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Nick Underwood

make Jewish immigrant women into French Communist Jewish women. By subverting Eastern European maskilic (the male proponents of the Jewish Enlightenment in Eastern Europe) gender ideals, Jewish immigrants in Paris were able to embrace “working women

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What Would I Do with Lacan Today?

Thoughts on Sartre, Lacan, and Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Betty Cannon

identified with questioning everything that they are sometimes identified as nihilists. In their desire to decenter the modernist (post-Cartesian and post-Enlightenment) assumption of the self-sufficient individual mind confronting an objectively existing

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Conflicted Power of the Pen

The Impact of French Internment on the Pacifist Convictions and Literary Imagination of Lion Feuchtwanger

Nicole Dombrowski Risser

crystallized: man’s need of political and historical consciousness, and the necessity for man to act. These principles trumped the author’s life-long Enlightenment belief that, through education and debate, reason would triumph. The need for action rallied the

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Administering Vaccination in Interwar Algeria

Medical Auxiliaries, Smallpox, and the Colonial State in the Communes mixtes

Hannah-Louise Clark

championed the labor of the humble vaccinator: If he dies, he may leave a vaccine, a source, A treasure of light, where upon his brow immortality Will write: Come that I may enlighten you! 99 For Kouadri, the vaccine was a precious gift of enlightenment to

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Periphery and Intimacy in Anti-Imperial Culture and Politics

From French Others to Othering Frenchness

Burleigh Hendrickson

Much has been made in the scholarship on empire of the cultural representations of “others” generated by and for metropolitan consumption. Likewise, many scholars have focused on the ways that the Enlightenment discourses of freedom, autonomy, and

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An Indochinese Dominion

L'Effort indochinois and Autonomy in a Global Context, 1936–1939

M. Kathryn Edwards

Enlightenment to argue against monarchy and for a republic. They asserted that France's presence had effectively undermined the utility of the monarchy by providing a republican example. There was a certain irony in this assertion, though it is unclear whether