Des ‘autobiographies’ latines ? Essai de réflexion critique

Résumé : In this article I propose to examine in a critical way the usual employment of the words "self writing" and "autobiography" for a number of late antique and medieval narrative works written in the first person and marked by identity between the main character, the author and the narrator, from Augustine to Petrarch. The author endeavors to cross anthropology (i. e. problematic issue of the history of the subject and of the individual in the West) and literary criticism (i. e. reflection on the relationship between fiction and autobiography from the angle of the narrative, but also between philosophy and self writing), with a diachronic approach, so as to contrast the respective projects of Augustine and Rousseau, paradigmatic of two anthropological and literary spaces which are opposite to each other but not without relationship of filiation from one to the other.
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Fabrice Wendling. Des ‘autobiographies’ latines ? Essai de réflexion critique. Revue des Etudes Latines, 2017, Revue des Etudes Latines, pp.221-240. ⟨hal-02264581⟩



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