Introduction: Léon-Gontran Damas (28 mars 1912 - 22 janvier 1978), quarante-deux ans après sa « Disparition »


  • Kathleen Gyssels


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Kathleen Gyssels

Kathleen Gyssels is Professor of Francophone Postcolonial Literature and Culture at Antwerp University, where she teaches classes on authors from the African and Jewish diasporas. Her publications are principally concerned with African American, Caribbean and Francophone authors and subjects from a broad, comparative perspective. Her current research has extended her reach to include conflictual issues, such as the Memory Laws and the Memory Wars in the French Republic and postcolonial countries. A new research project deals with the Jews and the Chinese presence in the Caribbean literatures and with the transfer from metahistorical fiction to art (sculptures) and museums. She also investigates the archives and posthumous publications of André Schwarz-Bart and has organized seminars on female postcolonial or postmemory authors such as Hélène Cixous, Régine Robin and Simone Schwarz-Bart.