Sleeping with the Enemy? French writers and the press 1890-1920

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Project title Sleeping with the Enemy? French writers and the press 1890-1920
School Arts
Department French
Dates 01 October 2011 - 30 September 2014
Funder BA Post-Doc Fellowship
Contact Dr. Marieke Dubbelboer

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This research proposes an investigation into the relationship between literature and journalism in late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century France. At a time when the French press enjoyed an unprecedented boom, writers were often attached to or employed by mainstream newspapers and magazines. Some writers also founded their own papers and journals. The driving aim of this research is to ask how these bonds between literature and journalism influenced the work of literary authors working in journalism. How did these bonds shape the aesthetics as well as the content and the politics of their literary texts? And, reciprocally, how did the authors’ literary aesthetics inform their journalism, their views and their commitment to social/political issues?

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