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Costs and Crossings: on Apolline Traoré’s "Borders"

Traoré’s 2017 film reminds us that the border itself is a problematic institution. Even in its most stripped-down form, a border exists for the exercise of power against those populations whose movements it controls. Who crosses—and at what cost—depends on lines of race, class, and gender. 

Literary History and Alterity

Lionnet discusses the various issues surrounding French literary identity and the notion of a world literature in French.