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Signs of Dissent - Maryse Conde and Postcolonial Criticism (Paperback) Loot Price: R551
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Signs of Dissent - Maryse Conde and Postcolonial Criticism (Paperback): Dawn Fulton

Signs of Dissent - Maryse Conde and Postcolonial Criticism (Paperback)

Dawn Fulton

Series: New World Studies

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Maryse Conde is a Guadeloupean writer and critic whose work has challenged the categories of race, language, gender, and geography that inform contemporary literary and critical debates. In "Signs of Dissent, " the first full-length study in English on Conde, Dawn Fulton situates this award-winning author's work in the context of current theories of cultural identity in order to foreground Conde's unique contributions to these discussions. Staging a dialogue between Conde's novels and the field of postcolonial studies, Fulton argues that Conde enacts a strategy of "critical incorporations" in her fiction, imitating and transforming many of the prevailing narratives of postcolonial theory so as to explore their theoretical and conceptual limits.

By rejecting the facile classification of her work as "Caribbean," "African," or "feminist," Conde has gained a reputation as an iconoclast. But Fulton proposes that behind this public image of provocation lies an incisive reflection on the burdens of representation imposed on the non-Western writer, and that Conde's novels expose the ways in which postcolonial criticism can be complicit in constructing such burdens even as it questions them. "Signs of Dissent" offers one of the most comprehensive assessments of Conde's literary production to date, illuminating its exceptional role in shaping a dialogue between francophone studies and the English-dominated field of postcolonialism.

General

Imprint: University of Virginia Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: New World Studies
Release date: May 2008
First published: May 2008
Authors: Dawn Fulton
Dimensions: 158 x 229 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN-13: 978-0-8139-2715-2
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > From 1900
LSN: 0-8139-2715-3
Barcode: 9780813927152

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