This book explores how writers responded to the rise of the newspaper over the course of the nineteenth century. Taking as its subject the ceaseless intertwining of fiction and journalism at this time, it tracks the representation of newspapers and journalists in works by Honoré de Balzac, Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, and Guy de Maupassant. This was an era in which novels were published in newspapers and novelists worked as journalists. In France, fiction was to prove an utterly crucial presence at the newspaper’s heart, with a gilded array of predominant literary figures active in journalism. Today, few in search of a novel would turn to the pages of a daily newspaper. But what are usually cast as discrete realms – fiction and journalism – came, in the nineteenth century, to occupy the same space, a point which complicates our sense of the cultural history of French literature.
This detailed handbook provides a thorough account of lyric pronunciation that is recommended in the operatic and concert repertoire. IPA phonetic notation and musical examples are featured prominently, and exceptions to French pronunciation rules are included. The book also contains a comprehensive pronunciation guide to French spelling, (including obscure spellings and borrowed foreign words), as well as a pronunciation dictionary with 7000+ proper nouns found in the repertoire and associated with French art and culture.
Contemporary French Poetics finds its origin in part in the International Colloquium on French and Francophone Literature in the 1990's held at Dalhousie University in September 1998. A certain number of the papers given at that time, and since reworked in some fair measure, take their place here alongside other studies subsequently invited. In all they form a broad and varyingly focused set of cogent and pertinent appraisals of very recent French, and to some degree francophone, poetic practice and its shifting, becoming conceptual underpinnings. Studies offered range from those devoted to the work of established contemporary figures such as Bonnefoy and Du Bouchet, Stétié and Deguy, Noël and Chedid to discussions of younger generation writing by poets as diverse as Pinson and Leclair, Bancquart and Emaz, Maulpoix and Després, Morency and Zins. All center, however, upon work essentially produced over the last ten years.
Utopie et theatre sont deux termes lies a l'imagination humaine. En fait, qui dit imagination dit creativite, irrealite et alterite. A l'aube de l'humanite, l'homme nait inassouvi et toujours en quete pour ameliorer sa vie. Il est devenu reveur, voire voyageur. Son insatisfaction le pousse a trouver une solution. En plongeant dans ses reveries, il dessine des villes, des societes ou des iles ou le bonheur et la serenite assurent son euphorie. En penetrant dans ses pensees, il invente le theatre pour s'amuser. Sur scene ou dans une ile, le vide incite l'homme a crayonner des villes. Utopie et theatre: d'une idee evasive a la concretisation effective, il s'agit d'un voyage utopique durant lequel nous avons retrace la naissance d'une idee abstraite jusqu'a sa realisation sur scene. Ce voyage est entrepris selon une nouvelle lecture semiologique du theatre marivaudien par l'approche semiologique proposee par Anne Ubersfeld dans son livre "Lire le theatre" et par l'analyse de la typologie de la mentalite utopique et selon la categorisation etablie par Karl Mannheim dans son livre "Ideologie et Utopie.""
The French Review
Author: James Frederick Mason, Hélène Josephine Harvitt
The figure of the dictator looms large in representations of postcolonial Africa. Since the late 1970s, writers, film-makers and theorists have sought to represent the realities of dictatorship without endorsing the colonialist cliches portraying Africans as incapable of self-government. Against the heavily-politicized responses provoked by this dilemma, Bishop argues for a form of criticism that places the complexity of the reader's or spectator's experiences at the heart of its investigations. Ranging across literature, film and political theory, this study calls for a reengagement with notions - often seen as unwelcome diversions from political questions - such as referentiality, genre and aesthetics. But rather than pit 'political' approaches against formal and aesthetic procedures, the author presents new insights into the interplay of the political and the aesthetic. Cecile Bishop is a Junior Research Fellow in French at Somerville College, Oxford.
Flight from Certainty
Author: Anne Luyat, Francine Tolron
This collection of essays focuses primarily on the narrative voice in French fiction from the mid-19th century to the present, from Balzac through Zola and Proust to the nouveau roman.
Affaires de Famille
Author: Marie-Claire Barnet, Edward Welch
'Famille, je vous ai (encore et toujours à l'esprit?), je vous aime un peu, beaucoup, ou je vous hais énormément?' What are families like in contemporary France? And what begins to emerge when we consider them from the point of view of recent theoretical perspectives: (faulty) cohesion, (fake) coherence, (carefully planned or subversive) deconstruction, loss (of love, confidence or credibility), or, even (utter) chaos and (alarming) confusion? Which media revamp old stereotypes, generate alternative reinterpretations, and imply more ambiguous answers? What images, scenes or frames stand out in contemporary representations of the family? Uneasy contradictions and ambiguities emerge in this bilingual collection of approaches and genre studies. The family plot seems to thicken as family ties appear to loosen. Has 'the family' been lost from sight, or is it being reinvented in our collective imaginary? This book proposes a new series of perspectives and questions on an old and 'familiar' topic, exploring the state and status of the family in contemporary literature, culture, critical and psychoanalytic theory and sociology.