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dc.contributor.authorLovasz, Michelle Anneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:35:04Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:35:04Z
dc.date.issued2002-04-23en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05052002-210730en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32208
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the problem of self-empowerment for the French Caribbean Black woman as presented in the novels Moi, Tituba, sorcière...Noire de Salem and Pluie et vent sur Télumée Miracle. The respective authors, Maryse Condé and Simone Schwarz-Bart, use fiction to convey the plight of women in the French Caribbean. They successfully create characters who refuse marginalization imposed by their patriarchal and oppressive societies. Condé's novel, set in the 17th century first in Barbados, and then in Puritan New England depicts the challenges Tituba overcomes in reaching liberation. Schwarz-Bart presents the story of Télumée, set in Guadeloupe at the beginning of the 20th century. My study focuses specifically on the characters of Tituba and Télumée to show ways that they thwart the dominant social structures and norms that seek to disempower them. It reveals ways that Condé and Schwarz-Bart make use of literature to reverse European perceptions of gender and race. Consequently, the literary fictions they create suggest possible ways of escaping marginalization and refusing racial and gendered subjugation.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectIdentity Politicsen_US
dc.subjectEmpowermenten_US
dc.subjectPostcolonialismen_US
dc.subjectCréolitéen_US
dc.subjectSimone Schwarz-Barten_US
dc.subjectMaryse Condéen_US
dc.titleFrench Caribbean Women and the Problem of Empowerment: A look at _Moi, Tituba sorcière...Noire de Salem_ and _Pluie et vent sur Télumée Miracle_en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairFarquhar, Sueen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberO'Donnell, J. Dean Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGillman, Laura J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGueye, Medouneen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05052002-210730/en_US
dc.date.sdate2002-05-05en_US
dc.date.rdate2012-11-06
dc.date.adate2002-05-15en_US


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