Yale French Studies, Number 111

Myth and Modernity

Edited by Dan Edelstein and Bettina Lerner

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June 28, 2007
176 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
ISBN: 9780300115161
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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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