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Watts, Philip 1961-2013

Overview
Works: 7 works in 46 publications in 2 languages and 1,271 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Philip Watts
Allegories of the purge : how literature responded to the postwar trials of writers and intellectuals in France by Philip Watts( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about four writers - Sartre, Eluard, Blanchot, and Celine - whose works confront and respond to the purge of collaborationist intellectuals in postwar France. It investigates how their writing argues for or against the different positions outlined during the purge and how it reflects or distorts the competing theories about literature to emerge from the trials." "In their reactions to the purge, these writers mobilized a number of discourses, ranging from the historical, economic, and literary to the sexual, medical, and corporeal. To understand their views on the trials, it is useful to read their texts as allegories of the purge. At one point or another they all speak about the purge through a series of metaphoric substitutions maintained through an extended narrative - whether this narrative is a critical essay, a novel, or a collection of poems. The texts also give the reader a code for reading them allegorically, and this code is the purge archive, whose records, debates, and arguments reshaped the way writers understood their craft."--BOOK JACKET
Jacques Rancière : history, politics, aesthetics by Gabriel Rockhill( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>Collection that examines the work of cultural and political theorist Jacques Rancière.</div>
Roland Barthes' cinema by Philip Watts( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most famous name in French literary circles from the late 1950s till his death in 1981, Roland Barthes maintained a contradictory rapport with the cinema. As a cultural critic, he warned of its surreptitious ability to lead the enthralled spectator toward an acceptance of a pre-given world. As a leftist, he understood that spectacle could be turned against itself and provoke deep questioning of that pre-given world. And as an extraordinarily sensitive human being, he relished the beauty of images and the community they could bring together."--Publisher's description
Literature and history : around Suite française and Les bienveillantes( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cinéma de Roland Barthes : suivi d'un entretien avec Jacques Rancière by Philip Watts( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

0C&#x92;est un lieu commun qu&#x92;il a entretenu lui-même : Roland Barthes n&#x92;aimait guère le cinéma. Ce livre &#x96; le premier consacré à la question &#x96; ne nie pas cette résistance, mais il en montre les ambivalences et les enjeux plus profonds. Il met aussi en lumière un ensemble d&#x92;écrits souvent méconnus : Greta Garbo, Claude Chabrol, Marlon Brando, le genre du péplum ou celui du film de gangster, le cinémascope, Sergueï Eisenstein, André Téchiné, Michelangelo Antonioni&#x85; tous ont fait l&#x92;objet de réflexions et d&#x92;analyses qui montrent que pour Barthes, le cinéma constituait un terrain d&#x92;expérimentation privilégié. Philip Watts analyse finement comment sa pensée s&#x92;est reconfigurée en rebondissant sur des objets à la fois artistiques et populaires. En cinq chapitres chronologiques, faits de retournements et d&#x92;insistances, Le Cinéma de Roland Barthes propose à la fois une relecture de Barthes depuis la question du cinéma, une riche enquête historique sur les études cinématographiques, d&#x92;André Bazin à Jacques Rancière, ainsi qu&#x92;une réflexion très actuelle sur les articulations possibles entre politique et esthétique
Céline à l'épreuve : réceptions, critiques, influences by Philippe Roussin( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depuis la mort de Céline en 1961, nous avons appris bien des choses sur sa vie et sur son oeuvre. Rares sont les oeuvres aussi controversées dans la littérature mondiale ; rares sont celles qui ont un tel pouvoir de déclencher la polémique. Mais cinquante ans après, le temps et les lecteurs ont mis à l'épreuve le styliste de l'oralité et le pamphlétaire antisémite. À partir des travaux biographiques, des éditions savantes et de la correspondance, cet ouvrage dresse un bilan de l'oeuvre et de la critique. Il questionne à nouveaux frais les relations entre l'auteur et son texte et poursuit la réflexion jusqu'aux liens de Céline avec la création contemporaine
Women's words : postcolonial Francophone literature in Algeria and Vietnam by Pamela Ann Pears( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Allegories of the purge : how literature responded to the postwar trials of writers and intellectuals in France
Covers
Jacques Rancière : history, politics, aesthetics
Languages
English (36)

French (10)