Panel 1: Francophone Modernities

Panel 1: Francophone Modernities

Chara Kolokytha
Le Génie du Nord: Sélection and the advocacy of an international “Nordic” culture

The paper discusses the francophone review of art and literature Sélection published in Brussels (1920-1922) and Antwerp (1923-1933), Belgium, by André de Ridder and Paul-Gustave van Hecke. It takes as a point of departure the concept Le Génie du Nord (Genius of the North), which was the title of a 1925 book published in Antwerp by De Ridder. more…

Adrien Rannaud
To be or not to be modern: The paradox of modernity in French-Canadian magazines during the 1930s

As Yvan Lamonde pointed out in La modernité au Québec (2011), modernity is a key word to understand the Quebecois public field and mediatic world in the 1930s. Inspired by Lamonde’s work, my presentation will argue that French-Canadian magazines also tried to shape modernity during the thirties, more…

Laura Truxa
Visual modernism and its others in VU

Presenting itself as a technological achievement through its spectacular use of photography and photomontages, as well as innovative typographic choices, the french illustrated weekly VU (1928-1940) helped produce a mainstream ideal of modernity both through its content and form. more…

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