Contemporary French Civilization

Étude comparative de revues scientifiques consacrées à la culture et à la civilisation françaises

Contemporary French Civilization (2016), 41, (3-4), 365–380.

Abstract

This article analyzes the contents of four French culture and civilization journals published in the United States and the United Kingdom: Contemporary French Civilization; French Cultural Studies; French Politics, Culture & Society; and Modern and Contemporary France. The topics covered in these journals are examined in light of their editorial board and are compared to those of articles published in The French Review, a generalist journal that has existed in the United States since 1927. Some key articles published over the decades enable us to measure the evolution that has taken place in the teaching of civilization, a discipline which is often associated with cultural studies and is still the subject of scrutiny.

Cet article analyse le contenu de quatre revues de culture et civilisation françaises publiées aux États-Unis et au Royaume-Uni: Contemporary French Civilization; French Cultural Studies; French Politics, Culture & Society; et Modern and Contemporary France. Les thèmes traités dans ces revues sont examinés au regard de leur comité de rédaction et sont comparés à ceux des articles publiés dans The French Review, revue généraliste qui existe aux États-Unis depuis 1927. Quelques articles clés, parus au fil des décennies, permettent de mesurer l’évolution qui s’est dessinée dans l’enseignement de la civilisation, discipline souvent associée aux études culturelles et qui fait toujours l’objet d’interrogations.

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