By Julian Bourg,François Dosse

Madame de Pompadour's recognized quip, 'Apr_s nous, le deluge,' serves as becoming idea for this full of life dialogue of postwar French highbrow and cultural lifestyles. during the last thirty years, North American and eu scholarship has been considerably reworked by means of the absorption of poststructuralist and postmodernist theories from French thinkers. yet Julian Bourg's seamlessly edited quantity proves that, traditionally conversing, French intellecutal and cultural lifestyles due to the fact global conflict has concerned even more than a couple of notorious figures and ideas. stimulated by way of a wish to narrate and contextualize the deluge of 'French theory,' After the Deluge showcases fresh paintings through latest brightest students of French highbrow heritage that historicizes key debates, figures, and turning issues within the postwar period of French concept. hoping on basic and archival resources, members learn, between different subject matters: left-wing reviews of the Left, the internationalizing of idea, the institutional and affective stipulations of cultural existence, and the non secular mind's eye. They revive overlooked debates and figures, they usually discover the bigger impression of political quarrels. In an afterword, preeminent French historian Fran_ois Dosse heralds the coming of a brand new iteration, a historiographical sensibility that brings clean, unique views and a fondness for French heritage to the modern French highbrow enviornment. After the Deluge provides major intensity and breadth to our knowing of postwar French highbrow and cultural history.

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