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Being Contemporary : French Literature, Culture and Politics Today.

Author: Lia Nicole Brozgal; Sara Kippur
Publisher: Oxford : Liverpool University Press, 2016.
Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of 23 riveting essays on aspects of contemporary French culture by the superstars of the field.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Brozgal, Lia.
Being Contemporary : French Literature, Culture and Politics Today.
Oxford : Liverpool University Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lia Nicole Brozgal; Sara Kippur
ISBN: 9781781384343 1781384347 9781781382639 1781382638 1786945193 9781786945198
OCLC Number: 956277698
Description: 1 online resource (424 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Being Contemporary, Then And Now; I. Conceptualizing the Contemporary; 1. Coping with Contemporariness; 2. Rethinking Periodization for the 'Now-Time'; 3. (After) Conceptualism; II. Contemporary Politics and French Thought; 4. Identities in Flux; 5. The Paradoxes of Being Contemporary; 6. Of Sade, Blanchot, and the French Twentieth Century; 7. Alain Badiou and Antisemitism; III. The Second World War and Vichy: Present Perspectives; 8. What Does 'Vichy' Mean Now?; 9. Forces of Solidarity and Logics of Exclusion. 10. Narrative, Testimony, Fiction: The Challenge of Not Forgetting the Holocaust11. 'Moral Witnessing'?: An Israeli Perspective on Jonathan Littell's Les Bienveillantes ; 12. From 'Never Forgetting' to 'Post-Remembering' and 'Co-witnessing'; IV. Writing the Contemporary Self ; 13. 'I' in the Plural: A New Writing of History ; 14. Selves at Risk: Reading Susan Suleiman with Marc Augé, La Vie en double ; 15. Risking Who One Is, at the Risk of Thinking ; 16. 'La Connaissance par corps' : Writing and Self-Exposure in Annie Ernaux; V. Novel Rereadings; 17. Long Live Anachronism. 18. Colette's Côtelettes, or the Word Made Flesh19. Choices: Beckett's Way; 20. Making L'Etranger Contemporary ; VI. Memory: Past and Future ; 21. A Nest in the Air: Phantom Pain and Contemporary Narrative; 22. Adrien and Marcel Proust : Fathering Neurasthenic Memory; 23. Vulnerable Times ; Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP.

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