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Caribbean Migrant Writers and the Politics of Return

Angelique V. Nixon

in Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628462180
eISBN:
9781626746039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462180.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter two focuses on well-known Afro-Caribbean women writers, Jamaica Kincaid and Edwidge Danticat, who reside in the United States and make a significant contribution to “resistance culture.” ... More


Connecting Histories: Francophone Caribbean Writers Interrogating Their Past

Bonnie Thomas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496810557
eISBN:
9781496810595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496810557.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Connecting Histories: Francophone Caribbean Writers Interrogating Their Past explores the complex interchange between shared and personal pasts and how they impact upon individual lives. Through ... More


Introduction the Consequences of Ex-Centricity

in Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314995
eISBN:
9781846316500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316500.002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Taking as a point of departure the notion that critical appreciation of writers in the French–speaking Caribbean is connected to a given author's theoretical training in France, this introductory ... More


Black Female Travel: Diasporic Connections and Revolutionary Desire

Angelique V. Nixon

in Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628462180
eISBN:
9781626746039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462180.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Caribbean American writers examined in chapter three, Paule Marshall and Audre Lorde, seek a spiritual home in the Caribbean, the home of their parents and ancestors. More specifically, they ... More


Endangered Species Caribbean Ecology and the Discourse of the Nation

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

in Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032184
eISBN:
9780813038766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032184.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses how Caribbean writers have addressed the ecological revolution brought about by colonization first, and the sugar plantation, and in the beginning of the twentieth century the ... More


Contexts and Intertexts

Wendy Knepper

in Patrick Chamoiseau: A Critical Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031540
eISBN:
9781621036074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031540.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter first sets out the book’s purpose, which is to introduce Chamoiseau’s oeuvre and the growing field of related critical studies. By taking into account the various facets of Chamoiseau’s ... More


The Novel in English in the Caribbean to 1950

Leah Rosenberg

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores English-language novels in the Caribbean. The West Indian novel was seen as a post-Second World War literary phenomenon, the creation of male authors who, born in Britain's ... More


The Caribbean Difference: Imagining Trans-Status Communities

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in Documenting the Undocumented: Latino/a Narratives and Social Justice in the Era of Operation Gatekeeper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062594
eISBN:
9780813051611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062594.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 3 extends the analysis of a developing, constructed sense of group identity around issues of the trauma of illegality by looking at fiction by Caribbean Latino/a writers. Drawing on Anthony ... More


Patrick Chamoiseau: A Critical Introduction

Wendy Knepper

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031540
eISBN:
9781621036074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031540.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book examines the career, oeuvre, and literary theories of one of the most important Caribbean writers living today. Patrick Chamoiseau’s work sheds light on the dynamic processes of ... More


Vernacular Forms and Wandering Genres

Wendy Knepper

in Patrick Chamoiseau: A Critical Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031540
eISBN:
9781621036074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031540.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers close readings of Chronique des sept misères and Solibo Magnifique, which bring related but distinctive narrative strategies to the inscription of a shared set of concerns about ... More


Initiating the Warrior of the Imaginary

Wendy Knepper

in Patrick Chamoiseau: A Critical Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031540
eISBN:
9781621036074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031540.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines an experimental phase of Chamoiseau’s writing, during which he articulated his theory of the émerveille (“marvel”) and introduced a new figure, the Warrior of the Imaginary. ... More


Insurgent Performance Works

Wendy Knepper

in Patrick Chamoiseau: A Critical Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031540
eISBN:
9781621036074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031540.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Chamoiseau’s early body of work, namely his comics and his theatrical works. Chamoiseau’s comic books, particularly in the oppositional use of French-Creole language, reflect a ... More


Créolité, Community, and the Word Scratcher

Wendy Knepper

in Patrick Chamoiseau: A Critical Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031540
eISBN:
9781621036074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031540.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers close readings of Chamoiseau’s works in the late 1980s and early 1990s—a period of intense analysis and incredible creativity as he articulated his ideas on the dynamics of ... More


Visual Texts and the Revolutionary Epic

Wendy Knepper

in Patrick Chamoiseau: A Critical Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031540
eISBN:
9781621036074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031540.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers close readings of Chamoiseau’s works during the 1990s and first decade of the twenty-first century. These include the screenplays Passage du milieu (2000), Biguine (2002), ... More


Activism and Tales of Initiation

Wendy Knepper

in Patrick Chamoiseau: A Critical Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031540
eISBN:
9781621036074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031540.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter begins with an account of Chamoiseau’s activist concerns. It then presents readings of the tales of initiation and alternative paths to enlightenment as represented in Un dimanche au ... More


Autoethnographic Fictions of Childhood

Wendy Knepper

in Patrick Chamoiseau: A Critical Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031540
eISBN:
9781621036074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031540.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers close readings of Chamoiseau’s fictional texts on childhood, which include Antan d’enfance (1990), Chemin-d’école (1994), and Á bout d’enfance (2005). By splitting childhood into ... More


Conclusion: Some Remarks on the Critical Implications of Queer Black Marxism

Gary Edward Holcomb

in Claude McKay, Code Name Sasha: Queer Black Marxism and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030494
eISBN:
9780813039381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030494.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This conclusion offers some comments and remarks on the future of McKay studies including black literary studies, radical left historicism, and cultural studies. The conclusion notes that while ... More


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