Caribbean Interfaces. by Lieven D'Hulst, E. a.

By Lieven D'Hulst, E. a.

Modern learn on Caribbean literature monitors a wealthy number of issues, literary and cultural different types, kinds, genres, languages. nonetheless, the concept that of a unified Caribbean literary area is still questionable, based upon even if one strictly limits it to the islands, enlarges it to undertake a Latin-American point of view, or maybe gives you it inter-American dimensions. This ebook is an formidable tentative to compile experts from a variety of disciplines: neither simply French, Spanish, English, or Comparative experiences experts, nor strictly "Caribbean literature" experts, but additionally theoreticians, cultural stories students, historians of cultural translation and of intercultural transfers. The contributions take on significant questions: what's the very best department of work among comparative literature, cultural anthropology and types of nationwide or nearby literary histories? how should still one utilize "transversal" options corresponding to: reminiscence, area, linguistic wisdom, intercultural translation, orature or hybridization? Case reviews and urban tasks for built-in study exchange with theoretical and historiographical contributions. This quantity is of extreme curiosity to scholars of Caribbean stories regularly, but in addition to someone drawn to Caribbean literatures in Spanish, English and French, in addition to to scholars in comparative literature, cultural reports and move examine.

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Literary scholars must participate more in formulating alternatives to social violence in the Caribbean by showing that such alternatives already exist in the region’s literary texts. 8 The focus in this particular scene, which occurs fairly early on 5 Harris (1967), for instance, first distinguishes “the obscure human person” from “the ideology of the ‘broken’ individual” in Tradition, the Writer and Society. Critical Essays. London: New Beacon Books: 27-28. See also Glissant’s (1990) Poétique de la relation (Poétique 3).

On n’a guère dépassé le stade où l’on s’interroge si, oui ou non, la négritude césairienne aurait influencé la poétique de Brathwaite (Barbade) ou celle de Frank Martinus Arion (Curaçao). Ce qui nous manque est un survol de la région qui prendra en considération les interventions de l’extérieur qui ont précipité la prise de conscience par les déshérités de l’imbrication de classe et de race – en un mot, d’ethnoclasse – qui a déterminé leur rôle dans la société de la post-plantation. Aussi longtemps que les rapports de force qui ont caractérisé la dynamique de la société créole en un endroit donné n’auront pas été troublés, les relations de profonde inégalité sociale perdurent sans qu’on les questionne en profondeur.

Still, a day later he returns to the museum to sign the contract for the project and collect the money for his trip. The narrator never questions the mission on which he is about to embark. One might ask, for example, what right the museum has to dispatch someone to a foreign country in order to “secure” (the term is significantly imprecise) a set of musical instruments to add to its collection. The legitimacy of the enterprise is not an issue for the narrator, nor for anyone else in the novel.

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