With authors Mark Ingram and Kathryn Kleppinger and comments by Sylvaine Guyot (NYU) and William Poulin-Deltour (Middlebury)
Formerly the gateway to the French empire, the city of Marseille exemplifies a postcolonial Europe reshaped by immigrants, refugees, and repatriates. The Marseille Mosaic (Berghahn Books, 2023, edited by Mark Ingram and Kathryn Kleppinger) addresses the city’s past and present, exploring the relationship between Marseille and the rest of France, Europe, and the Mediterranean. Proposing new models for the study of place by integrating approaches from the humanities and social sciences, this volume offers an idiosyncratic “mosaic,” which vividly details the challenges facing other French and European cities and the ways residents are developing alternative perspectives and charting new urban futures.
Mark Ingram is Professor of French Transnational Studies at Goucher College. His publications include Rites of the Republic: Citizens' Theatre and the Politics of Culture in Southern France (University of Toronto Press, 2011).
Kathryn Kleppinger is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies and International Affairs at The George Washington University. Her first book was Branding the Beur Author: Minority Writing and the Media in France, 1983-2013 (Liverpool University Press, 2015). She has also co-edited two previous scholarly volumes: French Cultural Studies for the 21st Century (with Masha Belenky and Anne O’Neil-Henry, 2017) and Post-Migratory Cultures in Postcolonial France (with Laura Reeck, 2018).
Sylvaine Guyot is Professor of French Literature, Thought and Culture at New York University. William Poulin-Deltour is Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Middlebury College.
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