Photographic ekphraseis in Memory of a girl

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This article analyses the uses of photographs in Annie Ernaux's latest book, Mémoire de fille (2016). It also offers a comparison with Marguerite Duras' autobiographical novel L'Amant (1984), which refers to numerous photographic images.
Translated title of the contributionPhotographic ekphraseis in Memory of a girl
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationFabula/Les colloques
Subtitle of host publicationAnnie Ernaux, Writings at Work
EditorsAurélie Adler, Julien Piat
Place of PublicationParis
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2020

Publication series

NameFabula / Les colloques
ISSN (Print)2100-0689


  • Annie Ernaux
  • life writing
  • photography
  • French autobiography


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