The Resource Writing and filming the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda : dismembering and remembering traumatic history, Alexandre Dauge-Roth

Writing and filming the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda : dismembering and remembering traumatic history, Alexandre Dauge-Roth

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Writing and filming the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda : dismembering and remembering traumatic history
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Writing and filming the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda
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dismembering and remembering traumatic history
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Alexandre Dauge-Roth
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eng
Summary
  • "Alexandre Dauge-Roth masterfully reconstructs the complex web of historical events concerning the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. He explains its history, the myths surrounding it, and the official responses (and obfuscations) from Rwanda, France, and the United States. Most importantly, Dauge-Roth brings into clear focus the way artists and witnesses have given voice to the victims and have answered the call to a ̀duty to remember' in the present. Dauge-Roth's work draws on the critical writings of Derrida and Bourdieu, on Holocaust studies, and on theories of testimony, but without ever becoming a slave to abstract theory. This is critical analysis at its best."--Leah Hewitt, Amherst College
  • "Alexandre Dauge-Roth is ideally suited, by background and commitment, to pursuing some of the major ethical and aesthetic questions of testimony in modernity. He combines an impeccable knowledge of his fields of inquiry with an urgency to develop a genealogy of attentiveness to testimony. Focused on the narrative strategies and conditions of utterance at issue in communicating the Rwanda genocide, his book contributes in important ways to new interdisciplinary work in critical thought on human rights."--Maria Minich Brewer, University of Minnesota
  • Writing and Filming the Genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda: Dismembering and Remembering Traumatic History is an innovative work in Francophone and African studies that examines a wide range of responses to the 1994 genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda. From survivor testimonies, to novels by African authors, to films such as Hotel Rwanda and Sometimes in April, the arts of witnessing are varied, comprehensive, and compelling. Alexandre Dauge-Roth compares the specific potential and the limits of each medium to craft unique responses to the genocide and instill in us its haunting legacy. In the wake of genocide, urgent questions arise: How do survivors both claim their shared humanity and speak the radically personal and violent experience of their past? How do authors and filmmakers make inconceivable trauma accessible to a society that will always remain foreign to their experience? How are we transformed by the genocide through these various modes of listening, viewing, and reading? --Book Jacket
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GZT
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1967-
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Dauge-Roth, Alexandre
Dewey number
967.5710431
Index
index present
LC call number
DT450.435
LC item number
.D38 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
After the empire : the Francophone world and postcolonial France
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  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Tutsi (African people)
  • Civil War (Rwanda : 1994)
  • Atrocities
  • Tutsi (African people)
  • War and literature
  • War and motion pictures
  • Rwanda
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Writing and filming the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda : dismembering and remembering traumatic history, Alexandre Dauge-Roth
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Publication
Note
Page numbering [12]-23 appears twice; 1st set really consists of pages 0-11, with numbering continuing after that
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-283), filmography (p. 285-286) , and index
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text
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Contents
Excess of memory? -- Historical preamble to set the scene -- Testimony, literature, and film as vectors of memory -- The hospitality of listening as interruption -- Staging the ob-scene -- Becoming heirs and going on haunted -- We came, we saw, we listened -- Belated witnessing and preemptive positioning -- Between highlights and shadows : Tadjo's entries -- Writing as haunting pollination : Lamko's butterfly -- Polyvocal dismembering : Diop's remembering of Murambi -- No neutral shooting -- Close-up on some recurrent facts and figures -- A pedagogy against forgetting that sometimes forgets itself -- Historical and contextual Trompe-l'œil -- Ob-scene off-screened : a genocide off-camera -- The heir or the return of the off-screened -- Testimony, memory, and reconciliation in the era of Gacaca
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xi, 291 pages
Isbn
9780739172827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828569604
  • (OCoLC)ocn828569604
Label
Writing and filming the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda : dismembering and remembering traumatic history, Alexandre Dauge-Roth
Publication
Note
Page numbering [12]-23 appears twice; 1st set really consists of pages 0-11, with numbering continuing after that
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-283), filmography (p. 285-286) , and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Excess of memory? -- Historical preamble to set the scene -- Testimony, literature, and film as vectors of memory -- The hospitality of listening as interruption -- Staging the ob-scene -- Becoming heirs and going on haunted -- We came, we saw, we listened -- Belated witnessing and preemptive positioning -- Between highlights and shadows : Tadjo's entries -- Writing as haunting pollination : Lamko's butterfly -- Polyvocal dismembering : Diop's remembering of Murambi -- No neutral shooting -- Close-up on some recurrent facts and figures -- A pedagogy against forgetting that sometimes forgets itself -- Historical and contextual Trompe-l'œil -- Ob-scene off-screened : a genocide off-camera -- The heir or the return of the off-screened -- Testimony, memory, and reconciliation in the era of Gacaca
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xi, 291 pages
Isbn
9780739172827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828569604
  • (OCoLC)ocn828569604

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