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The Resource Memory as colonial capital : cross-cultural encounters in French and English, Erica L. Johnson, Éloïse Brezault, editors

Memory as colonial capital : cross-cultural encounters in French and English, Erica L. Johnson, Éloïse Brezault, editors

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Memory as colonial capital : cross-cultural encounters in French and English
Title
Memory as colonial capital
Title remainder
cross-cultural encounters in French and English
Statement of responsibility
Erica L. Johnson, Éloïse Brezault, editors
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Dewey number
809.933581
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1970-
  • 1976-
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  • Johnson, Erica L.
  • Brezault, Éloïse
Series statement
Palgrave Macmillan memory studies
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  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Collective memory in literature
  • French literature
  • French literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
Label
Memory as colonial capital : cross-cultural encounters in French and English, Erica L. Johnson, Éloïse Brezault, editors
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Publication
Copyright
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Foreword: Memory and Its Discontents; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1 Introduction ; References; Memory and Memoir; Chapter 2 The Value of Memory in Testimonies on African Civil Wars: Kidder's and Beah's Problematic Journey to the West ; References; Chapter 3 The Intimate Archive of Patrick Chamoiseau ; References; Chapter 4 Imagined Encounters: Assia Djebar's Vaste est la prison ; The Pre-Colonial Encounter; The Linguistic Encounter; The Encounter with Writing; Concluding Thoughts; References; Memory and History
  • Chapter 5 The Bagne as Memory Site: From Colonial Reportage to Postcolonial Traces-mémoires Representing the Bagne; Traveling to the Bagne; Une Machine à Malheur: Twentieth-Century Representations; Traces-Mémoires: Remembering the Bagne Today; References; Chapter 6 Memory, Orality, and Nation-Building in Patrice Nganang's La saison des prunes ; Fiction, Memory and the Writing of History; "History Is a Whore that Everyone Screws in Their Own Way": the Underside of Colonial History and the Cameroonian Perspective; Reading Colonial History in Reverse
  • Narrative Matters: Counter-Versions of History for Whom?Using Narration for Reinvention; The "Poet of Reality" And Building the Future?; References; Chapter 7 History, Testimony and Postmemory: The Algerias of Pauline Roland and Assia Djebar ; References; Memory, Nation, and Diaspora; Chapter 8 On Exactitude in Poetry: The Cartographic Histories of Garrett Hongo's Coral Road ; References; Chapter 9 Remapping the Memory of Slavery: Leonora Miano's Theatrical Dream, Red in blue trilogie ; References; Chapter 10 "Still in the Difficulty": The Afterlives of Archives ; References; Index
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on1001434884
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online
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9783319505770
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SpringerLink
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(OCoLC)1001434884
Label
Memory as colonial capital : cross-cultural encounters in French and English, Erica L. Johnson, Éloïse Brezault, editors
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Foreword: Memory and Its Discontents; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1 Introduction ; References; Memory and Memoir; Chapter 2 The Value of Memory in Testimonies on African Civil Wars: Kidder's and Beah's Problematic Journey to the West ; References; Chapter 3 The Intimate Archive of Patrick Chamoiseau ; References; Chapter 4 Imagined Encounters: Assia Djebar's Vaste est la prison ; The Pre-Colonial Encounter; The Linguistic Encounter; The Encounter with Writing; Concluding Thoughts; References; Memory and History
  • Chapter 5 The Bagne as Memory Site: From Colonial Reportage to Postcolonial Traces-mémoires Representing the Bagne; Traveling to the Bagne; Une Machine à Malheur: Twentieth-Century Representations; Traces-Mémoires: Remembering the Bagne Today; References; Chapter 6 Memory, Orality, and Nation-Building in Patrice Nganang's La saison des prunes ; Fiction, Memory and the Writing of History; "History Is a Whore that Everyone Screws in Their Own Way": the Underside of Colonial History and the Cameroonian Perspective; Reading Colonial History in Reverse
  • Narrative Matters: Counter-Versions of History for Whom?Using Narration for Reinvention; The "Poet of Reality" And Building the Future?; References; Chapter 7 History, Testimony and Postmemory: The Algerias of Pauline Roland and Assia Djebar ; References; Memory, Nation, and Diaspora; Chapter 8 On Exactitude in Poetry: The Cartographic Histories of Garrett Hongo's Coral Road ; References; Chapter 9 Remapping the Memory of Slavery: Leonora Miano's Theatrical Dream, Red in blue trilogie ; References; Chapter 10 "Still in the Difficulty": The Afterlives of Archives ; References; Index
Control code
on1001434884
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319505770
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001434884

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