Proximate Spaces of Violence: Multidirectional Memory in Rachid Bouchareb's Days of Glory and Outside the Law

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Abstract

Rachid Bouchareb’s historical epics Indigènes (Days of Glory, 2006) and Hors-la-loi (Outside the Law, 2010) emerge at a crucial time in France, in which key questions about the place of France’s North African population have been asked. These films (re)imaginatively centre the histories of France’s colonial relationship with North Africa, particularly Algeria. Drawing upon Michael Rothberg’s theory of ‘multidirectional memory’, and postcolonial notions of ‘haunting’, this chapter examines Bouchareb’s films for the ways in which they produce a postcolonial memory that both feeds into and disrupts dominant geographical and historical imaginaries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMemory and Postcolonial Studies
Subtitle of host publicationSynergies and New Directions
EditorsDirk Gottsche
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherPeter Lang
Pages255-274
Number of pages19
VolumeCultural Memories volume 9
ISBN (Print)978-1-78874-478-2
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

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NameCultural Memories
PublisherPeter Lang

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    Hastie, A. (2019). Proximate Spaces of Violence: Multidirectional Memory in Rachid Bouchareb's Days of Glory and Outside the Law. In D. Gottsche (Ed.), Memory and Postcolonial Studies: Synergies and New Directions (Vol. Cultural Memories volume 9, pp. 255-274). (Cultural Memories). Oxford: Peter Lang.