What is literature in the modern world, and more particularly, how has the novel been affected by the cinema? This presentation will attempt to measure the impact of the media arts on the novels of Francophone countries since the 1950’s, with the introduction of cinema and television. Adopting Simone de Beauvoir’s view of literature as a form of action, that is, the concrete expression or development of a unique, highly specific and situated vision of the world “en devenir”, in constant evolution, we shall analyze key contemporary novels from Quebec, Haiti, and Guadeloupe. The effect of cinema on these works will be illustrated, placing the contemporary novel at the junction of fiction and film. In our study of literature and cinema, particular attention will be paid to the creative use of images, voices and sound, chronology and space as essential links. Finally, we shall reflect on the possible redefinition of the novel in the XXIst century in relation to media arts.
|Keywords:||Impact, Media, Modern Francophone Novel, De Beauvoir’s Literary Vision and Contemporary Works, Key Novels, France, Quebec, Haiti, Guadeloupe, Use of Reality and Fantasy, Use of Visions and Voices, Use of Chronology, Colors, Movement, Duration, and Rhythm, Links to Media Arts, Redefinition of the Novel in the XXIst Century|
Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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