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Joseph Zobel: Négritude and the Novel

Louise Hardwick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940735
eISBN:
9781786945044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940735.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Joseph Zobel (1915-2006) is one of the best-known Francophone Caribbean authors, and is internationally recognized for his novel La Rue Cases-Nègres (1950). Yet very little is known about his other ... More


Conclusion

Carrie Noland

in Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter concludes that Negritude allowed black poets to be full participants of the “aesthetic regime.” This “aesthetic regime” is a lyric regime, and the poetry of Negritude establishes itself ... More


The “Condition D’immigrés” in Fatou Diome’s the Belly of the Atlantic and the Aesthetics of Migration in the Francophone African Literary Tradition

Christopher Ian Foster

in Conscripts of Migration: Neoliberal Globalization, Nationalism, and the Literature of New African Diasporas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824219
eISBN:
9781496824264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824219.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Through an analysis of Fatou Diome’s 2010 novel The Belly of the Atlantic, this chapter rethinks Jacques Chevrier’s definition of migritude, which he describes as a recent cohort of African writers ... More


Bergsonism in the Thought of Léopold Sédar Senghor

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

in Postcolonial Bergson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823285839
eISBN:
9780823288823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285839.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the role of Bergson’s thought in Léopold Sédar Senghor’s philosophy of Negritude, showing how the distinction between modes of perception made by Bergson is integral to ... More


Introduction

Carrie Noland

in Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Negritude. Negritude is an experimental, text-based poetic movement developed by diasporic authors of African descent during the interwar period in ... More


Kor and Karnival, the Carnal Road of Léon-Gontran Damas ‘Evidence of Things Not Seen’

Kathleen Gyssels

in Locating Guyane

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941114
eISBN:
9781789629163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941114.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

While generally forgotten or sidelined in major publications on the movement known as Négritude, Léon-Gontran Damas was quoted to striking effect by the politician Christiane Taubira — herself also ... More


Rhythm, Music, and Literature in the French Caribbean

Munro Martin

in Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262829
eISBN:
9780520947405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262829.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the literature and on the persistence of rhythm in the literary and intellectual discourse of the French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. It discusses how the ... More


Earth, Ecocriticism, and Economics: Diab’-là

Louise Hardwick

in Joseph Zobel: Négritude and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940735
eISBN:
9781786945044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940735.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Zobel’s first novel, Diab’-là. The analysis focuses on the incendiary, revolutionary potential of this literary debut, situating it in its original context in the era of ... More


A Martiniquan Ithaca: Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal

Justine McConnell

in Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199605002
eISBN:
9780191751226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605002.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal (1939) is a landmark poem for anticolonialism, spearheaded by the Négritude movement of which he was a founder. It is also one of the first works to ... More


Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Carrie Noland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book approaches Negritude as an experimental, text-based poetic movement developed by diasporic authors of African descent through the means of modernist print culture. Engaging primarily the ... More


Abdias Nascimento: Afro-Brazilian Painting Connections Across the Diaspora

Kimberly Cleveland

in Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461558
eISBN:
9781626740839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Kimberly Cleveland’s, “Abdias do Nascimento: Afro-Bazilian Painting Connections Across the Diaspora,” essay on Abdias do Nascimento, who passed away on May 23, 2011, is a timely reflection of his ... More


Diasporic Modernisms: Journeys “Home” in Long Poems of Aimé Césaire and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

Susan Stanford Friedman

in Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170901
eISBN:
9780231539470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170901.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter collages Césaire’s Notes for a Return to the Native Land and Cha’s Dictée to develop a theory of diasporic modernism that resides in modernity’s intensified mobilities. The long poems of ... More


Stylizing Axé as Brazilian Popular Music

Clarence Bernard Henry

in Let's Make Some Noise: Axe and the African Roots of Brazilian Popular Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730821
eISBN:
9781604733341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730821.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines axé music as an innovative contemporary style of Brazilian popular music. It explains that axé is one of the contemporary popular music styles innovated within the locality of ... More


The Négraille's Testament: Translating Black-Label

Kathleen Gyssels and Christine Pagnoulle

in Intimate Enemies: Translation in Francophone Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318672
eISBN:
9781846317996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318672.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

After briefly commenting on the comparative neglect of poems by Léon-Gontran Damas, one of the three founders of the Négritude movement, the article explores the specific difficulties inherent in the ... More


Aimé Césaire and the Logic of Decolonization

Nick Nesbit

in Caribbean Critique: Antillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318665
eISBN:
9781846317934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318665.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Analyzes Césaire's contribution to the struggle for decolonization. Argues that the 1946 law for the ‘Departmentalization’ of Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guyana constituted a singular form of ... More


“Seeing with the Eyes of the Work” (Adorno): Césaire’s Cahier and Modernist Print Culture

Carrie Noland

in Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the reception of Negritude's inaugural masterpiece, Aimé Césaire's Cahier d'un retour au pays natal (Notebook of a return to the native land), by situating the 1939 version in ... More


Poetry and the Typosphere in Léon-Gontran Damas

Carrie Noland

in Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter analyzes the graphemic features of Negritude's first poetic volume, Léon-Gontran Damas's Pigments. From the very beginning of his career, Damas distinguished himself from the Caribbean ... More


Léon-Gontran Damas: Writing Rhythm in the Interwar Period

Carrie Noland

in Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the relation between print poem and modern reader, and between writing and vocalization, with particular regard to how these relations generate innovations in poetic form. In ... More


To Inhabit a Wound: A Turn to Language in Martinique

Carrie Noland

in Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167048
eISBN:
9780231538640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter suggests that through writing in French, Aimé Césaire anticipates the thesis of créolization, namely, that no language is originary, self-identical, or pure. His revelation of an ... More


Introduction

Louise Hardwick

in Joseph Zobel: Négritude and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940735
eISBN:
9781786945044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940735.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Presents Joseph Zobel’s oeuvre, provides an outline biography and discussion of his entire literary career. Contextualises his work in the contexts of the Francophone Caribbean and black literature ... More


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