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Portraits of the garçonne as artist: gender and creativity in French fiction of the années folles (2018)
Journal Article
Shingler, K. (2018). Portraits of the garçonne as artist: gender and creativity in French fiction of the années folles. Modern and Contemporary France, 26(4), (395-411). doi:10.1080/09639489.2018.1491536. ISSN 0963-9489

This article examines a series of popular and middlebrow works of fiction from the 1920s which represent the garçonne (the flapper, or androgynous, emancipated young woman) as artist. Challenging the popular view of the années folles as a period of r... Read More

"Hood films" et films de banlieue: etude comparative des dynamiques linguistiques et culturelles du sous-titrage (2018)
Journal Article
Mevel, P. (in press). "Hood films" et films de banlieue: etude comparative des dynamiques linguistiques et culturelles du sous-titrage

This article offers a comparative analysis of the way Hood films are subtitled into French on the one hand, and banlieue films are subtitled into English on the other. After placing the two genres in their respective cultural environment, this articl... Read More

In the absence of noise, nothing sounds: Blanchot and the performance of harsh noise wall (2018)
Journal Article
Hegarty, P. (2018). In the absence of noise, nothing sounds: Blanchot and the performance of harsh noise wall. Angelaki, 23(3), 112-124. doi:10.1080/0969725X.2018.1473933

Blanchot took Mallarmé’s “Book” as the paradigm for an artwork that aspired to such excess it could not exist. And yet it partly did, in the form of the poem Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard. For Blanchot, this ultimate literary work acted a... Read More

Slavery in Enlightenment America – Crèvecoeur’s bilingual approach (2018)
Journal Article
Still, J. (2018). Slavery in Enlightenment America – Crèvecoeur’s bilingual approach. Journal of Romance Studies, 18(1), doi:10.3828/jrs.2018.6

Crèvecoeur’s reception has been skewed by a focus on his writing in English. His work on slavery has been neglected - with the exception of one extract on a bestial Southern atrocity, and even that letter has been undermined as an anti-slavery text.... Read More

From 'moule' to 'modulation': logics of Deleuzean 'control' in recent reforms to French labour law (2018)
Journal Article
Lane, J. F. (2018). From 'moule' to 'modulation': logics of Deleuzean 'control' in recent reforms to French labour law. Modern and Contemporary France, 26(3), 245-259. doi:10.1080/09639489.2018.1437126

In his influential ‘Postscriptum sur les sociétés de contrôle’ (1990), Gilles Deleuze argues that one defining characteristic of contemporary ‘societies of control’ is that salaried labour functions no longer as a ‘moule’, defining workers’ identitie... Read More

Bouvier et le quatuor cingalais, ou les ambivalences de la "magie" (2017)
Journal Article
Ridon, J. (2017). Bouvier et le quatuor cingalais, ou les ambivalences de la "magie"

L'œuvre de Nicolas Bouvier fait de nombreuses références à deux éléments qui structurent la façon dont il représente le monde dans ses œuvres : la musique et une certaine dimension ésotérique dont fait partie la magie. Ses voyages sont ainsi insépara... Read More

Le roman d'entreprise: breaking the silence (2017)
Journal Article
Marks, J. (2017). Le roman d'entreprise: breaking the silence. French Cultural Studies, 28(4), doi:10.1177/0957155817724957

This article looks at three recent French novels novels in order to explore key themes in what has become known as the roman d’entreprise: Pierre Mari’s Résolution (2005), Nathalie Kuperman’s Nous étions des êtres vivants (2010) and Thierry Beinsting... Read More

Can people experience post-traumatic growth after committing violent acts? (2016)
Journal Article
Blackie, L. E., Roepke, A. M., Hitchcott, N., & Joseph, S. (2016). Can people experience post-traumatic growth after committing violent acts?. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 22(4), doi:10.1037/pac0000218

The concept of post-traumatic growth refers to the positive psychological changes that some people experience as a result of their struggle with highly stressful and often traumatic circumstances. Research into post-traumatic growth has typically foc... Read More

Les Chroniques de langage and the development of linguistic purism in Québec (2016)
Journal Article
Walsh, O. (2016). Les Chroniques de langage and the development of linguistic purism in Québec. Nottingham French Studies, 55(2), doi:10.3366/nfs.2016.0145

The second half of the twentieth century has seen the emergence in Québec of a number of societies for the protection or promotion of the French language. Since the 1990s, new societies have increasingly been established online, with older ones also... Read More

Specific and individuated death reflection fosters identity integration (2016)
Journal Article
Blackie, L. E., Cozzolino, P. J., & Sedikides, C. (2016). Specific and individuated death reflection fosters identity integration. PLoS ONE, 11(5), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154873

Identity integration is the process wherein a person assimilates multiple or conflicting identities (e.g., beliefs, values, needs) into a coherent, unified self-concept. Three experiments examined whether contemplating mortality in a specific and ind... Read More

Emancipation from work or emancipation through work? Aesthetics of work and idleness in recent French thought (2016)
Journal Article
Lane, J. F. (2016). Emancipation from work or emancipation through work? Aesthetics of work and idleness in recent French thought. Nottingham French Studies, 55(1), doi:10.3366/nfs.2016.0140

In Le Capitalisme cognitif (2007), Yann Moulier Boutang argues that, under Post-Fordism, workers are expected to invest ever more of their creative, affective, and cognitive powers in their labours. These eminently human qualities, he maintains, are... Read More

Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration: an introduction (2016)
Book Chapter
Goria, C., Speicher, O., & Stollhans, S. (2016). Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaboration: an introduction. In O. Speicher, C. Goria, & S. Stollhans (Eds.), Innovative language teaching and learning at university: enhancing participation and collaborationResearch-publishing.net. doi:10.14705/rpnet.2016.000399

The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies at the University of Nottingham hosted the fifth annual conference in the "Innovative Language Teaching at University" series. Under the heading "Enhancing participation and collaboration" the confer... Read More

Inappropriation et 'diversalité' chez J.M.G. Le Clezio (2015)
Journal Article
Ridon, J. (2015). Inappropriation et 'diversalité' chez J.M.G. Le Clezio. doi:10.7173/164913315817039225

Tout en partant de la polémique que suscita la publication du manifeste Pour une littérature-monde en 2007, cet article analysera comment J.M.G. Le Clézio se situe par rapport au concept de littérature-monde. À partir de sa manière toute particulière... Read More

Parody of political correctness or allegory of “Immaterial Labour”? A second look at Francis Veber’s Le Placard (2001) (2015)
Journal Article
Lane, J. F. (2015). Parody of political correctness or allegory of “Immaterial Labour”? A second look at Francis Veber’s Le Placard (2001). French Cultural Studies, 26(4), doi:10.1177/0957155815597426

This article questions whether readings of Francis Veber’s Le Placard (2001) as simply a parody of political correctness have tended to overlook the allegorical significance of its depiction of a middle-aged executive forced to pretend to be gay, sim... Read More

“Come you spirits unsex me!”: representations of the female executive in recent French film & fiction (2015)
Journal Article
Lane, J. F. (2015). “Come you spirits unsex me!”: representations of the female executive in recent French film & fiction. Modern and Contemporary France, 23(4), doi:10.1080/09639489.2015.1054372

This article analyses the representation of female executives in a corpus of French films and novels produced from 2000 on. The corpus includes a mixture of male and female directors and novelists, all of whom adopt broadly centre-left or left-wing p... Read More

Literary correspondences: Bernardin de Saint-Pierre and Mme de Genlis (2015)
Journal Article
Ford, R. L. (in press). Literary correspondences: Bernardin de Saint-Pierre and Mme de Genlis. Nottingham French Studies, 54(2), doi:10.3366/nfs.2015.0118

Although Bernardin’s correspondence spans most of his adult life and involves a wide range of correspondents and subject matter, there is a marked increase in the number of correspondents and frequency of correspondence from the time he begins to enj... Read More

Fanon's Les Damnés de la terre : translation, de-philosophization and the intensification of violence (2015)
Journal Article
Batchelor, K. (2015). Fanon's Les Damnés de la terre : translation, de-philosophization and the intensification of violence. Nottingham French Studies, 54(1), doi:10.3366/nfs.2015.0103

The influence of Jean-Paul Sartre’s Critique de la raison dialectique on Frantz Fanon’s Les Damnés de la terre can be seen in Fanon’s direct engagement with Sartre’s text as well as in the vocabulary that he adopts when discussing key ideas, particul... Read More