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Loichot, Valérie


Water Graves

The Art of the Unritual in the Greater Caribbean


Valérie Loichot

Water Graves considers representations of lives lost to water in contemporary poetry, fiction, theory, mixed-media art, video production, and underwater sculptures. From sunken slave ships to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Valérie Loichot investigates the lack of official funeral rites in... More


Orphan Narratives

The Postplantation Literature of Faulkner, Glissant, Morrison, and Saint-John Perse


Valérie Loichot

In Orphan Narratives, Valérie Loichot investigates the fiction and poetry of four writers who emerged from the postslavery plantation world of the Americas—William Faulkner (USA), Édouard Glissant (Martinique), Toni Morrison (USA), and Saint-John Perse (Guadeloupe)—to show how these descendants... More