H-France Salon, Volume 13 (2021)

Volume 13, Issue 5

French Presse: “White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea”
January 24, 2021

Sponsored by the Society for French Historical Studies, the French Presse dialogue series features discussions with authors about their new and forthcoming books on French and Francophone History. The Spring 2021 theme for the series is “Race, Gender, Colonialism, and Occupation.”

In the first webinar of the Spring 2021 series, Tyler Stovall (Fordham University) discusses his book, White Freedom: The Racial History of an Idea (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2021), with Alyssa Sepinwall (California State University at San Marcos) and answers questions from the audience watching the event live. 

Introduction by Jeff Horn (Manhattan College) and Sally Charnow (Hofstra University)

Video available HERE

Volume 13, Issue 4

“Memmi@100: A Centenary Celebration”
Edited by:
Lia Brozgal, University of California, Los Angeles

Jonathan Judaken, Rhodes College

Born in the hara on the borderline between the Jewish and the Muslim quarters in Tunis on December 15, 1920, Albert Memmi died at 99 on May 22, 2020. In celebration of his centenary, five scholars of Memmi’s work explore some of the powerful legacies opened by his oeuvre: his contributions to literature and literary theory; his reflections on origins, exile, homelands, and belonging; his consideration of the relationship between Zionism and the Left; his critical insights on the postcolonial condition and his commitment to radical candor; and his powerful analysis of the entanglements of racism and Judeophobia, along with his prescient anti-racist prescription. Coinciding with the release of Memmi’s Les Hypothèses infinies: Journal 1936-1962 and Judaken and Lejman’s co-edited compendium, The Albert Memmi Reader, these short essays are soundings intended to both laud Memmi’s contributions, but also to serve as examples of a new era of scholarly engagement with his work

“Introduction”
Lia Brozgal (University of California, Los Angeles) and Jonathan Judaken (Rhodes College)

“Memmi’s Novels, in Practice and in Theory”
Lia Brozgal
University of California, Los Angeles

“The Architecture of Home in the Works of Albert Memmi”
Margaux Fitoussi
Columbia University

“Albert Memmi, Zionism, and the Left”
Susie Linfield
New York University

“Radical Candor: On Albert Memmi (1920-2020)”
Daniel Gordon
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

“Memmi on Racism and (Post-Holocaust) Judeophobia”
Jonathan Judaken
Rhodes College

Volume 13, Issue 3

Webinar: “NCFS in Captivity: The Culture of War
February 12, 2021

Following the postponement of the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association’s annual colloquium, Rachel Mesch (Yeshiva University), Masha Belenky (George Washington University), and Susan McCready (University of South Alabama) arranged a series of conversations about new and forthcoming books relating to nineteenth-century France.

In the seventh webinar of the series, Colin Foss (Austin College) discusses his book, The Culture of War: Literature of the Siege of Paris 1870-1871 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020), with Nick White (Cambridge University).

Introduction by Susan McCready (University of South Alabama)

Video available HERE

Volume 13, Issue 2

Webinar: “NCFS in Captivity: Popular Literature from Nineteenth-Century France
January 22, 2021

Following the postponement of the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association’s annual colloquium, Rachel Mesch (Yeshiva University), Masha Belenky (George Washington University), and Susan McCready (University of South Alabama) arranged a series of conversations about new and forthcoming books relating to nineteenth-century France.

In the sixth webinar of the series, Masha Belenky (George Washington University) and Anne O’Neil-Henry (Georgetown University) discuss their book, Popular Literature from Nineteenth-Century France (New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2020), with Andrea Goulet (University of Pennsylvania). The book is part of the MLA Texts and Translations series.

Introduction by Rachel Mesch (Yeshiva University)

Video available HERE

Volume 13, Issue 1

Webinar: “NCFS in Captivity: Reframing Japonisme
December 18, 2020

Following the postponement of the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association’s annual colloquium, Rachel Mesch (Yeshiva University), Masha Belenky (George Washington University), and Susan McCready (University of South Alabama) arranged a series of conversations about new and forthcoming books relating to nineteenth-century France.

In the fifth webinar of the series, Elizabeth Emery (Montclair State University) discusses her book Reframing Japonisme: Women and the
Asian Art Market in Nineteenth-Century France, 1853-1914
(New York: Bloomsbury, 2020) with Willa Z. Silverman (The Pennsylvania State University).

Introduction by Masha Belenky (George Washington University)

Video available HERE