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    Moja sestra: Marie NDiaye and the transmission of horrific kinship

    Asibong, Andrew (2007) Moja sestra: Marie NDiaye and the transmission of horrific kinship. In: McNeill, I. and Stephens, B. (eds.) Transmissions: essays in French literature, thought and culture. Romance Literatures and Cultures. Oxford, UK: Peter Lang. ISBN 9783039107346.

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    Book synopsis: As a concept, transmission is crucial to our understanding of how ideas circulate within and across cultures. It opens up a series of questions that link to key debates concerning the exchange of knowledge. Bringing together research from a broad range of areas in French studies, this volume investigates the workings of transmission in relation to canonical and contemporary figures alike, including Proust, Barthes, Derrida, Jean-Luc Godard, and Claire Denis. The essays collected here offer a lively response to the themes of transmission, considering literature and philosophy from the medieval period onwards, as well as modern cinema and critical theory. The first section traces concepts of malign transmission that have informed medieval, early modern and finally contemporary representations of contagion. The second section addresses the impact of trauma, along with its imperative to testify to, or transmit, painful experiences such as rape and the Holocaust. The final section considers transmission in terms of a signal that carries a message, as well as the media that transport or encode that signal.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2018 14:26
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:44


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