Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 December 2020

320 Pages | 16 black and white illustrations

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789622386

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Absent the Archive

Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris, 17 October 1961

Lia Brozgal

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • First cultural history devoted to representations of the police massacre of Algerians that took place in Paris, on October 17, 1961
  • A work of cultural studies that reads recently declassified archival material alongside works of fiction, film, song, poetry, visual art, and performance
  • A book that blends literary and visual analysis with a deep archival dive, bringing "history" and "literature" into a productive conversation
  • A work that analyses works of high culture along the popular; lesser-known works alongside the more canonical