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Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde

Alec G. Hargreaves, Charles Forsdick, and David Murphy


In 2007 Le Monde published a ‘Manifesto for a World Literature’. Signed by a multinational group of authors — many from former French colonies — the manifesto has drawn mixed reactions. Praised by some for breaking down the hierarchical division between French and Francophone literature, it has been criticised by others for reestablishing that division through the exoticism of the Francophone body of work. This book addresses this debate and assesses the wider question of the evolving status of French, Francophone, and postcolonial studies amid the challenges of globalisation.

Keywords: French literature, Francophone literature, postcolonial studies, globalisation, exoticism

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781846314834
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846316265


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alec G. Hargreaves, editor

Charles Forsdick, editor

David Murphy, editor

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