This reflection is based on a corpus of narrative texts (novels and short stories) and on an eclectic approach which theoretical and methodological tools are borrowed from the comparatism, the institutional approach and the discourse analysis. The goal is to show that as a literary theme, the University strips off its pedestal and undergoes a more or less severe criticism under the pen of Cameroonian intellectual writers. Hence, its representation is marked with prejudgments, stereotypes and misconceptions that make the University a myth from which the writers free and engage themselves in a realistic representation of the university system. The result is a subversive literature reflecting the stakes of power and positioning of the intellectual writers who, in their paratopic posture, assess the academic institution from which depends however the legitimation of their works.
Wounfa, Jean Marie
"L’écrivain intellectuel et le destin de l’université camerounaise,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 86
, Article 9.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol86/iss1/9