Type de document :Thèse de doctorat / mémoire de maîtrise
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« This dissertation examines the issue of race through a paradigm based on the question of myth ad mythology. I argue that the Haïtian born novelist, Dany Laferrière, revolutionizes traditional literatures on race and racism by shifthing the nalytical focus from a pure question of 'race' to a question of 'myth'. In so doing, instead of objectifying the Black figure as did ethnological works on race (Tempels, Gobineau), or presenting the Black as a fixed signified as post-colonial literatures of resistance (Césaire, Fanon, Senghor, Diop) tended to do, Laferrière opts for a representation of the Black as a floating signifier. The Black is a myth that, just as other myhs, ca be placed with dreams and simulacra. Ultimately, the dissertation shows that Laferrière finds ideological solace in the opportunity to beat the racist "Black myth" at its own game by representing the Black as no more than a myth. »
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