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The Resource Being contemporary : French literature, culture, and politics today, [edited by] Lia Brozgal and Sara Kippur

Being contemporary : French literature, culture, and politics today, [edited by] Lia Brozgal and Sara Kippur

Label
Being contemporary : French literature, culture, and politics today
Title
Being contemporary
Title remainder
French literature, culture, and politics today
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Lia Brozgal and Sara Kippur
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Being Contemporary" is a volume of original essays by 23 preeminent scholars of French and Comparative literature, hailing from both sides of the Atlantic, in response to the editors' invitation to "think through the contemporary." The volume offers a sustained critical reflection on the contemporary as a concept, a category, a condition, and a set of relationships to others and to one's own time. Being Contemporary emerges from a sense of a critical urgency to probe the notion of "the contemporary," and the place of the contemporary critic, in French literary and cultural studies today. Its point of departure is Susan Suleiman's book Risking Who One Is (Harvard, 1994), which proposed two decades ago that "being contemporary" offers a heuristic category for assessing the role of the scholar and critic, for studying the current moment in literature, art, and culture, and for engaging with historical and philosophical questions in a way that resonates with readers in the present day.0Returning to these ideas with renewed vigor, the thought-provoking essays that comprise this volume center on 20th- and 21st-century French literature, politics, memory, and history, and problematize the contemporary as a critical position with respect to the current moment."--Adapted from back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
840.71
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ145.1.C66
LC item number
B45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brozgal, Lia Nicole
  • Kippur, Sara
Series statement
Contemporary French and Francophone cultures
Series volume
39
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Contemporary, The, in literature
  • French literature
  • French literature
  • Contemporary, The, in literature
  • French literature
  • Literatur
  • Französisch
  • Kultur
  • Kulturtheorie
  • Politisches Denken
  • Frankreich
Label
Being contemporary : French literature, culture, and politics today, [edited by] Lia Brozgal and Sara Kippur
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rethinking Periodization for the 'Now-Time'
  • Emily Apter
  • 3.
  • (After) Conceptualism : Contemporaneity in Choreography
  • Carrie Noland
  • II.
  • Contemporary Politics and French Thought.
  • 4.
  • Identities in Flux
  • Régine Robin
  • Introduction : Being Contemporary, Then and Now
  • 5.
  • Paradoxes of Being Contemporary : Derrida and the Political
  • Lawrence D. Kritzman
  • 6.
  • Of Sade, Blanchot, and the French Twentieth Century : Thoughts at Columbia
  • Jeffrey Mehlman
  • 7.
  • Alain Badiou and Antisemitism
  • Maurice Samuels
  • III.
  • Lia Brozgal and Sara Kippur
  • Second World War and Vichy : Present Perspectives.
  • 8.
  • What Does 'Vichy' Mean Now?
  • Richard J. Golsan
  • 9.
  • Forces of Solidarity and Logics of Exclusion : The Role of Literary Institutions in Times of Crisis
  • Gisele Sapiro
  • 10.
  • Narrative, Testimony, Fiction : The Challenge of Not Forgetting the Holocaust
  • Jakob Lothe
  • I.
  • 11.
  • 'Moral Witnessing?' An Israeli Perspective on Jonathan Littell's Les Bienveillantes
  • Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi
  • 12.
  • From 'Never Forgetting' to 'Post-Remembering' and 'Co-Witnessing' : Memory Work for the Twenty-First Century
  • Irene Kacandes
  • IV.
  • Writing the Contemporary Self.
  • 13.
  • 'I' in the Plural : A New Writing of History
  • Conceptualizing the Contemporary.
  • Annette Wieviorka
  • 14.
  • Selves at Risk : Reading Susan Suleiman with Marc Augé, La Vie en double
  • Tom Conley
  • 15.
  • Risking Who One Is, at the Risk of Thinking : On Writing an Intellectual Biography of Julia Kristeva
  • Alice Jardine
  • 16.
  • 'La Connaissance par corps' : Writing and Self-Exposure in Annie Ernaux
  • Michael Sheringham
  • 1.
  • V.
  • Novel Rereadings.
  • 17.
  • Long Live Anachronism
  • Mieke Bal
  • 18.
  • Colette's Côtelettes, or the Word Made Flesh
  • Janet Beizer
  • 19.
  • Choices : Beckett's Way
  • Coping with Contemporariness
  • Christie McDonald
  • 20.
  • Making L'Etranger Contemporary : Kamel Daoud's Meursault, contre-enquete
  • Alice Kaplan
  • VI.
  • Memory : Past and Future.
  • 21.
  • Nest in the Air : Phantom Pain and Contemporary Narrative
  • Emmanuel Bouju
  • 22.
  • Henry Rousso
  • Adrien and Marcel Proust : Fathering Neurasthenic Memory
  • Deborah Jenson
  • 23.
  • Vulnerable Times
  • Marianne Hirsch
  • 2.
Control code
930797665
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 411 pages
Isbn
9781781382639
Lccn
2016479703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930797665
Label
Being contemporary : French literature, culture, and politics today, [edited by] Lia Brozgal and Sara Kippur
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rethinking Periodization for the 'Now-Time'
  • Emily Apter
  • 3.
  • (After) Conceptualism : Contemporaneity in Choreography
  • Carrie Noland
  • II.
  • Contemporary Politics and French Thought.
  • 4.
  • Identities in Flux
  • Régine Robin
  • Introduction : Being Contemporary, Then and Now
  • 5.
  • Paradoxes of Being Contemporary : Derrida and the Political
  • Lawrence D. Kritzman
  • 6.
  • Of Sade, Blanchot, and the French Twentieth Century : Thoughts at Columbia
  • Jeffrey Mehlman
  • 7.
  • Alain Badiou and Antisemitism
  • Maurice Samuels
  • III.
  • Lia Brozgal and Sara Kippur
  • Second World War and Vichy : Present Perspectives.
  • 8.
  • What Does 'Vichy' Mean Now?
  • Richard J. Golsan
  • 9.
  • Forces of Solidarity and Logics of Exclusion : The Role of Literary Institutions in Times of Crisis
  • Gisele Sapiro
  • 10.
  • Narrative, Testimony, Fiction : The Challenge of Not Forgetting the Holocaust
  • Jakob Lothe
  • I.
  • 11.
  • 'Moral Witnessing?' An Israeli Perspective on Jonathan Littell's Les Bienveillantes
  • Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi
  • 12.
  • From 'Never Forgetting' to 'Post-Remembering' and 'Co-Witnessing' : Memory Work for the Twenty-First Century
  • Irene Kacandes
  • IV.
  • Writing the Contemporary Self.
  • 13.
  • 'I' in the Plural : A New Writing of History
  • Conceptualizing the Contemporary.
  • Annette Wieviorka
  • 14.
  • Selves at Risk : Reading Susan Suleiman with Marc Augé, La Vie en double
  • Tom Conley
  • 15.
  • Risking Who One Is, at the Risk of Thinking : On Writing an Intellectual Biography of Julia Kristeva
  • Alice Jardine
  • 16.
  • 'La Connaissance par corps' : Writing and Self-Exposure in Annie Ernaux
  • Michael Sheringham
  • 1.
  • V.
  • Novel Rereadings.
  • 17.
  • Long Live Anachronism
  • Mieke Bal
  • 18.
  • Colette's Côtelettes, or the Word Made Flesh
  • Janet Beizer
  • 19.
  • Choices : Beckett's Way
  • Coping with Contemporariness
  • Christie McDonald
  • 20.
  • Making L'Etranger Contemporary : Kamel Daoud's Meursault, contre-enquete
  • Alice Kaplan
  • VI.
  • Memory : Past and Future.
  • 21.
  • Nest in the Air : Phantom Pain and Contemporary Narrative
  • Emmanuel Bouju
  • 22.
  • Henry Rousso
  • Adrien and Marcel Proust : Fathering Neurasthenic Memory
  • Deborah Jenson
  • 23.
  • Vulnerable Times
  • Marianne Hirsch
  • 2.
Control code
930797665
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 411 pages
Isbn
9781781382639
Lccn
2016479703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930797665

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