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Théorie littéraire et littérature africaine

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Published by Lit in Münster .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African literature -- History and criticism -- Congresses.,
  • Criticism -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesThéorie littéraire et littérature africaine
    StatementJosef Gugler, Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink, Jürgen Martini (Hrsg.).
    SeriesBeiträge zur Afrikaforschung,, Bd. 3
    ContributionsGugler, Josef., Lüsebrink, Hans-Jürgen., Martini, Jürgen., Colloquium "Theoretical Approaches to African Literature" (1990 : Universität Bayreuth)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL8010 .L565 1994
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 172 p. ;
    Number of Pages172
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1221144M
    ISBN 103894736933
    LC Control Number94220267

    African American Literary Theory provides a unique historical analysis of how these thinkers have shaped literary theory, and literature at large, and will be a indispensable text for the study of African American intellectual culture. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., (born Septem , Keyser, West Virginia, U.S.), American literary critic and scholar known for his pioneering theories of African literature and African American introduced the notion of signifyin’ to represent African and African American literary and musical history as a continuing reflection and reinterpretation of what has come before.

    The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism is a work of literary criticism and theory by the American scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. first published in The book traces the folkloric origins of the African-American cultural practice of "signifying" and uses the concept of signifyin(g) to analyze the interplay between texts of prominent African-American writers. 2 The theory and aesthetics of minority discourses in African literature Tanure Ojaide. PART II: Political and racial forms of marginalization. 3 Amazigh/Berber literature and "literary space": a contested minority situation in (North) African literatures Daniela Merolla.

    Irele and Gikandi’s 2-volume The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature () brings together a range of new literary-historical accounts of the field, while Olaniyan and Quayson’s African Literary Theory and Criticism () gathers together many of the rare-to-find classic texts in African literary criticism. Diasporic Literature and Theory – Where Now? xi 90s. Nyman’s study revealingly shows evidence of ‘hypercanonization’ with the repeated appearance of certain writers (e.g. Achebe, Dangarembga) on course lists. African and Caribbean writers are most likely to be represented, though the influence of diaspora theory is shown in the.


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