Acknowledgments, Endorsements, Misgivings

Acknowledgments, Endorsements, Misgivings: Hayden White in Conversation with the French

Philippe Carrard

 

Abstract:

Hayden White’s work has been discussed in France since the 1980s, and White himself has made extensive use of French literature, philosophy, and historiography. White, however, was ambivalent toward a certain French style in philosophy and the social sciences. While admiring scholars such as Foucault and Kristeva, he warned that the way the French document their inquiries and write up their materials does not always coincide with Anglo-American standards.

 

Keywords:

Existentialism; emplotment; Hayden White; French historiography.

 


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