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Appel à contribution : « Globalisation de la culture et circulation des biens culturels », Réseaux

Appel à intentions de contribution pour un numéro thématique 

« Globalisation de la culture et circulation des biens culturels » 

Vincenzo Cicchelli et Sylvie Octobre (Université de Paris, Ceped/IRD ; Deps, MCC, Gemass, Sorbonne/CNRS).

Bien que la littérature sur la globalisation de la culture soit très vaste, notamment dans le monde anglo-saxon, il existe des lacunes que ce numéro spécial de Réseaux souhaiterait combler, en suscitant des contributions dans les domaines de la production, des politiques culturelles, de la réception et de l’hégémonie culturelle. 

1/ Du côté de la production, des basculements s’opèrent et voient l’avènement d’un monde multipolaire : les États-Unis, qui jusque récemment dominaient perdent la première place au profit de la Chine devenue, depuis 2013, le premier exportateur de biens et services culturels. La Turquie et l’Inde font désormais partie des 10 premiers exportateurs mondiaux. Si les pays occidentaux restent les principaux consommateurs, ce qu’ils consomment provient désormais de diverses régions du monde. Par ailleurs, des conglomérats mondiaux dominent les marchés globaux (Disney, Ubisoft etc) tandis que la convergence entre acteurs des NTIC et industries culturelles transforme le paysage des offreurs (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.). Quels sont les effets de ces mutations structurelles en termes de diversité produite ?  Continuer la lecture de Appel à contribution : « Globalisation de la culture et circulation des biens culturels », Réseaux

Colloque: American Mysteries: Urban Crime Fiction


American Mysteries: Urban Crime Fiction from Eugène Sue’s Mysteries of Paris to the American Noir & Steampunk

February 26-28 & March 1, 2014
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
UC Santa Barbara
In collaboration with
Université Montpellier III-RIRRA 21 (France)




Wednesday, February 26, 4:00-5:15pm
Location: Old Little Theatre, College of Creative Studies
Caroline Allen (UC Santa Barbara) and writer & director Jean-Christophe Valtat (Université Montpellier 3-Rirra 21, France) will read from and speak on the two volumes of Valtat’s trilogy Mysteries of the New Venice: Aurorarama and Luminous Chaos in the College of Creative Studies Literature Symposium.


Location: McCune Conference Room, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center,
Humanities and Social Sciences Building 6th floor


Thursday, February 27, Opening of the Colloquium

5:00pm: Welcome by David Marshall, Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts
& Introduction by Dominique Jullien and Catherine Nesci, co-organizers (UC Santa Barbara)


5:30pm: Plenary Session #1
Moderator:  Patricia C. Cohen (UC Santa Barbara)

Paul J. Erickson (American Antiquarian Society)

“The Mysteries and Miseries of Small Cities: The Geographic Reach of City-Mysteries Fiction in Antebellum America”



Reception:  6:45-7:30pm



Friday, February 28


Session I, 9:00am-12:15pm: Urban Gothic? Poverty and Prostitution from Sue’s Mysteries of Paris to Lippard’s The Quaker City and Beyond
Moderator: Dominique Jullien (UC Santa Barbara)


–          Carolyn Betensky (University of Rhode Island): “The Spectral Working-Class Reader in Les  Mystères  de Paris


–          Elizabeth Erbeznik (Northern Illinois University): “Saving Working-Class Women from Eugène Sue’s Paris”

Coffee Break: 10:15-10:30am


Moderator: Erika Rappaport (UC Santa Barbara)

–          Sari Altschuler (John B. Hench Post-Dissertation Fellow, American Antiquarian Society & University of South Florida): “Race and Media: The New History of George Lippard’s The Quaker City


–          Laure Katsaros (Amherst College): “New York By Gas Light, Paris By Night: George Foster and Julie de Marguerittes”


–          Christopher Newfield (UCSB): “Fates of the Subversive Imagination: Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage (1868)”




2:00pm-3:00pm, Plenary Session #2
Moderator: Catherine Nesci (UC Santa Barbara)




Marie-Eve Thérenty (Université Montpellier 3-Director, Rirra 21)

“The Mysteries of New York from Ned Buntline on: Intercultural Transfers and Adaptations in the Nineteenth Century (France-United States)”


Session II, 3:15-5:00pm: American Underworlds

Moderator: David L. Pike (American University)


–          Dominique Kalifa (Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne): “The Informal History of Herbert Asbury’s Underworld”


–          Michael Grafals (UC Santa Barbara): “The Mysteries of New Orleans: Asbury’s New Orleans Vs. Reizenstein’s Secrets of New Orleans


–          Jean-Christophe Valtat (Université Montpellier 3-Rirra 21): “Tall Tale: The Mysteries of Ideology in Mark Helprin’s Winter Tale and Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day


Coffee Break: 5:00-5:15pm


Session III, 5:15-7:00pm: The Detective Novel Vs. The Urban Mystery Novel

Moderator: Sari Altschuler (AAS & University of South Florida)

–          Devin Fromm (UC Santa Barbara):  “As Poet and Mathematician: Dupin’s Investigations of the Mysterious City”


–          Christian Reed (UC Los Angeles): “What It Means To Say the Gothic Scatters: On George Thompson’s City Crimes (1849)”


–         Daniel Couch (UC Los Angeles): “An Extravagant Economy: The Literary Prizes of Alcott’s and Buntline’s Sensational Fiction”


Saturday, March I

Session IV, 9:15am-11:00am: Translating French Mysteries in America  

Moderator: Carolyn Betensky (University of Rhode Island)

–          Eliza Smith (UC Santa Barbara): “Flash/Slang/Slumming: The Language of the Underworld”

–          Filippos Katsanos (Université Montpellier 3-Rirra 21; University of Patras, Greece):  “The American Editions of The Mysteries of Paris in 1843: Translation as a Battleground between Old-Timers and Newcomers of the American Publishing Industry”

–          Jonathan Loesberg (American University):  “(Re)Translating Sue’s Mysteries of Paris Now:  Sue’s Narrative Voice and Criminal Argot”


Coffee Break: 11:00-10:15pm



Session V, 10:15-noon: Americanizing Parisian Crime Fiction

Moderator: Laure Katsaros (Amherst College)

–          Amy Wigelsworth (University of Durham, UK): “The American in Paris: The Americanization of City and Text in French Urban Mystery Novels”


–          Matthieu Letourneux (Université Paris 10-Nanterre): “‘America Invades France’: The Arrival of the Dime Novels and the Transformations of the Criminal and Urban Imaginaries in Belle Époque Popular Literature”


Lunch and Film Screening

Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)



Session VI, 2:45-4:15pm: From American Noir to Steampunk

Moderator: Eric Prieto (UC Santa Barbara)

–          David L. Pike (American University):  “City Settings: American Urban Mysteries from Film Noir to Steampunk”


–          Yunte Huang (UC Santa Barbara): “Racing Noir: Charlie Chan’s Mysteries”


Coffee Break: 4:15-4:30pm



4:30-6:30pm [MCC or Pollock Theatre?]


Chan is Missing (1982, Director’s Cut), featuring

Film Director Wayne Wang


This conference is the fourth in a series of conferences on the innovative novel of urban mysteries, which has remained largely unexplored as a global cultural phenomenon.  Starting with one of the first literary mass-successes, Eugène Sue’s serialized novel Les Mystères de Paris (1842-43 [The Mysteries of Paris]), the launch and reception of the urban mystery marked not only the most important media phenomenon that France had ever seen; it was also one of the first occurrences of cultural globalization. In the months following the French publication, the novel was translated into several languages and gained international success from southern Europe to North America, from northern Europe to Latin America, Russia, throughout the Commonwealth, and, finally, at the turn of the century, in Japan and China. These translations were mostly adaptations.  Sue’s Mystères de Paris also initiated the production of hundreds of novels worldwide with considerable local variation. Examples are Reynolds’s Mysteries of London (1844-1848), Juan Martínez Villergas’s Los Misteríos de Madrid (1844), Ned Buntline’s The Mysteries and Miseries of New York (1847-48), Edouard Rivière’s Antonino y Anita ó los nuevos mysterios de Mexico (1851), Camilo Castelo Branco’s Os Mistéros de Lisboa (1854), and B. Del Vecchio’s I Misteri di Roma contemporanea (1851-1853).  With interwoven stories and urban chronicles that feature deep conflicts of class and gender, Sue’s Mysteries of Paris was the first popular novel to confront head-on the modern megalopolis. Starting with Sue’s serialized best-seller, the urban mystery novel provided a matrix of hybridization with other literary or cultural forms: the gothic novel, the historical novel, the melodrama, the novel of social mores, the fiction of detection, the journalistic reportage, and travel narratives, to name a few. Our UCSB mystery conference focuses on the translations, adaptations and transformations of the Parisian mystery novels in the United States, from George Lippard’s The Quaker City (1844) and Edward Zane Carroll Judson [Ned Buntline]’s The Mysteries and Miseries of New York (1847-48), to the influence this neglected popular genre had on the modern detective novel and the making of the Hollywood film noir.


This colloquium is organized and sponsored by the Department of French and Italian, the Comparative Literature Program, and the Graduate Center for Literary Research, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with Université Montpellier III, France, and its Research Center RIRRA21.
The organizers would like to thank the following institutions for their co-sponsoring:  the College of Letters and Sciences and its Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, the College of Creative Studies, The Multicultural Center, and the Departments of English, Film and Media Studies, and History, and the Center for Modern Literature, Materialism and Aesthetics (COMMA) at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

We also thank Paul Goldberg and Janice Taylor of the Office of Development and the staff of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at UC Santa Barbara as well as the following colleagues for their support of this project:  Caroline Allen, Carolyn Betensky, Paul Erickson, Yunte Huang, Dominique Kalifa, Erika Rappaport, and Marie-Eve Thérenty.

Our gratitude also goes to the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation, Inc., for its generous financial support.


Catherine Nesci and Dominique Jullien, Department of French and Italian, and co-organizers


Parution: Les mystères urbains au prisme de l'identité nationale


Les mystères urbains au prisme de l’identité nationale
Sous la direction de Marie-Ève Thérenty

Marie-Eve Thérenty Présentation. Les mystères urbains au prisme de l’identité nationale


Matthieu Letourneux Imaginaires sériels et circulation internationale. Le cas des mystères urbains (France, Grande-Bretagne)

Micheline Cambron Mystères et variance des textes populaires : la contingence des supports
Marie-Astrid Charlier Mystères de papier mâché. Montréal selon Hector Berthelot
Matthieu Letourneux Un genre médiatique international, des séries culturelles locales: Le mystère urbain québécois
Yoan Vérilhac Les mystères des Mystères de Montréal d’Henri-Émile Chevalier
Alex Gagnon Crimes littéraires et transactions discursives. Les Mystères de Montréal et le récit national

Nicolas Gauthier Le « cas » des Mystères du Palais-Royal de Louis-François Raban
Amélie Chabrier Les Mystères de New-York : stratégies d’adaptation d’un serial américain au pays de l’oncle Sue

Effie Amilitou Apocryphes urbains, ou la construction d’un mystérieux genre romanesque en Grèce

Anna Lushenkova Foscolo Entre l’« école naturelle » et les mystères de la capitale : La croisée des genres et des traditions littéraires dans Les Bas-fonds de Saint-Pétersbourg de Vsevolod Krestovski et sa traduction française

Helle Waahlberg « Ridicules imitations d’Eugène Sue ou de Paul Féval » : les mystères urbains scandinaves


Laura Suárez de la Torre Lectures des Mystères de Paris à Mexico au  XIXe siècle
Maria Esther Pérez Salas Les illustrations mexicaines des Mystères de Paris

Parution: «Si tu vas à Rio…» La musique populaire brésilienne en France au XXe siècle


«Si tu vas à Rio…»

La musique populaire brésilienne en France au XXe siècle

Anaïs Fléchet, enseignant-chercheur au Centre d’histoire culturelle des sociétés contemporaines publie «Si tu vas à Rio…»  La musique populaire brésilienne en France au XXe siècle aux éditions Armand Colin.

Longtemps ignorés des Européens, les rythmes du Brésil ont connu un fort engouement dans la société française et suscité de véritables modes musicales tout au long du XXe siècle. Dès la veille de la Première Guerre mondiale, la maxixe fait son apparition dans les dancings parisiens, bientôt suivie par les Saudades du Brésil de Darius Milhaud et les Choros d’Heitor Villa-Lobos. Samba, baião, bossa nova, chanson engagée et tropicalisme sont ensuite venus enrichir le paysage sonore français et ont donné lieu à des transferts culturels complexes entre les deux rives de l’Atlantique.
Comment ces musiques brésiliennes sont-elles parvenues dans l’Hexagone et que nous apprend leur réception sur la société de l’époque ? Quelles pratiques rythmiques et instrumentales ont été adoptées, adaptées et revendiquées par les musiciens français ? Comment écoutait-on le monde avant les « musiques du monde » ? Autant de questions auxquelles cet ouvrage, à la croisée de l’histoire culturelle et de l’histoire transnationale, se propose de répondre.
En retraçant l’itinéraire de la musique populaire brésilienne en France, en interrogeant les médiations qui ont permis ces circulations musicales et en déconstruisant les imaginaires du Brésil qui y sont associés, c’est aussi le cadre plus général de la mondialisation culturelle qui est ici interrogé.

Anaïs Fléchet est maître de conférences en histoire à l’université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, membre du Centre d’histoire culturelle des sociétés contemporaines et chargée d’enseignement à Sciences Po Paris.

« Si tu vas à Rio… »  La musique populaire brésilienne en France au XXe siècle • Anaïs Fléchet • Armand Colin • Collection Recherches • 392 pages • ISBN : 9782200277253 • 25 €.

Contact éditeur : Irène Nanni 01 44 39 42 21


Partie I : La révélation d’un nouveau monde sonore : 1905-1940
1. Premiers échos du Brésil
2. Passeurs culturels et médiations musicales
3. Un art sauvage ?

Partie II : Le rêve exotique : 1945-1959
4. Le Brésil en chansons
5. Quand samba rime avec coca-cola
6. Un exotisme populaire

Partie III : Brésil, nouvelle vague
7. Le chant feutré de la bossa nova
8. Les relais de la culture de masse
9. L’art de bien entendre

Caetano Veloso, Rio de Janeiro, 23 avril 2005
Pierre Barouh, Paris, 11 septembre 2003
Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Rio de Janeiro, 7 mai 2004
Georges Moustaki, Paris, 30 août 2004
Violeta Arraes Gervaiseau, Rio de Janeiro, 24 mai 2005

CFP: (Re)Locating the Frontier: International Western Films (publication) (15 août 2012)

(Re)Locating the Frontier

International Western Films (publication)

Cinematic representations of the North American West, from the silent era to the present, have played an important role in one of the United States’ core cinematic genres and in the viewing lives of generations of North Americans. The Western tradition, however, with its well-worn tropes, readily identifiable characters, iconic landscapes, and evocative soundtracks, is not limited to the United States. Western, or Western-inspired films have played a part in the output of numerous national film traditions, including Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Considerations of these films, however, have been decidedly U.S.-centric, with discussions of international Westerns typically limited to a small number of Eurowesterns and their directors.

This collection of essays seeks to broaden the scholarly conversation about Westerns by considering films beyond the Hollywood and Spaghetti Western traditions. The editors seek contributions that address a wide range of international Westerns, including their significance, meanings, and reception in their the national industries which gave them form. How do Westerns not made in the U.S. use the genre for their own purposes? Through what innovations or adaptations is that achieved? In what ways do these films challenge or support the idea of national literatures and cinemas? How do their narratives negotiate nation, narrative, genre, and their intersection?

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

• El Topo and the Mexican Weird West
• Filming The Devil’s Backbone: The Border Frontier
• Genre Mash-ups in Asian Westerns: Dynamite Warrior
• The Good, the Bad, and the Samurai Tradition
• Sounds of the Frontier: Eurowestern Soundtracks
• Eurowestern Film Cycles: Django Rides
• Exploring the Ostern: White Sun of the Desert
• Karl May on Screen: The German Frontier Tradition
• Her Majesty’s West: Carry On, Cowboy
• Sholay and Frontier Independence
• The “Northern”: Hollywood North, or Something Else?

Please note: Essays dealing with the Spaghetti Western tradition should approach it from a fresh perspective, not yet represented in the substantial scholarly literature.

Acceptance will be contingent upon the contributors’ ability to meet these deadlines, and to deliver professional-quality work.

Publication timetable:

Aug 15, 2012 – Deadline for Abstracts

September 30, 2012 – Notification of Acceptance Decisions

Feb 1, 2013 – Chapter Drafts Due

April 30, 2013 – Chapter Revisions Due

May 30, 2013 – Final Revisions Due

July 1, 2013 – Delivery to Publisher

Please submit your abstracts of 500-1000 words and a brief (1-page) CV via email to both of the editors by August 15, 2012:

Cynthia J. Miller –
A. Bowdoin Van Riper –

CFP: Media Across Borders The 1st International Conference on the Localisation of Film, Television and Video Games (2 avril 2012)

Media Across Borders

The 1st International Conference on the Localisation of Film, Television and Video Games

Saturday 9th June, 2012 at the University of Roehampton, London

Launch event of the Media Across Borders network, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as part of the Translating Cultures programme.

What happened when the UK TV series The Office was reworked for French audiences as Le Bureau? Or when Vishal Bhardwaj adapted Othello in the Bollywood musical Omkara? Or when the Tomb Raider video game had to be altered for the Japanese market? The practice of adapting media content across borders is spreading. Opportunities offered by digital technologies have accelerated creative borrowing and have firmly established content franchising.

This international conference seeks to interrogate the myriad ways in which media content is translated and adapted across cultural borders. Bringing together academic scholars and industry professionals, the conference will discuss processes of media localisation and contemplate the broader significance of cultural translation within the creative industries.

We will consider all proposals relevant to this theme, although we particularly welcome those that engage with the following topics:

– Cross-cultural remakes and adaptations
– TV Formats
– Video game localisation
– Media content franchising
– Transmedia storytelling
– Localisation through para-texts
– Fan appropriation across borders
– Cultural translation
– The universal and the particular

Please submit an abstract of 300 words along with a short biographical note to:

Deadline for abstracts is 2nd April 2012