Previous Issues

Volume 11, Issue 3, March 2021

Reviews: Roman Polanski’s An Officer and a Spy, by David A. Bell
Reviews: A Tale of Two Cities: A Transnational Approach, by Colin Jones
Reviews: The Many Faces and Truths of Pauline Dubuisson, by Gayle K. Brunelle; Annette Finley-Croswhite
Reviews: Abortion during the Occupation: Claude Chabrol’s Une affaire de femmes (Story of Women), by Hanna Diamond

Volume 11, Issue 2, January 2021

Reviews: A neglected masterwork recovered: Travels in the Congo and the French interwar African expedition film, by Paul Henley
Reviews: L’aventure du réel and Jean Rouch’s Passionate Subjectivity, by Laure Astourian
Reviews: Radiation Affects: Three Novels About French Nuclear Imperialism in Algeria, by Roxane Panchasi

Volume 11, Issue 1, October 2020

Reviews: To Watch Someone Die: La Peste, by Meaghan Emery
Reviews: Jean Giono’s Le hussard sur le toit: Egotism and Altruism in the Time of Cholera, by Jeffrey B Hobbs
Reviews: Alexandre Yersin: Plague Conqueror and White Colonizer, by Michael G. Vann

Volume 10, Issue 4, September 2020

Reviews: De Gaulle, the films, by Julian Jackson
Reviews: Psychogeography of a camp: Rivesaltes, by Benjamin Thomas White

Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2020

Reviews: Love and Art: Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (2019), by Amy Freund
Reviews: Hybrid identities: Jeune fille modèle by Grace Ly, by Dervila Cooke
Reviews: The Soul of France on the Boulevard du Crime: Marcel Carné’s Les enfants du paradis, by Laura Mason

Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2020

Reviews: Agnès Varda and L’Une chante, l’autre pas, by Susan Whitney
Reviews: Translating Proust, by Michael Kicey
Reviews: Photographic Perspectives on the Everyday: Julia Pirotte’s Images of Occupation in Marseille, by Abigail E. Lewis

Volume 10, Issue 1, December 2019

Reviews: Anna Seghers’ and Christian Petzold’s Transit, by Ruth Schwertfeger
Reviews: Adrien Bosc’s novel on the voyage of the Capitaine Paul Lemerle (1941), by Eric Jennings
Reviews: Aimé Césaire’s Notebook of a Return to the Native Land, by Kristen Stromberg Childers

Volume 9, Issue 5, May 2019

Reviews: Stolen Childhood, Marc Dugain and Chantal Thomas’s The Royal Exchange, by Lisa Jane Graham
Reviews: Is the Party Over? Bertrand Tavernier’s Que la fête commence/Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975), by Jonathan Spangler
Reviews: Mademoiselle de Joncquières or Diderot Updated and Corrected, by Elena Russo

Volume 9, Issue 4, April 2019

Reviews: Un peuple et son roi (One Nation, One King), 2018, by Peter McPhee; Jack R. Censer and Jane Turner Censer; Janine Lanza

Volume 9, Issue 3, April 2019

Reviews: Multi-directional History in The Battle of Algiers, by Ethan B. Katz
Reviews: Re-viewing The Battle of Algiers with Zohra Drif, by Donald Reid
Reviews: Confessions of a Rogue Historian: Why I Wrote a Graphic History of Colonial Hanoi, by Michael G. Vann

Volume 9, Issue 2, February 2019

Reviews: Film and Fiction? Marguerite Duras, La Douleur and The War, by Shannon L. Fogg
Reviews: One Man in his Time Plays Many Parts: Ariane Mnouchkine’s Molière, by Alan Morris
Reviews: Classics in the 21st-Century Classroom: Gustave Flaubert’s L’Éducation sentimentale, by Dominica Chang

Volume 9, Issue 1, October 2018

Reviews: The Homefront During WWI: Xavier Beauvois’s Les Gardiennes (2017), by Martha Hannah
Reviews: C’est drôle, l’histoire: L’ histoire dessinée de la France, vols. 1 and 2, by Charlotte C. Wells
Reviews: An Infinite Present: Annie Ernaux’s The Years and Modern French History, by Benjamin Thomas White

Volume 8, Issue 5, July 2018

The Buzz: Raoul Peck’s The Young Karl Marx, by Jonathan Beecher

Maybe Missed: A Small Movement With a Big Agenda: Robin Campillo’s BPM, by V. Hunter Capps

Classics in the Classroom: A Napoleon for the Digital Age, by Howard G. Brown

Volume 8, Issue 4, March 2018

The Buzz: Beyond the Gates of Hell: Jacques Doillon’s Rodin, by Neil McWilliam
The Buzz: Waiting for Godot: Jo Baker, A Country Road, A Tree, by Alan Morris

Maybe Missed: Arab Jazz by Karim Miské, by Kimberly A. Arkin

Volume 8, Issue 3, December 2017

The Buzz: Ça ira (1) fin de Louis: Interview with Guillaume Mazeau, by Liana Vardi, Guillaume Mazeau

Maybe Missed: Loving Picasso (or Not), by Robin Walz

Classics in the Classroom: Celebrating Popular Revolution: Jean Renoir’s La Marseillaise (1938), by Laura Mason

Volume 8, Issue 2, November 2017

The Buzz: A Buddy-Detective Romp through Semiology: The Seventh Function of Language, by Michael Mulvey

Maybe Missed: The Making of a Modern Man: Jean-Christophe Rufin’s Jacques Coeur, by Daniel Hobbins

Classics in the Classroom: Adapting Emile Zola’s L’Assommoir, René Clément’s Gervaise (1956), by Rosemary A. Peters-Hill

Volume 8, Issue 1, October 2017

The Buzz: Alberto Serra’s La mort de Louis XIV, by W. Gregory Monahan

Maybe Missed: Libya and the Holocaust: Yossi Sucary’s Benghazi-Bergen-Belsen, by Jessica R. Hammerman

Classics in the Classroom: “Blame it on the Casbah”: The White Male Imperialist Fantasies of Duvivier’s Pépé le Moko, by Michael G. Vann

Volume 7, Issue 6, July 2017

The Buzz: Truth or fiction and why it matters. A look at Ivan Jablonka, Emmanuel Carrère, and Laurent Binet, by Liana Vardi

Maybe Missed: HHhH by Laurent Binet, by Liana Vardi

Classics in the Classroom: L’Adversaire by Emmanuel Carrère, by Liana Vardi

Volume 7, Issue 5, April 2017

The Buzz: The tormented artist and his friend: Danièle Thompson’s Cézanne et moi, by Marco Deyasi

Maybe Missed: Reversed Gazes and Blended Genres: Divines (2016), by Thibault Schilt

Classics in the Classroom: Banlieue Cinema: La Haine (1995), by Michael Gott

Volume 7, Issue 4, March 2017

The Buzz: Versailles On a Dark and Stormy Night, by Charlotte C. Wells

Maybe Missed: Avec l’amour au poing”*: Elie Wajeman’s Les Anarchistes, by Roxanne Panchasi

Classics in the Classroom: The Laws of Eighteenth-Century Sex: Thérèse philosophe, by Jennifer J. Davis

Volume 7, Issue 3, February 2017

The Buzz: Chocolat: A Black Entertainer in the Belle Époque, by Charles Rearick

Maybe Missed: Kaveena, A Novel of Françafrique, by Kelly Duke Bryant

Classics in the Classroom: Forgetting is Easy, Remembering is Murder: Didier Daeninckx, Meurtres pour mémoire (1983), by Alan Morris

Volume 7, Issue 2, January 2017

The Buzz: Betsy and the Emperor: A Well-Worn Tale Retold, by Michael Sibalis

Maybe Missed: Sisters in the Resistance: The Nightingale, by Shannon L. Fogg

Classics in the Classroom: New Directions in French Holocaust Film: The Origin of Violence, Once in a Lifetime, and Victor “Young” Perez, by Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

Volume 7, Issue 1, October 2016

The Buzz: The Great Swindle ou Au Revoir, Là-haut de Pierre Lemaitre, by Béatrix Pau

Maybe Missed: Universal measures: 1001 Grams, by Ken Alder

Classics in the Classroom: On André Gide’s The Immoralist (1902), by Michael Lucey

Volume 6, Issue 6, April 2016

The Buzz: Men at War: Laurent Mauvignier’s The Wound, by Patricia M.E. Lorcin
The Buzz: In Praise of Folly: Didier Daeninckx, Caché dans la maison des fous, by Alan Morris

Maybe Missed: Jewish-Muslim Romance with a French Twist: Jean-Jacques Zilbermann’s He’s My Girl, by Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

Classics in the Classroom: “Keep Those Swords Away from the Computer, Boys!” The Three Musketeers in the Classroom, by Charlotte C. Wells

Volume 6, Issue 5, March 2016

The Buzz: Albert Camus’s “L’hôte” becomes Loin des hommes (Far From Men), by Joshua Cole

Maybe Missed: Nina Companeez tackles À la recherche du temps perdu, by Adam Watt

Classics in the Classroom: Robert Merle’s Wars of Religion: The Brethren and City of Wisdom and Blood, by Brian Sandberg

Volume 6, Issue 4, February 2016

The Buzz: Christophe Boltanski’s Memories of War and Peace, by Philip Nord

Maybe Missed: Literature as post-colonial reality? Kamel Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation, by Natalya Vince

Classics in the Classroom: Sophie Barthes’s Madame Bovary, by James Smith Allen

Volume 6, Issue 3, January 2016

The Buzz: Benoît Jacquot’s Journal d’une femme de chambre, by Eliza Earle Ferguson

Maybe Missed: Victor Hugo’s Funeral as Historical Fiction, by Charles Rearick

Classics in the Classroom: Victor Hugo, Ninety-Three (Quatrevingt-treize), by Marisa Linton

Volume 6, Issue 2, November 2015

The Buzz: Suite Française, by Simon Kitson

Maybe Missed: Are you sure you think what you think? Laurent Cantet’s Entre les murs and mythologies of Republican education, by Martin O'Shaughnessy

Classics in the Classroom: Into the Heart of Darkness: Patrick Modiano, The Occupation Trilogy (2015), by Alan Morris

Volume 6, Issue 1, October 2015

The Buzz: The Politics of Violence: Un Français, by Liana Vardi

Maybe Missed: A Little Chaos in Louis XIV’s Court, by Kathleen Wellman

Classics in the Classroom: Revisiting Kechiche’s L’Esquive (Games of Love and Chance), by Elena Russo

Volume 5, Issue 6, April 2015

The Buzz: Waterloo (1970): A Critical Review, by Charles Esdaile

Maybe Missed: “When Vice Meets Crime”: Jean-Claude Brisville’s Le Souper, by Philip Dwyer

Classics in the Classroom: Aragon, La Semaine Sainte, by Alan Forrest

Volume 5, Issue 5, March 2015

The Buzz: Too Much and Not Enough: Yves Saint Laurent and Saint Laurent, by Mary Lynn Stewart

Maybe Missed: Legends of the Tour, Jan Cleijne’s Graphic-Novel History of France’s National Bicycle Race, by Eric Reed

Classics in the Classroom: The Tiepolo of the Terror: Pierre Michon’s The Eleven, by Liana Vardi

Volume 5, Issue 4, February 2015

The Buzz: The Jewish Cardinal: Jean-Marie Lustiger and the Struggle for Interfaith Reconciliation, by John Connelly

Maybe Missed: Molière on the Ile de Ré or Alceste à bicyclette, by Emma Gilby

Classics in the Classroom: If This is a Woman: Evelyne Trouillot’s The Infamous Rosalie and the Lost Stories of New-World Slavery, by Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

Volume 5, Issue 3, December 2014

The Buzz: Kaboom! Diplomatie (2014) and the destruction of Paris, by Matthew Cobb
The Buzz: A Transnational Struggle for National Salvation: Tierno Monénembo’s Le terroriste noir and the history of the French Resistance, by Tyler Stovall

Maybe Missed: Romain Slocombe, Monsieur le Commandant: A Wartime Confession, by Sandra Ott

Classics in the Classroom: Chabert vs Chabert, by Howard G. Brown
Classics in the Classroom: Napoleon’s Fiancée: The Fabulous Destiny of Désirée Clary, by Michael Sibalis

Volume 5, Issue 2, November 2014

The Buzz: “A World of Noise and Fury:” Martin Provost’s Violette (2013), by Sandrine Sanos

Maybe Missed: Olivier Assayas’ Après mai, by Daniel A. Gordon

Classics in the Classroom: A Cinematic Revolution? Sources, Imagery and Interpretation in La Révolution française (1989), by Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley

Volume 5, Issue 1, October 2014

The Buzz: A Surfeit of Creative License in George Clooney’s The Monuments Men, by Elizabeth Campbell Karlsgodt

Maybe Missed: Stranger than Fiction: Steven Levingston on Murder, Mesmerism, and Forensics in Fin-de-siècle Paris, by Barbara C. Pope

Classics in the Classroom: Night, Day, and Mediterranean Summers: French Colonial Films for the Classroom, by Julia Clancy-Smith

Volume 4, Issue 6, April 2014

The Buzz: Hurons and Jesuits Revisited: Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda, by Allan Greer

Maybe Missed: Myth, History and Teen-age Romance: A Sixteenth-Century Historian Watches Reign, by Charlotte C. Wells

Classics in the Classroom: The Magic of the Cévennes: Les Camisards (1972) and Michael Kohlhaas (2013), by W. Gregory Monahan

Volume 4, Issue 5, March 2014

The Buzz: A la recherche du père perdu: Guillaume Nicloux’s La Religieuse (2013), by Lisa Jane Graham

Maybe Missed: Edward Rutherfurd’s Paris, the Novel, by Charles Rearick

Classics in the Classroom: Imagining the Last Capetians: Maurice Druon, The Accursed Kings, by Sarah Hanley

Volume 4, Issue 4, February 2014

The Buzz: Putain de guerre! Teaching Jacques Tardi’s WWI Graphic Novels, by Robin Walz
The Buzz: “Anthem for Doomed Youth:” Jean Echenoz’s 1914, by Martha Hanna

Maybe Missed: ‘French Savages’: War and Colonialism in Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Black and White in Color, by Richard S. Fogarty
Maybe Missed: The Dangers of Valor: Roger Vercel’s and Bertrand Tavernier’s Capitaine Conan, by John Cerullo

Classics in the Classroom: Teaching Le Feu/Under Fire by Henri Barbusse, by Susan R. Grayzel
Classics in the Classroom: The Grand Illusion: The Genius of Indirection, by Jay Winter

Volume 4, Issue 3, December 2013

The Buzz: Revisiting the Dreyfus Affair: Robert Harris, An Officer and a Spy, by Julie Kalman

Maybe Missed: Mad Women Artists: Séraphine, Camille Claudel 1915, Aloïse, by Mark S. Micale

Classics in the Classroom: The Birth of the Department Store: Émile Zola’s Au bonheur des dames and BBC’s The Paradise miniseries, by Michael Miller

Volume 4, Issue 2, November 2013

The Buzz: Alice Winocour’s Augustine, by Judith Surkis

Maybe Missed: Sebastian Faulks, Human Traces, by Richard C. Keller

Classics in the Classroom: Revisiting an old classic: Black Robe Three Ways, by Cecilia Danysk, Amanda Eurich, Laurie Hochstetler

Volume 4, Issue 1, October 2013

The Buzz: Clinging to the Myth: Perez-Réverte on Napoleon’s siege of Cádiz, by Charles Esdaile

Maybe Missed: Happy as a Slave: The Toussaint Louverture miniseries, by Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

Classics in the Classroom: The Fifth Republic and the Peasants: Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources, and Tous au Larzac, by Don Reid

Volume 3, Issue 6, April 2013

The Buzz: Méliès and the Dreyfus Affair: Paper Conspiracies, by Venita Datta

Maybe Missed: Celebrating the Resistance: L’armée du crime, by Chris Millington

Classics in the Classroom: Revisiting Cyrano de Bergerac (1990): Ideas for Teaching Old Regime Theater in the History Classroom, by Jeffrey S. Ravel

Volume 3, Issue 5, March 2013

The Buzz: Death in the Belle Époque: Barbara Corrado Pope’s Trilogy of Mysteries, by Charles Sowerwine

Maybe Missed: Andrew Miller’s Pure and Les Innocents Cemetery, by Clare Crowston

Classics in the Classroom: Cannibal Histories: Some Comments on Nelson Pereira dos Santos’s How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman, by Michael Wintroub

Volume 3, Issue 4, February 2013

The Buzz: Who were Les Misérables?, by Michael Sibalis

Maybe Missed: Jenni’s French Art of War, by Donald Reid

Classics in the Classroom: Medievalism and Modernity in Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Alex J. Novikoff

Volume 3, Issue 3, December 2012

The Buzz: Smugglers’ Songs, by Michael Kwass

Classics in the Classroom: À bas la guillotine! Vive la bourgeoisie? Lacenaire and The Widow of Saint Pierre, by Thomas Cragin

Volume 3, Issue 2, November 2012

The Buzz: Les adieux à la reine/Farewell, My Queen, by Laura Mason

Maybe Missed: Collaboration during the Occupation: The “St-Cyr and Kohler” Mysteries, by Robin Walz

Classics in the Classroom: Catholic Reform in the Grand Siècle: Monsieur Vincent (1947), by Michael Wolfe
Classics in the Classroom: Possession in the Grand Siècle: The Devils, by Darryl Dee

Volume 3, Issue 1, October 2012

The Buzz: Vichy France from the Margins: Les Hommes libres, by Ethan Katz
The Buzz: Vichy France from the Margins: Half-Blood Blues, by Jeff Jackson

Maybe Missed: The Dark Side: French Men Becoming Monsters in Algeria, by Michael G. Vann

Classics in the Classroom: The Lymond Chronicles, by Charlotte Wells

Volume 2, Issue 6, May 2012

The Buzz: The French Revolution on TV in the New Millennium, by Aurore Chery

Maybe Missed: Sex, Drugs, and Literature, by David Caron

Classics in the Classroom: A Place of Greater Safety, by Colin Jones
Classics in the Classroom: France’s Terror: Les dieux ont soif , by D.M.G Sutherland

Volume 2, Issue 5, April 2012

The Buzz: Skating over the Abyss: A Review of Umberto Eco’s The Prague Cemetery, by Steven Englund
The Buzz: The Need to Remember : L’ordre et la morale (Rebellion), by Denise Fisher

Classics in the Classroom: Coup de Torchon, by Alice Conklin
Classics in the Classroom: Le Crabe-Tambour: In the Wake of Empire, by Robert Aldrich

Volume 2, Issue 4, March 2012

The Buzz: Interview with Susanne Alleyn, by Liana Vardi

Maybe Missed: Suite Française, Irène Némirovsky, by Sara Maza

Classics in the Classroom: Louis, enfant roi, by Brian Sandberg
Classics in the Classroom: The Grandeur of Louis XIV on Film, by Bill Beik

Volume 2, Issue 3, December 2011

The Buzz: Dumas for Dummies, by Liana Vardi

Maybe Missed: The Cinematic Maid: Teaching Joan of Arc through Film, by Daniel Hobbins

Classics in the Classroom: La nuit de Varennes and Danton, by Jack Censer and Mary Ashburn Miller

Volume 2, Issue 2, November 2011

The Buzz: Midnight in Paris, by Jeffrey H. Jackson

Maybe Missed: To the Hermitage, by Kent Wright

Classics in the Classroom: Breathless and Cléo de 5 à 7, by Patrick Young and Rebecca Pulju

Volume 2, Issue 1, October 2011

The Buzz: Black Venus/Vénus Noire, by Matthew Ramsey

Maybe Missed: An Unreconstructed Haussmann, by David P. Jordan

Classics in the Classroom: Army of Shadows and Lacombe, Lucien, by Simon Kitson and Richard Vinen

Volume 1, Issue 6, May 2011

The Buzz: La Princesse de Montpensier, by Paul Cohen

Maybe Missed: Duelling Films, by Howard G. Brown

Classics in the Classroom: The King is Dancing and The King’s Way, by Michael P. Breen and Junko Thérèse Takeda

Volume 1, Issue 5, April 2011

The Buzz: Neither Saint nor Whore, by Liana Vardi

Maybe Missed: Parot’s Eighteenth-Century Mysteries, by David Garrioch

Classics in the Classroom: Beaumarchais l’insolent and Ridicule, by Thomas E. Kaiser and Lisa Jane Graham

Volume 1, Issue 4, March 2011

The Buzz: Hors-la-loi/Outside the Law, by Todd Shepard

Maybe Missed: Being Medieval and Civilized, by Daniel Lord Smail

Classics in the Classroom: Indochine and The Sea Wall, by Alison J. Murray Levine and Eric T. Jennings

Volume 1, Issue 3, February 2011

The Buzz: Unwritten Stories, by Laurent Dubois

Maybe Missed: Madison Smartt Bell’s Haitian Revolution Trilogy, by Jeremy D. Popkin

Classics in the Classroom: Les caprices d’un fleuve and Burn!, by Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

Volume 1, Issue 2, January 2011

The Buzz: Parrot and Olivier in America, by K. Steven Vincent

Maybe Missed: Patrick Rambaud’s Napoleonic Trilogy, by Michael Sibalis

Classics in the Classroom: May Fools, The Dreamers & Regular Lovers, by Donald M. Reid

Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2010

The Buzz: La Rafle, by Julian Jackson

Maybe Missed: Crime, Terror & Sleuthing in Paris, 1889, by Charles Rearick

Classics in the Classroom: Antonin’s Stories and Life and Nothing But, by Paul Jankowski and Martha Hanna