Spring 2008

Journal of Haitian Studies, Volume 14, Number 1
Special Issue on Frankétienne

Guest editor: Jean Jonassaint


Editor's Note

Au prisme des autres, des prises de l'Autre : Frankétienne
—Jean Jonassaint, Guest Editor

Frankétienne: Critical Explorations

Totolomannwèl: Frankétienne and the One Man Show
—Alvina Ruprecht

Voyance au pays maudit: Allegorical Masks in Frankétienne’s Fleurs d’insomnie
—Seanna Sumalee Oakley

Eating His Words: An Aesthetic of Rewriting Exemplified in Les Métamorphoses de l’Oiseau Schizophone
—Rachel Douglas

Narrational Devices, Discourses of Emancipation: Frankétienne’s Les Affres d’un défi
—Alessandra Benedicty

Showing vs. Telling: Spiralisme in the Light of Antillanité
—Kaiama L. Glover

Translating Frankétienne: Gun Blesse America

The Joy of Completing a Translation in Class
—Isabelle Cata

Translators' Comments on L'Amerique saigne (Gun Blesse America)
—Alison Dykman, Tracy Elizabeth Robey, and Natalie Hampshire

Gun Blesse America
—Frankétienne & Claude Dambreville

Frankétienne: Selected Works

from H'Éros-Chimères



Nathalie Dessens, From Saint-Domingue to New Orleans: Migration and Influence
—Garvey F. Lundy

Laurent Dubois, A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787 –1804
—Radica Mahase

Robert Fatton Jr., The Roots of Haitian Despotism
—Robert Maguire

Patricia D. Fox, Being and Blackness in Latin America: Uprootedness and Improvisation
—Gaye Theresa Johnson

Peter Hallward, Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide and the Politics of Containment
—Jean-Germain Gros


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Editorial Board

Claudine Michel
University of California, Santa Barbara

Associate Editors
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

LeGrace Benson
Arts of Haiti Research Project, Ithaca, New York

Managing Editor
Rose Elfman
University of California, Santa Barbara

Assistant Editor
Nadège Clitandre
University of California, Santa Barbara

Book Review Editors
Régine Michelle Jean-Charles
Boston College

Nadève Ménard
Université d'État d'Haïti

Kreyòl Editor
Jacques Pierre
Duke University

Editorial Board

Carole M. Berotte Joseph
Bronx Community College

Jhon Picard Byron
Faculté d'Ethnologie, UEH

Alix Cantave
W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Carrol F. Coates
Binghamton University, SUNY

Donald J. Cosentino
University of California, Los Angeles

Edwidge Danticat
Miami, Florida

Colin Dayan
Vanderbilt University

Michel DeGraff
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fritz Deshommes
Université d'État d'Haïti

Alex Dupuy
Wesleyan University

Robert Fatton Jr.
University of Virginia

León-François Hoffmann
Princeton University

Laënnec Hurbon
Centre de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris

Jean Jonassaint
Syracuse University

Michel Laguerre
University of California, Berkeley

Yanick Lahens
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

George Lipsitz
University of California, Santa Barbara

Christopher McAuley
University of California,
Santa Barbara

Georges Michel
Université Quisqueya

Marie-José Nzengou-Tayo
University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Brenda Gayle Plummer University of Wisconsin

Gina A. Ulysse
Wesleyan University

Tatiana Wah
Columbia University

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