Yale French Studies, Number 128

Revisiting Marie Vieux Chauvet: Paradoxes of the Postcolonial Feminine

Edited by Kaiama L. Glover and Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken

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January 5, 2016
168 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
ISBN: 9780300214192
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This issue considers the oeuvre of Haitian writer Marie Vieux-Chauvet (1916–1973) as a prism through which to examine individual and collective subject formation in the postcolonial French-writing Caribbean, the wider Afro-Americas, and beyond. While both Vieux-Chauvet and her corpus are situated in the violent space of mid-twentieth century Haiti, her work articulates the obstacles to claiming legitimized human existence on a global scale. The contributors to this interdisciplinary volume examine Vieux-Chauvet’s positioning within the Haitian public sphere, as well as her broader significance to understanding gendered and racialized postcolonial subjectivities in the twenty-first century.

Kaiama L. Glover is the author of Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon. Alessandra Benedicty is assistant professor of Caribbean and postcolonial literatures in French at the City College of New York.
 
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