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Author Chandna, Mohit, author.

Title Spatial boundaries, abounding spaces : colonial borders in French and francophone literature and film / Mohit Chandna.

Publication Info. Leuven (Belgium) : Leuven University Press, 2021.


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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Colonialism advanced its project of territorial expansion by changing the very meaning of borders and space. The colonial project scripted a unipolar spatial discourse that saw the colonies as an extension of European borders. In his monograph, Mohit Chandna engages with narrations of spatial conflicts in French and Francophone literature and film from the nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. In literary works by Jules Verne, Ananda Devi, and Patrick Chamoiseau, and film by Michael Haneke, Chandna analyzes the depiction of ever-changing borders and spatial grammar within the colonial project. In so doing, he also examines the ongoing resistance to the spatial legacies of colonial practices that act as omnipresent enforcers of colonial borders. Literature and film become sites that register colonial spatial paradigms and advance competing narratives that fracture the dominance of these borders.0Through its analyses 'Spatial Boundaries, Abounding Spaces' shows that colonialism is not a finished project relegated to our past. Colonialism is present in the here and now, and exercises its power through the borders that define us.
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Subject French literature -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- France -- History.
Colonies in literature.
Colonies in motion pictures.
Boundaries in literature.
Boundaries in motion pictures.
Boundaries in literature. (OCoLC)fst00837088
Boundaries in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01902606
Colonies in literature. (OCoLC)fst00868477
Colonies in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01902849
French literature. (OCoLC)fst00934688
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01027285
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / French.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: CHANDNA, MOHIT. SPATIAL BOUNDARIES, ABOUNDING SPACES. [Place of publication not identified] : LEUVEN UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2021 946270273X (OCoLC)1233167503
ISBN 9789461663832 (electronic book)
9461663838 (electronic book)
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