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Keith L. Walker

Professor Keith L. WalkerDepartment of French and Italian                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
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B.A. Morgan State College; M.A. University of Pennsylvania; M.A. Princeton University, Ph.D. Princeton University

Primary Interests

19th and 20th century French literature; the intersection of French and Francophone literary cultures; the vision and legacy of the literary generation of the Martinican writer, theoretician and political figure, Aimé Césaire; poetry; colonial and postcolonial studies; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; cultural studies.

Selected Publications

  • The Transformational and Enduring Vision of Aimé Césaire".  Publications of the Modern Language Association (PMLA), May 2010.  Vol. 123, no. 3, pp. 756-763.
  • Häiti postcoloniale et postmoderne: Le Nègre Crucifié de Gérard Étienne. Post-face essay (French) in new edition of Gérard Étienne, Le Nègre Crucifié, Port-au-Prince, Häiti, Presses Universitaires d"Häiti, Collection L'Intemporelle, 2008, pp. 169-192. / Montréal : Éditions du Marais, 2008.
  • ABCésaire, with Euzhan Palcy, bilingual French - KLW English translation, 128 p. In Aimé Césaire : une parole pour le 21s siécle / Aimé Césaire.  Euzhan Palcy, Project Director.  3 DVD compilation.  Paris : M. Milo, 2006.
  • "Le Discours antillais: in The Columbia HIstory of French Thought, L D Kritzman (ed.), (Dec. 2005), 185-187.
  • "Pero Vaz De Caminha: Para Fijar La Mirada En el Corazon De Tinieblas Del Nuevo Mundo, " Revista De Critica Literaria Latinoamericana, Aõo XXX, 60 (2nd semestre de 2004), 43-55.
  • "Immigritude or the Pitfalls of Haitian Exilic Experience:  The Cases of Gérard Étienne and Emile Ollivier," in Textualizing the Immigrant Experience in Contemporary Quebec, S. Ireland (ed.), (March 2004). 173-185.
  • "Not to Exist without Interpretation of Meaning: The Countermodernist Challenge of Sylvia Wynter," Journal of West Indian Literature, 10:1-2 (November 2001) 39-66.
  • Countermodernism and Francophone Literary Culture: The Game of Slipknot.  Duke University Press, 1999.

Current Projects

Suzanne Césaire, The Great Camouflage.  Writings of Dissent (1941-1945).  English translation from the French with an introduction by Keith L. Walker

Last Updated: 11/12/12