postkolonialisme i Les damnés de la terre og India Song

Serena Hebsgaard

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Abstract Through analysis of Frantz Fanon’s book Les damnés de la terre and Marguerite Duras’ motion picture India Song, this study examines how postcolonialism is reflected in film and literature. The paper will primarily deal with the issue on the background of the theories expressed in the postcolonial literary studies: Culture and Imperialism and The Empire Writes Back. The thematic focus in the analyses of the book and the film is hegemony and the positions, through which it is illustrated. The comparative analysis studies in which way the novel and the movie reflect postcolonialism; both thematically and by their deconstructing narrative stretegies. They thereby represent abrogation as rebellion to occidental traditions and demonstrate the counter-hegemony as presented in the theories of Antonio Gramsci. Furthermore this project will exemplify postcolonialism as a reading strategy.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 jun. 2012
VejledereKirsten Hvenegård-Lassen


  • postkolonialisme
  • fransk
  • antikolonialisme
  • gramsci
  • fanon
  • duras
  • said