« "What filters through the curtain” : Reconsidering modernism, travelling literatures and little magazines in a Cold war context » The Transnational and Transmedial Circulation of Literature

Intervenant : Laetitia Zecchini

EHESS, Paris et IEA, Paris
Institut d’études avancées, 17 quai d’Anjou, 75004 Paris

The Transnational and Transmedial Circulation of Literature

Conference Programme

January 22, 2018. EHESS, 54 Bd Raspail. 75006 Paris. Amphitheater François Furet.

17 :00 Introduction : Gisèle Sapiro and Tristan Leperlier

17:10-17:40 - David Damrosch (Harvard), Vérité cinématique : Reality effects in transnational and global literature and film. Chair : Jean-Marie Schaeffer

17:40-19:00 - Round-table : Elleke Bohmer, Stefano-Maria Evangelista, Laura Marcus, Tiphaine Samoyault. Moderators : Gisèle Sapiro and Jean-Marie Schaeffer

January 23, 2018. Institute of Advanced Studies of Paris.

Morning session - The circulation of literature in (post)colonial and/or authoritarian contexts. Chair and discussant : Elleke Bohmer (Oxford)


Claire Ducournau (Univ. Montpellier), “African literary festivals and world literature : from the map to the territory”

Madeline Bedecarré (EHESS), “Fake Internationality ? Prizes and the Circulation of Francophone African Authors”

Laura Penachietti (University of Manchester), “Postcolonial writers in the global literary marketplace : the case of Italy”

Coffee break


Laetitia Zecchini (CNRS/THALIM), “What Filters through the Curtain » : Reconsidering ‘Indian’ modernism, travelling literatures, and little magazines in a Cold War context”

Analia Gerbaudo (UNL), “The import of theories in the field of literary studies (Argentina, 1976-1986) : between clandestine and institutional practices”.

Sadia Agsous (EHESS), “Palestinian Translators of Hebrew Literature : Translation as a Social Practice and a vehicle for cultural exchange”.

Afternoon session- Translatio : from text to images. Chair and discussant : Laura Marcus (Oxford)


Delia Ungureanu (University of Bucarest), “The Surreal Real : Proust, Woolf, and World Cinema”

Clara Royer (CERFRES, Prague), “Novels are written to God, scripts are sent to a director..." Imre Kertész as the scriptwriter of Fatelessness”

Alexis Brown : “Constructing National Film through Literature : Contemporary British Adaptation”.

Coffee break


Dominic Davies (Oxford), “Comic, City, Archive : Public Space, Private Lives and Post-War Reconstruction in Recent Lebanese Graphic Memoirs”.

Diana Roig Sanz (Open University of Catalonia), Transnational Translation Policies in the Interwar Period (1925-1946) : The International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation and Its Agents

Lilas Bass, Delia Arribas Guijarro, Tristan Leperlier, Gisèle Sapiro (EHESS), “Literary agents as cardinal intermediaries of World Literature”.

17:15-17:45 : Discussion introduced by Vered Shemtov (Stanford), and concluding remarks by Stefano-Maria-Evangelista and Gisèle Sapiro.

Organisers : Tristan Leperlier, Gisèle Sapiro