The Memory of Myths: Sylvie Germain’s Narratives

A Round Table discussion and a Coffin Trust Fund Reading by the well-known French author, Sylvie Germain. She will be joined by Toby Garfitt (Magdalen College, University of Oxford), Carol Gouspy (University of Kent), Ana de Medeiros (University of Kent), Julian Wolfreys (Loughborough University).

Sylvie Germain uses the mythmaking possibilities of Fantastic Literature to recreate ancient myths while, at the same time, the surface reality created in this fiction suggests alternatives to our present reality – a reality which, the author reveals is often in conflict with the explanations offered. The symbolic images used by Sylvie Germain recall narratives where History and the Fantastic work together to highlight the everyday and illuminate the eternal.

Author: 
School of Advanced Study, University of London
Speaker(s): 
Sylvie Germain, Toby Garfitt (Magdalen College, University of Oxford), Carol Gouspy (University of Kent), Ana de Medeiros (University of Kent), Julian Wolfreys (Loughborough University)
Event date: 
Friday, 22 January 2010 - 12:00am