Singular Performances: Reinscribing the Subject in Contemporary Francophone African Writing

Syrotinski, M. (2002) Singular Performances: Reinscribing the Subject in Contemporary Francophone African Writing. University of Virginia Press: Charlottesville, VA. ISBN 9780813921457

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Using the work of V. Y. Mudimbe as a major theoretical reference, I set up a number of dialogues between francophone African literature, African philosophy, literary theory, postcolonial studies, cinema, cultural studies, and history to arrive at the notion of a "performative reinscription of subjectivity."<p></p> Singular Performances covers a wide range of francophone African writers, each of whom is read within a broader theoretical context related to African subjectivity: Mudimbe and the philosophical subject, Aoua Kéita and autobiography, Bernard Dadié and ethnographic irony, Ousmane Sembene and Tierno Monénembo and the cinematic imagination, Véronique Tadjo and Werewere Liking and the female writing subject, and Sony Labou Tansi and the "spectral" subject.<p></p>

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Syrotinski, Professor Michael
Authors: Syrotinski, M.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > French
Publisher:University of Virginia Press
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