Author: François-Ronan Dubois

Looking for the American Revolution on TV

(This note contains significant spoilers on The West Wing, United States of Tara, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and 30 Rock.) Today, I’ld like to continue my series on Gouverner l’Amérique (Governing America), the book I’m writing on US televised political fiction for Vendémiaire, at the invitation of Ioanis Deroide. In…

Blogging in English

Regular readers have noticed that I’ve started doing some blogging in English these past few weeks. Choosing a language to blog when an academic should never be an easy nor obvious choice. As a matter of fact, lingustic choices are very important all across our activities, be they a matter…

On a Danish French Translation of Klopstock’s German

In a recent blog on The Many-Headed Monster, scholar of early modern British history Laura Sangha has explained why she loved working on personal diaries. She was soon rejoined by Cath Feely, while another modernist, Pelayo Fernández García shared his passion for early modern private letters. These posts and tweets…

Why we should study Teletubbies

When I was younger and my stepbrother was only a few years old, he would watch Teletubbies on CBeebies with what can only be described as a profound fascination, along with some version of Mitsubachi Māya no Bōken from Poland. As he grew older, he fortunately moved to what at…