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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access  
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
Annales islamologiques     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bahasa dan Seni : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Seni, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Beyond Words     Open Access  
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 129)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access  
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dialogues : An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
EID&A : Revista Eletrônica de Estudos Integrados em Discurso e Argumentação     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Eltin Journal : Journal of English Language Teaching in Indonesia     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Entrevous : Littérature organique     Full-text available via subscription  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Estudos Linguísticos e Literários     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fólio : Revista de Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Foro de Profesores de E/LE     Open Access  

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  • Portrait des siècles meurtris : le sujet tourmente
    • Authors: Kouakou Dongo David Adamou
      Abstract: Noël X Ebony's Portrait des siecles meurtris is a long poem. The text is characterized by a diversity of speaking voices that come across as authentic through the roles attributed to them, similar to the procedure followed in a narrative. As such, there is a mise en scene whose objective is to render the subject invisible. At issue is the dual problematic of a vanishing subject continuously dissimulating itself and a tormented subject voiced in all instances of enunciation. To evoke a poetics of the tormented subject implies exploring the meaning of the voice in all the echoing and fragmentation through which the image of the speech subject has been masked. The article draws on the work of Cathérine Kerbrat-Orecchioni and Dominique Maingueneau on the deictic subject in order to postulate a singular echoing voice beyond the fragmented subject.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • La prévoyance d'Althusser : du « non-lieu » a la littérature, de
           l'intellectuel àl'auteur
    • Authors: Jaco Alant
      Abstract: The famous French Marxist theoretician, Louis Althusser (1918-1990), wrote his autobiography L'avenir dure longtemps (translated as "The Future Lasts Forever") in the mid-1980's, with the stated view to breaking the silence of the "non-lieu" (legal decision to exempt from trial) imposed on him following the death, by his hand, of his wife Hélène Rytmann. Seeing Althusser as the epitome of the abstract, essentially structuralist maltre a penser (intellectual) so vehemently denounced in the Manifeste pour une litterature-monde en franyais (2007), the article uses the arguments of the latter to illustrate how L'avenir dure longtemps, in its attempt at overcoming the non-lieu, is also the means by which Althusser the intellectual gives way to Althusser the author, who shows himself as auteur (author) of a literary text even as his status as auteur (perpetrator) of the crime he committed continues to be denied. The very literariness of the Althusserian autobiography, analysed in light of its theme of duplication - of abstraction / embodiment, of reality / fiction - therefore becomes the way by which the detached intellectual crosses the threshold to becoming author of the world.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • « La saison des ertes » dans L'aîné des orphelins de
           Tierno Monénembo
    • Authors: Anna-Marie De Beer
      Abstract: When a group of African intellectuals undertake a collective journey to Rwanda four years after the genocide against the Tutsis, Tierno Monénembo writes his narrative, L'aîné des orphelins, from the point of view of Faustin, a young boy. Faustin is indeed the "oldest orphan" on various levels and it is the polysemous character of the notion of being at once the oldest and an orphan that I explore. The article analyses Monénembo's portrayal of this ambiguous position in which his protagonist finds himself. It furthermore considers the child narrator as a recurring figure in Monénembo's work and looks at how the theme of exile, which is common to his writing, takes shape in this particular novel.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Tierno en Amérique du Sud. Pelourinho de Monénembo
    • Authors: Bernard De Meyer
      Abstract: In 1995 the Guinean author Tierno Monénembo published Pelourinho after a writing residence in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. The novel follows an African man's quest to find his lost cousins, descendants of former slaves. The protagonist's journey into the slums of this Brazilian city, whose history has close ties with slavery and colonisation, also serves as a discovery of South-American and Caribbean literature. In this regard the article has a particular focus on the links between Pelourinho and the works of Juan Rulfo and Gabriel García Marquéz, as well as Édouard Glissant's poetics of relation. What seemed to be, at first, a passing influence on the West-African writer, proves instead to impact profoundly on his writing. The article will suggest that, at this stage of his career, Monénembo aims to take these influences back across the Atlantic. In doing so, he progressively discovers an original form of writing embedded in his own cultural tradition, which makes use of a new narrative device, the "parent-a-plaisanterie".
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • La Suite africaine de Léonora Miano. Un appel à se
           réconcilier avec soi-même
    • Authors: Abdoulaye Imorou
      Abstract: Suite africaine is composed of three novels (L'intérieur de la nuit, Les aubes ecarlates and Contours du jour qui vient). It portrays an Africa torn by civil wars and which seems not to value human life. This picture of a particularly violent continent leads some critics to consider that Léonora Miano is trying to please Parisian publishers and readers by validating a western racist vision of Africa. This paper states that the trilogy accepts other readings. It demonstrates that Léonora Miano is actually inviting the reader to see beyond the first impression of endless violence and to consider that Africa is opened to other possibilities. The paper shows that Suite africaine is a call for reconciliation with the past in an attempt to prevent the cycle of violence.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Le Portfolio Namibien des Langues : un outil contextualisé pour
           l'autoévaluation centré sur l'apprenant. Perspective des apprenants des
           écoles secondaires
    • Authors: Simon Lumbu
      Abstract: In 2010, the French Section of the University of Namibia and the Association of French Teachers in Namibia (APFN) joined forces to design the first Namibian Portfolio for Languages (NPL). The objective of the NPL was primarily to create a contextualized learning material that promotes the practice of the concept of learner-centered education and self-assessment in classes of French as a foreign language. After the design, preparation and implementation of NLP in seven high schools from September 2012 to January 2013, the research reported on in this article aimed at evaluating the project. A sequential mixed methods design, questionnaires and semi-structured interviews were used to collect data. The article reports on findings pertaining to secondary learners' perspectives on the implementation of the NPL as a contextual tool for self-assessment and the extent to which the educational interests of the tool with regard to more learner-centered approaches and self-assessment were realized.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Interroger les fondements des travaux consacrés aux français
           régionaux
    • Authors: Rada Tirvassen
      Abstract: This article analyses how studies on regional Frenches identify the phenomenon studied and how knowledge is elaborated. It addresses the issue of the relationship between ideological choices and the theoretical and methodological options of the field. It explains why scholarship in the field has not been able to theorise adequately with regard to the diffusion of a language in diverse multicultural and multilingual contexts. A comparison between this approach to regional Frenches and research conducted in the Indian Ocean on other aspects of regional Frenches, especially morpho-syntax, using another conceptualization of sociolinguistic variation, shows to what extent the field can benefit from a renewed approach. The article also illustrates the pitfalls of studies which do not question the epistemological foundations upon which scientific knowledge is built.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Au croisement des cultures : Reine Pokou de Véronique Tadjo au niveau des
           études supérieures dans le contexte sud-africain
    • Authors: Alexia Vassilato
      Abstract: At the University of the Witwatersrand Véronique Tadjo's Reine Pokou is prescribed as a second year setwork for students in the department of French and Francophone Studies. Literary studies in foreign languages have greatly evolved in the era following South Africa's democratization as a result of changes of the student body, the evolution towards multiculturalism and global perceptions of the role of literary studies at tertiary level. The article looks at what is at stake in the teaching of literary texts in the context described and, in particular, how this translates in the teaching of Reine Pokou to students of French as a foreign language. Because Reine Pokou is polysemous, it is an ideal text for developing a multicultural pedagogy of literature teaching. The linguistic and cultural heterogeneity of the students in the classroom also contributes to a rich intersection of meanings in the reading of the Tadjo novel.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Héros en larmes
    • Authors: Jean-Louis Cornille
      Abstract: While postcolonial studies tend to look at global trends within literary works, they often overlook the singularity of their creative process. There is a need to stress how singular entities such as fictional heroes precisely define themselves as exceptions to a general rule. It is in this perspective that I will analyse Johary Ravaloson's latest novel, Les larmes d'Ietsé, by showing how the book opens itself up to influences that a postcolonial approach would not allow us to see.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • La déconstruction textuelle comme poétique du « thanatos » dans La
           décomposition d'Anne Françoise Garréta
    • Authors: Claude Dedomon
      Abstract: What are the mechanisms of deconstruction in the novel of Anne Françoise Garréta? The answer to this question lies in what may be termed the thanatographic pact. Its strategy rests on a formal postulate, that of a serial-killer whose task is to kill all the characters of the Proustian narrative. If this act of rewriting is made against the background of cruelty, it is to undermine the logocentric trends of the narrative and to show up writing as a search of legitimacy imbedded in autoreferential processes. This game of demolition opens up spaces of fascination and transcreation to be reworked by the reader's imagination.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Les musées béninois : du musée ethnographique au musée
           d'histoire sociale
    • Authors: Patrick Effiboley
      Abstract: This paper is a review of the history of museums in the Republic of Benin which sheds light mainly on the specific history from 1920 to 1947. Museums in the country remain static in regards to their collections management and exhibitions though the government has been developing new projects. Privately-owned museums appearing since the 1990s reflect the need for a paradigm shift, from the ethnographic museum to the cultural museum. This development requires the attention of policy-makers in order to address both social development and contemporary artistic creation.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Modèle communicatif et modèle normatif à l'enseignement du texte
           littéraire : enjeux et défis en contexte universitaire sud-africain
    • Authors: Fiona Horne
      Abstract: Disciplinary discourse in the field of French Studies in South Africa has focused increasingly on learner-centred communicative approaches to language acquisition which are theoretically pitted against traditional text-centred approaches. The communicative model aims to place the learner in authentic contexts of communication and encourages subjective modalities of expression, whilst text-centred (and often normative) models of teaching entail postures of critical distance and metatextual discourse. This article focuses on the challenges of both approaches within the context of French foreign language teaching at undergraduate level in South African universities, by examining the teaching strategies and difficulties encountered by academics in teaching literature in a foreign language. Indeed, learner and text-centred approaches can be conceived of as disciplinary paradigms in their prioritization of communicative competence and/or literary competence, and present particular challenges in terms of learners' language abilities as well as the academic context. The corpus upon which the findings are based consists of interviews conducted with academics in the discipline of French Studies in South Africa in 2011 and 2012. A qualitative method is employed to discuss and evaluate findings which shed light on theoretical teaching models, classroom practice, as well as the diverse uses and approaches to the teaching of literature in foreign language learning contexts.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • L'interculturalité dans les romans malgaches contemporains
    • Authors: Cynthia Volanosy Parfait
      Abstract: Lalana (2002) by Michèle Rakotoson, Za (2008) by Raharimanana and Géotropiques (2010) by Johary Ravaloson present the notion of plurality through the dichotomy of tradition versus modernity. These postcolonial novels do however not limit themselves to the polemic of dominator/dominated which belongs generally to the colonial era. They establish a connection between cultures which are considered equal. The action of connecting those cultures, in its conflicting version or in its stage of negotiation, is expressed here through the concept of interculturality. This article focuses on the making of this connection and presents the Malagasy novels as an invitation to interculturality which is inseparable from postcolonial criticism (Moura). The three novels build up a site of negotiation between the traditional and colonizing culture which is often characterized by violence. This invitation to interculturality acquires its shape and meaning through a writing which is less formal thereby introducing a part of malgacheité to world literature in French. Inspired by the notion of third space (Bhabha), the article concludes that the cultural components, made in connection with each other, produce hybrid creations which mark the development of Malagasy literature considered insular and minor (Deleuze & Guattari).
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Teaching French as a foreign language in South Africa : incorporating the
           chanson africaine francophone
    • Authors: Willemien Rust; Anna-Marie De Beer Lynette Nagel
      Abstract: L'ouverture croissante de l'Afrique du Sud sur l'Afrique francophone implique que les enseignants de FLE puissent renouveler les programmes d'enseignement de français afin de trouver une articulation plus étroite entre les enseignements offerts et les besoins des étudiants. Le but de cet article est de présenter la manière dont la section de français à l'Université de Pretoria a tenté de relever ce défi en enrichissant les programmes de deuxième année par l'exploitation de la chanson francophone africaine et l'écriture créative. Dans une première partie nous analyserons le contexte dans lequel ce programme a vu le jour, ainsi que le cadre théorique sur lequel il repose. Dans un deuxième temps nous présenterons une description des activités proposées aux étudiants. Nous offrons ensuite quelques remarques sur la réaction des étudiants à ce nouveau programme introduit en 2012 et 2013, en nous appuyant sur les données recueillies lors des interviews auprès de nos étudiants et la lecture critique des journaux en ligne tenus par les étudiants.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Langues et États-nations dans les pays du Sud ou revoir les fondements
           théoriques de nos disciplines
    • Authors: Rada Tirvassen
      Abstract: At a time when social sciences are no longer beyond question and criticism, it is reasonable to believe that researchers must spend their resources not only on producing knowledge but also on examining the type of knowledge that their scholarship produces. This is the rationale behind the meta-analysis, undertaken in this article, of studies carried out on the linguistic and social phenomena in two islands of the Indian Ocean, Madagascar and Mauritius. The article compares the conceptualization of diversity with the theorization of the language and nation-building issue in sociolinguistic research in these two speech communities. It demonstrates that when sociolinguists "describe" the social architecture of these communities, they lay emphasis on the complexities of these multi-ethnic societies which, according to them, are strongly articulated in sociolinguistic variation. However, when it comes to nation building - drawing on Western Europe's philosophy that a shared language is one of the most significant components in successful nation building - they strongly advocate a monolingual/mono-dialectal approach. The apparent contradiction between these two discourses does not lie in the inability of the discipline to adopt a holistic approach to various aspects of the language and societal phenomenon. Rather, the constructs with which research is carried out are underpinned by ideological values which have an organic link with the political history of Europe and the kind of anthropology practised by Western researchers.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • L'autobiographie, l'autofiction et l'écriture de soi : section
           spéciale
    • Authors: Elisabeth Snyman
      Abstract: Ce numéro spécial comprend cinq contributions qui ont été présentées lors des journées d'études sur les écritures de soi organisé en août 2014 sur le campus de Potchefstroom de la North-West University.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • In mémoriam : Catherine Viollet : section spéciale
    • Authors: Veronique Montemont
      Abstract: Catherine Viollet était une chercheuse hors-norme, dans le meilleur sens du terme. Spécialiste de littérature et de génétique textuelle, elle avait accompli toute sa carrière au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) à Paris et était l'auteure d'une thèse de linguistique, qui s'intéressait, déjà, aux pratiques contrastives du discours chez des adolescents des deux sexes (1984).
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Les effets de fiction dans Une si longue lettre de Mariama Bâ :
           section spéciale
    • Authors: Emmanuel K. Kayembe
      Abstract: Contrary to numerous studies focused on the ideological aspect of Mariama Ba's Une si longue lettre, this article, based on the linguistic theory of enunciation, intends to study, beyond the autobiographical appearance of the novel, some important literary aspects that enhance its literariness. It examines the sinuous work of the signifier, namely the creation of fictional characters, the use of the rhetoric figure of hypotyposis, of free indirect speech, some aphoristic formulas as well as internal narrative focalization. The "fictional effects" must therefore be understood here in a pragmatic perspective as a set of textual devices allowing readers to measure the literary dimension of the fictional work and to reappraise the text's usual generic classification.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • L'ekphrasis autobiographique d'Hervé Guibert ou l'écriture comme ars
           moriendi : section spéciale
    • Authors: Andrei Lazar
      Abstract: Beyond the intricate network of intertextual references enclosed in the body of literary work of the French author Hervé Guibert, his writings, photos and his unique cinematic experiment - La Pudeur ou l'Impudeur - implicitly lead us to an "imaginary museum". As we know, in novels such as À l'ami qui ne m'a pas sauvé la vie and Le Protocole compassionnel he transposes Munch's "The Scream", Turner's "Death on a pale horse" or Eugene Smith's "Tomoko in his bath". Nevertheless, what we should really see is Guibert's own face and his own memories that are being projected onto the surface of these images. When observing these images, what does the author actually see? Aren't they all parts of a new artistic space in his own likeness, an "in-between" overlapping several strata of representation, such as writing, painting, photography or cinema? We aim to investigate the autobiographical ekphrasis in terms of a performative strategy that the author uses in order to map his own interiority and to surpass the inextricable breakdown of his body caused by AIDS.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Malentendu á Moscou. Un nouveau chapitre détourné de l'autobiographie
           beauvoirienne? : section spéciale
    • Authors: Eric Leveel
      Abstract: In 2013, L'Herne in Paris decided to publish Simone de Beauvoir's novella entitled Malentendu á Moscou as a separate book. This short story had previously been published in a French journal in 1992. This novella was to be part of the collection of short stories entitled La femme rompue (The Broken Woman), published in 1968; however, it was eventually excluded from the final volume. During a stay in Moscow in the mid-1960s, a married couple of left-wing intellectuals who have always been supportive of Socialism and the Soviet Union find themselves challenged on a personal level and in a political sense and attempt to find a solution to their private and ideological crisis. This novella, if it indeed makes references to autobiographical events in Beauvoir's existence, cannot simply be considered as an autobiographical fiction since the author ensures that all facts and characters are fictionally transposed, and that a true literary recreation is at work. However, it would be hasty to read this story as yet another example of the author's transpositional technique. Obvious parallels exist between the fictional story and the author's experiences. Can one therefore infer that Malentendu á Moscou should be read as another deviated chapter of the Beauvoirian autobiography? Can one also read it as a fake fictional work, as an autobiography in disguise? Or, could one consider it as a complex narrative which somehow transcends literary genres by echoing without imitating?
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Le coming-out et la réinvention de soi à travers l'autofiction :
           Abdellah Taïa, Rachid O. et Eyet-Chékib Djaziri : section spéciale
    • Authors: Gibson Ncube
      Abstract: A pioneering wave of openly gay Maghrebian novelists broaching non-normative sexuality has emerged in the last two decades. Writers such as Rachid O., Abdellah Taïa and Eyet-Chékib Djaziri have penned autofictional novels depicting the struggles of assuming an exclusively "gay" identity in the Arab-Muslim societies of the Maghreb. Autofiction presents itself as an important conceptual tool that allows these writers to deal with issues concerning their so-called deviant sexuality. Autofiction through its breaking of boundaries between the real and the imagined, between the public and the private, facilitates a process of coming out as well as making public what is deemed taboo and unspeakable. This article also contends that autofiction, as an unstable genre, is employed by these writers to embody the fluidity and insuperable difficulty of putting into perspective phenomena such as sexual and gender identities.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Loin de mon père de Véronique Tadjo : la transformation du biographique
           en fiction porteuse d'espoir : section spéciale
    • Authors: Elisabeth Snyman
      Abstract: Véronique Tadjo's novel Loin de mon père seems to continue the author's constant involvement in contemporary Africa, but in a more personal mode. Taking its cue from the first epigraph to the novel, this article strives to determine how biographical elements, including those revealed in the épitexte, and true facts are reworked into a fictitious account of a woman's return to her country after her father's death. It is argued that the epigraphs prepare the reader for the exploration of an in-between space, which consequently becomes a structuring principal for the configuration of the characters and the development of the intrigue. Furthermore the study points out that Tadjo bases Loin de mon père on two important African traditions, i. e. the prolonged funeral and polygamy. The conclusion, attempting to define what the intention behind the novel is, points out how Tadjo transformed her own experience into a fiction in order to convey a message of reconstruction and hope.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • On est foutu [Ashiko ndawo bakithi], M.J. Mngadi : compte rendu
    • Authors: Abdouaye Imorou
      Abstract: La traduction en français du roman en zoulou de M.J. Mngadi par Michel Lafon présente toutes les apparences d'un travail militant. Le titre de l'article publié dans le numéro 44.2 de la revue French Studies in Southern Africa, « Le devoir de traduction. Pourquoi traduire un roman zoulou » (Lafon 2014a) est, sur ce point, éloquent. Les autres textes d'escorte du roman - les remerciements, l'introduction et la longue postface « Asikho en contexte » (323-374) - font également état de ce « devoir de traduction ». En outre, ces textes présentent l'intérêt de proposer une synthèse de l'histoire de la littérature sud-africaine en langues africaines et de traiter des problématiques liées à la traduction de cette dernière.
      PubDate: 2015-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • La traduction de Bitterkomix, une trahison loyale et constante
    • Authors: Catherine Du Toit
      Abstract: Bitterkomix is a controversial underground comic in Afrikaans. This article explores the importance, in translation, of understanding the social and cultural context of the source language in order to capture the essential meaning and impact of the original text in its translation. In the case of the translation of Bitterkomix into French, the translator had to bear in mind the position and function of the language in the broader scope of Afrikaans protest literature and, consequently, make certain decisions with regard to his own perception of the role of the translator as bringing the text to the reader (or the reader to the text) in the terms of Schleiermacher. Furthermore, the article explores specific themes that occur in the Bitterkomix texts and how their interpretation may influence strategies and considerations that relate specifically to the translation of comics. The importance of stylistic differences and their influence on translation are explored. Other issues that are examined include the translation of names, intertextual references and retranslation. The article calls into question the widely accepted notion that the translator should always translate into his first language, particularly with regard to minority languages.
      PubDate: 2014-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Dany Laferrière ou comment réaliser le fantasme d'écriture
           par les lieux communs
    • Authors: Gilles Glacet
      Abstract: In his first published novel, Comment faire l'amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer (1985), Dany Laferrière fights against history and writer's block by revisiting, using, and abusing the common places of the relationship between the white woman and the black man. The writing is blatantly presented via a sexual act - the encounter of the black male with the white female - and is of jouissance, which, through multiple voices, makes the female a bearer of history. Thus, along with the story, history writes itself on the blank page, this being possible only because, as Balzac once wrote to Madame Hanska, woman and paper are both white matter that can bear anything. The woman's whiteness is restrictive; she has to be as white as the paper, and as enduring. Everything is possible with paper, and woman, just like paper, becomes the place of all promises. The question is however not about the domination of the white woman, but rather about defeating inhibition through her. As such she is the way to vanquish the page blanche, at once the blank page (writer's block) and the inhibiting white literature of the Western world. The Nègre, the ghostwriter, now gets to write in his own name.
      PubDate: 2014-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
 
 
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