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Percival Everett

Ce volume recueille les communications présentées lors du colloque international « Percival Everett » organisé par l’équipe, à l’initiative d’Agathe Berland et d’Anne-Laure Tissut, en mars 2013 à la Maison de l’Université de Mont-Saint-Aignan.Textes recueillis par Agathe Berland et Anne-Laure Tissut, et mis en forme par Sarah Boulet.

This volume gathers the papers given at the international conference “Percival Everett” organised by the ERIAC research center and managed by Agathe Berland and Anne-Laure Tissut, that took place in March 2013 at the Maison de l’Université in Mont-Saint-Aignan.Texts collected by Agathe Berland and Anne-Laure Tissut, and finalized for publication by Sarah Boulet.

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Vision and Revision in Percival Everett’s Erasure

Françoise Sammarcelli


Erasure (2001) is a highly reflexive novel in which Percival Everett engages in an ironical dialogue with literary and artistic traditions–a dialogue which a number of mock-philosophical conversations between famous artists (such as Rothko and Motherwell, Rauschenberg and De Kooning, etc) cleverly dramatize. Playing with a dynamic of revision on several intertextual and intersemiotic levels, the text denounces the conventions of representation (including representations of “black” identity) and addresses the ambiguous issue of political correctness. Rather than dwelling on the status of the richly parodic and already much-commented embedded fiction “My Pafology”, this paper will focus on the fragmentary quality of Ellison’s journal and its questioning of Western culture. What is it that we remember or forget? How do we make sense of our experience? It is worth examining how this brilliant novel compels its reader to change perspective and revise some of his/her interpretive strategies.

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Université Paris Sorbonne
A former student at the ENS Fontenay-St Cloud, Françoise Sammarcelli is a Professor of American Literature at the Sorbonne University in Paris where she is the head of the Research Center on Texts and Images. She is the author of a book on John Barth as well as of many papers on issues of representation, on intertextuality as well as on intersemiotic relations. She recently edited two publications, Image et mémoire (PU Paris Sorbonne, 2009) and L’Obscur (Michel Houdiard, 2009).