New Exhibit: French Literature Series

This month, we're bringing to life our French literature collections by showcasing eight authors, including Frantz Fanon and Julia Kristeva, their biographies and selected works from our library holdings. 

New Exhibit: French Literature Series

This month, we're bringing to life our French literature collections by showcasing eight authors, including Frantz Fanon and Julia Kristeva, their biographies and selected works from our library holdings. 

This month, we're bringing to life our French literature collections by showcasing eight authors, their biographies and selected works from our library holdings. On display are their related works, be that film from our extensive collection of criticism. 

The exhibition aims to feature our library collections and to introduce students and staff to important fiction and non-fiction French language writers. 

Writers featured in this exhibition are philosophers Frantz Fanon, known for his work on postcolonialism and psychiatry, Roland Barthes, known for his work on semiotics and poststructuralism, and Julia Kristeva, known for her work on poststructuralism, feminism and psychoanalysis. The poet and screenwriter Louise de Vilmorin is featured alongside autobiographical novelist Violette Leduc, and writer of the immigrant and social underclass experience, Faïza Guène. The exhibition concludes with André Malraux, novelist and writer of art criticism, and the 19th-century poet favoured by the modernists, Arthur Rimbaud. 

Don't have time to check out the exhibit before the spring term break? Not to worry: the exhibition will be renewed after the break, featuring a different set of authors with close ties to the curriculum and staff research interests.

 

Works by Frantz Fanon

Frantz Fanon

Philosopher, psychiatrist and recognized anti-colonist worked with torturers and torture victims in Algeria. His stance on Algeria's independence lead to his deportation. While receiving treatment for Leukemia, he wrote his last work, Les Damnées de la Terre, his manifesto, which activists then used as a guidebook on anti-colonialism

Works by Julia Kristeva

Julia Kristeva

French feminist, philosopher and psychonalyst of Bulgarian origin is most well known for her work on semiotics and psychoanalysis. She is well-known for her work on semiotic and symbolic aspects of language, having received accolades including being made an Officer of La Légion d'honneur.