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ISBN : IND:30000107694600
Genre : French language
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Category: French language

Francophonie In The 1990 S

Author : D. E. Ager
ISBN : 1853593230
Genre : History
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Makes accessible to English speakers the current status of the development and distribution of the French language, the international movement for using it through nearly 50 countries and regions, and the cultural and political values it offers to the rest of the world. Outlines the development and distribution of Francophonie; problems of culture and identity, the last colonies, economics and organization; and prospects in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe. For North Americans, places the otherwise sometimes perplexing concerns of Quebec into a historical and international perspective. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: History

From Francophonie To World Literature In French

Author : Th?r?se Migraine-George
ISBN : 9780803248618
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In 2007 the French newspaper Le Monde published a manifesto titled “Toward a ‘World Literature’ in French,” signed by forty-four writers, many from France’s former colonies. Proclaiming that the francophone label encompassed people who had little in common besides the fact that they all spoke French, the manifesto’s proponents, the so-called francophone writers themselves, sought to energize a battle cry against the discriminatory effects and prescriptive claims of francophonie. In one of the first books to study the movement away from the term “francophone” to “world literature in French,” Thérèse Migraine-George engages a literary analysis of contemporary works in exploring the tensions and theoretical debates surrounding world literature in French. She focuses on works by a diverse group of contemporary French-speaking writers who straddle continents—Nina Bouraoui, Hélène Cixous, Maryse Condé, Marie NDiaye, Tierno Monénembo, and Lyonel Trouillot. What these writers have in common beyond their use of French is their resistance to the centralizing power of a language, their rejection of exclusive definitions, and their claim for creative autonomy.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shifting Frontiers Of France And Francophonie

Author : Yvette Rocheron
ISBN : 3906768317
Genre : Social Science
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This title is a collection of essays in English and French in which the writers discuss the material and symbolic inter- and transnational spaces where French and Francophone artists, communities and nations face their own selves and each other.
Category: Social Science

La Francophonie Ou L Loge De La Diversit

Author : Michaël Abecassis
ISBN : 9781443830430
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The first part of this volume, La Francophonie ou l'éloge de la diversité, is devoted to “Francophone cinema, between Bollywood and Hollywood.” What in particular does Francophone cinema have to offer compared with American or Indian cinema? What more does Francophone cinema have to offer? What genres does it prefer? For what audience? The second part deals with the promotion of diversity in Francophone countries, taking into consideration the cultural aspects of Francophonie in the 21st century, the linguistic description of systems in contact, tracing the historical stages which have led to the creation of this locus of cultural diversity, and focusing finally on university cooperation and Franco-British scientific research. This book brings together contributions by outstanding authors who gathered in Oxford in October 2010 at the Maison française, including: Louis-Jean Calvet: Professor at the University of Provence. In collaboration with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, he works on language policy, particularly the struggle to maintain linguistic diversity. Bernard Cerquiglini: Rector of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie. An eminent linguist and specialist on the French language, Bernard Cerquiglini is known as the “Professor” from TV5 Monde’s Merci Professeur! Philippe Lane is the Cultural Attaché at the French Embassy in London. Gudrun Ledegen: Sociolinguist, Lecturer in Linguistics at the Université de la Réunion. She specialises in contact between French and Creole in La Réunion. The discussion is complemented by contributions by Maryse Bray, Karine Chevalier, Anne-Caroline Fiévet, Hélène Gill, Amélie Hien, Gaëlle Planchenault and Alena Podhorná-Polická.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Francophone Post Colonial Cultures

Author : International Francophone Conference (1999 : Leeds, England)
ISBN : 073910568X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Organized by region, boasting an international roster of contributors, and including summaries of selected creative and critical works and a guide to selected terms and figures, Salhi's volume is an ideal introduction to French studies beyond the canon.
Category: Literary Criticism

Francophone Voices

Author : Kamal Salhi
ISBN : 1902454030
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The identification and development of 'Francophone Voices' as valid linguistic and literary aesthetics have led to the discovery of new motifs in French Studies. Rather than sermonise, these voices engage in various forms to mirror the collective consciousness, to provoke and challenge French colonial legacy, and to bring about change through representation and recognition. This book is a window on the expansive dynamics of a new movement; one that reflects the cultural production of the Francophones who seek their natural place within the dialectics of the wider field of French Studies. The diverse perspectives and the various approaches of the analyses are both rewarding and unequivocally coherent.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Defence Of French

Author : Robin Adamson
ISBN : 9781853599491
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This book aims to find out whether French, one of the great languages of the world, is in crisis or not. It traces the history and development of language defence in France and examines the sometimes contradictory attitudes of French people to their beloved language. It assesses the necessity for and the usefulness of the many activities in defence of French and suggests what its future might be.
Category: Foreign Language Study