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The French Atlantic: Travels in Culture and History

Bill Marshall


Recent history, notably the diplomatic fracas surrounding the Iraq war in 2003 and continued cultural nationalism on the part of French elites faced with the English language and American mass culture, has tended to put forth notions of ‘France’ and ‘America’ as antithetical. This book seeks to break these paradigms, and to speak of entwined cultures and histories, promoting diasporic notions of Frenchness. The book is an attempt to intervene in these debates and paradigms in the French and American public spheres, and in university disciplines, particularly in French studies, but it also has ... More

Keywords: Iraq war, cultural nationalism, French elites, English language, American culture, French studies, American studies, comparative literature, film studies, cultural studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781846310508
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315848


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bill Marshall, author