Framing Narratives of the Second World War and Occupation in France, 1939-2009: New Readings (Durham Modern Languages Series)

Framing Narratives of the Second World War and Occupation in France, 1939-2009: New Readings (Durham Modern Languages Series)

By: Margaret Atack (editor), Christopher Lloyd (editor), Penny Brown (contributor), Footitt Footitt (contributor), Beatrice Damamme-Gilbert (contributor), Katherine Cardin (contributor), William Cloonan (contributor), Margaret Atack (contributor), Golsan Golsan (contributor), Nathalie Aubert (contributor)Hardback

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The Second World War and the German Occupation remain a major focal point in French culture and society, with new and sometimes controversial titles published every year - Irene Nemirovsky's Suite francaise and Jonathan Littell's Les Bienveillantes, both rapidly translated into English, offer just two examples of this significant phenomenon. Gathering within one volume studies of genres, visual cultures, chronology, narrative theory, and a wealth of narratives in fiction and film, Framing narratives of the Second World War and occupation in France 1939-2009 brings together an internationally distinguished group of contributors and offers an authoritative overview of criticism on war and occupation narratives in French, a redefinition of the canon of texts and films to be studied and a vibrant demonstration of the richness of the work in this area. Edited by two leading specialists, the book includes contributions by William Cloonan, Richard J Golsan, Leah Hewitt, Colin Nettelbeck and Gisele Sapiro. -- .

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Margaret Atack is Professor of French at the University of Leeds Christopher Lloyd is Professor of French at Durham University -- .


TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS INTRODUCTION Margaret Atack & Christopher Lloyd PART I: CONSTRUCTING THE WAR IN NARRATIVE INTRODUCTION 1. Gisele Sapiro: The role of literature in framing perceptions of reality: the example of the Second World War 2. William Cloonan: Representing the war: contemporary narratives of World War Two 3. Colin Nettelbeck: Getting at the truth: some issues of sources in the construction of an understanding of the Second World War and Occupation in France 4. Nathalie Aubert: La Main a plume: poetry under the Occupation 5. Thomas Newman: A reading of Genet's adaptations from the Russian novel in his Occupation narratives 6. Peter Tame: Private and public spaces and places in Jonathan Littell's Les Bienveillantes 7. Beatrice Damamme-Gilbert: Henry Bauchau's Le Boulevard peripherique: The war story as clarification and investigation of the present PART II: REPRESENTATION AND RECEPTION INTRODUCTION 8. Richard J Golsan: Corruptions of memory: some reflections on history, representation and le devoir de memoire in France today 9. Debra Kelly: Lived experience past/reading experience present: figures of memory in French life-writing narratives of the Occupation 10. Angela Kershaw: Fictions of testimony: Irene Nemirovsky and Suite francaise 11. Virginie Sansico: Hoaxes and the memory of the Second World War: from Un Heros tres discret to Misha Defonseca 12. Penny Brown: Framing the past: illustrating the Second World War in French children's fiction 13. Angela O'Flaherty: The traumatised national community in Anna Langfus's Les Bagages de sable 14. Luc Rasson: When the SS-man says I: on Robert Merle, Michel Rachline and Jonathan Littell PART III: TRAJECTORIES INTRODUCTION 15. Leah Hewitt: Distorted mirrors: Jewish identity in French post-war films on the Occupation 16. Hilary Footitt: The liberal way of war? French representations of the Allies 1944-2008 17. Daniele Sabbah: 'Avoir vingt ans dans cette effroyable tourmente' : Second World War Diaries in the Light of Helene Berr's Journal 18. David Uhrig: Maurice Blanchot's Aminadab: a novel about collective memory under Vichy 19. Katherine Cardin: Life as an 'enfant de collabo': Marie Chaix's evolution 1974-2005 20. Alan Morris: 'Un Passe qui ne passe pas': Patrick Modiano's Accident nocturne and Dans le cafe de la jeunesse perdue CONCLUSION NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS INDEX -- .

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  • ISBN13: 9780719087554
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780719087554
  • ISBN10: 0719087554

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