J.M. Synge’s The Shadow of the Glen and Wole Soyinka’s A Dance of the Forests: A Postcolonial Study.
This dissertation sheds light on the study of two plays: A Dance of the Forest ( 1963), and The Shadow of the Glen( 1903), produced respectively by the Nigerian playwrights Wole Soyinka, and The Irish one J.M Synge, in the light of Post-colonial theory. This work is an analysis of the means adopted by the two dramatists to answer back and correct the colonial discourse, and to dismantle the hegemony of the British ‘centre’. They do so by their reworking of the colonizer’s language, their way of representing women that aims at correcting the colonialist stereotypes, and finally by their rehabilitation and revival of their traditional and native culture that were long misunderstood and misrepresented by the British ‘centre’.
- Département d'Anglais