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Vers une francophonie littéraire en manifestations

Le festival Étonnants Voyageurs et les Rencontres québécoises en Haïti

Michał Obszyński    Instytut Romanistyki, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Polska    



The publication of the manifesto « Pour une ‘littérature-monde’ en français » in Le Monde daily in 2007 reinvigorated discussions concerning the notion of francophone literature and its status in relation to the French literary field. In order to fully comprehend the current dynamics of French-speaking literary universe it is not sufficient to look at traditional instances of production, legitimization and consecration, i.e. big publishing houses, literary criticism, literary awards or education system respectively. In reality, events such as book fairs or literary festivals, which are changing traditional perception of literature and francophone writers, play an ever-increasing role in present-day literary life. The following paper aims to track these changes on the basis of two cases: Étonnants Voyageurs Festival organised by Michel Le Bris for 25 years and a series of literary meetings under the common name of Rencontres québécoises, which took place in Haiti in 2013.

Dec. 21, 2017
July 16, 2017

Keywords: Étonnants VoyageursFrancophone literatureLiterary festivalsFrench literary fieldGlobalisation

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