Music, Poetry, Propaganda: Constructing French Cultural Soundscapes at the BBC during the Second World War

Music, Poetry, Propaganda: Constructing French Cultural Soundscapes at the BBC during the Second World War

by Claire Launchbury

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783034302395
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/23/2012
Series: Modern French Identities Series , #78
Pages: 211
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)

About the Author

Claire Launchbury is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in French at the University of Leeds. She studied music at the University of Exeter before doing postgraduate work in music and French studies at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Table of Contents

Contents: Cultural memory, soundscapes, and archive theory – Contested nationhood, cultural identity, Anglo-French perspectives on Occupation, exile, development of programming strategies in relation to French topics – French cultural soundscapes, domestic listeners, mediation, BBC Home Service – Music and propaganda broadcasts destined for Occupied France – Poulenc, Éluard, Resistance texts, first performance of Figure humaine in translation, post-Liberation symbolism of Anglo-French cultural renewal – Wartime BBC as an Anglo-French lieu de mémoire.

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