9780791445860

French Cultural Studies: Criticism at the Crossroads

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  • ISBN13:

    9780791445860

  • ISBN10:

    0791445860

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-06-01
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Summary

Addresses the theoretical & pedagogical implications of redefining French Studies as an interdisciplinary field, while providing practical examples of the kind of criticism that such a shift would entail.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
vii
Acknowledgments ix
PART I RETHINKING THE DISCIPLINE: From French Studies to French Cultural Studies 1(142)
Identity Crises: France, Culture, and the Idea of the Nation
11(18)
Lawrence D. Kritzman
Nana and the Nation: French Cultural Studies and Interdisciplinary Work
29(20)
Jean E. Pedersen
On the Language-Culture Nexus
49(20)
Ross Chambers
Creolized North Africa: What Do They Really Speak in the Maghreb?
69(12)
Alawa Toumi
Rap Music and French Cultural Studies: For an Ethics of the Ephemeral
81(22)
Mireille Rosello
In Search of a Postmodern Ethics of Knowledge: The Cultural Critic's Dilemma
103(20)
Michele Druon
The ``Popular'' in Cultural Studies
123(20)
Marie-Pierre Le Hir
PART II NEGOTIATING POSTCOLONIAL IDENTITIES: Beyond Disciplinary and Geographic Boundaries 143(166)
Reframing Baudelaire: Literary History, Biography, Postcolonial Theory, and Vernacular Languages
153(32)
Francoise Lionnet
Performance, Departmentalization, and Detour in the Writing of Patrick Chamoiseau
185(20)
Cilas Kemedjio
Addicted to Race: Performativity, Agency, and Cesaire's A Tempest
205(16)
Timothy Scheie
``Dark Continents'' Collide: Race and Gender in Claire Denis's Chocolat
221(12)
Dana Strand
Cette enfant blanche de L'Asie: Orientalism, Colonialism, and Metissage in Marguerite Duras's L'Amant
233(20)
Jeanne Garane
African Intellectuals in France: Echoes of Senghor in Ngandu's Memoirs
253(22)
Janice Spleth
Interdisciplinarity, Knowledge, and Desire: A Reading of Marcel Griaule's Dieu d'eau
275(20)
Leslie Rabine
Political Geography of Literature: On Khatibi's ``Professional Traveller''
295(14)
Reda Bensmaia
Contributors 309(4)
Index 313

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