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

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


This number of essays arises from the 2005 Cambridge French Graduate convention at the topic of hazard. From the baleful and ubiquitous eyes of surveillance cameras to the ever present danger of overall nuclear annihilation, probability is far and wide round us. but the phenomenon itself, if certainly it's a unmarried phenomenon, has got little cognizance. This quantity seeks to therapy this oversight with a set of concise, hard-hitting essays on a number of subject matters in French tradition. equipped round primary techniques to the matter of hazard - (inter)cultural, philosophical, and ways throughout the visible arts - the ebook examines anxiousness, privateness, loss, invasion, and different concerns on the topic of the subject. notwithstanding emphasis is put on the modern interval, writers of the French Renaissance additionally obtain due awareness.

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