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Habilitation à diriger des recherches

Poésie, langage, écriture. De l'ethnographie des Touaregs à une anthropologie de la poésie orale

Abstract : This is one of the documents submitted for the author's habilitation qualification (Habilitation à diriger des recherches) in the field of humanities, which took place 29th June 2006 at the University of Paris X-Nanterre. He traces out his research career, beginning with fieldwork undertaken in Tuareg country from 1976 to 1990. He sets out to show how he increasingly came to view anthropology as a historical science, whose concepts, intimately linked with the scriptural context in which they arise, can not be transposed without distortion or isolated without simplification. This means that anthropologists, like other social science practitioners, can only work at a fairly low level of abstraction.
The author's current research, which is then described, consists first of all in the development of a general perspective on oral literature in connection with the process of writing. Within this framework, by means of a critical analysis of Milman Parry and Albert Lord, he considers the issue of Homeric authorship. He is also anxious to show how the themes of courtly poetry - whether it be of Tuareg, Arabian or Occitan origin - are closely connected to its conditions of production and reception. The author has also been concerned with first contacts between the Tuareg and the French.
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  • HAL Id : tel-00115901, version 5


Dominique Casajus. Poésie, langage, écriture. De l'ethnographie des Touaregs à une anthropologie de la poésie orale. Anthropologie sociale et ethnologie. Université de Nanterre - Paris X, 2006. ⟨tel-00115901v5⟩



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