Title page for ETD etd-04262012-163640


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Hill, Andrew Walton
Author's Email Address ahill31@tigers.lsu.edu
URN etd-04262012-163640
Title Simmering in the Tombs: The Role of the Zombie in Patrick Chamoiseau's Chronique des Sept Misères and Simone Schwarz-Bart's Ti Jean L'horizon
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department French Studies
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Ngandu Nkashama, Pius Committee Chair
Peters, Rosemary Committee Member
Yeager, Jack Committee Member
Keywords
  • zombies
  • Simone Schwarz-Bart
  • Creole
  • Patrick Chamoiseau
Date of Defense 2012-04-18
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The figure of the zombie is a recurring trope for writers in the French Antilles. Two of the most influential and popular authors in modern French-Antillean literature are Patrick Chamoiseau from Martinique and Simone Schwarz-Bart from Guadeloupe. Both of these authors use the figure of the zombie as representations of colonization and the lingering trauma of slavery in Antillean society. In this thesis, I examine two of the most well-known works by these authors, Chamoiseau’s Chronique des Sept Misères (1986) and Schwarz-Bart’s Ti Jean L’horizon (1979), and how these texts use the nature of the zombie in an effort to define Antillean identity. I argue that it is through the use of the zombie in these texts that Schwarz-Bart and Chamoiseau are able to create a portrait of Antillean culture which, as well as illustrating the importance of history, also proposes a plan to strengthen Antillean identity and literature in the future.

Files
  Filename       Size       Approximate Download Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds) 
 
 28.8 Modem   56K Modem   ISDN (64 Kb)   ISDN (128 Kb)   Higher-speed Access 
  AndrewHillonlineabstract.pdf 196.87 Kb 00:00:54 00:00:28 00:00:24 00:00:12 00:00:01
  Andrewthesisreformatfinal.pdf 558.77 Kb 00:02:35 00:01:19 00:01:09 00:00:34 00:00:02

Browse All Available ETDs by ( Author | Department )

If you have questions or technical problems, please Contact LSU-ETD Support.