En-La-Plage Research Themes

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State College, PA 16801, USA


Legal history, Social history, Political history, medieval France and Germany, Applied linguistics, Historical linguistics, Language education, Contemporary literature, Music composition, Music history, Contemporary art

The appellation Editions Enlaplage derives from a username in the epochal Napster P2P filesharing service of the early 2000s. It evokes the Nevil Shute novel On the Beach (“le dernier rivage”) depicting rapid extinction of humankind in the wake of nuclear war, a metaphor for the dire consequences to many that follow the imprudent acts of the few. The spiritual inspiration for the name is Jacques Tati’s film Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday.