"Yale French Studies, Number 140" by Madeleine Dobie

Yale French Studies, Number 140 Maryse Conde, a Writer for Our Times Madeleine Dobie, Kaiama L Glover

Yale French Studies Series
Publication date:
22 Feb 2022
Yale University Press
256 pages: 235 x 156mm
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A diverse, interdisciplinary collection of essays exploring what makes Maryse Condé a writer for our times

This volume of Yale French Studies is a collection of essays celebrating Maryse Condé's work and legacy. It explores why she was chosen as the laureate of the 2018 Alternative Nobel Prize in Literature and considers what makes Condé a writer for our times. Diverse in their themes, forms, and disciplinary groundings, the essays consider how Condé’s writings have engaged with many of the urgent social, economic, and political issues of the late-twentieth and twenty-first centuries, often anticipating and catalyzing public debates.

Madeleine Dobie is department chair and professor of French and comparative literature at Columbia University. Kaiama L. Glover is Ann Whitney Olin Professor of French and Africana Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University, and faculty director of the Barnard Digital Humanities Center. They live in New York, NY.