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Memory as Colonial Capital Cross-Cultural Encounters in French and English

Erica L Johnson editor.; Éloïse Brezault editor.

Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan ; 2017

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  • Titolo:
    Memory as Colonial Capital Cross-Cultural Encounters in French and English
  • Altro autore: Erica L Johnson editor.; Éloïse Brezault editor.
  • Editore: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Anno: 2017
  • Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (207 pages) : illustrations, tables..
  • Descrizione: 1. Introduction -- 2. “The Value of Memory in Testimonies on African Civil Wars: Kidder’s and Beah’s Problematic Journey to the West,” by Éloïse Brezault -- 3. “The Intimate Archive of Patrick Chamoiseau,” by Erica L. Johnson -- 4. “Imagined Encounters: Assia Djebar’s Vaste est la prison,” by Natalie Edwards -- 5.“The Bagne as Memory Site: From Colonial Reportage to Postcolonial Traces-mémoires,” by Charles Forsdick -- 6. “Memory, Orality, and Nation-Building in Patrice Nganang’s La saison des prunes,” by Nathalie Carré -- 7. “History, Testimony and Postmemory: The Algerias of Pauline Roland and Assia Djebar,” Judith DeGroat. - 8. “On Exactitude in Poetry: The Cartographic Histories of Garrett Hongo’s Coral Road,” Roy Osamu Kamada -- 9.“Remapping the Memory of Slavery: Leonora Miano’s Theatrical Dream, Red in blue trilogie,” by Judith G. Miller -- 10.“‘Still in the Difficulty’: The Afterlives of Archives,” by Wendy Walters.
    This volume examines the ways that writers from the Caribbean, Africa, and the U.S. theorize and employ postcolonial memory in ways that expose or challenge colonial narratives of the past, and shows how memory assumes particular forms and values in post/colonial contexts in twenty and twenty-first-century works. The problem of contested memory and colonial history continues to be an urgent and timely issue, as colonial history has served to crush, erase and manipulate collective and individual memories. Indeed, the most powerful mechanism of colonial discourse is that which alters and silences local histories and even individuals’ memories in service to colonial authority. Johnson and Brezault work to contextualize the politics of writing memory in the shadow of colonial history, creating a collection that pioneers a postcolonial turn in cultural memory studies suitable for scholars interested in cultural memory, postcolonial, Francophone and ethnic studies.
  • Soggetti: Culture-Study and teaching; Historiography; Imperialism; Culture; Literature   ; Cultural Theory; Memory Studies; Imperialism and Colonialism; Global/International Culture; Postcolonial/World Literature
  • Titoli correlati: Collana: Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Identificativo: ISBN: 9783319505770;ISBN: 3319505777
  • Lo trovi in: Risorse Elettroniche UniNA "Federico II"

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