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This essay investigates the rarely theorised genre of autobiographical film via a comparative analysis of the written and filmed versions of Cyril Collard’s Les Nuits fauves . Collard’s autobiographies are centred around three categories of relationships: his love affair with a woman, his...
This article addresses salient questions in literature and anthropology centring on the politics of writing, readership and representation in a context marked by highly charged public debates on the nature, causes and perpetrators of youth violence. It critically examines and juxtaposes two sets...
Gabrielle Russier’s persecution by the French state and its apparatuses for her love affair with a much younger male pupil, culminating in her suicide in 1969, is a now largely forgotten but still important part of the history of 1968 and its aftermath. The article retraces the affaire and its...
This article considers the figuring of space in three works from the post-Independence era of cultural production in Francophone West Africa: the films Borom Sarret (1963) and La Noire de… (1965) by Ousmane Sembène, and the novel Cinéma (1997) by Tierno Monenembo. The article examines the...
The cultural reconstruction of post-war France was dominated by an ideology of humanism that marked both philosophical discussion and photographic practice. While the humanist consensus concealed philosophical divergences between conservative and progressive visions of society, photography found...
The controversy surrounding Michel Houellebecq’s third novel, Plateforme , has tended to overshadow critical examination of the text and, in particular, its engagement with contemporary tourist practices and the ways in which they inform and reflect Western attitudes to leisure time. This...
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