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Postcolonial Theory and Francophone Literary Studies

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This collection brings together methods and insights taken from literary criticism, cultural studies, philosophy, theory, film studies, and linguistics to define new parameters of study for the emerging field of francophone postcolonial studies. While francophone writings share some characteristics indicative of postcolonial literatures in general, they also have their own unique set of characteristics, including issues of migration, stereotyping, continued relationships with France, and creolization. This book ...
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Overview

This collection brings together methods and insights taken from literary criticism, cultural studies, philosophy, theory, film studies, and linguistics to define new parameters of study for the emerging field of francophone postcolonial studies. While francophone writings share some characteristics indicative of postcolonial literatures in general, they also have their own unique set of characteristics, including issues of migration, stereotyping, continued relationships with France, and creolization. This book gathers together some of the best-known francophone literary scholars to examine various francophone texts through a postcolonial lens.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813027760
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

H. Adlai Murdoch is associate professor of French at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and author of Creole Identity in the French Caribbean Novel (UPF, 2001). Anne Donadey is associate professor of European studies and women's studies at San Diego State University and author of Recasting Postcolonialism: Women Writing Between Worlds.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction : productive intersections 1
Pt. I Rethinking theoretical beginnings
2 Power, purpose, the presumptuousness of postcoloniality, and Frantz Fanon's Peau noire, masques blancs 21
3 Unfathomable Toussaint : the (un)making of a hero 37
4 A neglected precursor : Roland Barthes and the origins of postcolonialism 55
Pt. II Postcolonialism, modernity, and French identities
5 Nomadic thought, postcolonialism, and Maghrebian writing 67
6 Narratives of internal exile : Cixous, Derrida, and the Vichy years in Algeria 87
7 Memoires d'Immigres : Bougnoul for what? 102
8 French interwar cinema as vernacular modernism : Pabst's Drame de Shanghai (1938) 126
Pt. III Displacing Francophonie : migration and transcultural identities
9 Quebec and France : La Francophonie in a comparative postcolonial frame 151
10 Displaced discourses : post(-)coloniality, Francophone space(s), and the literature(s) of immigration in France 175
11 The Francophone postcolonial field 193
Pt. IV Theorizing the black Atlantic
12 Borders, books, and Points de Repere 211
13 Francophone studies/postcolonial studies : "postcolonializing" through relation 224
14 Intersections and trajectories : Francophone studies and postcolonial theory 235
Afterword : Francophonie, postcolonial studies, and transnational feminisms 258
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