Yale French Studies, Number 111 Myth and Modernity Dan Edelstein, Bettina Lerner

Yale French Studies Series
Publication date:
26 Jul 2007
Yale University Press
176 pages: 235 x 156 x 11mm

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