Francophone Voices of the "New" Morocco in Film and Print: (Re)presenting a Society in Transition

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780230616318: Francophone Voices of the
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This perceptive book focuses on the literature, journalism, and film produced in Morocco since the end of the repressive reign of Hassan II in 1999. Encouraged by the more open, democratic climate fostered by his son, King Mohammed VI, men and women authors, journalists, poets, and filmmakers have been able to examine the socio-cultural and political debates of their country. Today literary works and cinematic productions depict a tolerant and inclusive nation now known as “Le Nouveau Maroc” (The New Morocco). This study delves into Moroccan society, exploring how those who produce culture represent a country as it transitions from traditionalism to modernity within the conflicted polemics of the post-9/11 world.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Valérie K. Orlando is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Literatures and Cultures in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Maryland.

Review:

"A most welcome departure from the focus on canonic North African francophone writers that still often exists in American and French universities...Orlando succeeds in documenting how recent fiction and film represent contemporary issues in Moroccan society, and in this regard, provides a valuable roadmap to post-1999 Moroccan cultural production."--Research in African Literatures

“In Morocco today, writers and filmmakers view themselves as political and cultural activists bearing witness to the multiple changes that are taking place in their society. Orlando gives her readers important insights into this period of transformation. Examining the ways in which Moroccan francophone literature and film express the shift from the repressive regime of King Hassan II to the more tolerant regime under King Mohamed VI, she presents her readers with a critical analysis that compares and contrasts the "new" Morocco with the earlier period under Hassan II commonly referred to as "the lead years" as it  reveals the importance Moroccans attribute to  historical memory. Focusing upon unearthing stifled voices by studying works of former political prisoners and women social activists, she brings her English-speaking audience into a realm that is little known beyond Morocco's borders. Orlando is an excellent scholar; her carefully researched cultural critique proves it.”--Mildred Mortimer, Professor, Francophone Literature, University of Colorado, Boulder

“With this interdisciplinary study, Orlando single-handedly adds a definitive chapter to the history of Maghrebian letters in French. By bringing to light a new generation of writers as well as situating them in relation to some already established ones, she makes literary sense of the aftermath of Hassan II’s brutal reign. Not only does this work carefully balance politico-historical contextualization with close readings of multiple genres—including testimonials, novels, poetry, cinema, journalism, and political philosophy—but it also devotes special attention to transformations of gender and sexuality in contemporary Morocco.”--Jarrod Hayes, Associate Professor, French and Francophone Studies, University of Michigan and author of Queer Nations: Marginal Sexualities in the Maghreb.

“Well-informed by recent interviews conducted on the ground, Orlando’s book is an engaging roadmap to the recent cultural production of Morocco, dealing with a wide range of material, including novels, poetry, autobiographies, magazines, and films, most of them not available outside the country. Francophone Voices of the ‘New Morocco’ in Film and Print provides a comprehensive survey of the major issues in Morocco since Mohammed VI’s coronation in 1999, and paves the ground for further scholarship on such a vibrant literature.”--Carine Bourget, University of Arizona and author of Coran et Tradition islamique dans la littérature maghrébine

“Ambitious in scope, the manuscript meets and surpasses its promise to be comprehensive and timely... This fascinating, rich and timely book will be a major contribution to Moroccan studies and Francophone cultural studies.”--Mary B. Vogl, Associate Professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Colorado State University

"I just finished reading [Francophone Voices of the 'New' Morocco in Film and Print], and all I can say is that it's a book I wish I could have written."--Mary Jean Green, Edward Tuck Professor of French, Dartmouth University

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 115.00
US$ 44.45

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 15.74
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781349379866: Francophone Voices of the “New” Morocco in Film and Print: (Re)presenting a Society in Transition

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1349379867 ISBN 13:  9781349379866
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Valérie K. Orlando (Author)
Published by Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 10: 0230616313 ISBN 13: 9780230616318
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
New Book Sale
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan. Hardcover. Condition: New. In Stock , Brand New , Usually Dispatched within 1-2 Business Days , Safe Packing : Shrink Wrap + Bubble Wrap for more safety , Shipping Service : Priority ( Expedite ) Shipping : Ships By Courier Company Like DHL , TNT , FedEx , . Free Tracking Number for Priority ( Expedite ) Shipping Service , Please Note : Courier Company does not generally deliver to PO Boxes or APO addresses , Standard Shipping Services : Ships By airmail , Excellent Customer Services , Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed , Ships from UK Warehouse or Maybe from Our Overseas Warehouse ( UAE Warehouse or Iran Warehouse ) , without any changes in Shipping Rates. Seller Inventory # 0230616313(1F2271)

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 15.74
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Orlando, Valerie
Published by AIAA (2009)
ISBN 10: 0230616313 ISBN 13: 9780230616318
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
W2Books
(Hereford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AIAA, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. Shipped from UK. Orders will be dispatched within 24 hours of receiving your order. Orders are dispatched Monday â€" Friday. FREE Returns service (for UK customers) for books upto 2kg please contact us for details. Seller Inventory # mon0000153008

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Valérie K. Orlando
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2009)
ISBN 10: 0230616313 ISBN 13: 9780230616318
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0230616313

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 172.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Valérie K. Orlando
Published by Palgrave Macmillan (2009)
ISBN 10: 0230616313 ISBN 13: 9780230616318
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0230616313

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 224.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds