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The Modern Essay in French

Movement, Instability, Performance


Charles Forsdick and Andrew Stafford

Contents: Charles Forsdick/Andy Stafford: Preface – Peter France: British and French Traditions of the Essay – Charles Forsdick: De la plume comme des pieds: the Essay as a Peripatetic Genre – Mar Garcia: Ethno-fictions: Ethnographie, Narrativité et Fiction chez Marc Augé – Sonia Lee: The Emergence of the Essayistic Voice in Francophone African Women Writers: Véronique Tadjo’s L’Ombre d’Imana – Michael Sheringham: The Essay and the Everyday: Reading Perec with Adorno – Andy Stafford: Non-pareille: Issues in Modern French Photo-Essayism – Patrick Crowley: Pierre Michon: Self-Performance and the Marchland of the Essay – Anne Freadman: A Couple of Cusps: Devices of Generic Self-Situation in a Piece by Colette – Toby Garfitt: Ceci sort du cadre limité de cet essai: Jean Grenier and the Essay as Art Form – Marielle Macé: Paysages du Genre: Segalen et l’Essai – Aedín Ní Loingsigh: Essayistic Practices in the Non-Fictional Prose of Pius Ngandu Nkashama – Claude Coste: Les Essais de Pascal Quingnard sur la Musique – Robert Crawshaw: The Essay as Performance: Michel Foucault’s L’Ordre du discours – Kuisma Korhonen: A Flower? Stéphane Mallarmé and the Poetic Essay – Fui Lee Luk: Extimate Self-Portraits: the Inversion of the Journal Intime in Michel Tounier’s Essays – David Murphy: The power of reason: Universality and Truth in the Anti-Colonial Essai.