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Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Brigitte Weltman-Aron

Abstract

Born and raised in French Algeria, Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous represent in their literary works signs of conflict and enmity, drawing on discordant histories so as to reappraise the political on the very basis of dissensus. In a rare comparison of these authors’ writings, Algerian Imprints shows how Cixous and Djebar consistently reclaim for ethical and political purposes the demarcations and dislocations emphasized in their fictions. Their works affirm the chance for thinking afforded by marginalization and exclusion and delineate political ways of preserving a space for difference inform ... More

Keywords: Ethical, Assia Djebar, Hélène Cixous, Marginalization, Nonbelonging, Jewish, Algerian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231172561
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brigitte Weltman-Aron, author
University of Florida

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