H-France Forum reviews latest book by Prof. Emeritus Jean-Philippe Mathy


The first issue of this year's H-France Forum, the blog space devoted to highlights of significant new books in Francophone history and literature, is featuring reviews of Professor Emeritus Jean-Philippe Mathy's latest book: "Chronic Aftershock: How 9/11 Shaped Present-Day France" (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021).

The format, introduced over a decade ago, is now well-established: four scholars, considered experts in the topic, share their insights on a recently published book, and the book’s author offers a response. Focusing on the many ways in which the September 11, 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York had inflected, accelerated, and transformed French cultural and intellectual thought, "Chronic Aftershock" is reviewed by scholars from Belgium, the United States, and the UK. In his response essay, Professor Mathy addresses the main points brought up by each scholar and offers a broad perspective on new developments in the politics of social science/critical theory research and teaching in France today.

Enjoy the reading: H-France Forum: Volume 18 (2023) – H-France!