By Julian Bourg,François Dosse

Madame de Pompadour's recognized quip, 'Apr_s nous, le deluge,' serves as becoming idea for this vigorous dialogue of postwar French highbrow and cultural lifestyles. during the last thirty years, North American and eu scholarship has been considerably reworked by way of the absorption of poststructuralist and postmodernist theories from French thinkers. yet Julian Bourg's seamlessly edited quantity proves that, traditionally talking, French intellecutal and cultural lifestyles given that international warfare has concerned even more than a couple of notorious figures and ideas. prompted through a wish to narrate and contextualize the deluge of 'French theory,' After the Deluge showcases fresh paintings by way of modern day brightest students of French highbrow heritage that historicizes key debates, figures, and turning issues within the postwar period of French notion. hoping on basic and archival resources, participants research, between different issues: left-wing reviews of the Left, the internationalizing of suggestion, the institutional and affective stipulations of cultural lifestyles, and the non secular mind's eye. They revive overlooked debates and figures, they usually discover the bigger effect of political quarrels. In an afterword, preeminent French historian Fran_ois Dosse heralds the arriving of a brand new new release, a historiographical sensibility that brings clean, unique views and a fondness for French heritage to the modern French highbrow area. After the Deluge provides major intensity and breadth to our realizing of postwar French highbrow and cultural history.

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