The Making of the Modern Mediterranean

Views from the South


Publisher: University of California Press


Category: History

Page: 232

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Studies of the pivotal historic place of the Mediterranean have long been dominated by specialists of its northern shores, that is, by European historians. The seven leading authors in this groundbreaking volume challenge views of Mediterranean space as shaped by European trajectories, and in doing so, they challenge our comfortable notions. Drawing perspectives from the Mediterranean’s eastern and southern shores, they ask anew: What is the Mediterranean? What are its borders, its defining characteristics? What forces of nature, politics, culture, or economics have made the Mediterranean, and how long have they or will they endure? Covering the sixteenth century to the twentieth, this timely volume brings the early modern world into conversation with the modern world in new ways, demonstrating that only recently can we differentiate the north and south into separate cultural and political zones. The Making of the Modern Mediterranean: Views from the South offers a blueprint for a new generation of readers to rethink the world we thought we knew.

Le Queer Impérial

Male homoerotic desire in francophone colonial and postcolonial literature

Author: Julin Everett

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 408

In Le Queer Impérial Julin Everett explores the taboo subject of male homoerotic desire between black Africans and white Europeans in francophone colonial and postcolonial literatures.

Contemporary Fiction in French

Author: Anna-Louise Milne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 320

View: 495

Demonstrates how contemporary fiction in French has become a polycentric and transnational field of vibrant and varied experimentation.

French Twentieth Bibliography

Author: Douglas W. Alden

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press


Category: History

Page: 472

View: 984

This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.


Interkulturalität, Hybridisierung, Kreolisierung : Kommunikations- und gesellschaftstheoretische Modelle zwischen "alten" und "neuen" Räumen

Author: Ralph Ludwig

Publisher: Peter Lang


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 406

Die heutige Welt ist von zunehmenden Austauschbeziehungen zwischen Gesellschaften der «alten Welt» und der «neuen Welt» oder auch «dritten Welt» geprä> für diese Komplexität wird das Konzept des Tout-Monde - der All-Welt - von Édouard Glissant aufgegriffen. Gibt es einen Tout-Monde auf der Ebene kommunikativ-sprachlicher und kultureller Beschreibungsmodelle? In Europa und in den USA sind interdisziplinäre Forschungen zur Interkulturalität entwickelt worden. Zugleich gibt es Tendenzen, ursprünglich an ehemalige Kolonialgesellschaften gebundene Modelle auch anderswo zur Anwendung zu bringen. Hierfür stehen Konzepte wie Hybridisierung und Kreolisierung. Dieser Band fragt nach Herkunft, Gemeinsamkeiten und Kontrasten dieser Ansätze sowie nach ihrer Fruchtbarkeit bei der Umsetzung in verschiedenen Disziplinen.

Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century: E-K

Author: Steven Serafin

Publisher: Saint James Press


Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 752

View: 345

Contains articles that provide information about major authors and aspects of twentieth-century world literature, arranged alphabetically from E-to-K.

From Art Nouveau to Surrealism

European Modernity in the Making

Author: Nathalie Aubert

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 200

View: 113

This volume of edited essays is the first one in English to offer a critical overview of the specific features of Belgian modernity from 1880 to 1940 in a multiplicity of disciplines: literature and poetry, politics, music, photography and drama. The first half of the book investigates the roots of twentieth century modernity in Belgian fin de siecle across a variety of genres (novel, poetry and drama), not only within but also beyond the boundaries of Symbolism. The contributors go on to examine the explosion of Belgian culture on the international scene with the rise of the avant-gardes, notably Surrealism: and the contribution made in minor genres, such as the popular novels of Simenon and Jean Ray, and the Tintin comics of Herge.