Title

histoires

Publication Date

April 2016

Advisor(s)

Meg Furniss Weisberg

Major

College of Letters, French Studies

Language

English (United States)

Abstract

histoires are stories of encounters that occurred for the most part in Morocco and peripherally in France. Belonging to the genre of the travelogue, these histoires attempt to shed the colonial tropes that plague the genre in favor of an empathetic contemporary postcolonial narrative. A substantial background section gives an overview of the history of the travelogue as a genre in general, and of the tropes of French colonial travel discourse in North Africa in particular. It also presents my own methodology for writing the postcolonial travelogue that follows. A brief postface closes the work with a reflection on the theoretical implications of the travelogue.

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