Culture and Identity in Belgian Francophone Writing: Dialogue, Diversity and Displacement (Modern French Identities 72 New edition)

Culture and Identity in Belgian Francophone Writing: Dialogue, Diversity and Displacement (Modern French Identities 72 New edition)

By: Susan Bainbrigge (author)Paperback

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Few full-length studies exist in English on French-speaking authors from Belgium. What, if any, are the particular features of francophone Belgian writing? This book explores questions of cultural and literary identity, and offers an overview of currents in critical debate regarding the place of francophone Belgian writing and its relationship to its larger neighbour, but also engages with broader questions concerning the classification of `francophone' literature. The study brings together well-known and less well-known modern and contemporary writers (Suzanne Lilar, Neel Doff, Dominique Rolin, Jacqueline Harpman, Francoise Mallet-Joris, Jean Muno, Nicole Malinconi, and Amelie Nothomb) whose works share a number of recurring themes and features, notably a preoccupation with questions of identity and alterity. Overall, the study highlights the diverse ways in which these questions of cultural identity and alterity emerge as a dominant theme throughout the corpus, viewed through a series of literary and cultural frameworks which bring together perspectives both local and global.

About Author

The Author: Susan Bainbrigge is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She has published on a variety of authors in twentieth-century and contemporary fiction and autobiography, including Writing against Death: The Autobiographies of Simone de Beauvoir.

Contents

Contents: Francophone Belgian writing: from Neel Doff to Amelie Nothomb (a literary and cultural analysis of selected writings by Neel Doff, Suzanne Lilar, Dominique Rolin, Jacqueline Harpman, Francoise Mallet-Joris, Jean Muno, Nicole Malinconi, and Amelie Nothomb) - Identity and alterity: intertextuality and its relationship to canon formation - Depictions of the themes of marginality and belonging, exile and alienation - Belgium and beyond - Experimental writing practices: autobiography and autofictions - Genre innovations - The place of Belgian francophone writing in francophone (and other) frameworks.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783039113828
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 230
  • ID: 9783039113828
  • weight: 350
  • ISBN10: 3039113828
  • edition: New edition

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