[Blackstudies-l] Staging Creolization: Women’s Theater and Performance from the French Caribbean

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ivetteromero posted: " Staging Creolization: Women's Theater and
Performance from the French Caribbean by Emily Sahakian will be available
this month (20 July 2017), published by University of Virginia Press.
Description: In Staging Creolization, Emily Sahakian examines seve"
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*Staging Creolization: Women's Theater and Performance from the French
Caribbean by Emily Sahakian will be available this month (20 July 2017),
published by University of Virginia Press.*

*Description*: In *Staging Creolization*, Emily Sahakian examines seven
plays by Ina Césaire, Maryse Condé, Gerty Dambury, and Simone Schwarz-Bart
that premiered in the French Caribbean or in France in the 1980s and 1990s
and soon thereafter traveled to the United States. Sahakian argues that
these late-twentieth-century plays by French Caribbean women writers
dramatize and enact creolization—the process of cultural transformation
through mixing and conflict that occurred in the context of the legacies of
slavery and colonialism.

Sahakian here theorizes creolization as a performance-based process,
dramatized by French Caribbean women’s plays and enacted through their
international production and reception histories. The author contends that
the syncretism of the plays is not a static, fixed creole aesthetics but
rather a dynamic process of creolization in motion, informed by history and
based in the African-derived principle that performance is a space of
creativity and transformation that connects past, present, and future.

*Emily Sahakian* is assistant professor of Theater and French at the
University of Georgia.

For more information, see http://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/4992
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