Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa

FRAMEWORKS FOR INTERPRETING FRENCH CARIBBEAN WOMEN'S THEATRE: INA CÉSAIRE'S ISLAND MEMORIES AT THE THÉÂTRE DU CAMPAGNOL

Abstract

The plays and performances of French Caribbean women, which have mostly been examined in the French language and in the field of French literary studies, require a new theorization of postcolonial theatre. Highly influenced by what I call French universalism, French Caribbean women's theatre moves continuously between evoking Caribbean and gender difference and mobilizing the concept of the human universal. Their work enacts a restorative postcolonial women's agenda that is specific to the cultural context of the French overseas departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe.

Copyright
Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

Makward, “Reading Maryse Condé's Theatre,” Callaloo 18.3 (1995): 681–9

Christopher B. Balme , Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999)

Helen Gilbert and Joanne Tompkins , Post-Colonial Drama: Theory, Practice, Politics (London: Routledge, 1996)

Éric Fassin , “‘Good to Think’: The American Reference in French Discourses of Immigration and Ethnicity,” in Multicultural Questions, ed. Christian Joppke and Steven Lukes (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), 224–41

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Theatre Survey
  • ISSN: 0040-5574
  • EISSN: 1475-4533
  • URL: /core/journals/theatre-survey
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×