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Open Access Littérature-monde: Of Concepts, big and little

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The Manifeste pour une Litt?rature Monde en Français, published in 2007 ostensibly sets out to announce the end of a tradition of French literature associated with both a neo-colonial paradigm (as Francophonie is perceived by the manifesto) and a certain self-referential and formal tradition (from the Nouveau roman to structuralism and its critical avatars). Instead, as argued in this article, the manifesto paradoxically perpetuates the very tradition it sets out to subvert by repeating this tradition's propensity to conceptualize, its anxiety in relation to English, and its related nostalgia for a former grandeur.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2011

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  • The Irish Journal of French Studies is an annual international refereed journal published by the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande. Articles in English, French or Irish are welcomed on any aspect of research in the area of French and Francophone culture, society, literature and thought. Articles published within the last two years are available free online to members and may be purchased by non-members. All other articles are available on an open access basis.

    Please note that the Print ISSN listed for the journal on this website applies to volumes 1 to 10, and part of volume 16. All other volumes are published, in their entirety, on-line only.

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