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Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print: Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime

Carrie Noland


This book approaches Negritude as an experimental, text-based poetic movement developed by diasporic authors of African descent through the means of modernist print culture. Engaging primarily the works of Aimé Césaire and Léon-Gontran Damas, this book shows how the demands of print culture alter the personal voice of each author, transforming an empirical subjectivity into a hybrid, textual entity that it names, after Theodor Adorno, an “aesthetic subjectivity.” This aesthetic subjectivity, transmitted by the words on the page, must be actualized—performed, reiterated, and created anew—by eac ... More

Keywords: Negritude, poetic movement, Aimé Césaire, Léon-Gontran Damas, print culture, personal voice, lyric voice, lyric regime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231167048
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167048.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carrie Noland, author
University of California, Irvine