Dedicated to the Algerian writer, Assia Djebar, this web resource forms part of the Postcolonial Studies website of Emory State University's English Department. The main site is designed as an introduction to the major topics and issues at the heart of postcolonialism. Divided into three sections, the resource which focuses on the life and work of Djebar offers a biography; a critical and theoretical commentary on her well known work 'L'Amour, la fantasia', translated into English as 'Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade'; and a selected bibliography. Best known for challenging colonial and patriarchal historical discourses, Djebar employs a variety of narrative forms in her writing in order to decenter the French colonial perspective and bring to the fore the experience of women engaged in the campaign for Algerian independence. In the light of this, three aspects of Djebar's text 'L'Amour, la fantasia' are explored: the ways in which Djebar uses writing to revise colonial constructions of history; subjectivity and the experience of the 'subaltern', (a term used by Gayatri Spivak to denote marginalized and disenfranchised groups within society); and the feminist challenges Djebar makes to the dominant discourses of nationalism in Algerian society. As such, this page provides a valuable resource for both students and teachers interested or engaged in Postcolonial Studies.
The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) "was established in 1966 with the mandate of coordinating federal and provincial dairy policies and creating a control mechanism for milk production which would help stabilize revenues and avoid costly surpluses. The CDC plays a key role as facilitator and stakeholder in the various forums that influence dairy policy in Canada and offers a framework for the management of the industry as a whole".
Its website contains an overview of the industry, information on Canada's milk classification and supply management system, FAQs and details of its programme of activities. There are also related links, industry news and downloadable publications including annual reports, presentations, corporate plan summaries and pandemic planning guides. The site is also available in French.
This website is the result of a collaborative research project between academics from Ottawa and Concordia Universities on non-fiction writing by women in France from the Middle Ages until the 18th century. The writings considered include: letters; autobiographies; journals; memoirs; diaries; as well as religious, pedagogic, historical and philosophical writings. The site offers a database of writers from the Middle Ages - the 6th to the 15th centuries - which provides a range of information including: biographical details; translations of their works; and the libraries where their works may be consulted. A list of secondary studies by members of the research group is also available. The 'Perspectives' section of the site explores in turn each of the four periods, (the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the 17th century, the 18th century), and features short articles introducing the prominent French writers, issues facing these writers, and current popular areas of research.
This site, authored by Warren Hedges of South Oregon University, lists and describes the varieties of modern feminism. The site includes brief sketches of the following feminisms: liberal feminism; cultural feminism; seperatism; French feminism; psychonanalytic feminism; materialist feminism; the anti-pornography movement; pro-porn feminism; queer theory; radical feminism. The French feminism section, for example, explains its relationship to post-structuralism, notes the names of important figures (such as Kristeva, Cixous, and Irigaray), provides useful links for further research, and a bibliography. The site dates from 1996 and has not been updated at the time of review and many links lead to empty pages.
The website 'Women's studies digitization project: early modern French women writers' was published by the Wilson Library's Electronic Text Research Center (ETRC), which was based at the University of Minnesota. Although the ETRC is no longer in existence, the website remains accessible as a research tool. The site provides information on the project and its aims, which were primarily "to serve as a research and teaching tool, rather than a major preservation effort". Coverage begins at the start of the fifteenth century and ends with the dawn of the eighteenth century, discussing ten or so writers. Among those featured and afforded biographies are the following: Christine de Pisan; Marguerite de Navarre; Diane de Poitiers; Anne (Ninon) de Lenclos; and Marie Le Jars de Gournay. There are plans to increase this to about 20, and the list of writers under consideration includes: Anne de Marquets; Anne du Noyer; Madame de LaFayette; and Henriette-Julie de Castelnau Murat. Texts were selected to be representative of women's writing of the early modern period, and to present texts not readily available to the general reader. Primary texts are featured on the site, and where these are not available external links are provided. An excellent site for those interested in women's studies, early modern history, and French history and literature.