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Transnational Paris: Gender, Migritude and Literature

Transnational Paris: Gender, Migritude and Literature

Baillie, Justine ORCID: 0000-0002-0056-9155 (2016) Transnational Paris: Gender, Migritude and Literature. Bloomsbury. (Submitted)

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Paris is a site of multiple encounters, conflicts and collaborations between nationalist, anti-colonial movements, postcolonial cultures and contemporary transnational identities. Pan-African, Caribbean and African-American diasporic writers recognise in Paris a cosmopolitan milieu for the exploration of nationality, gender and race. Drawing on theories of the city, modernity and modernism, Justine Baillie traces literary representations of Paris from 1918 to the present day and advances the critical language of postcolonialism by focusing on Paris as a phantasmagoric site of late capitalism that nevertheless allows for the imagining of subjectivity, consciousness and identity. In readings of the fiction and essays of James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Toni Morrison and Caryl Phillips; the novels and short stories of Jean Rhys; the work of Négritude writers Aimé Césaire and Léopold Senghor; the philosophies of Walter Benjamin, Jean Paul Sartre and Frantz Fanon, Baillie considers the significance of Paris for articulations of identity that complicate notions of African diasporic origin through new transnational discourses of exile, time, memory and space.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transnationalism; Migration; African-American, Carribbean and African Literatures in English; gender; diaspora
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 16:50

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