Call for Papers – « New Book by Edmund Birch, Fictions of the Press in 19th-cent. France »

Fictions of the Press in Nineteenth-Century France

By Edmund Birch. Palgrave Macmillan. 2018.

DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-72200-9

Hardcover ISBN : 978-3-319-72199-6

This book explores how writers responded to the rise of the newspaper over the course of the nineteenth century. Taking as its subject the ceaseless intertwining of fiction and journalism at this time, it tracks the representation of newspapers and journalists in works by Honoré de Balzac, Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, and Guy de Maupassant. This was an era in which novels were published in newspapers and novelists worked as journalists. In France, fiction was to prove an utterly crucial presence at the newspaper’s heart, with a gilded array of predominant literary figures active in journalism. Today, few in search of a novel would turn to the pages of a daily newspaper. But what are usually cast as discrete realms – fiction and journalism – came, in the nineteenth century, to occupy the same space, a point which complicates our sense of the cultural history of French literature.

https://www.palgrave.com/in/book/9783319721996

Félicitations, Edmund!

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Catherine Nesci, Chair, Comparative Literature
http://www.complit.ucsb.edu/

Professor of French & Comparative Literature
Affiliate in Feminist Studies
Professional address:
Department of French and Italian
University of California at Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4140 USA

*Co-Editor, with Isabel Gil, Series Culture & Conflict, De Gruyter (Berlin & Boston)
<http://www.degruyter.com/view/serial/182480>


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