ESSAIS, PAR SYLVIA WYNTER

I am currently working on the first translation of Sylvia Wynter's essays into French. The volume includes "Novel & History, Plot & Plantation" (1971); "No Humans Involved" (1992); "1492 : A New World View" (1995); "Towards the Sociogenic Principle" (2001); "Unsettling the Coloniality of Being" (2003); "On How We Mistook the Map for the Territory" (2006).

 

SHEPPARD LEE: ÉCRIT PAR LUI-MÊME

(AUX FORGES DE VULCAIN, 2017)

I translated into French and wrote a critical afterword for Robert Montgomery Bird's gothic novel, Sheppard Lee: Written by Himself (1836). The novel recounts the adventures of Sheppard Lee, a white indebted farmer from New Jersey who accidentally discovers the power to project his soul from body to body. Each time he assumes a new identity, he grows further disappointed by his lot. Metempsychosis offers Bird a compelling narrative device to draw a vitriolic portrait of the US during the Jacksonian era.

My translation was reviewed by Libération, Le Figaro, and Le Point

 

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