des ecrivains (Leiris, Duras, Michaux) a se defaire de leurs textes anciens. L'OuLiPo, Perec en particulier, reinvente une preface originale qui n'est plus seuil mais redoublement mimetique du texte. Le peritexte de l'extr mecontemporain privilegie les formes breves (note, quatrieme de couverture) et poreuses, souvent extraites d'un texte lui-m me devenu poreux. [The auctorial preface (written by writers for their own works) tended to disappear, in France, during the latter half of the 20th century, so much did it seem linked to the history of books and of literature. Collections of complete works no longer made use of them, separate editions often did so too. But the death of the author does not sound the death toll for the preface. Many later prefaces bear witness to the difficulties faced by writers (e.g. Leiris, Duras, Michaux) in attempting to move on from their previous works. OuLiPo, particularly Perec, reinvented an original style of preface which is no longer the gateway but instead becomes the work's mimetic double. Late contemporary peritexts foster forms both brief (notices, blurbs) and porous, often taken from texts that have become themselves quite porous.]

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  • Issue 49 - A nos lecteurs
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  • Issue 49 - Future issues
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  • Issue 48 - Guidelines for contributors
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  • Issue 48 - Contributors
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  • Issue 48 - All ears for suffering Sub-France: Suburban points of view and
           paradoxical representations of the National Crisis(1980-2000)
    • Abstract: Levasseur, Bruno
      This article examines the way in which suburban residents in France are establishing more subtle discourse with regards to the national crisis than mere hegemonic discourse, as well as the representations of urban fringe. It suggests that, since the 1980's, an off-kilter image has been propagated within the national community with regards to the suburban banlieues, which have become emblematic of a suffering "Sub-France", a result of the social, economic and political crisis. Focusing on the politico-cultural productions of the residents of the Parisian suburb of La Courneuve, it will put forward the idea that their struggle against "doxa" has made it difficult to maintain externalising rhetoric with regards to the cit s (housing projects). Despite the limitations which characterise them, the language devised by the representatives of the fringe-dwellers offer paradoxical images of the cit s which call into question common perceptions of the National Crisis.

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  • Issue 48 - 'Les Raisins de la gal re' by Tahar Ben Jelloun or 'The
           Paradoxes of Antiracism'
    • Abstract: Jaccomard, Helene
      Over time, Tahar Ben Jelloun s novel, Les Raisins de la gal re, published in 1996, has come to be considered a document that highlights the difficulties with which anti-racism movements were confronted in the nineties, a decade which saw the institutionalisation of anti-racism struggles in France. The book shows just how paradoxical anti-racism is, in that it shows the anti-racism response to the two paradoxical facets of racism: universalism and differentialism. It is clear that the novel attempted the impossible: suggesting strategies to avoid the aporia of anti-racism, with a narration that oscillated between the two extremes of the anti-racist range and its "relativist universalism".

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  • Issue 48 - "Le pays qui n'est a personne" - Brazil in the work of Blaise
           Cendrars
    • Abstract: Dewulf, Jeroen
      Although several studies have been published about the role of Brazil in the work of Blaise Cendrars, no clear explanation has been given for the subtitle of his famous article "Utopialand - Le pays qui n'est a personne" (1955). Instead of the traditionally negative interpretation of the subtitle as "the country that does not belong to anyone", this article suggests a positive one: "the country that is open to anyone". The new interpretation of the subtitle is applied to Cendrars' intellectual program and connected to the argument that Brazil enabled Cendrars to maintain and to even radicalize a program that in the aftermath of World War I had become superseded in Europe.

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  • Issue 48 - Cracks in a cartoon landscape: Fragmenting memory in Posy
           Simmonds' 'Gemma Bovery'
    • Abstract: Watts, Andrew
      This article explores the relationship between memory, identity, and cartoon landscapes in Gemma Bovery (1999). Posy Simmonds' graphic novel offers itself as a satirical redrawing of Madame Bovary. British socialite Gemma is a woman whose expectations of life have been conditioned by glossy magazines and who, like her Flaubertian predecessor, is trapped in a cycle of debt and failed love affairs. Alongside this playful engagement with its canonical source, however, Gemma Bovery also contains a more serious reflection on the way in which personal identity is reconfigured by memory. Transplanting her characters from urban Britain to rural France, Simmonds exposes their attempts to fit in with a new cultural and geographical landscape, only for fragmented memories of the past to hinder their progress.

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  • Issue 48 - Negro Slave Ships and Crossing the Ocean in French-West Indian
           Magic Realist Novels: Putting together creationmythology
    • Abstract: Sacré, Sébastien
      Sacred stories, essential in all cultures, tell of how reality came to be. Myths can, in respect to the history of slavery and the notion of memory, constitute several problems. We can see it, for example, in contemporary West Indian novels in which this creation mythology, which ties individuals to their motherland, is absent. Beyond the presence of supernatural beings with traditional folk functions, the very absence of founding narratives leads us to wonder how West Indian authors might lay claim to a collective identity. Are they trying to reform the link with Africa, this (geographical and historical) motherland' Or with France (the country with which they identify culturally)' Or with the French West Indies (their physical motherland)' This article attempts to analyse how contemporary West Indian writers have undertaken a new mythic focalisation of their identity around, not the Africa of their origins but the mythical rewriting of an essential step in the history of slavery: the crossing of the ocean in the hold of a slave ship, which might just contribute to the (re)construction of a contemporary West Indian identity.

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  • Issue 48 - Presentist Landscapes, of Detective Novels and History
    • Abstract: Lovece, Francesca
      In literature known as the extr me contemporain, the prototype of the detective novel has taken poll position in the means of re-appropriating history, referring both to fictional narration (hi-story) and to History in a broader sense. Detective novels and history also have several essential mechanisms in common, particularly in the narrative recomposition of the past and their use of investigation and witness statements as a way of calling them into question. By moving the barriers of history to our present, there is no doubt a source of interference: the means of communication. This has given way to a great deal of debate on presentism (Hartog) and on media ficitionalisation (Salmon), but what are the literary consequences of these phenomena' How does the detective novel give account of the passing of historical data and the distorting filter of the media' This article endeavours to detect the way in which current fiction accounts for present-day history, which is transformed into a visual landscape by the media, through the analysis of a corpus of recent historical thrillers and one example novel, Villa Vortex by Maurice G. Dantec.

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  • Issue 48 - Future issues
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  • Issue 47 - Contributors
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  • Issue 47 - Quinze ans d'activit sur la toile "Lire les femmes crivains et
           les litt ratures africaines": http://aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au/
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  • Issue 47 - Demeures: essai sur la for t, le paysage et le sens de l'autre
    • Abstract: Lemmens, Kateri
      Where is Attila J zsef's house' Near the railroad' In the glow of the windows, nearing transparency' In the muffled darkness, on the edge of silence' On the rails themselves, like an aspiration of movement, a neverending rolling motion. Where exactly is our home, the place where it might be possible to feel as though we belong'...

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  • Issue 47 - Gor e: Histoire et Lieux de m moire
    • Abstract: Volet, Jean-Marie
      Occupied by the Portugese, the Dutch, the English and the French before returning to the bosom of an independent Senegal, the tiny island of Goree off the coast of Dakar is now a memorial site dedicated to the memory of of the millions of Africans uprooted from the continent during the four centuries of the Atlantic slave trade. The famous House of Slaves - where many personalities from all over the world came together - has become the symbol of this painful past. A site of pilgrimage for some whilst mere tourist destination for others, Goree also symbolises a fascinating page in the history of Senegal marked by the economic and political success of the Signares, the women who once dominated the island's economy as well as any commercial exchange throughout the region up until the late nineteenth century. From grim hues to sparkling colours, the Gorean landscapes inhabiting our imaginations only begin to make sense once the mind takes over from the eye in order to establish coherence.

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  • Issue 47 - Environmental relationships and Fringe landscapes in 'La Forme
           d'une ville' by Julien Gracq
    • Abstract: Rosemberg, Muriel
      Proposed here is a geographical reading of La Forme d'une ville by Julien Gracq, which goes some way towards analysing a city experience that is both poetic and geographic. We show how an environmental relationship can be created, based on highly sensitive experience and imaginatively realised places, and how this relationship expresses itself through exceptional places, the cusp, which show the writer's preference for landscapes and creates what might be described as a geo-literary model.

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  • Issue 47 - Paysages m moriels du Nord qu b cois et ses recadrages
           continentaux dans 'La p che blanche' de Lise Tremblay
    • Abstract: Nareau, Michel
      The North features among the ranks of the topoi central to the French-Canadian identity. It acts as an 'elsewhere' and as an opening to the hostile elements in the region in order to redefine the cultural particularities their, which in turn creates a nodal point in the historical memory of Quebec. This study of 'La p che blanche' by Lise Tremblay shows the extent to which the North remains an object of reminiscence, which shifts the representations to respond to current contradictions. In Tremblays novel, the memories are dialogic and bind the stories of two brothers called toward the North, while diffracting a memory of nomadism and of the Quebec spaces taking its place in a continental configuration. The status of references, the symbolic appropriation of the fjord, the conflictual and epistolary ideas involved in Nordic memories make up part of a mutating Quebecois conjuncture and show that the novel performs as much the task of reevaluating the Canadian-French memory as a realignment of the continental aspect of Quebec.

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  • Issue 47 - Le paysage antillais ou la m moire 'in absentia'
    • Abstract: Kassab-Charfi, Samia
      In a culture where "there is no hinterland" (E. Glissant), such as that of the West Indies, we might ask what are the constituents of the landscape, in both the geographical and cultural sense of the word. If we take Edouard Glissant's novels as a reference, the natural landscape represents a figure in absentia; nothing or almost nothing refers to the dramatic history of this part of the world. The absence of official monuments, the lack of commemoration, the epic irony strangely out of sync with the natural landscape all subjects the overall image, , to an almost optometrical corrective process: by which an interior landscape, comprised of intellectual landmarks purposely chosen (memorial beacons of other similar places, physical or mental), takes the place of silent physical places, in the form of a constant retroversion towards a double-guessing and constructive memory. A fictionalised interior landscape emerges from this set up, one that is seated in a negative vision of the exotic image reflected by the Sugar Isles

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  • Issue 47 - Landscapes Do Not Lie. War, Abjection and Memory in Philippe
           Claudel's 'Le Rapport de Brodeck'
    • Abstract: Grenaudier-Klijn, France
      In Le Rapport de Brodeck, French novelist Philippe Claudel (1962-) weaves a narrative centred around the trauma of war, the representation of the traumatic and the necessity to transcend the traumatic through the Word. This discussion examines how Claudel conceives a dystopian, stroboscopic landscape intimately linked to collective memories of recent conflicts. Focussing on the absence of specific spatio-temporal indicators, which makes it impossible to situate the events with any certainty, it argues that the effectiveness of Claudel's latest novel relies on the transformation and collusion of familiar spaces, on the mnemonic and divinatory powers given to the landscape through artistic/artificial representation, and on the connexions established between landscape, abjection and memory.

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  • Issue 47 - The Russian Exile's Feeling for Snow. The Maternal Connotations
           of Aquatic Landscapes in Andrei Makine's Novels
    • Abstract: Duffy, Helena
      The present article offers a close reading of four novels by Andre Makine, a Russian-born French-language writer. It demonstrates that in Makine's works the traditional maternal connotations of water are extended to snow and ice whereby the author challenges Gaston Bachelard's conviction that water symbolises the mother's milk and therefore is always warm. The analysis of 'Requiem pour l'Est', 'La Femme qui attendait', 'Au temps du fleuve Amour' and 'Le Crime d'Olga Arb lina' is meant to show that in Makine's fictions snow is the most potent symbols of Russia as well as being intrinsically bound up with the protagonist's longing for the lost maternal object and, by extension, for Mother Russia.

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  • Issue 47 - When critical thought acts as landscape: On the lessons gleaned
           from the pages of Barthes, Foucault et al
    • Abstract: Bellon, Guillaume
      In an essay on the lectures of Barthes, Jean-Pierre makes use of a particular metaphor, one of the Last Landscape (either of a work or of a thought), which is reflected in the words of Marie Depuss when she, on the subject of this same Barthes, proffers: "the quality of his reflection remains somewhat of a landscape for us" (Qu'est-ce qu'on garde'). Victor-L vy Beaulieu, with Se d pendre de soi-m me, gives us a reflection located "in the vicinity of Michel Foucault". What can these images of an intellectual heritage teach us once it has been made into a landscape, a commemorative and emotional site open to devotion' The aim of this paper is to reflect upon the things being said, by way of such selected metaphors, on the subject of the permanence of a debt or of a incentive towards contemplation. It aims to reflect upon not only Barthes and Foucault but also other names inscribed in the same theoretical constellation, such as Deleuze or Derrida, the ever-increasing amount of detached markings constituting a wide range of seminal works (including audio recordings, work archives, personal notebooks) invites us to implement new ways of appropriating a style, an idea or a way of looking at the world. Whether as a "place" to be lived in or as a "landscape" to be made one's own, these works, taken in their current multiple futures, thus seem an opportunity to bring into question the current state of critical thought.

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  • Issue 47 - Christian Dotremont et "la perspective du parmi": une po tique
           du paysage
    • Abstract: Aubert, Nathalie
      After World War II, a number of poets instinctively moved away from the urban landscape that had been so celebrated by the Surrealists in the pre-war years. This expressed itself through a new interest in the natural landscape and an unprecedented turn towards reality. Christian Dotremont (1922-1979) is one of these poets: from 1956, he made prolonged trips to Lapland where, fascinated by this newly found place, he tried to find a new mode of coexistence with the landscape. From his discovery of Lapland, his poetry became an attempt to establish a concrete relationship with the landscape based on the patient process of learning how to look, establishing vision both as memory, and the landscape as its object, its point of contact with the world. This connection allowed him to scrutinize the sensible world and thus to reach a sense of unity and simplicity, something he defined as the "perspective du parmi".

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  • Issue 47 - Landscape and memory in the photobiographical works of Denis
           Roche or Photo-souvenir as an anti (landscape) postcard
    • Abstract: Arribert-Narce, Fabien
      This article shows how somewhat unorthodox artist Denis Roche, both writer and photographer, has used throughout his photo-biographical work on varying media an aesthetic aimed at highlighting, whilst at the same time counteracting, the "postcard effect" produced in photo-souvenirs (of which landscape photography is the most common example). For him the role of these photo-souvenirs is not to jog the memory, they are nought but the proof of a single moment in a lifetime, the moment of the "photographic act", the "circumstances" of which are sometimes explained. Though there is little doubt that he adheres to the tradition of the photo-souvenir, Roche also re-appropriates it in his work which simply aims at retracing the lives and times of two people (himself and his partner), inevitably made up of "ellipses" and "lapses".

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  • Issue 46 - Contributors
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  • Issue 46 - Jose-Maria de Heredia et Gustave Moreau. Correspondance inedite
    • Abstract: Mortelette, Yann
      For the first time, the correspondence of the poet Jose-Maria de Heredia and the painter Gustave Moreau is published here together, presented and annotated. The twenty-nine letters were exchanged and composed between January 1, 1869 and May 31, 1895; six of them contain sonnets of Heredia inspired by tables of Moreau. This correspondence has at the same time a critical, aesthetic and sociocultural interest. The article reveals sources and makes it possible to include/understand how Heredia and Moreau were mutually influenced in their choice of mythological topics. The article poses the problem of transposition of art, Heredia having been the first to use the tables of Moreau to make literary works of them. It testifies finally to the friendship and the mutual help which existed between these two important personalities of life, of letters and arts.

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  • Issue 46 - Mongo Beti, l'homme des ruptures
    • Abstract: Ait-Aarab, Mohamed
      A major literary figure, Mongo Beti remains, despite everything, one ignored author. However, his work, important as much by the length of time it covers (1953-2000) as by the amount of publications, is still too often denatured, even caricatured. It will act therefore, within the framework of this article, to trace the path of this writer and to give an account of his aesthetic and ideological standpoint. This analysis of his work includes the novels as well as prose and marks the key periods of his literary career.

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  • Issue 46 - Champions du Monde: Sport, Nation, Sexe et Genre Chez Paul
           Morand
    • Abstract: Stemburger, Martina
      This article analyses literary representations of sport, considered in its socio-historical context by Paul Morand. The novel, Champions du monde (1930), abundant in precise and picturesque descriptions of various sports and sporting types (race, aviation, football, boxing), constitutes a reflection on the marketing of professional sport in contrast with "aristocratic" amateurism, on the mediatisation of sport as spectacle, on sport as it conveys patriotic passions, but also on the relationship between corporatism and subjectivity, corporatism and individuality, and, especially, on the relationship between sex and genre: in this text with pronounced misogynistic overtones, the world of sport seems an exclusively virile field: female sport, even if widely discussed, experiences considerable development. It will be shown how his novel, starting from a set of sporting themes, outlines a world history of the first three decades of the 20th century.

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  • Issue 46 - Appropriation Quebecoise du Baseball Dans Trente Arpents et Les
           Plouffe
    • Abstract: Nareau, Michel
      Baseball, because it brings attributes of identity and speech, can reveal important facets of culture to work in a specific society and a given time. In Quebec, baseball was introduced in the nineteenth century by the French-speaking elite to short-circuit the British and to develop a North-South axis bond with the United States, in a new French account of integration. Consequently, the representations of this sport often sought to naturalise this play, to allot identity functions suitable to it in the Quebec context. The novels, Trente arpents by Ringuet and Les Plouffe by Roger Lemelin, show the cultural changes in baseball in order to show that identity negotiated by this play passes by tactics of resistance and displacement of American speech. In these works, baseball becomes a vector of the otherness which comprises the people of Quebec's identity.

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  • Issue 46 - Tournois et Joutes Chez les Ecrivains du Moyen Age
    • Abstract: Nadot, Sebastien
      While depicting jousting tournaments and while glorifying contestants, writers of the Middle Ages bring invaluable information on the way in which confrontations were held. However, the way in which chroniclers give an account of the tournaments is not neutral. Using skillful mechanisms of writing, the chroniclers take part in construction of an idyllic knighthood table. With the Middle Ages, literature and sport both appear with the deep political intentions, and what remains to us is that medieval literature depicts complex sporting phenomenon, structured, very alive and open to the company that carries it.

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  • Issue 46 - Marie-Therese Eyquem: Feminism, Lesbianism and the Development
           of Women's Sport under Vichy
    • Abstract: Michallat, Wendy; Eyquem, Marie-Therese
      Co-founder of France's first post-war feminist movement, the Mouvement D mocratique F minin, in 1962, Marie-Th r se Eyquem was named ministre de la Promotion de la femme in Mitterand's shadow cabinet in 1966. She went on to become secretary of the Parti Socialiste in 1975. Her political career has attracted less attention than her career in sports administration which began in the Catholic youth movement in the 1930s. Eyquem's achievements in promoting and developing women's sport in the post-war period have been well documented but less has been said about her role as directrice des sports f minins under the Vichy government. This article aims to analyse Eyquem's policies for the development in women's sport under Vichy in the light of her socialist and feminist ideals. In doing so, the article will introduce another neglected sphere of Eyquem's life; her creative writing. She published several novels and plays in addition to non-fictional works on the subject of sport. Two novels in particular, one published in 1945 and the other in 1951, are useful in that they testify to progressive views about women's sport only intimated in Eyquem's official writing in her Vichy governmental role. The novels confirm aspects of Eyquem's feminist and socialist motivation for her development of women's sport under Vichy and, with their lesbian themes and subject matter, they also explain aspects of Eyquem's sporting policy which, although necessarily obscured in her Vichy texts, were supportive of lesbians and women-only sporting communities.

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  • Issue 46 - "Si Meme l'Australie " Sport et Sportifs Dans Requins et
           Coquins d'Herve Claude et Surfeuses Paradise de Pierre Grundmann
    • Abstract: Jaccomard, Helene
      With a view to the relationship between sport and society, body and nature, it is interesting to analyse two novels, Requins et coquins by Herve Claude and Surfeuses Paradise by Pierre Grundmann which take Australia for their background. By means of surfing, golf or cricket, and in the first instance, they scratch certain myths at the heart of the Australian imagination. But, in the second instance, they scratch further to tell us of the disintegration of sporting values, all the more worrying that it has reached even Australia, country of all the myths.

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  • Issue 46 - Du Pamphlet Comme Sport de Combat: La Litterature Sans Estomac
           de Pierre Jourde
    • Abstract: Grauby, Francoise
      This article recalls the history of combat literature to release certain characteristic features of the figure and voice of the satirist represented in literary style. La litt rature l'estomac (2002) by Pierre Jourde forcefully denounces the unmerited success of certain contemporary writers, in particular the unjustified monopoly of Philippe Sollers. Raising the satirical tradition of the 19th century (Bloy), sending a clear signal of intent to Julien Gracq and his Litt rature l'estomac (1950), this satire regulates its accounts with the world of letters, criticises the increasing of mass literature and the capacity of journalists. He especially finds conflict between a standard writer (Gracq) and a dictatorial writer (Sollers). The article concentrates on the satirical liveliness and the rhetorical arsenal deployed to persuade the reader - in an extra manoeuvre - to take part in very close combat.

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  • Issue 46 - La Fiction W ou L'Olympiade de L'ecriture
    • Abstract: Goga, Yvonne
      The majority of criticisms, which deal with W or the childhood memory of Georges Perec, interpreted the Olympic company, W as a metaphor for the Nazi concentration camps, an indirect expression of biographical fiction. Dissociation between the concept of sport and that of play, which in Perec's vision constitutes the basis on which he organizes his Olympians and the Olympic Games, inspires an angle of research for us which enables us to read this writer's novel like poetic art.

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  • Issue 46 - Etre Sportif Pour Etre Homme! L'injonction de Virilite Dans la
           Litterature Sportive Francaise (1920 - 1950)
    • Abstract: Gaucher, Julie
      In the Twenties, the heroes of literature penetrate the stage and velodromes, stadiums and rugby grounds. They are tested in the boxing ring and compete in swimming pools, conforming to traditional masculine identifiers That it is in stories, novels, poems or sporting themed essays, the aesthetic becomes sculptural and muscular. The values are those of directness and verticality, dynamism and energy. Extreme and powerful, sometimes violent and aggressive, the champion impresses. His capacity of resistance to suffering is fascinating. Impetuous and intrepid, he multiplies risk taking and insolently plays with danger: because he is capable of taunting and dominating death, he seems to transcend the human condition. The object of this article will be to consider precisely up to what point "sporting literature" gets going to delimit a new universal symbolic system around the masculine. Which translation proposes virile hegemony'

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  • Issue 46 - Parkour: Ambassador for the Banlieue
    • Abstract: Fuggle, Sophie
      This essay looks at the urban activity "parkour" which first emerged in Lisses, France, fifteen years ago. In particular it will consider to what extent parkour can be regarded as synonymous with a shift towards pure movement identified by Paul Virilio, most notably, in his recent "Terre Natale" exposition at the Fondation Cartier and therefore part of a process of displacement or dislocation from a founding identity conceived in terms of one's birthplace, hometown and citizenship. As a counter to this concept of pure movement, the essay will further look at how parkour can also act as a mediator between different spaces, territories and identities. With specific reference to Luc Besson's Banlieue 13 (2004) and Banlieue 13: Ultimatum (2009) we will suggest possible ways in which parkour has acted, and continues to act, as an ambassador for the banlieue.

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  • Issue 46 - Mais Qu'est-ce qui les Fait (Dis)courir' Propos sur Valery,
           Echenoz et d'autres, Aux Confins de la Litterature
    • Abstract: Elder, David
      The answer to the question that is posed in this article starts with allusions to another question in Psych by Derrida: "How not to speak'" that is transformed in the following way: How not to run' How to avoid running' What makes for better running and how to choose another way to run' Courir by chenoz remains an example of a finely degraded text where the importance of the effort, preconditioned to the literary or sporting performance, is omnipresent. This article refers to other artistic and sporting choices: walking, dancing, and the necessary and ambitious raising of the spirit/body by Val ry.

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  • Issue 46 - Breaking the Duel's Rules: Brantome, Merimee, and Melville
    • Abstract: Cropper, Corry; Murdock, Cammeron
      Members of the nobility often turned to the duel to settle disputes over questions of honour in order to avoid the established legal system that they viewed as beneath them. For such men of honour, cheating should be unthinkable. Yet the very existence of rules and codes governing the duel suggest that cheating was perhaps more common than thought. Cheating when dueling, where lives and reputations are on the line, has broad significance when seeking to understand cultural power structures and societal values. Brant me describes a cheating duellist and implies that the accusation against him (sodomy) is a valid one. While Brant me's text upholds conventional masculine codes, it may also be read as a criticism of Henri III for feminizing the French nobility. Prosper M rim e uses cheating during a duel to undermine enlightenment rationality and early theories of historical discourse in nineteenth-century France. And Jean-Pierre Melville's film Le Deuxi me souffle suggests a link between mobsters and nineteenth-century aristocrats who turn to the duel to restore honour in a degraded, dishonourable society.

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  • Issue 46 - Figure de la Sportive: Entre Litterature Populaire et
           Avant-garde
    • Abstract: Bauer, Thomas
      During the Roaring Twenties, when champions and adventurers of all kinds attained unprecedented popularity, the sporting figure finds a place in the literary field. Many writers showed an interest in these intrepid young people who ran track, put on boxing gloves or mountaineering spikes or knocked about in the Mediterranean. They described colourful romantic characters with feelings of admiration for their demonstrations of independence. For many, it is possible to distinguish a true difference of treatment (quantity of work, choice of sporting activities and literary significances) between the popular authors and those of the avant-garde, in particular the surrealist ones who remained quiet on this question.

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  • Issue 45 - Contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - L'arroseur arrose : Doubrovsky, his psychoanalyst and
           autof(r)iction
    • Abstract: Boule, Jean-Pierre
      The article analyses the dialogue between Doubrovsky and his psychoanalyst in their respective writings. In Fils, Doubrovsky's first autofiction, he replaces the psychoanalyst and portrays their relationship as verbal jousting, but in Not By Words Alone and mainly in Tales from A Travelling Couch, the latter writes about the character he calls 'Sasha' who has narcissistic personality disorder. Incensed by the portrait given of him, Doubrovsky writes 'Analyse et autofiction' where he launches an attack on Akeret's book and on his personality. The article attempts to stand back from Doubrovsky's interpretation and to sift through his reaction, showing that it is consistent with someone who displays narcissistic traits. It also concentrates on the interplay of rivalry and narcissism in the therapeutic relationship and details the particularly competitive relationship that the French writer held with his American analyst.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - Intertextualite et Ironie dans l'ecriture de Louis-Philippe
           Dalembert (Interview du 23 Fevrier 2008) [Intertextuality and irony in the
           writing of Louis-Philippe Dalembert, interview 23 February 2008]
    • Abstract: Gyssels, Kathleen; Cooreman, Gaelle
      The work of author Louis-Philippe Dalembert, Haitian poet and novelist, is examined. In particular, his work concerning the Haitian diaspora, his work of the Parisian suburbs, and his conflict of memories theories is critiqued.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:18 GMT
       
  • Issue 53 - Internal Dialogue as Means of Collective Conflict Resolution in
           Linda L 's Exile Writing
    • Abstract: Kurmann, Alexandra
      In the work of the Vietnamese-Francophone writer, Linda L , war in the homeland causes personal conflict for fatherless daughters. Lacking the means to engage in inter-subjective communication due to death, guilt over filial abandonment remains unresolvable in exile. In 'Lettre morte' (1999) L 's narrator seeks to remedy this impasse by generating a reconciliatory diatribe intended for a ghostly father figure, while the narrative form of internal dialogue is progressively developed in (2011) and 'Lame de fond' (2013) to deal with further familial discord. In imitating interpersonal communication by having narrators speak for and to the absent other, L seeks to resolve personal conflict through literary instances of collective reconciliation in her later exile narratives.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:19:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 53 - Conflict, Dialogue and Representation Introduction
    • Abstract: Mullan, Kerry; Crozet, Chantal
      The idea for the theme of this special issue of Essays in French Literature and Culture had its basis in the 22nd Australian Society for French Studies conference, held in Melbourne from 3rd-6th December 2014 and co-hosted by RMIT and La Trobe Universities.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:19:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 53 - Nommer le conflit enNouvelle-Cal donie des ann es 1980: des v
           nements la guerre
    • Abstract: Pascual, Fanny
      Dans les ann es 80, la revendication ind pendantiste cal donienne s'oppose physiquement l'Etat Fran ais. La population en Nouvelle-Cal donie vit alors une crise qui ira son paroxysme en avril 1988, avec la prise d'otages de Gossanah, sur l'ile d'Ouv a. Le mot employ alors est v nements et rappelle l'euph misme de la guerre d'Alg rie. Il s'agit ici de revenir sur les mots qui ont t utilis s pour d terminer ces pisodes tragiques. Cette analyse, partir des 125 livres disponibles dans les deux principales biblioth ques cal doniennes, r v le les fortes tensions historiographiques et m morielles pass es et actuelles. D' v nements guerre, les qualificatifs r v lent la difficile responsabilit des scientifiques face un territoire en construction, une m moire vivace, une actualit br lante.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:19:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 53 - "A genocide of little importance":the impact of the
           terminologyused by members of the Frenchgovernment on the representationof
           the 1994 Tutsi genocide inRwanda
    • Abstract: Fletcher, Narelle
      In May 1994 France distinguished itself from other more reticent members of the international community by being the first country to explicitly identify the events occurring in Rwanda as a 'genocide'. The present article elucidates the impact of the very particular ways in which key French government figures used the term 'genocide' to describe the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda both during and after the events of 1994.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:19:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 53 - La "Souvrainet partag e" conflictuelle en Nouvelle-Cal donie
    • Abstract: Mokaddem, Hamid
      L'article cible les topiques du discours politique contemporain du dernier accord de paix civile en Nouvelle-Cal donie. Il value comment la France proc de une forclusion de la Kanaky. Les outils d'analyse (historiographie politique et ethnologique; m thodes des d constructions s miotiques), par-del le mot d'ordre de destin commun, d crivent la structure du conflit qui sous-tend la trajectoire nationale.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:19:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 53 - Contributors
    • PubDate: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:19:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 53 - Coups et blessures. Un cas particulier de la relation entre
           fiction et r alit : Pierre Jourde et 'La Premi re pierre'
    • Abstract: Grauby, Francoise
      Pourquoi y a-t-il tant de passions dans la r ception de certaines oeuvres ' Un cas particulier de relation entre fiction et r alit nous est offert par deux r cits de Pierre Jourde, Pays perdu (2003) et La premi re pierre (2013). L'auteur, connu pour ses prises de position enflamm es dans la presse, montre la dynamique passionnelle qui a conduit les habitants de son hameau auvergnat, troubl s par Pays perdu, une tentative de lynchage de l'auteur. D'o provient l' motion d clench e' Cet article tentera d'ouvrir des pistes: tensions entre identification et distance, porosit des fronti res entre la r alit et sa mise en repr sentation, assignation la litt rature d'une influence existentielle sur le quotidien des habitants de la contr e. L'analyse conduit voquer des conflits litt raires anciens: la notion de responsabilit d'auteur et les diverses formes de censure qui s'exercent sur la litt rature.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:19:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 53 - Conflict and reconciliation in New Caledonian theatre
    • Abstract: Brown, Peter
      Conflict has been a feature of New Caledonian history from precolonial times through to the present. In recent history, violence spilled over into civil war over the question of independence. New Caledonian theatre has created a public space for discussion of difficult subjects. Four plays, two by Kanak and two by non-Kanak, have tried to grapple with the past by presenting spectres of slain Kanak figures: mythical, historical, 19th century and 20th century. They establish dialogue between races and between different experiences of time and point to possible forms of reconciliation. In prefiguring social and political developments, they also caution against the illusion of finding simple solutions, underlying the importance of process and negotiation.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:19:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 53 - La traduction de l'aboriginalit :tendances et strat gies
    • Abstract: Trousseau, Caroline
      Cet article se propose d'examiner la question de la repr sentation de l'aboriginalit dans la litt rature pour la jeunesse australienne traduite en fran ais. l'aide d'un corpus de romans traduits et publi s en France depuis la fin des ann es 60, nous nous int resserons particuli rement l' volution des strat gies d ploy es par les traducteurs pour n gocier le transfert de l'alt rit dans un contexte post-colonial. cette fin et pour nous permettre de d gager des tendances g n rales, nous nous servirons des notions de domestication/x nisation introduites par Schleiermacher et popularis es par Lawrence Venuti. Nous souhaitons observer ici de quelle(s) mani re(s) le traducteur g re le conflit pos par, d'une part, les exigences ditoriales de lisibilit et d'accessibilit particuli rement pr cises dans le domaine de la litt rature pour la jeunesse et, d'autre part, la n cessit de transmettre une repr sentation de l'aboriginalit conforme un texte source destin un public australien disposant de connaissances sur le monde aborig ne.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:19:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 53 - Representing Conscripts' Experience of Counter-Insurgency
           Warfare on Screen: Laurent Herbiet's 'Mon Colonel'
    • Abstract: Rechniewski, Elizabeth
      This article explores how the experience of the conscripts sent to Algeria has been represented in recent publications and cinema, with a particular focus on Laurent Herbiet's 2006 film Mon Colonel. It uses these texts to examine the effect on the conscripts of implementing the counter-insurgency tactics developed by French military officers in the wake of defeat in Indochina. These tactics, centring on information-gathering, control and displacement of populations, propaganda, the struggle for "hearts and minds" through social action and the blurring of the lines between civil, justice and military authorities, pitted the troops against a local indigenous population whose loyalties could never be decided. Pacifiers or warmakers, perpetrators of atrocity or victims themselves of their government and ultimately of the anti-independence Organisation Arm e Secr te, the ambiguities of the soldiers' role defy easy representation or a pacified and consensual memory.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:19:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 53 - Declinism, nihilism and conflictavoidance in the novels of
           MichelHouellebecq
    • Abstract: Patrick, Sophie
      Throughout his novels, Michel Houellebecq depicts capitalist society as individualistic and unfulfilling. Despite the unsatisfying nature of the Houellebecquian universe, his characters rarely fight for change, avoiding conflict and apathetically accepting their circumstances. This article seeks to make sense of this apathy by situating Houellebecq's novels within the discourse of declinism, a mouvance which, like Houellebecq's writing, has been labelled as nihilistic. This article will explore the validity of these labels, identifying clear parallels between declinist thinking and Nietzsche's nihilism, and building on existing scholarship which suggests that Houellebecq's writing is an example of passive nihilism; proposing that the conflict avoidance in Houellebecq's novels reflects a nihilistic declinist resignation that positive change in western society is not even possible.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:19:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 53 - Unfeminine revolutionaries':Four Moroccan womenwrite about
           sex
    • Abstract: Smith, Sidney
      This paper considers work by four Moroccan female writers: Badia Hadj Nasser and "Nedjma", both published in France; and Ghita El Khayat and Bahaa Trabelsi, who live and publish in Morocco. Each has produced a novel in which a female Moroccan protagonist enacts a trajectory of sexual obsession. The question inevitably arises: what is the intention of these transgressive and apparently revolutionary works' The paper argues that sex in the works of El Khayat and Trabelsi functions as a vehicle for their critique of institutionalised social abuse of women by men in Morocco. Their writing has the potential to be revolutionary. But their voices, for reasons outlined in the paper, are barely audible. Theirs are revolutionary ideas which fail as revolutionary acts.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Aug 2017 17:19:14 GMT
       
 
 
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