Modern Languages Research Seminar Series

Time Travel in Annie Ernaux's Mémoire de fille

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As part of the School of Arts and Humanities Modern Languages Research Seminar Series 2017-2018, visiting speaker, Dr Akane Kawakami, Reader in French, Birkbeck, University of London presents: 'Time Travel in Annie Ernaux's Mémoire de fille'.

  • From: Tuesday 31 October 2017, 1 pm
  • To: Tuesday 31 October 2017, 2 pm
  • Location: 019, Mary Ann Evans, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Arts and Humanities Modern Languages Research Seminar Series 2017-2018, visiting speaker, Dr Akane Kawakami, Reader in French, Birkbeck, University of London, presents: 'Time Travel in Annie Ernaux's Mémoire de fille'.

Abstract

Can the self travel through time, or is the self already time? Is the writing self a different kind of entity that can be inside and outside time at once? These are some of the questions Dr Kawakami will be addressing in her paper through an examination of Annie Ernaux's most recent book, Mémoire de fille. Looking back to the end of her adolescent years, the ageing author deploys - in full consciousness of the little time she has left - the wide range of narrative and structural techniques she has perfected over the course of her career in an attempt to return, in a spirit almost reminiscent of science fiction, to a precise point in her past.

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Location details

Room/Building:

019, Mary Ann Evans

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

Past event

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