Black Parisians in Merry Colours: Queerness and Creolisation in the Popular Comedies of Lucien Jean-Baptiste

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The contribution draws on Édouard Glissant’s concept of “creolisation” and a wide understanding of queerness as antinormativity to situate the work of Martinican-born actor, screenwriter and film director Lucien Jean-Baptiste. Since 2009, his popular but highly intelligent comedies about Antilleans living in the Paris area have secured him a place as an established black ’voice’ in France. In films such as La première étoile (Meet the Elisabethz, 2009) and its sequel, La deuxième étoile (Let It Snow, 2017), as well as Il a déjà tes yeux (He Even Has Your Eyes, 2016, followed, in 2020, by an eponymous mini series), he humorously deconstructs various modes of normativity and highlights cultural exchanges as both dynamic and multidirectional. 
TitelThe Palgrave Handbook of European Migration in Literature and Culture
RedaktørerCorina Stan, Charlotte Sussman
Antal sider16
ForlagPalgrave Macmillan
Publikationsdato21 nov. 2024
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-031-30783-6
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-031-30784-3
StatusUdgivet - 21 nov. 2024

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