Wednesday, January 06, 2016

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A paper:
Towards a ‘Brave New World’: Tracing the Emergence of Creolization in Maryse Condé’s Canonical Rewritings
Holly Collins
Women in French Studies,Volume 23, 2015  pp. 69-84

In this article I examine three of Maryse Condé’s novels, I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem, Windward Heights (La Migration des cœurs) and La Belle Créole, rewritings of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover respectively. The ideas on race that were created during the nineteenth-century colonial exploits remain in the collective memory of post-colonial societies, on both sides. Maryse Condé, a native of Guadeloupe, has in many ways in her prolific career challenged prevalent assumptions about race and postcolonial peoples. Her rewriting of Western literary tradition is an important endeavor that re-examines versions of Western history on slavery and colonial times, thus challenging Western conceptions of “blacks” and “non-whites.” I examine the way in which Condé deconstructs certain dualisms highly characteristic of Western thought and racial perceptions, principally the conception of white vs. black. What is significant about Condé’s process is that she does not attempt to replace one construction with another that is equally as contrived. Rather, in privileging a creolized notion of identity, Condé focuses on the reality that lies outside of dualistic, “either/or” thinking.
A thesis:
The Gothic element in Victorian Female Narrative
Conejo Husillos, Raquel
Universidad de Valladolid. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Director o Tutor: Cano Echevarría, Berta, dir.
2014

El propósito de este trabajo es explicar los elementos del género gótico que aparecen en la narrativa escrita por las hermanas Brontë y Elizabeth Gaskell. La primera sección se centra en las características de la narrativa gótica y en su influencia en autores posteriores. Esta parte está dividida en dos subapartados. El primer subapartado ofrece una explicación sobre la invención de los primeros elementos góticos creados por el escritor Horace Walpole mientras que el segundo subapartado trata sobre el nacimiento del Gótico Femenino gracias a los trabajos de Ann Radcliffe y las diferencias de éste con el gótico escrito por hombres. La segunda sección está centrada en el análisis de obras escritas por mujeres durante el período Victoriano: dos novelas escritas por Charlotte y Anne Brontë respectivamente y dos historias cortas de Elizabeth Gaskell. La última sección ofrece un análisis más detallado de la novela Cumbres Borrascosas de Emily Brontë. The purpose of this study is to explain the elements from the gothic genre which appear in the narrative written by the Brontë sisters and Elizabeth Gaskell. The first section focuses on the characteristics of Gothic fiction and how it influences in subsequent authors. This part will be divided in two subsections. The first subsection offers an explanation about the introduction of the first gothic elements by Horace Walpole whereas the second subsection deals with the rise of Female gothic through the works of Ann Radcliffe and its differences with traditional male Gothic fiction. The second section focuses on the analysis of works written by female authors in the Victorian period: two novels written by Charlotte and Anne Brontë respectively, and two short stories written by Elizabeth Gaskell. The final section offers a more detailed analysis of the novel Wuthering Heights written by the novelist Emily Brontë.

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