L'actif relationnel des intertextes et des genres : "Rebelle Antigone" racontée aux enfants, en dialogue avec Sophocle et Henry Bauchau

  • This study examines how "Rebelle Antigone" (2005), a story by Marie-Thérèse Davidson intended for young readers and published in the collection 'Histoires noires de la mythologie' by Nathan, uses Henry Bauchau's novel "Antigone" (1997) to renew the intertextual dialogue with the homonymous tragedy of Sophocles, the canonical intertext of all the reconfigurations of Antigone. In other words, the author mobilizes what we could call 'l'actif relationnel' // 'relational potential' of two intertexts and two generic practices to create a new, original and challenging work for readers aged 11 to 14. This study aims to show that, far from the prejudices devaluing the so-called "children's literature", the adaptation of mythological stories for children takes up the challenge of transmitting ancient heritage in all its diversity. The use of more recent (re)writings, such as Henry Bauchau's novel, thus becomes an effective means of making the myth and its ancient intertexts both more complex and more accessible to young readers.

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Author:Nadège Coutaz
Parent Title (French):Colloquium Helveticum : cahiers suisses de littérature générale et comparée 49.2020
Place of publication:Bielefeld
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/12/02
Year of first Publication:2020
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/12/22
Tag:Davidson, Marie-Thérèse: Rebelle Antigone
GND Keyword:Intertextualität; Bauchau, Henry; Sophocles; Antigone; Jugendliteratur
Page Number:16
First Page:84
Last Page:99
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
8 Literatur / 84 Französische und verwandte Literaturen / 840 Literaturen romanischer Sprachen; Französische Literatur
8 Literatur / 88 Griechische Literaturen / 880 Hellenische Literaturen; Klassische griechische Literatur
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / Aisthesis Verlag
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Colloquium Helveticum / Das Relationspotential von Sprachen, Literaturen und Kulturen (Colloquium Helveticum ; 49.2020)
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0