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Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Brigitte Weltman-Aron

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172561
eISBN:
9780231539876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Born and raised in French Algeria, Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous represent in their literary works signs of conflict and enmity, drawing on discordant histories so as to reappraise the political on ... More


Still Besieged by Voices: Djebar's Poetics of the Threshold

Clarisse Zimra

in Postcolonial Poetics: Genre and Form

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317453
eISBN:
9781846317187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317187.008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Assia Djebar's Ces voix qui m'assiègent (1999), a collection of her critical essays, pieces that had, until then, not been readily accessible. The collection is the most ... More


Edward Said and Assia Djebar Counterpoint and the Practice of Comparative Literature

Kathryn Lachman

in Borrowed Forms: The Music and Ethics of Transnational Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380307
eISBN:
9781781387290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380307.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Said's theory of counterpoint in relation to Assia Djebar's novel Les Nuits de Strasbourg (1997). Said proposed musical counterpoint both as a strategy for rethinking the ... More


Algerian Letters: Mixture, Genres, Literature Itself

Patrick Crowley

in Postcolonial Poetics: Genre and Form

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317453
eISBN:
9781846317187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317187.009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of the travel writings of the nineteenth-century French painter Eugène Fromentin (1820–76), whose work is seen as having inaugurated French Algerian literature; and ... More


Autobiography and Independence: Selfhood and Creativity in North African Postcolonial Writing in French

Debra Kelly

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236597
eISBN:
9781846312625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312625
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book offers an in-depth study of the autobiographical writings of four twentieth-century writers from North Africa — Assia Djebar, Mouloud Feraoun, Abdelkébir Khatibi and Albert Memmi — as they ... More


Assia Djebar: ‘Fiction as a way of “thinking”’

Nicholas Harrison (ed.)

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ces voix qui m'assiègent…en marge de ma francophonie is the only book written by Assia Djebar that might be interpreted as theoretical. Nevertheless, she has made important contributions to ... More


Heard/Symbolic Voices: The Nouba of the Women of Mont Chenoua and Women’s Film in the Maghreb

Zahia Smail Salhi

in Storytelling in World Cinemas: Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163378
eISBN:
9780231850254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163378.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter critiques the masculinisation in postcolonial discourse and its remembering, through an analysis of the work of Assia Djebar. Djebar's film, The Nouba of the Women of Mont Chenoua ... More


Narratives of Torture and Trauma in Algeria's Colonial State of Exception

Stephen Morton

in States of Emergency: Colonialism, Literature and Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318498
eISBN:
9781781380758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318498.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter five considers how the colonial state of emergency in Algeria was framed and contested in a range of literary and legal texts. The chapter begins by considering the way in which the ... More


Borrowed Forms: The Music and Ethics of Transnational Fiction

Kathryn Lachman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380307
eISBN:
9781781387290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380307.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Borrowed Forms examines the use of music by contemporary novelists and critics from across the francophone, anglophone, and hispanophone worlds. Through readings of Nancy Huston, Maryse Condé, J. M. ... More


Introduction: A Place in the Word

in Autobiography and Independence: Selfhood and Creativity in North African Postcolonial Writing in French

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236597
eISBN:
9781846312625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236597.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the question of the relationship between the writer's self and literary expression. The analysis focuses on the work of four ... More


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