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Author Haesendonck, Kristian van, 1974-

Title Caribbeing : Comparing Caribbean Literatures and Cultures
Published Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (329 pages)
Series Textxet. Studies in comparative literature ; 77
Text (Rodopi (Firm)) ; 77
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; CONTENTS; Introduction: Caribbeing -- Setting a New Comparative Agenda for Caribbean Studies; I. GOING GLOBAL; 1. ""Old"" and ""New"" Caribbeans; Going Caribbean, Going Global; The ""Dutch Period"": A Missing Link inCaribbean Cultural History; 2. Caribbeing: Creolizing Identities; The Panama Canal in the Work of Eric Walrondand Joaquín Beleño: Counterpoint betweenthe Caribbean Diaspora and the Panamanian Nation; Creative and Destructive Powers of Shame:Moulding Caribbean Writing and Ideology
Atrocity, Recollected3. Translation/Transnation; The Real Yu Di Korsou: Migrant Constructionof Curaçaoan Cultural Identity through Performance; Representation, Translation and Cross-culturalismin Macunaima and The Ventriloquist's Tale; ""Toute parole est une terre"": Translating the Poeticsof Édouard Glissant and Derek Walcott; Notes on Contributors; Index of Names
Memory of Trauma and Trauma of Memory in the Literaryand Cinematographic Works of Patrick ChamoiseauThe Cultural Fragmentation of Cinematic Vodou; 3. Caribbeing: Creolizing Spaces; Caribbean New York: Uncanny Urban Space; Geographical Embodiments: Re-making UrbanCaribbean Cartographies through Artfrom Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Glittering Sea or Mirage: Alternative Visionsof the Caribbean Environment; The Sugar Plantation as a Place of CaribbeanIdentity: A Literary Focus; II. COMPARING CARIBBEANS; 1. (En)Gendering Caribbean Textualities
The Origins of Man: Contemporary LiteraryRepresentations of Masculinity in the CaribbeanLost Daughters of the Caribbean: Constructionsof Identity by Hispanic and Francophone Womenin the Caribbean Diaspora; ""This Those Slaves Must Have Known Who WereMy Mothers"": Women Who Live by Their OwnRules in Dionne Brand's Land to Light On; Burning Landscapes, Islands on Fire: Marie-Elena John's Unburnable and Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea; 2. Opening up the Archive; Shattered Heads: On the Earliest Dutch West Indian Migrant's Text; The (Re)writing of Slavery's Archivesin Patrick Chamoiseau
Summary From wide-ranging overviews of the entire region to close readings of specific works, this volume opens a fascinating window on the literatures and cultures of the Caribbean, covering texts in the multiplicity of languages used in the wider Caribbean: Spanish, English, French, Dutch, Portuguese, and the region's many creoles. Authors and works discussed range from luminaries such as Derek Walcott to hitherto practically unknown works in Antillean creole languages. Underlying is the idea to foster the study of the Caribbean literary, artistic and visual text through a comparative lens, a firm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Caribbean literature -- History and criticism.
Cross-cultural studies -- Caribbean Area.
Caribbean Area -- Civilization -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Haen, Theo d'.
ISBN 940121168X (electronic bk.)
9789401211680 (electronic bk.)