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Title: Le theatre d'Aime Cesaire et de Derek Walcott et le 'probleme de la Relation'
Author: Allen, Jason D.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5365 7727
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis considers crucial questions relating to the theatrical works of Aimé Césaire and Derek Walcott and argues that the authors' quest for identity is framed by a dialectic which Édouard Glissant has termed "philosophy of Relation". I show that it is this "philosophy of Relation" which helps the authors formulate a theatrical vision that transcends the chaotic aspects of Antillean history. By examining the dialectical thrust of Walcott's and Césaire's theatre, the study seeks to develop an overarching theory of modern West Indian drama that accounts for its specific Antillean nature.
Supervisor: Viala, Alain Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Dramatic arts ; English Language and Literature ; Languages (Medieval and Modern) and non-English literature ; Literatures of other languages ; French