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Cross-Cultural Affinities

Emersonian Transcendentalism and Senghorian Negritude

By Manyaka Toko Djockoua



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The book, through textual analyses, brings concepts of Senghorian Negritude and Emersonian ideas into a cross-cultural dialogue, and thus opens up a completely new perspective in research on the history of ideas. It synthesizes the diverse cultural, literary, philosophical and religious trends which have impacted on the complex and elusive fields of Transcendentalism and Negritude. Focusing on the current debate on influences and affinities in literary and cultural studies, the book shows that African religions and philosophy have influenced the formation of American Transcendentalism.

Product code: 9783631681251

ISBN 9783631681251
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H210xW148
Series Literary & Cultural Theory
No. Of Pages 210
Publisher Peter Lang AG
Edition New edition
The book addresses influences and affinities in the context of the history of ideas, literary theory and criticism. It brings together American Transcendentalism, Negritude, African religions and philosophy.