Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Written By Bénédicte Ledent
Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature
  • Publsiher : Springer
  • Release : 23 November 2018
  • ISBN : 3319981803
  • Pages : 220 pages
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Download or read book entitled Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature by author: Bénédicte Ledent which was release on 23 November 2018 and published by Springer with total page 220 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. This collection takes as its starting point the ubiquitous representation of various forms of mental illness, breakdown and psychopathology in Caribbean writing, and the fact that this topic has been relatively neglected in criticism, especially in Anglophone texts, apart from the scholarship devoted to Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea (1966). The contributions to this volume demonstrate that much remains to be done in rethinking the trope of “madness” across Caribbean literature by local and diaspora writers. This book asks how focusing on literary manifestations of apparent mental aberration can extend our understanding of Caribbean narrative and culture, and can help us to interrogate the norms that have been used to categorize art from the region, as well as the boundaries between notions of rationality, transcendence and insanity across cultures.

Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature
  • Author : Bénédicte Ledent,Evelyn O'Callaghan,Daria Tunca
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-11-23
  • Total pages : 220
  • ISBN : 3319981803
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Summary : This collection takes as its starting point the ubiquitous representation of various forms of mental illness, breakdown and psychopathology in Caribbean writing, and the fact that this topic has been relatively neglected in criticism, especially in Anglophone texts, apart from the scholarship devoted to Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea (1966). ...

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  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-11
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 3319981803
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Summary : Exploring the prevalence of madness in Caribbean texts written in English in the mid-twentieth century, Kelly Baker Josephs focuses on celebrated writers such as Jean Rhys, V. S. Naipaul, and Derek Walcott as well as on understudied writers such as Sylvia Wynter and Erna Brodber. Because mad figures appear frequently ...

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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-31
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 3319981803
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Summary : This volume examines what Caribbean literature looked like before 1920 by surveying the print culture of the period. The emphasis is on narrative, including an enormous range of genres, in varying venues, and in multiple languages of the Caribbean. Essays examine lesser-known authors and writing previously marginalized as nonliterary: popular writing ...

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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-28
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 3319981803
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Summary : This volume examines what Caribbean literature looked like before 1920 by surveying the print culture of the period. The emphasis is on narrative, including an enormous range of genres, in varying venues, and in multiple languages of the Caribbean. Essays examine lesser-known authors and writing previously marginalized as nonliterary: popular writing ...

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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Total pages : 236
  • ISBN : 3319981803
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Summary : Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (b. 1977) is undoubtedly one of the most widely acclaimed African writers of the twenty-first century. Best known for her insightful fiction, viral TED talks, and essays on feminism, she is also a notoriously outspoken intellectual. As she puts it in an interview with Lia Grainger, ...

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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-06-01
  • Total pages : 308
  • ISBN : 3319981803
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Summary : Neo-Victorian Madness: Rediagnosing Nineteenth-Century Mental Illness in Literature and Other Media investigates contemporary fiction, cinema and television shows set in the Victorian period that depict mad murderers, lunatic doctors, social dis/ease and madhouses as if many Victorians were “mad.” Such portraits demand a “rediagnosing” of mental illness that was ...

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-04
  • Total pages : 326
  • ISBN : 3319981803
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Summary : This collection chronicles the strategic uses of madness in works by black women fiction writers from Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, and the United States. Moving from an over-reliance on the “madwoman” as a romanticized figure constructed in opposition to the status quo, contributors to this volume examine how black ...

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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-14
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 3319981803
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  • Author : Jeannine Murray-Román
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-11
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 3319981803
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Summary : Focusing on the literary representation of performance practices in anglophone, francophone, and hispanophone Caribbean literature, Jeannine Murray-Román shows how a shared regional aesthetic emerges from the descriptions of music, dance, and oral storytelling events. Because the historical circumstances that led to the development of performance traditions supersede the geopolitical ...

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-25
  • Total pages : 349
  • ISBN : 3319981803
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  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 399
  • ISBN : 3319981803
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Summary : Cross-Cultural Studies is the culminating effort of a distinguished team of international scholars who have worked since the mid-1980s to create the most complete analysis of Caribbean literature ever undertaken. Conceived as a major contribution to postcolonial studies, cultural studies, cultural anthropology, and regional studies of the Caribbean and ...

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  • Author : Natali, Ilaria
  • Publisher : Firenze University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 3319981803
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Summary : The years 1676 and 1774 marked two turning points in the social and legal treatment of madness in England. In 1676, London’s Bethlehem Hospital expanded in grand new premises, and in 1774 the Madhouses Act attempted to limit confinement of the insane. This study explores almost a century of the English history of ...

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  • Author : Elizabeth Barry,Margery Vibe Skagen
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 231
  • ISBN : 3319981803
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  • Author : Michael A. Bucknor,Alison Donnell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-06-14
  • Total pages : 704
  • ISBN : 3319981803
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  • Author : Elena Machado Sáez
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-24
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 3319981803
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Summary : In Market Aesthetics, Elena Machado Sáez explores the popularity of Caribbean diasporic writing within an interdisciplinary, comparative, and pan-ethnic framework. She contests established readings of authors such as Junot Díaz, Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, and Robert Antoni while showcasing the work of emerging writers such as David Chariandy, ...