Wednesday 15 September, 20:30

Bruno de La Salle

Towards a Contemporary Oral Literature

Over the last few decades we have been present at a discreet but intense renovation of the practices of oral literature. Is this a nostalgic revival or a new form of artistic orality? How is this phenomenon inscribed current social tendencies?


Bruno de la Salle attempts to reply to the dilemmas the oral word faces in a society dominated for centuries by writing. The French storyteller defines his scheme for a new artistic orality -the circulating of meanings vital for the community-and ends his intervention with the tale of Book XIII of The Odyssey: the return to Ithaca.