Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde by Alec G. Hargreaves, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde

Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde

by Alec G. Hargreaves
     
 

The 2007 manifesto in favour of a "Littérature-monde en français" has generated new debates in both "francophone" and "postcolonial" studies. Praised by some for breaking down the hierarchical division between "French" and "Francophone" literatures, the manifesto has been criticized by others for

Overview

The 2007 manifesto in favour of a "Littérature-monde en français" has generated new debates in both "francophone" and "postcolonial" studies. Praised by some for breaking down the hierarchical division between "French" and "Francophone" literatures, the manifesto has been criticized by others for recreating that division through an exoticizing vision that continues to privilege the publishing industry of the former colonial métropole. Does the manifesto signal the advent of a new critical paradigm destined to render obsolescent those of "francophone" and/or "postcolonial" studies? Or is it simply a passing fad, a glitzy but ephemeral publicity stunt generated and promoted by writers and publishing executives vis-à-vis whom scholars and critics should maintain a skeptical distance? Does it offer an all-embracing transnational vista leading beyond the confines of postcolonialism or reintroduce an incipient form of neocolonialism even while proclaiming the end of the centre/periphery divide? In address

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846318108
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2013
Series:
Liverpool University Press - Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies Series
Pages:
307
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Professor Alec G. Hargreaves is Ada Belle Winthrop-King Professor of French and Director of the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies at Florida State University. Professor Charles Forsdick is James Barrow Professor of French at the University of Liverpool. David Murphy is Professor of French and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Stirling and President of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies

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