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May 68 in French Fiction and Film: Rethinking Society, Rethinking Representation

Margaret Atack


This book studies ‘May 68’ in fiction and in film. It looks at the ways the events themselves were represented in narrative, evaluates the impact these crucial times had on French cultural and intellectual history, and offers readings of texts that were shaped by it. The chosen texts concentrate upon important features of May and its aftermath: the student rebellion, the workers strikes, the question of the intellectuals, sexuality, feminism, the political thriller, history, and textuality. Attention is paid to the context of the social and cultural history of the Fifth Republic, to Gaullism, ... More

Keywords: May 68, French fiction, French film, student rebellion, workers strikes, social history, cultural history, Fifth Republic, Gaullism, gauchisme

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198715153
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715153.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret Atack, author
Professor of French, University of Leeds