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Annalena Geisler - publié le 15/06/2022

In ((Americanah)), Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells the story of high school lovers Ifemelu and Obinze, their experiences of migration to the US and the UK, and their reunion 13 years later back in Nigeria. Through the means of defamiliarization and the depiction of Ifemelu’s sense of alienation in the US, Adichie sheds new light on America’s relationship with race and racism.

Annalena Geisler - publié le 25/05/2022

Even before winning the prestigious Booker Prize in 2019, Bernardine Evaristo had been an integral part of the British literary landscape, not only because of her experimental style, but also due to her activism and wish to cut down discrimination in the literary institution. In ((Girl, Woman, Other)), the British writer with Nigerian and Irish roots, attempts to give a voice to Black British women, who have long been invisible and voiceless in the public sphere.

Charlotte Arnautou - publié le 25/04/2022

L’enjeu de cet article est d’envisager G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) comme un penseur critique original de la culture de masse en Grande-Bretagne, à une époque traversée par une crise politique et sociale mais aussi culturelle. Héritier d’une tradition conservatrice d’écrits critiques sur la culture contemporaine, Chesterton s’écarte de la vision prédominante d’une culture de masse dangereuse et dégradante et décide plutôt de l’envisager comme un sujet d’étude fécond.

Marion Douzou - publié le 23/09/2021

This presentation aims at giving an overview of the history of the right to vote in the United States, from the Founding Fathers to voter suppression in the twenty-first century.

publié le 24/06/2021

Des élèves de première et terminale du lycée Blaise Pascal à Charbonnières-les-Bains ont rencontré l'auteur Thomas Chatterton Williams dans le cadre du Littérature Live Festival de la Villa Gillet. Des groupes qui suivent l'enseignement de spécialité LLCER anglais et LLCER anglais monde contemporain, ainsi que des groupes de la section européenne anglais, ont pu échanger avec l'auteur autour de son livre ((Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race)), paru en 2019.

Vance Bergeron, Louis Gouzerh - publié le 14/06/2021

Vance Bergeron, physicien à l'Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, a répondu aux questions de Louis Gouzerh, ancien élève de l'Ecole et professeur d'anglais. Sport, citoyenneté, inclusion et diversité, telles sont les thématiques abordées dans l'entretien : Vance Bergeron y évoque sa recherche, l'impact qu'a eu son accident sur son travail, ainsi que l'importance du sport pour les personnes en situation de handicap.

Martin Berny - publié le 03/06/2021

This presentation deals with the wilderness motif in contemporary American literature and American cinema. Going back to the origins of this ambivalent image, it aims at explaining the underlying ideology that actively contributes to the endless process of mythogenesis of the American nation. On the individual level, it is through a journey of self-reinvention or reconstruction of the self that the wilderness appears as either a path to a metaphorical rebirth or as a dangerous place where one (...)

Pierre Journoud - publié le 20/05/2021

Cet article présente trois conceptions de la nature vietnamienne (nature-refuge, nature-cible et nature-martyre) durant la guerre du Vietnam (1955-1975).

Fabien Jeannier - publié le 12/05/2021

This article aims at critically addressing the SNP's very favourable discourse on immigration and immigrants’ rights in Scotland from a historical and contemporary perspective.

Jillian Bruns - publié le 25/03/2021

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, ((The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir)) (Deckle Edge, 2017). French translation: ((L’empreinte)) (2020).

Jillian Bruns - publié le 23/02/2021

Regina Porter, ((The Travelers)) (Jonathan Cape, 2019). French translation: ((Ce que l’on sème)) (Gallimard, 2019).

Christine Vandamme - publié le 27/11/2020

Dans le cadre de l'enseignement de spécialité LLCER anglais, Christine Vandamme propose une réflexion sur les arts et le débat d’idées, ainsi que des pistes d'exploitation pour étudier ((Heart of Darkness)) (1899) de Joseph Conrad en classe. Cette conférence a été organisée conjointement par l'académie de Grenoble et l'Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA).

Méline Dumot - publié le 09/10/2020

This article examines a contemporary rewriting of Shakespeare’s ((Richard III)) by Chinese-American playwright Mike Lew. In his play ((Teenage Dick)) (2018), Lew gives a new voice to Shakespeare’s well-known villain. Noticing that one of the most famous disabled characters in theatre history is rarely – if ever – performed by a disabled actor, Lew centers his play on Richard’s experience as a disabled teenager. The play questions our current vision of disability, both in the theatrical (...)

Marilou Niedda - publié le 02/10/2020

This article is an introduction to Judith Butler's conception of gender: central to Butler's theory is the difference between sex and gender and the conception of gender as performance. The article also explores the impact of her work on queer theory.

Louise Bailly - publié le 17/09/2020

Known for his witty aphorisms, fanciful style and extravagant way of life, Oscar Wilde was not only a dandy ((par excellence)) but also a major figure of nineteenth-century literature. In ((The Picture of Dorian Gray)), he expresses his belief that art should be dissociated from moral considerations and creates an anti-hero at odds with traditional protagonists whose virtuous behaviours were meant to be exemplary models.

Louise Bailly - publié le 07/09/2020

Mary Cassatt was a major figure of transatlantic artistic exchanges, the only American who exhibited her paintings alongside the Impressionists in Paris. A strong independent woman and a truly talented artist, Cassatt thought that “Women should be someone and not something.” Although she was considered one of the greatest painters of her time in America and spent sixty years of her life in France, she was long forgotten there after she died.

Coline Pavia - publié le 01/07/2020

Colm Tóibín’s ((Brooklyn)) centres on Eilis Lacey’s migration from Ireland to Brooklyn. The protagonist’s spatial mobility is accompanied by an identity change, as her self evolves when she settles in New York. Although she embarks on an initiatory journey through migration, Eilis faces various forms of immobility: the American territory resembles Ireland, and she is confronted to family duty when she thought she would escape it. This article therefore shows that the protagonist’s (...)

publié le 18/06/2020

Cette page propose une série de ressources afin de traiter en classe des manifestations au lendemain de la mort de George Floyd, du mouvement Black Lives Matter et du racisme institutionnel aux Etats-Unis.

Frédéric Moreau - publié le 14/05/2020

Ce texte est la traduction du chapitre "The Vanishing New World", tiré de l'ouvrage ((Beyond Geography: The Western Spirit against the Wilderness)) de Frederick Turner. Dans cet extrait, l'auteur évoque le rapport des colons au bison, animal emblématique réduit à un trophée de chasse ou exploité de manière industrielle, au cours du 19ème siècle dans les Grandes Plaines nord-américaines.

Jean-Daniel Collomb - publié le 17/04/2020

This presentation tackles the significance and legacy of the Transcendentalist understanding of wilderness in US culture. It begins with a brief overview of the largely hostile attitudes toward wilderness that pre-dated Transcendentalism. Then it introduces and analyses the ways in which two prominent Transcendentalist thinkers – Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau – conceived of wilderness. The third part of the presentation explores the influence of Transcendentalist thought on (...)

publié le 23/03/2020

Frances McDormand, an American actress and producer, was invited to the Festival Lumière in Lyon in 2019. She gave a Masterclass in which she talked about being an actress in Hollywood, gender representation and the inclusion rider.

Christine Froula - publié le 12/03/2020

This presentation brings together an American play and an American film inspired by Greek plays: Aeschylus’s ((Suppliants)) and Aristophanes’s ((Lysistrata)). Charles Mee’s gripping drama ((Big Love)) (2000) animates the plot of ((The Suppliants)) to explore the violence of the American socio-economic sex/gender system, moving from male violence to female violence to catharsis to peace. The title of Spike Lee’s brilliant, urgent, visionary utopian film ((Chi-Raq)) (2015) names (...)

Christine Froula - publié le 21/02/2020

In this talk given at the ENS Lyon, Christine Froula (Northwestern University), author of ((Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde: War, Civilization, Modernity)) (2005), ((Modernism's Body: Sex Culture and Joyce)) (1996) and ((To Write Paradise: Style and Error in Pound's Cantos)) (1985), explores the interplay of inherited literary forms and conventions, contingent features of modernity and aesthetic imagination in the forging of the formally innovative modernist poetics of Joyce’s (...)

Héloïse Lecomte - publié le 13/02/2020

Dans ((The Gathering)), Enright dresse un sombre portrait allégorique de l’Irlande contemporaine. Dans son microcosme familial, Veronica Hegarty est victime d’un déséquilibre mental et émotionnel, en proie au traumatisme causé par le récent suicide de son frère Liam, qui réveille le souvenir d’une terrible expérience survenue dans sa jeunesse, l’agression sexuelle dont elle ou son frère furent victimes et/ou témoins. Enright analyse les effets de l’effondrement des piliers (...)

publié le 31/01/2020

Le Royaume-Uni quitte l'Union européenne ce 31 janvier 2020, mais la période de transition, jusqu'en décembre 2020, s'annonce complexe. Vous trouverez sur cette page de nombreuses ressources pour comprendre cet événement historique et pour aborder le Brexit en classe.

Jumana Bayeh - publié le 30/01/2020

In this talk, Jumana Bayeh (Macquarie University, Sydney), author of ((The Literature of the Lebanese Diaspora: Representations of Place and Transnational Identity)) (2014) outlines her latest project which proposes to trace the representation of borders and the nation-state across a century of Arab writing in English.

Frances McDormand, Nathalie De Biasi - publié le 23/01/2020

Frances McDormand est l’une des invitées d’honneur de la dixième édition du Festival Lumière : comédienne américaine née en 1957, elle a été primée deux fois aux Oscars pour ses rôles dans ((Fargo)) des frères Coen (1996) et ((3 Billboards)) de Martin McDonagh (2017). Suite à la Masterclass donnée à la Comédie Odéon le 14 octobre 2019, elle est venue présenter les deux premiers épisodes de la série ((Olive Kitteridge)) réalisée par Lisa Cholodenko (2014) au Pathé (...)

Nishtha Sharma - publié le 13/01/2020

From the emergence of homosexuality as a subculture to the definition of "camp" and the creation of the Gay Liberation Front, this article explores the perception of male homosexuality in the United Kingdom from the 19th century to the present.

Joshua Cohen, Benjamin Ferguson - publié le 20/12/2019

Joshua Cohen is an American writer and literary critic, whose first collection of essays, ((ATTENTION: Dispatches from a Land of Distraction)) (2019) explores the notion of attention in today's society. In this interview, Joshua Cohen talks about writing for a global readership, being a novelist in the age of non-fiction, the effects of #MeToo on literary production and the invention of facts.

Joshua Cohen - publié le 20/12/2019

Every year, the English-speaking writers invited to the Assises Internationales du Roman write the definition of a word of their choice.