Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Memory as Colonial Capital

Cross-Cultural Encounters in French and English

Editors: Johnson, Erica L., Brezault, Eloise (Eds.)

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  • Includes a foreword by Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University, USA
  • Covers a wide variety of texts written in French and English by writers from the U.S., the Caribbean, the Maghreb, sub-Saharan Africa, and the South Pacific
  • Faithful to its comparative approach, the book fosters a critical reading of French and English language texts
  • Linked by a common set of theoretical concerns and by the practice of comparative study, these yet diverse essays contextualize the politics of writing memory in the shadow of colonial history
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This volume examines the ways that writers from the Caribbean, Africa, and the U.S. theorize and employ postcolonial memory in ways that expose or challenge colonial narratives of the past, and shows how memory assumes particular forms and values in post/colonial contexts in twenty and twenty-first-century works. The problem of contested memory and colonial history continues to be an urgent and timely issue, as colonial history has served to crush, erase and manipulate collective and individual memories. Indeed, the most powerful mechanism of colonial discourse is that which alters and silences local histories and even individuals’ memories in service to colonial authority. Johnson and Brezault work to contextualize the politics of writing memory in the shadow of colonial history, creating a collection that pioneers a postcolonial turn in cultural memory studies suitable for scholars interested in cultural memory, postcolonial, Francophone and ethnic studies.
Includes a foreword by Marianne Hirsch. 

About the authors

Erica L. Johnson is Associate Professor in the English Department at Pace University in New York City and the author of Caribbean Ghostwriting (2009) and Home, Maison, Casa (2003). She is also the co-editor with Patricia Moran of The Female Face of Shame (2013) and Jean Rhys: Twenty-First Century Approaches (2015). She has published widely on modernist and postcolonial literature.
Éloïse Brezault is Assistant Professor at Saint Lawrence University and the author of Johnny Chien Méchant par Emmanuel Dongala (2012), on the representation of child soldiers in Dongala’s novel, Johnny Mad Dog. She has published a collection of interviews with Francophone African writers, Afrique, Paroles d’écrivains (2010). She currently works as the associate editor of the academic journal Nouvelles Études Francophones and she has written numerous articles on Francophone African literature and postcolonial studies.

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“This timely volume exemplifies the value of sustained and sensitive textual analysis for understanding the global circulation of postcolonial memories. Attentive to the many ways memories mutate across media, genres, temporal horizons, and geographical and linguistic borders, the volume testifies to the vitality of the encounter between memory studies and postcolonial studies.” (Pieter Vermeulen, University of Leuven, Belgium)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Memory as Colonial Capital
Book Subtitle
Cross-Cultural Encounters in French and English
Editors
  • Erica L. Johnson
  • Eloise Brezault
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50577-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50577-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50576-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84433-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 202
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