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Looking for Other Worlds: Black Feminism and Haitian Fiction (New World Studies)

Looking for Other Worlds: Black Feminism and Haitian Fiction (New World Studies)

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Publication Date: November 10th, 2022
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
ISBN:
9780813948454
Pages:
376
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Description

What would it mean to reorient the study of Haitian literature toward ethics rather than the themes of politics, engagement, disaster, or catastrophe? Looking for Other Worlds engages with this question from a distinct feminist perspective and, in the process, discovers a revelatory lens through which we can productively read the work of contemporary Haitian writers.

R gine Michelle Jean-Charles explores the "ethical imagination" of three contemporary Haitian authors--Yanick Lahens, Kettly Mars, and Evelyne Trouillot--contending that ethics and aesthetics operate in relation to each other through the writers' respective novels and that the turn to ethics has proven essential in the twenty-first century. Jean-Charles presents a useful framework for analyzing contemporary literature that brings together Black feminism, literary ethics, and Haitian studies in a groundbreaking way.

About the Author

Régine Michelle Jean-Charles is Dean's Professor of Culture and Social Justice and Professor of Africana Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University and the author of Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary.