French Literature Series

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Vol. 40, 2015

French Literature Series
Since 1974 the French Literature Series has been published in conjunction with the French Literature Conference, sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. In...
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Fatou Diome's le Ventre De l'Atlantique: From Island Girl to Atlantic Woman
The novel's protagonist, Salie, is born out of wedlock into the rigidly traditional society of Niodior, a small Senegalese island. Salie experiences limitations based on her social status and, especially, her gender. These limitations, in turn, guide...
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Française De Deuxième Génération: Constructions of Girlhood in Banlieue Literature
This paper examines popular cultural representations of girlhood in Arab-French communities and the literary depiction of the generational divide between mothers and their young daughters from the Trente Glorieuses through the Twenty-First century. Although...
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Vol. 39, 2012

The Environment in French and Francophone Literature and Film: An Introduction
The theme for the thirty-ninth of our annual French Literature Conferences was originally inspired by what seemed to me to be the Frenchspeaking world's delayed engagement with ecocriticism as well as by what also seemed to me to be ecocritics' initial...
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It's a Queer Thing: Early Modern French Ecocriticism
Ecocriticism, or the study of nature-culture intersections, has expanded its critical and geographic scope well beyond the study of modern American and English nature writing with which it originated. Ecocritics increasingly pay attention to issues of...
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