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Questions of Influence in Modern French Literature

Baldwin, Thomas and Fowler, James and de Medeiros, Ana, eds. (2013) Questions of Influence in Modern French Literature. Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 256 pp. ISBN 978-1-137-30913-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

What is meant by 'influence' in the realm of literature, art, music or ideas? How is it related to concepts such as pastiche or parody? Self-evidently, our understanding of any 'past' work depends on contemporary methods of reading; but does it makes sense, therefore, to claim that influence can be retroactive? Harold Bloom used the term 'the anxiety of influence' as the title of a famous study, but his is only one of many theorizations that span the modern era. This collection of essays examines a variety of texts written in French from the eighteenth century onwards, together with a number of visual and musical works. (All quotations in other languages are followed by translations in English.) The contributors elucidate, question and/or draw on major theories of influence, in new readings of well-known works. Whilst all engage with French and/or francophone culture, the works examined open cross-disciplinary perspectives.

Item Type: Edited book
Additional information: Translator of: 'Post-Revolutionary Uses of Pascal'by Philip Knee, pp. 32-45; 'The Survival of Sade in French Literature of the 1750s' by Perrine Coudurier, pp. 46-57; 'Jules Laforgue, Hartmann and Schopenhauer: From Influence to Rewriting' by Madeleine Guy, pp. 58-70.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > French
Depositing User: Fiona Symes (previously Godfrey)
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2014 10:59 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 10:26 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41902 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Baldwin, Thomas: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8604-2863
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