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dc.contributor.authorLocraft, Lauren Kimberlyen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:38:27Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:38:27Zen
dc.date.issued2005-05-18en
dc.identifier.otheretd-05242005-112024en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33182en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines representations of the French educational system in Senegal as presented in L'aventure ambiguë and L'appel des arènes. Each unfolding respectively within a colonial and postcolonial Senegalese context, the novels problematize the French school system by incorporating representations of its failures. As this thesis will argue, analyzing each author's educational discourse will unmask a Senegalese perspective on a French institution, showcase various ways that Senegalese students internalized their educational experience and provide representations of the ways in which French education could be, and was, utilized by its pupils. Using two African novels in French to interpret historical experience will facilitate understanding of the French educational system from a Senegalese perspective. The first chapters create a foundation for analysis: Chapter two explains French goals and objectives when implementing a formal educational system in West Africa, while chapter three explores the form and function of the African novel in order to present it as a useful historical tool. Having defined the African novel in French as a viable means to interpret historical experience, chapter four focuses analysis on revealing how a system that was meant to procure French dominance, was ultimately transformed into a tool for Senegalese advantage.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartFinalThesis.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectCheikh Hamidou Kaneen
dc.subjectSenegalen
dc.subjectAminata Sow Fallen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectAfrican novel in Frenchen
dc.subjectHybridityen
dc.subjectFrench Colonizationen
dc.titleSenegalese Novel, African Voice: Examining the French Educational System through Aminata Sow Fall’s L'appel des arènes and Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s L'aventure ambiguëen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen
dc.contributor.committeechairGueye, Medouneen
dc.contributor.committeememberJohnson, Sharon P.en
dc.contributor.committeememberSchmitthenner, Peter L.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05242005-112024/en
dc.date.sdate2005-05-24en
dc.date.rdate2005-06-22en
dc.date.adate2005-06-22en


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