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The pied-noir colonial family romance in André Téchiné’s Les Roseaux sauvages

Citation
Barclay F (2013) The pied-noir colonial family romance in André Téchiné’s Les Roseaux sauvages. Expressions Maghrebines, 12 (2), pp. 67-78. http://www.ub.edu/cdona/publicacions/expressions-maghrebines-vol-12-n-2-hi

Abstract
This article draws on Françoise Vergès' notion of the colonial family romance to explore the evolution of the pied-noir community's relation to the French mainland and to the heroic father figure of de Gaulle, as the end of the Algerian war turned hopes of salvation to fears of betrayal and abandonment. With reference to André Téchiné's 1994 film, Les Roseaux sauvages, it traces how French society reconfigures to reject the notion of the patriarchal saviour, and its imperial identity, as it moves towards the watershed of 1968.

Keywords
France; Algeria; pieds-noirs; family romance

Journal
Expressions Maghrebines: Volume 12, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)Barclay, Fiona
FundersThe Carnegie Trust
Publication date31/12/2013
Date accepted by journal07/04/2012
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/15682
PublisherCoordination Internationale de Chercheurs sur les Littératures maghrébines
Publisher URLhttp://www.ub.edu/…es-vol-12-n-2-hi
ISSN1540-0085
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