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The Migrant Canon in Twenty-First-Century France

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ISBN10 : 149620560X

Publisher : U of Nebraska Press

Number of Pages : 228

Category : History

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Book Summary: The Migrant Canon in Twenty-First-Century France explains the causes of twenty-first-century global migrations and their impact on French literature and the French literary establishment. A marginal genre in 1980s France, since the turn of the century "migrant literature" has become central to criticism and publishing. Oana Sabo addresses previously unanswered questions about the proliferation of contemporary migrant texts and their shifting themes and forms, mechanisms of literary legitimation, and notions of critical and commercial achievement. Through close readings of novels (by Mathias Énard, Milan Kundera, Dany Laferrière, Henri Lopès, Andreï Makine, Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Alice Zeniter, and others) and sociological analyses of their consecrating authorities (including the Prix littéraire de la Porte Dorée, the Académie française, publishing houses, and online reviewers), Sabo argues that these texts are best understood as cultural commodities that mediate between literary and economic forms of value, academic and mass readerships, and national and global literary markets. By examining the latest literary texts and cultural agents not yet subjected to sufficient critical study, Sabo contributes to contemporary literature, cultural history, migration studies, and literary sociology.

Indian Creek Chronicles

Author : Pete Fromm

ISBN10 : 0762766565

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Travel

Viewed : 787

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Book Summary: "The wardens climbed into their truck, ready to leave. 'You'll need about seven cords of firewood. Concentrate on that. You'll have to get it all in before the snow grounds your truck.'" "Though I didn't want to ask, it seemed important. 'What's a cord?'" So begins Pete Fromm's seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness guarding salmon eggs. After blundering into this forbidding errand as a college lark, Fromm gradually come face to face with the blunt realities of life as a contemporary mountain man. Brutal cold, isolation, and fearful risks balance against the satisfaction of living a unique existence in modern America. This award-winning narrative is a gripping story of adventure, a rousing tale of self-sufficiency, and modern-day Walden. From either perspective, Fromm lives up to his reputation as one of the West's strongest new voices.

French Twentieth Bibliography

Author : Peter C. Hoy

ISBN10 : 9780945636557

Publisher : Susquehanna University Press

Number of Pages : 696

Category : ,

Viewed : 432

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Book Summary: This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.

Édition, presse et pouvoir en France au XXe siècle

Author : Jean-Yves Mollier

ISBN10 : 2213645434

Publisher : Fayard

Number of Pages : 506

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 545

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Book Summary: Trop souvent étudiées séparément, la presse et l’édition sont réunies depuis la fin du xxe siècle dans des groupes de communication qui se donnent pour vocation de dominer les marchés de l’information, du divertissement et de l’éducation. En France, la Librairie Hachette et le Groupe de la Cité (aujourd’hui Editis) ont longtemps symbolisé ce combat qu’on observe ailleurs sur toute l’étendue de la planète. Pour la première fois, ici, l’accès à des sources considérables permet de revisiter toute l’histoire de l’édition du siècle dernier dans ses rapports avec le pouvoir politique, la banque et les autres médias. Partout, en effet, les pouvoirs – étatiques, financiers, politiques ou religieux – jouent un rôle important dans l’évolution de ces entreprises. C’est à tenter de déchiffrer ce mouvement incessant que s’attache ce livre où Jean-Yves Mollier revient, entre autres, sur la constitution des Messageries Hachette dans les années 1920, la confection des listes « Otto » en 1940, l’épuration et le non-renouvellement de l’édition après-guerre, la tentative avortée de nationalisation des NMPP en 1947, et s’attarde sur les multiples transformations qu’a subies l’édition française de 1918 à 2008. Jean-Yves Mollier est historien, professeur à l’université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Il est notamment l’auteur de L’Argent et les Lettres. Histoire du capitalisme d’édition (1880-1920) (Fayard, 1988), Louis Hachette (1800-1864). Le fondateur d’un empire (Fayard, 1999), Où va le livre ? (La Dispute, 2000, 2002 et 2007) et Le camelot et la rue. Politique et démocratie au tournant des xixe et xxe siècles (Fayard, 2004).

Innovation in the Cultural and Creative Industries

Author : Estelle Pellegrin-Boucher,Pierre Roy

ISBN10 : 1119681219

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 214

Category : Business & Economics

Viewed : 615

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Book Summary: Technological innovations, sociological and consumer trends, and growing internationalization are transforming the cultural and creative industries (CCIs). These changes present new challenges for CCIs that require original and inventive answers. Innovation in the Cultural and Creative Industries analyzes the powerful strategies put in place by CCI organizations such as Nintendo, the Lascaux Cave and Daft Punk. The case studies presented in this book cover video games, books, music, museums, fashion, film and architecture. Each chapter is organized around five key points: a theoretical framework that focuses on a specific concept, a description of the methodological mechanism mobilized, a presentation of the industry concerned, the analysis of the innovative strategy and a recap of the lessons and best practices demonstrated by the case.

The Myth of Superwoman

Author : Resa L. Dudovitz

ISBN10 : 1000652386

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 214

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Reviled by critics but loved by the readers, the bestseller has until recently provoked little serious critical interest. In The Myth of Superwoman, originally published in 1990, Resa Dudovitz looks at this international phenomenon, particularly at the origins of the bestseller system in the United States and France. Her cross-cultural study, including interviews with publishers, literary agents, and bestselling authors, gives a lively picture of the contrasting ways in which the bestseller is produced, marketed, and received in two countries. It pays special attention to the ‘international bestsellers’ of the 1980s, to writers like Judith Krantz, Colleen McCullough, and Barbara Taylor Bradford, all of whose novels are published in the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. The book presents a general analysis of women’s bestsellers, ranging over a wide variety of novels, from popular nineteenth-century texts in France and the United States to the novels of today. Dudovitz shows how women’s bestselling fiction has, over the last two hundred years, kept pace with the social evolution of contemporary women, culminating in the myth of superwoman in women’s bestsellers of the 1980s. This fascinating account of an important aspect of popular culture will be of great value to students of women’s studies and cultural studies, especially those interested in the myths which structure women’s bestselling fiction.

L’innovation dans les industries culturelles et créatives

Author : Estelle Pellegrin-Boucher,Pierre Roy

ISBN10 : 178405576X

Publisher : ISTE Group

Number of Pages : 196

Category : ,

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Book Summary: Les innovations technologiques, les évolutions sociologiques et de consommation ou encore l’internationalisation croissante transforment les industries culturelles et créatives (ICC). Ces mutations présentent pour les ICC des défis inédits qui nécessitent des réponses originales et inventives. L’innovation dans les industries culturelles et créatives analyse les stratégies innovantes et performantes mises en place par des organisations qui appartiennent au champ des ICC, comme Nintendo, la grotte de Lascaux ou encore Daft Punk. Les études de cas présentées dans cet ouvrage concernent les secteurs du jeu vidéo, du livre, de la musique, des musées, de la mode, du cinéma et de l’architecture. Chaque chapitre est articulé autour de cinq points clés : un cadrage théorique qui met l’accent sur un concept précis, une description du dispositif méthodologique mobilisé, une présentation de l’ICC concernée, l’analyse de la stratégie innovante et un retour sur les enseignements et bonnes pratiques du cas.

Disturbance

Author : Philippe Lançon

ISBN10 : 1609455576

Publisher : Europa Editions

Number of Pages : 405

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: In this Prix Femina–winning memoir, a writer at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo recounts surviving the deadly terror attack on their office. On January 7, 2015, two terrorists claiming allegiance to ISIS attack the Paris office of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The event causes untold pain to the victims and their families, prompts a global solidarity movement, and ignites a fierce debate over press freedoms and the role of satire today. Philippe Lançon, a journalist, author, and a weekly contributor to Charlie Hebdo is gravely wounded in the attack—an experience that upends his relationship to the world. As Lançon attempts to reconstruct his life on the page, he rereads Proust, Thomas Mann, Kafka, and others in search of guidance. It is a year before he can return to writing, a year in which he learns to work through his experiences and their aftermath. Disturbance is not an essay on terrorism nor is it a witness’s account of Charlie Hebdo. It is an honest, intimate account of a man seeking to put his life back together after it has been torn apart. “A powerful and deeply civilized memoir.” —The New York Times

The Risky Business of French Feminism

Author : Jennifer L. Sweatman

ISBN10 : 0739179667

Publisher : Lexington Books

Number of Pages : 274

Category : History

Viewed : 429

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Book Summary: The Risky Business of French Feminism: Publishing, Politics, and Artistry examines the women-owned publishing house Editions des Femmes and its rivals in order to understand how the French Women’s Liberation Movement used print media to transform French culture and society from the 1970s through the 1990s.

Numérisation de la société et enjeux sociopolitiques 1

Author : Éric George

ISBN10 : 1784055840

Publisher : ISTE Group

Number of Pages : 266

Category : ,

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Book Summary: La numérisation est un processus sociohistorique long et constant dans lequel tous les domaines d’activités de la société sont reconfigurés. Numérisation de la société et enjeux sociopolitiques 1 examine les transformations liées au développement des plateformes numériques et des médias socionumériques qui affectent les industries culturelles et communicationnelles. Il analyse la formation des Big Data, leur traitement algorithmique et les changements sociétaux qui en résultent (surveillance et contrôle social en particulier). À travers des regards critiques, il présente également les différentes façons dont le numérique participe aux rapports de pouvoir et de domination et contribue à d’éventuelles pratiques émancipatrices.

Evaluation and Translation

Author : Carol Maier

ISBN10 : 1317640845

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 237

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: The definition of value or quality with respect to work in translation has historically been a particularly vexed issue. Today, however, the growing demand for translations in such fields as technology and business and the increased scrutiny of translators' work by scholars in many disciplines is giving rise to a need for more nuanced, more specialized, and more explicit methods of determining value. Some refer to this determination as evaluation, others use the term assessment. Either way, the question is one of measurement and judgement, which are always unavoidably subjective and frequently rest on criteria that are not overtly expressed. This means that devising more complex evaluative practices involves not only quantitative techniques but also an exploration of the attitudes, preferences, or individual values on which criteria are established. Intended as an interrogation and a critique that can serve to prompt a more thorough and open consideration of evaluative criteria, this special issue of The Translator offers examinations of diverse evaluative practices and contains both empirical and hermeneutic work. Topics addressed include the evaluation of student translations using more up-to-date and positive methods such as those employed in corpus studies; the translation of non?standard language; translation into the second language; terminology; the application of theoretical criteria to practice; a social?textual perspective; and the reviewing of literary translations in the press. In addition, reviews by a number of literary translators discuss specific translations both into and out of English.

Littérature francophone et mondialisation

Author : Veldwachter Nadège

ISBN10 : 2811121242

Publisher : KARTHALA Editions

Number of Pages : 324

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1853

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Book Summary: Si, pour le sociologue Jacques Leenhardt, la littérature est, dans nos sociétés, indissolublement livre (objet pris dans un circuit marchand), oeuvre littéraire (travail sur la pensée et le langage) et lecture (communication entre un écrivain et un lecteur), la désunion entre l’objet et sa lecture va désormais grandissant, symptôme manifeste des fluctuations d’une industrie de la culture irrévocablement mondialisée. En effet, les nouvelles donnes de l’activité économique du livre dépendent de conglomérats financiers régis par des logiques de rendement qui débordent les enclaves singulières pour former des réseaux par-delà une géographie prédéfinie. Le livre francophone se commercialise donc dans un paysage présenté comme « métissé », rendu « hybride » de par le brouillage de l’identité des producteurs et des consommateurs. La littérature antillaise tient une place exemplaire au coeur du vaste ensemble francophone, les écrivains caribéens étant simultanément imbriqués dans le local (la culture créole), le national (la culture française) et le global (le marché mondial de la traduction). Elle est, de ce fait, le lieu par excellence pour une réflexion sur la théorisation de la réception et de la commercialisation d’auteurs qui écrivent en marge de l’esthétique admise et de toute taxinomie. Les questions qui sous-tendent cet ouvrage sont les suivantes : l’unification des marchés du livre à l’échelle mondiale est-elle en synergie avec les impératifs de la « diversité culturelle » telle qu’elle est définie par la Déclaration universelle de l’UNESCO à ce sujet ? Le texte peut-il prétendre à l’autonomie poétique lorsque le livre devient une marchandise ? Comment appréhender la transparence putative entre les concepts de « Weltliteratur », « World Literature » et « Littérature-monde » ?

Global Management, Local Resistances

Author : Ulrike Schuerkens

ISBN10 : 1317906594

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 246

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: This book originates from a research project involving extensive collection and analysis of primary and secondary materials (scholarly literature, statistical data, and interviews with key actors) on global management and local resistances in all major world regions during the last years. It seeks to assess the overall management situation in the world, looking at the world as a social system where some countries act as winners of socioeconomic globalization, others as losers, and some as both. Offering analytical and comparative insights at the global level, this book will be useful for scholars, students, NGOs, and policy makers.

Best-sellers

Author : Olivier Bessard-Banquy,Sylvie Ducas,Alexandre Gefen

ISBN10 : 220063112X

Publisher : Armand Colin

Number of Pages : 448

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 1912

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Book Summary: Rien n’est plus mystérieux et objet de plus de convoitise qu’un best-seller. Certains livres sont conçus en fonction de recettes menant automatiquement au succès. D’autres, issus du même moule, passent complètement inaperçus – tandis que certains ouvrages réputés difficiles reçoivent parfois un accueil enthousiaste du public. Quel point commun peut-on trouver entre le Capital et Harry Potter, Le Petit Prince et Belle du Seigneur ? Existe-t-il un secret, une technique, permettant de transformer n’importe quel manuscrit en n° 1 des ventes ? Quelle part revient à l’auteur dans cette réussite ? à l’éditeur ? aux lecteurs ? Finalement, depuis le XIXe siècle, que nous disent les best-sellers ? S’agit-il d’une catégorie historique, dont on peut relater l’invention ? Nous racontent-ils l’histoire d’un horizon de réception : celui du « grand public » ? Peut-on, de Walter Scott aux Fifty Shades of Grey, bâtir une histoire de la culture commune au plus grand nombre ? D’ailleurs, les lire, est-ce forcément les aime ? Une pléiade de spécialistes de la littérature et des métiers du livre se penche ici avec intérêt sur ces livres exceptionnels, habituellement traités avec mépris.

The Impostor

Author : Jade Lindgaard,Xavier De La Porte

ISBN10 : 1844678407

Publisher : Verso Books

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: How do we explain what Perry Anderson calls “the bizarre prominence of Bernard-Henri Lévy,” easily the best-known “thinker” under sixty in France? “It would,” he continues, “be difficult to imagine a more extraordinary reversal of national standards of taste and intelligence than the attention accorded this crass booby in France’s public sphere, despite innumerable demonstrations of his inability to get a fact or an idea straight. Could such a grotesque flourish in any other major Western culture today?” This book, based on a careful investigation comparing BHL’s words with his deeds, seeks to explore the remarkable persistence of this celebrity pseudo-philosopher since he burst onto the scene in 1977. Delving into his networks in the spheres of politics, the media and big business, Lindgaard and de la Porte reveal what the success of this three-decade long imposture tells us about the degeneration of contemporary French intellectual and cultural life.

Dealing with Authorship

Author : Sarah Burnautzki,Frederik Kiparski,Raphaël Thierry

ISBN10 : 1527520730

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Number of Pages : 275

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 1907

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Book Summary: Literature and film generate symbolic as well as economic capital. As such, aesthetic productions exist in various contexts following contrasting rules. Which role(s) do authors and filmmakers play in positioning themselves in this conflictive relation? Bringing together fourteen essays by scholars from Germany, the USA, the UK and France, this volume examines the multiple ways in which the progressive (self-) fashioning of authors and filmmakers interacts with the public sphere, generating authorial postures, and thus arouses attention. It questions the autonomous nature of the artistic creation and highlights the parallels and differences between the more or less clear-cut national contexts, in order to elucidate the complexity of authorship from a multifaceted perspective, combining contributions from literary and cultural studies, as well as film, media, and communication studies. Dealing with Authorship, as a transversal venture, brings together reflections on leading critics, exploring works and postures of canonical and non-canonical authors and filmmakers. An uncommon and challenging picture of authorship is explored here, across national and international artistic fields that affect Africa, Europe and America. The volume raises the questions of cultural linkages between South and North, imbalances between the mainstream and the margins in an economic, literary or “racial” dimension, and, more broadly, the relation of power and agency between artists, editors, critics, publics, media and markets.

Text/Image Mosaics in French Culture

Author : Laurance Grove

ISBN10 : 135189563X

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: This study compares text/image interaction as manifested in emblem books (and related forms) and the modern bande dessinée, or French-language comic strip. It moves beyond the issue of defining the emblematic genre to examine the ways in which emblems - and their modern counterparts - interact with the surrounding culture, and what they disclose about that culture. Drawing largely on primary material from the Bibliothèque nationale de France and from Glasgow University Library's Stirling Maxwell Collection of emblem literature, Laurence Grove builds on the ideas of Marshall McLuhan, Elizabeth Eisenstein and, more recently, Neil Rhodes and Jonathan Sawday. Divided into four sections-Theoretics, Production, Thematics and Reception-Text/Image Mosaics in French Culture broaches topics such as theoretical approaches (past and present) to text/image forms, the question of narrative within the scope of text/image creations, and the reuse of visual iconography for diametrically opposed political or religious purposes. The author argues that, despite the gap in time between the advent of emblems and that of comic strips, the two forms are analogous, in that both are the products of a 'parallel mentality'. The mindsets of the periods that popularised these forms have certain common features related to repeated social conditions rather than to the pure evolution over time. Grove's analysis and historical contextualisation of that mentality provide insight into our own popular culture forms, not only the comic strip but also other hybrid media such as advertising and the Internet. His juxtaposition of emblems and the bande dessinée increases our understanding of all such combinations of picture and text.

Middlebrow Matters

Author : Diana Holmes

ISBN10 : 1786949520

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 244

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1936

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Book Summary: This is the first book to study the middlebrow novel in France. Middlebrow is a derogatory word that connotes blandness, mediocrity and a failed aspiration to 'high' culture. However, when appropriated as a positive term to denote that wide swathe of literature between the challenging experimentalism of the high and the formulaic drive of the popular, it enables a rethinking of the literary canon from the point of view of what most readers actually read, a criterion curiously absent from dominant definitions of literary value. Since women have long formed a majority of the nation's reading public, this perspective immediately feminises what has always been a very male canon. Opening with a theorisation of the concept of middlebrow that mounts a defence of some literary qualities disdained by modernism, the book then focuses on a series of case studies of periods (the Belle Époque, inter-war, early twenty-first century), authors (including Colette, Irène Nemirovsky, Françoise Sagan, Anna Gavalda) and the middlebrow nature of literary prizes. It concludes with a double reading of a single text, from the perspective of an academic critic, and from that of a middlebrow reader.

French XX Bibliography

Author : Douglas W. Alden,Peter C. Hoy,Christine M. Zunz

ISBN10 : 9780941664998

Publisher : Susquehanna University Press

Number of Pages : 600

Category : French literature

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Book Summary: This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.