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Title: The Conte
Subtitle: Oral and written dynamics
Edited By: Janice Carruthers
McCusker McCusker

The majority of the chapters in this book were originally presented as
papers at a conference held at Queen's University Belfast in September
2006. The volume explores the oral-written dynamic in the conte
français/francophone, focusing on key aspects of the relationship between
oral and written forms of the conte. The chapters fall into four broad
thematic areas (the oral-written dynamic in early modern France; literary
appropriations and transformations; postcolonial contexts; storytelling in
contemporary France: linguistic strategies). Within these broad areas, some
chapters deal with sources and influences (such as that of written on oral
and vice versa), others with the nature of the discourse resulting from an
oral-written dynamic (discourse structure, linguistic features etc.), some
with the oral-written interface as it affects the definition of genre,
others with the role of the 'oral' within the literary or written text (use
of storytelling scenarios, the problematics inherent in
transcribing/adapting the spoken word, etc.). This chronological and
methodological range allows us to situate the emergence of the form in
socio-cultural and historical terms, and to open up debate around the role
of the conte in particular geographical and political contexts: regional,
national, European and postcolonial.

This book contains contributions in both English and French.


Janice Carruthers/Maeve McCusker: Contextualising the oral-written dynamic
in the French and francophone conte - Richard Francis: The shadow of
orality in the Voltaire conte - Sophie Raynard : Mises en scène de
l'oralité dans les récits-cadres de Mme d'Aulnoy : les enjeux - Ruth B.
Bottigheimer: A new history for fairy tales - Tim Farrant: Definition,
repression and the oral-literary interface in the French literary conte
from the 'folie du conte' to the Second Empire - Jean-François Perrin : Une
interface paradoxale au XVIIIe siècle : conte merveilleux et bibliothèque
des savoirs chez Thomas-Simon Gueullette - Anne Defrance : Du conte
'parodique' au conte pédagogique : Le Prince Désir de Mme Leprince de
Beaumont - Mary Gallagher: The Creole folktale in the writing of Lafcadio
Hearn: an aesthetic of mediation - Maeve McCusker: Mastering the word:
appropriations of the conte créole in Antillean theory - Andy Stafford: The
politics of orality and allegory in the African conte - Nadine Decourt :
Autour de quelques contes maghrébins en situation interculturelle :
création d'un texte à l'interface oral-écrit - Janice Carruthers: The
oral-written dynamic in 'new' storytelling in French - Patrick Caudal:
Tense switching in French oral narratives - Nathalie Guézennec :
Parallélismes et contes oraux bas-bretons : niveaux, rôles et fonctions.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3039118706
ISBN-13: 9783039118700
Pages: 328
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