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The Transcontinental Maghreb
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The Transcontinental Maghreb: Francophone Literature across the Mediterranean

Edwige Tamalet Talbayev

Abstract

Critically engaging the concept of the Mediterranean as a “liquid continent” (Gabriel Audisio), the book argues in favor of a “transcontinental” heuristic model that rests on the transmaritime deployment of the Maghreb within the millennia-old relation that has materially and culturally bound it to multiple Mediterranean sites. Studying a Mediterranean-inspired body of texts from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Gibraltar in French, Arabic, and Spanish, the book delivers provocative analyses that complicate the dichotomy between nation and Mediterranean, the valence of the postcolonial topos of ... More

Keywords: allegory, Francophone, Maghreb, Mediterranean, melancolia, memory, migration, nomadism, transnational, trauma

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823275151
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823275151.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edwige Tamalet Talbayev, author
Tulane University