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School of Modern Languages & Cultures

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New Publication: Dr Dominique Carlini Versini

(31 January 2020)

New Publication: Dr Dominique Carlini Versini

Précisions sur les sciences dans l'oeuvre de Marie Darrieussecq Website:

The special issue Précisions sur les sciences dans l’œuvre de Marie Darrieussecq, guest edited by Dr Dominique Carlini Versini and Dr Carine Fréville in Dalhousie French Studies, takes its inspiration from the international symposium of the same name, which was held at the University of Kent Paris School of Arts and Culture in May 2017. It considers the author’s plurality of engagement with sciences in her fictions. The issue is the first collective reflection on the subject and brings together nine contributions, that seek to question the presence of animals in the texts, between ethnology, ecology and Darwinism; the explorations of (black) matter; as well as criticism of the medical and of technology that emerges in Darrieussecq’s writing, through a broad selection of texts, from Truismes (1996) to Notre vie dans les forêts (2017). The special issue ends with an interview with Marie Darrieussecq, in which she addresses the importance of sciences in her imagination.