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Fanon's Les Damnés de la terre : translation, de-philosophization and the intensification of violence (2015)
Journal Article
Batchelor, K. (2015). Fanon's Les Damnés de la terre : translation, de-philosophization and the intensification of violence. Nottingham French Studies, 54(1), doi:10.3366/nfs.2015.0103. ISSN 0029-4586

The influence of Jean-Paul Sartre’s Critique de la raison dialectique on Frantz Fanon’s Les Damnés de la terre can be seen in Fanon’s direct engagement with Sartre’s text as well as in the vocabulary that he adopts when discussing key ideas, particul... Read More

Orality, trauma theory, and interlingual translation: a study of repetition in Kourouma's Allah n'est pas obligé (2015)
Journal Article
Batchelor, K. (in press). Orality, trauma theory, and interlingual translation: a study of repetition in Kourouma's Allah n'est pas obligé. Translation Studies, 8(2), doi:10.1080/14781700.2014.1001777. ISSN 1478-1700

The use of stylistic devices based around repetition in Ahmadou Kourouma’s Allah n’est pas obligé is usually taken as one of the markers of the novel’s link to oral story-telling traditions. It is, however, equally feasible to read such devices as ma... Read More