June 18, 2024

New Faculty Publication

Evil in Contemporary French and Francophone Literature, edited by Scott M. Powers, Associate Professor of French at the University of Mary Washington, is now in stock at the UMW Bookstore.

“Confronting the twentieth century of the Christian Era, a century of horrors and marvels, Scott Powers has assembled a diverse group of young scholars to explore literary representations of evil in the French language, beginning with Jean-Paul Sartre but global in its perspective. Works studied include French, Belgian, Algerian, and Guinean writers, ending with two major chapters on The Kindly Ones, the controversial prize-winning masterpiece of the Franco-American Jonathan Littell, the Holocaust being the prime test for the adequacy of verbal narrative. Urgently relevant for its moral scope, taking into account poststructuralist/postmodern theories, and quite readable, Evil in Contemporary French and Francophone Literature is a book of wisdom, courage, and lucid interpretation.” –Edward K. Kaplan, Brandeis University

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.