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Penser un continuum littéraire indianocéanique depuis les romans mauriciens et réunionnais

Abstract : The novels of Mauritius and La Reunion are intrinsically linked to the ocean, through which the writing of the island location finds expression. The insular nature of such locations, their history and imaginary mean that in order to understand them we must extend our reflections to the oceanic horizon, which is far from representing the limit of the island's world, embodies a reservoir of possibilities and plays a part in the writing and imaginings of these islands. The island is woven from histories of ocean crossings, of cultures borne of the Indian Ocean. However, these novels also reexamine the context of meaning and require our reconsideration of the context of exchange within the Indian Ocean, because far from being in some way passive and isolated, the work emerging from Mauritius and La Reunion creates context and fits into the writing of the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean is establishing itself as a literary hub crystallising the conceptions, imaginings and histories of the countries and continents surrounding it. The existence of connected histories and representations within this ocean and the consideration of the ocean as a place, allow us to think of an Indian Oceanic literary continuum.
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Marie Elisa Huet. Penser un continuum littéraire indianocéanique depuis les romans mauriciens et réunionnais. Carnets de Recherches de l'océan Indien, Université de La Réunion, 2018, Espaces insulaires de l'océan Indien. Les mutations contemporaines. ⟨hal-01831959⟩

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