New Voices from the Atlantic: Collective Authorship and Religion in Cissé Pathé’s La tierra prometida. Diario de un emigrante / La Terre Promise. Journal d’un Émigrant

  • Datum: –16.00
  • Plats: Engelska parken Stora konferensrummet 16-3062
  • Föreläsare: CARLES MARGIÑÁ BADIELLA
  • Arrangör: Seminariet för romansk litteraturvetenskap
  • Kontaktperson: Sylviane Robardey-Eppstein
  • Seminarium

PÅGÅENDE FORSKNING
I samarbete med LILAe (Nätverket Litteræ et Linguæ)
CARLES MARGIÑÁ BADIELLA (universitetslektor, Uppsala universitet)
New Voices from the Atlantic: Collective Authorship and Religion in Cissé Pathé’s La tierra prometida. Diario de un emigrante / La Terre Promise. Journal d’un Émigrant

The question of migration from Sub-Saharan Africa to Spain is a major social and political issue that has led to various artistic expressions. Of these, autobiographical diaries or novels written and edited by migrants in collaboration with cultural agents from the host country are difficult to categorise in the Hispanic literary canon. I will analyse how collective authorship and collaboration behind the Senegalese author Cissé Pathé’s bilingual edition of his diary La tierra prometida. Diario de un emigrante / La Terre Promise. Journal d’un Émigrant (The Promised Land. Diary of an Emigrant) is built upon an ambivalent use of religion. While the prologue shows signs of Catholic proselytism, in the main text different aspects of Islamic and Senegalese traditions reveal conflicts and in-between situations for border crossers, which take place mainly in a ‘cayuco’, a large canoe-like boat.

Ordförande: Sylviane Robardey-Eppstein [språk: engelska  med möjlighet att ställa frågor på svenska och spanska]