BESSORA – March 5 – Literature in the Digital Age


March 4, 2013

MIT Foreign Languages and Literature presents Literature in the Digital Age: ‘And Roxane Created Cry@no…’ with Bessora on Tuesday March 5th, 2013 at 5:00pm in MIT Room E51-057.  Bessora, a French writer whose writings focus on the representations of identity, taboos and the need to categorize people, will present Cyr@no, her latest novel published in 2011 by Belfond.  Cyr@no is a free reinterpretation of the play by Edmond Rostand Cyrano de Bergerac. Roxane is a 21st century actress, Cyrano her imaginary friend, Christian her former lover, and Cyr@no the avatar Roxane created on the net in an attempt to regain the love of Christian.  Her witty and funny story mixing slang, numeric language, and language from the 17th century is a satire of the constant readjustment of identity, promoted by the web.

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