The Space of the Screen in Contemporary French and Francophone Fiction

Title

The Space of the Screen in Contemporary French and Francophone Fiction

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Description

By Donna Wilkerson-Barker.

"The Space of the Screen in Contemporary French and Francophone Fiction appeals widely to readers interested in the transformations literature has undergone in visual culture. Advancing the compelling argument that literary space functions as a space of critical reflection on and within image culture, Donna Wilkerson-Barker explores the centrality of media spectatorship in the novels of Genet, Guibert, and Bouraoui. The result is a new understanding of the dynamic intersections between bookspace and cyberspace within the developing landscape of postmodern literacy."-Publisher

ISBN

0820458317

Publication Date

2003

Publication Information

New York : Peter Lang, 2003.

vi, 177 p. ; 24 cm.

Series: American university studies. Series II, Romance languages and literatures ; v. 227

Disciplines

French and Francophone Language and Literature | Modern Languages

Department

Modern Languages and Cultures

Comments

Located in Drake Library at: [on order]

CONTENTS: Prologue: Bookspace in the Electronic Age -- 1. Simulation culture and Literature: An impossible synthesis? -- Masses and Media -- Ghost in the Machine or "The Carnival of Spectres" -- Contemporary Fiction(s) and Writers: Literature as "Variable Reality" -- To Simulate is to Learn to Die: Literature as a (Postmodernist) Space of Resurrection -- Fascination: Spectral Subjects and the Transgression of Identity -- 2. "La Glorification de l'Image et du Reflet" or The Mediatization of Identity, History, and Nationalism in Jean Genet -- Media Images and Visual Fascination in Genet -- History as Simulation and the "Death of the Subject" -- Images of (La) Resistance: Pompes funebres -- Media Images Incarnated: The Living-Dead of Les Paravents.