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James Joyce – new illustrations in M le Magazine

The American way?

James Joyce illustrated an article in this weekend’s M, le Magazine, the lifestyle magazine of French newspaper Le Monde. The article looks at the whole ‘woke’ movement, and how it intersects with the French fear of Americanisation of their culture. Are ideas of postcolonial studies, gender identity, BLM and more that come from an American academic context just another example of cultural imperialism when they impose themselves over the very different French experience and perspective? The article, by Zineb Dryef, explores these questions, though you’ll need to be fluent in French, or adept with Google Translate, to read it.