La Revue: The Twentieth-Century Periodical in French

Forsdick & Stafford coverThe journal, periodical or revue has a long and largely unexplored history. The periodical has been recognized as a site of unexpected juxtapositions and unorthodox exchanges, a source of chance discoveries. It provides a unique insight into the uneven interactions that characterize any contemporary moment and is an invaluable archive in its own right. This volume aims, through a series of focused case studies, to explore the twentieth-century periodical publication in French, offering an overview of some of its most important manifestations and providing a general reflection on this complex textual form.

Charles Forsdick is James Barrow Professor of French at the University of Liverpool. He is the author of Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity (2000) and Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures: The Persistence of Diversity (2005). He has co-edited Francophone Postcolonial Studies: A Critical Introduction (2003) and, with Andy Stafford, The Modern Essay in French: Movement, Instability, Performance (2005).
Andy Stafford is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Leeds. He is the author of Roland Barthes, Phenomenon and Myth: An Intellectual Biography (1998) and translated and co-edited a collection of Roland Barthes’s writings on fashion, The Language of Fashion (2006). He co-edited, with Charles Forsdick, the volume The Modern Essay in French: Movement, Instability, Performance (2005).

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