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‘Why the French Hate Doggie Bags’ – In Conversation with Janet Beizer

'Why the French Hate Doggie Bags', first published in Contemporary French Civilization, Volume 42, Issue 3-4, examines the negative publicity attached to taking home leftovers from restaurants in France, and has a rising Altmetric score of 196. We spoke to the author, Janet Beizer, to find out more about the article.  Firstly, could you tell … Continue reading

Journals

Most read LUP article on Kudos

Alison Levine comments on her paper published in Contemporary French Civilization and how she used Kudos to promote her paper, which is now the most viewed Liverpool University Press article on Kudos… I’ve just discovered that my article published in Contemporary French Civilization (CFC) in 2015, ‘Film, propaganda, and politics: La France est un empire, … Continue reading

Journals, Modern Languages

Charles Forsdick on publishing Modern Languages research Open Access

Throughout April, we've been focusing on Open Access content as part of our #LUP120 celebrations. Charles Forsdick is Chair of the Modern Languages Sub-Panel for REF 2021 and AHRC Theme Leadership Fellow for Translating Cultures. Charles has written Open Access articles for our journals Francosphères and Contemporary French Civilization, and for LUP's platform Modern Languages Open. He … Continue reading

Journals

Michael Garval introduces his article ‘Beyond Bocuse’

Paul Bocuse died last week, at 91, at his flagship restaurant in Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or, like an emperor entombed in his self-made mausoleum. As I argue in “Beyond Bocuse,” my contribution to the special current issue of Contemporary French Civilization 42.3-4, the great chef’s passing was long anticipated, in ways as intriguing as they are revealing: Chef Paul … Continue reading

News

5th Annual Lawrence R. Schehr Memorial Award

Our colleague Larry Schehr was strongly committed to the mentoring of junior faculty in the field of French Studies. We are proud to continue his good work at Contemporary French Civilization (CFC) with the 5th Annual Lawrence R. Schehr Memorial Award. This competition is open to all untenured junior colleagues who have received the PhD within the last seven years and … Continue reading