The French Atlantic Triangle

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-28
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr

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"This dazzling, provocative book is a compendium that sets an explosive new agenda for French Studies. Christopher L. Miller's work is important not only for scholars but also for postcolonial France as it struggles to comes to grips with its past."--Paul Gilroy, author of "The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness""""This is a lovely book about an un-lovely subject. Christopher L. Miller brings the insight of a mature major scholar to questions about literature, slavery, and culture in the Francophone world."--Kwame Anthony Appiah, author of "Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers"

Author Biography

Christopher L. Miller is the Frederick Clifford Ford Professor of African American Studies and French at Yale University.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. xv
The French Atlantic
Introductionp. 3
Around the Trianglep. 40
The Slave Trade in the Enlightenmentp. 62
The Veeritions of Historyp. 83
French Women Writers: Revolution, Abolitionist Translation, Sentiment (1783-1823)
Gendering Abolitionismp. 99
Olympe de Gouges, "Earwitness to the Ills of America"p. 109
Madame de Stael, Mirza, and Pauline: Atlantic Memoriesp. 141
Duras and Her Ourika, "The Ultimate House Slave"p. 158
Conclusion to Part Twop. 174
French Male Writers: Restoration, Abolition, Entertainment
Tamango around the Atlantic: Concatenations of Revoltp. 179
Forget Haiti: Baron Roger and the New Africap. 246
Homosociality, Reckoning, and Recognition in Eugene Sue's Atar-Gullp. 274
Edouard Corbiere, "Mating," and Maritime Adventurep. 300
The Triangle From "Below"
Cesaire, Glissant, Conde: Reimagining the Atlanticp. 325
African "Silence"p. 364
Conclusion: Reckoning, Reparation, and the Value of Fictionsp. 385
Notesp. 391
Selected Bibliographyp. 527
Indexp. 547
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