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Aesthetics and Engagement

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Material Information

Title: Aesthetics and Engagement New Novel / New Wave Treatments of Independence-Era North Africa
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: MacKenzie, Katelyn
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: New Novel
North Africa
French Colonialism
Political Art
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis considers the use of the formally experimental strategies and themes associated with the French New Novel and New Wave cinema to articulate experiences by, from, and about the Maghreb in the era of its independence. Because of these movements� aesthetically experimental characteristics, criticism has until only recently excluded consideration of these works� political and historical contexts. Yet the 1950s and 1960s not only encompassed the period of greatest productivity for the New Novel and New Wave, these decades also saw the newfound independence of North African countries from French colonial rule. The first chapter discusses Algerian poet, novelist, and playwright Kateb Yacine�s 1956 Nedjma, the first novel to express the anxieties associated with Algerian identity under the influence of French colonialism in a formally experimental way. The next chapter examines Claude Ollier�s 1958 novel La mise en sc�ne, which oscillates between reactionary justifications for the colonial enterprise and a budding awareness of the relations between colonized and colonizer. The final chapter studies the 1963 film Muriel, ou le temps d�un retour, written by Jean Cayrol and directed by Alain Resnais, which expresses an emerging consciousness about French culpability in the aftermath of the violent Algerian War. Each chapter traces socio-political underpinnings in four recurring New Novel / New Wave themes present in the works�uncertain and ineffable acts of violence, a compulsive preoccupation with memory, the transformation of history into myth, and the representation of national identity as feminine and unknowable. This thesis concludes that New Novel / New Wave strategies and concerns can foster illuminating representations of tumultuous historical moments.
Statement of Responsibility: by Katelyn MacKenzie
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Van Tuyl, Jocelyn

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 M15
System ID: NCFE003963:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003963/00001

Material Information

Title: Aesthetics and Engagement New Novel / New Wave Treatments of Independence-Era North Africa
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: MacKenzie, Katelyn
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: New Novel
North Africa
French Colonialism
Political Art
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis considers the use of the formally experimental strategies and themes associated with the French New Novel and New Wave cinema to articulate experiences by, from, and about the Maghreb in the era of its independence. Because of these movements� aesthetically experimental characteristics, criticism has until only recently excluded consideration of these works� political and historical contexts. Yet the 1950s and 1960s not only encompassed the period of greatest productivity for the New Novel and New Wave, these decades also saw the newfound independence of North African countries from French colonial rule. The first chapter discusses Algerian poet, novelist, and playwright Kateb Yacine�s 1956 Nedjma, the first novel to express the anxieties associated with Algerian identity under the influence of French colonialism in a formally experimental way. The next chapter examines Claude Ollier�s 1958 novel La mise en sc�ne, which oscillates between reactionary justifications for the colonial enterprise and a budding awareness of the relations between colonized and colonizer. The final chapter studies the 1963 film Muriel, ou le temps d�un retour, written by Jean Cayrol and directed by Alain Resnais, which expresses an emerging consciousness about French culpability in the aftermath of the violent Algerian War. Each chapter traces socio-political underpinnings in four recurring New Novel / New Wave themes present in the works�uncertain and ineffable acts of violence, a compulsive preoccupation with memory, the transformation of history into myth, and the representation of national identity as feminine and unknowable. This thesis concludes that New Novel / New Wave strategies and concerns can foster illuminating representations of tumultuous historical moments.
Statement of Responsibility: by Katelyn MacKenzie
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Van Tuyl, Jocelyn

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 M15
System ID: NCFE003963:00001

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