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Time Signatures : Contextualizing Contemporary Francophone Autobiographical Writing from the Maghreb

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Time Signatures engages in a close study of the autobiographical writings of three contemporary Francophone writers from the Maghreb: Assia Djebar, Helene Cixous, and Abdelkebir Khatibi. Alluding to music not only as a "theme" pulsing throughout these writers' works, but also as a means of comprehending their unique, improvisational writing styles, Alison Rice offers readers a new and beautifully constructed way of reading these authors' texts by demonstrating that the form adopted to address topics of concern is as significant as the content itself.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 358 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 33mm | 725.76g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739112899
  • 9780739112892

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Alison Rice's Time Signatures is an original, well-researched and strongly argued work on the structural relationship between Francophone autobiographical writings and music. It constitutes a significant contribution to Francophone Studies and opens a new direction in the field. -- Hafid Gafaiti, Texas Tech Universityshow more

About Alison Rice

Alison Rice is Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University for Notre Dame.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Overture: Francophony? Legitimacy, Authenticity, and Integrity in French Literature Chapter 2 NameStakes: Putting the Proper Name into Textual Play Part 3 Assia Djebar Chapter 4 Religio: Re-thinking and Re-linking Cultural and Religious Tradition Chapter 5 Histoire a Contretemps: Syncopated Histories: Writing on the Off-Beat Part 6 Helene Cixous Chapter 7 Settling the Musical Score: Orality, Rhythm, and Repetition in Writing Wrongs Chapter 8 Prelude to a Fugue, Out of North Africa: Uprooting and Rerouting in Autobiographical Fiction Part 9 Abdelkebir Khatibi Chapter 10 French Transcriptions, French Transpositions: Transportation, Transnation, and Transliteration Chapter 11 Silence and Schizophrenia: Subtle Slips of the Tongue Chapter 12 Nothing to Declare: Crossing the Border from Confession to Testimonyshow more

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