Le témoignage des camps et sa médiation préfacielle

Translated title of the contribution: The Camps Testimony and its Prefatory Mediation

F. Louwagie, J. Walter (Editor), B. Fleury (Editor)

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The paper aims to develop a model for analyzing the preface of the testimony on experience in concentration camps. The preface constitutes a channel of mediation between the reader and the text, fulfilling both a promotional role and acting as an inter cultural translation directed to the target-public. Starting from Gerard Genette’s prefatory model, certain theories of discourse analysis and Richard Watts’ recent analysis of postcolonial paratexts, we work out a schedule for interpretation applying to the types of mediation conceived by the different (categories of) preface writers.
Translated title of the contributionThe Camps Testimony and its Prefatory Mediation
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)349-367
Number of pages19
JournalQuestions de communication
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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