Redrawing French Empire Comics
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: The Ohio State University Press
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...1.1: Jambon-Beur: Les couples mixtes, life and death in the Algerian War 22.1: “Enlèvement de la sultane favorite,” a harem fantasy 422.2: “Une visite sous la tente,” Algerian violence symbolized 472.4: Les voyages d’agrément, tourism and colonial otherness 512.5: “Nous civiliserons ces gaillards-là . . . ,” satire by Raffet 60...
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I thank my colleagues at Miami University, who have been extremely sup-portive of my research over the years: Jonathan Strauss, Chair of French and Italian; my other departmental colleagues, who have heard and com-mented on my presentations of this material in our Irvin works-in-progress series (2000, 2009); Juanita Schrodt, departmental Administrative Assis-...
Redrawing French Empire in Comics
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How do French cartoonists redraw French empire in comics? In what ways do they represent its consequences today? In Jambon-Beur: Les couples mixtes [Ham-Butter/Arab1: Mixed Couples] (1995), by Farid Boudjellal, the painful burden of colonial history has a devastating impact on Charlotte-Badia, the vulnerable young daughter of Patricia Barto and Mahmoud Sli-...
Redrawing Colonial Alg eria
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Given the importance of colonial memory to contemporary French politics and national identity (Silverman 1992; Stora 1992), Pierre Nora’s editorial decision to more or less neglect colonial sites in his otherwise rich, monu-mental edited work, Les lieux de mémoire [Places of Memory] (1984–92), surprised many people. Many colonial sites are places of memory for sig-...
The Fall of French Indochina
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Il nous raconta ses trente années passées en Indochine; les temples anna-mites, les couchers de soleil sur la baie d’Along, les sampans du delta du Mékong, la jungle tonkinoise, les nuits de Cholon . . . . (Stanislas and Rul-[He told us about the thirty years that he had spent in Indochina; the Anna-mite temples, the sunsets over Ha Long Bay, the sampans on the Mekong ...
The Alg erian War and its Aftermath
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It is notable that it will have taken 28 years (!) to read a comic book that deals directly with the Algerian War. Is this an isolated work, or are we going to witness a blossoming of the subject? Personally, I would lean toward the We are still waiting, and we can wait a long time, for a significant French As one of the most violent and protracted decolonization conflicts, the ...
The Voyage Out and the Voyage In
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What is “the meaning of the colonial voyage” (Memmi 1985: 33) today? The “voyage out”—to colonize, survey or draw empire, for example—is a corollary to what Edward Said (1994b) calls the “voyage in.”1 I use these two tropes here to summarize some of the most important transformations in comics about French colonialism and imperialism. One of the meanings ...
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Page Count: 304
Illustrations: 44 images
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Studies in Comics and Cartoons
Series Editor Byline: Lucy Shelton Caswell and Jared Gardner