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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 115)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
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Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
DQR Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Drammaturgia     Open Access  
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Estudis Romànics     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fólio : Revista de Letras     Open Access  
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
FronteiraZ. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Literatura e Crítica Literária     Open Access  
Galatasaray Üniversitesi Iletişim Dergisi     Open Access  
Genre     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
George Herbert Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Hardy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
HeLix - Dossiers zur romanischen Literaturwissenschaft     Open Access  
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hispanic Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Humanist Studies & the Digital Age     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Huntington Library Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)

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  • 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: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:55:46 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: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:55:36 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: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:55:18 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: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:54:56 GMT
       
  • 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: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:54:45 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.

      PubDate: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:54:39 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: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:54:31 GMT
       
  • 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: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:54:24 GMT
       
  • Issue 52 - Obituaries: Robin Adamson (1938 - 2015)
    • Abstract: Bloomfield, Noelene; Michallat, Wendy
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:52:00 GMT
       
  • Issue 52 - Obituaries: Charles Denis Boak (1932 - 2015)
    • Abstract: Unwin, Tim
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:52:00 GMT
       
  • Issue 52 - Future Issues
    • PubDate: Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:52:00 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Guidelines for contributors
    • PubDate: Mon, 21 May 2012 15:50:37 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Contributors
    • PubDate: Mon, 21 May 2012 15:50:37 GMT
       
  • Volume 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.

      PubDate: Mon, 21 May 2012 15:50:37 GMT
       
  • Volume 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".

      PubDate: Mon, 21 May 2012 15:50:37 GMT
       
  • Volume 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.

      PubDate: Mon, 21 May 2012 15:50:37 GMT
       
  • Volume 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.

      PubDate: Mon, 21 May 2012 15:50:37 GMT
       
  • Volume 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.

      PubDate: Mon, 21 May 2012 15:50:37 GMT
       
  • Volume 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.

      PubDate: Mon, 21 May 2012 15:50:37 GMT
       
  • Volume 48 Future issues
    • PubDate: Mon, 21 May 2012 15:50:37 GMT
       
  • Issue 46 - Contributors
    • PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • 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.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • 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.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • 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.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • 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.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • 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.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • 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.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • 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.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • 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.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • 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.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • 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'

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • 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.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • 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.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • 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.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • 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.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - Contributors
    • PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 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: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 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: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - Agenda [Diary]
    • Abstract: Coste, Didier
      A French poem.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - "Making the Familiar Foreign" Exile and Identity in Nancy
           Huston's Lettres parisiennes and Nord perdu
    • Abstract: Rice, Alison
      Canadian-born Nancy Huston has addressed her "voluntary exile" in France at length in two publications: Lettres parisiennes: Autopsie de l'exil, correspondence with Le la Sebbar, and Nord perdu, brief reflections on the condition of the expatriate. In both works, the prolific author Huston explores the unique challenges of living and writing in her adopted country. She acknowledges her chosen exile as "superficial, capricious, and individualistic", a characterization that distinguishes her situation from that of many intellectuals who find themselves forced to leave their homeland because of their subversive ideas. Huston's exile is more personal than political, but this does not render it any less difficult. Indeed, the fact that her exile is elected rather than imposed makes her all the more acutely aware of the paradoxes inherent in such a choice. This tripartite essay focuses on Huston's exile as a form of resistance to the phenomenon of "Americanisation", examines the questions of identity that inevitably accompany a change of country, and then discusses the ways in which Huston's knowledge of more than one language affects her writing by liberating her, both linguistically and emotionally, from the constraints of monolingualism. The author's critical distance from her mother tongue and her native country contribute to creative written work in French that contributes to the ultimate literary goal of "making the familiar foreign".

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - Limbo of (in-)different language(s): Samuel Beckett/Nancy
           Huston
    • Abstract: Penet-Astbury, Helen
      This article studies how Samuel Beckett and Nancy Huston, two English-speaking authors having chosen to write in French, view their practice of writing in an acquired language. For both authors, the risk of using a different language is that of becoming indifferent to a language which is not their own. While, on the one hand, pretending that one's choice of words is indifferent may lead to deliberate humour, the risk of total indifference, a collapse into nonsense, is countered in different ways by the two authors. Beckett's work appears to be an asymptotic curve towards silence - non-writing - as the texts become shorter and shorter, and more and more abstract. Nancy Huston avoids this tendency, in particular after writing a text in homage to Samuel Beckett in 1998, by returning to a writing in which she more willingly puts her own life, and in particular her life before the switch to French, into her work.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - Vassilis Alexakis: bilinguisme litteraire et autotraduction
           Parcours linguistique et itineraire identitaire [Vassilis Alexakis :
           literary bilingualism and self-translation]
    • Abstract: Halloran-Bessy, Marianne
      This article explores the linguistic trajectory of bilingual Greek writer Vassilis Alexakis. Through a description of the evolution of his language practices from the beginning of his career in the early seventies to the publication of his latest novel in 2007, we argue that the modification in his language choices, from the exclusive use of French to the generalisation of self-translation, reflect the author's own identity development and a celebration of the creative potential born in the dialogue between languages.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - Litterature-monde or Francophonie' From the Manifesto to
           the Great Debate
    • Abstract: Dutton, Jacqueline
      This article proposes a tripartite approach to analyse the criticism of Francophonie in the "litterature-monde" manifesto, published in "Le Monde des livres" on 16 March 2007, and the follow up collection of essays in "Pour une litterature-monde", edited by Michel Le Bris and Jean Rouaud (Gallimard, 2007). The three angles from which Francophonie will be considered relate to the broad categories of languages, literatures and ideologies. This study will attempt to provide an overview of the current state of play regarding Francophonie's present dilemmas and future prospects, as presented in the "litteraturemonde" manifesto and volume of essays, acknowledging however, that the full scope of the debate cannot be adequately explored within the limits of an article of this nature.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - La France que j'oublie d'aimer: The Foreigner's Vision of his
           pays d'accueil in the Works of Andrei Makine
    • Abstract: Duffy, Helena
      Placing the analysis of Andrei Makine's works in the context of both the debate about the allegedly weakening role and impact of French culture and Julia Kristeva's writings on individual and national melancholia, the present article reconsiders the representation of France in the novels and non-fictions of this important Russian-born French-language writer. Whilst according to some critics Makine's early works may help to restore France's self-image and, consequently, to combat what Kristeva defines as "depression nationale", I argue that the portrait of the Hexagon offered by his writings was never as positive as generally believed. Although the depressive protagonists of Makine's early novels may well be glorifying the military might and elitism of la France d'antan, by doing so they mythologise their pays d'accueil, thus - in Barthesian terms - robbing it of all meaning and condemning it to deadly torpor. By telling and retelling their childhood, Makine's narrators revive a past that is associated with France only insofar as their adopted country can help them to engage in a nostalgic idealisation of a powerful Russia, be it Tsarist or Soviet. At the same time the criticism that they level at contemporary France, stripped of most of its colonies, largely demilitarised and absorbed into the European Union, may be easily extended to post-Communist Russia whose exposure to Western capital and values has negatively affected its citizens' national pride and sense of identity.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
  • Issue 45 - Le "vrai" moi: Nancy Huston's Concern for Authenticity
    • Abstract: Averis, Kate
      Nancy Huston, voluntarily exiled in France from her native Anglophone Canada, is constantly troubled by others' perception of her displaced identity and her own presentation of her "real" identity. This article examines the way in which Huston situates herself within French culture and the French literary canon through the analysis of two of her nonfiction works, Lettres parisiennes: autopsie de l'exil (1986, in collaboration with Le la Sebbar) and Nord perdu (1999). The analysis of the importance of childhood as key to Huston's adult identity and the significance of the French language to her writing project and identity as a writer, is followed by the discussion of her right to claim belonging within the different aspects of her identity as French, Canadian, writer, and exile. The article concludes with a discussion of Huston's notion of identity as constructed rather than inherent, the notion which lies at the root of her anxiety over the tension between imitation, and the authentic performance of identity.

      PubDate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 09:06:14 GMT
       
 
 
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