Voyages en nostalgie
Parcours mémoriel à travers les arts et les médias
Essais et fiction
Imprint: Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa
Voyages en nostalgie explores the body of cultural and artistic productions chosen for their evocative power and ability to trigger, through reading, music, ads, television fiction, films, and video games, memories of special moments.
If our very existence is built on meeting people in the flesh, it is also shaped by countless virtual interactions, mediatized by the artistic creations their authors bring to our attention. It is through these creations that we build our identity. We learn to live and know ourselves through different views of the world.
Some creations spontaneously awaken emotions tied to our experiences. Others reside in our subconscious, ready to emerge unexpectedly or after willingly digging up memories or carrying out memory work. They are screens on which we project ourselves and platforms for our own expression.
This is a hybrid text, the register alternating between erudite and personal, exploring the recollections these creations trigger in the subject who encounters them. To each his nostalgia …
Published in French.