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Meet the editorial board (I)

In this series of posts, we're introducing you to our editorial board team. In this first post, co-editors Martin O'Shaughnessy and Patrick Young. Martin O'Shaughnessy I am Professor of Film Studies at Nottingham Trent University, UK and was previously Professor of French Cinema. I am also the...

Toeing the line? French communists, 1956, oral histories

In this year of presidential elections, Fiona Haig talks about her article 'Democratic centralism or "centres" of power in the French Communist Party Var Federation? A glimpse of party culture in 1956' 24:1 (2016)  What does this article tell readers about modern and contemporary France? Frenc...

French cinema, Hollywood and the ‘interracial buddy comedy’

David Pettersen talks about his article 'Transnational blackface, neo-minstrelsy and the ‘French Eddie Murphy’ in Intouchables' 24:1 (2016) What does this article tell your readers about modern and contemporary France? The idea for this article originated in my experience teaching Intouchabl...

No money, a tiny crew, a depressing storyline – and a hit French film

Tim Palmer talks about his article ‘War and Peace in the Contemporary French Film Ecosystem: Valérie Donzelli’s La Guerre est declarée’ 25:1 (2017) What does this article tell your readers about modern and contemporary France? There are so many aspects of modern France to enjoy, but fo...

French colonies, intellectuals and far-right ideas

Gavid Bowd talks about his article 'Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, Charles Maurras and colonial Madagascar' 24:1 (2016) What does this article tell your readers about modern and contemporary France? The article attempts to show the influence of far right ideas on an intellectual in a French colony....

Etre mère célibataire en France à la fin du 20ème siècle : action publique, identité familiale, paroles de femmes

Entretien avec Anne-Laure Garcia, auteure de "Solitudes maternelles, solidarités publiques et entraides privées: les mères célibataires dans la France de la fin du vingtième siècle" 23:4 (2016). Qu'est-ce que votre article nous apprend sur la France moderne ? L'article donne, tout d'abord...

Femmes célibataires au Maroc et en Algérie: enjeux, défis et pratiques littéraires des femmes

Entretien avec Isabelle Charpentier, auteure de 'De la difficulté (sexuelle) d’être une femme célibataire au Maghreb – Une étude de témoignages & d’œuvres d’écrivaines algériennes et marocaines' 23:4 (2015) Quels sont les sujets que vous abordez dans votre article ? L’arti...

Immigration, empire and boosting the birth rate

An interview with Alexandra Schultz, author of '"The purity of the blood": Poncet de la Grave, pronatalism and empire'  25:1 (2017). What does this article tell your readers about modern and contemporary France? In this article I hope to relate to readers the fascinating but largely unknown caree...

Welcome to the Journal!

Founded in 1980 by the Association for the Study of Modern & Contemporary France, Modern & Contemporary France is an international peer-reviewed journal, offering a scholarly view of all aspects of France from 1789 to the present day. It is a multi-disciplinary journal of French studies...

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