The emergence of national literature in France

2019-10-29T07:51:49Z (GMT) by Christophe Premat
The presentation deals with the notion of national literature in France. When we refer to national literature, we think about a literary patrimony that characterizes the emergence of a nation. The presentation questions the relation between literature and politics as if a literary patrimony could consolidate the emergence of a new nation. The history of Romance languages shows that there was a disconnection between literary genres, languages and national borders. Here, the presentation focuses on the emergence of national literature in France to see how some literary genres have confirmed the political power in terms of loyalty. The presentation will interest students and scholars who analyze the relation between literature and politics. Is literature an imaginary justification of the idea of nation?