News: Associate Professor Chris Ippolito Publishes New Book: Vers Des Identités Culturelles Postfrancophones?
Posted August 9, 2019
Christophe Ippolito, Associate Professor of French in the School of Modern Languages, has recently announced the publication of his new book:Vers Des Identités Culturelles Postfrancophones?
His book examines certain cultural identities constructed from stereotypes or what may be called political Francophonie. The text analyzes various types of mobility that, from translation to exile, characterize certain contemporary Francophone identities, thenshows how Francophone cultural communities (and among them writers) can, especially in resisting to neocolonialism, have a positive impact in literature and beyond.
Postfrancophonie is first and foremost a critical attitude towards Francophonie, especially in its official ideological version, because such criticism is necessary today if we are finally to dispel the great colonial shadow. It also amounts to inventing other relationships between languages, cultures and nations. From Africa to Quebec, from France to Lebanon, Ippolito explores what can make postfrancophonie possible.
Christophe Ippolito works on French and Francophone literature after 1800. He has published books on Flaubert, description, resistance to modernity, Lebanon, the notion of life, and autobiography.
Elements of this monograph have been presented at invited lectures at the University of Georgia (“Francophonie and Neocolonialism in Africa,” September 2018) and the University of Lorraine, Nancy, France (“Traduction et politique: entre le Moyen-Orient et les États-Unis,” Université de Lorraine, March 2019).
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