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Yale French Studies, Number 111

Myth and Modernity

  • Edited by Dan Edelstein and Bettina Lerner
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Editors’ Preface

Dan Edelstein and Bettina Lerner 

Mythomania and Modernity

 

Part I:  From Nation to Republic

Bettina Lerner

Michelet, Mythologue

Leon Sachs

Teaching to the Choir: The Republican Schoolteacher and the Sanctity of Secularism

Tyler Stovall

The Myth of the Liberatory Republic and the Political Culture of Freedom in Imperial France

 

Part II:  Reading Revolution

Marie-Hélène Huet

The Face of Disaster

Dan Edelstein

The Modernization of Myth: From Balzac to Sorel

Edward Berenson

Fashoda, Dreyfus, and the Myth of Jean-Baptiste Marchand

    

Part III:  Mythical Selves

Göran Blix

Heroic Genesis in the Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène Natacha Allet

Myth and Legend in Antonin Artaud’s Theater

Jean-Marie Apostolidès

Hergé and the Myth of the Superchild

Lawrence Kritzman

De Gaulle’s Mémoires: Self-Portraiture and the Rhetoric of the Nation

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