Conférences de Claire Barel-Moisan (Uppsala, 10 et 12 septembre 2019)

Claire Barel-Moisan présentera deux conférences à l’Université d’Uppsala, les mardi 10 septembre et jeudi 12 septembre.

Science et aventure : quelle vulgarisation pour la jeunesse?
L’exemple de Voyage au centre de la terre de Jules Verne.

“From Jules Verne to Barjavel :
Anticipation Literature and the Construction of a literary Genre”

At the turn of the nineteenth century and until second World War, representations of the future are presented in novels, in the press, in caricatures, in such proportions that this appears as a viral mediatic phenomenon. How does this social imagery agregate to form a literary genre? Is Anticipation a paradigm for contempary authors to understand modernity?
This conference will analyse how a literary genre is constructed, and the possible discrepancy between what the public comments at the time, and what the historian of literature reconstructs, through his a posteriori posture.