This edited collection is the first volume to study Guyane from multiple perspectives. It subjects the enduring clichés and negative stereotypes regarding Guyane to critical examination, exploring how discourse on this DOM is, and has been, formed and how it may evolve. Chapters discuss geographical, literary and cultural ‘locations’ of Guyane, past and present, challenging its relegation to the ‘periphery’, whilst also historicizing the production of its marginal status. Finally, the collection aims to outline possible future challenges to the conceptual location of Guyane and possible directions for continued research.
Dr Catriona MacLeod is Lecturer in French Studies at the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP).
Dr Sarah Wood is Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Connecticut.
Richard Price, ‘The Oldest Daughter of Overseas France’
Kari Evanson, ‘Grand Reporters in Guyane: Bringing the Exotic Back Home’
Kathleen Gyssels, ‘Kor and Karnival, the carnal road of Léon-Gontran Damas: “Evidence of Things not Seen”’
Silvia Espelt Bombín, ‘Frontier Politics: French, Portuguese and Amerindian Alliances between the Amazon and Cayenne, 1680–1697’
Jonna Yarrington, ‘Producing the periphery’
Edenz Maurice, ‘A school in Boniville Political skills and “Primitives’ in French Guiana (1930-1969)’
Sarah Wood, ‘Reclaiming Félix Éboué: Departmentalisation and politics of commemoration in Guyane, 1944-2012’
Antonia Cristinoi and François Nemo, ‘Palikur, a language between two worlds’
Sally Price, ‘Maroon Art in Guyane: New Forms, New Discourses’
Catriona MacLeod: ‘Performing and Parading Gender in Guyane’s Carnival’
Bill Marshall, ‘Equality and Difference: Queering Guyane?’
Conclusion: remaking Guyane?
Size: 239 × 163 mm
11 B&W illustrations
Publication: May 1, 2018
Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 53