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L'épique en exil : dialectique de la re-présentation dans Omeros de D.Walcott et Ransom de D. Malouf, réécritures contemporaines de l'Iliade

Abstract : Since Bahktin theories, the epic is considered as a literary genre belonging to an absolute past, often used as a literary tool for the fundation of a nation. Based on more recent reflexions about the epic permanency (specifically Florence Goyet's work and the collective essay The Poetics of Community), this argumentation looks into the canonical epic presence - The Iliad by Homer - within two contemporary works -Omeros by Walcott and Ransom by Malouf - both written by authors whose lands own a singular relationship with colonialism, becoming both on their own way writers of exile. Although both can be interpretated according to Ashcroft and Griffiths' postcolonial "writing back"'s theories ; we aim here to show that the true epic presence is rather to be found in the distance set between the Iliad and its contemporary rewriting maintaining them as co-presence within the works themselves. This allows a re-assessment of our frames for reality's understanding where dualisms are blurred and distance between sign and reality questionned ; eventually constituting a laboratory for a refundation of both our literary and politics discourses frames, as well as a rediscovery of Homer's Iliad.
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Agnès André. L'épique en exil : dialectique de la re-présentation dans Omeros de D.Walcott et Ransom de D. Malouf, réécritures contemporaines de l'Iliade. Littératures. 2012. ⟨dumas-00823224⟩

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