Modern Languages

Frères Ennemis – In Conversation with William Cloonan

Frères Ennemis focuses on Franco-American tensions reflected in literature. Each chapter explores the evolution/devolution of the often fraught relations between the two nations, ranging from an initial French fear of American cultural dominance to the eventual realization that France could absorb this cultural invasion into its own traditions. We caught up with author William Cloonan to … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Post-Migratory Cultures in Postcolonial France – In Conversation with Kathryn A. Kleppinger and Laura Reeck

The most recent addition to the Francophone Postcolonial Studies series Post-Migratory Cultures in Postcolonial France is now available! We caught up with editors Kathryn A. Kleppinger and Laura Reeck to discuss their recent publication. What prompted the volume? Given the span of time – twenty years – and important demographic changes in France, our original idea was … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures at 50: Mapping the Field

With the publication of Alison J. Murray Levine’s Vivre Ici: Space, Place and Experience in Contemporary French Documentary, the Liverpool University Press ‘Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures’ series has reached its fiftieth title. Series editor Charles Forsdick looks over the history and accomplishments of the series to mark the occasion.  All Contemporary French and Francophone titles are 50% … Continue reading

Poetry

‘A Handful of Blue Earth’ Marilyn Hacker on her translation of the poems of Vénus Khoury-Ghata

Marilyn Hacker has translated several of the works of Vénus Khoury-Ghata. Here to celebrate her latest translation A Handful of Blue Earth, Marilyn discusses the translation process and what inspires her about Vénus Khoury-Ghata. Read on for a poem from A Handful of Blue Earth. A Handful of Blue Earth is your translation of the poems written by Vénus Khoury-Ghata. … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Celia Britton – Author Insights

We have our next #FreeReadFriday coming up, so here is our Q&A with Celia Britton ahead of the day. Read on to find out what you can expect from Celia's book, Language and Literary Form in French Caribbean Writing which will be available to download free for 24 hours on Friday 6th of November! 1)       What prompted you to write this … Continue reading