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Writing Cultural and Gender Difference: Sylviane Telchid's 'Throvia de la Dominique'

Ferly, Odile 2004. Writing Cultural and Gender Difference: Sylviane Telchid's 'Throvia de la Dominique'. New Readings 7 , pp. 1-23. 10.18573/newreadings.48

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In her article Odile Ferly considers the literary movement of Créolité. This arose in the French Caribbean in the late 1980s and is characterised by the use of a French heavily influenced by the Creole language. Ferly examines how the linguistic project of Guadeloupean writer Sylviane Telchid has many similarities to those of the créolistes in its elaboration of a border language that recreates the rhythm and imagery of Creole, while remaining accessible to non-Creole speakers. She considers how Telchid succeeds in gendering her text, thereby challenging the sexist assumptions of many of her male counterparts – in particular the leaders of the créolité movement – that men are the main producers of culture in the French Caribbean.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Publisher: Cardiff University Press
ISSN: 1359-7485
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 January 2020
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 11:20

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