Guilt and Shame: Essays in French Literature, Thought and Visual Culture (Modern French Identities)

Guilt and Shame: Essays in French Literature, Thought and Visual Culture (Modern French Identities)


As theoretical positions and as affective studies, the dual currents of contrition - guilt and disgrace - permeate literary discourse and determine prominently in discussions of ethics, heritage, sexuality and social hierarchy. This number of essays, on French and francophone prose, poetry, drama, visible artwork, cinema and concept, assesses guilt and disgrace with regards to buildings of social morality, language and self-expression, the contemplating trauma, and the ethics of forgiveness. The authors method their matters through shut readings and comparative learn, drawing on such thinkers as Adorno, Derrida, Jankélévitch and Irigaray. via those they think about works starting from the medieval Roman de l. a. rose via to Gustave Moreau’s Symbolist portray, Giacometti’s sculpture, the movies of Marina de Van and up to date sub-Saharan African writing. the gathering offers an état-présent of considering on guilt and disgrace in French reviews, and is the 1st to gather paintings in this subject starting from the 13th to the twenty-first century. The e-book comprises 9 contributions in English and 4 in French.

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