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FREN2190
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The Age of Extremes: Culture, Crisis and Commitment between the Wars, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
Claire Lozier / Matthew John
c.a.lozier@leeds.ac.uk / m.g.john@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General Bibliography

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The Avant-Garde, Modernism, Futurism

Tim Armstrong, Modernism : a cultural history (Cambridge: Polity, 2005)

Malcolm Bradbury and James McFarlane, Modernism: 1890-1930 (London: Penguin Books, 1991)

Peter Bürger, Theory of the avant-garde (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984)

Pierre Daix, Cubists and cubism [Journal du cubisme] (Geneva: A. Skira, 1982)

Johanna Drucker, The visible word : experimental typography and modern art, 1909-1923 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994)

Jill Forbes and Michael Kelly (eds.), French cultural studies : an introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995)

Peter Gay, Modernism : the lure of heresy : from Baudelaire to Beckett and beyond (New York: W. W. Norton, 2008)

Richard J. Golsan (ed.), Fascism, aesthetics, and culture (Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 1992)

Charles Harrison and Paul Wood, eds., Art in theory, 1900-1990 : an anthology of changing ideas (Oxford: Blackwell, 1992)

Andrew Hewitt, Fascist modernism : aesthetics, politics, and the avant-garde (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1993)

Martin Jay, Downcast eyes : the denigration of vision in twentieth-century French thought (London: University of California Press, 1994)

Jean Khalfa, ed., The dialogue between painting and poetry : livres d'artistes 1874-1999 (Cambridge: Black Apollo Press, 2001)

Vassiliki Kolocotroni, Jane Goldman and Olga Taxidou (eds.), Modernism: an Anthology of Sources and Documents (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1998)

Michael Levenson (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Modernism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999)

Alyce Mahon, Eroticism & art (Oxford: OUP, 2005)

Richard Murphy, Theorizing the avant-garde : modernism, expressionism, and the problem of postmodernity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999)

Peter Nicholls, Modernisms: A Literary Guide (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1995)

Marjorie Perloff, The Futurist movement : avant-garde, avant guerre, and the language of rupture (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986)

Jean-Michel Rabaté, 1913 : the cradle of modernism (Oxford: Blackwell, 2007)

Lisa Rado (ed.), Rereading modernism : new directions in feminist criticism (London: Routledge, 2012)

Maurice Samuels, ‘France’, in Pericles Lewis (ed.), The Cambridge companion to European modernism [electronic resource] (Cambridge: CUP, 2011) (online)

Anna Katharina Schaffner, Modernism and perversion : sexual deviance in sexology and literature, 1850-1930 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Edward Timms and Peter Collier (eds.), Visions and blueprints : avant-garde culture and radical politics in early twentieth-century Europe (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1988)

John J. White, Literary Futurism : aspects of the first avant-garde (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990)

Sarah Wilson (ed.), Paris : capital of the arts 1900-1968 (London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2002)

For other texts on French culture and intellectuals, see Brotherton French M-0.06.

French Literature 1914-1929 is under the general classmark French M.

For other texts on general history of 1930s, see Brotherton Mod Hist. D-14.4.

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Semester 1: Apollinaire, Breton/Surrealism, Bataille, Buñuel/Dalí

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Apollinaire

Album Apollinaire (Paris: Gallimard, 1971)

Guillaume Apollinaire, Alcools (London: Athlone Press, 1975)

-, Calligrammes, trans. Anne Hyde Greet (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980)

-, Oeuvres poétiques (Paris: Gallimard, 1959)

-, Méditations esthétiques: Les Peintres cubistes, in Oeuvres en prose, t. 2, textes établis, présentés et annotés par Pierre Caizergues et Michel Décaudin (Paris: Gallimard, 1991)

-,Oeuvres en prose complètes, 3 vols. (Paris: Gallimard, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, 1998). Vol. 1, 1998; Vol. 2, 1998; Vol. 3, 1993.

Willard Bohn, The aesthetics of visual poetry, 1914-1928 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986)

-, Apollinaire, visual poetry, and art criticism (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1993)

-, Apollinaire et l'homme sans visage : création et évolution d'un motif moderne : Guillaume Apollinaire, Alberto Savinio, Giorgio de Chirico, Francis Picabia, Marius de Zayas (Rome: Bulzoni Editore, 1984)

-, Modern visual poetry (London: Associated University Presses, 2001)

Leroy C. Breunig, Guillaume Apollinaire (New York and London: Columbia University Press, 1969)

Correspondance Picasso - Apollinaire, édition de Pierre Caizergues et Hélène Seckel, introduction de Pierre Caizergues (Paris : Gallimard/RMN, 1992)

Laurence Campa, Guillaume Apollinaire (Paris: Gallimard/NRF, 2013)

Neil Cox, Cubism (London: Phaidon, 2000)

Le cubisme et l'esprit nouveau, études et informations réunies par Michel Décaudin (Paris: Lettres modernes, 1962)

Claude Debon, Guillaume Apollinaire après Alcools, 1. Calligrammes: le poète et la guerre (Paris: Minard, Bibliothèque des Lettres Modernes 31, 1981)

Michel Décaudin, Michel Décaudin présente "Alcools" de Guillaume Apollinaire. (Paris: Gallimard, 1993)

Johanna Drucker, The visible word : experimental typography and modern art, 1909-1923 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994)

Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger, Cubism (London: T.F. Unwin, 1913) See also Du cubisme à l'art abstrait

Christopher Green, Art in France, 1900-1940 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2000)

Stephen Kern, The culture of time and space, 1880-1918 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994), pp. 65–88.

Roger Little, Guillaume Apollinaire (London: Athlone Press, 1976)

Timothy Mathews, Reading Apollinaire : theories of poetic language (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1987)

-, Literature, art and the pursuit of decay in twentieth-century France (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001)

Pascal Pia, Apollinaire par lui-même (Paris: Seuil, 1954)

Peter Read, Picasso et Apollinaire : les métamorphoses de la mémoire, 1905/1973 (Paris: J.M. Place, 1995)

Pierre Reverdy, Note éternelle du présent : écrits sur l'art,(1923-1960). (Paris: Flammarion, 1973)

John Richardson, A Life of Picasso, Vol. 1 1881-1906, Vol. 2 1907-1917 (London: Jonathan Cape, 1991-1996)

Stefan Themerson, Apollinaire's lyrical ideograms. (London: Gaberbocchus, 1968)

Margaret Wijk, Guillaume Apollinaire et l'esprit nouveau (Lund: CWK Gleerup, 1982)

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Surrealism

Nadja study guides

Josette Barthe, Nadja, André Breton (Bordas)

Jean-Albert Bron, Nadja, Andre Breton : litterature et langages de l'image (Ellipses)

Roger Cardinal, Breton, Nadja. (Grant & Cutler)

Vincent Debaene, Nadja, André Breton (Hatier)

Philippe Douet, Breton, Nadja : 40 questions, 40 réponses, 4 études, (Ellipses)

Florence Ferran, Nadja, Manifestes du surréalisme, André Breton (Nathan)

Pascaline Mourier-Casile, Pascaline Mourier-Casile présente Nadja d'André Breton. (Gallimard/foliothèque)

Roger Navarri, André Breton, Nadja (P.U.F.)

Further reading

Sarane Alexandrian, Surrealist art (London: Thames and Hudson, 1970)

Walter Benjamin, Reflections : essays, aphorisms, autobiographical writings, ed. Peter Demetz (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978)

Adam Biro et René Passeron (éds.): Dictionnaire général du surréalisme et de ses environs (Paris: P.U.F., 1982)

Willard Bohn, The rise of Surrealism : Cubism, Dada, and the pursuit of the marvelous (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002)

Ruth Brandon, Surreal Lives: The Surrealists 1917-1945 (London: Macmillan, 1999)

Mary Ann Caws, The surrealist look : an erotics of encounter (Cambridge and London: MIT Press, 1997)

Jacqueline Chénieux-Gendron, Surrealism (New York: Columbia University Press, 1990)

Jonathan P. Eburne, Surrealism and the art of crime (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008)

Hal Foster, Compulsive beauty (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995)

Denis Hollier (ed.), A New History of French Literature (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989)

Renée Riese Hubert, Surrealism and the book (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988)

Marcel Jean, Autobiographie du surréalisme (Paris: Seuil, 1978)

David Lomas, The haunted self : surrealism, psychoanalysis, subjectivity (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000)

J. H. Matthews, An introduction to surrealism (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1965)

Robert Motherwell, The Dada Painters and Poets (Boston: GK Hall & Co., 1981)

Maurice Nadeau, Histoire du surréalisme. (Paris: Seuil, 1945)

Jean-Michel Rabaté, The ghosts of modernity (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1996)

Marcel Raymond, De Baudelaire au surréalisme (Paris: Corti, 1963)

Hans Richter, Dada: Art and Anti-Art (London: Thames & Hudson, 1965)

Michael Sheringham, Everyday life : theories and practices from surrealism to the present (Oxford: OUP, 2006)

Susan Rubin Suleiman, Subversive intent : gender, politics, and the avant-garde (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990)

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Bataille

Dawn Ades and Simon Baker, Undercover Surrealism : Georges Bataille and Documents (Hayward Gallery, 2006)

Roland Barthes, ‘La Métaphore de l’œil’ (1963), Essais critiques. (Paris: Seuil, 1964), pp. 238–45.

Georges Bataille, Romans et récits (Paris: Gallimard, Pléiade, 2004)

-, Œuvres complètes, 10 vols. (Paris: Gallimard, 1970-1988)

- and Leiris, Echanges et correspondances (Paris: Gallimard, 2004)

Yve-Alain Bois and Rosalind Krauss, Formless : a user's guide, catalogue of the exhibition ‘L’Informe : Mode d’emploi’ held at the Centre Georges Pompidou in 1996 (New York : Zone Books, 1997)

Leslie-Anne Boldt-Irons, On Bataille : critical essays (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1995)

Fred Botting and Scott Wilson, The Bataille reader (London: Blackwell, 1997)

Jean-Louis Cornille, Bataille conservateur : emprunts intimes d'un bibliothécaire (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2004)

Georges Didi-Huberman, La ressemblance informe, ou, Le gai savoir visuel selon Georges Bataille (Paris: Macula, 1995)

Morgan Falconer, ‘Eyes peeled for the surreal deal’, The Times: The Knowledge, 29/04/06-05/05/06, pp. 32–35. Available online via Times digital archive [electronic resource].

Patrick ffrench,The cut : reading Bataille's Histoire de l'oeil(Oxford: OUP, 1999)

Lina Franco, Georges Bataille : le corps fictionnel (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2004)

Henk Hillenaar (ed.), Georges Bataille et la fiction (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1992)

Denis Hollier (ed.), Georges Bataille après tout (Paris: Belin, 1995)

-, La prise de la Concorde ; suivi de, Les dimanches de la vie : essais sur Georges Bataille (Paris: Gallimard, 1993)

Andrew Hussey (ed.), The beast at heaven's gate : Georges Bataille and the art of transgression (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006)

John Lechte, ‘Bataille’, in John Lechte, Fifty key contemporary thinkers : from structuralism to postmodernity (London: Routledge, 1994), pp. 97–101.

Claire Lozier, De l'abject et du sublime : Georges Bataille, Jean Genet, Samuel Beckett (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2012)

Claire Lozier, ‘Franchir les frontières: lecture biopolitique de deux fictions de Georges Bataille’, Littérature, 187:3 (2017) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 11/08/2017) 

-, ‘A Poetic Enquiry: Barthes and Bataille’s Story of the Eye’, Barthes Studies, 2 (2016) - Available online: http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/barthes/files/2016/11/LOZIER-A-Poetic-Enquiry.pdf

Claire Lozier, ‘Ma Mère de Georges Bataille et Ma Mère de Christophe Honoré: regards croisés’, Cahiers Georges Bataille, 4 (2016) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 11/08/2017) 

-, ‘Violence du Beckett de Bataille: « Le Silence de Molloy»’, Samuel Beckett Today ISSN: 0927-3131, 4 (2016)

Claire Lozier, ‘Rites, transgression et littérature dans Histoire de l’œil de Georges Bataille’, Les Lettres romanes, 69:3-4 (2015) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 11/08/2017) 

-, ‘Faire jouir le système: Georges Bataille et l’utopie de l’impossible’, in Utopia : The avant-garde, modernism and (im)possible life, European Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies 4, eds. David Ayers and Benedikt Hjartarson (Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, 2015)

Claire Lozier, ‘Poétique de la cécité: effets d’aveuglement dans Histoire de l’œil de Georges Bataille’, 青山フランス文学論集 (Aoyama French Literature Studies), 23 (2014) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 11/08/2017) 

Gilles Mayné, Georges Bataille, l'érotisme et l'écriture : applications pratiques à l'étude de textes littéraires (Paris: Descartes & Cie, 2003)

Bernard Sichère, Pour Bataille : être, chance, souveraineté (Paris: Gallimard, 2006)

Susan Sontag, ‘The Pornographic Imagination’ (1967), in A Susan Sontag Reader, introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick (London: Penguin, 1983), pp. 205–33. [This influential essay by Sontag also appears in her Styles of Radical Will and is included in the Penguin Classics translation of Histoire de l’œil, Story of the eye.]

Alan Stoekl, Politics, writing, mutilation : the cases of Bataille, Blanchot, Roussel, Leiris, and Ponge (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1985)

Susan Suleiman, ‘Transgression and the Avant-Garde: Bataille’s Histoire de l’œil’, in Subversive intent : gender, politics, and the avant-garde (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990), pp. 72–87.

Michel Surya (ed.), Georges Bataille : une liberté souveraine (Tours: Farrago, 2000)

-,Georges Bataille : la mort et l'œuvre(Paris: Gallimard, 1992)

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Buñuel/Dalí

Ruth Brandon, Surreal Lives (London: Macmillan, 1999)

Luis Buñuel, ‘Notes on the Making of Un Chien andalou’, in Joan Mellen (ed.) The World of Luis Buñuel : essays in criticism (Oxford: OUP, 1978), pp. 151–3.

Gwynne Edwards, The discreet art of Luis Buñuel : a reading of his films (London and Boston: Marion Boyars, 1982)

Paul Hammond, L'Âge d'or (London: BFI Publishing, 1995)

- (ed.), The shadow and its shadow : surrealist writings on the cinema (San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2000)

Graeme Harper and Rob Stone (eds.), The unsilvered screen : surrealism on film (London: Wallflower, 2007)

Ado Kyrou, Le surréalisme au cinéma (Paris: Le Terrain Vague, 1963)

Ignacio Javier López, ‘Film, Freud and Paranoia: Dalí and the Representation of Male Desire in An Andalusian Dog’, Diacritics. (Baltimore), 31: 2 (summer 2001), pp. 35–48.

Laura Marcus, The Tenth Muse: Writing about Cinema in the Modernist Period (Oxford: OUP, 2010)

A.L.Rees, A History of Experimental Film and Video (London: BFI, 1999)

Robert Short, The age of gold : Surrealist cinema (London: Creation, 2003)

Allen S. Weiss, The aesthetics of excess (New York: State University of New York Press, 1989)

Linda Williams, Figures of desire : a theory and analysis of surrealist film (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992)

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Semester 2 – general works below, with items on set texts supplied during lectures

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History

Jean-Pierre Azéma, De Munich à la Libération (1938-1944), Nouvelle histoire de la France contemporaine, vol 14 (Paris: Seuil, Collection Points, 1976)

Jean-Pierre Azéma and Michel Winock, La IIIe République, 1870-1940 (Paris: Calmann-Levy, 1976)

Jean-Pierre Azéma and Michel Winock, Histoire de l'extrême droite en France (Paris: Seuil, 1993)

Becker and Bernstein, Victoire et frustrations, 1914-1929, Nouvelle Histoire de la France Contemporaine 12 (Paris: Seuil, 1990)

Pierre Bernard, La fin d'un monde, 1914-1929 (Paris : Seuil, 1975)

Pierre Bernard and Henri Dubief, The decline of the Third Republic, 1914-1938, Nouvelle Histoire de la France Contemporaine 13 (Paris : Seuil, 1976)

Pierre Birnbaum, "La France aux Français" : histoire des haines nationalistes (Paris: Seuil, 1993) See esp. chapter 7 on Céline and chap. 11 on 'Nationalisme à la française'.

Pierre Birnbaum, Un Mythe politique (Paris: Fayard, 1988)

Pierre Birnbaum, Les fous de la République : histoire politique des Juifs d'état, de Gambetta à Vichy (Paris: Fayard, 1992)

Dominique Borne et Henri Dubief, La crise des années 30, 1929-1938 (Paris: Seuil, 1989)

Alfred Cobban, A history of modern France. Vol.3, France of the Republics 1871-1962, (London: Penguin, 1965)

Robert Gildea, The past in French history (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994)

Julian Jackson, The politics of depression in France 1932-1936 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985)

Julian Jackson, The Popular Front in France : defending democracy, 1934-38 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988)

Pierre Milza, Fascisme français : passé et présent (Paris: Flammarion, 1987)

René Raymond, Introduction à l'histoire de notre temps (Paris: Seuil, 1979)

Anne Roche et Christian Tarting (textes réunis par), Des années trente : groupes et ruptures : actes du colloque organisé par l'antenne de l'U.R.L. no.5 à l'Université de Provence I, 5-7 mai 1983 (Paris: Editions du CNRS, 1985)

Ralph Schor, L'opinion française et les étrangers en France, 1919-1939 (Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne, 1985)

Zeev Sternhell, Ni Droite ni Gauche. L'Idéologie Fasciste en France (Paris: Seuil, 1983)

Eugen Weber, The hollow years : France in the 1930s (London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1995)

Michel Winock (ed.), Les années trente : de la crise à la guerre (Paris: Seuil, 1990)

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Writers/Culture/Intellectuals

R. M. Albérès, L'aventure intellectuelle du XXe siècle, 1900-1950 (Paris: La Nouvelle Edition, 1950)

D. Bonnaud-Lamotte et J.-L. Rispail (sous la direction de), Intellectuel(s) des années trente : entre le rêve et l'action (Paris: Editions du CNRS, 1989)

Victor Brombert, The Intellectual Hero (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974)

David Carroll, French literary fascism : nationalism, anti-Semitism, and the ideology of culture (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995)

David Caute, Communism and the French intellectuals, 1914-1960. (London: Deutsch, 1964)

Rosemary Chapman and Nicholas Hewitt eds., Popular culture and mass communication in twentieth-century France (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 1992)

J. E. Flower, Writers and politics in modern France (1909-1961) (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1977)

J. E. Flower, Literature and the Left in France : society, politics and the novel since the late nineteenth century (London: Macmillan, 1983)

Jill Forbes and Michael Kelly eds, French cultural studies : an introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995) (See esp. Chapter 2, sections on ‘Crisis and commitment’ and ‘Les années noires’.)

Angela Kershaw, Forgotten engagements : women, literature and the left in 1930s France (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007)

Bernard-Henri Lévy, The Spirit of Freedom (tape in four parts on French intellectuals in 20th century). Available at: http://www.rolandcollection.com/films/?prm=a24-b164-c0-d1-e0

Pascal Ory and Jean-François Sirinelli, Les Intellectuels en France, de l'affaire Dreyfus à nos jours (Paris: Armand Colin, 1986)

Brian Rigby, Popular culture in modern France : a study of cultural discourse (London: Routledge, 1991)

Jean-Paul Sartre, Qu'est-ce que la Littérature? (Paris: Gallimard, 1948)

Susan Rubin Suleiman, Authoritarian fictions : the ideological novel as a literary genre (New York: Columbia University Press, 1983)

Richard Wolin, The seduction of unreason : the intellectual romance with fascism from Nietzsche to postmodernism (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2006)

This list was last updated on 10/08/2017