Time Signatures

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, HZl_ne Cixous, and AbdelkZbir 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 521.64g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739112902
  • 9780739112908

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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 University
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About Alison Rice

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