May 68 in French Fiction and Film: Rethinking Society, Rethinking Representation

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This is the first study of May 68 in fiction and in film. It looks at the ways the events themselves were represented in narrative, evaluates the impact these crucial times had on French cultural and intellectual history, and offers readings of texts which were shaped by it. The chosen texts concentrate upon important features of May and its aftermath: the student rebellion, the workers' strikes, the question of the intellectuals, sexuality, feminism, the political thriller, history, and textuality. Attention is paid to the context of the social and cultural history of the Fifth Republic, to Gaullism, and to the cultural politics of gauchisme. The book aims to show the importance of the interplay of real and imaginary in the text(s) of May, and the emphasis placed upon the problematic of writing and interpretation. It argues that re-reading the texts of May forces a reconsideration of the existing accounts of postwar cultural history. The texts of May reflect on social order, on rationality, logic, and modes of representation, and are thus highly relevant to contemporary debates on modernity.
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University of Leeds
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Table of Contents

Introduction: L'imaginaire de mai 1
1 L'avant-mai: la France s'ennuie 9
Les Belles Images
2 Nanterre-la-Folie 26
Derriere la vitre
3 Order and disorder: scenes of violence 45
Tout va bien
4 Intellectual fictions 65
Les Samourais
5 Perturbation, ma soeur 85
Les Mots pour le dire
6 Nation/History: repenser la France 102
Le Chagrin et la pitie
7 Le neo-polar: behind enemy lines 123
Nada
8 Textualities and 'l'esprit de mai' 143
L'Imprecateur
Conclusion: From modernity to postmodernity 162
Chronology 165
Bibliography 168
Index 176
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