The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Revenge of the fascist knights: masculine identities in Je suis partout, 1940-1944

Tumblety, Joan (1999) Revenge of the fascist knights: masculine identities in Je suis partout, 1940-1944 Modern and Contemporary France, 7, (1), pp. 11-20. (doi:10.1080/09639489908456466).

Record type: Article


The débâcle of 1940 permitted an attack in France both on republican institutions and on republican ideas. Indeed, sections within the radical Right, including the Parisian literary fascists involved with the collaborationist weekly Je suis partout, staged an elaborate revenge on all that the Third Republic had symbolised. The contributors to the newspaper envisaged, not always consciously, that the new European Order would be based not only on such a reinvention of politics but on a reconfiguration of manliness. In this way, they were able simultaneously to blame the swiftness of the French collapse on the inadequate nature of the French male population and to seek a discursive rehabilitation of that same body of men through their narratives. A reading of the fiction and journalism in Je suis partout suggests that such gendered ruminations allowed these authors to reconcile the defeat with their faith in the grandeur of France and its soldiers.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: February 1999


Local EPrints ID: 73421
ISSN: 0963-9489
PURE UUID: 658d34cb-62ae-4c00-b8be-9611b2863afd

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 16 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:50

Export record


Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.