Haunting Presences: Ghosts in French Literature and Culture

Haunting Presences: Ghosts in French Literature and Culture


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In response to the current critical fascination with phantoms and haunting, this volume explores and assesses the twentieth century’s pursuit of the ghost in relation to notions of identity, authorship, and memory. Tracing the changing form of the haunting in a variety of French media, Haunting Presences considers the role of both the past and textual memory in different periods and genres. Accompanied by a substantial introduction that  explains the volume’s insight into the evolution and history of the ghost as an artistic presence, this imaginative collection is a must for anyone with an interest in French culture and ghostly fascinations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780708321812
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Publication date: 06/15/2009
Series: University of Wales Press - French and Francophone Studies Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kate Griffiths is a lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages at Bangor University. David Evans is a lecturer in French at the University of Saint Andrews.

Table of Contents

Part I: Ghostly Antecedents
Part II: Modern Ghosts

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