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New Books in French Studies

By Marshall Poe

Interviews with Scholars of France about their New Books

  1. 1.
    Jeremy Black, "The World at War, 1914-1945" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019)05/22/2019
    48:35
  2. 2.
    Marixa Lasso, "Erased: The Untold Story of the Panama Canal" (Harvard UP, 2019)05/20/2019
    34:30
  3. 3.
    Harold J. Cook, "The Young Descartes: Nobility, Rumor, and War" (U Chicago Press, 2018)05/15/2019
    31:08
  4. 4.
    René Weis, "The Real Traviata: The Song of Marie Duplessis" (Oxford UP, 2015)04/22/2019
    46:22
  5. 5.
    Kathleen Keller, "Colonial Suspects: Suspicion, Imperial Rule, and Colonial Society in Interwar French West Africa" (U Nebraska Press, 2018)04/01/2019
    58:58
  6. 6.
    Anne Cheng, "Second Skin: Josephine Baker and the Modern Surface" (Oxford UP, 2017)03/25/2019
    42:47
  7. 7.
    Stéphane Henaut and Jeni Mitchell, "A Bite-Sized History of France: Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment" (The New Press, 2018)03/25/2019
    53:12
  8. 8.
    Discussion of Massive Online Peer Review and Open Access Publishing03/19/2019
    30:24
  1. 9.
    Andrew Sobanet, "Generation Stalin:  French Writers, the Fatherland, and the Cult of Personality" (Indiana UP, 2018)03/14/2019
    55:41
  2. 10.
    Geraldine Heng, "The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages" (Cambridge UP, 2018)02/26/2019
    59:11
  3. 11.
    Alexandre Kojève, "Atheism," trans by Jeff Love (Columbia UP, 2018)02/25/2019
    1:16:04
  4. 12.
    Stefanos Geroulanos, "Transparency in Postwar France: A Critical History of the Present" (Stanford UP, 2017)02/12/2019
    55:50
  5. 13.
    Sun-Young Park, "Ideals of the Body: Architecture, Urbanism, and Hygiene in Postrevolutionary Paris" (U Pittsburgh Press, 2018)02/01/2019
    50:39
  6. 14.
    Philip Zelikow and Ernest May, "Suez Deconstructed: An Interactive Study in Crisis, War, and Peacemaking" (Brookings Institution, 2018)01/25/2019
    1:09:39
  7. 15.
    Julian Jackson, "De Gaulle" (Harvard UP, 2018)01/16/2019
    1:08:44
  8. 16.
    Benoît Majerus, "From the Middle Ages to Today: Experiences and Representations of Madness in Paris" (Parigramme, 2018)01/16/2019
    33:53
  9. 17.
    Denis Provencher, "Queer Maghrebi French: Language, Temporalities, Transfiliations" (Liverpool UP, 2017)01/04/2019
    59:57
  10. 18.
    Andrew S. Curran, "Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely" (Other Press, 2019)01/02/2019
    1:02:45
  11. 19.
    Paola Bertucci, "Artisanal Enlightenment: Science and the Mechanical Arts in Old Regime France" (Yale UP, 2018)12/06/2018
    53:12
  12. 20.
    McKenzie Wark, "General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century" (Verso, 2017)12/06/2018
    1:01:16
  13. 21.
    Danna Agmon, "A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India" (Cornell UP, 2017)11/28/2018
    54:42
  14. 22.
    Shannon Fogg, “Stealing Home: Looting, Restitution, and Reconstructing Jewish Lives in France, 1942-1947” (Oxford UP, 2017)10/25/2018
    57:57
  15. 23.
    Patricia Lorcin and Todd Shepard, “French Mediterraneans: Transnational and Imperial Histories” (U Nebraska Press, 2016)10/24/2018
    57:45
  16. 24.
    Venus Bivar, “Organic Resistance: The Struggle over Industrial Farming in Postwar France” (UNC Press, 2018)10/16/2018
    1:18:53
  17. 25.
    Laila Amine, “Postcolonial Paris: Fictions of Intimacy in the City of Light” (U Wisconsin Press, 2018)09/27/2018
    35:43
  18. 26.
    Ludivine Broch, “Ordinary Workers, Vichy and the Holocaust: French Railwaymen and the Second World War” (Cambridge UP, 2016)09/06/2018
    59:54
  19. 27.
    Jonathan Smyth, “Robespierre and the Festival of the Supreme Being: The Search for a Republican Morality” (Manchester UP, 2016)09/05/2018
    1:03:20
  20. 28.
    Richard S. Hopkins, “Planning the Greenspaces of Nineteenth-Century Paris” (LSU Press, 2015)08/22/2018
    49:41
  21. 29.
    The Invisible Committee, “Now” (Semiotext(e), 2017)08/13/2018
    55:24
  22. 30.
    Darcie Fontaine, “Decolonizing Christianity: Religion and the End of Empire in France and Algeria” (Cambridge UP, 2016)06/26/2018
    58:10
  23. 31.
    Peter Sahlins, “1668: The Year of the Animal in France” (Zone Books, 2017)06/19/2018
    51:57
  24. 32.
    Laura Kalba, “Color in the Age of Impressionism: Commerce, Technology, and Art” (Penn State UP, 2018)06/14/2018
    58:48
  25. 33.
    Bruno Chaouat, “Is Theory Good for the Jews?: French Thought and the Challenge of the New Antisemitism” (Liverpool University Press, 2017)06/11/2018
    1:10:44
  26. 34.
    Yoav Di-Capua, “No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre and Decolonization” (U Chicago Press, 2018)05/31/2018
    41:51
  27. 35.
    Catherine Soussloff, “Foucault on Painting” (U Minnesota Press, 2017)05/22/2018
    34:13
  28. 36.
    Kate Skinner, “The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland: Literacy, Politics and Nationalism, 1914-2014” (Cambridge UP, 2015)05/15/2018
    59:50
  29. 37.
    Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu, “Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain” (Policy Press, 2017)04/27/2018
    39:48
  30. 38.
    Katelyn Knox, “Race on Display in Twentieth- and Twenty First-Century France” (Liverpool UP, 2016)04/17/2018
    56:20
  31. 39.
    Kimberly A. Francis, “Teaching Stravinsky: Nadia Boulanger and the Consecration of a Modernist Icon” (Oxford UP, 2015)04/11/2018
    1:08:49
  32. 40.
    Sandra Ott, “Living with the Enemy: German Occupation, Collaboration and Justice in the West Pyrenees, 1940-1948” (Cambridge UP, 2017)04/09/2018
    53:58
  33. 41.
    Mehammed Mack, “Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture” (Fordham UP, 2017)03/29/2018
    1:18:14
  34. 42.
    Fareen Parvez, “Politicizing Islam: The Islamic Revival in France and India (Oxford UP, 2017)03/21/2018
    38:38
  35. 43.
    Robert Darnton, “A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution” (Oxford UP, 2018)03/15/2018
    59:14
  36. 44.
    Tatyana V. Bakhmetyeva, “Mother of the Church” (Northern Illinois UP, 2016)03/14/2018
    51:07
  37. 45.
    David Narrett, “Adventurism and Empire” (UNC Press, 2015)02/23/2018
    55:50
  38. 46.
    Jean Beaman, “Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France” (U California Press, 2017)02/08/2018
    35:07
  39. 47.
    Robert Foxcurran, “Songs Upon the Rivers” (Baraka Books, 2016)02/07/2018
    1:07:04
  40. 48.
    Jason Herbeck, “Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean” (Liverpool UP, 2017)01/23/2018
    42:28
  41. 49.
    Wolfgang Seibel, “Persecution and Rescue: The Politics of the Final Solution in France, 1940-1944” (U Michigan Press, 2017)01/09/2018
    1:00:20
  42. 50.
    Sarah Fishman, “From Vichy to the Sexual Revolution: Gender and Family Life in Postwar France” (Oxford UP, 2017)12/29/2017
    1:00:08
  43. 51.
    David Hopkin, “Voices of the People in Nineteenth-Century France” (Cambridge UP, 2017)12/25/2017
    1:00:09
  44. 52.
    Julien Mailland and Kevin Driscoll, “Minitel: Welcome to the Internet” (MIT Press, 2017)12/21/2017
    56:15
  45. 53.
    Michel Leiris, “Phantom Africa” (Seagull Books, 2017)12/20/2017
    1:16:09
  46. 54.
    Christopher Church, “Paradise Destroyed: Catastrophe and Citizenship in the French Caribbean” (U. Nebraska Press, 2017)12/18/2017
    37:13
  47. 55.
    Kathryn Brown. ed., “Perspectives on Degas” (Routledge, 2016)11/22/2017
    53:55
  48. 56.
    Stuart Elden, “Foucault: The Birth of Power” (Polity Press, 2017)11/06/2017
    43:26
  49. 57.
    Regine Jean-Charles, “Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary” (OSU Press, 2014)10/26/2017
    41:09
  50. 58.
    Andrew Smith, “Terror and Terroir: The Winegrowers of the Languedoc and Modern France” (Manchester University Press, 2016)10/06/2017
    59:43
  51. 59.
    Paige Bowers, “The General’s Niece: The Little-Known de Gaulle Who Fought to Free Occupied France” (Chicago Review Press, 2017)09/19/2017
    52:29
  52. 60.
    T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, “Bricktop’s Paris: African American Women in Paris between the Two World Wars (SUNY Press, 2015)08/26/2017
    19:38
  53. 61.
    Lori Marso, “Politics with Beauvoir: Freedom in the Encounter” (Duke UP, 2017)08/21/2017
    1:05:45
  54. 62.
    Maurice Samuels, “The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews” (U. Chicago Press, 2016)08/14/2017
    23:27
  55. 63.
    Matthew Gillis, “Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire: The Case of Gottschalk of Orbais” (Oxford UP, 2017)07/26/2017
    47:42
  56. 64.
    Alexia Yates, “Selling Paris: Property and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-siecle Capital” (Harvard UP, 2015)07/12/2017
    1:00:02
  57. 65.
    Allan H. Pasco, “Balzac, Literary Sociologist” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)07/08/2017
    52:29
  58. 66.
    Bruno Perreau, “Queer Theory: The French Response” (Stanford UP, 2016)06/02/2017
    59:54
  59. 67.
    Rebecca Scales, “Radio and the Politics of Sound in Interwar France, 1921-1939” (Cambridge UP, 2016)04/13/2017
    59:29
  60. 68.
    Michaela DeSoucey, “Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food” (Princeton UP, 2016)03/25/2017
    1:04:13
  61. 69.
    Sarah Hammerschlag, “Broken Tablets: Levinas, Derrida, and the Literary Afterlife of Religion” (Columbia UP, 2016)03/20/2017
    31:21
  62. 70.
    Mark Braude, “Making Monte Carlo: A History of Speculation and Spectacle” (Simon and Schuster, 2016)03/09/2017
    1:00:51
  63. 71.
    Alexandra Deutsch, “A Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte” (Maryland Historical Society, 2016)01/21/2017
    1:09:22
  64. 72.
    David Shafer, “Antonin Artaud” (Reaktion/U Chicago Press, 2016)01/04/2017
    58:51
  65. 73.
    Jennifer L. Palmer, “Intimate Bonds: Family and Slavery in the French Atlantic” (U. Pennsylvania Press, 2016)12/17/2016
    41:01
  66. 74.
    Kathryn Kleppinger, “Branding the Beur Author: Minority Writing and Media in France, 1983-2013” (Liverpool UP, 2015)11/12/2016
    1:00:11
  67. 75.
    Caroline Ford, “Natural Interests: The Contest over Environment in Modern France” (Harvard UP, 2016)09/12/2016
    53:47
  68. 76.
    Emile Chabal, “A Divided Republic: Nation, State and Citizenship in Contemporary France” (Cambridge UP, 2015)08/24/2016
    59:25
  69. 77.
    Kieko Matteson, “Forests in Revolutionary France: Conservation, Community, and Conflict, 1669-1848” (Cambridge UP, 2015)08/03/2016
    51:19
  70. 78.
    Ethan Katz, “The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France” (Harvard UP, 2015)06/28/2016
    56:49
  71. 79.
    Jeremy Ahearne, “Government through Culture and the Contemporary French Right” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)06/08/2016
    38:10
  72. 80.
    Kristin Ross, “Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune” (Verso, 2015)05/28/2016
    58:33
  73. 81.
    Nicole Rudolph, “At Home in Postwar France: Modern Mass Housing and the Right to Comfort” (Berghahn Books, 2015)05/17/2016
    59:20
  74. 82.
    Michael Broer, “Napoleon: Soldier of Destiny” (Pegasus, 2015)05/13/2016
    48:28
  75. 83.
    Michael Goebel, “Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism” (Cambridge UP, 2015)04/28/2016
    55:25
  76. 84.
    Allison Drew, “We Are No Longer in France: Communists in Colonial Algeria” (Manchester UP, 2014)03/31/2016
    55:35
  77. 85.
    Daniella Doron, “Jewish Youth and Identity in Postwar France: Rebuilding Family and Nation” (Indiana UP, 2015)03/21/2016
    30:56
  78. 86.
    Domna Stanton, “The Dynamics of Gender in Early Modern France: Women Writ, Women Writing” (Ashgate, 2014)01/28/2016
    54:42
  79. 87.
    Sarah Maza, “Violette Noziere: A Story of Murder in 1930s Paris” (U. of California Press, 2012)12/18/2015
    47:55
  80. 88.
    Maud S. Mandel, “Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict” (Princeton University Press, 2014)12/11/2015
    30:59
  81. 89.
    Yarimar Bonilla, “Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment” (U of Chicago Press, 2015)12/10/2015
    45:06
  82. 90.
    Sarah Abrevaya Stein, “Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria” (U of Chicago, 2014)12/07/2015
    42:41
  83. 91.
    Jerome Bourdon, “Histoire de la television sous de Gaulle” (Presses des Mines, 2014)11/17/2015
    58:28
  84. 92.
    Am Johal, “Ecological Metapolitics: Badiou and the Anthropocene” (Atropos Press, 2015)11/08/2015
    49:33
  85. 93.
    Anita Guerrini, “The Courtiers’ Anatomists: Animals and Humans in Louis XIV’s Paris” (U of Chicago Press, 2015)11/04/2015
    1:04:20
  86. 94.
    Malick Ghachem’s “The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution” (Cambridge UP, 2012)10/27/2015
    49:26
  87. 95.
    Jonathyne Briggs, “Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities, and Pop Music, 1958-1980” (Oxford UP, 2015)09/30/2015
    59:29
  88. 96.
    Kimberly Arkin, “Rhinestones, Religion, and the Republic: Fashioning Jewishness in France” (Stanford UP, 2013)09/24/2015
    31:42
  89. 97.
    Richard C. Keller, “Fatal Isolation: The Devastating Paris Heat Wave of 2003” (University of Chicago Press, 2015)09/23/2015
    1:11:34
  90. 98.
    Dana Simmons, “Vital Minimum: Need, Science, and Politics in Modern France” (U of Chicago Press, 2015)09/15/2015
    1:02:13
  91. 99.
    Lisa Moses Leff, “The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust” (Oxford UP, 2015)08/03/2015
    33:54
  92. 100.
    Eric Reed, “Selling the Yellow Jersey: The Tour de France in the Global Era” (University of Chicago Press, 2015)07/17/2015
    1:08:32
  93. 101.
    Gary Wilder, “Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World” (Duke UP, 2015)06/28/2015
    59:51
  94. 102.
    Felicia McCarren, “French Moves: The Cultural Politics of le hip hop” (Oxford UP, 2013)06/10/2015
    9:00
  95. 103.
    Tracy Leavelle, “The Catholic Calumet: Colonial Conversions in French and Indian North America” (U Penn Press, 2014)03/09/2015
    1:08:37
  96. 104.
    Nicolas Kenny, “The Feel of the City: Experiences of Urban Transformation” (U of Toronto Press, 2014)03/04/2015
    1:03:21
  97. 105.
    Carol E. Harrison, “Romantic Catholics: France’s Postrevolutionary Generation in Search of a Modern Faith” (Cornell UP, 2014)01/23/2015
    48:47
  98. 106.
    Michael Kwass, “Contraband: Louis Mandrin and the Making of a Global Underground” (Harvard University Press, 2014)01/19/2015
    1:00:36
  99. 107.
    Stephen L. Harp, “Au Naturel: Naturism, Nudism, and Tourism in Twentieth-Century France” (LSU Press, 2014)01/05/2015
    1:01:28
  100. 108.
    Ernest P. Young, “Ecclesiastical Colony: China’s Catholic Church and the French Religious Protectorate” (Oxford UP, 2013)12/08/2014
    59:44
  101. 109.
    Cathy L. Schneider, “Police Power and Race Riots: Urban Unrest in Paris and New York” (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014)12/08/2014
    27:34
  102. 110.
    John Tresch, “The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon” (U Chicago Press, 2014)10/30/2014
    1:11:38
  103. 111.
    Kathrin Yacavone, “Benjamin, Barthes, and the Singularity of Photography” (Bloomsbury, 2013)10/29/2014
    2:18
  104. 112.
    Daniel Lee, “Petain’s Jewish Children: French Jewish Youth and the Vichy Regime, 1940-1942” (Oxford UP, 2014)10/07/2014
    1:00:14
  105. 113.
    Rebecca Rogers, “A Frenchwoman’s Imperial Story” (Stanford UP, 2013)10/02/2014
    30:57
  106. 114.
    John Tresch, “The Romantic Machine: Utopian Science and Technology after Napoleon” (University of Chicago Press, 2012)09/05/2014
    1:11:38
  107. 115.
    Noah Shusterman, “The French Revolution: Faith, Desire, and Politics” (Routledge, 2013)07/14/2014
    1:01:30
  108. 116.
    Mary Terrall, “Catching Nature in the Act” (University of Chicago Press, 2014)07/04/2014
    1:08:48
  109. 117.
    Clare Haru Crowston, “Credit, Fashion, Sex: Economies of Regard in Old Regime France”05/29/2014
    58:37
  110. 118.
    Miranda Spieler, “Empire and Underworld: Captivity in French Guiana” (Harvard University Press, 2012)03/28/2014
    54:32
  111. 119.
    Leona Rittner, W. Scott Haine, and Jeffrey H. Jackson, eds. “The Thinking Space” (Ashgate, 2013)03/27/2014
    1:06:43
  112. 120.
    Ellen J. Amster, “Medicine and the Saints” (University of Texas Press, 2013)03/16/2014
    1:16:59
  113. 121.
    Colette Colligan, “A Publisher’s Paradise: Expatriate Literary Culture in Paris 1890-1960” (University of Massachusetts Press, 2014)03/10/2014
    57:53
  114. 122.
    Camille Robcis, “The Law of Kinship: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Family in France” (Cornell UP, 2013)02/05/2014
    59:17
  115. 123.
    Kathleen Wellman, “Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France” (Yale UP, 2013)01/21/2014
    1:05:11
  116. 124.
    Sandrine Sanos, “The Aesthetics of Hate: Far-Right Intellectuals, Antisemitism and Gender in 1930s France” (Stanford University Press, 2013)01/05/2014
    58:18
  117. 125.
    Jennifer Sessions, “By Sword and Plow: France and the Conquest of Algeria” (Cornell UP, 2011)12/21/2013
    59:28
  118. 126.
    Lindsay Krasnoff, “The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France, 1958-2010” (Lexington Books, 2012)11/14/2013
    43:45
  119. 127.
    Eric Jennings, “Imperial Heights: Dalat and the Making and Undoing of French Indochina” (University of California Press, 2011)10/29/2013
    59:51
  120. 128.
    Gayle K. Brunelle and Annette Finley-Croswhite, “Murder in the Metro: Laetitia Toureaux and the Cagoule in 1930s France” (LSU Press, 2013)07/31/2013
    50:12
  121. 129.
    Brian Sandberg, “Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2010)07/15/2013
    55:34
  122. 130.
    Mary Louise Roberts, “What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France” (University of Chicago Press, 2013)05/24/2013
    1:05:57
  123. 131.
    John E. Joseph, “Saussure” (Oxford UP, 2012)05/20/2013
    49:14
  124. 132.
    Lisa Chaney, “Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life”04/01/2013
    51:32
  125. 133.
    E. C. Spary, “Eating the Enlightenment: Food and the Sciences in Paris, 1670-1760” (University of Chicago Press, 2012)02/18/2013
    1:03:47
  126. 134.
    Laurent Dubois, “Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France” (University of California Press, 2011)08/24/2012
    57:09
  127. 135.
    Paul Friedland, “Seeing Justice Done: The Age of Spectacular Capital Punishment In France” (Oxford University Press, 2012)07/16/2012
    57:05
  128. 136.
    Nancy Hargrove, “T.S. Eliot’s Parisian Year” (University of Florida Press, 2010)06/15/2012
    1:00:00
  129. 137.
    Carolina Armenteros, “The French Idea of History: Joseph de Maistre and his Heirs, 1794-1854” (Cornell UP, 2011)04/06/2012
    53:53
  130. 138.
    Carolyn Burke, “No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf” (Knopf, 2011)03/01/2012
    43:58
  131. 139.
    Jeffrey H. Jackson, “Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910” (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2010)08/13/2010
    1:00:55
  132. 140.
    Ruth Harris, “Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century” (Henry Holt, 2010)06/17/2010
    59:35
  133. 141.
    Richard Fogarty, “Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914-1918” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2008)11/03/2008
    1:00:43

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