Tactical Silence in the Novels of Malika Mokeddem
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BeschreibungTactical Silence in the Novels of Malika Mokeddem, an inquiry into how silence may be used to challenge a gender-differentiated power system, relies on Michel de Certeau's model of strategies and tactics applied to a postcolonial assessment of both Algerian literature in French as well as Algerian women's stereotyped silence. This book analyzes the relationship between tactical silence and freedom in the lives of Mokeddem's female protagonists in all her novels, published between 1990 and 2008. The notion of deliberate silence also lends itself to a discussion of the reader's efforts in comprehending Mokeddem's textual silences as well as her exclusion of certain topics from her writings.
InhaltsverzeichnisTable of Contents
Introduction: Broaching Silence
Tactics and Strategies in Algerian Letters
Speaking of Silence
Tactical Silence in Reading
Textual Silences and the Reader's Tactics
Conclusion: The Threat of Silence
PortraitJane E. Evans is Associate Professor of French in the Department of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Texas at El Paso. Specializing in North African francophone fiction by women, Evans research interests include testimonial, trauma theory, and autobiographical approaches to literature."
Untertitel: 'Francopolyphonies'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BRILL ACADEMIC PUB
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2010
Seitenanzahl: 230 Seiten