Sept 21–23, 2006

Voyages à l´envers –The presentation of the exotic in post-colonial literature

Date: Sept 21, 2006, 09:15 Uhr

Duration: Sept 21–23, 2006

Location: Akademie Schloss Solitude

This colloquium focuses on the question of the discourse around and literary traces of a “new“ exoticism in the postcolonial literatures. Taking as a starting point a rereading of the texts of Victor Segalen, which open a modern way of reading the exotic, should first the fundamental discourses of the other, which emanate from or circle around the term of exoticism, should be presented. Immediately following, question will be explored, focusing on how much insisting on the inevitable differences of the exotic have paved the way for others in the development of new ways of writing in the French-speaking world. Literary texts by French-speaking authors will be analyzed with a look to their construction of the “foreign” or “other”. Here, the motif of the travel from overseas, or Africa to Europe, represents the overriding criteria of interpretation.

Please see [Veranstaltungen] for full program.

An event of the Institute for Literary Studies, Romance Literature department – Gallo-roman studies at the University of Stuttgart in cooperation with the Akademie Schloss Solitude and with the support of the IZKT and the DVA Foundation.
Registration via Silke Segler-Messner,, Tel. 0228-476307.