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France in Flux – Space, Territory and Contemporary Culture - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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France in Flux: Space, Territory and Contemporary Culture

Ari J. Blatt and Edward Welch


The look and feel of metropolitan France has been a notable preoccupation of French literary and visual culture since the 1980s. Numerous writers, filmmakers and photographers have been drawn to articulate France’s contrasting spatial qualities, from infrastructural installations such as roads, rail lines and ports, to peri-urban residential developments and isolated rural enclaves. In doing so, they explore how the country’s acute sense of national identity has been both asserted and challenged in topographic terms. This wide-ranging collection of essays explores how the contemporary concern ... More

Keywords: Space and topography, Metropolitan France, Modernisation, Literary and visual culture, National identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781786941787
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786941787.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ari J. Blatt, editor

Edward Welch, editor