Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Special Issue: ‘La Commune n’est pas morte…’, edited by Robert St.Clair and Seth Whidden (volume 49/ 3–4; Spring-Summer 2021)

The Editorial Board of Nineteenth-Century French Studies is delighted to announce the publication of a Special Issue: ‘La Commune n’est pas morte…’, edited by Robert St.Clair and Seth Whidden (volume 49 numbers 3–4; Spring-Summer 2021).

Au glorieux 18 mars!
 On the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune, this special issue brings together over thirty scholars working across a range of disciplines, whose contributions—in the form of articles and interviews—explore the breadth, reach, and ongoing relevance of the events which transpired in Paris in the spring of 1871. Commemorating an event seen by many of its contemporaneous actors as the culminating point of a decades-long collective struggle for freedom and democracy in nineteenth-century France—an event whose name, to this day, still conjures up ideals of freedom and direct democracy, as well as the conscience-shaking act of repression with which it was put down—this special issue seeks to take stock of the past and to bring some clarity to blind spots that may have heretofore remained obscured. Its guiding questions are as follows: what kind of ideas, horizons, or caveats does the Commune name for us today? Is it (still) a blank page in the book of history? The materiality of an idea or a desire—namely that of emancipatory projects, or an egalitarian, participatory politics whose experimental form, spirit, and legacy seems to stretch throughout the last century into ours? Is it, in sum, a shockwave rippling through history, or the end of the line?

A full table of contents is below and also online at

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The University of Nebraska Press has created a link for purchasing individual print copies of this special issue, for those without a subscription to the journal:

SPECIAL ISSUE: “La Commune n’est pas morte…” (in Project MUSE / click here to purchase a copy)
edited by Robert St.Clair and Seth Whidden

Robert St.Clair and Seth Whidden


Robert St.Clair

The Commune, “Today”



Robert St.Clair et Seth Whidden
Départs : entretien avec Jacques Rancière
William Clare Roberts
« Une barricade, non un gouvernement » : Contrasting Views of Association in the Paris Commune
  appendix: Prosper-Olivier Lissagaray, “Le programme de la Commune” (L’Action, 9 avril 1871)

Christophe Miqueu
La Commune de Paris, ou la naissance de la laïcité d’émancipation ?

Frank Ruda
How to Organize Emancipation: The Paris Commune

Kristin Ross
Polar Chaos


Seth Whidden
Entretien avec Jacques Tardi

Macs Smith
Between Memory and Mobilization: The Graffiti and Street Art of the Paris Commune

Bridget Alsdorf
Vallotton, Fénéon, and the Legacy of the Commune in Fin-de-siècle France

Katie Hornstein
The Lion of Belfort, Max Ernst’s Une semaine de bonté, and the Uses of the Past

Raisa Rexer
On Seeing and Believing: The Ruins of Paris, National Identity and Experiential Photography


David A. Shafer
Collective Forgetting: Textbooks and the Paris Commune in the Early Third Republic

Quentin Deluermoz
The Commune, 1871: Present, Past, and Back Again

Laure Godineau

L’amnistie des communards. Autour du discours de Léon Gambetta, 21 juin 1880

  appendix: Discours de Léon Gambetta à la Chambre des députés, 21 juin 1880

Denis Saint-Amand

1871 raisons d’y croire: logiques et imaginaire des Gilets jaunes

Ludivine Bantigny

Résonances des temps. La Commune comme « hantologie » de 1968 à aujourd’hui


Nathalie Quintane

Partage de l’insolence (usage de Vallès par les temps qui courent)

Colin Foss

The Performance of Politics During the Siege of Paris

Arnaud Bernadet

Une révolution vue d’en bas: l’épopée ordinaire du Tableau de Paris (1871)

Claire White

Back to Her Sheep: The Commune and Peasant Politics in George Sand’s Nanon

Nicholas White

Zola’s “champ limité de la réalisation”: La Débâcle and the Commune


Philippe C. Dubois

Les Marmites de la Commune: Qu’on vive à table comme sur la barricade!

Corry Cropper and Daryl Lee

Cyclisme Communard

Jean-François Dupeyron

L’œuvre scolaire de la Commune de Paris

Susan Hiner

When Fashion Stood Still: from la mode assiégée to la mode durable

Heidi Brevik-Zender

“Couragé et Libe®té”: The Commune de Paris 1871 Menswear Brand in the Age of the Gilets jaunes


Niklas Plaetzer

Decolonizing the “Universal Republic”: The Paris Commune and French Empire

Maureen DeNino

“She Smelled of Petroleum”: The Paris Commune in a German Family Magazine

J. Michelle Coghlan

Reliving the Commune: American Women Radicals and the Figure of Revolution

Cecilia Feilla
From “female bodhisattva with a she-devil face” to “female general of the anarchist party”: Biographies of Louise Michel in Early 20th-Century China

Alberto Toscano

The Tragic Festival

Citer ce billet
Julien Schuh (2021, 15 mars). Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Special Issue: ‘La Commune n’est pas morte…’, edited by Robert St.Clair and Seth Whidden (volume 49/ 3–4; Spring-Summer 2021). Société des études romantiques et dix-neuviémistes. Consulté le 16 avril 2024, à l’adresse

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