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Paragraph Special Issue (Vol 37, Issue 2)

Francophone Communities Past and Present

Edited by Charles Forsdick, Mairéad Hanrahan, Martin Munro

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Exploration of Francophone communities from the nineteenth century to the present

A special Issue of Paragraph edited in 2001 by Celia Britton and Michael Syrotinski on 'Francophone Texts and Postcolonial Theory' played a determining role in shaping the research field it helped to map. Ten years later, this collection of ten articles provides an opportunity to explore Francophone communities from a range of perspectives which similarly engage with today’s most pressing questions in Francophone Caribbean studies and postcolonial studies more generally.

The contributions draw on material from different historical moments, ranging from the nineteenth century to the contemporary period, and explore questions of literature, culture, society and thought from across the Francophone Caribbean and beyond. They will bring together original work by some of the leading scholars in those fields, including Charles Forsdick, Kate Hodgson, Martin Munro, Lorna Milne, Eli Park Sorenson, Mary Gallagher, Maeve McCusker and Michael Syrotinski.

Contents


Introduction: Francophone Communities Past and Present
CHARLES FORSDICK, MAIRÉAD HANRAHAN AND MARTIN MUNRO



From the ‘Aesthetics of Diversity’ to the ‘Poetics of Relating’: Segalen, Glissant and the Genealogies of Francophone Postcolonial Thought
CHARLES FORSDICK



‘Internal Harmony, Peace to the Outside World’: Imagining Community in Nineteenth-Ccentury Haiti
KATE HODGSON



Community in Post-earthquake Writing from Haiti
MARTIN MUNRO



Working, Writing and the Antillean Postcolony: Patrick Chamoiseau and Gisèle Pineau
LORNA MILNE



Just a Case of Mistaken Ancestors? Dramatizing Modernisms in Maryse Condé’s Heremakhonon
EVA SANSAVIOR



Postcolonial Literary History and the Concealed Totality of Life
ELI PARK SORENSON



Globalization, mondialisation and the immonde in Contemporary Francophone African Literature
MICHAEL SYROTINSKI

The ‘Unhomely’ White Women of Antillean Writing
MAEVE MCCUSKER

Community in ‘Global’ Academies: The Critical Positioning of ‘Meta-Francophone’ Caribbeanists
MARY GALLAGHER

Notes on Contributors

About the Author

Charles Forsdick is James Barrow Professor of French at Liverpool University

Mairéad Hanrahan is Professor of French at University College London. She is Editor of the journal Paragraph.

Martin Munro is Professor of French and Director of the Winthrop-King Institute, Florida State University

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