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Keller, Marcus 1968-

Works: 17 works in 43 publications in 3 languages and 519 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: PQ239, 840.93584403
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Most widely held works by Marcus Keller
The Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern Europe( )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uniting twelve original studies by scholars of early modern history, literature, and the arts, this collection is the first that foregrounds the dialectical quality of early modern Orientalism by taking a broad interdisciplinary perspective. Dialectics of Orientalism demonstrates how texts and images of the sixteenth and seventeenth century from across Europe and the New World are better understood as part of a dynamic and transformative orientalist discourse rather than a manifestation of the supposed dichotomy between the 'East' and the 'West.' The volume's central claim is that early modern orientalist discourses are fundamentally open, self-critical, and creative. Analyzing a varied corpus--from German and Dutch travelogues to Spanish humanist treaties, French essays, Flemish paintings, and English diaries--this collection thus breathes fresh air into the critique of Orientalism and provides productive new perspectives for the study of east-west and indeed globalized exchanges in the early modern world. -- Back cover
Figurations of France : literary nation-building in times of crisis (1550-1650) by Marcus Keller( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The century of political, religious and cultural turmoil that shook France after the sudden death of Francis I in 1547 was also a period of intense literary nation-building. This study shows how canonical authors contributed to the creation of the French as an imaginary community and argues that early modern literary texts also provide venues for an incisive critique of the idea of nation. Informed by contemporary theories of nationhood, the original readings of Du Bellay's Défense, Ronsard's Discours and d'Aubigné's Tragiques, Montaigne's Essays, Malherbe's odes, and Corneille's Le Cid and Horace demonstrate the critical function of allegories such as Mother France or tropes like the graft and reveal the pertinence of these early modern figurations for current debates about the nation-state in a postmodern era and globalized world
Liberté de la langue françoise dans sa pureté by Scipion Dupleix( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Turk of early modern France( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary imagination of early modern France : figuring the nation by Marcus Keller( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theorēmata De Philosophia Christiana by Ludwig Lucius( Book )

2 editions published in 1615 in Latin and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents et Cheminements: tracing the postmemory of the second world war and the Algerian war of independence by Priscilla Carole Charrat( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation proposes ways out of traumatic silence in contemporary French and Francophone North African fiction. While silence has been the focus of trauma-centered texts in recent decades, I bring in the theoretical frameworks of affect theory, cultural translation, and new media as possible ways out of narrative rupture. These ways out of literary silence lead me to propose new mechanisms of empathy between victims, perpetrators, and their descendants in novels, films, and graphic novels depicting the aftermath of the Second World War, the Algerian War of Independence, or migration crises in France and Algeria. Specifically, this project will look at Le©¯la Sebbar⁰́₉s novel La Seine ©♭tait rouge, Zineb Sedira⁰́₉s Mother Tongue, an art installation that uses video clips, Catherine L©♭pront⁰́₉s novel Le Beau visage de l⁰́₉ennemi, Patrick Modiano⁰́₉s novel Dora Bruder, Boualem Sansal⁰́₉s novel Le Village de l⁰́₉Allemand ou le journal des fr©·res Schiller, Pascal Jardin⁰́₉s novel Le Nain jaune, Alexandre Jardin⁰́₉s novel Des gens tr©·s bien, Yamina Benguigui⁰́₉s documentary film M©♭moires d⁰́₉immigr©♭s, J©♭r©þme Ruillier⁰́₉s graphic novel Les Mohamed, Albert Camus⁰́₉s novels L⁰́₉Etranger and La Chute, and Kamel Daoud⁰́₉s novel Meursault, contre-enqu©®te. This dissertation also focuses on the question of vectors of memory in France and Algeria, as well as intermediality in contemporary French and Algerian narratives. My guiding theoretical framework throughout the dissertation draws on Marianne Hirsch⁰́₉s discussions of what she calls ⁰́₋postmemory.⁰́₊ However, while postmemory for Hirsch focuses on the transmission of the memories of an event from first to subsequent generations who have not lived the event directly, I use my first chapter to highlight ⁰́₃ through the works of Le©¯la Sebbar ⁰́₃ how specifically literary texts express silence, and the multiple implications such an expression can have beyond merely signaling trauma in the narrative. Can the various factors and causes of silence help us envision paths to self-understanding and self-authoring beyond the assessment of a crisis of transmission of memory? This chapter will therefore extend the existing discussion of postmemory⁰́₄which focus on successful, albeit difficult, transmissions⁰́₄by looking at non-linear heritage of memory despite or due to initial silence. Building on the idea that ruptures in postmemory⁰́₄represented as literary silence⁰́₄ need not entail the loss of memory altogether, the second chapter suggests that rupture rather calls for postmemory⁰́₉s recuperation through the use of memory prosthetics. To develop this point, I put Marianne Hirsch⁰́₉s postmemory framework into dialogue with the ⁰́₋prosthetic memory⁰́₊ framework theorized by Alison Landsberg. Analyzing Catherine L©♭pront⁰́₉s novel Le beau visage de l⁰́₉ennemi on the postmemory of the Algerian War of Independence, this second chapter looks at how objects (photographs, diaries, letters, etc.) may assist the recuperation of postmemory, while also opening up the discussion about the limits of such prosthetic remediation. The third chapter complicates and rounds out the previous one by discussing literary instances where prosthetic remediation needs to be supplemented by an affective sense of belonging to the memorial community. While the second chapter investigated prosthetic memory-objects, the third chapter focuses on prosthetic memory-sites, which can act as affective links between those who participate in historical events and their would-be memorial inheritors born after the events. Patrick Modiano⁰́₉s novel Dora Bruder offers an interaction with places that enable the narrator of his texts to invest affectively in a historical event. To explicate this, I introduce Michel de Certeau⁰́₉s distinction between space and place which, I argue, clarifies the role embodied memory plays in the narrator⁰́₉s walks in the city. The fourth chapter proposes a new concept⁰́₄transcategorical postmemory⁰́₄to supplement the existing framework of postmemory, by including the underdeveloped field of perpetrator postmemory. The proposed concept of transcategorical postmemory names the mechanism by which descendants of perpetrators can empathize with the victims of their forefathers. Through a reading of Boualem Sansal⁰́₉s Le Village de l⁰́₉Allemand ou le journal des fr©·res Schiller, this chapter further distinguishes two modes of the concept: one pathological (melancholic transcategorical postmemory), one future-oriented (productive transcategorical postmemory). The fifth and last chapter analyzes three literary texts in order to illustrate how the concept of transcategorical postmemory coined in the previous chapter constitutes a generative theoretical tool for approaching rewrites of first-generation texts. Looking at three pairs of works involving postmemory (by Pascal and Alexandre Jardin; Yamina Benguigui and J©♭r©þme Ruillier; and Albert Camus and Kamel Daoud), this chapter will not only show the concept of transcategorical postmemory at play, but also illustrate how attention to the dynamic between each pair of texts enables a richer reading of each work individually. The conclusion will summarize and situate this dissertation⁰́₉s contributions within the field of postmemory studies, as well as show how these contributions can shed new light on familiar first-generation texts. The conclusion also highlights how the concept of transcategorical postmemory lays the foundation for further research on group identities that challenge the victim/perpetrator divide, and whose memory might have consequently fallen out of public discourses
Framing men : violent women in Marguerite de Navarre's "Heptameron" by Marcus Keller( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Liberté de la langue françoise dans sa pureté by Scipion Dupleix( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Liberté de la langue françoise dans sa pureté by Scipion Dupleix( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mobile limits and the limits of mobility in French representations of urban space by Brian Bartlett Hunt( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation proposes a new approach to conceptualizing the French city through a series of readings on twentieth- and twenty-first century literature, cinema and theory. This project uncovers liminal protagonists in French urban space, analyzes their Certelian practices, and considers what happens when they interact with urban limits in unexpected or unintended ways. Through the thematic lens of the border, my readings of the spatial practices of urban travelers breathe new life into canonical literary and cinematic texts, chronologically spanning from Louis Aragon's Le Paysan de Paris (1926) to Christian Volckman's Renaissance (2005). Each chapter engages with cultural theorists--Michel Serres, Bruno Latour, Michel de Certeau, Régis Debray--and intellectual movements--existentialism, surrealism, posthumanism--that all emphasize the importance of borders as specific zones of creative possibilities. Such an approach requires a detailed engagement with French culture and history and offers novel research paths in the field of French studies. At the same time, this study stretches beyond the disciplinary boundaries of French studies, entering into dialogue with spatial theory, urban and borderland studies, and cybernetics. Chapter One focuses on interwar representations of New York in order to establish this project's central terms: (im)mobility and spatial delinquency, two competing forms of urban mobility in Céline's Voyage au bout de la nuit and Paul Morand's New York. Chapter Two initiates a discussion on borderland poetics in Louis Aragon's Le Paysan de Paris and Jean Vigo's L'Atalante, both of which center their narratives on borderlands in and around the nation's capital. Chapter Three tracks the relationship between Parisian suburbanites and urban planners in relation to Michel Serres' theoretical figure of the parasite in Mathieu Kassovitz's La Haine and Jean-Luc Godard's deux ou trois choses que je sais d'elle. Chapter Four follows two post-modern detectives along the various limits of invisible cities in Michel Butor's L'Emploi du temps and Christian Volckman's Renaissance, demonstrating how the experience of these detectives reflects the literary and cinematic creative processes
Liberté de la langue françoise dans sa pureté by Scipion Dupleix( )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The fate of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus in a synthetic field turf system by Marcus Keller( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The frequency of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections among NFL players is 63-fold higher than in the general population, necessitating the study of football-specific environments as MRSA reservoirs. Little effort has focused on artificial turf fields, a surface frequently contacted by potential hosts. Therefore, the objectives of this research were to determine (i) the availability of MRSA in turf infill (rubber, sand, organic or polymer materials that provide cushioning to the turf surface), and turf fibers (monofilament, slit-film or nylon turf blades), and (ii) the toxicity of the infill materials to MRSA. Each of 28 infill types and 32 turf fiber types were inoculated with MRSA, sacrificed over time and enumerated for MRSA by dilution plating to determine the proportion of MRSA recoverable and viable, as well as the MRSA A50 (incubation time at which 50% of inoculated MRSA are available). On average, MRSA was available for a longer period on infill (A50 of 13 h) than on turf fibers (4 h) (p<0.05). The A50 for each infill type was variable, averaging 2 h (EPDM rubber), 7 h (organic), 9 h (polymer-coated materials), 12 h (crumb rubber), 13 h (TPE rubber), and 27 h (sands). The A50 of MRSA was significantly different between turf fiber types (between 1 and 7 h) (p<0.05), but was similar among the three turf fiber groups. The role of infill toxicity to the MRSA A50 was assessed using a dialysis assay, which showed that 94% of MRSA cells remained viable following 6 h of exposure to organic infill, 91% for sands, 79% for polymer coated materials, 71% for crumb rubber, 68% for TPE rubber, and 17% for EPDM rubber. Our results indicate that MRSA availability on turf fibers is limited, while infill toxicity significantly impacts the duration during which MRSA is available for transfer from the turf environment
Hydrogeologische Untersuchungen im Bereich der Grundwasserscheide zwischen Rhein und Mass bei Krefeld by Marcus Keller( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Turk of early modern France( )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Disputatio metaphysica, physica, logica in academia Dilingana die X. et XI. Iunii proposita by Petrus Bacherius( Book )

1 edition published in 1586 in Latin and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining postmodern masculinities: a symptomatic approach to understanding French masculinities by Daniel Nabil Maroun( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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