Interpreting the Republic: Marginalization and Belonging in Contemporary French Novels and Films
By: Vinay Swamy (author)Paperback
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Interpreting the Republic focuses on contemporary French literary and cinematic works (1986-2003) to reflect on what it means to belong to a nation such as France. Vinay Swamy demonstrates how supposedly unshakable principles based on French republican ideals, can be, and often are, (re)interpreted in novel ways by the works analyzed in this study, which carve out niches for their protagonists that are otherwise foreclosed in the French national space.
Vinay Swamy is assistant professor of French and Francophone studies at Vassar College.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter One: Ethnicizing the National, Nationalizing the Ethnic Chapter 3 Chapter Two: The Society of Spectacle in Post 9/11 France Chapter 4 Chapter Three: Reading Gender into Ethnicity Chapter 5 Chapter Four: Of Lesbians and Cross-dressers Chapter 6 Chapter Five: In the Shadow of the Republic Chapter 7 Conclusion
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