Affaires de famille: The Family in Contemporary French Culture and Theory (Faux Titre 292)

Affaires de famille: The Family in Contemporary French Culture and Theory (Faux Titre 292)

By: Marie-Claire Barnet (volume_editor), Edward Welch (volume_editor)Paperback

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`Famille, je vous ai (encore et toujours a l'esprit?), je vous aime un peu, beaucoup, ou je vous hais enormement?' 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.


Introduction Marie-Claire BARNET I. Les Femmes d'abord Michael SHERINGHAM: The Law of Sacrifice: Race and the Family in Marie Ndiaye's En famille and Papa doit manger Shirley-Ann JORDAN: Figuring Out the Family: Family as Everyday Practice in Contemporary French Women's Writing Nathalie MORELLO: Maudire, dire les maux ou chercher les mots pour le dire? L'ecriture du souvenir dans la fiction de Lorette Nobecourt II. Contes familiaux Catherine RODGERS: Dans la pente du toit d'Anne-Marie Garat: elaboration, deconstruction du conte familial Owen HEATHCOTE: Coming Out of the Family? Julien Green's Jeunesse (1974), Herve Guibert's Mes Parents (1986) and Christophe Honore's L'Infamille (1997) Loraine Day: Ordinary Shameful Families: Annie Ernaux's Narratives of Affiliation and (Mis)alliance III. Histoires d'Art Annie RICHARD: La Famille autofictive de Sophie Calle Nigel Saint: Pascal Convert and the Family: History, Conflict and Creativity IV. Les Enfants en plus Robert SILHOL: Le Nom du Pere: la metaphore paternelle chez Lacan Philippe MET: Horreur du noir: les nouveaux `enfants terribles' du Cinema Francais Jane WALLING: `Les enfants d'abord': Home and Alternative Schooling in Contemporary France V. La Famille au cinema Carrie TARR: Family Differences: Immigrant Maghrebi Families in Contemporary French Cinema Fiona HANDYSIDE: Girls on Film: Mothers, Sisters and Daughters in Contemporary French Cinema Georgiana COLVILE: Ou va le roman familial? Chaos de Coline Serreau (2001) VI. Ordre et desordre familiaux Kathryn ROBSON: Family Histories: Reproduction, Cloning and Incest in Louise Lambrichs Gill RYE: Family Tragedies: Child Death in Recent French Literature Phil POWRIE: La Famille (du cinema) en desordre: Roudinesco and Contemporary French Cinema Marie-Claire BARNET: Scenes de remue-(menage): Les airs de famille de Valerie Mrejen Notes on Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789042021709
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 347
  • ID: 9789042021709
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 9042021705

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