Campus Units

World Languages and Cultures

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2008

Journal or Book Title

French Review

Volume

81

Issue

3

First Page

542

Last Page

550

Abstract

Although Assia Djebar may not be a film theorist in the strict academic sense of the term, we may certainly recognize her insights into her creative intentions and struggles with the cinematic medium side-by-side theoretical work of other film theorists. In considering her varied literary, poetic, dramatic, and cinematographic work, we may now discuss much of her work not solely as primary artistic examples in which feminist and postcolonial literary and film theories resound, but as actual theoretical discourses, themselves. We already know Djebar as a novelist, translator, filmmaker, poet, essayist, keynote speaker, and playwright, but we now growingly know Djebar as a theorist. This essay will examine several key theoretical cinematic positions set forth in the opening segment of Djebar's 1978 film, La Nouba du Mont Chenoua, and how she theorizes these cinematic positions in her more recent written work, Ces voix qui m'assiegent (1999).

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This is an article from French Review 81 (2008): 542. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Association of Teachers of French

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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