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Document Type:Latin Dissertation
Language of Document:English
Record Number:53534
Doc. No:TL23488
Call number:‭3322809‬
Main Entry:Bunmi John Oloruntoba
Title & Author:Constructing a postcolonial-surrealist framework for West African cinema: The cinemas of Jean Rouch and Djibril Diop MambetyBunmi John Oloruntoba
College:Regent University
Date:2008
Degree:Ph.D.
student score:2008
Page No:341
Abstract:At the inception of West African cinema the goal was to use the medium of film to correct the distortions left behind in the wake of colonial history. However, the problem with such a goal is that one soon finds out that there is really no history to correct in film. As Robert Harrow (2007) notes, "There is only authority that represents itself, and in its power represents its images and narrative as authoritative [...] or worse still, as real" (p. xi). This study therefore sets out to explore two interrelated projects. The first is how postcolonialism and a postcolonial cinema seek to undermine a Eurocentric authority that sets the boundaries of enunciation and determines what is conceivable about postcoloniality or about those who lack the power to authorize their own representations. The second is how surrealism offers postcolonial cinema the means to undermine such authority and carve out new spaces of enunciation in the process. Foucault's work will be used to unveil the centrality of codes to discursive relations and to show how those relations are at the foundation of the barriers opposed to the emergence of postcolonial objects. Upon that foundation, this study goes on to construct a postcolonial-surrealist framework to help comprehend how the code disrupting aesthetics of postcolonial cinema and surrealism inform one another. Furthermore, this study makes its case by connecting this general framework to more specific postcolonial-surrealist strategies like magical realism, ethnographic surrealism and to the role surrealism plays in the postcolonial cinema of West African directors such as Jean Rouch and Djibril Diop Mambety.
Subject:Communication and the arts; African cinema; Diop Mambety, Djibril; Foucault, Michel; Hybridity; Niger; Postcolonialism; Rouch, Jean; Senegal; Surrealism; Third Cinema; Film studies; 0900:Film studies
Added Entry:Regent University