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What Was So Funny about Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob (1973)

A Comedic Film between History and Memory

Michael Mulvey

bourgeois as a member of a dominant class who owns the means of production. Pivert is equally concerned with preserving symbolic capital across generations even after enlightenment. As his still racist wife Germaine sputters “mais il est…,” watching her

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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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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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Naomi J. Andrews and Benoit Coquard

that framed it as the inheritor of Enlightenment universalism. Instead, he argues, the narrative of modernity—itself linked to the Enlightenment privileging of progress—operated as a central nexus through which French universalist republicanism and the

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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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Transnational Cultural Propaganda

French Cultural Policies in Britain during the Second World War

Charlotte Faucher

“cultural tradition” might encompass was broad, but it chiefly drew upon France's enlightenment and classical culture traditions, something that, at first, seemed relatively close to Cassin's view on French culture. However, in practice the British Council

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The Whiteness of French Food

Law, Race, and Eating Culture in France

Mathilde Cohen

, Madagascar, Gouvernement Général, 6 (10) D 16-24. Thanks to Silvia Falconieri for giving me access to these materials. 114 Blake Smith, “Starch Wars: Rice, Bread and South Asian Difference in the French Enlightenment,” French Cultural Studies 26, 2 (2015

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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