The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillac
On February 6, 1945, Robert Brasillach was executed for treason by a French firing squad. He was a writer of some distinction—a prolific novelist and a keen literary critic. He was also a dedicated anti-Semite, an acerbic opponent of French democracy, and editor in chief of the fascist weekly Je...
How does African literature written in French change the way we think about nationalism, colonialism, and postcolonialism? How does it imagine the encounter between Africans and French? And what does the study of African literature bring to the fields of literary and cultural studies? Christopher L...
Brilliantly uniting the personal and the critical, French Lessons is a powerful autobiographical experiment. It tells the story of an American woman escaping into the French language and of a scholar and teacher coming to grips with her history of learning. Kaplan begins with a distinctly American...
University of Chicago Press / ISBN: 9780226528014
“Blank Darkness: Africanist Discourse in French is a brilliant and altogether convincing analysis of the way in which Western writers, from Homer to the twentieth century have … imposed their language of desire on the least-known part of the world and have called it ‘Africa.’ There are...
Nonobstant les lectures tragiques qui ont pu en être faites, Le Misanthrope et Le Tartuffe sont indubitablement des comédies, composées pour plaire, toucher et faire rire les spectateurs. Depuis le triomphe des Précieuses ridicules, la recette de Molière demeure fondamentalement la même: jouer, en...