Antillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant
Nick Nesbitt is Professor of French and Italian at Princeton University. His books include 'Voicing Memory: History and Subjectivity in French Caribbean Literature' (University of Virginia Press, 2003) and 'Universal Emancipation: The Haitian Revolution and the Radical Enlightenment' (University of Virginia Press, 2008).
Acknowledgements Preface Introduction: The Caribbean Critical Imperative I. Tropical Equality: The Politics of Principle . 1 Foundations of Caribbean Critique: From Jacobinism to Black Jacobinism . 2 Victor Schoelcher, Tocqueville, and the Abolition of Slavery . 3 Aimé Césaire and the Logic of Decolonization . 4 ‘Stepping Outside the Magic Circle’: The Critical Thought of Maryse Condé . 5 Édouard Glissant: From the Destitution of the Political to Antillean Ultra-leftism II. Critique of Caribbean Violence . 6 Jacobinism, Black Jacobinism, and the Foundations of Political Violence . 7 The Baron de Vastey and the Contradictions of Scribal Critique . 8 Revolutionary Inhumanism: Fanon’s On Violence . 9 Aristide and the Politics of Democratization III. Critique of Caribbean Relation . 10 Édouard Glissant: From the Poétique de la relation to the Transcendental Analytic of Relation . 11 Césaire and Sartre: Totalization, Relation, Responsibility . 12 Militant Universality: Absolutely Postcolonial . Conclusion: Aimé Césaire: The Incandescent I, Destroyer of Worlds Appendix: Letter of Jean-François, Belair, and Biassou/ Toussaint, July 1792 Notes Bibliography Index
Publication: May 31, 2013
Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 26