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Women Writing War

The Life-writing of the Algerian «moudjahidate»

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Caroline E. Kelley

Women Writing War focuses on the life-writing of the moudjahidate, the women veterans of the Algerian war of independence (1954–1962). The author offers close readings of memoir, testimonial, poetry and drama by Jacqueline Guerroudj, Louisette Ighilahriz, Anna Gréki, Zhor Zerari and Myriam Ben, all of whom are documented moudjahidate and self-identify as Algerian. Reading their life-writing through the prism of theories of intertextuality, ‘minor’ literature and the dialectics of memory and trauma, the author explores the relationship between writing, resistance and political action. Since they compose their work in the first-person voice in the context of the Algerian war, this book argues that their writing operates collectively as a form of counterdiscourse, opening up a textual space where experiences that were previously silenced or marginalized might be expressed.
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#NousSommes

Collectivity and the Digital in French Thought and Culture

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Edited by Susie Cronin, Sofia Ropek Hewson and Cillian Ó Fathaigh

The relation between the digital and the collective has become an urgent contemporary question. These collected essays explore the implications of this relation, around the theme of #NousSommes. This hashtag marks the point where the «personal» modalities of social media have become embroiled in collective expressions of unity, solidarity and resistance. As this volume demonstrates, the impact of this cannot be isolated to the internet, but affect philosophy, literature, cinema, politics and the public space itself. The contributors approach the issue of #NousSommes from a diverse range of disciplines and methodologies, bringing out both the continuity and discontinuity with other forms of collective expression. Important contemporary philosophers such as Nancy, Derrida and Deleuze are engaged here, as are issues of ecology, community, automation, postcolonial identity and addiction. Featuring eight academic essays and an interview, this volume testifies to the importance of French philosophy and culture in understanding the digital and the collective today.

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Lisandra D. Silva e Sousa

This book investigates the spaces of interaction between Portuguese and Brazilian modernists—specifically Oswald de Andrade, Augusto de Campos and Haroldo de Campos, Ronald de Carvalho, António Ferro, Fernando Pessoa, Mário de Sá-Carneiro—and their interpretation of nation. Most importantly, the way in which their work echoes and transfigures the Ulysses myth, to be termed Portuguese Ulyssism by Brazilian Gilberto Freyre in his reading of Luís Vaz de Camões’s epic poem The Lusiads, is analyzed, underlining the presence of a postcolonial Ulysses in the Lusophone world. The trope of the shipwreck is central to the creative production of these Atlantic modernists who, outside of their respective national literatures, interact beyond the territories of nation-states through texts on exile, national identity, and colonialism.

In addition to the renowned The Lusiads, the texts studied include two issues of the Luso-Brazilian quarterly Orpheu (1915) and António Ferro’s contributions to Brazil’s Klaxon (1922, in celebration of the centenary of Brazil’s political independence from Portugal); Oswald de Andrade’s Anthropophagic Manifesto (1928) and an unpublished letter to Ferro; Fernando Pessoa’s poem "Ulysses" in Message (1934); and Haroldo de Campos’s Galaxies (1984) and "Finismundo: The Last Voyage" (1997). In A Postcolonial Ulysses in the Lusophone World, relocations and transfigurations of the Ulysses myth inform a dialogue between the modernists of Portugal and Brazil through texts on exile, national identity, and colonialism.

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Still Loitering

Australian Essays in Honour of Ross Chambers

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Edited by Valentina Gosetti and Alistair Rolls

In late October 2017, the profoundly sad news of Ross Chambers’s passing reached Australia. Friends and colleagues scattered around the globe mourned the loss of a person of great ‘humanity and humility’, one of the most brilliant minds of his generation. This book is a tribute to Chambers’s life and work and to his legacy among scholars in the global French studies, comparative literature and cultural studies communities. It is also rooted in the Australian context he left behind but never really left, a context he indelibly marked and where he still lives on.

Loiterature, perhaps Chambers’s most famous book, prescribes slow and careful reading practices but also quick-witted analysis. This collection draws together tributes, essays and critical responses to his wide-ranging work from Romanticism to the present, all demonstrating, through practice, the generative value of ‘loitering’. While melancholy and nostalgia are inescapable themes in this collection, loitering is also about imminent departures. And his work encourages us to explore that unexpected turn, possibly leading us in unforeseeable directions. This book suggests a few ways in which he will travel with us into the future.

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Cervantes y los mares

En los 400 años del «Persiles». In memoriam José María Casasayas

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Edited by María Fernanda de Abreu

En este Cervantes y los Mares, se encuentra el lector con la magistral narrativa de viajes y marítima que Cervantes desarrolló en su Persiles, terminado poco antes de morir. Encuentra asimismo el estudio de su poesía del mar, el modo como reescribió a la vez la antigua novela bizantina junto con el barroco de su tiempo, las retóricas del amor, las artes de la escena y las visuales. Y todo ello, en la voz de sus habilísimos narradores. Aquí, podrá también ahondar en la presencia de la ciudad de Lisboa y de sus gentes en la obra de Cervantes, en tiempos de Felipe II, cuando Portugal fue parte de la monarquía Española, acercarse a las relaciones entre la Península Ibérica y el Mediterráneo y a la dolorida historia de los Cautivos. Y, por fin, conocer las «tierras de promisión» soñadas por aquellos nuestros antepasados.

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Introdução à misoginia medieval de Tertuliano a Chaucer

Estudo e leitura de textos fundamentais

Pedro Carlos Louzada Fonseca

Este livro tem como tema principal o exame crítico-analítico de textos que representam o que de mais significativo existe na tradição literária misógina Ocidental. Já desde a sua introdução, e na extensão de cinco magistrais capítulos, estuda o que há de mais exponencial para a questão da difamação da mulher no mundo Antigo e no período medieval. Num percuciente esforço seletivo de fontes, prima por colocar em evidência Aristóteles, Ovídio e Juvenal, autores do mundo Antigo que influenciaram a Patrística representada por escritos de São Jerônimo e Santo Agostinho, antecedidos por Tertuliano, Santo Ambrósio e São João Crisóstomo. Passando por Graciano, chega-se a Abelardo e Heloísa, ao lado de outros autores visitados de forma mais sintética, como Godofredo de Estrasburgo, o anônimo Ancrene Riwle e Guido delle Colonne. Marbodo de Rennes, Walter Map e André Capelão, da tradição misógina satírica no latim medieval, e adaptações vernáculas na Idade Média tardia, com os nomes de Jean de Meun, Giovanni Boccaccio, Jehan Le Fèvre e Geoffrey Chaucer comparecem no livro. Certamente elaborado de forma não só de interesse acadêmico, mas também didático e de apelo popular, o livro muito contribuirá para os estudos das questões de Gênero, da Idade Média, da Religião, da Ética, entre outros. E, para além da instrução e informação que poderá proporcionar, a sua proposta principal é de valor indubitavelmente ético, de combate aos preconceitos, à misoginia que tão duramente malsãos e perversos, ainda nos dias atuais, atingem as pessoas e a nossa sociedade.

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La poesía de la guerra civil española

una perspectiva comparatista

Edited by Pilar Molina Taracena

En este libro se aborda la poesía de la guerra civil española desde una perspectiva comparatista. En cada capítulo se compara poesía española con poesía escrita en otro idioma o por poetas latinoamericanos.

Es la primera vez que se reúne en la misma publicación el estudio de poemas escritos en español, alemán, inglés, portugués, yidis, francés, catalán, vasco y gallego compuestos durante la guerra civil española. Su lectura dará al lector una visión panorámica y enriquecedora de la poesía bélica escrita entre 1936 y 1939.

Desde una perspectiva de análisis textual, se busca establecer qué temas, subtemas, motivos e imágenes tienen en común estos poemas y cómo influye el hecho de que se escriban en idiomas distintos teniendo en cuenta que participan del mismo fenómeno histórico. Los autores de esta publicación investigan si el hecho de ser español o no y tener una cultura distinta influye sustancialmente en la forma y contenido de los poemas.

Es lectura indispensable para aquellos que estudian la literatura de la guerra civil española.

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Gustav Adolf Beckmann

Nicht, wie man annahm, aus dem 11. oder frühen 12., sondern laut Radiocarbon-Datierung aus dem 7. oder frühen 8. Jahrhundert stammt die Dortmunder Reliquie des Hl. Reinold, also des epischen Renaut de Montauban. Damit muss die Vor- und Frühgeschichte sowohl des berühmten Epos als auch der parallelen, zwar weniger bekannten, aber ebenfalls faszinierenden Heiligenlegende neu durchdacht werden.

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Fabian Banga

Representation of Artificial Intelligence in the Arts, Vol. 1: Androids, Golems, and Prometheus addresses the way in which artificial intelligence, mechanical anthropoids, Golems, and similar types of robots are represented in contemporary culture. These can be seen both in literature and in the cinema. This book does not seek to define or contain what artificial intelligence is. Rather, it argues our own limitations limit the possibilities and potentials of artificial intelligence. Representation of Artificial Intelligence in the Arts, Vol. 1 makes it clear these imaginaries have more to do with what we are as a society and individuals than with the parameters that these creations actually have.

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Edited by Marc Quaghebeur

La présence des femmes dans le champ de l’Histoire littéraire belge francophone est déjà le fait d’écrivaines du XIXe siècle (Robertsart, Gravière, Bervoets, Nizet, Van Rysselberghe, etc.). Il faut cependant attendre l’entre-deux-guerres pour que des noms – rares encore – s’affirment à l’égal de leurs confrères masculins (Doff, Gevers, Bourdouxhe, Ley, etc.).

Après 1945, le processus s’accélère pour atteindre, au début du XXIe siècle, un rythme de croisière qui tend à rendre peu à peu superflue la question des comparaisons et des positionnements. Ce rééquilibrage salutaire, parallèle aux évolutions de la société, a été préparé par des vagues successives d’écrivaines dont le nom a compté, et qui ont investi des genres ou des univers bien différents et bien différemment (Lilar et Collin, Lejeune et Feyder, Fabien et Lalande, Malinconi et Harpman, Lamarche et Nothomb). Chacune de ces auteures contribue aux avancées du combat des femmes pour la reconnaissance de leurs droits et de leur qualité intrinsèque.

Le volume met en valeur une vingtaine de ces trajectoires. Il porte la focale sur des écrivaines souvent commentées comme sur d’autres, presque oubliées (Watteau), voire méconnues comme auteures de fiction (Delcourt), ou point encore suffisamment entrées dans le corpus des commentaires (Nys-Mazure, Brune, Houari, Hoex, Heuffel). Il témoigne en outre d’une facette peu connue de l’immigration (Nguyên).

Ces parcours individuels, comme ceux des auteures du panoramique qui ouvre ce livre, relèvent tous d’esthétiques singulières, et d’une Histoire. Le livre ne cherche pas à produire, à partir d’elles, un discours essentialiste. Il donne à (re)lire et à faire découvrir des écritures de femmes. On y perçoit souvent clairement différences ou nuances par rapport aux textes contemporains de leurs collègues masculins.