JPMontier3Dates: March, 19 – 20. 2018
Venue: School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (room 5.2.)
Schedule: 2 pm – 5 pm

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Block Seminar On photoliterature: methodology and perspectives

«About twenty years ago, most critics in literary fields agreed about this assertion: literature and photography have only superficial connections. Nowadays, thanks to the convergence of inventive and skilful works – for example those by Philippe Ortel (La Littérature à l’ère de la photographie, 2001), Paul Edwards (Soleil noir, 2007; Perle noire, 2016) –, this opinion has been entirely revised and an original field of research has begun to be explored. I myself contributed to this new approach by organising colloquiums in Cerisy-la-Salle (Carrefour Stieglitz, 2012, L’écrivain vu par la photographie, 2016), by launching a website ( to make an inventory of the corpus, and by creating an international review dedicated to the knowledge of “photoliterature”, exploring a wide range  theoretical and historical questions. My conference aims to clarify these questions and to focus on current research perspectives.»

Professor Jean-Pierre Montier (Université de Rennes 2)

This seminar is an open event, but registration is mandatory. Register by March 17th, at

Activity organized in the scope of the International FCT PhD Programme in Comparative Studies (PhD-COMP).