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VICHY-RELATED EVENTS & RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

List of Recent & Forth-Coming Vichy-related events

This page presents some information about forth-coming events or recent happenings. It is divided into the following sections:

Recent publications:

 

Books

 

Articles in Journals

 

Recent conferences

 

 

Forth-coming conferences and seminars

 

 

Recent television and Radio Broadcasts

Forth-coming Television and Radio Broadcasts

 

 

 

 

 

Recent exhibitions and events

Forth-coming exhibitions and events

 

 

            

RECENT BOOKS & ARTICLES

BOOKS

Recent books concerning the years 1930-1950

 

Karen Adler, Jews and Gender in Liberation France, Cambridge University Press, 2003

 

 

Nicholas Atkin, The Forgotten French: Exiles in the British Isles, 1940-44, Manchester University Press, 2003

 

 

Jean-Pierre Azéma, Vivre et Survivre Dans le Marais, Paris, Maunuscrit, 2005

 

 

Jean-Pierre Azéma, Jean Moulin : Le politique, le rebelle, le résistant, Perrin, 2003

 

Jean-Pierre Azéma (ed) Jean Moulin face à l'histoire, Flammarion, 2004

 

Jean-Pierre Azéma, Philippe Burrin & Robert Paxton, Le 6 juin 1944, Perrin, 2004

 

 

Jean-Pierre Azéma and Olivier Wieviroka, Vichy 1940-1944, Perrin (édition de Poche), 2004

 

Marc-Olivier Baruch & Vincent Vauclert, Justice, politique et République, de l'affaire Dreyfus à la guerre d'Algérie, Editions complexe, 2002

 

Robert Boninchi, Vichy et l'ordre moral, Presses Universitaires de France, 2005

 

Jean-Yves Boursier, Un camp d'internement vichyste : Le sanatorium surveillé de La Guiche, L'Harmattan, 2004

 

Robert B Bruce, Pétain: Verdun to Vichy, Brassey's US, 2004

 

 

Philippe Burrin, La dérive fasciste : Doriot, Déat, Bergery 1933-1945, new edition, Seuil, 2003

 

Philippe Buton, La Joie douleureuse : La libération de la France, Complexe, 2004

 

 

Patrick Cabanel and Pierre Laborie (eds), Penser la défaite, Privat, 2002

 

Carmen Callill, Bad faith, a forgotten history of family and fatherland, London, Jonathan Cape, 2006

 

Jacques Cantier, L'Algérie sous le régime de Vichy, Paris, O. Jacob, 2002

 

 

Jacques Cantier and Eric Jennings, L'Empire colonial sous Vichy, Odile Jacob, 2004

 

 

Luc Capdevila, Francois Rouquet, Fabrice Virgili and Daniele Voldman, Hommes et femmes dans la France en Guerre, 1914-1945, Payot, 2003

 

 

Luc Capdevila and Daniele Voldman, Nos morts : Les Sociétés occidentales face aux tués de la guerre, Payot, 2003

 

Michele C Cone, French Modernisms: Perspectives on Art Before, During, and After Vichy , Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2001

 

Stacy Cretzmeyer, Ruth Kapp Harz, Beate Kalrsfeld, Tu T'appelles Renee: Paroles d'une Enfant Cachée Dans La France De Vichy (1940-1944), Beach Lloyd Pub Llc, 2005

 

Michael Curtis, Verdict on Vichy:Power and Prejudice, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2002 

 

 

Michael Curtis, Verdict on Vichy:Power and Prejudice, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, Paperback edition, 2004 

 

 

Hanna Diamond & Simon Kitson (eds), Vichy, Resistance, Liberation: New Perspectives on occupied France, Oxford, Berg, February 2005  (essays in honour of Professor Rod Kedward)

 

 

Francois-Georges Dreyfus (ed), Unrecognized Resistance: The Franco-American Experience in World War Two, Transaction publishers, 2004  

 

 

Sarah Fishman, The Battle for Children: World War II Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice in Twentieth-century France, Harvard University Press, 2002

 

 

Hilary Footitt, War and Liberation in France: Living with the Liberators , Palgrave, 2004

 

 

Nathalie Forissier, La déportation dans la Loire 1940-1944 : Le Mémorial des Déportés, PU Saint-Etienne, 2005

 

Daniel Gervais, La ligne de démarcation, Hachette, 2004

 

 

Robert Gildea, Marianne in Chains: In Search of the German Occupation 1940-45 , Macmillan, 2003

 

 

Richard J Golson, Vichy's Afterlife: History and Counterhistory in Postwar France, University of Nebraska Press, 2001  

 

Philippe Grandjean, L'Indochine face au Japon : 1940-1945 Decoux-de Gaulle, un malentendu fatal, L'Harmattan, 2004

 

 

Jean-Pierre Greff, et al, Signes de la collaboration et de la résistance, 1939-1945, Autrement, 2002

 

 

Julian Jackson, La France sous l'occupation : 1940-1944, Flammarion, 2004. 

 

 

Julian Jackson, De Gaulle, Haus Publications, 2003

 

 

Julian Jackson, De Gaulle, Paris, Alvik Editions, 2004

 

 

Julian Jackson, The Fall of France: The Nazi Invasion of 1940, OUP, 2003 

 

 

Eric T Jennings, Vichy in the Tropics: Petain's National Revolution in Madagascar, Guadeloupe, and Indochina, 1940-1944, Stanford University Press, 2004

   

 

Dorothy Kaufmann, Edith Thomas: A Passion for Resistance, Cornell University Press, 2004

 

 

Simon Kitson, Vichy et la chasse aux espions nazis, Autrement, Paris, 2005

 

 

Kenneth Krauss, The Drama of Fallen France: Reading "La Comedie Sans Tickets", State University of New York Press, 2003

 

 

Fred Kupferman, Le Procès de Vichy, Editions Complexe, 2006

 

Pierre Laborie, Les mots de 39-45, Toulouse PU Mirail, 2004

 

 

Pierre Laborie, Les Français des années troubles : De la guerre d'Espagne à la libération, Seuil, 2003

 

Pierre Laborie, Les Français sous Vichy et l'occupation, Paris, editions Milan, 2003

 

 

Annie Lambert, Etre juif à Nantes sous Vichy, Siloe/Kerdore, 2005

 

 

Christian Leourier, Histoires et récits de la Résistance, Fernand Nathan, 2003

 

 

Patrick Marnham, Resistance and Betrayal: The Death and Life of Jean Moulin, the Greatest Hero of the French Resistance, Random House, 2002

 

 

Francine Muel-Dreyfus, Vichy and the Eternal Feminine: A Contribution to a Political Sociology of Gender, Duke University Press, 2002

 

 

Cyril Olivier, Le vice ou la vertu : Vichy et les politiques de la sexualité, Toulouse PU Mirail, 2005

 

 

Meg Ostrum, The Surgeon and the Shepherd: Two Resistance Heroes in Vichy France, University of Nebraska Press, 2004

 

 

Jean Paulhan, Autour De La "Lettre Aux Directeurs De La Resistance", University of Exeter Press, 2003

 

 

Robert Owen Paxton, L'armée de Vichy : Le corps des officiers français (1940-1944), Seuil, 2006

 

 

Yves Pourcher, Pierre Laval vu par sa fille. D'après ses carnets intimes, Paris, le cherche midi,  2002.

 

 

Antoine Prost, In the Wake of War, `Les Anciens Combattants' and French Society 1914-1939, Oxford, Berg, 2002

 

 

Anne Raffin, Youth Mobilization in Vichy Indochina and Its Legacies, 1940 to 1970, Lexington Books, 2005

 

 

Adam Rayski, The Choice of the Jews Under Vichy: Between Submission and Resistance, University of Notre Dame Press, 2005

 

 

Henry Rousso, Le dosssier de Lyon III : Le rapport sur le racisme et le négationnisme à l'université Jean-Moulin, Fayard, 2004

 

 

Antoine Sabbagh, Lettres de Drancy, Seuil,2004

 

Ralph Schor, L'antisémitisme en France dans l'entre-deux-guerres : Prélude à Vichy, Editions Complexe, 2005

 

 

Edith Sichel, Women and Men of the French Resistance, University Press of the Pacific, 2004

 

 

Dominique Tantin, 1939-1945 Delphin Debenest : Un magistrat en guerre contre le nazisme, Geste Editions, 2005

 

 

Dominique Veillon, Fashion Under the Occupation, Oxford, Berg, 2002

 

 

Jean Vigreux, La vigne du maréchal Pétain ou un faire-valoir bourguignon de la Révolution nationale, Editions de l'Université de Dijon, 2005

 

 

Richard Vinen, The Unfree French, Life under the Occupation, Penguin, 2006

 

Fabrice Virgili, Shorn Women, The Scapegoats of Occupied France, Oxford, Berg, 2002

 

 

Fabrice Virgili, Sauver Paris, Editions complexe, 2002

 

Limor Yagil, Chrétiens et Juifs sous Vichy (1940-1944) : Sauvetage et désobéissance civile, Cerf, 2005

 


Tela Zasloff, A Rescuer's Story: Pastor Pierre-Charles Toureille in Vichy France: Pastor Pierre-Charles Toureille in Vichy France, University of Wisconsin Press, June 2003

 

 

 

 

Recent publications sorted by publisher: 

Below you will find a list of some of recently published or forth-coming books sorted by publisher. The list will be expanded over time so please let me know of your publications by e-mailing me on s.k.kitson@bham.ac.uk 

 

BERG

for further information: 

http://www.bergpublishers.com/uk/catalogue_action.asp?Heading_Id=2 

Dominique Veillon, Fashion Under the Occupation, Berg, Oxford, 2002

Sarah Fishman, Laura Lee Downs, Ioannis Sinanoglou, Leonard V Smith, Robert Zaretsky, (eds) France at War, Vichy and the Historians, Berg, Oxford, 2000

Nancy Wood, Vectors of Memory, Legacies of Trauma in Postwar Europe, Berg, Oxford, 1999

Martin Thomas, Britain, France and Appeasement, Anglo-French Relations in the Popular Front Era, Berg, Oxford, 1997

W. D. Halls, Politics, Society and Christianity in Vichy France,  Berg, Oxford, 1995

H R Kedward & Nancy Wood, The Liberation of France: Image and Event, Berg, Oxford, 1995

Michael Scriven & Peter Wagstaff (eds), War and Society in 20th Century France, Berg, Oxford, 1991

Colin Nettlebeck, Forever French, Exile in the United States, 1939-1945, Berg, Oxford, 1991

 

BERGHAHN BOOKS

for further information: 

http://www.berghahnbooks.com/  

Valerie Holman and Debra Kelly (eds), France at war in the Twentieth Century: Myth, Metaphor, and Propaganda, Berghahn, Oxford, 2000

Joel Blatt (ed), The French defeat of 1940: reassessments, Berghahn, Oxford, 1997

 

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Kevin Passmore, From Liberalism to Fascism: The Right in a French Province, 1928–1939, CUP, Cambridge, 1997

Richard Vinen, Bourgeois Politics in France, 1945–1951, CUP, Cambridge, 1995

Martin S. Alexander, The Republic in Danger, General Maurice Gamelin and the Politics of French Defence, 1933–1940, CUP, Cambridge, 1993

Irwin M. Wall, The United States and the Making of Postwar France, 1945–1954, CUP, Cambridge, 1991

Julian Jackson, The Popular Front in France: Defending Democracy, 1934–38, CUP, Cambridge, 1990

Philippe Bernard, Henri Dubief, The Decline of the Third Republic, 1914–1938, CUP, Cambridge, 1988

 

LE CHERCHE-MIDI

Yves POURCHER, Pierre Laval vu par sa fille. D'après ses carnets intimes, le cherche midi, Paris, 2002.


COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS

for further information: 

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/index.html 

Robert O. Paxton, Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order, Columbia University Press, New York, 2001     (new edition)

Nicola Lambourne, War Damage in Western Europe, Columbia University Press, New York, 2001 

Pierre Vidal-Naquet, The Jews: History, Memory, and the Present, Columbia University Press, New York, 1998

Lucien Lazare, Rescue as Resistance: How Jewish Organizations Fought the Holocaust in France,  Columbia University Press, New York, 1996

Yvon Lacaze, France and Munich, A Study in Decision-Making in International Affairs, Columbia University, Press, New York,1995

 

LA DECOUVERTE

Marc-Olivier Baruch & Vincent Duclert, Serviteurs de l'Etat : Une histoire politique de l'administration française 1875-1945, La découverte, Paris, 2000

 

FAYARD

for further information: 

http://www.editions-fayard.fr/Nouveaute/FrNouveaute.htm 

Barbara Lambauer, Otto Abetz et les Français, Ou l’envers de la collaboration, Fayard, Paris, 2001

Pascale Froment, René Bousquet, Fayard, Paris, 2001 (Nouvelle édition)

Marc-Olivier Baruch & Vincent Guigueno, Le Choix des X : L'Ecole Polytechnique et les polytechniceins, 1939-1945, Fayard, Paris, 2000

 

FITZROY DEARBORN

for further information: 

http://www.fitzroydearborn.com/default.htm 

Robert Rozett & Shmuel Spector, Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, Fitzroy Dearborn, London, 2000

 

FRANK CASS

for further information: 

http://www.cassbooks.com/cass/whats_new.asp?PGE=&ORD=cass&TAG=&CID= 

W.J.R Gardner, The evacuation from Dunkirk, "Operation Dynamo" 26 May - 4 June 1940, Frank Cass, London, 2000

David Alvarez (ed), Allied and Axis signals intelligence in World War II, Frank Cass, London, 1999

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Foreword: a historian's perspective, David Kahn. Axis Sigint collaboration - a limited partnership, David Alvarez; automating American cryptanalysis, 1930-45 - marvellous machines, a bit too late, Colin Burke; signals intelligence in Australia during the Pacific War, Frank Cain; new evidence on breaking the Japanese army codes, Edward J. Drea, Joseph E. Richard; the "usual source" - signals intelligence and planning for the Eighth Army "Crusader" offensive, 1941, John Ferris; cautious collaborators - the struggle for Anglo-American cryptanalytic co-operation, 1940-43, Lee A. Gladwin; searching for security - the German investigations into Enigma's security, R.A. Ratcliff; new intelligence releases - a British side to the story, Bradley F. Smith; signals intelligence and Vichy France, 1940-44 - intelligence in defeat, Martin Thomas; Chinese codebreakers, 1927-45, Maochun Yu.

John P Campbell, Dieppe revisited, Frank Cass, London, 1993

John Gooch (ed), Decisive campaigns of the Second World War, Frank Cass, London, 1990

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
The fall of France, 1940, Martin S. Alexander; the Battle of the Atlantic, Marc Milner; the Allied air offensive, Malcolm Smith; the North African Campaign 1940-43 - a reconsideration; the road to defeat - the German campaigns in Russia 1941-43, Bernd Wegner; the italian campaign, 1943-45 - a reappraisal of Allied generalship, Brian Holden Reid; the campaigns in Asia and the Pacific.

Anthony Adamthwaite, France and the coming of the Second World War, 1936-1939, Frank Cass, London, 1977

GALLIMARD

Henry Rousso, Vichy : L'événement, la mémoire, l'histoire, Gallimard, Paris, 2001

(A collection of Henry's articles assembled together for the first time)

 

LONGMAN

for further information: 

http://www.ablongman.com/catalog/academic/discipline/1,4094,72158,00.html 

Nicholas Atkin, The French at War, 1934-44, Longman, London, 2001

(very readable synthesis of the Vichy years. Contains a collection of useful documents in English and a very helpful glossary of key figures, symbols and organisations)

Tyler Stovall, France Since the Second World War, Longman, London, 2001

Andrew Shennan, The Fall of France, 1940, Longman, London, 2000

Martin Blinkhorn, Fascism and the Right in Europe, 1919-1945, Longman, London, 2000

Hanna Diamond, Women and the Second World War in France, 1939-1948: Choices and Constraints, Longman, London, 1999

 

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

I.C.B DEAR (ed), The Oxford Companion to World War Two, OUP, Oxford, 2001, p 321

(pages 308-322 contain an excellent section on France written by Rod Kedward )

Julian Jackson, France: the dark years, 1940-44, OUP, Oxford, 2001

(A synthesis of the highest quality- very thorough and highly recommended)

Peter Jackson, France and the Nazi Menace - Intelligence and Policy Making 1933-1939, OUP, Oxford, 2000

Maurice Larkin, France since The Popular Front - Government and People 1936-1996, OUP, Oxford, 1997      (Second Edition)

H. R. Kedward, In Search of the Maquis - Rural Resistance in Southern France 1942-1944, OUP, Oxford, 1994

 

PALGRAVE

for further information: 

http://www.palgrave-usa.com/history/ 

Richard Davis, Anglo-French relations before the Second World War: Appeasement and Crisis, Palgrave, New York, 2001 


PERRIN

Paul Sanders, Histoire du Marché noir, Perrrin, sept. 2001, Coll. Terre d'Histoire ISBN 2262016429  149.56FF/22.80 Euros

 

PRESSES UNIVERSITAIRES DE RENNES


Philippe-Jean Hesse et Jean-Pierre Le Crom (eds), La protection sociale sous le régime de Vichy, PUR, Rennes, 2001

 

RANDOM HOUSE

Sheila Isenberg, A Hero Of Our Own, Random House, New York, 2001

[A new biography of Varian Fry] Author's website is www.sheilaisenberg.com

 

 

STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Philip Watts, Allegories of the Purge: How Literature Responded to the Postwar Trials of Writers and Intellectuals in France, Stanford University Press, 1999

 

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS

for further information: 

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Subjects/virtual_history.html 

Alice Kaplan, The Collaborator: The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2000

Miranda Pollard, Reign of Virtue: Mobilizing Gender in Vichy France, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1998

 

WEIDENFELD AND NICOLSON

Michael Curtis, Verdict on Vichy:Power and Prejudice, to be published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, November 2002

 

YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS

for further information: 

http://www.yale.edu/yup/ 

Walter Laqueur (ed), The Holocaust Encyclopedia, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2001

Christopher Green, Art in France, 1900-1940, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2000

Charles Rearick, The French in Love and War: Popular Culture in the Era of the World Wars, Yale University Press, New Haven,1997

Lois Gordon, The world of Samuel Beckett, 1906-1946, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1996

Robert Soucy, French fascism: The Second Wave, 1933-1939, Yale University Press, New Haven,1995

Romy Golan, Modernity and nostalgia, Art and Politics in France Between the Wars, Yale University Press, New Haven,1995

    

 

JOURNALS

Recent articles concerning the years 1930-1950

ANNALES

For further information on this Journal:

http://www.ehess.fr/editions/revues/index-revues.html 

Michel Troper, La loi Gayssot et la Constitution, Annales, 54th Year - n° 6, November-December 1999 (concerns negationism)

Laura Lee Downs. "Boys will be men and girls will be boys": division sexuelle et travail dans la métallurgie (France et Angleterre, 1914-1939), Annales, 54th Year - n° 3, May-June 1999 

 

DIPLOMATIC HISTORY

For further information on this Journal:

http://www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk/asp/journal.asp?ref=0145-2096&src=cts 

William I. Hitchcock, France, the Western Alliance, and the Origins of the Schuman Plan, 1948-1950, Diplomatic History, Volume 21 : Issue 4, Fall 1997

 

EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY

For further information on this Journal:

http://www.sagepub.co.uk/frame.html?http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journals/details/j0031.html 

Joan Tumblety, 'Civil Wars of the Mind' : The Commemoration of the 1789 Revolution in the Parisian Press of the Radical Right, 1939, European History Quarterly, Volume 30 Issue 03, July 2000

Abstract: This article explores the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the French Revolution in 1939 and the responses to it of agents on the Left, centre and radical Right of French Political culture. In particular, it is argued that French fascists, especially the 'literary fascists' of Action française and Je suis partout, developed throughout the sesquicentennial year a critique of revolutionary and republican forces that placed 1789 at the beginning of the French slide into a decadent modernity marked by class conflict, racial integration and the blurring of the boundaries between the sexes. Such an analysis reveals the importance of practising historians in cultural political debate and shows how the commemoration of the 1789 Revolution reflected, in part, contemporary fears of an apocalyptic war against Germany. In addition, the memory of the contested eighteenth-century past was displaced for these actors by a contemplation of a supposedly pure and pre-modern era embodied by Joan of Arc.

 

 

FRENCH HISTORY

French History: Current Issue

 

For further information on this Journal: http://www3.oup.co.uk/french/contents/ 

Sean Kennedy, (University of New Brunswick in Fredericton), Accompanying the Marshal: La Rocque and the Progrès Social Français under Vichy, French History, Volume 15, Issue 2: June 2001, pp. 186-213.

Martin Thomas. (University of the West of England, Bristol), France in British Signals Intelligence, 1939-1945, French History, Volume 14, Issue 1, March 2000, pp. 41-66

P V Dutton, (Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ) French versus German approaches to family welfare in Lorraine, 1918-1940, French History, Volume 13, Issue 4, December 1999, pp. 439-463

M Torigian, (Alameda, CA, USA), The end of the popular front: the Paris metal strike of spring 1938, French History, Volume 13, Issue 4, December 1999, pp. 464-491

L L Clark, (History Department, Millersville University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA), Higher-ranking women civil servants and the Vichy regime: firings and hirings, collaboration and resistance, French History, Volume 13, Issue 3, September 1999, pp. 332-359

J I Lewis, (City College, New York, USA), The MRP and the genesis of the French Union, 1944-1948,French History, Volume 12, Issue 3: September 1998, pp. 276-314

J Jackson, (University of Wales, Swansea, UK), The long road to Vichy, (Review article), French History, Volume 12, Issue 2: June 1998, Pages 213-224

P Biddiscombe, (University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) The French resistance and the Chambery incident of June 1945, French History, Volume 11, Issue 4: December 1997, Pages 438-460

S Langlois, (Department of History, McGill University, Canada) Images that matter: the French resistance in film, 1944-1946, French History, Volume 11, Issue 4: December 1997, Pages 461-490

Abstract: "From the August 1944 liberation of Paris until the end of 1945 the French film industry was reorganized, and film production began again. More than a dozen feature films about the French Resistance premiered in 1946. Resisters and critics had called for quality films which would document the struggle of the French Resistance and hopes were high because film itself was believed to have a social and historical mission. Truth, art and restraint were deemed essential. Everyone felt the urgency to recount, to document what had happened. It was important for the French people to anchor and situate the victory in a national perspective and allow national unity to be rebuilt in the spirit of the third item of the republican trilogy, fraternité, it was important for the image of France abroad because of the profound divisions which became visible during the war. Because of the unique nature of the Resistance the widespread supposition was that written sources were almost non-existent, and in the immediate post-war period there was a specific goal concerning film: the ambition was to create visual documents which would be another historical source. This article discusses how such ambition was possible, who entertained it and how successful it was"

P Smith. (University of Nottingham, UK), Political parties, parliament and women's suffrage in France, 1919-1939, French History, Volume 11, Issue 3: September 1997, Pages 338-358

L. Taylor, (Department of History, University of Waterloo, Canada), Collective action in northern France, 1940-1944, French History, Issue 2: June 1997, Pages: 190 – 214

M. Thomas, (University of the West of England, Bristol), The discarded leader: General Henri Giraud and the foundation of the French committee of national liberation, French History, Volume 10, Issue 1: March 1996, Pages: 86 - 111

 

FRENCH HISTORICAL STUDIES

For further information on this Journal:

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/fhs/ 

Seth D Armus, The Eternal Enemy: Emmanuel Mounier's Esprit and French Anti-Americanism, French Historical Studies 24.2, Spring 2001

William I. Hitchcock, Pierre Boisson, French West Africa, and the Postwar Epuration: A Case from the Aix Files, French Historical Studies, 24.2, Spring 2001

Jackie Clarke, Engineering a New Order in the 1930s: The Case of Jean Coutrot, French Historical Studies, 24.1, Winter 2001

Paul Schue, The Prodigal Sons of Communism: Parti Populaire Français Narratives of Communist Recruitment for the Spanish Civil War and the Everyday Functioning of Party Ideology, French Historical Studies, 24.1, Winter 2001

 

FRENCH POLITICS, CULTURE, AND SOCIETY

For further information on this Journal:

http://www.berghahnbooks.com/Journals/french.html 

Steven Ungar, Vichy: Beyond the Syndrome Syndrome?, French Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 19, No. 1 Spring 2001

Robert Schwartzwald, Dangerous Liaisons in 1940s Quebec: Vichy or la France libre, French Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 19, No. 1 Spring 2001    (Review essay)

Steven Zdatny, War and Liberation: Histories from Below, French Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 19, No. 1 Spring 2001    (Review essay)

Robert O. Paxton, Gérard Noiriel's Third Republic, French Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 18, No. 2, Summer 2000     (Review essay)

Vicki Caron, Ordinary Antisemitism and Vichy Anti-Jewish Policy: The Role of the Legal Profession, French Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 18, No. 2, Summer 2000     (Review essay)

Jacques Revel, Histoire vs Mémoire en France aujourd'hui, French Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 18, No. 1, Spring 2000

Abstract: Like most western countries, France has experienced a "memory explosion" over the past two decades: not just overall national memory, but also more specific, particular memories, be they regional or local, ethnic or professional. This phenomenon is especially remarkable in France, where it confronts an old and very powerful tradition of "French History," which used to play a central role in civic education and which has since proven ineffective in that role. This article examines the conflict between "memory" and "history" and its implications.

Claire Andrieu, Women in the French Resistance: Revisiting the Historical record, French Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 18, No. 1, Spring 2000

Abstract: This article analyzes a double paradox, historiographical as well as historical. The bibliography on women in the French Resistance is inadequate. Caught between testimony and history, the works in this bibliography do not reach the standard of social history, nor that of standard representation. However, insofar as they dedicate considerable attention to lived experience, these works remain closer to the specificity of resistance combat than academic texts produced over the past twenty years. These works study the Resistance relying on the same methods used to study political parties in modern democracies. The method which will allow for a women's history of the Resistance that does not set aside the fear, death, and torture of the prisons and camps has yet to be created. The other paradox concerns the gap between the women resistors and the image of the "liberated" woman developed since the 1960s. These women lived during the golden age of the domestic family and its "wife-at-home," between the 1930s and 1960s. Half of these women were married and mothers. They were neither feminists nor suffragettes and yet, their action constituted a civic engagement. Their example can serve to renews reflections on both gender and feminism.

 

Laura L. Frader, Review Essay: Engendering French History Between the World Wars. French Politics, Culture and Society, Vol. 17, No. 3-4 Summer/Fall 1999 (double issue)

 

 

GUERRES MONDIALES ET CONFLITS CONTEMPORAINS

For further information on this Journal:

http://www.puf.com/revue.php?revue=TV 

Jean-Michel Valade. - La lutte contre les francs-maçons sous le régime de Vichy (1940-1944). L'exemple de la Corrèze, Guerres mondiales et conflits contemporains, N° 197,  2000, pp 131-143

Abstract: Less than five weeks after its arrival in power the Vichy government  decided to abolish the Freemasonary. The law of 13 August 1940 orders the dissolution of the secret societies. The authorities conduct searches of the Lodges,  organise the confiscation of their property and the publication of the names of Freemasons in the Journal Officiel. Civil servants who belonged to a Secret Society were dismissed.  In the rural department of Corrèze, seventy Freemasons have their names revealed, twelve are dismissed from public service. Nevertheless, confronted with the Vichy new order, the Freemasons of Corrèze find the means to resist. Four of their number die in the cause of the Resistance.

 

Yagil Limor. - Le mouvement " Redressement français " et la Révolution nationale de Vichy, Guerres mondiales et conflits contemporains, N° 197,  2000


Thibault Richard. - 1940-1944. L'administration française face à l'occupant en Seine-et-Oise : des relations conflictuelles et ambiguës, Guerres mondiales et conflits contemporains, N° 197,  2000 


L'HISTOIRE

For further information on this Journal:

http://www.histoire.presse.fr/ 

Annette Wieviorka, Drancy : un monument historique ?, L'Histoire, N° 257 - September 2001

Jean-Pierre Azéma, Les premières victimes de Pétain, L'Histoire, N° 256 - July 2001 (concerns Free-Masons)

Gaël Moullec, De la Wehrmacht aux camps soviétiques. La tragédie des malgré-nous (avis de recherches), L'Histoire, N° 255 - June 2001

Thibault Tellier, Paul Reynaud, fossoyeur de la IIIe République ? L'Histoire, N° 254 - May 2001

Sophie Desormes, Paul Morand. Journal d'un maréchaliste distingué, L'Histoire, N° 253 - April 2001

Jean-Pierre Azéma, Pétainiste ou résistant ? L'Histoire, N° 253 - April 2001 (concerns Mitterrand)

Ingrid Galster, Que faisait Jean-Paul Sartre sous l'occupation ? L'Histoire, N° 248 - November 2000

Sylvie Chaperon, Du droit de vote à la pilule, L'Histoire, N° 245 - July 2000 (concerns women's rights in the post-war period)

Olivier Wieviorka, Enquête sur le 10 juillet 1940. La prise du pouvoir par Pétain, L'Histoire, N° 244 - June 2000

Philippe Joutard et Jean Lecuir, Jean Moulin, héros moderne, L'Histoire, N° 242 - April 2000

"La spoliation fut une étape vers la Solution finale", 
interview with Annette Wieviorka,
L'Histoire, N° 242 - April 2000

Marc Olivier Baruch, Vichy ou l'heure de la réforme, L'Histoire,  N° 240 - February 2000 (concerns police under Vichy)

 

HISTORICAL RESEARCH

For further information on this Journal:

http://www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk/asp/journal.asp?ref=0950-3471&src=cts 

François Bédarida, Winston Churchill’s image of France and the French, Historical Research, Volume 74 : Issue 183, February 2001

Abstract: Although fascinated by France all his life, Churchill was more familiar with the country than with its inhabitants (he mainly knew members of the upper and governing classes). His apprenticeship began early as he learned the language which he liked to speak so much. Both the warrior and the statesman in Churchill admired the military past and the grandeur of Britain’s neighbour, but his strategy towards France always combined realpolitik with genuine friendship. This article concentrates on three periods in Churchill’s relationship with France: 1911–32, 1933–45 and 1945–55. It concludes that Churchill’s ‘finest hour’ won him the lasting admiration of the French people.

 

HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES

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http://www3.oup.co.uk/holgen/hdb/Volume_15/Issue_02/

Renée Poznanski (Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel), The Geopolitics of Jewish Resistance in France, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Volume 15, Issue 2, Fall 2001, pp. 245-265

Abstract: This article focuses on the role of cities in the development of the Jewish Resistance in France. It tracks the movement of the Jewish population from Paris to cities in the southern, Vichy Zone, and thence to the countryside. It considers the evolution of organizations dedicated to rescue, as well as ideological movements or military groups. Five types of factors were important: (1) the traditional high rate of urbanization of the Jews in France and the resultant social habits that influenced their patterns of concentration during the first waves of internal migration; (2) the evolution of anti-Jewish policy that disrupted this behavior; (3) changes in French public opinion; (4) strategic needs associated with the forms of resistance adopted by each of these movements; and (5) the preference accorded to political aims over assistance and rescue objectives, as the Liberation approached. The analysis shows how functional explanations can be combined with political ones to explain the forms and course of the Jewish Resistance in France.

 

 

JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY HISTORY

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http://www.sagepub.co.uk/frame.html?http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journals/details/j0018.html 

 

Simon Kitson, Rehabilitation and Frustration : The Experience of Marseille Police Officers after the Liberation, Journal of Contemporary History, Volume 33, Issue 4, October 1998

John Hellman, Monasteries, Miliciens, War Criminals : Vichy France/Quebec, 1940-50, Journal of Contemporary History, Volume 32 Issue 04, October 1997

Megan Koreman, A Hero's Homecoming : The Return of the Deportees to France, 1945, Journal of Contemporary History, Volume 32 Issue 01, January 1997, pp 9-23

 

JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY

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http://www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk/asp/journal.asp?ref=0952-1909&src=cts 

Gary Wilder, Framing Greater France Between The Wars, Journal of Historical Sociology, Volume 14 : Issue 2, June 2001

Abstract: This essay analyzes the relationship between France as an imperial nation-state and the discourse of Greater France that intensified during the interwar period. I am interested in the way that the figure of Greater France sought to stage and reconcile - not justify, rationalize, or mystify - structural contradictions between republican and imperial systems of government. I argue that there is an intrinsic relationship between colonial discourse and its corresponding political form. By posing questions about the status we assign to colonial ideology through the analysis of a series of influential colonial texts, this essay pays special attention to the dissociation of nationality and citizenship that characterized a political form composed of a metropolitan parliamentary government articulated with a colonial administrative regime. I hope to reframe the familiar discussion of the proliferating representations of empire that circulated in metropolitan France after World War One. The figure of la plus grande France that developed then allows us to interrogate the French imperial nation-state at a doubly paradoxical historical conjuncture characterized by the consolidation of both the republic and the empire, on the one hand, and by unprecedented crises of the republic and colonial legitimacy, on the other. Interwar imperialism produced qualitative and evaluative distinctions between different French colonies but I will focus on the more general conceptions of the empire as such that circulated through the discourse of Greater France.

 

JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY

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http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JMH/home.html 

Laird BOSWELL, Franco-Alsatian Conflict and the Crisis of National Sentiment during the Phoney War, The Journal of Modern History, Volume 71, Number 3, September 1999, pp 522-584

Robert O. PAXTON, The Five Stages of Fascism, The Journal of Modern History, Volume 70, Number 1, March 1998, pp 1-23

Vicki CARON, The Antisemitic Revival in France in the 1930s: The Socioeconomic Dimension Reconsidered, The Journal of Modern History, Volume 70, Number 1, March 1998, pp 24-73

 

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY FRANCE

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http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/09639489.html 

John Oswald, Re-appropriating Europe: Albert Camus's wartime Europeanism, Modern & Contemporary France     Volume: 9 Number: 4     November 2001    Page: 483 -- 493

Abstract: The study of ideas of Europe in the works of Albert Camus is a relatively recent aspect of Camus scholarship, but one that has tended towards the teleological, reading Camus's stance on Europe as pioneering or at least anticipating modernday European integration. This article proposes a re-reading of Camus's Lettres à un ami allemand, of which the third letter (written in 1944) is one of the strongest expressions of Europeanism in the Camusian oeuvre. Unlike existing scholarship, it situates this text in the context of the various understandings of Europe of the resistance movements and the collaborators in Occupied France. Based on Higgins's understanding of resistance poetry as an effort to reappropriate language, and through comparison with Camus's hitherto largely ignored book review of works by Brice Parain, the article demonstrates how Camus's text constitutes an effort to reappropriate the discourse of Europe.

John Hellman, Memory, history and national identity in Vichy France, Modern & Contemporary France   February 2001   Volume: 9 Number: 1 Page: 37 -- 42

Abstract: Vichy France mobilised memory-managers to explain that the Revolution was over, to promote a deeper understanding of the French past and to help find a place in a European 'New Order' invigorated by the Germanic peoples. They demonstrated that a time of elites, or of 'knights', had returned. New people of old stock would displace the rabble risen in the Jacobin Empire and renew France by re-rooting her in her authentic past and collective memories. As Pétain toured the revered places of France's memory, the Republican rites and rituals were displaced by older symbols and ceremonies. Jewish and Masonic over-representation under the Third Republic encouraged a serene consensus for their exclusion. Vichy's search for a people's rooted, communitarian identity and heritage mustered prodigious, selfless, energies. The French wanted to be who they 'really were' and so vigorously sought themselves in their traditions and their past, with pernicious results.

 

Alastair Phillips, The camera goes down the streets. Dans les rues (Victor Trivas, 1933) and the Paris of the German émigrés, Modern & Contemporary France      Volume: 8 Number: 3, August 2000, Page: 325 -- 334

Abstract: Marcel Carné's important clarion call to 1930s French cinema 'to take the camera down the streets' was uniquely troubled by the arrival of waves of German émigré filmmakers in the French capital. This article uses one émigré film set in Paris, Dans les rues (Victor Trivas, 1933), as a case study to discuss both the place of the city and the place of the outsider in cinematic cultural representation during this decade. It argues that despite right-wing critical discourse linking Jewish culture with the ill effects of city life, a film like Dans les rues can be seen as an important turning point in the on-screen depiction of Paris. Trivas's film may have looked backwards to 19th-century convention, but, at the same time, it responded uniquely to Carné's concerns to produce an important, though largely neglected, early example of poetic realism.

 

Jackie Clarke, Imagined productive communities: industrial rationalisation and cultural crisis in 1930s France, Modern & Contemporary France      Volume: 8 Number: 3,  August 2000, Page: 345 -- 357

Abstract: This article discusses the French interwar movement in favour of the rationalisation of work and its ideas for a new industrial order. It argues that these ideas were shaped by anxieties about the social consequences of mass production and that a preoccupation with the (re-)creation of productive communities was central to the rationalisation project in France. Rather than embracing American-style mass production as the only model for modernisation, the French modernisers discussed here sought to map out a distinctive route: they sought ways in which goods could be produced on a mass scale, while workers were organised on a human scale, or even returned to the land. Such ambitions gesture just as much towards the passéisme of the Révolution nationale as to the model of Fordist America or the postwar transformation of France.

 

NATIONAL IDENTITIES

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Peter Carrier, 'National Reconciliation?' Mitterrand, Chirac and the Commemorations of Vichy 1992-95, National Identities, Volume: 2 Number: 2, July 2000, Page: 127 -- 144

 

 

PAST AND PRESENT

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Laura Lee Downs, Municipal Communism and the Politics of Childhood: Ivry-Sur-Seine 1925-1960, Past & Present, Volume 166, Issue 1: February 2000, pp. 205-241.

Pieter Lagrou , Victims of genocide and national memory: Belgium, France and the Netherlands 1945-1965 , Past & Present, February 1997, pp 181 - 222

 

 

VINGTIEME SIECLE

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http://www.sciences-po.fr/edition/revues/vingsie.html 

Vincent Guigueno, Le visage de l'histoire. L'Armée des ombres et la figuration de la Résistance au cinéma, Vingtième Siècle, 72, October-December 2001, pp 79-89

 

 

 

 

RECENT CONFERENCES

 

Revisiting the Liberation: France 1944-47

University of Reading- organiser Dr Andrew Knapp

Programme, September 2005, 

Friday 16 September 2005: Morning

10.00 Welcome and coffee

10.30 Dr Andrew Knapp, Senior Lecturer in French Studies, The University of Reading, 'Introduction'

11.00 Professor Olivier Wieviorka, Professor of History, École Normale Supérieure, Cachan, 'Renouvellement ou renouveaux ? Le personnel politique à la Libération'

12.00 Dr Emmanuel Cartier, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, 'The Liberation and the institutional question in France'

Lunch (buffet)

Friday 16 September 2005: Afternoon

2.00 Dr Paul Smith, Lecturer in French Studies, University of Nottingham, '“Sénat ou pas Sénat?” – The “first” Council of the Republic'

3.00 Dr Hilary Footitt, Honorary Research Fellow in French, University of Stirling: 'Women in France: a Long Liberation?'

4.00 Tea

4.30 Professor Nicholas Atkin, Professor of History, The University of Reading 'The Catholic Church and the Liberation of France'

5.30 Professor Herrick Chapman, New York University, 'The Liberation and the post-war social and economic settlement'

Saturday 17 September 2005: Morning

9.15 Dr Andrew Knapp, Senior Lecturer in French Studies, The University of Reading: 'Such Friendly Fire: Bombing, Liberation, Reconstruction and Memory in Le Havre'

10.15 Dr Martin Shipway, Lecturer, French contemporary history and politics, Birkbeck College, University of London, 'False dawns: the Liberation and the French Empire'

11.30 coffee

11.45 Dr Natalia Naoumova, Senior Lecturer, Lomonossov University, Moscow, 'Le rôle du PCF dans la renaissance politique de la France, d'après les documents des archives et des journaux soviétiques'

Lunch (buffet)

Saturday 17 September 2005: Afternoon

2.00 Dr Charles Cogan, Senior Associate Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 'Washington at the Liberation, 1944-1947'

3.00 Dr Andrew Knapp, Senior Lecturer in French Studies, The University of Reading, 'A privileged partnership? The Liberation viewed from London, 1944-1947'

3.45 Professor Philippe Buton, Professor of History, University of Reims, 'Épuration et Libération dans le mémoire des Français'

5.15 Closure and tea

 

 

 

The End of World War Two in a 

Comparative Perspective: 

Britain, France and Germany

24-25 June 2005

Organised by Martin Evans, Monica Riera and Gavin Schaffer

Speakers included:

Geoff Eley, The Left and the Liberation of Europe

Hilary Footitt, France: A People's History 1944-46

Donald Bloxham, Confronting Nazi Atrocities 1945-46: A Comparative Perspective

Simon Kitson, Reconstructing French Identity 1944-46

Tom Lawson, The church of England Past, Present and Future 1944-45

André Heinz, Civilian experience in Caen

 

 

 

 

FORTH-COMING CONFERENCES & SEMINARS

 

Conférence : « Pétain dans les vignes » par Jean Vigreux
 

L'institut d'histoire contemporaine de l'Université de Bourgogne et la MSH de Dijon vous invitent à une conférence de Jean Vigreux, maître de conférences d'histoire contemporaine à l'Université de Bourgogne et auteur de La vigne du Maréchal Pétain ou un faire-valoir bourguignon de la Révolution nationale ( Dijon , Eud, 2005) :

« Pétain dans les vignes »

Université de Bourgogne, Dijon :
le 1er décembre 2005, de 17 h à 19 h.
Amphi du Pôle d'économie et de gestion, entrée libre. 

 

 

IHTP seminar on the Second World War
http://www.ihtp-cnrs.ens-cachan.fr/s2gm.html

 

 

 

FORTH-COMING EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

 

The Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum 
http://www.iwm.org.uk/lambeth/holoc-ex1.htm
Le guide des musées et expositions en France (contains news of cultural events in France)
http://www.musexpo.com/index.html
French Embassy site- features French related events in UK
http://www.francealacarte.org.uk/
Musée-mémorial des enfants d'Izieu.
http://www.izieu.alma.fr/
Musée Edmond Michelet
http://www.internet19.fr/culturel/michelet/mic0f.htm
Art Museum: The Holocaust and Heroism Museum of Art
http://www.yad-vashem.org.il/yadvashem/visit/artmus.html
Historical Centre of French Resistance and Internment The Centre is both a place of history and an act of remembrance to the martyrs of the French Resistance. http://www.ec-lyon.fr/tourisme/Lyon/Musees/400.html.en
Musée du Débarquement
http://www.normandie1944.fr/

 

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