Texas Tech University

Les dramaturges antillaises


Book Description: 

Les dramaturges antillaises (L'harmattan, 2008) by Carole Edwards redefines West Indian identity through the study of a sample of West Indian Francophone women dramatists. This study examines drama as a genre as it mainly uses body, music and dance. It also tackles geographical reconciliation, exile and lack of representation in a postcolonial context. From an analysis of the private sphere as a mirror of the public one, the emergence of a West Indian Identity is brought to light with a life of its own, one which is independent from peninsular French literature.


Author Bio: 

Carole Edwards is an Associate Professor in French and Francophone Studies at Texas Tech University. Her research interests include North African, Sub-Saharan and Caribbean Francophone literature. She has published articles ranging from literature, history to cultural studies. She is currently working on a monograph on French writer Laurent Gaudé.p>