Writing Women and Critical Dialogues

Published: July 21, 2015

In this study, Françoise Lionnet discusses the poetic representation of insularity in the works of Evariste (de) Parny, Charles Baudelaire, Aimé Césaire, Malcolm de Chazal, and Edouard Maunick, who are then put into dialogue with Francophone and Anglophone Mauritian women writers. She argues that novelists Nathacha Appanah, Lindsey Collen, Ananda Devi, and M-T. Humbert provide salient examples of contemporary multilingual “world literature.” 320 pages. Françoise Lionnet is a UCLA professor of Comparative Literature, French and Francophone Studies, and Gender Studies, as well as the current director of the African Studies Center and Program Co-Director of UCLA’s Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities: Cultures in Transnational Perspective. She is a former president of the ACLA.