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Module Reading List

The Kaleidoscope: Cultural Perspectives on Contemporary France, 2021/22, Semester 1
Professor David Platten
d.p.platten@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Set Texts

The Returned, Season 1 (shown on Channel 4 in 2013) / Les Revenants (Saison 1, diffusée sur Canal + en 2012). DVD/Blu-Ray.  Available on Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

Chloé Cruchaudet, Mauvais Genre (Paris: Delcourt/Mirages, 2013).    

Abd Al Malik, Dante (2008). Music CD.  

Leïla Slimani, Chanson douce (Paris: Gallimard Folio, 2016)    

Sophie Calle, Des histoires vraies (Paris : Actes Sud, 2018).    

 

Contemporary France

Attali, Jacques, 100 jours pour que la France réussisse (Paris: Fayard, 2016)

Barthélemy, Martine, et Michelat, Guy, ‘Dimensions de la laïcité dans la France d’aujourd’hui’’, Revue française de science politique, Vol 57 (2007/5), pp.649-698

Bourdieu, Pierre, La Distinction: Critique social du jugement (Paris: Minuit, 1979)

Bourdieu, Pierre, et Passeron, Jean-Claude, Les héritiers: les étudiants et la culture (Paris: Minuit, 1964)

Brozgal, Lia, and Kippur, Sara eds., Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2016)

Carpenter, Juliet et Horvath, Christina (dir.), Regards croisés sur la banlieue (Bruxelles: Peter Lang, 2015)

Certeau, Michel de L’invention du quotidien : 1. Arts de faire (Paris, Folio [1980] 1990)

Forsdick, Charles, and Murphy, David eds., Francophone Postcolonial Studies: A Critical Introduction (London/New York: Arnold, 2003).

Holmes, Diana and Looseley, David eds., Imagining the Popular in Contemporary French Culture (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013)

Looseley, David The Politics of Fun: Cultural Policy and Debate in Contemporary France (New York / Oxford: Berg, 1995)

Silverstein, Paul, Algeria in France: Transpolitics, Race and Nation (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004)

Todd, Emmanuel, Qui est Charlie? Sociologie d’une crise religieuse (Paris: Seuil, 2015)

 

Television (Les Revenants)

Bednarek, Monica, The Language of Fictional Television: Drama and Identity (London/ New York : Continuum, 2010)

Bondebjerg, Ib et al, eds., Transnational European Television Drama: Production, Genres and Audiences (London: Palgrave, 2017)

Casta, Isabelle, ‘Barrages dans la montagne… : le paysage des Morts dans Les Revenants ‘, Entrelacs [En ligne], Hors-série n° 4 | 2016, mis en ligne le 06 février 2018. https://journals.openedition.org/entrelacs/2160

Clark, Catherine, and Jacobson, Brian, ‘Les Revenants, Tignes, and the Return of Post-war Modernisation’, in Blatt and Welch eds., France in Flux: Space, Territory, and Contemporary Culture (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019), 141-159.

Clarke, Michael J, Transmedia Television. New Trends in Network Serial Production (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013)

Crissell, Andrew, A Study of Modern Television: Thinking Inside the Box (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)

Dunleavy, Trisha,Television Drama: Form, Agency, Innovation (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

Franzoni, Andrea, ‘The Returned and the Departed. The Living and Dead in the TV Series The Leftovers and Les Revenants’, Disputatio philosophica: International Journal on Philosophy and Religion (2015), 17.1, 73-80. https://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=222872

Glover, David, and, McCracken, Scott., eds., The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, including a chapter by Nichola Daly, ‘Television and Serial Fictions’.

García, Alberto, ‘When the Style is the Message. The Aesthetics of Mood in Rectify and Les Revenants'. Paper presented at the "Aesthetics of Television Serials Conference", 2-4 November 2017, Universitat de València (Spain) https://dadun.unav.edu/handle/10171/52584

  _____   ‘Zombie Blues. The Depressing Rise of the Living Dead in Contemporary Television’, in Artenie, Cristina, and Szanter, Ashley eds., Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television (Montreal: Universitas Press, 2017), 178-198. https://dadun.unav.edu/handle/10171/50264

Hammond, Martin, and Mazdon, Lucy eds., The Contemporary Television Series (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2005)

Jost, François, Comprendre la télévision (Paris : Armand Collin, 2005)

Miller, Toby ed., Television Studies (London: BFI Publishing, 2002)

Mitchell, A.J., Visual Effects for Film and Television (Oxford: Focal, 2004)

Moylan, Katie, ‘Uncanny TV: Estranged Space and Subjectivity in Les Revenants and Top of the Lake’, Television and New Media (2017), 18.3, 269-282. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1527476415608136

 

La Bande Dessinée (Mauvais Genre)

Baetens, Jan ed., The Graphic Novel (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2001)

Baetens, Jan, ‘”The Roman Dessiné”: A Little-Known Genre’, Yale French Studies (2017), 131/132, Bande Dessinée: Thinking Outside the Boxes, 65-83. https://www.jstor.org/stable/44512306

Beaty, Bart, Unpopular Culture: Transforming the European Comic Book in the 1990s (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007)

Cook, Roy T. and Meskin, Aaron eds., The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach (Oxford: Blackwell, 2012)

Fresnault-Deruelle, Pierre, Récits et discours par la bande (Paris: Hachette, 1977)

Groensteen, Thierry, Système de la bande dessinée (Paris: PUF, 1999)

Grove, Laurence, Text/ Image Mosaic in French Culture: Emblems and Comic Strips (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005)

Jablonka, Ivan, ‘Histoire et bande dessinée’, la vie des idées.fr (2014). https://laviedesidees.fr/IMG/pdf/20141118_bd-2.pdf

McCloud, Scott, Understanding Comics: the Invisible Arts (New York: HarperCollins, 1993)

Mark McKinney, Mark ed., History and Politics in French-Language Comics and Graphic Novels (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2008)

Miller, Ann Reading Bande Dessinée: Critical Approaches to French Language Comic Strip (Bristol: Intellect, 2007).

Miller, Ann and Beaty, Bart eds., The French Comics Theory Reader (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2014)

Virgili, Fabrice, and Voldman, Danièle, ‘The Deadly Paternity of a Deserter from the Great War’, Nottingham French Studies, (2020), 59. 2,149-158. https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/nfs.2020.0281

 

Abd Al Malik – Le Rap

Africultures no. 21 (October 1999), ‘Culture Hip-Hop’ OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 08/10/2020) 

Bazin, Hugues, La Culture hip-hop (Desclée de Brouwer 1997)

Bocquet, José-Louis et Pierre-Adolphe, Philippe, Rap ta France. Les rappeurs français prennent la parole (Flammarion 1997)

Bourderionnet, Olivier, ‘A Picture-perfect Banlieue Artist. Abd al Malik or the perils of a conciliatory rap discourse’, French Cultural Studies 22:2 (May 2011)

Durand, Alain-Philippe ed., Black, Blanc, Beur: Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture in the Francophone World (Scarecrow Press 2002)

Gross, Joan et al., ‘Arab Noise and Ramadan Nights: Rap, Rai and Franco-Maghrebi Identity’, Diaspora 3:1 (Spring 1994) OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 08/10/2020) 

Helenon, Véronique, ‘Africa on their Mind: Rap, Blackness and Citizenship in France’, in D. Basu & S. Lemelle eds, The Vinyl Ain’t Final (Pluto 2006)

Knox, Katelyn, ‘Abd al Malik’s “Meta-French” Perspective: An Audiovisual Approach to French Universalism and Difference-Consciousness’, L’Esprit créateur, 59:2, Summer 2019, pp. 120-33

Louatah, Sabri, Les Sauvages 4 vols., Flammarion 2013-2017

Malela, Buata B. La pop musique urbaine francophone, Préface de Matthieu Letourneux, Paris, Editions du Cerf, 2020  

Mouvements, 2018/4 (no 96), special number ‘La battle du rap : genre, classe, race’, http://mouvements.info/edito/la-battle-du-rap-genre-classes-races/

Prévos, André, ‘The Evolution of French Rap and Hip-Hop in the 1980s and 1990s’, The French Review 69:5 (April 1996), pp. 713-25

––, ‘Postcolonial Popular Music in France: Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture in the 1980s and 1990s’, in Tony Mitchell ed, Global Noise: Rap and Hip-Hop Outside America (Wesleyan University Press 2001)

Rebourcet, Séverine, ‘Can post-religious France exist? Abd Al Malik, Frenchness and Islam’, French Cultural Studies 28:1, 2017, pp. 28-41

Riad, Faysal, ‘Un truc de malade: Abd Al Malik, ou la pétainisation du slam’, Collectif les mots sont importantshttp://lmsi.net/Un-truc-de-malade

Rose, Tricia,The Hip Hop Wars (BasicCivitas, 2008)

Somers-Willett, Susan, The Cultural Politics of Slam Poetry. Race, Identity and the Performance of Popular Verse in America (Michigan UP 2009).

Spieser-Landes, David, ‘”Postcolonial Islam”’ thought and rapped: Abd al Malik’s Révolution Pacifique from within the French nation’, Performing Islam, 4:1 (May 2015), pp. 35-59 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

 

Le Roman Contemporain (Chanson douce)

Damlé, Amaleena, and Rye, Gill eds., Women’s Writing in Twenty-first Century France: Life as Literature (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2013)

Gefen, Alexandre, Inventer une vie: la fabrique littéraire de l’individu (Bruxelles: Les Impressions nouvelles, 2015)

Giardino, Alessandro, ‘Les Étrangères de Leïla Slimani : Marocaines « dévoilées » et femmes de révolte’, Nouvelles Études Francophones (2018), University of Nebraska Press, 33.2, 147-159. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/720844/summary

Gorrara, Claire ed., French Crime Fiction (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2009)

Hiddleston, Jane, Francophone North African Literature in Transition (London/ New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017)

Holmes, Diana, ‘Femmes et prix littéraires’ in Á. Palacín and I. Marc, eds., Canons et écrits de femmes en France et en Espagne dans l’actualité, 2011-2016, Canon y escritos de mujeres en Francia y en Espana en la actualidad, 2011-2016 (Bern: Peter Lang, 2020), 31-49.

Hutton, Margaret-Anne, Redefining the Real: the Fantastic in Contemporary French and Francophone Women’s Writing (Bern/ Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009)

Kemp, Simon, French Fiction into the Twenty-first Century: the Return to the Story (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2011)

Lübecker, Nikolaj, Community, Myth and Recognition in Twentieth-Century French Literature and Thought (London: Continuum, 2009)

Taibé, Marcel, ‘Représentation antithétique de l’héroïne romanesque chez Leila Slimani’, Revue Annales du patrimoine, Université de Mostaganem, (2019),195 - 214. https://annales.univ-mosta.dz/images/articles/19/annales_19fr_taibe.pdf

 Viart, Dominique, Le roman français au vingtième siècle (Paris: Armand Colin, 2011)

 

Sophie Calle

 

 

Baudrillard, Jean, et al., Sophie Calle: The Reader, London, Whitechapel Gallery, 2009.

Bégout, Bruce, ‘Sophie Calle, ou l’investigation de la vie quotidienne,’ Nouvelle Revue française 565 (April 2003), pp. 209-220.

Benjamin, Walter, ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’, in Illuminations, ed. Hannah Arendt, Fontana Press, 1992, p. 211-244, and in C. Harrison and P. Wood, eds., Art in Theory 1900-2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas, Oxford, Blackwell Publishers, 2002, pp. 520-27.

Bourriaud, Nicolas, Relational Aesthetics, Dijon, Les Presses du réel, 2002.

Chadwick, Whitney, Women, Art and Society, 4th ed., Thames & Hudson, 2007.

Elkin, Lauren, Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London, Vintage, 2017, pp. 123-148.

Fève, Nicolas, ‘Rhétorique de la photographie dans l’autobiographie contemporaine : Des Histoires vraies de Sophie Calle,’ in A. English and R. Silvester (eds.) Reading Images and Seeing Words, Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2004, pp. 157-170.

Gratton, Johnnie, ‘Experiments and experience in the phototextual projets of Sophie Calle,’ in G. Rye and M. Worton (eds.), Women’s writing in contemporary France, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2002, pp. 157-170.

-, ‘Sophie Calle’s Des Histoires vraies: Irony and Beyond,’ in A. Hughes and A. Noble, eds., Phototextualities, Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press, 2003, pp. 182-197.

-, ‘Sophie Calle’s True Stories: More of the Same?’ Paragraph 26: 3 (November 2003), pp. 108-123.

Grossman, Alyssa, ‘Stealing Sophie Calle,’ Suomen Antropologi 43: 1 (Spring 2018), Special Section: ‘The Anthropological Sophie Calle,’ pp. 28-35.

Ince, Kate, ‘Games with the Gaze: Sophie Calle’s Postmodern Phototextuality,’ in J. Gratton and M. Sheringham, ed., The Art of the Project: Projects and Experiments in Modern French Culture, New York and Oxford, Berghahn Books, 2005, pp. 111-122.

Jordan, Shirley Ann, ‘Exhibiting pain: Sophie Calle’s Douleur exquise,’ French Studies 61: 2 (April 2007), pp. 196-208.

-, ‘Performance in Sophie Calle’s Prenez soin de vous,’ French Cultural Studies 24 (2013), pp. 249–63.

Kemp, Anna, ‘Selling Yourself: The Commercialization of Feeling in the Work of Sophie Calle,’ Nottingham French Studies 52: 3 (Autumn 2013), pp. 308-318.

Mitchell, W. J. T., What do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images, Chicago and London, University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Nochlin, Linda, Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader, ed. Maura Reilly, London, Thames & Hudson, 2015 (contains essay on Calle).

Obrist, Hans Ullrich, Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects, Milton Keynes, Penguin Books, 2016.

Roy, Catherine Karen, ‘Phototextuality in Sophie Calle's Des Histoires vraies,’ in B. Schiff and E. A. McKim, ed., Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience, New York, OUP, 2017.

Sauvageot, Anne, Sophie Calle : L’Art caméléon, PUF, 2007.

Snauwaert, Maïté, and Gervais, Bertrand (eds.), filer (sophie calle), Intermédialités 7 (printemps 2006).

Wilson, Emma, ‘Mother’, Love, Mortality and the Moving Image, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. 41-52.

 

This list was last updated on 09/02/2022