Reimagining the Caribbean

Author: Valérie K. Orlando
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739194208
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume brings together scholars working in different languages—Creole, French, English, Spanish—and modes of cultural production—literature, art, film, music—to suggest how best to model courses that impart the rich, vibrant, and multivalent aspects of the Caribbean in the classroom.

Writing through the Visual and Virtual

Author: Renée Larrier
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498501648
Format: PDF, ePub
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Writing Through the Visual and Virtual:Inscribing Language, Literature, and Culture in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean explores the various cultures of writing in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean, and their relation to literature, orality, language, the visual arts, film, and popular culture. It is an invaluable resource to Francophone and cultural studies alike.

Intertextual Weaving in the Work of Linda L

Author: Alexandra Kurmann
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498514871
Format: PDF
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Intertextual Weaving in the Work of Linda Lê: Imaging the Ideal Reader uncovers and explores the sixteen-year intertextual relationship fostered by the Vietnamese-Francophone writer in French exile Linda Lê with a self-chosen literary precursor, the Austrian poet-turned-writer Ingeborg Bachmann. Spanning French and German language literatures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this book reveals transnational and trans-linguistic connections between the Francophone postcolonial and post–World War II literary worlds.

Ousmane Sembene and the Politics of Culture

Author: Lifongo J. Vetinde
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739192558
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Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most influential first generation of writers and filmmakers, Ousmane Sembene's creative works of fiction as well as his films have been the subject of a considerable number of scholarly articles. This book examines this figure within the context of his career-long preoccupation with the production of culture.

The Colonial Fortune in Contemporary Fiction in French

Author: Oana Panaïté
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1786948141
Format: PDF
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"The Colonial Fortune" highlights the features of a paracolonial aesthetics emanating from a significant body of contemporary Hexagonal and non-metropolitan texts. Authored by writers who are either directly involved in the debate about the colonial past and its remanence (J. M. G. Le Clézio, Paule Constant, Édouard Glissant, Tierno Monénembo, Marie NDiaye, and Leïla Sebbar) or who do not overtly manifest such concerns (Stéphane Audeguy, Marie Darrieussecq, Régis Jauffret, Pierre Michon, and Claude Simon), these works create a shared imaginary space permeated by the symbolic, rhetorical, and conceptual presence colonialism in our postcolonial era. The paracolonial describes the phenomena of revival, resurgence, remanence, and residue - in other words, the permanence of the colonial in contemporary imagination. It also addresses the re-imagining, revisiting, and recasting of the colonial in current works of literature (fiction, autobiography, and essay). The idea of the colonial fortune emerges as an interface between our era's concerns with issues of fate, economics, legacy, and debt stemming from the understudied persistence of the colonial in today's political and cultural conversation, and literature's ways of making sense of them both sensorially and sensibly.

Caliban s Reason

Author: Paget Henry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135958807
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Paget introduces the general reader to Afro-Caribbean philosophy in this ground-breaking work. Since Afro-Caribbean thought is inherently hybrid in nature, he traces the roots of this discourse in traditional African thought and in the Christian and Enlightenment traditions of Western Europe.

The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms

Author: Mark Wollaeger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199324700
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms expands the scope of modernism beyond its traditional focus on English and Irish literature to explore the contributions of artists from countries and regions like the US, Cuba, Spain, the Balkans, China, Japan, India, Vietnam, and Nigeria.

Just Below South

Author: Jessica Adams
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813926001
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Just Below South is the first book to examine the U.S. South and the Caribbean as a "regional interculture" shaped by performance--as a space defined not so much by a shared set of geographical boundaries or by a single, common culture as by the weave of performances and identities moving across and throughout it. By offering fresh ways for thinking about region, language, and performance, the volume helps to reimagine the possibilities for American Studies. It advances beyond current analyses of historical or literary commonalities between the South and the Caribbean to explore startling and significant connections between a range of performances, including Trinidadian carnival, Civil War reenactments, the Martinican dance form kalenda, dramatic adaptations of Uncle Tom's Cabin, rituals of spirit possession, the teaching of Haitian Kreyòl, the translation of Louisiana Creole, and the imaginative "travels" of southern and Caribbean writers. While generating textual conversations among scholars of Francophone, Anglophone, and Hispanophone literature and culture and forging innovative ties between cultural studies, performance studies, linguistics, literary analysis, and studies of the African diaspora, these essays raise provocative new questions about race, ethnicity, gender, class, and nationality. ContributorsJessica Adams, University of California, Berkeley * Carolyn Vellenga Berman, The New School * Anne Malena, University of Alberta * Cécile Accilien, Columbus State University, Georgia * Don E. Walicek, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras * Julian Gerstin, San Jose State University * Rawle Gibbons, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine * Kathleen M. Gough, University of Glasgow * Shirley Toland-Dix, University of South Florida, Tampa * Michael P. Bibler, University of Mary Washington * Jana Evans Braziel, University of Cincinnati