This essay studies in-depth a selection of works by Laurent Gaudé through precise and varied theoretical approaches (postcolonial, novel, mythological and ecocritical) that apprehend Gaudean poetics in an imaginary redefined in the 21st century.
Carole Edwards is a Professor of French and Francophone Studies. As a 20th/21th Century scholar, her research interests include North African, Sub-Saharan and Caribbean Francophone literature. She published a monograph on Francophone women dramatists (L'Harmattan 2008), a volume on Sacrifice (Rodopi 2014), co-directed a volume with Françoise Cévaër on the Representation of the loser in French-speaking Film and literature (Presses Universitaires de Limoges, 2018), and a monograph on novelist Laurent Gaudé with Revue des Lettres Modernes Minard (Classiques Garnier, 2021). She has also published articles ranging from literature, history to cultural studies (Expressions maghrébines, women in French Studies, Routledge, Nouvelles Etudes Francophones, The French Review etc). She is a Fulbright alumnus to Morocco. She is currently working on literary postures focusing on North African author Mohamed Nedali and contemporary Moroccan authors.
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