History and Narrative : An Overview: Plenary

Abstract : Philippe Carrard is Professor of French Emeritus at the University of Vermont and currently Visiting Scholar in the Program of Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College, in the USA. He wrote a book on Malraux, but for the past twenty years his research has born mainly on the poetics of factual discourse, that is, on the rules, codes, and conventions shaping discourse that deals with real events, not fictional ones. In this area, he has published Poetics of the New History: French Historical Discourse from Braudel to Chartier (Johns Hopkins UP, 1992), The French Who Fought for Hitler: Memories from the Outcasts (Cambridge UP, 2010), and Le Passé mis en texte: Poétique de l’historiographie française contemporaine (Armand Colin, 2013). Along the same lines, he has written several articles on such subjects as the representation of consciousness in biographies, personifications in the business pages of the New York Times, strategies of titling in scholarly studies, and beginnings in histories of World War II.
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Philippe Carrard. History and Narrative : An Overview: Plenary. Narrative Matters 2014 : Narrative Knowing/Récit et Savoir, Sylvie Patron et Brian Schiff, Jun 2014, Paris, France. ⟨hal-01184506⟩

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