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    The Critical French Medical Humanities

    McCarthy, Enda and Larkin, Aine (2021) The Critical French Medical Humanities. Essays in French Literature and Culture, 58. pp. 5-13. ISSN 1835-7040

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    In the 1990s the phenomenon known today as ‘French Cultural Studies’ emerged in the UK under the broad umbrella of French and Francophone Studies. Adopting an nterdisciplinary approach, French Cultural Studies sought to open up new ways of looking at France and the French-speaking world through the ideas, images, and narratives of more than a century of turbulent history and political change. Forbes and Kelly (1995)1 – who wrote the first significant introduction to French Cultural Studies – placed special emphasis on culture as the live constituent (the ‘visible territory’) through which a nation, a people and the individual struggle to define themselves (290). In identifying ‘culture’ as the shifting ground of national and individual identity, the co-authors tapped into the embodied experience of citizens. French Cultural Studies has since flourished as an academic pursuit, embedding itself in curricula in degrees in French Studies and shaping individual and collective research portfolios.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: McCaffrey, enda, & Larkin, A. (2021). The Critical French Medical Humanities: Introduction. Essays in French Literature and Culture, (58), 5–13.
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > French
    Item ID: 18020
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    Depositing User: Dr Áine Larkin
    Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2024 15:19
    Journal or Publication Title: Essays in French Literature and Culture
    Publisher: University of Western Australia
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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