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Kral, Françoise

Overview
Works: 12 works in 54 publications in 2 languages and 1,966 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Opponent
Classifications: PR9084, 820.9920691209045
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Françoise Kral
Architecture and philosophy : new perspectives on the work of Arakawa & Madeline Gins by Jean-Jacques Lecercle( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture and Philosophy: New Perspectives on the Work of Arakawa and Madeline Gins is a collection of essays on the work of artist-architects Arakawa and Madeline Gins and in particular their book Architectural Body (2000). The essays approach their cutting edge and ambitious project to design 'an architecture against death' from various angles and disciplines including aesthetics, architecture, linguistics, philosophy. The papers retrace the place of Architectural Body in the aesthetic landscape of art at the turn of the 21st century and assess the utopian stance of their work
Critical identities in contemporary Anglophone diasporic literature by Françoise Král( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The figure of the migrant has been celebrated by some as an icon of postmodernity, an emblematic figure in a world increasingly characterized by transnationalism, globalization and mass migrations. Francoise Kral takes issue with this view of the migrant experience, addressing the long-term consequences of in-betweenness and hybridity, in particular the social, ethical and political repositioning of the diasporic subject. She also discusses issues linked to bilingualism and polyglossia and in particular the redefinition of the role and status of the mother tongue and of the adopted language. She studies the features of the new world geography sketched in contemporary Anglophone literature in order to rethink postcolonial paradigms relating to territoriality."--Back cover
Social invisibility and diasporas in Anglophone literature and culture : the fractal gaze by Francoise Kral( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Social Invisibility and Diasporas in Anglophone Literature and Culture", this book theorizes the differential visibility of diasporic communities and the way their in/visibility has evolved at the turn of the 21st century, partly as a consequence of the development of new media. Its transdisciplinary focus combines social sciences and, in particular, sociology with media studies and examines a large spectrum of issues related to in/visibility through the prism of a corpus of contemporary cultural productions, which include films by major film directors (Mira Nair, Gurinder Chadha), visual artists (Sonia Boyce, Mona Hatoum, Keith Piper) and novelists (Amitav Ghosh, V.S. Naipaul, Caryl Phillips, Salman Rushdie and Sam Selvon) as well as emerging voices (Hari Kunzru, Kiran Desai). The book maps the trajectory of diasporas in and out of social visibility and focuses more specifically on the less visible migrants, whose voices are often unheard or silenced. This paradoxical invisibility in our days of hypervisibility is interpreted by the author as an epiphenomenon of the increasingly differential visibility which is brought about in a world where the media have become ubiquitous and where visibility has become fractal
Sounding out history : Caryl Phillips's Crossing the river by Françoise Kral( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in French and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of Waters in Lower Murray Country by Camille Rouliere( Book )

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

Waters are contested entities that are currently at the centre of most scientific discussions about sustainability. Discourse around water management underlines both the serious absence and devastating overabundance of water: rising sea levels compete against desertification; hurricanes and floods follow periods of prolonged drought. As we increasingly pollute, canalise and desalinate waters, the ambiguous nature of our relationship with these entities becomes visible. And, while we continue to damage what most sustains us, collective precarity grows. It is therefore unsurprising that shifting our understanding, and subsequent use, of water has been described as one of the biggest-and most pressing-challenges of our time.My research answers to this challenge. It centres on spatial poetics, that is, on the manner in which people engage and interact with their environment through art. More precisely, I explore the relationships between humans, waters and sound-both intrinsic and human-produced-in Lower Murray Country (South Australia). My aim is to unveil, theorise and create maps of these co-evolving relationships to reveal an array of manners to perceive and relate to these waters; and then draw on this plurality to question-and potentially reimagine-their cultural construction and representation. In order to do so, I transform waters into a leitmotif which enables me to weave my investigation together and move in-between theoretical and physical spaces to bring people and their environments into dialogue, both at the local and global levels. In particular, I draw on the watery movements of flow and resonance to operate this weaving, and associate these with rhythmanalysis and resounding (after philosophers Henri Lefebvre and Fran Dyson, respectively). I am also inspired by the work of philosopher and poet Édouard Glissant and use his concept of Relation as a key to enable me to translate these watery movements textually.I apply this aqueous theoretical frame to nearly two centuries of sonic production-ranging from Ngarrindjeri performance and colonial ballads through to contemporary classical music and sound art; and to nearly two centuries of evolution in the sonic character of Lower Murray Country's waters-ranging from disfiguring deforestation and damming through to rising salinity and irrigation. As such, this thesis is built on the "accumulation of examples" advocated by Glissant (Poetics of Relation 172-4). It is structured around four sections-four punctiform visions of waters written as a prelude to a potential infinity of others. Furtive, partial, oriented and fragmented, these visions denote times of particular significance: times open to challenge; times of hinges and articulations where radical alteration (can) occur
Mémoire traumatique et ellipse narrative dans Dreaming in Cuban de Cristina Garcia et Love Medecine de Louise Erdrich by Corinne Gondouin-Weisse( )

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

Dépossession, réappropriation et création dans six romans de Mudrooroo (Colin Johnson) Doctor Wooreddy's prescription for enduring the ending of the world, Long live Sandawara, Master of the ghost dreaming, the undying, Underground et The promised land by Françoise Kral( Book )

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

Écrivain aborigène d'expression anglaise, Mudrooroo appartient à cette génération d'écrivains engagés qui dès les années 1960 se mobilisent pour la défense de la minorité aborigène et la définition de son identité culturelle dans la société australienne. Comme tout écrivain post-colonial qui cherche à définir sa propre identité en utilisant la langue du colon, ainsi que les codes et les genres littéraires importés par ce dernier, Mudrooroo écrit sur une ligne de faille où la réappropriation des catégories du maître court sans cesse le risque de basculer dans une imitation servile, et où l'écriture de la différence peut facilement sombrer dans l'écueil d'une contre-écriture systématique de la littérature anglo-australienne au regard de laquelle elle se construit. C'est ce pari que relève dès ses débuts Mudrooroo, osant depuis quelques années une fréquentation encore plus importante de la culture du colon qu'il revisite et intègre à ses oeuvres, d'abord sous forme de références plus ou moins explicites, puis de manière plus affirmée sous forme de réécritures génériques. Dans ses derniers romans, l'odyssée côtoie le récit des vampires, et le conte se mêle au roman de détection ou au roman gothique. S'il puise tantôt dans la richesse symbolique de cet intertexte et reprend à son compte certaines allégories ou certaines paraboles particulièrement évocatrices pour son lectorat, Mudrooroo cherche avant tout à le subvertir, à l'infléchir à son propos, voire même à redéfinir les frontières génériques, s'imposant ainsi comme centre du discours. Il utilise également ce substrat culturel comme une sorte de continuum où il cherche des points de rencontre, engageant ainsi un dialogue transculturel qui donne à son oeuvre une portée plus universelle et la fait sortir du cadre post-colonial dans lequel elle semblait enfermée. Mudrooroo repense également les supports de sens, le texte mais aussi l'image, questionnant le rapport entre signifiant et signifié
Architecture and Philosophy: New Perspectives on the Work of Arakawa & Madeline Gins (Architecture, technology, culture ; 6) by Jean-Jacques Lecercle( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous Conditions as "Culinary Memoirs" by Charlotte Lesaunier( )

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

Re-presenting otherness : actes de la journée d'édude organisée à Paris X--Nanterre le 28 juin 2003( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Identité, interstitialité et imaginaire diasporique by Françoise Kral( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The figure of the migrant has been celebrated by some as an icon of postmodernity, an emblematic figure in a world increasingly characterized by transnationalism, globalization and mass migrations. Yet this romanticized and idealized view of the migrant is problematic and fails to address the long-term consequences of in-betweenness and hybridity, in particular the social, ethical and political repositioning of the diasporic subject. My work focuses on the consequences of the diasporization of an increasingly large part of the world population from the vantage point of its representation in contemporary literature from three diasporas : the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent, the Caribbean and some African countries to the UK, the US and Canada. My work is characterized by a special focus on the issue of how one relates to the mother tongue and the adopted language, and how the diasporic imaginary maps the outlines of a new world geography and provides interesting paradigms to rethink power struggle in a postcolonial, transnational and newly redefined global map
 
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Architecture and philosophy : new perspectives on the work of Arakawa & Madeline Gins
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Critical identities in contemporary Anglophone diasporic literature
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Kral, Françoise

Kral, Françoise 1970-...

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English (44)

French (9)