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"Assécher Perec": poétiques du quotidien chez Anne-James Chaton

Abstract : “Draining Perec”. The phrase is appropriate to describe, even partially, Anne-James Chaton’s relation to everyday life, which the poet initiated in the 1990s. Just like Perec’s, Chaton’s work is inspired and fashioned by the everyday life of contemporary society, defined by Blanchot as something “unnoticed”, “eventless”, and “insignificant”. However, in Chaton’s poems, the way to capture the nature of such material relies on a more conceptual approach based on multimedial writing protocols and devices. Everyday life can indeed be exclusively apprehended through the written pieces it produces. In Chaton’s poems, everyday life is not reduced to a mere immaterial memory but it is rather to be perceived as a physical mark, an impression left on the world. In Chaton’s recent work, everyday life can be apprehended through publishing temporality: the act of posting crude, unrefined texts on social networks questions the sampling, transmedial and editing process in ploughing back written pieces generated by everyday life into the flow of daily routine, redesigned, in part, by digital media.
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Anne-Christine Royère, Gaëlle Theval. "Assécher Perec": poétiques du quotidien chez Anne-James Chaton. Les écritures contemporaines du quotidien: une cartographie, Corinne Grenouillet (Université de Strasbourg), Marilyne Heck (Université de Tours), Alison James (Université de Chicago), Jun 2019, Strasbourg, France. ⟨hal-03371712⟩



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