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Représenter l'exil: le sujet du non-exil

Abstract : Exile is often presented as primarily a matter of a dramatic break or a definitive rupture. Based on a close reading of a short story by James Joyce, we argue for a re-evaluation of the theme of exile in literature where the emphasis is not on exotic but on proximate exile. Unlike Joyce, the eponymous heroine of 'Eveline' does not go into exile but how does she represent exile to herself, how does exile figure as a subject of reflexion and what does Eveline herself represent as a (non) exilic subject? The person who leaves experiences exile but the person who does not in the absence of the empirical experience of exile is under even greater pressure to try and produce a representation of exile drawing on the resources of the imagination and the fantasmatic. The paper will explore the role of the subject in the representation of exile from the standpoints of the material rootedness of the subject, the passage from genealogy to progeneration and exile as a translation zone.
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Michael Cronin. Représenter l'exil: le sujet du non-exil. 2014. ⟨halshs-01011772⟩



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