19-20 March, 2018
2 pm – 5 pm, room 5.2
Jean-Pierre Montier Université de Rennes 2
About twenty years ago, most critics in literary fields agreed about this assertion: literature and photography have only superficial connections. Nowadays, thanks to the convergence of inventive and skilful works – for example those by Philippe Ortel (La Littérature à l’ère de la photographie, 2001), Paul Edwards (Soleil noir, 2007; Perle noire, 2016) –, this opinion has been entirely revised and an original field of research has begun to be explored. I myself contributed to this new approach by organising colloquiums in Cerisy-la-Salle (Carrefour Stieglitz, 2012, L’écrivain vu par la photographie, 2016), by launching a website (phlit.org) to make an inventory of the corpus, and by creating an international review dedicated to the knowledge of “photoliterature”, exploring a wide range theoretical and historical questions. My conference aims to clarify these questions and to focus on current research perspectives.