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“Français de souche, Français de papier, Français de branche” a talk by Michaël Ferrier

Published: November 9th, 2016

Category: Featured, News, Uncategorized

Monday, February 27, 2017
4pm, Dauer 215

A creative writer, researcher and professor at Chuo University, Japan, a country where he has lived for many years, Michaël Ferrier was born to a family with a very rich and diverse ancestry: Alsace, Mauritius, Madagascar, India … In his early years, he lived in several countries, Chad and Madagascar included. A graduate from the École Normale Supérieure, he holds an agrégation as well as a doctorate from Paris-Sorbonne (Céline et la chanson,Ed. du Lérot, 2004). It is actually difficult to give adequate credit to the quality and quantity of his published works in a succinct statement. Many research articles and other productions ought to be added to the list of works presented here: La tentation de la France, la tentation du Japon. Regards croisés. Ed. Picquier, 2003. Kizu (La Lézarde). Arléa, 2004, 2013. Tokyo. Petits portraits de l’aube. Roman. Prix littéraire de l’Asie 2005. Gallimard, 2004, 2010. Le goût de Tokyo. Anthologie. Mercure de France, 2008. Japon. La barrière des rencontres. Ed. Cécile Defaut, 2009. Maurice Pinguet. Le texte Japon. Introuvables et inédits. Seuil, 2009. Sympathie pour le fantôme. Roman. Gallimard, 2010. Prix littéraire de la Porte Dorée, 2011. Fukushima. Récit d’un désastre. Gallimard, 2011, 2014. Mémoires d’outre-mer. Roman. Gallimard, 2015.  Fukushima was adapted several times for the stage, most recently by Brigitte Mounier, for the 2016 Avignon Festival. In 2012, M. Ferrier received the Prix Edouard Glissant for his overall achievement. Recently, he has been invited to contribute an article on Georges Perec (to appear in Cahier de l’Herne, 2016), and is currently working on other fictional texts. Penser avec Fukushima, under the direction of Christian Doumet and Michaël Ferrier, Ed. Cécile Defaut, came out in September 2016. For additional information, please consult: http://www.tokyo-time-table.com/

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