Haitian revolutions in literature: the case of linguistic and visual inventiveness in Frankétienne

Douglas, R. (2008) Haitian revolutions in literature: the case of linguistic and visual inventiveness in Frankétienne. Small Axe, 12(3), pp. 58-70.

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Abstract

This article argues that there is a conspicuous lack of representations of the Haitian revolution in most contemporary Haitian writing. Rather than writing explicitly about the Revolution, many Haitian writers "perform" revolutions in their own work. Frankétienne's work provides us with a particularly good example of such revolutions through the visual and linguistic inventiveness that characterizes his oeuvre in general and his practice of rewriting his previously written works in particular. His rewriting offers new perspectives on the key concepts that have shaped his artistic work: the spiral and quantum writing.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Number 27
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Douglas, Dr Rachel
Authors: Douglas, R.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > French
Journal Name:Small Axe
ISSN:0799-0537
ISSN (Online):1534-6714

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