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LES VOIX DU VOLCAN : L'ECRITURE DU MAL-ETRE DANS LE ROMAN FEMININ DE L'ILE DE LA REUNION

dc.contributor.advisorOrlando, Valerie K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRebourcet, Severine Marie-Francoiseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-19T07:05:25Z
dc.date.available2011-02-19T07:05:25Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/11215
dc.description.abstractIn my dissertation I examine how Creole women in the Reunion Island confront problems of racial and social oppression in their novels from the 1970s to the 1990s. I focus on their particular preoccupations with the haunting persistence of colonial racism in the lives of Creole individuals. Their autobiographical accounts represent a sample of Reunionese postcolonial literature and the range of issues their novels address also reflects the tragic history of the island. In their testimonies, the authors especially stress the struggle against cultural censorship, self-denial, racial discriminations and, above all, against the destructuration of Creole identity. Even though I concentrate my study on three novels, Anne Cheynet's Les Muselés (1977) Rose-May Nicole's Laetitia (1986), and Monique Boyer's Métisse (1992), I draw parallels with other women writers' works from the French Caribbean, Mauritius and the United States. Thus I demonstrate that this inferiority feeling looms over any societies that suffered the cruelties of slavery and injustices of colonialism as the past suffering and traumas are passed from generations on.en_US
dc.titleLES VOIX DU VOLCAN : L'ECRITURE DU MAL-ETRE DANS LE ROMAN FEMININ DE L'ILE DE LA REUNIONen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentFrench Language and Literatureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledCaribbean Literatureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledWomen's Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEthnic Studiesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCreole literatures and Culturesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEthnic studiesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMascarene Literaturesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledReunionese Literature and cultureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledWomen's literatureen_US


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