Le tissage du vivant. Écrire l'empathie avec la nature (Pergaud, Colette, Genevoix, Giono)

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The weaving of life. Writing empathy with nature (Pergaud, Colette, Genevoix, Giono)

Davide Vago*

*Corresponding author

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Faced with the climate and environmental disruption that threatens our daily lives, literary studies can contribute to the shift in perspective invoked from all sides. Well before the contemporary crisis which invites us to rethink the place of the anthropos within the living, three novelists and a novelist have shown to be sensitive to the links that are woven between humans and the kingdoms of life: Louis Pergaud, Colette, Maurice Genevoix and Jean Giono. They knew, in their stories, integrating animal otherness into one of the highest activities of the mind human: literary invention. Based on a definition of empathy provided by psychology, neuroscience and the humanities, inspired by ecopoetics and zoopoetics, this essay analyzes the stylistic modes of representation of a non-human consciousness, especially animal, in four authors whose poietic skill reconnects us with life and its momentum.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The weaving of life. Writing empathy with nature (Pergaud, Colette, Genevoix, Giono)
Original languageFrench
PublisherEditions Universitaires de Dijon
Number of pages162
ISBN (Print)978-2-36441-477-8
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameÉCRITURES

Keywords

  • écopoétique
  • empathie
  • point de vue
  • énonciation
  • zoopoetics
  • ecopoetics
  • empathy
  • point of view
  • utterance
  • zoopoétique

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