French And Italian | La litterature antillaise
F451 | 2537 | Julien


Topic : de la Negritude au Metissage.  Haitian and Antillean
literatures from négritude to créolité. What are the
tensions and dilemmas surrounding the use of French language and the
creation of French language literatures in the Caribbean? What is the
relationship between these literatures and local creoles? We shall
examine the poetics and historical contexts of a range of works and
consider issues of nationalism, postcolonialism, exile, the
significance of autobiography. Our reading list is likely to include
Aimé Césaire's Une tempête, Bernabé, Chamoiseau and Confiant's
Eloge de la créolité, Maryse Condé's Ségou, one chapter
of Frantz Fanon's Peau noire, masques blancs, Jacques Roumain's
Gouverneurs de la rosée, Simone Schwarz-Bart's Ton beau
capitaine, Joseph Zobel's La rue Cases-Nègres, J.J.
Dominique's Histoire d'une amnésiaque or Yanick Lahens' Dans
la maison du père, as well as Euzhan Palcy's commercial and
documentary films, Black Shack Alley and Aimé Césaire: A
Voice for History.