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Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines - Agadir

Université Ibn Zohr - Agadir

Race, Ethnicity and Alterity in Literature and Culture

Responsable : Professeur Lahsen BENAZIZA

TEL : 05-28-22-08-78
05-28-22-05-58

Fax : 05-28-22-16-20

Présentation de la Formation, Race, Ethnicity and Alterity in Literature and Culture

Établissement : Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines - Agadir (FLSH Agadir)

CED : Centre des Etudes Doctorales Ibn Zohr

Discipline : Lettres et Sciences Humaines

Diplôme : Doctorat

This doctoral programme will be a framework for undertaking advanced research on the problematic issues of race, ethnicity, and alterity as they are conceptualized, theorized, and dramatized in literature and culture
Why yoke together ‘Race’, ‘Ethnicity’, and ‘Alterity’ in one same programme? If ‘race’ and ‘ethnicity’ imply one and the same thing, why one without the other? Why the duplication? On the other hand, is the concept of ‘alterity’ related to the other two concepts, or is it simply an intruder? For the sake of thematic coherence and unity in this doctoral programme, these methodological questions require some elucidation.
‘Race’ and ‘ethnicity’ are usually spelled out in the same breath, and one hardly goes without the other in studies, but despite this close relation of concomitance, there is quite a distinction between the two.
‘Race’ is predicated on biological givens, irreducible, visible, and essential differences, such as physical and biological attributes (pigmentation, skin colour). These natural markers have over the centuries fuelled the now discredited ‘scientific legitimations’ of slavery, racism and segregation, and an array of racializing ‘theories’. ‘Ethnicity’ on the other hand, is predicated less on biological givens and other natural markers and more on historical and cultural specificities of identification of a people as a community (language, religion, traditions and other rituals of everyday life). For example, ethnic communities making up the melting pot of the United States or the cultural mosaic of Canada as the result of migratory flows of immigration from such European countries as Italy and Poland in the first half of the 20th-century are not ‘visible’ minorities. However, with the gradual melting down of non-visible ethnic minorities into the mainstream, the label of ethnicity has been increasingly applied only to non-white immigrants—hence the connection between race and ethnicity.
Indeed, despite this distinction mentioned above, ‘Race and Ethnicity’ are intimately yoked to one another and are more often than not contextualized together in the plethora of studies devoted to them as an inseparate field of study, so much so that they have come to mean one and the same thing, not only in common parlance but in academic studies as well.
On the other hand, the connection between ‘Alterity’ (or ‘Otherness’) and ‘race and ethnicity’ may seem less obvious, but it is nonetheless a legitimate one. Alterity, the study of ‘the Other of Europe’ has been the locus of ‘Post-Colonial Studies’ as a separate field ushered in mainly by Orientalism, Edward Said’s groundbreaking work. It remains, however, that the ‘Other’, the colonial and/or post-colonial subject almost always belongs to the so-called ‘people of colour’, visible minorities—hence, the connection between ‘race, ethnicity’ and ‘alterity’
‘Race’, ‘ethnicity’ and ‘alterity’ as key concepts and as defining categories are distinctive enough from one another to warrant individual scrutiny, but they intersect and even overlap enough to be studied concomitantly in one same programme.

Objet :

This doctoral programme in English will encourage research in the problematic and much-problematized ‘unholy trinity’ of ‘race, ethnicity, and alterity’ from different angles in fictional and non-fictional works written in or translated into English. The programme will encompass such areas as African Literature, African-American Literature, Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature, Travel Narratives, the various theories of race and ethnicity and Post-Colonial Theory.
Doctoral candidates will have to investigate a wide-ranging selection of fictional and non-fictional texts that will enable them to accomplish a thorough and original work on some aspects of the question of race, ethnicity, and alterity

Retombées scientifiques : Doctoral candidates will have to investigate a wide-ranging selection of fictional and non-fictional texts that will enable them to accomplish a thorough and original work on some aspects of the question of race, ethnicity, and alterity. According to the

Retombées pédagogique : - This doctoral programme will be a natural extension of the DESA programme brought to successful completion in 2007. We did our best to insure that the DESA on ‘Race, Ethnicity, and Alterity’ be rigorous enough to be a good preparation for a doctoral pro

Retombées socio-économique : - The programme will contribute significantly to the development of the Faculté and Université Ibn Zohr as a whole.
-A compelling reason is the dramatic shortage in professors in a department with more than 1800 students in the first semester alone and t

Retombées socio-économique : - The programme will contribute significantly to the development of the Faculté and Université Ibn Zohr as a whole.
-A compelling reason is the dramatic shortage in professors in a department with more than 1800 students in the first semester alone and t

Durée de la formation :

6 semestres minimum

Axe de recherche :

Issues of Race and Ethnicity in African-American Literature and Culture; :

Question of Alterity in Post-Colonial Theory and Criticism; :

Representation of Race, Ethnicity and Alterity in Colonial And Post-Colonial Literature; :

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Conditions d'accès : Diplôme: Master’s Degree or DESA in English, or any other equivalent degree
Etude du dossier : (Expliciter les critères de sélection : mentions, nombre d’années d’études, notes des matières principales, etc…)
-An initial preselection through the screening of candidates’ application files or portfolios that will include transcripts of Master’s or DESA, 2 letters of recommendation from professors who taught the candidate at the Master’s or the DESA’s level, a copy of the Master’s or the DESA’s thesis, a statement of purpose, any other supporting documents.
Examen :
-A written test to evaluate the candidates’writing skills and intellectual potential
-An interview: The interview is meant to evaluate the linguistic and intellectual abilities of the candidates and gauge their readiness for academic research.
-Research Project: Candidates will be required to submit a research topic of approximately 10 pages + a detailed and recent bibliography in the chosen area of research.
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