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FASP médicale et substrat professionnel : le miroir éclaté

Abstract : Abstract The study of medical thrillers is a budding field of research within the genre of professionally-based fiction. These novels usually reflect the practices, the discourse, and the socio-cultural ways of the medical community. However, on reading the more recent novels, one has the feeling that the representation of professional reality is gradually giving way to the lure of the closely related thriller genre. In the same way, the image reflected is that of a more diversified professional reality, as the authors now draw their inspiration from professionally-based material borrowed from forensic and legal thrillers. This osmosis-induced evolution highlights the hybrid nature of the genre. It is our aim to go beyond paratextual, narrative and discursive stereotypes to pinpoint, through extracts taken from recent novels, distortions induced by the constant tug-of-war between professional reality and reality as portrayed in medical thrillers. Although the specialised genre reflects some of the preoccupations of the medical profession, it often overlooks its professional reality, which questions the very notion of medically-based fiction.
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Jean-Pierre Charpy. FASP médicale et substrat professionnel : le miroir éclaté. ASp - La revue du GERAS, (en ligne) / Bordeaux : GERAS (imprimé), 2010, pp.49-65. ⟨halshs-00470610⟩



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