the aesthetics of hate far right intellectuals antisemitism and gender in 1930s france

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The Aesthetics Of Hate

Author : Sandrine Sanos
ISBN : 9780804782838
Genre : History
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The Aesthetics of Hate examines the writings of a motley collection of interwar far-right intellectuals, showing that they defined Frenchness in racial, gendered, and sexual terms. A broad, ambitious cultural and intellectual history, the book offers a provocative reinterpretation of a topic that has long been the subject of controversy. In works infused with rhetorics of abjection, disgust, and dissolution, such writers as Maulnier, Brasillach, Céline, and Blanchot imagined the nation through figures deemed illegitimate or inferior—Jews, colonial subjects, homosexuals, women. Sanos argues that these intellectuals offered an "aesthetics of hate," reinventing a language of far-right nationalism by appealing to the realm of beauty and the sublime for political solutions. By acknowledging the constitutive relationship of antisemitism and colonial racism at the heart of these canonical writers' nationalism, this book makes us rethink how aesthetics and politics function, how race is imagined and defined, how gender structured far-right thought, and how we conceive of French intellectualism and fascism.

The French Right Between The Wars

Author : Samuel Kalman
ISBN : 9781782382416
Genre : History
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During the interwar years France experienced severe political polarization. At the time many observers, particularly on the left, feared that the French right had embraced fascism, generating a fierce debate that has engaged scholars for decades, but has also obscured critical changes in French society and culture during the 1920s and 1930s. This collection of essays shifts the focus away from long-standing controversies in order to examine various elements of the French right, from writers to politicians, social workers to street fighters, in their broader social, cultural, and political contexts. It offers a wide-ranging reassessment of the structures, mentalities, and significance of various conservative and extremist organizations, deepening our understanding of French and European history in a troubled yet fascinating era.

The Pedagogical Imagination

Author : Leon Sachs
ISBN : 9780803255111
Genre : Literary Criticism
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French school debates of recent years, which are simultaneously debates about the French Republic’s identity and values, have generated a spate of internationally successful literature and film on the topic of education. While mainstream media and scholarly essays tend to treat these works as faithful representations of classroom reality, The Pedagogical Imagination takes a different approach. In this study of French education and republicanism as represented in twenty-first-century French literature and film, Leon Sachs shifts our attention from “what” literature and film say about education to “how” they say it. He argues that the most important literary and filmic treatments of French education in recent years—the works of Agnès Varda, Érik Orsenna, Abdellatif Kechiche, François Bégaudeau—do more than merely depict the present-day school crisis. They explore questions of education through experiments with form. The Pedagogical Imagination shows how such techniques engage present-day readers and viewers in acts of interpretation that reproduce pedagogical principles of active, experiential learning—principles at the core of late nineteenth-century educational reform that became vehicles for the diffusion of republican ideology.

Roots Of Hate

Author : William Brustein
ISBN : 0521774780
Genre : History
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This 2003 book offers a truly systematic comparative and empirical examination of anti-Semitism within Europe before the Holocaust.

Poetic Trespass

Author : Lital Levy
ISBN : 0691162484
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"This is a work of immense accomplishment dedicated to understanding what it means to write in two languages about a condition of life that is, at once, both shared and separate. Lital Levy's critical speculations are careful and courageous as her beautiful prose moves back and forth across the borderline of Israel/Palestine, forging a way of moving toward a solidarity built of sorrow and survival, failure and hope. Read "Poetic Trespass" and reflect anew on the ethical and poetic possibilities of a translational dialogue in a star-crossed region."--Homi Bhabha, Harvard University "Erudite and elegant, Lital Levy's "Poetic Trespass" is a groundbreaking exploration of the unexpected twists and turns in the complex interrelations of Hebrew and Arabic. By rethinking the Hebrew-Arabic nexus and positioning Modern Hebrew literature as an exceptionally rich turf for the study of the ways in which entangled languages affect one another, the book offers an important new perspective on literature's power to reimagine bilingualism. A remarkable consideration of the audacity of writers as different as Anton Shammas and Almog Behar to cross linguistic and political boundaries within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."--Ilana Pardes, author of "Agnon's Moonstruck Lovers: The Song of Songs in Israeli Culture" ""Poetic Trespass" opens new vistas on the 'no-man's land' between Hebrew and Arabic. Through deeply thoughtful readings of works in Hebrew, Arabic, and uncanny palimpsests of both languages, Lital Levy probes the ways in which literature can reimagine the world beyond the ordinary boundaries of political discourse. With its nuanced attention to questions of translation and mistranslation, of cultural memory and oblivion, "Poetic Trespass" should be read by anyone interested in pathbreaking work in comparative literary and cultural studies today."--David Damrosch, Harvard University ""Poetic Trespass" is one of the most important studies of contemporary Hebrew literature in recent years. Focusing on how a variety of writers in Israel/Palestine transgress the lines that separate Hebrew and Arabic, Lital Levy's compelling, provocative, and productive book enriches our understanding of more than a century of literature in both these languages. It is bound to appeal to scholars across fields who are interested in Jewish studies, the history of Israeli-Palestinian relations, and the history of the Middle East."--Amir Eshel, Stanford University

Good Morning Midnight

Author : Jean Rhys
ISBN : 0393303942
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"No one who reads Good Morning, Midnight will ever forget it." - New York Times

From Monuments To Traces

Author : Rudy Koshar
ISBN : 0520922522
Genre : History
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Rudy Koshar constructs a powerful framework in which to examine the subject of German collective memory, which for more than a half century has been shaped by the experience of Nazism, World War II, and the Holocaust. Finding the assumptions of many writers and scholars shortsighted, Koshar surveys the evidence of postwar German memory in the context of previous traditions. "From Monuments to Traces "follows the evolution of German "memory landscapes" all the way from national unification in 1870-71 through the world wars and political division to reunification in 1990. The memory landscapes of any society may incorporate monuments, historical buildings, memorials and cemeteries, battlefields, streets, or natural environments that foster shared memories of important events or personalities. They may also be designed to divert public attention from embarrassing or traumatic histories. Koshar argues that in Germany, memory landscapes have taken shape according to four separate paradigms--the national monument, the ruin, the reconstruction, and the trace--which he analyzes in relation to the changing political agendas that have guided them over time. Despite the massive ruptures of Germany's history, we see that significant continuities have served to counterbalance the traumas of the German past.

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