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or insane female characters populate Francophone women's writing. novels from a variety of cultures, teasing out key elements of Francophone identity. in Francophone Women's Writing of Africa and the Caribbean.

A striking number of hysterical or insane female characters populate Francophone women's writing. To discover why, Orlando reads novels from a variety of cultures, teasing out key elements of Francophone identity. Of Suffocated Hearts and Tortured Souls: Seeking Subjecthood Through Madness in Francophone Women's Writing of Africa and the Caribbean. Lexington Books (2002). A striking number of hysterical or insane female characters populate Francophone women's writing. To discover why, Orlando reads novels from a variety of cultures, teasing out key elements of Francophone identity struggles.

Only when "woman"' is understood not as an ahistorical object but as a subject whose lived body is entwined with political, cultural, and economic structures, Orlando argues, will insanity finally give way to clarity of being.

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In these women's novels, Orlando finds, madness is the manifestation of a split identity, and in this study she sets herself the task of interrogating the nature of that identity

In these women's novels, Orlando finds, madness is the manifestation of a split identity, and in this study she sets herself the task of interrogating the nature of that identity. Only when "woman"' is understood not as an ahistorical object but as a subject whose lived body is entwined with political, cultural, and economic structures, Orlando argues, will insanity finally give way to clarity of being. Interweaving literary citations with theoretical discussion, Suffocated Hearts and Tortured Souls is just as much a masterful explication of profoundly affecting literary work as it is an essential addition to feminist scholarship and theory.

In chapter 2, "Insight, Out of Sight," she analyzes "the issues of vision, truth, power and resistance" as they appear in several works, including Le Clézio's novel Désert (1980).

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Female characters who suffer madness and insanity are strikingly prominent in novels by women writers of Africa and the Caribbean. To find out why there are so many "suffocated hearts and tortured souls" in this literature, Valerie Orlando, who has long studied Francophone text and culture, here closely reads the work of Aminata Sow Fall, Mariama B, Myrian Warner-Vieyra, and Simone Schwarz-Bart, among others.

a b Orlando, Valérie (2003-01-01). Caws, Mary Ann; et a. eds. (1996). Ecritures de femmes: nouvelles cartographies (in French). New Haven & London: Yale University Press. p. 169. ^ "Algérie littérature/action" (33–34).

Seeking Subjecthood through Madness in Francophone Women's Writing of Africa and the Caribbean. Published April 2003 by Lexington Books. There's no description for this book yet.

Of Suffocated Hearts and Tortured Souls: Seeking Subjecthood through Madness in Francophone Women’s Writing of Africa and the Caribbean. New York: Lexington Books, 2003. The Female Malady: Women, Madness, and English Culture, 1830-1890. London: Virago, 1987. Stanford, Ann Folwell. Cite this chapter as: Brown . 2017) Introduction: Women, Writing, Madness: Reframing Diaspora Aesthetics. In: Brown . Garvey J. (eds) Madness in Black Women’s Diasporic Fictions. Gender and Cultural Studies in Africa and the Diaspora.

Female characters who suffer madness and insanity are strikingly prominent in novels by women writers of Africa and the Caribbean. To find out why there are so many "suffocated hearts and tortured souls" in this literature, Valerie Orlando, who has long studied Francophone text and culture, here closely reads the work of Aminata Sow Fall, Mariama Bâ, Myrian Warner-Vieyra, and Simone Schwarz-Bart, among others. In these women's novels, Orlando finds, madness is the manifestation of a split identity, and in this study she sets herself the task of interrogating the nature of that identity. Francophone women novelists of Africa and the Caribbean―though they come from countries whose unique experiences of colonialism, revolution, and postcolonial regimes have shaped specific and discrete cultures―express a common search for a meaningful relationship between their experience as women to the history and destiny of their nations. Only when "woman"' is understood not as an ahistorical object but as a subject whose lived body is entwined with political, cultural, and economic structures, Orlando argues, will insanity finally give way to clarity of being. Interweaving literary citations with theoretical discussion, Suffocated Hearts and Tortured Souls is just as much a masterful explication of profoundly affecting literary work as it is an essential addition to feminist scholarship and theory.
Of Suffocated Hearts and Tortured Souls: Seeking Subjecthood through Madness in Francophone Women's Writing of Africa and the Caribbean (After the ... Francophone World and Postcolonial France) download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Valérie Orlando
ISBN: 0739105639
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Lexington Books (April 2003)
Pages: 216 pages