Sauret, Martine Books
Dr. Martine Sauret was born in Paris, France. She completed her B.A. in English, French and German at Paris III, a B.A. in Russian at the Langues Orientales in Paris, and received a degree in International Marketing at the Sorbonne III. She received her Ph.D., with Honors, in June 1991 at the University of Minnesota. She has been an Associate Professor of French at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. She is currently an Independent Scholar.
2005 0-7734-6289-9In French
Dr. Sauret published “Gargantua” et les délits du corps (New York: Peter Lang, 1997), translated L’Inconscient graphique. Essai sur l’écriture de la Renaissance by Tom Conley (Paris: Puv, 2000) and published many articles on Renaissance Literature, early Modern France, and Francophone studies in various scholarly journals.
This study proposes a close study of early modern French literature through the history of cartography and readings in psychoanalysis. Cartographers as well known as Ptolemée, or less famous as Apian, Jolivet, and Abraham Ortellius, influenced French 16th century writers: Tory (Editor in Bourges), Oronce Finé (Cartographer and Mathematician of King Francis Ist) Rabelais, and Montaigne, who conceived their writings with various and always mobile articulations of space. Cartographers and explorers deeply influenced their sense of writings, of conceiving their Renaissance texts and maps in a more architectural and cartographic sense, affected their perceptions of the other, the indigenous figure, helped them to discuss the notion of the “self’’ and contributed to the emerging values of the French nation. Their writings and maps underline, explore and alter space. They map themselves in relation to an autonomous signature – that of the author, artist, cartographer, or editor.
Integrating different historical, sociological and philosophical perspectives, the book proceeds to closely study cartographers’ maps and their writings through visual elements such as letters, trompe-l’oeil, and anamorphosis, and show how this new medium influenced writings of sixteenth century, France. The work will explore the sense of the nation, will discuss the beginning of the autonomous geography of writing and the emergence of Renaissance values in France.