The aim of this study is to illustrate, in a diachronic way going from 1960s to the contemporary period, the return movement of a scientific discourse on African knowledge meant as an intercultural product and object of transfer between France and Africa. A first step aims at highlighting the gap between a scientific approach, as defended in the Western world and transmitted to African elites from the colonial era, and the exotic discourse through which the West has forged an imaginary knowledge of Africa. Subsequently, I intend to show how the critical discourse on African science and arts that has developed has posed an epistemological challenge through the integration of reflexive subjectivity into the enuciation device (Mudimbe, Mbembe). Finally, I would like to suggest that through a strategy of cross referencing between the African cultural field and the French literary field, diasporic writers (Mabanckou/Waberi) contribute to the circulation of a common transcultural heritage which is gradually becoming institutionalized in the French literary canon.

Tarquini, V. (In corso di stampa). La circulation du savoir africain dans le canon littéraire français : le retour de transfert et le discours savant. INTERFÉRENCES LITTÉRAIRES.

La circulation du savoir africain dans le canon littéraire français : le retour de transfert et le discours savant

Tarquini Valentina
In corso di stampa

Abstract

The aim of this study is to illustrate, in a diachronic way going from 1960s to the contemporary period, the return movement of a scientific discourse on African knowledge meant as an intercultural product and object of transfer between France and Africa. A first step aims at highlighting the gap between a scientific approach, as defended in the Western world and transmitted to African elites from the colonial era, and the exotic discourse through which the West has forged an imaginary knowledge of Africa. Subsequently, I intend to show how the critical discourse on African science and arts that has developed has posed an epistemological challenge through the integration of reflexive subjectivity into the enuciation device (Mudimbe, Mbembe). Finally, I would like to suggest that through a strategy of cross referencing between the African cultural field and the French literary field, diasporic writers (Mabanckou/Waberi) contribute to the circulation of a common transcultural heritage which is gradually becoming institutionalized in the French literary canon.
L’objectif de cette étude est d’illustrer, dans un parcours diachronique allant des années 1960 à l’époque contemporaine, le mouvement de retour d’un discours scientifique sur le savoir africain comme produit interculturel et objet de transfert entre la France et l’Afrique. Une première étape vise à mettre en exergue le décalage entre une démarche scientifique, telle que défendue en Occident et transmise aux élites africaines dès l’époque coloniale, et un discours exotique à travers lequel l’Occident s’est fabriqué un savoir imaginaire sur l’Afrique. Dans une deuxième étape, il sera question de montrer comment s’est développé un discours critique sur la science et les arts africains visant une remise en question épistémologique en intégrant la subjectivité réflexive dans le dispositif d’énonciation (Mudimbe, Mbembe). Enfin, il s’agira de suggérer que par des stratégies de renvois entre le champ culturel africain et le champ littéraire français, des écrivains de la diaspora (Mabanckou/Waberi) contribuent à la circulation d’un patrimoine transculturel commun qui progressivement s’institutionnalise dans le canon littéraire français.
Tarquini, V. (In corso di stampa). La circulation du savoir africain dans le canon littéraire français : le retour de transfert et le discours savant. INTERFÉRENCES LITTÉRAIRES.
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